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Friday, November 27, 2020

The following are accessories that have earned a position aboard my own Great Lakes boat this past season—with one exception: I’ve got a good watch that keeps on ticking despite dunkings (in fact, I never take it off) and can’t yet justify the cost of a new one. But if I did, the Garmin timepiece included here would

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Accessories, Navigation, Retrofitting

Thursday, November 26, 2020

It was a great day boating and another majestic sunset. Rounding the bend heading for their slip, Captain Murray was thinking about that glass of Chardonnay back at the yacht club. Then a powerboat went speeding by a little too close, which caused a big wake and knocked Crewmember Dave overboard while he was taking down the sails.

by: Robin G. Coles

tags: Safety, Sailing

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Designed to be portable and practical to use on the boat, Mantus Marine’s new Scuba Diving compressor comes in a small package and a reasonable price tag. At 15 inches wide x 19 inches tall x 20 inches long and weighing 63 lbs, the compressor draws only 12 amps at 110V. This means it can be used virtually anywhere there is an

tags: Diving

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Each year, I judge at least three awards programs (sometimes six), most of which center on innovation and new technology in the marine industry. Last year at the International Boatbuilding Expo (IBEX), we had 103 entries to evaluate. As this past summer rolled on, we nervously wondered how many we’d see after a weird and

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Boat Show, COVID-19, Retrofitting

Monday, November 23, 2020

Bolt Depot began as a family-owned hardware store in the 1940’s. Due to the number of garages and fishing vessels nearby, it had a strong focus on marine and automotive fasteners. The store earned a reputation on the south shore of Boston for stocking an unusually wide variety of nuts and bolts. Fast forward and today Bolt

tags: Accessories, Retrofitting

Sunday, November 22, 2020

As we all know, boaters are a special group of people. Whether anglers, cruisers, or sailors, we all have our particular quirks. While by nature we are very adaptable to the conditions and able to easily deal with inclement weather or heavy shipping traffic, we usually get comfortable with our equipment and don’t often like

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Electronics, Sailing

Saturday, November 21, 2020

The SpeedGuard Hybrid Ceramic Marine protectant and surface enhancer is engineered and manufactured in the U.S.A. by the ToughGuard Nano Coatings company located in Beaverton, Oregon. This unique hybrid coating is engineered with a combination of organic and inorganic components and delivers a hard yet flexible coating designed to

tags: Cleaners, Winterization

Friday, November 20, 2020

Too often, anglers find themselves packing up their gear and heading back to shore early. Why? Back and muscle joint pain creeps in. It's a sad truth we all know well. Rough waves can wreak havoc on your spine and leave you spending more time at home in recovery and less time on the water, where the fish are calling. Smooth

tags: Retrofitting

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Shallow water auto-anchoring systems have been popular with boat anglers since the introduction of the Power-Pole and Minn Kota’s Talon more than a decade ago. Both have their own unique features, attributes, and following among shallow-water anglers and have become practically standard equipment on bass boats and coastal

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Accessories, Fishing

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Keys, wallets, phones... when you’re out on the water, you need a safe, secure place where your valuables won’t disappear with a splash. And why is it that there never seems to be a cup holder for a cold beverage where you need it most? TGA’s cup holders are the ideal solution. They easily hold two large drinks and

tags: Accessories


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