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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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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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This audio is an excerpt from our weekly “Fishing and Boating Show” – click here for more about the show. Most boats should have at least a neutral buoyancy. This means that a boat should continue to float, even when it is full of water and upside-down. A boat must meet this requirement for it […]

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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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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 free software updates that you can install yourself.

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