Sailing Adventures

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 […]

{ 0 comments }

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, […]

{ 0 comments }

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 […]

{ 0 comments }

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 […]

{ 0 comments }

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 […]

{ 0 comments }

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 […]

{ 6 comments }

An EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) or PLB (Personal Locating Beacon) has one purpose – to save your life in an emergency – and to get you back home to your family by sending your geo-location to the search and rescue teams at AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority). What’s the difference between an EPIRB and […]

{ 0 comments }

One of the ways to make your boating more enjoyable is to have your galley set up properly. Experience has shown that the following should be borne in mind: Make sure you have a good deep sink, preferably a deep double. Have good water faucets or taps. Hand or foot pumps are simple and reliable, […]

{ 0 comments }

This is a call to action for all our mainland friends in Sydney and northwards, our friends in Melbourne, Adelaide and the west. It’s time to get ready to cruise south for that trip you have always planned. If you are returning for another cruise you may wish to visit the more remote and alluring anchorages such as Port Davey, Bathurst […]

{ 2 comments }

Franklin Marine has recently had the pleasure of working with Andrew Latimer and his crew to prepare his new boat ‘Shy Alba’, designed by John Anderton and built by the late Arthur Budd, for delivery back to the mainland.. To stay updated with Shy Alba and her adventures, visit Andrew’s Blog at www.cruisepics.net Andrew is […]

{ 2 comments }

WordPress Admin

Franklin Marine Winter Training Events: 2017 Registrations Now Open!See More »