View Full Version : The new rig... yep it's a cat

26-03-2007, 10:58 PM
I've hardly had time for sleep in the last few months being short staffed at work but somehow in the middle of a living hell i've managed to purchase a new( second hand) boat. It's a 1990 5.2 m kevla cat that's been repowered with high thrust yammi 60 fourstrokes (200 hours) Once i saw it i new i would have to be quick as they dont hang around for long, all said and done i'm a very happy boy !!:D

Here's a pic or 2


Ps. the might ub 520 will be appearing in the for sale section soon

26-03-2007, 11:44 PM
Wow! That is comfort, Ian! :)

Gotta be happy with that beautiful vessell. :)

27-03-2007, 06:41 AM
Awesome ;)

Now I am sure you will be "Finding Time" to use it ;D



27-03-2007, 11:18 AM
Thanks pete and bruce

Now i've just got to learn the intricacies of of handling it , Wayne ( Kittycat )has offered his services for a day so i'm looking foward to the lesson.

27-03-2007, 11:30 AM
not a lot to driving a cat once you get the hang of it all, especially one of those, they are very "forgiving" and with 60HP will not be a high speed racer (but still OK power, don't get me wrong)

Rod Fishing
27-03-2007, 12:42 PM

If you dont mind me asking what did you pay for it and where did you pick it up from?

Cheers Rod.

27-03-2007, 12:49 PM
Have you had ehr out yet Ian?

How are the Yammies? You dont find it a tad under powered do you? Anyway, what a sweet boat, half your luck mate, enjoy her.


Fat Chilli
27-03-2007, 02:16 PM
Finding time - sweet ride, how's she go with 120 hp and do you have any pics inside the cabin area?

27-03-2007, 02:47 PM
Only had it out once, it was a very ordinary day off the goldy which is the perfect day for a trial. It ate up the sloop and didn't seem under powered at all on the ocean. It doesn't have a very hich top speed at around 30 knots but sits nicely at 24 knots at 4200 rpm which is a good offshore speed.

There are alot around running the same engine combo withh good feed back.



There is a amazing amout of room in it for a 5.2 meter boat

27-03-2007, 03:44 PM
there is a lot of room in them, mainly because with pods, the motors are not really "in the boat" in you get what I mean, and a cat being more or less square means you get a nice wide beam at the front as well as the stern, and nothing as stable as a cat to fish out of, been in one of those heaps of times, my mate had one with 90HP Yammies on it, went really good and they are so light (the motors that is)

27-03-2007, 05:12 PM
The Kevlacats are an easily driven hull, so 60 / 70 hp is fine.

Thehull is not like a sharkcat that has the extra weight and can be driven harder.

The new Noosacats are the same....



27-03-2007, 05:34 PM
Very nice Ian .

27-03-2007, 07:06 PM
no where enough rod holders for you Ian.. :P


27-03-2007, 07:43 PM
Lovely boat! do you need a step ladder to put the rods in?::)

27-03-2007, 08:02 PM
Lovely boat! do you need a step ladder to put the rods in?::)

It's no problem to stick the rods in the holders at all!!! Isn't it good being 6'3.



there is only 16 rod holders on the boat including the rocket launcher, so you might be right

27-03-2007, 08:16 PM
[quote=finding_time;596199]It's no problem to stick the rods in the holders at all!!! Isn't it good being 6'3.


To think you are but the brother of "the big man":)
Well done 'lips
Gotta give up this self employed stuff!

28-03-2007, 09:51 AM
Yeah Faarkin unreal mate! Do not forget to walk it regularly!

The rash

28-03-2007, 01:13 PM
Congrats on the purchase. Funny situation, know the buyer and seller.

Was on Boatpoint for $55K from Ipswich. Why?

28-03-2007, 02:31 PM
Congrats on the purchase. Funny situation, know the buyer and seller.


Not really mate you do seem to know anyone who has owned or even been on a boat:D


28-03-2007, 04:21 PM
It's been O.K. knowing you Ian, but now you're a cat w@nker I suppose you won't talk to us mono owners any more;D ;D ;D .

Will they let you back into the m-bar now you've got a vessel that's got almost as many sealed compartments as an O.C., and a whole lot less skin fittings than a Riv???:-X

What's her new name going to be?

28-03-2007, 08:10 PM
have been tryin to convince the old man to get that boat but he's a bit slow. That used to belong to another ausfisher, cant think of his name though. But i reckon even 20knots is a good offshore speed. that will see slightly less rpm and a bit more fuel saved. Who does 30 knots all day offshore anyway.

good buy ya lucky so and so


28-03-2007, 08:28 PM
....Who does 30 knots all day offshore anyway....

::) Some would have you believe so :o maybe some haven't been offshore all day ;D

28-03-2007, 09:28 PM
What's her new name going to be?

How about:
1 lips (for Mr sh#tlips and for pussy for the cat); or
2 walk it baby (in deference of a certain genius); or
3 tyre iron (for good memories of the joint owners)

GBC it is your turn to not so slyly sledge

29-03-2007, 07:57 AM

Great looking boat, I'm very envious, hope you enjoy,


29-03-2007, 08:23 AM
How about naming it " that way " or "over there' Why don't you drive!


29-03-2007, 01:03 PM
A contraction best describing the owners would have me ending up with the boat being called

Sh!t speaking barman

I was also thinking "the joker and the thief" , but I'm not sure even a thick skinned barrister would see the funny side;) ( No offence Craig)

What about "blood brothers" for a whole lot of reasons

I gotta do some work

29-03-2007, 01:38 PM
looks good ian the pba memberships in the mail i know how good you fished in a boat that was lets say a challange ,now that your unlimited to were you go ,or sleep (not jettys 60klms offshore like musgrave everywere ) youll be hard to beat so better on our team for 1770

29-03-2007, 02:16 PM
Wayne - are we all talking about the same Ian here ???:D :D

29-03-2007, 05:06 PM
Yeah Faarkin unreal mate! Do not forget to walk it regularly!

The rash

It's good to see that you can take the boy from Springwood High but you cant take Springwood High from the boy!!!!;D Be well Rash and remember to duck;) and watch for the sly sledger he's always lurking


29-03-2007, 07:49 PM
Tut tut Ian

Rash should be commended for completing High School.

29-03-2007, 07:50 PM
Double Trouble?
The Experts?
Just ask us?

Better stand in a bucket of water and splash yourself so you don't miss the old boat too much Ian