Eleven months ago I started on a journey to build a boat. A Bowdidge Marine Designs - EdgeTracker 426.
Today is the day that journey has ended and a new one begins.
I must say it was a daunting challenge that I have enjoyed from the get go.
Thanks go to my family who allowed me to spend countless hours in the shed to all hours and helping at times. The Designer Mark Bowdidge for his encouragement and no nonsense approach and guidance.
Steven Andrich aka Hooksie who spent many an hour building the boat with me, nutting things out and ensuring a high quality standard. The boys at BMD FB who understand the process and helping with advice.
What a buzz it will be to get her on the water.
Time for a lot of fishing and fun times.
She has been SPLASHED.I was very nervous on the day. Hooksie and I took her to a well sheltered marina that we knew would quite to provide us with time to mess around and become comfortable. We then motored out a few km's and fished in 16m of water picking up a couple of pinkies, flathead, a shovel nose shark and a banjo before the wind picked up.
We sort shelter along the cliff face trolling for salmon with metal lures. Picked up half a dozen and dropped a few more. We had a blast.
What a fantastic little fishing boat I have.
Congratulations on your build on launching Ian !! Looking forward to hearing more from you in the future with more fishing adventure photo's and videos.
Top One !!!!
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