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  1. #131
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    The size and weight of my 5.4m Trailcraft has restricted my fishing options and it is heavy and bulky to tow so I have bought a 16ft Quintrex which is Much lighter and easier to tow and launch/retrieve to replace it
    The Quintrex wont be as comfortable/luxurious as the Trailcraft but it will allow me to get into the fishing spots that require a fair bit of soft sand driving and the various bush ramps I haven't been able to use lately because of the size/weight of the bigger boat.
    I only paid $12,000 for this 2006 boat and motor and the engine has only done 202hrs

    My D2a tows this with absolute ease and the trailer has the added bonus of the beach launch extension which will keep the disco's bum dry which is nice

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    You only get one shot at life, Aim well

    2004 D2 "S" V8 auto, with a few Mods
    2007 79 Series Landcruiser V8 Ute, With a few Mods.
    4.6m Quintrex boat
    5.4m Trailcraft Sportscab Boat
    20' Jayco Expanda caravan

    2012 Navara twincab GONE

  2. #132
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Tangambalanga
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    On the drive down to Sorrento today, I was pondering my boating exploits,, asked, or mused the question I should say, to Leeanne, “I wonder if I’ll get to use my boat this summer?”.
    Considering we’re only minutes away from a boat ramp on the Hume Weir,, 🙄
    Marcus & Leeanne
    2016.5 Loire Blue HSE D4
    1971 S2a Wide Light
    2017 New Age 21' Blue Diamond Caravan
    2011 Crew Cab, Gone.


    http://www.aulro.com/afvb/l319-disco...permagrin.html
    https://www.aulro.com/afvb/series-ii...ide-light.html

  3. #133
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    I will be spending a couple of weeks up in Sharks Bay soon so I have done a fair bit of work on the new (new to Me) boat in preparation for the trip.

    I have replaced all the deck carpet
    Replaced the front deck as it was a bit "Tardy"
    Installed an auxiliary motor, 15hp
    Installed a dual battery system with an isolator switch, The boat only came with 1 battery.
    Installed a second GPS/Sounder
    Installed a new Lowrance VHF radio, The old radio was a bit "Iffy"
    I have serviced both outboards.
    New anchor ropes, chain and anchors are now onboard, Reef anchor, sand anchor and a sarca anchor.
    Fitted an extra wheel carrier so that I now have 2x spares for the boat trailer.
    Fitted new brake pads and cable for the trailer brakes.
    Fitted new wheel bearings and seals to the trailer.
    I have tided up all the wiring on the boat and have removed ALL the "Redundant" wires.

    I am toying with the idea of fitting an anchor winch to this boat But the bulkhead in the anchor well isn't very robust and as I will only be fishing in fairly shallow water I am finding it hard to justify the extra $1,500 as it isn't that tough a job to pull the small anchors on this boat.

    I still need to find a suitable spot for the deck wash pump and fit it, I also have to wait for the water pickup for the pump to arrive.
    You only get one shot at life, Aim well

    2004 D2 "S" V8 auto, with a few Mods
    2007 79 Series Landcruiser V8 Ute, With a few Mods.
    4.6m Quintrex boat
    5.4m Trailcraft Sportscab Boat
    20' Jayco Expanda caravan

    2012 Navara twincab GONE

  4. #134
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    You’ve been a tad busy then 👍
    Marcus & Leeanne
    2016.5 Loire Blue HSE D4
    1971 S2a Wide Light
    2017 New Age 21' Blue Diamond Caravan
    2011 Crew Cab, Gone.


    http://www.aulro.com/afvb/l319-disco...permagrin.html
    https://www.aulro.com/afvb/series-ii...ide-light.html

  5. #135
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chops View Post
    You’ve been a tad busy then 👍
    Boats are like 4WD's, You have to put the time and effort in to make them your OWN
    You only get one shot at life, Aim well

    2004 D2 "S" V8 auto, with a few Mods
    2007 79 Series Landcruiser V8 Ute, With a few Mods.
    4.6m Quintrex boat
    5.4m Trailcraft Sportscab Boat
    20' Jayco Expanda caravan

    2012 Navara twincab GONE

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