Lowrance HDS-12 Carbon sets new standard

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And while a 16” model would probably just squeeze in the dash on the Polycraft, I’m more than content with the images on the 12”. I guess the crux of it is you will usually try to get the biggest unit you can afford that fits on your dash because it will make it easier to see and identify the …

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Ensure your boat is insured at its real home

boat insured home

BUSH ‘n Beach has brought Nautilus Marine Insurance on board to expand the fine print and provide readers with clear, easy-to-understand and helpful tips on protecting their boating assets. The scenario Home is anywhere you hang your hat, according to scores of musical artists over the past 50 years, particularly those with a country music focus. But when it comes …

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New release 545F to boost Haines Signature fishing line-up

haines signature 545f

HAINES Signature Boats is excited to introduce a new fishing model to its world-class range of fibreglass trailer boats with the launch of the 545F. The new release model is aimed at fishers and families looking to get on the water with its superior performance and practicality, underpinned by massive deck space. Measuring 5.45m in length and 2.13m across the …

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Mercury’s new six-year warranty

mercury six-year warranty

“WE’RE so confident in the reliability of our outboard engines we’re extending our warranty to six years – simple.” That’s how Mercury senior director of Engine Products (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific) Nicholas Webb neatl y summed it up, following Mercury’s announcement of a new extended six-year warranty for all recreational outboards. That means a six-year warranty for every outboard from …

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Hundreds of fishing and trailer boats on display at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show

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BOATIES and avid anglers clear your diary – the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show returns from May 24 to 27, featuring a treasure trove of vessels, gear and gadgets on display for all interests and budgets. This year’s 30th anniversary event features a jam-packed program with more than 300 exhibitors showcasing the industry’s latest brands and products, along with more …

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Salt-Away a must-have for boaties


WE all love fishing and boating, and the pages of this magazine are always filled with awesome fishing adventures, new techniques and magical destinations. However, something not as glamorous and very infrequently mentioned but a very important part of fishing and boating is the cleaning and maintenance of your gear. By this I mean your boat, motor, trailer, rods and …

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New name, same great service at Gold Coast Boating Centre

gold coast boating centre

IN May 2017, Gold Coast Boating Centre (formerly Marine Tune) expanded into a new 10-bay fully equipped workshop, which has allowed the transition of the old workshop into an additional third undercover new boat showroom displaying the popular Horizon, Stessl, Sea-Rod and Stessco aluminium boat brands. The new workshop expansion enabled Gold Coast Boating Centre’s qualified factory-trained technicians with over …

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Minn Kota Ultrex now available in Australia

minn kota ultrex

THE ICAST award-winning Minn Kota Ultrex is now available in Australia! Minn Kota has introduced the trolling motor anglers have only dreamed of – a hybrid that merges the body of a Fortrex with the brains of i-Pilot, complete with Spot-Lock electronic GPS anchoring and more. The Minn Kota Ultrex gives anglers the control and responsiveness of a Fortrex, plus …

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Lieuwe Mellae wins 150hp outboard as Mercury Technician of the Year

Mercury technician

THE Mercury Technician of the Year has been found, and it’s Lieuwe Mellae from Hitech Marine in Wollongong. His high-pressure win not only gives him the title: Lieuwe is now the proud owner of a brand-new Mercury 150hp FourStroke outboard. “I’m certainly happy I won, but it’s still a bit unbelievable really,” he said. “It was a tough competition, there …

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Score the ultimate deal with the Suzuki Ultimate Sale Event

suzuki marine ultimate 4 day sale event

Fantastic deals across the range for 4 days only! If you’re thinking of buying a new boat or repowering, hurry in to your local Suzuki Marine dealer for the Suzuki Ultimate Sale Event. From 19 April, you’ll score a great deal across the Suzuki 4-stroke outboard range from 40hp to 350hp and with Suzuki Marine Finance, approved customers can take their catch home …

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