August 29, 2009
News

Dive N Dog partners with V-Lock

Dive N Dog announced a partnership with V-Lock, a universal mounting system that solves the problem of multiple, diverse and permanent accessory mount
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August 28, 2009
News

Grow Boating reports Web success

Grow Boating reports that nearly 500,000 people who visited DiscoverBoating.com have clicked on a manufacturer or certified dealer link and clicked th
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August 27, 2009
News

Kid's Life Jacket Program Photo Calendar Contest Ends Soon

Boaters heading out on the water this Labor Day weekend may need a properly-fitted kid's life jacket for a young boating guest - and they are in luck.
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August 26, 2009| Published in the August 2008 issue

Concealed Carry At National Parks?

Washington, D.C.-U.S. Department of Interior has opened a 60-day period for public comment to its proposed change in the rules to allow persons with permits to carry concealed weapons inside national parks and wildlife refuges. (U.S. Department of Interio
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August 26, 2009
News

Boat wakes make people angry - and can injure

Boat wakes -- those long, frothy, V-shaped waves trailing from the stern of a powerboat as it slices through the water -- have a sinister side. When o
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August 25, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

A Tribute to Kevin Mouton: In the wake of our existence are the stories of our lives notes from the stern

I don't think I'm wrong to suggest that the older we get, the more we find ourselves saying goodbye to things that had importance in our lives.
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August 25, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

The BIT DR. Multiple-use Screwdriver

I'm not the handy one in my family.
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August 25, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

ThermaCELL Patio Lantern

A few months ago we reviewed the ThermaCELL Mini Lantern and it earned high marks, especially since it kept the mosquitoes off of us during our Shootout Boat Test when we stayed past dark one night to finish up.
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August 25, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue
Brandon Barrus

Buying Online: Choose your boat, options and then pick her up

Buying a boat can be a difficult and time-consuming experience.
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August 25, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

Crestliner Grand Cayman 2685 RFL

Grand Cayman pontoons by Crestliner balance comfort with style, and spaciousness with elegance.
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August 25, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

Cypress Cay Cozumel LE

With a unique seating configuration, rear lounger and unique styling, the Cozumel LE from Cypress Cay offers a great option in pontoon luxury.
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August 25, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

Harris FloteBote Grand Mariner SEL

For 2009, Harris FloteBote has introduced the Grand Mariner SEL.
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August 25, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

JC Sunlounger 25

The JC Sunlounger 25 is based on the builder's NepToon series, and features lifting fins for improved handling.
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August 25, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue
John Highfield

No Snaps, No Hassle, No Kidding

Who absolutely hates snapping their mooring cover on their pontoon boat?
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August 25, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

Sanpan 2500 RE

The 2500 RE features excellent seating, sound and amenities that deliver an entertainment-driven pontoon.
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August 25, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

South Bay 925 SLTT Trifecta Outboard

The 925 SLTT from South Bay is immediately noticeable due to the two lounge seats at the back of the boat.
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August 25, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

Voyager Extreme Cruise Express SL

The Extreme Cruise Express SL is the latest triple toon model from Voyager.
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August 25, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

Avalon Sandbar

For 2009, Avalon introduces the all-new, revolutionary 26-foot Sandbar model.
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August 25, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

Bennington 2550 RCW O/B

Bennington prototyped the very first boat with rear-facing lounge seats during the winter of 2006, then launched it as a concept boat at the Miami Boat Show in February 2007.
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August 25, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue
Brandon Barrus

Industry Changer: Nine manufacturers showcase rear lounge models

The rear lounge seat has been a popular feature in pontoon boats since 2007, when Bennington Marine introduced the concept at the Miami Boat Show that year.
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August 25, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

Just Stow It: Thule Ascent 1600 Roof Carrier

I have been using the Thule Ascent 1600 now for over a year, and it has been used constantly for different items, depending on where I'm going and what I may need.
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August 21, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

Luke Martin Classrooms: For micro eco education and tourism

Small, compact, lightweight pontoon boats have proven to be the ideal shallow draft exploratory craft.
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August 21, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

PDB Exclusive Sneak Peek: Introducing the New Hampton Pontoon Line from PlayCraft

For 2010, PlayCraft Pontoons is releasing the Hampton line, its newest model of elegant luxury pontoons.
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August 21, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

OEM Partnership: Sea-legs teams up with Godfrey

Sea-Legs, Inc., inventor of the patented Sea-Legs built-in pontoon lift system, reached an agreement with Godfrey Marine this summer to offer its product direct from the manufacturer beginning in the new model year.
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August 21, 2009
News

Hurricane Bill heads north; swells could affect East Coast

A tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch are in effect for Bermuda as Hurricane Bill continues its northwestern course. Meanwhile, interests alo
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August 20, 2009
News

