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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Exposed to the elements, outdoor fabrics tend to get exceptionally dirty. Replacing them for cosmetic reasons is expensive and unneeded when they can look like new again with the Fabric Cleaner & Protectant Kit from Iosso Products. It includes everything needed to remove a wide range of stains and prepare the fabric for years of

tags: Boat Covers, Cleaners, Gift Ideas, Accessories

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Located in Michigan, the family owned business of Nautical Specialties, Inc., dba. Lasdrop Shaft Seals, owned by Paul, Chris, and Meagen VanDerMass, was recently sold to a close family friend, Kyle Mosher. Lasdrop started in 1975 when Bernard Perrin, a retired French Navy sailor, created one of the first dripless propeller shaft seals

tags: Accessories, Employment News

Friday, August 14, 2020

Kayak owners can secure their kayak to a rooftop rack or trailer to protect it from theft with BOLT Lock’s “Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology” Cable Locks. BOLT Locks operate using the vehicle ignition key. Specially crafted tumblers permanently learn the vehicle ignition key the first time it is inserted into the

tags: Accessories, Canoes & Kayaks, Water Toys

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

They say any boat represents a compromise. By design, a particular vessel will be better suited for accommodating one activity over another. However, one of the joys of boating and boat ownership is that the majority of watercraft are adaptable, allowing passengers the opportunity to engage in multiple on-water pursuits. For example,

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Towables, Water Toys, Accessories, Fishing, Retrofitting

Monday, July 20, 2020

Boats have evolved in so many ways in recent years. Every year hulls, motors, and electronics just get better and better and, while there has been a lot of innovation, one aspect of the typical fiberglass boat has not changed much in decades: the ‘flush-mount’ rod holder. You may not even realize that your boat has them.

tags: Accessories, Retrofitting

Monday, July 13, 2020

When a Great Lakes boater is presented with the challenge of becoming more environmentally friendly, it can sometimes feel overwhelming. Winterizing and spring commissioning processes are full of flushings and cleaners, some of which can be damaging to the waters we all love. Combine this regular maintenance with recent concerns about

tags: Accessories, Environmental Impact

Monday, July 6, 2020

Waterways around the world are increasingly becoming choked with plastic trash. To stem the tide of this environmental crisis, SeaSucker's partnership with 4ocean offers boaters a unique product that stores the trash they create and find, plus supports an environmental cause. Fifteen percent of the sale of every Blue Collection Waste

tags: Accessories, Environmental Impact

Thursday, June 25, 2020

On a hot, sunny day, a bimini top offers cooling shade and protection from harmful UV rays. But one lost screw or pin can mean the entire assembly stays in storage. With Accon Marine's innovative 401 Quick Release Bimini Hinge, the top is ready to offer respite from the heat of the day in a matter of seconds, all without tools and

tags: Accessories, Retrofitting

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

It was a bright, sunny summer day. Rona just gave birth to a baby girl, and she and her husband still didn’t have a name. Just then, a robin perched on the windowsill and looked right at them. Along came a wind gust and knocked the bird off. “That’s it!” they cried. “We’ll call her Robin Gale, like

by: Robin Coles

tags: Generators, Sailing, Accessories, Batteries & Chargers, Environmental Impact

Monday, March 23, 2020

Barry Berhoff, CEO of Shurhold Industries, is an avid diver off the coast of Florida and the Bahamas. After discovering E-Z Anchor Puller Mfg Co. at the 2017 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX), Berhoff decided to install the Rebel EZ-4 on his 40’ SeaVee. “Once I got this in, I was really,

tags: Accessories, Anchors

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