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      1. Jimboy

        First Boat Purchase...confused

        Hi guys, Looking to buy a new boat (I am set on new, sorry) for around 20-30k mark, can push it to 35k This is our first boat ever and will mainly be used around Woy woy area/Taren point/brisbane waters. Main use of the boat will be for fishing but also for cruising and having a good time on the water I have narrowed it down to mainly 2 boats -quintrex fishabout 481 60hp - Quintrex cruiseabout 481 60hp or 75hp (the 75hp variant is pushing the limit cost wise, will there be a significant difference in 60hp vs 75hp? The problem is besides Quintrex and Stacer I'm not too sure what other brands I should be looking at and it's difficult to find dealers in NSW. Any other information would be greatly appreciated. When I do decide to purchase the boat is there any chance of negotiations on a boat or are boats usually quite fixed with pricing, should I ask for things to be thrown in?
      2. riz

        Re-naming A Boat

        Hey everyone, finally have decided to bite the bullet and get a new (2nd hand) motor for my tinny. I had trouble selling just my hull, so decided to keep it and give it a new lease on life. I am very spiritual minded person and strongly believe in a proper re naming ceremony. The last trips i had in it did not go well, so i want to do it properly. Has anyone done it properly?
      3. Miller 197

        Yamaha Fuel Gauge

        Hey Everyone, Late last year we had a new Yamaha F130 fitted to our boat, after our etec gave up the ghost. RIP. The Yam is a great motor so far! As part of the package it came with the square 6YC command gauge. But we have found that the fuel gauge bar readout is very vague and all over the place! An example from our trip out yesterday - travelled to the cape and trolled for 2.5 hours, the bar graph never dropped one bar, then all of a sudden it drops 5-6 bars!! We put in 20L from a Jerry and she was back up to full We have a rectangle 115 tank so its not an odd size. The old etec gauge had Litres and % remaining. which was much easier to read and rely on. I guess my question is, has anyone found any setting to maybe change the fuel gauge display to Litres or %.. OR can anyone recommend a standalone gauge that i can fit as i have no confidence in the current gauge. Thanks
      4. swmcl

        No Love For Cats ?

        Hi all, This is my first post. I'm trying to decide whether to invest in a boat for the family. We live in Toowoomba Queensland. I'm scouring the boating pages on this and other forums trying to get a handle on what people prefer and what they seem to steer away from. Is there much love for catamaran type boats ? I am attracted to them from a safety perspective. Perhaps naively, I think two hulls are harder to sink than one ... ! I see in the 'show us ya boat' threads there are a lot of fibreglass boats. I appreciate these are the best for their ability on the sea but I don't like them for the weight and the rot. I'm fairly happy with the idea of aluminium but would prefer kevlar ... :-) I haven't seen a photo of any cat yet so I assume real fishos don't like them ... Cheers, Steve
      5. natang

        Boat Insurance

        Hey guys my boat insurance is like nearly $400 through NRMA who I have three cars with and boat trailer as well. I think it is a bit expensive but most people I ring is a similar price. I have heard of a company that lets you pay cheaper for the months not in use then higher for when in use but can't remember the name. Has anyone had better offers???? I have been with NRMA for like 10 years with house with ex wife and numerous vehicles so have loyalty rewards or not so rewarding loyalty prices. My boat is a 1997 Haines Hunter 470SF hull with a 2 stroke 90hp on back... always garaged or chained to the container where it is stored.
      6. Drop Bear

