Originally Posted by marchese68
Hey , anyone have experience with Star inflatable boats? Seems like the price is right? quality?? Thanks.
I have had my Star Wonderbug for 13 years now. The boat has work out great for me. It does around 25 to 35 runs per season now.
I paid $2250 for it new at the time, but the price has gone up to $2970 now.
I have had zero problems with the glued pvc issue.
It seems to roll up just fine for me. No where near as tight a roll as my hypalon, but tight enough to fit in the bag without a problem.
If your looking to do any fishing, the solid floor makes walking around and casting a breeze.
I also had a nice 12 foot self bailer from Star. It was my first raft and we got it off the local swapsheet for $500 about 20 years ago. That boat was rode hard and put up wet on a regular basis. That boat was made with the old glue formula and stored outside year round for the last 10 years. Still, I did not see any real glue issues until 2/3 years ago. I retaped some seams then. She finally gave up the ghost this year and headed to the landfill. Not bad for $500.
So, long story in short form, I think the quality is excellent for the price.
I hope this helps. Have fun on the river!