08-20-2007, 10:43 AM
Re: Creek Company Flats Raider 9 Pontoon Boat
First off, I got to say I DO NOT WORK FOR NORTH FORK although I am so impressed with their stuff I have been accused of it.
The Sky is an awesome toon. I haven't seen the need to be able to stand YET! They will have a new one out for 2008.
I have the older Cardiac Canyon which has 11 1/2' long by 12" DIAMETER toons. Reason is, the frame sits on top of the toons, not between them. This is a outstanding feature for modifying with a full deck.
They quit making the Cardiac because of the cost and supply and demand.
I am told, that at this time the Sky has 10' 16" diameter toons, but the new LOW RIDER will have 10+' 14" diameter toons.
Not sure on the price of these, but during shows, GREAT prices can be had.
The other suggestion I will make is the new NAVIGATOR II. It is a TUBE/TOON.
What I like is it is a 9' toon with 12" diameter. You can row and it has an optional deck to add a Battery and a motor.
Very comfortable boat with NO FRAME, so I can pack the boat IN my Suzuki along with all my gear plus battery and motor. Something I have been unable to do without using a trailer. This is under 1K.
The only down side to this boat is it tracks a little slower with the motor (but then I am comparing it to my Cardiac, no one else has this complaint). The oars could be a little longer.
The big plus to this boat is, when there is a wind present, PONTOONS want to turn to the side....this does NOT. And The old man stands 6'3" and weighs around 225, but he is out of the water (unless very choppy).