        New Yammy

        Looks like a nice bit of kit~
      7. Gazza

        Advice to deckies spots

        If invited to a spot on a boat That doe's not mean you have to be a slave well not in my eyes (share the duties to make for a good trip) My latest experience left a very sour taste in my mouth Watched as I poored x amount of fuel in the car to tow the boat to the destination then when decided to add some to the boat in case needed a comment thirsty was added inforemed that it had a big tank an was not needed but better to have more than less hands still in pocket I got an extra kg of squid still hands in pocket deckie bought 1 x 250 gr pack of frozen prawns with him :blink ended up deckie had NO leader or tackle to suit sinkers etc and winged that I was catching fish and he was on the wrong side of the boat :woohoo: The cream of the crop Not one Thank you or offer to pay for any of the trip and had the gall to say well maybe next time yeah right you have been on my boat for 2 trips the first and last I'm not a charter never have claimed to be but will work grounds to find fish BUt No THANKS for a trip or effort to make it work SUC I loook foraedd to our nex trip NOT you suk Gaz
      8. Hi, I`m Peter The Inventor of the Tailfin Water Rail, we are, all letting people know about the New and exciting Innovation, Tailfin, face surface reflection steering, 3x performance all sea direction, replacing outdated prop spinning thrust direction steering, Tailfin frees the prop thrust from levelling duties with a more economical smoother faster dryer ride all sea directions. Testomonies https://www.facebook.com/groups/TailfinHydrofoil/ Customers Post and comments link. Arthur Walton Peter Cornish it was huge. Was able to maintain a higher speed through even the heavy stuff without the need for a kidney belt. Hope the video shows it. The least money I've spent for the most gain on my boat. If your in Mackay mate i will gladly take you for a run. https://www.facebook.com/groups/TailfinHydrofoil/search/... look for this post below then open commentsArthur WaltonNovember 23 at 7:34 PMAll fitted....water test in the next few days hopefully The Tailfin Water Rail adds stabilization all sea directions, New, exciting innovation changing boating lifestyles enjoy your rough water boating, smooth faster dryer ride, boat rides a water rail in a following sea, self-levelling suspension water flow steering is awesome. The Tailfin is already fitted to hundreds of boats posting Tailfin Kits all over Australia call or text 0450018840 Tailfin Water Rail comes with Hi Performance 3-month money back guarantee
      9. Drop Bear

        Boat Wanted For Tv Ad.

        Looking for a boat like this sort of size with a white hull for a TV commercial in a few weeks. Any leads or solid boat contacts. Good $$$ If you have a boat something like this (I don't think they are being specific) PM me.
      10. Mark Frost

        Marks Back In The Isa

        Hey fellas, Just got a new old boat. Taken it for shake downs to Moondarra. Nice and flat. No wind 4.3 Quintrex with a 30HP Sea Pro.. Problem Im having is that its a ***** to steer! Wont track nice. Doesnt like to turn at speed. I've removed the Stingray hydrofoils, and plan to take it out on the weekend. Gets on the plane nice, and has reasonable top end. It has the normal hydraulic "tilt" but it does need a rebuild. Holds trim though. Any thoughts? ( I used to drive a 4.5 with a 40 in the Straits, so it appears Ive forgotten more than I thought I knew! ) haha! Mark
      11. Hi, my name is Austin and I am part of a group of 5 Curtin university students looking into some data from boat owners around Western Australia. I have prepared a quick 3 minute survey and it is about general boating use as well as the potential for renewable energies on marine vessels. Any data collected will go directly towards the research into a small scale wave energy converter which we hope to construct in the near future. The link for the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T5TGBB8
      12. demarc

        Boating Books

        While I was reading up on some american boats recently I stumbled across two threads where a person replying quoted a must have book. One was in regards to the inner workings of a boat and the other was for handling a boat. I read a few reviews which were really positive so I took the plunge. The first book is Capmans piloting hand book. This is the book that motivated me to post this thread. Here is some info on it. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapman_Piloting I am only 20% or so in but what I have read has taught me a lot. I can't rate it enough. The other book I purchased was the Boat Owners Mechanical and Electrical handbook. https://www.amazon.com.au/Boatowners-Mechanical-Electrical-Manual-Essential-ebook/dp/B006QA720O I haven't started this one yet but have high hopes!
      13. Anyone know people or shops in Brisbane that make and weld on after market bow mount brackets/plates to aluminium boats? For Minn Kota, Watersnake, MotorGuide etc.. electric motors. I emailed Holt Marine as their website pictures this, but got no response. May call them later. Are there any others who provide this service in Brisbane? I would prefer a few quotes. Below is the sort of example I would prefer taken from the Internet. Needs paint though! Maybe even info on any bolt on solutions that look professional? My boat is a painted hull and 2014 model so I am not looking for quick and dodgy methods. Here is the front of my stessco. Any recommendations to get an electric motor on the front of this boat would be much appreciated!
      14. kmcrosby78

        2nd Hand Boat Purchase - Fisher CC

        Hey all, I've been patiently keeping an eye out for a second hand centre console and think I may have found what I am after https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/elanora/motorboats-powerboats/fisher-5m-centre-console/1178491013 Will give the bloke a ring tomorrow night and try to arrange to see it and also a water test on the weekend. I'm no mechanic or electrician so chasing some advice regarding the inspection/purchasing process: 1. Not sure when the motor's last service was but it says they've been done annually - would the receipts/logs of these be enough to go by (as far as verifying the motor has no issues) or should I consider paying for a service/inspection if I'm keen on it? 2. Should be a bullet proof hull so I'd imagine even with my lack of hands on knowledge I should be able to tell if there any structural issues and obviously electrolysis. Anything in particular to take note of? 3. I want a raised casting deck and a mounting plate for an electric motor - anyone know someone/somewhere good to get this done and what a very approximate cost for this would be? It will be interesting to see the condition of the trailer in person but it sounds like any immediate issues have been rectified and I've been waiting patiently to get the best hull I can, and the Fisher's have a very good reputation, so as long as the trailer is decent I don't see this as being a deal breaker. Thanks in advance for any help/advice.
      15. reelchippy

        Manta-Craft Boats

        Does anyone know anything about Manta craft tinnies Would love a web site to look at google it got sh*t Cheers
      16. AFO

        south queensland Brisbane Boat Show

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        Brisbane Boat Show Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
      17. afo1

        Highlander Cruises Australia

        Experience the worlds most magnificent harbour in style with Highlander Cruises Australia MV Highlander’s experienced professional crew offers a truly personalised and exclusive service. Years of experience in Sydney Harbour ensure you of an unforgettable experience.
      18. afo1

