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Australian Master Marine extreme use boat trailers

“So we decided to develop a style of trailer that would provide far greater structural reliability, far greater support for the boat it was carrying, better suspension components, improved wheel articulation for traversing rough ground and greater ease of maintenance. “All this was done with the premise of not sacrificing towability in any way.” The result is the AMM Off …

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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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New 40hp and 60hp Mercury SeaPro FourStrokes have arrived

Mercury’s larger Command Thrust gearcase, which creates a bigger footprint in the water and provides more leverage to control the boat, is standard on the new 40hp and 60hp SeaPro models. The Command Thrust’s larger torpedo, combined with a bigger-diameter prop, can lift a heavy boat onto the plane more easily and hold it there at lower speeds without impacting …

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Seqwater promotes safety message at Brisbane Boat Show

Boating safety will be the focus of Seqwater’s display at this year’s Brisbane Boat Show, with a high percentage of drowning deaths in Australia occurring in inland waterways such as dams and lakes. Seqwater, which manages 20 dual purpose water supply and recreation lakes across southeast Queensland, has been working hard to promote boating safety through community education campaigns such as Play it …

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Cruise Craft & Wynnum Marine join for 70th birthday bash

THE Nichols Brothers family business, which owns and operates Cruise Craft boat manufacturing and Wynnum Marine, celebrated its 70th birthday in style with a glitzy party. Nichols Brothers was established on August 12, 1946, and fittingly the 70th birthday celebration was hosted on August 12, 2016. To excel in the marine industry for 70 years, through the boom times and the …

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Mercury FourStroke spends 2300 hours with crocs

Mark McNally from Whitsunday Outboard Centre is the man who installed the engine. “The hours are pretty impressive when you consider the mud, heat and the fact there’s still plenty of salt in the water,” he said. “I looked at the numbers and it would take the average fisher more than 30 years to hit 2300 hours, which puts it …

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Northside Marine wins McKeegan Award for Outstanding Achievement

“The attention to detail and enthusiasm of the staff at the show proved why Northside Marine is such a successful dealership. “The dealership’s support of local community groups is outstanding; with the support of Stacer and various suppliers, Northside Marine has raised close to $10,000 for Camp Quality through the sale of exclusive fishing shirts. “I would like to congratulate …

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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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Know the marine park zones: GPS chartplotters

FISHERS are being encouraged to take the time to understand how marine park boundaries are displayed on their GPS chartplotters to ensure they follow the zoning rules. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority field management director Richard Quincey said while free zoning maps were available, many fishers now relied solely on their GPS plotters without properly understanding how zones were …

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