Alloy Boat Magazine Issue 9

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26 Beach Launching
Launching your boat off the beach doesn’t need to be something to fear. With the right preparation it can be quite simple.

38 From Family Runabout to Game boat – Part 3
Shane Kelly recalls the sweet taste of success – or was that smoked marlin?

44 Fossil-Free Boating
They’re quiet, smooth and environmentally friendly. Chris Beattie samples the Torqeedo range of electric outboards.

50 Fishing Mayor Island
Mat Hewetson checks out the fishing around Mayor Island and finds a bountiful fish supply with a variety of species.
64 Understanding Propellers
Of all the items on an outboard motor, seemingly the most unpretentious and uncomplicated, is the propeller. We explain the differences.

70 Prop Shoot Out
We took eleven different propellers and put them on the same boat to find out which was the best and the worst performer.

80 Exploring the City Fringe
Geoff Green highlights the attraction, history and infrastructure of Mahurangi and its outlying islands, which borders New Zealand’s largest city.

92 Knowing Your Anchor
Modern designs and state-of-the-art engineering have made anchors not only better, but lighter. Which one will work for you?

104 Hamilton Jet Himalayan Expedition- Part One
Matthew Fallow explores the holy grail of jet boating.

112 Company Profile – Sportcraft Boats
PPB met company director Jamie Black at his Mt Maunganui yard to find out what makes this leading retailer and boat builder such a success.


20 Ultimate 21 Elite
Innovative hull-in-hull design deliversthe best of both worlds.
Text by Mike Rose

32 McLay Cruiser 751 Gen 2
So popular is the new McLay Cruiser 751 Gen 2 that it’s taken Barry Thompson four months to get one to review. Was it worth the wait?
56 Frewza F16 Fisher Sport Jet
Barry Thompson went to Invercargill to check out the Frewza F16 Fisher Sport Jet and found a boat that is destined for more than rivers.

76 FC525 Cuddy
The FC Boats brand is making its mark on the New Zealand boating scene. Freddy Foote checks out one of their most popular models.

86 Marco 650 WA
The Marco 650 Centre Cab is the first walkaround aluminium trailer boat Barry Thompson has tested and it is also one of the few available in New Zealand.

98 Everyman 650 Centre Cab
When TV fishing personality, Adam Clancey set up a new boat, you would expect it to be the perfect fishing platform. Freedy Foote was super impressed.
On the Cover #9
Ultimate 21 Elite/Suzuki


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