        Harbourside Events

        For More Details, Please visit our website, Thank You
      19. arbour Days Sailing Experience conducts the ultimate in Harbour cruises. Visitors on-board one of our luxury sailing vessels will experience a day tour which will provide memories for a lifetime. No visit to Sydney is complete without sailing it's unique Harbour and by a stroke of good fortune much of the 160 kilometer shoreline of the Harbour hasn't been engulfed by residential and industrial development, but remains in it's natural state for everyone to see and enjoy. Visitors embark their vessel at the Aquarium Pontoon at the Aquarium Wharf Darling Harbour and the tour begins. By the very nature of the tour catering for an exclusive few a feeling of opulence and knowing that this lifestyle should not be reserved just for the very rich. Cruising up Darling Harbour we shortly turn towards the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, completed in 1932 and is the largest steel arch bridge in the world. The Opera House is upon us and offers the perfect place to take some photographs with such a famous landmark as the backdrop. Continuing our adventure we dodge the ferries leaving and entering Circular Quay and see the Rocks, birthplace of British settlement and where convict labor constructions are easily visible. Continuing past Farm Cove and Mrs. Macquaries Chair on our right and Fort Denison on the left which was constructed on Rock Island originally an area for prisoners where they were left with only bread and water to survive on. Turning towards Rushcutter's Bay hoping to catch a glimpse of a famous resident such as Tom Cruise or Nicole Kidman, we hoist the sails and turn the engine off, depending on the weather and wind conditions we set our course. Sailing past the traditionally wealthy suburbs of Sydney viewing the spectacular private homes at Darling Point, Point Piper and Vaucluse and the national parks of Clarke and Shark Islands, perfect spots to return another day and spread out a picnic. Passing Shark beach and seeing the still maintained nets keeping out any stray sharks from the beach but I assure you that sharks are a rare sight indeed. Past Watsons Bay and the beachside restaurant Doyles, operated by the same family for over 100 years. Next Camp Cove the first place where white people stepped ashore in Sydney in 1788, at the same time view the Gap where on the ocean side the worst ever single tragedy to take place in Sydney occurred on the night of 20 August 1857 when the migrant ship the Dunbar was blown onto the rocks in a gale; 121 people lost their lives and only one survivor remained. A little further up the coast is Lady Bay, Sydney's official nudist beach which regardless of the weather always seems to be someone there. Crossing the Harbour Heads we discuss Sailing to Queensland, Tasmania or across to Japan. We have now been approximately two hours and at 12 noon everyone is looking forward to lunch and the opportunity to cast a fishing line or having a swim. As we enter Spring Cove on North Head we go back in time as little has changed since Captain Phillip was attacked by Aborigines in 1790, now this lovely quiet beach is surrounded by natural bushland, the peaceful atmosphere enhanced by the sound of a small waterfall cascading over rocks or the laughter of a Kookaburra in the trees. While lunch is prepared Bream and Flathead can occasionally be caught so we make sure the cameras are handy to record the event. In the cockpit we settle down to enjoy a delicious lunch of prawns, sushi, chicken, ham, salad, pasta, bread. With a glass of Australian wine and beer relaxation takes over and a desert of fruit and cheese makes it almost impossible to leave at about 1.45pm. After we have studied the map the option of returning to Darling Harbour or the opportunity to disembark at Rushcutter's Bay to view the million dollar boats and a short stroll to Double Bay famous for it's ritzy shops and cosmopolitan atmosphere. When everyone has made their decision we head for home under sail and soaking up the sun and fresh air. Disembarkation is a moving time saying good-bye to new friends with the hope of meeting again in the not-too-distant future.
      20. arbour Days Sailing Experience conducts the ultimate in Harbour cruises. Visitors on-board one of our luxury sailing vessels will experience a day tour which will provide memories for a lifetime. No visit to Sydney is complete without sailing it's unique Harbour and by a stroke of good fortune much of the 160 kilometer shoreline of the Harbour hasn't been engulfed by residential and industrial development, but remains in it's natural state for everyone to see and enjoy. Visitors embark their vessel at the Aquarium Pontoon at the Aquarium Wharf Darling Harbour and the tour begins. By the very nature of the tour catering for an exclusive few a feeling of opulence and knowing that this lifestyle should not be reserved just for the very rich. Cruising up Darling Harbour we shortly turn towards the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, completed in 1932 and is the largest steel arch bridge in the world. The Opera House is upon us and offers the perfect place to take some photographs with such a famous landmark as the backdrop. Continuing our adventure we dodge the ferries leaving and entering Circular Quay and see the Rocks, birthplace of British settlement and where convict labor constructions are easily visible. Continuing past Farm Cove and Mrs. Macquaries Chair on our right and Fort Denison on the left which was constructed on Rock Island originally an area for prisoners where they were left with only bread and water to survive on. Turning towards Rushcutter's Bay hoping to catch a glimpse of a famous resident such as Tom Cruise or Nicole Kidman, we hoist the sails and turn the engine off, depending on the weather and wind conditions we set our course. Sailing past the traditionally wealthy suburbs of Sydney viewing the spectacular private homes at Darling Point, Point Piper and Vaucluse and the national parks of Clarke and Shark Islands, perfect spots to return another day and spread out a picnic. Passing Shark beach and seeing the still maintained nets keeping out any stray sharks from the beach but I assure you that sharks are a rare sight indeed. Past Watsons Bay and the beachside restaurant Doyles, operated by the same family for over 100 years. Next Camp Cove the first place where white people stepped ashore in Sydney in 1788, at the same time view the Gap where on the ocean side the worst ever single tragedy to take place in Sydney occurred on the night of 20 August 1857 when the migrant ship the Dunbar was blown onto the rocks in a gale; 121 people lost their lives and only one survivor remained. A little further up the coast is Lady Bay, Sydney's official nudist beach which regardless of the weather always seems to be someone there. Crossing the Harbour Heads we discuss Sailing to Queensland, Tasmania or across to Japan. We have now been approximately two hours and at 12 noon everyone is looking forward to lunch and the opportunity to cast a fishing line or having a swim. As we enter Spring Cove on North Head we go back in time as little has changed since Captain Phillip was attacked by Aborigines in 1790, now this lovely quiet beach is surrounded by natural bushland, the peaceful atmosphere enhanced by the sound of a small waterfall cascading over rocks or the laughter of a Kookaburra in the trees. While lunch is prepared Bream and Flathead can occasionally be caught so we make sure the cameras are handy to record the event. In the cockpit we settle down to enjoy a delicious lunch of prawns, sushi, chicken, ham, salad, pasta, bread. With a glass of Australian wine and beer relaxation takes over and a desert of fruit and cheese makes it almost impossible to leave at about 1.45pm. After we have studied the map the option of returning to Darling Harbour or the opportunity to disembark at Rushcutter's Bay to view the million dollar boats and a short stroll to Double Bay famous for it's ritzy shops and cosmopolitan atmosphere. When everyone has made their decision we head for home under sail and soaking up the sun and fresh air. Disembarkation is a moving time saying good-bye to new friends with the hope of meeting again in the not-too-distant future.
      21. afo1

