September 29, 2008
News
Soundings Trade Only

Mercury cutting jobs in Wisconsin

Mercury Marine announced it will reduce its hourly work force in Fond du Lac, Wis., by approximately 160 positions between now and Oct. 3.
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September 27, 2008
News
Soundings Trade Only

Bombardier Recreational won't go public for now

Bombardier Recreational Products is holding off on plans to go public because of the economic downturn.
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September 25, 2008
News
Melanie Winters, Soundings Trade Only

NMMA thinks builders can meet new EPA standards

The National Marine Manufacturers Association says that, because of the lead time for compliance, engine manufacturers and boatbuilders should have no
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September 23, 2008
News

BoatU.S. recommends leaving your boat's gas tank full this winter

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
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September 21, 2008
News
Melanie Winters, Soundings Trade Only

Marine industry watches for fallout from market intervention

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
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September 20, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue

NOW-Next Year

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.
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September 20, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue

Lake Powell

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

Outfit Your Boat Right: Options that Deliver

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

23 Great

It's the time of year that most boaters spend dreaming up their next-season wish list.
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September 20, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue

Excerpts from recent PDB Forum exchanges at www.pdbmagazine.com

Very little in life compares to fishing.
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September 20, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue

Looking at the Files: Top 10 Reasons for Pontoon Insurance Claims

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.
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September 20, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue

PDB Poll

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.
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September 20, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue

Protect Your Deck: With a Durabak Non-Skid coating

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

The Inc. 500: Bennington Makes the List

Bennington Marine, designer and manufacturer of pontoon boats, fiberglass deck boats and runabouts, recently made the 2008 Inc. 5000 list.
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September 20, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
Brady L. Kay

Holidays Can Be Overated

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September 20, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
Ted A. Thompson

Mooring Points

Our kind of boating does not involve flying as fast as we can from one end of the lake to the other.
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September 19, 2008
News
Soundings Trade Only

Bennington Marine makes Inc. 5000 list

Bennington Marine, the Elkhart, Ind.-based manufacturer of pontoon boats, fiberglass deck boats and runabouts, recently made the 2008 Inc. 5000 list.
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September 17, 2008
News
Soundings Trade Only

House passes offshore drilling bill

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
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September 15, 2008
News

BoatU.S. Recreational Boating Access Award seeks entries

As waterfront land values skyrocket and condominiums sprout on nearly every acre of waterfront property, recreational boaters are being squeezed out.
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September 13, 2008
News
Coast Guard News

Coast Guard presents Boating Safety Award to BRP for safety initiative

The United States Coast Guard Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety recognizes Bombardier Recreational Products today with its Boating Safety Award.
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September 11, 2008
News
EPA

EPA tightens engine standards on surf and turf

From lawn mowers and weed trimmers, to personal watercraft and speedboats, gas-powered engines will soon contribute to healthier and cleaner air for A
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September 09, 2008
News
Soundings Trade Only

West Marine founder plans to buy up more company stock

West Marine founder, chairman and largest shareholder, Randy Repass, has set up a plan to repurchase a large portion of the company's stock.
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September 07, 2008
News

Deadline for Life Jacket Loaning Site is Sept. 30

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
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September 05, 2008
News
Melanie Winters, Soundings Trade Only

Waterways reopening after Gustav

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
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September 03, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue

La FRESH NATURALE: Insect Repellent Towelette

Insect repellent is a hard product to test.
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September 03, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue

Men of Iron: In the wake of our existence are the stories of our lives notes from the stern

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

MICRO LANTERN

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.
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September 03, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue

Tohatsu 2009: From Railcars to Outboards

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

Wiley X- New Models

Word on the street is the new Street Series line of women's eyewear from Wiley X is tough to beat.
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September 03, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue

Chaparral 284 Sunesta Wide-Tech

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.
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September 03, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue

Crest III XRS

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

Docks

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

Four Winns F274: Middle of the Price Spectrum

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

Honda Marine

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.
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September 03, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
Shanna McCord - Santa Cruz Sentinel

Luxury Deck Boats At Various Price Points

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.
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September 03, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
Brady L. Kay

RINO 520HCx

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.
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September 03, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue

The Future Of Electric Boats

Electric boats are becoming more popular, yet the market has not been touched and here's why.
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September 03, 2008
News

Public/private partnership to spread "Ethical Angler" message

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
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September 02, 2008| Published in the August 2009 issue

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado is the strongest ever offered by Chevrolet.
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September 02, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue

F-450 Super Duty: Crew Cab XLT

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
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September 02, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue

From The Forums-Spark Plugs: Excerpts from recent PDB forum exchanges at www.pdbmagazine.com

What would you do without spark plugs?
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September 02, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue

Giving Back to Our Troops

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.
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September 02, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue

GMC SIERRA 1500

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).
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September 02, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
Dan Armitage

Hone Those Netting Skills

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

HUMMER H2

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
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September 02, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue

Keeping Microbes Out: Check out the new eco-friendly shrinkwrap

That dreaded winter storage is just around the corner for most boaters, so it's time to start thinking ahead.
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September 02, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
Steven Thomson - houston.culturemap.com

Let's Give Tarps Some RESPECT

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

Letters to the Editor Speak Out: From Our Readers

Have you ever considered writing an article on legal problems with boat storage units?
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September 02, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue

SmokerCraft's Al Cline Passes Away

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.
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September 02, 2008| Published in the August 2009 issue

Sounds good, doesn't it?

Imagine waking up on a beautiful, calm morning and looking out the window to see a peaceful lake staring back at you.
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September 02, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue

Surfin' the Net For Fishing Nets

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.
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September 02, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue

Toyota Tundra CrewMax

Toyota is bolstering the value of the Tundra SR5 grade Double Cab and CrewMax by increasing standard equipment.
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September 02, 2008| Published in the September 2008 issue
Brady L. Kay

RV Dollars Vs. Boating Dollars

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.
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