PART 4) BENEATH THE NUB TUB’S SURFACE

PART 4) BENEATH THE NUB TUB’S SURFACE

Time to rip and strip Nub Tub, the Captain’s Haines Hunter 445F back to bare bones before building her back up to survey class, courtesy of Erick Hyland from Whitepointer glass boats in Cann River, Victoria. Erick shares his version of events…     The...
FATAL ATTRACTION

FATAL ATTRACTION

  With your best interests at heart, this hit list of “bad shit to watch out for on the water and how to deal with it if it happens” (compiled by The Captain’s favourite seagoing sawbones, who has more letters after his name than the alphabet) should keep you...
PORN IN THE USA

PORN IN THE USA

The Captain’s phone rang earlier this year. It was John Haines Junior, boss man of Suzuki Australia and heir to the Haines Signature fortune. In his polite but matter-of-fact manner he asked, “what are you guys doing in June?” “Let me check my calendar, John,” I...
TUG OFF

TUG OFF

The Captain tugs hard over his tow machines. Here are his top 10 adventure rigs.   Did you just drop more than $200K for your deep-vee machine built with 37 layers of ‘glass in the transom and fitted with hardtop, commercial-grade sounder, radar, pie warmer,...
THE DNA OF A KIWI WHITE POINTER

THE DNA OF A KIWI WHITE POINTER

The Captain discovers why the White Pointer from New Zealand is considered the apex predator of plate boats.  If you call your boat a White Pointer, you better have the chops to back it up. After building them for more than 24 years, Rex Briant, top of the food chain...
EYE FOR CURRENT

EYE FOR CURRENT

Rule one: keep your eyes open. Peter Pakula shares his wisdom on reading the signs and finding the fish. Electronic aids (sounder, GPS, temp gauge) certainly help you find fish, but they’re not the most important tool in your belt. They don’t tell you where you should...