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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Seasoned boaters know first-hand that weather conditions on the Great Lakes can change from pleasant to terrifying very quickly. From dangerous lightning to high winds, thunderstorms can ruin an outing in many ways. However, reading your local marine forecast before leaving the dock and regularly checking weather radar along the way

by: Mark Thornton, LakeErieWX Marine Weather

tags: Boating 101, Safety, Software & Apps

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Toledo Yacht Club and the Storm Trysail Club will host the 96th running of the Mills Trophy Race on Friday, June 7, 2019. The race from Toledo Harbor Light to Put-in-Bay will be sailed on the Mills Trophy Course, the Governor’s Course, or the President’s Course depending on the entrant’s class. The first class is

tags: Event, Lake Erie, Racing, Sailing

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

It has become a tradition. The boating season on Lake Erie kicked off with the Progressive Catawba Island Boat and Yacht Show that wrapped up the weekend of April 26 -28 at the prestigious Catawba Island Club in Port Clinton. “Officially or unofficially, this start-to-summer boat show is really a party surrounded by power and

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

While the weather in Ohio will gradually warm up, it is important for residents to know that the water temperature in Ohio’s waterways are still extremely cold, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Parks and Watercraft. “Hypothermia sets in rapidly when people enter cold water because

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Lake Erie, Safety

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Boaters who’ve heard about no-sales-tax states, such as Delaware or Oregon, wonder if they could eliminate sales tax on a boat purchase if they simply buy a boat there. The answer is yes – but only if they use their boat in those states. Generally, boaters have to pay the sales tax in the state they use the boat, not where

tags: Law & Politics

Monday, May 6, 2019

As the leading lifestyle travel magazine and cruising club that helps plan members' next adventures, Marinalife recently announced a new partnership with Priceline Partner Network (PPN), one of the most successful online travel programs. Marinalife, which offers marina reservation and planning services for members, will now assist

tags: Boat Club, Company Expansions, Travel

Monday, May 6, 2019

This is an exciting time of year for fishing enthusiasts, as the chance to get out on the open water is approaching! Watching the winter weather continue for weeks and months, it can seem like the warmer weather will never arrive. Just because we can’t always get out and fish during that time of year, it doesn’t mean that

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes

Friday, May 3, 2019

As the refit season draws to a close and summer is nipping at our heels, it’s the last chance rush to get all the boat-fixes done before every weekend is spent blissfully on the water. One of the many refits gaining popularity among Great Lakes boaters is the installation of Seakeeper, a gyro stabilizer capable of eliminating up

tags: Company Expansions, Electronics, Lake Erie, Stabilization

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Highfield Boats, the world’s largest manufacturer of aluminum-hull rigid inflatable boats (RIBs), is proud to announce its appointment as the Official RIB Sponsor of the 2019 Helly Hansen National Offshore One-Design Regatta Series. With the partnership, Highfield will provide the media boat for the NOOD Regattas at each of the

tags: Company Expansions, Inflatable Boats, Racing, Sailing

Thursday, May 2, 2019

From pulling anchors to throwing stern lines and even captaining a vessel (all while looking fantastic in a bathing suit, of course), women boaters deserve a huge shout out! For all the men boaters out there, don’t get me wrong, you are without a doubt incredible and we could not do it without you. But, if it wasn’t for us

by: Nicole Hartshorn

tags: Recipes