restricted where they can go in the marsh. They have to
have enough water to handle the size of the boat and of
the motor they are using. Larger motors can sometimes chop
their way through a patch of grass, but they must usually
stay in the deepest, clearest water.
Some small kicker
boats can be easily swamped by passing boats and are hard
to paddle over shallow or grassy areas.
The advantage to
a kicker boat is that you usually have room for passengers
and can move about with some comfort.
great variety of boats fall into the "kicker-boat" category...and
some cross the line into other categories as well!
on this Gheenoe is what makes it so special.
It's called a Go-Devil,
and it practically turns your boat into an airboat!
The long shaft reaches behind the boat, not down
into the water, and enables the boat to skim over
the grassiest marsh. The engine is air cooled rather
than water cooled, which is great when you don't
have enough water to run a regular motor.
I want one
in the very worst way, but they are rather pricey.
(Dear Santa, ..... )
boats are great party-boats for taking a
group of friends out for the day. There is room
to walk around, shade when you want it, and a
very stable boat.
take a pontoon boat into shallow water, so you
are restricted on where you can go, but if what
you want is to cruise and party, this is the boat
variety of pontoon boats.
my houseboat many years ago. It was home-made
(not by me) out of plywood. I spent many enjoyable
weekends on this little boat.
traditional fiberglass houseboat has belonged
to many different people on the river. A friend of
mine had it for a while - nice party boat!