Originally Posted by glsimms
Hey Dewey.... How do you like the porta-bote? I had been looking at one of those.
We love it.
My wife and I love to fish when we go camping, but we were always stuck fishing from shore because we couldn't haul the travel trailer AND a boat. My nephew told me about porta-bote and it works great.
We have the 12 foot model. It has 3 seats and we keep the seats, transom, and a 40 pound thrust trolling motor in a big canvas duffel that we throw in our pickup bed.
It takes about 15 minutes to set up (and take down). The hull folds to be only about 4 inches thick, so my TT is still legal width with the bote attached.
The hull weighs about 70 pounds and I can handle it myself, but it is easier with two people taking it off the trailer. Some people also mount them underneath their trailer or 5er.