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    Growing up on the East coast the boats there (ocean) almost always had rail bumpers around the inside of the boat. Last night watch the Florida sportsman show they talked about what makes a boat for you. A couple of guides mentioned this. Got me thinking. Does any up here have them? I know from experince fishing in rough waters that the bumpers make life so much easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Gray View Post
    Growing up on the East coast the boats there (ocean) almost always had rail bumpers around the inside of the boat. Last night watch the Florida sportsman show they talked about what makes a boat for you. A couple of guides mentioned this. Got me thinking. Does any up here have them? I know from experince fishing in rough waters that the bumpers make life so much easier.

    Haven't you been watching the show "Tougher in Alaska"

    I have only seen one boat with them and that was a Charter out of Seward. Have never seen one since or that boat.

    I too use to be a "Right Coaster"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dupont Spinner View Post
    Haven't you been watching the show "Tougher in Alaska"
    Missed it.... I'm old, so the tough part is out of my question. Fight a fish in comfort is the way to go.
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    Gary,
    enlighten me about exactly what you are talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK NIMROD View Post
    Gary,
    enlighten me about exactly what you are talking about.
    Pat
    Around the fishing deck Rail bumpers (padding) is placed. This gives comfort to the fisherman when battling a big fish and also in rough weather your leg bangs against the side this protects you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Gray View Post
    Missed it.... I'm old, so the tough part is out of my question. Fight a fish in comfort is the way to go.
    I am all about fighting the big fish in comfort. I don't have electric reels but I have everything else to make easy on me for the big fish. I figure if I can't crank the handle it's time to call a "LIFETIME".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dupont Spinner View Post
    I am all about fighting the big fish in comfort. I don't have electric reels but I have everything else to make easy on me for the big fish. I figure if I can't crank the handle it's time to call a "LIFETIME".
    I will have to second that.
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    I used to have an Osprey 26 LC that had them. But I haven't seen many other boats up here with them.

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