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My new Spoonplugging Tinny 8 months 1 week ago #203

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So after I sold my fibreglass 4.2m boat, I decided to buy this!
This is my current boat. Not shown is the 9.5HP Johnson outboard .....

Ask away!
Like WHAT IS SPOONPLUGGING ......


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My new Spoonplugging Tinny 8 months 1 week ago #205

What are the specs on this boat?

How does it handle choppy water?

How does it compare to your fibreglass boat?

Any regrets after buying it?

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My new Spoonplugging Tinny 8 months 1 week ago #215

MP, more info please, where did you get it? Who built it?

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My new Spoonplugging Tinny 8 months 1 week ago #221

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Howzit guys, the manufacturer is a guy who is a bass fisherman and owns an aluminium fabrication business, so he built a few for mates only.
EFM Engineering, based in Pietermaritzburg. Earl is an old toppie, so he doesn't make plenty of them because he's only making them as a hobbie.

This one was his, he wanted to build himself a 4.2m one so i bought his 3.6m one. It's about 1.4m wide if i recall, flat bottom boat, so very stable on the water. Ask Brent, he's been on it.
Came with an old 9.5hp Johnson outboard which is as old as I am, but still runs well.
Still need to try it for spoonplugging, but I think it will be great. The flat bottom will make trolling a little tough but at least the boat will go into those shallow areas nobody else can get into.
Fits onto a flatbed trailer with wooden planks, which is as light as anything.
Launching is easy, it has a 2m extension which helps if you have a small car. So far, I've not have to wet my back tyres launching, because the wheels are 10", so it's really close to the ground.
Really great little boat, can't wait to try her out properly now that we've moved into our house.
YAY!
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My new Spoonplugging Tinny 8 months 1 week ago #228

Lekka rig MP.

There is some guys out in PE that advertise on FB that they build welded aluminum boats

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My new Spoonplugging Tinny 8 months 1 week ago #246

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Yip. Mark and Deidre Harrison of Port Edward Boat Builders

www.pebb.co.za
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port-edward-boat-builders.business.site/

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My new Spoonplugging Tinny 8 months 1 week ago #249

Navrik wrote: Lekka rig MP.

There is some guys out in PE that advertise on FB that they build welded aluminum boats


PE, Port Elizabeth = www.tcraft.co.za/

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My new Spoonplugging Tinny 7 months 2 weeks ago #439

Does this mean you will actually start fishing again?
Or is the boat going to be for show only?
Work hard, play harder.

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Crankenstein wrote: Does this mean you will actually start fishing again?
Or is the boat going to be for show only?


Well let's put it this way. When I fetched my boat, there was nothing on top of it. I felt great! It is parked in a little "hole" at the back of my garage.

Then I needed to empty the container where all my stuff was kept. Long story short, I can't see the boat for all the stuff that's on and around it LOL.
So with a bot of sorting, it will take a while before I can see the boat. As soon as I can make a clear exit, I'm going fishing!!!
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