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In Reply to: Seahawk 500 manuverability and handling Q's posted by tilstad on March 18, 2003 at 14:36:58:
If Im not Mistaken, The seahawk 500 is a flat bottomed boat. That specific modle does not have a transom, so mounting a 9.9hp motor could be a trick, Not imposible, BUt the boat was not designed for it. It might even cause too much stress on the seams, becuse after all, lets not kid ourselves here, That model is a toy, Most boats like that wind up with a electric troling motor and a small batterie.
At low speed that raft should turn on a dime, at higher speed it should skip or slide a bit wile cornering.
Hi what did you make the wood floor out of? I have a hell of a lot of fun with this but think that a wood floor would be a grate add on.
i got one for my birthday...dont know how it handles because my girlfriend use to row for a college team....but hey, i got a fish...and she kept handing me beers...so i think it works just fine
I have a 500 and have used it many times on a local river.
I run it with a 3.9 outboard and it works great. I've added a folding wood floor and removeable seats.
It should be noted that the 500 is made of far thicker PVC than you find on most inflatables. I also made a trolling bracket for the front which also works great.
Its much more than a toy.
I want to buy a little boat for to chill out on the lake,
and eventually to go camping along the shore. I looked at the
Intex SeaHawk models: the 500 you're talking about, and also
and Sport 400 interest me. The Sport version looks to be more
rugged, better quality, but more expensive.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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