Boating Gear

Quad Mercury FourStroke Verado fit-out

“I had some sleepless nights over the engine positioning because it was quite a technical job getting the four engines correctly positioned to work together to deliver the maximum performance,” Gus said. “So when the first run went as clean as a whistle, I was pretty relieved. It couldn’t have gone better”. And Gus wasn’t the only one smiling. Thunderbolt’s owner said it …

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Active Trim a must for boaties

“The boat went better without me!” For Lee that’s a key point. Active Trim makes everyone a good boat driver. “The fact is most people don’t trim their boats properly,” he said. “Too much or not enough trim makes your boat ride uncomfortable and not as efficient. “Active Trim is going to pay for itself with the money you’ll save in fuel. …

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New Savwinch stainless steel motor series

INTRODUCING the brand-new Savwinch Stainless Steel Motor Signature Series. Designed locally and made exclusively for Savwinch, these are 316 stainless steel motors, not just a cover. The Savwinch Stainless motors have 20 percent more power and speed compared to similar brands. Machined to fine tolerances and utilising O-ring seals, the stainless steel motors are completely submersible without the use of sealants …

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New Mercury 9.9hp TwoStroke outboard the lightest in its class

MERCURY Marine is introducing a new 9.9hp TwoStroke outboard that is the lightest in its class. It’s an ultra-light, compact and portable engine that provides exceptional power. Weighing in from just 26kg, the new 169cc model is not only easier to lift and carry than competitive products, its compact design means it’s simple to handle. An optional push-button electric start model …

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Research under way on Queensland’s east coast trawl fishery

A COLLABORATIVE research project is under way to quantify the amount of discards in the Queensland trawl fishery from 1988 to 2014. The project involving the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and the CSIRO is co-funded by the Federal Government’s Fisheries Research and Development Corporation. Project leader and DAF scientist Matthew Campbell said data had been collected as part of …

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Double the Savings this September with Honda Marine!

Double the Savings this September with Honda Marine!

LOOKING to grab a ripper double deal on a Honda outboard? Honda is pleased to announce customers can now double their savings with up to a massive $2000 off selected Honda outboards during September 2016! Honda Marine national sales manager Chris New said, “With summer fast approaching, we want all boaters to enjoy the unmatched reliability of a Honda outboard …

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Which anchor should you use?

Delta The Delta is the most popular anchor at Savwinch. Its thin arm allows the anchor to sit nicely in place on the bowsprit. The Delta can land on its side when dropped into the water but manages to bury itself when pulled. If the wind or tides shift the boat’s position, the shape of the anchor helps the boat reset fairly. The …

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Three-day Brisbane Boat Show opens this Friday

Those with a love of Queensland’s waterways will be delighted with the opening of the Brisbane Boat Show this Friday, August 19. The event, with a history spanning over 50 years, returns to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre after a short time away. Operating for three days only, the event is sure to please both committed boaties as well as those …

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Watsons Marine: Vindicator shows off new Vortex hull at Brisbane Boat Show 2016

RATED as one of the finest-finished aluminium plate boats in the country, Vindicator Quality Aluminium Boats will be proudly displaying the new-release Vortex hull at the Brisbane Boat Show. With research and development now complete, the Vortex hull has been released in conjunction with Watsons Marine celebrating its 50th anniversary, an achievement Watsons Marine is very proud of. The Vindicator …

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