4.0Mtr Hornet Trophy

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4.0Mtr Hornet Trophy

Post by Leith Larham » Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:20 pm

Just thought i would post a pic of the new tinny. I have had it for a couple of months and its a great boat to fish out of. I cant praise the 4 stroke Yamaha enough. The motor is that quiet the sound the tell tail makes when it hits the water is anoying.
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Post by Bob Fisher » Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:57 pm

Nice Rig Leith!

it would be perfect for me chasing Striped Bass down the Napa River!

'tri-hull' :?: :?: :?:
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Post by Leith Larham » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:11 am

Hi Bob,

the versatility of this boat is incredible. I bought it with the main intention of fly fishing the flats around Hedland.

I have put a couple more photos up to show the interior layout as well as the recently installed spare wheel carrier which also acts as a third wheel for launching off creek banks.

I have to mention the tiller handle which incorperates the throttle / ignition / power trim and gear lever is worth its weight in gold.
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Post by barra_on_fly » Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:49 pm

How does it go in the chop?
I have heard they are very good spray wise but what about ride?
Looks the goods, was one of the finalists (bigger model) in my quest for the new launch.

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Post by Bob Fisher » Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:34 pm

Australia has come a long way in boat building in the last couple of decades. I reckon they lead the rest of the World in buiding aluminium boats. These are some of the best manufactured ally fishing boats I've ever seen... (Barra's GS Extreme, Leith's Quinnie, Shane's TrailCraft)
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Post by Leith Larham » Sun Oct 21, 2007 1:54 am

How does it go in the chop?
Scott the ride is realy good, i had it out in a 1/2 meter swell with a foot and half of chop and it ate it up. This is an very stable boat, two guys can fly fish and walk around the boat with little boat movement.

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Post by barra_on_fly » Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:02 am

Leith Larham wrote:
How does it go in the chop?
Scott the ride is realy good, i had it out in a 1/2 meter swell with a foot and half of chop and it ate it up. This is an very stable boat, two guys can fly fish and walk around the boat with little boat movement.

Cheers Leith
Sweet 8)
Always liked Hornets. Look really nice on the water, something about them that looks really slick.
Older ones had porpoising problems (like all v punts) but they sorted that out years ago.

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