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 Posted: Sat Feb 5th, 2011 03:41 pm
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snotslang
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there is a few were you can launch,yzerfontein,opbc(waterfront),houtbay,kommetjie,simonstown,millers,buffels,and strand,all depends on what you want to target and how fond you are of driving,just be aware its very addictive and every year your boat will get bigger and bigger

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 Posted: Sun Feb 6th, 2011 01:26 pm
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Anchorman
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Location: Piketberg, South Africa
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Best Catch: 2x Kingfisher Poseidon 5's + Daiwa Grandwave X 50 and ...12kg Kabeljou, 5kg Rooistompneus, 22kg Yellowtail, 7kg Steenbras, 2.8kg Galjoen, ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: 2x Kingfisher Poseidon 5's + Daiwa Grandwave X 50 and ...12kg Kabeljou, 5kg Rooistompneus, 22kg Yellowtail, 7kg Steenbras, 2.8kg Galjoen, ...Struisbaai Plaat, Die walle, Suiderstrand, Brandfontein,Strand Reefs / ...
Boat: 2x Kingfisher Poseidon 5's + Daiwa Grandwave X 50 and ...12kg Kabeljou, 5kg Rooistompneus, 22kg Yellowtail, 7kg Steenbras, 2.8kg Galjoen, ...Struisbaai Plaat, Die walle, Suiderstrand, Brandfontein,Strand Reefs / ...Die Blaasoppie - 4.1m Gemini Semi-rigid with 40hp Mariner ; ...
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Great post Miles. I have to admit at first when we first started going to sea with our duck we were a bit catfoot, but after a few trips we started to realize the advantages of our small boat and before long we were starting the limit of our cat.D safety rating venturing out after tail and snoek.
In the end one can never put an economic value on a boat, cause one can never calculate all the value of the things you've seen and experienced in monetary terms.
Just for the skeptics, we have never punctured a tube while fishing and rubberducks are more stable on the sea than most mono hull Fiberglas boats.

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 Posted: Sun Feb 6th, 2011 01:42 pm
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snotslang
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i can confirm that if also never had a puncture,and you will struggle to get a more seaworthy boat than a duck and is very forgiving for new skippers very easy to handle

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 Posted: Sun Feb 6th, 2011 01:55 pm
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Anchorman
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Equipment: 2x Kingfisher Poseidon 5's + Daiwa Grandwave X 50 and ...
Best Catch: 2x Kingfisher Poseidon 5's + Daiwa Grandwave X 50 and ...12kg Kabeljou, 5kg Rooistompneus, 22kg Yellowtail, 7kg Steenbras, 2.8kg Galjoen, ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: 2x Kingfisher Poseidon 5's + Daiwa Grandwave X 50 and ...12kg Kabeljou, 5kg Rooistompneus, 22kg Yellowtail, 7kg Steenbras, 2.8kg Galjoen, ...Struisbaai Plaat, Die walle, Suiderstrand, Brandfontein,Strand Reefs / ...
Boat: 2x Kingfisher Poseidon 5's + Daiwa Grandwave X 50 and ...12kg Kabeljou, 5kg Rooistompneus, 22kg Yellowtail, 7kg Steenbras, 2.8kg Galjoen, ...Struisbaai Plaat, Die walle, Suiderstrand, Brandfontein,Strand Reefs / ...Die Blaasoppie - 4.1m Gemini Semi-rigid with 40hp Mariner ; ...
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The only problem with ducks are the deck space, which isn't all that much. Especially on a 4m duck like ours. You can fish 4 people max and it works absolutely perfect when your just 2 and even a crew of 3 can get a bit clumsy.

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 Posted: Sun Feb 6th, 2011 02:02 pm
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snotslang
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thats the only reason why i sold my duck got the same size fiberglass boat now and the space is almost tripple

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 Posted: Thu Feb 24th, 2011 08:09 am
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nicoe
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Hi Miles

Thanks for the great info.

I own a 4,2 Stingray rib with a 50hp Yahmaha, and often go fishing in PE area, with believe it my wife. My question is, since my boat is fairly small, where or how can i stow fish that i want to keep with big teeth like some of the pics that you posted, without the posibility that they punchure my pontoon? It sound stupid but it is of great concern. I thought of a rope through the gills overboard, but wont that attract unwanted guests? Example how would i stow a 15kg Kob?:fbash

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 Posted: Wed Mar 2nd, 2011 04:37 pm
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Snack
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nicoe wrote: Hi Miles

Thanks for the great info.

I own a 4,2 Stingray rib with a 50hp Yahmaha, and often go fishing in PE area, with believe it my wife. My question is, since my boat is fairly small, where or how can i stow fish that i want to keep with big teeth like some of the pics that you posted, without the posibility that they punchure my pontoon? It sound stupid but it is of great concern. I thought of a rope through the gills overboard, but wont that attract unwanted guests? Example how would i stow a 15kg Kob?:fbash

I fish off a 4.3meter duck with my old man and space is an issue. We tend to put our catch into a cooler box or a big white meat tray. it does get in the way, but we have gotten used it now.

Last edited on Wed Mar 2nd, 2011 04:38 pm by Snack

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 Posted: Sat Apr 2nd, 2011 02:25 am
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ShaneW
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Got a nice big cooler box for the fish that sits just in front of the motor...works nicely

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 Posted: Sat Apr 2nd, 2011 09:30 pm
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Fanie
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Hello Miles,

A great post, but you should have put it in the Saltwater Fishing department !  Ask admin to move it, a lot more guys will see it there, I think that is the idea.

I agree, too many guys think boating is beyond their reach.

For the okes that didn't get it, these semi rigits are light boats you don't need a huge motor, tows easy, lighter on fuel ( big factor), very stable, handle rough water better than normal all rigit boats !  Skiboats can get capsized when these semi rigits just sit there.  A very safe boat.

One more thing.  Most guys think you have to dish the full amount out and just go buy a boat.  Very few people do, and it is comfortable, but with a bit of planning you collect some stuff and build a boat up over a period of time.  A further advantage of not just buying a complete rig is it gives you time to evaluate different options and accessories for your rig while at the same time let you gain knowledge - which is very important.

For instance, the guy who shops around 6 months before buying a radio gains a LOT more knowledge about marine radio's, like what can they do etc etc - than the guy who just buys one !  Same applies to everything else too.

Thread was a good idea Miles !

So how about us putting some reefs in the sea to create fish nurseries - we need lots and lots more fish !

 

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 Posted: Sun Apr 3rd, 2011 08:01 am
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subaruseun
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im definitely hooked on boat fishing...

nice post miles!

kayak fishing is an intermediate option for me to learn the ocean...


the boat is next.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 15th, 2016 03:56 pm
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fstarocka
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Hey guys, I'd love to revive this thread, I was googling info on buying and powering a small duck in the cape area, this is perfect info..

I have some questions.. Some ducks seem to have a higher front section.. How does this affect operation? Looking for a 4-5m 30hp run around..

Will an old school 2 stroke 25 to 30hp plane a 4m OK with 3 not so heavy guys and center console?? Want a nice balance between economy and power..

Also, I have the RYA skippers and vhf license, are samsa playing nice and are officials now recognizing these? I'd hate to have to pay again for courses..

Tx!

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