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SHE’LL BE RIGHT WITH JUSTIN DUGGAN

SHE’LL BE RIGHT WITH JUSTIN DUGGAN

We’ve all said to ourselves, “she’ll be right mate” when it comes to an aspect of our fishing or boating equipment. It might be a little scuff in your leader, a slight grinding sound in the bait-caster or perhaps some green corrosion on a battery terminal. It might be...
NAIAD BOATS BY KIRBY MARINE

NAIAD BOATS BY KIRBY MARINE

Naiad boats are the playthings of billionaire sheiks and sultans, and workhorses for the likes of the Tactical Response Group and remote wilderness tour operators. None of these are the kind of customers you want a call from in the dark of night saying something on...
7 TIPS FOR BUYING A USED OUTBOARD

7 TIPS FOR BUYING A USED OUTBOARD

  All-round nice guy and co-owner of Outboard Spares Stuart Buckingham spends hours helping others breath life into old outboards. This issue, he shares some choice tips on buying a used outboard. Images are of Byron’s 25 Bertram, Odin.       1....
FINE DINING IN THE BRINY

FINE DINING IN THE BRINY

On a foodie voyage of discovery through the Gippsland Lakes, The Captain’s crew discovers fair maidens willing to jump ship, pies to die for, seaweed-infused butter, eel terrine and bottomless jugs of rum and coke. We’ll need help for this one. Time to...
REGULATOR 41 WITH QUAD YAMAHAS

REGULATOR 41 WITH QUAD YAMAHAS

In what could yet prove an exceedingly cunning sales ploy, the broker blokes from One Brokerage in Perth have used the excuse of a visit from The Captain to entice Regulator 28 owner John Flay out for a burn and a fish on the new Regulator 41. John is now very, very...
BEN ZEBIC AND HIS 1410 STABICRAFT

BEN ZEBIC AND HIS 1410 STABICRAFT

Want to become a fishing immortal? The first step is to acquire an arsenal of high-calibre fishing equipment. Next, get yourself a tiny but tough fishing rig. “WTF? Tiny rig?” I hear you say. But think about it — that 100kg bluefin will look a shit-ton bigger sitting...
TINNIE TANK REBUILD

TINNIE TANK REBUILD

Matty Hildebrandt used all his car-painting smarts and product knowledge to give his 4m Stacer a Riviera-like finish — better, in fact.       G’day Matt. We haven’t had any punters from Emerald in The Captain. How’s the fishing up there? The best thing...
SHOCKWAVE 9M POWERCAT

SHOCKWAVE 9M POWERCAT

Andrew Wright reckons there’s more than one way to skin a cat. He ought to know. He’s spent thousands of hours behind the wheel – and inside the bilges – of cats of all shapes and sizes, and he’s built them for rescue services. Now,...
SALMON FISHING IN A VOLCANO

SALMON FISHING IN A VOLCANO

Like Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings, The Captain’s crew heads off on an adventure to a mysterious volcano. But instead of throwing something into it, we’d be hoping to pull something out.     When we first heard tales of a group of volcanic craters...
GRANT SHORELAND ROLLS BOAT

GRANT SHORELAND ROLLS BOAT

When things go bang in the night – Grant Shorland reflects on the night his beloved Cubin’ went on the rocks.     I’ve used the Bastion Point boat ramp in Mallacoota more times than I’ve had hot showers. It’s not the safest ramp, but when treated with...