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#1 kentangler

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 08:20 PM

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#2 Scotty T

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 08:39 PM

You might get me on one of those on a lake or canal, but not on the sea, wouldn't give it 5 minutes with any sort of swell.

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 10:12 PM

Wish those Yanks would make up there mind. In the film " A bridge to far" when the British designed "Portable boats" were brought up they all remarked "Call that a boat" yet now they are trying to flog them as their own idea.

Sorry Newt!!!!

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 11:08 PM

Scotty, look at the website, and the 4 minute video. Some people have had these boats for 13 years and no problems. They have a ten year warranty on the hull. They are fast and very stable. You might change your mind.

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 11:38 PM

Don't! You're having a laugh!

Please tell me that you put this on here as a wind up. If you are seriously considering getting one of those for sea fishing, perhaps you should stick to the beach!

I know the fishing's been bad lately, but there are easier ways of killing yourself you know!

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 04:01 AM

Kentangler,

Will have a look mate and get back to you.

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 04:17 AM

Kent. I've watched the video. Anything other than flat calm conditions would fold that boat in half. Even a gentle breeze on the sea, with a bit of tide and a little chop, would be far too much for that boat to handle.

I'm not trying to p*ss on your fire, just trying to save your money, and maybe your life! Can you imagine that boat with two people and fishing tackle? Then you've got a fuel tank and safety equipment to stow. One wake from another boat would swamp it in short order. It's absolutely the wrong shape for the sea, and flimsy with it.

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 04:24 AM

as I said Kent a 13 foot clinker boat with oars and small seagull like O/B would be very safe for fishing in shore.
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Posted 31 March 2005 - 04:25 AM

they look like a paper boat, funny bow shape.
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Posted 31 March 2005 - 04:42 AM

I know the water you have in mind to use this boat on kent. It's a very very well sheltered estuary less than 3 ft deep at low water and it would take a gale to put ripples on it. It's not open water at all. I would use it here.