Alloy Boat Issue 8

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Alloy Boat Magazine Issue 8


6 Point of View
8 News & Notable
104 Electronics Update
115 Aluminium Boat Guide


26 Going Big
We look at some of the biggest trailerable alloy boats on the local market.

42 Crossing a Bar
Barry Tyler takes a course in how to and how not to cross a bar.

48 From Family Runabout to Game boat
In Part 2 of a series on turning a standard family runabout into a game fishing boat, Shane Kelly continues on the learning curve.

58 Your First Fishing Kit
Paul Walker makes some suggestions about what you need, to set up your first fishing kit.

70 First Ascent of the Snowy River
Matthew Fallow and a group of tough jet boaters fought rain and sleet, snow and hail to run the Snowy River.

78 Going Deep for Hapuka
Mathew Hewetson gives us a few tips that will help improve the odds in hooking up on a big puka.

92 Decked Out
Synthetic equivalents to real teak can look just as good as the real thing. So what’s available?

112 Company Profile – Profile Boats
Barry Thompson talks to Brian Firman about Profile Boats, one of New Zealand’s leading pontoon boat builders.


20 Bluefin 780 Weekender
A big weekender from the prolific Bluefin Boats. Text by Freddy Foote.

36 Image CruiseMaster 9.25
Image Boats newest is unquestionably one of their best yet. Text by Barry Thompson.

54 DNA 450C
A cool looking pontoon boat that handles the jandal. Text by Barry Thompson.

86 FC560 CC
Freedy Foote continues his love affair with FC boats.

64 Ultimate 21
This new brand is out to set new standards. Text by Mike Rose.

98 Seaboss 700 HT
If you’re looking for a 7m hardtop, this boat should be on it. Text by Barry Thompson.

On the Cover #8
Bluefin 780 Weekender off The Mount, Tauranga.


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