April 30, 2011
News
Jenny Jelen - Sudbury Northern Life Staff

A Legend-ary pontoon ride

Nancy White has four children, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. To transport the entire family to her camp on Lake Panache, she needed
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April 30, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Dr. Shrink repairs warehouse with . shrink wrap

After a severe thunderstorm with high winds and gusts as high as 80 mph ripped through Manistee, Mich., and tore the roof off the warehouse of shrink-
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April 30, 2011
News
Melissa Smith - times-journal.com

Plenty of lessons to be learned on a boat in the middle of Weiss Lake

My friend had a birthday last week, and she had some family over to their lake house to celebrate. She invited my fiancé and I to come as well. It wa
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April 29, 2011
News
Lake County News reports - lakeconews.com

Heron Festival pontoon tour offers many opportunities to learn about county's birds

This weekend the popular Heron Festival and Wildflower Brunch will be held at Clear Lake State Park. The Wildflower Brunch and pontoon boat tours o
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April 29, 2011
News
Michael LaBella - Trade Only Today

West Marine opens first Massachusetts flagship store

West Marine held the grand opening of its first flagship store in Massachusetts Thursday with a media luncheon and events that will continue through t
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April 28, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

EPA green-lights Long Island no-discharge zone

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has "tentatively determined" that a proposal to establish a "no-discharge zone" in the New York waters of Lon
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April 28, 2011
News
Debra Neutkens - www.presspubs.com

Fishing for boat club members

Like boating but don't like the hassle of ownership? Consider membership in a boat club. Luke Kujawa, who has been in the marine business most of h
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April 28, 2011
News
www.wmfd.com

Pontoon boat donated to sheriff's dive team

A valuable gift is coming to the Richland County Sheriff's Dive Team. Sheriff Steve Sheldon has told the Commissioners it's a 25-foot pontoon boat,
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April 27, 2011
News
Boating Industry

BoatUS and NOAA create fish line recycling bins

In honor of Earth Day, 20 Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) staffers worked in conjunction with 10 National Oceanic and Atmospheri
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April 27, 2011
News
Glenda Anderson - The Press Democrat

Clear Lake ready to host Heron Festival

Clear Lake was glassy and calm but a battle between a bald eagle and a territorial osprey was taking place overhead, thrilling a group of veteran bird
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April 27, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Survey shows increase in marine loans

All respondents to a recent survey by the National Marine Bankers Association said the dollar volume of loans booked in the first quarter of 2011 was
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April 26, 2011
News
Chris Murray - www.rgj.com

The Altruists: Hunting and fishing club's mission is philanthropic

There are 29 club sports at Nevada. Perhaps the most interesting - in name and in focus - is the Cast and Blast Outdoors Club. The group, founded i
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April 25, 2011
News
Jim Maurice - wjon.com

Inventor of the pontoon boat born 104 years ago today

Did you know that the pontoon boat was invented in Stearns County? It was, right here in Richmond, Minnesota, in 1951! Its inventor was Ambrose Wee
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April 25, 2011
News
Aarn Rosen - Trade Only Today

Pontoon sales up 5.8% in March

Aluminum boat sales rose 2.8 percent for the month; pontoon boats rose 5.8 percent, and fishing boats rose 1.7 percent. Last year, the metal segment f
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April 22, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Luxury tax included in Connecticut budget deal

A state budget deal reached Wednesday in Connecticut does not hit boating as hard as an original plan, but it still includes a luxury tax on boats ove
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April 22, 2011
News
Brady L. Kay

TAP FINS vs. LIFTING STRAKES: PDB takes the performance challenge

For years we've been trying to find the right situation to compare the TAP Fins by Conrad Marine to manufacturer lifting strakes. Our biggest challeng
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April 21, 2011
News
www.marketwire.com

Gold River Productions Inc. (GRPS-Pink Sheets) in discussions with a major manufacturer with Its technology

John Ohlin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gold River Productions (PINKSHEETS: GRPS) Inc. commented today that "we have been in discussions
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April 21, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

New Jersey dealer has to repay swindled customers

A New Jersey boat dealer has admitted swindling customers and will be required under a plea agreement to repay them about $60,000. Todd Grossman, 4
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April 20, 2011
News
John Barr

$6.45 A Day: Owning a boat is easier than you think

Have you ever driven by a lake and looked with envy at all those families enjoying a glorious day on the water? Did you think to yourself, "Boy, I wis
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April 20, 2011
News
Boating Industry

Connecticut boat tax plan on hold

A committee vote on a bill passing through the Connecticut Legislature, which would put new taxes on private boats, is on hold while the committee con
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April 20, 2011
News
Brady L. Kay

First-Time Buyers: How pontoons are saving our industry

Industry projectors love to publish reports and break down the boating market into as many categories as possible. By doing this, these experts can bo
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April 20, 2011
News
Boating Industry

Greenhouse gas emission testing completed on marine engines

The National Marine Manufacturers Association recently reported that Marine Engine Emissions Greenhouse Gas tests have been successfully completed for
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April 19, 2011
News

