If you’re thinking about getting a boat, you’ll need to make sure you can legally drive it. A car license doesn’t allow you to drive boats of any variety, so you’ll need to meet a separate set of standards to qualify. Continue reading Can You Drive A Boat Without A License?
Australia has some incredible fishing spots across the country, which has made fishing one of the most popular pastimes for Aussies. But aside from the obvious need for a rod, boat, and vehicle to get you to the fishing spot, what are the other fishing essentials that people can overlook? Continue reading 7 Fishing Essentials That Are Easily Overlooked
With over 171 lakes and 35,000 km of shoreline, it’s no wonder that so many Australians love their boats. Whether fishing, water skiing, diving, or just cruising, boats have become an integral part of Australian culture, and are enjoyed by millions of us.1 Continue reading How To Get A Boating License, State By State
The COVID-19 lockdown has seen us all take a reluctant, but necessary break from our beloved boating activities. Needless to say, fishing withdrawals are widespread! So, as restrictions slowly start to lift, it’s time to dream again: what boating activities will come first? Continue reading Boating Activities to Try During COVID-19
There’s nothing better than a day on the water. But before you launch your boat at the local ramp, you need to be prepared. If you’ve not had a lot of experience boating, then there are a few tips that could help you prepare your boat. That’s why we’ve put together a quick overview of some steps you need to take to get your boat prepared for a good day on the water. Continue reading How to Prepare your Boat for a Day on the Water
Boat towing can be nerve wracking for those without much experience. And even for those experienced in boat towing, problems can still arise. A lot of the time, problems occur when boats are being towed on rough unsealed roads, or high speed roads such as highways. Continue reading 4 Common Boat Towing Problems and How to Fix Them
Whether you’re new to boating, or an old hand at it, there’s always the chance that you could find yourself boating in a storm. In Queensland especially, storms come out of nowhere. And it doesn’t matter whether you’re inshore, offshore, on a lake, or up a river. Continue reading Boating in a Storm? Here are 5 Safety Tips to Keep you Afloat!
Boating is a common, popular, and thoroughly entertaining pass time. There’s nothing better than hitting the water early on a Saturday morning, after a long week of work. But in your eagerness to beat the rush to the ramp, it’s easy to forget things, and make mistakes. Continue reading Five Boating Mistakes to Avoid
We’ve all been there. It’s been rough and windy for months on end, and finally the conditions part. It’s a Saturday morning, it’s blowing five knots, and the ramp is backed up for kilometres. All you want to do is get on the water, but there are swathes of people in your way. How do you navigate them safety, and get onto the water without a hassle? It’s easy if you follow a few basic boat safety tips! Continue reading Boating On A Busy Weekend? Five Boat Safety Tips To Keep In Mind
Boating with your dog is a terrifically rewarding experience. The feeling of hitting the water with your best mate is pretty hard to replicate. But there are a few things to think about when boating with dogs. Dogs don’t necessarily share all of our needs; they have plenty of their own. So make sure you’ve covered all the bases when you go boating with your dog. After all, they can’t remind you if you forget something! Continue reading Things To Keep In Mind When Boating With Your Dog
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Boat loaders: they’re the go-anywhere solution to boating. It’s no wonder, then, that boat loaders and 4wd vehicles go hand in hand. But there are lots of different options when it comes to boat loaders. And when it comes to 4wd setups, there are more options still! Continue reading How to Choose Boat Loaders for 4wd
Often, we are asked the same question: what size boat trailer do I need? It’s a valid question, too. There are so many trailer sizes and configurations on offer. Picking the perfect size to match your boat requires some careful thought and consideration. It also requires some expert help. Matching the perfect trailer size to your boat is a matter of precision. Continue reading What Size Boat Trailer Do I Need?
