You're right on! It's definitely a MAKO or Charlton - not even close to an Abel. Old Ray is definitely was off course on this one - on all counts.
I looked closely at the film again and I enjoyed watching it even more and wanted to see more.
Like you, I wouldn't get into a float tube or a kick boat in that water or any water that might have sharks, crocs, gators or big snakes - even little ones if they were poisonous.
But George, as you know, tubing in the salt is nothing new. The late Baja pioneer, Harry Kime did it first way back in the late sixties and early seventies on the Cortez out of Loreto - in a home-made float tube. He got pulled way out to sea by a big yellowtail or jack and had to be rescued by the local pangeros. He couldn't get enough leverage to break off the fish that time but later figured out how to do it. I think he was only fishing a class of 20-pound.
I wonder what pound leader these boys were using? It looked like it might be a bit high on the poundage.
I still think this film and adventure is cool and good on them for doing and filming it. And good on Jack for sponsoring it.