The boat is a Wellcraft 238
Coastal, a 7,7 m Cabin Boat with walkaround, built in the USA, weight approx
2500 kilos. The boat was bought new of Motala Båtvarv and was launched
in April 1998. It is certified for 8 passengers, but 3-5 passengers
only will be accepted when fishing.
The boat is equipped with
two Mercury engines, the big one of 225 HP Optimax and the small one a "fishing
motor" of 15 HP (4 stroke). The gas tank has a capacity of 507 L.
Autopilot (Autohelm ST 5000)
with remote control. This enables the boat to hold the course by "itself"
during fishing. It can be connected to a GPS Satellite Navigation System.
Heating facility, Eberspächer,
with blow-out nozzles in the sealable covercabin (for 4 persons) and the
cabin it self.
The small cabin, mainly used
for stowing the equipment, has a spirit cooking range, a 12 V cooling cabinet,
a Portapotti (a small toilet) and a small wash basin (fresh water tank of
Echo sounder Lowrance X19c
in colour, one of the best systems on the market.
Indicates depth, water temperature
GPS Satellite navigator with
map in colour, to easyly find the exact position of the boat on the lake.
Also serves as a safety device for navigation when it is foggy.
Safety details: emergency
rockets/flares, Hansa safety ropes, VHF-radio, mobile phone, fire extinguisher,
double batteries and engines, self-inflatable life jackets and overalls offering
good heating and floating ability. Insurance for boat and passengers.
For the Trolling, 3 downriggers
are used for lowering the baits, brandname Big Jon Captains Electric, with
wirestop and double rod holders.
When surface fishing
with more baits, a Big Jon mast is used to hold the fishing lines to planer
boards. Alternatively smaller planer boards can be used for single baits;
these will then be fixed directly on the fishing line.
Rods and reels: Shimano
Tekota reels and, depending on the season, suitable baits.
All this makes the boat with
its equipment to one of the most