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Every experienced skipper will tell you that the sea can change in an instant. That’s why picking ideal boating conditions is trickier than simply checking the three-day forecast. Every boating trip requires careful planning, and that planning includes a detailed analysis of the weather conditions. Continue reading Ideal Boating Conditions: Boat Safety & Checking the Weather
All boat owners know that maintenance is the key to a long and happy life with your boat. But trailers so often go overlooked in the maintenance stakes. Often, that can have serious consequences. There are a few reasons why boat trailers require maintenance. First, they are subject to all the same conditions as your boat is. That means saltwater, roads, and long periods sitting in the shed. Continue reading How To Keep Your Boat in the Water: Proper Boat Trailer Maintenance
Everyone has that one mate whose boat is the envy of all fellow fishos. Fitted out with all the latest and greatest, it just seems to work wonders. On top of that, it has the most comfortable ride you’ve ever seen. Why can’t that be you? Well, with a few good ideas, it can! Fitting out a boat is all about coming up with creative ideas. Those ideas should be based around your needs, too. For example, you should adapt your boat to the type of fishing you do, the type of weather you prefer, and where you take your boat. If you’re starting from the top, then let us help you with these boat fitting out ideas.
Launching a boat for the first time is daunting. The ramp is often busy, there’s a long queue, and the trailer gets a mind of its own as soon as your car hits reverse. These can all seem overwhelming, but don’t worry! There are a few simply tips you can follow to keep your trailer heading straight where you want it.
Whether you’re targeting bream on the flats, or giant trevally on the reef edges, perfect casting is vital. But it’s not easy. Landing the perfect cast takes years of practice, and a whole lot of snags! And even when you do crack the code to the perfect cast in fishing, not every cast will go your way. So if you’re new to fishing, where do you start? We’ve put together a few tips and tricks for landing that perfect cast. Casting is the foundation of successful fishing, so take some time to have a look!
As the sun comes out and the water heats up, some of our winter fishing spots go a little quiet. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t great fish to be caught! Across Bundaberg, the estuarine fishing is starting to speed up. There are reports of more and more barra being caught, as well as other inshore favourites such a mangrove jack, flathead, and cod. Just offshore, there’s been talk of mackerel movement along the southern Queensland coast as well. So leave your weekends free, and take a look at these five fishing spots around Bundaberg. Continue reading 5 Best Fishing Spots Near Bundaberg For Summer Fishing
Boating is a safe activity, and if you do it right it’s even safer. But that doesn’t mean that things can’t go wrong. Any experience boatie will tell you that the see is unpredictable. However, it isn’t only at sea that things can go wrong. Small creeks, rivers, dams, and lakes all have their own unique hazards. And to address those hazards, all those waterways have their own unique boating safety requirements in Queensland. We’ve listed some of the most important safety items below, to help you have a safe day on the water. But we haven’t listed them all, so visit the Queensland Recreational Boating and Fishing Guide for more information. You can also download the Queensland Recreation Fishing app on GooglePlay. Continue reading Essential Queensland Boating Rules: Navigating Queensland Boating Safety Requirements
Here at Almac we can now off the FULL fit out package. We are custom making Alloy Canopies. 3mm alloy brushed or chq plate. Click the below link for a look.
Boating is one of Queensland’s great family activities. With weather like ours, there’s nothing better to do with your weekend than go boating with the kids. But, kids often have different ideas – they may not be quite as into a quiet day on the water as you are. So what can you do to ramp up the fun when you’re boating with kids? Luckily, there are plenty of options, and we listed a few of our favourites. Continue reading Boating Fun: 6 Fun Ideas For Boating With Kids
Tinnies are great for so many reasons. They are tough, affordable, hard wearing, and easy to transport. They also fit into the skinniest waters and take us to just about every species of fish in Queensland. And that’s straight out of the factory! So imagine the benefits of a full tinny fit out for your average fisherman—there are too many to count. Luckily, another great advantage of tinnies is the ease with which you can fit them out. So take a look at some of these cool tinny fit out ideas and see if any of them will bring you some extra luck on the water! Continue reading Top 5 Cool Tinny Fit Out Ideas
Queenslanders love to camp, and with such stunning natural beauty constantly surrounding us, it’s no wonder why! It’s not hard to find somewhere to pitch the tent, roll out the swag, or park the caravan for the night. But, needless to say, some spots are a little more rewarding than others. Luckily, you still don’t need to go far to find them. Whether you are a keen fisher, an avid bushwalker, or a campsite relaxer, these camping spots are undoubtedly some of the best in south east Queensland, and beyond.
