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Old 02-12-2016, 19:27   #1
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Saturn Inflatables

Anyone here personally own any of the Saturn boats? Particularly, the cats?
I like their sail kit options. Any experience with them?
They are not the prettiest, but seem like they might be fun and serve multiple uses.
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Re: Saturn Inflatables

I have a kaboat, as a spare dinghy, it's pretty fun and well made for pvc. Time will tell
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Kaboat here also. Impressed with the detail for the price.
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Re: Saturn Inflatables

Thanks Dulce and TW.
1)Why did you go with the kaboat vs the mini cat?
2)I read the kaboats are 18" interior width, that's about 12" less than a like size traditional rib, have you been frustrated by the narrow width?
3) Transom: is it sturdy and what size motor?

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I would prefer to have a cat. I went with the Kaboat because it is lightweight. It is narrow, but it does power and row nice. Also, it fits on our nets well. If you have the room and weight isn't an issue, I'd go with the cat.
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Re: Saturn Inflatables

We have a big fast rib,, and , the kaboat planes with a Honda 2.3 and 1 person so it is very easy to use as a spare or second dink. And fun to paddle also. It would fly with a 4hp.not sure I would want it for a full time dink unless very space/ weight limited.
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Re: Saturn Inflatables

Thank you both! Yes, up to 12' cat could fit (thanks, flush deck).

Had a 10.5' inflatable (wood floor) with a 15mercury and could not get on plane fully loaded (everybody/water/grocery provisions - 650lbs, wait i guess 800lb w/motor etc).

I see the specs on the minicats (11&12') say a 9.9 max.
Think we could actually plane with a motor that small?
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