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Friday, December 1, 2017

Practical, affordable, and easy to take anytime If your boating takes you through crowded harbors, across shipping lanes or on foggy seas, then you know the feeling in your stomach when you have to ask yourself, “What’s that vessel doing?” Automatic Identification System, or AIS, can give you the answer, but is this

tags: Education, Safety, Boating 101

Friday, December 1, 2017

Thanks to the number of boat shows held this time of year, winter is a great time to begin shopping for a new boat — whether you are in the market for one or not. Some of us veteran owners are always on the prowl for an upgrade, and walk the show aisles as a matter of habit to see what’s new. If you are a first time buyer,

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Boating 101

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Suzuki Marine, a leader in 4-stroke outboard technology and performance, is proud to introduce its newest model, the DF350A. At 350 horsepower, this V6 4-stroke is the largest, most powerful outboard Suzuki has built to date. In development for more than three years, it represents a significant milestone in both engineering and

tags: Engines

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Given that this article is for the “Buyer’s Guide,” I thought I would share with you some pretty cool trailer innovations that are now available. We are finding, more and more, that customers are looking to diversify their trailer to make it unique, all while remaining very functional. Here are a couple of fun

by: Megan Straw-Meisler, Sales & Marketing Director of Loadmaster Trailer

tags: Trailers

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Weems & Plath, manufacturer of fine nautical safety and navigation products since 1928, recently announced that they are introducing a Personal Rescue Strobe that is U.S. Coast Guard approved as a dedicated PFD (lifejacket) or harness safety light. The Personal Rescue Strobe is one of the most robust lights on the market with

tags: Safety, Accessories

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A public meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the Lake Linden-Hubbel High School Auditorium in Lake Linden on saving the Buffalo Reef has been postponed due to blizzard conditions forecast for the Keweenaw Peninsula. “We will be rescheduling this meeting for early in the new year, but we have no date for that meeting

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Superior, Dept of Natural Resources

Monday, November 27, 2017

Here are some items that have crossed my path that I think might be of special interest to Great Lakes anglers and could make great gifts to consider getting or giving this holiday season. Rod Select 360 I saw these being sold at last winter’s Indianapolis sport show and have been experimenting with all the places these handy

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

tags: Fishing

Monday, November 27, 2017

Michigan’s first look at new 2018 boat designs, technology, and styling will be in early January at the Lansing Boat Show in Downtown Lansing. Celebrating its 20th year, the Boat Show offers boating enthusiasts a nice break from the winter weather with over 40 manufacturers represented by up to 10 Michigan boat dealers.

tags: Inland Boating, Lake St. Clair, Boat Show

Monday, November 27, 2017

The perfect oasis for escaping frigid winter temperatures this January, the Progressive® Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show® returns to McCormick Place, 2301 South Lake Shore Drive, January 10–14, 2018. This mega show features over 600 power and sailboats and 125 RVs on display for attendees to view, board, and

tags: Lake Michigan, Boat Show

Friday, November 24, 2017

The new EP CARRY Motor system is the only one designed just for small craft such as dinghies, tenders, row boats, and fishing skiffs. EP CARRY delivers quiet, safe, efficient electric power with unique, patented features for control, comfort, and safety. Small boats are different; they’re lighter and more unstable, with

tags: Environmental Impact, Engines