        Functions Afloat

        A cruise on Sydney Harbour, there’s nothing better! click 2GB to listen to the happy customer feedback We are known as the Sydney Harbour Rhythmboat and ‘what fun we have’! We have received extremely flattering publicity on Channel 7’s Sydney Weekender and we have had a fantastic article in the Sun Herald featuring our ‘Bingo on the Boat’ concept. Click on the 2GB logo to listen to one happy customer on 2GB’s Open Line. This year we are utilising our boat for day and night trips with the prime motivation to get as many people onto the harbour and give them a great experience with food, beverage and entertainment. We are very conscious of keeping our prices down and if you book with us we guarantee you value for money. We thank all of our previous passengers who continue to support us and we look forward to welcoming you and your group on one of our many cruises we have on offer this year. We are not the biggest cruise company on Sydney Harbour but we go as far as to say we are the ‘most personal’ and that to us is very important.
      22. afo1

        Ena Steam Yacht

        For More Details, Please visit our website, Thank You
      23. afo1

        Emarine Australia

        E Marine Motor Yachts Has Been Established In Australia Since 2006 Our Sole Objective Is To Offer The Australian Boating Community Vessels Of Timeless Style, Quality And Enduring Value With A Level Of Personal Service That Comes From A Passion For Excellence And A Genuine Understanding Of Our Customers. Seeking a product line to fulfil this objective took us to Maine, USA where the boatbuilding industry dates back hundreds of years and has produced builders who are fiercely proud and extremely skilled at their craft. Knowledgeable Australian boaties share a passion for practical, functional vessels that are designed to stand up to the harsh climate and conditions present in coastal and offshore regions. Back Cove Yachts, in Rockland, Maine are at the forefront of the latest technologies in boatbuilding and create exceptional vessels that incorporate traditional good looks and timeless style, with modern practicality, comforts and ease of maintenance. Powered by a single diesel engine with shaft drive, coupled with a standard bow thruster for dockside manoeuvrability, Back Cove initially produced models 26 and 29 feet in length. The enormous success of these models, and the 29 in particular, saw the range expand to include a 33 in 2007, with a fantastic “galley up” layout. An all new 37 was released in 2009 and was the first Back Cove to incorporate state of the art infusion moulding techniques throughout for a virtually flawless fit and finish, a method of construction that has now been incorporated in the entire product line. 2011 brought the introduction of the all-new Back Cove 30, which replaced the 29 and has received numerous accolades and awards from boating experts the world around, including being named Best Weekender by Trade-a-Boat Magazine in Australia. In July 2013, Back Cove launched the awesome new Downeast 37 which features a cockpit that is simply the largest available in a boat her size, bar none. Elegant proportions and fantastic performance are a hallmark of all Back Cove Yachts and in 2015 the all new 41 was released. We are excited to see these majestic vessels cruising Australia wide in the years to come! Based on our success with Back Cove Yachts, we were appointed exclusive dealer for Australia and New Zealand for sister company, Sabre Yachts, representing their exquisite Motor Yacht range from 38 to 66 feet. These magnificent vessels share similar design characteristics and some features with Back Cove, but incorporate twin engines and a higher level of customization. Sabre has a history of boatbuilding and yacht construction excellence under continous operation now for 46 years. Coupling cutting edge design, technology and performance with traditional elegance, Sabre have continued to unveil magnificent new models such as the pod drive 42 and the 48 Salon Express that further confirm why Sabre are widely recognized by knowledgeable yachtsman as one of the finest boat and yacht builders in the world. 2016 has expanded the range again to include the majestic Sabre Dirigo 66. A vessel of uncompromising stature, style and quality. We hope you enjoy your visit to our website and find the information useful and informative. We welcome your inquiry and the opportunity to provide any additional information you may require. Thank you for visiting, we look forward to meeting you and showing you aboard.
      24. afo1

