Boating

Mercury reliability drives Wingbrook Marine’s canal fleet

wingbrook marine queensland canal fleet

45 tonnes and 5300 hours “The barge weighs 20 tonnes and can carry another 25,” Kevin said. “Often we’re loaded with rocks as well as a six-tonne excavator and three-tonne bob cat. “It’s a lot of weight. “For the past three years I’ve had a Mercury 115hp FourStroke pushing all that, which has now done 5300 hours. “It’s all about …

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Suzuki Marine unveils lightweight DF100B

suzuki marine df100b

SUZUKI Marine continues to offer products that provide better acceleration, better fuel efficiency and better value with the worldwide release of the DF100B at the Genoa Boat Show. The new DF100B four-stroke outboard is the lightest in its class and at just 157kg is 25kg lighter than the current DF100A, opening up Suzuki’s mid-range outboard category to even more customers …

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How to anchor your boat correctly

how to anchor your boat correctly

A BOAT anchor is used when you want to stop and fish, swim, have lunch or stay overnight. It is also an important piece of safety equipment. Even if you do not plan to use it, an anchor is imperative if a boat breaks down. An anchor will keep the boat in the one location or reduce the rate of …

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Moreton Bay boat ramps

Moreton Bay boat ramps

IN this article we look at the accessibility of Moreton Bay boat ramps from north of the Brisbane River to Redland Bay. Of the 10 ramps covered, only a couple cause dramas at low tide. Hopefully this article helps you find the best ramp to get into the bay. Remembering the bigger the boat, the more water you draw, and …

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Whittley boats power up with new management system

MAKE your boat safer and easier to run with Whittley Marine’s new engine and power management system. The company has joined forces with Garmin and Volvo Penta to release the system, which will be standard on all models from the giant-killing Whittley SL 22 and evergreen CR 2380 cruiser all the way up to the largest vessels in the fleet. …

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Insights into boat insurance

The scenario Holidays are here and you’ve headed to the northern coast of NSW with the family for a week of camping, sightseeing and fishing in your new 4.5m plate alloy centre console. Those new Shimano Stella reels and Terez spinning rods you also bought are going to work their magic – or at least they were going to until …

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North Queensland hosting Evinrude’s first ‘On-water Saturday’ Oct 14

Evinrude’s North Queensland Dealers are holding an ‘On Water Saturday’ October the 14th, giving the public an opportunity to give boating a go and test out a range of Evinrude products. With a range of locations hosting events around North Queensland from Mackay to Cairns there has never been a better time to take a new Evinrude out for a …

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Formosa Marine releases new options

formosa marine hard top

FORMOSA Marine offers a large choice of boat options with the ability to custom design to suit buyers. A few of the latest optional extras released include: Fully Enclosed Cabin Hard Top The latest development by Formosa Marine is the Fully Enclosed Cabin Hard Top option available on the Offshore 740 Half Cabin model. It features a fully enclosed cabin …

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Aliweld Marine 8000 HT boat review

aliweld marine 8000 ht

Three tinted pop-up hatches, two in the hard top and one in the cabin, allow extra sunlight into the covered areas and can be opened to afford extra ventilation on those balmy days and nights spent moored in sheltered anchorages. Sitting in the super-comfy captain’s chair built by Relaxn, the outstanding all-round view is thanks in part to a 6mm-thick …

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Quintrex 510 Frontier boat review

quintrex 510 frontier

If it was my boat and I was starting with a blank canvas, I’d add the above options as well as a cutting board and deck wash and I’d be a happy fisho. Performance There’s no need to beat around the bush – the 510 Frontier with a 115hp Evinrude E-TEC on the back is a dead-set weapon. Holeshot was …

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