Marine Safety

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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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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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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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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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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Franklin Marine is passionate about safety. Our staff spend a lot of time researching, advising and selling the right equipment to keep you safe on the water. We keep our margins slim to keep you safe. For example, an Australian Made KTI EPIRB with GPS is only $290. Whether you are in Tasmania or interstate, […]

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If you’re a subscriber to the Franklin Marine email newsletter, or enjoy reading the articles in our knowledgebase – we’ve got something for you… The Fishing and Boating Show is Laurence’s weekly radio show on Huon and Kingston FM. The show follows the same style as our knowledgebase articles, but in podcast format with a […]

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Imagine yourself on a windy late afternoon sailing or motoring down wind up the coast. Looking for that next headland which should have a light on it. The crew are below cooking. With the southerly and dark coming in, you think you had better go forward and secure a sail or gear. Autopilot is on and you don’t […]

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There are times when you need to make you way down channels at night. Long offshore passages inevitably mean traveling at night. Certain extra precautions need to be taken into account when on the water in the dark. Some gear is essential, like navigation lights and a good compass with light to steer by. A […]

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