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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

With their low battery draw, cooler operation, and sturdy construction, LED lights have been popular with recreational boaters. The lights may also be causing poor VHF radio and Automatic Identification System (AIS) reception, according to a Marine Safety Alert - issued by the U.S. Coast Guard on August 15, 2018. The BoatUS Foundation

tags: Electronics, Lighting, Safety

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) recently published an alert detailing the effect of Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI) caused by some LED products, and the potential for electronic communication interference. Simple testing can identify whether there's a problem, but the situation can be avoided if owners choose products that

by: Hella Marine

tags: Electronics, Lighting

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

For many anglers in the Great Lakes region, the arrival of colder weather signals that it’s time for fishing season to end. While the arrival of fall does typically mean the end of boating season and time to start preparing the boat for winter storage, it certainly does not mark the end of the fishing season. In fact, the fall

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The Association of Bahamas Marinas (ABM), in partnership with Marinalife, recently announced the launch of Voyager, a membership program that offers participating boaters exclusive benefits such as discounts, cruising guides and invitations to special events. The program, which is designed to encourage and support personal cruising

tags: Applicable Everywhere, Boat Club, Coupons & Discounts, Travel

Monday, November 5, 2018

The BWI Scholarship Fund was created to honor undergraduate college students — from any major — who demonstrate a passion for the field of boating media and have a clear career goal to pursue this field. “We are excited about this program and what it can mean to the future of boating journalism,” said Alan

by: Capt. Robert Beringer

tags: Education, Promotions & Giveaways

Monday, November 5, 2018

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, recently announced that it has awarded a record-breaking 177 new scholarships in 2018. Combined with three multi-year scholarship recipients and two Fallen Heroes Scholars, the Foundation

tags: Education, Promotions & Giveaways

Friday, November 2, 2018

Whether you are looking for a day at the beach, a unique kite-surfing opportunity, a leisurely boat ride, or to experience reeling in a “big one”, a detour off of the 401 in Chatham-Kent will have you booking your next visit the moment you arrive. Chatham-Kent is Canada’s ‘sunny south’ destination for

tags: Canada, Destination, Lake Erie

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Whether you’re docked at a marina, a yacht club, or even right outside on your private dock, we all have one thing in common – our love for boating! Captain Tom, the skippers, and I keep our Sundancer at a marina in the charming little town of Clayton, NY. Clayton is known for its unique restaurants, award-winning

by: Nicole Hartshorn

tags: Recipes

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Awash in timeless charm, the town of Newfane and its waterfront hamlet, Olcott Beach, provide everything travelers need to explore history, experience community, and enjoy an authentic American Seaway Trail town! Located on the western edge of Lake Ontario, the port town is in the heart of the Niagara Wine Trail, 42 NM from Toronto,

tags: Destination, Lake Ontario

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Officially announced in mid-summer, Evinrude is now a part of the newly established BRP Marine Group. Tracy Crocker, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of Evinrude since 2017, has been appointed President of the Group, effective immediately. Crocker will be responsible for the strategic direction and operations of the BRP

tags: Employment News