When the mercury drops in the Bundaberg region, it drops hard. It almost drops hard enough to convince even the keenest anglers to hang up the rods until the break of spring. But not even frosty mornings can keep Bundaberg’s die-hard fishos from a day on the Burnett River. And that’s no surprise; winter fishing can be just as productive as summer fishing. In fact, for some species, it can be more productive! Continue reading How To Have An Awesome Winter Fishing Trip On The Burnett River
If you’re getting into the Bundaberg fishing scene, then hold onto your hat! We are lucky enough to have some of the most diverse fishing Queensland has to offer. But with so many fishing and boating spots on offer around Bundaberg, where do you start? That’s where our list of Bundaberg fishing and boating spots comes into its own. The best part is that these spots are just five among thousands – including plenty that we haven’t even found yet! The only way to see them all is to get out there and have a go yourself.\
Bundaberg is a special part of Queensland, with the bush and beach on its doorstep. So it’s only right that we all try and get out there to experience it every once in a while! With the trailer packed, and the camping gear waiting patiently in the shed, there’s only one thing left to do: find a campsite! Continue reading The Top Spots For Camping Near Bundaberg
Now that you have some time on your hands, it’s time for you to make your holidays count. And what better place to do so than on the road? There’s a reason grey nomads dominate the caravan parks, and that is simply because a caravan trip is a trip of a lifetime. Caravanning gives you more freedom than you could possibly find on any other holiday. Plus its cost effective, so you can make it last for longer! Continue reading 5 Caravanning Tips For Grey Nomads
For the beginner boatie, the boat ramp can be a bit of a daunting place. Getting your boat ready to hit the water is a bit of a process and there are a few things you need to remember. But you should never be nervous – launching a boat is very straightforward and after a few goes, you’ll feel like a pro! To help you get comfortable with the idea of launching your boat, we have listed a few of our most useful tips on how to launch your boat. Continue reading How To Launch Your Boat
It’s every fisho’s dream to fit out the perfect boat, whether it’s a little tinny, or a big offshore rig. And, of course, fitting out the perfect boat comes with a long list of accessories. So which accessories are the must haves and which can wait a little longer? Continue reading 5 Must Have Boat Accessories
Summer is here, and what better way to spend it than on the water! With perfect conditions, great water temperatures, and plenty of spare time, this summer is the time to be capitalising on the great outdoors. And to help you do it, we have gathered a few of our favourite summer fishing tips. Continue reading Summer Fishing Tips And Ideas For This Holiday Season
Going fishing is the highlight of any week – sometimes even the year – but going without preparing first can put a dampener on your trip. If you want to catch a new PB, then you’re going to need to prepare. Luckily, preparation is half the fun! From rigging the rods to packing the boat, preparing for your next trip is the next best thing to going fishing. And to make it even better, we have prepared a few useful tips for your next day on the water. Continue reading 5 Expert Tips to Keep in Mind Before Going Fishing
Are you gearing up for your next trip of a lifetime? Of course, if you are, the rooftop tinny has to make an appearance! After all, how else can you get a boat to those rugged spots that are truly special? Rooftop tinnies are synonymous with adventure, whether it’s fishing, sightseeing or just relaxing on the water. But managing a rooftop tinny isn’t always easy. If you are travelling solo, or even with a companion, getting your tinny off and onto your roof is hard work. The solution: a rooftop boat loader! So what exactly are the benefits of a rooftop boat loader? Read on to find out! Continue reading 5 Reasons You Need A Rooftop Boat Loader!
So you have a tinny and you have an outboard – your first step to adventure is complete! But before your adventure begins, where will your tinny and outboard go? Storing your tinny, moving your tinny and getting all of your things together is a big job. With a heavy engine to worry about, the job can easily get even bigger! Moving a tinny and an outboard on your own is hard work. However, luckily, there’s a solution: a customised outboard trolley! Continue reading 4 Reasons You Need An Outboard Trolley!
