Questions & Answers

Q: Is the Flycraft Stealth boat stable?
A: It’s extremely stable. In fact it was designed to allow two people to stand and fish safely. We kept the perfect amount of width to keep it stable but got a tremendous amount of performance out of the narrower design. Pair this with our high pressure drop stitched floor and you have an extremely stable watercraft.

Q: Is it self bailing
A: We tested this boat as a self bailer and found the performance of the sealed floor far outweighed the benefits of a self bailer due to the tracking, maneuverability and shallower draft. With a self bailer you always have water in the bottom of your boat, which makes it heavier and not ride as high. The advantage is if you take water on it will drain automatically. We take a little hand bilge, and we find that does the trick for us. The real secret is letting your feet drip off while climbing in the boat. Having the floor sealed helps you motor much fast and efficiently as well

Q: Is it a two-man raft or solo raft?
A: All of the above. You can use the Stealth as a two-man raft and with swivel seats, you can switch off rowing. Or a solo-raft. With the 2:1 anchor system, it's super slick to drop anchor and fish solo or with two people. The anchor will keep you pointing straight down river. It's also very easy to transport solo.

Q: What about bringing a kid along too?
We offer a 3rd seat that attaches to our rear rack for anyone under 100 lbs.

Q: How durable is this boat/ what’s the bottom made of?
A: It was designed with an extra layer of armor protecting the tubes as well as skid plates on the four corners which are the highest wear areas. It was designed to be dragged when needed.

Q: How much draft?
A: About 3-4” depending on how heavy it's loaded.

Q: Does is pack up?
A: The frame breaks into 7 pieces and the raft deflates and roll up. You can store it in a closet, put it in your truck, or even fly with it.

Q: How heavy/long/wide is it?

Q: Does it balance well with 1 person?
A: Yes it does. This is as much a one person boat as it is a 2, but now when you’re fishing alone you’re in a boat that you can stand up and fish from, anchor, and transport easily..

Q: Can I fit another person?
A: The back cargo rack can be converted into a seat for children.

Q: Does it come with a lean bar?
A: It has a built in reverse lean bar. Instead of having something in front of you that you have to cast around and can tangle your line, we’ve incorporated it behind your legs. If you position your legs on each side of the boat pressing against the tubes with your calves against the frame you’ll find you are extremely stable. Plus it keeps the area clear around you for better fishability and no line tangles.

Q: Can I take my dog with me?
A: Our rafts our rugged enough to withstand the shallow streams and rocky put ins we fish, so dogs are no problem whatsoever. The rigid and flat bottom of the boat provide a much more stable platform for dogs than any other small vessel so your dog can move around without rocking the boat. The rear cargo rack can also be converted into a comfortable and out of the way dog platform.

Q: How long will this boat last me?
A: Depends on how hard you use it. But a lifetime of 10-20 years should be expected.

Q: What happens if I get a hole?
A: We’ve designed this watercraft to withstand what the river can throw at it, however with hard use things can happen. If this happens, simply patch the leak or we can do it for you. Any manufacturer’s defects are covered under our 3 year warranty.

Q: Can you put a motor on it?
A: Yes, any gas or electric up to 30 pounds (so if you have a 5 horse that weighs 50 lbs, it's too heavy but we sell a great motor that works great.)

Q: Is the Stealth susceptible to being punctured by a hook?
A: The Stealth is very hook-resistant. Due to the tube diameter it is hard for a hook to even hook onto the tube and puncture it. We know of two punctures from a hook in 5 years. Both were quickly and easily patched up. Every boat comes with an easy-to-use patch kit.

Q: How do I prevent idle deterioration (storing it between seasons)?
A: Store the Stealth out of weather and sun. The recommended way to store it is to leave it inflated with a little less air pressure. But if you need to keep it loosely rolled up in a closet or garage, that'll work too.

Q: What size rapids does the Stealth handle?
A: The Stealth is rated for class II rapids. We've seen it handle higher class ratings, no problem. But it depends on the skill level of the oars-person. We default to our class II rating to error on the side of caution.

Q: I need a custom package that is not listed as an option on your site. What should I do?
A: You can do one of two things: You can easily build out a custom order on our site by adding to cart the Stealth package that is closest to your needs, then simple add on any extra gear you need … or give us a call and we’ll gladly build it out for you.

Q: Can I put your rack on my Stealth and a motor
A: You can. The motor package does not come with a rack but you can easily add it to your order. And the rack and motor can be attached at the same time, no problem. Just be aware, you may have to do a little smart packing with your gear, you don’t want to stack your gear too high, so it’s in the way of moving the tiller. We also sell two great tiller extension handles, to make things more comfortable for you. Just click HERE to add a rack.

Q: How long will it take for a newbie to have the Stealth put together and floating?
A: If you use an electric pump and you've put the boat together a few times (with tool free hardware and quick releases), 10 minutes for one person is very realistic. With a hand pump, two people could set it up in that time. Most people can easily set it up in 10-20 minutes. You may find that you also do not need to break it down all the way for transport or storage - this saves time too.

Q: How does the Stealth handle in the ocean with salt water and surf?
A: The Stealth handles salt water, no problem. The boat’s frame is super durable powder coated 6063 T5 aluminum. If you want to be extra good to your boat, just hose it off after taking it out on the sea. And the Stealth is great for calm surf days and protected bays. It’s rated for class II rapids.

Q: Can you give me ALL the boat specs?
A: Yep. Here they come ...
WEIGHT: 98 LBS (without oars and basket)
CONSTRUCTION: .9 mm nylon interwoven PVC, chemically welded seams
FRAME: 7 piece, 6063 T5 aluminum
LENGTH: 12'6"
WIDTH: 46"
WARRANTY: 3 years
ANCHOR: Internal, double-bearing pully camcleat system
FLOOR: High-pressure, drop-stitched floor
VALVES: Leafield C7 vales
AIRS CHAMBERS: 4+1(floor)
GEAR RACK: Lightweight aluminum gear rack
SEATS: Adjustable swivel seats with full back support
REVERSE LEAN BAR: Innovative rear-leaning calf brace
TUBES: 14.5 inches