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What boat
Aug 5th, 2017 at 12:32pm
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I am looking at buying a boat, in the 4-5 m length range, I want the boat for west coast harbour and perhaps coromandel mussel farm fishing but also for on the Waikato and waipa rivers for duck shooting. I was thinking a 4 m tinnie would do the job. Any advice greatly appreciated.
  
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Re: What boat
Reply #1 - Aug 6th, 2017 at 6:06pm
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Take a look at Mac boats. Ideal for what you want.....My i
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I have always liked the Mac boats but I think a 3.6 is too small and a 4.2 probably exceeds my budget
  
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Reply #3 - Aug 6th, 2017 at 9:51pm
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Maybe a 12 foot tinny with a couple of those pontoons thingys added to the side for stability.
I have a FC 430 (went halves with a mate) great boat.
  

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Re: What boat
Reply #4 - Aug 10th, 2017 at 8:33am
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Ive had a mac 3.6 and would never go there again. Currently have a Smartwave 3.5 and its twice the boat.
The Fish City tinnies are really well set up.
  

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Re: What boat
Reply #5 - Sep 10th, 2017 at 1:39pm
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So I bought a 4m tinny, can't find a makers plate on it but it seems to have a deeper V and currently has a 1987 Yamaha 40 hp on the back. I am thinking of upgrading to a much newer outboard. Question is what size? Does it need to be another 40 or would a 30 be ok.?
  
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Re: What boat
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I think 5m boat is better
  
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Reply #7 - Nov 14th, 2017 at 6:17pm
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Hi, I had a mac 3.6, they are heavy to push due to their shape and you will get wet. I had input into what became the 3.5 smartwave and have number 5 from the original mould. They are dry riding, way more stable, easy to push with a modern 15hp. Only mod from standard is ive moved the centre seat forward 120mm. This gives better balance and easier to get onto the plane when 2 or more people are in it. Cheap and easy boating. 10k onroad new with motor. Just gey a Suzuki or Yamaha 15 2 stroke. Fourstrokes are heavy.
  
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Re: What boat
Reply #8 - Nov 15th, 2017 at 1:38pm
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I have a mid 80s 4.6m Fyran with a 50hp Johnson on it ,ideal for the type of work you are doing.rather have too much power than not enough when you need it.
  
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