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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The boats are now out and boaters in the greater Toledo, Detroit, and southeast Michigan areas are wondering where to get their props repaired. With Wolverine Propellers/Ron Jacobs’ recent retirement (we wish you well, Ron), NorthCoast Prop Tech in Huron, Ohio, can provide you with Prop Scan propeller repair technology and

tags: Lake Erie, Propellers

Monday, November 13, 2017

If you love the thrill of the chase and the sensation of victory, then add a twist to your next vacation charter and join in the racing regattas held annually throughout the Caribbean. These events will allow you to immerse yourself into the heart of the action, whether you choose to race or watch the excitement from your yacht.

tags: Charters, Destination, Sailing

Monday, November 13, 2017

Offshore Sailing School President and CEO Doris Colgate recently announced that Offshore Sailing School is expanding their presence in Southwest Florida/Lee County to include The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village and Tarpon Point Marina. “As Offshore Sailing School celebrates our 54th year, we are pleased to add

tags: Education, Sailing, South Coast

Friday, November 10, 2017

Meeting people and trying foods from all over is a fun part of cruising. Dave and I enjoy trying local specialities as we go from place to place, as well as picking up new recipes from other cruisers. Over the years, we've learned to make a number of dishes from the people we've met. It usually starts with a casual conversation at

by: Carolyn Shearlock, and co-author of The Boat Galley Cookbook

tags: Recipes

Friday, November 10, 2017

5309 E. Wilder Rd. Bay City, MI 48706 • 989-684-5983 • [email protected] Dear friends and fellow boaters, You’ve probably heard the expression, “The two happiest days of a boater’s life are the day they buy a boat and the day they sell their boat.” For the past 34 years, I’ve had

tags: Employment News, Lake Huron

Thursday, November 9, 2017

A first aid kit is not a Coast Guard requirement recreationally, but if well kept, it can be a lifesaver. Your kit may not be looked at until needed and that should change immediately. “Why?” you may ask. The answer will be obvious when you open the lid. Most kits contain latex gloves that break down, become sticky, and

by: Capt. Fred Davis

tags: Safety

Thursday, November 9, 2017

More than 40 million Kidde fire extinguishers equipped with plastic handles, some on the market for more than 40 years, have been recalled. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), “The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire

by: Boat US

tags: Personal Watercraft, Safety

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Are you looking for the ultimate gift? Look no further! The Lowrance FishHunter Pro and Lowrance FishHunter 3D wireless, castable transducers are the perfect gift for the angler in your life, whether they have a boat, love to go ice fishing, or just fish from a dock or the shore. FishHunter brings all the benefits of a fishfinding

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Electronics, Fishing

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

In mid-September, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced the totals from its spring and summer fish stocking efforts. The DNR stocked a total of 25,470,199 fish that weighed more than 320 tons and consisted of 11 different species and one hybrid. To complete this task, it took more than 380 stocking trips to nearly

tags: Fishing

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Spring Brook Marina is a very special place for all of us. It’s filled with fun family boating memories, and none more special than to Jim Thorpe and his family. They put their life into building one of the finest marine facilities in the Midwest and one of the leading boat dealerships in the country. After 56 years behind the

by: Kyle Stenzel

tags: Employment News, Great Lakes