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Old 04-10-2018, 11:57 AM
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Default SUP on the boat

I have been contemplating getting a SUP to take on the boat for sandbar days. Something my wife and I can paddle around for a little exercise, along with taking our 3 yo for a ride.

I have ridden both rigid and inflatables and for my skill level it makes no difference to me.

I guess an inflatable makes the most sense, but how difficult is pumping it up, rolling it up etc.

any input appreciated
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Just bought a Bote inflatable for this exact same reason, plus to have in my truck if I want to drop in after work occasionally. The inflatable is pretty easy to roll up and put in the bag that it comes with. I would highly suggest an electric pump to inflate and delfate. Makes it a lot easier. The Bote requires about 15 psi of air.
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thanks I have been looking at the HD Aero, which one did you get?
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I got 2 hard BICs, they are light and easy to put on the boat when we want to take them along.
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Originally Posted by Reel Irie View Post
thanks I have been looking at the HD Aero, which one did you get?
I have the HD Aero (Bugslinger). I tested the Flood and the HD, just liked stability of the HD better.
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I've had an inflatable Isle Explorer and I loved the durability and toughness of it while doing a whitewater float down the American River in Sacramento, but it does flex a lot and catches a lot of wind. If you can fit a 10-12' board onto your boat, I'd look at one of the Bote gatorshell boards. They're 6x tougher than the regular epoxy boards and should take the abuse of bouncing around a boat pretty well, I would think.
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I saw a boat in Stuart a few weeks ago that had a surfboard roof rack mounted on the T-top to carry one. I thought that was pretty ingenious. While it may not matter for your skill level, the inflatables are affected by wind a lot more than the rigid ones are. It sounds like yall will have the boat to come rescue you in case the wind picks up, but something to keep in mind.
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There is a new product on the market to solve your dilemma. Check out Manta Racks, they have paddleboard racks that slide into the rod holders in your boat's gunwales.
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Inflatable all the way, I also got the isle explorer on amazon prime and definitely recommend it vs some others I’ve ridden. The hard boards are way too heavy to move around the boat and add a lot of weight on the rail while cruising. The inflatables both go in my cockpit in backpack, 5 min to roll up and store. 5 min on pump and it’s ready. And an automatic 15psi pump, I bought one from Sevylor. I have the magma racks for my bow rail. They’re super easy.
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Check out www.mantaracks.com . They build a rack system that helps you transport your paddleboard.
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Originally Posted by Coup View Post
Check out www.mantaracks.com . They build a rack system that helps you transport your paddleboard.
I realize this is an old thread but I just purchased these racks and I'm very impressed with them.
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I think when its comes to portability inflatables are the best... but yeah the pumping is the issue, but I think its still better to travel with ease than that the heavier counterparts
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Originally Posted by Brezinup View Post
I realize this is an old thread but I just purchased these racks and I'm very impressed with them.
The manta racks look nice but they are twice the price I paid for my inflatable SUP!
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I would and will be picking up a couple of the soft top wave storm SUP boards they have at Costco. Won’t get dinging, beat up the boat and no pumping.
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Originally Posted by OutdoorzDude View Post
I would and will be picking up a couple of the soft top wave storm SUP boards they have at Costco. Won’t get dinging, beat up the boat and no pumping.
What did you think of the SUP boards at Costco? Which ones did you get? How much are they? And do they actually hold up? If you can get a quality board at Costco that's pretty much guaranteed to be the cheapest price you'll pay for a board.
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I just picked up a couple of the 9-6 Wavestorm paddle boards from Costco two weeks ago for $300 ea. Wavestorm has a decent reputation so they should be good for what they are. I have used them on flat/bay waters a couple times and they are very stable and fairly quick. I also bought these racks from Amazon. Very impressed with the quality for the price compared to other racks.
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Default Mounting a SUP holder to hard top

Does anyone know of any product which allows mounting of a SUP rack to the hard top of a dual-console or CC?
Anyone have experience doing it? I am familiar with the manta rack system, but just seems way cleaner to get them up on the roof?
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Depending on what you have on top you can probably use an FCS Soft rack. Very inexpensive and easy to use.
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What do you think the weight/drag limit is on a hard top for a dual console? Enough to use that rack system?
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Originally Posted by Just keep swimming View Post
What do you think the weight/drag limit is on a hard top for a dual console? Enough to use that rack system?
I guess it depends on who and how it was made. The know we regularly cruise with two 200# guys on top of mine. I would think you are fine. Not going to be that much drag on it unless you put the nose forward and up which you will not do.

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