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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Now you can customize your mat with the Aqua Stack Mat – a patented, floating modular mat for your boating and swimming lifestyle. The individual mat sections of the Aqua Stack Mat are made from the same type of closed cell foam as roll up mats, and they offer the same floatation and buoyancy as roll up mats. Every mat has an

tags: Water Toys

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

In the past, I have addressed the importance of boat trailer safety and making sure you get the proper trailer for your needs. I have also written “to do” lists for maintenance items to check on your trailer and discussed the importance of making sure the trailer accurately supports your boat’s hull to prevent damage

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

tags: Hauling, Safety, Trailers

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Chafe-Pro®, the Chafe Solution Company, is a second-generation, family owned and operated business located in North Carolina. For over 20 years, Chafe-Pro has been the industry leader in chafe guards and rope protection systems for everything from the recreational boater to mega yachts, tug boats to commercial tankers, the USCG to

tags: Accessories

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Barbara Wood's dad the late Robert H. Wood, a WWII veteran and career educator, loved teaching and boating, and, so, she has donated his 1967 Evinrude Playmate runabout for New York Sea Grant's award-winning Discover Clean and Safe Boating public education campaign. "We gladly accept this gift from the Wood family in honor of their

tags: Charity, Feel Good Story, Lake Ontario

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

As Spring arrived, the staff at Marlow Marine was full speed ahead in preparations for their annual Spring Rendezvous being held at the Faro Blanco Resort and Yacht Club on Marathon in the Florida Keys. A record number of guests arrived by boat, plane and car to attend this exciting event! For our members arriving by boat, our select

tags: Boat Club, Event, South Coast

Monday, June 3, 2019

Rochester – the third largest city in New York – rises on Lake Ontario's southern shore. It's home to some of the most beautiful natural surroundings anywhere, and waterways of every kind. Great Lakes boaters will want to dock at the Port of Rochester Marina, a state-of-the-art public marina offering a full service

tags: Destination, Lake Ontario

Monday, June 3, 2019

The first LYRA race week was formed in 1884 at the Queens Hotel in Toronto. It is believed that LYRA is the oldest association of yacht clubs on the continent; no other similar body is known to exist in North America in 1884. The original constitution stated “The object of the Association shall be to encourage yacht building and

tags: Lake Ontario, Racing, Sailing

Monday, June 3, 2019

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and well-being of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced that in honor of the Coast Guard Foundation’s 50th anniversary, Leidos, a generous corporate donor, has offered to match every gift received by June 5, 2019 – dollar for

tags: Charity, Feel Good Story

Friday, May 31, 2019

Maritime emergencies come in various packages: grounding, losing a keel, lightning strike, fire, or a medical emergency onboard. Here are some tips on what to have on board, what to take when you go in the drink, and what to do once there. Six Must Have Items A comprehensive list of onboard safety items can get long and much of it

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Boating 101, Safety

Friday, May 31, 2019

Tyler Fisher of St. Charles, Michigan, caught a record-breaking bigmouth buffalo, unseating the previous state-record fish that was caught in 2017. Fisher caught his fish – weighing in at 32.01 pounds and measuring 38 inches – while bowfishing in the Shiawassee River in Saginaw County. Kathrin Schrouder, a DNR fisheries

tags: Awards, Fishing