Boat Show Boats

 What was your pic of the bunch?

For me-

Dreaming - Fawsome, what a weapon

Reality - Caribbean Reef runner, that was my boat! Pick it up next w/end, can't wait!


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Lovely boat

Sun, 2017-09-24 07:19

 Mate good work


Smooth Seas Never Made A Good Skipper!

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Nice reef runner!

Sun, 2017-09-24 07:25

Saw Fawesome race past us one time when we were out of Dawesville cut. Looked very impressive from a distance, have seen it in a couple of videos since and it looks even better.

Bet you can't wait to get your hands on the Caribbean, quality rig! 

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Very Nice boat!the raised

Sun, 2017-09-24 07:28

Very Nice boat!

the raised windscreen certantly made the cab feel more spacious but would make the rod rack almost unworkable with my short arse. My jumbo tall mates will just have to put up with it or sit down as it’s not as if you need to stand to avoid the rough ride in a reefie.

I’ve had mine since May ‘17 and love it. I also have the decktread flooring and I reckon it’s one of the best additions I’ve done. Zipwake/tabs are probably the only thing that I would look at adding now.

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Sun, 2017-09-24 11:12

All well an good to dream although you can't go wrong with the reefy. There would be a lot of people that would dream about a reefy as well! 

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 Nice, I do like the

Sun, 2017-09-24 12:05

 Nice, I do like the Reefrunners, clean build, nice lines and pleasing on the eye and simple, conventional layout that doesnt try and do everything (which inevitably doesnt do anything well)
Fawesome, to me more like those choppers built that cant go on the road.

Look jaw dropping but good for not very much other than to look at.
Could build something way better for the money and would still be worth something when you sell it.
Imagine if you just completed building that then saw the Service Recall on those Yam V8's...


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The older you get the more you realize that no one has a f++king clue what they're doing.

Everyone's just winging it.


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Four 350s that's not a boat

Sun, 2017-09-24 12:33

With that sort of power it starts to become a G E V Ground Effect Vehicle flying just above the water just like the Caspian Sea Monster of Russian fame.

Buckle up, shut up and hang on.

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Seems to me

Sun, 2017-09-24 15:38

 Like there is almost a bit of a pi$$ing contest happening between the outboard manufacturers. Their all chasing maximum horsepower from smaller and lighter engines.

one bloke was trying to tell me that a 12:1 compression engine runs ok on regular 91 pump fuel. Maybe with a bit of pinging and detonation I would say. 

There were some nice boats there, I particularly liked the massive genesis craft, but that was $300k worth of tinnie. 





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Sun, 2017-09-24 19:09

Popped over for a look aat the reefy today.

Great fitout and looks good with the extra height in the hardtop. Got quite a few upgrades on it too. You will enjoy it.

Quite a few boats there I could leave with. Fury 282, Carribean 2300 Haines 675 enclosed, the big Genesis, the westerberg boats. Would be happy with any of them

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 Agree Tim  the 6.75 enclosed

Sun, 2017-09-24 19:57

 Agree Tim  the 6.75 enclosed  are nice  but not a huge step up  in our  current  rigs

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Sun, 2017-09-24 20:26

Agreed but I dont think the minister of finances will sign off on the boat I want. Sorry NEED.

You been to the show yet?

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 Very true mate. Spent a

Sun, 2017-09-24 20:59

 Very true mate. 

Spent a couple hrs there yesterday 

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Some very nice boats there in

Mon, 2017-09-25 09:02

Some very nice boats there in deed. Trailer boats were out to impress, thing is, the prices are insane. anything that was on a dual axle trailer was over 100k, and some big ally's were 300k like the genesis 9.5. the base build was $140k, the one on display 330k.... what the!


Agree plenty of boats there i would definitely like, very few were realistic. The Fury as always shines above most in the glass range (Maybe im biast as i own one) but Scott defintiely builds a premium boat, finished exceptionally well. Again, 300k

Speaking to Scott, his next boat (demo he's building) will be re-rated running twin 250 verardo's (Current hull engineering only rated for max 450hp). The thing will move, but adds more $$$


The cruisecraft's always look good, they dont seem to adjut their designs much tho, or add to the range. I'd like to see a bigger one, 8m or so.