Australia would have to be one of the most over-regulated countries in the world.
Keeping on top of the regulations and remaining safe while running a business in an efficient and effective way can be a challenge.
Now I’m not knocking the brilliant safety record we have in this country and not trying to cause any controversy.
I am just trying to say that adhering to all the rules and regulations can sometimes be a bit of a pain.
One of the newer regulations concerns load restraint and includes all the bits and pieces you used to leave in your boat while travelling to and from the ramp e.g. your fishing rods.
These days, everything including seemingly harmless items must come out of the boat and into a contained area – or be restrained or covered.
Enter rod cleats.
I have been using these innovative cleats for years to keep unused rods out of the way, but they also come in handy to appease eagle-eyed traffic inspectors.
Check out my short video on how I use these great little cleats to keep my rods safe and avoid any unnecessary fines while I am at it.
The cleats (called Nacsan Rod Racks) are now only available in NZ and you can get them here;
Now if you didn’t know about the new regs and wondered why the hell everyone was running around with nets over their boat, you can check it out here.
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