Boating Gear

New Navionics features for chart customers

Platinum+ provides all the content of Gold along with 3D view, panoramic pictures and dynamic tides and currents. Also featuring SonarChart, the exclusive HD bathymetry map layer that is great for locating fishing areas and revealing more contour detail, Platinum+ delivers the ultimate level of detail for compatible GPS chartplotters. Updated marine park zones Navionics has completed extensive upgrades to …

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All-new, powerful and purpose-built MerCruiser 6.2-litre V8 sterndrives

“Like the purpose-built 4.5-litre V6 sterndrives we introduced a year ago, we’re extremely proud of the remarkable reliability and ease of maintenance delivered by the 6.2. “This is a terrific engine platform that will improve boating everywhere.” Engineered with new innovative features and state-of-the-art technology, the MerCruiser 6.2-litre sterndrive platform was designed, and is manufactured, at Mercury Marine’s world headquarters in Wisconsin. …

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Furuno releases new TZtouch2 tech

TZTOUCH2 is a touch-only multi-function display (optional joystick available) and Furuno designers have developed a simple, refined, bright and bold user interface where accessing menus is done from the main screen or via an ‘edge swipe’ motion. TZtouch2 is the first MFD from Furuno to include a built-in 56-channel GPS receiver and dual-frequency 600w/1kW fishfinder. The fishfinder includes Furuno’s unique …

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Mercury OptiMax Diesel reporting for duty

This is matched with high-performance cylinder liners for maximum horsepower and optimal running quality. To ensure maximum practicality, OptiMax Diesel outboards are available in both right-hand and left-hand rotation. Mercury’s first stealth outboard has been in operation with the US military for a number of years. The 185hp, three-litre V6 OptiMax JP is a multi-fuel engine that can run on either …

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Hydro Nut increases stealth factor

Holes have also been drilled in them to reduce weight and the addition of a small sacrificial anode (with rubber) provides further corrosion resistance. A number of models are designed to fit most electric motors including the MotorGuide Xi5 and Tour models as well as the Minn Kota Riptide, iPilot, Maxxum and Fortrex motors. Three colours are available: red, black …

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Lee Rayner selects Mercury FourStrokes

AFTER running two-stroke outboards for eight years, high-profile fishing expert Lee Rayner decided to change up to more modern technology – and he’s selected Mercury. Lee, who’s currently presenting the hit national show Fishing Edge on Channel 10 and ONE, said he did his homework before deciding that Mercury was the way to go. “This is my profession so I …

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So much on show at GC Marine Expo

Adult ticket prices are $10 for one day, $15 for two days, $20 for three days and $25 for four days from May 21-24, and all tickets bought online will also gain priority entry so there is no lining up at the gates. Children under 15 are admitted free if accompanied by an adult, and seniors discounts also apply. Event …

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Mercury’s stunning new 135hp FourStroke

MERCURY Marine has added another category-leading engine to its range with the release of a new 135hp FourStroke EFI outboard. Designed to provide reliability and durability, no matter what is thrown at it, Mercury’s compact 135hp also delivers tremendous performance and outstanding fuel efficiency. Mercury Marine Australia, New Zealand and Pacific director of engines and marketing Nicholas Webb said, “We’ve …

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