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Mar 2nd, 2013 at 9:47pm
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Right, here's a thread to post a few pic's and details of your boat with associated information. Maybe a bit about your boating, both now and through the years. We have a lot of talent on this forum recreationally and commercially.

The boat market is a massive and varied one in NZ due to the huge per capita boat ownership, and the many different types of boating scenarios we have.

So include a few photos, what you use it for, likes and dislikes, powerplants, and maybe a bit on boats owned previously.

A mini database that can assemble over time so anyone looking or considering buying a boat can refer to it as part of their decision process, and also just 'cause I like looking at boats lol.

Boat porn some may say.

Can be launches, runabouts, commercial, merchant navy, navy, yachts, jet boats, jet skis etc, if it floats, I'm interested.

It's not a pissing contest of any type, just info for all of us.
  

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Reply #1 - Mar 2nd, 2013 at 10:33pm
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So why don't we start with the "Penetrator" of "Pork Hunts"   Wink.
  

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SAVAGE wrote on Mar 2nd, 2013 at 10:33pm:
So why don't we start with the "Penetrator" of "Pork Hunts"   Wink.


lol, I 'll dig out some pics later today
  

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Ok i'll kick it off then, heres my new toy


5.8 surtees with a 140 suzuki. Hav'nt had it long and its my first boat (apart from a dinghy) so can't really compare it to other boats. Can't fault it so far and its easy to launch by myself. Would love a drum anchor winch though.
  
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Great boats, SENSATIONAL resale value.
  

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Love those proper hard top Surtees', Awesome!
  

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Here's mine:



Marco 440 dory - 30 hp tiller steer evinrude etec. Great little boat, can launch and retrieve it anywhere you can get the trailer to. Great little inshore boat, with high gunwales and a beam of over 2m. Etec great reliable engine and starts first pull every time. My first boat and was bought on a budget.
Has had some bigger trips including great/little barries, curvier, mercs, far north, east cape.

Love it as it tows well and can be hand launched if required, fishes two blokes with dive gear etc perfectly.
  
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2001 Southern 660 Cuddy
2001 150hp Yamaha (SWS 2 stroke 775hrs)
Bennett Tabs
Southern Alloy braked trailer
Since I have had it have added Electronics as follows
FURUNO Navnet VX2 Radar / Plotter / Sounder incl heading sensor for Radar Overlay on Chart
Lowrance Globalmap5150 Backup Chart plotter
Lowrance VHF
LED Deck light
LED underwater light
(got a bit carried away eh)

Dual battery system, 1 x 140A/H Deep Cycle and 1 Start battery, independently charged by outboard.
Capstan Anchor winch

My first boat so not really anything to compare to but since previous owner had it 10 years and then brought another bigger hardtop version , decided must be OK
  

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My 14ft sea nymph fibreglass runabout.





55HP johnson seahorse, circa 1979  Wink
I added the 5HP yamaha and this has seen more use than the johnson, trolling around the lakes and harbour.

Additional features include:
-1970's orange plastic decor
-bait board made from scrap wood and two hose clamps.
- ski pole
- Speedo that constantly reads 55
- jacket for when its raining
- sunglasses for when its sunny


Awesome wee boat, bought on a whim for loose change a couple of years ago it has never missed a beat. Uses less fuel than your nana's shopping cart and tows like a dream. Will also pull a 100kg wakeboarder. Great for a couple of guys + gear to get away hunting and fishing the lakes. Have taken a few blue cod off the coast, just have to pick your days and get up early.   Cool
  
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love them all, cheers
  

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This is SNAFU (Situation Normal All f*cked Up) It's an 05 Polycraft (plastic) 4.5m center console, pushed by a 50hp 4/ Honda.





Has an inbuilt fish bin under the bow seat:



Nav lights, stereo, VHF, fish finder ect

Requirements when i brought it.

* Small enough to launch and retreive on my own but big enough to fish 3-4 people if needed.

*I wanted to get something late model that didn't need any work, so i could get in and go fishing straight away.

This ticked all the boxes and some.

By the time i'm ready to upgrade, this will fit on the bow of the new boat as the tender  Grin.

  

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I've had a few small ones, 
- starting with a seabird dinghy with a Yamaha 4 horse.
- Then a couple of kayaks that got to great coastal spots.
- A couple of years later a little Naiad 3m inflatable with      a merc 15hp. 

Now a Haines hunter V163.  Criteria was that it had to get out to the islands. Little Barrier, Great Barrier, Chicks etc.   
It was repowered with a new yamaha 115 hp with i matched with a 90L tank.   2 x 25L totes in the bow  gives me 140L and a decent range.
It has dealt to a few fish including quite a few peoples first kingfish (as shown in pic)

Next boat will be a 5.6 Lazer with a 130.




  
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Anyway, heres my wee water history and boat ownerships.

I was pretty lucky - the  old man, prior to settling down had been a navigator in the merchant navy, so boat ownership of ssome sort growing up was almost compulsory.
I'm well into my 40's now. My folks still reside in the same property they did when we were growing up, on the edge of the Manukau in Hillsborough. With a young family, mortgage and single income, money was tight in the early 70's, so as many did then, or moreso than today, we always built our own dinghys. Well lets be accurate here, the old man did, whilst I no doubt just made an arse of myself and messed up his workshop. I struggle to find any pics of the old dinghysnow but I am sure they are in the folks albums somewhere here....anyway, fun days with a great dad that made sure boatmanship was taught from an early age. It was row only..............again for Dad, under my supervision however and skilful pre schooler guidance.

We would row out on the Manukau most weekends and fill an old hesian sack - mullet and trevally were the only baits we knew back then.



We hit the big time one day though when Dad came home with an old seagull outboard that was gifted to us..........what a thing of great beauty I remember that allowed more fishing time and less travelling time, even if starting it was the first time I remember hearing my old man swear, and when finally started it made more noise than Sue Bradford after a benefit cut.

The real big time however was hit when I was about 8 or 9 from memory when we got a Marlborough 13'6" hull. This was paradise, with bigger longer missions, even if the old 25hp evinrude was a bit light and unreliable and saw us under tow on more than one ocassion. Outboards in the early 70's weren't the most reliable beasts.
In between this the sailing bug hit a wee bit and Paper Tigers or Hobie 16's were the preferred rigs, with racing of both for local clubs. We built the paper tigers. There was also plenty of time and holidays with the old riveted parkercraft on the roof



My first real 'own' boat was as a late teenager and was  a 13 ft Boston Whaler with cathedral hull.  What a pig, well, lets just say it probably got pushed and used well beyond its intended design, and was finally swapped for an old valiant car when the motor detonated by the Noises one day and we got towed in by Coastguard.
My next boat was a Haines Hunter v163. This came with an Old  Johnson on the back, a delaminating hull, and shocking trailer, but at 20 years old I was king of the ocean. Looking back now where i Itook that thing I shudder again, but it was a great wee boat. If you hit a big wave the floor would lift away. The whole thing was rotten. I don't think I would ever go over the bar again in such a beast!!In fact on one bar crossing I fell against the remotes and the whole thing fell apart and the motor died - we had to hotwire the old tub whilst bobbing around on the bar in a decent sized sea.......ended up spending a completely stupid amount of money on the hull and then I put a 115 suzuki on the back. I never forget chine walking at 50mph completely out of control under the Harbour Bridge. Good performance for their length,but prone to being a bitrolly, and also had quite a llow transom resulting in wet stuff over the back. They als came out in a cabin version ( 163C ) but itresulted in a very tight work area



Into my mid 20's and doing a fair amount of scuba teaching in the Bay of Islands, I bought a large Chris Craft center consol with 140 johnson on the back. It was a great load carrier, but was an evil flat bottomed thing that saw you come back 2 inches shorter every time. But for its purpose as a dive boat it was great, and again we took it places and did things to it that would have curdled the manufacturers blood. 80km off the mankau bar through to the same distances off Cape Brett and everything in between. Savages brother spent many hours on this waka as well. I sold this boat to help fund the building of a house. As a flat water boat in the tropics it would have been great, realistically here it was a pig.






With the diving addiction passed and a change in occupation it was decided to start heading bigger again, but this time with a BIG improvement in comfort and most importantly blue water handling, and duly purchased a Haine Signature 2050. this was, and still is I understand a great boat. It came with a 200hp Mercury though which was a gas monster, and a big days gamefishing was 200 litres. So I repowered with a 150 honda, which are sensational bullet proof fuel sippers, and enjoyed many hours on the briny.





With a 200hp laying around we pimped it and strapped it onto a Sonic hull and raced Sports Restricted class for a few seasons. The time involved and more importantly a rooted back saw me give this away though and sponsor another driver into the boat. Thinking I was going to die for an entire hour every fortnight soon wore off as well..........



With the 'hurdle' of the initial years of young kids behind me, and an understanding cook, I sadly  let my Haines Signature go to a good home and purchased my latest boat, Pork Hunt, a 660 Kiwikraft from Invercargill. I love this boat, it has sensational bluewater performance and stability when required. negatives would be like any pontoon it lacks some internal beam space, but that aside it is a great boat. If I was going to go pontoon, it had to be deep V as alot of my boating is offshore and I wanted the best ride possible. Stability at rest is a given with any pontoon, so it was ride quality that I focussed on. For me personally it came down to Osprey or Kiwikraft, and the Kiwikraft simply appeared at the right time. Really, in NZ we are spoilt anyway, with Stabi, Senator,Profile, Aqualite, and the twobrands mentioned al pumping out quality products. Matched to a 225 Honda it has no end of power and load carrying ability and a massive ( 12 hours ) gamefising is 130 litres, and thats with a decent run to and from the grounds. It tows with a my 3litre diesel turbo surf and has a high quality build level. I don't really think there is such a thing as a good looking pontoon  boat on the market of any type yet, but for me, purchasing a boat is about ride quality and build quality and functionality for intended purpose - if it looks pretty thats just a bonus, but NEVER the reason I buy aboat - mixed obviously with budget.



  

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Great thread. You don't need any more pictures of "Penetrator", and I surely dont have any with anyone half as Handsome as its previous owner beside it, but she is getting enjoyed immensely by myself and many of my foreign guests who get to experience a real kiwi adventure when we take her out.
I had never driven a boat on the ocean before this, so its been a biiiiig learning curve, but its a boat you can easily have confidence in.
  
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7 meter custom built Sea Rider 1999, on it's second motor


  

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Great thread guys.

We grew up around jet boats, mainly hamiltons, therefore when it was time to build a sea boat Dad went Jet powered. I use the boat more than he does now, which is all good by both of us  Wink

Boat was built 11 years ago by Seahouse Boats (designed by the old man)

All alloy, 10mm bottom, 6mm sides

Total length is 7.6 metres

Powered by a GenIII LS1 and 212 single stage Hamilton unit

Hydraulic steering now, as we had trouble with cables seizing

Goes really well. We needed something to handle rough weather down here on the South coast (a flat days fishing is a 2m swell 15+ knots)

We also do extended trips to Fiordland and Stewart Island and it needed to be able to cross our local bars at any tide as the weather can change quickly and theres no where to hide down here.

Draws about 8 inches of water at 40mph (stops quickly on sand banks  Grin) Have done a bit of river work with it, but nothing too hard out.

Been in some big seas down Pegasus and on the West Coast. Couple of times we've been caught in 6-7 metre seas. Couple of time I thought I was going to die  Grin But the old girl got us home safely. White knuckle character building stuff.

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Man Josh, what you lack in fish down there you make up for and then some with scenery and diverse boating opportunities
  

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4.5m Alexcraft, powered by a Ford 302 V8 spinning a Hamilton 773 unit.
Doesn't get used as much as I would like, but I can launch into the river from the bottom of my farm and chase salmon and trout.
Also have a little 3.4m inflatable with a 15hp on the back and a casting deck on the front for fishing lake edges and deltas.
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Nice unit Dan - I would love to learn more about river jet boating, we just don't have suitable rivers where i live! The idea of using my boat for hunting and not just fishing really appeals
  

