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Grumman Sport Boat and Canoes
Any folks looking for a venerable Grumman Sport Boat or maybe an aluminum canoe, especially if you are anywhere near Manchester, Iowa? Well now is your chance. PM me for details.

If you own one of these fine craft how about posting some pictures and details about duck hunting with them.

Eric

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Eric Patterson: Aug 6, 2022, 5:53 AM
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Our primary boat for in the marsh.
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Robin

Those are some great pictures. I've never hunted from a Grumman but know I would appreciate their capability and history if I ever did. So far I've had one person contact me and they were more interested in seeing the boats for nostalgic purposes rather than buying one. Someone somewhere is going to get a neat boat or two, or three...

Eric
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Eric, I'm interested but Iowa is an awful long way from me so I wouldn't be much more than a tire kicker
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Eric and Dani, if you haven't read this https://www.robbwhite.com/sportboat.html about the sportboat, you should . Dani, Robb White is from down your way, maybe this is your perfect boat?
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Well the auctions have ended and some folks got good deals.

Results for Sold within 14 days; 'grumman' - govdeals.com
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Geoff,

I tried looking at the link here at work....it got blocked because "pornography" is not allowed to be looked at. Geeeeesh even boat porn isn't acceptable. Maybe only a matter of time before this site is blocked...

I'll check it out later....
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when i click on the link; it shows me "sold" firetrucks. anyway, I have my Dad's sportboat tucked away in the corner of the barn. I hunted out of it a few times and considered it a "death trap" that boat was pretty easy to roll to the side. I had it wedged in the cattails one time and raised up to shoot at some Canada's and it rolled and I went out backwards. So, I parked it and only used it for scouting in late summer and I haven't even used it for that in a decade.
I should sell it but just can't bring myself to part with it; quite yet. along with the sportboat, I inherited his 3 hp "duck twin" weedless out board. I have used it over the years on my pumpkin seed but even that has gone by the wayside with my purchase of a 14 ft jon boat with pop up blind; that has a CopperHead surface drive on it. this is my second year running the surface drive and they are the "cat's meow"
I just had it out last Sat doing a scouting run. Our early teal only season opens up this Thur, Sept 1. running in 12" to 16" of water with lots of submergent vegetation, two guys and running 14+mph on GPS. and that wasn't even WOT.
Awesome !!!!!!!
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I don't own a Sport Boat, but I am constantly on the look for one. A car-toppable, seaworthy boat for protected saltwater or Maine's big lakes that can travel fast with a small outboard is a rare thing. And you can paddle or pole a Sport Boat through thoroughfares between lakes that are too shallow and/or narrow for a boat like my 14' Lowe--which needs a trailer, handles waves less well, and needs a bigger motor.

There is no perfect boat, or most of us would not be on this site, but for what I do with a boat, this would fill a lot of niches. I can't think of any other car-toppable boat that does the things a Sport Boat does. Some other square stern canoes are similarly sea-worthy, but most of those are too heavy for practical car topping. Light aluminum john boats are a lot less capable in waves, as are small flat-bottomed aluminum boats like my Lowe--which is also needs a trailer and a bigger motor to get on plane.

The comment about them being unstable is the first time I've heard that complaint, and I have a lot of friends who use Sport Boats to fish, hunt, and work on big lakes. I have not spent enough time in them to test that concern.

"At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant."
— Aldo Leopold
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Derek

Try this.

Results for Sold within 60 days; 'grumman'; in Iowa - govdeals.com
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wow, wow, wow. I wish I would have known about that auction that 17ft sport boat was a steal, especially since you hardly ever see them for sale. I know a guy that would have paid double the price that it sold for. and even the price on the 15 ft was cheap the going rate that I see the 15's sell for in the MN or IA area is $1000 without a trailer if they are in good shape.