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SIX WORKSHOP TOOLS YOU MUST HAVE

SIX WORKSHOP TOOLS YOU MUST HAVE

Outboards are tricky bastards at the best of times, so Stuart Buckingham from Outboard Spares reckons you’d best get smart about gearing up. They say a bad tradesman always blames his tools. However, you can only blame yourself if you don’t have the right tools. Here...
OLD-SCHOOL CARIBBEAN REBUILD

OLD-SCHOOL CARIBBEAN REBUILD

Lack of experience or budget didn’t slow the Palumbo brothers down. After three years, their Invader is finally finished and the boys are already ankle-deep in fish blood and cray legs.     How’s life on the WA coast? We’re only 5km from the coast and it’s a...
BYRON’S BERTRAM 25 REBUILD

BYRON’S BERTRAM 25 REBUILD

The Captain plunges bravely into the fibreglass dust storm to get the drum on this superbly reconfigured Bertram 25.     Most blokes toil away on tinnies and 15ft CrapCrafts before laying tools on their first big project, but — amazingly — this beaut Berty...
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...
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....
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...
FORMULA 233 REBUILD

FORMULA 233 REBUILD

Darren Brown has Formula fever. He’s on his fourth 233 rebuild and reckons the latest is his best yet. That’s enough for the Captain, who heads up to Gladstone to check it out.  We meet Darren at a well worn ramp at Gladstone in mid-north Queensland. It’s...
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...
PART 4) BENEATH THE NUB TUB’S SURFACE

PART 4) BENEATH THE NUB TUB’S SURFACE

Time to rip and strip Nub Tub, the Captain’s Haines Hunter 445F back to bare bones before building her back up to survey class, courtesy of Erick Hyland from Whitepointer glass boats in Cann River, Victoria. Erick shares his version of events…     The...