Boating

Mercury Marine celebrates 80th anniversary in 2019

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MERCURY Marine will celebrate its 80th anniversary throughout 2019 with events around the world, reflecting on its strong heritage of innovation and leadership in the marine industry. On January 22, 1939, E. Carl Kiekhaefer bought a bankrupt engine manufacturing plant in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Now, 80 years later, the business that emerged from those modest beginnings – Mercury Marine – is …

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Stealth fishing tactics key to success

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WHEN it comes to lure fishing, I believe topwater luring is the most exciting. Belting out a lure as far as you can over a shallow bank or the edge of a spotted mackerel school in Moreton Bay and then working it back to the boat as you wait for that explosion of water… it gets the heart pumping and …

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Telwater recalls Savage fibreglass boats

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QUEENSLAND-based manufacturer Telwater has issued a recall notice for a range of Savage fibreglass models built between February 2012 and October 2016. The affected models include the 645C, 655C and 655C Hard Top models. According to the recall notice, the bow section of the fibreglass hull structure on the boats may show signs of gelcoat crazing below the cabin area …

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Local boaters better served as Augusta Marine joins Mercury

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BOAT owners in southwest WA are the winners, with a revitalised Augusta Marine becoming Australia’s latest Mercury Dealership. “We’ve put a lot of work into the business over the past five years and joining the Mercury team is taking us to the next level,” said owner Craig Gilbert. Augusta sits right on the south-west tip of W.A. With the Indian …

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Boat recall ordered for importer

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URGENT efforts are under way to contact more than 40 new boat owners to warn them they may be in danger if they take the vessels out on the water this summer. Maritime Safety Queensland Acting General Manager Capt Glenn Hale said Maritime Safety Queensland officers had discovered the boats, sold by Queensland company Scariff Boats, had the wrong, or …

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Mercury Marine opens industry’s leading NVH technical centre

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MERCURY Marine has officially opened a new state-of-the-art noise, vibration, harshness technical centre at its global headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The A$14 million NVH testing and research centre, which covers some 1,900 square metres and took eight months to build, is the largest and most expansive facility of its kind in the marine industry.  NVH is the engineering …

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Seafarer Boats welcomes Dinghy World as new Perth dealer

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PERTH boaties can now experience the legendary Seafarer ride with a new dealer, Dinghy World, appointed for the region. A boating icon since its inception in 1957, Seafarer has forged a strong reputation with the Australian boating community for its build quality, practicality and for having a hull that performs exceptionally on the water – even under extreme conditions. Dinghy …

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Mercury SeaPros perfect for Melbourne charter operator Matt Cini

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IT’S snapper season, so Matt Cini is flat-out busy. But then Matt Cini and his whole crew at Reel Time Fishing Charters are always flat-out busy, showing anglers the best spots in Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay and surrounding waters. “Reliability for me is an absolute because my boats are in the water every day, and I can’t let people down,” …

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FLIR launches next-generation Raymarine VHF radios

raymarine vhf radios

FLIR is excited to announce the launch of its next-generation Raymarine VHF radios. The compact Ray53, full-sized Ray63 and the multifunction Ray73 with AIS are all full-function VHF marine radios with Class D Digital Selective Calling (DSC). All the new VHF radios are equipped with a built-in GPS receiver and connection point for an optional GPS/GNSS antenna, which improves the …

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Mercury machines roar at Barrie Beehag Ski Race

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SKI racers powered by Mercury engines have taken out the top gongs in the 13th running of the Barrie Beehag Ski Race on the Murray at Moama. In Superclass, it was a Gold and Silver thanks to Mercury Racing 1350 QC4V motor muscle. First across the line was the TR team of Ian Tricker, Nathan Miller, Reece Simmonds and Raymond …

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