THE BIRD WHISPERER

THE BIRD WHISPERER

Richard Freeman has been a professional solo fisherman for more than 40 years in his trusty Shark Cat. Spending so much time on the water, his usual companions are dolphins, sharks… and seabirds. In this regular column, Richard shares a few stories about his salty...
SUZUKI UNLEASHES THE BEAST

SUZUKI UNLEASHES THE BEAST

After 50 years and 3 million outboards, Suzuki release their biggest one yet Just a couple of months ago, in sunny Florida, Suzuki announced the arrival of its new DF350A outboard with a launch fandango to rival a Hollywood movie premiere. The 350HP V6 four-stroke is...
FOUR- STROKE FANDANGO

FOUR- STROKE FANDANGO

Honda Marine used this year’s Melbourne International Boat Show to take the worldwide wraps off a posse of new outboards – the BF75, BF80, BF90 and BF100. With their sleek silver styling and swept-back “crouching” appearance, they look the business and have the...
GRADY-WHITE LAUNCHES NEW SYDNEY DEALER

GRADY-WHITE LAUNCHES NEW SYDNEY DEALER

If you’re in the market for a primo glass battlewagon, you’ll be stoked to hear legendary US boat builder Grady-White Boats has picked Short Marine as its latest dealership outlet in Sydney. Located at Ferguson’s Marina on Sydney Harbour, Short Marine runs one of the...
SCOLLOPS: A SIMPLE SEAFOOD TREASURE

SCOLLOPS: A SIMPLE SEAFOOD TREASURE

Scallops are a delicious seafood treasure – and they also have a secret skill most seafarers don’t know about. They are “free-living”, capable of rapidly swimming short distances and even migrating a long way across the ocean floor. Here’s my favourite scallop recipe:...
COD CULTURE

COD CULTURE

A canny old cod hunter reminisces about golden days on the mighty Murray and rejoices at the resurgence of cod fishing, sport of champions. Growing up on the Goulburn and Murray rivers, it was inevitable that Murray cod, VB beer and sunburn would be a big part of my...
PART 3) FUEL TANK FOR THE PROJECT BOAT

PART 3) FUEL TANK FOR THE PROJECT BOAT

The Captain goes in search of a fuel tank for the Nub Tub, their custom Haines Hunter 445F project boat. In the backblocks of Williamstown they find a man of steel, Kane McQuarrie from McQuarrie Fabrications. Picking a fuel tank is harder than picking a good rum. For...
INSANE INSTALLS- BARRA BATTLES

INSANE INSTALLS- BARRA BATTLES

The Captain’s crew heads to the Daly River in the Northern Territory to rendezvous with Paul Williams, the proud owner of a GS Marine prototype centre console fitted with a Lowrance and Simrad combo – and a massive Merc donk hanging out the back. Ah, the fishing...
STABICRAFT 1550 FISHER

STABICRAFT 1550 FISHER

Ever since the Battle of the Big Vee, Matt Webb, owner of the Edencraft 233 Formula, has been nagging The Captain because he wants a 15ft boat for his 17-yearold son, Tom. Tom loves his diving and fishing, so Matt wanted something safe and indestructible, but also...
800HP AL DHAEN CONSOLE

800HP AL DHAEN CONSOLE

  Grahma Harris won a bridge-to-bridge in record time, Caressing the helm of a 1000HP Connelly. These days he mooches around the Hawksbury in a 800HP Al Dhaen. Yep, We had to meet this bloke…         The Captain’s crew are belting around...