INCREASE YOUR BOATING KNOWLEDGE

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

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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...

BOAT BUYING TIPS (6) – Boat maintenance

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...

BOAT BUYING TIPS (7) – Corrosion resistance

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

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. The fully kitted-out boat you’re looking at...

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...

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