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BOAT BUYING TIPS (1) – What makes a good aluminium boat? BOAT BUYING TIPS (1) – What makes a good aluminium boat?7 January 2014

One of the most common questions we’re asked by prospective boat buyers is: ‘what makes a good aluminium boat?’ The team here at Bar Crusher is known for its...

BOAT BUYING TIPS (2) – What is a plate aluminium boat? BOAT BUYING TIPS (2) – What is a plate aluminium boat?7 January 2014

Another common question we’re asked by prospective boat buyers is: ‘what is a plate aluminium boat?’ While there are some manufacturers who enjoy the confusion...

BOAT BUYING TIPS (3) – Boat building techniques BOAT BUYING TIPS (3) – Boat building techniques7 January 2014

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

BOAT BUYING TIPS (4) – What does water ballast do? BOAT BUYING TIPS (4) – What does water ballast do?7 January 2014

You guessed it... another common question from prospective boat buyers! ‘What does water ballast do?’ Water ballast technology is a fantastic way to combine the...

BOAT BUYING TIPS (5) – The ability to handle rough seas BOAT BUYING TIPS (5) – The ability to handle rough seas7 January 2014

Whether you plan to use your boat primarily for chasing marlin and tuna offshore or targeting snapper and whiting in bays, sooner or later you'll be faced with a run back...

BOAT BUYING TIPS (6) – Boat maintenance BOAT BUYING TIPS (6) – Boat maintenance7 January 2014

How many times have you heard boat owners say “the worst part of fishing is cleaning the boat”? Serious anglers and family boaters want to spend as little time as...

BOAT BUYING TIPS (7) – Corrosion resistance BOAT BUYING TIPS (7) – Corrosion resistance7 January 2014

People sometimes forget the marine environment can be pretty tough on equipment. Accordingly, every aspect of a boat needs to be designed and built to last. An example...

BOAT BUYING TIPS (8) – Function and comfort BOAT BUYING TIPS (8) – Function and comfort7 January 2014

We’ve all heard of ergonomics in a work environment: "The applied science of equipment design is intended to maximise productivity by reducing operator fatigue and...

BOAT BUYING TIPS (9) – Boat trailers BOAT BUYING TIPS (9) – Boat trailers7 January 2014

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 hour or two will have...

BOAT BUYING TIPS (10) – Boat storage BOAT BUYING TIPS (10) – Boat storage7 January 2014

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 common issue is that of...