Boat trailers have to be built tough. The constant weight of a boat, the strain of a bumpy road and harsh salt water are just a few of the things your boat trailer has to withstand. When you buy a good trailer, none of these factors will be an issue. However, there are still a few things you can do to keep your trailer in good condition. Boat trailer maintenance is just as important as boat maintenance itself. That is why we have listed 5 essential boat trailer maintenance tips you need to know. Continue reading 5 Essential Boat Trailer Maintenance Tips You Need to Know
So you finally decided to put an end to all the excuses and buy that tinny you’ve been dreaming about for months, that’s great news! Continue reading How To Load A Boat On a Trailer By Yourself
So you have finally decided to buy that boat you have spent months dreaming about. BEFORE you do, you need to read this! Continue reading Buying a Small Boat Trailer? Here’s What You Need to Know
Before you even hook your boat trailer up to your car, STOP, read this! There are a few simple, yet extremely valuable tips you need to know about reversing a boat trailer. Continue reading Five Valuable Tips for Reversing a Boat Trailer
Are you keen to find out how to replace the bearings on your boat trailer yourself? It’s not as complicated as you might imagine, as long as you keep safety in mind. The experts at Almac Trailers are here to tell you how! Continue reading How To Replace Boat Trailer Bearings
The boat trailer is definitely not the most exciting part about buying a new boat, but it is an entirely necessary one – how else are you going to go about transporting your boat from land to sea? Your mind might be on your beautiful new fibreglass, wood or metal beauty and the amazing fishing trips you’ll be taking out in it, but you also need to focus on the very thing that keeps your boat from crashing into the bitumen. We’ve designed a handy guide to help you with buying a boat trailer to suit all your boating and towing needs. Read on to find out more! Continue reading Buying a Boat Trailer – Here’s What You Need to Know
Getting the boat ready for a weekend out on the water? Don’t let a simple mistake ruin your plans, read this, it could save your life!
Towing a boat trailer is simple, right? It goes where you go. What you may not realise is that there are a few basic safety tips you should know and follow when towing a boat trailer. See these below. Continue reading Safe Driving Tips While Towing a Boat Trailer
Need to store your boat safely when you’re on the move? Looking for a lightweight, Australian made marine trailer? The best option, is to invest in an aluminium folding boat trailer from Almac Trailers, we’ll tell you five reasons why. Continue reading 5 Benefits of an Aluminium Folding Boat Trailer
Don’t let the warm weekends pass you by, load that boat up and hit the water! Continue reading How to Load a Boat onto a Boat Loader
Stop the war on dirty tinnies and boat trailers! Read this and give your aluminium boat trailers the best start in life.
You are living the dream! You have your boat trailer hooked up to the hitch and you are ready for a great day out on the water. You wouldn’t forget to clean your boat – so don’t overlook your trailer! Continue reading How To Clean Aluminium Boat Trailers – Tips From The Experts
We have a new agent now in South Australia. We’d like to welcome
Adelaide Shores Marine
1 Barcoo Road
West Beach SA 5024
Ph: 08 8295 8000
In the market for a new boat trailer? You’ll want to get familiar with what boat trailers are available before you buy. From size to weight, not forgetting price, here is the low down on boat trailers! All of these great designs are available from Almac Trailers – your go-to business for marine accessories in Bundaberg, Australia. Continue reading Looking for a boat trailer? Read this before you buy!
Sick of leaving the tinny at home? Missing out on fishing opportunities? No more!
You don’t have to sacrifice your boat for the sake of bringing the rest of your camping equipment or caravan on holidays. You can (and should!) take both. There are simple solutions available. Boat loaders or trailers can help, but consider these factors before deciding which is right for you!
This week we welcome Curtis Coast Marine Gladstone!
When you’ve got the right trailer, you can manoeuvre your boat around the campsite, a short distance down the freeway or launch into the water in no time. With a folding boat trailer, transporting your otherwise cumbersome boat is as easy as pie. Here are five reasons why folding boat trailers are your best option:
We recently filled an order to a client and shipped it to Eaglehawk in Victoria. They sent us this email.
“Hi Rob, I just wanted to thank you regarding my recent purchase of your Boat Loader and Folding Trailer and what a pleasure it was throughout the process. Both items worked exactly as described by yourself and your literature and are very user friendly. Your attention to detail is to be admired and your customer service was certainly professional and refreshing even when the delivery caused some problems you came through with the goods. Once again many thanks to yourself and Mel,
Best Wishes Terry Jenkins”
Without an outboard motor, your boat won’t go anywhere. Without the appropriate outboard trolley to carry your motor, your boat won’t go anywhere in a hurry, either. Here’s what to look for in an outboard trolley.
Choosing a boat trailer has some inherent complexity – the multitude of factors that require consideration mean that it can be somewhat of a daunting task for those without a great deal of experience. Considering the recent increase in the prevalence of the ‘caravan lifestyle,’ this guide will seek to provide you with the information necessary on how to choose a boat trailer that best suits the mobility and functionality required by those who have the same passion for their RV or caravan as they do for their boat.
