decision on a new boat

g'day gentlemen. i will keep it short

 

whats better barcrusher 670c,670ht or a 6.2 coraline ocean runner or

whats another alli around 6.0 to 6.8.

 

 


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chivers

Mon, 2011-06-27 16:04

Have a chat with the guys at chivers marine before you buy anything

 

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Keep in mind with the Bar

Mon, 2011-06-27 16:32

Keep in mind with the Bar crusher the dealer is closing down.... Not sure who if there has been a new dealler oppointed but if you need warranty work or dealler support it might make  things  more complicated.

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I know the Bar Crusher

Tue, 2011-06-28 09:53

I know the Bar Crusher builders, and owner and if by some chance you needed warranty you'd have no issue. Great man, infact one of the best IMHO.

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Barcrusher > Coraline

Mon, 2011-06-27 16:35

Barcrusher > Coraline

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Fished on a coraline a bit a

Mon, 2011-06-27 17:22

Fished on a coraline a bit a few years ago and didnt think much of it at all . . . .

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Go for a Mclay from NZ F#ck

Mon, 2011-06-27 17:36

Go for a Mclay from NZ F#ck the Barcrushers. They are worth the 'effort' to get here (they are also made in Queensland), $1Aus=$1.3NZ. More bang for your buck

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Stabicraft

Mon, 2011-06-27 17:36

Stabicraft

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Surtees

Mon, 2011-06-27 18:10

Surtees

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New or S/H

Mon, 2011-06-27 19:20

Are you looking a new or second hand and do you have a particular budget you are trying to stick too ????

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I saw what might be a nice

Mon, 2011-06-27 21:33

I saw what might be a nice riding Ali the other day at Rockingham Boating, went by the brand name of Bullet Boats. might be worth a look. Otherwise I would look at the Chivers, particularly the "Tiger Shark", i know it is a little bigger than your suggested size but the hull design looks pretty good.

P.S. I own a 560C Barcrusher and think it is great but would like to upsize one day. 

Wanderer does make a very good point, Offshore Marine are doing good deals on the Barcrushers as a result but it might pay to see who if anyone is taking over the dealership of them.

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Reef Runner, Dealer; Dinghy

Mon, 2011-06-27 23:58

Reef Runner, Dealer; Dinghy world.

Friend just took delivery of one and we have blooded the deck yesterday.

Morning crabbing in river and Afternoon Mindarie catching snapper and skippies!

Brilliant plate alloy, localy build, boat.

They have a demo boat for sale as well in your range.

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Bullet boats a++

Tue, 2011-06-28 08:51

I have a little 4.5 , its solid as and is very stable. All 4mm ,very unique hull - but a little power hungry

The workmanship by the boys is first class .

When i get a bigger boat i will be going back for sure .

Other craft under construction at the time were very impressive.

Make sure you check them out before you commit.

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Bullet Boats all the way

Tue, 2011-06-28 09:09

Bullet Boats all the way, I have been in his boat and it's awesome.

Nice reverse chines makes it a very stable and dry boat.

His workshop is in Rockingham just a bit futher down the road from Rockingham Boating.

 

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tattoo is worth a look.

Tue, 2011-06-28 10:31

look at a tatto, check the link

http://www.allboatbusiness.com.au/new-boats-motors/tattoo-boats-as-individual-as-you/

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Just got the word from a

Tue, 2011-06-28 14:49

Just got the word from a fishing friend that a very nice Caribean Reef Runner with 2stroke optimax O/B will come on the market this week.

Boat is NOR as owner has bought an even bigger Fibreglass game fishing boat.

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looking at a price range of

Tue, 2011-06-28 12:53

looking at a price range of around 60k to 75k. from 2008 to new

definetly four stroke

 

 

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Have you checked this out....

Wed, 2011-06-29 10:51

Have you checked this out.... Looks like a good buy!

 

http://fishwrecked.com/forum/7m-plate-ally-boat-sale 

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quintrex offshore

Tue, 2011-06-28 13:06

a couple of boats ago i had a 2008 quintrex 620 offshore i bought new from Maz at all boats and it was the best riding ali i've had personally (i've had 8 others) most who went in it commented on the ride .

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I have a Corline 670. I

Tue, 2011-06-28 13:10

I have a Corline 670. I wouldnt rush to buy it again (and it hurts to say that).

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coralline

Tue, 2011-06-28 13:36

i've been in 3 coral lines and didn't like any of them, out of 10 ali's that i've had they rank in the worst 3 for ride, although they do look nice and are built strong!

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Bsir is it the Ride or build

Tue, 2011-06-28 14:04

Bsir is it the Ride or build quality? We were looking at thema few years ago and they look pretty solid boats.

