• Mercury cutting jobs in Wisconsin

    September 29, 2008
    News
    Mercury Marine announced it will reduce its hourly work force in Fond du Lac, Wis., by approximately 160 positions between now and Oct. 3.
  • Bombardier Recreational won't go public for now

    September 27, 2008
    News
    Bombardier Recreational Products is holding off on plans to go public because of the economic downturn.
  • NMMA thinks builders can meet new EPA standards

    September 25, 2008
    News
    The National Marine Manufacturers Association says that, because of the lead time for compliance, engine manufacturers and boatbuilders should have no
  • BoatU.S. recommends leaving your boat's gas tank full this winter

    September 23, 2008
    News
    Ethanol-laden gasoline, dubbed "E-10" for its 10 percent ethanol content, is now commonplace at marina fuel docks across the country. However, as wint
  • Marine industry watches for fallout from market intervention

    September 21, 2008
    News
    Marine industry leaders are taking a wait-and-see attitude on how they may be affected by the latest federal buyouts to help shore up lending institut
  • NOW-Next Year

    September 20, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    You can spot the new year On the horizon when the last leaves have fallen, the Christmas commercials start (two obnoxious days before Halloween) and heating bills are starting to rise.
  • Lake Powell

    September 20, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    When you're cruising on a new waterway, do your juices start pumping to discover what's around the next bend?
  • Outfit Your Boat Right

    September 20, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    In search of a high-quality, reliable trailer to more than keep up with your trailering needs?
  • 23 Great

    September 20, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    It's the time of year that most boaters spend dreaming up their next-season wish list.
  • Excerpts from recent PDB Forum exchanges at www.pdbmagazine.com

    September 20, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    Very little in life compares to fishing.
  • Looking at the Files

    September 20, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    Seaworthy, the newsletter from BoatU.S. that helps boaters and anglers prevent damage to their vessels and injuries, has looked into the causes of insurance claims for pontoon boats.
  • PDB Poll

    September 20, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    The reason pontoon and deck boats are so popular is because you can really pile the people on these roomy crafts when you want to.
  • Protect Your Deck

    September 20, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    Looking for a slip resistant and protective coating for the floor of your pontoon or deck boat?
  • The Inc. 500

    September 20, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    Bennington Marine, designer and manufacturer of pontoon boats, fiberglass deck boats and runabouts, recently made the 2008 Inc. 5000 list.
  • Holidays Can Be Overated

    September 20, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    Brady L. Kay
  • Mooring Points

    September 20, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    Our kind of boating does not involve flying as fast as we can from one end of the lake to the other.
  • Bennington Marine makes Inc. 5000 list

    September 19, 2008
    News
    Bennington Marine, the Elkhart, Ind.-based manufacturer of pontoon boats, fiberglass deck boats and runabouts, recently made the 2008 Inc. 5000 list.
  • House passes offshore drilling bill

    September 17, 2008
    News
    Reversing a decades-old ban on offshore drilling, an energy bill approved Sept. 16 by the U.S. House of Representatives would allow drilling as close
  • BoatU.S. Recreational Boating Access Award seeks entries

    September 15, 2008
    News
    As waterfront land values skyrocket and condominiums sprout on nearly every acre of waterfront property, recreational boaters are being squeezed out.
  • Coast Guard presents Boating Safety Award to BRP for safety initiative

    September 13, 2008
    News
    The United States Coast Guard Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety recognizes Bombardier Recreational Products today with its Boating Safety Award.
  • EPA tightens engine standards on surf and turf

    September 11, 2008
    News
    From lawn mowers and weed trimmers, to personal watercraft and speedboats, gas-powered engines will soon contribute to healthier and cleaner air for A
  • West Marine founder plans to buy up more company stock

    September 09, 2008
    News
    West Marine founder, chairman and largest shareholder, Randy Repass, has set up a plan to repurchase a large portion of the company's stock.
  • Deadline for Life Jacket Loaning Site is Sept. 30

    September 07, 2008
    News
    The easiest way to ensure a child's safety on the water is to make sure they wear a life jacket that fits. But children's growth spurts or last minute
  • Waterways reopening after Gustav

    September 05, 2008
    News
    Some early damage assessments have come in from the Gulf Coast area since Hurricane Gustav made landfall Monday, and a number of waterways have reopen
  • La FRESH NATURALE

    September 03, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    Insect repellent is a hard product to test.
  • Men of Iron

    September 03, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    We have several bookshelves at home, loaded with a great variety of books-big ones, little ones, and everything in between.
  • MICRO LANTERN

