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Sunday, August 2, 2020

In this era of social distancing, many people are discovering, or rediscovering, the pleasure of time on the water. Paddle sports are a great way to explore the beauty of Michigan’s lakes and rivers, and now they also can be an opportunity to protect these precious resources. With support from the Michigan Invasive Species

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Dept of Natural Resources, Education, Environmental Impact, Paddleboards, Water Toys

Monday, July 27, 2020

With more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline and thousands of miles of rivers and streams, Michigan offers ample opportunity to traverse the state over the water – no matter the size or speed of your vessel. While designated water trails are a relatively recent development, use of Michigan’s waterways for

by: Casey Warner, Michigan DNR

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Dept of Natural Resources, History, Paddleboards, Travel, Water Toys

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

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The United States Power Squadrons® (USPS) continues the debut of its third season of safe-boating videos on America’s Boating Channel™ with “SAFETY TIPS FOR PADDLE SPORTS,” which can be found online at americasboatingchannel.com and as a free mobile app available at Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Paddleboards, Safety, Water Toys

Thursday, November 29, 2018

For many, recreational boating is a way of life. But, it can always be improved. That’s what multiple-timepaddling champ Luke Hopkins foresaw many years ago with inflatable watersports products, such as Standup Paddleboards (ISUPs). For the boating community, it’s a match made in heaven. Hopkins, a former kayak and

tags: Inflatable Boats, Paddleboards, Water Toys

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

SWAGTRON™, the undisputed leader in electric rideables, makes waves today with the launch of the Swagsurf Electric Jetboard. The brand’s first foray into watersports, the Swagsurf is an inflatable eSUP that can reach speeds up to 12.5 mph thanks to a brushless DC jet motor capable of cranking out 2,800 watts at 4,650

tags: Paddleboards, Water Toys

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

If you don’t own a boat or didn’t pack your boat while visiting the Blue Water Area, no worries. Michigan Boat Rentals is now open. Located in the Maritime Capital of the Great Lakes, Port Huron, and on Michigan’s East shore about 60 miles north of Detroit, rental options include tri-toon boats, kayaks, and paddle

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Lake Huron, Lake St Clair, Paddleboards, Rentals, Water Toys

Monday, July 16, 2018

No yacht? No problem. You can still have a blast this summer with alternative boating, which means getting out on the water with only a minimal dent made to your wallet. Here’s just a sample of how you can enjoy the sun, wind, and waves all season long. Personal Watercraft When is a PWC not a PWC? When it’s a boat.

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Fractional Boat Ownership, Paddleboards, Personal Watercraft, Sailing, Water Toys

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Paradise Pad was founded summers ago when a father and son made the decision to purchase a foam water pad for the family lakehouse. At the time, the only waterpads available would be found online and likely not at your local marinas and dealerships. Along with not being readily available, the prices were unjustifiably high, especially

tags: Paddleboards, Water Toys

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Hobie® has done it again. They have married their renowned MirageDrive® pedal system with 65 years of boardsports expertise to create a totally new kind of Hobie fun. Introducing the world’s first Mirage stand up pedal boards: Hobie Mirage® Eclipse 10.5 and Hobie Mirage Eclipse 12. It will now be just as easy for fun

tags: Paddleboards

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