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what a cool thread!
started my fishing as a mad keen rock hopper. two or three times a week i would hit the rocks after work or overnighters on weekends.
i then started targeting little island and headlands you needed a boat to access.
my father bought me a second hand 12 ft tinny with a 10hp johnson for my 21st, stoked!
dont have any photos on the computer but man i had some awesome fishing out of that wee boat,. both rock and boat fishing.
graduated to a 14 ft "dehavaland" tinny. apparently they used to drop them out of planes in the army etc although im not sure on that.
then bought a brand new 14 ft mako cuddy cabin and 40hp johnson. my first new boat.
had some great fishing, hooked a few marlin and generally explored the coast.
then a second hand 16ft fryran with a 50hp evinrude.
thrashed this boat and ended up killing it.
got caught trying to get home from cape brett back to oakura across home bay in a real nasty sea.
ended up coming off a wave with a sickening crunch and split the front of the hull. water poured in and we bailed like madmen and shit our pants at the same time. somehow we made it back. at full throttle the boat was 40% full of water and doling about 7 knots Shocked Grin as i swung past the boat ramp my mate jumped off and swam in, got the trailer backed down the ramp as i did nervous laps trying to stay afloat.
i drove it straight onto the trailer and she sunk proper right there.
sold her to the scrap metal dealer Grin Grin
then bought a 20 ft sportsman. neat boat and did a lot of stay away fishing at the mokes, poor knights, cape brett etc.
did a major re fit on her, added a metre or so in length, portofino stern,game rigged, live bait tank etc.
sold her to a fella at whakatane and still see her tied up when i go down that way hunting Cool
then a 5.5mtr ramco fisherman second hand and put a new 90hp yammy on her. had a ball in this and did some major missions. caught marlin, yellow fin tuna and all manner of big fish, she did a lot of miles!
coming home from game fishing one day well north of the poor knights things got ugly real fast.
wind against sea and a front came through making the sea boil into big short chop.
we came off a wave and straight into the face of the next one. i will never forget watching water almost in slow motion roll up the front, up over the wind screen and over into the boat! instantly we had about 200 litres of water inside and the boat lost all power and steering as the weight of the water made us wallow around. big waves all around and i must admit to feeling pretty bloody scared!
i just turned on the bilge, mate bailed frantically and i put the power on heading straight for the poor knights. still had five lures out but was to scared to stop to pull them in! Shocked i said to my mate if one of those rods gets a strike just cut the f**ken line, were out of here! Grin Grin
made it to the knights, pulled in the gear and tidied things up. waited there for three hours till the sea settled down a little then tucked hard in behind one of the big dive boats and made it home to tutukaka.
sold that for my current boat, a 6mtr ramco fishmaster with the same 90hp yamaha i bought new.
it has its limitations but i love this boat. it does everything i want it to do. i can solo launch it, beach launch it, easy to tow and takes me pretty much anywhere.
i love game fishing out of her well offshore or just evening snapper fishing around my local reefs.





i fully rebuilt this boat, new floor, re paint, re wired, duel batteries, new lowrance sounder/plotter, twin live bait tanks, game rigged etc.
shes all i need and dose what i want but the next step will be something a little bigger.
im keen to get back into stay away boat trips. my boy and i fish once or twice a week, often with mates on board as well.
something like a 7.2 mtr mclay hard top would be just perfect! Smiley
  
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At Auntys request.
Started fishing with stepdad number 1 at 6yrs of age, then Uncle Bob came along and he spent the next 6yrs teaching me how to survive off the land and sea with 3-4 times aweek food gathering on the river for flounders and mullet and weekly reccies up the river (for meat), sea fishing was limited to off the North Mole at the river entrance, stepdad numbers 3, 4 and 5  I wont talk about.

My 1st boating experience was in a pram dinghy targeting trout and perch in the local lakes, unfortunately this was always in the dark.
I started commercial fishing working on a small 17ft Ally boat built by steel boats wanganui in the early 70s with Dave Chadfield (pro boxer in them days), we hauled the 2000mts of gill nets by hand, that man could catch fish and was immensley strong.

After living in a caravan at Belt road motor camp (the pauas were always small but very sweet) I embarked on the trawler scene, Mangorei fisheries (sp)  had some awesome skippers Eric Parker and his brother Gordon aboard the "Seaway" and  "Esperance" and Willie Watts with the "Geneva May", we single and pair trawled and then absolutely raped the fish stocks with triple trawling, 50 tonnes of snapper for the japanese market every 3days.

I returned to wanganui and worked on the Oceania then was asked to work on and help setup the "Galaxy" and "Patricia Jane" for Pair trawling, this was very succesful for  Pam williams (owner of Wanganui trawlers)

I left the sea for a while and tried my hand at running an owner operated trucking business for Carter Holts, after a few years I went back to Sea, this time with my eldest son, 10 yrs of hard work and constant battles with  A.C.E. (annual catch entitlements)  saw us sell off the boat and expensive quota we had purchased over the years.

I think we gave it a good shot.
Started off in a 20ft glass craft trailer boat towed by  a sturdy landrover  fishing for sandfords, progressed to a 33ft Carey designed 15tonne displacement hull,  Sanfords vacated the region so left us with only one small fish receiver.
two of our fishing boats  Grin



  
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that second tinny is an interesting design iceman. never seen one like that before.
  
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chris wrote on Mar 5th, 2013 at 8:37pm:
that second tinny is an interesting design iceman. never seen one like that before.


Brilliant piece of engineering, two pontoons that simply attached to the sides at the rear of any craft. cant remember the name of the company, tinny is just a parkercraft from memory.

This tinny supplied hundreds of feeds



Came with a sun canopy as well Grin



  
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Grin Grin yes you definitely look shady!
  
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Aunty wrote on Mar 6th, 2013 at 2:10am:
what did that y/f weigh Chris - 30ish?

44kg bro. had five rods out and my wake erupted in white water, five rods went off! Shocked
that one was the only one that stuck. he was the last that bit and jumped clear of the water from just outside the left hand side of my wake and nailed the lumo sprocket on my right hand rigger. was quit a sight i can tell ya! Grin
  
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I didn't grow up around boats... this was my first one I had the use off (not mine)



Rose got some good Kahwai's

Michaels first Kingi in the next boat



Kids are growing up around fishing  Cool

before the engine change and Bimini was fitted




I rebuilt the transom adding plenty of strength and rod holders Cheesy







  

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it has its limitations but i love this boat. it does everything i want it to do. i can solo launch it, beach launch it, easy to tow and takes me pretty much anywhere.
i love game fishing out of her well offshore or just evening snapper fishing around my local reefs.


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Neat boats Chris - but your choice of crew is pretty dodgy!

Grin Grin yes but a hardy bunch dav!
  
