& Yanmar Engines A Dynamic Combination
"Reel Capture" was launched in May. She was purpose
built for game fishing.
Her layout consists of a double berth and toilet setup in
the cabin, two helm chairs, one with a full length ice box
on the starboard side, and on the port side half live bait
tank and half storage compartment. Reel Capture fishes out
of Mooloolaba on Queenslands Sunshine Coast and is skippered
by Fred Temminck. Managing Director of Kevlacat Power Boats,
with his crew, Michelle Jansz. And Rodney Marks.
Reel Capture tagged and released 184 Billfish for the 1997-1998
season taking out the award for, "Champion Boat Tag and
Release in Australia". Michelle took out Champion Angler
in Australia with 88 Billfish; The most Billfish ever tagged
and released by any angler.
So far for the 1998-99 season, Reel Capture has already tagged
and release 142 Billfish and next month is usually their hot
month for Billfish!
Reel Capture is coming up to her second birthday and she has
LOGGED over 1000 hours on the clock not bad for a recreational
fishing vessel! Fred is more than please with the Yanmars
as he has not even laid a spanner on them as yet and is even
more impressed by the fuel economy.
Like Fred, Michelle has also been delighted with the Yanmars
and has this to say, "From the first day that Reel
Capture was launched I was very impressed by the Yanmar engines,
not only with the low noise level of diesel engines but the
fuel consumption of both engines. From the moment we turn
the engines on in the morning until ten hours later when we
arrive back home the engines just purrs The fuel consumption
of both engines is roughly eleven litres per hour combined.
This has allowed us to be able to fish more that the average
game fishing vessel as it costs us much less in fuel that
it does compared to other boats." At this rate a
full days game fishing for around $70.80 in fuel would have
all but other Yanmar users very envious, and obviously explains
in part why this rig has so many hours in such a short time.
The Kevlacat 7.2m Series 2600, has won the B.I.A.Q. 1991 Boat
of the Year Award. Queensland Transport Designer of the Year
Award 1991. No other vessel in her class can match its proven
performances and reliability! The 7.2m gives unsurpassed stability
and deck space to please the most demanding fisherman and
yet the huge cabin can be customised to give incredible space
and family comfort. Whether youre after a serious game
fishing vessel, commercial vessel or just a safe family boat,
look no further. For more information please contact Kevlacat
by phone on 07 5472 8470, fax 07 5472 8559 or email:
vertical, water cooked diesel engine
water cooling centrifugal fresh water pump and rubber
impeller seawater pump
with trochoid pump
Article taken from. Yanmar