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TOUGH KIWI PLATEY | MAKAIRA BOATS

TOUGH KIWI PLATEY | MAKAIRA BOATS

MAKAIRA — pronounced Ma-kai-ra. (Latin via Greek: μαχαίρα «sword») is a genus of marlin and also the moniker of Allan Shaw’s aluminium creations.   Makaira master builder Allan Shaw says there are three key ingredients to a perfect riding hull — hull shape,...

WADE’S WEAPON | RIPTIDE 9200 CUSTOM CAB

WADE’S WEAPON | RIPTIDE 9200 CUSTOM CAB

Gone are the days of launching old tinnies on rusty extended drawbar trailers off the beach at K’gari (Fraser Island) with beaten-up LandCruisers. Wade Bachmann has it dialled. He launches his impeccable RipTide 9200 Custom Cab off the beach with a rockin’ red...

THE CAPTAIN’S COMPLETE GUIDE TO BOAT RAMPS

THE CAPTAIN’S COMPLETE GUIDE TO BOAT RAMPS

Boat ramps come in all different shapes and sizes — big ones, small ones, long ones, skinny ones. Some are nothing more than a nondescript strip leading onto a deserted sandy beach and others are like busy concrete highways. No matter the ramp, they all come with...

GUTSY’S GARAGE | TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR ENGINE COOL

GUTSY’S GARAGE | TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR ENGINE COOL

DIY servicing has never been so bloody easy. In this yarn, Grant “Gutsy” Shorland shares a few hot tips on keeping your cooling system running icy cold. He’s using parts from Outboard Spares delivered directly to his secret lair, aka Gutsy’s Garage. Welcome to Gutsy’s...