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Thursday, April 26, 2018

As an avid trailer boater, you’ve probably spent endless hours in your driveway or at the marina laboring over your pride and joy to keep it looking brand new. But what about the trailer? When was the last time you gave your trailer the once over? On the road, some items may be tough to deal with. INSIDE GREASE SPOTS - If the

by: Capt. Fred Davis, www.tipsforboating.com

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Trailers

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The best thing about this year’s Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race just may be that there will be little change in how the event’s 94th edition, scheduled for July 14, unfolds. The world’s longest consecutively run fresh water race, organized by Bayview Yacht Club, has a devoted title sponsor in Bell’s

tags: Events

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

North South Nautical Group Inc. is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, they will be representing Cranchi Yachts for the Canadian Great Lakes region, through a working relationship with Cranchi Yachts Canada. Based out of Montreal, Quebec, Cranchi Yachts Canada is led by Denis Poliseno, who also runs a long-established,

tags: Canada, Company Expansions, Used Boats

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

For Captain Jeff Lorass, a 1985 Mound Westonka High School graduate, his path in life took him from Minnesota to Florida for a career in service-related work and family. Now he’s back to Lake Minnetonka as the new owner of the 24-hour on water towing service TowBoatUS Lake Minnetonka. Joining him in the family-run business are

tags: Employment News

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

New website features enhanced search, boat slip reservations, and marina success tracker. Marinalife, a leading source for premium content, marina information, and cruising concierge services, recently announced the launch of its new website, which will offer new features for boaters and marinas. The new site brings enhanced search

tags: Company Expansions

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Recent legislation passed in Michigan has simplified fishing regulations for anglers, particularly those pursuing steelhead on the state’s rivers and streams in the spring. The legislation removed a net size restriction that has been in place for many years to protect spawning salmon from illegally being harvested. The

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Monday, April 23, 2018

A few years ago, the father of Ohio resident and marine business owner Bert Ammerman purchased a rigid-hull inflatable boat from Brig Boats. While not a well-known brand in the United States, Brig was Europe’s largest manufacturer of recreational RIBs and the world’s largest manufacturer of RIB’s longer than 10

tags: Inflatable Boats, Lake Erie

Friday, April 20, 2018

Made of the same high-quality material that customers expect from PlasDECK, the Eco Series includes recycled content that allows the company to sell this flooring at a lower cost without lowering standards. PlasDECK, Inc., the industry leader of synthetic teak boat decking, recently launched a revolutionary new product line. PlasDECK

tags: Environmental Impact, Flooring

Friday, April 20, 2018

The 2018 Lake Ontario Offshore Racing Guide is now available in hard copy and online at our website loor.ca. Distributed to most yacht clubs, marinas and chandleries surrounding Lake Ontario, the 2018 edition provides sailors – both racers and cruisers – with a variety of articles and resources on numerous nautical

tags: Great Lakes, Lake Ontario, Sailing

Thursday, April 19, 2018

State and private universities partner on critical research to benefit NY Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region The Great Lakes Research Consortium of 18 colleges and universities in New York State has published its 2018 report, showcasing innovative research conducted by faculty and students at member institutions. The 16-page

tags: Education, Environmental Impact, Great Lakes