6mm Hull Plates
5mm Transom Plates
5mm Treadplate Floor 5251F
4mm Side plates
4mm Side Decks
3mm Shelf & Dodger
All Plate except Treadplate is 5083 Marine Grade
All Extrusions used are 6061T5
Underfloor Fuel Tank Size 120 Litres
Beam 2.25 mtrs
Length Over All 5.8 mtrs
Actual hull length 5.33 mtrs
Overall Trailing Length mtrs (Tip of trailer draw bar to skeg on outboard tilted up)
Trailing weight with 120 liters of fuel 1,480kgs
A practical layout, standing or seated position for the skipper, controls and steering wheel lay comfortably to hand. A large skipper console for gauges and switches and large deep full length shelf for mounting electronics and storing the likes of charts, clothes, phones sunglasses etc. two pedestal seats with quad action seat mounts, gas struts allow the seats to move forward for sitting and can be pushed back to give plenty of leg clearance for standing. The seats swivel and can be locked in any facing position. The plastic seat shells used have hand holds molded into them which is useful for extra crew standing behind the seats, along with the rockets launcher they are provided with plenty of useful handholds. Optional seating can be added in the form of a centrally mounted ice bin with a three inch squab, or separate smaller ice bins that can be bungy hooked back to the side pockets or back shelf. A removable rear bench seat is another option, or built in king queen arrangements.Beside each pedestal seat there storage compartments handy to both the skipper and passenger. When optioned a solid aluminium drop in door adds security to the vee berth cabin area, while boating this door can be left in the vehicle, a door in a small boat is in the way either opened or closed, and hinges never last, by leaving it in the vehicle while boating any potential door rattles are also eliminated.
The Vee Berth Cabin are is 1.6mtrs long and is deal for allowing children to shelter, or one person can have a nap with folded legs, there is enough room for one adult to sit up right, the foot well is large enough for foot space. Two vinyl covered squabs have storage underneath. A back rest is on the starboard side, by having just one back rest this helps to keep the cabin space open. In front of the squabs is a step to stand on while using the foredeck access hatch, a capstan foot switch can be mounted on this step. A plastic hatch provides access to the skipper console or basic fuse replacement type work, or the whole back cover can be removed for full service/rig up access.
Side decks are wide with excellent freeboard (670mm - 700mm) and provide great seating for while at rest, fishing or gearing up for a dive, unobstructed (no rails) so gauges cant get hooked up when rolling over the side. There is plenty of toe space around the work area of the boat, this is provided by the wide side decks, and under the transom. Side pockets are generous in length and volume, ideal for a paddle, gaff, net or for those that like to store a rod and reel. The transom is enclosed and two large plastic hatches provide access through to the battery/storage areas on each side and a smaller hatch provides access to the center fuel system area. The transom shelf is mounted high to protect the batteries in the unlikely event a large amount of water enters the boat, and also to provide a space for a standard 44 litre style fish been to be placed either side. This deck space is also an ideal area to lay dive bottles (necks out), as the hull carries weight best toward the stern of the hull. Each stern corner features an AMF custom built cross bollard, built from the same quality material as the hull, these bollards offer the strength and corrosion resistance unmatched from off the shelf cast alloy or plastic bollards. Four rod holders, two in each side deck, made from composite plastic these offer superior corrosion resistance to stainless steel rod holders in and aluminium boat, but similar strength
The bait board when optioned features a simple but strong slanted single pole mount which is bolted to the transom, this provides positive hand holds when walking around the deck in heavier sea conditions and rattle free mounting. The fact that the bait board is bolted in place means this can also be used as a ski tow point and there is a lug welded to the rear of the bait board for doing this, some engine models can be too tall for this to be used effectively. Two rod buckets are mounted on the board and they have gimble pins and plastic caps, theses are ideal for trolling, extra rod storage, keeping your rods off the deck while re-baiting or just extra hand holds for divers boarding. There are hand rails either side and along the back edge, these great handholds or for tying lanyards to. The bait tray measure 550mm long x 350mm Wide x 40mm High, the front has a lowered edge for easier knife use. So this is a good strong functional bait board at a good height so you don't have to stoop and while using this station.
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