I sell a lot of the Bombard Commando series of inflatable boat, heck I use one myself even. Every once in awhile I come across some unique applications I feel are worthy of mentioning. This C5 Commando user “Janvier” uses the C5 Commando on far away water systems that normal boats could never get to for their fishery work.
The frequently have to dismantle the boats to portage around beaver dams, drop them from aircraft or put the Commando’s immense carrying capacity to use on water only inches deep.
Take this image for example
While not exciting in it’s self, the Bombard Commando carries a metal tank full of hundreds of gallons of water and about 4000 Sockeye Salmon thru some of the stickiest brush and skinny water on the planet to deliver it’s payload safe and sound.
Janvier says this boat carries more than the 20′ aluminum boat and is infinitely more stable doing so.
I like this one showing the hydrophone and bathymetric gear (yeah I’m all science geeky too)
Note the net spool for collecting juvenile Sockeye Salmon for further studies.
Of course any fly fisherman can appreciate the Bombard Commando’s ultimate shallow water operation as illustrated here.
Not bad for a 20 year old boat huh!
Get your next boat at IBC and GO COMMANDO on those hard to get to spots!
You’ll be glad you did….
Images courtesy of the Skeena Fisheries Commission
A First Nations organization studying salmon in the Skeena River Watershed