Boating Gear

Lowrance Hook2 9 sounder review

lowrance hook2 9

I RECENTLY fitted a Lowrance Hook2 9 GPS/sounder to my boat and have subsequently tested the product. This sounder features an inbuilt GPS with map as well as sonar with CHIRP, StructureScan and DownScan all in one as a standard unit. The unit only runs one transducer, which simplifies installation. Straight out of the box it came with everything needed …

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Lowrance announces price drops on Elite Ti

lowrance elite ti

LOWRANCE has just announced a price drop across its Elite Ti range of multi-function displays. The new recommended retail prices incorporate savings of 20 percent off the previous RRPs, with savings up to $700. With displays available in 5”, 7”, 9”, and 12” screen sizes, the Elite Ti series features clean yet rugged styling anglers have come to expect from …

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MotorGuide releases new Xi3 and 72″ Xi

xi3

MOTORGUIDE’S newest release – the Xi3 – is the quietest and easiest to use motor in its class. Indeed, rigorous testing has proven it to be up to 40 percent quieter than its nearest competitor. But there’s a lot more to it than that. MotorGuide’s latest offering also has wireless control straight out of the box, with a hand-held remote …

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JL Audio launches the MM50 marine audio unit

marine audio

JL Audio, an innovator in high-end marine audio solutions, recently announced the launch of a new 2.8” weatherproof, powered marine source unit. The MM50 is a high-performance, single-chassis, powered source unit with outstanding audio performance and advanced audio features, specifically designed for marine applications. An easy-to-read, high-brightness, 2.8” full-colour LCD display with separate day/night lighting and display themes, an intuitive …

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New V8 and V6 Mercury Pro XS outboards

mercury pro xs outboards v6 and v8

MERCURY has announced the addition of multiple new Pro XS outboards – V8 4.6-litre engines in 200hp, 225hp, 250hp and 300hp, along with an all-new V6 3.4-litre 175hp model. These powerful and precise new engines further expand Mercury’s already outstanding offering, representing the next generation of performance. Mercury Marine vice president of global category management John Buelow said, “The unveiling …

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Minn Kota Ultrex now available in Australia

minn kota ultrex

THE ICAST award-winning Minn Kota Ultrex is now available in Australia! Minn Kota has introduced the trolling motor anglers have only dreamed of – a hybrid that merges the body of a Fortrex with the brains of i-Pilot, complete with Spot-Lock electronic GPS anchoring and more. The Ultrex gives anglers the control and responsiveness of a Fortrex, plus effortless Power …

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Lowrance HDS-12 Carbon sets new standard

lowrance hds carbon prawning

And while a 16” model would probably just squeeze in the dash on the Polycraft, I’m more than content with the images on the 12”. I guess the crux of it is you will usually try to get the biggest unit you can afford that fits on your dash because it will make it easier to see and identify the …

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Salt-Away a must-have for boaties

salt-away

WE all love fishing and boating, and the pages of this magazine are always filled with awesome fishing adventures, new techniques and magical destinations. However, something not as glamorous and very infrequently mentioned but a very important part of fishing and boating is the cleaning and maintenance of your gear. By this I mean your boat, motor, trailer, rods and …

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Minn Kota Ultrex now available in Australia

minn kota ultrex

THE ICAST award-winning Minn Kota Ultrex is now available in Australia! Minn Kota has introduced the trolling motor anglers have only dreamed of – a hybrid that merges the body of a Fortrex with the brains of i-Pilot, complete with Spot-Lock electronic GPS anchoring and more. The Minn Kota Ultrex gives anglers the control and responsiveness of a Fortrex, plus …

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Score the ultimate deal with the Suzuki Ultimate Sale Event

suzuki marine ultimate 4 day sale event

Fantastic deals across the range for 4 days only! If you’re thinking of buying a new boat or repowering, hurry in to your local Suzuki Marine dealer for the Suzuki Ultimate Sale Event. From 19 April, you’ll score a great deal across the Suzuki 4-stroke outboard range from 40hp to 350hp and with Suzuki Marine Finance, approved customers can take their catch home …

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