        Emarine Australia

        E Marine Motor Yachts Has Been Established In Australia Since 2006 Our Sole Objective Is To Offer The Australian Boating Community Vessels Of Timeless Style, Quality And Enduring Value With A Level Of Personal Service That Comes From A Passion For Excellence And A Genuine Understanding Of Our Customers. Seeking a product line to fulfil this objective took us to Maine, USA where the boatbuilding industry dates back hundreds of years and has produced builders who are fiercely proud and extremely skilled at their craft. Knowledgeable Australian boaties share a passion for practical, functional vessels that are designed to stand up to the harsh climate and conditions present in coastal and offshore regions. Back Cove Yachts, in Rockland, Maine are at the forefront of the latest technologies in boatbuilding and create exceptional vessels that incorporate traditional good looks and timeless style, with modern practicality, comforts and ease of maintenance. Powered by a single diesel engine with shaft drive, coupled with a standard bow thruster for dockside manoeuvrability, Back Cove initially produced models 26 and 29 feet in length. The enormous success of these models, and the 29 in particular, saw the range expand to include a 33 in 2007, with a fantastic “galley up” layout. An all new 37 was released in 2009 and was the first Back Cove to incorporate state of the art infusion moulding techniques throughout for a virtually flawless fit and finish, a method of construction that has now been incorporated in the entire product line. 2011 brought the introduction of the all-new Back Cove 30, which replaced the 29 and has received numerous accolades and awards from boating experts the world around, including being named Best Weekender by Trade-a-Boat Magazine in Australia. In July 2013, Back Cove launched the awesome new Downeast 37 which features a cockpit that is simply the largest available in a boat her size, bar none. Elegant proportions and fantastic performance are a hallmark of all Back Cove Yachts and in 2015 the all new 41 was released. We are excited to see these majestic vessels cruising Australia wide in the years to come! Based on our success with Back Cove Yachts, we were appointed exclusive dealer for Australia and New Zealand for sister company, Sabre Yachts, representing their exquisite Motor Yacht range from 38 to 66 feet. These magnificent vessels share similar design characteristics and some features with Back Cove, but incorporate twin engines and a higher level of customization. Sabre has a history of boatbuilding and yacht construction excellence under continous operation now for 46 years. Coupling cutting edge design, technology and performance with traditional elegance, Sabre have continued to unveil magnificent new models such as the pod drive 42 and the 48 Salon Express that further confirm why Sabre are widely recognized by knowledgeable yachtsman as one of the finest boat and yacht builders in the world. 2016 has expanded the range again to include the majestic Sabre Dirigo 66. A vessel of uncompromising stature, style and quality. We hope you enjoy your visit to our website and find the information useful and informative. We welcome your inquiry and the opportunity to provide any additional information you may require. Thank you for visiting, we look forward to meeting you and showing you aboard.
      25. afo1

        Eco Boats Hire

        Eco Boats Hire is a family run Sydney business providing visitors an opportunity to explore Sydney's beautiful Middle Harbour on hire boats that are kind to the environment. Our battery powered hire boats are easy to drive (no boat license required) and are whisper quiet so you can truly soak up the tranquility this magnificent Sydney waterway provides. Sail to one of the many secluded beaches and enjoy a refreshing swim. Bring lunch and enjoy a floating picnic that you'll never forget (eskys provided). Invite your family, friends or work colleagues and enjoy a memorable day out on the water. Located just 15 minutes from Sydney's CBD Eco Boats Hire is based at Northbridge Marina on Middle Harbour, Sydney (next to Northbridge Baths).