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Monday, October 15, 2018

Your outboard needs water to keep it cool as it runs. How often do you check the “pee indicator” to ensure that the engine is pumping water? Salt, sand, mud, sticks, and other debris take their toll on the pump impeller, housing, and related parts. That’s why most outboard technicians recommend replacement every

by: John Tiger

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Engines, Service & Repair

Friday, October 12, 2018

Some may daydream about taking a dip in the ocean… but in the Great Lakes Bay Region, the waters are salt- and shark-free, and there’s no better place to dive right in! Magnificent miles of the nation’s longest freshwater coastline will welcome you here to Pure Michigan. Just Add Water Taking in beautiful blue

tags: Destination, Lake Huron

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Question: We have just ordered our first yacht and are shopping for insurance. We have friends (seasoned yachties), who were recently denied coverage for a claim due to something called “hidden implied warranties of seaworthiness.” They tried to explain it to us, but we’re confused. What does this mean, and how can

by: Cary R. Wiener, President of Pantaenius America Ltd.

tags: Boating 101, Insurance

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Rocna Anchors, a subsidiary of the CMP Group, announced an expansion of its global patent portfolio, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to innovation as well as being a world-class leader in the marine industry. Peter Smith, designer of the Rocna Anchors range, has been granted six patents by the Canadian and New Zealand

tags: Anchors, Awards, Beyond the Lakes, Company Expansions

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The M Series Mercury RIBs are the perfect tender for your yacht. Built by the same company that produces Airship RIBs (Adaptive Composites), the M Series might be a step down in terms of size but certainly not in quality. Every part on the M Series RIBs is designed and built right on the shores of Lake Erie in Vermilion, Ohio, using

tags: Dealerships, Inflatable Boats

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Evinrude, a global manufacturer of marine engines headquartered in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, recently received the ‘Business Friend of the Environment’ award presented by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, the state’s chamber of commerce and largest business trade association. Evinrude was recognized for their

tags: Awards, Engines, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Chevron Products Company, a leading provider of premium aftermarket fuel additives, engine oils, lubricants, coolants and related products, recently introduced its new Techron Marine Fuel System Treatment formulated specifically for gasoline-powered boats and the harsh marine environment. Following extended development and testing,

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Fuel Treatments, Service & Repair, Winterization

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), the Bay Point Marina in Marblehead earned Ohio’s first platinum Ohio Clean Marina certification, which is now the highest certification available in the state. Bay Point Marina is the first marina statewide to participate in the new tiered certification structure

tags: Awards, Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie, Marina

Monday, October 8, 2018

On my way to meet up with the crew from Coastal Craft and their factory in Gibsons, I can’t help but feel a bit nostalgic. Being a proud Canadian, there are three things that I loved growing up: hockey, the outdoors, and the Beachcombers. For anyone oblivious to the Beachcombers, it was a Canadian TV show that ran for 18 years

by: Stephen Jackman

tags: Canada, New Boat Models

Friday, October 5, 2018

Is your boat your favorite summer destination place? Perhaps your boat is your “true” home? There is something special about being on the water, but finding that right boat for you can be a project. And even when you do, most likely she’s going to need some work to make her yours. One of the big advantages of

by: Laura Gills, Owner of Freshwater Gills

tags: Accessories, Decorative