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AndrewRawlingson
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Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:59 pm

Thought I'd write a short post about what I've been up to over the last few months. It feels like a confession!

Pictures and video say it all.

If anyone is interested, I'd be happy to write something about how I decided to go down this route and found the transition from kayak fishing. Otherwise, I'll keep quiet until I get a new kayak :)

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FatherOfMany
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Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:25 pm

And you want to give me grief about my motorized kayak? :)

Looks awesome, Andrew. I'll be honest, I've been thinking of saving up for one of those as well.
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Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:59 pm

I think these are a great idea Andrew , I like the idea of staying with small craft fishing it has its own feel to it that I believe jet skis still hold onto .

I think for myself whilst my body is up to it I'll stick with the kayak but I think in later life (retirement ) when you've put a few more trips and days work under the belt , it probably becomes a very realistic and sensible option .

Lures lures lures would be my advice troll everywhere , you now have the speed to make lures swim in the manner they can when they have a bit of pace behind them and the difference in success will astound you .

A good friend of mine whom has done a lot of lure fishing off boats says 16 knots !!!! 16 knots is the magic number to hit success max !!! 12 you may get the odd fish or nothing , ratchet it up to 16 and zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Enjoy !!!!

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Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:58 pm

Hooon! :lol:
Nice! 8)
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Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:08 pm

HaHa nice one Andrew I bet their would be meany :envy: see ya out their

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Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:18 pm

Noice :y: :y:
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Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:09 pm

Sweet ride Andrew :y:
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Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:27 pm

How much gas are using on each trip and how far are you going

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AndrewRawlingson
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Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:19 am

williamthegrate wrote:How much gas are using on each trip and how far are you going
That's a good question and one is obviously dependent on the other. If I stay within my normal kayak range of say a 5 - 10 km round trip, fuel cost is minimal, pennies.

BUT, there's a big but. It takes you where you want to go fast, so it is very tempting to push further offshore. I've made several trips to the Hen & Chicks which is a 60 km round trip from where I launch. The quoted fuel economy is 4.6 USmpg which is 2.0 kpl. This means that I use 30 litres of fuel for this trip which comes to $57 at current prices. In practice, it's closer to $50.

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Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:44 am

Is a jet ski hard on the body?
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AndrewRawlingson
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Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:54 pm

MikeAqua wrote:Is a jet ski hard on the body?
Not as hard as kayaking! :rofl: But you don't get the work out which I miss.

I think it's as hard on the body as you want it to be. If you're one of those people that has to go as fast as possible all the time, then you're going to take a battering. I'm not one of those people, so no, I would say not hard on the body at all.

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Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:37 pm

Choice :y:

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Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:16 pm

Had a casual few hours fishing today. I think things are working out.

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Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:18 pm

Nice one mate. Have been thinking about doing the same - finding it too hard to get the kayak out.

Mind if I ask what it set ya back? Any details on the ski?
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AndrewRawlingson
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Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:24 pm

It's a Yamaha FX HO, the model that everyone who knows about jetski fishing seems to recommend. I'll PM you about cost.

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Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:39 pm

Sweet ride! Is it similar to owning a boat? Tow with a trailer and launch from a boat ramp?
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Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:28 pm

Awesome Andrew! Keep us updated with the catch's :rock:

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Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:05 pm

Schecter wrote:Sweet ride! Is it similar to owning a boat? Tow with a trailer and launch from a boat ramp?
Pretty much, but easier because it's smaller and lighter. Don't need a big car to trailer it either. I dare say if you were built like the big guy from Big Angry Fish, you could launch it by hand if you really wanted to!
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Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:07 pm

Ruff as Gutts wrote:Awesome Andrew! Keep us updated with the catch's :rock:
Cheers mate. I'm aware this is a kayak fishing forum, so won't go over the top.

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