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Reef Inmate
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Joined: Thu Dec 24th, 2009
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 68
Equipment: Bass and sea tackle
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Got these on the weekend - went to Inanda on Saturday and Tuckers on Sunday.

These kick boats are just so cool. I don't know why I didnt get one long ago.

Where to this weekend.








bassist11
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Joined: Wed Oct 28th, 2009
Location: Pretoria Not Tshwane, South Africa
Posts: 318
Equipment: Shimano, Fox and Korda
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where can i get one?

CarpKing23
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Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
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Best Catch: 9Kg Carp3.16 LM bass1.072 kg LM yellow
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Where and how much

camstaude
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Joined: Tue Oct 9th, 2007
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
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Equipment: SL30 and ELBE 12 foot waverunner; Horizon 5wt 9fth fly ...
Best Catch: 4.5 KG Grunter; 3.3kg shad; 1.7 kg rainbow trout
Favorite Fishing Spot: Balito, Machadadorp, Dullstroom
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They look awesome!

bandit365
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Joined: Tue Sep 9th, 2008
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Posts: 289
Equipment: Quantum Rods Shimano reels
Best Catch: 4 kg shad, 1.9kg bass
Favorite Fishing Spot: seaview, swartkops,loerie dam, elands dam, and place there bass
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how much??????????:fishn

YASTIR
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Dont your legs get sore? Will it work with a paddle.Need to modify it so you can rather paddle.

DWB
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Joined: Sun Nov 25th, 2007
Location: Piet Retief, South Africa
Posts: 4582
Equipment: Artlure - Fresh & Salt, Shimano, Berkley, Tica etc
Best Catch: 75kg Diamond Ray
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Thats why they call it a kickboat...

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Nice Leigh! Nothing like some Aquarobics to get fit!

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Joined: Tue Dec 9th, 2008
Location: Cape Town , South Africa
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Equipment: Quantum pt's reels, Abu and Shimano rods
Best Catch: 2.5kg Largie & 1.6kg smallie
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so whats the price on them?

Reef Inmate
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Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
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Going back to Inanda this weekend. I will post pics if I get some fish.

Ryan
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Location: Thabazimbi , South Africa
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Equipment: Anything that catches a fishn
Best Catch: Anything with fins
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PRICE PLEASE!!!

bassist11
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i saw one of these with a trolling motor and a finder a few weeks back..........can i put trolling motor on one of these

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Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 68
Equipment: Bass and sea tackle
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U can put a trolling motor on them as far as I know.

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I saw this boat for sale in durban gumtree.

Koos Bass
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Location: Springs, South Africa
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Equipment: Daiwa LT 7' Rod, Quantum accurist reel, TeamDiwa Sol rod ...
Best Catch: 2KG Bass, Nigel private Dam
Favorite Fishing Spot: Closest to home, less travel - more fishing
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Did you get them from "cranky" the sealine member.

and  How much??????? & where if not from him.

Thanks

Brushhog
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Joined: Fri Jan 25th, 2008
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 348
Equipment: Assasin Beachmaster,Fin-nor offshore 30,Shimano Speedmaster,Shimano 11ft Exage and Shimao 15/30,explorer ...
Best Catch: Gallie,38cm,15kgBlackspottie,Many,9kg barbel on 5weight flyrod,14 kg carp on conventional,3.8kg bass,
Favorite Fishing Spot: Breederiver,Strand Reefs,Blakes,Sonstraal dam,Wellington(farm dam),Doordekraal
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Hi Reef intimate,i spoke to cranky a while ago and am interested in one of these,but just one thing,when you hook a fish,how do you lipland it r do you just use a net to scoop it???

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Joined: Thu Dec 24th, 2009
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
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I just lip land them and so far so good. Im going again this weekend. Ill let u know how it goes.

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We gave Inanda a try on Saturday afternoon and got one nice fish. Going back today.








Last edited on Sun Feb 7th, 2010 03:56 am by Reef Inmate

shagnrelease
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Joined: Mon Feb 9th, 2009
Location: South Africa
Posts: 2154
Equipment: Shimano reels,berkley big game/ande line, shimano/fenwick
Best Catch: Black marlin 236kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: cape vidal
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Nice one Leigh!! There is more weight on that bass than on the skinny german behind you....

