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Old 22 February 2012, 11:10   #1
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Waveco / Wetline question

Hello Folks. I am just about to buy a package for messing about on fishing lakes and have been told that the wetline 260 eco and waveco 260t (slatted floor) are the same boat and spec. Can anyone confirm this please before I send my money?

The deal is a waveco 260t plus minn kota endura 34 and Bravo Superturbo BST 12 HP for 500 delivered. It all has to be new as it is a present from work and for my application a 2.6m and electric will be more than adequate. (I know these boats are at the budget end etc and I can get a better deal used but that is not an option)

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Old 22 February 2012, 11:16   #2
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Can't comment on the difference but on Saturday I fetched a wet line 265 airdeck my mate bought of someone on here and I thought it was really good quality for the money.
Does it need an air pump though as we inflated in less than 10 mins going steady with the supplied foot pump.
Or are you thinking of the next boat already
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Can't comment on the difference but on Saturday I fetched a wet line 265 airdeck my mate bought of someone on here and I thought it was really good quality for the money.
Does it need an air pump though as we inflated in less than 10 mins going steady with the supplied foot pump.
Or are you thinking of the next boat already
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Hmmm maybe the fancy pump is overkill then. It's a long story but I am getting 500 from work for a 10 year service present and I thought a 12v pump would make inflating and deflating easier as I will be boating from my estate car. Or, like you say, am I better putting that 110 on some other equipment? Help!
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Lifejackets gets my vote! instead of pump!
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Lifejackets gets my vote! instead of pump!
I do have a jacket but it's a chunky sundridge cheap one. Was thinking about a nice slimline one to be fair so you may have swayed me there
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I've owned Waveline and Wetline tenders in the 2.3m size and whilst cheap they have been fine for my needs. If you don't protect them from UV the PVC will eventually break down, so store it somewhere dark when out of use. A good foot pump is probably almost as quick as the Bravo at inflating them and I would recommend investing in a better quality footpump than the type they come with. The supplied pump is usually a small volume with small diameter hose which makes life harder than it needs to be.
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Hmmm maybe the fancy pump is overkill then. It's a long story but I am getting 500 from work for a 10 year service present and I thought a 12v pump would make inflating and deflating easier as I will be boating from my estate car. Or, like you say, am I better putting that 110 on some other equipment? Help!
A battery would be my top of my shopping list!
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A battery would be my top of my shopping list!
Got 2 x brand new 110ah in the kitchen
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Got 2 x brand new 110ah in the kitchen
A CTEK charger then. That motor will suck them dry so if you want them to last get a decent charger.

The Bravo is excellent but maybe overkill as said.

Perhaps an anchor and line if you are going on the river.
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A CTEK charger then. That motor will suck them dry so if you want them to last get a decent charger.

The Bravo is excellent but maybe overkill as said.

Perhaps an anchor and line if you are going on the river.
Good call. i'm lacking a decent charger. Have been looking at the numax ones

Numax "Connect and Forget" 12V 10AH Leisure Battery Charger on eBay!
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