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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Even the most skilled boater has experienced damage to their vessel at a raft-off, at the dock, or just tying-up to a fellow boater. Big Bumper Company has developed the ultimate protection for your boat with these inflatable bumpers. Boat owner Cal Miller saw a real need for a better solution to traditional fenders and, together

tags: Gift Ideas, Accessories

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, May 14, 2020

The problem of what to do with discontinued products has long plagued marine apparel manufacturers. Their options are limited. They can sell it at a discount on their own websites but these items compete with their current offerings and confuse their brand image. They can offer it at discounts to their dealers, however, this ties up

tags: Company Expansions, Coupons & Discounts, Gift Ideas, Clothing & Shoes

Monday, March 9, 2020

Sea Bags, the Maine-based designer and manufacturer of stylish and durable bags, totes and accessories handmade from recycled sails, is excited to announce that it is expanding to the Great Lakes region and opening four new stores in Michigan between March and April. All stores will carry Sea Bags’ unique designs and seasonal

tags: Company Expansions, Environmental Impact, Gift Ideas, Sailing, Clothing & Shoes

Monday, December 9, 2019

When you write for a boating publication, you probably aren’t going to get rich, but it does have other advantages. In particular, you tend to get a lot of fun, free stuff sent your way from manufacturers in hopes that you’ll write a few nice words about their cool new products. From lifejackets to sunglasses, apps and

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Gift Ideas, Safety, Software & Apps, Clothing & Shoes

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

A perfect day on the boat can be ruined by lost keys, spilled drinks, or a phone that goes for an unexpected swim. It doesn’t help that, no matter what boat you’re on, it seems like there’s never enough cup holders, especially where you need them most. Terry Graber & Associates has the solution. With room for

tags: Gift Ideas, Accessories

Monday, December 2, 2019

For over 20 years, Chafe-Pro® – a family-owned, second-generation business, has been providing chafe solutions to the commercial and recreational marine industries as well as several other industries. Through their expertise and experience, they have designed many custom units for unique applications around the world,

tags: Gift Ideas, Accessories

Friday, November 29, 2019

Enhance the life of a boater that you love! Here are some perfect ideas for making sure the next gift-giving occasion is smooth sailing. Many have special pricing with Great Lakes Scuttlebutt-specific coupon codes. Make sure to use them before checkout! Scroll to view, or click to jump right to each item. Dry Tote by Bitter End

tags: Boat Club, Books & Charts, Cleaners, Clothing & Shoes, Electronics, Gift Ideas, Paddleboards, Water Toys, Accessories

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Several favorite accessories have earned a place aboard our boat. Some, like the Island Hopper platform and the PowerKnob, are newbies, earning their spot after just this past season of use. Others have been added over the years and continue to withstand the test of time, use, and value to us as we cruise the waters of the Great

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Gift Ideas, Accessories

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: Retrofitting, Gift Ideas


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