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I have been looking for an inflatable boat, and found the seahawk 500 and your reply to a post on the small boat forum. I wonder how the boat is in a river with some stream, or perhaps on the ocean with a little wawes. The thing is I was thinking of mounting an engine approx. 4 - 9.9 hp, and use it in a river that has quite a good strem. After looking at all the availiable pictures on alot of different sites, I concluded none of them where showing the boat from underneath. So I wondered if perhaps you had a picture from the undercarriage of your boat? I'm curius if the boat has any keel at all, but none of the sales reps. or ads tell anything about this. This would be kinda important if I'm gonna use this boat on the river in question. Also with so much hp, it needs to be kinda stable.
What is your experience on the stability with the boat? Have you tried it at full speed over waves? Or any kind of max speed driving? How is it to steer at full trottle?
Any kind of reply would be greatly appreciated.
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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