Boating

Bar Crusher 575C review

In this instance, the F115XB fitted with a 13 1/8” diameter, 16” pitch Talon stainless steel prop punched out some impressive figures, especially in the 3000-4500rpm range. At 3000rpm, the Bar Crusher 575C was well up on the plane, cruising along at about 24km/h with an impressive 2.3km per litre fuel economy figure. And it only got better from there: …

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Stessco Catcher SFX450 SC review

Overall, the Stessco Catcher SFX450 SC brought plenty to the table in terms of inclusions and performance. If you are after a well-appointed boat that performs well and is ready to hit the water straight out of the box, it would definitely be worth considering. The test boat was supplied by Motorsport Marine at Burpengary, so for more information, give …

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Bennett self-levelling trim tabs video review

Bennett Self-Leveling Tab 10 video review by Bush ‘n Beach’s Ben Collins. The trim tabs performed excellently on the water and are very affordable. Visit www.harroldmarine.com.au for more information or check out the full review by clicking here. l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l …

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Speakers announced for Brisbane Boat Show

MARINE Queensland is excited to announce a huge roster of speakers and industry experts for the Keep Australia Fishing Stage at this year’s Brisbane Boat Show, from September 3-6 at the Brisbane Showgrounds. Proudly sponsored by Keep Australia Fishing, over the four days of the show the stage will see industry experts cover a huge range topics, including how to …

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Top marks for 610 Trident Hard Top

QUINTREX’S newest release into the plate market is the much-anticipated 610 Trident Hard Top.  After demand from customers and dealers, Quintrex has expanded its ultimate offshore fishing range, which now includes six models.  The 610 Trident HT offers customers a slightly more versatile and affordable option while still incorporating all the features and practical layout of the larger hard top …

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New Navionics features for chart customers

Platinum+ provides all the content of Gold along with 3D view, panoramic pictures and dynamic tides and currents. Also featuring SonarChart, the exclusive HD bathymetry map layer that is great for locating fishing areas and revealing more contour detail, Platinum+ delivers the ultimate level of detail for compatible GPS chartplotters. Updated marine park zones Navionics has completed extensive upgrades to …

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All-new, powerful and purpose-built MerCruiser 6.2-litre V8 sterndrives

“Like the purpose-built 4.5-litre V6 sterndrives we introduced a year ago, we’re extremely proud of the remarkable reliability and ease of maintenance delivered by the 6.2. “This is a terrific engine platform that will improve boating everywhere.” Engineered with new innovative features and state-of-the-art technology, the MerCruiser 6.2-litre sterndrive platform was designed, and is manufactured, at Mercury Marine’s world headquarters in Wisconsin. …

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Quality the key focus for John Crawford Marine

JOHN Crawford Marine, Queensland’s used boat specialist, prides itself on being the largest dealer of quality used trailer boats. The key word here is quality. A core value of the business, located on Brisbane’s southside in Tingalpa, is differentiating its used trailer boat packages from private sale and auction packages, ensuring the selection of boats in the yard do and …

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Aluvan 4.4 Katana Lite centre console

Our test boat cost $21,900, which included the 50hp four-stroke Suzuki, Aluvan trailer, safety gear, electronics pack, electric motor bracket, Garmin GMI 20 instrument display and 12 months boat and trailer ergo. While not the cheapest 4.4m boat on the market, when you consider what is included I think it is definitely up there for value for money and ahead …

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