Submitted: 01-25-1999 by Bruce
I've had one for 20 years, it's a fat, slow barge... but it's reliable, cheap, stable and impossible to damage. I recommend it for still water use where you're not looking to cover a lot of distance. Good for lake fishing. The shoe keel makes running shallow creeks dangerous. Hit a rock sideways and you'll be wet.
I've done a lot of tripping... but never with this old friend.