Education

Look After It or Lose It

Rules on abandoned watercraft and powers of disposal   As the owner of a boat, it is your responsibility to maintain it in a seaworthy

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Which Antifoul Suits Your Vessel?

Antifouling has been a mainstay of vessel owners around the world for a long time. Painted on the hull to combat the build-up of barnacles

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Hold Fast

You would not leave your vehicle in a car park with the windows down, the keys in the ignition, and a full tank of fuel

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Refresh Your Boating Knowledge

Currently, anyone who has completed a BoatSafe Course in Queensland, and finished the practical training and passed, is eligible for a recreational marine licence. In

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Advanced Skipper – Q&A with Howard Glenn

Howard Glenn is the Chief Executive Officer of the Boating Industry Association. Here he gives us a brief about Advanced Skipper.   BGC: Why is

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Who Needs a Safety Management System (SMS)

If you own or operate any type of boat that is used for any kind of commercial purpose, then you will almost certainly need to

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Legal Issues for Larger Vessels

Congratulations! You’ve made it! One of your life’s ambitions has been achieved and you are now the proud owner of a well-appointed powerboat. It is

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So, You’re In Charge

Would you be able to take over as skipper in an emergency? Caroline Strainig finds more than a few crew would fall far short of

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When Boats Become Classrooms

Understanding the environment is an everyday practice, especially here on the Gold Coast. Our rich and blessed landscapes give us a lot to think about

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Off-Road Driving on Sand

Driving on the sand is a very exciting experience for the entire family when discovering remote parts of the country. Cruising up the beach with

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