The Outcast Power Drifter: Anglers are Impressed
Fishing and standing go together, so the Outcast Power Drifter makes for an ideal platform to serve as the only fishing craft you and your buddy will need. With quality construction, a capacity of 500 pounds, and an outstanding warranty, the price you pay for this drift boat will pay off over many years of use.
A Look at the Craft
At $1,100, this inflatable fishing boat offers stability and buoyancy from its AIREcell PVC-coated shell and oversized pontoons. The Outcast Power Drifter offers a drop-through section at the rear of the rigid inflatable floor for a motor. The boat comes with a 10-year, no-fault warranty.
Basic features of the Power Drifter:
- Inflated Size: 11' x 46"
- Tube Diameter: 15"
- Capacity: 500 lbs
- Weight: 79 lbs
- Frame: 4-piece aluminum
- Material: 31/31 oz/sq. yard
- Fabric: 1200 PVC
- AireCell Material: Urethane
- Seam Construction: Welded
- Air Valves: 3-Summit
- Anchor & motormount system ready
- Two 7' four-piece oars
- Color: green
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Pros and Cons
Unlike other inflatable fishing boats that require the purchase of an optional standing platform, the Outcast Power Drifter has a rigid floor for standing and casting. The AireCell floor is an I-beam chamber made with 400-denier fabric. The boat comes with a PVC-coated outer shell with a heavy-duty 1200-denier fabric on both the top and bottom pontoons for effective resistance against abrasion and punctures.
The Power Drifter’s inner AireCell tubes are made of clear urethane and are thermo-welded for an airtight finish. This urethane bladder will give the boat a longer life, and allows the tubes to hold a better form. Urethane is also easy to repair, which is why Outcast and its parent company, AIRE, can offer longer warranties on inflatable boats using this technology.
The aluminum frame is powder coated to help protect the frame from rusting, and aluminum doesn’t add weight to an inflatable boat like a steel frame will. One more advantage is that it allows the boat and frame to be broken down small enough to fit in the bed of a truck for easy transport.
Like the Outcast Pro Series (Pac 1300, Pac 1400), the Power Drifter comes with a 10-year warranty which means that the company covers all repairs including parts and labor for free. The customer pays shipping charges both ways unless the problem is a manufacturing defect, in which case AIRE/Outcast will pay for the return shipping charges.
What We Say
Wait – where are the cons? Well, there aren’t any. The Power Drifter is a solid, durable, fishing boat. But all this quality comes at a price, and perhaps that would be a con for some budget-minded anglers: the retail price of this Outcast inflatable is $1100. If that is sticker shock to you, you have some other options. Since this is a raft with a floor that acts like a sit-on-top kayak, you can consider going with the versatile Sea Eagle 395ps PaddleSki for $850 (and add the fishing rig for an additional $199), or the 12' 4" FoldCat for $1,150. However, for the best warranty in the world, and a quality craft that will last for years, the Outcast Power Drifter is an Excellent Buy.
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