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next year i hope to buy a small bait boat i dont want to pay more than £400 prefer less if possible. what does the forum advise.

what ever one i buy it will be used a lot,probably as much as 4 times a week in the summer and once a week in winter.

should i get with with a solar panel ? what i dont need is one that takes a lot of bait 1kg is more than enough. prefer new offcourse !

But it will get a lot of use . hopefully it wont be too heavy to carry as i probably have to put it in a trailor on my motorcycle. Yes a motorcycle not a car.

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one springs to mind :wink: the grandeslam shuttle bait boat small compact holds 2kg bait and is 400 brand new :wink: or theres the tfg patriot bait boat you can probably get one for 250 new but its hit and miss on the reviews for these.or the viper boat simmilar to shuttle can get a new one around same price :) hope this helps mate :)

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What has a Spod, got to do with a question about BB's, what??? :?

 

its saying bait boats are rubbish and pointless when you can just use a spod which does just as good as a job

 

What if he's targeting fish at 200yds ? Doh ! :roll:

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What has a Spod, got to do with a question about BB's, what??? :?

 

its saying bait boats are rubbish and pointless when you can just use a spod which does just as good as a job

 

Or trying to get a bait right under a tree? With precision and accuracy? It's which bait boat not what spod :wink:

 

If I was you I'd go for a procat, fantastic boat or an atom, there wicked aswell :)

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What has a Spod, got to do with a question about BB's, what??? :?

 

its saying bait boats are rubbish and pointless when you can just use a spod which does just as good as a job

 

Youngcarper,Thanks for your superior knowledge on baitboats yet again.

I'm sure we all know by now, your opinion on baitboats which you seem intent to shout to the world whenever they are mentioned.

 

Well it's getting very tiresome now.

 

I have been fishing for carp for 30 years and I have to bow to your superior angling skills and knowledge. The way you talk for a 16/17 year old, it is more than obvious you are the next Terry Hearn in waiting (who by the way, admits to using baitboats in certain situations).

If I am ever fortunate or unfortunate enough(depending on your view) to be fishing next to you and I'm using my boat responsibly, then please feel free to drop by and tell me the errors of my ways

:rolleyes:

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What has a Spod, got to do with a question about BB's, what??? :?

 

its saying bait boats are rubbish and pointless when you can just use a spod which does just as good as a job

 

Youngcarper,Thanks for your superior knowledge on baitboats yet again.

I'm sure we all know by now, your opinion on baitboats which you seem intent to shout to the world whenever they are mentioned.

 

Well it's getting very tiresome now.

 

I have been fishing for carp for 30 years and I have to bow to your superior angling skills and knowledge. The way you talk for a 16/17 year old, it is more than obvious you are the next Terry Hearn in waiting (who by the way, admits to using baitboats in certain situations).

If I am ever fortunate or unfortunate enough(depending on your view) to be fishing next to you and I'm using my boat responsibly, then please feel free to drop by and tell me the errors of my ways

:rolleyes:

 

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

 

small bait boat - procat

large - waverunner in my opinion

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i have a waverunner atom mate, dont get to use it that much but when i have its done the job needed, it is also very light in weight and in a strong cross wind keeps on a nice straight path, highly recommended mate[ not that im an expert though] :)

 

mufty

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The only advice I can give is If you buy one make sure you get one with an echo sounder, I have seen the Viper Icon in use my only concern was that the hopper release is on the same joystick as the speed and direction controls and can take a bit of getting used to, The guy I saw using it dumped two lots of bait 3 metres from his rods each time, :oops: It would be better to get one with a seperate hopper release via a switch on the top of the remote If possible.

Oh and make sure it is 2ghz which means no crystals and less interferance.

Some shops have a pool where you can try before you buy.Good luck.

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What has a Spod, got to do with a question about BB's, what??? :?

 

its saying that I have the intelligence of a spod and haven't got a clue, it also says that he I carry on hijacking threads with stupid answers I won't complain when happyhammer bans me.

 

Good post son and you're bang on

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The only advice I can give is If you buy one make sure you get one with an echo sounder, I have seen the Viper Icon in use my only concern was that the hopper release is on the same joystick as the speed and direction controls and can take a bit of getting used to, The guy I saw using it dumped two lots of bait 3 metres from his rods each time, :oops: It would be better to get one with a seperate hopper release via a switch on the top of the remote If possible.

Oh and make sure it is 2ghz which means no crystals and less interferance.

Some shops have a pool where you can try before you buy.Good luck.

 

 

Ive just bought myself a second hand Viper MK3s with FF1 feature finder on it...... Im hoping to be on syndicate next year and it will be a handy tool for the lake concerned. Havent used it fishing yet, but had a bit play with it on a local lake the other day and am very happy with it. But your right simmonds the very first time i sent it out i opened the hopper door by mistake..... Something to get used to. Have to be honest though, where the FF1 is concerned I couldnt make out what I was looking at. Good for depth changes and stuff like that but i couldnt see the difference when going over weed beds and the like...... Dont know if its sensitivity setting just needs adjusting or what.

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I know it's a bit more than you wanna pay but I have just got the new BSA mini lakestar,brilliant bit of kit.2 hoppers which work individually,comes with built in sonar for either fish finding or looking over contours on the lake bed.

They are £500 but are quicker,lighter,and better battery life than the viper I had.

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The only advice I can give is If you buy one make sure you get one with an echo sounder, I have seen the Viper Icon in use my only concern was that the hopper release is on the same joystick as the speed and direction controls and can take a bit of getting used to, The guy I saw using it dumped two lots of bait 3 metres from his rods each time, :oops: It would be better to get one with a seperate hopper release via a switch on the top of the remote If possible.

Oh and make sure it is 2ghz which means no crystals and less interferance.

Some shops have a pool where you can try before you buy.Good luck.

 

the viper icon has a swich on top of the remote control to empty the hopper not on the joystick,,

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if i was looking for a reliable bait boat that holds 1kg of bait matey i would stretch a tad more and go for a viper icon all day long mate, you can pick up a mk3 for about 450 brand new or viset the auction sites,iv used a few boats and this out does all in price bracket, build quality is very very good and the customer support is second to none if u ever need it

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The only advice I can give is If you buy one make sure you get one with an echo sounder, I have seen the Viper Icon in use my only concern was that the hopper release is on the same joystick as the speed and direction controls and can take a bit of getting used to, The guy I saw using it dumped two lots of bait 3 metres from his rods each time, :oops: It would be better to get one with a seperate hopper release via a switch on the top of the remote If possible.

Oh and make sure it is 2ghz which means no crystals and less interferance.

Some shops have a pool where you can try before you buy.Good luck.

 

the viper icon has a swich on top of the remote control to empty the hopper not on the joystick,,

It was defo a Viper I saw with the hopper control on the same stick as the motor control, It was the larger of the two Viper boats.

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I have a Waverunner MK2 with dual hoppers and hook release system, good little toy. 2 control sticks to do different jobs, 1 does your speed and direction and the other controls your hoppers and hook release. You can pick 1 up for about £550. Good luck looking, it took me ages to decide which one to go for. :D

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