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bugman53 07-14-2011 08:56 PM

Creek Company ODC 420 vs. Fish Cat 4 LCS?
 
Hello:

Looking for any and all commentary on these two float boats...bottom line: Which is better and why, as they appear to be directly competing products.

Thanks to all,

Dennis

martin trj 07-14-2011 09:24 PM

Re: Creek Company ODC 420 vs. Fish Cat 4 LCS?
 
I own a Fish Cat and it does have a couple of, in my humble opinion, design issues but it was the only option at the fly shop.
I'm reading about the ODC and it looks like a nice float, I like the gear bags, lots of zippers for all your stuff and the apron looks like a whole lot better than the one the Fish Cat has. If I were in your place I'd try to find out if the storage area and seat of the ODC stays dry, if that's the case I'd choose it over the FC. Hope this helps

bugman53 07-15-2011 07:21 AM

Re: Creek Company ODC 420 vs. Fish Cat 4 LCS?
 
Martin:

Thanks...very helpful. In surfing, I saw some remarks about that issue and will have to ask a pal who has one, and seems generally pleased, about that. So far, its adding up that the 420 is the way to go.

Cheers,

Dennis

martin trj 07-15-2011 06:05 PM

Re: Creek Company ODC 420 vs. Fish Cat 4 LCS?
 
Don't take me wrong, I love my Fish Cat but if the ODC doesn't have those issues I'm sure it would be a great option.

martin trj 07-16-2011 03:48 PM

Re: Creek Company ODC 420 vs. Fish Cat 4 LCS?
 
I took the float to the lake again and this time I wore swim shorts and got me a dry bag, that took care of the problems. Still having issues with the apron. What have you decided?

caseywise 07-17-2011 12:35 AM

Re: Creek Company ODC 420 vs. Fish Cat 4 LCS?
 
IMHO,
the fishcat 4 is a better boat in all aspects except for the apron. ive written the outcast company multiple times questioning their resoning for the apron change, and have had no response.
the boat itself is outstanding, so i would say give it a shot.


casey

bugman53 07-17-2011 10:09 PM

Re: Creek Company ODC 420 vs. Fish Cat 4 LCS?
 
Guys, thanks....one comment I've seen suggesting an edge for the ODC is that the seat is solid, encased styrofoam or similar and the Cat must be inflated, suggesting a less stable comfortable seat and something else to leak. What say ye?

Dennis

martin trj 07-17-2011 11:16 PM

Re: Creek Company ODC 420 vs. Fish Cat 4 LCS?
 
The regular fish cat also comes with a solid foam seat and after couple of hours it does become a little bit uncomfortable but it's nothing to hate all that much. The Deluxe version comes with the inflatable seat.

bugman53 07-18-2011 11:16 PM

Re: Creek Company ODC 420 vs. Fish Cat 4 LCS?
 
Hmmm...ls the inflatable seat more comfortable, in your experience?

martin trj 07-19-2011 11:28 PM

Re: Creek Company ODC 420 vs. Fish Cat 4 LCS?
 
I haven't experienced the inflatable seat so I couldn't tell you, I take it would be more comfortable.


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