Designed to travel onshore and off,
the Burke sleeveless jacket is a stylish addition to a sailor’s
With single-coated waterproof and windproof
210-denier nylon the Burke sleeveless jacket has low water retention
polar fleece lining, non-corroding zips, two zip secured outside
pockets, zip secured inside pocket, internal storm flap with drainage
gutter and reflective tape on the collar.
Enquiries: Burke Pty Ltd.
Tel: (02) 9638 4333.
Burke’s yachtsman bag has undergone a series
The 100 per cent waterproof bag is now 50mm wide
and features webbing handles that are sewn around the bag for strength,
comfort grip handle, bellowed end and side pockets, internal waterproofing
flap with drainage gutter on all pockets and openings.
In addition to the sewn and tape welded seams, double-coated
PVC fabric and reinforcing stitching, the yachtsman bag has an external
waterproofing storm flap secured with hook and loop fastener on
all pockets and opening, strong webbing end grab handle and non-corroding
Enquiries: Burke Pty Ltd.
Tel: (02) 9638 4333.
Pains Wessex has upgraded the RES-Q-SAT
RB2/S model EPIRB.
The latest model now includes a strobe
light fitted to the top of the unit to aid rescuers working in low
light or at night.
When activated the RB2/S emits a signal
for three days and the pilot light shows red to indicate that the
unit is transmitting.
An eight-metre tether with a pre-formed
loop allows the EPIRB to be tied to a boat, liferaft or person in
The RB2/S features a sturdy waterproof
case that floats vertically with the aerial and strobe light clear
of the water and a lithium battery with a five-year life span.
Enquiries: Pains Wessex.
Tel: (03) 9885 0444.
Quin Marine, distributors of the Simrad range of marine electronics,
has announced the arrival of the 33 Series.
The 33 Series includes the Simrad CP33 Chartplotter, CE33 Chartsounder
and EQ33 Sounder. Featuring a six-inch sunlight viewable LCD display
in full colour or monochrome, the units are waterproof and can be
mounted in exposed cockpits and flybridges.
The CP33 Chartplotter and CD33 Chartsounder incorporate a 14-channel
GPS that automatically utilises the additional correction signals
transmitted from high orbiting geostationary satellites from WAAS,
EGNOS and MSAS. The charting system runs C-MapNT+ cartography, providing
vectorised charts to facilitate the call up of additional information
on tide stations, ports, navigational marks etc. The software incorporates
the latest Simrad chartplotting features such as chart orientation
for north up, head up or nav up.
The CE33 is a combined chartplotter and fishfinder ideal for sports
or commercial fishing. Both the CE33 and EQ33 have 600-watt transceivers
allowing the fishfinder to search to a depth of 800 metres. Two
frequencies of 50kHz or 200kHz provide the user with the option
of a sea bottom view or a more detailed mid-view.
Enquiries: Quin Marine.
Tel: 1800 811 303.
For serious anglers, Shimano offers
the Stella range. The new Stella series consists of eight reels
capable of handling everything from mountain trout to marlin and
tuna. With Super Stopper 11 roller bearing to assist with hook-setting,
the reels feature Dyna-Balance rotor balancing, Floating Shaft for
additional durability, a S-rotor to keep the weight down and ARB
(anti-rust) ball bearings.
The drags feature pure carbon washers
and are fully waterproof. The 6000 and 8000 models have a disc drag
and the 10000 and 20000 have a twin disc drag system. The Power
Roller 111 bail roller reduces line twist and to prevent sand or
water entering the reel body, Shimano have added the S-Shield and
Enquiries: Dunphy Sports/Fishing
Imports Pty Ltd. Tel: (02) 9526 2144.
Lowrance has introduced a new model for mid-range
buyers, the X67c.
Featuring an 8.9cm diagonal, 256 colour, VGA, active
matrix TFT transflective display, it operates at speeds of up to
61 knots and has 2 x and 4 x zoom-in, zoom-out control, selective
on/off shallow, deep and fish alarms and an easy to connect/ disconnect
The X67c includes Fish Reveal to expose targets hidden
in surface clutter, Hyper-Scroll to display fish targets at high
speed, continuous digital depth and depth scale readouts, plus the
ability to set upper and lower limits.
Trolling motor mount, shoot-thru-hull, portable transducer
and power pack are optional. A live-well and bait-well temperature
display, trolling speed and distance log readings are also available.
Enquiries: Lowrance, Todd Moore.
Tel: (02) 9905 9700.
Ready-to-Rig Soft Plastics
Storm has released a large range of Ready-to-rig
Soft Plastics for anglers who prefer to rig their own baits.
At the top of the photo is the WildEye Rippin’
Minnow Swim Shad Red Head, with a larger size Bluegill at
the bottom right.
Other baits on the right are Rattle, WildEye
Split Tail Minnow Baby Bass, sold with two hooks and rigging
instructions and below it is Pearl Phantom, an almost transparent
WildEye Rippin’ Swim Shad.
The WildEye Finesse Minnows are available in
three sizes ranging from two inch to four inch. The Finesse
Minnows on the left are Rainbow Trout and below it Fire Minnow
and both are sold with a hook and split shot.
Storm Soft plastics are manufactured in natural
colours to suit local conditions and have a variety of features
such as a rattle chamber, a salt impregnated surface and a
holographic foil insert to give a flash while swimming.
Enquiries: Fishing tackle stores.
Bombardier Recreational Products has released its
Evinrude E-TEC technology, the first Bombardier-engineered and built
marine outboard engines.
E-TEC engines will be the first outboard engines
to require no scheduled dealer maintenance for three years and will
initially be available in 40, 50, 60, 75 and 90 horsepower models.
It is planned that by model year 2005, the entire
Evinrude line will feature E-TEC. Bombardier offers a three-year
non-declining limited warranty on all Bombardier-built Evinrude
outboards, including E-TEC.
Enquiries: Bombardier Recreational Products Australia.
Tel: (02) 9794 6600.
Shimano Telescopic Rods
To some, telescopic rods are seen as beginner’s rods, but
at times they may be the only option.
Shimano’s Technium telescopic rods are ideal for travellers
or people without the room to store long rods.
There are eight rods in the range from 5 foot 6 in. to 13 foot
featuring graphite seats, and are made up on tapered tubular glass
blanks with a solid glass tip. Each comes with its own storage bag
and lockable sheath to keep the individual sections together.
Imports Pty Ltd.
Tel: (02) 9526 2144.
Magellan SporTrak Color
The Magellan SporTrak Colour GPS is
the only hand-held GPS with a full colour display, three-axis
electronic compass, barometer and thermometer.
The SporTrak colour was launched in
Australia at the Sydney Boat Show.
With a high resolution colour screen
the SporTrak Color boasts a television quality display. Screen
quality is enhanced further with the incorporation of a sunlight
Optional land mapping or marine charts
are also available from Magellan. This includes DiscoverAus (detailed
Australian street data), Australia’s Great Desert Tracks,
(Central Australia desert data) and MapSend BlueNav Charts (Australian
The three-axis electronic compass
gives a compass bearing when stationary or moving and with its
built-in barometer it enables users to plan activities upon predicted
weather changes and conditions. This product also includes a thermometer
for accurate temperature readings.
The SporTrak Colour is rugged, waterproof
and floats and fits comfortably in a pocket.
The SporTrak Color is an innovative
new product that enhances the already successful SporTrak range
and expands the boundaries of GPS.
Enquiries: Magellan GPS Systems.
Tel: 1800 644 033.