July 29, 2009
News

BoatU.S. foundation awards clean water and boating safety grants

The BoatU.S. Foundation continues its mission of helping boating communities across the country by awarding its 2009 Clean Water and boating safetygra
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July 24, 2009
News
STACY LEISER

Ground broken for new marina on Cumberland River

A vision of people shopping, strolling and dining on the river's edge was touted at Thursday's groundbreaking ceremony for the Clarksville Marina at F
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July 23, 2009
News

SBA offers guidance for dealer floorplan program

The Small Business Administration completed a checklist and instructions for applying for a 7(a) loan as part of the new dealer floorplan program.
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July 22, 2009
News

Boating Industry Unveils `i-Discovered Boating' Video and Photo Contest Winners on DiscoverBoating.com

Discover Boating, the recreational boating industry's national awareness campaign, announced today the winners of its amateur video and photo contest,
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July 20, 2009
News

BoatU.S. News: Kid's Life Jacket Loaner Program Seeks Children's Photos For Calendar

The BoatU.S. Foundation's Kid's Life Jacket Loaner Program will loan out life jackets over 90,000 times this year - at no cost - at over 500 locations
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July 17, 2009
News
Robert DeWitt

City studies boat length restrictions

City officials are taking another look at the ordinance that restricts the length of boats on Lake Tuscaloosa.
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July 16, 2009
News

Man Overboard to be released August 11

The hilarious new feature length comedy Man Overboard will be released to DVD this August 11th - just in time to enjoy it with fellow marine-loving ma
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July 15, 2009
News
Ted A. Thompson

Street Wise

A long time ago I warned that some of my columns may not mention boats or boating or water at all. This is one. Since this is the month of Father's
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July 14, 2009
News
Norman A. Schultz

Boat shows still a must for dealers

A quick survey of major fall in-water boat shows indicates deposits for exhibit space are running behind last year's pace. No surprise there, given th
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July 13, 2009
Feature
Ted A. Thompson

Beyond Port And Starboard: An end to the confusion

A friend suggested I write a column about the origins of the terms "port" and "starboard." So I did some research-on the internet, of course, to assur
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July 12, 2009
Feature

CPR ANYTIME KIT: Personal Learning Program

I have a confession to make. My father is an Eagle Scout. His father earned the Silver Beaver award, one of the highest awards an individual can get i
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July 11, 2009
Feature

COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR: Sea Ray Sockless Boat Shoes

Okay, what would you do if you were the editor of PDB magazine and an email from Columbia Sportswear ends up in you inbox making claims they've create
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July 10, 2009
Feature
Brandon Barrus

Honda Improves And Innovates: The latest from Honda Marine, including a look at the all-new BF60

Honda's outboard engines share the same durability, quality and reliability of its automobiles. When Honda Marine was introduced over 40 years ago,
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July 10, 2009
Feature

JC Manufacturing Raising Arizona: JC launches new SunLounger

If you asked those involved with the creation of the new NepToon 25TT Sport SunLounger from JC Manufacturing, they'd probably tell you this model wasn
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July 09, 2009
Feature
Karlee Jo Dahl

From Grand Cay men To SunCast: Crestliner sets new standards in the pontoon industry

The grand adventure known as life can take you down some interesting waterways, which explains why Crestliner makes so many distinctively different
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July 09, 2009
Feature
Brandon Barrus

Mid-Season Buyer's Guide 16 fiberglass beauties to choose from

Americans like choices. When you want a hamburger, you've usually got no less than four fast-food joints and three classier restaurants to consider, n
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July 09, 2009
News

Yamaha launches used outboard promotion

Yamaha Marine Group launched a Yamaha Certified Pre-Owned Outboard Program to help Yamaha Key Dealers increase the value of their used inventory and c
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July 08, 2009
Feature
Karlee Jo Dahl

Harris FloteBote: Look Who's Still Growing

Harris FloteBote has been producing the highest quality pontoon boats in the industry for over 50 years. As one of the nation's first pontoon boat man
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July 08, 2009
Feature
Brandon Barrus

It Takes A Thief: How safe is your boat?

