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

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Canyon 456 Center Console Beam Amidships: 14' (4.27 m) Center Line Length w/o Engines: 45' (13.72 m) Bridge Clearance: 10' 5" (3.18 m) Hull Draft: 30" (.76 m) Transom Deadrise: 21 degrees (SeaV2® progression) Fresh Water Capacity: 80 gallons (303 liters) Livewell Capacity: 70 gallons (265 liters) Fuel Capacity: 616 gallons

tags: New Boat Models

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

BRP, a world leader in powersports, recently announced Evinrude will be inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame® during the Space Foundation’s 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo., on April 19. As a 2018 Organization Inductee, Evinrude will be honored for the company’s role in commercializing the

tags: Awards, Engines

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Bill invests more than $11 billion to reverse impacts of mandate, puts forth solutions to protect drinking water, restore wildlife habitat, and confront climate change. Seeking to break through the deadlocked discussions between oil interests and the corn ethanol industry, conservation groups signaled their strong support for bills

tags: Environmental Impact, Law & Politics

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Those interested in discussing local and statewide fisheries management activities with Michigan Department of Natural Resources staff are encouraged to stop by one of several upcoming “Conversations & Coffee” events taking place around the state this spring. The DNR Fisheries Division has hosted “Conversations

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Events

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

It was another great year for Michigan fishing, as 2,176 anglers representing 24 states and Canada submitted catches recognized in the state's Master Angler program - a significant increase over 1,807 Master Angler fish in 2016. The program, in place since 1973, recognizes large fish caught by recreational anglers and has more than

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

No, it’s not a new form of algae or a strange bug. PFOA is the acronym for Perflurooctanoic Acid, C8HF15O2, which is a chemical used in the production of PTFE for waterproofing canvas and other outdoor fabrics. As the PTFE material breaks down, it releases PFOA into the atmosphere. PFOA has recently been found in the

tags: Canvas & Upholstery, Cleaners

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

North Cape Sailing School is proud to present the following subjects and speakers for its Wednesday evening presentations this season. Each event is being held in the clubhouse at North Cape Yacht Club and is open to the public. All presentations are free of charge. All are welcome to join us for a light dinner at a minimal cost at 6

tags: Education, Events, Lake Erie

Monday, March 19, 2018

Preventing boat theft is a no-brainer. But, have you taken the precautionary measures to deter thieves targeting parts of your boat that come with a high price tag? Something that is often desired, and is an easy target, is your outboard motor. By taking a few precautionary steps, you can greatly decrease the chance that someone will

tags: Accessories, Engines

Monday, March 19, 2018

Surrounded by water, Wisconsin’s Door County peninsula has long been a hot spot for boaters and vacationers. Beaches, limestone bluffs, waterfront villages, and 34 named islands help give this Midwestern destination a distinctly coastal vibe. Located off the tip of the peninsula lies Washington Island, Door County’s