Boating Gear

On this page you’ll find articles relating to new and innovative boating gear tests and reviews as well as product releases and updates.

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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New lightweight Yamaha F90 four-stroke

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This remarkable achievement means improved performance and better balance when fitted on hulls in this category. The F90 is based on the F115B’s four-cylinder power unit. The F90’s reduction in weight and improved compactness is achieved by adopting a SOHC design actuating four valves per cylinder. This unique valvetrain design was first seen in Yamaha’s award-winning F70A, one of the …

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New Tohatsu four-stroke motors: MFS8B and MFS9.8B

THE new Tohatsu four-stroke models keep rolling in, with Australian distributor Lakeside Marine adding new MFS8B and MFS9.8B four-strokes to the ever-expanding line-up. In keeping with the ECO Sporty look of the MFS15/20/25/30/40/50 Tohatsu four-stroke engines, these new models also feature a sleek and sharp looking cowling design. Both the MFS8B and MFS9.8B are compact, fuel efficient, smooth-running two-cylinder outboards …

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Honda Marine introduces new portable outboards

Additionally, the BF5 and BF6 can be connected to an additional external fuel tank for those longer journeys. The three portable outboards share the same one-cylinder, 127cc engine block and benefit from Honda’s industry-leading expertise in four-stroke technologies. To protect the outboards, the BF4, BF5 and BF6 also feature an oil alert system, which will automatically limit the engine speed to …

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Top End tough Bar Crusher trailers

The checklist includes: bracing all cross members with 50mm x 5mm flat; triple U-bolt winch post base to drawbar; double U-bolt winch post top to base; double U-bolt guard mount to side rails front and rear; bracing centre of steps with 40mm x 5mm flat; bracing inner steps with 16mm bar; and centre guard bracing with 40mm x 6mm flat. …

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Suzuki Marine’s new Suzuki Precision Manoeuvring system

SPM utilises the Suzuki Precision Control drive-by-wire throttle and shift controls, combined with electronic power steering and joystick control systems, and is available with DF150TG, DF175TG, DF200AP, DF250AP and DF300AP outboard models. The result is a consumer experience that allows for confident, seamless control, whether manoeuvring in close quarters or running at speed in challenging offshore conditions. National marketing manager Australia/NZ …

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Quad Mercury FourStroke Verado fit-out

“I had some sleepless nights over the engine positioning because it was quite a technical job getting the four engines correctly positioned to work together to deliver the maximum performance,” Gus said. “So when the first run went as clean as a whistle, I was pretty relieved. It couldn’t have gone better”. And Gus wasn’t the only one smiling. Thunderbolt’s owner said it …

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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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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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