Weather

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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We have noticed an increase in boat maintenance jobs since the Federal Election was called… Coincidence? Probably – but we prefer to say that people are choosing to refit their boats rather than watching the election! We agree – and think this is a better time than any to start preparing for your winter maintenance! Maintanence to […]

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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 […]

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With the cooler weather upon us it is time to look at clothing and wet weather gear to wear when out on the water. It can get cold on the water at any time of the year in any area but especially so here in Southern Tasmania. If possible wear multiple layers of fibre pile or fleece clothing […]

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With the modern meteorological services available online there is no reason not to have a reasonable idea of what weather you will encounter in your sailing or boating adventure up to a week ahead. I have found these various forecasting services extremely reliable and helpful. By watching several information sources side by side you can […]

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