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Quintrex

Tue, 2011-06-28 14:10

I have 5.70m Quintrex legend. With the 2.40m beam is has a great ride in all weather. Also very stable with 3 fishing on one side whilst drifting.

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ryan c

Tue, 2011-06-28 14:13

just curious what size three coralines?

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between

Tue, 2011-06-28 14:27

5.5 and the 670, i nearly bought one a couple of years ago as they look nice , but they ride HARD!  in saying that i have had a cuople of other well known brands that ride just as hard, my trailcraft 660 09' model was just as bad. cheers

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reverse chines debate

Tue, 2011-06-28 14:42

  I have an Ally 6.1 with those big reverse chines. They have their good points but also bad,  noisy as and they slap hard at times when you are just cruising at 10 knots or so looking for bottom. Think glass is the go for my next boat, no go with the reverse chines wide 2.5 beam with such a short length (6.1 metre).  nev 

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Sadly all plate ali boats do

Tue, 2011-06-28 14:44

Sadly all plate ali boats do ride hard.

They are a chiropracticers delight.

The pressed "special hull design" ones still ride hard and are very thin in wallsize.

Soft riding boats are realy only found in Fibreglass.

Rear deadrise of minimum 19 degrees and a very "fine" entry makes it "soft" riding

 

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Quintrex worth a look.

Tue, 2011-06-28 23:15

the award winning Millennium Hull is an engineering marvel, providing maximum lift with a deep-V to slice through swell and bring you on the plane quicker.

It's the Millennium Hull's variable dead rise that delivers the softest, quietest and driest riding aluminium boat in the world.

The technology used to create the Millennium Hull is unique to Quintrex and allows the hull to take on concave shapes previously only available in fibreglass.

 

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This design caters for the tough conditions often faced by our larger boats and needs to be experienced to be believed. 

And now they've released the Millenium blade hull, next level better!

Check out the link http://www.quintrex.com.au/Performance/QuintrexHulls/MilleniumBladeHull.aspx

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Harsh ride ??

Wed, 2011-06-29 05:55

Glastronomic I'm sorry but I'll have to disagree with you ..Have you been for a ride in a good plate ally boat with trim tabs fitted ??

 A world of difference !!!!!!!!!

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It's Glass for me

Wed, 2011-06-29 06:45

 

It's Glass for me all the way, great ride, quiet travelling and at rest, not like a noisy tin fridge on those cold winter nights but there is some great tin boats on the marlet.

locally the Bar Crusher as one of my mates uses his off Windy Harbour[Real Mens Water] and loves it and not so local is the Ocean Master.

Ocean Master boats are sold in Darwin by Territory Marine, don't know about local and trust me they are awsome both in rivers and at sea [personal experience] they ride like a dream in rough as guts water, dry and at rest it feel like your on a jetty, stable as.

Last week we had 5 80 to 100kg blokes on one side and it just sat there, while we netted another Barra.

The boat is 6.1metres and powered by a 175 E Tec, will do 80ks easily, cruises at 65.

 

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Don't see too many ab boats

Wed, 2011-06-29 08:30

Don't see too many ab boats in back crushers down that way. They mostly run edencrafts which are based on a 1960's design.
The oceanmasters are nice but that 6m you went on would be around the 100g mark to buy. Alot of money for a 6m boat.

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Appreciated that you view it

Wed, 2011-06-29 06:52

Appreciated that you view it in a different way.

With respect, have you felt one of the better fibreglass hulls in a nasty ocean?

There is a world of difference in ride comfort.

 

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But still well below a good

Wed, 2011-06-29 06:40

But still well below a good glass boat.

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Coraline

Wed, 2011-06-29 12:51

Hey Wanderer,

the ride is reasonable from the Coraline 670.

When I compare it to Trailcraft, Custom Jackaman (6.2) and a Westerberg that i ahve recently been out on (all of similar size) it is comparible in a head sea, maybe even better, but with a following sea it gets pushed around a lot (more than the other boats).

The boat is solid, and the few issues I have with the hull seem to be fixed in the new hull shape (which was in the paper a few weeks back). Not sure if this improves the downwind performance.

I'll go glass next time, but its a few more $$ than I could afford this time.

Dont get me wrong, its not that I hate my boat, just dont think I would buy it again.

 

 

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compromise

Wed, 2011-06-29 14:02

Ally will always ride harder, fact of life.

I like ally though cos it handles more i.e running it up the beach, crunching trailer while beach or drive on retrieve, banging against a jetty at the islands on a sloppy day etc.

 

Everything is a compromise in life, just got to weigh it up.

 

Ally-

harder ride, harder to keep paint on, looks more utilitarian, lighter and easier driven, physically tougher, generally cheaper used.

glass-

heavier, takes more power/juice, looks alot better, scrapes easier, costs more (USUALLY), inevitably a better ride due to weight and more complex hull shapes.

