I have been crook for the last 12 months, and the prognosis is long term chronic illness. I breaks my heart, but the love of my life has to go.
- As new Canopy from the Canopy Man + custom made mozzi net that fits over the canopy to create a sleeping area that is mozzi free.
- Lowrance HDS8 with structure scan + Nav card
- Lowrance 527C colour GPS Sounder (front mounted)
- Bow mounted electric motor – 54lb Watersnake with wireless remotes + foot pedal
- 3 batteries. 1 is solely for the Leccy and has custom mount under front deck
- 40 Litre Engel fridge, as new with cover
- Full cover + motor cover + cowling cover
- Registered trailer
- Spotties (1 x widebeam 1 x long beam)
- Rod locker with capacity for at least 6 barra rods
- live bait well
- kill tank
- lure locker holds up to 5 plano trays
- Deck wash
- bait board
Somebody hurry up and put me out of my misery. It has taken 2 months since I knew it would have to go for me to drag myself to the computer and put it up here. I feel f#%kin sick 🙁
40 Grand and its yours
Yep, this is my tinny.
I went through three tinnies before it over 3 years. As soon as my posts from the old blog appear you will see some of the posts on doing up the old rigs. I guess I caught the boating/fishing (catching) bug in 2006 when a mate took me out to Cape Hotham. We camped over night and I was hooked.
Let me walk you through some of the features.
Love the look of the 90hp Suzzy hanging off the back. Now that I have a boat with a pod I would never go back. If you are reading Sheps the pod is one of those “safety features” that helped tip the ‘finance manager’ towards this rig.
I usually have the engel infront of the console, though it lists to starboard a bit, so am trying a few other locations for it. Tons of room under that casting deck.
Nice sized casting deck. I like the way GSM housed the EPIRB and extinguisher. The leccy is a 54lb Watersnake and the GPS/sounder is a Lowrance LMS 527c
When camping I fit the swag++ in here.
An 80 litre esky under the casting deck. There is still a bit of room to stack stuff around it if need be.
Thought I would add a pic of the funky anchor I now use. Have been through a couple and this is a ripper.
From the casting deck. To the left you can see the rod locker. In front of the console there is a rod holder. The canopy sits at the rear, and when it is down covers a fresh bait tank that is recessed in the transom.
Here is the kill tank and a couple of storage areas, that can double as lure lockers. Note the two batteries below the console.
Handy, though way too many lures in reality
This is handy too. It is especially good for small (barra) rods, and I stash other gear in here too.
I had the spotties put on when I first got her. I am happy with the trailer, probably the only thing missing is some stone guards. The paint work on the boat was damaged when I got it, and I have smashed it in some small creeks since. She is called Bowger and although I have told my wife it means large apendage in another language, she won’t have a bar of it (pardon the pun). I think it is someone’s surname, as the only definition I could find on the net was genealogical and it stood for a waterfowl.