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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Back Cove Yachts introduced the brand new 34O – the ‘O’ is for ‘outboard’ – at the 2018 Newport Boat Show, powered by a pair of all white Yamaha 300’s (optional 350 hp Yamahas or Suzukis), and the result was the award for “Best New Powerboat under 35 feet”. Previously best known

tags: Dealerships, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, New Boat Models

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Fiona Sims writes about food, drink and travel for many publications from “The Times (of London)” to “Food & Travel,” and “Decanter.” She is the author of four books, including “The Boat Cookbook,” and her most recent, “The Boat Drinks Book,” both published by Bloomsbury

by: Fiona Sims, www.the2fionas.com

tags: Recipes

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that it has distributed over $600,000 to families impacted by the partial government shutdown that ended January 25. Coast Guard families across the country – from Alaska to

tags: Charity, Law & Politics

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

West Marine, the world’s largest premier boating supply retailer, has hired retail executive Ken Seipel as CEO. Seipel is an experienced leader with a strong track record helping grow privately held retail companies, as well as Fortune 500 brands. He was most recently CEO of Gabe’s and prior to that held executive

tags: Employment News

Monday, February 18, 2019

One of Canada’s best beach towns is offering more watersports and outdoor activities than ever before, right on the pristine shores of Lake Huron. Located in the lakeside community of Lambton Shores, the village of Grand Bend brims with happy sun-seekers in warmer months and is anchored by its main beach – Grand Bend

by: Emily Baillie

tags: Destination, Lake Huron

Friday, February 15, 2019

The first couple months of the year are down time for most Great Lakes anglers who fish from boats – for obvious reasons. This time of year the closest we can get to participating in our passion is attending winter boat and sport shows and living the catching vicariously through presenters of fishing seminars, standing atop the

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Boating 101, Fishing, Service & Repair

Friday, February 15, 2019

If you’re planning to fish for yellow perch this spring, keep in mind that there’s a new daily possession limit – 25 fish, reduced from 50 – starting April 1 on nearly all state waters. Exceptions include: Lake Erie, which will retain a 50-fish daily limit. Lake Gogebic in Gogebic and Ontonagon counties,

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing, Law & Politics

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Even after a thorough washing, metal can look dingy. Metal Polish from Iosso Products cleans, polishes and protects stainless steel, chrome, aluminum, brass, bronze, copper and precious metals. Metal Polish is simple to use. Rubbed on with a soft cloth, it's buffed-off by hand or with an electric buffer, easily removing oxidation,

tags: Cleaners, Service & Repair

Thursday, February 14, 2019

This year’s sturgeon season on Black Lake (Cheboygan County, Michigan) ended at 9:18 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 – after only 78 minutes of fishing. The fishing season, which included spearing or hook-and-line fishing, was scheduled to run Feb. 2-6, or until the harvest quota had been reached. This year's allocation of sturgeon

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Inland Boating, Lake Huron

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

One of the most vital features on any sailboat is your standing and running rigging. They should be inspected on a yearly basis either by going aloft or by removing the mast — which, by the way, should be done every three-five years, regardless. Once inspecting, what should you be looking for? Standing rigging has many failure

by: Jon Duer, Doyle Sailmakers Cleveland

tags: Boating 101, Lake Erie, Sailing, Service & Repair

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