BENEATH THE SURFACE

BENEATH THE SURFACE

Time to rip and strip Nub Tub, e Captain’s Haines Hunter 445F, back to bare bones before building her back up to survey class, courtesy of Erick Hyland from Whitepointer glass boats in Cann River, Victoria. Erick shares his version of events…     The...
445F PROJECT BOAT

445F PROJECT BOAT

The Captain goes in search of a fuel tank for the Nub Tub, their custom Haines Hunter 445F project boat. In the backblocks of Williamstown they find a man of steel, Kane McQuarrie from McQuarrie Fabrications. Picking a fuel tank is harder than picking a good rum. For...
THE HOLE TRUTH

THE HOLE TRUTH

The Captain’s crew takes two steps forward and 445 steps backward on project boat rebuild.    Nathan Laidlow, master craftsman at Boat Box, seen below chopping like an ’80s rock star, gave The Captain’s crew a crash course in filling and fairing holes left...
HAINES HUNTER 445F PROJECT BOAT

HAINES HUNTER 445F PROJECT BOAT

If there are fish on the chew, there’s usually a Haines Hunter 445F prowling nearby. These classic consoles might look like a bathtub, but their reputation as a giant killer is legendary. They’re as stable as an old gum tree, ride the waves like a Malibu surfboard,...