    September 03, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    Brady L. Kay
    To be honest, I agreed to test this Micro Lantern from Coghlan's to prove that a two-inch tall LED lantern wouldn't be very useful.
  • Tohatsu 2009

    September 03, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    Who would've thought that a company that once manufactured railcars would become a force to be reckoned with in the outboard motor industry?
  • Wiley X- New Models

    September 03, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    Word on the street is the new Street Series line of women's eyewear from Wiley X is tough to beat.
  • Chaparral 284 Sunesta Wide-Tech

    September 03, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    Chaparral has its own definition of luxury with the 284 Sunesta Wide-Tech, and this boat is not only loaded for luxury, but for fun for everyone.
  • Crest III XRS

    September 03, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    Maurell Products has been in the business of producing highest quality boats with style to match for over 51 years.
  • Docks

    September 03, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    Brock Dock is one builder that strives to offer a boatload of benefits
  • Four Winns F274

    September 03, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    Luxury is the word of the day, especially with the Four Winns F274.
  • Honda Marine

    September 03, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    When Honda officials wanted to show off their redesigned BF40 and BF50 outboards to the media this summer, they matched it up with a pontoon boat.
  • Luxury Deck Boats At Various Price Points

    September 03, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    Experience the luxury of the Azure AZ298, a new 29-footer that offers a roomy and luxuriously appointed cockpit combined with a very sleek and strong hull design.
  • RINO 520HCx

    September 03, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    Brady L. Kay
    I was told that the Rino 520HCx from Garmin was a must-have item, but to be honest it was the price the scared me away.
  • The Future Of Electric Boats

    September 03, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    Electric boats are becoming more popular, yet the market has not been touched and here's why.
  • Public/private partnership to spread "Ethical Angler" message

    September 03, 2008
    News
    Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service joined forces today to reinforce the values of sport fi
  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

    September 02, 2008 Published in the August 2009 issue
    The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado is the strongest ever offered by Chevrolet.
  • F-450 Super Duty

    September 02, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    The 2008 Ford F-Series Super Duty, one of the industry's most capable full-size heavy-duty work trucks, comes equipped with even more capability in response to strong initial customer demand for the highest-end, most capable Super Duty, which includes the
  • From The Forums-Spark Plugs

    September 02, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    What would you do without spark plugs?
  • Giving Back to Our Troops

    September 02, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    It makes my day when the flight attendant announces at the end of a flight that the men and women in our armed forces that are onboard will be allowed to get off the plane first.
  • GMC SIERRA 1500

    September 02, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    For 2009, the Sierra lineup enhances its segment-best fuel economy with a new six-speed automatic that is paired with V-8 engines (except the 4.8L).
  • Hone Those Netting Skills

    September 02, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    Flailing away furiously at the surface, just out of reach of the mesh, it was the biggest cat we had ever attempted to net.
  • HUMMER H2

    September 02, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    The iconic HUMMER H2 entered this year with a raft of changes, delivering a more refined interior that combines luxury with HUMMER's legendary ruggedness, enhanced safety features and a more powerful engine coupled with a new, six-speed automatic transmis
  • Keeping Microbes Out

    September 02, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    That dreaded winter storage is just around the corner for most boaters, so it's time to start thinking ahead.
  • Let's Give Tarps Some RESPECT

    September 02, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    Just like Rodney Dangerfield's famous line, "I get no respect," such is the life of a tarp.
  • Letters to the Editor Speak Out

    September 02, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    Have you ever considered writing an article on legal problems with boat storage units?
  • SmokerCraft's Al Cline Passes Away

    September 02, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    There was always a smiling face walking the docks at our annual Shootout boat test each fall, and we could always count on his support at our event.
  • Sounds good, doesn't it?

    September 02, 2008 Published in the August 2009 issue
    Imagine waking up on a beautiful, calm morning and looking out the window to see a peaceful lake staring back at you.
  • Surfin' the Net For Fishing Nets

    September 02, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    It helps when netting a catch that the fish has been fought until reasonably tired; trying to net a `fresh' fish is a lesson in frustration.
  • Toyota Tundra CrewMax

    September 02, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    Toyota is bolstering the value of the Tundra SR5 grade Double Cab and CrewMax by increasing standard equipment.
  • RV Dollars Vs. Boating Dollars

    September 02, 2008 Published in the September 2008 issue
    Brady L. Kay
    If the summer gas hike didn't have you complaining, then chances are good that money isn't a big concern to you and this column wasn't meant for your eyes.