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Thursday, February 14, 2019

This year’s sturgeon season on Black Lake (Cheboygan County, Michigan) ended at 9:18 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 – after only 78 minutes of fishing. The fishing season, which included spearing or hook-and-line fishing, was scheduled to run Feb. 2-6, or until the harvest quota had been reached. This year's allocation of sturgeon

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Inland Boating, Lake Huron

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

One of the most vital features on any sailboat is your standing and running rigging. They should be inspected on a yearly basis either by going aloft or by removing the mast — which, by the way, should be done every three-five years, regardless. Once inspecting, what should you be looking for? Standing rigging has many failure

by: Jon Duer, Doyle Sailmakers Cleveland

tags: Sailing, Service & Repair, Boating 101, Lake Erie

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Many boaters have years of experience on the water, but considering that technology is so fast paced in all markets today, once in a while you may need to rely on an individual trained in the particular field you are researching. There is much information on the web, but it is always a good idea to team up with a technical advisor in

by: Jeff Wilson, Co-Owner & General Manager of Marine Tech Concepts

tags: Service & Repair

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Acres of Boats, Fishing Accessories, Outdoor Equipment, Power Products, Huge Show Specials, Fishing & Hunting Lodges, Travel Destinations, Fishing Seminars & Special Attractions The London Boat Fishing & Outdoor Show is a SW Ontario tradition. As one of the Premier Regional Boat, Fishing & Outdoor Shows in Canada with

tags: Boat Show, Canada

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

There are a lot of ways a day out on the water on your boat can be unexpectedly ruined. Damaging your prop is just one of the ways, but it’s a big one when it happens. If you run aground, hit something in the water, are in need of some repairs from customary usage, or if your prop wasn’t setup right, you’ll want a

tags: Boating 101, Propellers, Service & Repair

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

In today’s high tech world, some propeller shops fix props the “traditional way” with pitch blocks and feeler gauges. This is a great way to tune a propeller, provided you have the correct pitch block for the prop. Other shops use computer-aided scanning systems to determine a propeller’s pitch, face camber,

by: Ray Treudler, Owner of NorthCoast Prop Tech

tags: Propellers, Service & Repair

Monday, February 11, 2019

Early in my career, I lived in the Florida Keys and worked as a mate on dive, crawfish, and charter boats in the Lower Keys. A frequent challenge, when crewing offshore charter fishing boats out of the Key West fleet docked at Garrison Bight marina, was dealing with clients who came aboard hung-over from partying on nearby Duval

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Accessories, Lifestyle

Monday, February 11, 2019

New for the 2019 season we would like to introduce you to the NC 37, the perfect cruising boat. The NC (New Concept) Range was introduced in 2010 and has become a reference in the market. What makes the NC Range so unique is the concept of "life on one level." No need to walk down steps to use the galley or step up to the helm station

tags: New Boat Models

Monday, February 11, 2019

Gill built its reputation for quality and reliability with the OS2 offshore jacket and trousers, it’s most popular product over the last few decades. With the company pursuing an exciting new vision for the future with its new collection launched in December 2018, the iconic British brand has made sure the latest OS2 range is

tags: Clothing & Shoes

Friday, February 8, 2019

The western basin of Lake Erie offers a unique experience to boaters, primarily because there are so many beautiful islands to visit within close proximity to each other. One waterlogged paradise, however, stands out. Kelleys Island, often referred to as the “Emerald Isle of Lake Erie”, satisfies a multitude of vacation

by: Jordan Killam, Director

tags: Lake Erie, Travel