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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

It’s a common scenario at many marina fuel docks — splashing fuel all over your boat, your clothes, and even fuel spilling into the water. If you’re a recreational boat owner, chances are your boat’s fuel tank has “burped” while refueling, and the start of a pleasant day of boating has turned into a

tags: Accessories, Environmental Impact

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Weems & Plath, manufacturer of fine nautical safety and navigation products since 1928, recently announced that they are introducing a Personal Rescue Strobe that is U.S. Coast Guard approved as a dedicated PFD (lifejacket) or harness safety light. The Personal Rescue Strobe is one of the most robust lights on the market with

tags: Accessories, Safety

Monday, November 20, 2017

As you shop for the boater in your life, whether for the holidays, a birthday, or other special occasion, here are some gift ideas that any water enthusiast would love to receive: Mantus Backpack Features: • 100% Waterproof Main Compartment • 50 Liters of Storage • High Quality Waterproof TPU Material • 1 Way

tags: Accessories, Books & Charts, Clothing & Shoes, Furniture, Safety

Friday, November 17, 2017

A product that every boater should have, the patented Hydro-Shield is a skeg-mounted hydro-foil that protects a boat’s propeller, improves its performance, and protects marine mammals from injury or death. The skeg-mounted hydro-foil gets a boat up on plane quicker, improving visibility, fuel economy, and handling for all kinds

tags: Accessories, Environmental Impact, Propellers

Monday, November 6, 2017

As a freelance writer, I am offered the chance to see, and sometimes use, a variety of products over the course of a year. Those who offer the accessories hope that I will like what I see or use, and will share that with my readers. I also am exposed to items at sport and boat shows at which I lead seminars, often where such products

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Accessories, Batteries & Chargers, Canoes & Kayaks, Electronics, Fishing

Monday, August 7, 2017

The birth of the Gas Dingo came about when two high school buddies got tired of hauling gas cans to refuel their boats, PWCs, ATVs, and lawn equipment. They wanted a quick, efficient, and safe way to keep their toys full of gas and spend more time with their families on the water. Now, easily pull Gas Dingo right along your dock,

tags: Accessories, Applicable Everywhere

Monday, July 31, 2017

VersaChock, is a just-launched, new product to the boating market. VersaChock is the only removable chock tie down system of its kind. It has a very unique design that consists of multiple base brackets, which are permanently installed to the boat deck with #10 x ½” stainless steel screws (included). Once the base

tags: Accessories, Applicable Everywhere

Monday, July 24, 2017

When you live for weekends on the water, your kayak or canoe is your prized possession. It’s more than a piece of gear — it’s your ticket to beautiful views, restorative trips, and the opportunity to unplug and reconnect. That’s why it’s so important to have a reliable storage system that keeps your boat

tags: Accessories

Friday, July 14, 2017

WaterDog Adventure Gear™ (WAG) has positioned itself as one-stop shopping for dog ladders to get your best friend in and out of the water safely. There are nine models of WAG Boarding Steps™ to cover all types of boats, docks, swimming pools, and vehicles. The company will also do custom designs. "Our mission is to make a

tags: Accessories

Friday, June 9, 2017

INCREASED BOARDING SAFETY Another advantage of the Nauti-Glide sliding mooring systems is increased safety and accessibility. By keeping your boat close against your dock, it allows for easier boarding of all passengers, crew and cargo. The Nauti-Glide mooring system allows vertical travel while eliminating horizontal travel. The

tags: Accessories, Safety