Another Caribbean Reef Runner build

Hi

I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to order my self a new Caribbean Reef Runner.

I looked at second hand boats for months then eventually bit the bullet. Anyway I know this has been done a bit but I found it useful for research, motivation and ideas to search the web for other builds. So here’s another.

I order a hull off Mansfield Marine.

Trailer off Tezzas Trailers in Port Kennedy (awesome)

and Outboard and electrical work from Midway Marine in Rockingham ( Legends)

I mounted all electronics and installed the Anchor winch and bilge pump.

Also clears and infill cushions from Canning Motor Trimmers. Thanks Shaun

 

Anyway , thanks for looking pics will tell the story

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 Sounds great mate but cant

Wed, 2019-09-11 19:51

 Sounds great mate but cant see any pics....

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 Axiom pro 9"Furuno 588Garmin

Sun, 2019-10-20 20:38

 Axiom pro 9"

Furuno 588

Garmin VHF

Fusion stez

Viper pro winch

Auto bilge pump

Led under gunwales

STED led  spot light 

Mansfield Marine Swim Platforms

Viper pro baitboard

Custom rocket launcher

 

 

 

 

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Congrats.

Thu, 2019-09-12 07:50

 Can't wait to see how it goes with the new 200V6   what rating did you settle on for the  trailer?

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Me too mate. 2.8T rating on

Thu, 2019-09-12 18:59

Me too mate. 2.8T rating on the trailer. Tows very nice. Only ever had mechanical brakes. Electric over hydraulics is a dream 

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Don't forget to back off the controlller....

Thu, 2019-09-26 15:33

 If you need to tow without the boat on. I left mine at the ramp once so I could check the trailer over with the boat off, first application of the brakes saw a screaming lock-up and cloud of smoke    my old rig stops far quicker with the Reefrunner on the back than it does towing an unbraked 750kg box trailer with stuff all in it. 

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Very very nice

Thu, 2019-09-12 10:21

Absolutely f congratulations and may you have many many hours of enjoyment on the water.
Who was the poor bugger you ran over, third pic down LOL

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Hahaha.. Final trailer bunk

Thu, 2019-09-12 19:01

Hahaha.. Final trailer bunk adjustments after getting the hull. As I purchased hull only

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 Looks awesome BradAll the

Thu, 2019-09-12 19:26

 Looks awesome Brad

All the leg work will be worth it in the end mate

Many years of family memories and trips up north hahaha

Keep the pics coming 

Cheers

Matt

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 Nice looking rig mate ,just

Fri, 2019-09-13 06:13

 Nice looking rig mate ,just out of curiosity  what sort of height  is there between floor and roof on these boats im 6'4 and was wondering  how much head space  there'd be  for a giant like myself  ,cheers  

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I’m 6’2’’ and I’m comfy. Feel

Wed, 2019-10-16 20:02

I’m 6’2’’ and I’m comfy. Feel free to check mine out some time. Just PM me 

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I’m 6’2’’ and I’m comfy. Feel

Wed, 2019-10-16 20:05

I’m 6’2’’ and I’m comfy. Feel free to check mine out some time. Just PM me 

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You'd probably be OK.

Fri, 2019-09-13 13:39

 They used to have a problem with tall people up the front with the hardtop, but the Extended Hardtop like mine gives me heaps of room, and I'm 6ft. Can't give you an exact amount , though, not at home to measure.

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Fri, 2019-09-13 15:01

Very nice mate. I’d certainly be leaning towards a Caribbean if I won lotto, or robbed a bank or something.

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 Finished mounting the

Fri, 2019-09-13 16:33

 Finished mounting the Electronics. The vacant hole is for the Mercury Vessel view 403. Over to Midway Marine next. For electrical work and outboard and dual batteries

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So, updates?

Wed, 2019-09-25 13:13

 Enquiring minds need to know.

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 Supreme looking boat

Wed, 2019-09-25 18:42

 Supreme looking boat mate 

What transducer are you going to run with the 588? I'm guessing a shoot through as well?

