Ian Kuhl

Hauling in a fish with a landing net sounds like child’s play, doesn’t it? Not quite. You’d be surprised to know how often things go wrong in those heated moments of excitement. When your biggest catch makes it into view after a wreslting match, your natural instinct tells you to yank it out of the […]

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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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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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West System is the longest established epoxy resin system for boat building and is a favourite amongst professional boat builders and shipwrights. Shipwrights prefer WEST System because it is always consistent and the mix always cures correctly.

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Taking Your Pet Aboard

by Ian Kuhl on October 5, 2016

in Franklin Marine

Many of us have at least one faithful companion with four legs. Going boating for the day, weekend or longer can be difficult if you haven’t got a babysitter for your little mate. Depending on the pet and boat, it can be very rewarding taking them along with you.

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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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Having an automatic bilge pump on your boat or tender is an easy way to keep water out – as long as it is installed correctly. Many people want to have an automatic pump but have trouble with the installation. If this sounds like you – you’re in luck! This article will run you through the […]

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