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    Default Crackleback 500

    I have been having a hard look at this boat. Length 5m, beam 2.2m, outboard range 90 - 225hp.

    It's built by Escape Boating in Benoni.








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    My boat and Motor: Nitro 482 150HP Optimax





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    May I be the first one to congratulate you and wish you many hours of fun on your new boat!
    About me: Project Engineering Manager. Local Dam: Witbank. Tour: None. Will fish the odd money tournament as Team Vicious Fishing. SABAA: Northern Division member. 2012 Wrangler Angler. Favourite Rod: Kistler ZBone. Favourite Reel: Shimano Core 50. Favourite Fishing Style: Finesse rigs. Favourite Dam: Clanwilliam. My PB: LM - 4.88kg SM - 2.65kg
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    Thanks Ruffy, now I have to wait for it to get built first, oh and the bank to approve the finance
    About me: Executive - Barloworld Logistics Local Dam:Inanda Tour: BETT in KZN together with Big B. We are Team El Grande Lures 1 SABAA: Member Favourite Rod: Kistler KLXFavourite Reel: Shimano Favourite Fishing Style: Power fishing Favourite Dam: Clanwilliam My biggest Bass: 4,4 at Albert Falls
    My boat and Motor: Nitro 482 150HP Optimax





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    nice.....hope those live wells are big enough for the many hours of piggy hunting onboard.......congrats

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    Hmmm Very Nice finish....Hotfoot too !! New Locker / Hatch handles, side running LED lights .etc etc
    Hope you have many many hours of great Bassing on your new boat

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    Nice boat dude!

    I didn't know Neil made bass boats, nice to know he is branching out!
    CONGRATS!!

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    LOL Neil has been making boats for a long time. I also had a look at his even newer range of covers. Innovative. They come with a ratchet to lock into place and have strong elastic tie downs that merely get tugged into place. Very effective!

    I think your boat is going to look awesome Mark. And oh, the livewell folds down and can handle a good 10KG bag any time....


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    The 500 is basically a tweaked Bass Seeker 480, which Neil built.
    I owned a 480 which I loved, I saw this boat at Alberts over the Easter weekend when Neil was down for a club comp. He has made lots of minor changes that make it a huge step in the right direction. Most noticeably the planning pad which the 480 doesn't have. and it's got a transom shaped like the Rangers now
    This boat has a 225 EFi on it and it hauls. Neil has managed 127km/h GPS in the highveld on it and he says he will get it faster once he's got the setup perfect.
    I watched him blast away from the river that weekend in a heavy chop and that boat rides like a bass boat should.
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    Congrats Vaalie! I wish you plenty hours of happy fishing with it!!
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    About me: Senior Software Developer Local Dam: Bronkies, I stay in Benoni Tour: Eish, never mind what tour .. not fishing for now Favourite Rod: Kistler LG Micro All Purpose Favourite Reel: Shimano Favourite Fishing Style: Spinnerbait, Frogging and weighlessFavourite Dam: Renosterkop My biggest Bass: 2,5kg on a spinnerbait at Roodekopjes Dam My boat and Motor: Rebel VX70 with a 200EFi Mercury

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    Very nice Mark! Congratulations and I hope all goes well with her.
    Now to just stop the "habit"
    One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.
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    About me: Occupation Technical Manager. I live in Centurion GP. I fish the GP C4C with Ben Jansen as Team El Grande Vicious. I am not a member of a club or SABAA. My favourite rod is a Kistler Carolina micro guide paired with my favourite reel, a Pinnacle Optimus. My favourite fishing style is light mojo with a match hatch or fluke. Biggest bass is a 4.50kg from Goudetrouw on a shakey head.

    My boat and motor; Bass Seeker 480 with a Yamaha 90hp

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