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

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: Accessories, Gift Ideas

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: Accessories, Gift Ideas

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

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: Accessories, Gift Ideas

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: Gift Ideas, Retrofitting

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The new Wind Instrument RB™ is available with a special Black Friday Bonus Pack and free shipping. With the current waiting list from being sold out, we are currently shipping new orders in the first week of December. Orders ship out in the sequence received, so order now for earliest delivery. The Bonus Pack accessories

tags: Software & Apps, Travel, Coupons & Discounts, Gift Ideas, Navigation, Sailing

Friday, November 22, 2019

The sheer volume of angling accessories that come to market each season is astounding. Those that survive the test of time, their use and value aboard our Great Lakes fishing boat are worthy of pointing out. We’re not talking rods, reels, or lures here, but accessories that make angling easier, more productive, more enjoyable,

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Fishing, Gift Ideas

Thursday, November 14, 2019

I’ve had the privilege to test out some cool gear recently and I chose to make it all something I could wear. Here are some highlights of what I found. Gill Marine OS2 Offshore Women’s Jacket - $349 For serious time on the water, whether cruising or in a regatta, I tested Gill’s OS2 Offshore jacket and was impressed

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Gift Ideas, Clothing & Shoes

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

New products make their debut every year, and each year some are off-the-charts great. This year, I was blown away by the versatility, functionality, and innovation of a number of new products that range from jump starters to marine security systems. Each one is designed to help boaters maximize their time on the water. Weego 44 I am

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Electronics, Gift Ideas