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    I just received the Mokai with the Subaru 7 hp..... Ilive in Matsu Valley ... and would appreciate input on Bear hunting on local rivers..
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    The Mokai is a neat little craft, and I do not mean to sound sarcastic in any way...but where would you put a bear if you harvested one?

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    I do agree that you need to do some testing to figure out how you would carry out a bear hide/skull. Once solved there are bears along pretty much all of the local rivers so take your mokai and get out there!

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    The weight capacity is 360lbs and can seat 2 people front to back. That said the bear would be between your legs in the hold. I would imagine with the new motor it will perform better than previous models. We had discussed doing the same thing but somebody sold both his mokai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by someguyinak View Post
    I just received the Mokai with the Subaru 7 hp..... Ilive in Matsu Valley ... and would appreciate input on Bear hunting on local rivers..
    thx someguyinak
    Was that you in the parking lot at Wasilla Lake yesterday? I almost stopped by to gawk a bit, but was in a hurry to get where I was going. If so, did you get her wet?

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    Cool videos! Those things look like fun.

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    Has anyone tried to figure out a decent inflatable trailer-boat that a mokai might be able to pull, that would hold a caribou, or moose, or bear? Those mokai really look like a lot of fun, but I always travel heavier than that, anymore.

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    Acat raft pumped up hard and tied tight to the back works, of course you want to be coming down stream with the load.

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    Have you tested any capacities for that setup? Or have any pics? Sounds good so far, thanks.

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    Looks like a really good set up for a small duck boat. I might have to check into these for duck lake
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    I have no pictures but have brought the head with horns and some meat out about 790 pounds in boat slow and deep in the water. I weighed around 295 at the time. You can also tow a kayak with gear or .... it just slows you down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskamokaiman View Post
    I have no pictures but have brought the head with horns and some meat out about 790 pounds in boat slow and deep in the water. I weighed around 295 at the time. You can also tow a kayak with gear or .... it just slows you down.
    Wow, that's a serious load.

    I was thinking inflatable so that it wouldn't drag a person down when they're going in (up stream).

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    You can not fill the cat raft and tie it to the boat, then fill it when you need it.

    The 2 on craigslist was a good deal never been used.

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    Got two...next year we can try them out if you are still around.

    I have contemplated on taking my dark green one out there many times...the issue is the grass. just like a jet..if you get a reed or some of that crap on the bottom..you are back to paddling. Not that I dont mind it.

    It also will limit the amount of gear you can haul. I developed a way to attach a bag of decoys to it pretty easy on the front. but limits my view. Even built a skirt out of the fast grass that looks awesome.

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    Looks like a really good set up for a small duck boat. I might have to check into these for duck lake
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    Plenty of room in the hull for a brown or black bear. I have hauled my twin girls in mine 50lbs each and it worked great..slowed me down a bit, but I dont see any issues with hauling game and gear at a reasonable weight.

    Quote Originally Posted by AKBEE View Post
    The Mokai is a neat little craft, and I do not mean to sound sarcastic in any way...but where would you put a bear if you harvested one?
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