Pains Wessex S4
Pains Wessex has released a new Search
and Rescue Transponder – the S4.
Designed to meet the standards set
for commercial craft, the S4’s
rugged construction makes it ideal for use on long-distance cruising
or racing boats, while ensuring that it can withstand tough conditions
When activated, the S4 automatically
transmits a response signal when a 9GHz radar signal is received
from a ship or aircraft as a series of 12 in-line dots and remains
on standby mode for more than 96 hours.
The S4 features both an audible and
visual indicator to reassure the user that the SART is operating,
a built-in self-test facility, integral lanyard, bulkhead mounting
bracket and pole.
Light and compact, the S4 is waterproof
to 10 metres and has a replaceable, high-power five-year battery
Enquiries: Pains Wessex Australia.
Tel: (03) 9885 0444.
Echo Fleece Jacket
Henri-Lloyd’s Echo Fleece Jacket is ideal for light sailing
or worn as an additional layer for greater protection.
The Echo Fleece has high
protective patches on the elbow as well as articulated sleeves
for increased movement.
The high quality fleece wicks moisture away from
the body to keep it dry and warm.
Tel: (02) 9638 4333.
RWO has designed the Quick Release
Hook, a quick release device for capsized trapezing boats.
Without impairing performance, weight
or trapezing effectiveness, the push button mechanism can be activated
even with pressure on the hook.
The Quick Release Hook is able to support
200kgs, fits existing harnesses, choice of spreader bar or traditional
trapeze and works facing up or down.
Tel: (02) 9638 4333.
Webasto Blue Cool
Webasto Product Australia has launched a range
of marine air conditioners known as Blue Cool.
Available in two styles, the Blue Cool Classic
is a compact self-contained unit and the Blue Cool Premium
is a chilled water system.
The Blue Cool Classic comprises of eight different-sized
models and offers cooling capacities from 1.25kW to 8.8kW,
and is suitable for vessels with one to three cabins.
Standard features include pre-charged, environmentally-friendly
refrigerant, easy-to-use digital display, plug and play
wiring looms and automatic water pump integration.
The range also includes a CD
1.5kW unit, suitable to run on either 12 or 24 volts.
The 12-model Blue Cool Premium water chiller
range is designed for larger boats, with an operating capacity
from 3.5kW to 14.6kW.
With a space-saving compressor unit located in the vessel’s
engine room, chilled water is pumped throughout the vessel
to each cabin, incorporating air handlers/heat exchangers
to provide different on-board temperature zones.
All units in both the Classic and Premium
range feature a reverse-
Premium units can be upgraded to a more powerful heating
system with the addition of a fuel-powered Webasto water
heater through integration into the existing air conditioning
Enquiries: Webasto Product Australia.
Gold Coast-based Majestic Global has announced the
release of its new 17-inch LCD TV.
With two tone texture, Picture in Picture, easy
to use OSD (On Screen Display menu), wide viewing angles, Ultra
Bright 450cdm display for clear viewing under bright conditions
and a full function remote control, the unit has all the comforts
most users want from a home TV.
The TV can be used from a 12V DC and 240V AC power
source and comes with a stand that doubles as a wall-mount bracket.
All Majestic products are now available with an
optional two years extra warranty to provide customers with a total
of three years protection.
Enquiries: Majestic Global.
Tel: 0500 840 011.
Shimano’s Calcutta reel range
has expanded to include the Calcutta 700 (TE).
With styling similar to that of the Shimano Trinidad
range, it features a non-disengaging wind system to ensure that
the line is spread evenly across the spool, High Efficiency Gearing,
Super Stopper, anti-reverse, ratchet, six ball bearings, one roller
bearing and the new Dartanium drag system.
The Calcutta 700 has a forged aluminium frame, aluminium
spool and sideplates with 300 metres of 10 kilogram line or 250
metres of 12 kilogram line.
An easy access side plate enables the Variable Brake System cast
control to be adjusted to suit the individual angler.
Enquiries: Dunphy Sports/Fishing Imports.
