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Monday, April 2, 2018

With boatyards, backyards, marinas, and clubs now coming to life, spring commissioning time has arrived. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has a Spring Commissioning Checklist to help boaters start the season right: Before You Launch: Hose clamps should be inspected and replaced as necessary. Double clamp

tags: Boating 101, Engines, Safety

Monday, April 2, 2018

With a Fractional Yachting Program, this is possible! It is perfect for people that have dreamed about owning a yacht but could not justify the expense, or for those that would like to try out the yachting lifestyle and explore if the family would also like it. Many people are simply too busy and don’t have the time to look

by: Greg Marlo

tags: Boat Club, Canada, Company Expansions, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario

Monday, April 2, 2018

Malcolm and his boy did it, finally. It was not easy, it was sometimes dirty, and it took a long time. But, they were here, finally, sitting on varnished, wood seats that they made, with fishing poles in hand and smiling big. His boy was in heaven on this sunny day, floating past the green shoreline, casting towards the shore, and

by: Clint Chase, Owner, Chase Small Craft

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Kids & Pets

Friday, March 30, 2018

Every boater knows the call of Annapolis; home to the blue crab, skipjack, and some of the best cruising in the boating world. Considered one of the most beautiful towns in America with its cobblestone streets, Chesapeake Bay vistas, and historic landmarks, there is nothing like a weekend at a boat show while also experiencing the

tags: East Coast, Education, Sailing

Friday, March 30, 2018

For those interested in going fishing in Michigan, a new license is required starting Sunday, April 1. That day is the kickoff to the state’s 2018 fishing license season, as well as the new fishing regulation cycle. All 2018 fishing licenses are good through March 31, 2019. Anglers have eight options to choose from when making

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Friday, March 30, 2018

The 26 Runabout is an American Classic loaded with features and utilizes advanced engineering, superior construction, and the latest in outboard technology to deliver an exciting and fun ride. Beautiful handcrafted wooden accents add to the grandeur of this spacious (seating up to 11) and smooth- running family day-boat. The

tags: New Boat Models

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Manitowoc Marina, LLC, has recently purchased the business and property holdings of Nestegg Marine of Marinette, Wis. A family run, full-service marina similar to Manitowoc Marina, Nestegg has also built their business on a strong reputation for personalized customer service. With similar products and services, this acquisition

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan

Thursday, March 29, 2018

On a cruising bulletin board someone posted the question, “Is there any issues with flying the Jolly Roger? A scruffy guy in a rowboat told me that the Coast Guard would board my vessel if I fly the ol’ skull and crossbones.” This posting was followed by about a dozen posts of boaters discussing what the legalities

by: Bob Bitchin, The Cruising Outpost

tags: Lifestyle, Sailing

Thursday, March 29, 2018

North Cape Yacht Club is pleased to announce its schedule for this summer’s Adult Learn to Sail Program. This program, first initiated by I-LYA trustee and AYC delegate, Bill Pribe, eight years ago. It is open to adults 18 years or older wishing to learn the basics of sailing. Thus far, 141 students have taken the ALTS classes

tags: Education, Sailing, Yacht Club

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

In keeping with this issue’s theme on pets, I thought to discuss what breed I think is the “best overall boatin' dog”: the Miniature Schnauzer. Okay, I know right off the bat, you think I'm nuts. Of course, you will think the Lab is the best and, in some respects, I could not agree more. BUT, hear me out on my

tags: Kids & Pets

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