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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Nicole Hartshorn – The River Gal – has been featured in “Thousand Island Life Magazine” and “Sea Ray Living”. Nicole is also the author of “River Entertaining: Food and Drink Ideas for Boaters in the Thousand Islands”, published by Friesen Press. Established in 1790, the United States

by: Nicole Hartshorn

tags: Recipes

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Nearly all inflatable boats are built using either PVC or CSM/Hypalon fabric. So, how do you know which is right for you? Generally speaking, CSM/Hypalon RIBs are more expensive – sometimes more than twice as – but they also are much more resilient to UV exposure and to accidental gas, oil, or chemical exposure, such as

tags: Inflatable Boats

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Your T-top boat may provide shade at the helm, but what about your passengers sitting behind you? Whether you are anchored out or cruising, your entire crew deserves more sun protection to make a long day on the boat much more comfortable. Unfortunately, many add-on shade solutions typically involve temporary pole-mounted,

by: Diane Seltzer, Marketing Director at SureShade

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Boat Cover

Monday, June 17, 2019

Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands is a boater’s dream! Located on Ohio’s north coast, between Toledo and Cleveland, the region is filled with marinas and transient dockage so that visitors via the lake have plenty of places to find adventure. This coastal region provides an eclectic mix of historically

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Monday, June 17, 2019

United States Power Squadrons® – America’s Boating Club® announced that its comprehensive, all-encompassing America’s Boating Course is now offered in Spanish. Produced under a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Course provides

tags: Education, Company Expansions

Friday, June 14, 2019

When Danalevi Powerboats put its first prototype in the water in 2014, the expectations were high. The same was true for its new model, the 2019 Furina 24. This time, we would say expectations were exceeded. An initial glance at the unique lines and art deco details of this custom powerboat will take you back to the 1930s. Once

tags: New Boat Models

Friday, June 14, 2019

With an entry deadline of June 4, more than 205 sailboats have registered for the July 20 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, and the largest of them is the 105’ custom ketch Whitehawk. When she was built in 1978 in Rockland, Maine, the timeless, clipper-bowed Bruce King design (patterned after the famous 1936

tags: Racing, Sailing, Lake Huron

Friday, June 14, 2019

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and well-being of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that it was presented with the Coast Guard’s Distinguished Public Service Award. The award, presented by Admiral Charles Ray, Vice Commandant, and Admiral Karl Schultz,

tags: Charity, Feel Good Story, Awards

Thursday, June 13, 2019

What would you build if you had the right resources? What would you create to solve those problems that irritate, those problems that simply diminish the joy in your boating adventure? Tom Prezioso and his wife found themselves asking these questions, revisiting them while building a boating lifestyle with their children on their

tags: Accessories

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Somewhere in between the long list of life’s to-dos, there exists a small sliver of time. Yet, it’s this part that, while tiny in comparison, takes up the most room in our hearts and memories. It’s the part you save for the things you love. It’s the part that makes you feel alive and fully present. And you do

tags: History, New Boat Models