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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Lumitec’s powerful new Power Line Instruction (PLI) technology was recently awarded the prestigious Innovation Award for electronics at the recent International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) show in Tampa, FL. Power Line Instruction (PLI) is an innovative, proprietary communication protocol used to send control

tags: Awards, Lighting

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

On Saturday, October 28, from 10 am to 2 pm, collection sites across the US will accept unused, expired and unwanted pharmaceuticals from individuals. The "Keep Unwanted Medications and Chemicals Out of the Great Lakes" guide, written by New York Sea Grant Coastal Education Specialist Helen Domske, tells why people should find a site

tags: Environmental Impact

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Ohio Sea Grant and the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s Great Lakes office invite students in grades 9-12 from the Lake Erie region of Ohio to participate in the 2018 Ohio Marine Debris Challenge “Communicating for a Clean Future.” Student groups will create public service announcement (PSA) videos that focus on

tags: Awards, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Ohio Sea Grant has completed reviews for its 2018-2020 research grants program, funding seven projects at universities across Ohio and along the Lake Erie coast. The selected projects focus on various aspects of harmful algal blooms, fisheries, pharmaceutical residues and tourism, in an effort to continue to help solve critical issues

tags: Awards, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Simrad® GO9 display was recognized at the West Marine Very Important Vendor (VIV) Awards presented at this year’s 2017 VIV Conference. The chartplotter was selected as the “Best New Product of the Year”, and Navico – parent company to the Simrad brand of marine electronics – was selected for

tags: Awards, Electronics

Monday, October 23, 2017

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel homeported in Newport, R.I. is back safe at her berth at Fort Adams State Park after an incident that left her disabled in inner Newport Harbor. On the evening of Sunday, October 15, the 200-foot Perry, with 12 crewmembers aboard, was moving under diesel

tags: Education, History, Sailing

Friday, October 20, 2017

I first saw the new FUSION StereoActive at the Miami International Boat Show in February and it was a display that instantly caught my eye. As I walked through the Electronics tent, there were radars, flashing lights, nifty gadgets, and stereos all over the place, so it was hard to really stand out in that space. But the FUSION booth

by: By: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Electronics

Friday, October 20, 2017

Imagine a true cruising speed of 35 knots while burning what others do at 25 knots. Thanks to advanced design and engineering the 50z is an impressive performance cruising yacht. Superior epoxy composite construction results in a stronger, longer lasting hull with a lower center of gravity for stability and comfort. Enjoy the ease

tags: New Boat Models

Thursday, October 19, 2017

How much would it cost to replace a laptop, or the NMEA 0183 instrument that has worked dutifully for years and is still humming along? If a boater connects these devices together without knowing the risks involved, this could be a cost that s/he ends up facing sooner than expected or desired. Here are some useful facts about the

tags: Electronics

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

With changes in fuel blends over the last several years, boaters need to pay more attention than ever to the fuel additives they use on their boats at haul-out time. Ethanol gasoline blends and ultra-low sulfur diesel require a multi-functional fuel additive to keep fuel “fresh” and protect the engine over the winter, a

tags: Fuel Treatments