We would like to welcome our new Mackay agent, Whitsunday Trailers. They have single and double fold trailers in stock NOW! Call them on 0408 017 610. Servicing the surrounding areas.
There’s a special kind of love that exists only between a man and his tinny. His tinny is stocked with his favourite things. He looks after it, protects it from the elements, gives it a wash and polish. Yep, tinnies are everything a man could want in a best fishing buddy!
Western Queensland is an area of rugged natural beauty, and with gorgeous sunsets and amazing scenery, it’s no wonder that the region has become a popular holiday destination for grey nomads. With such a vast area to cover, it can be difficult to choose a destination. Check out some of our favourite Western Queensland travel ideas – there’s sure to be something to help ease your wanderlust.
Fish caught and cooked by a river….there’s nothing better. Bundaberg locals will tell you that the area has some of the best river fishing spots in Queensland, and we think these are too good to keep secret. Why not make it a weekend mini-break or week-long holiday and enjoy the best fishing the region has to offer? With an Almac aluminium boat trailer for your tinnie, you’ll have everything you need for a great weekend!
One of the greatest things about camping is the camp food. Cooking over a campfire is like learning to cook again, but the meal is always worth the effort. And if the meal is fresh fish just caught by someone you love, that makes it taste even better! The biggest reward from your investment in your boat and a trailer for your boat, plus all the gear is the pleasure of a good fishing trip and of course, the freshly caught meal at the end of the day. If you follow these ten tips, everyone will want to fish tomorrow, so you can cook up a storm again!
There’s nothing you enjoy more than heading off to fish for a few hours. You can escape from the worries of the world, and just focus on that rod and the hook on the end. Fishing from a river bank is fantastic, but there’s something special about taking out the boat on the boat trailer and finding that perfect spot away from the crowds to put in. A love of fishing is something you want to teach your kids, but what’s the best way to do it? We’ve got the ultimate guide right here, follow these tips, and you’ll be fishing with kids in no time.
Whether you’re a local or just paying a visit, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to great fishing trips in Queensland. Throw in a line almost anywhere up and down the coast, or in the fine inland rivers and estuaries, and you’ll have access to a stunning array of catches whether you’re a seafood lover or a recreational angler. But there are some fishing spots that become legendary; the ones that every serious fishing enthusiast adds to their ‘must do’ bucket list. Here’s our list of the top 5 fishing trips in Queensland. How many have you ticked off so far?
Spending time in the great outdoors is rewarding, whether you prefer to camp alone, with friends or your family. If you enjoy camping but never seem to make it actually happen, we have listed some excuses that will help you get moving.
Do you know the difference between a rough road trailer and an off road trailer? Which parts of a trailer should be especially reinforced? How do I tell a poor quality trailer from a good one? The answers to these questions and many more can be found in our comprehensive guide to buying a boat trailer. Continue reading Things You Need to Know When Buying a Trailer
2015 is almost here and the holiday season is winding up. You’ll be on the road soon, packed to the headlights with stuff, roving between towns and stopping in to see the sites. You’re not particularly comfortable and you really wish you could have brought the boat along, but you suffer through, because part of you believes you’ve earned this kind of hellish holiday experience. It’s fun, right?
When you’re out of the car or truck, maybe. But inside, squished in like sardines or without a water-faring rig trailing along behind you? No, you’d rather be on the local river, fishing with your buddies and waiting for the fish to bite. Next year, things will be different. Why? In case you need convincing (or somebody else does), check out our reasons you need a trailer in 2015.
Are you going on holiday? Will there be water? You’ll probably want to fish, but catching a couple from the banks will have to do. Before you resign yourself and pack everything but the kitchen sink and your tinny, think about how sweet your holiday will be with a boat loader for your tinny. Weekends with the guys (or girls), trips with the kids or the sweet sound your own uninterrupted thoughts, a boat loader is a must-have for any boat owner wanting to explore the waterways away from home.
At Almac Trailers, we want to impress you with our products, services and expertise. We are proud of our business and our satisfied and loyal customers who stand by our work. If you are in the market for boat trailers, outboard trolleys and boat loaders, we are the team to help you. We can also assist with customisation and repairs, so you have everything you need to get out on the water with safety, ease and comfort.
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