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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Trailer Maintenance

June 14, 2014

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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Can You See The Light?

May 3, 2014

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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How Online Weather Services Can Make Your Boating Experience More Enjoyable

May 3, 2014

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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Franklin Marina home for Danish Tall Ship Yukon

November 11, 2012

We’re proud to have the Danish tall ship “Yukon” as a long-term resident at Franklin Marina. “Yukon” has returned to her traditional dark green topsides when recently slipped after sporting a light grey for tropical waters. Owners Ea and David Nash are enjoying a few months ashore in a house after living aboard with their […]

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