the TAPOUT machine

the TAPOUT machine

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Are you buying something else?

Thu, 2006-09-28 17:43

Cheers

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Yeh definatly buying another

Thu, 2006-09-28 20:27

Yeh definatly buying another boat. Want something a bit bigger so I can take the family out once in a while. Looking at alloy boats but dont no much about them as yet. Something like your boat would be good,Havnt got enough for a new one but a good second hand boat would do.

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huhuh

Thu, 2006-09-28 20:31

i rekon your boat would be big enuf for the family ifd you took out that esky lol :D

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Talk to as many boaties as you can before you buy.

Thu, 2006-09-28 20:58

That's my best tip for you tapout, ask the boaties what the best thing is about their boat and what the worst thing is about their boat and you will get an insight into the pro's and con's of each make and model.

I rate the Genesis very highly in ride and comfort for an Ally and deckspace is awesome so fishability is top of the range for me. But mine was one of the first boats they made and since then they have improved on some of the small drawbacks I see with my boat. Namely
- dash set up is poor
- Ladder stops the scupper opening fully
- anchor well is too small

Their newer models have fixed all those little problems, making me think about an upgrade if things go well with my business.

You can pick holes in any boat and what I think is great about a boat someone else will have low on their priorities. Just keep asking questions and pretty soon you will settle on a make and model that you rate the highest for what you want to do with it and then its just a matter of finding one at the right price.

Good luck!

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hey Tapout, PM with how much

Thu, 2006-09-28 21:07

hey Tapout, PM with how much your lookin at for it. Know a friend who "may" be looking at buyin a boat.

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Thanks Andy for the advice.I

Fri, 2006-09-29 08:08

Thanks Andy for the advice.I will definatly do that,I guess its also a good way to get some good Ideas from a lot of different boat owners for future modifications. The one thing I like about alloy boats is the fact that if you want to change somethig to suit yourself it just a matter of cutting and welding new brackets on here and there. But the only thing that I dont like about them is the rough ride in choppy conditions.

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if i was living in perth ide

Mon, 2007-02-19 13:31

if i was living in perth ide be buying a fibreglass jobby for sure .they ride heaps better and the price on say a second hand 21 ft fibo conpaired to a allie is heaps.ide be looking at picking up a good riding hull and spiss the old donk of and go a 4 stroke or etec jmho.a mate in perth has an old fraser hull 21 ft nice flarey beamy front onit .it rides like a dream in rough conditions and i mean the doctor at 25 knots it felt safe and considering the conditions still fishable for die hards like me.he just needs to get rid of the 85 model gussling fumey 2 stroke and it would be perfect. even consider an inboard .the new ones are tinny with plenty of go .and no big engine box taking up all the deck space like 10 to 20 years ago.they basicialy are stuffed inside the back transon pod area with no big engine cover pissn you of jmho.mate has a leeder tomcat .yeah its a bloody big boat 28ft probable close to 2 ton with all the extra stuff hes jammed on it.with a 3.9 lt inboard that you cant even see ,it does 35 knots wot which impressed the hell out of me ,mind you for the price of the thing it would wont to get on all fours for ya hajha.
takke your time tapout.thats it and if the hull is of age get it core sampled for rot at least around the transom end.the owner shouldnt mind to much and if all is ok it will help him sell his boat.if not no o0ne with a brain will want it .jmho