March 31, 2011
News
Tim Botos - CantonRep.com staff writer

Future murky for Meyers Lake Marina

Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink - and perhaps none to fish in or boat upon for some in this lakefront village of 569 residents. A d
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March 31, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Iowa seeks to toughen its BUI law

Iowa is expected to soon become the latest state to toughen its laws against boating under the influence of alcohol, as lawmakers this week voted to d
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March 30, 2011
News
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
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March 30, 2011
News
Brady L. Kay

Safety Turtle: Personal immersion alarm

The plan seemed simple: have one of the kids onboard test the Safety Turtle by jumping into the water and seeing how long it takes until the alarm goe
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March 30, 2011
News
Brady L. Kay

Summer Is Coming: 6 tips to keep you safe

We'd all like to believe that if we had to retake our written driver's license test today that we'd all pass with flying colors. Why, because most of
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March 29, 2011
News
Russ Pankonin - The Imperial Republican

Fish get new woody habitat at Enders Lake

Fish and anglers at Enders Lake will all benefit from a habitat improvement project completed last Wednesday, March 16. The Game & Parks (G&P) South
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March 29, 2011
News
Victoria Guay - www.citizen.com

Gas prices push trend toward pontoons, smaller craft

Boaters heading to some of the area's many lakes and ponds this summer may see more pontoon boats and smaller craft on the water as people look to sav
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March 28, 2011
News
BoatUS

BoatUS announces competition winners

If you think that life jackets have to be bulky, uncomfortable or hot to wear, the winners of the "Innovation in Life Jacket Design Competition" will
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March 28, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

NMMA supports new small-boat security plan

Following up on its Small Vessel Security Summit in 2007 and the release of the Small Vessel Security Strategy in 2008, the Department of Homeland Sec
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March 28, 2011
News

PDB TESTED No. 59 - Extreme Marine Products Pontoon Rod Holders

This is simply a case of not knowing what I had until my summer was nearly over. If you go on eBay you'll find plenty of good accessories from Extreme
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March 28, 2011
News

Pump Up The Juice

What can end your boating fun in nothing flat? Electrical problems can stop the fun before it even starts. This can happen with a battery that won't t
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March 26, 2011
News
Associated Press

Maryland boaters on the water earlier this year

As he stood by the docks at Kentmorr Marina recently, Richard Lean looked almost ready to drop everything to get out on the Chesapeake Bay. "It's the
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March 26, 2011
News
Orlan Love - www.kcrg.com

Pontoon boat raffle to aid rebuilding of Delhi dam

Chris and Wendy Stender, owners of Hartwick Marina on Lake Delhi, are providing a new boat to be raffled off for the rebuilding of the Lake Delhi dam.
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March 25, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Houseboat show reports solid sales

More than $5 million worth of houseboats were sold March 18-20 at the National Houseboat Expo in Louisville, Ky., organizers said. Horizon Yachts,
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March 25, 2011
News

Small boats needed for Clean the Bay Day

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and its partners are now recruiting volunteers to clean up shoreline litter for the 23rd Annual Clean the Bay Day,
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March 24, 2011
News

A $70K Kickback: Hurricane deck boat won at Expo

When John and Lynnette Lewellyn decided to purchase the showboat at the National Houseboat Expo, it came with a little perk-a $70K deck boat. The Indi
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March 24, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Taylor Made Products installs molding machine

Taylor Made Products, a leading supplier of boat fenders, covers and other aftermarket accessories, recently completed the installation of a high-capa
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March 23, 2011
News
Shanna McCord - Santa Cruz Sentinel

California, Oregon harbors clean up from tsunami

The Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor is reopen for boat traffic at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Coast Guard and harbor officials announced. The launch ramp is set to
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March 23, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Yamaha unveils watercraft app

Yamaha WaterCraft Group, a division of Yamaha Motor Corp. USA, released the Yamaha WaterCraft App for the iPhone and iPad in the Apple App Store. Thi
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March 22, 2011
News
Boating Industry

BoatUS promotes watersports insurance policy

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is offering a new insurance package for watersports enthusiasts. The "Watersports Package" p
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March 22, 2011
News
Kerri-Anne Mesner - www.gladstoneobserver.com.au

Locals lobby for boating facility

It only takes one group of people with a go-getting drive to get the ball rolling for a $1.035 million project, as it is being proven on Curtis Island
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March 21, 2011
News
Bill Baab - chronicle.augusta.com

