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Help me ID a boat: DELTA WATERFOWL video
Can anyone identify the boat in this video at the 1 minute mark? Looks like a great little rig. Thank you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSkh-Cg-q1w&t=59s
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Poke Boat
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Definitely a Phoenix Poke Boat.
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Roger that. Thank you!

Slick looking rig. Seems to ride pretty stable with the pup too.
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Go on their website because, they offer many different models. You can often find them used on Craigslist and Ebay. Good luck.
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Bill Abbate wrote:
Go on their website because, they offer many different models. You can often find them used on Craigslist and Ebay. Good luck.


They are a decent boat, but given their base price and overall workmanship, buying one used is the best approach. Essentially, you are purchasing a boat from the "survivors" of inconsistent quality control efforts by the builder. If you are going to hunt with a dog, a maxi-poke boat is the best choice.
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I remember Poke boats being real expensive too. I hunt my pup out of a Carstens Pintail due to the room and stability. It's a heavy boat tho.
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Poke boats are light, I can toss mine up on my shoulder and walk it in almost anywhere. As I stated earlier, the Maxi-Poke boat is a best fit for a dog owner.
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Yup - Poke Boat. Lightweight - I think mine weighs in at 22lbs. Quality control problems - where do you start.

I purchased mine used for significantly less than new. Had to look a long time on Craigslist to find one and even then I had to drive 5 hours to pick it up. Spent a lazy summer repairing it and paining it. I do use it to hunt but it can only do so much.




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How stable is it? Stable enough to shoot from or would it need to be spudded out somehow?

We use pirogues and they're stable enough to shoot from when we jam them up in the cane.
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I jump shoot from mine in open water. The only time I have ever gotten myself into trouble was when I attempted to shoot three mallards that jumped out of a pocket of open water over my left shoulder. After the second shot the boat started to roll. I put my arm down in the mud and was able to stabilize it, resulting in a wet arm...and two birds. I don't shoot 31/2" rounds anymore, which aren't necessary when jump shooting. I also don't take marginal shots where my balance prior the shot is iffy. I attached brackets across the fore and aft deck areas and zig-zagged some 1/4" diameter bungee cord over these areas to hold grass.

One modification I would recommend is to cut a pair of pieces of plywood, using cardboard to form templates to match hull and deck contours, coat them in warm epoxy and then epoxy in place with cloth as hull braces under the cockpit coaming where your hands fall when getting in and out of the boat. These will stiffen it and lend support when you do the weight transfer.
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RLLigman wrote:
I jump shoot from mine in open water. The only time I have ever gotten myself into trouble was when I attempted to shoot three mallards that jumped out of a pocket of open water over my left shoulder. After the second shot the boat started to roll. I put my arm down in the mud and was able to stabilize it, resulting in a wet arm...and two birds. I don't shoot 31/2" rounds anymore, which aren't necessary when jump shooting. I also don't take marginal shots where my balance prior the shot is iffy. I attached brackets across the fore and aft deck areas and zig-zagged some 1/4" diameter bungee cord over these areas to hold grass.

One modification I would recommend is to cut a pair of pieces of plywood, using cardboard to form templates to match hull and deck contours, coat them in warm epoxy and then epoxy in place with cloth as hull braces under the cockpit coaming where your hands fall when getting in and out of the boat. These will stiffen it and lend support when you do the weight transfer.


I agree with what is quoted above. I won't shoot broadside out of mine for fear of tipping. I also don't carry much in mine as I don't find them terribly stable but then again I'm old and a chicken shit these days.

Also agree that making braces for where you put your hands is a must do if you get a Kevlar version of a Poke. Don't know if this is the same on the polyester version.

For camo, I just took some bungee and zip tied raffia to it. Put a couple pad eyes on the boat fore and after and stretch out the bungee. Easy peasey.

I also have a Hoefgen duckboat which is significantly more stable. I don't think you an tip this thing. Downside with the Hoefgen is it weighs 65 lbs making it not so easy to drag everywhere.

Mark