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Thursday, May 24, 2018

About this time each spring, I am reminded that my wife is what I call “reverse challenged.” That’s a PC way to refer to a condition that my wife suffers, along with thousands of other drivers, who just can’t seem to get a handle on steering any direction but forward. She’ll park a block away to avoid the

by: Dan Armitage, Buckeye Sportsman Radio, www.buckeyesportsman.net

tags: Boating 101, Hauling

Thursday, May 24, 2018

We boaters are the original conservationists. We can point to our long-standing concern for clean water. So, while it’s upsetting to read recent headlines about 79-thousand tons of plastic debris in one area of the Pacific Ocean alone, it also highlights an issue boaters must actively get behind. The story is that some 1.8

by: Norm Schultz, Soundings Trade Only

tags: Environmental Impact

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Mustang Survival®, the North American brand known for innovative solutions for the most demanding marine environments, has created a comprehensive Guide for PFD Inspection and Maintenance (available for download) for recreational boaters in recognition of National Safe Boating Week (May 19-25, 2018). As warmer weather spreads

tags: Clothing & Shoes, Kids & Pets, Safety

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Your new rig sits proudly in your driveway - the outboard shining brightly in the sun, even the trailer is sleek and polished. You haven’t even had a maiden voyage, and yet you’re already thinking “How can I keep it looking and performing at least close to how it does now, fresh from the dealership?”

by: John Tiger

tags: Boating 101, Service & Repair, Spring Commissioning

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Lake sturgeon – evolutionary ancients that have lived in the Great Lakes almost forever – have something in common with Michigan’s salmon, which didn’t even live around here until a half century ago. Both types of fish spend most of their time in big lakes but run up rivers to spawn; and they both show

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

World Cat recently added Catawba Moorings to its current dealer roster. Thedealership - located in Port Clinton, Ohio – was established in 1987 and offers sales and service, and deep access to Lake Erie with 200 docks up to 60’. “We’re pleased to be partnered with this family-oriented and reputable

tags: Company Expansions, Employment News

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

A journey of discovery on the water begins with one step; buying the most specific, comprehensive, and current guidebook. Waterway Guide Media, LLC announces the release of two newly updated editions of the Waterway Guide: Northern 2018 and Great Lakes 2018. Updated annually, Waterway Guide Great Lakes 2018 edition is the

tags: Books & Charts, Great Lakes

Monday, May 21, 2018

iNavX, the benchmark mobile marine navigation application, announced today the launch of iNavX AIS Live. Available on both iOS and Android versions of iNavX, iNavX AIS Live connects a user’s mobile device to the AIS Live global network of antennas. Real-time ship movements are broadcast to the iNavX app and overlaid directly on

tags: Software & Apps

Monday, May 21, 2018

Cleaning boat canvas and boat windows — sounds simple. Yet, as with everything, there is a back-story. Rest assured I will give you quick answers for cleaning products and methods later in this article, but, for those who like back stories, read on, as I also explain what products not to use when cleaning your boat canvas and

by: Russ Griffin, Co-Owner of Northcoast Marine Specialties LLC

tags: Boating 101, Canvas & Upholstery

Monday, May 21, 2018

Today New Nautical Coatings, Inc., a family owned and operated developer of the Sea Hawk, Hawk Epoxy and Captain Jack’s brands, announced a program designed to transition military veterans into permanent roles in the company. The program offers military veterans the opportunity to repurpose and hone their military skills into

tags: Job Opportunites, Paint

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