Sailing Adventures

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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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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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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