May 27, 2010
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SARAH HAASE - WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES STAFF WRITER

Boat on road promoting safety

A 19-foot pontoon boat with an electric engine will make its first voyage this summer - on the roads of the north country. New York Sea Grant at SUNY
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May 27, 2010
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Crowds come out for Jersey show

The recent Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo saw a 75 percent increase in attendance over the inaugural show held last September, according to organizers.
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May 27, 2010
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MRAA issues call to action on dealer exemption

The Marine Retailers Association of America is calling on its members to support inclusion of boat dealers in the final version of the financial refor
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May 26, 2010
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NOAA expands Gulf fishing ban

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has extended the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico to match the Louisiana state waters clo
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May 26, 2010
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Weather and tides app now available

Mobile Mariner announced that its app for weather and tides is now available for purchase through BlackBerry App World. The Mobile Mariner app provid
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May 25, 2010
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Beth Rosenberg - Trade Only Today

Boat exemption amendment survives Senate vote

The Brownback amendment, which would exempt boat, auto and RV dealers from the oversight of a new consumer financial protection agency, was supported
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May 25, 2010
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JOEL CURRIER - ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

Boaters urged to be cautious

Rich Vogler has taken no chances on the water this spring. He remembers vividly how the swollen Mississippi River punished his cruiser several years b
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May 25, 2010
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Vicky Broadus - kentucky.com

Classic autos and pontoon boats

This is a story "pegged" to Memorial Day, as people in the newspaper business would say, because it relates to outdoor recreation. But it could also b
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May 25, 2010
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Consumer confidence gains in May

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index increased in May, its third consecutive monthly gain. The index now stands at 63.3, up from 57.7 in Ap
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May 24, 2010
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CHRIS NISKANEN - Pioneer Press

Angler's heaven

"You're wasting the best years of your life." That's what Bill Mouw's father told him more than four decades ago when the elder Mouw learned of his s
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May 24, 2010
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Boat exemption amendment is out - for now

The Brownback amendment, which would have exempted boat, auto and RV dealers from the oversight of a new consumer financial protection agency, failed
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May 24, 2010
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BP's next attempt to stop oil leak set for Wednesday

A BP executive is defending his company's attempts to stop a massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico amid growing frustration and suggestions that the
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May 24, 2010
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Sea Ray, ValvTect team up on fuel promotion

Sea Ray Owners Club is continuing its partnership with ValvTect Petroleum Products' marine division, the groups announced. The partnership will beg
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May 20, 2010
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Boat exemption amendment still up in the air

The Brownback Amendment, which would exempt auto, boat and RV dealers from a Senate bill proposing the formation of a Consumer Financial Protection Bu
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May 20, 2010
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J.R. Logan - Sangre de Cristo Chronicle

Boats hit Eagle Nest Lake after installation of new dock

The ice may have cleared and restrictions may have been lifted, but boaters have been slow to take to the waters of Eagle Nest Lake this spring.
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May 20, 2010
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Dive N Dog wins energy unit manufacturing contract

Dive N Dog was selected to manufacture turbine housing units for Natel Energy Inc. These units are to be used in projects such as The Buckeye South E
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May 19, 2010
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ACB, Yanmar, MerCruiser benefit from Coast Guard contract

Aluminum Chambered Boats was awarded a $37.7 million, five-year contract to provide the Coast Guard with up to 80 transportable port security boats.
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May 19, 2010
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Floorplan financing for Fountain dealer network

Liberty Associates announced a new floorplan financing program for the Fountain Powerboats' dealer network.
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May 19, 2010
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Sea Ray to sponsor Brad Paisley world tour

Sea Ray Boats will be a co-sponsor on country music star Brad Paisley's upcoming H2O World Tour for the tour's "Water World Plaza" traveling show.
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May 18, 2010
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Bennington Marine ramping up production, payroll

Indiana pontoon boat manufacturer Bennington Marine plans to significantly increase new hiring in the next two years to meet growing product demand.
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May 18, 2010
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Mercury introduces new propellor hub kit

Mercury Marine introduces the Flo-Torq Reflex propeller hub kit, which eliminates clutch rattle, minimizes vibration and provides lower-unit protectio
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May 18, 2010
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NATHAN BRUTTELL - Lake Havasu City News-Herald

On-water vendors jump through regulatory hoops

Boaters will no longer have to come back to shore to get a snack or a beverage - but they'll have to experience some waves. The Bureau of Land Manage
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May 17, 2010
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CRC buys product line from Kwik Tek

CRC Industries acquired the Salt Terminator product line from Kwik Tek, the company announced. The transaction is effective immediately.
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May 17, 2010
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FLIR to keep Raymarine employees, facilities

The more than 400 employees of Raymarine Group have been transferred to FLIR Systems as part of the sale announced Friday and FLIR has no intention of
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May 17, 2010
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Manitou Signs 13 New Dealers

