Not your av­er­age tinny

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WHEN you look at the flat­sided 420 Rene­gade it looks much big­ger than 4.2m.

With tough 3mm sides and 3mm Mil­len­nium bot­tom, this boat is big, wide and strong for its class. Quin­trex has ticked all the boxes with its new models and the 420 Rene­gade side con­sole de­serves to be a Ter­ri­tory favourite.

Launch­ing at Di­nah beach, the first thing en­coun­tered was some af­ter­noon wind chop.

You could feel the Quin­trex Mil­len­nium hull work its magic push­ing across the chop, pro­vid­ing a dry and soft ride.

Af­ter get­ting around at a re­spectable speed, push­ing the punchy Yamaha 40hp four-stroke up to its top speed pins the ears back.

The EFI Yammy is a quiet and ef­fi­cient pow­er­plant that purrs along qui­etly at a range of speeds, and is ideal for trolling.

The 420 side con­sole is ex­tremely sta­ble and com­fort­able for its size.

Lean­ing over the side to try and reach to where a crab pot would be, the boat was solid and sta­ble, provid- ing com­fort­able and sure foot­ing when walking around the cock­pit.

You also feel safe work­ing for­ward on the cast­ing plat­form.

This is not some­thing that usu­ally ap­plies in a V-hull un­der 4.5m.

This rig is not your av­er­age 4.2m tin­nie.

Note that the max­i­mum horse­power rat­ing on this rig is 50 big ones, so if you are plan­ning to set up for ex­tended long runs with all the overnight gear, maybe a Minn Kota I Pi­lot and the kitchen sink, too, then the New EFI Yam­mie F50 fourstroke would be a good choice.

Back at the ramp, a cou­ple of fel­las asked if they could go for a quick demo as they might be look­ing at up­dat­ing from their tinny.

We left them dis­cussing how to get a Rene­gade past the fi­nance min­is­ter.

All in all, the Quin­trex 420 Side Con­sole Rene­gade is right on the money for a ver­sa­tile Ter­ri­tory rig.

Call in and see the team at In & Out­board Marine, Gon­za­les Rd, Frances Bay. Phone 8924 0200.

The Quin­trex 420 Side Con­sole Rene­gade is right on the money for a ver­sa­tile Ter­ri­tory rig.

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