Alloy Boat Issue 16

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In This Issue

142 INSTALLING A DRUM WINCH
We install a Viper Micro 1000 drum winch to our McLay Fortress 4.8.

153 BETTER WEATHER MODELLING
PredictWind provides weather modelling that can be accessed by the world’s sailors, power boaters, ocean-crosses and fishermen.

154 IT’S ALL IN THE DETAIL
Editor Barry Thompson has never taken advantage of the many functions his Humminbird MFD and Minn Kota offers, but after some on the water training reckons he has it mastered

160 FISHING WITH NO MORE THAN A PIE
Barry Thompson spent a day fishing with sliders and was converted to baitless fishing … well almost.

176 DIFFERENT STROKES
Peter Morgan looks at the difference between 2-stroke & 4-stroke outboards, how they work and their pros & cons.

136 REVIEW: PUREKRAFT 700HT
HMD’s latest offering showcases the design features that make Purekraft models so impressive. Text by Mike Rose.

148 REVIEW: BLADERUNNER 8.5M FOILING CATAMARAN
Mike Rose checks out a foiling Bladerunner catamaran, the latest tool in Kiwi weather forecasting PredictWind’s impressive toolbox.

154 REVIEW: LAZERCRAFT 700 HT
Three years since its resurgence onto the market and another new model for Lazercraft. Freddy Foote checks out the latest addition to the range.

170 REVIEW: DNA 730 XHT
With the success of the DNA 630 Hardtop and XHT, it was only a matter of time before a larger model was produced. The new 730 XHT is the result.

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