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 Posted: Mon Jan 8th, 2018 02:33 pm
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Koedoe
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Hi All

Need some advice. I always had a cabin boat fishing the tidal rivers in eastern cape. Now moved to Somerset west and decided to sell the cabin boat and get a nice centre console (about 15 to 16') so that I can go out at Gordons bay. Then I can also take it to the Breede river
Have been looking at some boats, but I do not really have knowledge regarding the different makes.

What do you recommend (do not want a ruberduck. I did look at a Ace Craft 15.6'.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 8th, 2018 07:11 pm
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die ace craft het n goeie naam en is wel ombekend.

gaan loer n bietjie op http://www.boatfishing.co.za miles se site.

daar is baie kaapenaars wat kan help en goeie raad sal kan gee.

loer ook maar verder rond hier, hier is baie inligting op die forum, onthou.....alles het met sealine begin.

sterkte en laat weet wat die manne aanbeveel het

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 Posted: Tue Jan 9th, 2018 07:28 am
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Koedoe
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Hi

Dankie. Gaan bietjie kyk. Wil nie te vinnig koop nie. Moet regte boot wees

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 Posted: Tue Jan 9th, 2018 07:49 am
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The fusion boats are fast becoming legend for quality of finish as well as ride. They're pricey but apparently you really do get what you pay for with them. Speak to James.

You can contact BFC on this and other forums for more info on the Ace. He builds the 15'6

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 Posted: Tue Jan 9th, 2018 08:11 am
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Thanks. Just looked at the fusion pictures. Looks like very nice boat. The 15 will work well for my purpose.

I see you have a bandit 380. I am very interested in the bandit 490 since I like the cathedral hull - very stable. What do you think about the cathedral hull for the use on the sea?

Are the bandit a strong boat?

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 Posted: Tue Jan 9th, 2018 09:30 am
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I really love my little Bandit, it serves my purpose perfectly. I wouldn't suggest any form of flat cathedral for offshore though. D7 built a "cathedral" that's a good offshore hull but it resembles a deep V more than a cathedral.

Mark Jamieson who builds the Bandit is a really nice bloke and I collected my 380 when he was doing the development work on the 490. It looked like a great estuary boat, but definitely not something I'd take to sea.

My hull is certainly strong, but the hatch covers are a bit too light, so one has to be a bit careful of who stands on them. That being said, I specifically wanted a very light boat for my little DF20... And it is perfect.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 9th, 2018 12:11 pm
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Stay away from a cathedral hull for any offshore work.

Small V, I look at the Ski Vee 500 or the 15'6 Ace as mentioned, built by BFC.

As for a small Cat- nothing beats a Yeld 16'(FC or CC), they are like hens teeth secondhand new are pricey but you are getting the best.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 9th, 2018 05:55 pm
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yip, IWyk se skee vee 500 is ook goed.

basies van ou IWyk vergeet.....hy is deesdae lekker opsoek.

hengel seker te veel

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 Posted: Wed Jan 10th, 2018 06:49 pm
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Dankie vir al die raad. Daar is tipe bote en ek leer maar.
Ek sien baie explorer 465 en 510. Wat dink julle van hulle

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 Posted: Thu Jan 11th, 2018 11:17 am
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Hi, ek het n 510 en geniet hom baie. Was nog nie op die see met hom nie maar sy tyd sal kom.
Dan my broer het sy 510 verkoop laas jaar aan man wat van af shelley beach launch. Terug voer van hom af is dat hy die boot baie geniet op die see.Dan gaan lees sy review op die net, hulle het die boot op die see getoets.
Hopelik kan iemand jou uit vat op n paar bote dat jy jou besluit kan maak.
Sterkte met die soek.

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