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“My boat weighs two tonnes, so do I need
a two tonne winch? ” The answer in most
cases is, No!
Winches are generally rated by their line
pull capacity, meaning the winch is capable
of lifting a dead weight to that capacity. Your
boat may weigh two tonnes, but if you are just
pulling it into the garage, you are not lifting it
as a dead weight. When pulling a boat, it will
usually be on a trailer that transfers much of
the weight to the ground. This means that a
two tonne winch is probably overkill.
So generally, the size of the winch
required will be a lot smaller in capacity
than the load that needs to be moved when
using it for this application. Using a Winch
Load Calculation Tool our specialist staff
will calculate the right winch for your needs.
We sell a complete range of quality
winches and can offer installation, ser vicing
HES Winches Australia –
1300 792 464 www.heswinches.com .au
PRODUCT & INDUSTRY REVIEW
The next generation of Marine Pro
Batteries has arrived
Centur y Batteries launch the next
generation of Australian made Marine Pro
SMF (Sealed Maintenance Free) batteries.
The range features an array of design
improvements and specialist internal
components to better suit Australia’s
extreme climate and harsh marine conditions
providing a perfect balance between
performance and life.
Unlike car batteries which generally travel
on smooth, sealed roads, marine batteries
must be able to resist vibration from wave
pounding and trailer transport. Marine
batteries are not only required to provide
sufficient starting power for high compression
engines but also deliver power for on-board
accessories even when the boat engine is
Centur y’s range of Marine Pro SMF
batteries are dual-purpose incorporating
both starting and semi-cycling capabilities
to power on board accessories to handle the
extreme demands of marine environments
and modern marine electrical systems.
Marine Pro SMF batteries – 13 22 87;
Pangea Maps are 3D contour maps of
iconic coastlines around Australia. Born
from a love of the water Pangea have created
a range of art pieces that capture the beauty
that lies beneath the surface, using accurate
bathymetric data, laser-cut wooden layers
form the underwater landscapes, showcasing
well-known coastlines in stunning detail.
The maps, crafted from beautiful Finnish
plywood, are pieced together meticulously
by hand. Each map is assembled and framed
in hardwood, finished with a plexiglass top.
Pangea Maps arrive in an equally impressive
plywood box and are ready-to-hang, making
them the perfect gift for any water lover.
They are intended to bring memories to
life, capturing the treasured sailing spots or
shorelines where summers are spent.
For those who treasure a unique location
not offered in the Iconic collection, they offer
one-of-a-kind custom maps through its online
Pangea Maps –
07 3062 7754; www.pangeamaps.com
Owners of larger boats on the NSW coast
will be happy to hear about 22 new berths
available at Anchorage Marina in Port Stephens
as of December 2017. Works have started in
earnest to upgrade marina facilities and install
an entire new marina arm specifically for larger
boats sized 56-66ft.
Existing docks have been removed to create
room for the new arm, providing ample space for
longer motor and sailing yachts to manoeuvre.
Concrete pontoons will be lifted into place by
crane over the next weeks. Contractors are also
upgrading the fuel dock, allowing boats up to
100ft to sail in and tie up for refuelling.
Onshore, the Anchorage Hotel and Spa
has several dining options to choose from, a
Kicking and screaming, The
Stainless Shop lands in the 21st
Hi, my name is Brett and I own The Stainless
Shop at Taren Point.
I have employed a fancy schmancy guy
who seems to know a whole lot more about
how things are done in the 21st Centur y. He
uses terms that are unfamiliar to me like
Facebook Likes, news feed, apps, viral, tweets
and plenty more.
When I started The Stainless Shop late last
centur y in the early ’90s, I used to handwrite
invoices for customers and used a cardboard
box for a cash register.
But now I find myself embracing the 21st
Centur y way of marketing. We even give Afloat
readers a discount for online orders (Hint – see
our ad in the marine fittings section for the
Have to go now. I need to work on a blog,
post on Facebook and do some tweeting. Next
will be Instagram and Tumblr. Who would have
The Stainless Shop –
Get under your boat easily with
Do you need an easy and safe way to clean
under your boat, untangle a rope from your
propeller, to check your mooring? Or just have
some fun? Then seriously consider a surface
supplied Powerdive system.
Aquasea has a range of single and twin diver
units to suit ever y purpose. Driven continuously
by the 12 volt battery on your boat, there are
no tanks to fill. Simply set it up and drop over
the side. Made in Australia, this simple and
practical concept can be set up in a couple of
minutes. Powerdive units are compact, easy
to use and ver y reliable. No scuba licence is
Whether it is simple boat maintenance,
safety at sea or an easy way to see the
underwater world, there is a Powerdive unit
suitable for you.
Aquasea Underwater Products –
02 9540 4774; www.aquasea.com .au
two hour happy hour and a spa for pampering
Anchorage Marina – www.anchoragemarina.
Anchorage Marina upgrade expands large boat capacity in Port Stephens
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