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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Boat shopping is a fun, albeit daunting, task. Which boat is right for my family? What options do I need versus what options do I want? Do I need a full cabin; how will I actually use the boat? Will I do overnight trips? How many motors and what style should I get for our use? All of these are common lingering questions everyone

by: Megan Straw-Meisler, Sales & Marketing Director of Loadmaster Trailer

tags: Boating 101, Trailers

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Waterway Guide Media has formed a strategic partnership with two iconic boat brands. Ranger Tugs and Cutwater Boats are working with Waterway Guide to make their Midwest and East Coast customers’ experiences even better. New owners of Ranger Tugs or Cutwater Boats, sold in the Midwest and on the East Coast, will have their

tags: East Coast, Great Lakes, Books & Charts, Coupons & Discounts

Monday, January 29, 2018

Our first few weeks of cruising taught us the importance of happy hour for socializing with other boaters. We quickly discovered that it was imperative to have a bunch of recipes for easy-but-delicious appetizers, whether we were hosting new friends on our boat or wanted something to take when we went to theirs. We also learned that

by: Carolyn Shearlock

tags: Recipes

Monday, January 29, 2018

You may have received some new equipment for your boat for Christmas and it’s a good idea to learn how to install it. If you want to DIY, check out these tips. Electronics and Wiring Electronics vary in size and application but regardless of the size of your vessel, if not properly installed, major problems can occur. Before

by: Capt. Fred Davis

tags: Boating 101

Friday, January 26, 2018

Wave Pointe Marina & Resort is nestled in a quiet, hidden area of southern Door County, Wis. Established in 2000, Wave Pointe has become a favorite destination location for locals and visitors alike. The weather-safe harbor contains a 124 slip marina and a full-service fuel island. Additionally, Wave Pointe offers boaters a

tags: Lake Michigan, Marina

Friday, January 26, 2018

More than $240,000 from Ohio’s Waterways Safety Fund is being provided to support 10 community boating safety education programs this year, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Individual grant awards provided through the ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft’s Boating Safety Education Grant

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Safety

Friday, January 26, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death this week of Albemarle Boats founder, Joseph Scott Harrell. Harrell's vision for a high-quality, trailerable, offshore-capable fishing boat was born as the first Albemarle 24 in 1978. The 24's soft, dry ride made her an immediate success, and the owners of these first boats quickly

tags: Events

Thursday, January 25, 2018

If you’re looking for a great place to stay on Lake Michigan, look no further than Waukegan Harbor & Marina - “Your Home on the Lake!” We are conveniently located between Chicago and Milwaukee, and offer a multitude of options for boaters’ needs. Whether mooring for the season or staying for the weekend,

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Happy New Year, and, with a new year, a new focus for this column: “Interesting People, Places, and Events” (that are only found in the world of the classic boat hobby). This year, I will write about why this hobby is special and different from your everyday boating experience. My goal is to encourage some readers to join

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Ohio Sea Grant is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Great Lakes Commission – Sea Grant Fellowship, based in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Fellow works with members of the Great Lakes science, policy and education communities to advance environmental quality and sustainable development goals of Great Lakes states. The

tags: Education