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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Over the objections of a wide coalition of American citizens and environmental, conservation, food producer, fuel retailer, taxpayer advocate, and outdoor recreation industry groups, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently waived Clean Air Act provisions and eliminated the three-and-a-half-month blackout period on the sale

tags: Engines, Environmental Impact, Fuel Treatments, Law & Politics, Service & Repair

Monday, June 24, 2019

Any boater that travels on the Great Lakes must visit the Straits of Mackinac. Situated in the northern tip of Michigan’s lower peninsula, where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet, is a place of beautiful anchorages, bustling tourist towns, and scenery like no other. Entering the Straits by water is a sight all its own. The Old

tags: Destination, Lake Huron

Monday, June 24, 2019

Recently named the Best Coastal Small Town by USA Today, Sandusky’s waterfront has long been popular with recreational boaters. With the increased density of boats come more unexpected boat breakdowns that require a tow back to the marina or launch ramp. For 17 years, Capt. James “Jimmer” Kennedy has managed

tags: Boat Club, Company Expansions, Lake Erie, Towing

Monday, June 24, 2019

Spring Brook Marina invites VIP guests & press to attend a cocktail hour unveiling the first 2020 Prestige 590 Fly to arrive in the Great Lakes on July 5th from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Experience Chicago Yacht Club as well as an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Guests must RSVP by June 24th to be on the list the night of the

tags: Event, Lake Michigan, New Boat Models

Friday, June 21, 2019

Yacht Boarding Systems, Inc. is a veteran-owned, thirteen-year-old company that manufactures the “Steady-Plank” boat boarding ramps, with all parts and components made in the USA. These boat boarding ramps have been enjoyed by powerboaters and sailboaters for use on vessels from 18ft all the way up to 190ft. The Army,

tags: Accessories, Boat Docks

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The 2019 Sunset Bay Walleye Shootout is slated for July 18 through 21 with the main event being Saturday, July 20. This year’s event – the NINTH tournament – has grown to become the highest paying walleye shootout in the country and has some very exciting new components to this year’s tournament. The

tags: Events, Fishing

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Turner Johnson Yachts is now the Great Lakes representative for Nimbus Boats and Paragon Yachts. Nimbus Boats is a Swedish manufacturer of robust purpose built, heavy weather designs since 1968, ranging in size from 25’ through 40.5’. Their models include cruising boats in the form of Flybridge or Coupe Cruisers, Day

tags: Brokerage, Dealerships, Used Boats

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Established in 1790, the United States Coast Guard is the oldest continuous seagoing service. The duties of the USCG includes Search and Rescue, Aids to Navigation, Port Security and Military Readiness, Maritime Law Enforcement, and last but not least, Ice Breaking, which I’m sure is currently in practice right around this time

by: Nicole Hartshorn

tags: Recipes

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Nearly all inflatable boats are built using either PVC or CSM/Hypalon fabric. So, how do you know which is right for you? Generally speaking, CSM/Hypalon RIBs are more expensive – sometimes more than twice as – but they also are much more resilient to UV exposure and to accidental gas, oil, or chemical exposure, such as

tags: Inflatable Boats

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Your T-top boat may provide shade at the helm, but what about your passengers sitting behind you? Whether you are anchored out or cruising, your entire crew deserves more sun protection to make a long day on the boat much more comfortable. Unfortunately, many add-on shade solutions typically involve temporary pole-mounted,

by: Diane Seltzer, Marketing Director at SureShade

tags: Boat Cover, Do It Yourself (DIY)

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