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Caimen vs Waterman 18

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I fish the Louisiana Marsh, spend a lot of time poling quite shallow, but a lot of what I fish requires some significant open water crossings. I'm in the market for a new to me skiff. Given the choice of a Caimen or a Waterman 18, similarly rigged and priced close enough for it to not be a factor, which would you choose and why? Any other strong recommendations in the 18 foot range for those criteria, and again, why? Thanks.
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Ive owned both. I would say that overall, the Waterman is a more versatile boat. Way more room in the cockpit and much more stable. Both pole really well. When weighed down (24V TM and plenty of fuel), i think the Caimen has a softer and drier ride. To me, the comfort of the ride in the Caimen drops off dramatically with lighter builds and less weight. Unless youre spending a lot of time in back creeks where the narrow beam is advantageous, i would go with the Waterman.
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