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My sea pig, shed pig, white elephant – call it what you like – 1999 – motor has 48 hours on the clock Cry

My wife and I started sea fishing in a Fleetline Sapphire 4.5m with a 65 Merc round mid 60s – we started going further out so upgraded to a Fleetline Solitaire 5m with a Merc 115
The Solitaire was a solid little boat – we were PN based but we mainly fished out of Wanganui – back then we ran a fair number of long lines and pulled heaps of big blues and gurnard – some snapper – hard to get good sea conditions on that part of the west coast so the blues were always big
Got into farming and breeding goats so stuck the boat in the shed for a few years while we tried to make money – waste of time but never mind
Got back into the Solitaire and found the cooling circuits on the side of the Merc were rotting out – got it rebuilt and flicked it 
Got into a McLay 5.85 with a 115 Merc – nice fishing boat but a bit bouncy – we started fishing out of Plimmerton – Kapiti and down the South coast onto some nice pinnacles on the edge of Cook Strait – great tarakihi fishing down there – the boat seemed a bit small for what we were doing and often rattled our teeth coming home so we decided to go bigger
We were also fishing Taupo a lot – so aluminium or glass – should have stayed with Alli but we got the Tristram Broadbill 6.9m with a 200 Johnson – had the choice of the basic Johnson two stroke or the new breed Evenrude Ficht etc – lucky we didn’t do the Ficht as most of them failed and OMC went belly up – the 200 is a gas guzzler but it’s now cheaper to buy gas than change it for something more economical
We got into other business stuff so put the boat back in the shed at our Katikati property for a few years – retired a year ago and now shifted over to the shed at Kati while we decide on a house
Open the shed doors and the boat can see how flat it is on the Bowentown bar – a look from 2km away is about as close as it gets most of the time but hope to change that soon
It’s a nice boat sitting here raring to go – should get the Paihia Bombs today so hopefully fix my seasickness problem – not sure why that started
So if I can find a crew from somewhere local that can show us how to catch a snapper we will get back into it – apparently plenty out there now
It’s a big boat now for just two of us and we are getting older – always good to have someone extra with us – maybe we will flick it and by a slightly smaller Stabicraft 
Sorry no old historic action pictures – all buried in a container somewhere while we wait for a house
  
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yep she needs to get wet way more often cruz!
iceman is a very good fisherman from wanganui way. maybe pm him and ask for a few snapper techniques for that area.
hes a helpful bugger! Smiley
  
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Bowentown is out Wahi way isn't it? Chuck a post in the anyone for a fishing trip section..... Oh wait we don't have one ... YET

Must be people on here from there... hope you get some crew Smiley
  

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Bowentown is just down the road a bit from Waihi Beach township - we belong to Bowentown fishing club so great launching facilities on four ramps - shallow channel down to the harbour entrance - need two hours of water in it for this pig
Had it out through Wanganui River entrance a few times but not going back there - too much raw shit between your toes these days - probably why the blues were so fat  Grin
  
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Bowentown is out Wahi way isn't it? Chuck a post in the anyone for a fishing trip section..... Oh wait we don't have one ... YETMust be people on here from there... hope you get some crew Smiley


its been up for two months mate! Roll Eyes Grin
  
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Cruz, as you well know, Tristrams make brilliant boats, I really rate them right up there for true bluewater handling
  

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its been up for two months mate! Roll Eyes Grin



Have been looking in the main fishing section...like its in the hunting one.... not on the top of the saltwater section Roll Eyes
  

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its a sticky so it stays up at the top and people can keep an eye on it.
  
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Some great rigs, all of which appear to be well used and loved.  Thanks for the history with photographs Aunty.  Always great to hear about positive upbringings.  Very cool!

I bought my first boat 4 years ago, a 15 year old Tristram 521 with 115 horses on the back.

Looks like the pretty ski boat (My wife had input into the purchase) but deceptively good blue water performance with a 20 degree hull.  Excellent stability.  All four of us can rush to one side to watch the mako/dolphins or the kids big snapper.  It lacks fishing space on the port side with a king/queen seat but that suits at the lake.

Keen to upgrade to a bigger low maintenance ali boat purpose designed for fishing.  I think I've got it sorted what I want and then we'll pass one out off Raglan. 

The glass boats are hard to go past for the ride but take abit of cleaning/maintenance.  Seaswirl dual console? Horses for courses. Wink
  

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Heres a few of my wee rig.  Its a 389 stabi, 30hp 2 stroke on the back.  Its great, easy to launcg and tie up, cheap to run.  Id had it build for hunting on the lakes, and have loved everyminute in it.

Probably should have had a rail above the screen for the rough days, and it could easily have had a 40hp 4 stroke if id had the money, but they would just be luxuries.  I think this is a quote from wind and the willows-"there is nothing, absolutely nothing, quite more worthwhile doing, than simply messing about in boats"


One of the first stags I got using the boat



Heard this from the boat, couple of hours later...



Pleased to see the boat afetr this load



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cool pics dog runner. i'm insanely jealous! cant think of anything better than cruising sneakily around a lake roaring at stags! Cool
great thread guys, really enjoying this so keep them coming Smiley
  
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I dont have many photos of my boat Embarrassed but here a a couple that i have posted before.



Returning after my first ever duck hunting trip in the lower Rakaia riverbed.



Salmon fishing trip, lower Rakaia.
I slept the night on the riverbank. I can remember waking up and looking downstream and seeing the sun come up, then looking upstream at my boat and thinking am i lucky or what to be born in NZ.

My boat is a factory built Hamilton 141a. It has the 212 single stage unit and is powered by a Chev 4.3 motor it has 270 hours on the clock. I have owned it for 7 years.



  
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ReturningaftermyfirsteverduckshootingtripintheRakaiariverbed.http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr250/salmoner/fishing060.jpg

Salmon fishing trip, lower Rakaia.
I slept the night on the riverbank. I can remember waking up and looking downstream and seeing the sun come up, then looking upstream at my boat and thinking am i lucky or what to be born in NZ.

My boat is a factory built Hamilton 141a. It has the 212 single stage unit and is powered by a Chev 4.3 motor it has 270 hours on the clock. I have owned it for 7 years.




My dad has the same boat / same colour. powered by V6 Volvo and 2 stage unit. Owned since new (15 years ago.). He has done nearly 1000 hours in it.  Mainly fishes Rakaia Gorge area or the mouth during white bait season.
  

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Far out a 1000 hours Shocked... does he ever get home ? Wink Grin Grin


Great thread. Cool
  
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Salmoner wrote on Mar 9th, 2013 at 11:01pm:
Far out a 1000 hours Shocked... does he ever get home ? Wink Grin Grin


Great thread. Cool

Nah, he is retired and often remarks he wonders how ever ever found time to go to work!! I would own a jet boat too (I'm only one who doesn't) as dad and brother bth do (they are both living in Mid Canty) but Jets aren't much good in the sea
  

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I dont have many photos of my boat Embarrassed but here a a couple that i have posted before.



