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 Posted: Fri Dec 19th, 2014 02:24 pm
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NWfisher
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Location: Rustenburg, South Africa
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Equipment: Okuma longbow 2, carpzone 13", 20lb line
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Hi All,
First post on sealine_seal1_

I am hoping to get some advice on inflatable boats for dam/river angling.

Currently looking at a seahawk 3-4 person inflatable from intex. Anyone here familiar with this specific brand? the good, the bad?

Also where can I acquire some reasonably priced life jackets/flotation jackets?

Thanks in advance.

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 Posted: Mon Dec 22nd, 2014 09:42 am
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skieppie
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Location: Bonaero Park Or Behind The Rods, South Africa
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Equipment: sensation carp hunter rods okuma reels
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hi first of all welcome to sealine. also have a look at the intex mariner 4

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 Posted: Tue Jan 6th, 2015 05:08 pm
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NWfisher
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Location: Rustenburg, South Africa
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Equipment: Okuma longbow 2, carpzone 13", 20lb line
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Hi it is good to be here, I was looking at the intex mariner and they come at double the price for the same size unfortunately. Ended up buying the seahawk 3. Now looking at modding it with a wooden floor. I will share some vidz/pics/review of the inflatables performance and the whole modding process. ;)

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 Posted: Wed Jan 21st, 2015 11:44 am
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Morgan Massyn
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Location: Nelspruit, South Africa
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Equipment: Diawa Spinning rod and reel
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Hi, any vid/pics availible yet, I also got a Seahawk 3 and will be doing some mods in about two weeks time, will be doing the wood floor and maybe some seats. Any advice will help. 

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 Posted: Wed Jan 21st, 2015 01:04 pm
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SimpleSimon
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Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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Equipment: Whatever I can hide from the wife in the garage...
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I have the Mariner 4 - has an inflatable keel and a floor system which makes it very stable and bouyant.
I used Velcro strips to secure 2 big jim storage boxes to the floor. The boxes double up as seating. Also attached additional pvc rodholders to the boxes.
At the moment we paddle but as of the end of feb I will be running it with a 2.5hp Suzuki 4stroke.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 21st, 2015 01:12 pm
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Morgan Massyn
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Great idea using the big jim boxes, do you have photos?

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 Posted: Wed Jan 21st, 2015 01:15 pm
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Unfortunately not with me...

Also a good idea to carry a capsize bottle with the essentials...

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 Posted: Fri Jan 23rd, 2015 12:39 pm
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Morgan Massyn wrote: Hi, any vid/pics availible yet, I also got a Seahawk 3 and will be doing some mods in about two weeks time, will be doing the wood floor and maybe some seats. Any advice will help. 
Not as of yet Morgan sorry, the plan is to get PVC pipes to go inbetween the grooves on the floor, then cutting a plywood board to the proper dimensions, and segment it in 2-3 pieces, the plywood will be varnished, and I want to add stick-on carpeting to it, also want to use a piece of hosepipe to go around the plywood to stop it from damaging the boat in any way. when I do buy a motor, I am planning on using a cheap cooler box as battery housing and seat.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 23rd, 2015 01:15 pm
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Morgan Massyn
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Hi NWfisher, thanks for your reply, i am planning to do the same thing with the floor. I was thinking of using two crates to make seats as it will double as storage. here is a picture of my idea.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 23rd, 2015 01:16 pm
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Morgan Massyn
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Another thing what carpet are you going to use and were can you buy it?

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Morgan Massyn
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So I got my project going, got some photos.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 2nd, 2015 09:43 am
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Morgan Massyn
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25mm PVC

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 Posted: Mon Feb 2nd, 2015 09:45 am
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Morgan Massyn
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9mm Ply

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 Posted: Mon Feb 2nd, 2015 09:47 am
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Morgan Massyn
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used the cushion for sizing the front part

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Last edited on Mon Feb 2nd, 2015 09:47 am by Morgan Massyn

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Morgan Massyn
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Fits like a glove.

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Morgan Massyn
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My two crate seats

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 Posted: Mon Feb 2nd, 2015 09:55 am
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Lekker project man, it is coming along! It'a amazing what one can build out of those PVC pipes ..

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 Posted: Mon Feb 2nd, 2015 09:56 am
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Morgan Massyn
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Will be doing the carpets for the wood floor over the weekend, will also be putting nice thick sponge on the two seats before covering. Let me know what you guys think and any other add-ons I can do. Cheers

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