Boating Gear

A Complete Anchoring System Saves the Hassles

WHEN out boating, one of the most tedious tasks is dropping and pulling up the anchor by hand. This can be dangerous in many ways. When there are high swells, there is chop, and often not much to hold on to at the front of the boat, which may cause you to fall into the water. Back strain and injury can result …

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Marine Tune Makes Boating Easy

AFTER almost a year under new ownership, Burleigh Heads boat dealership Marine Tune is continuing to go from strength to strength. The business specialises in affordable and high-quality locally manufactured boat brands such as Sea-Rod by Formosa, Horizon, Stessco and Yalta Craft. Other products on offer include ever-reliable Yamaha motors, Dunbier trailers and Lowrance, Raymarine and Fusion electronics. Owners David …

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BCF Reminds Families That Life Jackets Really Do Save Lives

AS hundreds of boat users prepare to set sail with their families this Easter, BCF has launched an initiative to remind people that wearing a personal flotation device could save lives. With research from a National Marine Safety Committee study revealing that people who survived a boating incident were more than twice as likely to have been wearing a PFD …

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Boat Show Clearance Sales at Caloundra Marine – March 17-20

GET on the water this Easter! Caloundra Marine and CSR Powersports are having a ‘Great Easter Boat Show’ from March 17-20. The businesses are overstocked and need room for new 2016 boats and Sea-Doo personal watercraft. Over $1.5 million in stock needs to be cleared at better than 2015 prices. The Aussie dollar is dropping and prices are going up everywhere, …

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New Mercury 115hp Pro XS FourStroke

• Fastest top speed: The 115hp Pro XS is up to 4.8km/h faster than its nearest competitor. The engine’s higher rpm range delivers improved performance out of an already powerful engine. • Quickest acceleration: Tests prove the 115hp Pro XS has better acceleration. • Idle Charge: This new feature provides up to 48 percent more battery charging at idle speed …

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Solar-Powered Boat Improves Tourist Experience at Adels Grove

A SOLAR-powered boat at a remote western Queensland eco-tourism resort has improved the experience enjoyed by visitors and boosted the bottom line. “As a result, visitors can now travel in a solar electric-powered boat to see the scenic majesty of the gorge from the water. “The boat cruises at 4km/h during daylight hours only and as a result the battery voltage …

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Garmin Scoops NMEA Awards Pool

The GHP Reactor is Garmin’s first recreational autopilot system to utilise AHRS technology and boasts the usability, installation flexibility and many other features that prove valuable for any vessel. Garmin also took home top honours in the MFD category. The accolades went to the GPSMAP 7616 (sold as the GPSMAP 7416 in Australia) – a 16” multi-touch widescreen chartplotter designed for …

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Free Horsepower Upgrades on Mercury FourStroke 80-150hp

BOAT lovers who buy a Mercury FourStroke outboard from 80hp to 150hp can now receive a free horsepower upgrade worth up to $1977. Mercury’s Festival of FourStroke is one of the best things about summer, and it’s back to make the holiday break that much better. You can also take advantage of an amazing Mercury Finance comparison rate of only …

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Garmin and Fusion Product Night

Strictly limited spots available, so please register your interest at A Garmin giveaway will also be taking place on the night, so email the Sea Adex team now for your chance to win.

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