Ben Collins

Freak Assassin GT Kayak Review

IT’S evident by the increasing number of kayaks on the water that more and more people are turning to this form of fishing and recreation. Having this versatility makes the Assassin GT a bit of an all-rounder and good for either those who want to get into kayaking or hardened yakkers. Another plus for Freak Sports is the company has a …

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Bar Crusher 575C review

In this instance, the F115XB fitted with a 13 1/8” diameter, 16” pitch Talon stainless steel prop punched out some impressive figures, especially in the 3000-4500rpm range. At 3000rpm, the Bar Crusher 575C was well up on the plane, cruising along at about 24km/h with an impressive 2.3km per litre fuel economy figure. And it only got better from there: …

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Stessco Catcher SFX450 SC review

Overall, the Stessco Catcher SFX450 SC brought plenty to the table in terms of inclusions and performance. If you are after a well-appointed boat that performs well and is ready to hit the water straight out of the box, it would definitely be worth considering. The test boat was supplied by Motorsport Marine at Burpengary, so for more information, give …

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Aluvan 4.4 Katana Lite centre console

Our test boat cost $21,900, which included the 50hp four-stroke Suzuki, Aluvan trailer, safety gear, electronics pack, electric motor bracket, Garmin GMI 20 instrument display and 12 months boat and trailer ergo. While not the cheapest 4.4m boat on the market, when you consider what is included I think it is definitely up there for value for money and ahead …

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Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport Review

On the dash you can easily flick (via controls on the steering wheel) between average fuel consumption, a digital speedo, compass and tyre pressure, just to name a few options. The tyre pressure indicator is a very handy feature for those planning on using the vehicle off-road. I actually got to test this feature and had to let the tyres …

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Sea Adex Armour 45

In saying that, the Armour 45 has a massive amount of storage, with plenty of room to stow a number of items. The front storage hatch is huge, though I think some little ‘keeper’ walls on the sides to prevent things rolling off may have made the shelf section a bit more user friendly. However if you want to store …

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Procraft 5.8 well priced for punters

Procraft 5.8 Coastal

Again I was happily surprised by how level and true the boat remained, which gave a good indication of the performance of the hull. Having satisfied my curiosity about performance, I set about checking out the layout and how it worked. For a 5.8 model there is plenty of fishing room as well as a good amount of storage, with …

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