Club Marine

Yamaha Mid-Range Four-Strokes

Yamaha has announced the addition of four new four-stroke outboard models to its mid-range line-up.

The four models include the F50F; a 50hp EFI model, the F60C; a 60hp EFI model with standard lower unit, the FT60D; a 60hp EFI model with high thrust lower unit and the F80B, an 80hp EFI model with double overhead camshafts.

Both the 50hp and 60hp models feature a four-cylinder in-line cylinder block that displaces 996cm3. The 80hp model also features a four-cylinder in-line cylinder block, but has a larger displacement of 1.596 litres.

The Yamaha FT60D model is a designated high thrust outboard with a gear ratio of 2.3:1 giving greater thrust in bottom-end and mid-range situations.

All four models comply with EPA 2006 standards and the CARB 2008 regulations and are backed by a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Enquiries: Yamaha Motors Australia.
Tel: (02) 9757 0011.

Majestic TM101

For those looking to install a television unit but have restricted space on board, Majestic offers the TM101 10-inch LCD TV.

Designed to fit smaller craft, the TM101 can be mounted on a wall, desk or ceiling and features a high-tech sound graphic equalizer and auto tuning.

The TM101 comes with a 12-month warranty with the option of upgrading to a full three-year warranty.

Enquiries: Majestic Global.
Tel: 0500 840 011.

Rapala Squidgy Braid

After a year-long test period, the Rapala Squidgy Braid has hit tackle shop shelves.

Made from Spectra fibres and enhanced with microscopic particles of titanium alloy and a resin matrix for increased body, the Rapala Squidgy Braid has excellent knot-tying capabilities due to a 12 per cent increase in tensile strength.

Neutral grey in colour, it is available in a range of breaking strains covering a variety of fishing situations

The 4,6,8,10,14, 20 and 30 pound Squidgy Braid comes in 130 and 300 metre spools, the 40, 50 and 80 pound in 300 metre spools and the 14, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 80 pound breaking strains in bulk spools for deep water fishing.

Enquiries: Dunphy Sports/Fishing Imports.
Tel: (02) 9526 2144.

Burke Southerly

Serious sailing requires serious wet weather gear that keeps you dry and comfortable.

The Southerly from Burke is made from PB20 three-layer fabric and transfers vapour at 1200g/m every 24 hours.

It features a unique hood and drainage system, high-cut fleece-lined collar and chin seal, internal over-the-shoulder harness facility and high visibility reflective patches.

It also has a two-way zip, ergonomic performance-cut elbows and knees and the all-important mobile phone pocket.

Enquiries: Burke Marine.
Tel: (02) 9638 4333.


Lowering your mast single-handedly can be an almost impossible task at times.

Mast-Mate allows one person to raise or lower the mast on a trailerable yacht single-handed, quickly and with minimal effort.

Developed over a two-year period, the system only takes a few seconds. Once activated, the mast can be raised to the upright position by one person, depending on the weight of the mast.

Similarly, lowering the mast takes little time and effort and can be done in strong winds.

Enquiries: Mast-Mate.
Contact: David Jenkins.
Tel: 0428 360 641.

Third Watch

After seeing a boat sink when the batteries powering its automatic bilge pump went flat, Tony Nielson set about designing an alarm system that prevents such incidents from occurring.

The Third Watch Automatic Bilge Pump Timer records the total time the bilge pump has operated when the boat is left unattended.

The timer is activated by pressing the reset button until the display reads zero. The owner can read the total number of times the bilge pump has started, including the number of minutes and seconds the pump has operated on each occasion.

The unit will also indicate if the battery voltage is low and it has a memory back-up battery, which will maintain the last recorded operation of the timer.

Enquiries: Tony Nielson.
Tel: (07) 9252 8999.
Mobile: 0428 889 345.

Calcutta CTE 200DC

Shimano’s Calcutta CTE 200DC reel can be used on a number of fish species ranging from bass to barra.

Recently awarded the Best Reel at the Australian Fishing Tackle Association’s annual trade show, the CTE 200DC has a one-piece forged aluminium body, a super free-running aluminium Lo-Mass drilled spool, 10 A-RB bearings and one stainless steel roller bearing.

A notable feature of this reel is the Digitally Controlled Brake, a program that calculates the amount of time and brake needed to prevent overrun, which is assessed at 1/1000 of a second intervals. There is a choice of eight settings, and braking power can be adjusted to suit long or short casts.

The CTE 200DC holds 115 metres of six kilogram line and has High-Efficiency Gearing with a large diameter Super Duralumin Drive Gear, Super Stopper and Assist Stopper anti-reverse, Quickfire 11 casting assistance, graduated click adjust drag settings, Power Grip knobs and a 5.0:1 gear ratio.

Enquiries: Dunphy Sports/Fishing Imports.
Tel: (02) 9526 2144.

Energizer Hard Case

Whether you are working around the home or out on the boat, hard wearing tools are a necessity.

Designed to withstand a nine-metre drop, the new Energizer Hard Case Series range of torches are chemical resistant with stainless steel plates and a shatterproof lens.

The Energizer Hard Case Series comes in four sizes: the Hard Case Lantern, the 2D Hard Case Flashlight, the 4AA Hard Case Flashlight and the 2AA Hardcase Flashlight.

The Hard Case Lantern is the largest in the range and offers a two-position stand for two-way lighting. It takes four D-size batteries and can survive a 4.5-metre drop. And if you drop it overboard, no problem, it is waterproof and floats.

The 2D Energizer Hard Case Flashlight is slightly smaller and is operated using two D-size batteries. It can survive a 6.5-metre drop. Similarly, the 4AA Energizer Hard Case Flashlight has also been drop-tested to 6.5 metres and is lightweight enough to be stowed in a toolbox or glovebox.

The slim and compact 2AA Energizer Hard Case Flashlight has a LED light and is ideal for storing in desk drawers for small jobs. It has been drop-tested to nine metres.

Enquiries: Hardware stores and supermarkets.

CM800i and CM850i

Coursemaster has announced the addition of two new autopilots to its range.

The CM800i and CM850i autopilots both feature intelligent self-tuning software that continuously monitors the autopilots’ performance and the self-tuning adjusts to boat speed, sea conditions and trim.

The Coursemaster rate gyro compass also works to maximise course-holding accuracy and minimise the effects of acceleration, roll and pitch.

The combination of these features allows the autopilot to steer a more accurate course with less rudder movement, which results in lower power consumption and wear and tear on the steering system.

Both pilots are suitable for either power or sailing vessels from six metres to 40 metres.

Enquiries: Coursemaster Autopilots.
Tel: (02) 9417 7097.

Awlgrip Metallic Range

Awlgrip has released a line of metallic finishes for both pleasure and commercial boats.
The new metallics extend the Awlcraft range of products by adding 48 metallic colours designed to withstand the extremes of the marine environment and deliver a smooth, high-gloss finish.

Enquiries: Awlgrip Yacht Paints.
Tel: (07) 5573 9602.