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 Posted: Fri Jun 5th, 2020 12:13 pm
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Kayakker
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Location: Somerset West, South Africa
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Mana: 
I want to buy a boat.
I Can afford mostly only Cat R registered boats.
Can I buy CAT R and register as Cat E or D by only buying more safety equipment and just re-register the boat?

Use: Langebaan, Hangklip, Strand. ( sea 1nm, but would like to be able to do 5nm ).

Boats mostly available in my budget are 15-17foot.

Baronet(mono)
Calibre (mono)
Skipper ( cathedral hull )

I prefer solid boats ( not rubber ducks )

Currently have a Ark Fishduck + 8hp Mercury 2 stroke.

Love the freedom of just going out and not to worry about all the admin. ( in a safe way, I know ).

Plan B - upgrade the Ark Fishduck to the Fishalot. Issue is not enough space on the Fishduck for me and my son to fish.

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 Posted: Sat Jun 6th, 2020 07:50 am
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trier
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Mana: 
In order to change Category R to E is easy if the boat's buoyancy complies, Cat E to D requirement is radio and safety equipment changes

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 Posted: Sat Jun 6th, 2020 06:29 pm
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gully master
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Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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Equipment: toruim 30, blue marlin g3. rovex 10x
Best Catch: 12kg cracker, 8kg cob, 5kg grunter
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Mana: 
Main thing is the buoyancy like trier said. Cat R only requires 30% buoyancy if I'm not mistaken. Cat E and D requires 60%+. To redo buoyancy (if you can fit more buoyancy) will cost you a couple of mulas.

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