Boating

It’s Yanmar again to the rescue

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The sophisticated specifications required the PS31 be fitted with state-of-the-art radar, direction finding and navigation equipment as well as forward looking infra-red search equipment. The task of NSW Marine Rescue is to principally find and rescue mariners, then when appropriate tow vessels to safety. When called on to work in unkind sea conditions and undertake dangerous work where there are lives at stake, there can …

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Pelican Marine signs on as a Streaker Boats dealer

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THE penetration of the Streaker Boats brand into the recreational boating market, has evolved further with the appointment of Pelican Marine & RV in South Australia, as an authorised Streaker dealer. Pelican Marine & RV is a young and dynamic dealership located at Goolwa. Goolwa is an important historic river port, being situated on the banks of the Murray River. This is an immensely popular boating destination and is …

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Savage reveals Raptor Pro range designed specifically for fishing

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NEW and improved, the Savage Raptor Pro range is sure to impress fishos with its supreme stability and features. The Raptor Pro range includes 405, 425 and 445 models and offers budget-conscious boaties a serious fishing machine. All Raptor Pros feature front and rear carpeted casting platforms and two rod holders as standard. The wide chines result in incredible stability …

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Fin-Nor Lethal rods

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AUSSIE boating anglers can look forward to big saltwater fish loading up on the new range of Fin-Nor Lethal rods. Each Lethal rod is dripping with toughness and durability – qualities fishers have come to expect from Fin-Nor products. Traditional blank designs, quality stainless steel components and binding craftsmanship combine in the Lethal rod range to deliver the power you …

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FLIR augmented reality for Raymarine Dragonfly-PRO and Wi-Fish CHIRP

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RAYMARINE is pleased to announce an all-new version of its popular Wi-Fish mobile app for use with Dragonfly-PRO and Wi-Fish CHIRP sonar systems. The app has been expanded and now includes augmented reality viewing of your saved waypoints and fishing hot spots. Wi-Fish works with the GPS, compass and camera in your smartphone or tablet to show precisely where you …

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Astonishing Verado repower

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JOSH Ker, the man who heads up Bigfish Gear in Darwin, has been involved in offshore fishing for the past 25 years but he still wasn’t prepared for what happened when he recently repowered his Bertram 25 flybridge with a 350hp Mercury Verado. “I’d been having some mechanical sagas with a 300hp engine from a different manufacturer which didn’t even …

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Around Australia record breaker with Mercury FourStrokes

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MARK Ratchford is calling it his ‘huge adventure’, which might be an understatement considering he’s just spent four months on a solo 16,500km circumnavigation of Australia in a 6.5m fishing boat. The well-known Melbourne fishing and charter specialist had to deal with huge seas, high wind, freezing weather, sleep deprivation and loneliness going around our enormous island continent. But he …

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Gold Coast Marine Expo moves to March 2017

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THE first major event of the 2017 Australian boat show season will be staged in March right in the heart of the nation’s recreational boating industry capital on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo sees the dates of the award-winning show move forward to March 17-19, 2017. This year the Expo will be operated …

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V8 hero Russell Ingall enjoys Mercury diesel power and joystick control

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WITH the motor racing season slowing over the holiday period, Aussie racing legend Russell Ingall is looking forward to spending quality time in his newly renovated Riviera M400. Powered by a pair of Mercury Diesel TDI 370hp engines with Bravo 3 drives, and controlled via Mercury’s Joystick Piloting system, the boat has been a special project for Gold Coast local …

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Quintrex Yellowfin 5800

quintrex yellowfin 5800

THE smallest in the Yellowfin range, the Quintrex 5800 is capable of serious offshore fishing while offering practicality and a lower price point. The Yellowfin models are built strong for ultimate protection from the elements, with the 5800 featuring 5mm plate bottom sheets, 5mm transom material and 4mm side sheets. Don’t be fooled by the smaller model, as construction-wise the …

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