finn poly boats

 hey was just wondering if anyone has had or been in a finn poly boat looking at gettin one for a first boat to get into boating they look like there stable and good for the price thaughts?


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I got the Spindrift with a

Sun, 2017-08-20 07:26

I got the Spindrift with a 6hp outboard and an electric motor on the bow. Absolute beast fishing the Guildford snags or working the Peel flats.

You get pretty wet if it's choppy though.

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 does it handle the chop good

Sun, 2017-08-20 17:01

 does it handle the chop good but. one of the reasons i want one is to run baits in summer for the grey suits

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Yeah mate slices through it

Mon, 2017-08-21 15:32

Yeah mate slices through it but anything up to 10kn+ and you're getting a soaking

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 If you YouTube Finn

Sun, 2017-08-20 17:31

 If you YouTube Finn spindrift you will find the bloke that owns Finn playing in the surf .

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 yea seen that looks like it

Sun, 2017-08-20 19:13

 yea seen that looks like it does allright eh

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 I had one with a 8hp on the

Sun, 2017-08-20 22:37

 I had one with a 8hp on the back but sold it pretty quick . With only myself on board and giving it WoT i was getting the watef funneling between the pontoons hitting the motor leg and building up till it started coming over the transom into the boat . With a bit of messing around and adjustments maybe i could have stopped it but couldnt be bothered 

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On my own I can get her up to

Mon, 2017-08-21 15:36

On my own I can get her up to around 13knots but with my brother in we max out at 6 knots which is no worries for the upper Swan but I'm replacing my carby with the 8hp one for when we head to Pt Grey from Dawesville.

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 how big a motor have u got

Wed, 2017-08-23 05:28

 how big a motor have u got on it?

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Bought a new 6hp Tohatsu 2

Wed, 2017-08-23 07:31

Bought a new 6hp Tohatsu 2 banger. 

The dinghy is plated for 6hp and the only different between the two motors (6&8hp) is the carby. 

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Just ordered the 3m one for a

Mon, 2017-08-21 15:16

Just ordered the 3m one for a tender, 12' tinnie just to heavy to use and store in the boat for big trips, will be running 3.5hp

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