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Hi guys, Phill re-sized this pic for me, thanks mate. the pic was taken on the day that I bought if from Kerry at Natureline. (Not rigged at the time)
I'll get my lovely wife to take a pic of it rigged as it is now and post it soon to give an idea of how I have set it up. This has been an evolving process and I've been getting a lot of ideas from this forum (thanks guys).

the beauty of this little boat for me is that it is very fast (easy on the arms)
little affected by wind, very stable and it gives a relatively dry ride considering the size of the cocpit. I have never taken a chop into the cockpit.

The draw-backs are limited deck space and no access to items stored in the hatch while in the boat.

Still having trouble. will keep trying :evil:

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still trying. think I'll give myself a few uppercuts
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Hey ****

The suspense is killing me :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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****'s having some 'technical difficulties' I'm helping him with. Hopfully he'll be able to post his own pic soon otherwise I'll put you all out of your misery & post it for him.
 

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What would "help more?
1. Head-butting the keyboard.
2. head-butting a brick wall
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hairymick

Good to see one of the boats from your fleet of yaks at last, looks a real goer
 

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Hi guys,
thanks for the kind remarks,
Thanks Phill, still having "technical difficulties"
As all things in yakking, everything is a compromise. For me, I needed something that was effecient through the water because I cover a lot of miles. To achieve this, I sacrificed the convenience of an all out fishing machine for the effortless grace of a true TK1.

The extended cockpit allows for ease of entry and exit and the ability to store solid fish inside to cocpit between my legs or pushed up into the bow.

The waterproof hatch allows ample storage of ice box, tackle etc but it does weigh the back down a bit. A bit more volume there would be nice.

My thinking behing the camo colours was that I fish generally clear, shallow water and I hoped that it would resemble a log as I drifted the shallows.

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Is that one of those new air rudders?
 

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Hi rawprawn,
very,very good! :lol: Actually, the boat traks that well that a rudder in most conditions is completely unnecessary.
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It looks like a very nice yak hairy one.
 

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Why thank you, I am very happy with it.
Raised the subject of a dorado again with she who must be obeyed tonight. Showed her the reply I got from Leon in south Africa. it seems that such a beautiful boat can be landed in Aust for around $2,000.
things are starting to get a bit scary.

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Hairy - Have you done any importing before? I haven't and blithely left it all up to Leon. He assures me all will be well, but this little wood duck is a tad nervous.....haven't heard anything from his shipping company, though I have had some 'puter probs lately.
 

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Hi varp,

No mate never. Still reeling over he price of the extasea. The Dorado is looking better and better. if you don't mind saying. what will be the final cost to land it at your door.

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I agree with you Hairy on the price of the Extasea. Does make me feel a lot better about the Dorito. :D

By the time it is in my hot little hands I shouldn't see much change out of $2,000. There's GST to pay upon arrival and I think import tax is 10% and I'm hoping the current stuff up on the wharves in Melbourne will have decongested itself by the time it arrives so I won't have to pay any storage costs.

I wish I knew exactly what the process is and all the costs involved. I didn't push Leon into explaining all the detail and have just accepted his assurances that I needn't worry. Kicking myself a bit about that, but then his assurances have been convincingly reassuring. :? A wimpy way to part with the hard earned and not the most mature way to do business on my part, but if I don't hear from someone soon I'll want to know why.
 

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I cannot say for sure, but from the investigations I did a while ago you'll need to pay GST on the transport cost incl. any insurance you took out. At the time I spoke with 3 customs officers & 2 out of the 3 said there is no import duty.
 

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Thanks Occy for the advice :D and I will post developments in case anyone else is thinking of going down the same route. I'm all at sea here and this is why I'm so much more comfortable working as a brain dead labourer.

When it comes to things financial, digital and mechanical, my head has a spasm and goes into gridlock. :oops:
 
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