Category Archives: Boats

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Porta Bote Genesis III – Assembly and on the water tryout

Two anglers can carry the 12' 6" Porta Bote Genesis III down to the water's edge.

The Porta Bote is ideal on smaller South Island lakes. Here a big rainbow trout has been caught on light spinning tackle while drifting and casting on Canterbury’s Lake Selfe. Porta Bote Genesis III The Porta Bote Genesis III is a brilliant idea! But like any new idea it takes a bit of getting used to at first. Actually, the Porta-Bote isn’t More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 5 years ago
Standing affords a better view when navigating the river's braids.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Aqua Jet Small 1600cc Suburu Engine Jet Boat Review

Aqua Jet has many advantages Standing affords a better view when navigating the river’s braids. Aqua Jet inventor and designer the late Peter Keir came up with a brilliant new design that brings jet boating More...

13 foot self designed and built.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, March 21st, 2015

My Fishy Life by Reed Evens – Fishing and Boat Building

13-foot self-designed and built. My Fishy Life by Reed Evans Most of this story is based in New Zealand where I was born in 1935 I guess I was about four when I caught my first fish. My older cousin who lived across More...