The SOAR Pro-Pioneer (1500#) and Magnum (2100#) inflatable canoes, are roughly equal in carrying capacity to such hard-shelled canoes as the Scott Albany (1555#) and Hudson Bay (2000#). Wonder how these "inflatable freighters" might perform, if matched-up with one of the smaller Copperhead or Mud Buddy surface drive motors?
The capability of carrying a substantial load, both upstream & downstream, along with the ability to be deployed & recovered by a small bushplane, sure would be a useful combination here in AK!
Anyone having real-world experience with such a rig, please share your knowledge.
Well informed opinions are also welcome.