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.

Furuno releases new TZtouch2 tech

TZTOUCH2 is a touch-only multi-function display (optional joystick available) and Furuno designers have developed a simple, refined, bright and bold user interface where accessing menus is done from the main screen or via an ‘edge swipe’ motion. TZtouch2 is the first MFD from Furuno to include a built-in 56-channel GPS receiver and dual-frequency 600w/1kW fishfinder. The fishfinder includes Furuno’s unique …

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Mercury OptiMax Diesel reporting for duty

This is matched with high-performance cylinder liners for maximum horsepower and optimal running quality. To ensure maximum practicality, OptiMax Diesel outboards are available in both right-hand and left-hand rotation. Mercury’s first stealth outboard has been in operation with the US military for a number of years. The 185hp, three-litre V6 OptiMax JP is a multi-fuel engine that can run on either …

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Hydro Nut increases stealth factor

Holes have also been drilled in them to reduce weight and the addition of a small sacrificial anode (with rubber) provides further corrosion resistance. A number of models are designed to fit most electric motors including the MotorGuide Xi5 and Tour models as well as the Minn Kota Riptide, iPilot, Maxxum and Fortrex motors. Three colours are available: red, black …

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Lee Rayner selects Mercury FourStrokes

AFTER running two-stroke outboards for eight years, high-profile fishing expert Lee Rayner decided to change up to more modern technology – and he’s selected Mercury. Lee, who’s currently presenting the hit national show Fishing Edge on Channel 10 and ONE, said he did his homework before deciding that Mercury was the way to go. “This is my profession so I …

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So much on show at GC Marine Expo

Adult ticket prices are $10 for one day, $15 for two days, $20 for three days and $25 for four days from May 21-24, and all tickets bought online will also gain priority entry so there is no lining up at the gates. Children under 15 are admitted free if accompanied by an adult, and seniors discounts also apply. Event …

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Mercury’s stunning new 135hp FourStroke

MERCURY Marine has added another category-leading engine to its range with the release of a new 135hp FourStroke EFI outboard. Designed to provide reliability and durability, no matter what is thrown at it, Mercury’s compact 135hp also delivers tremendous performance and outstanding fuel efficiency. Mercury Marine Australia, New Zealand and Pacific director of engines and marketing Nicholas Webb said, “We’ve …

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New Mercury SeaPro range of commercial outboards

Its larger torpedo, combined with a bigger-diameter prop, can lift a heavy boat onto the plane more easily and hold it there at lower speeds without impacting top speed. All SeaPro models feature Mercury’s two-year/1000-hour commercial warranty and are backed by the largest service network in the industry. A pictorial owner’s manual and pictor-ial under-cowl maintenance decals also simplify ownership. …

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Vindicator custom trailers pure quality

custom trailers

Vindicator trailers come with a spare wheel and spare wheel carrier, Australian jockey wheel, Timken bearings and bearing buddies. The ladder-rack system down the centre of the boat trailers has stainless steel spindles and split pins as well as Australian rollers with a Teflon entry cradle, providing the ability to drive a boat onto the trailer. Adjustable wobble roller racks …

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