First big trip with Sailfish S9

Any body own a Sailfish Boat, I am planning my first big fishing trip to Bernier Island off Carnarvon for a week in the new boat, and not sure what to expect with seas.

boat is 8m Sailfish S9 with Twin Yamaha F200G motors.

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 Very nice boat. I can only

Sat, 2017-06-10 09:13

 Very nice boat. I can only dream. 

 

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flash!

Sat, 2017-06-10 09:57

 some dollars worth there

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 Who cares what the weather

Sat, 2017-06-10 11:17

 Who cares what the weather is like with a boat like that. I'd be more worried about what fish I'll catch.

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I have a good prediction

Sat, 2017-06-10 16:04

 Expect a large fuel bill! Awesome boat though!!!

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 It runs in about 400mm of

Sat, 2017-06-10 20:50

 It runs in about 400mm of water once the air gets under the hull, chews 1litre /KM crusing at 45Knotts

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 If it cruises at 45 knots,

Thu, 2017-06-15 21:56

 If it cruises at 45 knots, what is flatout?
That is eyewateringly good fuel economy for a 9 meter boat at 45 knots...

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 That's what I was thinking

Thu, 2017-06-15 21:59

 That's what I was thinking Rob. That's a very fast cruise speed for wa conditions. Mid 50's wot would be impressive.

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 I think he means 45km/h

Fri, 2017-06-16 08:40

 I think he means 45km/h cruise. 

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I know Cats are a more

Wed, 2017-07-05 05:11

I know Cats are a more efficient hull than mono, but my 8m Patriot did 48 knots flat out with twin 225 Yammy's and was using about 80lph per engine. However they were the 4.2l V6 model so it would appear that the new Yammy's are rather efficient

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Fri, 2017-06-16 15:01

 probably correct, as its a bit complex working out and quoting an accurate fuel burn while doing half metric and half imperial.

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Fri, 2017-06-16 15:01

 probably correct, as its a bit complex working out and quoting an accurate fuel burn while doing half metric and half imperial.

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Sorry guys but is actually ,

Fri, 2017-06-16 17:47

Sorry guys but is actually ,  45 knotts, 48 Knotts last saturday in big swells. Furuno tz12 speed set to knotts and burn is calculated by Yamaha Electronic command link set at km.

actually burns 0.9l/km on command link guage. 

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now I'm confused 45-48knots

Sun, 2017-06-18 09:51

now I'm confused
45-48knots is cruise or flat out ?

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 What props are you running

Sun, 2017-06-18 10:13

 What props are you running mate? 48 knots cruise or flat out?

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 Cruise WOT at 45 knott

Sun, 2017-06-18 12:00

 Cruise WOT at 45 knott depending on sea, with 3m swell running last week would get 48 knott running home with swell

 

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 Cruise is not WOT, cruise

Sun, 2017-06-18 16:33

 Cruise is not WOT, cruise means economical planing speed, usually around 4000rpm on most boats

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 I will see how fast it

Sun, 2017-06-18 17:00

 I will see how fast it travells at 4000 rpm

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it depends

Thu, 2017-06-29 17:29

 Depends who ya talk to rob.. ha ha ha, most of the time im "cruzing" at wide ass open..

 

 

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 yeah but your an

Thu, 2017-06-29 17:52

 yeah but your an electrician...

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ha ha ha

Fri, 2017-06-30 06:16

 Shhhhhh, i try to keep that quiet, so my time off work is actully time off. lol

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45 knots and a combined burn

Tue, 2017-07-04 19:01

45 knots and a combined burn of 0,9l/km ? Damn!

Keen too see a picture of the guages!

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 next weekend

Tue, 2017-07-04 23:04

 next weekend

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Running Gauge Pics

Sat, 2017-09-02 13:53

Finally got around to getting picture of Gauges. Under photos/Ians Photos

www.dropbox.com/sh/gm2c6gs0gbs1clp/AADmWE2kFHbembLvsu9sAV25a

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 looking at your photos thats

Sun, 2017-09-17 15:20

 looking at your photos thats 0.9km/l not 0.9l/km

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so it is

Sun, 2017-09-17 15:33

 So it is
Roughly 20-25% difference
Enough to cause a problem on a long trip if pushing the limits

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Applogies guys, thats my

Sat, 2017-09-23 10:01

Applogies guys, thats my dislexia coming through

Checking the math.

0.9km/1L = 1.11L/KM

i.e. 1/0.9 or 11%

All I know is that in my old Trailcraft 640 with twin 70 yamaha 2 strokes, the trip would cost me aroung $90/day pretty well running WOT at 24Kn as compared with the new boat @3.9T cruising 35Kn cost me $150 for the same trip. The Yamaha F200 I-4s I have to say are just a fantastic motor so far. (I had my reservations when ordering them)

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 Good pick up, also included

Mon, 2017-09-18 15:05

 Good pick up, also included the fuel bill around $250 / trip to and back from Island so users can see fuel usage of twin 200HP Yamies IL-4

I use 1l/km to gauge how much fuel i need for the day and have not gone wrong so far....

