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Monday, July 31, 2017

Tired of trying to find somewhere to buy K100 Fuel Treatment? Well, that’s all changing. NAPA Auto Parts announced to their stores that both the gas and diesel versions of K100 Fuel Treatment will now be available through their Balkamp Distribution Centers. NAPA has offered K100 on a regional basis for the past several years

tags: Applicable Everywhere, Fuel Treatments

Monday, July 31, 2017

Last fall, my wife and I were just about to leave for Barbados for a quick sailing vacation when our friend Karen called us to say she had just been laid off. Given the fact that she had some unexpected time on her hands and we were leaving in just a couple of days, we suggested she join us. So, at the last minute, she bought a plane

tags: Caribbean Islands, Destination, Sailing

Monday, July 31, 2017

VersaChock, is a just-launched, new product to the boating market. VersaChock is the only removable chock tie down system of its kind. It has a very unique design that consists of multiple base brackets, which are permanently installed to the boat deck with #10 x ½” stainless steel screws (included). Once the base

tags: Accessories, Applicable Everywhere

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Newly-launched startup FlipRocks announced the immediate availability of the FlipRocks Extreme Flip Flop with Interchangeable Gripping Soles. FlipRocks offer a unique spin on traditional flip flops with a number of design elements that deliver an unmatched balance of comfort, protection and support. An elevated toe guard protects

tags: Clothing & Shoes

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Despite windy and rainy weather, workers have 85 percent of the cleaning completed on the memorial column at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial and Construction Manager Jeff Ashton said the restoration project is on schedule. Ashton said 20 percent of the work removing the caulking is complete and workers currently

Saturday, July 29, 2017

NOAA and its research partners predict that western Lake Erie will experience a significant harmful algal bloom this summer, potentially reaching levels last seen in 2013 and 2014, though smaller than the record bloom of 2015. This year’s bloom is expected to measure 7.5 on the severity index, but could range between 6.5 and

tags: Lake Erie

Saturday, July 29, 2017

A new survey by Boating Industry magazine says those in the boating industry that manufacture, sell, repair and store recreational vessels are seeing a growing number of problems caused by ethanol-related fuels. Said one Minnesota boat dealer in the survey, “Ethanol fuels are great for our service department but bad for our

tags: Service & Repair

Friday, July 28, 2017

Rentus.com, the leading online and mobile rental marketplace, announced today its strategic partnership with Land and Water Motorsports. The partnership will increase the number of Jet Skis, Boats, ATVs and other equipment in the Rentus.com catalogue. "People will be able to find and rent Jet Skis, Boats, Sail Boats and ohther

tags: Rentals

Friday, July 28, 2017

With Gov. Rick Snyder's proclamation of July as Lakes Appreciation Month in Michigan, it's the perfect time to encourage residents to enjoy and protect the state’s lakes. Recreation on Michigan’s lakes – boating, fishing, birding, swimming and more on the water – leads to jobs throughout the state in support of

tags: Environmental Impact

Thursday, July 27, 2017

After a morning of trolling on Lake Michigan aboard the family boat, the section of sandy beach looked like the perfect place for a picnic and a chance to stretch our sea legs. The bottom was rock-free and continued its gentle slope into the surf, offering a broad stretch of shallow water for our guests to cool their heels as they

tags: Safety