Narrow 3m Bluefin Tinoo: “[now] we can both lean over the same side and wash our hands!”

“I took the boat out yesterday on Lake Somerset again, and couldn’t wait to tell you how good our little boat is now. My wife said, “it’s a completely different boat altogether.”

“The Bluefin Tinoo’s are a very narrow roof-topper, and are more of an aluminium canoe than a dinghy, but the boat is easy for me to load & unload from the roof by myself, so it suits my purposes. However there was no way my wife and I could be on the same side, so for safety reasons I got the Collars fitted even though I wasn’t 100% convinced they’d work as good as you said they would. But the difference is so amazing, my wife and I can both lean over the same side and wash our hands! Pulling up the crab-pots is so much safer and easier now, as is casting – I don’t rock the boat any more.

3m Bluefin Tinoo (roof-topper), with Kapten Boat Collar.

3m Bluefin Tinoo (roof-topper), with its Kapten Boat Collar, for the stability it was lacking.

“Just the wake from a passing boat used to almost tip me out, whereas now, they don’t bother me at all. The tinnie slap has also gone, and I don’t bang through the chop anymore. We don’t get wet at all anymore either! The reduction in spray has been fantastic.

“I’m very, very happy. I’ve now got a big boat in a small boat – something I never thought possible. Any boat that rocks ‘n’ rolls should have a Boat Collar fitted. I’ll guarantee it myself. I’m happy to talk to anyone about my experiences, so please pass on my phone number for them to call me – 07) 5495 7483.

“Thank you so very, very much!”

Below: see the fitting of Allan’s Tinoo.

Mini Collar factory fitted in May 2014 to 3 metre Bluefin Tinoo.


  1. Paul Octrin on December 16, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Hi , I have the same boat a 3m Bluefin Tinoo. Can you advise a price please for these collars but I would also need to freight them to Mackay.
    Can you provide fitting instructions and also all fasteners.
    Thanks for your help


  2. Richard Hayden on April 13, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Can you send me a price for collars for a 3.75 tinoo, including freight to post code 4738 please with fastenings and instructions
    Kind Regards Richard

    • Casey Wallis on August 18, 2019 at 6:41 am

      Hi can you please advise via email of price for a 3.7 tinoo via email to please

  3. Pete Smith on January 16, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Hi would you please send me a price of collars and fittings needed to fit a 3.0 Tinnoo including freight to Woolgoolga NSW 2456.
    Regards, Peter.

  4. Robbert de haas on June 17, 2023 at 10:58 am

    Price &availability for 3 mtr Tinto collar + freight to fern bay nsw

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