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 $100 before the 23rd of April (the week after Easter).

Gift Certificate Easter 2017

To enter the draw, just make sure your name and contact details are entered into our system when you make your purchase.

That’s our Easter gift to you – save 20% while stocking up on lures, rods, reels, flounder lights, fishing knives, nets, line, floats, sinkers, jig heads, gaffs, spears, trace, leader and much more – and have a chance to win $50 for every purchase over $100 before April 23rd.

Franklin Marine Easter Fishing Promotion

The winner will be contacted directly, published in the Huon News and announced on our Facebook page on Wednesday the 26th of April.

Good luck – don’t forget to share this with your friends so they can SAVE and WIN too!

*Sale applies to stocked items only. Excludes frozen bait and some other items.

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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 to comply with Australian standards and receive a HIN (hull identification number). [read more…]

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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 new features have been introduced in the newer software versions. Raymarine is constantly working on their products making them more useful and they offer these software upgrades at no extra cost. [read more…]

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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.

West System Cans

Shipwrights prefer WEST System because it is always consistent and the mix always cures correctly. [read more…]

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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 and protects your face, neck & ears
  • Feature a good string with an easy adjuster to hold it on your head in the wind
  • Have a reinforced brim at the front so that it doesn’t get blown over your eyes in the wind
  • Be light in colour so it doesn’t absorb too much heat
  • Be stylish, you are comfortable wearing it in any situation

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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. [read more…]

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Raymarine Update: Augmented Reality for Dragonfly & Wi-Fish!

February 7, 2017

Raymarine have just released an update to their free Wi-Fish app that works with the Dragonfly PRO and Wi-Fish systems. The update adds an “Augmented Reality” feature that takes advantage of your smartphone or tablet’s GPS, Compass and Camera functions to create a next-generation marine navigation experience.

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Update your Raymarine Dragonfly for Free (Step-By-Step Guide)

February 7, 2017

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 free software updates that you can install yourself.

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How to Update your Navionics Card Online (Easy 10 Step Guide)

February 7, 2017

If you have purchased a chart plotter in the past few years, chances are that you have a Navionics Chart Card installed in it. Did you know that you can update your navionics card to show more accurate data in more locations? Why should I go to the hassle of updating my navigation card? On Navionics+ […]

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Update your Raymarine MFD for Free (aSeries Step-By-Step Guide)

February 7, 2017

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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