Returning after my first ever duck hunting trip in the lower Rakaia riverbed.



Salmon fishing trip, lower Rakaia.
I slept the night on the riverbank. I can remember waking up and looking downstream and seeing the sun come up, then looking upstream at my boat and thinking am i lucky or what to be born in NZ.

My boat is a factory built Hamilton 141a. It has the 212 single stage unit and is powered by a Chev 4.3 motor it has 270 hours on the clock. I have owned it for 7 years.




How does the wee chev go spinning the big 212?
  
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Here's my wee rig Kiwikraft 440 with 50hp Merc. Used mainly in fresh water to access hunting spots.



and here's my daily drive...logged 5000hrs driving these things.
Twin Lexus V8's and 212 units.



  

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How does the wee chev go spinning the big 212? [/quote]

I have not had a problem although quite a few people said i should have ? Wink Grin
  
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Some really nice boats out there I thought I might put up a few of mine, a few members have been out on Summer Breeze over the last couple of years. I started sailing when I was about 7 in a P class that my Dad took as payment for a debt in fact my first 2 boats were aquired in the same way. I have always preffered sailing though I have had over the years 10ft 12ft and 14.5ft Tinnies a few wooden dingys and a 30ft bridge decker launch. Memories from my youth growing up on Eastern Beach Auckland top one would have to be when me and two mates at the age of 14 sailed my 14 ft Catarmaran from home to Corromandel then up the coast finally crossing to Gt Barrier my parents never found out fortunately we were away for a week and were only meant to have been camping at Waiheke. We were going away camping without adult supervision in our yachts from about 11 yrs old hard to imagine kids being alloud to do that these days.

Anyway a couple of Pics of Summer Breeze shes a Nova 28 designed by alan Wright and built in triple skin Kauri around 1980 I have owned her just short of 3 years and so far I have sailed her from Kauwau to corromandel and the Barrier. Goals are to head down the eastern side of the Corromandels as far as Tauranga also sail into a few of the bays we holidayed at as a kid like Kuaotunu.



 



By the way we catch allot of fish off Summer Breeze and she drifts perfectly for soft baiting in all conditions.
  
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lot of boat in that 28' Beaker, nice unit.

You jet boaters maybe interested in the following, sent to me by my father after reading this thread

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I don't know if I ever told you but I had a ride on the prototype of the Hamilton jet at Irishman's Creek near Lake Tekapo and this would have been in 1957 (as I recall).



A ship that I was on (M.V. PERSIC) was in Timaru loading meat.   A representative of Lucas Electrical came onboard to see if there were any people off duty who would like a run in the country as he was going to Hamilton's to deliver some electrical parts.   He had previously been a carpenter on the ship and knew that some of the seafarers would like to get out and about a bit.    At the time I was a 'cadet' trainee deck officer and was off duty so one of the other cadets and myself accepted the offer.



That was the first time I went past (and into) the church that looks over Lake Tekapo and I still have the black and white photo that I took on the Kodak Brownie camera that I had.    (For zooming up I used to stick the lense into one side of a pair of binoculars).



When we got to Irishman's Creek the Lucas bloke told the Hamilton people that we were at sea and they offered us a ride on the ptototype jetboat.    It was a ride I have never forgotten.  To embark and disembark they ran the bow into a low bank and gave the motor a burst of power to push it up on the bank.   Even in those days the power was amazing.   They even showed us the two sets of contrary blades (suck and blow) that forced the water out through the jet and that technology was still relatively hush-hush.



About 45 years later I was talking to the Hamilton people as the company I then worked for handled their business.   I mentioned the past meeting to them and they were quite interested in the story.



As a footnote, the next voyage of the PERSIC was quite dramatic as that was the one when we loaded live sheet in Port Chalmers to take to Callao in Peru.   Half way across the Pacific the bales of hay for the sheep feed spontaneously combusted and we had a rip roaring fire onboard.   The heat was so intense that thick steel decking and bulkheads were glowing red and buckling.   Obviously we survived.   That was a night to remember and all credit to the two New Zealand stockmen onboard as they maintained the sheep on a starvation died for the rest of the voyage without a single loss of life.
  

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I don't know if I ever told you but I had a ride on the prototype of the Hamilton jet at Irishman's Creek near Lake Tekapo and this would have been in 1957 (as I recall).



A ship that I was on (M.V. PERSIC) was in Timaru loading meat.   A representative of Lucas Electrical came onboard to see if there were any people off duty who would like a run in the country as he was going to Hamilton's to deliver some electrical parts.   He had previously been a carpenter on the ship and knew that some of the seafarers would like to get out and about a bit.    At the time I was a 'cadet' trainee deck officer and was off duty so one of the other cadets and myself accepted the offer.



That was the first time I went past (and into) the church that looks over Lake Tekapo and I still have the black and white photo that I took on the Kodak Brownie camera that I had.    (For zooming up I used to stick the lense into one side of a pair of binoculars).



When we got to Irishman's Creek the Lucas bloke told the Hamilton people that we were at sea and they offered us a ride on the ptototype jetboat.    It was a ride I have never forgotten.  To embark and disembark they ran the bow into a low bank and gave the motor a burst of power to push it up on the bank.   Even in those days the power was amazing.   They even showed us the two sets of contrary blades (suck and blow) that forced the water out through the jet and that technology was still relatively hush-hush.



About 45 years later I was talking to the Hamilton people as the company I then worked for handled their business.   I mentioned the past meeting to them and they were quite interested in the story.



As a footnote, the next voyage of the PERSIC was quite dramatic as that was the one when we loaded live sheet in Port Chalmers to take to Callao in Peru.   Half way across the Pacific the bales of hay for the sheep feed spontaneously combusted and we had a rip roaring fire onboard.   The heat was so intense that thick steel decking and bulkheads were glowing red and buckling.   Obviously we survived.   That was a night to remember and all credit to the two New Zealand stockmen onboard as they maintained the sheep on a starvation died for the rest of the voyage without a single loss of life.


Thanks for sharing that Aunty...interesting stuff.
  

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Or you get these little round things trawling that have a mouth that looks exactly like a womens vagina lol
  

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Shocked Grin those blob fish are ugly f**kers! some seriously weird critters down deep ay.
  
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If youd seen what ive seen youd neva swim in the ocean..... EVER!!!!!! Shocked
  

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Grin Grin took me a few years after seeing jaws! what other weird shit have ya seen?
  
