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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Looking after the environment is fundamental to responsible boating – simply put, we cannot enjoy the environment if we ruin it. To be environmentally conscientious, it is very important that our boats operate at their optimum, using as little fuel as possible while delivering the performance we desire. Marine drives, and

by: Professionals of Henry H. Smith Co.

tags: Environmental Impact, Propellers, Service & Repair

Thursday, August 1, 2019

The NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries include more than 600,000 square miles of marine protected areas, from the rugged Olympic Peninsula of Washington to the “shipwreck alley” of Michigan’s Thunder Bay and the turquoise-hued shallows of the Florida Keys. These national treasures present great opportunities for

tags: Travel, Boating 101

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Keeping outdoor fabrics looking good is really easy with a few helpful hints. Whether we’re talking about awnings, boating fabrics, or pop-up camper tops, being outdoor fabrics they all require care to keep them looking good and functioning properly. By following a few simple care instructions, these fabrics will maintain good

by: Marianne Iosso, Iosso Products

tags: Canvas & Upholstery, Cleaners, Do It Yourself (DIY)

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today Fishidy™ Sync for Raymarine Axiom® multifunction displays (MFDs), a powerful new feature for Axiom owners who also use the Fishidy mobile app. Fishidy Sync delivers seamless sharing of waypoint data between Axiom MFDs and mobile devices running Fishidy, along with next-level

tags: Navigation, Smart Technology, Software & Apps, Electronics, Fishing

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Syracuse, N.Y. The Great Lakes Research Consortium (GLRC) in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced $121,916 in grants for five projects conducted by faculty and students at four State universities: The College at Brockport, the University at Buffalo, Stony Brook University, and the

tags: Law & Politics, Environmental Impact

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Question: I recently read that distracted boating can be as dangerous as distracted driving. Is this true, and what’s your best advice for avoiding distractions while at the helm? Answer: What you read is true. In fact, increased use of personal electronic devices by vessel operators is such a growing problem that

by: John Bishara, Director, Newport, Rhode Island office, Pantaenius America Ltd.

tags: Safety, Boating 101

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Cimco Marine AB (publ.) are developing the new generation Diesel powered outboard, with six cylinders, twin turbo, 3-liter, diesel engine from BMW as a basis. Internally the project is known as the BISON project. The next generation prototypes are currently being built and are scheduled to hit the water in early July. Start of

tags: Environmental Impact, Engines

Monday, July 29, 2019

Ashland, Washburn, Bayfield, and the Town of LaPointe on Madeline Island are all located on the Chequamegon (She-WAH’-Me-Gon) Bay, an inlet of Lake Superior located in the most northern part of Wisconsin. These beautiful, small communities all have access to Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. Each community has a vibrant

tags: Destination, Lake Superior

Monday, July 29, 2019

What happens when you mix your sailing hobby with your occupation? Then, throw in working with your spouse, and you have created a reason for many hours of therapy! It has been 15 years since we took those first steps and began what we like to call our ‘journey of the heart.’ Back then, my husband and I were looking for

by: Cindy Kalow

tags: Charters, Lake Superior

Friday, July 26, 2019

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), announced today the location and details of its 2019 industry and international pavilions. This year’s pavilions include the Marina & Yard on the first floor of the Tampa Convention Center; and on the third floor the Compliance, Standards, and Education;

tags: Events, South Coast, Event