Boating

Enjoy a FourStroke hat-trick

Combined with a larger Command Thrust gearcase and a bigger-diameter prop, these FourStrokes are great for heavier boats, getting onto the plane more easily and staying there at lower speeds, without impacting top end speed. The 90hp, 115hp, 135hp and 150hp Mercury FourStrokes are also available with left-hand rotation, making them perfect for twin-rig applications. Mercury’s 150hp FourStroke needs no …

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Savage releases 575 Blue Water cabin model

The new boat includes a 95-litre fuel tank, rod holders and folding rear lounge as standard, but keen fishos can option up with a berley bucket, live bait tank in the back deck, bimini and envelope and rocket launcher to create a mean fishing rig. Savage director sales and marketing Damien Duncan said the big Blue Water was added to …

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Mercury’s stunning new 135hp FourStroke

MERCURY Marine has added another category-leading engine to its range with the release of a new 135hp FourStroke EFI outboard. Designed to provide reliability and durability, no matter what is thrown at it, Mercury’s compact 135hp also delivers tremendous performance and outstanding fuel efficiency. Mercury Marine Australia, New Zealand and Pacific director of engines and marketing Nicholas Webb said, “We’ve …

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New Mercury SeaPro range of commercial outboards

Its larger torpedo, combined with a bigger-diameter prop, can lift a heavy boat onto the plane more easily and hold it there at lower speeds without impacting top speed. All SeaPro models feature Mercury’s two-year/1000-hour commercial warranty and are backed by the largest service network in the industry. A pictorial owner’s manual and pictor-ial under-cowl maintenance decals also simplify ownership. …

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Iconic Quintrex Explorer refined and enhanced

These new Quintrex Explorers have received the first real update to the model line in about 10 years, with a host of changes made to try to improve upon the already stellar reputation of the range. So, what’s new? Well the most immediately noticeable feature when walking up to the boats bobbing patiently in the water was the forked bow …

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Current dictating offshore options

On a little 2m rise nearby there was a school of fish sitting vertically about 4m high over the east side of a ridge. A floated bait on an 8 ball sinker nailed good midsized snapper and all within less than a kilometre. Another kilometre away we placed the boat to drift along a little valley between two pinnacles. It …

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Procraft 5.8 well priced for punters

Procraft 5.8 Coastal

Again I was happily surprised by how level and true the boat remained, which gave a good indication of the performance of the hull. Having satisfied my curiosity about performance, I set about checking out the layout and how it worked. For a 5.8 model there is plenty of fishing room as well as a good amount of storage, with …

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CruiseCraft 595

CruiseCraft 595

My initial thoughts were that it was going to be a 175hp (which I think might be just around the corner) however I was wrong and a brand new light-weight 200hp 4-stoke Yamaha was sitting on the back. Obviously I was keen for a ride, so along with a few other media people we went for a run in the …

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Vindicator custom trailers pure quality

custom trailers

Vindicator trailers come with a spare wheel and spare wheel carrier, Australian jockey wheel, Timken bearings and bearing buddies. The ladder-rack system down the centre of the boat trailers has stainless steel spindles and split pins as well as Australian rollers with a Teflon entry cradle, providing the ability to drive a boat onto the trailer. Adjustable wobble roller racks …

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