Question regarding taking a boat

Question regarding taking a boat

by Jarryd

Hi, I purchased your guide a few years ago and hopefully I will get to finally use it this year!

Just wondering if you have much knowledge about taking a tinny up the Cape?

I dont really have the vehicle or the cash to be buying a new boat but was wondering if my 385 tinny would be suitable for 2 people in most of the rivers up in cape.

The most deceiving thing is all the other 4wd companies etc who show you videos of rolling around in a tinny but in fact there is usually a much larger boat following them filming.

I am well aware that some crocs will be much larger than the boat however just from your experience would you think it is worth the effort.

We will be dragging it up from syd.



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Hi Jarryd,
by: Katrin

Thank you :-)

It comes down to how much you use it, as well as what else you want to do on your trip.

It will cost fuel money to drag, and be a hassle particularly if you want to do some 4wd tracks on the same trip.

If you are not planning to use it a lot, in my opinion it's not worth it, as in the best places there are hire boats and tour operators, which would work out cheaper, safer and be less effort if you only want a day out here and there.

But if you want a trip that takes in all the possible rivers, it's up to you - and yes, there is the croc thing.

The size of your tinny is doable if you know where is safer and have the local knowledge, but if not and particularly if stopping for fishing in places like mangrove-lined rivers - there is some risk there.

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