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A successful submission from Franklin Marine – supported by the Franklin boating community – for funding to establish more navigation marks on the The Huon River, has been successful – and we’re happy to report that the new marks have now been installed! The funding for this project came from the MAST Recreational Boating Fund, […]

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The trout season opened last weekend – and by the reports coming in, it was an absolute cracker of a start! The benign weather over winter has resulted in calm waters – resulting in good fishing conditions this season.

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With winter closing in on the Huon Valley, we are once again being met by chilly evenings and mornings. Of course, no chilly evening or morning would be complete without a thick blanket of fog rolling down the river! Fog burning off to reveal Franklin Marina#franklinmarina #hobartandbeyond #franklinmarine #huonriver #cartella A post shared by Franklin […]

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Just a quick update from your local America’s Cup enthusiast… NZ has taken the cup, beating the Aussie crewed (8 aboard) USA Oracle! The Kiwis can decide were and what the cup will be sailed in, as is there right under the rules. Italian team Luna Rossa has been involved with the Kiwis secretly, with […]

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Our winter training season kicked off last week with a great group of 9 people attending Marine Diesel Engines for Beginners. The class consisted of three “cruising couples” who are planning their trips north to warmer climes, as well as a few folks who had boats for local use – and one who is fitting […]

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We hope the Easter Bunny treated everyone well this year, and you enjoyed your weekend off! While we don’t stock chocolate or hot cross buns, we are celebrating the Easter spirit in another way… Get 20% off all fishing tackle* – and enter the draw to WIN a $50 Franklin Marine Gift Voucher for every purchase over […]

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One of the great features of Raymarine Marine Electronic products is their constant research and development into making existing equipment do more for their owners. This is delivered in the way of software updates. Why should I go to the hassle of updating my software? You’ll notice that many ‘bugs’ have been fixed – and many […]

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West System is the longest established epoxy resin system for boat building and is a favourite amongst professional boat builders and shipwrights. Shipwrights prefer WEST System because it is always consistent and the mix always cures correctly.

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Whether you’re sailing, fishing – or just walking in the sun, a great hat is essential to keep you protected from the sun’s harsh UV rays – especially in Tasmania! A great hat should: Be made of natural fibre – so that it breathes well Have a broad brim that extends all the way around […]

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The FLIR OceanScout TK is a handheld marine thermal camera that extends your vision on the water both during the day and at night, for greater awareness and safety (it’s also really cool!). As a thermal imager, the OceanScout TK creates images based on heat rather than visible light.

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