August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

40/50/60 HP BigFoot: EFI Four-Stroke

Also last summer, Mercury introduced the new 40/50/60 HP BigFoot EFI Four-Stroke, designed with improved shifting, more thrust and greater durability for pontoon boats.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

AE Xenide

The new AE Xenide "Personal Searchlights" usher in a new class of flashlight that delivers 10 times the lumen output of a standard incandescent flashlight, making them a must-have for boating, or as an emergency light anywhere.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

Coastal Alert/Locate Signal Kit from Orion

If you can see land from your favorite fishing spot on your favorite inland lake, the Coastal Alert/Locate Signal Kit would be a smart thing to have.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

Firefly Plus Flashlight

This handy little light named after a popular bug combines a dazzlingly bright strobe and a focused-beam flashlight for working on deck at night.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

First Aid in a Bottle From Lifeline

For being a 32-ounce water bottle, it sure packs a lot.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue
Shanna McCord - Santa Cruz Sentinel

For Those Who Need Their Space: The Vectra SD 2200 Cruise

You can have your space and still bring the whole family out for the day with Vectra.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Gearing up for safety

When you have small children, purchasing safety equipment such as stair gates, cabinet locks and car seats are a given.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

HemiLight

This cost-effective personal emergency locator provides a steady white light for more than eight hours that is visible 180 degrees at distances to one nautical mile.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

Historic Fishing Expertise Reflected in the Suncruiser LS224

Suncruiser models are designed to deliver more value for your investment.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

I See The Light: Maintaining the right mix of safety equipment on board

The last thing that most boaters think about when they load up first thing on a sunny summer morning to head out for a day on the lake is what safety lighting they may need.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

Kids' Character Life Vests

Kids love being on the water with their favorite characters.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

Life Jacket Organizer Bag

With all the life jackets you have-because you DO have more than enough life jackets, right?
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

Loaded Fishing Pontoons: At Various Price Points

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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

Lowe's

While many boaters immediately associate the brand name Lowe with hard-core aluminum fishing boats, did you know that its sister brand, Suncruiser, also offers all the experience of the Lowe brand in a family-friendly pontoon boat?
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue
Shanna McCord - Santa Cruz Sentinel

Making the Most of Fishing in the Dark

If you've been fishing in the dark before, you're likely a fan.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

manufacturer spotlight: Highlights From the Industry's Best

You've likely made a sizable investment in your boat, and in all of the accessories and aftermarket items as well.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

NaviLED

Hella Marine offers a new, compact, power-saving NaviLED navigation lamps that can be seen for miles.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue
Ted A. Thompson

Notes From the Stern: In the Wake of Our Existence Are the Stories of Our Lives

I'm Sugar, we've met before.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

pdb adventures

The recent environmental cleanup and restoration of a major section of the Connecticut River in Massachusetts is nothing short of astounding.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

Personal Strobe Light from Leland

This USCG-approved, manually operated, single D-cell strobe offers as much as three miles of visibility.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

ProPolymer LED Flashlight

A matrix of seven ultra-bright LEDs provides a focused beam of white light for deckwork or emergency situations.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

Rescue Stick by Mustang Survivor

Who knew all those stick-throwing games with Fido would come in handy?
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

Shake a Light Flashlight

With no batteries to replace, it's always ready to glow.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

SkyBlazer Red Aerial Flares

A basic four-pack of distress signal flares is a handy item to keep aboard your pontoon or deck boat at all times.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

Storm Safety Whistle

The loudest whistle you can buy, even if it's drenched.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

Taylor Made

For a low-maintenance warning light, check out Taylor Made's new solar-powered version designed specifically for the marine market.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

Women's Coastal Automatic Inflatable Life Vest

A lifejacket shaped for women, championing a serious cause.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

Boaters For M.S.

Palisades Yacht Club in St. Charles, Mo., is having the first-ever Boaters for M.S. event on September 27.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

From The Forums- Speaker System: Excerpts from Recent PDB Forum exchanges at www.pdbmagazine.com

A couple of issues ago, we spotlighted a thread where a forum member wanted to upgrade the speaker system on his pontoon.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

Need A Lift?: EZ Port MAX makes it happen

Just like boats, personal watercrafts need lifts too.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

PBD Adventures: Connecticut's River Wild

There are a multitude of reasons I don't hesitate to head out on the water for a late season boating excursion
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

PDB Poll: Campfire Safety

You might be happy to learn that those who voted on our latest poll survey at www.pdbmagazine.com are more concerned about safety, at least when it comes to camp fires.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

