Boating Gear

On this page you’ll find articles relating to new and innovative boating gear tests and reviews as well as product releases and updates.

Boat camping around Cape York

boat camping

IT has been a great start to the year and we have scored cracking weather between wet season squalls and thunderstorms. Boating during the wet can be a gamble, let alone boat camping, because you simply can’t trust weather forecasts and it can turn nasty extremely quickly. The wet certainly came late, with heavy rain and thunderstorms on Thursday Island from mid-February. That …

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Don’t let your boat ‘fender’ for itself

boat fenders boating and rv

LEADING marine products retailer Boating and RV, which has stores at Capalaba, Slacks Creek, Tingalpa and Townsville, has joined with Bush ‘n Beach to bring you a regular column with some serious information and news about general boating products. Here, director Aaron Hunt looks at boat fenders, what’s available, why you should have a couple and how some of them …

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Still on a roll with your trailer rollers

boat trailer rollers

LEADING marine products retailer Boating and RV, which has stores at Capalaba, Slacks Creek, Tingalpa and Townsville, has joined with Bush ‘n Beach to bring you a regular column with some serious information and news about general boating products. Here, director Aaron Hunt looks at boat trailer rollers – which ones for what purpose. Fancy having a tonne of weight …

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Suzuki Marine launches new 3+3 year warranty for all outboards in 2020

suzuki marine 3+3 year warranty

SUZUKI Marine is proud to announce an upgrade to its 3+2 year warranty to 3+3 year on all outboards (DF2.5hp-DF350hp) purchased from January 1, 2020 for recreational use only. This upgrade provides customers with further support, security and peace of mind from an already established brand. It endorses the superior build quality and reliability of the Suzuki Marine brand in …

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Evinrude releases new 115hp, 140hp and 150hp E-TEC G2 engines

evinrude e-tec g2 engines

EVINRUDE has expanded the revolutionary E-TEC G2 product line to include 115H.O., 140hp and 150hp models. Evinrude’s extended line-up is designed to give more boaters confidence on the water in any situation. Confidence through innovation and performance Shattering the paradigm for midrange outboards, the new models house a direct-injection inline three-cylinder powerhead. Delivering refined running quality and quiet operation, the …

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Don’t be fuelled – you are the last link

boating and rv water fuel fuelled last link

LEADING marine products retailer Boating and RV, which has stores at Capalaba, Slacks Creek, Tingalpa and Townsville, has joined with Bush ‘n Beach to bring you a regular column with some serious information and news about general boating products. Here, Director Aaron Hunt looks at how to reduce the likelihood of a fuel contamination problem stopping you at sea. Electrical, …

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Tohatsu MFS3.5C makes boating easier

tohatsu mfs3.5c portable four-stroke

SIMPLIQ Technology is a key Tohatsu philosophy and the MFS3.5C four-stroke has a couple of features portable outboard users have been looking for. The first is the three-way storage and transport capability achieved through a unique engine oil breather system. The benefit is storage without oil leakage when positioned on a flat surface, such as in the boot of car …

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Rollashocks – a new era for trailer boats

rollashocks boat roller shock absorbers

A FEW months ago while working at home I noticed a boat preparing to pull into the motel next door. I found myself watching and waiting for the inevitable clatter of the boat on the trailer as it crossed the driveway and speed bump. Anyone who tows a boat would be familiar with the noise I’m talking about. We’ve all …

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Tides now coming in for fisherfolk and beach drivers

tides coming in

COPIES of the definitive pocketbook guides for fisherfolk, four-wheel-drivers, caravanners and campers who go beachside on the eastern coastline, are now in retail outlets. The 2020 editions of the Tide Guide and Angler’s Almanac publications cover a 14-month period from now until December 2020. Since 1991 they have been informing people of the most likely times and tides to catch …

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Don’t get into a knot over rope types

rope types

WAY before Tarzan started swinging his way through the African jungle canopy on natural vines, seafarers had crafted magnificent ropes from all sorts of materials including hemp, manila and cotton, specifically for use in boats. Coupled with a clutch of great knots like the bowline, the figure eight, the rolling hitch, the sheet bend and others, they quickly learnt some …

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