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Schools of dolphins as far as the eye can see. Im talkin 100000 easy
Greatwhites biting 300kg swords in half with one bite..
Turtle the size of a mini came past and winked at me..
The whale that kept rolling his headvto the side an winking at me..
Baby orca that used to come see me every trip and let us hand feed him...
UFOs?? Wierd lights... lots of that!!
Mermaids lol na dunno alot of stuff may be wierd to you but run of the mill to me!!!
Then there was the thresher that was considerably longer than the boat ibwas running at the time 46' obviously alot of that was his tail!!!
One day we found a huge container with weed on it and massive 30kg kingies swimming round it like 150 mile off land that were like jumping on the hooks like herrings. We stopped lining and spent the day on it with fishing rods and caught almost every one then user the proceeds to out down strippers panties an boobies lol

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A wonderful place to earn a living aye BB, Gutted i lost most of my photos in my mums house fire while chasing Tuna out of greymouth, The fish that I remember the best was an enormous sunfish (bigger than my 1971 xs falcon)  The huge sharks I used to catch when we laid up for the night, the skipper barking cos i used the hydraulics to winch the bastards in whilst he tried to kip. Grin
  
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Bob. wrote on Mar 17th, 2013 at 11:41pm:
Glory days too?

Not sure about that one, I'm not a fisherman but spend a lot of time on em when they are alongside.
  

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Not sure about that one, I'm not a fisherman but spend a lot of time on em when they are alongside.


I might have met you, did you work as a check out girl at woolworths in Greymouth in 1973?  Grin Grin
  
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I remember starting with 16/0 heavy dutys and wire trace and ending up using chain and huge custom hooks with  gapes the width of my hand to subdue them big sharks at night!!! Lol
We hit a sunfish once and it tore the bloody solid arm off lol...
  

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I might have met you, did you work as a check out girl at woolworths in Greymouth in 1973?  Grin Grin

Well that's not quite the type of "servicing" I do Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
  

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Oh lord could you two make googoo eyes at each other in private lol
  

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Oh lord could you two make googoo eyes at each other in private lol



LOL the only servicing  I do is electronic repairs!!
  

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Back to rigs, this is what I grew up with our family off camping circa 1971 in the far North. The boat is a 12 or 13 ft Hartly ply dingy with an 8horse Yamaha that dad bought from the Farmers trading company the boat is packed with camping gear and sitting on top is my P class yacht. I am the one standing beside Dad. Notice the load security wonder how far you would get with that load today before a cop pulled you over. So that is how everyone did it back then I bet heaps of you guys have very similar family photo's somewhere.

  
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Funny story from that picture, when we got home from that holiday everyone raced inside for lunch or dinner or something next thing the neighbour knocks on the door "your car and trailer are over at our place" we go look the car had rolled down our steep back lawn through two fences and ran along the edge of a retaining wall coming to a gentle rest virtually undamaged but tettering over a 20ft drop. Dad for years thought he had left the handbrake off then, 30 years later at Dads funeral Littlest bro confesses he had been mucking around in the car and let the brake off he had jumped from car as it rolled down the back lawn.  Grin
  
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Her she is
And with engine aboard;


Since added an insulated fish bag in the back and a removable nav light pole..rudder next..maybe up-graded seat..then fishfinder...another rod holder...sigh!  Roll Eyes
  

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nice Ants, and lovely legs too sailor.

I have a 25hp in my workshop that would bolt on the back of that, be fun  Grin
  

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Funny story from that picture, when we got home from that holiday everyone raced inside for lunch or dinner or something next thing the neighbour knocks on the door "your car and trailer are over at our place" we go look the car had rolled down our steep back lawn through two fences and ran along the edge of a retaining wall coming to a gentle rest virtually undamaged but tettering over a 20ft drop. Dad for years thought he had left the handbrake off then, 30 years later at Dads funeral Littlest bro confesses he had been mucking around in the car and let the brake off he had jumped from car as it rolled down the back lawn.  Grin


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Funny story from that picture, when we got home from that holiday everyone raced inside for lunch or dinner or something next thing the neighbour knocks on the door "your car and trailer are over at our place" we go look the car had rolled down our steep back lawn through two fences and ran along the edge of a retaining wall coming to a gentle rest virtually undamaged but tettering over a 20ft drop. Dad for years thought he had left the handbrake off then, 30 years later at Dads funeral Littlest bro confesses he had been mucking around in the car and let the brake off he had jumped from car as it rolled down the back lawn.  Grin


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I like your Kayak Ant they are so versatile aren't they and great for prospecting new areas. My son has one and does pretty well out of it. He is keen for me to take him and a few mates away for weekends in Summer Breeze using the bigger boat as a home base and dormitory and the Kayakers heading off during the day for their fishing.
  
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Yep, it is a cool way to fish,  Smiley I scored a 11.4kg Kingi last Sunday  Cool On my soft bait set up, I think  towing me helped tucker it out more than bull dogging it from an anchored boat would have   Smiley
  

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mine is a 4m ramco with a 25 murc on the back nothing super flash but its safe reliable and catches fish

here's the only non action photo i have of her



and some action photos

bow fishing koi carp with kimjon on the waikato river



after a couple of hours fishing on the kaipara with my mate had his daughter she got her 1st snapper that trip definitely wasn't hard Grin



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Sold the Broadbill on Page 2 – was going to get a 5.9 Osprey – then my mate said he was selling his Prima – so I bought it without looking too hard under the Taupo yellow sulphur scunge under the hull
Had a few issues cleaning off the yellow scunge until I found out about vinegar  - took a lot of hours to cut out the pumice markings under the hull
Had a look at a boat yard in Taupo when I went to the Sika Show recently  – they all seem to have pumice scouring – some a lot worse than others
But she has come up pretty much like new
Ten years old and 130 hours on the clock – never had more than a bucket of Taupo trout through it – he didn’t really like fishing anyway 
So now it is clean – all I need is some blood and guts on the carpet – maybe some local Tauranga guys to show me how and where to catch some snaps
I might upgrade the 8HP for a 15HP and maybe new electronics
What do you reckon Aunty? – I know it is not as good as an alloy and after the hours I have spent on this – I wish I had bought the Osprey  Roll Eyes
We are going to call it Cruz – same as the Lab – he heard us talking about it and started barking  Grin

  
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My McLay 590. Grew up with Dad buying fiberglass boats, wooden ones - guess 12 foot. I loved going fishing with him just to spend some time together because he worked 2 jobs. Was always seasick and at times thrown onto a deserted beach in Lytellton (we caught bugger all and that was the late 70's/early 80's.
Unfortunately we lost him at 53, but a few years ago I bought this with the hope my boys would enjoy fishing with dad...they are just getting the bug.

