July 29, 2011
News
Boating Industry

Brunswick boat sales up 10 percent in Q2

A 10-percent increase in boat sales helped Brunswick Corporation record an 8-percent increase in net sales and an increase in its net earnings of $55.
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July 29, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Legend Boats buys new manufacturing facility

Legend Boats purchased a new 75,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in north-central Arkansas, the company announced. The Midway, Ark., facility
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July 28, 2011
News
Boating Industry

RBFF gives grants to youth-oriented organizations

Three national boating, fishing and conservation organizations that serve kids and families are the recipients of new education grants from the Recrea
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July 28, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Testimony calls into question NOAA fishery science

Jeff Angers, president of the Center for Coastal Conservation, testified before Congress this week on behalf of the many marine industry groups at a h
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July 27, 2011
News
Carolann McLoughlin - redbank.patch.com

Boat people are crazy - I know, I'm one of them...

When we first bought our place up on one of the Finger Lakes we had all we could do to furnish it and make ends meet on two homes. The thought of gett
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July 27, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

BoatUS petitions FCC on GPS use

BoatUS said it hand-delivered Tuesday more than 15,000 comments from concerned boaters, sailors and anglers to the Federal Communications Commission,
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July 25, 2011
News
Kevin Polk - pressofatlanticcity.com

Duke O' Fluke in Somers Point carries passengers for fishing, bird watching, partying and more

The Duke O' Fluke is a floating store that offers products and experiences from the natural world. Like most stores, there is a core product - it's n
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July 25, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Grow Boating elects new officers

Joe Lewis, president of Mount Dora Boating Center in Mount Dora, Fla., was elected chairman of the Grow Boating board of directors for the 2011-12 ter
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July 22, 2011
News
Kim Good - www.cottagecountrynow.ca

Boats, ribs and music at the wharf

There is nothing better than relaxing by the water, listening to tunes and chowing down on some finger-licking, award-winning ribs - unless of course,
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July 22, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

More Asian carp found near Great Lakes

Test results show seven new positive detections for Asian carp DNA beyond electrical barriers in the Chicago Area Waterway System, according to inform
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July 22, 2011
News
Jim Solberg - Special to the Tribune

Youth Outdoor Fest introduces youngsters to outdoor activities

Last weekend the third annual Youth Outdoor Fest was held at La Crosse's Pettibone Park. The popular event, set up along the east shore of the lagoon,
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July 21, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

American Boatbuilders Association signs supplier

Hubbell Marine Electrical Products was awarded a three-year contract as the exclusive supplier of shore power products for the American Boatbuilders A
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July 21, 2011
News
Matthew Liebenberg - www.nipawinjournal.com

Pike Festival's biggest ever winner receives his 'toon

The winner of the largest prize package ever awarded in the history of Nipawin Pike Festival received the keys to his brand new pontoon boat on Thursd
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July 20, 2011
News
www.channel3000.com

Businessman wants to rent out hand-built pontoon boat - Video

A local businessman wants to let the public sail Lake Monona on his hand-built pontoon boat, but a city contract and other legal issues are holding th
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July 20, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Volvo Penta debuts new 200-hp engine

With the formal launch of its 4.3Gi, 200-hp entry-level V-6 engine, Volvo Penta completed the transition to the New Generation, New Technology gasolin
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July 19, 2011
News
Boating Industry

New owners resurrect Warrior Boat brand

Four businessmen are working to bring the Warrior boat brand back to the marketplace, according to a release. The new owners purchased all rights to t
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July 19, 2011
News

Premier Marine Acquires Weeres and Palm Beach

Pontoon manufacturer Premier Marine has announced the acquisition of Weeres Industries and Palm Beach Marinecraft. Co-owners of Premier, Bob Menne and
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July 18, 2011
News
Tom Bailey Jr. - www.commercialappeal.com

They take paradise and put up a parking pad

The same guy who drove Soulsville to success and helped steer the NBA to Memphis is now driven to shake up the RV park and campground industry with hi
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July 15, 2011| Published in the July 2011 issue
Ask The Expert

75 Million Went Boating: NMMA Releases Findings from Statistical Abstract

The National Marine Manufacturers Association recently reported key findings from its annual Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract.
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July 15, 2011| Published in the July 2011 issue
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Brady L Kay

A Visit From the Riddler

At a boat show this spring I got into a debate with a guy who quizzed me on what was the most important amenity, feature or quality on a pontoon boat.
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July 15, 2011| Published in the July 2011 issue
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Celebrating the 4th: Tips from BoatU.S.: The Busiest Boating Day of the Year and Alcohol's Influence

