The. "Shabby Craft."

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The. "Shabby Craft."

Post by Captain6979 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:06 pm

So it has come to this....after much love installed into the mighty Punt, the time has come for to finally purchase a one of a kind beast...crafted not by the Dwarves of Moria, but by the craftsmen of AKS welding..
4.9m long, out of 4mm plate, she has undergone some alterations since her birth in 2006. Beggining as a simple v-nose punt, and having pods morphed onto her sides, she skates on the water like no other.
The 90hp Yamaha 2-stroke bangs harder than a hungry hooker, and I managed to get her up to 70km/h the other day, on not-quite-flat a sea.
The 160L Tropical esky gives her some decent guts for big fish, and I've lost count of the times its been full before. One of my fave parts about her is the BarCrusher seats, sooooo comfy.
I've been lucky enough to get a hds9 elite off me ol mate, Flicken, and have yet to try the structure scan. But very soon...
I always said to my mate before: jimmy, if you ever upgrade, you gotta sell me this rig....
Next up will be a minnkota for the front..
So now Jimmy has his Stabi-craft Frontier, and I've got the Shabby.
:)
Watch this space..
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Re: The. "Shabby Craft."

Post by richonurse » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:20 pm

Your going to have some fun in that.

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Re: The. "Shabby Craft."

Post by theodosius » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:42 pm

What an upgrade!

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Post by Jeno » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:16 am

Beast......pure Beast!
No matter where you go, there you are!

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Post by jeffish » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:23 pm

Go Captain ,, seen this rig around the traps , plenty of fish been on that deck . :catch: :mrgreen:

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Re: The. "Shabby Craft."

Post by Matt Flynn » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:22 am

That is a beautiful bit of engineering, sad to see the old pun go tho! Would have bought it myself if freight wasn't such a killer.

Or maybe you are keeping the punt for the so-called skinny water?

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Re: The. "Shabby Craft."

Post by Captain6979 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:52 am

Ha Ha! A mate of Mr Tangels is buying the Punt, but he will be working at the Tiwis, so we will still have access to the Punt.
:) #Winning!

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