Boating

Active Trim a must for boaties

“The boat went better without me!” For Lee that’s a key point. Active Trim makes everyone a good boat driver. “The fact is most people don’t trim their boats properly,” he said. “Too much or not enough trim makes your boat ride uncomfortable and not as efficient. “Active Trim is going to pay for itself with the money you’ll save in fuel. …

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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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Newly designed Stacer Nomad range

IF you’re into fishing and exploring the waterways, the newly designed Stacer Nomad range is perfect for you. There are two brand-new models, the 449 and 469 Stacer Nomad, to add to the extensive line-up of existing models including the 489, 509, 539 and 579. The entire Nomad range now features 4mm bottom sheets and 3mm top sheets, making these …

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Streaker Boats launches new website

STREAKER Boats Australia has gone live with its new website, showcasing the full range of family oriented fibreglass boats. The new website contains all the usual technical data from the manufacturer, together with information on the dealer network. The new Streaker Boats website is also jammed full of relevant content and product information. It is a responsive design site, so the …

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Stacer Ocean Ranger – now tougher than ever

The 619 Ocean Ranger is rated to 200hp with a standard 168-litre fuel tank and 80-litre optional fuel tank. The entire Ocean Ranger Hard Top range now comes standard with trim tabs to help navigate that tricky swell. Stacer’s new Side Deck Water Shield also comes standard on all Ocean Rangers, which allows water to run along the outside of …

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New Mercury 9.9hp TwoStroke outboard the lightest in its class

MERCURY Marine is introducing a new 9.9hp TwoStroke outboard that is the lightest in its class. It’s an ultra-light, compact and portable engine that provides exceptional power. Weighing in from just 26kg, the new 169cc model is not only easier to lift and carry than competitive products, its compact design means it’s simple to handle. An optional push-button electric start model …

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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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Research under way on Queensland’s east coast trawl fishery

A COLLABORATIVE research project is under way to quantify the amount of discards in the Queensland trawl fishery from 1988 to 2014. The project involving the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and the CSIRO is co-funded by the Federal Government’s Fisheries Research and Development Corporation. Project leader and DAF scientist Matthew Campbell said data had been collected as part of …

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Sea Jay 4.88 Avenger Sports review

While under 5m in length, the Sea Jay 4.88 Avenger Sports felt like a big boat, which I partly attribute to the clean layout but also the substantial 2.3m beam and 1.22m depth. Overall, the Sea Jay 4.88 Avenger Sports is a sweet package. It’s big enough to go almost everywhere, including offshore on a good day, yet one person …

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