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Friday, April 12, 2019

Safety recall, service bulletin, product correction bulletin, service advisory: What do these terms mean to you? Some use the force of law to require manufacturers to repair defects. Some are manufacturers’ goodwill offers for free repairs, and the others are simply internal notifications that may not be much more than an

tags: Boating 101, Safety, Service & Repair

Thursday, April 11, 2019

At the risk of self-promotion (wife promotion?), this writer’s wife and partner, Laura Tiger, certainly fills a unique niche in the boating world. Our little business in Virginia Beach restores and rebuilds two-stroke outboards. Not antiques or show engines usually, though we do a few custom special (race and classic) engines

by: John Tiger

tags: Engines, Service & Repair, Women in Boating

Thursday, April 11, 2019

While she remains my favorite fishing partner, with whom I’ve shared countless hours of angling enjoyment, my wife has her limits. For example, Maria refuses to board our boat if she sees a downrigger atop the transom. Early in our quarter-century relationship, Maria recognized the threat the device represents to maintaining

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Fishing, Women in Boating

Thursday, April 11, 2019

River View Yacht Club has announced two fun events for the month of April that are open to the public --- A Polish Dinner fund raiser and the club’s 30th Annual Trip to Put-in-Bay aboard the Jet Express leaving from Toledo! The Polish Dinner Fund Raiser will be held on Sunday, April 14 from 2 – 6 p.m. at River View Yacht

tags: Charity, Event, Ferries, Lake Erie

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Mary McKSchmidt’s second book, “Uncharted Waters: Romance, Adventure, and Advocacy on the Great Lakes,” offers valuable lessons about creating balance in your life, finding and following your passion and standing up for what you believe in. It also taught me not to judge a book by its cover. We all know that adage,

by: Amber Stark

tags: Books & Charts, Great Lakes, Sailing, Women in Boating

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

“I’m always looking to tell a good story,” says filmmaker Carrie LeZotte from her workspace in Detroit’s New Center district. LeZotte is cofounder of the nonprofit film production company One of Us Films. For more than 25 years, she’s devoted her film production skills mainly to educational and

by: Melissa Walsh

tags: Great Lakes, Racing, Sailing, Women in Boating

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

ALL ABOARD! And, I do mean that, ALL aboard. The marine industry is evolving and it is marvelous to see more and more women saturating the boating world! As a female business owner, it is incredibly promising and exciting to be working with more women in this industry. I think back to my early years with Loadmaster Trailer. I started

by: Megan Meisler, Co-Owner of Loadmaster Trailer Co. Ltd.

tags: Feel Good Story, Women in Boating

Monday, April 8, 2019

The Moorings, the world’s premier yacht charter company, is pleased to welcome Martinique to their expansive menu of top-rated vacation destinations. Bareboat and skippered charters aboard sail and power yachts are bookable now for end-of-2019 departures. The Martinique fleet will feature mid-size Beneteau monohulls, spacious

tags: Caribbean Islands, Charter

Monday, April 8, 2019

New York Sea Grant (NYSG) is among the most recent recipients of support from the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) for its work to support lake sturgeon recovery efforts in New York and lead outreach and education programs to inspire appreciation for this prehistoric freshwater fish and state Threatened Species. The fund has been

tags: Awards, Environmental Impact, Fishing

Friday, April 5, 2019

Since its inception, the Pelagic Autopilot has received glowing reviews from sailors the world over, including many racers here in the Great Lakes region. The advanced features and robust construction of the Pelagic system is why, in January, Scanmar International, Inc. acquired the Pelagic Autopilot from Pelagic Autopilot, LLC,

tags: Navigation, Smart Technology

new name (minus Bay)