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Anyone ever considered using this for fishing? I realize it's not ideal, but a johnboat or kyak is not an option for me unfortunately b/c of storage issues. I feel that I'd much rather fish off of one of these rather than a cramped inflatable 2 person raft...


If so, anyone know which lakes these would be allowed in NY? I'm in Westchester and would be willing to drive 2hrs one way.
 

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Sorry don't like the idea. Does not sound safe, and doubt it's allowed
 

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there are so many rules about crafts in NY: I also highly doubt you would get approval on that thing. What IS allowed almost anywhere, is the Porta bote.....takes very little storage space
 

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I won't say you can't use it.... but I think the moment you put a motor on it (even electric) - you'll have an issue as pretty much every state requires registering anything with a motor.

If you were just paddling/pushing with a pole - might be able to get away with it somewhere quiet where people don't gripe much - but I'd doubt any public park/land would allow it - for example Harriman is pretty specific about kayaks - making sure people do not use paddleboards from my recollection. Can't see how a floating dock would pass!

J.
 

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They make an inflatable kayak that looks pretty good and sea eagle has a large inflatable that looks stable. Ive seen set ups like that square dock, they don't move through the water very well and are really noisy.
 

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I had a 10ft Sea Eagle Fisherman inflatable, it had a hard floor, two pedestal seats very comfortable and stable. I think I pad about $1,100.00. Took about 15 mins to set up and inflate.
 

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It was called the Stealth Stalker goes for about $1,300.00 now comes with transom motor mount.
 

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We are sponsored by Hobie, but I do think you should check this boat out. It's designed with storage issues in mind, plus it has Mirage Drive, which I almost can't go without anymore.


 

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We are sponsored by Hobie, but I do think you should check this boat out. It's designed with storage issues in mind, plus it has Mirage Drive, which I almost can't go without anymore.


 

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We are sponsored by Hobie, but I do think you should check this boat out. It's designed with storage issues in mind, plus it has Mirage Drive, which I almost can't go without anymore.


I have the Hobie Mirage i12s inflatable with the 360 Mirage drive. Fold up into a case that fits in the back of my SUV and stores in a closet. Great kayak and fishing platform.
 

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Porta bote seems like a viable option. Anyone know where this can be legally used in NY? I frequent Kensico reservoir, am only 20min south of it but would be willing to travel 1 hr upstate.
 

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Porta boat can be used at launch and recovery lake not the reservoirs
 

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Mdgins, you have any pics you can PM of that boat in action? I'd love to see how you set it up.
 

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You can use anything you like. But once you put a motor or engine on it, it is a motor vehicle as described by NYS Vehicle and Traffic law. They state anything powered by other than human means that doesnt run on rails. (in a nutshell). So if its powered then it needs a registration and hull numbers.
 
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