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CrickaddictAugust 27th, 2006, 9:46 am
North Georgia

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I'm in the market for a river rated pontoon, any suggestions?
TaxonAugust 27th, 2006, 1:15 pm
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Plano, TX

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I would certainly want an aluminum frame and pontoons at least 9" long. Other than that, you get pretty much what you pay for. How much were you thinking of spending?
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
MassflyfishSeptember 12th, 2006, 6:37 am
Southborough, MA

Posts: 3
I have both a 9 foot Waterskeeter for rivers and a Watermaster. the Watermaster is by far and away the best. After I bought one, 6 other friends also purchased one. You can find them at

If I can figure out how to post a picture of us using them I will. Went down class 3 rapids on the Madison and Green without any problems. They also pack down to a backpack. Six of us packed them for trips with no additional cost on the airplane.

I have also floated the East Outlet and the West Branch of the Penobscot with them. Truly outstanding.

TroutnutSeptember 12th, 2006, 7:09 am
Bellevue, WA

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That watermaster does look pretty cool.

I eventually want to get a small fishing kayak, instead of a pontoon, because I know I would want to use it on at least one river where inflatable craft aren't allowed (the Bois Brule in Wisconsin).
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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