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Sirsi Marina Pittwater
Sirsi Marina, a
privately owned marina
on a sheltered Pittwater
location, caters for
all levels of boating
enthusiast from trailer boats
to berthing and moorings available for long-
term or short-term stays.
Having recently undergone a significant
upgrade including the addition of the new
Bellingham Marina, Sirsi is a beautiful boutique
marina in a convenient and secure location.
All your boat related ser vices and
maintenance requirements are conveniently
located onsite as Sirsi is home to numerous
marine related businesses including
shipwrights, slipping capabilities to 56 tonne,
marine mechanics and an electrician.
The ample off street parking makes access
a breeze. Boat owners can rest assured as the
marina boasts high tech biometric security
access and free 24/7 video security. Sirsi
marina has everything you need, even an on-
Sirsi Marina – call Corey Hill on 0418 147
Online Boating maps
by Aussie Startups
Local boaters may find their closest
ramp easily, but what if you are visiting a new
location, or researching a trip? How about
finding boatramps, fishing spots, jetties, or
yacht clubs that you don’t know of?
Two local technology startups have
collaborated to build a boating resources
map that grows with information added by
each visitor – think Wikipedia for boaters.
Utilising an innovative crowd sharing
platform, data is now provided in a form that
encourages users to contribute or correct
locations from their collective wisdom.
“Note.is is designed to be a quick and
easy way to share information about the
world in a way that’s easy to search and
use. Partnering with CrewWithMe gave us
a chance to engage the boating and fishing
community, because making it easy to share
within communities is what we’re all about,”
said founder Andrew Stirling.
The boaters’ resource has been seeded
with over 2,000 sites showing boat ramps,
jetties, POI’s, and offshore fishing locations,
many including links to their own pages
with additional information provided by
Note.is – Andrew Stirling 0431 475 183;
CrewWithMe – Tony Plunkett 0409 909
VHF marine radios
GME has released
two new feature packed
handheld VHF marine
radios, the GX800 and
GX850 with features such
as Digital Selective Calling
(DSC) and inbuilt GPS.
Built to withstand the
harsh marine environment,
the GX800 and GX850 are
waterproof to the IP67 standard.
Both models feature a large backlit LCD
display, making it easy to read all displayed
information, even on a bright sunny day.
Ideal for use at the marina or on board,
if either model is accidentally dropped
overboard, it will float to the surface with
the bright LCD flashing to make location
and retrieval an easy task.
Further enhancing the GX850’s
credentials as a safety device is the inclusion
of the Man Over Board (MOB) feature. In
the event of an MOB incident, simply press
and hold the MOB key to gain an accurate
location of the point at which the incident
occurred, making search and retrieval faster.
RRP GX800 $229; GX850 $329.
GME – available at all authorised GME
Marine Dealers. www.gme.net.au
PRODUCT & INDUSTRY REVIEW
Koden Electronics digital
broadband echo sounder
Koden Electronics new
professional grade 2kW
digital broadband echo
settings and a complete
suite of manual settings to exceed the demands
of a commercial fisherman.
With a 10.4inch colour vertical TFT LCD
display that can be split either horizontally
or vertically, this echo sounder offers any
fisherman extraordinary manoeuvrability.
Superior performance in a wide range
of conditions is achieved with Koden Digital
Filtering technology and broadband Selectable
Frequency capability. KDF is featured on all
the digital Koden echo sounders eliminating
clutter, filtering out noise and ensuring more
detailed images and enhanced differentiation
of fish targets at all depths.
The 2kW CVS-1410B has an operating range
of 2.5 to 2,000 metres and provides a wide range
of presentation modes, including High/Low
Frequency, Bottom Discrimination and Zoom.
Coursemaster Autopilots – 02 9417 7097 or
Specialist boating solutions provider,
SternFIRST, have developed the perfect solution
for boatowners that use a dinghy to travel to
and from their boat.
By combining a stainless steel stern rail
with a unique removable davit system, you can
now board your dinghy with safety as well as
have a neat system for storing the dinghy at
the stern without the hassle of trying to find
somewhere to stow it while under way.
SternFIRST manufacture here in Australia,
with outlets in most states and if your boat
doesn’t suit the standard range of products
available off-the-shelf, they will fabricate a
solution to your specifications.
Products available include Stainless Steel
davits, rails, outboard brackets, ladders, rod
holders, barbeques and cutting boards, gas
cylinders and a range of inflatable boats by
various manufacturers. SternFIRST also stock
a large range of inflatable boat repair and
maintenance products including glue, paint,
fabric and cleaning agents.
SternFIRST – 02 9905 5800;
Can your wife save your life?
With the summer boating season
approaching we welcome aboard the ladies
to enjoy safe boating. SOS Marine has designed
rescue assistance equipment for everyone to
use in rescue and recover y operations.
The affordable SOS Dan buoy and SOS 2
Person Life raft are compact and portable man-
overboard rescue systems, “light and easy” to
throw in an emergency. The good news for all,
especially the ladies who travel on board, is
that there is no assembly required with either
The SOS Dan Buoy weighs only 4 kilos
(and shaped similar to a ladies handbag)
meets the Yachting Australia rules attached
to the lifebuoy.
The SOS 2 Person Life Raft, weighing 7.5
kilos, offers coastal boaters travelling alone or
with another person an easier system to use.
The high quality and unique design of SOS
Marine’s equipment is so highly regarded that
12 National Defence Forces worldwide have
purchased our safety equipment.
SOS Marine – 02 9700 0233; www.sosmarine.
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