May 29, 2009
News

National Fishing and Boating Week Celebrates 30th Anniversary

There are tens of thousands of places to fish and boat in the U.S. - and for the 30th Anniversary of National Fishing & Boating Week (June 6-14), the
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May 28, 2009
News

Former Bentley Industries owner back with new boat company

The city council in Mexico, Mo., approved a new lease agreement Tuesday with Encore Boat Builders LLC, which is operated by the former owner of Bentle
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May 26, 2009
News

`i-Discovered Boating' Video/Photo Contest

Discover Boating, the recreational boating industry's national awareness campaign, announced today an amateur video and photo contest,i-Discovered Boa
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May 20, 2009
News
Trisha Marczak

Seniors get out to chase lunkers

Jim Schoeberl can remember how special it was for he and his brother to take their father out fishing for the last time. "I could see the joy we br
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May 18, 2009
News
Sue Kraft

Volunteers, boats sought for Fishing Has No Boundaries

Each year an organization called "Fishing Has No Boundaries" makes dreams come true for anglers with disabilities.
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May 15, 2009
News

MMTA supports marina referral program

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association is praising local marinas for participating in the "Stay Local Boat MA" transient referral program.
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May 11, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Karlee Jo Dahl

Lowe Boats

For 37 years, Lowe Boats has been producing quality boats for a more than reasonable price.
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May 11, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Brandon Barrus

Mercury Deals In Stealth & Speed : The latest from Mercury Marine

Whether you're a hardcore speed enthusiast looking for the next big thing or someone just interested in a new, fuel-efficient outboard for your `toon, we're featuring what you need right here.
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May 11, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Brandon Barrus

Mercury Deals In Stealth & Speed : The latest from Mercury Marine

Whether you're a hardcore speed enthusiast looking for the next big thing or someone just interested in a new, fuel-efficient outboard for your `toon, we're featuring what you need right here.
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May 11, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Timothy Linville

Operation Restoration: Durabak gives old toon new life

My wife Rebecca and I have a 2001 Odyssey Millennium 21-foot pontoon with a 90hp Johnson outboard and we live in Cape Coral, Fla., home of hot sun and hurricanes.
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May 11, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Brady L. Kay, PDB Editor

Product Test No. 39: Portable Light

You don't realize how many different tasks you do while fighting darkness until you get your hands, or in this case your head, on a portable headlight
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May 11, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Brady L. Kay, PDB Editor

Product Test No. 40:UV SWIM & PLAY WEAR: All Day Protection

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May 11, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Product Test No. 41: TARP-OFF: Cover Snap Tool

Back in the Fall 2007 issue of PDB, we covered a little pocket-sized gadget called the Tarp Tool, a simple wooden tool that easily snaps tarp buttons on the boat, saving your fingers from wear and tear.
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May 11, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue

Reader Service No. 81

Princecraft has a high performance deep V reverse- chine hull design that will make this Ventura 224 last as long as you do.
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May 11, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue

Veranda's Tradition of Quality : Meeting and exceeding your expectations

In 2007 Veranda Marine began production of luxury pontoons in the beautiful and historic Hot Springs, Ark.
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May 11, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue

100 Years of Taylor Made: Taylor Made

In the year 1908 in the town Gloversville in upstate New York, Nelson A. Taylor opened a canvas and awning shop, stitching and selling horse cart and automobile tops, storefront awnings and tents for customers.
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May 11, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Roy Sparks

Building Apex Marine: The best "little" boats on the market

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May 11, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Karlee Jo Dahl

How to Throw Ultimate Summer Party

Warm beaches, bright colored towels, sun tans and barbeque grills.
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May 11, 2009
News

Debate continues over ethanol

The debate over increasing the ethanol blend in gasoline continues to make national headlines.
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May 08, 2009
News

Pontoon world record to be confirmed

A pontoon boat muster held in Mandurah, Australia during the Crab Fest proved to be a success with 50 boats coming from all over the Peel region to at
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May 06, 2009
News
Melanie Winters

