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quintrex

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:40 pm
by brad1991
hi guys, was just looking for some advice. i am looking to buy a new top ender around the 490 mark but am also looking at the renegades. Has anyone ever owned/ compared the two boats am i better off spending that extra money and getting a top ender? cheers

Re: quintrex

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:45 pm
by Gibbsy
Haven't owned any but have 5.35m sea Jay tropic setup similar to renegade. And have been in both renegades and top enders. Find the renegade doesn't bounce as much as top ender but top ender drier with hull design. Big casting deck on renegades. Both good boats. Have been out wide in mates 490 top ender as well as a 5.2m renegade

Re: quintrex

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:58 am
by brad1991
cheers mate they both sound good i will have to have a good think about it.

Re: quintrex

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:37 am
by Quinntreximon
Ive had a 5.3mtr Top Ender for 17years. First of the Millennium Hulls, best boat I have ever been in, dry,smooth,strong. Ive been in many other boats of similar size and got drenched. But the Renegade is a very popular boat, never been in one so cant compare.

Re: quintrex

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:15 pm
by grumpy
I have a TopEnder 4.55 it is 16 years old and going strong and on its second trailer the original trailer in the photo had those stupid rocking rollers and the Gunn Point road did flog the bottom of the boat at the back a bit. I run an 80 Suzuki as I do a lot of kilometres. Good dry boat in the chop and I have been in some ugly seas.

Re: quintrex

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:30 pm
by Gibbsy
Oh and other thing I forgot you get full size pod with top enders . Renegades you get one step depends on what you prefer. But like grumpy and quinntreximon said both good boats

Re: quintrex

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:33 pm
by Gibbsy
Oh and other thing I forgot you get full size pod with top enders . Renegades you get one step depends on what you prefer. But like grumpy and quinntreximon said both good boats for both Bluewater and Barra fishing

Re: quintrex

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:59 pm
by theodosius
Got a 490 Top Ender Tournament and it is an awesome allround boat. Flats, Tiwis, Anson Bay, Billabongs, Gas Rig etc and easily managed by 1 person. Good wide gunwales and high sides, brilliant hull in chop too.

Re: quintrex

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:08 am
by brad1991
thanks guys for input i like the sound of having the pod i might be better off spending that bit extra and getting the top ender. has anyone had any experiences with the alloy trailers they come with? like corrugation and dirt roads?

Re: quintrex

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:04 pm
by theodosius
Alloy us great for no rust, but I wouldn't take it out to Cobourg!

Re: quintrex

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:12 pm
by Karl123
I have had a 510 Topender for 5 years with a 1000 hours on the motor, I have been up creeks, on mudflats, out wide places I thought I would never go in it. The sea has been flat, choppy and a times unbelievable but it it has always brought us home. We have caught ever type of fish. I can handle it by myself or have a overnighter with a couple of mates. In October my son and I are off to King Ash Bay for the first time and we both can hardly wait

Re: quintrex

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:24 am
by ccutting93
I have a top ended and highly recommend them. Been in some ugly seas and come through unscathed and dry. A mate has the 570 top ender with an alloy trailer. He cracked it bad last year on a very ordinary road but he is know for driving a bit on the fast side. Quality and stable boat tho. King ash bay is a great place Karl123 let me know how you go heading down there myself in late October

Re: quintrex

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:49 pm
by barra mick
Karl123 wrote:I have had a 510 Topender for 5 years with a 1000 hours on the motor, I have been up creeks, on mudflats, out wide places I thought I would never go in it. The sea has been flat, choppy and a times unbelievable but it it has always brought us home. We have caught ever type of fish. I can handle it by myself or have a overnighter with a couple of mates. In October my son and I are off to King Ash Bay for the first time and we both can hardly wait
I will be there in oct also

I will look out for you boat

Cheers bm