Bass Baby Editors Review
This is a bass baby editors review... we will give history... pros and cons to purchasing this boat. The Bass Baby is on it's fourth owner since it came out. Keep in mind if you purchase from a factory or a web site owned and operated by the factory when they go out of business you may be out of luck, not to mention the warranty that is no longer in effect. We at DirectBoats.com are on account with all factories therefore we guarantee either a boat or your money back if and when this happens again.
Originally designed and produced by Connect a Dock approximately in 2002. Approximately 2005 it was purchased by a company out of Georgia called Poly Portables and branded with the Bass Hunter name. Then approximately 2015 it was bought by Rempel Rotocast in Mississippi. In 2017 it has a new owner southern outdoors in Mississippi. Since it changes ownership hands so often it makes us nervous at DirectBoats.com. Most of the time boats change owners is because factories want to get out of warranties or liability associated with the production of the boats. That being said the boat did have a few production issues with Poly Portables. One being the installation of a air hole to help the boat change air pressure inside the boat. We found that that air hole by Poly Portables allowed water into the inner hull fairly easy. Current models as far as we know these are no longer used. The boat has always been fairly heavy for it's size compared to competitive boats. The wheels get water in them because they have a pee hole in it and many lakes don't allow water of any type to move from lake to lake. There is no drain plug to get water out of the inner hull. The boats are designed to keep this from happening in the first place, however we are still get reports from customers, there is no easy way to get the water out once this happens. The last issue is the factory seat and seat base bracket, there is no posted weight capacity on the seat or seat base bracket. The seats fall out if no one is sitting in the seat, so you must secure it separately if traveling down the road. It performs ok with a trolling motor (2-3mph). Outboard speed performance compared to a jon boat is poor since it has pontoons vs flat bottom. On the pro side, the boat is fairly stable for it's size in the water, more stable than a jon boat of similar width. If used to spec and in the right water conditions the boat is fine, but buyer beware of these specific problems we listed about the bass baby bass hunter boat.