Things have been very busy since my last post here. We have been developing new products and improving existing products. Our dive boat is now up and running for testing our products and providing demos. We recently also attended the Big Fish Comp at Nelson Bay hosted by the Living Water Freedivers of Newcastle, Australia.
Here is a quick summary of what we have been up to at Penetrator Fins.
Improvements in our Composite and Carbon fins.
Some changes to our production process has greatly improved the finish on all our blades. The top side of the blade now has a smooth surface while the underside is still slightly texture but with a slick new finish that resists scratching and is much easier to clean. The same high quality resins and reiforcements are still used along with our computer controlled high temperature curing process.
Nelson Bay BIg Fish Competition
On 26 February Brody and I drove the 900 kilometers to beautiful Nelson Bay on the New South Wales mid north coast. We also sponsored the event providng a pair of Penetrator Composite Freediving blades. A great turnout of over 40 divers competed in the 6 hour competition to see who could weight in the biggest fish. The event was won by Greg Finn with a 19KG Yellow Tail Kingfish. Despite average visibilty we had a great days diving and would like to thank the Living Water Freedivers and especially Tri Tran, Mick Beattie and Ian Mallett for their gracious hospitality.
Dive Boat Project
After looking around for a suitable dive boat we settled on an older model Haines Hunter V17R and set about rebuilding her as a dedicated spearfishing and freediving paltform. 8 weeks of solid work went into refurbishing the hull and outboard and fitted her up on a brand new trailer. We have had many dives out of this boat now and the renowned sea handling attributes of this desing shine through. If your ever around South East Queensland and looking for a dive and opportunity to test some of our fins feel free to get in touch and weather permitting we are always keen to get out for a dive and catch a few fish.