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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Whenever you have a lull in your available time to boat, whether it’s the time of year where the boats are inside or it’s storming in the heat of summer, it makes for more time for hobbies, sports, and honey-dos. But, what about your boat? Doesn’t it deserve something? A gift or a token of appreciation for all the

by: John Tiger

tags: Gift Ideas, Retrofitting

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Gevo, Inc., is a biofuel company that produces renewable fuel to help boats run better while reducing their carbon footprint. All boaters who use gasoline engines can benefit from isobutanol, an oxygenate blendstock that mixes with gasoline, and improves performance and reliability. Boaters understand the impact of greenhouse gases

tags: Environmental Impact

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The new Wind Instrument RB™ is available with a special Black Friday Bonus Pack and free shipping. With the current waiting list from being sold out, we are currently shipping new orders in the first week of December. Orders ship out in the sequence received, so order now for earliest delivery. The Bonus Pack accessories

tags: Coupons & Discounts, Gift Ideas, Navigation, Sailing, Software & Apps, Travel

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Offshore Racing Association (ORA), owner of the ORR rating rule, and US Sailing have launched a new initiative to significantly improve data collection, input processes and quality control measures of boat measurement data in US Sailing’s sailboat-measurement database. Together, the ORA and US Sailing will design and

tags: Racing, Sailing

Monday, November 25, 2019

FLIR Systems enjoys a successful history of delivering complex solutions in intelligent and highly intuitive ways. Put simply, FLIR marine thermal cameras and Raymarine marine electronics incorporate unique technologies and capabilities boaters won’t find anyplace else. Raymarine’s problem-solving combination of powerful

tags: Electronics, Smart Technology

Monday, November 25, 2019

Boating Writers International (BWI) is now accepting submissions for its Annual Writing Contest, recognizing exceptional creativity in boating journalism, photography and videography. Entries are being accepted through Dec. 31, 2019 in 15 categories, which translates to $15,000 available in prize awards. Details about the contest are

tags: Awards, Education, Promotions & Giveaways

Monday, November 25, 2019

Evinrude recently announced that it has set multiple single-boat water skiing GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™. Using boats powered by two and three 300-horsepower Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines, the Evinrude sponsored Big Pull team set four certified and pending records in the Ballet, Barefoot, Conventional Couples and Trios lines.

tags: Awards, Engines, Towables, Water Toys

Friday, November 22, 2019

The sheer volume of angling accessories that come to market each season is astounding. Those that survive the test of time, their use and value aboard our Great Lakes fishing boat are worthy of pointing out. We’re not talking rods, reels, or lures here, but accessories that make angling easier, more productive, more enjoyable,

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Fishing, Gift Ideas

Friday, November 22, 2019

ZF Marine enters a partnership in marine system controls with Yacht Controller. ZF Marine’s SmartCommand control system will now be available packaged with Yacht Controller’s wireless remote-control system. The package will be available through Yacht Controller branded as the “Imperium” Control System. ZF, a

tags: Company Expansions, Navigation, Smart Technology

Friday, November 22, 2019

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced registration is now under way for this winter’s “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” program, which is set for Feb. 21-23, 2020, in Marquette County. This winter will mark the 19th annual winter BOW gathering for women, 18 and older, who are seeking an opportunity to

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education, Lake Superior, Women in Boating