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My New Spearing Boat

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miles

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Hiya

Just got my "new" boat. Spent all night on friday and saturday sorting it out for spearing. Spec's are as follows:
15' Ski-cat
2x50hp Mariners, Autolube 2 strokes, electric start, trim and tilts

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Picture from the rear showing motors and swim platform.
 

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Console with Garmin 72 GPS, Lowrance X75 echo, icom vhf radio.
 

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Top deck
 

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Anchor hatch with end of rope attached to bouy. Easy to just drop the bouy overboard when boat is on anchor, should a need arise to pick up divers quickly.........normally big shark in the area!!! Much easy to simply dump all the rope and bouy than to struggle to pull in the anchor. Also very easy for my girlfriend to pick us up if the boat is on anchor.
 

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miles

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Hatch under gunnel for extra guns. Accomodates 4-6 gund per side. Biggest being a 115cm gun. Keeps the deck unclutered. Guns that is in use is kept in U-shaped brackets on the SS bar at the back of the boat.
 

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Sweet!

I really like the side & S-bar storage for the spearguns - keeps things safe ;)

Post pics from the maiden voyage :D
 

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COOL! Thats one hell of a mean machine! I loved the little storage places in the 2nd and 3rd picture. It should be very tidy while you are cruising ;)

and yes the rabi apexs on top of that bar looks AWESOME! :D
 

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Front View
 

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I think that kind of bottom design will outperform even your rib in the harsh cape waters ;) Happy hunting with it :D
 

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Thanx guys!!!! Bad weather, 4m swell on friday, 40km/h wind today has kept me landbound. Will take her out this afternoon, just to see how she handles the ruff stuff:D :D

Okay, now only problem i have is to get a graphic done on the side of the boat. Was thinking of getting a nice picture of a GW on the side. Sort of like Bruce in Finding Nemo. (only appropriate that i use a GW shark, as they seem to have an unwelcomed attraction to me and my mates:eek: )

Any idea???

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miles
 

miles

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Hiya Murat

Made of fibre-glass. Will be registered for 15nm (about 27km's). Generally a inshore boat. A wee bit too small for off-shore use. Legally bound to operate a vessel of this size with-in 15nm of the coast.

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miles
 

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Congrats on the boat, I bet dreams have been filling you head about this and what is great there about to come true. Hope all goes as planned and the waters are calm when launch time comes arouind.

Have fun with your new toy,
Justin
 

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Yes, yes, yes! Two motors for backup, anchor line on buoy, storage . . . beautiful, jes' beauty-full! Gee, and I'll be in RSA this August . . . but clear up in Kwa-Zulu Natal with the other kind of gun. Pity. But then, my partner doesn't dive anyway, so I'll just keep this in mind for the day (some day) when I'm ready for my own.
 

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Hiya

Thanx for the kind words:eek:
Took the boat out for a little test run. Fresh North Wester blowing with a very small swell. Runs beautifully with 5 on board into a choppy sea. Was very dry, but became drenched when running a beam sea, with a beam wind :D

Regards
miles
 

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Some action pic's. Camera man was a bit hopeless, so please forgive him !!!!:D :D :D
 

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And another..............
 

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