Lansing, Mich., based pontoon boat manufacturer, Manitou continues to steadily grow its dealer network. Since its most recent dealer meeting 13 new de
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May 17, 2010
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Test your safety knowledge with an online quiz

Manitou Pontoon Boats is partnering with Discover Boating and Boatsafe.com to create an online quiz that gives boaters a refresher safety course for N
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May 17, 2010
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Yamaha debuts phone-text trivia contest

Yamaha Watercraft Group has launched a mobile trivia campaign that allows users to use the texting feature on their cell phone to answer questions abo
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May 14, 2010
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"Boat. Fish. Live." At National Marina Day

Recreational boaters know that marinas are family-friendly gateways to the water, and they also help support local economies. This year boating advoca
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May 14, 2010
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$1M in grants offered for marine restoration

The FishAmerica Foundation, through its partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Restoration Center, has $1 million avai
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May 14, 2010
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FLIR Systems acquires Raymarine

FLIR Systems announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement with the administrator of Raymarine plc to acquire all of the outstanding shar
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May 14, 2010
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Jersey show sees increase in attendance

Nearly 2,000 people attended the recent Strictly Jersey Boat Show, held April 30-May 2 at South Jersey Marina in Cape May.
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May 14, 2010
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Online Captain's License Training Programs Available

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has teamed up with Mariners Learning System to offer BoatUS members a way to enhance their boati
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May 13, 2010
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Erica Batten - www.charlotteobserver.com

Buicks, pontoons and clumsy older models

My first car was a '77 Buick LeSabre, white with baby-blue plush interior. I remember the upholstery especially, because I had to use thumbtacks to ke
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May 13, 2010
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Couplemate introduces new product to the market

Couplemate Trailer Parts of North America rolled out its Durahub Bearing Protectors in the U.S. and Canadian markets.
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May 13, 2010
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Marine journalism community loses a member

Well-known boating writer and editor Roy Attaway died May 9 of a stroke. He was in his early 70s. Attaway worked as a reporter and editor for The B
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May 13, 2010
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West Marine to open flagship store in R.I.

West Marine signed a long-term lease on a new flagship store location in Middletown, R.I., the company announced. The new store will be 23,000 square
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May 12, 2010
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MRAA seeks Senate support for dealer amendment

The Marine Retailers Association of America is asking its members to contact certain U.S. senators in support of the Brownback Boat Dealer Amendment.
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May 12, 2010
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NMMA boating abstract available Friday

The 2009 Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract will be available Friday for download to renewed NMMA members for the 2010-11 membership cycle.
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May 12, 2010
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TakeMeFishing.org wins award for Web site

TakeMeFishing.org was selected as an official honoree in the education category in the 14th annual Webby Awards, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Fo
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May 10, 2010
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Feds announce Clean Vessel Act grants

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acting director Rowan Gould announced $12.8 million will be given to 31 states under the Clean Vessel Act grant program
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May 10, 2010
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Members sought for National Boating Safety Advisory Council

The Coast Guard is seeking applications for membership on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council.
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May 10, 2010
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State boating directory available to consumers

The Michigan Boating Industries Association is offering the 2010 edition of the Michigan Boating Annual Directory and a boating safety information kit
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May 07, 2010
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American Boating Congress: Floorplan lending, E15 among topics

Floorplan lending was on the top of the agenda as delegates to the American Boating Congress descended on Capitol Hill Thursday afternoon to lobby the
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May 06, 2010
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AutoMotionTV debuts new app for showing boats

AutoMotionTV unveiled a new marketing application for Apple mobile devices that it said provides a fast, cost-effective platform for boatbuilders to d
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May 06, 2010
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Cruising Boaters Could Find Tax Bills Under the Welcome Mat

Staying too long in one place can ruin a good thing. At least that's the case with boaters making lengthy journeys, who are finding themselves targets
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May 06, 2010
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Jim Flannery - Trade Only Today

EPA addresses discharges at American Boating Congress

The Environmental Protection Agency expects to publish by next winter a proposed rule for best management practices for non-sewage discharges from rec
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May 06, 2010
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J&D Acquisitions pushes back 2011 introductions

J&D Acquisitions is moving the 2011 model-year introductions for its Larson, Seaswirl, FinCraft and Triumph brands to September 2010, the company anno
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May 06, 2010
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Tips for cleaning boats affected by Gulf oil spill

With the Gulf Coast facing what could be the largest oil spill in U.S. history, paint manufacturers Interlux and Awlgrip are offering tips for cleanin
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May 05, 2010
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Mercury 150 OptiMax Pro XS Begins Shipping

Mercury Marine started shipping its new 150hp OptiMax Pro XS engine today to dealers and boat companies worldwide.
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May 04, 2010
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MRAA wants Grow Boating funds restored

The Marine Retailers Association of America is asking the Grow Boating board of directors for full funding to be restored to the program and the redir
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May 03, 2010
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Bass Pro Shops expands with new superstore

Bass Pro Shops is opening a new store in Harlingen, Texas.
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