Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-26-2014, 09:49 AM   #1
Rivet Master
 
richw46's Avatar
 
2006 23' Safari SE
Lexington , Kentucky
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,175
Images: 6
How do you fish? - Boat Canoe Kayak...

Now that we have our AS dream, we won't be able to take our nice Ranger bass boat along on fishing trips. We do enjoy fishing and I was wondering if anyone else has found a way to incorporate some sort of boat, canoe, kayak etc. to be able to get out on the lake when traveling.

I thought I could get a couple of kayaks, mount an aluminum bar fore and aft, then put them on the roof rack of the TV. We've also considered belly boats, inflatable boats (with trolling motor) and a small canoe (also on the roof rack).

Any fishermen out there?
__________________

__________________
-Rich

Rich & Yvonne
2006 Safari SE -Dora-
2004 4Runner SE

richw46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 09:56 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Wayne&Sam's Avatar
 
2014 25' Flying Cloud
Cuddebackville , New York
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,101
Images: 21
My wife uses a pontoon boat when we travel since she can't bring her drift boat.
__________________

__________________
Wayne&Sam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 10:00 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
m.hony's Avatar
 
2013 30' Classic
Greenwood , Mississippi
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,837
Some people here take 2 vehicles- one pulling the travel trailer, the other pulling the boat/golf cart/etc.
We sometimes take 2 vehicles due to differing work schedules or need for service- we are going Friday and taking both vehicles- the Toyota to tow the trailer, and the Nissan because it is due for an oil change and Saturday is our only opportunity to get it done.
This is only practical at campgrounds close to the house.
I see people with kayaks/canoes on racks on the tow vehicle or small plastic or inflatable boats in the bed of a pickup.
I do my fishing from a fishing pier or from the bank.
Sometimes I catch fish.
Sometimes I don't.
I guess that's why it's called "fishing" and not "catching"...
__________________
2013 Classic 30 Limited
2007 Silver Toyota Tundra Crew Max Limited 5.7 iForce
2006 Vivid Black Harley-Davidson Road King Classic
1999 Black Nissan Pathfinder LE
TAC #MS-10
WBCCI #1811, Region 6, Unit 56
Airforums #70955
m.hony is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 10:18 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
gandttimes's Avatar
 
2014 25' FB International
2007 20' Safari SE
2005 19' Safari
Qualicum Beach , British Columbia
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 804
We have a rack with the foot pieces attached to a railing on the canopy of our tow vehicle and when we take our 18 ft cedar strip canoe we mount a separate rack on the cab of the truck to accommodate the extra length. We always take it along as the dogs all enjoy going for a canoe ride when we are not fishing.
George
__________________
gandttimes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 10:33 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
Ahab's Avatar
 
2008 22' Safari
Oracle , Arizona
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,174
Inflatable is the way to go.
__________________
Ahab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 10:54 AM   #6
2 Rivet Member
 
Bethesda , Maryland
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 21
You have a Ranger, so clearly you're a serious fisherman. Kayaks are the way to go ... you may even end up selling the Ranger. Here is a link to get you started, as well as some video. Also, the bonus is that you can do both fresh and open saltwater with the same boat. That kayak can launch right from the beach into the surf with a bit of practice.

A roof rack is the way to go for transporting. Odds are you will buy plastic sit-on-tops. They can be heavy ... mine runs 80 lbs. If your travel companion and you are strong enough, then you can load/unload while still hitched by taking them off the side of the vehicle. Otherwise, it is a roll off the roof rack from the rear of the vehicle after unhitching.

One final issue that arises with interstate travels is registration. In some states, kayaks don't require registration, in others there are length limits applying to registration. It's a real hassle as if you are from a state without registration you will get nabbed if you launch in a state requiring registration. I haven't been nabbed, but have contacted DNR in MN and IL and both warned me.
__________________
Beerboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 11:31 AM   #7
4 Rivet Member
 
carver 1's Avatar
 
2011 30' Classic
2007 25' International CCD
1993 32' Excella
Largo , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 355
Images: 30
Porta Bote will answer all your needs. The attached are pictures of the maiden voyage of ours.

