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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

I have been a boater all my life — from small fishing boats to pontoon boats, jet-skis and jet boats to a sailing career, and multiple powerboats ranging from 23’ to 65’ — and, as a publisher of a Great Lakes boating magazine, I get all kinds of additional, great opportunities to enjoy our waterways. Even with

by: Erik Kyle, Publisher, Great Lakes Scuttlebutt

tags: Lifestyle

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

We’ve all heard about the X chromosome and the Y chromosome. These little invisible thingies that were launched in our collective DNA at birth make some of us want to shop and make others like football. There’s nothing one can do about these pre-selected idiosyncrasies, so you might as well just enjoy wearing pink or

tags: Lifestyle, Sailing

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Some of the greatest sailing voyages are those that are undertaken quietly, without publicity and for no reason other than that they are there to be accomplished. One such ended in June when Jerome Rand sailed his Westsail 32, Mighty Sparrow, into the New England port of Gloucester to a rousing welcome from a small band of friends and

by: Peter Nielsen, Editor-In-Chief, SAIL Magazine

tags: Sailing, Beyond the Lakes, Lifestyle

Thursday, September 13, 2018

What is the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and why does it matter to you? Formed in 1979 when the Boating Industry Association of Chicago (BIA) and the National Association of Engine & Boat Manufacturers of New York (NAEBM) merged, the NMMA is the boating industry’s largest trade association, acting as a

tags: Boating 101, Law & Politics, Lifestyle

Monday, September 10, 2018



by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Lifestyle, Racing, Yacht Club, Boat Club, Education

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

It’s called “Gaming Disorder.” The World Health Organization has officially recognized the condition in its international Classification of Diseases, saying it’s possible to become addicted to video games. Let’s face it. We adults have all become addicted to our phones, laptops, and tablets so

by: Norm Schultz, Soundings Trade Only

tags: Kids & Pets, Lifestyle

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Dinghies have become a common site around marinas and anchorages these days. The once utilitarian shuttles of mooring ball tenants and serious cruisers, have now become a must-have accessory item for many boat owners. No matter if it’s a simple inflatable with a small motor, or a well-fit hard bottom with seats, steering wheel,

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Lifestyle, Water Toys

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Since the theme in this Summer Issue is about “Water Toys,” it made me think back on all the money I spent over the past 40+ years buying the latest “new thing” for me and my three boys to try out. It started in the late ’70s when my three sons, ages 7 and the twins 4, were just learning to swim and

by: Captain Dennis J Mykols

tags: Water Toys, Lifestyle, Towables

Thursday, August 9, 2018

I was standing on the deck of the Stone Witch, a 70-foot square-rigged topsail schooner out of San Francisco. We were headed south to Central America. It’s like it was yesterday. I remember there were a couple of albatrosses gliding across the ocean’s wave tops, and I wondered just how they managed to tip the top of the

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Lifestyle, Sailing

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Participation in water sports is seeing explosive growth as more and more people are enjoying wakeboards, kneeboards, and, the latest craze, wakesurfing. That’s not to say that good old water skiing is out. Hardly. Skiing and tubing are still the most widely-enjoyed water sports. But, wakesurfing is growing fast. So fast, in

by: Norm Schultz, Soundings Trade Only

tags: Lifestyle, Water Toys

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