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Old 05-18-2015, 07:18 PM #51
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The Tempo looks good. I see them going for $850 on ebay which is still kinda steep though. I love the fact that it only weighs 56lbs. Anyone know why they stopped making the Scupper Pro?
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Ok I have to make a confession. .... I didn't know what an RIB was. I looked it up and it definitely looks promising. I'll look into it some more.
Hey shallow, how far out would you consider taking yours?
Sorry for my late reply, work, holidays and and Dengue fever has seen me time poor ATM.

My RIB is only 4.2m with a 40Hp 2 stroke. With the custom 45lt tank including the internal 15lt reserve I cover 20Km each way if conditions allow. I head to the FAD as often as I can.

It is good for only 3 divers plus gear and eski. Easy to launch and retrieve solo.

Because it is so easy to live with, I often take it out only 10 minutes from shore for those quick splash and dash dives.

Is it the best boat for all conditions? No.
Is it one of the best bang for your buck spearing platforms I have been in? Without doubt.
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That's what I was getting at, for me even a small boat is better than a pwc. That's why I went with a RIB.

Teaspoon, I love that rack it's great use of space, and considered it for my RIB but figured it makes entry from the transom more difficult. What's it like?
Even before I installed my rack I never entered over the transom. I have a grab rail in the console that some divers use to get in. RIBs are one of the easiest boats to enter and exist the water I have been in.
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Rigid Inflatable Boat. I believe.

I used them in Malaysia and we went 20 miles out. They're really stable as long as you don't get a hole in them.
The previous owner of this boat went hooning around without the pods attached! Water covered the deck when he stopped but it would get on the plane in seconds.

I have foam filled the hull for a little additional security.

Hypalon is a more durable material for the pods. PVC pods (like this current one) is a little easier to damage but are easy to repair on the fly.
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Thanks for the input teaspoon. Someone gave me a 12' ab inflatables. It is old as the hills and it would need extensive refurbishing to be sea worthy. So needless to say..... the search continues.
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Hey guys, it's been a while since my last post, been busy wasting my life on work. Ever since I moved from Ft Lauderdale to Tampa area, spearfishing became so inconvenient mostly because of the distances and visibility. I recently sold my skiff as it was only an option for skinny water fishing on a flat day. Now I'm stuck between a big boat and a jet ski. And it seems to me that the ski would be the easiest, cheapest, fastest, and absolutely most convenient option for a quick, solo (I know we should never) spearfishing run. Can cover miles and miles of area, easy to tow, cheap to store.
I love the comfort of a big boat but, one kayak salesman once told me, -If it's not convenient, you will not be doing it often. It is a very valid point to me, based on my personal experience.
I really hope we could resurrect this thread, and discuss it once more with all the updates in the past few years. Thanks.
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one kayak salesman once told me, -If it's not convenient, you will not be doing it often. It is a very valid point to me, based on my personal experience.
Kinda spoiled out here in California with epic shore diving. Can walk down the hill and shoot 70-80lb fish and be back at the car before my coffee gets cold. Water craft takes more time and your limited by launch sites but you may luck into some exotics offshore.
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The funny thing is that your everyday catch is exotic to us here and our everyday catch is exotic on your end
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