Discussion to pass the lockdown time

 List the boat you owned for the least amount of time and why you sold  

Boston whaler 240

Only had it for 2 years. Sold as kids lost interest and too expensive to go solo fishing in 

sunshine's picture

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Date Joined: 03/03/09

Chivers Formula 1800

Sat, 2021-04-24 18:08

Was a great boat but needed something larger in Perth's offshore waters.   

Posts: 888

Date Joined: 26/03/17

 Had a Stacer sea runner 539.

Sat, 2021-04-24 18:54

 Had a Stacer sea runner 539. Awesome first boat, great fishing vessel!Sold coz family got bigger, and started going more fishing out wide.and needed something bigger and fibreglass to soak up the knocks.

Posts: 101

Date Joined: 27/05/12

1983 5.2 Fraser 175 Yamaha Two Stroke

Sat, 2021-04-24 19:27

 12 Months had to sell for family reasons. Awsome boat 50 knots in just about any seas.



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Date Joined: 04/12/11

14 foot gannet ( 35 evenrude)

Sat, 2021-04-24 20:01

/14 foot brooker (30 yammy) 14 foot weired blue glass boat ( 35 evenrude)16 foot eastern states made glass boat (55 evenrude),14.5 foot sea runner( swifty) yellow.(50 hp grey Johnson)14.5 foot sea runner (50 hp yammy)green one . Kept my 17 foot mariner the longest (swifty). Only use to chase inshore fish didn’t need biggger boat. Once snapper bans came in I bought bigger swift craft and started dhue fishing.

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Date Joined: 19/06/14

Stessco Catcher 420 Yammie 30hp.

Sat, 2021-04-24 20:15

Five trips out in it over a three week period. Too small, not enough grunt to survive the tidal currents not really a good boat for up here. Replaced it with a Quinnie Coastrunner 500 with a 115 Optimax on the back. This boat well and truly ticks all the boxes.


 My wife understands why I clean my rods n reels in the shower....


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Date Joined: 10/02/07

We had a 4.3 ali

Sat, 2021-04-24 21:01

35 on the back,BJ and I had a great time at kalbarri and out at west end.


all aggressive fish love bigjohnsjigs

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Date Joined: 27/11/09

3.1 metre stacer ... 2 days

Sat, 2021-04-24 22:11

3.1 metre stacer ... 2 days was all i had it for ,,,i was horse trading my way into a bigger tinnie and bought it to get the outboard only ,,


OFW 11

evil flourishes when good men do nothing


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Date Joined: 24/07/07

Chivers Thunderbird

Sun, 2021-04-25 07:45

5.7 Chivers Thunderbird, had it for about 18 months, the previous owner had cut off the cabin and turned it into a runabout, found it to be a bit small for what I had in mind so off it went and a 6.1 Guardian came home.

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Date Joined: 07/12/06

 Had a small punt about 2.5m

Sun, 2021-04-25 08:41

 Had a small punt about 2.5m with a 4 hp.

Sat there for about 2 years and I never once used it before giving it to a mates kids to play with on the land

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Date Joined: 23/02/11

do jetski's count? - had one

Sun, 2021-04-25 15:36

do jetski's count? - had one for about a month - used it once and after about 30 minutes belting round on the river it was just all very boring....

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Date Joined: 20/02/11

 Little 4.9ish Barron centre

Mon, 2021-04-26 08:08

 Little 4.9ish Barron centre console in the very early 2000's. 

It was very light with a big flare and only had tote tanks. I lived in Dunsborough and used to fish the reefs in Geo Bay. If I got the bow too high coming home in to a SW, she would stand up in the air. Sold it for self preservation.