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Friday, September 22, 2017

Given that this issue highlights hauling, winterizing, and storage, I thought I would generate some good information for you readers to apply before pulling the boat this fall and putting it on the trailer. Safety is the most important aspect when it comes to hauling your boat. The consequence of cutting corners in terms of payload

tags: Safety, Trailers

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Boat-Friendly Fresh Bread By Carolyn Shearlock, TheBoatGalley.com and co-author of The Boat Galley Cookbook Fresh bread is a wonderful treat, whether with dinner or toasted for breakfast. This English Muffin Bread is the perfect boat-friendly recipe, with no kneading, no need for a lot of counter space, and less than 10 minutes prep

tags: Recipe

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

As with any season, locating Great Lakes walleyes this time of year is half the battle of actually catching them. The perennial bottom-dwellers go on the prowl once autumn temperatures arrive, and you can often find fall walleyes suspended just below the surface over deep water haunts, particularly in areas near rock-strewn reefs or

tags: Fishing

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

We are approaching summer peak here in the Great Lakes, and right now, we are seeing some of the best fishing of the year. Charter captains, guides, and recreational fishermen are experiencing fishing at its very best. Nice weather is providing some great opportunities for boaters to get out and spend some quality time on the water.

tags: Fishing

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced the totals from its spring and summer fish stocking efforts. The DNR stocked a total of 25,470,199 fish that weighed more than 320 tons and consisted of 11 different species and one hybrid. To complete this task, it took more than 380 stocking trips to nearly 760 stocking

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes

Monday, September 18, 2017

Maximo Marina is sited on St. Petersburg, Florida's quiet southwest side, in the Skyway Marina District. The historic harbor is going through a multi-phase, $25M renovation. The overhaul includes revised infrastructure and a slip reconfiguration with state-of-the-art 4-Post Boat Lifts from market leader Golden Boat Lifts. The

tags: Company Expansions, Lifts & Hoists, Marina, South Coast

Monday, September 18, 2017

BRP, a world leader in powersports, recently announced the launch of a revolutionary joystick system that instills 360 degrees of confidence when docking your boat — the Evinrude iDock joystick piloting system. Available on boats with twin Evinrude E-TEC G2 150 to 300 HP engines, the new intuitive, integrated, and attainable

tags: Electronics, Engines

Saturday, September 16, 2017

VesselVanguard, the leading maintenance management solution for boat owners and manufacturers, announced today the launch of its 24/7 customer support center manned by service professionals – the Customer Technical Assistance Center or CTAC. This new program had been previously launched for owners of Formula Boats with great

tags: Boating 101, Service & Repair, Software & Apps

Friday, September 15, 2017

Picturesque Port Credit is Mississauga’s entertainment and cultural hub featuring boutique shopping, world-class restaurants, and award-winning festivals. Known and respected as one of Canada’s (and North America’s) most successful main streets, as you stroll through Port Credit, you will discover a wonderful array

tags: Destination, Lake Ontario

Thursday, September 14, 2017

What is it that drives normal people to do abnormal things? This question popped into my alleged mind while spending a weekend up in the mountains, actually off the boat. After 30 years of living on a boat, cruising the world, and spending 99.9% of my time with boat people, this was one of the first times I was "stranded" amongst

tags: Lifestyle, Sailing