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MikeH
12-21-2012, 08:39 PM
Anyone on here have, had or know someone who has a Sea Eagle frameless pontoon boat?
http://www.seaeagle.com/FramelessPontoonBoats.aspx

or a SeaEagle foldCat
http://www.seaeagle.com/FoldCat.aspx

tangledline
12-22-2012, 01:31 AM
pretty neat Mike....i'm worried about your intentions with this boat.....lake ontario carp fishing .....whirlpool at niagara.....we will never get you off the water!

the motor and the raised seat are distinct advantages.....stability with waves???.....top heavy ...short length .....flipping over worries??? ....wind pull you around???

i still like the challenge of shorefishing myself....the margins are good to me.

you on the otherhand seem to excel at long distances from shore....and you like exploring.....so a lightweight easy to put in boat makes sense to me for your fishing style. motor is a must....

MikeH
12-22-2012, 07:54 AM
pretty neat Mike....i'm worried about your intentions with this boat.....lake ontario carp fishing .....whirlpool at niagara.....we will never get you off the water!

the motor and the raised seat are distinct advantages.....stability with waves???.....top heavy ...short length .....flipping over worries??? ....wind pull you around???

i still like the challenge of shorefishing myself....the margins are good to me.

you on the otherhand seem to excel at long distances from shore....and you like exploring.....so a lightweight easy to put in boat makes sense to me for your fishing style. motor is a must....

Niagara whirlpool....not likely, lol. I doubt I would try that place even with one of the class 5 Dave Scadden boats. http://www.northforkoutdoors.com/2011showspecials/2011showspecials.html

I am looking for something that packs into a kit bag, is easy to throw into the back of the car and simple to set up. There deosn't seem to be a stability or top heavy issue, judging by the videos I have seen online. They have a solid floor and you can stand up to cast. My target areas for one of these would be lower humber, Humber marshes, OP, outer harbour, Island canals etc. All fairly sheltered.

MikeH
12-29-2012, 04:18 PM
I did a ton of "beer in hand" research over the past week and I found myself the perfect solution!

http://saturninflatableboats.ca/saturn-kaboats.html

Still packs down into the back of the car, but has a much higher rating.

Clive
12-31-2012, 01:47 PM
Pretty good price too!

MikeH
12-31-2012, 07:43 PM
Definitely a good deal. I also have my eye on a Lehr 2.5 hp Propane outboard motor. No stinky gas gan, or leaky motor in the back of the car, no worries about winterising or ethanol issues.....BONUS!

jwm
01-03-2013, 09:36 PM
I spotted those propane outboards a few weeks ago too. Pretty nice, let us know if you get one and how it performs.

Pescetarian
01-03-2013, 10:21 PM
I read about the Lehr outboards earlier last year. Supposedly the claim is you get approximately one hours usage from one small canister.

They have a booth at the Toronto Boat Show, which starts on the 12th at the Direct Energy Centre, so you can talk to them there and find out about dealers etc. BTW, prices for boats and motors are always better during the boat show. I didn't see if the Saturn folks have a booth, but maybe they're with a dealer.

I'm considering the 2.5 hp for a small Zodiac that I have.

The comparison would be a 2.5 hp Mercury with 1 litre integrated gas tank or a torquedo electric motor or a Minn Kota with battery, but they don't have nearly the same power.

MikeH
01-04-2013, 08:36 AM
I read about the Lehr outboards earlier last year. Supposedly the claim is you get approximately one hours usage from one small canister.

They have a booth at the Toronto Boat Show, which starts on the 12th at the Direct Energy Centre, so you can talk to them there and find out about dealers etc. BTW, prices for boats and motors are always better during the boat show. I didn't see if the Saturn folks have a booth, but maybe they're with a dealer.

I'm considering the 2.5 hp for a small Zodiac that I have.

