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Monday, May 28, 2018

If you’re seeking shelter on the water, or even just looking to make your boat look and feel new(er) again, a well-designed enclosure will make a difference. A canvas addition consists of many complementary parts: fabric or vinyl (both of which have improved in performance and aesthetics), window technology (also referred to as

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Canvas & Upholstery

Monday, May 28, 2018

GOST® (Global Ocean Security Technologies), a world leader in marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems, announced today that its GOST Nav-Tracker 1.0 tracking system lead to the safe recovery of a 34-foot Regulator after the boat was stolen in Miami Beach, Florida. From the time the boat began moving

tags: Electronics

Monday, May 28, 2018

Offshore Sailing School CEO and President, Doris Colgate, announced the company is running a Summer Sizzler with up to 20% off Learn to Sail and the popular Fast Track to Cruising® bareboat charter cruising courses at all four of its Florida resort locations. The Summer Sizzler special is available on new sailing course package

tags: Education, South Coast, Coupons & Discounts

Friday, May 25, 2018

Visit www.acbs.org throughout the season for event updates. June 2: Spring Lake, MI 15th Annual Spring Lake Wooden Boat Show at Mill Point Park. In-water and park setting displays. Ramp on site. Featuring a huge display of antique outboard motors, by the Wolverine Chapter of the AOMC. Contact: Mark Miller (616) 402-3489 or

tags: Boat Show, Great Lakes, Antique & Classic Boats

Friday, May 25, 2018

The native Senecas called it “Ga-we-not,” meaning the “Great Island.” The colonial French called it “La Grande Isle.” Grand Island — “the Heart of the Niagara” these days — is a 28-square-mile island in the middle of the Upper Niagara River, centrally located between Buffalo

by: Benjamin Bidell, Vice President, Grand Island Chamber of Commerce

tags: Lake Erie, Destination

Thursday, May 24, 2018

About this time each spring, I am reminded that my wife is what I call “reverse challenged.” That’s a PC way to refer to a condition that my wife suffers, along with thousands of other drivers, who just can’t seem to get a handle on steering any direction but forward. She’ll park a block away to avoid the

by: Dan Armitage, Buckeye Sportsman Radio, www.buckeyesportsman.net

tags: Hauling, Boating 101

Thursday, May 24, 2018

We boaters are the original conservationists. We can point to our long-standing concern for clean water. So, while it’s upsetting to read recent headlines about 79-thousand tons of plastic debris in one area of the Pacific Ocean alone, it also highlights an issue boaters must actively get behind. The story is that some 1.8

by: Norm Schultz, Soundings Trade Only

tags: Environmental Impact

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Mustang Survival®, the North American brand known for innovative solutions for the most demanding marine environments, has created a comprehensive Guide for PFD Inspection and Maintenance (available for download) for recreational boaters in recognition of National Safe Boating Week (May 19-25, 2018). As warmer weather spreads

tags: Clothing & Shoes, Kids & Pets, Safety

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Your new rig sits proudly in your driveway - the outboard shining brightly in the sun, even the trailer is sleek and polished. You haven’t even had a maiden voyage, and yet you’re already thinking “How can I keep it looking and performing at least close to how it does now, fresh from the dealership?”

by: John Tiger

tags: Boating 101, Service & Repair, Spring Commissioning

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Lake sturgeon – evolutionary ancients that have lived in the Great Lakes almost forever – have something in common with Michigan’s salmon, which didn’t even live around here until a half century ago. Both types of fish spend most of their time in big lakes but run up rivers to spawn; and they both show

tags: Fishing, Environmental Impact