The Ultimate Boating Accessories Checklist
Just bought a boat? Make sure you have the right setup with these must-have accessories.
Sure, it’s getting colder down under, But that doesn’t stop the most dedicated boaters among us from rugging up and heading out to the open water. That’s especially true if you’re a keen angler planning on making the most of quieter waters to catch winter jewfish or kingfish. If you’ve just bought a boat (or are daydreaming about one) and want to know what extras you need to complete your set-up, this list is for you.
If you’ve got little ones, you definitely need this Solution Toddler PFD life jacket to keep them safe on the water. The jacket is adjustable and still allows plenty of freedom of movement so they can keep it on all day. Get the big kids one each, too. These BLA PFD2 Wakemaster Neoprene Black/Red Life Jackets provide a flexible and secure fit for all boating and water activities.
Heading out on a serious fishing expedition? You can’t go past a fish finder. We love the budget-friendly Lowrance Hook2 4X GPS Fish Finder With Transducer. Or, if your pockets are a little deeper and you want the crème de la crème, you can’t get much better than the Lowrance Hook Reveal 7X GPS Fish Finder With Tripleshot.
Keep your rig tucked up nice and safe until you’re ready to take her out again. The Oceansouth Side Console Boat Covers will fit most smaller-sized vessels and keep your boat safe from the elements.
Your boat will also need backup power, especially for longer day trips. This Century AGM C12-105DA Deep Cycle Battery will run all your equipment if something goes awry.
Planning to rest a while? Make sure you’re prepared to moor wherever you need to. These BLA Sand Anchor Kits With 2m of Chain are ideal to secure your vessel in bays and on sand. If you’re heading to a reef, make sure you pick up a BLA Reef Anchors. And rope. You’re going to need lots of rope.
If you’re new to boating you might want to check out an earlier post for a run-down of how to take care of your boat. If you think there’s anything we missed or just want to browse the boating section, it’s here. We update our stock regularly and, as always, have a price match guarantee on all boating accessories. Drop in to one of our stores in Townsville, Brendale, Rockhampton, Erina, Mackay, Rutherford, Cairns or Broadmeadow for friendly face-to-face advice.