Fishing tournament will honor military

Coming up at Wildwood Park on April 16 will be a bass tournament honoring members of the United States Armed Forces. The inaugural Military Bass Bash
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March 21, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

J&D Acquisitions sues dealer-cost website

J&D Acquisitions said it filed a lawsuit against the SeeDealerCost.com website, alleging that the use of its contractual and proprietary pricing infor
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March 18, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Controversial dealer-cost website debuts

A much-discussed website that offers consumers information about boats - including the dealers' cost for the vessels - went live earlier today. SeeDe
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March 18, 2011
News
Jeff Dute - www.al.com

Mobile Boat Show underway; diving dog runway ready

The Mobile Convention Center's main floor was steadily filling up with boats Thursday morning, while a few vendors assembled their booths in the other
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March 18, 2011
News
Boating Industry

Suzuki closes Japanese plants temporarily

Suzuki Motor Corp. has suspended operations at its Japanese plants until March 21 while the potential aftermath of the recent natural disasters are as
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March 17, 2011
News
Soundings Online

An astounding domino effect - Video

Not even 5,300-plus miles and a 16-hour time separation could eliminate the effect of last Friday's tsunami that resulted from the earthquake in Japan
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March 17, 2011
News
Boating Industry

Connecticut tax changes affect boaters

Additional proposed taxes on Connecticut recreational boaters could be enough to drive them to Rhode Island, according to an article in the Hartford C
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March 16, 2011
News
BoatUS

Boater's spring commissioning tips for saving gas

With gas prices forecast to remain higher than last summer, BoatUS has six tips on spring commissioning that can be done now to save you money on gas
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March 16, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

NMMA reports stronger boat show season

The National Marine Manufacturers Association said today that 70 percent of its winter boat and sport shows saw an increase in attendance and that the
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March 15, 2011
News
Jayne Hanson - www.havasunews.com

Havasu man injured during Spring Break 2010 warns: `Always be careful'

Today's News-Herald recently caught up with a 31-year-old man who broke his neck in Bridgewater Channel March 15, 2010, while chartering a group of Sp
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March 15, 2011
News
Alex Paul - Albany Democrat-Herald

No-wake zone sails toward board approval

No one opposed a proposal to enforce a 100-foot no-wake zone near the Edgewater RV Marina on the southwest corner of Foster Reservoir during a public
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March 15, 2011
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Premier 250 Grand Majestic Ltd.

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March 15, 2011
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Starcraft Majestic 276 Starlounger

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March 15, 2011
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Suncruiser SS 250XD

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March 15, 2011
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Sweetwater 2286 RE

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March 15, 2011
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Tahoe 216 WT

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March 15, 2011
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Voyager Extreme 25 CR/SL

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March 14, 2011
News
John Bacon - USA TODAY

Startled tourists welcome 600-pound dolphin aboard

A Florida charter boat out to watch dolphins got a little more than it asked for when a 600-pound dolphin leaped onto the deck of the 24-foot pontoon
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March 14, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Tsunami damage spreads far and wide

The tsunami that devastated Japan Friday showed effects as far as Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast with reports of wrecked boats and marinas throughout
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March 12, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

NMMA, CMTA oppose Connecticut luxury tax

Extending Connecticut's auto lemon law to include boats gained little support in a hearing before the legislature's joint transportation committee, th
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March 12, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

States move to implement E15

Efforts to clear the way for the eventual sale of gasoline that contains 15 percent ethanol are under way in Nebraska and Illinois, the National Marin
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March 11, 2011
News
Boating Industry

Grow Boating promotes certified dealers

Grow Boating has launched a campaign via its DiscoverBoating.com website to bring consumer awareness to its Marine Five Star Dealer Certification prog
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March 11, 2011
News
Associated Press

NOAA undercover operation aimed at off-limits striped bass fishing off Va. coast

An undercover investigation into illegal fishing for striped bass in off-limits federal waters has netted electronics and records from charter boats t
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March 10, 2011
News
Brandon Barrus

Decision Time: How to evaluate your new pontoon boat

Knowing the basics of how to evaluate a pontoon boat based on important factors like price, number of pontoons and available options is vital to ensur
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March 10, 2011
News
Boating Industry

House repeals 1099 requirement for small business

On March 3, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4 to repeal the IRS requirement that small businesses must file Form 1099s to all vendors wh
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March 09, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Crestliner plans online fishing tournament

Crestliner is gearing up for an online fishing competition that begins in May. "This is our first online fishing competition," Crestliner marketing d
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March 09, 2011
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G3 LX3 22 XS

