Sailing Adventures

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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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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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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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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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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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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One of the ways to make your boating more enjoyable is to have your galley set up properly. Experience has shown that the following should be borne in mind: Make sure you have a good deep sink, preferably a deep double. Have good water faucets or taps. Hand or foot pumps are simple and reliable, […]

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