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Lifestyle : Boat Show 2011
1HERSA1 S008 To celebrate our 25 years of service, we are o ering a 10% discount for any order ade at t e s ow i ply ention t is advert to receive your discount H 2, T D 213 years of service years of service D ig ting olutions P Bs & P Bs lectric & Hydraulic Bow and tern T rusters Toilet yste s Fenders and Floats lectronic ounting olutions atellite & TV ntennas Blinds AMI Marine is expanding its display this year to provide its most comprehensive showcase of marine equipment at the SIBS. If you are building, re-fitting or maintaining a vessel AMI Marine is the stand to visit for Safety Equipment, Underwater, Exterior, Interior & Navigation Lighting, Horns, Satellite TV & Data, Thrusters, Stabilisers, Toilets, Window Blinds, Tank Monitoring, Wiper systems, Electronic mounting systems, Data and Airtime and more exciting new releases. See AMI Marine in Hall 2, stand 213. 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T here must be half a dozen good reasons why two grown men would set off in an eight-metre rubber duckie on a 9500-kilometre odyssey from Sydney, heading ''Over the Top'' of northern Australia to Perth. Adventure. The challenge. Solitude. A break from the stresses of normal life. An opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful and least- experienced coastline in the country. But to raise money for prostate cancer awareness? On August 1, brothers Peter and Phillip Jenkins will do just that, leaving Darling Harbour for a 10-week trip of a lifetime to promote a cause close to their hearts. ''My brother was driving up from his home near the Margaret River and gave me a call,'' 56-year- old Phillip says. ''He said, 'Let's go on an adventure.' Within a week, we had worked out what that adventure would be and what we would do it for.'' Their father, David, had prostate cancer when he died 16 years ago and Peter, 64, was diagnosed with the hereditary condition last year. Fortunately, he's now been given the all clear, having gone through 15 months of brachytherapy -- a technique that involved him being implanted with about 100 ''radioactive seeds''. Now the two businessmen have set themselves the task of raising $200,000 to continue research into what remains a largely taboo subject and deadly disease for men. During their journey up the east coast, across the top and down the west coast of Australia, they will be delivering more than 20 illustrated and pre- arranged lectures at yacht clubs and boat clubs -- many of them in remote locations and communities, such as Thursday Island. ''The message I want to get across to men -- and to women, given that they're great motivators of men, particularly when it comes to getting them to see a doctor -- is that if prostate cancer is in your family, you should have a double test when you're 40,'' Peter says. ''And if you're a man over 50, you should consider having a test, whether there's history of prostate cancer in your family or not.'' As a survivor, Peter says middle-aged men should not just have a digital test but ask their doctor to test their prostate-specific antigen (PSA). It's a protein produced by the cells of the prostate gland that is present in small quantities in the serum of men with healthy prostates but often rises in unhealthy prostates. ''I'm not a doctor but having one test without the other is pointless,'' he says. So it's a good cause. But why choose to travel all that way in a rubber duckie? ''It needed to be physically challenging and it needed to be an adventure,'' says Phillip, who now lives in semi- retirement in the Noosa hinterland having made an international reputation in technological research. ''There's an element of danger to what we're doing. But the intimacy of a small boat allows you to see things you can't usually access.'' Their 8.6-metre custom-made rigid inflatable boat was designed and built by Jet Torque Marine of O'Connor, Western Australia. The hull is the Gemini Elite 860 with a 3G4 cabin and it is powered by twin Honda 225hp four-stroke motors, giving it a fuel range of 800 kilometres. Actor Ernie Dingo has signed on as their ambassador and will be introducing them to top end indigenous communities. ''They're going to take us out fishing and show us how to cook,'' Phillip says. You can follow their Over the Top expedition blog, with regular photos and video updates, or donate online to their cause at overthetop.com.au. 8 July 23- 24, 2011 smh.com.au SPECIAL REPORT Keep Bear Cottage afloat It's said to be the first time a brand-new luxury yacht has been given as a prize in an Australian charity raffle. Certainly next Sunday morning, one of 5000 raffle-ticket holders will discover they are the proud owners of a newly imported Hanse 355, worth $220,000, when the draw is made at Sydney International Boat Show. The raffle --- which it is hoped will raise more than $300,000 for Manly's much-loved children's hospice, Bear Cottage --- has been organised by Mary Bickley of Team Windcraft, which imports the German-made yachts. At Bear Cottage, families are not charged for any services they receive. It costs $2.5 million a year to keep the cottage doors open. Tickets are $100 each and will be sold at the boat show on Saturday. For more information, see 355forbearcottage.com.
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