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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

With interest rates already on the rise, how can you ensure your boat loan goes smoothly without time-consuming hiccups? Here are 10 tips from Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) just in time for the spring buying season. 1. Check your credit. Before applying for a loan get your current credit score and ensure your

tags: Boating 101

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

In the fall of 2016, upon having just had their boats hauled for the winter slumber in Ontario, long time Great Lakes boaters Scott Leclerc and Lyndon Greene pondered why so many boaters were actually using their boats as floating cottages, rather than as they were intended. Throughout the summer of 2016, they had spoken with boaters

tags: Georgian Bay, Great Lakes, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, Lake St. Clair, Travel, Boat Club, Canada

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

You know it’s Spring in the 1000 Islands with the arrival of the Clayton Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Spring Boat Show. This year’s event will be held April 6-8 at the Cerow Recreation Park Arena and Clayton Town Barn, both located on East Line Road. The show will offer 2 full buildings for boaters to navigate and

tags: Lake Ontario, Boat Show, Events

Monday, March 26, 2018

The three major charity sailing events in Annapolis, Maryland are pleased to announce the sponsorship of the Triple Crown of Charity Sailing by Weems & Plath. The CRAB Cup, The Leukemia Cup, and The Hospice Cup will jointly promote participation in their three sailing races and the awarding of the Weems & Plath Triple Crown of

tags: Sailing, Charity, Events

Monday, March 26, 2018

Looking for a delicious and boat-friendly snack or appetizer? This Black Bean & Corn Salsa is ideal and it even qualifies as a healthy choice. It’s fast to make and even better when made a day or two ahead of time. Two added bonuses are that none of the ingredients need to be refrigerated and there’s nothing to spoil

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

tags: Recipes

Monday, March 26, 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

Friday, March 23, 2018

This spring and summer, you can now clear mosquitoes out of your backyard, cottage, marina, or special events area, within minutes! Mosquitoes are up to 10,000x more sensitive to garlic than humans. They will leave the MOSQUITO-Less treated area immediately and can be gone for weeks! MOSQUITO-Less is a unique, food-grade garlic oil,

tags: Kids & Pets, Lifestyle

Friday, March 23, 2018

Lowrance®, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, continued its domination of America’s tournament-fishing circuit as Lowrance Pro Jordan Lee mounted an epic comeback to claim the 2018 Bassmaster Classic Championship. Held on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell, March 16-18, Lee’s winning three-day total of

tags: Fishing, Awards, Electronics

Friday, March 23, 2018

The organizers of the annual Miami Yacht Show, known by yachting enthusiasts worldwide as the luxury in-water exhibition during Miami's annual boat show week each February, announced plans to move the event in 2019, pending state and federal permits, to the area located just north of downtown Miami next to the Adrienne Arsht Center

Thursday, March 22, 2018

“Boaters Need to Weigh in on Lake Erie Wind Farm Project” read the heading of a recent story sent to the more than 18,000 BoatUS members in Ohio. Indeed, the time has come to take a stand, particularly if you’re one who is convinced wind turbines in Lake Erie are undesirable. Dubbed the “Icebreaker Wind

by: Norm Schultz, Soundings Trade Only

tags: Law & Politics, Lifestyle, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie