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    Coleman Crawdad..your thoughts??
from Tom (  
8/23/2001 9:57:00 PM


 Im thinking about getting a Coleman Crawdad Jon boat.Your thoughts? Thanks for your time

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   Little Floaters from Et (  8/23/2001 11:48:00 PM
 Just picked up a 12 Foot Jon Boat from a friend.. Extremely small 12 footer My concern is stability.. I would thing the PondProwler Type Plastic Boats may be more stable as they are wider. Some are actually 4 foot by 8 foot. On another note, Looking for a used RowBoat may be cheap too. also better if its a bit rough.

   Crawdad from KSBasser  8/24/2001 8:51:00 AM
 I was looking at the 12' Crawdad and the 2-man Bass Classic 10' a couple of weeks ago at the Coleman Factory Outlet here in town. They had both boats suspended from the ceiling so you could see both the top and bottom of them. The Crawdad is flat on the bottom, while the Bass Classis has 12" wide pontoons located on each side of the boat. It appears to me that the Crawdad would be much less stable than the Bass Classic since the flotation area of the hull that contacts is at the widest part of the boat. One nice feature of both these boats is that they are only 48" wide. This allows you to carry them in the back of a wide-bed pickup. Hope this helps -- KSBasser

   Crawdad's from volzfan59 (  8/24/2001 11:25:00 AM
 My first boat was a Coleman Crawdad with a Johnson 9.9. on the back and a Minn-Kota 17 lb. thrust on the front. Man, I loved that thing but "ET from Alabama" is right, they arn't the most stable boats made for standing up in. I stood up to fish all the time, but you have to remember to move carefully. I took it out in creeks, ponds, small lakes and large. They are tuff as nails, one time mine feel out of the back of my truck (before I got a trailer). It only suffered some minor scratches. I sold the thing with no problem when I bought my first bass boat. I kind of regret selling it, my oldest son would love to have it.

   coleman crawdad from paul of ks (  8/24/2001 12:38:00 PM
 Et and KS Basser are correct the Bass Classic (bass hunter) type boats are much more stable. I went to school at Pittsburg St and minored in strip pit fishing. I started out with a jon boat and quickly went to a bass hunter type boat. They are much more stable you can stand and fish, but the greatest advantage is they are more controllable in the wind. If there is any kind of breeze whatsoever a jon boat moves. Believe me there is no lack of a breeze in KS and I'm sure KSBasser will agree with me. I wish I would have kept my bass buggy boat. KS basser what are the bass classics going for at the Coleman outlet?



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