INCREASE YOUR BOATING KNOWLEDGE

BOAT BUYING TIPS (1) – What makes a good aluminium boat?

One of the most common questions asked by prospective boat buyers is: "What makes a good aluminium boat?" Here at Bar Crusher, we have many...

BOAT BUYING TIPS (2) – What is a plate aluminium boat?

Another common question asked by prospective boat buyers is: "What is a plate aluminium boat?" While there are some manufacturers who enjoy the...

BOAT BUYING TIPS (3) – Boat building techniques

There are essentially two types of aluminium boat-building techniques used in Australia for recreational trailer boats… Pressed sheet 'tinnie'...

BOAT BUYING TIPS (4) – What does water ballast do?

Another common question among prospective boat buyers: "What does water ballast do?" Firstly, back to basics: flatter hulls provide great stability...

BOAT BUYING TIPS (5) – The ability to handle rough seas

Whether you're chasing marlin offshore or targeting snapper inshore, sooner or later you'll be faced with a run back to the boat ramp in less than...

BOAT BUYING TIPS (6) – Boat maintenance

Most of us have heard boat owners say: “The worst part of fishing is cleaning the boat!” Serious anglers and family boaters want to spend as...

BOAT BUYING TIPS (7) – Corrosion resistance

People sometimes forget the marine environment is unforgiving on equipment. Accordingly, every aspect of a boat needs to be designed and built to...

BOAT BUYING TIPS (8) – Function and comfort

We’ve all heard of ergonomics in a work environment – "the applied science of equipment design is intended to maximise productivity by reducing...

BOAT BUYING TIPS (9) – Boat trailers

The trailer is one of the most important – yet regularly overlooked – aspects of any trailer boat. Anyone who has sat at a boat ramp for an...

BOAT BUYING TIPS (10) – Boat storage

A common issue among prospective boat owners is boat storage... The boat you want may not fit in the space you have to store it – and the most...

BOAT BUYING TIPS (11) – Standard features and options

Before buying a boat, confirm what features are standard inclusions and what are optional extras... you might be surprised at what some brands make...

BOAT BUYING TIPS (12) – The on-water test

It’s unlikely you’d buy a car without test driving it first, so take that same approach to buying a boat. It’s when you ask to test a boat on...

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