The July 4th holiday is expected to bring record numbers of boaters, sailors and anglers to the water.
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July 15, 2011| Published in the July 2011 issue
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Brady L Kay

Five Generations Strong: Harris FloteBote's Oldest Dealer

In 1912, Alonzo Fisher started what is now known as Fisher's Marina on the banks of Buckeye Lake in Ohio.
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July 15, 2011
News
Stephanie Porter-Nichols

Hungry Mother Festival vendor collects the stories behind boat names

This weekend, Johnny Mac Sturgill will help introduce his wife to Hungry Mother Lake, a place where he spent many summer days as a high school student
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July 15, 2011| Published in the July 2011 issue
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Make A Statement With Aluminum Cup Holders

Because beauty is in the details, there's no item too small to look its best.
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July 15, 2011| Published in the July 2011 issue
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Online Poll Results: Power: How Much is Too Much

There is no doubt the pontoon and deck boat industry has seen a major increase in horsepower over the past few years.
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July 15, 2011| Published in the July 2011 issue
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Brandon Barrus

Pets at Sea: Bring Fido with You on Vacation

Boat owners are often pet people, and why not?
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July 15, 2011
News
www.wgal.com

Police: $120,000 Worth Of Stolen Boats Recovered

Charges are pending against a suspect accused of stealing more than $120,000 worth of boats. Police said the suspect stole several boats and other it
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July 15, 2011| Published in the July 2011 issue
Ask The Expert
Dan Armitage

Seeing Scarlet

The best fisherman I know tweaks most of his fishing lures right out of the box, doctoring-up the baits before they even make it into his boat, let al
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July 15, 2011| Published in the July 2011 issue
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Brandon Barrus

Serving Those Who Serve: Gold Star Mother Heals Through Boating

Kelly Kowall is one of those rare individuals capable of turning tragedy into a wide-reaching good.
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July 15, 2011| Published in the July 2011 issue
Ask The Expert

The Perfect Bungee: Because One Size (or color) Doesn't Fit All

According to the California State Compensation Insurance Fund, "The American Medical Association has called for warning labels to be placed on bungee
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July 15, 2011
News
Soundings Online

VIDEO: Refit brings out his best

Gordon Reed has owned, built or rehabilitated more than 40 boats, but this one is probably his favorite. It is - or was - a 1965 Glastron Crestflit
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July 14, 2011
News
www.thesudburystar.com

A whale of a time

The Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire Fishing Days event on Ramsey Lake was a great experience for Duhamel and Dewar, owners and distributors of Legend Boa
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July 14, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

BoatUS says GPS navigational aid is in jeopardy

The future reliability of the GPS system across the United States is in question, according to BoatUS, because of a proposal by a private company to u
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July 12, 2011
News
Peter Gardiner - www.noosanews.com.au

Boatie bows to hire power

ONE Noosa tourism operator is quietly fighting back against the "summer from hell" trading downturn with the first electric pontoon boat for hire in A
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July 12, 2011
News
Boating Industry

Mercury Marine looking to hire 150 workers

Mercury Marine will host a job fair July 21 to fill 150 positions during the next two months at the Fond du Lac location. The positions start at $
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July 11, 2011
News
Jay Anglin - heraldargus.com

Dog days offer good fishing

It's that time of year again when the daytime temperatures lead to hot water in the local lakes and streams. Even the seemingly terminally chilly L
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July 11, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Hybrid propulsion conference to precede METS

The International Council of Marine Industry Associations is hosting its first International Marine Hybrid Propulsion Conference Nov. 14 at The Rai in
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July 08, 2011
News
Les Cockrell - www.dentonrc.com

Boats needed for Take a Soldier Fishing event

Organizers of the upcoming Take a Soldier Fishing weekend at Ray Roberts Lake need boat owners to help out. "We need all kinds of boats - bass, cra
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July 08, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

BRP engineer testifies on dangers of E15

Jeff Wasil, emissions certification engineer for Bombardier Recreational Products' Evinrude Marine Engine division, testified Thursday on behalf of th
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July 07, 2011
News
Henry J. Cordes - World-Herald News Service

Boating tragedy raises questions on alcohol in boats

For more than a decade, the extended Rowley family has gathered in Central Nebraska each year for Fourth of July holidays filled with family, firework
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July 07, 2011
News
Boating Industry

Organizers prepare for 2011 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Plans are underway for the 52nd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show as show organizers hope build on the increase in exhibitors, sales and
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July 06, 2011| Published in the July 2011 issue
Ted A. Thompson