Encore Boat Builders to host boat show

Encore Boat Builders, manufacturer of the Bentley Encore pontoon, announced today that due to the positive response from dealers, they will be having
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August 19, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue
Brandon Barrus

Find Your Way: Never be lost again with these great new handhelds

No one likes getting lost.
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August 19, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

Suzuki Introduces Multi Function Gauges

The latest modular instrument system from Suzuki Marine is quickly becoming a hot topic in the boating industry.
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August 19, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

From the Forums- Family Boating at its Best: Excerpts from recent PDB forum exchanges at www.pdbmagazine.com

The PDB Forum is a place where fellow pontoon and deck boat owners can become like family.
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August 18, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

50 States In 50 Days: Father and son begin fishing expedition

Warrenton, Va.-On June 13, Jeff Turner and his son Taylor, 17, began their embark on a nationwide expedition to fish 50 trophy waters in 50 states in 50 days.
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August 18, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

Anglers vs. Skiers: Who's more at risk for an accident?

According to 2007 U.S. Coast Guard recreational accident data, those who fish and those who waterski have similar numbers of recreational boating accidents.
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August 18, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

Launch Ramp

Some boating accidents occur while transiting to and from the water and quite frequently on the launch ramp.
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August 18, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

Manatee Population Increasing

St. Petersburg, Fla. -Florida's manatee population is higher now than at any time since aerial surveys began, according to Florida's Fish and Wildlife Institute (FWRI).
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August 18, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

Behind the Byline: Faces from the Field

Dan Armitage is a popular freelance boating writer and photographer whose articles and boat reviews have appeared in several national publications.
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August 18, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

Dan Is Our Man

We wanted to know if Dan Marino was a good choice as the new spokesperson for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and those who voted think he's a good fit.
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August 18, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue
Brady L. Kay

Driving Without a Licence

I was lucky. Parallel parking didn't trip me up on my driver's license test when I was 16 like it did my friends.
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August 18, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue
Dan Armitage

Hooked: Alarming Bites

Like many great ideas that go south, mine sounded like a good one at the time.
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August 18, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

in-house spotlight: R.D. Dye

Since 2001, graphic artist Roy Dean Dye has been designing the covers and layouts for PDB magazine.
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August 18, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

Where's The Paddle?

When you see someone elegantly holding a paddle on their lap, you might want to question why it's there.
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August 18, 2009| Published in the August 2009 issue

You Really Are In Good Hands: Allstate has given away over 45,000 life jackets to children

Allstate Insurance Company's Safety Weekends and life jacket giveaways have been recognized by the National Water Safety Congress as this year's national award recipient.
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August 18, 2009
News

Taylor Made buys Ameriitex Technologies

The Taylor Made Group purchased the assets of Ameritex Technologies.
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August 14, 2009
News

Seattle Boat Show returns to Shilshole Bay

The Seattle Boat Show at Shilshole Bay Marina was relaunched last week by the Northwest Marine Trade Association after a four-year hiatus.
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August 12, 2009
News

Take Me Fishing site receives communications award

The Take Me Fishing campaign Web site received a 2009 Gold Circle Award from the American Society of Association Executives & The Center for Associati
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August 08, 2009
Feature
Gini McKain

Just Stow It Thule Ascent 1600 Roof Carrier

I have been using the Thule Ascent 1600 now for over a year, and it has been used constantly for different items, depending on where I'm going and wha
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August 07, 2009
News

West Marine grand opening this weekend in Turkey

West Marine will celebrate the grand opening of its second international franchise store this weekend in Bodrum, Turkey.
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August 06, 2009
Feature

Introducing the new Hampton pontoon line from PlayCraft

For 2010, PlayCraft Pontoons is releasing the Hampton line, its newest model of elegant luxury pontoons. For the last 35 years, PlayCraft boats have b
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August 06, 2009
News

MRAA requests changes to SBA floorplan program

The Marine Retailers Association of America sent a letter to the Small Business Administration last week regarding concerns over the agency's new floo
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August 03, 2009
News

Mohawk wins environmental award

Mohawk Finishing Products of Hickory, N.C., received an award for its line of Greenguard certified waterborne finishing products.
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August 03, 2009
Feature

Suzuki Introduces Multi-Function Gauges

The latest modular instrument system from Suzuki Marine is quickly becoming a hot topic in the boating industry. Compatible with 15 Suzuki four-stro
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August 02, 2009
Feature
Dan Armitage

Alarming Bites

Like many great ideas that go south, mine sounded like a good one at the time. My wife Maria and I had anchored the pontoon boat for the night, inte
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August 01, 2009
Feature
Brady L. Kay

Driving Without A License

I was lucky. Parallel parking didn't trip me up on my driver's license test when I was 16 like it did my friends. However, it was the ticket for "negl
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