Siewa has released the Murena colour
The Murena has a silicon rubber waterproof front panel that is
easily removed for access to the CMAP NT+ cartridge slot even
It features a 200MHz for faster start
up, calculations and zoom speed regardless of the amount of detail
to be displayed. The 5.7” vertical sunlight viewable TFT display (320 x 240
resolution) offers 50 contrast levels, four different palettes
and a wide viewing angle.
The Murena restarts from the latest
position and feature used and has the option of depth and bottom
contour display through an NMEA input, soft keys and amplification
Further bridge space can be saved
when connected to Siewa’s
Black Box Fishfinder unit which transforms the latest Siewa plotters
into combined plotter/fishfinder units.
Enquiries: Coursemaster Autopilots.
Tel: (02) 9417 7097.
Cummins MerCruiser Diesel
(CMD) has released two new
Quantum engines for the South Pacific recreational market.
The new QSB5.9 and QSC8.3 are fully-electronic, low-emission
derivatives of the B and C series engines and incorporate a new
high-pressure common rail system designed to improve fuel economy,
power-to-weight ratio and reduce idle noise.
Both the QSB and QSC feature new 24-cylinder heads with matching
turbochargers for improved power density and acceleration.
The 5.9-litre QSB is available with a top power rating of 380hp
at 3000rpm and will be offered with outputs of 330hp and 355hp
The 8.3-litre QSC has a power rating of 540hp at 2600rpm and
is also available with a 490hp rating.
Both engines use SmartCraft multiplexing and communications systems.
SmartCraft takes inputs from the engine and other boat systems
to provide instant diagnostics and operations data at the helm.
The information can be viewed via digital display or a full set
of analog gauges that are digitally driven.
Enquiries: Cummins Marine
Tel: (03) 9765 3222
Whether used whole or as cut bait, there’s hardly a saltwater
fish that doesn’t like eating garfish, especially game species
such as kingfish, mahi mahi, various tunas, marlin and sailfish.
When trolling skipping gars for marlin, it can be frustrating
to have hordes of striped tuna and the like knocking them off.
The Bluewater Garfish, developed by Kaj ‘Bushy’ Busch,
is available in pearl blue and green, and are tough enough to survive
multiple strikes without falling apart.
Bluewater Garfish are held together by a reflective beaded flexi-skeleton
rigged on a 250-pound Dacron loop.
To rig one, half-hitch a hook onto the Dacron loop. A stinger hook
can be added via a bait needle to deal with tail biters.
Hookless Bluewater Garfish can be effective teasers for tuna
and marlin, either rigged ‘in-line’ on a daisy chain or
across a spreader bar.
Enquiries: Dunphy Sports/Fishing Imports.
Tel: (02) 9526 2144.
MOB i-lert is an Australian
designed Man Over Board Intelligent Monitoring System.
An individually-encoded pendant transmitter constantly monitors
all crew and passengers onboard and immediately raises an alarm
when communication from the pendant to the onboard console is lost.
The alarm identifies the person or persons lost, time, bearing
Additional features allow
MOB i-lert to interface with an existing GPS (or other onboard
instruments – NMEA
0183 rating) to pinpoint the precise location of where the person
MOB i-lert can also be interfaced with autopilot and ignition
systems to turn off the motors or disengage the autopilot and is
programmed to initiate an EPIRB distress call.
Enquiries: Magellan GPS Systems.
Tel: (08) 9444 0233.
Gloweave has launched their summer 2004 range, Gloweave Sport.
The range is available in three fabrics: Gloweave Suntech, Gloweave
Ultracool and Mercerised Cotton, and comes in various colours and
designs with two and three plackets and varied collar options.
Gloweave SuntechTM, a lightweight fabric with enhanced sunscreening
properties, is available in four styles of polo in various colours
Gloweave UltracoolTM is designed to draw moisture away from the
body and outer surface of the garment and also includes enhanced
Specially treated in the yarn stage to smooth the fibres and
increase the strength of the yarn, Gloweave’s mercerised cotton garments
are lighter and durable after washing. There are five styles in
the range made with mercerised cotton in a variety of colours,
checks, plains and stripes.
Enquiries: Department Stores.