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Friday, November 15, 2019

KICKER®, a nationally recognized brand in the automotive, truck and powersports mobile audio markets, as well as home and lifestyle audio segments, has decided to strategically focus efforts to boost brand awareness and sales within the recreational marine industry. Having earned a solid reputation and growth in the wake/surf

tags: Company Expansions, Electronics

Friday, November 15, 2019

A team of engineers and scientists from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working with the Buffalo Reef Task Force to develop cost estimates and other details for three finalist action plans aimed at protecting the reef’s important Lake Superior fish habitat. After extensive consultation with the public and other

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

Friday, November 15, 2019

America’s Boating Club® recently announced the launch of its new website. Designed to be a better resource for current and future members, the new website has been streamlined for easier navigation and a more intuitive page flow. The culmination of a two-year re-branding campaign, the new website features a streamlined

tags: Boat Club, Boating 101, Company Expansions, Education

Thursday, November 14, 2019

I’ve had the privilege to test out some cool gear recently and I chose to make it all something I could wear. Here are some highlights of what I found. Gill Marine OS2 Offshore Women’s Jacket - $349 For serious time on the water, whether cruising or in a regatta, I tested Gill’s OS2 Offshore jacket and was impressed

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Clothing & Shoes, Gift Ideas

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

For years, RMR Solutions, LLC has developed and manufactured the most cutting edge and cost-effective products revolutionizing the commercial mold remediation industry. As experts in mold and mildew, RMR-86M Marine Mold & Mildew Stain Remover has quickly become the go-to marine product, giving it a reputation as the stain remover

tags: Cleaners, Environmental Impact

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

In early October 2019, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration announced it will grant $10.2 million to fund 12 new research projects around the country to better understand and predict harmful algal blooms (HABs), but does that amount to another delay in taking obvious actions to reduce the problem now? HABs research

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie, Law & Politics, Opinion

Monday, November 11, 2019

E10 gasoline (gasoline containing 10% ethanol) poses certain challenges to your gasoline burning toys, from boats to four wheelers, snowmobiles, chainsaws, lawn mowers, and snowblowers. All of these devices have ventilated fuel systems, meaning the fuel in the tank is exposed to the atmosphere. When the temperature changes, the tank

tags: Fuel Treatments, Winterization

Friday, November 8, 2019

A look at why an innovative diesel outboard is taking the global marine market by storm. “Cox Powertrain’s CXO300 diesel outboard is one of the hottest products on the market right now,” says Chuck Gould, Vice President of Sales for Diesel Outboard Solutions, a Virginia-based distributor for this ground-breaking

tags: Engines

Friday, November 8, 2019

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Dan Eichinger recently confirmed the commitment of $8 million in state funds for the preconstruction, engineering and design phase of a multifaceted barrier system to prevent invasive Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. In a Nov. 4, 2019 letter to Lieutenant General Todd

by: Ed Golder - Michigan DNR

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

Thursday, November 7, 2019

For close to 30 years, Armstrong Nautical Products has been bringing innovative products to the marine industry. These include products such as Armstrong CE-certified Deck Plates, which are completely watertight and easy to use and install, as well as fixed and telescopic swim/dive ladders, which are made with a center pole allowing

tags: Accessories, Stabilization