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Advice on buying a boat for somebody with no car

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,238 ✭✭✭ Ferris


    You are well set up so. I'd stick with your current motor - better the devil you know and all that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 330 ✭✭ antietam1


    The 9.8 Tohatsu on the pull start seems easier than the 6hp Tohatsu which I traded in.
    Anyhow I will be 69 soon enough so will have to go back to the 2 stroke.


  • Registered Users Posts: 726 ✭✭✭ wannabecraig


    antietam1 wrote: »
    If you can get your hands on a 6hp or less outboard and provide that for the boat it's €60.
    Be prepared for a slow trip, nice Quartzy beaches around the lake for a picnic.
    Permit available from the boathire for fishing is €5 for two rods.

    Booked for Sunday. Looking forward to it.
    Any idea which rods/lures I should be using?
    I've only got a boat rod for sea fishing with mackerel lures,
    I might buy a few second had ones if I can find on adverts for this trip and further fishing days.


  • Registered Users Posts: 330 ✭✭ antietam1


    Booked for Sunday. Looking forward to it.
    Any idea which rods/lures I should be using?
    I've only got a boat rod for sea fishing with mackerel lures,
    I might buy a few second had ones if I can find on adverts for this trip and further fishing days.

    For pike I use all manner of spinners like spoons, I love casting.
    I have caught all manner of fish with something called a diving plug, which is a small fish like lure which simulates distress.
    Could you drop into Rory's or similar.
    The people I hired from well the last bit of the road down to the lake is very rough.
    Have got directions


  • Registered Users Posts: 726 ✭✭✭ wannabecraig


    Would a 7.5ft sea spinning rod be ok to fish with here?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 330 ✭✭ antietam1


    Would a 7.5ft sea spinning rod be ok to fish with here?

    I fished with one same and one telescopic, either is fine.
    Are you going through Lacken to Ballyknocan, if so the directions are not very good.
    The boat we got was a bit of a tub, but it was big and stable and great fun.


  • Registered Users Posts: 726 ✭✭✭ wannabecraig


    We've been there before, a few months ago, found it ok but road is a little rough going down as you say.
    THere are only 4 of use going, so should be plenty of room.


  • Registered Users Posts: 330 ✭✭ antietam1


    We've been there before, a few months ago, found it ok but road is a little rough going down as you say.
    THere are only 4 of use going, so should be plenty of room.

    Sorry confused you with another chap.


  • Registered Users Posts: 927 ✭✭✭ Tom44


    I see this add popping up regularly on done deal boats

    https://www.donedeal.ie/boats-for-sale/tohatsu-2-strokes-outboard-motorsread-carefully/24133356


    See ALL his adds


  • Registered Users Posts: 330 ✭✭ antietam1


    My computer wont let me look at that, will have look with the phone.
    Trying to get a receipt out of the guy that I bought the outboard from is killing me.
    Citizens advice say you are not by law entitled to a receipt.
    All the times I looked at done deal and never spotted him, 9.8 hp 2 stroke. €1655 and 27kg approx.
    One concern is the serial numbers he shows, for example 2019 would end with ak..... ab for 2020.
    Might have been lying in a warehouse for years, worth a shot though.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 330 ✭✭ antietam1


    Thom rang the guy out of curiosity, with my old geezer hearing and his heavily Eastern European accent could not understand him.
    He may have said ring back later or Broadsword calling Danny boy.


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