 

nice fish and good to see you on here...

 

cheers

Greg

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Location: Most Capitals In Other Countries., South Africa
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Equipment: Quantum Tour PT med 7ft, heavy 6"10 baitcaster rods, and ...
Best Catch: 4.02kg LGF, Bass Lake
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Ryan wrote: PRICE PLEASE!!!
And that went flying over his head, as I still don't see what these cost?

Reef Inmate
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Hey Greg that's to true but were trying to fatten him up - need some bait fore my next deep sea trip LOL.

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Had a good day with the skinny German yesterday so I went back with Alister. We got a few more nice fish. Geesh, Ive caught more good bass in the last two weeks off my little kick boat than I ever got before.









Last edited on Sun Feb 7th, 2010 05:52 pm by Reef Inmate

Loams
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Joined: Thu Mar 22nd, 2007
Location: Fourways, JHB, South Africa
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Equipment: Mostly Shimano, Berkley and other stuff......
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Little Green Fish wrote: Ryan wrote: PRICE PLEASE!!!
And that went flying over his head, as I still don't see what these cost?

Maybe if I ask nicely..... and repeatedly.......

Loams
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Little Green Fish wrote: Ryan wrote: PRICE PLEASE!!!
And that went flying over his head, as I still don't see what these cost?

Maybe if I ask nicely..... and repeatedly.......

Ryan
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Joined: Mon Jul 16th, 2007
Location: Thabazimbi , South Africa
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Equipment: Anything that catches a fishn
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This is the Pm I got...

R 3900.00 and its ready fro a trolling motor.

contact elke@laser-max.co.za

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Finally! Now I don't want one anymore......

Loams
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Little Green Fish wrote: Finally! Now I don't want one anymore......
nope!

shagnrelease
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Equipment: Shimano reels,berkley big game/ande line, shimano/fenwick
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Hey guys, just to get your opinion do you think That R3900 is expensive for something like this?? what do decent float tubes cost these days?

Ryan
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ANywhere between R1500 and 3,5k (Float tubes).

These are better especially in winter but are more prone to be affected by wind.

The added height advantage goes a long way too - you can see further you have more freedom of movement and are less likely to swallow water if the waves get big ;)

Float tubes are more compact and easier to transport.

Personally for the big fellas a pontoon boat is the way to go.

Not that it is likely to happen - but magine your float tube were suddenly for some reason to deflate could you swim with waders, tackle, and a tube around your armpits - I belive lifeJackets should be a must on Float tubes.

Another thing - most rivers and dams flowing east have Crocs - I would rather be above the water than in it....

You can also have this modified to accomodate a trolling motor for the oldage..... is it worth it???

You can pick up a small secondhand fiberglass dingy for about the same price - but it just ain't the same
My humble 2 c

basslover
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Location: Vereeniging, South Africa
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I call these type of pontoons, hybrids, its a mixture of a pontoon and a float tube...
These are very nice, but the only problem i have with them is there is no where to put your feet when using a trolling motor...but im sure a plan can be made for that...
R3900 is quite a good price.
I agree with Ryan, dingy's and inflatables is just not the same...im converting my pontoon back to its original way it was, will post some pics when im finished with it...

Ryan
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Hey BL,

Please post some pics of how it is now....

shagnrelease
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Ryan wrote: ANywhere between R1500 and 3,5k (Float tubes).

These are better especially in winter but are more prone to be affected by wind.

The added height advantage goes a long way too - you can see further you have more freedom of movement and are less likely to swallow water if the waves get big ;)

Float tubes are more compact and easier to transport.

Personally for the big fellas a pontoon boat is the way to go.

Not that it is likely to happen - but magine your float tube were suddenly for some reason to deflate could you swim with waders, tackle, and a tube around your armpits - I belive lifeJackets should be a must on Float tubes.

Another thing - most rivers and dams flowing east have Crocs - I would rather be above the water than in it....

