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Monday, June 18, 2018

Detailing the boat can seem like a daunting task, but when you break it up into segments, it’s a lot easier to accomplish. The trick is to start with the dirtiest tasks and then progress to the easier ones. Step 1: Removing Tough Dirt and Stains on Topsides Dirty water flows down, so you want to begin cleaning the topsides

tags: Cleaners

Monday, June 18, 2018

Port Huron, located on the eastern shores of Michigan, is excited to welcome The Antique and Classic Boat Society’s Annual Meeting and International Boat Show September 9-15. This will be a wonderful time to view an incredible showcase of vessels, explore the waterways and shoreline towns, as well as pay tribute to the nautical

tags: Destination, Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair

Friday, June 15, 2018

We have been getting many inquiries about the state of the British Virgin Islands, since Irma’s devastation now eight months back. Just recently, one of our booked groups from the Oakville Power Boat Club returned after being well briefed on what to expect. The overall sentiment from people in the group was, “This was our

by: Capt Greg Marlo

tags: Caribbean Islands, Charters, Destination

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Weems & Plath is pleased to announce that the award winning CrewWatcher MOB alarm is now available in-stores and online. This man overboard alarm system, demonstrated at the Annapolis Fall Boat Shows and Progressive Miami International Boat Show, can now be found for purchase at both your favorite marine store and online at

tags: Accessories, Safety

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The “Freezer Cop” is a small device that instantly tells you if your freezer has thawed (and refrozen) during your absence. The concept is simple, with the device set up in your freezer, the ice inside will keep the ball suspended on top of the ice. If a failure happens, the ice will begin to thaw (along with the food).

tags: Accessories

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie, are hosting the 2018 Stone Lab Guest Lecture Series from June 14 through August 2, 2018. The lecture series features speakers from Ohio universities, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies and private consulting firms, all covering

tags: Education, Environmental Impact, Events, Lake Erie

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Moorings, the world’s premier yacht charter company, is proud to welcome the newest additions to their industry-leading charter fleet — the Moorings 4500 and Moorings 5000 sail catamarans — as crewed yachts in their flagship British Virgin Islands location. The Moorings all-inclusive Crewed charters offer guests

tags: Caribbean Islands, Charters, Company Expansions

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Weego, a leading manufacturer of portable power products including jump starters and rechargeable battery packs, announced today that TowBoatU.S. has selected Weego as their preferred jump starter. “To be acknowledged by this world-class, professional organization of towing and recovery captains is an awesome validation of our

tags: Batteries & Chargers, Coupons & Discounts

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

If you own a boat that’s trailerable, a major perk is the ability to take your vessel with you when you vacation. For Great Lakes boaters, if those travels involve a trip to the coast with the family boat in tow, a learning curve you will face is as inevitable as the setting of the sun. In fact, it is caused by the sun —

by: Dan Armitage, Buckeye Sportsman Radio, www.buckeyesportsman.net

tags: Boating 101, Travel

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Not all tropical sailing vacations are alike. Sometimes the fun is the blue water and rum drinks of the destination, but, other times, the journey is the adventure. This was the case during a recent trip to help two cruising couples bring their boats through the Panama Canal. This was a ‘bucket list’ trip for my wife and

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Lifestyle, South Coast, Travel