Beach N' Bay report - this weekend

- EPISODE 111 -

We are gearing up for the season ahead, which is only around the channel marker and back. Before you know it, spring will be right on our tails and snapper on the bite in the bay. I say bring it on, we are all freezing here in Melbourne, what a cold winter it's been!
In readiness for the coming season, many of you have contacted our Boat Sales office to ask about boat licence testing and what's the easiest (and quickest) way to get it. Well here it is....
The good folk at Wyndham Harbour have arranged for the evening course to be held in August on site at Joe's Cafe (bloody good coffee) at Wyndham Harbour.
Email Karen Wyatt the Marina Manager to find out costs, dates, format etc and be sure to book in.
I'd suggest you make a group booking; invite your boating crew, your fishing buddies, boating guests, of course your partner and be sure to bring the kids (12yo+) too. So you can all get your licences and share the experience and knowledge together.
Preparation for the coming boating season also applies to our Service Centre, which services and repairs over 300 boats per year. Consequently, our Service Centre wants to hire! 

We are looking for an experienced Marine Mechanic who has initiative and independence to join our small and focussed team. You will service the growing number of Outboards, Sterndrives and Shaftdrive engines that we look after. Also a knowledge of marine electronics and electrical systems won't go astray. 

If you know someone who may be interested, click here for more info.
This weekend's Beach N' Bay Report is proudly presented by our very own 'The Boat Guy' Darren Finkelstein for the waters of Port Phillip for the weekend of 8-9 August 2015.
Watch this weekend's Beach N' Bay Report to hear what's on and where to go boating on Port Phillip this weekend.
Reminder to listen to Darren as he broadcasts <live> his weekly Beach N' Bay reports on radio 3AW, three times each Saturday and Sunday from October to March each year.
Enjoy our weekly boating forecast, we'll catch you this time next week.
Safe Boating Always! 

Over N' Out

Darren and Andrew


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