You can also have this modified to accomodate a trolling motor for the oldage..... is it worth it???

You can pick up a small secondhand fiberglass dingy for about the same price - but it just ain't the same
My humble 2 c
Good points there, I agree there are some pro's and cons but I think for the price this is a the better option...

Loams
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Ryan,

Pontoon, V-Boat, Floattube..... anything without a solid floor, will not see me in it in Croc waters.... You know the size that thos buggers get in the Okavango and Zambia.....

But hell yes, my camo doesnt disguise me from the cold unfortunately... I like this pontoon, but I think if I add 5K to it, I can get a decent enough "boat"

basslover
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Hey Ryan...will do a before and after...

Ryan
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Cool BL.

Loams it's all the "Dangly bits" That the crocs like.....

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Location: Umkomaas, South Africa
Posts: 241
Equipment: Penn
Best Catch: +-85kg striped marlin
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Hey guys, this is probably gonna sound biased. But what is the advantage of using a pontoon boat or float tube over using a plastic stable kayak?

Ryan
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Very Biased......LOL

Both of the above are more stble than a Kayak

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Trawling motor

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More than enough stability and much more manuverability!

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Agree about the manouverability - but there is noway that a Monohull is more stable than a Double.
What does a kayak price?

Ryan
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Ignobilis Lunker wrote: Trawling motor
You mean "Trolling" motor? :fbash

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Correct!

Dont you agree that stability is not a factor?:fbash

Ryan
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Depends how hard the wind is blowing and how big the waves are - I would not like to stand in a Kayak with a 20km/h wind and 1 ft waves

Ryan
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Sorry gents your thread has been hi-JACKED......

I would prefer a Kayak where there are crocs though.....

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Location: Heidelberg, South Africa
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Best Catch: 2.5kg large mouth, 2kg smallie, 22kg Barbel
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"I would prefer a Kayak where there are crocs though....."

 

I would prefer NOT going onto the water where crocs are present

Ryan
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*issy..............:fbash

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*issy..............:fbash

Sticks and stones can brake my bones, same with crocs...

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Ryan wrote: Depends how hard the wind is blowing and how big the waves are - I would not like to stand in a Kayak with a 20km/h wind and 1 ft waves

Sorry bout the hi-jack!

Surely if the wind and waves pick up you sit down, and at that stage I would much rather be on a kayak than a kick-boat?:kaykak

Reef Inmate
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Equipment: Bass and sea tackle
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The best thing about a pontoon kick boat is that I don't have to stop fishing to row around the dam. I fish on the move casting all the time while I am kicking. When I went a row boat/kayak I had to paddle then stow the oars and fish which I found a mission. This is why I went for the kick boat - far more baits in the water means more fish on the boat.

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We had some bad winds on boskop A.K.A. " wind factory" last weekend where there were hectic waves with "wit Perdjies" the float tubes were so save, the guys were just bobbing up and down...the good thing about pontoons and float tubes are that you can use your feet to keep you at one spot while fishing with your hands when the wind is blowing, when you fish of a kayak.....when the wind starts blowing you need to use your hands to steer the oars and then you cant fish...and now you going to say: " thats why you have an anchor." well the time to deploy the anchor and maybe pull it up, a guy on a float tube has already cast a few times and has targeted more than one piece of structure...sorry but i must go with the pontoon, for BEST non motorised floating device, you can use a trolling motor, oars and your fins...

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bekkerian wrote: *issy..............:fbash

Sticks and stones can brake my bones, same with crocs...

Dude, you don't know what you are missing!!!

I am happy with my tube, I can't cover as much water as something with a trawling motor, but I am much stealthier than abything solid

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Must be the white shirt in a camo tube........LOL

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well, you can install your trolling motor to your kayak...

problem solved....

besides the stearing part, then you will need to install a rudder system (which mine already has).

I will be installing my trolling motor to my kayak sometime and see how it goes, iv seen it done and apparently works like a charm.

I currently use the anchor system for bass fishing - major disadvantage, limits you big time.

