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News - SO349

The Sun Odyssey 349 Craze Hits Tasmania!

Posted Wednesday, 31 May 2017

The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349 is currently the hottest selling production yacht in Australia. Dubbed 'Best Worldwide Production Sailing Yacht' in 2015, Jeanneau reports over 500 units sold globally in just over two years. 

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Under Sail

Retirement living or retirement lifestyle?

Posted Monday, 8 May 2017

Are you aiming to idle away your retirement years or make every day count? Don’t really see yourself as a grey nomad? Tasmania has some of the finest waterways in Australia, so why not explore them from the deck of your own boat? 

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Hull

Which prop - feathering, folding or fixed?

Posted Monday, 8 May 2017

There are a couple of distinct schools of thought on the best propeller for a yacht. On the one hand are sailing purists who believe propellers are only needed for getting out of marinas or motoring into port.

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News - For Sale Sign

LISTINGS WANTED

Posted Monday, 24 April 2017

Boat buyers are flooding the market in record numbers and we are seeking quality listings. If you're thinking about selling, call Boat Sales Tasmania or fill in this online form. We deliver top service and get the results.

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Boat lights

How long does it take to change a light bulb?

Posted Friday, 17 March 2017

Exorbitant bills from marine tradies? We’ve all had them and wondered how a simple job could cost so much. But how often do owners understand what is involved in work they commission? I’ve been on both sides, and I would love a dollar for every time an owner insisted ‘it’s only a five-minute job’. I often thought, if it is so easy, why don’t they just do it themselves. Take this rigging job for instance…

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What is a boat name

What’s in a Boat Name?

Posted Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Choosing a boat name can be even trickier than naming a child. Apart from the sound and meaning of the name, consider the radio transmissions you might engage in. Your call sign should be clear and unmistakeable to the listener, perhaps working through static or poor reception. Shore station operators have a propensity to guess at a familiar-sounding name, rendering even simple names into something totally different. Our Zeston 36 Amica was often called Omega by shore stations unless we spelled the name phonetically each time.

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Jeanneau SO349 French Connection

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349 in the Crown Series Regatta

Posted Thursday, 23 February 2017

Huon sailing legend, Jeff Sharp,  raced his new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349 in the Bellerive Yacht Club's Crown Series Regatta last weekend. 

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Docking, Sailing her in

Sailing Her in – 12 Tips to Make It Easier

Posted Thursday, 9 February 2017

If you sail for long enough, at some point you will have an engine failure. Instead of calling for help, a bit of preparation and – dare I say it – practice, might save the day and let you sail in. I learned the hard way, by sailing an engine-free yacht along the Queensland coast for ten years, in all weather and all seasons. It took a while before I became confident, but these are my top 12 tips:

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Boat Smell, Eliminate Boat Smell

How to permanently eliminate boat smell

Posted Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Ah, the distinctive smell of…boat. A mixture of diesel, cooking fumes, mould and stale air, sometimes with a hint of wet dog - instantly recognisable to anyone who has looked at second hand boats. That odour is not only a turn-off for buyers, but contributes significantly to seasickness.

There’s no excuse for this smell, although some old salts seem to think it is both inevitable and, well, salty. The main causes are poor ventilation, oily bilges, deck leaks and dirt. Back in the day, it was accepted that boats leaked, ventilation was mainly to keep the timbers sound, and cleaning was not necessarily a priority. Thankfully we have moved on from this. Modern boats should not leak - from the hull or anywhere else.

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Jeanneau 51 news

A 360⁰ view of the stunning Jeanneau 51

Posted Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Take the ‘virtual’ helm of the new Jeanneau 51 with this amazing 360⁰ video from Jeanneau France.

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