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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Nauticus, Inc. announces EZ BOARD, a boarding handle designed to make boat boarding effortless. EZ BOARD attaches easily to any boat and can be readily removed and stowed away. The handle fits securely into most flush-mounted fishing rod holders to provide stability when boarding. EZ BOARD’s unique design enables boarding from

tags: Accessories

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

When trying to explain to people why the acrylic windows and hatches on their boat do not appear to keep the integrity it once had, I say: “It’s all in the care.” Allow me to explain. With over 30 years in experience with customized marine made parts, I often have clients come to me asking for advice on how to care

by: Jeff Hood, Owner of Allied Plastics

tags: Accessories, Boating 101

Friday, May 4, 2018

NavPod, the leading manufacturer of waterproof housings for marine electronics, announced today there is a NavPod for every chartplotter and fishfinder available in the industry. The company now offers over 1000 precuts to fit multifunction displays from all major marine electronic manufacturers. The complete product line includes the

tags: Accessories, Electronics

Friday, April 6, 2018

Sea Hawk, the world's leading premium nautical coating brand, announced the release of Baitfish Stencils used for painting baitfish patterns, with Sea Hawk Smart Solution or Mission Bay CSF antifouling paint, onto the hulls of fishing boats. Baitfish designs are applied by professional and sport fishermen to mimic schools of bait and

tags: Accessories, Fishing, Paint

Monday, March 19, 2018

Preventing boat theft is a no-brainer. But, have you taken the precautionary measures to deter thieves targeting parts of your boat that come with a high price tag? Something that is often desired, and is an easy target, is your outboard motor. By taking a few precautionary steps, you can greatly decrease the chance that someone will

tags: Accessories, Engines

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Chafe-Pro Fender Hooks are one of the easiest solutions for attaching your fenders to your hand rails. Lightweight and flexible, this new patented design will revolutionize the fender hook market! Handmade with black or brown leather and other high quality materials, these fender hooks will also complement your vessel’s

tags: Accessories, Decorative

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