Will post pics once i have eventually rigged my yak out with the trolling motor in such a way that i can take it off for when i go to sea...

Watch this space in months to come (yea time is a factor, id rather be fishing that modifying the yak, lol so come winter, then il be doing lots on it.)

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You guys make a very good point about having your hands free at all times. And this is a feature that will always make kick-boats be in demand. I have a peddling system on one of my kayaks, but the problem is that there is no reverse. Who manufactures those awsome blue kick-boats? What are the pontoons made out of? I attached a pic of a trolling motor that I attached to my kayak, although it works well it is still limiting in making small hands free adjustments.

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one thing I don't like about either option is bass fishing while sitting down. I have a Fishing ski and even dropshot in the river is a headache when the wind is up and on a windless day a big lure actually pulls the ski around. You seldom seem to get an ideal situation when lure fishing from a ski. I have been looking into getting something better for bassing in farm dams and I must say that the argument for a kick boat is strong. You sit higher, your hands are free and it's very easy to transport!!!.

If rigged with an electric motor could you stand on a kick boat??

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Yes to standing on a kick boat

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Thanks Ryan, a couple guys in town make rubber ducks. I'm going to chat to them about making pontoons and I'll do the frame as I desire. Will look at cost and decide. Thanks for the info provided by this thread::slr::

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Sealine is def special

 

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Nice one guys, that ski looks awesome with the trolling motor on...

@ Fluke here is a pic of my pontoon, i can stand on it with no problem it is very stable but you need to make a few modifications to it...but im actually converting my pontoon back to the way it was, the wind blows you around like crazy, because its so light, so fins in the water makes maneuverability so much easier.

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And one where im sitting...hehehe

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Brian what about adding Stability pontoons to the side of a fishing Kayak???
Just a questions

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there's a much easier option, just get yourself an inflatable and learn to picth it in a sequence and take it apart in the opposite sequence, that way you can cover more water, sit stand lie down move around (if you don't clutter the floor with the ammount of gear they stick into a 21ft skeeter), dry, stable, quick, silent, spacious (relative to the angler) and after three years of using it I got to the point where I cast as the anchor is decending to the bottom, already, gets pulled to the deck whilst making a massive wake that sank a Triton @ RDW a year ago to the next spot.....:kaykak

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Ryan wrote: Brian what about adding Stability pontoons to the side of a fishing Kayak???
Just a questions


Ryan, I never read the whole thread and maybe you're considering pontoon stability because you want to stand up.

If not, there has to be something wrong.

Faulty is a kayak fisherman that has landed a 37Kg YF Tuna in the ocean and he never fell over/off.

If you guys know of Bass that can capsize a paddle ski count me in.

Where are they::S and what's the record?

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Mikey I am sure that man was not standing up at the time ;fbash

Correct for standing sah

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It is a very viable idea Ryan. Kayak manufacturers in the states have done this and just about everything else. Its just limiting in terms of speed.

Gawie, prokayak fished standing up the whole morning at Rust de Winter. It was in the spawn and he was sight fishing!

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An interesting design. The advantage is that the pontoons are easily stowed away. Taking extra pontoons for stability causes a storage problem. But it can most definitely be done.

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Gawie is a little dude :fbash

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Hi Bassist11, seems that you're looking for a portable fishing craft but not getting the answers you need. I have developed a type of movable fishing deck which I call the Water Strider. It's manufactured in our factory in Silverton. They cost R 8 300,00 and you can either paddle or propel it using an electric motor. I've even hooked it up to a 2hp two-stroke outboard which was great fun!

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...... or you could just get something like this which can also be paddled but preferably motorised ...... I fish Bronkies, Ebenezer, Buffelspoort Dams and even Dullstroom municipal dam for trout.

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Hi Koos, take a look at the Water Strider which requires no kicking and no wet backside. Also, you'll be sitting comfortably and can either paddle or propel your self using a small motor (either electric or very small outboard).

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Oh, and they cost R 8 300,00 ......These craft are handmade in our factory in Silverton, Pretoria using high-grade fibreglass materials and marine ply for the decks. They are compact, portable and require no pumping up!

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