Guys, thanks for the kind words.
To answer a couple of questions:
Yes the trailer is an Easy Trailer from Victoria 8x4 and is legal in SA with no need for a rear flag.Great firm to deal with.http://www.easytrailer.com.au/
The sounder mount is a RAM mount "RAM Mount Horizontal Straight Swing and Ball Arm with Plate" from a crowd called express mounts on the net. www.expressmounts.com
I bought all of the RAM gear there - the rail mounted holder was not avaliable in Aus.
Re the bilge pump - I would sooner be safe -------. Also speaking to the sea rescue squadron - this complies with inshore regs (even though a kayak does not have to) - If I ever fit a motor ............
As for cost - lets just say I could have bought a good tinny. However I like estuary (mangroves)/ coastal / fresh and flyfishing and haven't seen a tinny that can do all that.
A large part of the fitout was the trailer and Sounder/GPS both purchased off the net for reasonable prices. Also had an ebay win on a gold navionics card for Adelaide. This decided me on the lowrance otherwise I would have bought the Garmin (with inbuilt maps)
The one saving I do make is building my own rods.