Anyone know anything about boats?
I have never owned a boat before, so don't really know what to look for. We have seen it and the photos do it justice. Mainly for tootlling round the peninsula, perhaps to take up to Marlborough sounds. Not for getting out of sight of land.
Have you been out in it - I won't ever buy a boat without having been out for a run in it. I assume you have a vehicle suitable for both towing and launching?
Those are the things that come to mind at this time of night.
23 acres, a cat(olive), Maddison the chocolate lab, 2 ewes, Mumma the cow, 4 steers, 10 chooks and lots of hares.
Look for bits of chop and swell.
It can be an expensive mistake if you get it wrong.
I agree with everything cantyguy said, we got a lot of similar advice when buying ours.
If the coastguard or Marine Surveyer are happy with it's structural soundness, and you like how it handles, it seems good buying. 202 holdens are old, but very reliable, and due to the numbers of old kingswoods and other classic holdens, you could build a complete new motor out of the profusion of aftermarket parts out there, right down to a new cast block and hang a turbocharger off the side. so the motor is no drawback for me at least
That inboard engine cover would also make a nice gutting table for your catch
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We didn't get a big flash boat, in fact the boat itself is pretty old but was well looked after by the previous owners, where we did spend some money was on a new engine. The boat shop told us boating is 10% boat 90% engine
Moggy I'd say don't get something huge if it's just for the 2 of you. Ours is 5.1m and is great.
Something with shade is a good idea too.
Easy to launch and easy to maintain
Cantyguy, yes that looks rather nice, have emailed the seller to ask to view.
Having time is a measure of enthusiasm:rolleyes:
Moggy you can handle a boat that size with an outboard on to the trailer, no sweat.
moggy;230426 wrote: Billythetractor, I myself don't want something that big, I would like something that if I had to I could get on and off the trailer myself, but as usualy men always want the biggest toy......... However if I can get him to listen to everyone else saying you that something that size is not for us, great.
I did it for years & I was not even average in size for a Kiwi girl.
If you are going to have a small boat you don't want any of the room in it being hogged by the motor.
Out driving here in Nelson there are flash boats everywhere for sale along the road side.
Anyone with the money these days can make a killing, as many will settle for what is owing on them.
Sad days for many
Laugh. Just imagining you saying "See you folks and taking off into the great blue sea with X amount of boats waiting to be launched at Kawakawa Bay up here. You would be drawn and quartered! Nowhere to tie up - maybe there is more access in your part of the country.
PS - I HATE fishing. Soooooo boring sitting around waiting...waiting...waiting! However I love the smell of the sea, swimming and love being in a boat going somewhere. Perhaps it is also because I am allergic to fish that I hate catching them just for "fun".
Glad you are giving that boat a miss - something made me shudder when I looked at it and believe me it had nothing to do with the look or price. Just felt wrong - and I don't even know you!