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Friday, May 5, 2017

Boat Fenders are one of the most important accessories any boater needs to have on their vessel. It should be the first item purchased when venturing out on any boat in any condition. They are the only protection a boat will have against docking or rafting with other boats. That is why it is important to purchase quality fenders, and

tags: Accessories

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

It's launch time! And with it comes thoughts of weekend cruising, gorgeous mornings on the lake and beautiful summers. So what if you could simplify some of the enjoyment on your boat by adding some great tasting drinking water without the need to lug cases of bottled water on board? Imagine that hot cup of fresh-brewed coffee made

tags: Accessories, Do It Yourself (DIY)

Thursday, April 13, 2017 Erik Kyle, Publisher of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt Magazine speaks to John Adinolfe from Fin Holder and More, at the 2017 Palm Beach International Boat Show. The show was held from March 23-26 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Check out all our videos from boat shows across the U.S. in our video gallery!

tags: Accessories

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

What do you do if someone says they have a problem? If you're in the boat business, you find a solution. And that's exactly what Greg Thompson, CEO of his startup company, has done. Presenting Birdie Blocker, the ingenious new way to prevent birds from roosting on your railing. How does it work and what makes it different you ask?

tags: Accessories

Monday, March 13, 2017

With the Milennia MILAMP200BT from Prospec Electronics, the ability to stream music without a traditional stereo becomes a reality. It functions as either a multi-zone or stand-alone amplifier, and is compact enough to fit into the tightest spaces. As a multi-zone amplifier, the product is truly unique. For example, a stereo receiver

tags: Accessories, Electronics

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Just because something is the most utilitarian tool on board doesn't mean it can't be attractive. Shurhold's premium Fishing Series Handles fit over 40 attachments available for the One Handle Does It All system, and are sure to turn heads in any marina. The first thing people notice about Fishing Series Handles is the sleek black

tags: Accessories, Fishing

Friday, February 24, 2017

Even a small, lightweight boat trailer can be tricky to maneuver, especially in spots too tight for both it and the tow vehicle. Parkit360's Force 5K power dolly is perfect for these situations. It provides the muscle to effortlessly move up to 5,000 lbs. around corners and obstacles, and is compact enough to fit in the trunk of a

tags: Accessories, Appliances

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Inspired by his own survival story, Scott Smiles developed Life Cell, a revolutionary floating safety device. So confident in its ability to save lives, the very organization that rescued him endorses it. Two hours into a fishing trip five miles east of Sydney, Australia, Smiles noticed smoke coming from the exhaust of his new 42'

tags: Accessories, Electronics, Safety

Monday, February 6, 2017

Volvo Penta of the Americas will feature the new innovative Joystick Inboard system at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show. The Volvo Penta Joystick for Inboard is the first and only joystick for twin inboard shaft installations that includes both docking and driving modes and integrates all five steering components: thruster,

tags: Accessories, Electronics

Monday, January 30, 2017

The use of 50 cycle electrical systems in many countries outside the US and Canada can present hazards for boats that were built to run on domestic 60 cycle power. Hubbell Marine solves this problem with its line of dedicated, CE-certified ship-to-shore products. They are configured for use exclusively on 16, 32 or 63 amp circuits and

tags: Accessories, Electronics