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Blackdog Cats?
Jan 26th, 2019 at 5:42am
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I miss my boat and are thinking of getting a second hand 4.5 metre Black Dog Cat cuddy cabin. Any one got any experience with these. The few reviews I've seen are positive. Had a 5metre Kiwi kraft I should have kept!
  

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Re: Blackdog Cats?
Reply #1 - Feb 2nd, 2019 at 10:12pm
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Personally I would look for another Kiwikraft or Osprey if you intend to keep it for awhile.
  
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Re: Blackdog Cats?
Reply #2 - Feb 3rd, 2019 at 9:20am
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ICEMAN wrote on Feb 2nd, 2019 at 10:12pm:
Personally I would look for another Kiwikraft or Osprey if you intend to keep it for awhile.


Thanks Iceman, I did like my Kiwikraft and I have some serious fisher mates that have Ospreys. Do you have experience with the black dog cats?

  

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Reply #3 - Feb 5th, 2019 at 2:07am
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From what I hear, they have improved quite alot from their earlier models and are getting good reviews. personally no experience in them so cant comment.

I would be keen to know if any of your mates have the larger version Ospreys, like from 7500 HT upwards.
  
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Reply #4 - Feb 5th, 2019 at 8:36am
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No they have around the 5.5 and 6.5 metre range and use them a lot out of Haast.
  

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Reply #5 - Feb 6th, 2019 at 6:18am
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Cantyguy wrote on Feb 5th, 2019 at 8:36am:
No they have around the 5.5 and 6.5 metre range and use them a lot out of Haast.



Thanks, looking for anyone who has a 750HT or bigger "Osprey"  to pick their brains, lol
  
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Reply #6 - Feb 6th, 2019 at 9:01am
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I've had a smaller 4.0 Blackdog with a tiller steer 50hp, regret selling it! it was the best small boat i've had. Ample room and loved the rough stuff. Got a few funny looks from bigger boats 25km off the Dunedin coast.
  
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Re: Blackdog Cats?
Reply #7 - Feb 6th, 2019 at 9:39am
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toyz wrote on Feb 6th, 2019 at 9:01am:
I've had a smaller 4.0 Blackdog with a tiller steer 50hp, regret selling it! it was the best small boat i've had. Ample room and loved the rough stuff. Got a few funny looks from bigger boats 25km off the Dunedin coast.


Thanks for that, I cant seem to find any negative feedback.
  

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Reply #8 - Feb 7th, 2019 at 8:55pm
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A customer of mine had a custom built 6.7 Black Dog cat.
Only had it a short while and had too many issues with the welds. They took it back from him and i believe it is in Australia now. I would be happy to give you his contact details if you want to talk to him about his experience.
  
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Reply #9 - Feb 7th, 2019 at 7:16pm
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Tinfish wrote on Feb 7th, 2019 at 8:55pm:
A customer of mine had a custom built 6.7 Black Dog cat.
Only had it a short while and had too many issues with the welds. They took it back from him and i believe it is in Australia now. I would be happy to give you his contact details if you want to talk to him about his experience.


Thank you, I'm going to look at a small 4.5 cuddy next week, it's 5 years old and the owner has replaced with larger one. Any repairs should hopefully be obvious. Hopefully your friends one was a one off.
  

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Reply #10 - Jun 8th, 2019 at 7:02am
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Did you get the blackdog? What do you think of it. I am looking at similar   Undecided
  

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