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Old 11-01-2020, 16:29   #1
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2020 porta bote for extended cruising dink? Board in and out from the water..

So Iím pretty much sold on getting a porta bote. Iíve rowed and motored a friends for a day and it handles nice{ I was only in a calm still river though} I never thought to jump out and get back in... But Iíve seen others that have had them for 10plus years no issues other then the design pros and cons. Using my inflatable Iím always weary of submerged logs etc when getting up into small creeks etc. porta boat would be nice piece of mind plus a lot faster and better on fuel. Any how all the reviews and testimonials Iíve seen Iíve never seen mentioned how it is for getting in and out of from the water when you canít touch the bottom? I seen their site the show a scuba diver going down the ladder they make for the bow of it. But it leaves a lot to be desired. Iím a big boy and I plan on using taking it swimming spear fishing and general water sports. So Iíd be in deep water getting in and out of it a lot. The wife too. Iím fit enough to get up over the sides of a fishing boat so itís not my strength in question or the wifeís. Can the boat handle a 250lb man getting in and out over the side without buckleing or capsizing? I plan on getting the ladder aswell but when I finally loose that will the porta bote be as good as I hope?
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Re: 2020 porta bote for extended cruising dink? Board in and out from the water..

Check out this video, it refers to an older model but will have a lot of information relative to your questions.

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Re: 2020 porta bote for extended cruising dink? Board in and out from the water..

Excellent review and great channel. They seem to get in and out pretty well. I was hoping to get a second on that..
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