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Old 11-12-2008, 07:55 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by BillTex View Post
Like this;

I don't even have the rails, I just use the ole standard 4 foam pads that fit on the canoe side rails and 3 tie down staps. This has been done on a Dodge Dakota and a F150 ext. cab. I've been to many destinations without a hitch.

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Old 11-12-2008, 08:03 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by yukionna View Post
How much time does it take for filling/unfilling the boats with air? Is it easy to deflate? I'm just remembering the days of using an air mattress when tent camping and what a chore it was to inflate/deflate.
You can pick up a high volume 12v DC Imtex air pump from Campmor for $29.99 that will inflate and deflate an inflatible boat in a few minutes. You can then use the pump from the boat manufacturer to top off to the correct pressure. I fill up a 10' 6" Achilles inflatible boat in a few minutes with this pump. Hi Volume Electric Pump from Campmor

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Old 11-12-2008, 08:41 PM   #45
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A good friend of minehas the mini Poke boat, weighs 14#. Easy for her to handle by herself, both inand out of the water.
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:08 AM   #46
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The Poke boats look nice and the extreme low weight would make them easy to portage. The $2,000 plus price makes it above my budget. How does it handle on a windy lake? The inflatables seem to be easily blown off course. The light weight and large cross sectional area to the wind of the Poke boats look like they might have the same problem.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:40 AM   #47
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this is what i am after:

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