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 Posted: Sun Apr 15th, 2018 02:14 am
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The boat has 36 hrs on the tac. 2 12' lowrance fish, bottom imagining, GPS.
The motors do not have warranty being that they are from south Africa. The hull does not have a warranty either that I know of. I would like to find out more about the boats and how they are built from someone who owns one. The boat has a carpet over the entire deck and I do not know if that is standard. Also is the boat made with any wood, the price out the door is 52000usd.

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 Posted: Sun Apr 15th, 2018 08:33 am
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Hi and Welcome to sealine.

They say marine ply is also used in the build.

check their website here:

http://www.tomcatboats.co.za/products24.htm

the smaller size is normally bought by S Africans.

24 is quite big.
This is a surf launching vessel, which means is that you can do some beach work with it.

basically, the hull is strengthened to support beaching, things you guys do not do, as I understand it.

Our boating market is not that big compared to abroad.
also with our seas, 1,8 swells which is a norm for us. so we tend to ride /fish big seas more often.

also check http://www.boatfishing.co.za

heard their build is not too bad at all.
will see what more info I can get regarding this boat builder.

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 Posted: Sun Apr 15th, 2018 01:45 pm
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Thank you very much. Also if you could find out a retail price that would help big time

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 Posted: Sun Apr 15th, 2018 02:06 pm
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Have fished the walkaround version of this for years - with 2 x 140's on.
We fish up to 6 with no real issues - can bait for tuna (all on one gunnel) with 4, spin for yellowtail (seriola not snapper) with 4 and we have caught several billfish from her.

Spacious, comfortable and quite dry and very economical. Have been out in some pretty snotty weather and never felt unsafe. Excellent in a following sea.

Having skippered, crewed, cleaned and worked on her (I am not the owner) I can vouch for build quality.
The price you have is very fair especially if the motors are clean and genuinely have 36 hrs.

I don't know the current cost but would imagine close to $75k with trailer and electronics.

I see from THT that you are a new boater - this is a very forgiving boat to learn on and has none of the foibles of some of the cats around.

I would still advise that you get a survey done and then compare it with an equivalent US model - maybe a Prowler 25.
Pics would always be good as well!

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 Posted: Sun Apr 15th, 2018 02:39 pm
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Here are a bunch of pictures of the
boat.

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The queen

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Nice boat, I have mine since 2008

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Thanks captain Morgan. I just wanted to let everyone know that I bought the boat. We took her out for a sea trial yesterday and all I can say is WOW! It was one of the smoothest boat rides I've ever taken. There were 4 to 5s and had it on plain cruising 2600 rpms 35 mph cutting through them like butter. The boat is a blast to drive, also we were the only boat on the water (small craft advisory) never felt unsafe while running.

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Should you need any info on the boat or assistance, Dave build these boats and you can contact him on +27825507154. Enjoy your ride!

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 Posted: Wed Apr 18th, 2018 07:55 am
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A pic of mine on the ocean

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