assasin 6.6 or redline 6.6

 has anyone gota redline/assasin 6.6

looking at getting one - currently looking at barcrusher- been told the assasin is better

I havent been on one, so any info appreciated

has anyone been on one of the new barons?

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 Stop bring selfish by buying

Wed, 2020-08-26 07:28

 Stop bring selfish by buying one of each and give me the one you dont like 

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 1 powerball swompa 1

Thu, 2020-08-27 06:44

 1 powerball swompa 1 powerball

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Assassin VS Barcrusher

Wed, 2020-08-26 07:42

A few years ago... Maybe like 7 now I went and trialled Assassin, razerline, genesis. At the time I owned a 670C Barcrusher that rode pretty average. Generally all the boat brands besides Westerberg and chivers use either a Jackman hull design or a billy plug hull design, the assassin I think is a Jackman hull with modifications done to the reverse chine.

From what I found the genesis, razerline, assassin rode pretty similar and better than the barcrusher that I owned. It all just depends on what you wanted as the genesis and razerline had a slightly bigger deck room than the assassin because of the way the transom was designed.

I ended up getting a custom build Jackman hull design made by Goldstar. Rides beautifully and the best boat I have owned.
In saying this a mate has a 615HT Barcrusher and being a hard top it rides really well, way better than my 670C did so may have something to do with the more weight at the front.

in conclusion Id choose Assassin over barcrusher


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A vs B

Wed, 2020-08-26 08:14


I purchased a Barcrusher 670 HT almost 2 years ago, I trialled several boats including the Assasin

Previous to that I had a Genesis 580 walk around which was an absolute pig, especially in a following sea

Perhaps Barcrusher has changed since Piggy had his or maybe just an issue of weight distribution with the model he owned but I can honestly say the ride in my boat as compared to Genesis, Assasin and Stabicraft is far better.

Having said that I think some owners can be a bit biased to their boats, but I am very happy with mine.

At the end of the day take into account your finances and what you will be using the boat for, how far offshore, up North etc etc, and get the sales people to take you out, but pick a day when there is some decent swell and the seas are running. Get them to stop the boat, she how she rides at anchor etc, she how she performs running with the sea, does she broach, afterall as we all know boats are not cheap and it can be a costly excercise to pick the wrong boat.

The closed demersal season is approaching so take your time.

I think Big John has a Redline so hopefully he can shed some light on them for you.




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 any change of a  test ride -

Thu, 2020-08-27 06:46

 any change of a  test ride - ill bring fuel ( and some fishing spots  ;p  )

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 Stabi craft are on another

Thu, 2020-08-27 08:59

 Stabi craft are on another level to all boats mentioned.they shit on the rest. 


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Wed, 2020-08-26 08:38

Agree with the above comment. From my 670C to my mates smaller 615HT there is a huge difference so may have to do with the hard top.

In saying this I can honestly say for fishing the barcrushers are set up well from the angles they put on the rod holders in the gunnels to the live bait tank and the width of the gunnels they ae good. One of the things about the hard top is unless you go bigger the cabin isn't separated and lockable its all open but it all depends on what your after


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 thanx for info guys trying

Wed, 2020-08-26 15:08

 thanx for info guys 

trying to t up a test ride is the hardest thing

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 Silver tongued pompous

Wed, 2020-08-26 15:14

 Silver tongued pompous salesmen?


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 no more like boats are sold

Thu, 2020-08-27 06:42

 no more like boats are sold before they even get on show floor

so u gotta get an owner to take u out

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 Ha ha here's me thinking no

Thu, 2020-08-27 13:23

 Ha ha here's me thinking no one had any money due to the pandemic.


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 m8 there are 3-6 month

Sat, 2020-08-29 15:10

 m8 there are 3-6 month waiting list to build atm - everyones is spending $ here

they cant go to bali  ;p

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 genesis are now deeper v 

Thu, 2020-08-27 10:35

 genesis are now deeper v  and rides well, plenty of deck space  also cheaper than the rest to buy , red line is quality- heavier , but more expensive , trade off as to how much coin u want to spend ..... to me more critical on paint work as most cut corners and blisters within 1 year . unless you go out on the 2 boats within 1 hour of each other then the ride will be different 

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 The redlines I've looked at

Thu, 2020-08-27 11:28

 The redlines I've looked at are a very big boat for their listed length. 
Barcrushers are a very small boat for their claimed length. 


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 agree on that dodgy saulty

Thu, 2020-08-27 13:07

 agree on that dodgy 

saulty yeah u right but 1 can get a good idea on handling 

i got a surtees lined up now to get the others ... ;p

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This is an intersting thread

Fri, 2020-08-28 16:33

This is an intersting thread for me as its not far off what I'm currently looking at.

I may add though that Coraline is not listed in the above? Was there a reason?

The Coraline 670 walkaround is my preferred at present (though a little heavy on the capex for a new build). 19 deg deadrise, a useable two birth cabin which would just about fit a portadunny too and a nice gunnel height even at the front.



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 none - now u  added another

Sat, 2020-08-29 15:11

 none - now u  added another - not happy ;p  

thanx will look into em

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Fri, 2020-08-28 17:57

Worth giving Jim at Marineline look. 

I've got a 6.1m island cab that I got of my uncle who built the boat, awesome tub. 
Boat feels bigger than it sounds and performs great, had 2 guys out a few weeks back, both own 

glass boats, one has a reef runner and the other a cat, they couldn't believe how good the ride was.

i know Piggy personal, we fish an annual trip at Exmouth most years, his tub is weapon bigger

than mine but hopefully admit I can keep up no worries haha 

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Marineline 2

Sat, 2020-08-29 06:48

Pinchy yours is a bloody good boat too. Im assuming its also a Jackman hull design? Like I said all the designs are pretty similar when it comes to the custom built range but each company like making their own little changes to the design that they claim make it better, but at the end of the day the Jackman Hull and Billy Plug hull designs are brilliant and that's why they are used.


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