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   Old Thread  #57 22 Jul 2020 at 1.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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i know i have one with with a shower toilet and a mini bar
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   Old Thread  #56 21 Jul 2020 at 11.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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They're lovely boats, but you can buy yourself one with a shower, toilet and minibar for that money
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   Old Thread  #55 21 Jul 2020 at 10.54am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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i drool a little everytime i see him launch a new one on Facebook
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   Old Thread  #54 26 Jun 2020 at 11.32am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've got the price list at home looked at these a few years ago
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   Old Thread  #53 14 Jun 2020 at 7.45am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Have a look at Aryn boats in holland - you’ll need a trailer, but 100 times better than an inflatable
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   Old Thread  #52 1 Mar 2018 at 1.37am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Here in the US we have little choice but to go afloat.
Many (most) of our local waters, ranging from 200 to 20,000 acres, allow any real bank access.
So a boat is essential to get where the fish are.
One of the inflatables discussed here would be great if available.

I personally use a 16ft aluminum ‘Jonboat’, with a 40Hp motor. That gets from Point A to Point B ok.
Once at the swim, I stake down, and use an Oval brollie for sun and rain cover.
It’s survivable for up to 48 hours.
One of those collapsible camping potties likely to be my next purchase.
Oh yes, big stage stands, throughbolted into the deck....

Another benefit here is to avoid the gun toting nighttime truck drivers who come around the few accessible bank spots late at night. They make one a trifle nervous......
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   Old Thread  #51 28 Feb 2018 at 7.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I like the unhooking mat also but can’t justify the price
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   Old Thread  #50 28 Feb 2018 at 4.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yeah, point taken Ian, you're right mate, if things did get out of shape, right out in open water, it could become a bad situation very quickly.

How about that dufus on the mat? **** for brains comes to mind.
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   Old Thread  #49 28 Feb 2018 at 4.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have seen them in the flesh at the Zwolle show Steve the last few years they are well made/constructed bits of kit very sturdy but that's lay on the ground not open water obviously, my only concern being out in the middle of an expanse of water even with anchors at each corner is when the wind gets up over deep water and you are being battered the anchors become negative if you like if they are fixed at certain depths a bit like having a 1/2lb lead attached to marker poles over 6 meter deep water, I have woken up in the morning when the weather has been a bit boisterous and they have drifted off or moved away from the spots, as mentioned if they were anchored to inaccessible islands or margins I would have no problem but out in the middle of no mans land with potentially a hundred meters of water below you the backside might be going fifty pence half pence.

I was very impressed by their unhooking mat but not the 179 euro price tag although they have shown some idiot using this like a small boat.
Unhooking mat Prat.

I know one of the guys who works for Raptor spoke with him at Zwolle about this not the best in my opinion.
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   Old Thread  #48 28 Feb 2018 at 3.39pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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"but the Bratwurst's swinging about the place was a bit off putting."

I have been looking at the Raptor platforms, and anchored well, i imagine they'd be alright far out, depending on the weather. I guess common sense is key when using anything like this, they seem very solid though, almost like a proper pontoon.

I can see that they would be handy on a big venue, instead of packing everything away, they can be towed to a new location, with minimal fuss. I bet the big ones that can take two bivvy's would pay dividends, if both anglers were making the effort
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   Old Thread  #47 28 Feb 2018 at 1.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I think it is a great way of getting out there especially for waters like Bisc or lakes of that size and bigger across European countries.
For safety I think you would just have to keep an eye on the weather if you weren't moored against a bank marginal vegetation or an island even then I dont think I would like to be that far out in a remote unreachable spot.
My mate had a 3.000 mtr dinghy flip on him once on Du Der pushing off the bank when the waves were coming in like white horses, the leisure battery just missed his head he could of been in a nasty accident if it were a few inches the other way, the same guy was catching just off the rigs you mentioned Ken when a boat-full of German nudists moored up and started swimming all over his baited spots, he said he didn't mind that much as there were some attractive women about but the Bratwurst's swinging about the place was a bit off putting.
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   Old Thread  #46 28 Feb 2018 at 12.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No, definitely not!
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   Old Thread  #45 27 Feb 2018 at 4.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Won't get away with that on bisc now Ken .
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   Old Thread  #44 27 Feb 2018 at 3.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Can’t beat innovation
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   Old Thread  #43 27 Feb 2018 at 3.47pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Back in around 1997/8 I saw a couple of Dutch guys using two Yaks (that's a boat BTW) lashed together with a platform over the top and a big pump up on the platform. Four anchors held the thing in place and two outboards gave it quite a shift-on. They were using it on one of the huge public waters in SW France, one with oil rigs. They were too far away to see what they were catching but I doubt that they blanked!
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