High-floating, stable pontoon boat that has gained great reputation around Europe. The Drifter has floatation devices in both the seat and the backrest which gives good security, small pack volume and great comfort while fishing.
In addition, each of the two bladders have double air compartments for floatation and extra safety. The front of the boat has a mesh bottom that acts as a storage area for extra gear carried in a waterproof bag and there are several D-rings, straps and double storage pockets on each side to keep essential tackle close to hand.
The Drifter comes with the bladders mounted and ready for use. It has a smart pocket configuration, Velcro rod holders, larger line apron with Velcro fastening, metal D-rings, non slip fabric on seat edge and a a grey/hot red/black color combination.
Max loading capacity: 140kg.
When you pump up your Drifter for the first time, the pontoons have a tendency to twist. Take it a little carefully and make sure that the valves are centered in each hole. Do not fill valve 1 to max and then valve 2 to max. Valve 1, which is the middle security chamber, fill it so it is firm but not hard. Most of the air is pumped into valve 2, which is the main main chamber. Do not fill the float ring with more air than you can easily push your finger about 1 cm down into the pontoon. When it is warm outside, the air expands and makes the pontoons considerably harder. If you forget your float on land in the sun, the pontoons can explode. Empty your float on at least half of the air if you store it outdoors in the sun and heat.
• Always wear an approved personal flotation device when using your Drifter! • Check and follow local laws and recommendations concerning security, safety, fishing regulations and areas of use. • The Drifter is a personal recreational watercraft and not a boat. It is intended for use in still waters only and in close proximity to the shore. • Never use your Drifter in moving waters, and pay very close attention when in use on lakes and large waterways. • Never use your Drifter alone. • Always check your Drifter´s air bladders, outer cover and stitching for possible damage before use, and never use your Drifter if you suspect any damages on this areas. • Never over inflate your Drifter, and do not use the Drifter without both bladders fully inflated. • Max loading capacity: 140kg.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
• Do not store your Drifter in direct sunlight. • If you are leaving your Drifter out in the sun for any amount of time, be aware that the heat can increase the pressure inside the Air Bladders to a dangerous level. Let some of the air out of the Bladders if it will be out of the water in the sun for any length of time, or if it is stored in a vehicle, etc. • A gain in altitude will increase the pressure in the Bladders also. If you are taking your inflated Drifter from a low elevation to a high elevation, be sure to let some of the air out. Also an increase in temperature (cold morning, hot day) can also make the pressure rise. • For short term storage, we recommend you let some of the air out of your Drifter. • For long term storage, we recommend you make sure your Drifter is completely dry and deflated and stored out of the sunlight in a cool, dry area.
- First unpack your new Drifter and make sure all components are included in the package and without damage.
- Start by inflating the seat & back-rest bladders and install them in their compartments, and close the zippers. The seat bladder has a circular cell structure, the backrest has a parallell cell structure.
- The Drifter valves are one-way type, so even if the plastic valve cap is unscrewed the valve will not allow air to escape. To deflate the bladders, unscrew the lower part of the valve all the way out and the air will disappear. When using the Drifter, always keep the plastic valve cap mounted to keep water and dirt out of the valve.
Please note that the valves are numbered like this: Valve 1 – security air chamber (located inside main air chamber) Valve 2 – main air chamber
- When you pump up your Drifter for the first time, the pontoons have a tendency to twist. Pump carefully and when the bladders are filled to about 70% make sure that the valves are centered in each hole and that the bladders are unfolded and extends all the way into the tip of the pontoon covers.
- Do not fill valve 1 to max and then valve 2 to max. Fill Valve 1, the security chamber, until it is firm but not hard. Most of the air is then pumped into Valve 2, which is the main main chamber. Do not fill the bladders with more air than you can push your finger about 1 cm down into the pontoon.