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  1. #1

    Time for Another Boat

    Ok time to get another boat seen we haven't had one for a number of years now and have the itch.

    We have $30K to spend, has to be glass, prefer 4 stroke but not solid, 17-20ft as can't go too heavy as don't want to upgrade the Commodore, used only in salt, Portland, Narooma & PPB.

    Have found 2 am interested in but have never been for a ride in either of them so not sure and still looking.

    Haines Hunter 530 Breeze - http://www.boatsales.com.au/boats-fo...=0&pss=Premium

    &

    Savage Surveyor 5.5m - http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/lakes...5-5/1134529385

    If anyone knows either of these boats and could give some advice please it would be appreciated or if you want to suggest something else, please do.

    Thanks

  2. #2

    Re: Time for Another Boat

    http://www.boatsales.com.au/boats-fo...=0&pss=Premium


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  3. #3

    Re: Time for Another Boat

    Thanks shakey55 nice boat but the only thing I question is the size of the cockpit/fishing area. Unless it's the pic but it looks a very small area to fish in, but a nice boat indeed, even if it is over the $30K

    Just read too - no trailer!

  4. #4

    Re: Time for Another Boat

    awwwww that boaties itch, you gotta get that boat bro, nothing like being on the water let us know what u get and how u go..
    ill be somewhere up the creek, happy trails..

  5. #5

    Re: Time for Another Boat

    Quote Originally Posted by Scooterpig View Post
    Ok time to get another boat seen we haven't had one for a number of years now and have the itch.

    We have $30K to spend, has to be glass, prefer 4 stroke but not solid, 17-20ft as can't go too heavy as don't want to upgrade the Commodore, used only in salt, Portland, Narooma & PPB.

    Have found 2 am interested in but have never been for a ride in either of them so not sure and still looking.

    Haines Hunter 530 Breeze - http://www.boatsales.com.au/boats-fo...=0&pss=Premium

    &

    Savage Surveyor 5.5m - http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/lakes...5-5/1134529385

    If anyone knows either of these boats and could give some advice please it would be appreciated or if you want to suggest something else, please do.

    Thanks
    Almost bought a Savage Surveyor but only because I could not fit the same hull the Savage Mako in the garage. I think if you are after fishing room and have the space go a Mako. I am a bit of a Signature man so if you could find a good 575F Haines Signature that may also be a consideration? Brett

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    Re: Time for Another Boat

    i have a mid 90s ventura great boat. brothers has a 2000ish surveyor again great boat. both have better points little more fishing room in surveyor. bit bigger cab in ventura. ventura rides abit better but is heavier. happly take both off shore chasing tuna kings and the like.

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    Re: Time for Another Boat

    Quote Originally Posted by Scooterpig View Post
    Thanks shakey55 nice boat but the only thing I question is the size of the cockpit/fishing area. Unless it's the pic but it looks a very small area to fish in, but a nice boat indeed, even if it is over the $30K

    Just read too - no trailer!
    I have a smaller version of this, the Seafarer V-Sea and I find there is plenty of cockpit/fishing room in my boat.

    Perhaps ask the guys that own these boats (there are plenty on this site) what they think about fishing area.

    Good luck


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    Re: Time for Another Boat

    Thanks guys appreciate the replies. I have always been a Mako fan but read a couple of forums where it was written they tend to sit low in the rear, which is no good for what I want. Can anyone confirm this please?

    Found this lovely boat but the motor hours boy oh boy - http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/laude...ako/1128846016

    Keep the suggestions coming guys

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    Re: Time for Another Boat

    Can I add another boat in the mix please and get some feed back - http://www.boatsales.com.au/boats-fo...s=~LastUpdated

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    Re: Time for Another Boat

    That seafarer 5.5 viking looks like smart buying, and a great boat.

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    Re: Time for Another Boat

    Quote Originally Posted by robothefisho View Post
    That seafarer 5.5 viking looks like smart buying, and a great boat.
    agree looks very neat

  13. #13

    Re: Time for Another Boat

    I've got a Whittley Impala 5.3 with a 90hp mercury 2 stroke which weighs 137kg & goes like a rocket. It's on a Mackay single axle trailer I sold off the older rusted mackay trailer it came with & got a new one. It has the v mesh at the front & the walk along mesh so you don't have to try & balance on strips & crossbars. I looked at a lot of boats similar size & the reason the Whittley took my fancy was that for a boat that size it was the only one with a cabin big enough to sleep in over night. The Haines signature only had a half cabin. We've done many wonderful trips with our Whittley now & love the Whittley club as well. I also upgraded the canopy to a full storm cover which cost me approx $2,800 I think. I bought the boat a 2004 3 years ago for $19,000 from Dolphin marine. Whittleys go the extra mile to give more comfort & features. Mine is like a hybrid cruiser fishing boat. Definitely look at the whittleys. I do recall the salesman saying that it wasn't easy to sell the boat I bought because a lot of people say "not big enough". I do get what he meant but all in all a boat just over 5m is great for good weather boating & I never go out from Mooloolaba unless it's under 15Knots. I've spent a week on mine at Great Keppel (magic place) & a week around the inside of Fraser to name a couple of trips. My advice would be to get something you can lie down in and sleep and maybe get something around the 6m mark. http://www.whittleymarinegroup.com.au/#

  14. #14

    Re: Time for Another Boat

    The Seafarer sold, didn't even last 12 hours

    Thanks seashawgal not looking for sleeping boats as will never sleep out over night, but appreciate the reply thank you

  15. #15

    Re: Time for Another Boat

    Is a trust ol Streaker 5.85 something I should be considering or steer clear of them now considering their age - http://www.boatsales.com.au/boats-fo...SPORTS-CRUISER or an oldie Yalta craft - http://www.boatsales.com.au/boats-fo...T-189-HALF-CAB

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