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Round Boats: Anywhere, Anytime

By May 30, 2018 January 6th, 2019 Boating, Small Boat Fishing
Fisherman negotiating around a cypress tree area with a round boat

Some of the best backwater, back-country, and inshore flats fishing happens in the hardest to reach places. Alongside, some of the most fun and most interesting places to explore and hang out on the water are also found in these areas. Traditionally the coracle (a small, round boat made of wickerwork covered with a watertight material, propelled with a paddle) was used in areas such as Wales and Ireland to reach such places. Today, Roundabout Watercraft’s has taken that core philosophy and created a modern-day coracle built to Get Anywhere, Anytime.

Boating the Hard to Reach

There a few things to consider when trying to find the right boat to get in to hard to reach places. Some of these items are:

  • Draft
  • Mobility
  • Transport

Draft

Having a shallow draft boat can be the key to reaching some of the best-hidden spots on the water. This will allow you to get into places larger boats and crafts simply can’t. In this, you will see more untouched and natural areas than that of the average boater. A boats’ draft is how deep in the water the boat sits when floating. The smaller this number, the shallower the water can be that you are trying to venture in to.

Mobility

Within these remote locations, many boaters will find themselves in some hard to navigate spots – tight spots. A boat that is agile easy to turn and can navigate narrow passageways becomes highly important. The Roundabout Watercraft is designed to spin (nearly) on a dime. This in itself will help a boater to make tight turning radius moves to get into these highly sought after fishing and adventuring locations.

Two fisherman driving their round boats down a riverTransport

This is something some new boat owners may overlook, but that actual transportation ease of your watercraft can be the deal maker or breaker for hitting up some of the most remote locations. The round boats offered here are by far one of the easiest to transport. Some popular methods include:

  • A small footprint trailer
  • A hitch carrier
  • Truck bed loading
  • Rolling into the location (only available with a round boat 🙂 )

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