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Races Wrap Up 2019

Hamilton Island Race Week Multihull Wrap-Up By Lisa Ratcliff Hamilton Island Race Week, sandwiched annually between Airlie Beach and Magnetic Island race weeks, draws thousands

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Ross Muir’s Model “Trevassa”

The Muir family’s boating history dates back to the 19th century. In the late 1800’s, William Jenkins Muir began working as a seaman. Working mostly

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Crossing Coastal Bars

Venturing offshore is an amazing experience and is full of excitement when landing fantastic catches of reef fish, up-close encounters with whales and dolphins, or

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Sky’s The Limit for Shodai

In many ways, Hinata, a ten-foot classic boat built by Shodai Shintani, symbolises how far the second- year boatbuilding apprentice has come. Five years ago,

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Resurgence of the Motor Sailor

From the 1950’s to the 1970’s, motorsailors were a common sight at most marine centres around the world. Then with the advent of cheap fuel

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Snapper Off North Straddie

Conditions were perfect for an early morning snapper fish off North Straddie. The winds light, summer current gone and a moon still in the sky

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GT: The Pelagics Down Deep

Underwater sea mountains generally climb close to the surface. These are the areas up and down the east coast of the country — in fact

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Friendliest Fishing Club: Coomera Waters Fishing Club

The Coomera Waters Fishing Club (CWFC) was founded on 1 July 2018 by Brett Hoyle, a keen fisherman and new resident of Coomera Waters. After

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Keep Propellers Propped Up

The propeller on your boat affects a variety of performance factors, including the vessel’s speed, handling, comfort, engine life, acceleration, fuel economy, and even safety.

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Gold Coast Antifoul for Summer

Gold Coast Antifoul at Runaway Bay Marina will apply a special type of paint used on the bottom of boats to protect from microorganisms that

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An Eye On The Water: Local Waterways News #19

NEW QLD FISHING REGULATIONS Future Queenslanders will continue to get access to fresh local seafood and thousands of jobs will be protected under changes to

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Broadwater Bliss

My family and I were lucky enough to enjoy an extremely relaxed sunset sailing charter on the Broadwater. After a thorough safety briefing and having

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Still In Love with Paikea

Gordon and Louise Fraser are working like a well-oiled team, as they head out from their marina berth at Manly on their Fountaine Pajot Salina

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Useful Boating Terms for Passengers

A responsible skipper always ensures, prior to leaving the docks that everyone on the boat is familiar with the safety equipment and is informed of

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Iron Joy: First Class Fishing

Roughly 100kms offthecoast of North Queensland’s Gladstone, lies one of Australia’s true boating gems. Comprising the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef from Hixon Cay

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Marine Order 505 Changes

You may have heard about the proposed changes to Marine Order 505 (Certificates of Competency – national law) 2013 which are likely come into effect

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Kids’ Lifejackets – The Right Fit

So you have finally purchased a 4.8-metre open boat. You then set out to do some shopping for safety equipment. Your 11-year-old is helping out

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Jacobs Well Fishing and Social Club

When you head off north by boat, through the Broadwater towards Moreton Bay, your first port is the small town of Jacobs Well, a suburb

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Jacobs Well Environmental Education Centre

Jacobs Well Environmental Education Centre is a Queensland State Government School located within the semi-agricultural district of Norwell. In 1974, JWEEC was established as the

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The McLaren’s Legacy

Iconic Gold Coast landmarks, such as Mariner’s Cove and South Stradbroke Island, are well known by locals and tourists alike. But little can be said

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Rio Ups The Ante for SICYC Rendezvous

Ken Thackeray has often said that the Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club is an entity he could not have written a business plan for. Born

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Suit Up and Get Wet

We are blessed to live in a sub-tropical climate that allows watersports all year round. While a bikini or board shorts are usually the go,

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TAFE: Moulding A Marine Career

After completing Year 12 at Hills International College in Jimboomba, a growing town in the locality of Logan, apprentice Joshua Schmidt is on track to qualify

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Clean and Protect Your Boat This Summer

In Australia, we have some of the harshest weather conditions. Boats that are not well looked after can lose their value much faster. So, a

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Value of Experience on the High Sea

Author Joseph Conrad once said: “There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting and enslaving than the life at sea.” Literature is full of sentiments trying to capture

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Negotiating Your Boat’s Price

The sale of your boat and its price can vary depending on the time of year, market demand, and how the negotiations are handled. The

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Crossing Coastal Bars: Seaway, Jumpinpin, South Passage

If you are considering venturing offshore for the first time, and need to cross a coastal bar, then please take heed of this advice: Do

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Seasickness

Hundreds of years ago, the greatest dangers sailors would face to their health on the ocean were the conditions themselves or a galleon of pirates. These

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Bush to Coast Expeditions

Like any great Australian business idea, the concept for Bush to Coast Expeditions brewed over a few beers at a backyard BBQ one evening in

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Take the Boater’s Quiz

Take our quiz and ask your neighbour! Who knows Gold Coast waterways better? At Pacific Maritime Lawyers, we all too often see boaters running afoul

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Great Products for Boating #19

OLD SKIPPER – #sealovers Old Skipper is a well-known European brand that creates unique beautiful handmade bracelets out of best quality marine rope, Italian leather

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Onboard Toolkit Essentials

When you are having a fun day out on the water, the last thing on your mind is doing boat repairs. But issues do pop

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Guide to Safe Anchoring

Undoubtedly, this is one of the things we all think we do well, but a few aide memoirs and prompts can never go astray. Indeed

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FNQ: Skipper’s Story from the Helm

Bali Hai II is a timber boat, with a measured length of 22.70 meters, a breadth of 5.58 meters, and a draft of 2.0 meters.

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The Chair Choice

When it comes to comfort and the overall design of your boat, your choice of helm chair is one of the most important decisions you will

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Anchor Right: Well Anchored – Innovation on the Water

Anchor Right Australia have been designing and developing new boat anchor concepts for over twenty-five years. Our Super SARCA was a world’s first true multi-purpose

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Aqualuma New Generation

Without question the most significant release from Aqualuma to date, the all new GEN 5 range of Thru-hull underwater lights boasts significant increases in performance output

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Next Generation Remote Control Solutions

A truly intuitive system, Dockmate allows boaters to easily operate engines, bow and stern thrusters, anchor winch, and horn from anywhere on board with a small

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Seapen: Keeps Boats Out of Water

The SeaPen is for boaties wanting to keep their boat moored in the water without the cost of antifouling the hull and the hassle of trying

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Gold Coast’s Marine Industry

With a turnover of $2.57 billion in 2016-17 (31% of the national total), the Queensland boating industry sector has grown significantly into a respected global

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Boat Gold Coast Cover Shoot – May 2017

  Our May-August 2017 magazine cover was shot on the Gold Coast waterways and offshore. Using traditional cameras (DSLR) and a drone camera, our team

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The Secret is Out — A Video

  Secret 33 solar electric ferry for commercial or private use. Designed and built by Derek Ellard of Scruffie Marine in the spirit of tradition,

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