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Old 17-06-2019, 11:47   #16
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This is what you want

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OK. wow. that one is incredible...
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Old 17-06-2019, 11:58   #17
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In South Africa we don't play around, here the boys are hardcore. Check Stealth Products Power Fisha 16 - STEALTH PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS


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Thanks a lot perfect specs ill look into it! yea my experience is that Aussies, South Africans, and New Zealanders always have better boats than us Americans do.
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Old 17-06-2019, 12:05   #18
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Won’t go thirty but it will plane with 2.5 horsepower and it will tow behind a bike.
https://youtu.be/3A9_5BMcI5Y

https://youtu.be/FVOVfgw_vpM

I should have put these in the initial requirements.. but the reason i dont like inflatables is because they can get punctured...

secondly the reason i dont like john boats and boats like this as well as canoes, is because they can capsize and are tippy, for example portabote etc,

kayaks... i dont want a sit inside kayak because of the risk of swamping.. but id go for a sit on top with drain holes plus outrigger/pontoons.
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I built a bike trailer to tow around my laser sailboat. Mostly lumber, no welding or special skills. Simple and sturdy. Worked very well. Total loaded trailer weight around 200 pounds.

So towing a kakak/motor/gear behind your bike should be no trouble at all.

The golden rule is that the tow vehicle (that's YOU and your bike) must weigh MORE than the total loaded trailer.

I would tow the boat to a local waterfront park, disconnect the trailer from my bike, and roll the trailer by hand to launch on a rocky beach. Haulout was a little tougher, being uphill and everything wet (heavy).
Wow, good job! this is probably a lot bigger than id be hauling but the same idea! i actually do have a cart right now that was not designed to be hauled behind a bicycle but i may try to modify it to fit.

I could put the engine inside and strap the kayak on top, no problem.

This is what i bought last year:
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Old 17-06-2019, 16:04   #20
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i saw one down at Keamh hardware the other day-- it had an inboard jetski motor in it and was really well done- sit on top cooler built in - rod holders etc - pretty light weight and said it could go 35mph with a draft of 3 inches-- used water jet propulsion so no prop to hit-- looked really cool until i though about how fast 4 inches of water could shoal to two inches and the effect of hitting that at 35 mph-- also visibility as far as someone seeing you on it in any kind of traffic would be awful. from experience jetski motors are great for a little while then they are a HUGE PITA. Would be fun to play with a little if somone else sported the bucks for it ( was expensive but i cant remember how much but big bucks for essentially a limited use toy
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Not going to happen and you'd be better off starting with a different platform. You would need a stupid amount of hp and it would always be unstable. 20-30mph is tough even for a Gheenoe with stupid HP.

Google Jetjon for Jonboats modifed with jetski engines. It's on my todo list.. Shallow draft, room to fish, stable, could double as a dinghy and no jetski stigma.
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secondly the reason i dont like john boats and boats like this as well as canoes, is because they can capsize and are tippy, for example portabote etc,

kayaks... i dont want a sit inside kayak because of the risk of swamping.. but id go for a sit on top with drain holes plus outrigger/pontoons.

Kayaks can capsize too. With a canoe, assuming prep and practice, not a huge deal. With a motor... probably (much?) more difficult with either sit-in kayak or canoe. With an exposed prop, maybe still spinning, on an upside-down sit-on kayak... maybe equally difficult but different problems.

Airbags, as are sometimes typical in whitewater canoeing, can be useful... and then you have optional space for storage depending on how much the bags are inflated.

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i saw one down at Keamh hardware the other day-- it had an inboard jetski motor in it and was really well done- sit on top cooler built in - rod holders etc - pretty light weight and said it could go 35mph with a draft of 3 inches-- used water jet propulsion so no prop to hit-- looked really cool until i though about how fast 4 inches of water could shoal to two inches and the effect of hitting that at 35 mph-- also visibility as far as someone seeing you on it in any kind of traffic would be awful. from experience jetski motors are great for a little while then they are a HUGE PITA. Would be fun to play with a little if somone else sported the bucks for it ( was expensive but i cant remember how much but big bucks for essentially a limited use toy
Oh this is interesting! would you mind to take a pic of it or link me to the site where i can ask? yes visibility is low thats why i normally stay very close to the shore say within 100 yards or so
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Just yesterday I noticed a reference to "engine powered kayaks" down in Ft. Pierce, FL. No further info, but questions might submit to Mr. Google.

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My Powerfisha is an amazing item. I've got a 25 Yamaha on it. Its stable and can stand up with superb stability. It flies along and the hull is quite flat.
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