Boating Safety

Fisheries officers ‘on deck’ for Easter patrols

Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) is preparing for a busy Easter weekend as thousands of people take to the water for recreational fishing and boating. QBFP Manager Ian Fricke said fisheries officers will be out in force on Queensland tidal and fresh waters to ensure fishers comply with fishing and boating safety rules. “The overwhelming majority of Queensland fishers …

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Nautilus Marine ready to rumble in game fishing tournament

game fishing tournament

Nautilus Marine’s national underwriting manager Mr Damian Pugh said the camaraderie that exists in this event between competitors pursuing totally different forms of recreational fishing is one of its great attractions. “We are keen to promote that goodwill even further, so are introducing an award based on camaraderie and sportsmanship, rather than sheer angling ability,” he said. “Last year we …

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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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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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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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What questions to ask when buying a boat

Here’s a few pointers on some things to think about when buying a boat, particularly at one of the many boat shows held throughout Australia each year. Have a clear plan on what you want to do with your new boat and what it has to do. Get permission from your partner or bring them to the show. They may …

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Ghost net retrieved from northern Australian waters

“MBC and its partner agencies are committed to protecting Australia’s natural wildlife and resources. “However, the Australian public is also a valuable partner in helping MBC to identify maritime threats, so if you do encounter a ghost net I would urge you to report it to Border Watch on 1800 009 623.” More information on how Australia is working to …

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Where To Mount a Winch

AN anchor serves an important purpose on a boat. When people want to stop their boat to go fishing the anchor is lowered so they can stay on one spot. For generations, anchors were manually released and taken in. This is hard work and can be a challenge, especially with a heavy boat and strong tides. A winch makes it easier …

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How To Use a VHF Marine Radio

Marine radios on the other hand are designed to withstand the harsh marine environment, able to hear all communications from all other vessels in range and can be used to contact another vessel without knowing its phone number.  Limited coast stations also broadcast weather updates and navigation hazards on marine radio.  It is advisable to monitor the emergency channel on …

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