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Nice bus...

Sat, 2017-06-10 16:08

If you're looking at coming up a word of caution. The Fascine channel is currently rooted at the moment. Mother Nature has been steadily taking back Pelican point for the last three months and the current channel is down to a knebswoth wide at one point , even nastier is the depth (see fuck all at close to low tide ) I'm running a 5.5 m centre console and I was dragging my bum coming in yesterday . A good option for you is to go and launch/retrieve at the fishing boat harbour , not as good a facility but IT WILL save you from becoming entertainment for the locals... last night there was an 8m ish nice big ally boat being wrestled off the bar by the owners . This morning a yacht was sitting firm waiting for the tide to help em off . Good luck to you! 

You should kill it in that machine ...:) 

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 Thanks for the heads up on

Sat, 2017-06-10 20:42

 Thanks for the heads up on the channel, 

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Silver foxDo you

Thu, 2017-06-15 21:50

Silver fox

Do you know/recommend a safe anchorage (bay) for over night at northern end of island?

 

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Carnarvon Boat Ramp

Sun, 2017-07-09 13:24

 Silver fox

Is it safe ti leave car and trailer at the ramp over night? Vandalism/Theft etc. otherwise will drive back to Motel

 

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Sailfish

Sat, 2017-06-10 16:46

I have had an S8, very similar set-up to yours, with twin 200 Yammies for nearly a year. Great boat.
Had it on trips to The Mackies, Coral Bay, Shark Bay, Jurien and off Augusta and Cape Nat in that time.
Handles all conditions really well as you would expect.
You shouldn't have any problems.

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 How long to get to the

Sat, 2017-06-10 20:54

 How long to get to the mackies (from Onslow?), thats one spot I want to try

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 Do you still have the boat?

Sat, 2017-06-10 21:30

 Do you still have the boat?

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 Hi PetecCurious to what fuel

Sun, 2017-06-18 07:39

 Hi Petec

Curious to what fuel burn do you with the yamies at WOT? (assume in line 4  - 200hp), I can get from Woody Point to Fads and back at WOT for about $130

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 You drive from woodman point

Sun, 2017-06-18 07:58

 You drive from woodman point to the fads both ways at WOT? 

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 Why not?

Sun, 2017-06-18 08:48

 Why not?

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Besides the excessive fuel

Sun, 2017-06-18 09:09

Besides the excessive fuel consumption, shortened engine lifespan I would of thought? Being propped correctly would become more important.

Nice boat too mate!

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Obviously the weather has to

Sun, 2017-06-18 09:20

Obviously the weather has to be good to go quick but it seems to run better quicker, I can only put it down to the air under the channel. 

I am also time poor so it doesnot get used as much as it should....

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Sat, 2017-06-10 17:12

 One hell of a nice boat there.

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 Love the look of these boats

Sat, 2017-06-10 19:35

 Love the look of these boats it should smash it surely!! Love to here how it goes Good luck

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 Will let you know how it

Sat, 2017-06-10 20:43

 Will let you know how it goes,,,,

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 BuddyCheckout the post I put

Sat, 2017-06-10 21:25

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Checkout the post I put on web, second trip ever in the S9. cruising 45 knotts, Just want a big sea test now

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9BS6hYroMs

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Thevenard Island is close to

Sun, 2017-06-11 11:06

Thevenard Island is close to Onslow, only about 22 kms I think.
Yes still have boat, to new to upgrade yet.

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 Still happy with it? Ian

Thu, 2017-06-15 21:51

 Still happy with it?

 

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 Lovely toy mate!

Sun, 2017-06-11 14:09

 Lovely toy mate!

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 Nice Ian.....very nice ..

Sun, 2017-06-11 18:42

 Nice Ian.....very nice .. was that flat out or u had more left??

did it bang at all the day off leeming? Looked ok 

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Pretty well flat out, trim

Sun, 2017-06-11 23:21

Pretty well flat out, trim and fuel load makes a bit of a difference.

Was leeman not leeming (miss print in original post). 30K out heading back with 25+ knott winds SW with 2,5m short sea and big swell. I was new to the boat on that trip and was actually travelling at about 20notts. looks slow in the video but you just dont realise how fast your going in this boat as the ride is so soft.

Leeman Sea rescue advised we were the only boat left out as the weather had turned quickly and every body else had come in.

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 Hey Ian how did you go up at

Thu, 2017-06-15 07:34

 Hey Ian how did you go up at leeman? You get into a few nice dhu boys ?? I am thinking of a quick trip there for cupla days if weather plays the part... dhu city apparently 

cheers 

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 We got our 2 Dhueys and 2

Thu, 2017-06-15 21:45

 We got our 2 Dhueys and 2 pink snapper, but a friend of mine up there sent me this the next day. 25kg Dhuey

Link

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 Shit yeah

Fri, 2017-06-16 00:03

 Shit yeah

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Top end of Bernier

Fri, 2017-06-16 06:50

 There's a nice little anchorage just north of Wedge Rock . We park a 40 ft cat ( sail ) in there nice n easy . Just want to watch out if it's a howling easterly , you shouldn't have any major issues 

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 Thank you

Fri, 2017-06-16 17:53

 Thank you

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NICE BOAT

Thu, 2017-06-22 10:45

Nice boat mate!

