PVC Material and Construction
All Scout Inflatable boats are made of the latest generation of PVC 1,100 denier (0.9mm) PVC fabric with polyester support which offers excellent abrasion and tear resistance. Each seam is hand glued with four layers of bonded fabric for maximum strength and durability. Two sheets are overlapped and glued before two re-enforcement layers are attached either side. Glued seams offer better durability to welded seams when the PVC product is designed to be inflated and deflated on a regular basis. Our choice of fabric and seam design means Scout Inflatable boats are built tough and designed to last.
DROP STITCH AIR FLOOR
The Air Floor is an integral part of the boat design. It offers rigidity to the boat design and affords you great stability. Our lightweight, removable high pressure air floor system is constructed using the latest drop stitch technology. You will find the same technology being used in many inflatable paddle boards. This system is comprised of thousands of interwoven stitches holding both sections of fabric in parallel. Once inflated, this system provides extreme rigidity to the boat and ensures set up and pack down is easy and quick. The air floor’s construction also absorbs vibrations and is comfortable underfoot and once inflated is extremely rigid. When deflated the air mat is rolled up for ultimate portability. This same technology is used in both our iSUPS’s and AIR PADS.
Pontoon Tube Protection
As of June 2020, all Scout Inflatable boats now include a 8” (20cm) wide pontoon base strake to protect the length of the boat. This protects the boat should it be dragged across abrasive surfaces such as rocks or broken shells.
Internal Bung System
All Scout Inflatable boats have an internal bung system which can be opened and closed easily.
Scout Inflatable boat transoms are made with marine plywood and coated with tough 0.9mm, 1100 Denier PVC fabric then fitted with outboard / electric motor protection plates. The transoms can also be used to attach side mounted fishing rod holders (link to accessories). We recommend using stainless screws and sealant when screwing or attaching anything to the transom.
Scout Inflatable boats utilize Halkey-Roberts valves designed for easy inflation and deflation. All valves have a double seal for leak protection and are widely used by inflatable boat manufacturers globally.
Our boats require very little maintenance. However we recommend the following to maximize the lifetime of your boat:
Always rinse your boat after use in salt water.
Storing your boat for several days ensure it is covered and out of direct sunlight
Store dry in a dry, well ventilated space.
We strongly suggest storing in an area that is free from rodents.
SCOUT boats can be stored inflated or deflated. If inflated we recommend using a boat cover. If deflated we recommend using the carry bag provided.
Our PVC material is extremely durable however avoid sharp objects or highly abrasive materials.
We do not recommend using solvent or chemical based cleaning agents on your Scout Inflatable boats. Your local marine store will be able to recommend PVC inflatable boat cleaner.
All SCOUT 245 Boats include the following:
High Pressure Drop Stitch Air Floor
1 Aluminum Bench Seat
Custom Bow cushion for added seating
Padded Bench Seat Cover w/ Storage Bag
External Bow Safety Ropes
UV Protected carry handles
Stainless D Rings for easy tie down
2 Aluminum Oars
Canvas Carry Bag
High Flow Foot pump
PVC Repair Kit
Instructions for Use
2 year Warranty
Underside protection strakes
External safety lines
Large Bow Mounted D-Ring
Length: 8” (2.45 m)
Exterior Width: 3 ½’ (1.1 m)
Interior Width: 16” (40cm)
Tube Diameter: 14 ½” (37 cm)
Air Chambers: 2 + Air Floor
Maximum Load: 500 lbs. (220 kg, 1 - 3 persons)
Weight: (boat in the bag- 38 lbs or 17 kg)
Maximum HP: 3.5hp @ 4 stroke
Recommended HP: 2hpto 3.5hp
Shaft length: Short Shaft
BOAT IN BAG Dimensions: 36" x 26" x 11"