Buying a boat

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Re: Buying a boat

Postby bowl » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:35 am

cobby wrote:Forgot to say, forget adding electronics etc into the initial deal. Screw them as low as you can for bare bones bmt package and do everything else yourself or organise other business to do it for you. Hell see if they'll run the wiring for the gauges without actually installing them so you can get the dash setup exactly as you want.

No point getting average whatever thrown in that you'll upgrade not to far down the track or a layout that doesn't exactly work for you all because it was easier to get it done at the place of purchase as part of a package

Stessco n brooker have,bilge ,paint , splash well, gauges,nav lights ,as stand inclusion.
Motor well,paint extra on savage....

No idea how I want layout, one thing I want 7inch sounder...
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Re: Buying a boat

Postby purple5ive » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:57 pm

Walt for the boat show i reckon. Go in and see the boats you like and get the pricing. Then come back and ream them while flashing some money loll.

I got no idea on tinnies. But if you going console and fishing alone then go centre console. In a side console the boat is always wonky when under way with just one guy. Plus you will get spray on the side. Centre console seems to be a bit dryer.

With the sounder the new elite ti 9 and 12 will be out soon.
If your going to get an electric motor then go for the motorguide xi5 and elite ti7, 9 or 12 package.
If only fishing ppb then you won't use an anchor again if you have those 2. No more pulling up anchor. Dropping anchor etc. Deploy theelectric and Hit one button and its done.
Good luck with the hunting
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Re: Buying a boat

Postby bowl » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:55 pm

Motorguide wireless been out long...
About 2 grand

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Re: Buying a boat

Postby purple5ive » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:26 pm

you need the xi5 model. yes thats about how much you would be paying
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Re: Buying a boat

Postby ratbag » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:58 pm

one2three wrote:
ratbag wrote:I have a topender side console, 4.5mt 60hp tin can bowl. Fuel under the floor, 2 front storage hatches. I upgraded the standard sounder, so get the better one to start. Mine came with the sounder. Make sure the wiring is not earthed to the hull! I fish 3 up lure casting easy, 2 up perfect. Do some research on the hulls & the ride they give. The TE has a great dry ride, crap wiring, motor on the pod is good & the same height freeboard all round.


Why isn't it any good to wire the earth to the hull?

Thanks for sharing this info :-D



It brings on the electrolysis faster than you can imagine. Does not matter how many anodes you fit & wash downs, it'll still come up somewhere. It'll also come on faster if you fish saltwater. Its not restricted to telwater boats, all tinnies will get electrolysis at some time. It comes out where you have dissimilar metals touching. Good reason to keep the tinny tidy when you drop hooks, sinkers, screws etc or just adding gear to the boat.
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Re: Buying a boat

Postby chris srsc » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:27 pm

Brett wrote:
chris srsc wrote:
id love to travel and fish like that...what a dream..
i had to run my tinny up the ramp at saftey beach ramp...went out at it was flat...turned real quick and wave were crashing o ramp...no way i was going to try put it on the trailer... so drove it up the ramp and the back end got swamped... but winched it up trailer straight off the ramp, if it was fibreglass...would of had to wait it out



You never have to wait it out at Safety Beach, you just head into the cove, they can't stop you, if you are sheltering from bad weather.


havent been back....this was before the cove was built
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Re: Buying a boat

Postby one2three » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:10 am

ratbag wrote:
one2three wrote:
ratbag wrote:I have a topender side console, 4.5mt 60hp tin can bowl. Fuel under the floor, 2 front storage hatches. I upgraded the standard sounder, so get the better one to start. Mine came with the sounder. Make sure the wiring is not earthed to the hull! I fish 3 up lure casting easy, 2 up perfect. Do some research on the hulls & the ride they give. The TE has a great dry ride, crap wiring, motor on the pod is good & the same height freeboard all round.


Why isn't it any good to wire the earth to the hull?

Thanks for sharing this info :-D



It brings on the electrolysis faster than you can imagine. Does not matter how many anodes you fit & wash downs, it'll still come up somewhere. It'll also come on faster if you fish saltwater. Its not restricted to telwater boats, all tinnies will get electrolysis at some time. It comes out where you have dissimilar metals touching. Good reason to keep the tinny tidy when you drop hooks, sinkers, screws etc or just adding gear to the boat.


thanks for the reply and information.

So whats does one do when they have a tinny whats the best way to earth it?

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Re: Buying a boat

Postby yepi'mon » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:22 pm

We have a 525 Brooker discovery centre console and I have to say it's brilliant to fish off, in the bay and on lakes and estuaries. There is plenty of room front and back to fish (not sure how well it compares to the smaller models...) and we haven't found anything we dislike about it.

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Re: Buying a boat

Postby bowl » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:20 am

yepi'mon wrote:We have a 525 Brooker discovery centre console and I have to say it's brilliant to fish off, in the bay and on lakes and estuaries. There is plenty of room front and back to fish (not sure how well it compares to the smaller models...) and we haven't found anything we dislike about it.

BrookeR seem well priced.
460 centre console ,is about 22,700

Does your brooker have pod or splash well

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Re: Buying a boat

Postby yepi'mon » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:51 am

bowl wrote:
yepi'mon wrote:We have a 525 Brooker discovery centre console and I have to say it's brilliant to fish off, in the bay and on lakes and estuaries. There is plenty of room front and back to fish (not sure how well it compares to the smaller models...) and we haven't found anything we dislike about it.

BrookeR seem well priced.
460 centre console ,is about 22,700

Does your brooker have pod or splash well


From other people we have met that have them we have only heard good things!

Not sure about the pod or splash well, but this is what the back looks like...

To be honest, we can't really fault the boat. I am no expert but I am comfortable navigating the boat through chop in the bay at a decent speed so I would say that it handles pretty well for what it is.... again, I am no expert but we have never felt "unsafe" in any conditions that have presented themselves.
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