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Targeting Striped Trumpeter

Professional Charter operator, Rocky Carosi looks at one of Tasmania's most sought after fish - Striped Trumpeter (Latris lineata)

Fact file: Striped Trumpeter are distributed from Sydney to Kangaroo Island and of course all around Tasmania. They are found also in New Zealand and South American waters. In Tasmania they spawn from late Winter to early Spring. Stripey trumpeter grow at least 1.2 m in length and 25 kg in weight. The Tasmanian Striped Trumpeter has five-star qualities as well as five-star fighting abilities.

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BF5 LifestyleAfter the upgrade of the world famous BF2.3, Honda Marine continues to strengthen its line up of portable engines with the exciting launch of three new portable outboards; the BF4 (4hp), BF5 (5hp) and BF6 (6hp). These little beauties are packed with the very latest in Honda's technologies. The BF4, BF5 & BF6 range has been developed specifically to fill a boating niche, the best thing about this range is that they are incredibly portable, easy to start, and more comfortable to operate and will now go for longer!

The BF4, BF5 & BF6 are now lighter than ever (starting from a low 27kg) their lightweight nature and new carrying handle design enables the user to easily transport and store away the engines. The tiller handle can be fully folded to make the unit even more compact making storage even more convenient.

BF4 LifestyleThe three engines are equipped with a Honda's decompression mechanism, this makes starting the engines a breeze at whatever temperature the engine may be.

Sick of getting a numb or tingly arm while out on the water from the harsh vibrations resonating from your engine? Not with these bad boys, Honda have specially developed new rubber engine mounts that are integrated into the outboard to absorb practically all vibrations across the rpm range; delivering superior comfort to the operator, meaning that you can travel longer and further in complete comfort.

All three new engines are equipped with a one touch engine stop switch for convenience, making it safer in emergency situations and also making it much easier to turn off the engine when you reach your destination.





Each engine has an integrated large capacity fuel tank built in, hidden away under the cowl this additional 1.5l of fuel gives the operator longer continuous running time; the longest running time available in their class with up to 43 minutes at wide open throttle. Additionally the BF5 and BF6 can be connected to an additional external fuel tank for those longer journeys.

BF6 Lifestyle

These three engines share the same 1 cylinder -127 cm³ engine block and benefit from Honda's industry leading expertise in four stroke technologies. To protect the outboards, the BF4, BF5 and BF6 also feature an oil alert system, which will automatically limit the engine speed to 2.300 rpm in case of an oil pressure drop.

The new models are available in short (15 inch/38 cm) and long (20 inch/51 cm) shaft.

Honda has been designing and building outboards for over 50 years, and has only ever produced four-stroke engines with clean emissions. Honda's range now consists of 21 four stroke engines ranging from 2.3hp up to 250hp.

In addition to all of this, Honda Marine Australia backs all of their outboards with an industry leading 7* year domestic warranty and 3* year commercial Warranty.

To learn more about the BF4, BF5 & BF6, watch videos, find your local Honda Marine dealer and check out the engine specifications please go to and follow the links.


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