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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Great Lakes Sailing Co. is proud to announce they have received the “2020 Dealer of the Year” award from Jeanneau America. Jeanneau is the best-selling brand of cruising sailboats in North America. “Jeanneau has been a great partner to work with and has been instrumental in increasing our new yacht sales, growing

tags: Dealerships, Fractional Boat Ownership, Lake Michigan, Lake St.Clair, Sailing, Awards, Charters

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Mercury Marine® today unveiled its Bravo Four S™ forward‑facing drive with Smart Tow® controls, a new drive system for MerCruiser® engines that elevates the art of crafting perfect wakes for wakesurfing, wakeboarding and other tow sports. Digital controls that coordinate ballast, surf tabs and propulsion

tags: Engines, Smark Technology, Towing, Water Toys

Friday, August 28, 2020

Whether heading out on the water for an overnight or going on an extended summer cruise, a new partnership will help boaters get more out of the journey. Waterway Guide, the interactive cruising and boater guide featuring mile-by-mile navigation, marina and anchorage listings, fuel pricing and boating news, has teamed up with Boat

tags: Boat Club, Books & Charts, Navigation, Promotions & Giveaways, Travel

Thursday, August 27, 2020

If you have ever considered sailing and cruising as a way of life, I would highly suggest that now is the time to make those dreams happen because what’s going on on the mainland is truly sucky. Now I won’t sit here and try to tell you that I have all the answers. Hell, if I did, I wouldn’t be sitting here looking

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Lifestyle, Sailing

Thursday, August 27, 2020

2020 Reach Youth Engagement Grant Recipients Congratulations to Green Bay Sail & Paddle, Milwaukee Community Sailing Center, The Foundry Sailing Association, and the Oregon Youth Sailing Foundation for being awarded Youth Engagement Grants in 2020 from US Sailing. The Youth Engagement Grant program provides individual

tags: Awards, Charity, Education, Feel Good Story, Kids & Pets, Sailing

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Time 15 mins Tools Needle nose pliers Prop wrench or socket set Block of wood Razor knife Flashlight Difficulty Easy Materials Prop Cotter pin Grease Rags Disposable gloves Cost Depends on prop (ours cost about $250) There may be lots of different reasons why you might want to change out the prop on your outboard or sterndrive.

by: Mark Corke

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

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Season 2 of "Furuno Connections" is well underway, and if you haven't tuned in yet, it's time to get on board! If you've missed any of the action, be sure to catch up now by cruising over to Furuno's YouTube channel, where you'll find four virtually identical boats, each tricked out with the latest electronics packages from four major

tags: Electronics, Fishing

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Australian motor yacht manufacturer, Maritimo's team in the Americas is about to start a Grand Tour of nine individual East and West Coast locations to showcase an exciting line up of both X Series and flybridge models at VIP events. Maritimo's Americas' President, Dave Northrop, said enquiry rates had been high across the board in

tags: East Coast, New Boat Models, South Coast, West Coast

Monday, August 24, 2020

Have you ever wondered how old, discarded fishing line is recycled and reused? You may be surprised to learn that turning fishing line into new products is labor intensive, requiring a series of workers to comb through, sort, clean, remove hooks and weights, and separate out miles of encrusted debris in entangled fishing line. There

tags: Beyond the Great Lakes, Environmental Impact, Fishing, Promotions & Giveaways

Monday, August 24, 2020

Engineered to overcome any weather thrown at it, few AM/FM/WB marine receivers can match the Infinity by Harman model REFPRV415 from Prospec Electronics. IP67-rated (front) and NMEA2000-ready, it boasts a wide range of audio input methods to ensure everyone on board can play their favorite music. The REFPRV415 has a USB port that

tags: Electronics

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