Blackdog cats

 Hi Guys and girls 


As the title says ,any experience or thoughts with blackdog cats .

After seeing some videos on youtube they are out in some lumpy seas.

Good to see a boat in some rough stuff .




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I've been out on my mates 545

Mon, 2022-05-02 01:32

I've been out on my mates 545 in Perth a few times and have nothing but good words to say. Handles very well in rough weather and a very well made boat. Plenty of room, very stable and rides comfortably fanging it in and out. 

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what size?

Wed, 2022-05-04 19:18

 Dinghy world in Como are the dealers for Perth, apparently they have a 440 tiller coming in july/august.


A mate and i were looking at boats/tinnies to go halves in and settled on te 440 tiller for an ultimate tough tinnie. Options are pretty expensive though, looked much more viable to get a local guy to modify it to suit & build our own trailer & fitout ourselves too. 680 might be a differnet story though 

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Mon, 2022-05-16 20:18

 Hi deano

They 680 looks good in the youtube clip (kicking the dog )

The 595 looks good to .



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I’m liking the single donk

Fri, 2022-05-06 06:55

Current project boat is a 5m Markham Whaler, im still deciding how to set her up. It's going to be a single donk and it will either be a big tiller on the back open boat style or a centre console.


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


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Mon, 2022-05-16 20:14

 Hi guys 

Thanks for response , they do look good .

I'm with you silver fox the single donk is a winner .

Maybe they will get more over here at some stage .