Who has one pros and cons of it. I’ve been thinking about getting a true layout boat and ran across the marsh rat and I’m now interested in it. I would have to get one shipped up to Ak and I’m figuring that’s going to be expensive.
I owned one for many years, like an idiot, I sold it for more than I bought it for.
Good boat, they don’t paddle as straight and fast as an aqua pod. Do decent in a small chop.
ive used it as a true layout boat to shoot divers. Only on really nice days.
I once put myself(200#), 75# kid, 60# dog, and towed a sack of decoys about 300 yards and never felt unsafe. Uncomfortable, yes.
I now own another style sneak boat, and still miss my Rat.
If you are only needing an open water boat for layout hunting, a true layout is the best option. They come with skirts to keep the chop from ending up in the cockpit. Marsh rats aren’t designed for much over a 9” chop.