Sunday 28 October 2018

Anthony and his Sea Strike 18 (Australia)


G'day Mark,
Thought I'd send you a couple of pics . Finally the weather God's played nicely. Another milestone achieved, first day offshore :D the sea was almost flat as a tack. Managed to get out to my old #1 fishing spot and located the old trawler wreck in 100 odd meters of water, set up my drift, baited the hook dropped em in and bang on the money first drop, we finished up with 1 Kingfish 9 kg, 1 Amberjack 10 kg, 1 cracker of Pearl perch.

We were smashed and unable to lift 4 other hits off the wreck :roll: we fished less than 40 minutes.
Made the trek back to Mooloolaba at full noise the winds had dropped off again to about 5 knots,
very pleasant afternoon. :D

The Seastrike 18 performed effortlessly once again, I'm still adjusting my new transducers so they
read clearly (this is a challenge-LOL), outriggers go on next week.
Home to clean up the catch.

Other than that, it's been awesome

Big thanks
Steve Canale

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Wednesday 24 October 2018

Glenn's Broadwater 5.1 (Australia)


It great to see yet another Broadwater 5.1 now launched. This time from Glenn down in Melbourne Vic (Australia)

With his outboard all booked in, during the last few days he was running around wiring in the batteries and battery switch, bilge pumps, nav lights, sounder and sorting out the Hydrive steering system, wiring the cabin and cockpit lights, radios and speakers, washdown and fresh water pumps.

Two days later and with a beautiful day in Melbourne, although he said it was a little cool, Glenn and his wife Kim snuck away early to do a quick on-water test of the engine-prop combo.

With his Mercury 115 Hp 4 stroke bolted on, his top speed is 36 knots (67 kph) at 6000 RPM with a cruising speed of 24 knots (45 kph) at 4000 rpm.

Initial Launch photo's of the Day

Well… it took the surgeons 3 hours to surgically remove the smile from his face.
Kim and I are absolutely stoked !!

His comments about the boat , well he reckons the hole shot is pretty awesome!
Straight up on the plane and no hole in the water ! Kim was holding the camera
in the hole-shot video, just about blew her hat off her head and her out of her seat -
that's the big giggle about a third of the way through the video!

Impressions of the boat so far - very stable, sits nicely in the water. Very easy to drive.
Handles the nasty 1-3 foot chop we get in Port Philip Bay really well,
sat on 18 knots all the way in. 

On Friday night in a 20 kt southerly with lots of wind-blown chop of about 2 feet, soft ride and comfortable.
Pops up onto the plane quickly, rides very flat.

Thanks Mark for a great design.

Anyway...back to wiring and sorting out the rod holders and bait board this weekend,
finish painting the sole (deck that you stand on) then I have to make up the windscreen -
have to gear up for snapper season and change the species of blood on the boat!
Thanks to my "First Mate" Kim for all the help and support!!
Kim is just as excited to finally get the boat wet as I am!

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