My new little South African spoonpluggin' boat

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madporra
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My new little South African spoonpluggin' boat

Post by madporra » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:02 am

It took me so long to rebuild my other fibreglass boat that, when I eventually got to use it, the trailer was so unbalanced that the boat was too heavy to handle.
In addition, my car had blown a head gasket, so I had to spend almost $2,500 on repairs, and the car was never really the same after that.
I then got a new job where I travel out the country extensively, so it became a real hassle to go fishing.

Solution?
1. Sell the fibreglass boat and buy a lighter boat.
2. Sell the car and buy a smaller one. And
3. Get your priorities straight and get your a$$ on the water!

So I've done exactly that. Sold my boat and bought myself a small welded flat-bottomed tinny, 12ft in length.
It comes with a 9.5hp Johnson motor, which is more than enough for me (I also have a 25hp at home in case there's 2 or more on the boat).
Has a small tiller operated 34lb motor on it, which I will convert to foot control later.
The boat is as light as a feather, and can't wait to try her out this weekend.

What do you think?
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Re: My new little South African spoonpluggin' boat

Post by Fran Myers » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:07 am

Paul,
I think you'll be MUCH happier with this boat. Light, maneuverable. Flat bottom so you can deal with the really shallow ramps. you'll do a lot better job trolling too.

Good Luck with it.
Fran
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Re: My new little South African spoonpluggin' boat

Post by madporra » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:23 am

Thank you Fran!
Still looking for a good name for it, something that will remind me of the guy who introduced me to Spoonplugging.
Is “The Fran” taken? Haha or do you have a nick-name?

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