>>ron<<
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	porta bote (1).jpg
Views:	575
Size:	173.4 KB
ID:	208326   Click image for larger version

Name:	Porta-Bote (1).jpg
Views:	281
Size:	85.9 KB
ID:	208327  

Click image for larger version

Name:	potrta bote (1).jpg
Views:	170
Size:	151.6 KB
ID:	208328  
__________________
2015 GMC Denali 2500, 4x4, Duramax diesel, Topper, Pro Pride 3 P, Sendel 16" with Michelin LTs, one Yellow Labrador Retriever (AS security)
carver 1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 11:42 AM   #8
Moderator
 
Stefrobrts's Avatar

 
1968 17' Caravel
Battle Ground , Washington
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 11,911
Images: 50
Blog Entries: 1
We have a Sevylor Fish Hunter that I put a wood floor in. Inflates quickly, folds up small enough to fit in the back. It's actually quite comfortable for two (I think it's supposed to be a three man boat). You can put a motor on it, but I like to paddle. If we don't have seats in the back of the van, it actually fits in the van inflated.
__________________
Stephanie




Stefrobrts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 12:15 PM   #9
2 Rivet Member
 
LucaBluPlus2's Avatar
 
2014 25' FB Flying Cloud
Rochester , Minnesota
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 76
I am keeping an eye on this thread as I too want to find a solution to camp AND boat. Recently went to a boat show and looked at the inflatable boats, which seem like a good solution.

Thing is, I have a 70 lb. lab that will need to join.

Stephanie, I am wondering if you think your Sevylor Fish Hunter is dog friendly.
__________________
-Carrie

If I only had a dollar for every time I got distracted, I wish I had a puppy.
LucaBluPlus2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 12:17 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
2002 19' Bambi
Lafayette , California
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 708
Well, we have stayed in our Airstream and fished for a month every year since buying the trailer and have never used a boat. We fly fish and good waders make a much smaller package than any boat!

Tim
__________________
Tim A. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 12:24 PM   #11
Moderator
 
Stefrobrts's Avatar

 
1968 17' Caravel
Battle Ground , Washington
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 11,911
Images: 50
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by LucaBluPlus2 View Post

Thing is, I have a 70 lb. lab that will need to join.

Stephanie, I am wondering if you think your Sevylor Fish Hunter is dog friendly.
The vinyl on it is quite thick, and in several years of use, we've only gotten one pinhole in it which sealed up easily. It has several air compartments, so if one sprung a leak, the others would remain inflated. But since my dogs are 30lb range, I can't really say. I think it would be fine, as it's wide and very stable on the water. The plywood floor (it's just a piece of 1/2 inch cut to the shape of the floor and I stick it in before inflating) adds more stability and would protect the floor from dog toenails.
__________________
Stephanie




Stefrobrts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 12:29 PM   #12
Moderator
 
Stefrobrts's Avatar

 
1968 17' Caravel
Battle Ground , Washington
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 11,911
Images: 50
Blog Entries: 1
Here's the one I have:

Fish Hunter 6 Person Boat | Inflatable Boats | Sevylor Inflatable Boats

"Six Person Boat"?! Ha ha! I'd like to see that! But it's fine for two and room for a tackle box. Built in rod holders. There are lots of videos on YouTube with people showing off their modifications, floors, seats, etc.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	raft.jpg
Views:	195
Size:	61.3 KB
ID:	208331  
__________________
Stephanie




Stefrobrts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 12:40 PM   #13
Rivet Master
 
2010 25' FB Flying Cloud
Davenport , Iowa
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,458
Blog Entries: 1
I have had the inflatable (Zodiac) which I liked for the portability, but after 3 holes due to inconsiderates (foreign objects in the water) I opted for a Portaboat. I carry it n the top of the truck and the seats in the truck bed. I have both a Electric and gas motors for it. Depends where I am going as to which I take. I have had it on the Mighty Mississippi with NO problem.
See the site on the boat.
mike
__________________
Airtandem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 01:20 PM   #14
Rivet Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 811
No one has mentioned a float tube which I use for fly fishing in lakes. You sit in the tube and paddle with fins. Deflated it takes up no space at all. The fisherman's low profile and silent travel make it highly effective at stalking fish.
The only downside is slow travel and taking bathroom breaks.
__________________

__________________
handn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do you Kayak (canoe)? 3campers Airstream Lifestyle 20 09-13-2012 07:34 AM
1989 Airstream Land Yacht Squarestream Completely Redone Trade for Fish Boat eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 02-15-2012 04:12 AM
Sea Kayak Day Paddles on Florida's Hidden Coast nickcrowhurst Off Topic Forum 16 03-15-2008 08:26 AM
Packable Canoes / Kayak's knunut Off Topic Forum 19 02-11-2007 08:14 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.