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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Paradise Pad was founded summers ago when a father and son made the decision to purchase a foam water pad for the family lakehouse. At the time, the only waterpads available would be found online and likely not at your local marinas and dealerships. Along with not being readily available, the prices were unjustifiably high, especially

tags: Paddleboards, Water Toys

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The new dinghy davit system from Custom Swim Platforms offers boaters two new options to load their dinghy or Sea-Doo Spark onto their swim platform. Both systems are designed to leave your swim platform clear of toe-stubbing hardware when not in use. The first, a fold-away unit, mounts under your platform and, when not in use, folds

tags: Accessories

Monday, March 12, 2018

Superior and Douglas County, located in the northwestern corner of Wisconsin, is an area that is full of opportunities for outdoor recreation. With hundreds of miles of ATV and snowmobile trails, thousands of acres of pristine forests, rivers, and waterfalls, and the beautiful Lake Superior, an adventure awaits! Take your pick from a

Monday, March 12, 2018

STINGRAY Boats has been offering fishing packages for years, but the company is making a big splash in the fishing boat market with the introduction of the 236CC Deck Boat, a big brother to the recently introduced 186CC and 206CC center console deck boat models. At 23’ 8”, the 236CC offers both more room and lots of extra

tags: New Boat Models

Monday, March 12, 2018

Being safe on the water means being alert and prepared for the unexpected. You have your VHF or SSB Radio for instant two-way communication, your Chart Plotter to pinpoint your exact position, and your Radar to alert you to hazards in the area. However, none of these are of much use when you need to draw attention to your vessel. This

tags: Electronics

Friday, March 9, 2018

Dave Klick and Joanne Hilden, partners in life and business, are the owners of Blue Lagoon Boating Center. Having started their boat dealership in 2014, they are literally the new kids on the block in Harrison Township, also known as “Boat Town, USA.” Both grew up boating on Lake St. Clair with their families and have

tags: Dealerships, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Service & Repair, Used Boats

Friday, March 9, 2018

It’s no surprise that the industries that produce the most goods or services and keep the economy humming often receive favorable attention from legislators in Washington. Now with the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) February announcement that the outdoor recreation industry’s 2016 annual

tags: History

Thursday, March 8, 2018

When Great Lakes waters breach the 35 degree mark about this time each spring, walleye anglers gear-up for what is called “ice out” fishing that is about as radical as it comes. While conventional fishing boats can be used when conditions allow, the angling may require sliding lightweight aluminum boats across shore ice to

by: Dan Armitage, Buckeye Sportsman Radio

tags: Fishing

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Golden Boat Lifts, the leading manufacturer of four- and eight-post, elevator and freestanding boat lifts worldwide, has redesigned its website. The domain remains www.goldenboatlifts.com. "We wanted to provide our customers with a website that delivered crucial information, but was easy and enjoyable to use," said Bill Golden,

tags: Company Expansions

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is reminding Ohioans that small numbers of dead fish may be common in ponds and small lakes this spring. Winter die-offs of fish after long periods of heavy ice and snow cover on small waters are known as “winterkills.” Winterkills may occur in some Ohio waters this year as

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing