Franklin Marine

Hauling in a fish with a landing net sounds like child’s play, doesn’t it? Not quite. You’d be surprised to know how often things go wrong in those heated moments of excitement. When your biggest catch makes it into view after a wreslting match, your natural instinct tells you to yank it out of the […]

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We’re sure you’ve been here – at the boat ramp, ready to launch… Stuck behind someone who is taking their sweet, sweet time to get their boat in the water! It’s a frustrating situation, but it doesn’t have to end in tears – or ‘ramp rage’. The most common cause of ‘ramp rage’ comes about […]

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The Tasmanian Cray Fishing season is approaching fast! How do I identify a male from a female? Where can I use Cray Rings & Pots in local waters? How do I correctly measure and mark a Southern Rock Lobster? Does my cray gear comply to regulations? Read on for more info… To clear up some uncertainty about […]

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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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