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Things to do and see this spring

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Things to do and see this spring

 

For many boaties, Whitsundays is their home away from home for the winter months. Come spring, the migration back down the eastern coast of Australia begins. To help you on your way, we have compiled a list of things to do and see on the east coast of Queensland.
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8 Pro Detailer Tips for Keeping Your Boat Looking Good As New

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There’s not much better than a new boat – but an older boat that looks new is almost as good! Paul from A1 Marine Matters does a lot of our detailing work – and he’s provided us with some fantastic tips for maintaining your boat.

Tip 1 – Frequent washing

Saltwater can really do a number on
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What to do if your boat breaks down on the Gold Coast

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Firstly, become a member of the VMR before boating

Before you do any boating on the Gold Coast you should become a member of the Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR).  Associate Membership is $66 per year and includes:

Assistance with grounded vessels
Towing of vessels (in breakdown situations – to the closest safe haven or boat ramp)
Pump-outs of sinking vessels
Flat Battery Jump Starts
Radio
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Why you shouldn’t use ethanol-based fuel in marine engines

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While most of our customers are aware of the problems that ethanol-based fuels can cause in their valuable boats, we’ve noticed that a number of people who do their own engine maintenance often don’t realise that they could be doing significant, avoidable damage to their engines every single time they take them out.

It’s all about
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How to rescue a man-overboard

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Every now and then, we hear stories about people who’ve fallen off boats while out on the water and drowned due to improper or unsafe responses – or just plain bad luck. If you want to ensure that this doesn’t happen to a friend or family member out on your boat, take a read of
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