Thursday, August 17, 2017With changes in fuel blends over the last several years, boaters need to pay more attention than ever to the fuel they use and the fuel additives they put in their fuel tanks. ValvTect Marine Gasoline and ValvTect Marine Diesel Fuel sold at Certified ValvTect Marine Fuel Marinas throughout the country are specially formulated for
Tuesday, August 15, 2017What are the common boating tasks that drive boat owners to ask for help? Editors at BoatUS Magazine, the trusted voice of American boating, compiled a list of the top topics and announced the kickoff of a “BoatUS Summer How-to Film Festival” today with the release of 15 short, easily-watchable videos. “We’re
Monday, August 14, 2017The Sailfish 245DC is the latest entry in Sailfish’s exciting line-up of dual consoles, featuring comfortable seating for up to 12 people, a high performance sixth generation VDS hull, a highly ergonomic deck layout and enough storage space to accommodate whatever your crew brings on board. The 245DC is extremely versatile,
Thursday, August 10, 2017Gov. Rick Snyder announced that the Invasive Carp Challenge is now accepting proposals for innovative methods to prevent invasive (or Asian) carp from entering the Great Lakes. “Invasive carp pose a serious and growing threat to the economy and ecology of our Great Lakes,” Snyder said. “The Invasive Carp Challenge
Sunday, August 6, 2017SkipperBud’s is excited to join forces with Alumacraft Boats! Effective today SkipperBud’s has been added to Alumacraft’s dealer network. “We are so pleased to be able to sign SkipperBud’s and welcome them to our dealer family,” says Bruce Baron, Alumacraft Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017Island hopping on the Great Lakes sure is fun in the warmer months of the year. You can hit the beach, go hiking in the forest, discover new wines, or just lose track of time and explore. But how do you get to where all the fun is happening? If you don’t have your own boat, taking a ferry is the way to go. Lake Michigan If you
Wednesday, March 22, 2017A flame retardant has been discovered in sediment of the Great Lakes for the first time, and researchers say it may be here to stay. Researchers sampled sediment from lakes Michigan, Ontario and Superior to track organophosphate esters, a group of chemicals that are used as flame retardants. All three locations showed that the
Tuesday, March 7, 2017Winter does not mean that we all have to stop thinking about fishing for the next few months! During a mild winter, many people still fish from shore, and some areas in the Great Lakes region freeze over, providing opportunities for exercising those ice fishing skills! Even if you’re not getting out fishing, there are many