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Old 10-07-2013, 09:28 PM
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What are the handling differences between a drift and a skiff?
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I know nothing of drift boats, but I really like the design of the pavati boats -http://www.pavatimarine.com/
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Some info Das Towee.

How to Choose a Driftboat, Part III: Towee Rivermaster SRO | MidCurrent
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I have a drift boat and a Maravia Raft with rowing frame and if there is any kind of technical water or low water I take the raft. It's vertually unsinkable and if you bump a rock it goes boink instead of crunch. The inflatable floor of the raft makes it quite solid to stand on negatting the biggest objection to rafts. The self bailing aspect of the raft is the single biggest advantage of the raft over a drift boat for me. Safety first . The other thing I like about the raft when rowing is my clearer sight line down river. If you are just learning to row the raft is much more forgiving of mistakes than a drift boat. I love my drift boat for lake fishing but on the river the raft is just plain better and safer.
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I know nothing of drift boats, but I really like the design of the pavati boats -http://www.pavatimarine.com/
Beautiful designed boats AND you have a whole set of 'options' that you can order up. The one thing I like the best (I'm 74) is the swing out doors on the side. Getting in/out of a regular drift boat takes some serious thinking (and gymnastics!) on a regular DB.

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Beautiful designed boats AND you have a whole set of 'options' that you can order up. The one thing I like the best (I'm 74) is the swing out doors on the side. Getting in/out of a regular drift boat takes some serious thinking (and gymnastics!) on a regular DB.

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Isn't it interesting that the older we get, bathtubs and boats with "side entry" doors become more appealing? When I saw my first Pavati a few months ago all I could think about were those "walk in" tub commercials on TV. Now that I am considered old enough to be a member of AARP, both of these seem very palatable.

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