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Thursday, October 18, 2018

The nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), reacted negatively to the recent news of the Administration’s plan to permit the sale of E15 (15 percent ethanol) fuel year-round. E15 is prohibited by federal law for use in

by: Boat US

tags: Law & Politics, Service & Repair, Environmental Impact

Monday, October 15, 2018

Your outboard needs water to keep it cool as it runs. How often do you check the “pee indicator” to ensure that the engine is pumping water? Salt, sand, mud, sticks, and other debris take their toll on the pump impeller, housing, and related parts. That’s why most outboard technicians recommend replacement every

by: John Tiger

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Engines, Service & Repair

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Chevron Products Company, a leading provider of premium aftermarket fuel additives, engine oils, lubricants, coolants and related products, recently introduced its new Techron Marine Fuel System Treatment formulated specifically for gasoline-powered boats and the harsh marine environment. Following extended development and testing,

tags: Winterization, Do It Yourself (DIY), Fuel Treatments, Service & Repair

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Many marinas offer a variety of amenities to give their customers the best docking and boating experience possible. From security measures to basic system checks to onsite service teams, marinas are able to give their boaters peace of mind that their vessels are taken care of. The NAUTIC-ON(TM) Smart Boating System enhances many

tags: Electronics, Service & Repair, Software & Apps

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

I am not talking about the radio station in Chicago 97.9 the Loop, rather I am talking about the trip many boaters take that encompasses much of the eastern part of the United States. Doing the Great Loop? If so then you are in for an epic adventure. Many “loopers” are starting the venture south this time of year. At

by: Nick Fugate

tags: Lake Michigan, Service & Repair, The Great Loop

Friday, September 21, 2018

Sadly, the fall season is quickly approaching already and it is time to begin thinking about “winterizing” your boat and servicing your trailer. Most boaters are in a routine already for the necessary “winter to-do list” to ensure their boat is properly taken care, but many often fail to keep up with the

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

tags: Service & Repair, Trailers, Winterization

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Did you know that you can extend the life of your inflatable boat? Sirocco Marine, the Lake Erie dealership for BRIG RIBs, is offering the following tips for keeping your inflatable in good condition: 1. Keep it clean! Washing your inflatable with liquid soap while using a soft bristle brush will remove most dirt, stains, and water

tags: Inflatable Boats, Lake Erie, Service & Repair

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

By this time of year, we all typically have a list of the service we would like to have done on our boat before next season as well as a list of what we “have” to do. At times, our budget allows for all of these items to be accomplished; and often, not many at all. One thing we know is that if we provide pure fuel to our

tags: Engines, Fuel Treatments, Service & Repair

Thursday, August 30, 2018

MyTaskit, the award-winning online work coordination software company, has expanded its rapidly growing customer base with 15 new marine businesses representing more than 270 marine supervisors, managers and technicians, and in excess of 2,500 boat owners. By leveraging MyTaskit Pro and the newly launched MyTaskit mobile app, marine

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Company Expansions, Service & Repair, Software & Apps

Friday, August 17, 2018

Toledo has always been a hotbed of powerboat activity, from as far back as the 1913 Centennial Regatta, through the years up to the Portside heyday of the 1980s. Destinations such as the Presque Isle Amusement Park, Walbridge Park, and the Lake Erie Park and Casino made for great boating entertainment on the Maumee River and Lake

by: David Ramsey, Owner

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Boat Show, History, Lake Erie, Service & Repair