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flat bottom boats

Discussion in 'Boats' started by shan, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. shan

    shan New Member

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    g'day im lookin for a cheap boat to get out on the murray and some people have told me that punts/flat bottom boats are unstable and useless.. just wondering if theres any truth to this as they are cheap and ive only got about 1500-to play with

    some help would be great cheers SHAN
     
  2. greenfish

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    Flat bottom punts are hardly useless, they are terrible in a heavy chop or swell but on a river with very little problems with ski boats etc they are ideal for cod fishing, they are stable at rest and you can stand and move about easily in them, the flat nose versions have a bloody hard ride into any waves but a V nose punt although not teffific is not to bad..
    Just look out for riveted hulls leaking like a sieve and metal mice activity in general..

    cheers
     
  3. shan

    shan New Member

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    cheer man but what do u mean by metal mice activity do you mean rust corrosion

    thanks heaps SHAN
     
  4. greenfish

    greenfish New Member

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    Yep, corrosion!!

    cheers
     
  5. coat

    coat New Member

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    Yeah i have a duckpunt and rate it quite highly.. Virty has one also that he has decked out a bit a is a real winner.. It is a great boat to fish from.. If you got a electric and a second hand boat you should get change from a grand.. i would go for a 12 foot model though... cheers PILKO
     
  6. Andezn

    Andezn New Member

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    Where did you hear about the punts being unstable?
    what did you do in the end?
     
  7. wharf

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    Punts are good mate.If a old fat bastard like me can stand up in one its safe enough.Only time i would be worried or unstable would be in high wind on lakes.
     
  8. keegan

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    i love punts mate i got one and ist more stable than a v botttom boat the lower sides i lik more aswell
     
  9. TomtButters5

    TomtButters5 Just one more cast

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    I got a 12ft flat bottom punt, one of the best investments iv made i reckon, i find that we have loads of room and is quite stable, easily able to stand up and cast lures around, excellent in rivers and lakes, we bought it for 600 bucks including trailer and motor, it had relatively short sides on it which just makes for easier fishin :lol:
     
  10. mitchmcm

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    i was on a friends v nosed punt on a windy lake and it was very stable i think
     
  11. shep

    shep New Member

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    i have a little 8'explorer and it is a fish magnet. two fat, drunk fellas can fish out of it no worries.



    disclaimer: it is legal to be drunk and in control of a boat in the nt.
     
  12. wharf

    wharf New Member

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    Disclaimer not needed.You would need to be drunk to jump in a 8foot tinny anywhere up there mate.
     
  13. shep

    shep New Member

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    exactly :D
     
  14. mitchmcm

    mitchmcm Member

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    how deep in the water does the 8'' sit.
     
  15. Got Buckley's

    Got Buckley's Queanbeyan NSW

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    you cant go wrong with them aslong as you dont head out into open water when the wind picks up ( can be very scary ) . I have a 10ft punt and when the wind is kind three blokes can stand and cast no worries.

    cheers
     
  16. shep

    shep New Member

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    i have never really looked but it wouldn't be more then 50mm
     
  17. TomtButters5

    TomtButters5 Just one more cast

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    our 12 ft punt sits, about 50mm in the water, is really good
     
  18. Phrozius

    Phrozius New Member

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    Geez i wish I could score myself a deal like that!!

    All I ever see for sale in my area is over priced v-hull tinnies and all i ever see on the damns are flat bottom punts :(
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2010

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