Does anyone have any experience with either of these small boats?

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Does anyone have any experience with either of these small boats?

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I have been throwing the idea of a small boat in my head for years now but several factors have stopped me. I live in a fairly tight suburban area with a tiny single car garage. I have no room to store or park a trailer. I need something small that I can easily store and can be car topped on a van with a rack. I realize both of the boats are going to be very limited (and unstable) on what I can do with them but all I need is something that I can putt around my lake, close to shore and snag some bluegill and crappie with the daughter. Both of these can be powered by a trolling motor and a battery or two but for the intruder I am willing to invest in a Honda outboard in the 4hp area. Storage is key here. Both of these boats I can get hundreds cheaper locally. Any opinion of these will help me out a lot!!!!! 😊
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A friend of mine had the first one and it was just ok, I wouldn’t use it on a river or where there was a lot of wake…. With the higher center of gravity you feel it when the waves roll by. But it’s ok on calm water, something on the lake cruising the shore line would be fine. Jmho
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When I was stationed in Tampa FL, A friend of mine had one and we used it for pond fishing. It okay for that, but you are right they can be unstable with two people moving around on it. If you can get one cheap for just you and your daughter go for it. You can always resell if it turns out not to be what you want.
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I've got this one.
https://huntingblindshq.com/products/so ... jsQAvD_BwE

I like it. The built in wheels let you roll it around like a wheelbarrow. I use it on the small rivers and lakes around me. It's more stable than you think and it fits in the back of my truck. It will stand up against a wall on it's stern and stow out of the way. Watch the video and judge for yourself.
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It might be difficult to load a boat like that by yourself on top of a van. Are kayaks out of the question for you?
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Pelicans are unusually heavy boats.
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A good friend of mine had a bass raider. I'm 200lbs and he's 300lbs. We could both stand on one side of the rail without flipping it over. We tried it once just to test it's limits. I've been thinking about buying one for myself.
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stoves1234 wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 1:08 am It might be difficult to load a boat like that by yourself on top of a van. Are kayaks out of the question for you?
I’ve definitely looked at kayaks, wouldn’t mind having both.
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Thanks for the advice everyone!
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Idk where you are but if you find yourself near McMinnville TN you can try mine
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I have the 12' boat and it seems to be pretty much maintenance free. Not much to go bad in the years sitting out back.
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