So yah, I was in the market for an inflatable raft to use here in Colorado... holy hell it was difficult to find a 14' SIB for sale ANYWHERE, much less here in CO but I got lucky and didn't have to make a cross country trip...only 50 miles.
AAAnway, this is basically my first personal boat (used a few Zodiacs in the Army) and I think it will work out well. My goal was to purchase a boat that I could roll up and put in the back of my truck, throw the the engine in and away I go to fish lakes/cruise up and down creeks and rivers.
Boat is an '04 Mark 2 Classic HD, engine is an '04 Honda 20hp 4 stroke. Got them both for $2950, which I thought was a pretty good deal. I can't believe how expensive the FC530s are... but you get what you pay for and this one should work fine for what I need it for.
Engine fired right up, boat could use a bit of elbow grease to clean up but it doesn't have any chalking on the surface, very little rub marks and no patches. Overall I'd give it about 95%. Plus, the guy threw in the chairs, console, radio, etc. I digress
Any special tips on how to store these things and how to fold them up properly?? Never folded one up when I was in the Army, believe it or not.
Didn't come with bags for the floor/boat...need to pick those up from Zodiac, I guess.
Any tips and advice are greatly appreciated!!
This site is great... you guys have some seriously bad-a$$ boats!!!
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