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Milner

Post by Islander » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:26 pm

Milner rings a bell Wookie - I think your right - if you ever get interested (seriously), I could go see him and the mold and ask questions / prices options photos etc for you since your so far away at the moment.

I think for the $ possibly you could do better with a foil cat maybe?

Maybe even a alloy one. :wink:

The US dollar thing is strong as you say probably never be a better time to do it - but despite the NAFTA - its still mighty costly.

Probably talk with Rob Maddaff - I know he brought a US boat in a while back.

Import duties and so on.

I reckon it will add up to a lot more than you think.

Probably better to put those $ into someone here building you a better boat out of alloy...

Saw a kickarse 45 ft alloy center console on Ebay in the USA a few days back......

Check out this bad boy!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... 0513058511

Be sure n look at all the pics at the bottom of the listing and view the one of the matching yellow F 550 custom truck hauling it on its trailer.

I got some numbers off the owner, 58mph, 600 nm range

Bad baby bad.

Not saying to buy it mind you, but does show what can be built in alloy if you have a mind too!

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Post by wookie » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:00 pm

Not so sure about that hull shape on the Ally. That sort of length would probably carry it though.

Im looking at something like this.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Like-new ... 2c53bc6657

The figures Ive looked at are saying for that size and style I could have it in Perth for pick up around the 50-55 mark. Would love something bigger and faster but have to be a little realistic about what I really want in a boat.
Its either that or a Walkaround.

I was looking at one of these a couple of weeks ago.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CENTURY- ... 2eac134a16

Was the 26 foot version. Pair of 150 Yammie 4s. Probably a bit underpowered. Had air con in the cab. Nearly sold me on the spot.
Centre console more for all out fishing, centre cab to mix it up with the family. Decisions, decisions....

Ah, well. Be sticking with the little Haines for a bit longer anyway. Will see how it handles the Montes in a couple of days and go from there.

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Both

Post by Islander » Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:54 pm

Both are nice boats Wookie.

The 23 Contenders cheap because of one engine while most in the US would be running twin 140 Suzis or twin 150 yams etc on them at 23 ft.

(Having said that the single 225 Yamma hung on it would be ample power, and more fuel efficient than twins - you just lose the reliability of twins for getting home in a remote area, when fishing alone).

The Century's aren't bad but a mid tier boat really speaking.

Yes they seem to be able to have 12 v air conditioners in cabins - don't know how that works tho.

Maybe here's another thought for you.

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An alloy Contender? (actually its a Rocksalt 34 but you can see the similarity)

Anythings possible Wookie.

Maybe talk to a local naval architect about what 60k can buy you built here?

And of course watch the for sales sites for boats locally.

I've always had a soft spot for the asymmetric hulls Fincat 34 Center console foil cat.

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I'd be surprised if something like that couldn't be built within your budget Wookie.

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Nuther thought

Post by Islander » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:27 pm

I just had another thought for you Wookie.

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This is a vessel I always admired - that I believe (correct me if I'm wrong) was built in Broome - for Tamlyn Little?...for sailfish charters etc.

IMHO it was powered incorrectly with an inboard outboard bravo leg etc. (Let me re phrase that - for the purpose it was built it would have been a fuel efficient rig - but maybe not long lived mechanically).

It was for sale on Boatlocator a year or so back, when I copied those pics above, and I spoke with the then second or third owner. He had it for sale because he couldn't afford to repair/replace the out drive.

The outdrive casing had been welded / repaired by the owner previous to him and when moving it after he bought it, from Hillaries to Whitfords the weld repaired leg outer casing broke and the leak almost sunk the boat!

The owner was trying to sell it!

I don't know if he did or not BUT - I'm almost 100% sure I've seen it languishing in a light industrial unit yard in Wangara industrial area for some time now (many months) in the northern Perth suburbs.

IF (and I assume you could) buy this cheap, I reckon you could pull the diesel power plant & inboard outboard drive leg out of it - plate up the transom, add a decent alloy bracket and hang twin 300 V rods off the back.

Where you take the power plant out put in a huge fuel tank (the existing tank/s remain for reserves capacity), and you'd have a boat could fish anywhere in the north west - the Montys included, probably even the Rowleys shoals with enough fuel range built in.

Really would be a kick azz boat for where you are IMHO.

I could always drive up to Wangara for you and track down the owners contact details, if your interested.

Nice young guy - I think he's a plumber or something working the north west to earn enough to be able to fix the boat one day - but that must have been at least 2 years ago and its just sitting there going to waste.

Let me know if you want to follow it up for you.

The ultimate center console walk around boat IMHO and might even be within your budget given the time its sat still!

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Did You

Post by Islander » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:04 am

Did You ever come back from that Mackerel Islands fishing trip Wookie?

Awful quiet round here of late!

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Post by wookie » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:37 pm

Was the Montes Islander. Just got back yesterday. Will throw a report up for you to have a look.

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Balltearer

Post by Islander » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:04 am

Ball tearer of a report mate - well done.

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