Description: Chivers Reef Shark RB 2015 WITH YAMAHA 115HP 4 STROKE ONLY 40HOURS!!!
Like all the Shark series, the Reef Shark provides room for a productive day's fishing,
A pair of 140 litre under deck catch tanks. These tanks sit within the fore and aft frames that span the height between the 5mm bottom and the self draining deck. The middle compartment contains the 140 litre fuel tank and the self filling and draining ballast tank. This fills as the boat comes to a halt and empties within seconds of opening the throttle.
That system works well. Flooded it drops the chines below the surface, balancing the deadrise which is steep for a17 footer: this is a noticeably stable boat. The draining process is barely noticeable: no gradual grudging involved at all. Move the throttle forward and you are up and planing.
Thoughtful touches abound. A small but valuable one is lining the anchor well with carpet. The clinking of chain as the day progresses can be as maddening as a dripping tap - in the old days the two-stroke motor largely drowned it. Masking the rim of the well before painting prevents the chain from abrading the paintwork. But probably the most thoughtful and valuable was the standard provision of dual batteries.
What a largely open boat needs is plenty of things for people to hang on to. The Reef Shark shines here: heavy duty grab rails everywhere, as well as secondary use of pipework structure.
This is not a large boat so movement in a sea can be vigorous. The sea we had on the review day was the result of a couple of hours of a rapidly increasing sea breeze, so short steep seas and lots of them were the result. Yes, the 555 moved up and down a lot, but the significant thing was the downs were softer than on most five metre boats due to sharp bottom. It was quieter too, thanks to a massively rigid structure.
Perth Region GILL MARINE 56 KING EDWARD RD Osborne Park WA
18' 1" - 5.50m
VERY BEAMY AND STABLE AT REST
FULLY CARPETED DECK EASY CLEANING NON SLIP
READY TO GO... !!! YAMAHA RELIABILITY ENOUGH SAID
PETROL 91oct OR BETTER 4 STROKE
50 HOURS.... !!
20-30 ALL DAY LONG
140 L IN FLOOR
FULL CAMPER COVERS + PRIVACY SCREEN !!!$$$
LOWRANCE SOUNDER GPS COMBO
EASY ACCESS REAR TRANSOM
DUAL BATTERY SETUP NEAR NEW
LARGE GUNNEL POCKETS
2 X LARGE COMFORTABLE CAPTAIN CHAIRS
FLUSH MOUNT GAUGES
MINN KOTA WITH AUTO DEPLOY $$$$
AND HEAPS MORE.....
LIKE NEW SINGLE AXLE TRAILER DESIGNED FOR THIS BOAT!!
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