2011: Photo of the boat on the fuelling berth before we made the reformations to the new deck and rails; notice the rails are white in this photo and Stainles steel in the next, also there is no Bow anchor or winch in this photo.
2012: A more recent photo showing the newly fitted front deck, Stainless steel rails and most important, the new Anchor and Winch that has totally improved the bottom fishing options and increased our success rate by 400/500%.
2013: Even more improvements this year, with band new stainless steel flybridge canopy and detachable ladder for easy mounting for having a swim in the summer months. Plus you can see the side windows on the cabin have been filled in, but this is only some of the visually obvious changes; see next photo.
2013: We also had a major overhaul of the engines alignment with re-positioning of shafts, new stern glands, P-brackets, engine mountings etc which has them running as smooth as silk.
A side view of the boat showing the full length of the space for fishing with a maximum of 5 fishers along the side and seating from bow to stern.
A veiw of the trolling rods ranging from 30, 50, 80 and 130lb set ups, also a pic of the fighting chair at the stern of the boat
Penn Senator 6/0 high speed Bottom fishing reels used to get those big stubborn fish off the sea bed
Recent photo showing a better view from above of the 'All Round' deckspace for fishing, especially relevant when bottom fishing.
New Shimano 130lb Tiagra, and Penn 80lb VSW Big Game reels, plus six other Penn Senator 30 to 50lb class multipliers make up the average set up for the trolling.
Really went to town on the hull this time, worth every cent though.
A good view of the new stainless steel, 1 meter high rails that goes all the way around the boat for extra safety.
A nice arial shot of us whilst doing the trolling Big game fishing.
A few of my favorite Marlin/Big Tuna lures with top of the range Penn International 2 speed reel and 80lb class rod.
In the boatyard undergoing our twice yearly maintenance, we really look after her!
Gives you a good view of the length of deckspace for fishing from the side for the bottom fishing, loads of space.
Same view from the starboard side of the boat.
A few of the lures used for the Big Game.
One of the crew looking for signs of fish.
a view of the inside of the wheelhouse.
Looking down from the bow, you can see the bottom fishing rods lying on the cabin roof ready for use when we stop for the drift fishing, plenty of room for spectators as well.
The boat on it's mooring showing again the full length of deck space to fish from.
Our Kiosk by the beach.
Another picture of the boat in the boatyard, once again showing the ample deck space.
Sometimes you need a bit of shade whilst fishing, no problem!
A novel addition to our kiosk, dont worry it's not the wife She does'nt bite!
Hanging over the water just about to go back in
Side view in the crane
A Pic of the boat on the new mooring with the new deck and stainless steel rails fitted, with the sun shades put up ready in place.