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    new boat

    Looking at getting a new boat this coming year. Was looking at maybe a senator 580 hard top. or maybe a profile boat in similar size.
    Any one have any experience with these boats. Was thinking a frewza but a mate bought one had several issues with it that were fixable which are now fixed. But backup service was rubbish . So based on his experiences id rather stay clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers View Post
    Looking at getting a new boat this coming year. Was looking at maybe a senator 580 hard top. or maybe a profile boat in similar size.
    Any one have any experience with these boats. Was thinking a frewza but a mate bought one had several issues with it that were fixable which are now fixed. But backup service was rubbish . So based on his experiences id rather stay clear.
    What were the issues

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    the new honda outboard had a blown alternator fuse. Resulting in the first time he took it out havving to be towed back in as battery went flat.
    The under tank leaked due to pin holes in welds. Took some time to get resolved. Oversized pipes also put on the tank connection that was done up so tight just to try seal the connection. since changed hoses.

    The leaking tank resulted in him having 2 bilge pumps replaced as the fuel leak was bad enough to pool up at the back of the boat and melt the bilge pump.

    The boarding gate he had put on was like a lift up gate that leaks so much water in that it would have been better off not putting it on,It constanly leaks water in even at rest.

    It is a nice boat i guess he has had bad luck. The response he got was like we will come and get it and refund you . The guy had a go at him. He said ive paid good money and want t keep it . Just fix it. Doesn't help they are in south island and he was in the north.Based on his experience i guess i may miss out on a nice boat thru them but im not keen on shittee service

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    Thanks. Good to know what to keep an eye out for. If I'd the $$ I'd have gone senator or stabi but I'm happy enough with the frewza. Profile and senator are very similar and have a similar back story to frewza and stabi with the founder of one having previously worked with for the other... You can easily see it in thier designs.

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    Yeah the frewza are a nice boat. I just didn't like the support. Most people prob never have a prob. They are good value for money.

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    DNA have some nice features. I think they have a floor design where your feet along with the gunnels a bit better giving you more grip with your feet if you're fishing a lot.

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    If you have any questions im a builder at profile

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    I have had my Stabi since 2006. My mates Profile of approximately same size is a better handling boat in the simple tests we’ve done over Bowentown bar. The Profile’s softer ride is the most noticeable feature.
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    I've had 2 senator's a 6.20 HT first then a 560 cuddy both awesome boats they travel very nice and are well made.
    Profile are much the same but I've never ridden in one.
    The 620 had heaps of fishing room and I had it made with a higher HT so I didn't keep hitting my head as I do on most other HT.


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    Quote Originally Posted by keengunNic View Post
    If you have any questions im a builder at profile
    Nice that could be handy ill pm you thanks.

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    Shit the price of boats have gone crazy since this bloody virus turned up. I wonder if once life gets back to normal and the borders open up thee will be a lot of second hand boats hitting the market.

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    I have ordered a new senator 540. I'm getting the "Davie Hughes" package - https://youtu.be/pvpH0DKprzo Of course i ordered the camo wrap lol

    I'm definitely no expert but the sentor seem like a good boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cb14 View Post
    I have ordered a new senator 540. I'm getting the "Davie Hughes" package - https://youtu.be/pvpH0DKprzo Of course i ordered the camo wrap lol

    I'm definitely no expert but the sentor seem like a good boat.
    Senator are a good boat, have a couple of mates that work there and can testify that they are pretty impressed with how well their entire range performs

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    Quote Originally Posted by cb14 View Post
    I have ordered a new senator 540. I'm getting the "Davie Hughes" package - https://youtu.be/pvpH0DKprzo Of course i ordered the camo wrap lol

    I'm definitely no expert but the sentor seem like a good boat.
    Thats my goal boat....but probably without the rear rails and the bimini thing would have to fold down to fit in shed.
    The 540 is a fantastic boat....maybe even the best in its size but it really needs the raised full flat floor and raised gunnels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keengunNic View Post
    If you have any questions im a builder at profile
    What differences are there between the boats? Senator/Profile.
    I have seen plenty of Senator as we have a local dealer but have only seen Profiles on the web.
    They appear to be basicly the same boat but finished to a higher standard...paint etc?
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