Eagle Eye: In the Wake of Our Existence Are the Stories of Our Lives

Some of the most remarkable events of my life occurred while I wasn't paying attention. I'm not unique in that respect; as you read this you'll probably nod out loud, knowing exactly what I mean.
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July 06, 2011| Published in the July 2011 issue
Brady L. Kay, PDB Editor

Product Test No. 95: True Utility Cashstash: Key Ring Capsule

True Utility has an impressive line of small key ring tools, including the tiny and waterproof CashStash that is designed to keep reserve cash close by in case of an emergency.
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July 06, 2011| Published in the July 2011 issue
Brandon Barrus

Pushing Limits : Suzuki Continues to Innovate

Suzuki has made itself into a worldwide brand by refusing to ever rest during its 102-year history.
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July 06, 2011| Published in the July 2011 issue

Booze and Boats: Is the marriage on the rocks?

It was a family reunion: grandparents, parents, a host of brothers and sisters and others onboard the pontoon boat and all eyes were on the 16-year-old girl rejoicing in the incomparable sensation of riding a tube on a hot day on the Colorado River.
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July 06, 2011| Published in the July 2011 issue
Gini McKain

Like No Other Blues Festival: Celebrating the 4th on a 'toon

"One of the best times of the year to enjoy Portland, Ore., is during the Fourth of July when the blues festival kicks off three ideal summer months," stated Dave King enthusiastically.
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July 06, 2011| Published in the July 2011 issue
Brady L. Kay, PDB Editor

Product Test No. 94: Rescue Tape: Silicone Repair Tape

I think it's the colors that always seem to lure me in at the boat shows.
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July 06, 2011| Published in the July 2011 issue
Steve Sargent

Product Test: Ringerwraps: Protective Sleeves

It's crazy all the things our phones can do these days (besides actually making phone calls).
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July 06, 2011| Published in the July 2011 issue
Charlie VanLeuven

To Have and To Hold: Anchor Roundup 2011

So you've found it, that perfect spot.
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July 06, 2011
News
Chris Wall - whitelake.patch.com

'Christmas in July' boat parade fills White Lake with the holiday spirit

The "Christmas in July" Boat Parade filled White Lake with holiday-themed boats under sunny skies Saturday. Family teams decorated pontoon boats to
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July 06, 2011| Published in the July 2011 issue
PDB Tested
Steve Sargent

Product Test No. 93: Ringerwraps: Protective Sleeves

The protective and disposable sleeves keep your phone safe and dry, plus you can still dial, talk, text, use your touch screen and listen to your tune
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July 06, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Sea Tow reports increase in holiday weekend assistance

The number of marine assistance calls to Sea Tow's nationwide 24-hour dispatch center during Independence Day weekend increased by 32 percent from 201
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July 05, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Florida joins RBFF boater registration program

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, with assistance from the Florida D
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July 05, 2011
News
Susan Campbell - www.wfmj.com

Guilford Lake Parade of Boats

While most communities line Main Street to celebrate the Fourth of July, Guilford Lake goers line the shore line. "Bigger lakes have yacht clubs bu
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July 05, 2011
News
Stephen McLamb - www.waff.com

Man sells snow cones from 'toon on Lake Guntersville - Video

It's probably one of the most unusual boats you'll see on Lake Guntersville, a man selling snow cones from his pontoon boat. When Doug Gibbs has 32
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July 04, 2011
News
Sandy Wells - wvgazette.com

Powerful pontoons

You've got a snazzy runabout or cruiser. Just ahead, you see a shiny new pontoon zipping along the river. Really zipping. No match for you, however. I
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July 04, 2011
News
BoatUS

Six safe refueling tips

It was the end to the Memorial Day weekend when a 32-foot motorboat with four persons aboard pulled up to the fuel dock. Moments later, after filling
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July 04, 2011
News
Boating Industry

Washington boat builder considers expansion

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders may expand to a second location, noting that an Oak Harbor location could create 100 new jobs within the company. N
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July 01, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

EPA unveils new ethanol pump labeling

The Environmental Protection Agency issued fuel pump labeling and other requirements Tuesday for gasoline blends containing more than 10 percent and a
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July 01, 2011
News
Boating Industry

More than 300 agencies involved in Operation Dry Water

During the weekend of June 24-26, 313 agencies from around the country registered and participated in Operation Dry Water, a national weekend of Boati
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July 01, 2011
News
Pippi Mayfield - DL-Online

Red, white and blue area a watercraft tradition on July 4 : Patriots on (boat) parade

With Detroit Lakes being known for having 412 lakes within a 25-mile radius, it's no surprise that boat parades on the Fourth of July are popular.
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