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TROUT UNLIMITED Classic Accessories Colorado XT Pontoon Boat

Tour trout paradise in a boat that has a bundle of accessories. A stripping basket with stiff insert attaches to either side of the boat. Load your provisions into two large detachable pockets that combine to create a gear bag. Reel pockets and fly patches on each side. Pontoons made of 840-denier on top, 1,100-denier on bottom, with vinyl bladders supported by a sturdy steel frame. The adjustable anchor system has an easy access cleat. The transport wheel stores under the seat when not in use. Adjustable anchor mount. Two-year warranty. Weight: 77 lbs. Weight capacity: 400 lbs. Colors: Pumpkin, Sage.
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Is there an internal bladder?

After reading reviews I see concern about the possibility of a seam opening because of the single stitch. Is there an internal bladder that would still be holding air? And if there is can it be removed and repaired?
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The Classic Accessories Colorado XT Pontoon Boat, Item # IK-320236, is made with internal bladders in the pontoons. Replacements would have to be obtained from the manufacturer.
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Can it handle a 2.5 hp motor?

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The Classic Accessories Colorado XT Pontoon Boat, Item # IK-320236, will not handle a 2.5 motor. It is only recommended for a 40 pound thrust trolling motor.
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Can you transfer this in a car trunk? Is it hard to set up when you get to the lake?

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This would probably fit your trunk; I have never tried. I carry my boat to the river in a utility trailer that I have mostly dedicated to the boat. I can put the boat on and off/launch it by myself without problems.
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On the Colorado XT is it possible to purchase an additional side storage bag?

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Additional storage bags for the Classic Accessories Colorado XT Pontoon Boat, Item # IK-320236, are not sold by Cabela's and cannot be special ordered. They would have to be obtained from the manufacturer.
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What is the length and diameter of the oars?

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Classic Accessories Colorado XT Pontoon Boat Item IK-320236 oars are 7’ long and 1.3/8" diameter.
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They are 8' long and probable 2.5" in diameter. They are heavier than the oars I have with my single-seat pontoon. They take some getting used to, but they control and move the boat well. I bought the motor mount and use a trolling motor sometimes in flat water. This saves my arms.
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which rod holders would work?

If I want to buy additional rod holders, which would be best?
Would Scotty Pontoon Rod Holder Item: IK-022795 be best?
Where and how do additional rod holders mount?
It comes w/ one; however, I don't see that on the photo.
Why doesn't Cabela's list stuff like this under "You may also like?"
Thanks.
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On the Classic Accessories Colorado XT Pontoon Boat, Item # IK-320236, a rod holder can be mounted in three different positions on each oar stand. These are round rails, not square, so a Scotty Square/Round Rail Adapter, Item # IK-022869, would be needed for use with a Scotty Pontoon Rod Holder, Item # IK-022795.
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Which repair kit?

I see that there are several repair kits offered. Which is best for this boat? I'm thinking about getting this boat and if I do, I want to go ahead and get a kit also. Suggestions?
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Most any commercial kits will work on it. Buying a repair kit is not a bad idea but, I have been running farm ponds, small streams in Indiana with mine plus many, many trips down the Gunnison river and the Arkansas in Colorado in high water and low and have never had a leak yet. One tough boat!
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Will this unit handle a 350 pound male on a river? Is it stable?

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The Classic Accessories Colorado XT Pontoon Boat, item # IK-320236, is rated at 400-lb. capacity.
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I am 6ft, 220 and use this boat on Colorado rivers and lakes every year. Based on how I sit in the boat when loaded down with camping supplies (tent, food,water purifies and such) I doubt that it would be good for that much weight. But, I could be wrong.
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If you move the wheel to the "up" position, does it drag in the water?

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Depends on how much air is in your bladders on the boat and of course, how much you weigh. The bigger problem with leaving the wheel on is that it gets in the way. A fly-fishing truism: if it's there, the fly line will get tangled in it. I never leave my wheel on!
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Has any body used it in salt water

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I did once but this is made strictly for freshwater. Make sure you rinse it thoroughly and do not use it in big swells or in the surf, you will be sorry if you do.If you use it in brackish water or all salt give it a coat of WD-40 before and after on all metal parts and use Armor All on the pontoons. I would not recommend using in salt water but if you do, make sure you clean it good.
I bought 2 of these from Cabelas
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From all reading Classic Accessories recommend that it NOT be used on Saltwater.
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Electric air pumps

What models work well with this?
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The Classic Accessories Colorado XT Pontoon Boat, Item # IK-320236, uses Halkey-Roberts valves. Any pump that works with Halkey-Roberts valves will work.
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The double action pump that Cabela's sells has been good for me for several years now. It pumps fast and it has stood up to several trips down river in Colorado.
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what is the diameter and length of the pontoons?

