Going Fishing this Easter? Check the Rules Before You Go

THOUSANDS of people will take to the water over the Easter long weekend, prompting a reminder to all fishers to check the rules and fish responsibly. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol manager Ian Fricke said hefty fines apply for  those who don’t follow the rules and regulations for fishing in Queensland. “Different rules apply to fishing in tidal waters, fresh waters, marine …

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BCF Reminds Families That Life Jackets Really Do Save Lives

AS hundreds of boat users prepare to set sail with their families this Easter, BCF has launched an initiative to remind people that wearing a personal flotation device could save lives. With research from a National Marine Safety Committee study revealing that people who survived a boating incident were more than twice as likely to have been wearing a PFD …

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Boat Show Clearance Sales at Caloundra Marine – March 17-20

GET on the water this Easter! Caloundra Marine and CSR Powersports are having a ‘Great Easter Boat Show’ from March 17-20. The businesses are overstocked and need room for new 2016 boats and Sea-Doo personal watercraft. Over $1.5 million in stock needs to be cleared at better than 2015 prices. The Aussie dollar is dropping and prices are going up everywhere, …

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What’s at the National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo

HERE’S a list of a bunch of exhibitors that you can find at the 2016 Brisbane National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo. Easy to mount, pre-programmed receiver. Compact 200psi valve block with sealed connectors. Easily added to existing air control systems. Optional digital or analogue gauge for accurate pressure reference at your set height measurement. For more information, …

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Redland Bay Water Police Enforcing Speed Limits

A NEW speed gun will enable Redland Bay Water Police to enforce the 6-knot speed limit in designated areas from Brisbane to the Gold Coast. The Pro Laser handheld speed-detection device is intended to be used to combat speeding offences in response to a small percentage of boaties not doing the right thing in gazetted speed zones such as the …

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National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo

And for those visitors who are brave enough, the truck and buggy will be offering hot laps, so adventurous visitors can go for a spin around the arena if they dare. Showtime FMX will be back in the Action Arena this year, tearing up the track across the weekend and keeping onlookers on the edge of their seat. For those who …

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New Mercury 115hp Pro XS FourStroke

• Fastest top speed: The 115hp Pro XS is up to 4.8km/h faster than its nearest competitor. The engine’s higher rpm range delivers improved performance out of an already powerful engine. • Quickest acceleration: Tests prove the 115hp Pro XS has better acceleration. • Idle Charge: This new feature provides up to 48 percent more battery charging at idle speed …

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Hydraulic Steering For Smaller Outboards

The Comkit6 includes the new model 512BH bullhorn-type cylinder with a unique-shaped barrel for maximum strength and simple and efficient installation. It is also manufactured in marine-grade aluminium for maximum protection against electrolysis and corrosion. Providing smooth steering control with only three turns lock-to-lock and non-feedback performance, the Comkit6 comes with the 501series helm for leisure installations and an option of …

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Fully Optioned 520 Sea-Rod Review

I DON’T need a lot of incentive to get away from the computer and onto the water for a boat test, so whenever possible I jump at the opportunity. This is especially so for Australian designed and built models because I’m fairly patriotic. I recently had the chance to go for a run in a fully decked-out 520 Sea-Rod Deluxe in …

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Super-Solid Sea Adex Armour 55

With Adam driving, our speed was increased to 60km/h before Adam wound in full steering lock and mashed the throttle. We proceeded to do ridiculous doughnuts at full throttle, with our speed remaining north of 55km/h and the turning radius staying incredibly tight. I’ve never felt stronger G-forces (just remembering it is making me queasy) and our cornering forces were so …

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