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The Tasmanian Cray Fishing season is approaching fast! How do I identify a male from a female? Where can I use Cray Rings & Pots in local waters? How do I correctly measure and mark a Southern Rock Lobster? Does my cray gear comply to regulations? Read on for more info… To clear up some uncertainty 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  Emergency Coastal Navigation With the coming of GPS (Global Positioning Satellites) navigation plotters and fancy ways to get home by pressing a button, simple piloting skills are unfortunately becoming lost. The old skills in navigation are now not common to many boating people under the age of fifty. Should the ‘magic box’ fail to […]

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