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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Exposed to the elements, outdoor fabrics tend to get exceptionally dirty. Replacing them for cosmetic reasons is expensive and unneeded when they can look like new again with the Fabric Cleaner & Protectant Kit from Iosso Products. It includes everything needed to remove a wide range of stains and prepare the fabric for years of

tags: Cleaners, Gift Ideas, Accessories, Boat Covers

Saturday, September 12, 2020

The array of engine and drive lubricants, oils, sprays, and fuel treatments at your local marine parts store or dealer can be intimidating. As winter approaches, soon it will be time to prep your rig for a long nap. Here’s a primer on what to use and where to use it. Engine Oil Obviously, for four stroke engines, this goes in

by: John Tiger

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

Friday, September 11, 2020

As our lives are now busier, how we spend our free time has evolved and become more important. This time crunch impacts every aspect of our lives, including how we boat. Enjoying time on the water with family and friends builds lifelong memories, helps us to destress from a fast-paced life, and is a relaxing and therapeutic endeavor.

by: Christopher Hughes

tags: New Boat Models

Friday, September 11, 2020

After 30 years of pollution cleanup and restoration efforts, the Lower Menominee River Area of Concern has been removed from an international list of the 43 most polluted places on the Great Lakes. This AOC is Wisconsin’s first of five to be delisted. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Michigan

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Located in Michigan, the family owned business of Nautical Specialties, Inc., dba. Lasdrop Shaft Seals, owned by Paul, Chris, and Meagen VanDerMass, was recently sold to a close family friend, Kyle Mosher. Lasdrop started in 1975 when Bernard Perrin, a retired French Navy sailor, created one of the first dripless propeller shaft seals

tags: Accessories, Employment News

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

With two convenient locations on the St. Croix River, one located just east of Minneapolis and the other in Prescott, Wisconsin, Tetzlaff Yacht Sales provides premium customer service for selling or buying your next vessel. In fact, the attention that they provide to their customers has earned them the Stillwater Gazette’s

tags: Awards, Brokerage, Lake Superior

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

A new video from Wildlife Forever, funded in part by a BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grant shows watersport boat owners how to easily follow “Clean, Drain, Dry” at the boat ramp to help prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). Support for the video also came from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

tags: Boating 101, Environmental Impact, Water Toys

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

“Tough Luck!” That’s what the Federal Communications Commission seems to be saying to all recreational boaters who rely on the accuracy of GPS, and the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is leading the effort to bring the issue to the attention of the nation’s boaters. A controversial FCC

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Law & Politics, Navigation, Safety

Monday, September 7, 2020

SkipperBud’s buys an Antique Mall? What? Why? To create a boat service center for Genesee and Oakland County, Michigan, boaters. In June, SkipperBud’s acquired the former Great Midwestern Antique Emporium on three acres in Oakland County, Michigan. The property—located at 5233 Dixie Highway, Waterford Township,

tags: Company Expansions, Lake St. Clair, Storage, Winterization

Monday, September 7, 2020

Owned by the Marine Industries of South Florida and produced by Informa Markets, FLIBS, the largest in-water boat show on the seven seas, with over 80% of the show taking place in open-air outdoor spaces, will return to the Yachting Capital of the World from October 28 through November 1 with enhanced health and safety measures in

tags: Law & Politics, Navigation, Safety

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