Tarpon 3.7m boat or Tykahele

Submitted: Monday, Nov 18, 2002 at 01:00
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Anyone got one ? This is the 38Kg one made by the bloke in North Queensland who invented the Bushman bug repellant. The magazine reviews say the boat is very impressive for estuaries etc. Am seeking reviews - also, any idea of the water displacement with two people and motor. Anything not relevant would be appreciated.

Also, anyone with a Tykahele ? same stuff, reviews on capability etc

thanks
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Reply By: OziExplorer - Monday, Nov 18, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Nov 18, 2002 at 01:00
Do you have a URL to look at this boat. Sounds impressive.

What happened to the fold-a-boat! My good friend in Derby had one we used to take out in the estuaries. Have not seen them advertised for a long time. Still plenty of them sold in the US.
Just do a searcho on http://www.google.com and enter 'Fold-a-boat' to see if what you are talking about is the same thing.
www.porta-bote.com
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Follow Up By: Cliff - Thursday, Nov 21, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Nov 21, 2002 at 01:00
We have a Tarpon 3.7 and are very impressed.
We are 2 keen fishos and have an electric O/B and 9.8 O.B along with fuel tank and deep cycle battery plus fishing gear.
We cruise at approx 18 kts.
All the boats are approx 43 to 44 kilos now.
We have one of the first ones and l can`t praise them enough.
If you like l can send you further details via email and l will send pics.
We cant fault them.
Good luck,
Cliff & Lesliegh
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Reply By: paul - Monday, Nov 18, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Nov 18, 2002 at 01:00
Try this site

http://www.boatarama.com.au/newboats/model_detail.asp?ModelID=76&ManID=11&ManName=Tarpon%20Boats


If that doesn't work try a google search of "tarpon 3.7" and click on the something like above site and do an internal seach of "tarpon".

It was reviewed briefly in a couple Queensland fishing magazines, the one i am looking at now is the April 2002 copy of Bush'n Beach. It is very impressive but for something that is only suppoosed to take 2 people it is also very very expensive at about $4k. I guess the point is he has factored in that you don't need a trailer and even your standard k-mart roof rack can take a 40kg load. Articles say with a 9.8hp outboard it can go 53km/hr with one person and 45km/hr with two people.
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Follow Up By: Oziexplorer - Monday, Nov 18, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Nov 18, 2002 at 01:00
Everything is relavent in life. Yes, for what this boat is intended for as an estury calm water boat it is probably good. As you can see it is only good for up to 10hp (two stroke motor) and two people. It *may just* get on the plane if correctly loaded. For the design specifications that have built the boat around - 10hp, 2 people, obviously calm water with the limited freeboard and low VEE angle, it is probably admirable for its task. If that is what you want to use the boat for, go for it. Anything is better than a dangerous punt.
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Reply By: Wayne Prictor - Monday, Nov 18, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Nov 18, 2002 at 01:00
There Is One In Yhe ForSales On This Site.
C/ya
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Reply By: cliff - Tuesday, Nov 19, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2002 at 01:00
Hi Paul,
We have a Tarpon 3.7 and are very impressed.
We are 2 keen fishos and have an electric O/B and 9.8 O.B along with fuel tank and deep cycle battery plus fishing gear.
We cruise at approx 18 kts.
All the boats are approx 43 to 44 kilos now.
We have one of the first ones and l can`t praise them enough.
If you like l can send you further details via email.
Good luck,
Cliff & Lesliegh
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Follow Up By: Paul - Tuesday, Nov 19, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2002 at 01:00
please do - myredcar@hotmail.com or pokane@pftc.com.au

thanks
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