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Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 13:31
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I have a 12ft portabote ,has anyone used these in the NT for example the Daly River.
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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 15:05

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 15:05
If you wear a red shirt you will look like a hotdog in a bun to the crocs :)
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Reply By: Bigfish - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 15:21

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 15:21
IF you were to put a boat that small and flimsy into any NT or Northern Qld river you would be classed as a bloody idiot. Even a small six foot croc would have you in deep trouble if it decided you looked like a free feed. A ten footer would have you dead in no time.

Minimum should be 14 foot and high sides. I have flown in helicopters for years over many NT rivers and believe me..there are many big water geckos out there. Just because you don't see them doesn't mean they are not around. Leave the boat at home...
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Reply By: skulldug - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 17:28

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 17:28
Corncob,

Lots of yachties use 12ft tenders in NT waters. Perhaps the ones that get eaten by giant lizards won't post here :)

Skull
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Follow Up By: Bigfish - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 18:43

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 18:43
Nearly every yachtie uses their tender in a decent port. Nearly every port has some sort of croc control programme in place as well. Normally you dont get big crocs in ports. As soon as 1 is seen it is removed. I lived there for close on 20 years in Darwin and Gove. Know all about yachties and their tinnie usage as I have sailed a few times with them.

When was the last time you saw a yachtie in a 12 ft tinnie in the Daly? How about the Glyde, the Gurrumurru, the King..list is endless. They don't travel into these rivers.

This topic has been brought up before and most people agree about how silly it is to use a little tinny in croc waters. All I,m offering is a bit of advice based on experience and knowing the areas rather well.
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Follow Up By: Corncob - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 19:00

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 19:00
I thank you for sound advice,based on your mature reply and your experience.
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 19:05

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 19:05
"NT for example the Daly River."
http://www.ntnews.com.au/news/only-in-the-territory/monster-croc-menacing-daly-river-community-caught-by-rangers/story-fnk2tg5d-1226981498555
Regards Philip A
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Follow Up By: Batt's - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2015 at 00:34

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2015 at 00:34
Typical media blowing things out of proportion while it is a large croc it's no "monster croc"
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Follow Up By: TomH - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2015 at 07:59

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2015 at 07:59
It may not be a "Monster" but if it ate you, you would be just as dead as being eaten by a monster.
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