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> Rapala cruzer M3 thoughts?, Looking for a new flip.
Posted: Jan 03, 2018 - 06:48 pm


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Anyone have any experience with the Rapala cruzer M3?? Good or bad. Anything helps. Debating wether to pick one up. Sail has them on sale for $399.00. Reg $649.00


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Posted: Jan 03, 2018 - 08:01 pm

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I was in sail the other day and sat in them all... I liked it but to big for me... I really did like the one man version a lot better then the clam one man.... Great price...
I have the Eskimo 3i pop up and I do love it but I really did like that one man rapala flip over. It was more roomy then the clam one man flip..... Might have to buy one for the wife so she can have her own... Lol

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Posted: Jan 03, 2018 - 10:13 pm


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I bought it at sail as well.

Installation was pretty simple. 2 hours.

Have had it out a couple times and really like it. It is a fairly large flip over. Pulls pretty good on the ice. Have pulled it through some snow, fairly easy.

I'm a fairly large guy (6'4 210) and I can pull it no problem. I attached another rope rather than the one it comes with to pull with. A harness would help a lot.

Fits in the back of my Ford Escape perfectly.

Really like this model specifically because it does have lots of room for everything I need to put in the sleigh.

There are a couple of additions you could put on like the cover and runner bars, but I didn't opt for those.

Setup on the ice is fairly simple. Takes me approx 45 - 60 seconds to set up the whole thing by myself.

Can take some pictures when I have it out on Friday if you want.

Hope this helps.


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Posted: Jan 04, 2018 - 02:12 pm

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Have the m2. Makes a nice 1 man flip! Lots of room for your gear in the sled. 2 seasons old and I find the material a little too cheap, cuts through very easy! Poles already have some rust making them tough to open or close some times. And they are small dia and thin so will bend easily! I will buy something built with better materials next time!!

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