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Friday, April 13, 2018

The 2018 Official Visitor’s Guide to Cayuga County is now available at the Cayuga County Office of Tourism, 131 Genesee Street, Auburn. This comprehensive guide offers year round information for visitors on things to do, places to stay, annual events and visitor services. The Guide focuses on what visitors like most about

tags: Destination

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Finger Lakes region is known for producing excellent wine, being enveloped in fantastic greenery and lakes, and boasting some of the most historical sites in all of the country. With whimsical museums like The Strong Museum of Play in Rochester and boaters’ favorite Finger Lakes Boating Museum located in the 2012

tags: Destination, Lake Ontario

Thursday, April 12, 2018

You own a boat trailer, now what? How do you ensure you are keeping your trailer safe to tow and store your boat? Every manufacturer uses different components and accessories on their trailers but often, the core fundamental maintenance is the same. It is common that boaters remember to do the proper safety procedures on their boat

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

tags: Trailers, Boating 101, Do It Yourself (DIY)

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Most boaters shy away from anything to do with 12-volt DC wiring, even though it’s the basic system present on most boats and boat trailers—and it’s an easy system to troubleshoot and work on. This primer should help wary boaters to keep their trailer wiring working properly, and even replace the entire system with

by: John Tiger

tags: Trailers, Boating 101, Do It Yourself (DIY)

Thursday, April 12, 2018

May 5-6 is Ohio's free fishing weekend Ohio is known for its world-class fishing, and on May 5-6, anglers are invited to take part in the annual free fishing weekend, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Ohio’s Free Fishing Days are open to all Ohio residents and extend to all of Ohio’s public

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Barletta Pontoon Boats, a brand new pontoon boat company located in Bristol, Ind., and SkipperBud’s Boating SuperCenter, headquartered in Winthrop Harbor, Ill., have agreed to partner together to bring the dream of boat ownership to people across the United States. Started in 1959 by the Pretasky family, SkipperBud’s has

tags: Company Expansions, Used Boats

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

More Than a Filter, This System Offers Everything Needed to Insure Clean Fuel KTI Systems Inc., manufacturer of the popular FilterBoss, has just introduced a new fuel filtration system designed to offer complete fuel system management capabilities in one compact package. More than just a basic fuel filter, the new Keenan Filter

tags: Fuel Treatments, Cleaners, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, Ohio State’s island campus on Lake Erie, are offering scholarships to school groups from grades 5-12 for a one-day Lake Erie Science Field Trip at the lab on Gibraltar Island. The application deadline is April 30, 2018. “We’re happy to continue working with The Andrews Foundation to

tags: Education

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Twenty-four Ohio communities will receive a total of $565,085.52 from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to support local marine patrol units. Provided by the ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft, these assistance funds represent a continuing effort to keep Ohio waterways safe and enhance recreational boating

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Law & Politics

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The foundation to a lifetime of enjoyment around water begins with teaching children to be safe and relaxed around it. Full Throttle's Water Buddies are designed especially for kids 30–50 lbs. and make wearing a life jacket comfortable and fun. Brightly colored Water Buddies are offered in four imaginative motifs that kids

tags: Kids & Pets, Safety