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Thursday, March 15, 2018

As a boater, you have a keen eye for quality and you can tell what looks right and what doesn’t. One thing you know for sure, it’s all about the details. When it comes to putting the finishing touches on home or office decoration, the details certainly matter. Getting it right can make or break your plans for having a

tags: Accessories, Decorative

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The new dinghy davit system from Custom Swim Platforms offers boaters two new options to load their dinghy or Sea-Doo Spark onto their swim platform. Both systems are designed to leave your swim platform clear of toe-stubbing hardware when not in use. The first, a fold-away unit, mounts under your platform and, when not in use, folds

tags: Accessories

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Look, nothing can quite ruin a great season on the water like a rusty thru-hull or a corroded seacock. The hassle of repair, the expense, the frustration, not to mention the unnerving risk of failure while out on the water… but, how do you make a conscious and confident decision to move away from the reliability and durability

tags: Accessories, Do It Yourself (DIY), Service & Repair

Monday, February 26, 2018

Fourteen years ago, John Hartenburg established Knot & Rope Supply to specifically address the needs of the unique rope market in the Great Lakes region. At that time, there were no accessible ways for individuals or small companies to efficiently source rope for their boating requirements. “When this company started, there

tags: Accessories, Decorative, Lifestyle

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

It’s a common scenario at many marina fuel docks — splashing fuel all over your boat, your clothes, and even fuel spilling into the water. If you’re a recreational boat owner, chances are your boat’s fuel tank has “burped” while refueling, and the start of a pleasant day of boating has turned into a

tags: Accessories, Environmental Impact

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Weems & Plath, manufacturer of fine nautical safety and navigation products since 1928, recently announced that they are introducing a Personal Rescue Strobe that is U.S. Coast Guard approved as a dedicated PFD (lifejacket) or harness safety light. The Personal Rescue Strobe is one of the most robust lights on the market with

tags: Accessories, Safety

Monday, November 20, 2017

As you shop for the boater in your life, whether for the holidays, a birthday, or other special occasion, here are some gift ideas that any water enthusiast would love to receive: Mantus Backpack Features: • 100% Waterproof Main Compartment • 50 Liters of Storage • High Quality Waterproof TPU Material • 1 Way

tags: Clothing & Shoes, Furniture, Safety, Accessories, Books & Charts

Friday, November 17, 2017

A product that every boater should have, the patented Hydro-Shield is a skeg-mounted hydro-foil that protects a boat’s propeller, improves its performance, and protects marine mammals from injury or death. The skeg-mounted hydro-foil gets a boat up on plane quicker, improving visibility, fuel economy, and handling for all kinds

tags: Accessories, Environmental Impact, Propellers

Monday, November 6, 2017

As a freelance writer, I am offered the chance to see, and sometimes use, a variety of products over the course of a year. Those who offer the accessories hope that I will like what I see or use, and will share that with my readers. I also am exposed to items at sport and boat shows at which I lead seminars, often where such products

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Accessories, Batteries & Chargers, Canoes & Kayaks, Electronics, Fishing

Friday, October 20, 2017

I first saw the new FUSION StereoActive at the Miami International Boat Show in February and it was a display that instantly caught my eye. As I walked through the Electronics tent, there were radars, flashing lights, nifty gadgets, and stereos all over the place, so it was hard to really stand out in that space. But the FUSION booth

by: By: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Accessories, Electronics