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  1. #1
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    Default Anyone have or know someone who has a Porta-Bote???

    I've been looking at these on the internet and they do seem interesting. I've got a smaller car and certainly can't put a trailer/boat on it, but something like this I could car top.

    Anyone out there have any experience with these?

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    Default Re: Anyone have or know someone who has a Porta-Bote???

    I just sold my Klepper folding kayak the other day. They fold up surprising small and are packed in bags. One for the framing, one for the skin.

    :: Klepper America
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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    Default Re: Anyone have or know someone who has a Porta-Bote???

    Ive seen em, they seem unstable to me, I would rather have a pontoon or float tube personally though some say they like the portaboat.

    You know, even with a small car, a 12 foot aluminum boat and harbor freight trailer weighs in pretty light, my 14ft aluminum and harbor freight boat trailer is easily pulled behind my 6 cyl 2 door wrangler and I barely notice it is there. Probably has a total weight of around 300 lbs - most cars could tow one.

    d

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    Default Re: Anyone have or know someone who has a Porta-Bote???

    Had one that I hung on the side of my 18 foot fifth wheel trailer that I pulled with a VW pickup. The boat was ok on calm water, dont stand up in the thing, it was real skatie. My first aluminum boat was a Sears 12 foot with a trailer and I towed that thing down a ton of logging roads through out the Sierras with a Chevette 4 banger with the boat loaded with gear and fire wood.
    Id go with a tube or pontoon over the folding boat, just my 2 cents.

    Rick

  5. Default Re: Anyone have or know someone who has a Porta-Bote???

    I've had one for about two years now.

    I run mine tied to the top of the vehicle.

    I have more information if you would like?

    DavidD

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