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Friday, January 25, 2019

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently received approval from the State Controlling Board to begin funding nearly $10 million in projects aimed toward helping to keep dredged material out of Lake Erie. These projects are part of Ohio’s “Healthy Lake Erie

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie, Law & Politics

Thursday, January 24, 2019

A boat is like a house – it’s never really done. And, one thing is for certain, the technology available to boaters, from navigation and safety equipment to entertainment and aesthetics, is always evolving. Whether you’ve had her for decades or this is your first season, there are always a few upgrades you can make

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Accessories, Electronics, Lighting, Service & Repair

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Ken sails his T10, Eclipse, out of McKinley Marina in Milwaukee. He races regularly with the South Shore Yacht Club and MAST sailing club. With the holidays behind us, it’s time for an old boater’s dreams to turn to unwrapping the biggest present of all: their boat. As we all look forward to ripping that winter storage

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Sailing, Service & Repair

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Most marine steering wheels designs come and go, but one has withstood the test of time: the Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Destroyer Wheel. With classic good looks and robust stainless steel construction, it's available in nine sizes, from 11" to 30". The Destroyer Wheel is manufactured for low maintenance. Its rim, five or six spokes,

tags: Accessories

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Learning how to drive a boat takes practice. That’s not always an easy or affordable thing to do, according to the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water – especially if you’ve never owned a boat or have a professional instructor to show you the ropes. After completing a successful pilot program in

tags: Boating 101, Education

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Own a boat? Looking for a boat? Wanting to upgrade your boat? Dreaming of one day owning a boat? Well, you have come to the right place by visiting the winter boat shows. There is no better opportunity to check out all the different styles of boats in one place. During your boat search, are you considering the purchase of a new boat

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

tags: Hauling, Trailers

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Ready to experience some of the finest fishing around? Check out the 2019 Winter Free Fishing Weekend Saturday, Feb. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 17. Those two days, everyone – residents and non-residents – can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply. During this weekend, the DNR also will waive

tags: Coupons & Discounts, Fishing, Kids & Pets

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

HydroHoist Marine Group recently announced Delayna Trease as Director of Marketing. Trease joins HMG with 10 years of experience in sales and marketing and has played key roles in referral development, marketing planning, social media and web development strategies. “I am excited to have Delayna join our team. We are in an

tags: Employment News, Women in Boating

Monday, January 21, 2019

Many new boat designs offer ample seating for boaters to lounge, relax, and enjoy time on the water, but unfortunately a real shade solution for sun protection beyond the helm is still a design afterthought. The result is what we call a “shade on a stick” – a pole-mounted, canopy-like shade draped over the bow or

by: Diane Seltzer, Marketing Director at SureShade

tags: Accessories, Boat Cover, Do It Yourself (DIY)

Friday, January 18, 2019

Introducing the Formula 400 Super Sport Crossover, a pivotal addition to the revolutionary Formula Crossover fleet – now five models strong and growing – that is rapidly changing the entire boating experience. Taking its cue from the phenomenal 430 SSC, the 400 combines confident Super Sport performance with

tags: New Boat Models