Ali boat kit 5.5-6.5mtrs

 I'm thinking about taking the plunge and getting a boat builder mate of mine to knock me up a boat...I'm pretty sure he mostly uses the Jackman style kits but i thought I'd put it out there if anyone knows a cracking boat in the length mentioned above...


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Here we go, this should be in Friday funny’s.

Fri, 2020-10-02 06:11

 Most Quintrex boats?!? 

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 Do the guys at air rider

Fri, 2020-10-02 08:30

 Do the guys at air rider make kits for smaller hulls?. I can't remember the business name for them tho. 

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 Yeah they do Feral, love the

Fri, 2020-10-02 09:03

 Yeah they do Feral, love the air riders but for some reason I've always been of the uninformed opinion you need to be getting a decent length boat for the air riders to start to perform but as I said that is my uninformed opinion so if others here have an opinion feel free to let me know otherwise.

 

Also from what i've seen on the net, an air rider kit is a pretty expensive start to the build compared to most others.

 

https://www.marinekits.com/air-rider-hulls/

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 The 6.6 looks a very nice

Fri, 2020-10-02 09:07

 The 6.6 looks a very nice boat in the air rider marine kit catalogue but its about 28k for kit only...

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 Yeah that looks like a very

Fri, 2020-10-02 11:22

 Yeah that looks like a very nice boat Boon

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there is a yanmar powered

Fri, 2020-10-02 11:26

there is a yanmar powered airider on gumtree (around 24foot though)- it looks like a really solid boat but finished to a commercial look! - dont know why it is still forsale as it seems well priced at ~45k?

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 Serious looking craft

Fri, 2020-10-02 12:23

 Serious looking craft forsure Pelagic!

 

Throw 12k into a new trailer and you'd have a good boat for a long time....

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i like it but have no need

Fri, 2020-10-02 13:48

i like it but have no need for another boat atm! - love the idea of not worrying about your mates sinkers clunking the side..... :-)

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As above...Would love to

Tue, 2020-10-06 14:42

As above...Would love to build one...oneday!, it would be the Air rider for sure.

WA company also.

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 Pretty pricey for a kit

Tue, 2020-10-06 21:37

 Pretty pricey for a kit Brock and additional fab work putting them together but they are an awesome looking boat.   

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 https://hallmarinedesign.com

Thu, 2020-10-08 21:23

 https://hallmarinedesign.com/portfolio/hmd-630-hardtop/

 

These things look a really nice design, simple layout... 

 

They seem well priced also...

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 That 630 hard top would do

Thu, 2020-10-08 21:29

 That 630 hard top would do me, nice looking rig.

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 I want a forward raking

Thu, 2020-10-08 21:29

 I want a forward raking windscreen, my only issue with this boat from afar...

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 https://cncmarine.com.au/pro

Thu, 2020-10-08 22:02

 https://cncmarine.com.au/project/6100-walkaround/

What about these Boony? I'm feeling the need for another boat build 

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 Yeah Andy I like the idea of

Fri, 2020-10-09 11:37

 Yeah Andy I like the idea of a WA cab but if its a well enough designed boat with an anchor winch then happy to have a cab without forward walking access...

 

I'm pretty sold on the forward raking screen though regardless of what boat I end up with!

 

I really dont see the need at all for reverse raking unless windage is a huge issue!!