Why Should I Cover My Trailer Boat?

June 12, 2016

With winter approaching fast, if you are not using your trailer boat, it’s a good time to fit a boat cover. Trailer boat covers protect your investment when the boat is parked. UV rays can degrade fibreglass, timber and Vinyl surfaces badly. Fitting a good cover prevents this and also keeps out things such as […]

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Emergency Coastal Navigation – Don’t Get Lost!

June 5, 2016

  Emergency Coastal Navigation With the coming of GPS (Global Positioning Satellites) navigation plotters and fancy ways to get home by pressing a button, simple piloting skills are unfortunately becoming lost. The old skills in navigation are now not common to many boating people under the age of fifty. Should the ‘magic box’ fail to […]

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Boat Maintenance: What to think about over the off-season

May 21, 2016

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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Life Jackets… A Crucial Safety Device That Could Save YOUR Life!

May 4, 2016

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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Simple Fuel System Checks to Keep Your Marine Diesel Healthy

April 16, 2016

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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Creating the Ultimate Seaworthy Galley

April 2, 2016

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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Servicing your Anchor Windlass

March 20, 2016

​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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Quality Rope at Franklin Marine

October 24, 2015

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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Tasmania is Calling! – A Guide for Cruising South To Tasmania

October 24, 2015

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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Taking Your Pet Aboard

June 14, 2014

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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