Let's just get it out in the open: I'm a thief. And not one of those good-looking, wisecracking crooks you get in movies like Ocean's 11, either. I'm
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July 07, 2009
Feature

AquaPalooza Heads To 'Bama : On-water boating bash set for July

Alabama will become the (sweet) home of AquaPalooza this summer when the world's largest boating party comes to Lake Martin from July 23 to 26. Russ
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July 07, 2009
Feature

Holidays Close To Home: Celebrating the Fourth on Geist Lake

During the past year, many people have come to realize just how much fun it is to stop and smell the roses while not being too far from home. If you h
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July 07, 2009
News

WEST MARINE HOSTS NEW PRODUCT REVIEW DAY ON JULY 24, 2009

West Marine, the country's largest retailer of boating supplies and accessories, today announced its sixth New Product Review Day on Friday, July 24,
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July 06, 2009
Feature
Alan and Marlene Bissell

On The Canals Camping: Successfully traveling the entire New York canal system

Last September, my wife Marlene and I came to the south end of Seneca Lake, one of the Finger Lakes in New York State. We passed by Watkins Glenn an
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July 06, 2009
Feature
PDB Staff

Prop School: What you need to know about propellers

What is the most important thing when choosing a propeller? Pitch. No matter what size engine or what kind of boat, if the propeller isn't the right p
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July 06, 2009
News
JUDI BOWERS

Search continues for man lost in Big Bear Lake

The 33-year-old Alhambra man was reported missing July 3 from a group of swimmers who had rented a pontoon boat. His name has not been released as yet
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July 05, 2009| Published in the July 2009 issue

10 boating tips to keep you safe From BoatU.S.

With American's busiest boating holiday, July 4, upon us, the waterways will soon be brimming boaters.
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July 05, 2009| Published in the July 2009 issue
Dan Armitage

Bird Watching

I was paying big bucks for a day with the flats fishing guide, and had flown better than a thousand miles to get to the corner of the Bahamas where bonefish are said to be thick as the doctor flies that had painfully punctured my skin as we poled silently
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July 05, 2009| Published in the July 2009 issue

Child's Play: RAVE Sports creates the first inflatable pontoon slide

For the first time, an affordable slide is within reach for every pontoon boating family thanks to the RAVE Pontoon Slide.
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July 05, 2009| Published in the July 2009 issue
Brady L. Kay

Guess Who is Representing Us?

Is anyone else surprised to see Jamie Lee Curtis doing commercials for a yogurt company these days?
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July 05, 2009| Published in the July 2009 issue

If You Had To Pick

In one of our closest surveys ever, it appears that those who voted aren't really sure which item they could live without if they had to take one off.
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July 05, 2009| Published in the July 2009 issue

Lake Hartwell Area Recreation Guide

Taking your boat to different lakes around the country is a wonderful way to travel and explore new places.
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July 05, 2009| Published in the July 2009 issue
Feature

got color?: AMC's panel rails can help

In an attempt to set itself apart from competitors, pontoon manufacturers have always looked for advantages to improve the look and feel of its boats.
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July 05, 2009
Feature

Preparing For The Fourth no wake zone: 10 boating tips to keep you safe (From BoatU.S.)

With American's busiest boating holiday, July 4, upon us, the waterways will soon be brimming boaters. The BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and
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July 05, 2009
Feature
Brady L. Kay

Top of the World: Even PlayCraft is Different in Alaska

If you think your boating season is short, try pontooning in Alaska. In a state that is rightfully known as paradise for outdoor recreation, you pr
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July 04, 2009
Feature
Barb Hansen

To Have And To Hold

Becoming a boater is a lot like taking a spouse. Like the vows spoken to our beloved, we each made unspoken promises to our new boat to have and to ho
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July 03, 2009
Feature

NBT Reaches Boating Industry : Manufacturers love Nano-Block Technology

CMI Enterprises, a market leader in the coated fabric industry and Syntec Industries, a premier supplier of carpeting to the marine industry, are intr
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July 02, 2009
Feature
Dan Armitage

Going Tubular

The first time I saw a tube lure being used successfully-wildly so-it was a setup. It was nearly two decades ago at the local mid-winter boat and spor
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July 01, 2009
Feature
Brady L. Kay

Forum Bound For Raystown

It seems like the monitoring of double-dippers on the chip dip had just barely come to an end and the PDB Forum members were already starting to talk
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July 01, 2009
Feature
Brady L. Kay

Guess Who's Representing Us?

Is anyone else surprised to see Jamie Lee Curtis doing commercials for a yogurt company these days? I knew our economy was in the toilet, but this was
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