Air Filters and Top End Motors

Sportfish IV is a 1977 24' Skipjack currently being restored.

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Post by Ross Compe » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:34 am

Hey Bobby... He is going to deystroy me for this. :( :( :(
Fortunately no one else sees this so its OK.. :shock: :shock: :shock:
You will have to spend more money on your boat mate.
That that top end motor and air filter have gotto go Fishmaster.
You deserve more......
You should have more! :lol: :lol: :lol:
I bought this 4.35 metre Brooker Ally hull because it was virtually being deystroyed in a suburban back yard and they were benchmark like Quintrex and Markum Whalers in so many ways.
I spent a fortune but really found it theraputic. :roll: :roll: :roll:
It was because of Bob and what boat I should think about getting next.
We were aboard his really nice Glass craft heading out to to sea in the morning and he found the fish as usual.
I managed to get another one back in the water and learnt a whole lot.
Thing is our buddy Bob is someone who will invest is time into some amazing projects and revells in interests that do not neccesarilly come easy to him.
Thats one of the reasons we respect the man.
Think big mate :lol: :lol: :lol:
:roll: :roll: :roll:
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Post by Bob Fisher » Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:43 pm

Hey Ross, thanks for the kind remarks. I still remember the day that we went out the back of Garden Island and you caught a samson... Wasn't that your first? Do you still have the tinny in the photo that you posted?
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Post by Ross Compe » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:28 am

I refurbished the Brooker Runabout when I was getting my foot fixed after surgery. I purchased it locally and refurbished it and rebuilt the trailer when I couldnt walk properly.
Instead of watching television I sat inside my boat and completed the interior before starting on the exterior.
I had to replace everything both on the boat and trailer.
I sold it after a couple of years and enjoyed some great fishing in it at Burns Rocks with my son Kevin and mate Richard Maciejak whose photos and stories appear at the column 'Postcards from the Ledge'.
That Samson Fish you refer to remains the largest one I have taken and also the largest I have taken from a boat and yes it was my first weighing 68lb gilled and gutted.
I actually thought it was the day you landed this spectacular bag of Tuna but it may have been the day we got into the Sea Kingfish.
Yours was a monster :shock: :shock: :shock:
It nearly filled the boat!
In regards to your Air Filter and top end motor you have to get some chrome buddy and spend even more money :lol: :lol: :lol:
Cheers mate
I like the look of Skipjack 24 and the photos and stories of her refurbishment and development.
Your friend
Ross Compe
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