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   Microcat or microcat HD?
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   Old Thread  #11 15 Feb 2019 at 2.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Jad who posts on here had one and his was reliable i believe
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   Old Thread  #10 15 Feb 2019 at 12.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi

I have only had it for a week and not put it in the water yet as been off work ill.

Having seen one used in France, it seemed head and shoulders better than my Microcat in all areas, faster, battery longevity and the fact you could put whatever sounder set up you wished on it.

I had my mind set on a Toslon X Boat but, got swayed by the Spyder, time will tell with reliability etc however, it comes with a no quibble warranty and was built by Joe Jacobs.

I will do a review once I have used it in anger.
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   Old Thread  #9 15 Feb 2019 at 11.43am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Agree the rt4 is a world apart
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   Old Thread  #8 15 Feb 2019 at 11.35am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Scar What do you think of the spyder compaired to the microcat? not seen many reviews but what i have seen are good and not seen a bad one either.I hated the origional cat i thought it was garbage and the genuine reviews suggest the latest ones are not that much better.
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   Old Thread  #7 14 Feb 2019 at 10.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Pay bit more and get the RT4 what boat mine is awesome with the echo
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   Old Thread  #6 14 Feb 2019 at 12.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I went from a Mk3 to a HD, found the HD turning circle dreadful as mentioned, not great for last min adjustments under trees. Water ingress, insulation tape over battery covers solves it, cover on all exposed ports. Battery life much better on HD.
Apart from the battery life I changed to the HD to keep as much bait as possible out of the water so I could put liquids over bait without it washing out, which can be a problem on the MK3 as it sits very low when fully loaded and in a chop water can wash over the top of the boat.
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   Old Thread  #5 14 Feb 2019 at 11.57am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just a quick thumbs up for Joe @ Bait Boat Solutions. Top guy with a bait boat!
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   Old Thread  #4 14 Feb 2019 at 10.35am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The speed difference was negligible however, his HD coped better with the chop on the water however, even with battery covers on, both took on a fair bit of water.

To be honest, if I were to go for either it would be the HD however, my favourite boat that I have owned from the AT stable was the Technicat.
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   Old Thread  #3 14 Feb 2019 at 7.16am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That's great info thanks mate 👍

What was the speed difference like?

I've got a mk3 procat at the moment and like the props compared to the pumps but want a bigger boat as its unstable on big waters.



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   Old Thread  #2 14 Feb 2019 at 7.05am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I will try to help as best I can.
Last year I had a Mk3 and my mate had and still has the HD.
We were on a biggish water in France and both fishing 4 rods at a similar distance of around 150 yards into a strong wind for most of the week.
Our findings were, the HD had a very poor turning circle which did not matter to us as we were on open water, the battery life on the HD was far superior to the MK3, his after market sounder was far superior to my Fulcrum one.
In the real world that was the only difference between the boats.
I have now changed to a MK3 Spyder from Bait Boat Solutions after having several AT boats and others throughout the years for a few reasons, one being that I detest the rude arrogant Pig of an owner at AT but the main ones being these, I prefer props over jets as I fish mainly weedy waters and the props tend to cope with this better than jets, I was able to customise what I wanted on the boat with regards to echo sounder, GPS etc and not get hammered on price as I would have done if I had gone for a popular German made boat or not been able to get from AT at all.
Any questions you think of just ask and I will do my best to answer.
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   Old Thread  #1 11 Feb 2019 at 9.22am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Looking at a new boat and after some advice on the microcat and the HD version. What's the pros and cons of both boats? Cheers 👍
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