Author: Martin White

Some people know exactly what to call their boat, even before they buy it. One of my friends recently spent a large chunk of his savings on a boat, savings that his girlfriend had been hoping he would spend on an engagement ring for her....

For boat lovers, there are few ideas more romantic than embarking on a complete boat restoration. For those who are able to carry out such an undertaking, the emotional and practical dividends are abundant. Not only could your investment pay off with economic value, but...

The problem with fishos is that we see our boat as a means to catch fish. Most of us look at boating through the lens of fishing. We aren't always that interested in learning good boating practices and skills. If it's not going to catch...

Southeast Queensland has plenty to offer beginner and season 4WDers. But few places hit the spot quite like the Glasshouse Mountains. Just a short drive from Brisbane, the Glasshouse Mountains have plenty to keep you busy, from inclines to mud holes, and rugged forestry roads. ACCESSIBILITY Aside...

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...

One of the first things anyone has to decide on when they are exploring purchasing a vessel is how much horsepower to go for. Getting the right level of horsepower is like walking a tightrope, opt for too little and you are restricted to a...

Careering off into the outback isn’t a spur of the moment decision. Your vehicle could be the only thing separating you from a fun 4WD off-roading trip and a battle for survival, so it pays to make adequate preparations before you accelerate off into the...

As a frugal penny-counter, I am known amongst my friends and family for getting the most out of everything I buy. So, you can imagine I am something of a wizard when it comes to making 4WD components last longer. Replacing a set of tyres...

Many Aussies and international tourists alike assume that to see the outback, you need a real heavy-duty vehicle that can handle the harsh Australian conditions. They spend a fortune hiring a 4WD, then drive it over to Alice Springs or Uluru and it never leaves...

Whether you get away in your motorhome for just a couple of weekends a year, or spend months on end living out of it, there are plenty of gadgets out there to make your life easier. I am a bit of a gadget head and...