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Hello,

I wanted thank all the guys that helped with my enquiry last night over fishing from a speedbaot.....to keep you posted, the speedboat is now up for sale!! I wont be using it for fishing.

However (!!!), I have found something that might meet my needs of just the odd day out maybe a mile or two of the coast for some light fishing and fun with a friend and the better half. Nothing fancy.

I have posted link to the item and would value very much, any thoughts and comments on the boat, Etc.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Fisherman-13-...0098614706QQcategoryZ1296QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

As stated, It would only be used for the two of us, at a push three of us in the summer for no more than a mile or two off the east anglian coast for mackerel/bass/light bottom fishing.

Your thoughts and comments awaited.

(I have been in touch with the seller who works in a boatyard, and he has been using for the last year from the Essex coast and says it's fine)

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Thats what I was going to ask, what sort of engine size would you recommend? I was thinking about a 15hp or 20hp?

Also, how close in is very close in? A mile or two?

Would only use from April to September from Cromer, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, Etc

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So if this boat is no good at l for what we want it for, then I need not bother going for it then!

Thats put a downer on that!! :(

I see lots of 13ft to 16ft fishing boats coming up for sale on various sites most days and some f them are lovley boats like I thought this was, so what is the ideal sized boat for one or two people to have a days FUN on then within a mile or two of the shore from the places mentioned in my previous post?

What exactly is wrong with the boat I have chosen?

Is is unsafe to use or be dangerous for the two of us?

Why only use it for very close in fishing?

All your answers are excellent advice so they are very much appreciated.

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Afishionado,
Any Ideas on where I can find one of the aforementioned boats with tht hull?

I am looking to only spend £300 to £500 maximum on the hull with electrical gear installed & trailer minus engine (As I already have an engine im discussing with someone for this boat should all else fail)???

Can you give me links to any for sale?

As I said before, I would only use it for close in FUN fishing with 2 on board and only from April to September from Cromer - Great Yarmouth - Lowestoft, where the tides are not fast or hard.

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Tom,

Max budget for this year would be around £500 for something with electrics and trailer ready to fit an engine of around 10hp to 20hp.

Read my previous post and you will see why!

Links would be great thanks.

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Good Morning Guys,

I have been talking to the seller of the 13ft (Microplus???) as previously discussed in the above posts on this thread, and he has come up with something which looks more suitable for my needs (???)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ormalite-idea...0098618411QQcategoryZ1296QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Have a look and tell me your thoughts and comments, but please bare in mind what I will be using it for (You can see what I want it for in my previous posts on this thread)

The dimensions are as follows:

18ft Length
6.1/2ft Beam
2ft Draught

Rated to 25hp MAX!

What engine size do you think would be suitable?

Who is the manufacturer of such a boat?

Thanks in advance
 

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Afishionado,

Thankyou so much for your help. Decision now made and this boat I will try and get!!!

Would it be possible for you to talk over the phone s you seem so knowledgable and helpful and could be just the man I need to help me on this boat and any queries that I may have?

I would be eternally grateful if that would be possible.

Thankyou so much.
 
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