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Offline spacejam0

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New (old) Boat
« on: June 28, 2016, 06:15:38 PM »
Not for everyone but thought I would share because I'm pretty happy about it.
I love old stuff, I love pinball and I love fishing. Got a few old pinnies and now I got an old boat. Some of you might remember the old savage Dolphin made in Williamstown Victoria and used most commonly as a "daylight hours only hire boat" for fishing.
I picked up this 1975 Dolphin about a month ago and have been working on it flat out getting it ready for the up coming snapper season. I will be launching it in the next couple of weeks and it will live on a swing mooring at Williamstown about 10 minutes drive from my house, all I have to do is drive down park and row out in my little tender.
I have installed led lighting,rod holders,gps/fish finder,small bbq and full double bunks for overnight trips. I had the original Nanni 10.5 hp diesel inboard serviced by a diesel mechanic who reported it to be in excellent condition with full compression.
Cant wait to get it wet ^^^

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Re: New (old) Boat
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2016, 06:16:30 PM »
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Offline pinnies4me

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Re: New (old) Boat
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2016, 07:53:37 PM »
Nice one. I used to get out on the bay a bit courtesy of a mate that used to be into his boats. Miss that.
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2016, 02:18:24 AM »
Enjoy

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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2016, 05:37:04 AM »
Very nice, looks in great shape. Enjoy  ^^^

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Re: New (old) Boat
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2016, 04:00:15 PM »
That's an awesome story. Fishing was a pastime I enjoyed when I once had a pastime. Loved boats, but never got around to buying one etc etc. I remember hiring similar boats in Mordialloc years ago.

I still love beach fishing - especially Salmon. Still have a custom rod (double spined) and Abu 6500 reel. But the best fishing was always from a boat. Hopefully you have a good Snapper season  ^^^
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2016, 06:33:30 PM »
Looks in awesome condition for a 41 year old boat , good luck on the snapper.