stessco Renegade side console 455 with yamaha 60f

 Hay everyone just looking at a stessco Renegade and was wondering if anyone has any knowledge of these boats build wise and ride wise I will be fishing out of bunbury and down south doing beach launching and if the weather is good trying to get out deep for a good fish any info is helpful as I am looking at getting in pretty soon cheers damo 

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 Never owned one mate but the

Tue, 2015-05-19 16:02

 Never owned one mate but the ex father in law had stressco tinny and he had lots of issues with cracked welds on the stringers 

i can say for sure but he thought it was caused by just normal chop banging we all know is the norm with light Ali boats

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 cheers Chris yer I have

Tue, 2015-05-19 16:34

 cheers Chris yer I have heard boats this size do get cracking and if they are getting slapped around then that's what will happen all the welds look good as far as I could see but with out ripping up the floor I don't really know that's why I put it out there and see if anyone had one thanks for your feedback champ 

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 Shouldn't have a problem

Tue, 2015-05-19 16:41

 Shouldn't have a problem with a new or newish boat with weld cracks as they are all destressed these days in an oven (the mass produced ones are anyway). Looks like a reasonable unit.


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 it's a 2006 model and so is

Tue, 2015-05-19 17:45

 it's a 2006 model and so is the yamaha with 200hrs that sounds pretty good for its age I think