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Just seen there is a 1 year old FC430 for sale on the FC boats FB page, all the extras and 28 hours on the motor.  $15k in Cambridge.
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Hi Humpy. I got it from The Boat Place in Tauranga.
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Originally posted by Catchelot Catchelot wrote:

If you want comfort and smooth ride then forget Stabicrafts unless you want a sore back and pounding knees...bloody awful ride.Thumbs Down

We're hooning around in a 1550 Fisher these days and it seems relatively good? Guess it depends how you drive it, we've been out in some silly conditions for a 4.7m boat and I haven't shrunk yet.

1550 Frontier would be a pocket battleship, and honestly I don't think you're going to be out when it's rough in any of the boats you've mentioned, it's just not their ballgame.

1550 Frontier is very, very expensive for a boat that size though.
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Originally posted by Rozboon Rozboon wrote:

We're hooning around in a 1550 Fisher these days and it seems relatively good? Guess it depends how you drive it, we've been out in some silly conditions for a 4.7m boat and I haven't shrunk yet.

1550 Frontier would be a pocket battleship, and honestly I don't think you're going to be out when it's rough in any of the boats you've mentioned, it's just not their ballgame.

1550 Frontier is very, very expensive for a boat that size though.

At which point (wind in knots / chop size wise) does the 1550 frontier have to drop say below 25mph to be comfortable? Just out of curiosity
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25 mph is quite fast , anything less than basically flat and under 10 knots of wind... most these boats in this size won't do 25 mph in any sort of comfort to not at all.
A stabi will do it cause they are built tough .. but people generally al built mostly the same, not so tough.
I'm off to the Mokes from Leigh this Saturday ... in my old decrepit 490 stabi... will be leisurely ride out and back as will have my 19 yr old daughter as crew.
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Crickey. So spine shattering for stabis in real world conditions???

And the only thing that usually stops me from doing the cruise speed of 27-30mph in the little lazercraft is when the prop exits the water too often still a soft ride though. Cant imagine going slower than 25mph unless its 20knots+
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Lazercrafts are something else in terms of a good ride!


World's most boring jetski "pilot".
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Great boat the laser. And fast.
If you you want race a stabi in a bigger following sea, the stabi will keep up but unlike you we will be mostly dry. Put your boat in a big chop and it won't do 20 knots without a similar bone shattering experience unless it 7 meters plus.
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A laser ain't an amf, and recall saw one of those slow down a bit in big head sea with chop a few weeks ago .
All very well to say your boat goes good in the hauraki gulf on a nice day.
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Didnt mean to hit a nerve mate. The weakness of the lazer is crosswinds. Anything over 20knots starts pushing the nose around and in order to keep her straight you have to turn into it causing the chine to dig in. Only way to fix is is by countering the weight to lift the chine up or turn into it and go head on and give it the berries.

Following sea is basically the best possible wind direction just hammer down full steam ahead only restriction is the prop getting out of the water..

But I think this is getting side tracked from the original post. I shall wave to you as you go by to the mokes on Saturday have a awesome trip ill be somewhere by the chicks / mokes trying to chase marlin with a speargun.
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No raw nerve or offence caused. I actually like lasercrafts and have raced in against one from north reef after jigging session that went to just before dark. . They won but was a 6 meter boat with bigger horse power.

Good luck on spearing a marlin this weekend. I have friend called shane who also does this and got one last year. Not easy task so you have my respect. Should been at oceans last year, we had em schooling round boat ignoring our lures.
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Have a look at these, heaps of room, 6mm bottom either 100 or 150 litre fuel tank and handle the rough awesome.
 
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Nice boat Harry
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