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Having purchased one and used the tree now several times I find it works great with the flexibility of moving to various positions in my boat. I’ve used the quick release for battery removal and definitely a great idea however I also just remove the whole multi functional tree at the end of the day when out camping so no worries about losing anything over night. I really like being able to keep the battery, fish finder, transducer and cable all neatly in place ready to use for the next outing. I started off using the regular scotty mount and noted it did not lock in place but was still stable enough to use when trolling. However I found a Scotty quick release mount that releases with a push button and it locks the tree in place without having to turn it like a rod holder normally is used. I love the multi functional tree set up and no loose wires connecting to my battery box like I used before.
The fact I can easily change the direction of the transducer for use on either side of my boat and on the transom makes the V1.0 a great option. A friend made a similar set up with PVC pipe but not nearly as stable for use while trolling. I’m impressed with the quality of work and design so I’m happy I purchased it.
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on the Fish Finder Tree Joe! I really like the "everything in one place" thing about it too ... as well as being able to easily & quickly relocate it from one position to another in the boat when needed! Cheers from team Journey Boats! 🙂
Picked up my 11-6 last weekend and got a chance to christen it while in Kamloops. Boat was even nicer than I had hoped! Super solid, very well made and all the add-ons I had specified make it really special. The infinity seating system is a must. The boat performed like a champ on the lake. I couldn't believe how stable it was when you are standing and casting. This is a lifetime boat. Rob was great to work with and was helpful in sorting through all the options. Thanks!
Luv it when folks go right from the shop to the lake! Thanks for the review Mike it was a pleasure working on the build with you!
Great service from these guys and the products are quality. Bought the fish finder tree and tray for my boat. Both are excellent products
Thanks Brian ... we are fly fishermen ourselves and really do try to build & provide products that work for what we do! 🙂 Tight lines to you!
I recently purchased a new 9-6 boat. I couldn’t be happier, the seat system is great and the front seat make it easy for 2 guys to fish when needed. Very impressed with the stability and love the fact it fits between the wheel wells of my truck to transport. It is a very well made boat and I am glad that I went with a Journey over some of the lighter made boats, this boat will last me the rest of my fly fishing days. Thanks to Rob for his help!!
Your welcome Kris, and thank you very much for the feedback! Tight lines!
Just got back from my first trip with my new Journey 9-6 . I loved it roomy and very stable . My brother and I and our dogs had lots of room , We fly fish and can both stand and cast ,and feel safe doing it . If you are looking for a fly fishing boat I would highly recommend one of these boats . Rob and guys are great and very helpful
Thanks for the feedback George! Looking forward to more fish pics 😉 Tight lines ....... 🙂
I recently downsized from a 1648 jet boat for lakes to a journey 11’6. Its feels just as spacious as the 16 foot. Super stable and very quite boat when anchored. The dog loves the huge platform at the front and lays up there with the wife while fishing and i get the back all to my self 👍. For how big the boat is, it is surprisingly not that heavy. I load it on and off my boat rack by myself.
Thanks for the feedback Trevor! The fishing real estate created by the layout of these boats and the stability are two of it's best features. So glad you, your wife and Fido are enjoying it! 🙂
I purchased my boat last year and have since had the time to give it a thorough workout. I can't say enough about these boats! Right from day one the service was excellent with the sales contact being very knowledgeable and taking the time to work with me to ensure I understood all the options so I was able to choose the items that worked for my needs. Upon picking up the boat it was on time and exactly as described. The layout makes the boat very spacious and the 96 is more than adequate for two people, even with a good amount of gear. On the water it performs well with a 9.9 outboard and rows well when I don't want to use the motor. The movable/adjustable seating system is a must and I love the one piece floor mat & external oar hangers. The only negative thing I can say is that I wish they were offered in more locations than just Kamloops, but I can confirm that it is worth the trip.
Thank you so much for your thoughts Frank. It was a pleasure working with you and we are very glad that you are happy with the boat! Tight lines ... 🙂
Design fit and fabrication of this boat are good. The boat does not leak but the quality of the welds are poor.
As per our conversation we understand that you believe that the boat should be TIG welded. Based on the materials and build process we disagree and believe that warranty claims, which are virtually zero, support our choice. But thank you for your comment as knowing what others think, good and bad, keeps us on our toes and always striving to improve. We also appreciate your thoughts regarding design, fit and fabrication. We put a lot of thought and time into what we believe to be an optimal design/layout for fishermen and women and are glad to hear that it is paying off! Tight lines ... 🙃
On Oct. 3 I drove to Kamloops from Cranbrook BC to pick up my new 9-6 Journey boat. My friend and I drove from his place in Kamloops to pick the boat up. When we arrived at Journey Industries Kelly was waiting for us to answer any questions I had about the boat. Thanks Kelly for your awesome help with everything. Kelly even helped us put the boat on for us. Greatly appreciated. Rob and I texted each other many times as I had lots of questions for him. I really appreciated Robs help with quite a few items that I was not sure about, Rob answered all my questions. He also recommended a few things for me like the infinity seating. This system is fabulous , as I got to try out the new boat on my favourite lake the next day. It was either the boat or maybe it was me I am not sure. I caught 4 fish that day with the biggest fish weighing in at 6 lbs. I did look at other boats but none of them matched the pricing or the quality of the Journey boat. Very very comfortable. Thanks again gentle men. I will keep in touch in the future. Thanks SK from Cranbrook BC
Thanks for the feedback Stephen! Glad to hear that you are happy with everything! Now please email GPS coordinates to where you were fishing ASAP! 😉 Tight lines .......
Before my purchase, I looked at every Jon style boat available, and have extensively used a Spratley in the past. After careful consideration, and in speaking with other flyfishermen in the area, I went with the Journey.
Having just taken delivery of the 11-6, I was immediately impressed with the look and style of the boat, with the floating bench seats and clean lines. During the ordering process Rob was incredibly helpful with which options would be best for me specifically. Being an avid flyfisherman himself, his knowledge of what flyfishermen are looking for in a flat bottom boat was so advantageous, and you can tell that his input in the boat design was taken into account. Any protrusions that inevitably catch fly lines are minimized, and a nice sturdy, generous front bench provides a great casting platform. I went with the IPS seat system, and the first trip I knew that was the right decision, I can place a seat on all, or even none of the benches, and anywhere from left to right. I've had the boat on the water for two days now and I'm extremely impressed. The boat handled a 9.9HP with ease and felt very solid at full speed, even with a bit of a chop, I didnt feel any twisting at all. One big thing for me was the bottom of the boat while anchored. The floor was completely solid with no "tin canning" at all when you walk around. The other nice feature is the rear seat is pushed right to the back of the boat which maximizes the space between the middle bench and the back of the boat, giving an angler lots of room. Even with the bench right at the back, it is a very comfortable seating position for driving the boat (providing you steer with your left hand like me).
One note I can't stress enough, even though this boat is specified at 11-6, don't assume it feels smaller, the layout of the boat makes it at least as roomy as other 12' boats, if not roomier. I could not be more happy with my purchase!
Thanks for taking the time to post a review Brian! It was a pleasure working with you guys to get the boat optimized for BC Interior stillwater fishing! 🙂
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