Category: August 2021

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Images reflect ocean’s anguish

Images reflect ocean’s anguish

Britain’s Mandy Barker is an international award-winning photographer raising awareness about plastic pollution in the world’s oceans, highlighting its harmful effects on marine life and humanity. I aim to stimulate an emotional response in the viewer,” she says, “by combining a contradiction between initial aesthetic attraction along with the subsequent message of awareness. I have...

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The largest square-rigger

The largest square-rigger

At some future point when Covid allows cruise enthusiasts back on board, you might want to check out the just-launched Golden Horizon. At 525ft long (160m) with five masts and a sail area of 6,300m2 , she is the world’s largest square-rigged cruise ship. Built in Croatia, the ship is run by the UK’s Tradewind...

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THE JIM LOTT STORY Lifelong voyage

THE JIM LOTT STORY Lifelong voyage

Jim Lott’s had a diverse career – teaching navigation and seamanship, helping establish boating regulations, advising national bodies and countless 10-day voyages with the Spirit of New Zealand. He’s also built a 15.2m yacht in which he and his wife Karin sailed for more than 150,000 miles offshore. Here’s his story. Born in 1947, Lott...

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Boost your phone

Boost your phone

Boaties venturing offshore know how quickly a phone loses signal bars – and data apps become patchy at best. The combination of poor signal strength and the phone’s low antenna height limits communication with the closest cellular tower. But there is a solution. Mobile phones have become an integral part of our lives and with...

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No limits to greed

No limits to greed

Pink maomao. Chances are many Kiwis don’t even know what pink maomao are, but if you have dived/fished the waters of northern New Zealand, you have almost certainly come across this attractive, brightly coloured reef fish. A species of sea bass, pink maomao are a deepwater species rarely being seen above 20 metres and found...

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NEW E SERIES

NEW E SERIES

THE E SERIES CABLE ENTRY Port allows easy access for cables through the deck for tidy electronic mounting solutions. With the E Series Cable Entry Port, securing and wiring your boat’s electronics is not only easier, but your cockpit will be clear from exposed cables and plugs. The E Series Cable Entry Port works with...

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HOTSHOT RANGE

HOTSHOT RANGE

JABSCO’S NEW HOT SHOT RANGE of heavy-duty washdown pumps includes the new HD4. Replacing the old 3.5 and 4 GPH quad pumps, the new HD4 comes with a higher-pressure rating, a motor with double the life expectancy and a completely new cast alloy rear pump head. The stronger new head, combined with better bolt spacing,...

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EASIER TO VIEW

EASIER TO VIEW

Lowrance Updated Software for HDS Live, HDS Carbon and Elite FS fishfinders to include a series of radar interface improvements, new features focused on safety and several key product integrations. Radar improvements make it easier to view, track and monitor vessels that may be a risk to the user’s course, while new, clearer AIS icons...

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STRUT YOUR STUFF

STRUT YOUR STUFF

Designed from the ground up, this waterproof wireless charge system was created specifically for use onboard, its unique technology housed in an IPX6, fully encapsulated and sealed unit. Designed to easily install on any flat surface – perfect on top of boat consoles – the Catch 12/24V waterproof wireless phone charging mat safely holds and...

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