My first long trip without the infamous Snapper catcher ,I've gone through a rite of passage today;););)
Originally Posted by HEAPS GOOD !!!
Not where we went that time!
there is a ramp on marine drive, at O'sullivan Beach. the ramp is in a man made harbour like thing (not sure what its called) so the water is calm. there is ample parking for cars down there too. also you can always launch off the beach at Aldinga, silver sands and Moana.
It was a bumpy right of passage, as I was there to see him over the line.. Well done Captain!!!
Originally Posted by Tyke
OK I also love boats and owned a few. The basic thing to start with is what you will do with it. Will you just put around the inlets or go onto the ocean.
Then work out how many people will be in it and i can say from esperance allow for friends and of coarse budget.
I would look at all alloy around 14ft or 4.2 meters with an outboard of a minimum of 25hp to max 50hp. I would also think about four stroke rather than two stroke they are mush quieter and fuel efficient.
Remember when you launch and retrieve your boat this is when you really need to thought about the trailer set up but all boat yard will help you on this.
Also think about electrics for depth sounder GPS etc.
Don't forget canopy the sun will fry you like an egg on the water!
Don't forget all safety gear and epirb etc.
Look at anchors sand or reef or both.
All this said and done once you have made up your mind on all of this start bargaining real hard as you will find out there can be some big savings.