Advice on a suitable fishing boat

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DonMiller
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Boat: I have a 4.4m infanta duck with a 40hp yamaha autolube.
Best catch: 100cm kob

Advice on a suitable fishing boat

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Hi guys, I absolutely love heading to the Breede to fish. I usually travel to infanta and use the public launch. I have been using a 4.4m infanta duck with a tilller 40hp autolube yamaha. It is basic but sufficient so far. I would like to change to a fibreglass boat but still keep things relatively simple. I have a limited budget of R35k max. Knowing how quickly the wind can get up and the chop set in I need advise on what type of boat to look for.
I mostly fish alone so it needs to be easy to launch and retrieve on my own. I like the idea of a centre console so there is space to move around.
In my desperation I have been looking at cabin boats although I fear the cabin just takes up space- although they seem more affordable.
I would love to find an ensign dinghy (not cabin) but they seem like hen's teeth.
Any advise or even leads would be much appreciated.
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Pugwash
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Re: Advice on a suitable fishing boat

Post by Pugwash »

My personal opinion... Cabin boats are unsuited to fishing. Get yourself a 14-15' monohull center console along the lines of the Pelin of ski vee hull... Safe, light and easy to launch.
DonMiller
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Feb 09, 2022 10:44 pm
Boat: I have a 4.4m infanta duck with a 40hp yamaha autolube.
Best catch: 100cm kob

Re: Advice on a suitable fishing boat

Post by DonMiller »

Thanks- yeah, I hear you on that. Just got to find the right one.
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