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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

MarineMax and Seakeeper partnered to elevate boaters' experiences on the water. "If you haven't had the chance to witness a Seakeeper demonstration, you need to," states Gayle Niedenfuer, MarineMax Director of Operations. "The Seakeeper technology helps to eliminate up to 95% of boat roll often caused by waves, wake, and choppy

tags: Stabilization, Company Expansions, Lake Erie, Retrofitting, Service & Repair

Monday, March 23, 2020

As time and technology move further along, boaters with older engines are faced with repair-or-replace decisions when their older outboards need repair, become less reliable, or stop working altogether. What to do? New engines are often prohibitively expensive. Even a mid-sized outboard (90-140hp) will easily top $10 large rigged and

by: John Tiger

tags: Engines, Retrofitting

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Most marine toilets are either manual or electric. The PH PowerFlush from Raritan Engineering can be both. Ideal for the cruising sailor or powerboater, it delivers the ability to add a gearbox for powered operation and quickly convert back to manual operation, if necessary. Plus, its mounting base footprint matches industry standards to make it an easy and fast upgrade.

tags: Appliances, Retrofitting

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

It often seems no matter how many cubby holes, drawers, and lockers a boat has, there's always a need for more. Beckson Marine Soft-Mate holders are the simple way to add storage wherever needed. Soft-Mate solutions come in a wide range of sizes and styles to accommodate everything from cell phones to binoculars. Made from a soft,

tags: Accessories, Retrofitting

Friday, February 21, 2020

Nuteak 2.0 is the latest version of ICA Group’s already popular Nuteak line of synthetic teak decking. Nuteak 2.0’s newest features include a strong side angle that offers 300% more bonding wall between strips, a vertical leg that eliminates possible lateral movement of the strips and is available in the most popular teak

tags: Flooring, Retrofitting

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

THIS is the 25th year for PlasTEAK. Who would have guessed? As always with new companies, it started with a spark. Bill Gribble looked at a recycled plastic bench and saw a swim platform. He took a chance, had one built, and together, he and I took it to the Cleveland Boat Show. Back then, the show was 10 days long and the booth had

by: Eve Gribble, Co-Owner of PlasTEAK

tags: Anniversaries, Flooring, Retrofitting

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

E-Z Anchor Puller Mfg. Co. was founded in 1990 by George l. Towns, who was born and raised in Ludington, Mich. After graduating from high school with the class of 1943, George enlisted and served during World War II with the U. S. Navy’s naval construction battalion, “Seabees”. He was tasked with operating overhead

tags: Anchors, Do It Yourself (DIY), Retrofitting

Friday, December 6, 2019

Pontoon boats are all about enjoying time on the water with your friends and family. Yet, all too often, they are lacking basic functionalities and amenities you’d expect for entertaining a group of people. Serving space for food and drinks is hard to come by; a convenient trash can or even basic storage space is generally

tags: Accessories, Furniture, Inland Boating, Retrofitting

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

With the goal to stabilize every boat on the water, Seakeeper, the leader in marine stabilization, is taking large strides to make that goal a reality. There is no one-size-fits-all guide to stabilization, but one thing is certain: the smaller the boat, the more affected it is by wave and weather conditions. Seakeeper recognizes the

tags: Company Expansions, Retrofitting, Stabilization

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