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here is my boat

hianes hunter 520 half cabin. "encounter"

it is a 96 model

with a 96 model 90hp evinrude

has a garmin 126 gps and a raymarine ds500x sounder.

cheers phil


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G'day all, I've just joined so I though best to put my new rig up here.

It's an Easy Rider /Cruise Craft with a 85hp. :yahoo:

The second boat is my old rig, I've had for 6 years, but now it's up for sale :1yikes:



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here are some pics of my first boat,stacer 444 kingray with a suzuki 40 hp,as usual i couldnt leave things alone,best fishing website on the net cheers,dont know if pics will work



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I'm a new Member

Thought i should add some pics of my new fish hunting device

4.5m Brooker side console, 40hp Yamaha

2 Weeks old , very pleased with the new addition!




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Hi Guys,

Been very Busy lately even with two young Bubs, however I thought I post a pic of my new rig.

Haines Hunter ProStrike with all the options,Pro live well, 80lb Maxxum and Yamaha 150hp 4 stroke.

What can I say going out 95klm along the Parra this thing really hoots!!



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this is our boat and the three owners steve sam and richard

this is a savage atlantic circa 1775-80 needed a little tlc when we got her and has since got a nice 90hp yammie and half way through a full refit inside, also a neww :yahoo::yahoo::yahoo: trailer


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post-1639-1138831958_thumb.jpgJust a tiny tinny:

My old 3.7m Sea Jay - the revolting green carpet I consigned to the bin:


After I installed some side pockets and new heavy duty marine catpet:


General view of my little tinny:




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I was asked for more detail on my boat so i thought i would add it here as well.

Its a Haines Signature 492F Dec 94 model it cost me $16K, the boat in excellent condition with only 234 hours on the clock. The 85 Suzuki (93 model) pulls 60Km (32 knots) and is more then enough for skiers. I've had 4 large adults and 2 12y/o kids up on the plan in seconds. This hull is only rated to a maximum of 90 hp.

It glides across the water beautifully with its 33-21 degree hull, some people say that due to the step V in the hull that the signatures aren’t stable at rest. I find it great, it does role a bit when 2 big guys go to one side but only rolls to a certain point then locks up and won’t roll any further.

At times it can be a bit tight on room but it’s a balancing act between room and cost, the bigger the boat the more fuel, the bigger the car etc so I balance this out with better organisation within the boat, where people sit, the storage of items etc.

This is my first boat and I love it, I purchased it a week before Xmas and have used it every weekend since and sometimes during the week as well.

The Signatures hold there re-sale value really well, the guy i bought it off bought it for $15,750 2 years ago. I have seen this model up around the $23K mark.

More pics of here are here http://www.users.on.net/~apmoon/signature.html

Also look at the 493F which is a re-vamp of the 492F. You cant buy it new but the can see it here. http://www.haines-signature.com/catalog/fishing/493f.htm

The 492F specs (as bought)

Length: 4.87m

Beam: 2.01m

Hull: 33-21 degrees Signature Variable Deadrise Hull (SVDH)

Capacity: 5 adults

Fuel Tank: 90L under floor (I fitted in dash gauge)

live bait tank

Built in esky

3 x bait cutting boards (on top of the 3 rear hatches)

Anchor well

Bow Sprit with roller

Ski pole

Swim/Ski stern platforms

Bow Rail

Cabin lights: twin fluro’s

Deck lights & Nav lights

Carpet (removable)

Side storage areas (2 levels down each side & 1 level in cabin)

CAV water separator fuel filter

Stainless Prop

Marine Radio

AM/FM/MP3/CD player with 2 speakers

Fishfinder (the unit that came with it failed so I installed a new one)

Swivel front seats

Removable rear seats (so you can walk right to the back of the transom)

GPS (I bought and installed this)



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