Slam Racing Evolution range
Slam apparel is defined by Italian design, quality construction and advanced fabrics. The new oilskin jacket is made from nylon cotoniero and has plenty of storage. The two external vertical pockets have laminated water-repellent zips and fabric covering the stitching to guarantee maximum water-proofing and cuffs are double closure to ensure dryness. The internal cell phone pocket is made of Awex, a material which gives protection from electromagnetic waves. The jacket is fully breathable for maximum comfort. The Racing Evolution Long John Pants are strongly reinforced at knees and an anti-rip fabric at the seat. For warm weather, the new Techno Almeria Shorts, made from laminated nylon taslon, feature two side pockets with Velcro fastenings, adjustable waist and a reinforced seat.
Available from all good marine wear shops. For more information, contact SALT Sportswear
Unit 12, 46-48 Buffalo Road, Gladesville NSW 2111, Phone: 02 98084877
The Pacific Porta Hoist is the first of its kind in Australia. This portable electric hoist boasts both convenience and durability. It comes with its own travel case and can handle heavy loads of up to 250kg safely.
Porta Hoist comes in two models: PPH125 with 125kg capacity and PPH240 with 250kg capacity. It features an overload limited clutch, with upper and lower limit switches for extra safety.
It also features an ergonomic low voltage IP 65 pendant with two speed control; variable low speed of 0 to 3.4 metres per minute, high speed of 12 metres per metre as well as an emergency stop function.
It has a standard 6m height of lift with 5m pendant control, chain bucket and 3m power cord. Both models comply with AS1418.2 and CE.
For more details, call 02 8825 6900.
The Bridgenorth Bailer
Considered to be the “Mercedes” of boat hooks, the Bridgenorth Bailer is a 3-in-1 telescoThe Bridgenorth Bailer performs a function that no other boat hook offers. As a hand pump, the Bailer can get into hard-to-reach places like bilges. It can hold almost half a litre at a time or with the reverse action can be used as a pressure washer. Water is expelled from the Bridgenorth Bailer 36 times faster than its operating speed, giving it a firing range of over 50ft and the power to clean hulls, the side of your boat or deck.
From its lexan hook, one of the strongest and most durable commercial plastics on the market, to its anodised aluminium shaft, only quality parts and materials are used in this product's construction. It collapses for easy storage and, unlike twist-lock hooks, its three-slot locking system secures the pole firmly when fully extended. Two weather-resistant non-slip grips ensure a solid grip when fending off other boats or hauling in a mooring. All metal parts are stainless steel or anodised aluminium and guaranteed not to rust.
For more details, call 1300 791 432.
Transporting made easy
Sydney-based company Jet1 Marine has released a PWC beach trolley, which features:Aluminium construction for lightness and teflon skids for easy unload/load. It comes with wide and soft beach tyres to cope with the marine environment. This device can handle all PWC models and comes in flat pack for easy shipping.
For more details, call 02 9637 5775.
Precision Trailer Boat Handling – Made Easy
There's more to proficiently and safely operating a boat than many might believe. Just like those who may be legally licensed to drive on our roads, possessing a boat driver's licence doesn't necessarily mean the holder has all the skills required – in some cases far from it!
Beginners and seasoned boaters alike will find a wealth of basic knowledge in this DVD: Precision Trailer Boat Handling Made Easy. Presented by experienced Sydney-based “mobile” boating instructor Leif Albertson, this presentation (endorsed by the Boating Industry Association) runs through all the basic skills any boater needs to safely get their boat in the water and return at the end of the day.
The presentation starts at the ramp with launches and retrievals and also covers: laying alongside, planing, stopping smoothly, anchoring basics and various driving techniques. All segments are explained simply and designed to give anyone the basic skills for operating a powerboat confidently and proficiently.
This DVD runs for about 45 minutes and sells for a RRP of $29.95.
Contact: Your local BIA office on or Leif Albertson on 0428 883335.
ThinkPad R61 laptop
The latest IBM Thinkpad laptop continues the brand's reputation for strong, reliable portable machines. Powered by the latest Intel CoreTM2 Duo Processor T7500 (2.2GHz speed) and 1GB of memory with a 120 GB hard disk, the machine is a good chart-plotting platform onboard. Its 14 inch screen and ergonomic keyboard finish the system off well. Wireless enabled as standard, the system is internet ready and also comes with either Windows XP or Vista and useful range of IBM software. This includes ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery which helps keep software crashes or virus attacks from slowing you down. Equally reassuring is its worldwide, round-the-clock service and support and an industry-leading warranty.
RRP: $944 (R61 basic model)