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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Between needle holes, stretching due to wind and constant exposure to the weather, fabric seams will eventually leak. It's easy to fix this problem with Iosso Seam Sealer. Easily applied, it creates an invisible barrier that seals-out water on boat and RV covers, biminis, awnings, tents, umbrellas and other outdoor gear. Iosso Seam

tags: Canvas & Upholstery, Service & Repair

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), announced today the details of its first ever virtual tradeshow, IBEX Online: A Virtual Event. Scheduled to launch September 29, the free digital tradeshow will be built around the concepts of Connection, New Products and Innovation, and Education, and will allow

tags: Events, South Coast

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Mark Zitnik insists he was just doing his job, though the off-duty officer recently risked his own life to save a swimmer from strong Lake Superior currents. Zitnik and his family were enjoying a Saturday afternoon (July 25) boating on Munising Bay in Alger County. As

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Feel Good Story, Lake Superior, Safety

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), announced today the judges for the 2020 Innovation Awards Program. Due to IBEX transitioning to a virtual format, the program, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), will also follow a

tags: South Coast, Awards, Events

Monday, August 10, 2020

A bunch of cruisers had gathered in Biloxi for our Advanced Cruising seminar and, in a conversation during the reception, Jody was talking to a couple that was planning to set sail on a cruise. They were discussing if the group they were about to join wasn't more of a community rather than a lifestyle. Not that this is a real

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Sailing, Boat Club, Lifestyle

Monday, August 10, 2020

It’s a message that bears repeating, especially during the final stretch of Michigan summer. When swimming, kayaking, boating or fishing, put safety first and never underestimate weather, water conditions or the value of a life jacket. Strong currents can happen in all water types and depths, even shallow water. Lt. Gerald

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Safety, Boating 101, Canoes & Kayaks

Sunday, August 9, 2020

More first-time boat buyers are getting on the water this season than in summers past. Along with the boat, many new owners also find themselves shopping for boat insurance for the first time. What are the most basic things new boat owners should know about buying a boat policy? BoatUS, the nation’s largest advocacy, services,

tags: Boating 101, Insurance

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Scania, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of engines for boats, trucks, buses and industrial applications, announced today the availability of its new powerful and lightweight range of engines – fully emissions certified for the U.S. pleasure craft market. A robust line-up commanded by a 900 HP, six-cylinder,

tags: Engines

Friday, August 7, 2020

Sharing shorelines with four of the five Great Lakes, fisheries-wise what happens in Michigan definitely doesn’t stay in Michigan. The Wolverine State has developed a fantastic Great Lakes sport fishery, which includes native lake trout, brown trout, steelhead, and several salmon species that have been introduced to our inland

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Fishing, Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Helly Hansen, a global leader in technical sailing apparel, announced its partnership with The Ocean Race, sailing’s toughest team challenge. With over 140 years of knowledge, experience and expertise in developing performance-driven apparel, the Norwegian-based brand is trusted by professionals around the world and will be the

tags: Racing, Sailing, Beyond the Lakes, Clothing & Shoes

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