The Eagle Has Landed

The Eagle Has Landed

Got the Boston Whaler off the docks yesterday, boat is like new, a lot better than I expected and the Yanks have added amlost every concievable extra with no added cost (infill mattress for the V berth, full carpet set, new set of clears, high quality life jackets, rope sets, cleaning products, spare bearing buddies, and a heap of other little goodies).......Gotta love the Yanks!

 

Took the trailer over the pits today, all good after a few mods to make the US trailer compliant. Now to take her out and get her wet.

 

Discovery tows it very well.

 

 

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Boston Whaler 235 Conquest......getting the flogging it was built for.


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looks sweet mate, in the

Fri, 2013-03-15 15:12

looks sweet mate, in the drink all weekend or what??, sundays looking good!!

no fishing for us this weekend, have wife duties i have to attend too

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Yep, will give her a test on

Fri, 2013-03-15 15:29

Yep, will give her a test on Sunday for sure!!!!

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Good

Fri, 2013-03-15 15:31

 Good to hear mate what did the yanks sling you for that if you don't mind me asking?

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Awesome John

Fri, 2013-03-15 15:39

top shelf rig right there

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Bit over $83k landed with new

Fri, 2013-03-15 15:41

Bit over $83k landed with new trailer. Boat is 2009, fully optioned up, done 46 hours.  Not cheap but seems to be a quality rig, Boston Whaler quality really is pretty nice in the flesh.......on land at least.....I guess I had better get it wet and then we will see.

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Boston Whaler 235 Conquest......getting the flogging it was built for.

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Nice one, i rember picking

Fri, 2013-03-15 15:53

Nice one, i rember picking mine up its a great feeling. Great rig!!

 

All licensed up and ready to go? Make sure you get rid of the fuel if its still in there.

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Looks great John!

Fri, 2013-03-15 16:01

Looks great John!

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 That is a killer boat John

Fri, 2013-03-15 16:38

 That is a killer boat John looks superb. How much does it weigh?

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 very nice john.i bet you

Fri, 2013-03-15 16:50

 very nice john.i bet you can't wait for Sunday. 

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Boat porn .. she's beautiful

Fri, 2013-03-15 17:33

Boat porn .. she's beautiful , just asked the mrs if I can get one . No reply as yet , I might have to wait for the powerball .. Looks as if they've shortchanged you on the trailer

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yeh just noticed that myself,

Fri, 2013-03-15 17:40

yeh just noticed that myself, alot of over hang at the rear, unless there is something we cant see??

looks to be more than 1200mm

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What a beauty, I bet the

Fri, 2013-03-15 18:40

What a beauty, I bet the deckies (hotdogs/Daz) are licking their lips!

 

I can't wait to get out on it

 

Haha

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hahaha, overhang looks much

Fri, 2013-03-15 19:09

hahaha, overhang looks much worse than it is as the bunks extend all the way to the very back of the hull, with only the motor overhanding. Its just that the buks are black, same colour as the poxy antifoul (only thing on the boat I dont like.......seems the Yanks love the stuff.

 

All good over the pits, everything was measured and signed off as OK.

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Boston Whaler 235 Conquest......getting the flogging it was built for.

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Nice John bet your chuffed

Fri, 2013-03-15 19:24

Nice John bet your chuffed now! And I bet your sitting on it drinking beer now as well!

What end of town are yoiu? Im coming down on sunday morn for a couple of days, wouldnt mind having a quick look!

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It needs a name

Fri, 2013-03-15 19:31

It needs a name ...............

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Looks awesome John! Slight

Fri, 2013-03-15 19:40

Looks awesome John! Slight upgrade on the last boat!!! Plenty of good fishing times ahead on those decks.

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surely you are not

Fri, 2013-03-15 19:55

don't tell me you are going to get blood and guts and grease from the reel on such a great looking craft truely a great looking boat what about the name the name it's got to have a name

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Only name offered to me to to

Fri, 2013-03-15 20:14

Only name offered to me to to date is "Cripple Fisher" thanks to DazSamFishing, in reference to the reason I got the boat....my dodgy back and the trailcrafts harsh ride......Any other more flattering names??????

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 The BW might be a bit

Fri, 2013-03-15 20:28

 The BW might be a bit elegant for a name like 'Far Q 2'

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in very nice writting"wet

Fri, 2013-03-15 21:51

in very nice writting

"wet spot"

it just sums the whole boat up and then sum!!

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Liven the dream

Fri, 2013-03-15 21:38

 Great boat John looks awesome glad today went well time to go jigging I mean bait slaying haha.

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Looks the biz John.   Good

Fri, 2013-03-15 21:45

Looks the biz John.   Good stuff

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congratulations

Fri, 2013-03-15 23:12

John on the new boat.  Seriously looks the goods.  Lots of reports and pics to come methinks.

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Nice one John - she looks

Sat, 2013-03-16 07:40

Nice one John - she looks sweet!

Reckon a few fish will be making their way onto the decks in no time.

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So...

Sun, 2013-03-17 19:08

 did you get a chance to get out today John?

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Quality

Sun, 2013-03-17 19:45

Great boat.  Low hours too!.  Plenty of fish and fun to be had.

Enjoy John

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Conquestador 

Sun, 2013-03-17 20:21

Conquestador

 

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Nice rig Johnny

Sun, 2013-03-17 21:05

Nice rig Johnny

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Got the big girl wet in

Mon, 2013-03-18 12:12

Got the big girl wet in Sunday for a quick run up the coast.

The Conquest 235 exceeded all my expectations. Could not be happier.

Now time to fish!

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 oh johnny boy u didnt muck

Mon, 2013-03-18 16:45

 oh johnny boy u didnt muck around. got the very best. Love it

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When are you getting the hole

Mon, 2013-03-18 17:21

When are you getting the hole saw out???

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looks great mate

Fri, 2013-03-22 19:26

 shes a real beauty!!

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Sweeeeet

Sat, 2013-03-23 17:33

Sweeeeet