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Looking at Purchasing First Boat Tiller Steer vs Center Console.
I'm looking at purchasing my first boat so thought I would get some others opinions just to open up what I might look at.
Thinking of a 4.5 to 5m Aluminium boat either Tiller or centre console mo...

Started Feb 7th, 2017 at 5:26pm by packout
6 1207 Last Post Feb 20th, 2017 at 12:01pm
By: boowacker
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kiwicraft vs stabi vs frewza vs surtees vs senator ?
Hi all
Apologises if this question has been asked before ...but...
I currently own a stabi 430 and love the stability - i normally fish 2 up and both of us are 110kg plus and 6'6" - so big g...

Started Nov 1st, 2016 at 8:48am by hambo
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21 5390 Last Post Jan 28th, 2017 at 8:55am
By: boowacker
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mini jet boat
gidday all
looking at getting a mini jet boat , done a heap of research etc
just looking for the right guy to build it for me , got any recommended contacts?
Cheers Smiley

Started Jul 17th, 2016 at 8:12am by Cam M
10 3303 Last Post Jan 13th, 2017 at 10:14am
By: dan
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Boat leans left
16.5ft fiberglass boat with a 115 on it.  If i take off with the motor right down it will tilt the boat left. I have since trimmed it up abit and had no problems.
However the last couple of outin...

Started Jan 4th, 2017 at 1:49am by rambro
11 1696 Last Post Jan 11th, 2017 at 7:10pm
By: Aunty
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Two stroke outboard life expectancy
Hey. After a bit of an indication of the life expectancy of a Yamaha 175 outboard. Am looking at upgrading our boat and a boat has one on that has been well maintained but has got pretty high hours (9...

Started Jan 5th, 2017 at 7:20pm by hairy
2 835 Last Post Jan 6th, 2017 at 10:41am
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Katikati / Bowentown entrance
Hi am going to Waihi for a holiday from 20-30 January.
What is the entrance like is it like a Bar crossing at a river mouth? Or is it come and go as you please like a harbour .
Am planning ...

Started Dec 24th, 2016 at 4:16am by HOGSM8
5 962 Last Post Jan 1st, 2017 at 2:51am
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Hydrolic Steering help - What is "Hydrive"?
Hi all,
Looking at putting hydrolic steering in my boat as it handles like a heavy truck!
The boat is a 5.35m Aqualite pontoon with a 90HP Honda.
Have had the steering cables pulled out...

Started Sep 26th, 2016 at 9:28pm by cinick
4 1140 Last Post Dec 22nd, 2016 at 7:58am
By: dan
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Inflatable Kayaks
Hi all
I am looking at getting a couple of two person inflatable kayaks for paddling down rivers like the Ngaruroro and Rangitikei. I want to get the wife and two sons outdoors, boys are 7 and 9 ...

Started Nov 11th, 2016 at 12:41pm by Ruger
10 1879 Last Post Dec 16th, 2016 at 5:13pm
By: sako
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Re: Buying a jet boat, what to look out for ?
Other idiots on the river Grin Grin Grin

Started Oct 23rd, 2016 at 10:00pm by padox
1 945 Last Post Oct 27th, 2016 at 11:00am
By: ripshitnbust
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Check and check and check again.
The ground tackle for my Seabird dinghy has evolved over many years. Since I use the dinghy in the harbour channels chafing the warp on rocks is not an issue, so I don't need the long length of light ...

Started Oct 13th, 2016 at 3:23am by davflaws
2 1011 Last Post Oct 14th, 2016 at 11:39pm
By: davflaws
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boat ramp etiquette

I am putting a shovel on my wish list.

Started Oct 18th, 2014 at 1:42am by canadakiwi
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35 9459 Last Post Oct 7th, 2016 at 3:43pm
By: Big Green
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Trailer Maint. Boat, tyres, lawn
Need to do winter trailer Maint for a 6m boat. Heard about pushing it off the trailer onto grass anyone have a sequence to achieve this please?

Started Aug 22nd, 2016 at 8:49am by Shayne
5 1241 Last Post Oct 3rd, 2016 at 10:58pm
By: day in lew
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canoe repaint
hey guys
Thought I'd try my luck and see if any of you guys have any ideas for me. I managed to lay my hands on a really well made home built fibreglass canadian style canoe (4.2m).
I intend...

Started Jul 24th, 2016 at 9:51am by bryandc3
3 1034 Last Post Sep 27th, 2016 at 8:02pm
By: dannyboy
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Winter Project
Hi there guys, a few of you here know my youngest son Josh, he is now 17 and some of you may also know he is diagnosed as having Aspergerís syndrome in a mild way which means he has a different view o...

Started Sep 14th, 2016 at 4:23pm by Beaker
9 1837 Last Post Sep 18th, 2016 at 2:48pm
By: Beaker
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115HP 4 stroke, Suzuki vs Mercury
Guys I'm looking at a repower with a new motor.
Experiences and preferences please on the 115 merc vs Suzuki four stroke

Started Jun 9th, 2016 at 10:01am by Shayne
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