16 foot cataraft *video
Just found this part of the board and thought I would share some video from last weekend (1-14-2012). I floated the Juniata River in Pennsylvania with two buddies. My friend Alan caught his coldest smallmouth to date on the trip. I am working on a comprehensive video of the upgrades and rigging I have done with the used cataraft (an ODC 1624) since I got it last September. Short version, I've added the following: mesh floors, a third seat, a rod rack, a retractable anchor chain system, an Anchor Mate for the 12 lb river anchor, a front mushroom anchor to keep the front from swinging around, new 16 foot Maxxon tubes, the Garmin GPS/depthfinder combo (seen in the video below), new cam straps, and a bunch of pool noodles shoved between the frame and the tubes to stick hooks and lures so they don't fall into the water. The Torqueedo electric motor is next so I don't have to shuttle any more. Enjoy the video.
Here's the maiden voyage in the cataraft: