A light breeze to 8 knots with near flat seas this morning.
Published Monday, 01 August 2016
During the last year North Sails have been working hard on developing these new designs and have run a lot of speed test sessions to set a goal for better pointing and acceleration. They have now finalized the 3 types of design based on the P4 which is their previous successful radial design. The design comes in 3 weight range versions and is now ready for release following very impressive testing results to confirm their better performance.
35 - 41 kg 40 - 46 kg Over 45 kg
Published Monday, 01 August 2016
Nautivela 420's have claimed 1st place in the Open, Women's and Youth Divisions at the 2016 World Championships held in Sanremo, Italy.
Nautivela, the worlds largest 420 builder, was well represented throughout the fleet, achieving some great results that included 1st and 3rd in the women's and youth divisions, and 1st including 5 of the top 10 in the open fleet.
With 262 boats competing over the 3 divisions (open: 110, Women: 84, youth: 68) there was plenty of up and coming talent on show. The wildly varying conditions helped to make the regatta real test for the youngsters ranging from 12 - 23 years (with the exception of one 28 year old crew).
Binks marine are bringing a number of Nautivela 420's into Australia, with some still available to purchase.
Please contact us via our website or call (08) 8294 6211 for further information on how to get one of these World Championship winning 420's.
Published Thursday, 14 July 2016
Hobie’s bioengineered MirageDrive propulsion system for kayaks was revolutionary in its inception in 1997 and has been evolving ever since. Now comes the biggest evolution – so far. Introducing the patent-pending Hobie MirageDrive 180 forward-reverse propulsion system that will be integrated into all 2017 model year Mirage kayaks.
Weighing in at under eight pounds, the MirageDrive 180 produces full power in both directions and offers unprecedented maneuverability. The user can pull one of two shift cables to direct propulsion 180 degrees almost instantly from forward to reverse and back again.
Imagine the possibilities: backing fish out of cover; safely fishing closer to obstructions; or fishing downstream while holding in current. Hands-free propulsion in any direction means better control: to cast, to present baits, and to concentrate on landing bigger fish. And then pictures can be snapped or cold beverage enjoyed on the way back in without ever stopping.
There are two shifters, one marked in green for forward and a longer one in red for reverse, making them easy to identify. Pulling the appropriate cable pivots both MirageDrive fins 180 degrees, reversing the direction of the power output.
Although the forward-reverse capability is the most noticeable improvement to this new generation of the time-tested MirageDrive, it’s not the only significant advancement. The new fins are even more durable, with high strength nylon on the leading and trailing edges. Adjusting fin resistance has also been improved via an easy-access knob. The fin shape, altered to allow the fins to rotate from forward to reverse, provides the same efficient power as past models of ST Fins and ST Turbo fins respectively.
Can the MirageDrive 180 go shallow? Absolutely. Use partial pedal strokes to “flutter” the fins or push one crank arm forward so that both fins automatically fold up flat against the bottom of the hull. This same wing-like action excels for dodging obstacles, shedding weeds and gliding through the water with minimal resistance. It also facilitates landing on the beach or at the boat ramp. The MirageDrive 180 installs in seconds thanks to the Click and Go Mounting System, which also makes removing a snap.
The MirageDrive 180 will be standard with all 2017 model year Mirage kayaks, including the legendary Outback and award-winning Pro Anglers. The MirageDrive 180 is retrofitable to existing MirageDrive kayaks and is expected to be available as a stand-alone accessory by mid-year 2017.
Published Friday, 08 July 2016
We are seeking a self-motivated Sailmaker to run our busy Sailloft.
This is a great opportunity for the right person to run a established Sailloft with a mixture of dinghy, big-boat, windsurfing, Kitesurfing & Canvas Work
To show your interest and find out more information call Sandy Higgins
Published Monday, 06 June 2016
The 2016 Boat Show see's the exciting release of the much anticipated Hobie Eclipse!
The Hobie Eclipse is a whole new way to get on the water. Similar to a Stand Up Paddle board, but using a foot propelled Mirage Drive system for propulsion.
As well as the Hobie Eclipse, we will also have the new range of Hobie Stand Up Paddle boards and big range of the ever popular Hobie Kayaks. We will also have accessories available to order.
The show is again being held at the Adelaide Showgrounds between the 30th of June and the 3rd of July.
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 7pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Come in and have a look at the massive range of Hobie products and ask about our HUGE SHOW DEAL.
For more information visit the Boat Show website: http://www.adelaideboatshow.com.au/index.html
Published Thursday, 05 May 2016
The Eclipse Series capitalises on the appeal of stand-up paddling, and translates it into literally walking on water by using Hobie MirageDrive® technology.
The Hobie Mirage Stand Up Eclipse Series features two board sizes, a 10.5 and a 12.0. Both are constructed of strong ACX Advanced Composite Epoxy.
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