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March 09, 2011
News
Muriel Robinette - Gilmanton Ironworks

Matter of safety

There is no reason to compromise boating safety on Lake Winnipesaukee by creating a raceway in the busiest part of the lake. The Broads front on ma
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March 09, 2011
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Parti Kraft Celebration 220 Wet Bar

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March 09, 2011
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South Bay 722SL Trifecta

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March 09, 2011
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SunChaser DS22

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March 09, 2011
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Sylvan 8522 Mirage LE

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March 08, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

U.S. could tap nation's oil reserves

With oil prices on the rise, the Obama administration is considering whether to tap the nation's oil reserves. The issue of the reserves is one we're
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March 08, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

West Marine seeks applications for conservation grants

West Marine is launching its annual Marine Conservation Grants program, which awards money to groups that offer conservation projects beneficial to re
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March 07, 2011
News
Elizabeth Willis - www.battlecreekenquirer.com

Boaters dream of spring at show

It might have been snowing outside, but inside the talk was of sun, sand and the coming spring. Six marinas on Saturday brought some of their hotte
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March 07, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Industry awards handed out

This roundup includes awards given to Composites One marketing manager Marcy Offner, Star brite and the winners of the Marine Industries Association o
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March 07, 2011
News
BoatUS

Tax Time Tip: Boat owners may have federal tax deductions available

Recreational boat owners who paid state sales taxes on a boat purchase, or those who secured a loan to finance a boat, may have some tax deductions co
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March 05, 2011
News
www.wdtn.com

Ohio's new fishing, hunting and trapping license and permit sales system is up

Ohio's 2011-12 fishing, hunting and trapping licenses and permits are on sale now, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Divis
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March 05, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

RBFF: Program led to more fishing license sales

Fishing license sales are trending upward nationally and states participating in the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation's Fishing License Marke
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March 04, 2011
News
www.soundingsonline.com

An outboard like no other - Video

Seven Marine has taken a 376-cubic-inch General Motors engine used in the Cadillac CTS-V and hung it off the transom of an Intrepid 370 Cuddy. In fact
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March 04, 2011
News
The Associated Press

High school students refurbish pontoon boats as part of entrepreneurial program

Vocational students from Chester Area High School are celebrating a milestone in their first entrepreneurial project - refurbishing pontoon boats.
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March 03, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

BRP signs financing deal

Sheffield Financial recently signed a three-year installment financing services agreement with BRP. BRP has agreed to exclusively endorse Sheffield's
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March 03, 2011
News
Karlee Jo Dahl

Engine Problems?: 9 Extra Precautions to Prepare You for Summer

Nothing is worse than getting out on the water, pulling away from the shore and the engine sputters and dies about 100 yards away from the dock. After
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March 03, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

GE Capital extends Formula Boat floorplan deal

GE Capital's Commercial Distribution Finance business announced a renewed agreement with Porter Inc. to provide floorplan financing options for dealer
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March 03, 2011
News
Jason Rantala, KDLT News

My Kind Of Homework: Chester Students Restore Pontoon Boat

If there was ever a celebration worthy of pizza, this was it. Chester Area School in South Dakota capped off six months of work restoring an old po
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March 03, 2011
News
Alan Jones - www.boatingworld.com

Qwest 7518 XRE review

Right-sizing" is one of the more painful business catch phrases these days, but in boating, matching the size of your boat to your preferred body of w
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March 03, 2011
News
Brady L. Kay

The Touchless Cover: PDB goes "undercover" to test

There are more ways to cover your boat than there are manufacturers that build boats. And for most people snapping a mooring cover will continue to be
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March 02, 2011
News
Greg Nelson - www.themorningsun.com

A Better Boat: Fifth largest manufacturer of pontoon boats in the world is based in Alma

Pontoons have come a long way from the large, slow, boxy-looking boats of yesteryear. They are now sleek, fast watercraft that can come adorned wit
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March 02, 2011
News
NMEA

NMEA pushes new specs and education to save lives at sea

-In response to a request by the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) is working toward a solution aimed at saving liv
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March 01, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

EPA seeks Great Lakes restoration proposals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is requesting applications from states, municipalities, tribes and non-profit organizations for new projects
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March 01, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Rhode Island debates lifting boat tax exemption

In response to legislation that has been introduced in Rhode Island to repeal the sales-tax exemption for boats, state Rep. Richard Morrison is stress
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