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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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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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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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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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Last month we waved goodbye to Julie – before she took off across Bass Strait for the first time. The Destination: Newcastle The Purpose: To assist Bruce in safely returning his vessel to its berth in Newcastle The Excuse: “Work Experience” The Crew: Julie, her husband Phil & long time customer Bruce Bragg We’re happy […]

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Australia Day was celebrated in the Huon Valley in the heritage town of Franklin. There was a large array of stalls, tents and events around Franklin Oval with a parade of sail on the river to coincide with the citizenship ceremony – also held on the oval. Lots of music, kids games, a big free […]

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Spring is upon us in Franklin!

by Franklin Marine on September 16, 2015

in Featured, Franklin, Franklin Marine, Huon River

After a snowy and celtic winter down in the Huon Valley, we have been surprised with an early spring. Already have the mornings lost their bite, and we are being visited by warm days, daffodils and spring lambs – not to mention the plovers being busy with their young! “Fiona” on mooring in the Huon Spring sunshine in Tassie! #huonriver […]

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The traditional sailing season in Southern Tasmania opened with the “Pipe Opener” night race and the “Cock of the Huon” day race on the 19th and the 20th of September. The race was hosted by the Derwent Sailing Squadron (DSS) and The Huon Yacht Club (HYC). I was fortunate enough to sail with Andrew Scott on […]

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The Cartela is an iconic steam river boat that has been in service since 1913, and has been a major part of channel and river passages for both passengers and freight. In her early days, Cartela was a regular visitor to Franklin for passengers and fruit deliveries to Hobart. Over her many years, Cartela has […]

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  The notice of race has gone out for the Pipe opener race series. The opening race of the season ” The Pipe Opener” runs down the Derwent river from Hobart then into the channel to Arch Rock on Friday 21st September starting at 7 in the evening. The “Cock of the Huon” race on […]

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