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‘World first’ nano-filler fixes and
colours fibreglass damage in
Good news for boat owners
and marine professionals who are
frustrated with the time, complexity
and mess involved with fixing
MagicEzy has released a
revolutionary product that offers a
simple way to perform quality DIY
fibreglass repairs fast, often in a
matter of seconds.
MagicEzy 9 Second Chip Fix is
a patent-pending nano-filler that
fills, bonds and colours fibreglass
boat damage in seconds (without
the need for a catalyst). It’s perfect
to use on fibreglass, wood, ceramics, plastic
It fixes chips, gouges, wide cracks and deep
scratches. Unlike fibreglass or gelcoat repair
kits, no sanding prep work is required.
MagicEzy 9 Second Chip Fix comes in 11
colours and is available in a 12.9 ml tube with
a patent-pending levelling device so smooth
repairs can be done with accuracy.
MagicEzy – http://www.magicezy.com/
The Helmsman Project
Two yachts in the 2013 Rolex Sydney to
Hobart Yacht Race sported new colours in
the name of charity.
Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s Flying Fish
Arctos and Sydney Amateur Sailing Club’s
Ariel branded their sails with colours from
not-for-profit organisation, The Helmsman
Project, as their crews raised money and
awareness by racing for a cause.
The Helmsman Project runs an
adventure-based coaching program
designed to build life effectiveness skills
in Year 9 students from schools located
in communities affected by disadvantage.
Sailing is used as the adventure education
John Naylor, Ariel crew member as well
as head of operations and co-founder of The
Helmsman Project, said he completed his
sixth Sydney to Hobart race with a special
sense of fulfilment.
At the core of The Helmsman Project’s
nine-month program is a 13-week personal
and team coaching process that integrates
two sailing blocks to complement the
students’ learning process. Graduates also
receive Yachting Australia ‘Start Yachting’
and ‘Competent Crew’ sailing certificates.
The Helmsman Project – www.
Those interested in a career on the water
are travelling to the Whitsunday region in
Queensland to undertake their commercial
The Whitsunday Maritime Training Centre
(WMTC) is attracting students from as far as
Karratha in Western Australia, by offering high-
standard commercial courses and instructors
with top-notch facilities.
WMTC gives students first-hand
experience during their training, as they
perform course elements, such as survival
jumps, at the Port of Airlie. The centre is
dedicated to high-standard deliver y to
students and building the steps towards a
Based on the water overlooking Pioneer
Bay and the Whitsunday islands at the
Whitsunday Sailing Club in Airlie Beach,
Queensland, WMTC offers a range of training
courses, from a simple boat licence, MED
2/3, through to Master 5 certification and the
Certificate of Safety Training (STCW95) and
Security Awareness Training.
Whitsunday Maritime Training Centre –
PRODUCT & INDUSTRY REVIEW
What lies beneath your boat?
At some stage, every boat owner will need
to replace their anchor chain. Are you confident
that the chain you’re buying is up to standard?
When it comes to the safety of your boat,
and most importantly you and your loved ones,
quality should be all that matters.
PWB Anchor, Australia’s chain and lifting
equipment specialist, has been manufacturing
chain used in various industries, including
marine and mooring, in Victoria since 1923.
PWB Anchor’s meticulous quality and testing
20% off Fendequip fenderCovers
Marine wholesalers AMI Marine are
offering 20% off Fendequip fenderCovers when
purchased with any Polyform Nor way A or F
Class fender. This offer will last throughout the
month of February.
Polyform Nor way’s fenders have proven
themselves in the most adverse conditions.
The best-selling A Series is an all-purpose
buoy with a signature ‘blue ropehold’. It is
offered in seven brilliant, high-visibility colours.
The F Series fender has a more European, twin-
eye style and comes in a huge variety of sizes
to suit any vessel.
Fendequip fenderCovers are specially
designed to protect the topsides from fender
scuff and help avoid costly gel coat repairs.
Each fender cover is manufactured from
Fendequip’s very own special premium, loop-
knit acr ylic fabric.
AMI Marine –
Whitsunday Maritime Training Centre
students undertaking STCW95
training at the Port of Airlie.
the founder of
cloud based boat
log for managing
vessel safety com-
has owned boats
all his life, and un-
derstands the constant need to keep his boat
compliant with safety regulations and racing
rules as well as maintained and seaworthy.
“ With gear going out of date, needing
service or replacement you need to be on top
of a lot of small detail,” John said. “I started
Shorelog as an inexpensive tool for owners
or masters to track what’s on board and send
reminders to help owners keep their boat
Who would use Shorelog?
We have set up four types of log: runabouts,
commercial vessels, cruising and racing
yachts. Each category of boat has drop down
compliance lists particular to their use. Owners
can also upload photos,
How do people join?
Registration is done on line and the details
of the vessel are recorded with reminder dates
set by the owner.
Shorelog – www.shorelog.com.
requirements, in line with Australian standards,
are what separates genuine PWB Anchor chain
from imported alternatives.
In 2013, PWB launched ArmorGalv, a
modern, long lasting alternate coating to
hot-dip galvanizing that has shown extreme
resilience to rust and corrosion in the harshest
conditions. This coating, when applied to PWB
Grade-L Anchor Chain, ensures a product that
is the future of the marine industry.
PWB Anchor – 1300 792 262;
Students opt to train in paradise
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