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Monday, September 2, 2019

When boating season starts to wind down, most Great Lakes boaters begin the process of winterizing their boat. Whether they have to prepare the boat for winter storage or for the long trek down south if they are fortunate enough to be “snow birds”, the boat needs to be properly maintained. The mental checklist begins with

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

tags: Hauling, Service & Repair, Trailers, Travel, Winterization

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

Monday, January 28, 2019

Vehicle manufacturers are showing interest in improving towing performance, which generally takes a backseat to lowering cost and improving fuel mileage when the economy’s in the dumper. With a booming economy and boat sales at a strong pace, it’s a good time to take a sharp look at what’s new in towing for 2019;

by: John Tiger

tags: Hauling

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

Monday, December 3, 2018

What do you get a boater for the holidays? How about providing some much needed on-water and on-road help – including free tows back to his or her home dock – in case of a breakdown? Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has three holiday gift ideas that are perfect for any boater, sailor or angler. An

tags: Boat Club, Gift Ideas, Hauling, Towing

Thursday, May 24, 2018

About this time each spring, I am reminded that my wife is what I call “reverse challenged.” That’s a PC way to refer to a condition that my wife suffers, along with thousands of other drivers, who just can’t seem to get a handle on steering any direction but forward. She’ll park a block away to avoid the

by: Dan Armitage, Buckeye Sportsman Radio,

tags: Boating 101, Hauling

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Trailer towing doesn’t need to be a harrowing experience. To the contrary, when a trailer and tow vehicle is setup properly, and the driver uses the proper precautions and drives defensively, towing a trailer can be pretty uneventful. There are many thousands of experienced “towers” — including yours truly

by: John Tiger

tags: Boating 101, Hauling, Trailers, Travel

Monday, August 7, 2017

M.E. Yacht Restoration’s refusal to cut corners, to use second-rate facilities, or to dictate your launch schedule makes boating easy. They live for your launch day each spring, and will work tirelessly all winter to handle any and all services their customers can dream up. What if your boat was stored with someone who

tags: Hauling, Lake Michigan, Service & Repair, Storage