Tinnie in Coral bay hire or buy?

 I'm heading to Coral bay warroora station for a week before Easter with the camper trailer.

I'm tossing up buying a tinnie and taking it on the camper vs hire one when up there.

Pros of buying:

- can use on any day 

- can customise

- sell after trip to get money back 

- don't have to drive into CB to collect/return

Pros of hire:

-  don't need to risk not being able to sell it after

- would be larger and reliable

- no transfer fees

 

What are your thoughts?


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 Aren't the coral bay hire

Sat, 2021-02-27 09:03

 Aren't the coral bay hire boats actually from exmouth? So you'd need to add a delivery charge onto that as well. 
I don't think beach launching is too easy at warroora. Not the places I've seen anyway. You would really want a lightweight car topper easy to carry up and down the beach. 

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Yep, Exmouth boat hire.Great

Sat, 2021-02-27 11:44

Yep, Exmouth boat hire.

Great feedback on the beaches, it's my first Time at warroora. 

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 So we had this delimma last

Sat, 2021-02-27 15:23

 So we had this delimma last year and opted to buy a 3.3m soft floor inflatable and 9.9hp outboard.

All up, less than 3 grand where the boat hire was going to be 1900 for a week + delivery + 2x 80km drive to the drop off location.

We are taking the boat north again this year and it will pay for itself this year, in the second trip.
 

I don't think you would have any issues selling a tinny in the market today

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 How did you go with the 9.8

Sat, 2021-02-27 17:01

 How did you go with the 9.8 and the soft floor getting out to the reef for a fish?

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We had a 5 and did 5.4 knots

Sun, 2021-02-28 18:26

We had a 5 and did 5.4 knots when hurtling out of control down a wave in 15 knots of wind....we did 8 miles that day on 8l of fuel

 

I only got the 9.8 a month back, we tested it a fortnight ago and can get 15 knots out of it with two adults or 11 knots with fat adults (me and the brother in law). The boat can take 15hp.

 

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 Cheers 

Mon, 2021-03-01 11:04

 Cheers 

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 I would buy one. There would

Sat, 2021-02-27 16:10

 I would buy one. There would be plenty out there that would do the job you want . You may end up keeping it In the end . Not realy a huge amount to out lay . Better than hiring one in my opinion

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Definitely buy one i picked

Sun, 2021-02-28 17:26

 Up a 3.4m dinghy with a fold out trailer that is licensed and a 9.9hp suzuki for 2.5k spent $220 on welding some patches and haven't looked back

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