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    Surrender the Booty

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    Anyone using a Paddle Board, Jet Ski, Kayak or similar to hunt with?

    There are many islands/isletís near me, where to get to them it would be very useful to have a water craft. I have an inflatable SUP, and I will likely start using that. I would be interested in hearing about anyone who has used a water craft of some kind for hunting. Perhaps to go to sandbars, islands, etc. Also any pics of it loaded up would be interesting too.
    Hardest working man on the beach

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    "Dew" Meeker

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    Contact Joe (ole beach nut) he started out on a jet ski and now has moved to a small boat. BUT..... hes done a LOT of research which has paid off big. We think outside the box...... but we need to also think..... is it a waist of money i can afford.... say boat, jet ski..... hookah or dive equipment.... will i use it enough? Blind squirrel hunting sometimes pays off...... but ya have to have a plan or be willing to throw your money away.

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    ARC

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    Most of my treasure has come from using the Boat or Ski. I like the 17 foot Triumph 70hp for the distant beach's, it can come in close to shore, about 9 inch draft. The ski is the same Yamaha xs1100. Both have paid for themselves for they have got me to spots that no one else can get to...both bought used.

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    Surrender the Booty

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    Very nice OBN, I like that you have a boarding ladder and nice floating net too
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    Quote Originally Posted by signal View Post
    There are many islands/isletís near me, where to get to them it would be very useful to have a water craft. I have an inflatable SUP, and I will likely start using that. I would be interested in hearing about anyone who has used a water craft of some kind for hunting. Perhaps to go to sandbars, islands, etc. Also any pics of it loaded up would be interesting too.
    We have lived on a yacht for most of the time since 1995 in different parts of the world. I also have an inflatable SUP, They are OK in calm water, you need to secure your equipment well, if you fall off its normally in deep water and you are too busy trying to get back on to worry about your gear.
    I mainly use a 3 meter inflatable rib with small outboard to get to the beach. Most popular swim beaches have restrictions on water craft mixing with swimmers... buoys etc.. so you will need to park away from them or carry your SUP ashore and the are easy to steal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
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    You are safe from thieves with that... a bit sloooow
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    ARC

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry g View Post
    You are safe from thieves with that... a bit sloooow
    It was cheap...

    Part of my neighbors fence.

    :P jk


    Um... yeah.... will have to dig up a few photos.
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    I used to use a kayak. It was perfect for hunting. Used it on SC lakes and rivers. Could get into real shallow spots.

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    Dec 2007
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    Only used the kayak once so far. 1/4 mile paddle from boat launch to a "resident parking only" beach. I have a couple other spots to try this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by signal View Post
    Very nice OBN, I like that you have a boarding ladder and nice floating net too
    Thank You.....
    At 67 I needed to feel safe in knowing I can get back on the ski "easily" if I happen to fall off and as far as the ladder for the boat I love it, coming and going.

    On what to buy..........Go small........ reevaluate and go bigger if needed. I tested the waters by bumming a few boat rides from friends, then i seen the need for having my own.

    I know Stewielouie is on Tnet also and does very well with his ski..I'm sure he will chime in sooner or later..
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    May 2012
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    started using a kayak last summer and it's been getting me around pretty good, less ticks crawling on me through the heavier vegetated areas too hahahah! it was worth the hundred I p[aid for it. HH
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    ARC

    Aug 2014
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    I was thinking... of making my own metal detectors...

    lots of things around to get parts...

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    CASPER

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    i have used cz21 coils and some pi pro boxes if you are serious of trying to make some frankensteins
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    May 2012
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    I use my jet ski. Its a 2007 Seadoo 155hp. I mainly use it in freshwater lakes. I can fit everything I need for a day out on it. I like it because my main spots are in the middle of the lake's. Meaning unless you travel by water to get to it, your not getting to it. I see lots of pictures online of all these places where people gather in shallow salt water and moor up and party. If I was in FLA I would be hitting those places on the regular. Piece of advice, if you go the jet ski route. Try to find one with a closed loop cooling. Meaning it has a radiator and not using the salt water to cool the motor. Lot less flushing salt from your rig. Best decision I made about how to get from spot to spot, ride down the lake 60mph, get to my spot, screw the dog tie down screw in the bottom and I am hunting in minutes.
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