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It looks like any enclosed cargo trailer – the kind that’s small and light enough for UTVs to tow in the trail. Except, the TetraPOD is a tub trailer that can transform into a functional boat, allowing you to ride to your favorite fishing spot without having to bring an extra watercraft along.

No, it’s not the kind of boat you can use in big lakes, much less in the ocean. For small lakes, creeks, and other smaller waterways, though, this thing will provide the stable and predictable platform you need to enjoy fishing, exploring, and other recreational water activities.

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The TetraPOD is an enclosed tub trailer that measures 69 x 52 x 66 inches (length x width x height) with a total capacity of 27 cubic feet, so you can load a good amount of cargo inside. A removable lid ensures any cargo stays inside the tub while you’re on the move, while a lid height of 22 inches gives your cargo nearly two feet of additional headroom from the top of the tub, so you can carry taller objects without any issues. Why not just make the lid flat to increase the total tub volume? That’s because the tub and the lid are designed to be similar in size, so they can be connected to each other to create a two-person boat.

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In boat mode, the rig transforms into a surprisingly good-looking jon boat in just minutes of assembly, with two removable foam-filled seats to give you a comfortable position in the water and a payload capacity of 650 pounds. That’s enough to let it carry the weight of two people, a bunch of fishing gear, and a cooler full of whatever fish you catch all throughout the day. No motor is included, but the outfit recommends pairing it with a 7-hp short leg motor for easily making your way around the water. And, yes, the boat is fully certified as a small vessel that can do, pretty much, anything similar flat-bottomed hull boats can do.

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The TetraPOD has a powder-coated frame and a HDPE body, ensuring it’s strong enough to withstand whatever the road or the backcountry has to offer, all while being weatherproofed to withstand the onslaught of the elements. It has a locking lid with gas springs that even a bear won’t be able to pry open, ensuring any food you keep inside is secure. Two variants are available: on-road and off-road, with the former coming with a 2200-pound Dexter Torsion axle, two wheels, and 15 feet of ground clearance, while the latter sports 1500-pound axles, four wheels, and 14 feet of ground clearance.

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Two accessories are currently available: the POD rack and a hunting blind. The former installs on top of the lid, giving you an additional rack for strapping down gear onto, while the latter transforms it into a functional hunting blind that you can use to scope out the surrounding scene in a quiet manner.

Available now, pricing for the TetraPOD starts at $2,400.

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Article source: http://www.coolthings.com/tetrapod-tub-trailer-jon-boat/

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