Stealth 2000 Duck Boat
Great Duck Boat!!!!!
I bought this boat at the beginning of this duck season and I do not regret it. The boat comes with the seat in the rear. The additional seat is extra. If you have the money purchase the bpat blind made for it. If not the Red Head Grass mats conceal it pretty well.
December 30, 2013
Great Hunting Boat
I dont own this boat but my friend does and we hunt out of it almost every weekend. Very stable and we took it out over the summer to see if we could even physically tip it, we tried for about 2hours and finally gave up. We bowfished out of it in high winds while standing up and it was unmatched in stability against the canoe. i can stand up and shoot out if it very comfortably. only down side is weight, its nice when you are in high winds but when you drag it through cat tails and bean fields, it gets tiring, keep in mind both of us are 5'8"ish and 130ish pounds, we are 16 so we are still young and stupid enough to want to do that.
My friend was kneeling on the seat when a flock of ducks came in and when he shot, he fell off the back of the boat into the cat tails, luckily he stayed dry!
I am planning to buy one once i can afford it and i will be getting a trolling motor to match it!
November 3, 2013
This boat is very sturdy and well built. I have no worries about stability. Lots of room. I plan on putting a trolling motor on mine soon. The boat is a little on the heavy side but the other features make up for that. I've contacted the company with questions and they were quick to respond with recommendations for what motors to put on it etc...I highly recommend this boat. Bass Pro Shops has the best price I've seen also. I had my boat within a week of ordering!
August 17, 2013
Stealth 2000 Duck Boat
The Stealth 2000 boat easily fits two adults, their gear and a dog. I bought the Stealth 2000 over the 1200 because I wanted the wider sized cockpit. The extra seat is a must have accessory. The boat floats in about six inches or less of water. Depending how you shift your weight, the rear storage compartment could be under water at times. The boat is stable for hunting or stand up casting while fishing. If you use paddles to power the boat you should be OK. I liked the Stealth so much that I began using it for fishing instead of my 14 foot flat bottom boat. The Stealth gets into tight, shallow places better than my jon boat. However, I would only take my Stealth 2000 onto a lake with primarily calm water.
The boat is rated for a 2 HP motor. If you try to overpower the boat you will probably get wet. When there are two people in the boat it performs very well. I added an electric trolling motor for the times I would be in the boat by myself and that is when my problems began. I had to add some 1/4 plywood reinforcement to the optional motor mount accessory. This was not a big deal and it was because of the motor, not the boat.
If fishing with one person, the additional weight at the rear of the boat (200 pound person, 20 pound electric trolling motor and 60 pound deep cycle marine battery in the storage compartment under the rear seat) causes the boat’s rear carry handle to sometimes dip below the water line and then water gets into the rear storage compartment. This storage compartment is supposed to be water tight but it is not.
So now when I would go fishing by myself I had to better balance the weight load distribution on the boat. Placing the marine battery in the storage compartment under the optional front seat helps somewhat with the weight distribution but that compartment is not designed to hold a Group 27 battery efficiently. The battery moves around too much, the opening is not optimal for putting a Group 27 battery in and out, and the battery posts stick out above the lip of the opening. Plus I lost the dry storage space in this compartment.
The padded dog platform on the front of the Stealth 2000 boat cannot be opened up and turned into a storage compartment (like on the Stealth 1200), nor does the manufacturer offer any type of ABS cover for the dog platform.
February 13, 2013