In Queensland, it is required that you have a boat licence (also called a marine licence) if you are operating a vessel that has an engine power greater than 4.5kW. It is also important to remember that in QLD a boat (known as a Queensland regulated ship) should only be used for recreational activities (including … Continue reading Do I Need A Boat Licence in QLD?
When it comes to the condition of motorboats, one of the best ways to determine current or potential problems is by observing the boat smoke and lubricating oil. First up, exhaust gases from marine engines should be clear. Any color of smoke can warn you of potential trouble. Below are possible smoke discolorations you may … Continue reading Boat 101: Boat Smoke and Lubricating Oil