Wreckless

Wreckless

Trolling out back of Dirk Hartog


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Looks like a tough day

Wed, 2009-11-11 16:04

Looks like a tough day ............. Do any good?

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Yeah got some nice spaniards

Wed, 2009-11-11 16:07

Yeah got some nice spaniards an a yellowfin

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Nice work if you can get it

Wed, 2009-11-11 16:28

Nice work if you can get it

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Nice

Wed, 2009-11-11 16:14

Nice setup you have there matey!

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Now thats a nice office mate

Wed, 2009-11-11 16:23

well done, nice boat btw, what breed is that.

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Boat

Wed, 2009-11-11 20:03

Its a 26' Keywest with 2 x 140 Johnson/Suzuki 4 strokes. Its a 2000 model. There's a few of them around but not many. If you want one you have to have it made to order; I believe Vikal boats out in Henderson have the moulds these days...................... but the cost is a bit of a problem. This is one of three that were made privately by hiring the moulds and laying up the hulls in a rented factory. There's really nothing around to match them......even the cats cant stay with it in the chop.

 

Mick

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Did you build it yourself

Sat, 2009-11-14 20:49

My father and us slaves (kids) built a few, Deepwater 28, some 23ft dive boat (i forgot the name) and a Farr 9.2 Yacht.

Sometimes having the personel touch adds heaps. Nothing was goint to kill the 23 footer. Strong as an Ox, overpowered heaps and once as 3 students made the run to Rotto, heads to Toomie Bay in 7 minutes. We stopped after that because of the fuel bill, I think it was about $70 and that was in 1987!!!

After that we idled around.

Neels

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Sounds good mate

Wed, 2009-11-11 20:28

Cant say I've heard of them, but as you say - theres not many around.... One powerball mate!! 

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looks like a magic day out

Wed, 2009-11-11 22:45

looks like a magic day out there. im glad we are not the only ones that take out the chairs on the boat. gotta fish in comfort. well done on the macks and yella

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Heres a better pic Paully

Sat, 2009-11-14 16:50

Wreckless

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Gday Wreckless. I agree with

Sat, 2009-11-14 20:34

Gday Wreckless. I agree with you about the ride. I owned her sistership (one of the three made privately in 2000) here in Karratha for about five years. Spent alot of time around Monte Bellos and Barrow Island and could make the crossing in comfort in just about any weather. Bar work and layout were identical. It was my understanding that the transom extension was a custom fitout to the rear of mould. I still havent found anything to ride as well since...would love to get my hands on that mould.

 

Dave

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Moulds

Mon, 2009-11-23 10:16

Dave

The last I heard was the moulds were owned by a bloke named Gunner from Vikal boats in Henderson. He had them for sale for 70k but they needed work before you could put them to commercial use.

I tossed the idea of buying them around with some mates to set up building the boats; dont know that the market is there. The economy and fishing bans are going to have an impact on these types of fishing rigs.

As for the porformance, I have owned a few boats before this one and this is the best I have seen for offshore work. Dont know about you but I dont like ally boats, they dont perform like glass. I also dont like all the new boats with hard tops and windscreens with a peice of crappy plastic at the top. They leak and the top of the windscreen seems to always be at eye level.

Cheers  Mick