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   Old Thread  #30 23 Jun 2019 at 4.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi. Just bought a 40lbs Minn Kota from declathlon to go with my 240 Bark inflatable. Can I ask what battery you are using? Cheers
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   Old Thread  #29 26 May 2019 at 8.25am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
anyone want to buy one?
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   Old Thread  #28 25 May 2019 at 8.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks very much for that mate, that's pretty much what I want it for just really finding spots but only really ones that I can cast to and bait up via throwing stick or spod as I don't think I'd go out at night to replace rigs etc or in rough conditions, I'll probably still try to take the bic boat as I know it's ideal, but it's good to know this could do as a cheap alternative. Thanks again
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   Old Thread  #27 25 May 2019 at 5.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi

I got this exact boat (Seahawk 2) a couple of years ago for the same purpose.

I used it over a period of two weeks to help me find spots (prodding about/looking), place markers, bait up around markers, and place the bait and row back to land. I did not try to play/land fish in it however.

It works but you cannot stand up in it (bad idea at least...), drifts easily and I would not want to play/land fish in it.

The oars that came with it are flimsy, but if your carefull they are ok.

I kneeled or sat in the boat to row/place out baits etc. I was boating out up to 150 meters so it got a good trial with me.

All in all, ok for the money - but depends on expectations.

Kevin

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   Old Thread  #26 25 May 2019 at 0.04am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Sorry to hijack the thread but has anyone used a seahawk 2 dinghy for fishing? I'm on a very tight budget for a boat for a week in France, I do have the option of borrowing a hard bic sportyak which would be ideal but transporting it maybe an issue.
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   Old Thread  #25 23 May 2019 at 10.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not being able to row it with the seat in place sounds a bit poor. Shame as they looked decent tbh

Iíve still not used the fox 240 but hoping to this weekend. Also realised I can get a minn Kota 40lb for £150 at Decathlon which seems pretty reasonable 👍
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   Old Thread  #24 13 May 2019 at 7.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Iíve got a carp spirit 180 black boat which I bought for a specific lake with poor access- itís ok but a major flaw is that you canít row if you have the seat on it - you either have to kneel or sit on the floor !! Also a bit of a handful in the wind - handy if you canít drive to the lake but Iíd recommend a 2.3 - good handling and not too jeavy
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   Old Thread  #23 12 May 2019 at 9.32am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers, will take a look at those as well
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   Old Thread  #22 11 May 2019 at 8.25am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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A Haswing Osapian 40lb sounds ideal for you , I have one and its been superb , very powerful for its size , light weight , and very quiet , the handle also folds down too , I bought it as a back up to my 55lb but find Iím using the 40lb Osapian in my 2.4m Fox boat as it feels much more balanced and quieter
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   Old Thread  #21 10 May 2019 at 8.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks rivers. Will be used on a lake only so good to know lighter engine likely to be ok. Minn kotaís look decent but a little more expensive than the bisons. I have the phrase buy cheap buy twice ringing in my ear but sometimes there are some gems to be had at lower prices from less well known brands. Hoping the bison might be one of those
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   Old Thread  #20 10 May 2019 at 8.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If your not going on big rivers or very large lakes ,or pulling a ton of gear ,a 36 is fine , I have always favoured the Minn kota outboards , never let me down .and make sure you get a decent life jacket , auto inflate .
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   Old Thread  #19 10 May 2019 at 7.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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So update is Iíve purchased a boat. Not the carpspirit but one of the new fox 240 inflatables. Next question is what electric outboard am I likely to need. Not going to be doing anything too long distance or for too long. Wld say a 36lb thrust motor be sufficient or am I better looking at something nearer 50lbs? Also be good to hear from anyone with experience of the bison electric outboards (good or bad) or other decent motors

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   Old Thread  #18 28 Mar 2019 at 8.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Iíve seen you in an inflatable boat
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   Old Thread  #17 28 Mar 2019 at 3.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Pumped it up and assembled it, cant grumble for the money. Reason i bought it was for the weight its about 15kg.
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   Old Thread  #16 27 Mar 2019 at 11.52pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Which one do you have mate and who did you purchase it through?
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