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BIG BORE BLACK WATCH REBUILD

BIG BORE BLACK WATCH REBUILD

Just like The Captain, the owner of this Black Watch 31 forked out good money for a lemon. But just like The Captain – and with a little help from Matt Inman at R&M Marine – Now he couldn’t be happier.     Every big boat that sails...
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...
GRANT SHORLAND ROLLS BOAT

GRANT SHORLAND 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...
GRANT SHORLAND ON THE ART OF WAR

GRANT SHORLAND ON THE ART OF WAR

It was the biggest war on water since Kevin Costner took on the Smokers in Waterworld — Spearos vs Fishos. The battleground was out among the bait balls off Port MacDonnell in South Australia, and it all came to a head during the hot bite spring of 2019. The locals...
MODA’S SEXY NEW C-2900 CAT

MODA’S SEXY NEW C-2900 CAT

Shane Darlington knows that while a lot of fishos don’t give a rat’s arse what they’re driving as long as nature’s bounty is sliding over the gunwales, just as many want to be at the helm of a boat that’s looking sharp and styled to perfection. Welcome aboard the Moda...
SLAB-O-CRAFT

SLAB-O-CRAFT

The Captain is cruising the Australian coast, bludging free rides on the meanest metal rigs out there. We head south to Apollo Bay to check out the most decked-out recreational Stabi to ever hit Australian shores.     In the dawn light, Kyle Briggs’...
MICK’S TRICKS WITH MICHAEL MASHADO

MICK’S TRICKS WITH MICHAEL MASHADO

Mick from Pickles Fishing & Outdoors in Eden shares the secret of his simple but deadly Slurpee straw stiff-hook rig. Mick is the frugal type. He lives by the old creed — “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Which is kind of ironic considering he’s also proprietor...
SUPER SIZE ME | SAILFISH 3200

SUPER SIZE ME | SAILFISH 3200

Paul Flynn loves his supersized Sailfish. His new rig is the first of the 3200 Platinum Sports range and features a beefed-up 3m beam and extended waterline length.     It’s a dead-calm winter’s morning and The Captain’s crew is rugged up for a Sydney...
DIY DEEP VEE REBUILD

DIY DEEP VEE REBUILD

Kyle Dicecco crafted almost every part of this tough-as-fug Haines Hunter V17L, including the glasswork, fuel tank, stainless, paintwork and even the trailer! Words by The Captain and Kyle Dicecco, images by Kyle Dicecco The fishing is brilliant off the remote coastal...
MINI FLYBRIDGE CRUISER

MINI FLYBRIDGE CRUISER

Julian McGarry couldn’t afford to buy a flybridge cruiser, so he built his own mini version.   When Julian McGarry’s mate sold his flybridge cruiser, Julian lost his regular ride. Heartbroken, he couldn’t see the value in owning his own moored boat, so he took...
BOATS OF THE FUTURE

BOATS OF THE FUTURE

The Captain catches up with respected boat designer Paul Bury, the man behind the computer behind many of the boats you drool over at the ramp. WHO IS PAUL BURY? Paul is the principal of Bury Design and has worked in the industry for over 20 years. Before starting...