I'm looking for a "Get to Shore" rig,...(Raft,.... maybe), for a trip up through SE from Seattle to Kodiak this spring
I don't think I will ever do any float hunting trips up north inland as I am plenty busy hunting and traveling the ocean shores, and can't imagine fly out expenses as something I'll be doing. So, I am not wanting to get one of the more spendy PackRafts I have seen used around the state and on these forums, up into the thousand or so price range
So, "Thinking Budget," can I get away with one of these cheapo models (they sure look that way to me anyway)
Just $250-350 something, with a little set of oars, or would it just be a ridiculously short hull life,
I already own a 12ft Zodiac at home, but was tempted looking at some of the packrafting threads to get one of those nice ones, just that I'll only be using it for paddling to shore in bays, hunting, exploring,
but I don't want to die in that short stretch either, and sometimes anchoring weather, is pretty windy, beaches always tough in Ak,
What do you guys know about these ?? also do they steer worth beans, or just a deathtrap waiting to happen ??