OK Malibu II
I can’t speak to the other boats. But I fish from an OK Malibu II and it does alright. Not great, but does what I ask it to. For now, I’m using a Surf to Summit fisherman seat to hold rods and I tied a couple of short lines with loops and 'biners to clip miscellaneous stuff to. To hold tackle in Plano 3700’s, I just clip the existing straps through the shoulder straps of an old ruck sack. It’s terrible for skinny water, but does much better than I or anyone else on the trip expected in rough stuff.
I fish rivers, so if you’re fishing bays or oceans, I can’t help. This particular boat is designed as a recreation tandem or single for surf zones, so it should be alright there too. The great part is that outfitters and rental companies all along the coast use them, so you can get one used at a pretty good price.
- Big D