 

having said that I reckon if I was buying again itd be a US import, Seafox/Trophy WA etc.

 

good luck!

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still trying to make a decsioin

Wed, 2011-06-29 22:15

i love glass boats i know they do ride alot better in rough conditions but they are all most twice as heavy as ally and when you do hit anything(especially when you hit reef or a whale) it will cost yaa. I am a big fan of shallow water fishing and its cheaper and easer to repair ally.(I am a ally welder) . But Its all about what the 3.0 litre turbo hilux can pull out off the water.

A brand new 2011 coraline 6.2 ocean runner at boat city with the works sounder,gps,drive on trailer saftey gear etc. drive away cost $83.000 in the driveway OR

6.8HT Barcrusher with 150 yamaha drive on trailer.but no sounder or gps,plotter or saftey equipment for 76.000+ .both brand new.

Can a hilux 3.0 turbo tow a boat at that size with minimal impact to the car. Do you think the hilux can carry a boat at that size to say denham or further sitting on around 90km to 110km and happly pull it out of the water

And i know the the speed limit with a trailer is 100km.

THANKS FOR THE THE INPUT.

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insurance is there to protect

Wed, 2011-06-29 22:24

insurance is there to protect you if you are unfortunate enough to run aground or run into a whale.

I've owned a custom built plate boat before & if I ever chose to go plate again (never, as I have seen the light in glass), I would choose a manufacturer that has the reputation & backing - particularly from a resale perspective. It appears the stabi, barcrusher & surtees attract a better resale.

IMO, resale is important if you find yourself in a financial pickle. Another fw member on here looked into a 6.7 coraline (quoted plus $90k) & I could only imagine what it would be worth in a few years - just a limited market IMO.

Out of the boats you've mentioned above, I'd got the crusher.

Re; tow vehicle. Lux is rated to 2.25t (chassis & suspension limitations). I suspect you'd be maxing out the capacity with these boats.

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Was towing my boat with a 79

Fri, 2011-07-01 16:43

Was towing my boat with a 79 series toyota, could not get over 75km with a head wind and burn 25++++L per 100km. Now tow with my new Isuzu Dmax and can sit on 100kph burning 16-19 L per 100km. We also tow it with the work hilux and it is the same as the Dmax. 3l turbo = more speed less fuel.

To give you some idea I have towed my boat over 8000km in the last 8 months!!!!

 Wont get in to the Pros and cons of Ally vs Glass both have merit

I went Ally as with the tides up here my boat spends a fair amount of time still high and dry sometimes on less then ideal ground or being launched into shallow creeks but if I just fished just offshore I would have a good look at some glass boats. No one boat is ideal at everything its all a compromise

 

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towing

Wed, 2011-06-29 22:34

Hi Fishentology, In regards to towing, I have a Nissan Navara ST 2.5 Lt Turbo Diesel and I tow a 6m Seafarer Victory no worries. And if you know anything about Seafarers, they aren't the lightest boat. The Navara does have a 3 ton towing capacity, not sure on your Hilux. So I reckon you should be alright, check the cars specs though.

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Seafarers do what no other

Thu, 2011-06-30 11:40

Seafarers do what no other fibreglass manufacturer does - build deck room. Along with the ride, Im amazed more people dont own them. You dont tend to see many for sale either, which also says something about the model. (Now owned by the Haines group)

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Check your specs on the lux

Thu, 2011-06-30 13:27

Check your specs on the lux im pretty sure it has a 2500kg towing capacity. Those boats you are looking at will fall under it but be care full by the time you add fuel water and gear it may well be over it. speak to the dealer(s) and take the boats for a spin on the water and behind your tow vehicle.

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Best boat

Thu, 2011-06-30 15:40

Best boat = Noble SuperV.

They have a range from 5.8 up and I would go the centre cab myself.

I have the 5.1 side console.

You've opened a can of worms......

 

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lousy weather for fishing may

Thu, 2011-06-30 16:09

lousy weather for fishing may as well have a discussion on boats!

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Boats

Thu, 2011-06-30 17:57

lousy weather for you = great weather for us

keep your lousy weather

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Prick! Lol

Fri, 2011-07-01 12:06

Prick! Lol

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i picked up a demo diesel

Mon, 2011-09-05 12:40

i picked up a demo diesel quintrex 670 offshore hard top late last yr for 70k with under 10hrs on the clock. i agree that i is by far the best riding ali hull ive been in, the variable deadrise helps take the slap out in choppy conditions, tho not eradicated, nor is it in a glass boat. i picked this hull for power to weight ratio and so far im luvin it and ive been in some hairy shit recently which i breezed thru without a sore back lol.

i tow it with a lt 3ltr turbo diesel rodeo with relative ease...even towed it to exmouth and back from perth lol proly not ideal...

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