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Friday, December 6, 2019

Pontoon boats are all about enjoying time on the water with your friends and family. Yet, all too often, they are lacking basic functionalities and amenities you’d expect for entertaining a group of people. Serving space for food and drinks is hard to come by; a convenient trash can or even basic storage space is generally

tags: Inland Boating, Retrofitting, Accessories, Furniture

Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) unveiled several wetland projects today aimed at improving water quality in Lake Erie and throughout Ohio as part of Gov. Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative. “Now is the time to take action to ensure the future of clean, accessible water throughout Ohio,” said Gov. Mike

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

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

A perfect day on the boat can be ruined by lost keys, spilled drinks, or a phone that goes for an unexpected swim. It doesn’t help that, no matter what boat you’re on, it seems like there’s never enough cup holders, especially where you need them most. Terry Graber & Associates has the solution. With room for

tags: Accessories, Gift Ideas

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

With the goal to stabilize every boat on the water, Seakeeper, the leader in marine stabilization, is taking large strides to make that goal a reality. There is no one-size-fits-all guide to stabilization, but one thing is certain: the smaller the boat, the more affected it is by wave and weather conditions. Seakeeper recognizes the

tags: Company Expansions, Retrofitting, Stabilization

Monday, December 2, 2019

For over 20 years, Chafe-Pro® – a family-owned, second-generation business, has been providing chafe solutions to the commercial and recreational marine industries as well as several other industries. Through their expertise and experience, they have designed many custom units for unique applications around the world,

tags: Accessories, Gift Ideas

Friday, November 29, 2019

Enhance the life of a boater that you love! Here are some perfect ideas for making sure the next gift-giving occasion is smooth sailing. Many have special pricing with Great Lakes Scuttlebutt-specific coupon codes. Make sure to use them before checkout! Scroll to view, or click to jump right to each item. Dry Tote by Bitter End

tags: Paddleboards, Water Toys, Accessories, Boat Club, Books & Charts, Cleaners, Clothing & Shoes, Electronics, Gift Ideas

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Several favorite accessories have earned a place aboard our boat. Some, like the Island Hopper platform and the PowerKnob, are newbies, earning their spot after just this past season of use. Others have been added over the years and continue to withstand the test of time, use, and value to us as we cruise the waters of the Great

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Accessories, Gift Ideas

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Lowrance®, a world-leading brand in fishing electronics since 1957, offers anglers in colder climates the ability to find fish year-round with a complete line of ice accessories for Lowrance displays. The latest in its ice fishing product line was recently announced, the new LiveSight™ Sonar Ice Transducer, which delivers

tags: Electronics, Fishing

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Whenever you have a lull in your available time to boat, whether it’s the time of year where the boats are inside or it’s storming in the heat of summer, it makes for more time for hobbies, sports, and honey-dos. But, what about your boat? Doesn’t it deserve something? A gift or a token of appreciation for all the

by: John Tiger

tags: Gift Ideas, Retrofitting

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Gevo, Inc., is a biofuel company that produces renewable fuel to help boats run better while reducing their carbon footprint. All boaters who use gasoline engines can benefit from isobutanol, an oxygenate blendstock that mixes with gasoline, and improves performance and reliability. Boaters understand the impact of greenhouse gases

tags: Environmental Impact