I am really torn between the PA and the Outback. It seems I keep reading posts that contradict one another about the sea worthiness of the PA. Since I can only afford 1, I need to make the correct choice. Mine will need to go saltwater (up to 5' swells long enough to get in), freshwater lakes, and rivers.
Storage (3 car garage) and transport (dodge durango, I also have 10' ramped landscape trailer) are also considerations.
From what I have read it seems that the PA is an excellent lake boat that also performs well on slow rivers, but is top heavy in rough water as shown in the famous video of the person capsizing. It also seems (but is not limited too) that the folks that own one Haul and Store it on a trailer, and mostly use approved boat launches? My guess is also that this is not a craft where you drive down the highway and pull to the side of a road, then throw the PA over a guard rail, and drag it over some brush to get to some secluded fishing hole either?
Please, I am not trashing the PA. I really really like it. I just afraid its like the Subaru WRX STI - Expensive, and not practical enough for me
There is not a doubt in my mind it is spectacular on lakes, However, I don't want to load it all up and go out in the bay, only to flip over and yard sale myself and all the expensive gear. Especially in our cold northwest waters. I would lover to hear viewpoints from you owners.
Thank you, and sorry if this issue has already been over discussed.