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: Kickboats


Dave Inks
03-18-2003, 01:05 PM
If you would like to complete story on the Kickboat contact me and check out the sight of www.waterstrider.com There seems to be a lot of gas in the air and a slight breeze from me can clear up all of the air in circulation.
Dave Inks
davidinks@aol.com

Steelheader69
03-19-2003, 02:57 AM
I've been gone a few days working sportsman show. Was there some confusion on these style boats??? Let me in, would love to find out what was being said about them.

River
03-19-2003, 08:02 PM
From the pictures on the link it looks like a well built boat. My concern about the style would be when you get stuck on a rock in a river.

To me it seems like you would get a bunch of heavy water over the top and pushing onto you and all through your stuff. Sure it is self bailing but it seems like the sides should be higher -- unless the intention is for smaller rapids, then it would probably be good for that. Just an opinion.

It does look like it is well built though. I am sure that for some applications it might be very good... :)

Dave Inks
03-19-2003, 08:20 PM
Your coments are valid for someone who has not used the raft. that is not a problem because the ovid shape of the tubes prevents that from happening and the raft does not get hung up on most rocks unless the water is less than 3 inches deep.
Thanks,
dave

Canuck
04-15-2003, 05:01 PM
I agree with Dave. Getting wet is not a problem on WM style boats. This is particularly true of the new Kodiak WM craft which is somewhat pointed at stern and bow.