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it is like 7 ft long and about 5 ft side to side. IT IS LARGE AND IT IS HEAVY. YOU ALSO CAN'T LOAD IN THE BACK OF A PICK UP TRUCK UNLESS U DEFLATE IT. YOU CANT LOAD IT ON TOP EITHER. IT IS TO BIG AND TO HEAVY. It does have wheels so it is easy to manuver around for short distances. nothing small about this pontoon but its great and fun.
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The pontoons on the Classic Accessories Colorado XT Pontoon Boat, Item # IK-320236, are 9 foot long and about 27 inches in diameter depending on inflation.
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Colorado xt air valves

Can anyone tell me the trick or equipment I need to fill the bladders and not lose air while trying to close the fill valves. seems like no matter how fast I turn them a good bit of air escapes. I am also not sure what the included adapter with the clear plastic tube is for. Thanks
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No trick. When you put air INTO the bladders, the force of the air causes the valve to open, provided you have it in the shut-off position - which it should always be. If it is not working properly it will not fill up with air.

Another problem here is that some people use little battery operated pumps to fill them and for that you have to have the valve in the open position. Don't use those pumps - they don't have enough volume/force behind them to open a closed valve.
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First you have to make sure that the valves are in the up position. If you push down and turn to the left they are open. To close them push down and turn right.
Second I bought Cabelas Double Action Pump. When you are pumping you are filling the pontoons when you are pushing down and pulling up. It is the best pump to use for this boat. And the plastic clear hose is for the valve adapters for the pump and pontoons.Good luck.
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i purchased the minn kota c2 30 with 30 inch shaft. will this put the prop under the water far enough?

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With lots of room to spare. These boats run on very little water so you don't need a lot of propulsion. In deeper water, that motor will do just fine.
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can I leave the Xt in the water through the summer, or do I have to store it on land. I have a dock, but not a good way to get the boat off the lake

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Have you ever seen anything left in the water over an extended period of time that the water did not effect? I would find a way to store, preferably with most if not all of the air released from the chambers. I have owned my boat for many years now with many miles down the Gunnison in Colorado and it looks no worse for wear because I disassemble it if it is not going to be used for a while. Good luck!
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Long term storage of the Classic Accessories Colorado XT Pontoon Boat, item # IK-320236, on the water is not recommended.
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Can you suggest 2-3 trolling motors

I am not very knowledgeable about boating, so pardon a simple question. Could you suggest 2-3 trolling motors from your selection that would be suitable for this pontoon? Correct mount, not too big, not too small? Thanks!!
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The Minn Cota 30lb thrust is more than you will need.
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I use a minn Kota C2 30 with 30 inch shaft. It is a good fit on this boat. If you use a small and light battery and dont have much weight, you might consider a 36 inch shaft but I have had no issues with the 30 inch. The total cargo weight including me is about 250 lbs
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Stripping Apron

Does this come with a stripping apron? If so, is it good quality?
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The Classic Accessories Colorado XT Pontoon Boat, item # IK-320236, does not include a stripping apron.
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This boat does come with a stripping apron which actually it is a large "basket type." It mounts on the side but It can span the width of the boat on inside measurements and works fine if you like a stripping apron. Personally, I never use mine because I don't like them.
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How many rod holders are there?

Are additional holders available?
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Only comes w/ 1 rod holder for a fly rod. Rather small, and cheaply made. Barely can get my 5-weight rod/reel in there. I also purchased a second rod holder from Scotty. Cabela's sells these as well. They make small ones specifically for pontoon boats. I went with the Baitcaster model. Highly recommend it. Had to use rubber strips to create a tighter hold with the clamps.
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Classic Accessories Colorado XT Pontoon Boat, Item: IK-320236, shows one rod holder.
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What are the storage dimensions?

I travel a lot in a 5th. wheel trailer and l have very limited storage.
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The Classic Accessories Colorado XT Pontoon Boat, item # IK-320236, has the following shipping box dimensions: 16.2" H x 48" L x 24" W.
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You have to buy a storage bag in order to be able to maneuver it around. They are not cheap but once you use it, you won't leave home without it. My Colorado breaks down in the bag to about 4 ft long by 29,30 inches tall by about 24" wide, more or less

P.S. this boat has run some pretty good rivers in Colorado over the years - you will love it if you buy it!
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Does it come with a storage bag?

I travel a lot in a 5th. wheel trailer and lhave very limited storage.
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nope, no storage bag included
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The Classic Accessories Colorado XT Pontoon Boat, item number IK-320236 comes with removable side pockets that combine to create a portable gear bag.
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