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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

You have probably read numerous articles warning about the hazards of purchasing a vehicle after a major flood or hurricane. The articles often explain how additional care to identify damage should be taken when purchasing a motor vehicle of any type after a storm that involves flooding. All the same cautions should be exercised when

by: Capt. Fred Davis

tags: Boating 101, Used Boats

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

More than 10,000 boaters take advantage of extensive how-to video gold mine With springtime’s arrival, more boaters are getting help with a variety of how-to and other boating topics by watching BoatUS videos at The national advocacy, services and safety group announced today it has reached a milestone with

tags: Boating 101, Electronics, Software & Apps

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Volvo Penta of the Americas today announced the appointment of Interstate PowerSystems as a new Authorized Power Center for the marine industry. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Interstate PowerSystems is a division of Interstate Companies, Inc., which has been in business since 1957 with more than 20 locations in the upper

tags: Company Expansions, Engines

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Boating Industry, the monthly U.S. boating business magazine, has selected Volvo Penta’s D13-1000 and IPS1350 propulsion package among the top products of the year. The 2018 list of the 100 top boating products appeared in the May issue of the magazine. The products were chosen by the editors from hundreds of nominations, based

tags: Engines

Monday, May 7, 2018

Question: When shopping for a yacht insurance policy, what should I be looking for beyond the bottom line? Answer: Everyone loves a bargain, but when it comes to insuring your yacht, price shouldn’t be the deciding factor. There is nothing standard about a yacht policy. Its terms and conditions are not regulated by state

by: Cary R. Wiener, President of Pantaenius America Ltd.

tags: Boating 101, Insurance

Monday, May 7, 2018

Bee + Hive, a not-for-profit sustainable tourism association based in Canada, unites hotels, restaurants and parks that embrace sustainable practices and experiences. The association continues to expand around the world and has announced the addition of Little St. Simons Island in Georgia to its roster. Additional members are Sal

tags: Beyond the Lakes, East Coast, Environmental Impact, Travel

Monday, May 7, 2018

Spring has finally arrived across the Great Lakes region! The warmer temperatures we are seeing are still below average, but that is not stopping anglers from getting out on the water. You can almost feel their excitement as, for many of them, this is the first chance they have had in many months to get back out onto the big water.

by: Chad Lapa of,, and

tags: Fishing

Friday, May 4, 2018

NavPod, the leading manufacturer of waterproof housings for marine electronics, announced today there is a NavPod for every chartplotter and fishfinder available in the industry. The company now offers over 1000 precuts to fit multifunction displays from all major marine electronic manufacturers. The complete product line includes the

tags: Accessories, Electronics

Friday, May 4, 2018

Program supports projects that prevent, detect and contain invasive species on land and in water Funding proposals for 2018 now are being accepted through the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program, with an anticipated $3.6 million available to applicants. The program – a joint effort of the Michigan departments of Natural

tags: Dept of Natural Resources

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The truth is not all dogs can swim, and those that can aren’t all great swimmers. Additionally, water or weather conditions can cause problems, even for a pet that is typically a strong swimmer. Any dog can get fatigued or disoriented and older dogs, especially, can tire easily. Pets with low body fat can have trouble when

tags: Kids & Pets, Safety