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First Furuno I’ve had, and in

Wed, 2019-10-16 19:32

First Furuno I’ve had, and in the interest of keeping expenses down after the already blown budget I went with the 600w P66

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Very nice indeed! Well done!

Sat, 2019-09-28 20:57

Very nice indeed! Well done! What were the reasons for organising the trailer yourself? Any issues with the ones they come with?

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Mainly cost. Saved about

Wed, 2019-10-16 19:32

Mainly cost. Saved about $2500-3000 

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I can't speak for Brad--

Sun, 2019-09-29 09:24

 But it may have been something to do with the standard trailer (Easytow)  offered as part of the basic package. It didn't suit my needs, being, amongst other things, dual slipper-springed. I left it a bit late to really shop around in Perth, and not living here, don't have much time to spend on it. I did talk to some aluminium trailer manufacturer from NOR somewhere, came recommended on here, but just couldn't get any sense out of the girl on the phone, she was just clueless, nobody else there to talk to, and I didn't have the time to make the trek up there. And I think they were only offering torsion suspension, so that was a deal killer for me. So I went with the upgrade from Easytow--2.9/2.7t ATM/GTM, load sharing tandem springs, 14" rims, stainless calipers, steel guards. Cost me something like $12,700, IIRC. Very happy with it. 

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Thanks mate! Looks like

Mon, 2019-09-30 07:55

Thanks mate! Looks like upgrading the trailer is a very good idea. Will look into this! 

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Tezza’s trailer. 2.8T

Thu, 2019-10-03 06:29

Tezza’s trailer. 2.8T electric Hydraulic brakes $9600 

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Trailer

Tue, 2019-10-15 20:30

Hey

Actually recovered the boat with the new trailer twice now. Bloody awesome. It’s drive on. Can’t recommend enough 

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awesome. may have to have a

Wed, 2019-10-16 15:55

awesome. may have to have a look at these as will need an ali trailer to help keep the weight down, and will help with solo retrieve.

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 Just picked the boat up from

Tue, 2019-10-15 20:24

 Just picked the boat up from Midway Marine. 2nd trip was a River run. 43kts in a small chop with the 200HP Merc. Flies!

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Thats a good speed

Wed, 2019-10-16 16:03

 What RPM? Are they a 5800-6000 rpm rating? What prop did they fit? Guess you wouldn't have all the gear on the boat yet--I dropped 2 knots by the time I'd finished fitting out, as well as adding all the crap we always carry 

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They went from a 4 blade 18’’

Wed, 2019-10-16 19:29

They went from a 4 blade 18’’ and got about 36kts @5200

Changed to 17” 3 blade. After trimming up I got 43kts at about 5700RPM i think. I was more hanging on and checking the speed, then worrying about Revs 

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Rocket Launcher

Sat, 2019-10-19 17:18

 Big shout out to Brad from West coast Marine Fabrication in Malaga.

He done an awesome  job on the rocket launcher and pot winch bracket. 

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Sat, 2019-10-19 17:51

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Hey brad. Couldn’t see from

Mon, 2019-10-21 08:46

Hey brad. Couldn’t see from the pics, where does the fuel filter sit? Is it a possibility to have one of the glass bulb filters so you can see if zny water accumulating? Cheers! 

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I can't see what Brad did,

Mon, 2019-10-21 14:26

 but I mounted mine inside  the transom under the splashwell. I absolutely hate drilling into a pristine transom, and will go to great lengths to avoid it. I used a piece of that synthetic board I got from Mansons  -cut to size, drilled and tapped  through from the back  to  mount studs at the right mounting centres for the  filter housing, then used Sika Marine Adhesive to stick that to the flocoated inner transom. That stuff sticks extremely well to flocoat  with Sika adhesive as long as you key it in. I did a bit of expermimenting, and found that, when you just scuff it up to take the gloss off, it sticks well, but, to really get it strong, key the surface a bit. Ie, run some angle grinder crosshatches across it. 

Pictures of the plate before and after mounting, don't have any with the filter fitted, sorry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks mate!

Mon, 2019-10-21 16:28

Thanks mate!