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I was just browsing another board and saw an announcement that Creek Company (maker of fine float tubes and pontoon boats) is selling their 8' ODC Classic Pontoon for only $150 on the company website.  This would make a great Xmas gift and/or would be a great way to introduce yourself to the world of float tube/pontoon boat fishing!

Here's the link, in case you are interested.
http://www.creekcompany.com/indivdisplay.php?primaryAutoID=6&Cat=3

I do own an 11-year old Creek Company U-boat IIs that I still use for high mountain lakes but most of my low-elevation and easy access fishing is now done from an Outcast FishCat 8.  They make good products...I want to get one of the Creek Company Flats Raider pontoons because they have an all-around casting deck that would be great for sight-fishing and getting more leverage when I'm fishing the frog or the swimbaits!  :) I just can't swing the $1000 price tag!
 
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That is a great price...My buddy Lou used one for three years without a problem..You can modify the back deck for a trolling motor...His served him well, until he upgraded to a Floatcat 75...But, that's one heck of a deal..
 
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Great great find. I've been thinking of getting one, and I may just have to up and get this one. And free shipping? Wow!

Rob
 

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I don't think there's a catch...Creek Company is a serious contender in the float tube and pontoon boat industry and I doubt they'd risk their reputation on some kind of gimmick. If I recall the ad correctly, they are not including a pump with the pontoon, but you can get a double-action pump fairly cheaply.

I'd suggest that if someone is interested, just give Creek a call to confirm that the deal is for real, and then go from there.
 

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There's gotta be a catch --- right? If it looks too good to be true, then.............................
I can assure you there is NO catch. I have dealt with Creek Co. for a number of years-the owners are CO boys who live in Steamboat and work their tails off for good equipment and their customers both at the dealer level and user level.
I have an ODC from them (as does my brother, dad, and 2 freinds) and they REALLY stand behind their products to keep the customer happy.
Very stand up Colorado company.!!!!
Great deal- as they continue to improve their toons each year.
 

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Would you guys recommend the manual or automatic pump. It's only a $4 difference and I can't see a time where I would be pumping it up away from my car.

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http://www.creekcompany.com/indivdisplay.php?primaryAutoID=27&Cat=3&Cat1=10

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http://www.creekcompany.com/indivdisplay.php?primaryAutoID=43&Cat=3&Cat1=10
If you get an electric just make sure the PSI is high enough as  some of the cheap electric pumps barely have enough power to inflate the pontoon.

I bought a manual pump from sportsmans which can pump up to 14 psi.

Personally, I prefer a manual pump especially since you can strap it to your pontoon boat and have available in an emergency. There was a time  where I was in my pontoon and it was 50 degrees and a freak fog/ice storm came in and the air temp. dropped down to the 30's. As a result of the sudden air loss, my pontoon bladders seemed as if they lost half of the air. Since I lost a bulk of the air, I couldn't row very well and had to turn my motor off to keep the prop from hitting the bladder. Fortunately, I was able to get to shore and add some more air.
 

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The manual double-action hand pumps or foot pumps work great, and are light weight.  I can inflate each pontoon in about 2 minutes, and I'm not a particularly big or strong guy.  When I go on extended trips I strap a foot-pump to the rear deck for the same reason that Michael in Parker does...good for emergency inflation!

The double-action hand pump sold by Cabelas for about $22 works well.
 

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I have had too many problems with electrics. They break really easy. I'm sure the really high quality ones are not a problem, but manual pumps have served me well.
 

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I also agree with Michael in Parker about the barely enough pressure. I am not sure on the Creek version of the electrics, but they are usually too wimpy.
 

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After researching I think I am going with the Skykomish Sunrise Pontoon Boat. It is 10ft. long, can hold up to 600 pds and It even has a leaning bar for standing. The pontoon can also be used in white water (Class 4 & V).

$1000 at cabelas.
 

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Those are really nice boats Michael..Class IV/V River Rated...They actually will hold up to 800 lbs...It's funny, I was just looking at those the past couple of days..I wouldn't mind a toon just for Rivers.  15 year warranty.

Heres another link..I don't know if there is anymore info here or not.

http://www.flyandfield.com/store/p-282-dave-scadden-skykomish-sunrise-st-106.aspx
800 lbs.!! Sweet. I can have 5 deep cycle batteries and a trolling motor.

It is amazing my last pontoon was 9ft, 89 pds, and could hold 350 pds. The Skykomish is actually 69 pds. and holds more than double the weight. There must be something in the quality of the pontoons.

If I can only figure out how to mount a Bow Mount 80 lb. Auto Pilot motor then I would be set.
 

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I ordered a 920(the on-sale model) today. Order went through fine, no notice of backorder or anything. I hope the deal lasts for ya'll. I'm very psyched! Two of my usual partners in crime ordered too, no more near-death, 3-men in a canoe comedy show! I can't wait to go freeze myself....anyone know where their warehouse is? I don't know if it's coming from Steamboat, Dallas, Paris or China.
 

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I ordered a 920(the on-sale model) today.  Order went through fine, no notice of backorder or anything.  I hope the deal lasts for ya'll.  I'm very psyched!  Two of my usual partners in crime ordered too, no more near-death, 3-men in a canoe comedy show!  I can't wait to go freeze myself....anyone know where their warehouse is?  I don't know if it's coming from Steamboat, Dallas, Paris or China.
blouder county will see alot of those this year!
 

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I bet you're right DMB! Mine will be the one riding unusually low in the water due to my fat butt. I can't wait. Don't worry too much ...my buddies are in Loveland...so Larimer and weld will be hit up plenty too!
 
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