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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

“Boating safety” usually means preventing injuries or accidents while on the water. Boats in winter storage have some unique safety concerns for boat owners who make periodic checkups over the long winter season. Here are five tips from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water to help boaters stay safe

tags: Boating 101, Safety

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The thought of doing engine maintenance is enough to keep anyone up at night. But it is a necessary part of owning a boat, and can be made easy if you spend just a little time planning for it. The best place to start is to follow your manufacturer's guidelines designed to keep your boat running well and make each component last

tags: Boating 101, Engines

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

BRP, a world leader in powersports, recently announced that Evinrude has received recognition as a “Green Master” in the Wisconsin Green Masters Program. Presented by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, the Green Masters Program assesses and acknowledges local businesses on their sustainability performance in a

tags: Awards, Engines

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the creation of a new Great Lakes Basin Partnership to Block Asian Carp that will commit strategic and financial resources to support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP). The partnership will offer a combination of solutions to reduce the risk of invasive carp from

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Ohio Clean Marinas Program continues to promote environmentally friendly habits to the recreational boating community. In 2017, the Program partnered with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to produce a series of YouTube videos on clean boating tips. The videos offer brief, educational content on Great Lakes boating best

tags: Boating 101

Monday, February 19, 2018

Saugatuck Douglas Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website highlights the unique character and magic of visiting the "Art Coast of Michigan" Exploring the Saugatuck, Michigan, region just got a lot easier as the Saugatuck Douglas Area Convention & Visitors Bureau launched its newly re-designed official website,

tags: Company Expansions

Monday, February 19, 2018

Where do ladies go to improve their sailing? The National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) will hold its 17th Annual Women's Sailing Conference on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The event, which features hands-on land- and water-based workshops and seminars, offers women a

tags: Events, Sailing

Monday, February 19, 2018

Injuries are the leading cause of death in people under the age of 45. According to the United States Coast Guard, in 2016 alone, there were 171 documented boating injuries of a person being struck by the propeller of a vessel. 15% of these injuries resulted in death. The boat propeller isn't the only cause of bleeding injuries on the

tags: Safety

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Volvo Penta’s Easy Connect mobile app will make its North American debut at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show. The new Easy Connect interface and app allows boat owners to view boat, engine and route data right on their mobile devices, both onboard and at home. When used onboard, Easy Connect gives a convenient concise

tags: Company Expansions, Software & Apps

Friday, February 16, 2018

Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials announced the 2018 sturgeon harvest season on Black Lake (in the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula) ended after two and a half hours Saturday, Feb. 3, with seven fish being harvested. The fishing season, which included spearing or hook-and-line fishing, was scheduled to run Feb.

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

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