I can't compare as my first boat but it is 6,5,4mm, curved front glass, and has a sliding door in the cabin. I repowered it with a Verado 150HP and just waiting to try a lower pitch prop recently fitted. It has everything including an underwater video camera that plays on 12inch 8120 Navman. Radar has been handy, and I fitted a Hbird 798HDCi side and down image scanner/plotter. Live bait tank is great to have, as is the pot hauler especially for the scallop dredge when I full it with rocks.

Has been in some rough water (for me) and copes very well. Would like to get something bigger and love Image Boats (like the 8.75m Fishmaster on TM at the moment!).

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Hmm, where are the photos... thought I copied the link like normal?
  

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Tikka7mm08 wrote on Oct 14th, 2013 at 10:53am:
Hmm, where are the photos... thought I copied the link like normal?


You got a pic of the whole package??
  

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Got photos fixed - what do you mean whole package? I also put in a rode counter, don't really use it but is handy in deeper water.
  

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Finally, here is a picture of our new Tristram 741 OffShore TDI!

We wanted a hardcore fishing boat that will let us do multi day marlin fishing missions, without having to sacrifice comfort and ride quality like in an alloy boat.
The engine in this is the Volkswagen/Audi 3L twin turbo V6 diesel making 265hp and 550NM through a Mercruiser Bravo 3 DuoProp sterndrive.
Performance is excellent, it is more than quick enough to pull water skiers and it only uses about 25Lph at 30mph, not bad for a 3.5 ton boat. Trolling at 5 knots drinks a crazy 1.2Lph!



It is all set up with 5m game poles (not pictured), live bait tank, toilet, shower, stove, trim tabs and all the other gear for big game fishing missions.
Had it out 3 days in a row since we took delivery on Friday, already bagged a half dozen Kingis and a dozen or so Kahawai so it is well blooded.



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Wow bigbadwolf - what a fabulous boat
Hope you keep it nice and shiny for Lance – he likes to keep an eye on his rigs – you are one of the family now  Wink
  
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Wow bigbadwolf - what a fabulous boat
Hope you keep it nice and shiny for Lance – he likes to keep an eye on his rigs – you are one of the family now  Wink

Thanks Cruz, we had a 581 before this and really loved it.
Yes Lance likes to see his boats well presented at all times, even down to what angle you have the aerial for the radio set at!
His attention to detail is very clear in the design and build of the boats too, which is what sets them apart from everything else I think.
  
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Nice boat mate! Too flash for us...be scared to scratch it  Grin
  
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Lovely bit of kit. Interested to hear how the VW goes I was looking at putting one in a Dickey.


another cracker hull ( dickeys ), and yes, massive thumbs up to the tristrams - seriously good bluewater hulls, up there with the very best fibreglass boats in the world for their lengths.
  

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another cracker hull ( dickeys ), and yes, massive thumbs up to the tristrams - seriously good bluewater hulls, up there with the very best fibreglass boats in the world for their lengths.


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Yep, hopefully some Spanish and cobia blood soon Aunty  Smiley
It's the e125 touch. I can sync my iPad to it so can use it as a sounder screen as well and overlay the marine parks etc onto the char plotter etc. it's a good bit of kit.
  
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Very nice! what donk? Them squids don't stand a chance  Cool
  
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Getting a 135 Honda four stroke fitted this morning  Smiley
  
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Is that an LED light bar?? That's a good idea  Cool
  
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Squidin wrote on Dec 4th, 2013 at 8:55pm:
Getting a 135 Honda four stroke fitted this morning  Smiley


good choice - may I inquire though why not the 150
  

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rambo-6mmRem wrote on May 24th, 2013 at 4:27am:
mine is a 4m ramco with a 25 murc on the back nothing super flash but its safe reliable and catches fish

here's the only non action photo i have of her



and some action photos

bow fishing koi carp with kimjon on the waikato river



after a couple of hours fishing on the kaipara with my mate had his daughter she got her 1st snapper that trip definitely wasn't hard Grin



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bigbadwolf wrote on Dec 4th, 2013 at 7:30pm:
Those Raymarine plotter/sounder combos are awesome, looks the same as the one in our boat.


I can see you have been talking with Lance and Kinsley
After a lot of soul searching I chose a Garmin 751xs – largely because it was apparently easier for old fullas to use – just finished the install
But HTF am I ever going to remember to turn off the sonar when I get back to the ramp – always stress of getting the boat on the trailer and confusion reigns
They reckon the Chirp transducer will cook itself rapidly if it is left on out of the water  Roll Eyes
Might roll the boat out of the shed next fine day and switch it on – see how it goes – apparently can either switch off the sonar or stick the transducer in a large bucket of water
  
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Yep 13000 lumen light bar with spotters in middle and spreaders either side. Coming in across narrow bars at night now will be a lot easier.

I tried for the 150 but couldn't get a compliance plate as max rated for 140 so didn't want to stuff up insurance even though the motor weighs the same as 150.

First trip out on Sunday so looking forward to it.
  
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gotcha - top motors either way cobber. I know of a fella that got over 5000 hours on his 135, and it was still going strong when traded. Stats like that were near impossible with outboards 15 years ago
  

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If anyone has been thinking about getting a VW Marine engine, I can speak very highly of them. We have started keeping a ski in the cabin of our Tristram 741 Offshore so that we can ski out to the fishing spots. Deep water starts a single skier easy as, not even full power. We get very odd looks passing other boats at 30MPH in a 3.5ton hardtop, complete with game poles and a rocket launcher full of rods, while towing a skier.
Our last Tristram 581 had a 150hp Yamaha V-Max engine on it and we raced the bridge to bridge ski race in it, as the only boat to ever deepwater start 3 skiers going upstream in the Waikato river  Cool
We might have to start practicing with the new boat, I think it will look great screaming through Hamilton with say, 6 skiers holding on behind?  Grin
Can't speak highly enough of the 741 or the engine pushing it, a very happy Tristram customer.  Smiley
  
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After spending much of my boating in Displacement boats or large heavy mono hulls I was very dubious about the praise being laid down on the modern pontoons.

Aunty posted some amazing reports and backed them up with epic adventures.

