reefa/kooylan craft

 hi guys just wounded if anyone has one of these boats mate is looking at a 19ft just curious on what the hulls are like etc cheers any information appreciate 


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 I used to own one years ago

Thu, 2017-03-16 22:28

 I used to own one years ago , they are very similar to the old westerberg hulls . They can slap a bit due to a pretty flat hull but mine was tough and well built . The main thing to look at would be electrolysis in a hull that age and check the transom for cracks around the motor area.

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Thu, 2017-03-16 22:50

 i had 1 years ago in the pilbara tough as buggery if you have found a good 1 go for it they do bang a  bit  in the chop but all in all a good boat all round ,run mine up on the beach in keogh bay dampier a 100 times at least to beach it  to get materials of the boat for the shack


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Fri, 2017-03-17 06:43

Been for a ride in a few Koolan craft and IMO they are a bucket of pus, shocking ride, wet and prone to drop off the plane and wallow like a pig

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 cheers guys i might keep

Fri, 2017-03-17 16:41

 cheers guys i might keep looking around any suggestion on a good hull plate 6m mark??around 35k


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 Phew ! Pretty damning

Sat, 2017-03-18 09:20

 Phew ! Pretty damning Carnarvonite !!

I've had my 18'6" Reefa for 16 years, and loveit.

Yep its alloy so the ride is not the same as fibreglass but I reckon its a good shape.

My mate gets wet regularly in his Westerberg while I'm dry.

Hull is built strong.Have fished up North and offshore to 30 km ..pick my days as you would anyway.

Mine was built in Malaga and I went up a few times to check it out ... web framing is solid and fully welded.

I use it 2 or 3 times a week min . Have a 115 Yammy 4 str which is great too.

Very happy...