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Gday everyone i recently sold my boat to buy a Yak and i have never look back. with some great advice from spottymac and the help from these forum pages i eventually brought a viking Predator and have more fun fishing from it than i ever had from my boat and have caught more fish i might add. Thanks everyone for your help.
 

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Goodonya Tonski. Look forward to reports. Also interested to hear about any customisations you've made to the predator.
 

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Great work Tonski, you are the third person I`ve heard of to do that.Good luck with the new rig. Think of the tackle you can buy with the money saved on launch fees, and reg, and licencing, and petrol, and service costs........... Steve.
 

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Welcome Tonski, the predators are certainly gaining a following among members here
 

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Welcome Tonski,

I almost purchased a boat before deciding upon a Yak for myself. A few things talked me out of the boat quite quickly and it all revolved around money, both initial outlay and ongoing costs:
Purchase Boat $15,000
Register Boat $300 a year
Register Trailer $200 a year
Petrol (going up to fast to think about)
Boat Licence $90

Plus the sounder and bits 'n' pieces, but I may get some of those for the Yak anyway :wink:

Cost of Yak $3000 kitted with PFD and Wetsuit, the Minister for Home Affairs found that figure much easier to deal with :lol:
 

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I went through the same process and came to the same conclusion Blaen. The MHA had the same thoughts too. Only problem now is that she won't let me buy another. Can you believe it?
 

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I did the same thing Mr Tonski. Sold my boat brought a yak and I’m catching more fish getting more exercise and meeting more interesting people than I ever would have on a boat.
 

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welcome tonski, the advantages of a kayak out weigh the speed of a stinkboat, plus no more fighting for a space when launching. look to reading some reports.
 

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Thanks everyone looking forward to chatting with you every chance i can. Here is a photo of the very first fish caught from my Yak.
 

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Now thats a great first up fish from your kayak tonski. My first was a redfin from a local lake. It was so small I darn near released my squidgy wriggler by mistake!! By the way, what state do you come from? Steve.
 

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Thanks for your help STU we are all a bit crazy thats part of the fun.

Its not a bad start but it dosent compare to the Jew that spottymac is holding.
 
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