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Monday, February 26, 2018

The leading independent marine manufacturer – and Garmin – the global leader in satellite navigation – have unveiled something truly unique; the ability to receive smart notifications at the helm on the integrated touch screens of Scout’s 380 LXF luxury center console model thanks to the new Garmin

tags: Company Expansions, Software & Apps

Monday, February 26, 2018

Fourteen years ago, John Hartenburg established Knot & Rope Supply to specifically address the needs of the unique rope market in the Great Lakes region. At that time, there were no accessible ways for individuals or small companies to efficiently source rope for their boating requirements. “When this company started, there

tags: Accessories, Decorative, Lifestyle

Friday, February 23, 2018

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site on a State-of-the-Art Cruiser, No Experience or License REQUIRED! Le Boat, Europe’s largest operator of self-drive boating vacations, has begun taking reservations for its first North American destination in Ontario, Canada’s historic Rideau Canal. With no experience required, Le

tags: Charters

Friday, February 23, 2018

Mention canal or river cruising to people and many will think of the long narrow mini ships carrying passengers through the scenic rivers and canals in Europe, or perhaps a cruise ship making its way through the Panama Canal. For boaters that prefer to get around on their own, boats carrying a family or two offer a more personal

by: Greg Marlo

tags: Charters

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Ohio’s hunters and anglers will soon be able to purchase their new licenses. On Thursday, March 1, outdoorsmen and women will be able to purchase their 2018-2019 licenses at wildohio.gov and at hundreds of participating agents throughout the state, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Licenses are also

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Registration is now open for the 2018 Rossford Walleye Roundup. The fishing tournament, sponsored by Bass Pro and the Rossford Convention and Visitors Bureau, will take place April 20-21, 2018. The event, which is expected to draw fishermen and their families from all over the Midwest, is being planned by the City of Rossford, the

tags: Events, Fishing, Lake Erie

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

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