SECOND GENERATION OSPREY

8.2m Ocenraider powered by twin 175hp Mariners

Repower 2003

The old motors had come close to their use-by date and after trip where we had to come back without fishing because of a breakdown then a fair bit of creative accounting I decided to take advantage of a bad spell of weather and 'just do it'.

The new motors are 115HP Yamaha four strokes (supplied by Gisborne Marine http://www.gisbornemarine.co.nz/) and although down on power on the old 175HP models they push the boat along at the same cruising speed getting us to the fish just as quick.

                                                                                        March 2003                                                                             

Osprey's new pair 115hp Yamaha 4 stroke outboards are going well and we can still get a comfortable cruise speed of 20kts and a top of 28kts, there are no oil fumes from the 4 strokes and very little noise at idle speed. This will make for trouble free and comfortable trips for quite some time.

    Captain Bert Lee. E-mail: bert@charterfishing.co.nz

We have been using the new boat for over 3 years now and she is a mean fishing machine. A lot of great fish have crossed the deck including a NZ junior record yellowtail of 19.8kg on 8kg line which my son Robert caught in February.
She cruises easily and comfortably at 20 knots and can top 28 knots when I lean on the go handle.

We had charters for two contests this year and were on the prize list for both.
Come fish with us for the time of your life

 

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