Pontoon Water Glide: New owners and a new face

The Pontoon Water Glide is under new ownership and it shows. In February 2010, Dave and Ginger Schaefer purchased the company that produces a revoluti
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April 19, 2011
News
Justin Jouvenal and Michael E. Ruane - www.washing

Rescuers win a battle with the river - Video

The water temperature was a frigid 53 degrees. The young woman had been clinging to a tree limb in the surging Potomac River for more than half an hou
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April 19, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

SeaArk Marine delivers two survey boats

SeaArk Marine recently delivered two 2610 survey boats to the Army Corps of Engineers' Rock Island District. The vessels are assigned to Pleasant Vall
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April 18, 2011
News
BoatUS

Boaters are keeping their butts out of the water

Boaters are keeping their butts out of the water - and we're not talking about the kind in swim trunks. The BoatUS Foundation reports that the 43 mari
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April 18, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Florida boat show rebounds after oil spill

The salesmen who were smiling through their Ray-Ban sunglasses this weekend at the Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota, Fla., were hiding a lot of old pain
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April 15, 2011
News
Boating Industry

Coast Guard advisory group approves life jacket resolution

Meeting in Arlington on April 1-2, the National Boating Safety Advisory Council, a Congressionally mandated advisory group to the Coast Guard on recre
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April 15, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Web traffic still high for dealer-cost website

The controversial website SeeDealerCost.com announced this week that its site continues to garner strong interest. In the three weeks since it went l
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April 14, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

RBFF website wins online award

Fishington, the Boating & Fishing Capital of the Internet, was selected as an official honoree in the social network category in the 15th annual Webby
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April 14, 2011
News
Roger Phillips - The Idaho Statesman

Spring 'toon fly fishing in Idaho's lakes and reservoirs

Spring can be a cruel season for fly anglers. Rivers are either closed to fishing or running high and murky. This year's snowpack is ranging from 100
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April 13, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Boatbuilder plans electric-only fishing tournament

As part of the upcoming Earth Day weekend, Carolina Electric Boats is holding its first all-electric fishing tournament April 23 on Lake Wheeler in Ra
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April 13, 2011
News
Boating Industry

National Boat Racing Association promotes ethanol use

A newly formed partnership between the Renewable Fuels Association and National Boat Racing Association will provide all powered boats competing in th
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April 12, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Boat-tax vote set in Connecticut

A vote on proposed boat taxes in Connecticut is set for April 18, according to the Connecticut Marine Trades Association. The finance, revenue and bo
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April 12, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Survey: Recovery will quicken by year's end

The U.S. economic recovery is expected to gain momentum during the rest of the year, according to economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal. On
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April 08, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

With heavier passengers, boats will carry fewer people

Heavier passengers are the cause of a rules change by the Coast Guard that will affect tour boats, ferries and water taxis. The Coast Guard is adjust
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April 08, 2011
News
Boating Industry

Yamaha Marine launches mobile websites

Yamaha Marine Group recently launched mobile versions of its V MAX SHO websites. "Our research tells us that a growing number of Yamaha outboard c
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April 07, 2011
News
Larry P. Vellequette - toledoblade.com

Current turns for boat sales

A rising tide may lift all vessels, but an improving economy is a much more welcome event for long-struggling area boat dealers. After years of see
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April 07, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

N.J. trade group endorses new public access rules

The Marine Trades Association of New Jersey said new public access rules the state Department of Environmental Protection has proposed include a numbe
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April 06, 2011
News

Attwood carbon canister fuel systems receive EPA certification

Attwood Marine is pleased to announce it has received its EPA Certificate of Conformance (COC) for Carbon Canisters for use in trailerable and non-tra
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April 06, 2011
News
Boating Industry

Mercury to add 150 jobs in Wisconsin

Mercury Marine told the Fond du Lac Reporter it plans to hire about 150 manufacturing and distribution employees. The positions exist in a variety
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April 06, 2011
News
KELLY BOSTIAN - World Outdoors Writer

Pontoon fishing fun

Thompson was going out last week with his brother Charles Thompson and friend Floyd Corely and I tagged along. They were just joking about the brother
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April 05, 2011
News
www.salisburypost.com

Fishing with Capt. Gus

Going fishing is only part of the fun. Sometimes what people talk and write about afterwards adds even more enjoyment to the sport. Here are a few thi
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April 05, 2011
News
Boating Industry

NMMA says new rule could open way for lifejacket reform

The United States Coast Guard yesterday published a direct final rule that removes exclusivity for Underwriters Laboratories (UL) as the only USCG app
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April 01, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Dealer-cost website reports heavy traffic

The controversial SeeDealerCost.com website has attracted 23,000 unique visitors and 250,000 page views since it went live March 17, according to the
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April 01, 2011
News
Fran Golden - news.travel.aol.com

Leaping stingray swoops on pontoon boat

An Illinois family vacationing in the Florida Keys got a big surprise when a stingray jumped onto their chartered pontoon boat. The spotted eagle
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