Buying Your First Boat - Tips and Advice

A run-down of the tips and tricks I learnt researching and buying my first used boat - a 1978 Fleetline Sapphire 4.5 with an 60HP Evinrude outboard. In the winter of 2016 after considerable research online (particularly The Fishing Website forums http://www.fishing.net.nz/forum/) I purchased a 1978 Fleetline Sapphire. It's a Rex Henry model made by his Fibreglass Mouldings company in East Tamaki. It has an Evinrude BE60TLECM on the back with OMC controls up front. In the video I run through what I've learnt and do a quick tour of the boat. In future I plan to share the progress of me updating and restoring the boat into a more attractive, comfortable and safe vessel. Comments and feedback welcome.

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A run-down of the tips and tricks I learnt researching and buying my first used boat - a 1978 Fleetline Sapphire 4.5 with an 60HP Evinrude outboard. In the winter of 2016 after considerable research online (particularly The Fishing Website forums http://www.fishing.net.nz/forum/) I purchased a 1978 Fleetline Sapphire. It's a Rex Henry model made by his Fibreglass Mouldings company in East Tamaki. It has an Evinrude BE60TLECM on the back with OMC controls up front. In the video I run through what I've learnt and do a quick tour of the boat. In future I plan to share the progress of me updating and restoring the boat into a more attractive, comfortable and safe vessel. Comments and feedback welcome.

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Rob Rossi
Rob Rossi - 3 years ago
Were can you find this style of boat in America ?
Shaky Shed
Shaky Shed - 3 years ago
Good question! I wish I could help! Perhaps someone else will.
Andy Gouriet
Andy Gouriet - 3 years ago
Cool video... how did you get on with the restoration you done on the boat? :)
Shaky Shed
Shaky Shed - 3 years ago
Slow going over winter here, but got a few supplies coming in so new videos should be coming in the next few weeks/months :-)
Andrew Maher
Andrew Maher - 4 years ago
that's good mine is too
Andrew Maher
Andrew Maher - 4 years ago
what's the problem with the boat?
Andrew Maher
Andrew Maher - 4 years ago
Shaky Shed mine is probably about the same age...johnson 70 they're a tough little boat.I added a top screen to keep the water coming at us..so we can't sit up there now..yours is tidy
Shaky Shed
Shaky Shed - 4 years ago
Nothing! It's great! :-)
Ken Powell
Ken Powell - 4 years ago
How much you get the boat for? I just picked up a 1973 Pleasure for 1000 good shape but need a boat mechanic I'm in Sacramento any suggestions?
Tammy Hacker
Tammy Hacker - 3 years ago
Ken Powell yeah,,don't buy a boat that needs a mechanic,,,

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