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Friday, May 15, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has received results from surface water and sediment sampling performed in November 2019 to determine if per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly called PFAS, are present in areas that are targeted for potential cleanup-related dredging across the US EPA-designated Milwaukee Estuary

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing, Lake Michigan

Friday, May 15, 2020

National Safe Boating Week, which begins this Saturday, May 16, and runs through Friday, May 22, is the traditional early boating season reminder to help recreational boaters embrace safety all season long. However, the important National Safe Boating week recommendation urging life jacket wear is now joined by an equally important

tags: Boating 101, COVID-19, Safety

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The problem of what to do with discontinued products has long plagued marine apparel manufacturers. Their options are limited. They can sell it at a discount on their own websites but these items compete with their current offerings and confuse their brand image. They can offer it at discounts to their dealers, however, this ties up

tags: Coupons & Discounts, Gift Ideas, Clothing & Shoes, Company Expansions

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Propspeed, leading innovator of underwater coatings, announced today that it has partnered with MJM Yachts. Under the terms of the agreement, Propspeed will be the standard foul-release coating for all MJM Yachts’ underwater running gear such as propellers, shafts, struts, rudders, trim tabs and through-hull fittings.

tags: Company Expansions, Environmental Impact, Polishes & Waxes, Service & Repair

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Most insurance is straightforward, until it’s not. When you have an accident or property damage, you file an insurance claim. But filing an insurance claim on a boat trailer isn’t so straightforward. That’s because it depends on how and what type of damage occurred that will determine which insurance coverage –

tags: Hauling, Insurance, Trailers

Thursday, May 14, 2020

COVID-19 is forcing everyone to navigate uncharted waters, including boaters. In honor of National Safe Boating Week, held May 16-22, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the National Safe Boating Council encourage boaters to follow social distancing guidelines for safe outdoor recreation. “Year after year, state

tags: Boating 101, COVID-19, Dept of Natural Resources, Safety

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

"America’s Boating Channel™ LIVE" will preview the upcoming National Safe Boating Week (NSBW) in the video series Episode Six, which premieres this Wednesday May 13. Also in Episode Six, viewers will glimpse future Vessel Safe Checks (VSCs) performed remotely using smartphone video cameras. The weekly online magazine

tags: Boating 101, Education, Lifestyle, Safety

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Sailing has always been the perfect small-group activity. You skim along the lake in a fresh breeze with just you and your crew; maybe you choose a place to drop anchor and take a swim with the kids, and then spend the night on the boat. It’s the perfect small adventure, but the most fantastic part of this imagined scenario is

tags: Lake St. Clair, Sailing, Fractional Boat Ownership, Lake Erie

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Boatrax, a Florida-based Marine Tech Startup, is excited to announce that its product is the first remote monitoring device to be NMEA 2000 Certified by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). Born in the yachting capital of the world, Boatrax was first introduced at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show as a

tags: Awards, Electronics, Smart Technology

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Dragging a bait behind a moving boat is a technique known as “trolling,” one of the Great Lakes’ most common fish-catching tactics for our most popular gamefish. In some circles, it’s considered the lazy man’s way to fish. I admit, its hands-off, plop-a-rod-in-a-holder-and-see-what-happens attitude is

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Boating 101, Fishing

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