The comparison would be a 2.5 hp Mercury with 1 litre integrated gas tank or a torquedo electric motor or a Minn Kota with battery, but they don't have nearly the same power.

I spoke with someone who has the 2.5hp unit and he gets just under 2 hours from a small cannister on half throttle. (which sounds like an hour at full would be about right) BUT... he bought the larger BBQ composite cylinder which has the little gas level indicator window on it, gets a few days out of it and refilled it at his local hardware store. I'm thinking, definitely get the large cannister and keep a small one onboard for backup. Will be checking them out for sure at the show.


Saturn are not at the Toronto Boat Show at CNE as far as I know, but the Candian rep may be at the spring show at the international centre in Feb.

MikeH
01-26-2013, 02:00 PM
UPDATE.... Picked up a 16ft Saturn SK487 this morning. :D

casey10
01-26-2013, 10:22 PM
Nice lookin ride!! Did u order the "black ops color" I dont imagine u will be putting a 2.5 hp propane on this, maybe a 15hp 2 stroke, yahoooo!!!

MikeH
01-27-2013, 09:44 AM
Nice lookin ride!! Did u order the "black ops color" I dont imagine u will be putting a 2.5 hp propane on this, maybe a 15hp 2 stroke, yahoooo!!!

Didn't get the black one, I took the light grey and white one. There's 5hp and a 9.9hp propane out now, with a 15hp coming out this year. I have my eye on the 9.9, but to be honest, I'm sure it would run pretty good with only two people and gear on board with a 5hp. The 5hp is much lighter to lug around too.

It has a really shallow draft, so it should get up pretty easy with just me in it. Someone offered me a second hand 5hp Honda 4stroke for a good price, but unless I see a kick ass deal at one of the shows, I think I'll stick with getting the 5hp propane motor.


Check this guy out....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_462woPVMKE

casey10
01-27-2013, 11:46 AM
Looks like a pretty stable boat. I think I would be very hesitant about going against a hard current like he did, I would be scared of flipping over backwards,haha. I had a 9.8 Tohatsu, 4 stroke, best working motor I ever owned. For mostly calm water a 5 should push you ok. I dont think it would draw much water even with 2 guys aboard. You just wont be able to enter any races!!! Enjoy and good luck finding your motor.

MikeH
01-27-2013, 12:50 PM
Looks like a pretty stable boat. I think I would be very hesitant about going against a hard current like he did, I would be scared of flipping over backwards,haha. I had a 9.8 Tohatsu, 4 stroke, best working motor I ever owned. For mostly calm water a 5 should push you ok. I dont think it would draw much water even with 2 guys aboard. You just wont be able to enter any races!!! Enjoy and good luck finding your motor.

Thanks! I was planning on using a tiller extension and sitting on the next bench forward when I am on my own.... LOL

jwm
01-29-2013, 10:51 AM
Very nice, I can't wait to see when it all comes together for some trips this spring.

MikeH
01-29-2013, 03:01 PM
Very nice, I can't wait to see when it all comes together for some trips this spring.

I have my port authority harbour license test lined up for end of April. Should be good to go from May forward, depending on Weather....

MikeH
04-19-2014, 11:00 PM
So...update almost 18 months later....lol.

I got the Toronto inner Harbour license - did the test at Humber college.

The propane outboard is awesome, loads of room in a 16ft boat for a full size BBQ gas tank, lasts for weeks. Boat, engine and everything else fits in the back of my car no problem. Only has a 4inch draft, so it skims across the surface, and up an over the waves outside TTP, even with the lightweight 5hp motor. Cant imagine how this thing would skim along with a 15hp on it.

I even finally made it into the shallows at the back of Humber Marsh, where the Catfish hide out. Highly recommended! looking at launching for this years shenanigans, starting in May

casey10
04-27-2014, 11:06 PM
Good looking ride !! Hope u have lots of success.

Clive
09-18-2014, 12:21 PM
That 18 months just flew by! Looks like a solid setup!