Marine Safety

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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Your Diesel Fuel is your Boat’s Blood Good Fuel  = Healthy Engine  Marine Fuel System Basics Fuel tanks should be clean and full. Try not to run tanks too low, as this makes it easier to pick up water. Use a quality fuel additive each time you fuel to prevent algal growth Tanks must be […]

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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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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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When you are offshore passage making on a yacht there are many course factors you need to take into account. By observing the Col Regs you have a good chance of transiting without hassle . Below are the rules you need to know.                         […]

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With the cooler weather upon us it is time to look at clothing and wet weather gear to wear when out on the water. It can get cold on the water at any time of the year in any area but especially so here in Southern Tasmania. If possible wear multiple layers of fibre pile […]

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This Headlight has 183 Lumens (enough to stop a possum in its tracks!) with range of 96 metres and a cost of $85.50 at Franklin Marine.   Adjustable beam flood or spot (handy for checking halyards aloft) it can also dim and light can be tilted down.   Always remember to dim and tilt down […]

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