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Friday, December 4, 2020

EXPERIENCE MATTERS With more than 45 years of experience, the team at Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales (JBYS) knows boating like few others. The course charted has a simple foundation. Just like their customers, each employee has a deep-rooted passion for the boating lifestyle and this passion has been the premise for building the team

by: Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales

tags: Dealerships, New Boat Models

Friday, December 4, 2020

Docktail® Bar manufactures premium, marine grade, food and beverage accessories for boaters and floaters. Our tables allow boaters to organize all their favorite food, drinks, and snacks and provide a stable platform to host a party, serve lunch or catch dinner. Whether you are cruising, rafted up, anchored, docked, fishing or

tags: Retrofitting

Friday, December 4, 2020

Lowrance, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, announced today the most powerful EliteTM series fishfinder/chartplotter available – the new, Elite FS. The latest introduction in Lowrance’s line-up of mid-range fishfinder/chartplotter displays, the Elite Fishing System (FS) combines a full line-up of

tags: Accessories, Fishing, Navigation

Thursday, December 3, 2020

As the famous sailing quote goes, “gentlemen don’t sail to weather.” Certainly good advice for a civil cruiser, but any experienced sailor also knows downwind sailing is not always a picnic. Depending on the strength of the wind and sea-state, it can be either the sail of dreams or highly, highly annoying. In

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Retrofitting, Sailing

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Even the most skilled boater has experienced damage to their vessel at a raft-off, at the dock, or just tying-up to a fellow boater. Big Bumper Company has developed the ultimate protection for your boat with these inflatable bumpers. Boat owner Cal Miller saw a real need for a better solution to traditional fenders and, together

tags: Accessories, Gift Ideas

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Perhaps it’s concern that boating budgets may be cut because of Covid-19, or maybe it’s just being seen as good to support their chosen recreation, but boat owners from around Ohio are joining the Boating Associations of Ohio this year. “In the past, we really haven’t told the BAO story very well,”

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Law & Politics, Boat Club, Lake Erie

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, West Marine will kick off its annual grant cycle for its nonprofit, BlueFuture. Encouraged to apply are nonprofit, community-based organizations that teach sailing, powerboating, fishing, paddling or surfing; provide boatbuilding instruction; foster aquatic sustainability and conservation practices; or

tags: Charity

Monday, November 30, 2020

Having plenty of electric power on board while cruising can make the difference between a fantastic experience and a marginal one. At Custom Marine Products, we know this because we are cruising sailors ourselves, specializing in marine solar systems and LiFePO4 marine battery energy storage systems. Close interaction with our

by: Tom Trimmer

tags: Environmental Impact, Retrofitting

Sunday, November 29, 2020

When you’re walking the dock on the way to your boat, what do you find yourself looking at? Nearly all boaters will find themselves reviewing each boat docked in the marina, taking notice of which has the latest updates and gear, which are being prepped to launch, and which are starting to show their age. Of those that are

tags: Cleaners

Friday, November 27, 2020

The following are accessories that have earned a position aboard my own Great Lakes boat this past season—with one exception: I’ve got a good watch that keeps on ticking despite dunkings (in fact, I never take it off) and can’t yet justify the cost of a new one. But if I did, the Garmin timepiece included here would

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Accessories, Navigation, Retrofitting

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