Franklin Boats

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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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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During the local “Swiftsure” regatta the row boats race around Egg Island. Seen here are “Grebes” being raced by keen locals the race was won in 2012 by Robin Jarrett.

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Dressed up as a black swan for recent river pageant   Merlin is a restored 8 metre class yacht now moored at Franklin Marina  

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Interior of “VARG”  anew 8 metre being built in Cygnet by Wilson Brothers showing some nice progress! Franklin Marine provided the batteries and installed wiring system for electric engine drive.

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Sandy, Jane and Laurie on the Huon River going for a morning paddle. In an Old Town Predator fishing canoe good for lots of gear or three Franklin Ladies.

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“Varg ” an 8 metre racing yacht  designed by Anker and Jensen  in 1924 Norway.Raced in Sydney before and after the WW2.   Current replica being built to original line drawings for Kraig and Carolyn Carlstrom (pictured ) by Wilson Brothers.   Raced in Sydney before and after the WW2 from R.S.Y.S.   Don,t worry […]

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Legendary wooden boat Olive May, currently being lovingly restored by Sean Langman, cruising past Franklin on her way home. Village of Franklin in the background. Olive May is the oldest boat in current commercial survey she had her 100 th birthday recently. Now the boat is rigged and ready for charters, and is quietly on […]

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