Ethanol, economy take center stage at ABC

Ethanol and the economy - two of the biggest challenges facing the marine industry today - topped the agenda this morning at the American Boating Cong
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May 06, 2009
Feature
Karlee Jo Dahl

How to throw the ultimate summer party

Warm beaches, bright colored towels, sun tans and barbeque grills. The makings of a great summer out on the lake. The only thing missing is that huge
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May 05, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue

Evinrude ICON Launched BRP's new interactive control system

BRP's Evinrude E-TEC outboard engines ranked highest in customer satisfaction with two-stroke outboard engines in the U.S. in the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Marine Engine Competitive Information Study.
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May 05, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue

Hang On & Hold Tight!

Don't just ride on the water, hover above it with the new Space Attack!
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May 05, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue

Pontoon Top Hardware Made Simple: Introducing the DowcoLok QR

A new cutting edge design that offers enhanced performance, greater flexibility and is virtually rattle free was introduced last fall at the IBEX Show in Florida.
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May 05, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue

The Next Generation: Suzuki releases new DF60

Marine Group introduced two new 25hp, four-stroke outboards, the F25 and the T25, back in February. Great for small pontoons, these versatile outboards rival Yamaha's two-strokes for top-end performance but offer the fuel efficiency and smoothness custome
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May 05, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue

E-TEC earns J.D. Power Award.(Again)

Back in February, Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) introduced the Evinrude ICON, a state-of-the-art digital user interface system for Evinrude E-TEC outboard engines.
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May 05, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue

Getting the Financing You Need : How to Get a Boat Loan in a Tough Econmony

BoatU.S. has these tips on how to get a boat loan in a tough lending market:
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May 05, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue

PDB Poll: Water Toy Heaven

As boating season prepares to officially kick off this month, it seems that most people are just looking for a good deal when it comes to towables.
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May 05, 2009
News
Anna Simon

Boaters return to Upstate lakes

Two months ago, David Freeman, owner of Portman Marina, couldn't operate his gas dock. Lake Hartwell was so low he had to move it and store it in a de
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May 05, 2009
Feature
Karlee Jo Dahl

Taylor Made: 100 Years of Taylor Made

In the year 1908 in the town Gloversville in upstate New York, Nelson A. Taylor opened a canvas and awning shop, stitching and selling horse cart and
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May 05, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Feature

The Real New Deal: A closer look at Lake Roosevelt

Most of my life I've had some vague recollection of the Grand Coulee Dam. To be honest, I thought Coulee was the name of some deceased president
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May 04, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue

New BF60, JD Powers Award and New Facility All Announced

Honda Marine expanded its award-winning lineup of fuel-injected four-stroke outboard engines with the all-new BF60.
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May 04, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Brady L. Kay, PDB Editor

Why It Pays to Ignore the Wife

Okay, so going against your wife's wishes is usually not the best idea, at least if your plan is to create any type of harmony in your home.
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May 04, 2009
News
Mike Marsh

Not your average pontoon

Mike Schneiderhan of Hastings, Missouri found his ultimate waterfowl hunting boat in early June of 2007. With a bit of imagination and plenty of elbow
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May 03, 2009
Feature

Honda's Big News: New BF60, JD Powers award and new facility all announced

Honda Marine expanded its award-winning lineup of fuel-injected four-stroke outboard engines with the all-new BF60. Introduced at the 2009 Miami Inter
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May 02, 2009
Feature

Boaters of America Say "Thank You" to Troops

B.O.A.S.T.Y. (Boaters of America Say Thank You) is being organized as a national event to get boat owners across the country to take military servic
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May 01, 2009
News

Cleanup focuses on Percy Priest Lake

The Nashville Clean Water Project will host its third volunteer cleanup in a year from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 2, to reclaim more than an estimate
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May 01, 2009
Feature
Dan Armitage

Rigging Rigs

The term "rig" or "rigging" is a generic one among anglers that refers to all things on the fishing line from the rod tip to the hook, and includes we
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