Sunday 8 December 2019

Adam and his Sea Strike 16 is at it again ! (Australia)

Got a couple of photo's the other day from Adam and his Sea Strike 16 out Tuna fishing off Sydney.

He Writes:
A few months ago I upgraded to the new Yamaha 90 from the 70.

I was at almost 1300hrs on the 70 and while It was doing a great job and no issues I took the opportunity of a boat show special.
It was pretty much a straight swap. Not to much mucking around. I haven't bothered with getting speeds per rpm..
All I can say is I now have a shite load of grunt!

Top speed with factory alloy prop 13 1/4" x 17" is 35kts with 1 up,  fully loaded 33-34 kts with 2 up.. The torque is insane there is no slurring or getting stuck in swell and its instant. At 30kts I have reserve power and it kicks when you go full throttle.
The boat ride has changed a bit. She is more stable at rest and grips even more with a bow down nothing can stop me attitude lol. Has taken a bit of getting used to as she just gets up and rips and there's not much trimming to do.

I'm saving travel time now which is a game changer chasing tide changes etc. I can ride hard between the bigger swell and control the throttle with instant power response. The only down side is I'm using more fuel...That's because 35kts is so much fun! :lol:

Both the F70 and F90 is perfectly suited to the SS16. 

If I can get around to it ill put up some rpm numbers... but really there's no point. 
Just floor it,  fish hard and have fun 

"Until the Next Bite"

For more information about the Sea Strike 16 design, please click HERE

Tuesday 3 December 2019

Darryl and his Sea Strike 16 in the Adriatic Sea (Croatia)

 Finally back from holiday and my school holiday duties have come to an end and time to get back to some boat building this week.

Here are a few pics from our holiday. Note the first 2 pics, my boat holding all of us on my 6 kg Bruce anchor. Looking aft you can see we have the smallest engine, but the fastest boat of the lot. It was a fantastic holiday, travelling to various islands, lunching swimming and lots of water sports and the boat behaved perfectly.

Started getting brave and taking on swells 1 to 2 meters and hitting them at 40 knots, boat went airborne a number of times and lands so soft and flat, wife didn't even realize it sitting at the back.

Overall, it was great fun and.... it’s a great boat. My boat has now clocked over a 1000 hours with us holidaying and my mate using it. He has a Barracuda 485 with a 140 Suzuki, but he prefers my boat and can't wait for me to build his Sea Strike 16.

Here's a quick vid, of boats taking off before the last island on the left. See in the beginning my mates boat way ahead, but the Sea strike 16 just hauls it in. (see end of video – LOL)