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TASSIE DEVILS

Few places get The Captain's juices flowing like the East Coast of Tasmania. It's raw, rugged and bustling with big bluefin - usually.        As loyal Captain readers have pointed out, we’re not always the most reliable sailor on the seas. Let us...

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THE GRADY BUNCH

When Dan Londero's wife said, "Buy a bigger boat," he went straight to the Grady-White showroom at Short Marine. Now he steers a sweet Marlin 300 with twin 300 HP Yammies and Furuno screens wrapped in a custom dash.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MhW1RYvDH4...

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5 COOL COVES OF SYDNEY

Armed with a case of Budweiser, a mask and fins, a couple of fishing rods and a Grady-White Freedom 325, Alli Ficarra goes in search of Sydney's coolest coves. Sydney Harbour is IMO the best waterway in the world. It takes a lot for me to say that. Ya see, I’m a...

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PART 7) FITTIN’ THE FOURFIE

The Nub-Tub is finally ready for the fit-out phase. We take her to the experts at Johnson Bros Marine who say, “We’ve never seen anyone want to fit this much shit to a 4.5m boat in our lives.” Trav and his cohort of contractors have slogged away on the base for three...

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SALTY SAYINGS

Many words and phrases of seafaring origin have weaseled their way into regular English usage. The Captain — often a bit of a “loose cannon” when he’s “three sheets to the wind” — shares a dozen of his favourite nautical crossovers.  01. LOOSE CANNON In today's lingo...

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EXPRESS YOURSELF ON THE GRADY-WHITE EXPRESS 330

Mallacoota abalone diver Grant Shorland Jr takes a break from snuffling snails and cruising for bluefin in his Grady-White Journey 258 to test drive the latest Grady-White to hit our shores — the Express 330 Why would an abalone diver from Mallacoota care for a...

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HUNTING GIANTS ABOARD AN O’BRIEN 43

The Captain’s crew head back to the Great Barrier Reef with a new mission: to catch the first giant black marlin of the 2018 season. We’re aboard Hellraiser II and equipped with a new special weapon. This is one of the first game boats to be fitted with a thru-hull...

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THE BIG CHILL

Are iceboxes all they're cut out to be? To find out, we kicked them out of the ute and them through their paces.    We’re simple men with simple needs. There are fish in the ocean, we catch the fish. Warm fish makes us crook, we keep the fish cold. It’s a...

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STABICRAFT 2400 SUPERCAB FITTED WITH EVINRUDE E-TEC 250

While filming for The Captain, Nick Wood voyages to the edgeof the world, well, Tasmania, in a fleet of seriously specced-out Stabis. Despite encountering his worst seas ever, he is keen to prove his mettle.     My first introduction to The Captain and his...

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