Again looking for HELP

 #1 first boat looking for ally 4.5 plus thought it would be a good starting point but that size there rare in an ally lots of fibreglass boat that size for a good price but im worried about damage being a first time boat owner budget is around 6-7k busselron based fishimg

#2 soundergps combo 

Im a lowance fan been looking at the elite ti2 9inch but all i want is a good fish. Ground finder and gps any recommendations below the yhe 1500 mark would be appreciated hopefully fishing upto 60-70m mark.

  Anyone that has any advice i greatly appreciate 

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 Hey mate. I'm definitely no

Sat, 2020-06-13 19:07

 Hey mate. I'm definitely no expert, and not familiar with Busselton so dunno how far out u would be going to get to 60-70m, but I used to have a 5.4ally with a 90hp, and would only make it out the the 50s metro on really good days, so I would wonder if maybe going a bit bigger may be an option? The spots I used to go I would be pretty nervous in anything under 5m, but then again depends on experience and skill I guess.

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From what I can see 70m mark

Sat, 2020-06-13 20:23

From what I can see 70m mark is about 40nm from busso  

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 For that sort of $ you

Sat, 2020-06-13 20:44

 For that sort of $ you certainly wouldn't get much. If your thinking about going to them depths I wouldn't go any smaller than about 18 foot. Better to invest more coin .


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It is a long run back if the

Tue, 2020-06-16 06:12

It is a long run back if the weather turns bad, just not safe to go that far in a small boat. Fishing that wide you need a good engine and boat. Might be better to do some charter fishing. 

I fish a 4m offshore pick my days and stay within the safe limits of the boat to make back to port. 4-5nm about as far as i am willing to go in case I need to dash back.