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Boat trip planning and preparation for Princess Charlotte Bay

To head on a long trip to a remote location such as Princess Charlotte Bay, requires a ton of boat trip planning and preparation. In …

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Annual Boat Maintenance for Mood Swings

For those that follow us on social media, you’d know we pulled Mood Swings out for annual boat maintenance last week. Typically this involves a …

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Crocodile Management

Crocodile Management in Australia is the responsibility of the States. In Queensland, the Crocodile Management Plan is the current document. In the NT however, the …

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Crocodiles in Northern Australia

Crocodiles in Northern Australia are a hot topic at the moment after a yacht skipper Andrew Heard was taken from his dingy by a croc. …

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Hindsight is a wonderful thing

There’s a reason people say Hindsight is a Wonderful thing. And not just because you can learn from your mistakes and are unlikely to repeat …

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Living with Crocodiles

Living with crocodiles in Northern Australia and other places they’re found, can be dangerous. But like tigers in India and lions in Africa, we can’t …

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I’m Hooked – Fish hook accidents

Earlier this year, after 30 years on charter I had MY FIRST EVER fish hook accident. For those not on social media, here is a …

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Storms at sea in small boats – real life stories

Last week on our return to Cairns from holidays, we were caught unawares by an electrical storm at sea. One minute it was just wind …

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Boat handling tips for a smoother ride in rough weather

Getting a smoother ride in rough weather can be as simple as changing your angle of travel. When I’m out and about on the water, …

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How to sharpen a fish filleting knife

No one knows how to sharpen a knife better than a butcher.  Today we talk to Callan from Cardwell Butchery about how to sharpen a …

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Handy wheel bearing tool

Regular trailer maintenance is a must if you want to avoid getting stuck on the side of the road with a breakdown. Launch and boat …

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Survival at Sea

It pays to get your life raft serviced! After purchasing a pre-loved game boat, we discovered the life raft had not been serviced for 8 …

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