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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

When you have a lakeside home, a waterfront business, a marina, or a beautifully manicured grassy knoll alongside a pond, you have a gorgeous view, but you also have a problem: BIRDS. Seagulls, geese, and other birds are just part of the package, right? “Not any more!” explained Greg Thompson, the Founder and CEO of

tags: Decorative, Lifestyle, Rentals, Service & Repair, Beyond the Lakes

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Propspeed, leading innovator of underwater coatings, announced today the revolutionary foul-release coating designed specifically for transducers – Foulfree – is now shipping. “After years of development and testing in collaboration with Airmar, we are excited that Foulfree is now available to the market,”

tags: Environmental Impact, Polishes & Waxes, Propellers, Service & Repair

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

With large public events being canceled due to concerns over coronavirus COVID-19, boating is perhaps the most enjoyable way to spend time with immediate family while still social distancing. Even away from the crowds, there are still everyday germs to contend with on a boat. Shurhold, the leader in marine cleaning and maintenance

tags: Cleaners, Safety

Monday, March 23, 2020

Barry Berhoff, CEO of Shurhold Industries, is an avid diver off the coast of Florida and the Bahamas. After discovering E-Z Anchor Puller Mfg Co. at the 2017 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX), Berhoff decided to install the Rebel EZ-4 on his 40’ SeaVee. “Once I got this in, I was really,

tags: Accessories, Anchors

Monday, March 23, 2020

As time and technology move further along, boaters with older engines are faced with repair-or-replace decisions when their older outboards need repair, become less reliable, or stop working altogether. What to do? New engines are often prohibitively expensive. Even a mid-sized outboard (90-140hp) will easily top $10 large rigged and

by: John Tiger

tags: Engines, Retrofitting

Friday, March 20, 2020

I grew up in “Boat Town USA”—Harrison Township, Michigan. In my teens, my classmates manned the fuel docks my dad used to gas up our boat. For many of the kids I grew up with, the first job they had was in the marine industry in the boatyard or as dock hands, marine store clerks, seawall builders, or as canvas and

by: Melissa Walsh

tags: Employment News, Job Opportunities, Lifestyle

Thursday, March 19, 2020

By now, you’ve certainly heard the buzz, and perhaps you’ve even seen the result of a 20-year dream for the Viking Yacht Company—Valhalla Boatworks, a high-performance center console line. The origins of Valhalla Boatworks go back to the early 2000s. Don Gemmell, a member of the Viking design team and a close friend

tags: Dealerships, New Boat Models

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Whether you want to own a boat, transition to something new from your current boat, or are looking into selling your boat, one of the most important factors contributing to your happiness and success in the process is your “point of contact.” This important person will escort you on your journey, ensuring that you find the

tags: Employment News, Used Boats, Brokerage, Dealerships

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Project Testing History LEDnDEL, LLC a Del Anderson company, in cooperation with strategic partners Green Millennium and KON Corporation have been working to develop photocatalytic coated LED lighting products that would reduce noxious and hazardous indoor volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The materials involved in this project have

tags: Safety

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The salmon and trout fisheries we Great Lakes anglers enjoy are the result of an ongoing effort by fishery managers and continually shaped by a combination of political forces and those offered up by Mother Nature. We have it incredibly good in many areas, and not so much in others, but it changes constantly—if sometimes

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing, Great Lakes

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