The final nudge towards pontoons came after Aunty had done a massive trip to the South island and ventured far out into what can only be described as often frightening waters.

We were extremely fortunate to be able to have someone with his well endowed  well  vast experience  cast a critical eye over a boat that we were very keen on but quite a long driving distance away.

To say we are thrilled with the boat is an understatement, our last fishing trip in a decent 1.5- 2mt S/W swell and an  8knot N/W forecast showed me just how good these boats really are, especially when the 8knots turned very quickly in 28-30 knots turning the big swell into a troubled sea, similar to being inside a  tumble dryer. Grin

Sincerely I thank you Sweet lips, I am sure Mike can repay you (on the next hunting trip) for the time and effort you  generously gave checking it out for us.


  
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Nice boat Icey!  Cool
  

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1986 Yamaha 15D (has never missed a beat) 11" prop
cruising range at 14kts 1person 168km /25l
max speed 1 59kg person sitting on back seat 21.2kts






running heavy camp loads + deer in rough weather has had the effect that the transom has cracked, so i got it TIG'd up another trip to Waikaremoana later and i had cracked the welds! Sad
i was going to reinforce it and put a 25 on but then this came up for the same price and silly me i bought it.

Origionally it had a Mercury on it as the dealer had two boats one had the better hull and the merc the other had a lesser hull with the yamaha so a deal was worked out to swap them just bolt the yamaha on and i'll sort the control lines etc.


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Aqualisers
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Mods
replace 142 leaking rivets with SS bolts and seal with epoxy
Weld up a further 7 that decided to leak later
weld up some cracks on the seat frames
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rip out all wireing and switches install 40A main wires to switch board then 10A to the electronics
also installed a duel ciggi socket / USB port to run the GPS and charge phone etc
wired the bilge pump and installed a master switch to kill all power to the boat
lighting :
LED Nav lights with black tape on the windows so the buggers dont shine up the entire front of the boat and i can see whats in front of me.
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LED strip under front deck and in glovebox
GPS mount for Garmin 60csx
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disabled and removed the "Precision blend" system from the engine running it on 50:1 premix as per manual. the drawback is it smokes a lot until you get it up to 3000 + rpm

My reason for doing this is because in the basement is a Yamaha 90 which siezed the No.2 piston in 2001 i dont know how/why but it stands to reason that a seperate oil system is prone to water /dirt getting in to the reservoir and if that then blocked oil to one of the carbs then BANG Fooked engine. 
SE Sport 300 hydrofoil (only on when going to waikaremoana or when i have a heavy load on as it slows the boat down it does let it plan from 8kts where as with out it it's 11-12kts)

Crusing range @ 19.6kts (15" prop 1 person no foil) 106km/25l








  
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Classic, My mate in DUnners has just brought your old "Pork Hunt" and we went out a few weeks ago to slay some cod and groper. Nice bit of kit alright and he loves it!
  
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Snared this a couple of days before xmas, had a few putters about on the Raglan Harbour and Waikato River before getting serious and heading out to the open ocean for a fish and a chunder (havn't chucked yet but it will happen-guaranteed)...caught a good feed of fish off raglan last week and had some sport with a 6 foot shark for 7 minutes. Loving it Smiley

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Flash bro
  
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Had a couple of smaller boats before I got my stabicraft


Upgraded nearly two years ago to an Image Fishfinder 8.3.




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rubberduck wrote on Oct 29th, 2015 at 7:11am:
Classic, My mate in DUnners has just brought your old "Pork Hunt" and we went out a few weeks ago to slay some cod and groper. Nice bit of kit alright and he loves it!


small world, he was a top bastard to deal with. That boat is awesome, honestly
  

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Here is Odin














  

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Wow, that's a nice boat  Cool
  
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Nice Aunty  Cool
Welcome to the club  Smiley
  
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Very nice looking boat Aunty. As far as boat porn goes that's centrefold quality.
  

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Very Very nice Aunty, man they make a nice ship
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Sweet. Been tempted for a long time. Lovely boat. Cool
  

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Beautiful boat mate. Very usable space, and fishing deck, been well thought out.
  
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Looking forward to checking out   Cool in Odin in a few weeks Si.
  
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Very nice boat Aunty.  I saw your old boat Pork Chop down here about a month ago, bit of as step up for that
  
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Should be called " Pork Hunt No More".
And a nice reward for all your hard work. Enjoy!
  
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Liking the electronics package Wink
  

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Liking the electronics package Wink


Give us a run down on the electronics Aunty, she looks very nicely set up mate.

I am very impressed (with the design) that she can carry that potential weight at the stern, many trailer boats struggle.
  
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mate I put a Furuno TZT14 unit in it, with radar

popped out to the shelf last week for a play and whilst we were only in 600meters the performance was great.
  

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Oden is a bit of a weapon 😎

Bit of a shame we didn't manage to put a marlin in the boot last week 😕

I think the back deck looks a bit better with a few rods Smiley
  

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Aunty wrote on Feb 3rd, 2016 at 4:43am:
mate I put a Furuno TZT14 unit in it, with radar

popped out to the shelf last week for a play and whilst we were only in 600meters the performance was great.


Fantastic, Certainly an awesome looking package.
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I like the use of the wood. What type of wood is it? Teak?
  
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Aunty wrote on Feb 3rd, 2016 at 4:43am:
mate I put a Furuno TZT14 unit in it, with radar

popped out to the shelf last week for a play and whilst we were only in 600meters the performance was great.


Is that sort of like the humminbird 143 black and white that I have in my boat?   Undecided Undecided
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ODIN looks pure 100% weapons grade goodness bro!


You'll be suitably impressed next weekend bro, it's so well finished you'd almost mistake it for a glass boat. Very, very nice!  Cool
  

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So  after owning my first boat for 6 months. A 13ft marksply with a 30hp merc on it.
I have now upgraded already. My wife love the water and fishing and  with my 2 year old  taking him out on the lake was too much work. We decided to get a bigger boat with a cabin  for the little guy to play in while we fished.
Also love my sea fishing and never have anyone to go with so now  i can get into it alot more.

We went up to lake taupo for the long wknd to test her out. It was awesome . Heaps of room. We waterskiid and to my niece and nephew on thebiscuit.  My son was easy as in the cabin.

The streering was pretty stuff so i have replaxed the cable today. Now its easy as.

16.5ft reflex 550 . 115 mariner. Comes with abit of extras. First thing is to get the cover that dones on remade then a better fish finder.

Cheers.  I love it haha.
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