Fishing Boating Tasmania

Member Introductions, Members Rigs & Forum Supporters => Members Rigs => Started by: madman1 on July 15, 2016, 07:07:49 pm

Title: Marissa 18 Eco
Post by: madman1 on July 15, 2016, 07:07:49 pm
Hi fellow fishers,

Long story short. I managed to salvage this piece of art from an ol timer who was moving to WA. If I didn't take it he was going to burn it. The only condition was that I had to pick it that weekend and send him a pic of it finished.

It won international wooden boat in 2010 or there abouts and had several criteria to fulfil to win including maintaining 15 knots with a 25hp.  This thing maintained 21 knots.

It's progressing nicely and will hopefully be ready for the up coming summer.

Funny thing is it is rated to 60hp. This thing will fly.

I'll update with more pics as she progresses.

Cheers

Mark
Title: Re: Marissa 18 Eco
Post by: telr on July 16, 2016, 12:29:02 pm
That is one beautiful boat, more a piece of art, but would be marvellous as a trout or bream boat, and quieter than aluminium!
Title: Re: Marissa 18 Eco
Post by: madman1 on July 16, 2016, 04:21:48 pm
Thanks mate,

I was just telling the missus it would be great on the lakes. All I need now is a trailer and a 60hp donk.
Title: Re: Marissa 18 Eco
Post by: proka on July 17, 2016, 02:08:42 pm
Keep the updates coming thumbsup1 Looks like a great project.
Title: Re: Marissa 18 Eco
Post by: madman1 on July 22, 2016, 05:19:02 pm
Will do. I'll probably go and check it out tomorrow if it's not too cold for the glue to set.  Any suggestions on outboard motors anyone as they are all priced pretty much the same brand new.  4 stroke preferred.  Etec is about $1k dearer than everyone else though!
Title: Re: Marissa 18 Eco
Post by: madman1 on August 02, 2016, 01:09:39 pm
Updated pics
Title: Re: Marissa 18 Eco
Post by: reddory on August 02, 2016, 03:28:17 pm
That's starting to look very shapely!  I like the full gunwales - will you pack them with buoyancy foam? Also that's a neat rear end, with the cut-down transom and motor well with the storage compartments either side.  -Really practical!  Thank you for keeping us up to date with it.
Title: Re: Marissa 18 Eco
Post by: Rodders on August 02, 2016, 04:03:57 pm
60 hp 4 stroke Yammy  only way to go mate, quiet fuel efficient and bloody reliable
Title: Re: Marissa 18 Eco
Post by: madman1 on September 29, 2016, 04:04:06 pm
Foam flotation is under floor only and the floor will be glassed up tomorrow.  I'll try and get some more pics tomorrow.

I've managed to get a new 60hp Yammie 4 stroke (1 hour on the clock only grin1)for next to nicks and its now waiting to be fitted closer to Christmas.

Next step is to paint the internal areas with epoxy then flip her over to be glassed and fared and painted.

Anyone know of where to go for a good new or second hand single axel trailer for a boat of up to 6 metres as I will be adding a bow sprit to finish her off classically?

Cheers

Mark
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