How the hell do you get her in the water at Leaman - I understand it's a beach launch up there? 

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 Leeman has a beautiful new

Thu, 2017-06-22 11:05

 Leeman has a beautiful new ramp

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Rob H is correct , Leeman has

Thu, 2017-06-22 20:59

Rob H is correct , Leeman has a great new ramp, we used the old one for years and needed a couple of helpers with the old 8m boat but the new ramp is fantastic.

I actually want to give a beach launch a try as I paid extra to have the trailer modified for shallow launching. Jost got to get some time to go to sea bird.

 

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very very nice mate

Thu, 2017-06-29 17:33

 wow, very nice machine in deed mate..

 

When are ya passing thru Gero on your way north?? Would love to have a quick peak and a beer ( if time allows) as im trying to get an idea of what to upgrade to next time and love the looks of a nice cat... 

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Plan on getting to Gero Sat

Mon, 2017-07-03 00:24

Plan on getting to Gero Sat week around 7-8 am, we are overnighting at leeman shack

 

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Bugger

Tue, 2017-07-04 08:55

  I fly home on the 14th, but will be about when your heading back south if ya wanted a rest break :) 

 

Safe travels mate. Seen heaps of stories about roos on the road north of Gero. 

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 Hi Tbone Apologies, work

Tue, 2017-08-29 18:51

 Hi Tbone

 

Apologies, work life has been rather hectic. Ended up heading back from Bernier Island late and drove through night, so quick stop at 440 for fuel. I will let you know when heading to Leeman/Dongara in next few weeks if still interested in looking at Sailfish S9.

 

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 very nice looking tub there.

Thu, 2017-06-29 18:44

 very nice looking tub there. makes the f truck look like a mini.

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 Really impressive boat and

Wed, 2017-07-05 11:13

 Really impressive boat and tow vehicle combo Ian,  there's a "that's not a knife" line available to you that's for sure.   

Nice video's and destinations.

My speed display on the chartplotters in our cat shows the speed as kh for kph and I've seen this on other setups, it looks a lot like kn (knots) the way it's presented. I'm pretty sure at 20kn into those seas you would be getting a lot of air.   

It looks pretty rough 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9VgMk03ikc#t=110.223208

Congrats on owning such a nice setup 

Cheers

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Update on S9 and Trip with

Wed, 2017-08-30 23:01

Update on S9 and Trip with link to photos & video

Sorry folks but only just had chance to coallate and respond to queries above.

I have attached a link to Photos, Video, Costs of our trip to Bernier Island 50KM west of Carnarvon in new Sailfish S9.

Included costs incase any body planning a similar trip, and show fuel usage /day (first fill $409.60 top up low tanks) we budgeted $1200 each, came in at  $1173 per person (4 in Sailfish) (3 in Legend)

Recommend Carnarvon Motel, they were great giving us 2 rooms at back of motel for 5 days and an area to park boats with washdown facilties, let us use our weber bbq as well as dining in the motel buffet, not to mention the hot showers, tv, double beds, aircon.

Yep were all old boys (45-55) and want to fish in comfort these days, done my time in caravan parks in swag. 

The trip was just fantastic with the boat performing to all my expectations. Weather was great for first 3 days, Blew out wednesday which was good as a lay day, make rigs

fix dek wash, snooze, old boy fisho's worn out..... 

Fishing was harder Thu/Fri due to swell, found best way to get baldies was to duck close into cliffs (50m) between swell drop and idle back out (always skipper on helm). Pretty well bagged out each day except first, took a while to find fish.

As requested above Photos of Gauges at 27.3Kn at 4000rpm burning 0.9L.km (53.7L/hr for both 200hp yamies)

Link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gm2c6gs0gbs1clp/AADmWE2kFHbembLvsu9sAV25a?dl=0

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What a boat

Wed, 2017-08-30 23:24

That is one very very nifty looking craft.

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link

Fri, 2017-09-01 18:11

 www.dropbox.com/sh/gm2c6gs0gbs1clp/AADmWE2kFHbembLvsu9sAV25a

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 Very nice boat  mate.

Sat, 2017-09-02 06:40

 Very nice boat  mate.

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Grrrr

Sat, 2017-09-23 11:14

Very envious you certainly have one hell of a boat.

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 Thanks for all the great

Sat, 2017-09-23 18:46

 Thanks for all the great comments guys and if ever see me at the ramp, please come say hello.

 

 

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Thats some amazing fuel economy

Sun, 2017-09-24 07:07

 I have a 6.2 kevla cat with twin 115 yammys weighing 3 tonne and i get 1.1 liters per km .your getting the same with 200s