June 30, 2008
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Mercury Marine

Mercury Marine wins three Consumer Digest "Best Buy" accolades

Mercury Marine was the only marine engine company to receive three "Best Buy" designations from Consumer Digest this week when the publication announc
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June 28, 2008| Published in the June 2008 issue
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BoatU.S.

Boaters should prepare for America's busiest boating holiday

With American's busiest boating holiday, July 4th, upon us, the waterways will soon be brimming boaters. The BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety an
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June 26, 2008| Published in the June 2008 issue

Adventures

For starters, I was the only one of us not interested in a trip to Lake Mead in Nevada.
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June 26, 2008| Published in the June 2008 issue

One

The debate between the pros and cons of U-shaped versus round pontoon logs is one that has no end in sight. But for Ercoa, its secret to nearly 40 successful years in the pontoon business is hexagon-shaped pontoons.
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June 26, 2008| Published in the June 2008 issue

Open Water Without a Paddle?

Towing services are most likely not at the top of the your mental checklist but consider for a moment how big a pain it can be if you find yourself stranded "without a paddle," not that a paddle would offer a whole lot of comfort.
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June 26, 2008| Published in the June 2008 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Passing Off Gas: Providing fueling services . . . from a marina's perspective

Gas is expensive enough at a regular gas station, so you may suspect that a marina-if the marina chooses to provide fueling-is gouging you, demanding you pay the price of convenience.
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June 26, 2008| Published in the June 2008 issue

Premier 250 S-Series

There was a time when the phrase "performance pontoon" would've been laughable.
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June 26, 2008| Published in the June 2008 issue

Acme's New Kastmaster Kit

With the six spoons in Acme's KT-15 Kastmaster Kit, fishermen will be covered for a wide variety of lure fishing activities - from trout, bass and panfish in fresh water to reds, stripers or snapper blues in salt water.
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June 26, 2008| Published in the June 2008 issue

Bonus Section

The 50th anniversary should have been 2006; however, since they missed the parade in 1993 due to the big flood (when the waters came up to Mary's feet), they decided to celebrate it in 2007.
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June 26, 2008| Published in the June 2008 issue
Barb Hansen

Conversion

Boating industry poobahs (not me) held a meeting at the Miami Boat Show in Florida this past February, and I understand the hot topic was women.
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June 26, 2008| Published in the June 2008 issue

Is the Fourth of July Celebration the Greatest Boating Holiday?

It could be the smell of burgers on the grill, the annual water balloon fight or even the fireworks over the water.
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June 26, 2008| Published in the June 2008 issue
Dan Armitage

Life's A Drag: Put a Sock in it!

Called drift socks, drogues and sea anchors, "drag bags" are a great way to control your boat's progress whether drifting or under power.
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June 26, 2008| Published in the June 2008 issue

Speakers

Pontoons nowadays come with some pretty sweet-sounding stereo systems.
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June 26, 2008| Published in the June 2008 issue

When Good Gas Goes Bad: New MARINE Formula STA-BIL could make all the difference

Your boat's greatest enemy may be the fuel inside of it, because of the potentially damaging ethanol content.
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June 26, 2008
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Soundings Trade Only

Torqeedo honored for first-year operations

Torqeedo, a German-based electric outboard manufacturer with a U.S. office in Hawthorn Woods, Ill., was awarded Start-Up of the Year by Deutscher Grue
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June 24, 2008
News
Beth Rosenberg, Soundings Trade Only

EPA puts forth its Clean Water plan

Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency published the Clean Water Act proposal in the Federal Register. The proposal will impose new, complex re
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June 22, 2008
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Soundings Trade Only

Yanmar green-lights use of eco-friendly diesel

As part of its efforts to create more environmentally-responsible products, Yanmar Marine USA Corp has endorsed the use of B5 biodiesel in its diesel
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June 20, 2008| Published in the June 2008 issue
By Brady L. Kay

A Bride's Pontoon Wish

Last fall as I was doing my morning inbox grind, one email with a strange subject line seemed to just jump off the screen.
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June 20, 2008
News
Mercury Marine

Mercury Marine Introduces Flyway 25 EFI FourStroke Outboard

Some circumstances require more than just FourStroke silence...they demand total stealth.
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June 18, 2008
News
BoatU.S.

Brunswick, GE extend partnership

Brunswick Corp. and GE Capital Solutions extended their joint venture, Brunswick Acceptance Co, for five years.
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June 16, 2008
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BoatU.S.

Your life jacket photo could win you an inflatable life jacket

BoatU.S. Angler, which offers services and helpful information for boat-owning fishermen, encourages anglers to wear a life jacket this fishing season
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June 14, 2008
News

SeaRay sees jump in AquaPalooza registration

If early registration numbers for Sea Ray's annual AquaPalooza are any indication, boaters aren't going to let these stressful economic times keep the
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June 12, 2008
News
BoatU.S.

BOATU.S. offers tips for saving gas

With boaters facing record high fuel prices this summer Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.) has a few tips that could help stretch
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June 10, 2008
News
Soundings Trade Only

Honda Marine pitches low retail financing for summer

Honda Marine will offer special retail financing rates as low as 6.49 percent APR throughout this year's summer boating season.
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June 08, 2008
News
BoatU.S.

Last call for environmental leadership award

The deadline is rapidly approaching to honor an environmental leader in the boating community. BoatU.S. Foundation's Environmental Leadership Award re
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June 06, 2008
News
BRP

BRP broadens Evinrude E-TEC line-up

BRP commemorates 100 years of Evinrude outboard engine innovation with the introduction of new Evinrude E-TEC 2009 centennial model year engines. The
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June 04, 2008| Published in the June 2008 issue

Four Winns

What began as a family-owned boat business has grown and developed over the last half-century to become one of the most recognized names in the fiberglass industry, Four Winns.
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June 04, 2008| Published in the June 2008 issue

Motors

What do you do if your favorite lake has restrictions and only allows electric motors?
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June 04, 2008| Published in the June 2008 issue

Not Bad for 100 Years Old: With a century behind them, BRP is strong as ever Evinrude Hits 100

BRP kicked off its year-long 100th anniversary celebrations of the Evinrude brand at the Miami International Boat Show in February.
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June 04, 2008| Published in the June 2008 issue

Pontoon Boats Under 19 Feet: At Various Price Points

If you're shopping for that perfect mini-pontoon, want to keep it under 19 feet long, and still want all the things you need for family fun packed into a compact model, the Gillgetter 713 Fish N Cruise could be the answer.
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June 04, 2008| Published in the June 2008 issue

Product Test No. 28: Otterbox: iPod Case

I've got a rather eclectic musical preference.
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June 04, 2008| Published in the June 2008 issue

Product Test No. 29: Blackfin Sunglasses

There is a new sunglass frame that was recently introduced called the Blackfin from Costa Del Mar.
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June 03, 2008
News
Soundings Trade Only

Bass Pro Shops teams with MarineMax for promotion

Bass Pro Shops and MarineMax pooled their resources in a joint promotion that started May 30. For 16 days, the companies will host joint events at 17
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