Lifestyle Marine. For Sea Ray Australia boats, boat dealer, new boats for sale, fishing, boat supplies and parts, Australia Lake Macquarie NSW Newcastle

Lifestyle Marine, selling Sea Ray Australia, Stacer, Boston Whaler, Zodiac inflatable boats throughout Australia and NSW including Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and the Hunter Region. New and used power boats, boating accessories, Sea Ray Australia boats, Mercury outboard motors, moorings, fishing tackle - its all here at Lifestyle Marine.

Lifestyle Marine Sea Ray Australia Boat Dealer

Australia, Lake Macquarie NSW, Newcastle

Fishing gear, boat supplies and parts as well as new boats for sale such as Stacer, Boston Whaler and Zodiac inflatables are available from Lifestyle Marine.

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For many people, understanding the language of boating can be very confusing. When sales people talk of deep vees or planing strakes, most customers are more than a little lost. At Lifestyle Marine, we're here to help you feel at ease with all things boating, no matter how basic.

Beam
The width of the boat at its widest point.

Chine
The edge, where the sides of the boat meet the bottom. Another critical area of the boat design - the shape angle and size of the chine can have a radical bearing on the boat's performance.

Deadrise
This is the word used to describe the amount of 'vee' in the shape of the hull at the transom (stern). Simply put, a flat bottom boat would obviously 'slap' or 'pound' as it moves across the water. A boat with a 'veed' bottom shape can more easily slice through the waves.

Flared Bow
The amount of overhang the boat has up near the bow. Over-rated in its real use to the consumer, as the water shouldn't be up there in the first place. Of more use to an advertising agency than a boat builder.

LOA
Stand for 'length overall' - ie. from the tip of the bowsprit to the transom.

'Planing' Strakes
The long 'thin' strips or ribs that run under the boat from up near the bow. These are not decoration, they work hard to provide 'lift' for the boat, to help it get up on top of the water and as the boat zooms along, they turn the water back down on itself. One of the most poorly understood aspects of modern boat design, planing strakes are one reasons why some boats plane so easliy, and perform so well with only moderate engines.

Power Ratings
As a rule of thimb, about half way between the minimum and maximum is fairly accurate - but it's best to check this carefully with us. We can advise you on the best engine/boat combination for your area. It is suyrprising how much it varies from one region to another - and relates to things such as tidal patterns, sea conditions, bars, rivers, etc.

Self Draining Cockpit
Simply, where the cockpit floor ('sole') is higher than the outside water level - thus any water inside can drain overboard.

Shoulders
Roughly a quarter of the way along the hull from the bow. Usually where the boat achieves its widest point.

Transom
The stern, or back part of the boat. Important here to make sure the boat has a full height, self draining outboard well.

Transom Height
The higher the outboard engine is out of the water, the longer it will last - it's that simple.

Lifestyle Marine. For Sea Ray Australia boats, boat dealer, new boats for sale, fishing, boat supplies and parts, Lake Macquarie NSW Newcastle Australia.

Sea Ray Australia boats, boat dealer, new boats for sale, fishing tackle and fishing gear boating accessories and Boston Whaler, Stacer, Zodiac inflatables are all available at Lake Macquarie NSW NewcastleAustralia from Lifestyle Marine.

Lifestyle Marine Sea Ray Australia boats Boat Dealer, Lake Macquarie NSW, Newcastle, Australia