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Old 17 November 2015, 02:00   #61
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I'd be surprised if the weight on a Ka towbar was rated for 100 kg.
you might be right poly a quick search on witter site doesn't list for the ka only fiesta one for the main agents? as an alternative cycle rack for the boat possibly or it would be a new vehicle, looking at the size of the ka hes going to struggle roof racks are OK if your not leaving the vehicle unattended.
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Old 17 November 2015, 02:00   #62
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I can second the plastic bag part of Thames content. I fish from the shore around Tilbury/Gray's and more or less each time a rod is reeled back in there is a large amount of shredded plastic (mixed with the mud and weed) caught around the line, often football sized. How much of that codling I caught the other week is biodegradable I'm wondering..?
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Old 17 November 2015, 02:58   #63
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Thanks but the Ford Ka isn't rated for a towbar at all, the manufacturer is forbidden from having one, you just can't have a towbar on a Ford Ka. Now, I know there are some great fun comments on this, but ha ha, the Ford Ka is extremely cheap to buy and run and actually, I will be either, putting my Aerotec 380 in the boot (I think it will just about go) and my 25HP outboard (when I get one) in the back seat area or visa versa. Not forgetting anchor etc. So it will all fit inside with my one passenger! Also, for added budget motoring, I hire out my Ford Ka with www.easycarclub.com and make money on it to fund the boat!
I don't think you can fit an Aerotec in the boot of a KA. I have a Volvo V70 and the Aerotec just fits in the boot. I have to fold up 1/3 of the rearseat to fit the OB in the car. Besides that: fueltank, lifevests, gear etc.
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Old 17 November 2015, 05:16   #64
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i would visit chas newens marine down your end and ask if you can try a 25 in the car before you buy i think you'll be surprised how big heavy and awkward a 25 is.i think barnet marine do a slide on roof rack they sell with ali boats basically loads from the side of the car lift slide and lock.
what ever you do, best of look with that small car.

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My fist Sib was a Plastimo 3.3m Ali floor.
I had a 2.5hp Johnson 4 stroke for propulsion.
My mate took his turn driving with his ford Puma one weekend.
I must say it was a bit of a squeeze in his Puma with the sib, engine and our gear.
It was packed to the rafters with the back seats down.
I think your gonna struggle with a 25 hp.
If your going solo you can always tilt the front passenger seat forward to give more room.
Good luck.
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Old 23 November 2015, 05:18   #66
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So Firstrib have you managed to squeeze the packed Aerotec into your Ka? Seen any outboards that might suit?
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IS it the original Ka or the new Ka not been one of the newer Ka's only the originals
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Hello everyone! Good news, I have bought a Mercury 25HP motor, 2004 in excellent condition. It fits nicely in the boot with the boat and tank, so RESULT! Does any one store their motor in the garden outside or in a shed, in other words, a cold, damp place? I have no garage, only flat and garden and I don't fancy storing it under the stairs with petrol around. It would probably fit in the old rabbit hutch. Any ideas? Do I need to fork out on a sealed storage unit?
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Well done, that should be a fun outfit.

A tiny wooden garden shed with loads of ventilation would be best... avoid anything plastic/metal or well sealed.
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Hi Fenlander, thanks for all of your encouragement. Poly has give me some great advice. Yes, I think I am going to convert the rabbit hutch which is dry, Peter, sadly moved on last year, and store it against the house in the alley, for warmth and wrapped up if it is frosty.
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