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 Post subject: Re: 9' Out Cast Toon
PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:26 am 
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Ok I'm back in the Market for a Toon again.

Looking at the Scadden Skyomish Sunrise but was wondering with my shortness if the sliding platform will will be in the way of my calf's reaching the foot pegs when slid back. Also looking at the Zoo Cougar. I got the ok from the Boss to go for it.

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 Post subject: Re: 9' Out Cast Toon
PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:12 am 
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Hard to go wrong with either of those choices. The Skykomish Sunrise is sort of the top end single person 'toon. The Zoo Cougar looks like an updated (and lighter) Blue Heron, which nearly the perfect boat for the kind of fishing we do in the southeast. Great prices, right now, too. Good luck!

I have the Outlaw Predator, because I needed the fameless option for storage reasons.


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 Post subject: Re: 9' Out Cast Toon
PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:33 pm 
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I thought about the frame less but wasn't sure how stable in rapids and also hauling a spare rod

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:49 pm 
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The frameless boats are as stable as any whitewater raft. They flex a little, but generally, bob along on the surface, bounce off the rocks, and slide over the ledges. They are super light, though, and can be stopped easily in moderately heavy current by simply sticking your feet down on a rock (shoes highly recommended.)

The two negatives are:
1. Being seated so low, you will almost certainly get wet. Obviously, in cold weather, you have to wear waders, and maybe a rain coat. In warm weather, you put your wallet and car keys in a dry bag, and don't put anything behind the seat that would hurt to get wet.

2. There is limited storage behind the seat. The two saddle bags really help (they are reasonably water proof), and I can put a small cooler behind the seat and still find room for the air pump, and a small gear bag. A little more space would sometimes be nice.

I usually carry 2 rigged rods. The side pouches on the saddlebags serve as rod holders, of sorts. Obviously, the rod tips stick out 4' behind me and can get caught is trees and bushes, if I'm not careful, but that's really no different than other boats.


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 Post subject: Re: 9' Out Cast Toon
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Thanks, I went ahead and ordered the Zoo Couger.

See you on the river.

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 Post subject: Re: 9' Out Cast Toon
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Mstash wrote:
Ok I'm back in the Market for a Toon again.

Looking at the Scadden Skyomish Sunrise but was wondering with my shortness if the sliding platform will will be in the way of my calf's reaching the foot pegs when slid back. Also looking at the Zoo Cougar. I got the ok from the Boss to go for it.


Ordered the Zoo Cougar on July 29th. No Boat yet. I have called and E-Mailed with no answers.
Starting to get pissed

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