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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:09 pm 
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Since my last trip to Andamans in March where I spent time wading on the flats in Havelock I have convinced myself what fun could be had exploring the coast and mangroves from a kayak.

Great fun could be had casting lures from one of these arm powered vessels.

I have a question for you guys, does anyone know of a shop in India that sells fishing Kayaks?

If I ordered one from outside india would the import tax be high?

They got livebait tanks, you can put a fish finder on them, anchors even mini trolling motors (lol) and it's great exercise.

Something like this...

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:17 pm 
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Mama! I want one of those.

Been eyeing them and another make called malibu kayaks. One day when i earn enough brownie points...


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I too want one of those.. How much do they cost..???

Import duty is not what it used to be few years back.. (will have to check the custom tariff number for a kayak to know the exact %)
I guess Kayaks should fall under sports goods (any information guys?)


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I've definatly seen two sit on top Kayaks in Goa.
No manufacturers name that I could see but they were the real deal and made from polypropoleyne rather than fiberglass.
Maybe someone's making them in India.


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Ken, these are made here but the quality is nowhere near the one posted in the picture above.


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IndianAngler wrote:
Ken, these are made here but the quality is nowhere near the one posted in the picture above.



34% tax is quite high but not too bad, I think the tax here in Thailand would be even higher. They make some Kayaks here in Thailand, again the quality is not really up to it.

It'd be pretty cool to stash one somewhere on the Island and pop over for a week or two whenever I have some spare time.


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Have you had a look at the inflatable Kayaks? I got myself a Sea Eagle two man kayak. Waiting to try it out on our rivers once the rains stop.


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Bops, how much did you pay for the Sea eagle..?? (landed in Blor)


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How much did the inflatable cost, if you don't mind my asking. Need one of those at the dams.


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Yummy,

Love the intex sea hawk. less that 10K landed I guess. What do you think Bops? Worth it?


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I have been eying it for a long time.. thinking if I should take the bait... :?


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That could be what i'm looking for, that probobally deflates small enough to go on a plane.


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These look great for traveling and for the money you can't go wrong.

Indian Angler, you have the sea eagle 330, how do you rate it, also how portable is it, does it go into a carry bag?


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The sea eagle is good and well worth the money. I have the kayak with foot pump and oars in a 4 foot long cordura bag which makes it easy to carry. Should not be a problem carrying it as check in baggage on a flight.

Bag details,

Size: Approx. 17x12x38”
Capacity: 7800 cu.in.
Weight: 2 lb. 10 oz.
Fabric: Nylon

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Wow I think i'm gonna get one, just noticed though it wieghs 26lb not 2lb. Thought that was to good to be true! Can't wait to try it out!!!

Gonna have a little look around see what the competition is like, but this looks like a winner.

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Ha Sip, the 2lb weight is for the bag :-) not the Kayak. The bag does not come with it, I bought it separately.


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Guys. What's sort of sit on top's are available in India ?
I ask because there's no shortage of guidance on how to set up a kayak for fishing on the web (the Kayak fishing forum on AN is a good place to start) and it's a lot easier and cheaper to order in the seat back, the rod holders and the bungie webbing than a whole fishing rigged boat.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:11 pm 
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The only ones I've seen here are made to order using fibreglass. Really heavy and not sure if the design is stable enough for fishing. Are you considering one for River fishing or Saltwater?


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Hi,

I had found this boat building company some years back.

http://www.samudrashipyard.com/Canoes&pantoons.htm#1.

I have heard of saltwater crocs in the Andamans. I would feel safer in a boat, if fishing the mangroves.


tight lines

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:01 pm 
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Hi Guys,

I got this one by seafreight from US. Cost me abt 1500 US. Called Cobra Kayaks.Its got rod holders, bait well, tackle box and stuff. Still looking for a picture with everything rigged.

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Hi guys,

The Kayak costs about 800 $ & the rest was shipping.



Jeen


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:07 pm 
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How much of the 1500US was tax, any idea what % was tax?

Nice Kayak, would like to see a pic of it rigged.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:24 pm 
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Hi 50/50

The Kayak cost me about 800 $ and the shipping was close to 700 bucks. In the UAE ( Dubai ) we have only 4% tax.



Jeen.


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Nice Deal......buy a Kayak & get 1no 4 x 4WD free :lol:

Just kidding......neat looking one. I'm just curious cos I havent been out on one like that. Do you use it for exercise or to fish. What if you hook into a big fella, I suppose you would get taken for a ride ?


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Hi Keyur,.

WE got the Kayak about a year ago. The kayak was for fishing the flats and the mangroves which are too shallow for my boat. Kayak fishing is a big sport. We have caught a few fish from it. Yes it shure does keepyou fit.
Nothing big as the season was almost over by the time we got the canoe. Check Kayak fishing .com for some idea of the sport. You can land any thing from it. Guys land sail fish , huge kings, cobias and stuff. THe kayak adds to the drag and you can land much bigger fish from it.You can row out to the sea with it during low tide as the current is going out and return along with the high tide. However guys always go in pairs ( Two or more Kayaks Which is safer. Will shurely have some pictures for you of big kings ( narrow Barred Spanish) in November.

Jeen


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:02 pm 
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Hello everybody,
I have this fishhunter by Sevylor. Have used it extensively for the last 2 yrs. Can go 1 km across and back .Flips in water and u can flip it back and continue.
Its worth the price -the motor 12 v is also sevylor -has 2 speeds and is good enough. Switches need change.
Now that I have experienced this I can tell you the following to help you in selecting a boat.
Now if U are on the waters edge, then remember everything has to go with you-across. So the boat should be big enough.(depends on your Gang Size) I however cater for 2.My boat says –for 3.
Next u have to see the power consumption -boat size -speed-moving/still water -all dictate. Don’t forget the force of waves caused by breeze.
Consider if u want to troll / just get across water.
Consider ur weight carrying capacity / capability in outdoors.
Do you have electricity there to charge the batteries? The 12 V batteries must be small - 7AH,14AH and no bigger (totally dry or condenser- unless u want to come back w/o ur pants) and a good charger with multiple Leads (U have to make all this) .A multi meter –batteries can cheat! And many well charged batteries are a must for any trip. I cater for 3.5 hrs running in water.
No of chambers in the boat -mine has 5.
Must have a stun gun(1 million V will do) - before u bring the fish into the boat -imagine what she will do if she goes flip flap -its either the boat or ur thighs that will get hooked. And maybe the echo will be “Mama I never wanted this”
Lastly do not get happy in her – all problems start when we get happy ! But our spirit for adventure will never let us rest! Its one of the greatest “JOYS”
Cheers and let’s move across water
Ham


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:28 pm 
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Hamdhingra wrote:
Must have a stun gun(1 million V will do) - before u bring the fish into the boat -imagine what she will do if she goes flip flap -its either the boat or ur thighs that will get hooked. And maybe the echo will be “Mama I never wanted this”



Shocking!!! :evil: Wonder what happens to the fish after the taser tack???


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:46 pm 
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Nothing -they live on and live well, my co-partner in the boat also got the shock -and many times I too get it - we all live -its low on amps !
Not to worry - the treble in your thighs is worse !
Cheers
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