Boating

See the latest from Mercury Marine at the Sydney Boat Show

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Mercury Marine will further underline its market leadership in electric propulsion with an exclusive first look at Avator 20e and 35e engines – the most powerful electric outboards on the market – as part of a huge array of new Mercury product on display and on demonstration at the upcoming Sydney International Boat Show. Mercury will be back on Darling …

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Edencraft 6.0m Offshore at Australian Marine Centre

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The Edencraft name is well known throughout Australia but more so in the southern states, with its cult-like following for being the pinnacle of offshore fibreglass trailer boats. The owners of the company are a husband-and-wife team who employ a group of highly experienced staff. They believe there should be absolutely no compromise in the build quality, performance and safety …

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Keeping mariners safe in military exercises

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Queensland’s major trading ports will be hosting some of the world’s most powerful warships over the coming weeks with Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) playing a key support role in this year’s Exercise Talisman Sabre. Regional Harbour Masters in Brisbane, Gladstone, Townsville and Cairns are preparing to navigate the safe arrival and departure of vessels taking part in the biennial multinational …

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Ensuring your trailer is fit for purpose

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The least complicated piece of your boating equipment is also the one most likely to cause you the most problems and frustration. trailer And that’s the trailer. To a large extent hidden under a boat hull for most of its life, plunged into cold water when its brakes, bearings and tyres are hot, left all day to bake in the …

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Boat prep basics and troubleshooting

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For many anglers with boats, their boating knowledge was passed down through the generations. boat Either their parents or grandparents taught them the basics of putting the boat on and off the trailer, getting it on the water and starting it safely. Yet for those like me, who grew up in a country town and with no boater in the …

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Garmin unveils Force Kraken trolling motor

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Garmin has announced the Force® Kraken, the most powerful trolling motor1 the recreational fishing market has ever seen. Coupled with Garmin’s most precise anchor lock technology, Kraken is designed with longer shaft lengths and a pivot-style mount for easy installation on boats where bow space is limited. Kraken’s brushless motor uses a high-efficiency propeller to produce 100 pounds of thrust …

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No paws clause in boat insurance policies

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This regular column previously explored some of the key differences between a boat and a car when it comes to compulsory third party insurance. Just to recap – your annual car registration has two key components, the vehicle registration and associated costs and the compulsory third party insurance component. The Queensland Government Motor Accident Insurance Commission clearly states that CTP …

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Stacer Seasprite – your inland fishing companion

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Stacer Australia has recently launched its consolidated Seasprite range of aluminium boats, making the buying process more streamlined and hassle free for those looking for a small inland tinnie. The available models include 319, 379 and 399 and are designed with the Australian lifestyle in mind. This makes these tinnies perfect for fishing inland in dams, lakes and rivers – …

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Safety must always come first

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This time last year we were predicting that Moreton Bay would be producing some cracker fish. Well… we were right! With some great boating weather being probable over the next few months, get everything ready now and not later.   Check your trailer, get your motor serviced and, most importantly, check your safety kit. Flares run out of date and …

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Insights into boat insurance – it really doesn’t matter

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There are probably very few times when you can mess up badly, forget to do something very important, make a genuine mistake, do something really stupid or thoroughly miscalculate a situation… and then not have to suffer the consequences. boat Perhaps somewhat surprisingly for many people, when it comes to your boat and marine insurance, if you have the right …

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