7 ACCESSORIES TO REVOLUTIONISE YOUR BOATING
Whether its comfort, fun, or to give your boat’s appearance a slick, modern edge, there are accessories out there that can revolutionise your boating experience. Whatever you use your boat for, whether it’s fishing, skiing, or to explore Australia’s intricate network of waterways, there is an accessory out there that will give your boat a boost and vamp up those days on the water.
Any fisho that uses their vessel for chasing predatory species needs a fishfinder. The best fishfinders are more of a multipurpose tool, with built-in GPS systems and live mapping capabilities. They have everything a fisho could possibly need and won’t break the bank.
FOOT THROTTLE SYSTEM
Many boaters like to use a floor pedal to control their outboard and inboard motors. Floor throttle pedals make driving your boat as simple as driving your car. Many professional tournament racers use foot-controlled throttle systems for better speed control, making for a safer ride.
There are a number of work boards on the market which make for a centralised location on your boat for all your fishing needs. Many come with rod holders and lure racks, so you know exactly where everything is while out on the water.
ONBOARD BATTERY CHARGER
I would always advise using a portable onboard battery charger. They don’t cost much and are incredibly useful for getting you out of a jam. Get one which shuts off as soon as the battery is fully charged to preserve the battery.
SILICON DRINKING GLASSES
If you like to indulge in a bottle of fine wine on board, silicon glasses are the way to go. They can’t be broken, so you don’t have to worry about accidents happening. They are also freezer safe, to enjoy a glass of white, and have a sleek, elegant look.
For wake surfers, a wakesurf shaper is a must-buy gadget. It is essentially a sturdy piece of plastic which mounts to the back of the boat with suction cups. The idea is the shape creates a longer, wider wake to ride.
For fishos that spend their time trolling, you need a quiet trolling motor. Stealth is essential and investing in a smooth, bow-mounted trolling motor will help you catch more fish.
Treat yourself to these must-have accessories. You won’t regret it and will have set yourself up for another year of fun and comfort on the water.
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