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I'm hoping to go Friday early afternoon if my boss agrees. If he doesn't I'll still be going early Friday afternoon. Be good to catch up with any of you forum guys. Anyone else going? 
 
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Not me on standby in Whangarei again. 
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Weather permitting, another bout of crap apparently heading this way again....
Hoping to get up on Friday.
Might be taking note of the various 90hp 4 stroke options on offer from the engine fullas this year

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Went today and quite a good show. A few regulars exhibitors missing but some new faces as well. 
Very disappointed that the Coro mussel fritters not on site 😜.

Amazing number of new Ali boats with radical bow designs etc, don’t quite understand where this is coming from.
Also bizarre that Haines Hunter, Rayglass and Tristram not exhibiting. Pathetic really.
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Originally posted by fitzy fitzy wrote:

Went today and quite a good show. A few regulars exhibitors missing but some new faces as well. 
Very disappointed that the Coro mussel fritters not on site 😜.

Amazing number of new Ali boats with radical bow designs etc, don’t quite understand where this is coming from.
Also bizarre that Haines Hunter, Rayglass and Tristram not exhibiting. Pathetic really.

We went yesterday too, met up with Wayno there and good to catch up with Grunta, JP, Nathan  and the others at NZ Fishing News. Along with Espresso and Bonze. Had a chat with the Fishing & Adventure guys too. Well worth going but as Fitzy said there were some big names missing.
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Originally posted by fitzy fitzy wrote:

Went today and quite a good show. A few regulars exhibitors missing but some new faces as well. 
Very disappointed that the Coro mussel fritters not on site 😜.

Amazing number of new Ali boats with radical bow designs etc, don’t quite understand where this is coming from.
Also bizarre that Haines Hunter, Rayglass and Tristram not exhibiting. Pathetic really.

All three manufacturers have been absent for at least five years. Buccaneer was only there as part of the Rogers brand.
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Extreme putting out boats with a lot of interesting 'features'.I thought they were really the most interesting and well displayed manufacturer there - they obviously have put a lot of effort in.


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alloy boat prices really seem to have escalated big time. the days of the 'cheap fishing tinnie' is long gone.

fibreglass builders dont appear to have been affected as much - maybe a lower labour component in their businesses? 
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Bought this for the Mac360, thoughts???

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Kitno - so it's not arse heavy put another one up the front and run it in reverse.
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Originally posted by Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter wrote:

alloy boat prices really seem to have escalated big time. the days of the 'cheap fishing tinnie' is long gone.

fibreglass builders dont appear to have been affected as much - maybe a lower labour component in their businesses? 
I was talking to one of the big tinnie manufacturers, he was telling me there is around 1700 hours of welding in a 8.0mtr plus hardtop boat.
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Originally posted by Kandrew Kandrew wrote:

Originally posted by Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter wrote:

alloy boat prices really seem to have escalated big time. the days of the 'cheap fishing tinnie' is long gone.

fibreglass builders dont appear to have been affected as much - maybe a lower labour component in their businesses? 
I was talking to one of the big tinnie manufacturers, he was telling me there is around 1700 hours of welding in a 8.0mtr plus hardtop boat.

the alloy pontoon boats have the most welding in them all else being equal - and every bloke on a torch wants $45/hour...

maybe its cheaper just to flop hulls out of a mold?
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Originally posted by Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter wrote:

Originally posted by Kandrew Kandrew wrote:

Originally posted by Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter wrote:

alloy boat prices really seem to have escalated big time. the days of the 'cheap fishing tinnie' is long gone.

fibreglass builders dont appear to have been affected as much - maybe a lower labour component in their businesses? 
I was talking to one of the big tinnie manufacturers, he was telling me there is around 1700 hours of welding in a 8.0mtr plus hardtop boat.

the alloy pontoon boats have the most welding in them all else being equal - and every bloke on a torch wants $45/hour...

maybe its cheaper just to flop hulls out of a mold?
Was there Saturday and ended up with another Hutchwilco LJ,a bit of debate between 2 sales person,whether i should be buying a inflatable or a solid.Met the owner who said go for the standard it provides some shelter . Never brought victoryknives before but got 2 while there.

Kept on going back to to the Fi Glass dominator,for price be hard to beat as long as you did your own add ons. Been looking at them for 2yrs and price has risen by $2k

Asked one ali boat Co,want happens when longer source NZ ali? We start looking overseas.Wouldnt commit from where though.

Weather played a big part as was a bit of rush to get around,like the idea of scanning ticket at booths rather than stamps.

Went pass Grunta,busy man,catch up another day.
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I thought the Offshore boats we very well done. I would like a ride in one, not that I'm buying. The Southern's were another that caught my eye.
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Originally posted by kitno kitno wrote:



Bought this for the Mac360, thoughts???


So underpowered it's ridiculous. You will need two of those for the river bar.
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Yeah we made the same observation about the price of the tinnies. A CSB Huntsman 7m was 150k or thereabouts, cheaper than tinnies of that size. Not my style of boat but very nice. The Extremes and Offshores were good but those Profiiles caught my eye, especially the 635. My mate Carey (Zukman) liked the smaller Profile with the orange wrap but that was because it was the same colour as his Triton.Can't argue with that, great logic! 
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How the heck can a lifesaving type rubber duck/motor/trailer cost $37k?

Innovation boats caught my eye. 1) ugly high side 2) seems to me to stiffen bottom run a weld angle full length. 3) lot of room in cockpit but seating facing rear looks bloody uncomfortable, for the price not well thought out.

Someone further up the thread,mentioned "Tristom,how they werent there.Havent been for a number of yrs and they hold their own in house show.Think Haines do the same in East Tamiki.
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I travel up to the show each year from Canterbury. Really enjoyable and informative. We sure have some talented boat designers and builders. I particularly enjoy the chance to talk with manufacturers whose boats we don't see that many of down here.
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I travel up to the show each year from Canterbury. Really enjoyable and informative. We sure have some talented boat designers and builders. I particularly enjoy the chance to talk with manufacturers whose boats we don't see that many of down here.

Wow, that's a good effort! I hope you get some Auckland hospitality
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Originally posted by Discovery Discovery wrote:

I travel up to the show each year from Canterbury. Really enjoyable and informative. We sure have some talented boat designers and builders. I particularly enjoy the chance to talk with manufacturers whose boats we don't see that many of down here.

Let us know next time you're up. We're an hour from the venue but I'll take any excuse to go to the boat show Big smile
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