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We will beat any quote for a boat or jetski licence at Noosa, Sunshine Coast Only $140 for either a boat or jet ski licence or $240 for both licences on the same day. Fully accredited Qld Transport approved Boatsafe courses – 6 hours for boat licence, 2 hours for jet ski licence, all vessels … Continue reading We will beat any quote

Anchoring on Sand

A lot of anchoring in bays, estuaries and rivers is on sandy or muddy bottoms. This video from the Brownies Coastwatch Vault has some good tips from Dave Oelrichs from Maritime Safety Qld on the right way to do it using a Danforth Anchor. Another safety tip from Boat and Jetski Licence Noosa Sunshine Coast, … Continue reading Anchoring on Sand

Anchoring on Reef

A lot of anchoring is done on reef and a different anchor to what you use in estuaries and rivers with sandy or muddy bottoms is required. This video has info from Dave Oelrichs from Maritime Safety Qld on using a reef anchor on shallow inshore reefs. Also worth looking at in the Boating Vault … Continue reading Anchoring on Reef

Fire Protection in Boats

There’s nothing more terrifying than an explosion and fire on a boat. Thankfully, they don’t happen every day, but do occur often enough to make it worth your while to be aware of how easy boat fires can start, the most common causes, and things you can do the minimise the risk. This video has … Continue reading Fire Protection in Boats

Boat Flares

Flares There are three types of flare carried on board boats. Red hand held, orange smoke and parachute. These are designed for day or night use and are used to attract attention of other boat or passing aircraft. Flares must be regularly inspected. Their expiry date is three years from manufacture, which is marked on them and they … Continue reading Boat Flares

Boat Safety – V Sheet and Mirror

Two very important pieces of safety equipment are a V Sheet and a mirror. Since this video was shot, carrying the mirror is no longer compulsory, but is recommended. When you see how visible the V Sheet and the light reflected by a mirror are to the crew of a helicopter, compulsory or not, you’ll … Continue reading Boat Safety – V Sheet and Mirror

Boating Safety Requirements in Queensland

Recreational Boating Safety in QLD EPIRB   – Required if more than 2 nautical miles off shore An EPIRB or Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon is a simple and effective alerting and locating device that is compulsory for all vessels operating more than 2 nautical miles from the shore. However, it is recommended that all vessels … Continue reading Boating Safety Requirements in Queensland

Safe Boat Launching

Launching a boat at a boat ramp can be very easy if you are shown how, but if you don’t know what to do and go about it the wrong way it can be a nightmare. From the Brownies Coastwatch vault this video has tips from very experienced offshore angler John Palermo on how to … Continue reading Safe Boat Launching

Flushing Outboard Motors

Despite water restrictions, you are allowed to flush your outboard motor when returning from a boating trip. Not much water is needed if you do it properly and it’s a matter of safety, as it flushes the salt from the cooling system in your motor, which goes a long way toward preventing corrosion and the … Continue reading Flushing Outboard Motors

Avoid Boat or Jet Ski Collisions

Just like we need them on the roads, there are rules on the water that must be followed so we all don’t run into each other. Apart from always operating your vessel at a safe speed, the most basic of these rules is to always give way to a boat approaching from your starboard or … Continue reading Avoid Boat or Jet Ski Collisions