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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Parks and Watercraft will offer $500,000 in grants to improve boating access for hand-powered watercraft at public facilities across the state. Applicants may request up to $75,000 for a single project during the grant period. “Ohio has experienced extraordinary

by: Tim Petrides

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Inland Boating, Lake Erie, 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: Boat Club, Books & Charts, Cleaners, Clothing & Shoes, Electronics, Gift Ideas, Paddleboards, Water Toys, Accessories

Monday, November 25, 2019

Evinrude recently announced that it has set multiple single-boat water skiing GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™. Using boats powered by two and three 300-horsepower Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines, the Evinrude sponsored Big Pull team set four certified and pending records in the Ballet, Barefoot, Conventional Couples and Trios lines.

tags: Awards, Engines, Towables, Water Toys

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Hurley Marine’s rugged dinghy davit designs allow you to winch your dinghy on for easy storage or just push-off for launching. No more towing or leaving your tender behind! The Hurley H3O Dinghy Davit systems come in two different configurations. The H3O Davit has a weight capacity of up to 400 lbs and has an adjustable and

tags: Inflatable Boats, Lifts & Hoists, Water Toys

Friday, July 12, 2019

It’s called the Game Changer Pad because this new pad, by Aqua Lily Products, will change what the market requires when considering a floating pad. Kids and families already have fun playing on the original Aqua Lily Pads, but the development team wanted to kick that fun up to the next level. A competitive bunch, the team has

tags: Accessories, Company Expansions, Kids & Pets, Water Toys

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Now you can customize your mat with the Aqua Stack Mat – a patented, floating modular mat for your boating and swimming lifestyle. The individual mat sections of the Aqua Stack Mat are made from the same type of closed cell foam as roll up mats, and they offer the same floatation and buoyancy as roll up mats. Every mat has an

tags: Water Toys

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: Paddleboards, Safety, Water Toys, Canoes & Kayaks

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Navatics, experts in underwater robotics, today announced that shipping of Navatics MITO, a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) equipped with advanced active stabilization technology that provides new levels of underwater video steadiness in an affordable, 7.6 lbs. underwater drone, will start shipping in March 2019. Available

tags: Diving, Electronics, Shipwrecks, Water Toys

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Eight waterways totaling 540-plus miles that flow through more than a dozen counties have been selected as the first state-designated water trails in Michigan, the Department of Natural Resources recently announced. The DNR and the Office of the Great Lakes partnered on the effort to finalize this first round of designations, which

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Dept of Natural Resources, Inland Boating, 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: Paddleboards, Water Toys, Inflatable Boats