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Porta-bote

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Anyone own or use one of these? In NYS, many of the more remote-remote lakes and ponds are too hard to acess easily by canoe and only one person. A Kayak is an option, but my thought here was, even the 14ft. could be rolled in on the carrier or dragged in folded up, say on a kids sled. Additionally, it affords the option of partners, bigger waters, etc. Pricey, but easy to store and transport. Pretty unique. I love my (14ft) Meyer's Sportspal but I have back and neck injuries so I'm looking for an easier way when alone. Thanks in advance.

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This foldable boat is pretty interesting and have seen some very good reviews. But however I think its better to see it in person before even attempting to buy something like this. I like the ingenuitive idea of its design.

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I have used one, very amazing how well it works, I wish I could have thought of the design!

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thanks! seems like a great addition for me. got a great canoe, looking a float tubes and this guy for remote spots that require something bigger. I run a fishing and hunting shop so they're willing to talk wholesale. THAT helps!! Wee'll see. Any tube suggestions and or warnings?

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A buddy of mine has one and uses it every year duck hunting, he always get a ton of [PoorWordUsage] grin but its a nice little boat

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At the MN State Fair this year there was one on display. I forget which Bazaar location it was. But the salesguy or representative wasnt there.

I took a long look at the boat and expected it all over. It seems to be made of similiar material or same material as the Tote n Boat Canoe products by Tuck Tech.

It seem sturdy and the bottom hull wasnt flat. I found some brochures and waited around for the Rep to come back so I could talk to him about it. After about 5 minutes of waiting I left.

I took some brochures. There is no listing of pricing anywhere as though it seems their so secret about it or secret about the pricing but I am estimating the pricing to be around $1500 or so I think as I remember seeing a price somewhere online.

All in all it look like it would take a little time to assemble and the length of the boards is fairly quite long. And hauling around any small outboard motor in the back of your car/truck trunk would be a hassle. A stronger trolling motor would still be underpowered and the battery be drained after a couple of hours of frequent usage.

Quality wise its not too bad. Fairly good actually. I would've liked to actually tested it out but im leaning towards the idea that this is a pretty good product or boat.

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My dad just sold his porta bote. We got it to bring along on our cruiser for little side trips. Didn't really use it that much, but it was a quality little boat. The dolly makes it easy to move around even with a little motor. Caught my biggest pike out of it!

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