Rock'n A Premier: Sky Dek in latest Kid Rock video

Kid Rock just produced a new music video for the summer and worked the Premier Sky Dek into it.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

Target Locked: Watching For Suspicious Behavior

Washington, D. C.-Intelligence assessments say that al-Qaeda's weapon of choice in coastal areas is a small boat loaded with explosives.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

These Boots Have Holes In the Bottom

OTB ODHIN Boots were designed and engineered at the request of the U.S. Navy SEALS.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue
United States Power Squadrons

Tips To Make Boating Less "Fuelish"

At $4 per gallon, many boaters are finding it much too costly to enjoy a day on the water.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

Walk The Plank!: Getting on a pontoon boat has never been easier

Beaching a pontoon so you can party onshore is a great way to spend your time out on the lake-letting the kids play in the sand while you kick back and enjoy the surroundings-but the fun can quickly come to an end when it's time to get back into the boat.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

Whale Watch

Boston, Mass.-Whale watching is a $30 million tourist industry in New England with some 40 whale watching boats out on the water on summer weekends looking for humpback, minke, fin and right whales.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Why Pick One or the Other?: The World Hybrid Boats

The title of our magazine says it all.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

A Good Man Lost: Remembering PDB Field Editor, Dan McKain

We'd all like to think that when our time on this earth comes to an end that we'll be given a chance to die with our boots on, or at least that's what the ol' saying would have us hoping for.
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August 26, 2008| Published in the August 2008 issue

Forum Party Around The Corner: Kentucky Lake set to be invaded in September

Where did the summer go?
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August 25, 2008
News
Soundings Trade Only

Brunswick announces $250 million debt offering

Brunswick Corp. announced the offering of a $250 million aggregate principal amount of 9.75-percent Senior Notes due 2013 under a shelf registration s
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August 23, 2008
News
NMEA

NMEA Convention & Expo to be held in October

More training opportunities, more networking events, and new product rollouts for 2009, are all part of the 2008 National Marine Electronics Associati
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August 21, 2008
News
Soundings Trade Only

Yamaha signs supplier deal with Robalo

Yamaha Marine Group of Kennesaw, Ga., signed an agreement to become the exclusive supplier of outboard power to Robalo Boats, a subsidiary of Atlanta-
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August 19, 2008
News
Soundings Trade Only

Torqeedo expands manufacturing plant in Illinois

Torqeedo, the U.S. subsidiary of Germany-based Torqeedo GmbH, expanded into a larger plant to meet increasing demands.
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August 17, 2008
News
Soundings Trade Only

Sea Ray says '08 AquaPalooza is a big hit :

Sea Ray is calling its third annual AquaPalooza a "stunning success," with more parties, more boats and 54 percent more guests than last year.
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August 15, 2008
News

BoatU.S. offers mid-summer maintenance tips :

Seaworthy, the newsletter from BoatU.S. that helps boaters and anglers prevent damage to their vessels, recently looked into some of the more common r
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August 13, 2008
News
Soundings Trade Only

Sea Ray, Marinalife forge partnership

Sea Ray Boats anounced a partnership with Marinalife in which Marinalife will be the exclusive provider for boating concierge services to the Sea Ray
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August 11, 2008
News
Soundings Trade Only

Glastron has three models on "Best Buy" list

The August 2008 issue of Consumers Digest magazine has recognized three models from Glastron as "Best Buys in Powerboats."
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August 09, 2008
News
Soundings Trade Only

Lowrance offering rebate on GPS device

Lowrance, a leader in GPS navigational systems, is offering a limited-time, rebate promotion on its AirMap 600C Aviation GPS.
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August 07, 2008
News
Soundings Trade Only

Gelcoat, resin prices go up again

Cook Composites and Polymers announced an 8 cent per pound price increase for all gel coats, unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins. All materia
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August 07, 2008
Feature

Lake Martin Classrooms: For micro eco education and tourism

Small, compact, lightweight pontoon boats have proven to be the ideal shallow draft exploratory craft. They are comfortable, safe and convenient and t
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August 05, 2008
News
Beth Rosenberg, Soundings Trade Only

West Marine outlines growth plans in soft market

West Marine this morning announced several major changes planned for the company to help ensure its growth despite a soft market. The announcements we
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August 03, 2008
News
Soundings Trade Only

Regal Marine rates highly in Quality magazine

Regal Marine of Orlando, Fla., was recognized recently by Quality magazine, an independent, third-party organization that rates manufacturing companie
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August 01, 2008
News

President signs Clean Boating Act

Aboard Air Force One on July 29, President Bush signed S. 2766, "The Clean Boating Act of 2008," which permanently restores a long-standing exemption
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