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    I finally pulled the plug and ordered a white 4200 with a tiller steer 50hp 4st Suzuki. I haven't ordered a bow mount yet because i need to build a casting deck to get some storage space for the battery, safety gear etc. Until then the big esky will be used for everything other than an esky!

    Strange how fast things happen these days. Last week i dropped into a finance broker and said "what would the repayments be on a 20 grand loan?" Then i rang a couple of places in Brisbane, got rough quotes. Then i realised i needed to get another car - so i decided to upgrade the car (Mitsubishi 380 sedan) to a Land Cruiser.

    2 applications in, 2 loans approved yesterday. Looks like i'll be heading down to Brisvegas in the next week to buy a car and pick up a boat!!!!

    I have a couple of mates who are already talking Hinchinbrook, Cairns, Weipa and beyond - and that was well before i got to this stage.

    I'll put some photo's up when i get it, but we've all seen white SW 4200's before.

    In the words of the not-so-immortal Big Kev - I'M EXCITED!!!!!!

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    Good stuff Sean you'll love the 4200, bloody great little allrounder !!

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    I'm hoping so Steve, i'm really looking forward to getting it into the water.

    I've got everywhere between Mackay and The Cape to fish (salt water fly fish, that is) and it's going to be a lot of fun!

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    6 days to go. Pick up next Thursday.

    I'm excited!!!!!!

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    Default It's white, and it's here!!!!


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    no idea how i did that. Ah well.

    Picked the boat up from AMC in Springwood, south of Brisbane on Friday morning. We got back home early this morning, the housework is done so tomorrow is the day to get her wet.

    One last photo of the tub and the tug:
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    That's a nice rig. All the best on the maiden voyage troppo_sean.

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    Sean, can't remember my boat looking that new and clean...... done well, that Suzie 50 will be a great motor, pretty sure they have the biggest displacement in the 50hp class.

    Cant remember sending or receiving a PM via this forum but yeah let me know if you are coming up a bit further up the Qld coast , I don't bother fishing localy , I'm a crap fisherman but I somehow catch a few fish when at Cape York where there is less fishing pressure.

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    Thats a beautiful looking boat Sean, Polycraft could take some tips from Smartwave i think.

    Let us know your first impressions of the boat on the water
    Cheers
    Dave

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    First impressions are very favourable guys :o)

    The 50 gets it up and flying nicely. It's heavy at the stern, as soon as you touch the throttle it kicks up at the nose. I think it'll need a permatrim or some such device. Gets on the plane nicely and belts along at a fair clip. I haven't done a sustained WOT run yet, but i'll take my GPS for when i do.

    I put 5 hours on the motor on Sunday, saw some whales up close and generally had a ball. I guess i travelled over 40km and used less than half a tank - about 12 litres - or so'ish.

    The prop is 11 3/8 X 14

    The stability is good, especially when belting along. It cuts through low swell quite nicely and even when it's banging along the total lack of 'tinny thump' is nice. On the flat in sheltered water it goes like shit off a greasy shovel.

    I'll post more as i get more use in, but for now i love it!!!

    Thank you for your enthusiasm and encouragement fellas. I owe you all one.

    Sean

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    Yeah the Permatrim is a no brainer Sean, they really do keep the nose down on take off and generally just smooths things out. I did loose a bit of speed after putting a permatrim but its worth the trade off. And fuel efficiency with these hulls is pretty darn good, even my 2 stroke Tohatsu has done 60kmh runs with still half a tank left over.

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    Thanks Steve, that's great to hear mate. I'll get one sorted out next pay. I was a bit blown away by the fact that i could just nudge the throttle and the nose came up 3+ feet,but as soon as it got underway it came back down again.....it just blocked all forward view until the nose dropped.
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    Sean, not sure of your boating experience, but I used to trim the motor right in to accelerate to the plane then out trim to keep the balance.

    I found with mine I had to regularly trim the boat depending on tide, wind etc.

    I am sure you will get to know the boat and what she needs to perform the best

    Glad to hear you are happy with the boat

    "shit off a greasy shovel" .. haven't heard that one before, Love it
    Cheers
    Dave

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    Thanks Dave, i'll try mixing the trim this weekend and see what happens. I have a strong suspicion the 4200 will behave much better with a bit more weight at the front and something to help the trim at the back. It lifts so easy you could easily say it's over powered, but with my plans for a full floor, loads of storage, rod storage and another 25 litres of fuel (at least) the extra neddies will be put to good use. It probably isn't helped by the combined weight of the motor and me, all at the back of the boat, being well over 210kg either.

    Maybe i just need to find a fat bastard to fish with......hehehe

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    Nah ya not over powered Sean, that would be 60hp lol, Permatrim will keep the nose down like you have fat bastard up front

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve540 View Post
    Nah ya not over powered Sean, that would be 60hp lol, Permatrim will keep the nose down like you have fat bastard up front
    Hahahahaha.... Is there a preferred supplier?

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    i dont mean to sound rude, but is this your first boat?

    most tiller steer boats of that size will always have the bow up on start specially if only one person at the back operating it.
    does the motor you have on it have power trim, if so then trim all the way in when taking off, and then bring the trim out to halfway while the boat is on plane (you will need to drive around a bit and play around with the trim settings a bit till you work out where you need to be)
    also weight distribution will be a massive importance to you, move the fuel tank forward, and have another guy in the front and i reckon you will be sweet.
    the Permatrim will also certainly help.
    once the casting deck and trolling motor, plus batteries come along i reckon it should level it out, so id wait till you got all that in first then decide if you still need the permatrim or not.

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    Hi troppo_sean, very nice boat and great choice on the motor.
    I would wait on the permatrim till you have played around with the motor tilt for a bit, you may find you don’t need it. I take it the ally plate at the front is for an electric and it looks like its screwed on.
    I would advise you to have a couple of bolts in somewhere and the same goes for fitting the electric.
    Two reasons for that, you may do what I did one day and forget to bring it in when moving to a new spot and also the bigger models are surprisingly powefull.
    5.3 walk through cuddy 115hp Suzuki 4 stroke 80lb Minn Kota

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    What the others said. Sort her out first then look at whether you need a permatrim or similar.
    "Exploring all the ways not to do it!"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple5ive View Post
    i dont mean to sound rude, but is this your first boat?

    most tiller steer boats of that size will always have the bow up on start specially if only one person at the back operating it.
    does the motor you have on it have power trim, if so then trim all the way in when taking off, and then bring the trim out to halfway while the boat is on plane (you will need to drive around a bit and play around with the trim settings a bit till you work out where you need to be)
    also weight distribution will be a massive importance to you, move the fuel tank forward, and have another guy in the front and i reckon you will be sweet.
    the Permatrim will also certainly help.
    once the casting deck and trolling motor, plus batteries come along i reckon it should level it out, so id wait till you got all that in first then decide if you still need the permatrim or not.
    My first boat, yes, but not first time using a boat. I used to work on outboards for a living, many moons ago. Certainly the first time with a poly boat though.

    I'm aware that both me and the motor are heavy and all the weight is at the back of the boat. It's hard to judge the weight distribution setup until the floor is in and things like trolling motors, batteries and extra fuel. For now i've moved the esky seat as far forward as i can. Unfortunately, until the floor level is lifted there's nowhere to move the fuel tank to (you'd know that anyway).

    I'll get there, it'll take a little bit of time. There's no rush, and the boat is easily usable as it is. My main fishing buddy is back in the country in a week or so and then after that there'll be 2 up, more weight and i can start looking at different configurations.

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