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Sea eagle stuff is pretty quality gear. I had a cataraft I used on rivers and lakes with the 2.3hp Honda outboard and never had any issues.

None of thee big inflatables are as easy as they claim to deflate and tote around, fyi.
 

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...None of thee big inflatables are as easy as they claim to deflate and tote around, fyi.
Yup I noticed some of the dimentions and weights. Also notice the creative use of camera angles when showing a 110lb woman hauling it down the ramp. Still though - for fishing in places where a boat trailer won't go - or putting in a small plane - these are pretty compelling.

I think I'd favor an electric motor though.
 

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Yup I noticed some of the dimentions and weights. Also notice the creative use of camera angles when showing a 110lb woman hauling it down the ramp. Still though - for fishing in places where a boat trailer won't go - or putting in a small plane - these are pretty compelling.

I think I'd favor an electric motor though.
Honda 2.3hp is like 25 pounds, if weight is a factor thats way less than a trolling motor and battery, but trolling motor may work better for your fishing uses.
 

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http://www.airbornboats.com/
Good features and price - anyone have experience with this brand?
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Bote
https://www.boteboard.com/rover-aero/
Good concept - pricing pending
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https://smithfly.myshopify.com/products/big-flats-poling-board
Seems like it would be a pole only propulsion?
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https://www.seaeagle.com/Inflatable...TIkA0LqCwkfD9coJDqza8hqaYUMoFfPBoChgIQAvD_BwE
In my opinion these inflatables specifically oriented toward fly fishing or flats fishing or whatever are always going to be overpriced or lesser quality than just getting a regular inflatable boat.

For example the airborn is basically just a Saturn "kaboat" but with super small tubes, which is generally a negative trait in inflatable boats. Attached a picture of what I use for rivers and lakes where traditional launching is hard.

This is quite a cheap boat at $600, so if you are looking at a higher price bracket there are a lot of options that are much more seaworthy than what you originally listed. Your best bet would be some aluminum floor 12-14ft inflatable boat and install swivel seat, leaning post, etc yourself.

And if you can find a used hypalon dinghy on craigslist it will be much much higher quality than any of those listed, and will last a while and be seaworthy.

Just my two cents.
 

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good thoughts as well - thank you for that.
One of my nice to have requirements is that it pack down to fit inside the baggage or rear passenger compartment of a Cessna 172 which is why something like the Bote or SeaEagle SUP style hybrid inflatables would be a consideration
 
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