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Regardless of the situation do you prefer to yak or boat

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Which watercraft do you prefer ?
« on: April 06, 2013, 10:30:05 PM »
It would be interesting to see what people would rather for example being high and dry and sorounded by rawing engines and electrics.
Or to be quite and sneak though the back waters for more exitment and peacefulness

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Re: Which watercraft do you prefer ?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 10:44:48 PM »
I like both, but my boat doesn't roar, its electric only, except for the rare occasion I slap a 4hp on it.

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Re: Which watercraft do you prefer ?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2013, 08:32:52 AM »
Horses for courses.  Try fishing the Alligator River in NT out of a yak.

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Re: Which watercraft do you prefer ?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2013, 09:04:58 AM »
With the tidal flow there I wouldn't be using my electric powered boat either!

What it probably boils down to for me is when I'm taking a mate, I like the boat, when I'm on my own, I prefer the yak.

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Re: Which watercraft do you prefer ?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 09:10:27 AM »
Is this the tip of the ice berg? The beginning of polarisation between those who like to fish out of a boat and those who only like a kayak? I like my boat but I'd like to use a kayak, but a back problem says no. Like others said, it's all about using the right tool for the job. Don't forget we now have people who like the idea of fishing from a jetski, and those who like to go way offshore in their kayaks. When does it stop being fishing and become a stunt?
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Re: Which watercraft do you prefer ?
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2013, 09:42:29 AM »
I don't know about stunts, but I've got a nice boat for Barra lakes, I've got a good little boat for electric only and rivers, I've got Kayaks and canoes for the river and lakes and we've just bought a couple of Jetskis for offshore.  When looking at offshore options, it was a toss up between spending $150k on a 4WD and a 6 metre off shore rig and a whole lot less on a couple of Ski's.  I since discovered that mangrove running, knee boarding and cruising to island coffee shops is bloody good fun too.

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Re: Which watercraft do you prefer ?
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2013, 11:16:48 AM »
I don't know about stunts, but I've got a nice boat for Barra lakes, I've got a good little boat for electric only and rivers, I've got Kayaks and canoes for the river and lakes and we've just bought a couple of Jetskis for offshore.  When looking at offshore options, it was a toss up between spending $150k on a 4WD and a 6 metre off shore rig and a whole lot less on a couple of Ski's.  I since discovered that mangrove running, knee boarding and cruising to island coffee shops is bloody good fun too.

Bloody coffee shops eh?

I remember when you used to fish nearly every weekend. You've changed Dale. :popcorn)

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Re: Which watercraft do you prefer ?
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2013, 08:57:20 PM »
I hope they're not lattes Dale, that's unmanly. Look you can't arrive on a big macho jetski and then order a latte, it's just not done.

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Re: Which watercraft do you prefer ?
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2013, 09:40:25 PM »
Bloody coffee shops eh?

I remember when you used to fish nearly every weekend. You've changed Dale. :popcorn)

I guess I feel that I don't have anything to prove any more.  Harro and I discussed this over a bottle of JW recently.  There comes a time in your life when you've caught enough fish.  I could join the Turkey Shoot at the river every weekend, but that wouldn't prove anything to me.  I prefer to fish when they're not biting, and try to figure them out.  At the moment we're getting some hours under us on the skis so we can be confident fishing 50lb gear off them a couple of miles offshore.  Some will understand this, and some won't, but again, I don't have to justify that.

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Re: Which watercraft do you prefer ?
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2013, 01:25:52 AM »
I guess I feel that I don't have anything to prove any more.  Harro and I discussed this over a bottle of JW recently.  There comes a time in your life when you've caught enough fish.  I could join the Turkey Shoot at the river every weekend, but that wouldn't prove anything to me.  I prefer to fish when they're not biting, and try to figure them out.  At the moment we're getting some hours under us on the skis so we can be confident fishing 50lb gear off them a couple of miles offshore.  Some will understand this, and some won't, but again, I don't have to justify that.

At least we know you're not one of the f%&ktard lake lice who like to make waves and noise "just to intentionally piss anglers off" that many others seem to do with relish. The lake lice assn inc should be paying you & Pam to be their PR people.  :thumbsup
 
As usual the rat bag 5% seem to make a bad name for the other 95%. I'm sure most jet skiers are nice people, but my experience with most has left me pretty pissed off indeed. Now you've made me rethink my whole existence on PWCs.... I once thought they were like all those noisy bloody Harley riders that insist in riding past all weekend in packs of 100+, all annoying.....

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Re: Which watercraft do you prefer ?
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2013, 12:33:16 PM »
Well it just shows that we're all capable of making rash judgements. But I believe that whatever you do and enjoy, go for it as long as it doesn't affectn others. I always thought that lake lice were the marine equivalent to trail bike riders.
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Re: Which watercraft do you prefer ?
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2013, 12:52:13 PM »
I like both.
Bit hard to tow the kids around on my yak.
Bit hard to drop my boat into the river off the bank and drag it over rapids and snags.

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Re: Which watercraft do you prefer ?
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2013, 12:53:10 PM »
You know why they make jet skis so noisy?




It's so that blind people can hate them too.

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Re: Which watercraft do you prefer ?
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2013, 05:30:28 PM »
I guess I feel that I don't have anything to prove any more.  Harro and I discussed this over a bottle of JW recently.  There comes a time in your life when you've caught enough fish.  I could join the Turkey Shoot at the river every weekend, but that wouldn't prove anything to me.  I prefer to fish when they're not biting, and try to figure them out.  At the moment we're getting some hours under us on the skis so we can be confident fishing 50lb gear off them a couple of miles offshore.  Some will understand this, and some won't, but again, I don't have to justify that.

Name dropping high horsing ? If you have reached that time in your life dale as you quoted why not give it up and focus on another interest until you have mastered it ? I too have caught many fish and still love it weather there biting or not, going home after a donut is what inspires me to keep coming back again and again

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Re: Which watercraft do you prefer ?
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2013, 04:03:32 AM »
At least we know you're not one of the f%&ktard lake lice who like to make waves and noise "just to intentionally piss anglers off" that many others seem to do with relish. The lake lice assn inc should be paying you & Pam to be their PR people.  :thumbsup
 
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Holy cr@p! You mean I only ever get to see 5% of the jet ski lice population?
There must be a gazillion of em!

 

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