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Cracka
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Aug 26th, 2009 at 3:39am
 
G'day all,

There is a Hobie Power Skiff 15 on evil bay down here.  'Fully rebuilt' with a 40hp 4 stroke Honda.

Has anybody on here had any experiences with them, are they any good/bad.  Would it be worthwhile pursuing.  The link is below if you're interested.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Hobie-Power-Skiff-Honda-40HP-4-Stroke-Fully-Rebuilt_W0QQi...

Thanks

Mick
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Re: Hobie Power Skiff 15
Reply #1 - Aug 26th, 2009 at 6:23am
 
Needs a bigger center console...  Grin

Plenty of deadrise so should be a comfortable ride.
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Reply #2 - Aug 26th, 2009 at 7:09am
 
Yeah I'm hearin ya about the console, pretty ugly in my eyes I think I would definately go to a smaller centre console or a side console depending on access and the such under the floor.  I think a smaller centre might be the go, keep the balance nice when 1 out fishing.

Mick
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Reply #3 - Aug 26th, 2009 at 4:34pm
 


   There used to be quite a few of them around
   and people seem to like them...Nice little boats.
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Reply #4 - Sep 4th, 2009 at 3:03am
 
Well, just an update.  I drove the 6.5 hours each way to Sydney and had a look at the 'Rebuilt' boat, (rebuilt used very loosely by the seller).

The boat looked good from a distance but on closer inspection, yes it did have a new paint job, but they obviously forgot to fair the defects, dents gouges etc, before laying down the paint Shocked  There was even a patch on the starboard front, below the sheerline about the size of a plate that was just all small holes about 2mm across, glass cancer, who knows I walked away.  So much for a 'Professional' painter doing the job, might have been a professional baker or something else, but I doubt a painter.

Thank goodness I went and took a look.  I can see why the owner/seller couldn't sell it through his boat shop.........However it did sell on ebay for $5000.

Mick
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Reply #5 - Sep 4th, 2009 at 4:52am
 


   Sorry it didn't work out...Better luck on the next
   one!
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