View Full Version : classic accessories madison pontoon
04-24-2011, 09:39 PM
does anyone know besides Cabela's reviews as to how this toon performs? haven't seen many reviews and i guess it's a '09 model. 7ft and i'm able to get a new one for only 200.00 i read one review from some webpage that i didn't agree with. They said if your only going to be using the toon a few times a year then spending under 500 is a good way to go. I say hogwash. if you pay 500 you should be getting more than a years good use out of any toon and that include floating rivers. the madison was listed around 430.00 thinking if i should grab it.
9ft toons are pretty much the minimum you want to run. The 7fts just don't have the buoyancy you're going to need.
04-25-2011, 11:08 AM
I agree, if you plan on only using it in small trout lakes then the 7 should work (if you're not a big guy). 9ft+ is where to look for a river toon, more is better if you aren't running a flat mild river.
04-25-2011, 12:28 PM
gratzi, thank you. yeah i was thinking only 7ft is not the greatest when floatin a river. I can do without. guess i'll wait until later this summer to get what is best. thanks for saving my culo (rear end) in Italian If i really need to get serious and safe I was looking at the outcast pac 900. now that's a craft of 1k more than say a skagit 8ft.
I guess it might be worth it. safe than sorry, and pay that kind money? I should add another equasion to this, of the fact that I would like to bring my black lab along when fishing. i don't know, i just can't see leaving her in the house or the truck all day. Can't do that. 10 yrs ago i had a creek company toon and the oar system was terrible. i had modified it externally by putting carpet on a slab of plywood that i cut to size for my former lab but i was only fishing lakes. i remember floating the upper rogue many times in my 11ft sea eagle kyack with my black lab. not a problem.
welded and construction is much better but if there is any features i need to consider besides paying more money on a toon, many thanks.