Franklin Marine

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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Life jackets are an essential piece of safety gear that are designed to keep you afloat should you (or your child) get knocked overboard. Adult lifejackets are rated in floatation units called Newtons (N) – with 150N being the mandated floatation for an adult lifejacket intended for use in coastal waters. Children’s lifejackets are rated […]

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​If you have ever pulled a big anchor and chain by hand, you will certainly appreciate your anchor windlass or winch! An anchor windlass lives a tough life – up on the bow in the spray with steel chain and lots of DC current running through. It needs to be able to haul up the weight of the […]

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Rope has always been a passion here for us at Franklin Marine and we have long been working hard to satisfy our customer’s demand for a wide variety. Rope has proven to be very popular with our customers. In response, we have greatly expanded our rage to meet your needs. We sell Australian-made Double Braid […]

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This is a call to action for all our mainland friends in Sydney and northwards, our friends in Melbourne, Adelaide and the west. It’s time to get ready to cruise south for that trip you have always planned. If you are returning for another cruise you may wish to visit the more remote and alluring anchorages such as Port Davey, Bathurst […]

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Many of us have a faithful companion or two with four legs. Going boating for the day, weekend or longer can be difficult if you haven’t got a baby sitter for your little mate. Depending on the pet and boat it can be very rewarding taking your mate along with you. Pets can keep big […]

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Your boat isn’t going anywhere near the water without a trailer, and that’s why it is crucial to keep it maintained and in good nick.   The average trailer only lasts about five years according to industry figures. This is due to the fact they are regularly dunked into salt water where electrolysis/rust is an […]

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With the loss of daylight savings, it’s time to light up your life with LED. LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology has come a long way. There are many cheap, poor quality LED torches on the market. LED Lenser are the original and the best German designed torches. They feature German precision ground optical lenses that […]

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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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