BOATING

An electric trolling motor is an excellent addition for any fishing boat or other vessel. It's a very low-maintenance piece of machinery, but still needs special attention to ensure it works correctly. If you don't perform regular maintenance, your trolling motor won't last as long...

A little TLC goes a long way when it comes to outboard motors. At the very least, you should get your motor checked over at the beginning of every season by a professional mechanic. But there are other good maintenance habits that will save you...

Spending a day on a fishing charter is a great way to explore a new fishing location. But it is also a chance to improve and refine your fishing skills. When I see charter customers spending the day taking in the sun instead of getting...

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...

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...

Rope for docking, anchoring, and towing is an essential item on any vessel. However, it is often overlooked, both in the boat's maintenance, and when it comes to selecting the right rope for the right job. The difference between a good, well-maintained rope and a...

With white sandy beaches, turquoise water and idyllic island setting, it is easy to see why the Whitsundays tops most people's lists for places to visit in Australia. To fully explore the islands you will need a boat. But with so many options of bareboat...