Stomper 80 w/ 1/2 float volume, swamped with 75 gallons x 8.77 lbs =657.75 lbs + 40ish = almost 700 lbs, woulda been more like 800 with a driver. Can't really estimate the force the river had on it. I guess the nose "security bar" or grab loop had every right to pop off but I would feel better about it I it hadn't. Still real glad nobody was in it. Had a single line w/ 2 of us on it and it popped off before we'd set up the z-drag. Maybe a backer plate or washers and longer hardware would be a worthwhile improvement. And some better plastic throughout. It is a great design though, even if it's just a softened and smoothed bliss stick Mystic.. Take the time to register your warranty, if you creek alot you'll probably end up using it, then learn to weld and it'll stay alive for a few seasons with a heat gun, diligence & duct tape. Awesome boats, just wish they were tougher.
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