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Does anyone here have a 1250 Spratley Jon boat?

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Just interested in looking at it to see the size, layout etc.

Have always fished from my mahogany pram but thinking of switching to a tinnie.

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Can't help you with the Spratley, but I have a 12' Marlon if you're looking at that option.

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I’ve put three 200lb guys and two dogs with cooler and gear in my 10 foot spratley. Tight but still fishable.  I’m sure the 12 is huge.

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The only boat I would consider if I replaced my Spring Creek Hopper II

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Thanks danhunt but looking into the heavier gauge aluminum.  Hard to give up all my dry storage with my current set up but I think I can do some custom work to the Spratley.

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No worries - beautiful pram, BTW.  FWIW, I bought the Marlon to fish two adults comfortably or one adult and 1-2 kids and it does that very well, and it's very manageable with two people.  That said, I found it too awkward to load and unload by myself (my kids are too young to help) and so I ended up trailering it.  Had I known I was going to go the trailer route, I would have probably looked harder at a 14' boat, as I think it would have been a little more versatile.  Just a thought, and YMMV...

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14' a little big for one person although it would fit (Marlon) an eide/4 boys boat loader. The 1250 Sp has a 60" beam so fits a boat loader and allows for me to tow a trailer into the backwoods of BC.

My pram/ boat above has a 48' bottom and 65" beam so too wide for a boat loader and on/off would play havoc with the varnish on the gunnels. Unfortunately, one needs a fleet to meet all requirements.

Thanks all.

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