August 31, 2011
News
Boating Industry

BoatUS: Irene's recreational boat damage could hit $500 million

Coastal areas are usually the hardest hit when a hurricane strikes. However, early reports from Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS)
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August 31, 2011
News
www.yourhoustonnews.com

Pontoon picnic a Buffalo Bayou Partnership urban (and edible) outing

Buffalo Bayou Partnership's pontoon tour boat will host a moveable (as in floating) picnic featuring food from the new downtown Café Luz. The pontoon
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August 31, 2011
News
Mike Shepherd - www.pressofatlanticcity.com

Shep on Fishing: Irene solves mystery -- what do fishermen do when there's no fishing?

Three of the area's back-bay pontoon partyboats were one behind the other and about a half-hour apart on Great Egg Harbor River on Monday as they head
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August 30, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Blind sailor set to start solo circumnavigation

Legally blind, veteran sailor Dennis Howard is preparing for one of the most challenging journeys of his life - a solo voyage around the world. "Th
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August 30, 2011
News
Boating Industry

Monterey Boats awards top dealers on customer satisfaction

Monterey Boats named the Top 10 ranked dealers on their Customer Satisfaction Index for the model year 2011. The dealers are ranked on the marks on re
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August 30, 2011
News

PDB Editor To Judge IBEX Innovation Awards: NMMA and BWI announces this year's judges

The National Marine Manfacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI)recently announced this year's judges for the 2011 Internat
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August 29, 2011
News
Christie Rotondo - www.shorenewstoday.com

Boat care is a year-round undertaking at Avalon Marine

Avalon Marine Center in Avalon offers boat maintenance year-round in preparation for smooth sailing in the summer. The marina opened in May after P
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August 29, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Cleanup begins in Irene's wake

The Coast Guard today urged people to stay clear of beaches and stay off the water as millions of East Coast residents, from North Carolina to Maine,
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August 29, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Irene causes flooding in the Northeast

As the remnants of Irene move into Quebec and Newfoundland, Canada, widespread major flooding continues over sections of the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast a
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August 26, 2011
News

'Toon voyage to raise funds for vets and set Guinness World Record update

The May 25, 2011, edition of The North Fort Myers Neighbor reported that a local resident had launched a 6,000-mile voyage to raise funds for veterans
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August 26, 2011
News
Bill Croke - spectator.org

A Day on the River

I took -- in local parlance -- a "float" with friends on a recent Saturday, something I'd yet to do in Salmon, this town that so identifies with the e
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August 26, 2011
News
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Capsized sailor stays with his $20 million boat

A French sailor refused to leave his $20 million sailboat after it capsized and spent 36 hours in the rough waters off Long Island, N.Y., until a tow
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August 25, 2011
News
Robb Frederick - Erie Times-News

Cardboard Boat Regatta to be held in Erie today

Captain Zac has a ninja outfit, with a mask and a dragon patch. The kid means business. He and two cousins will paddle into the East Canal Basin to
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August 25, 2011
News
Boating Industry

Fishing rules relaxed in flooded areas of Missouri River

Parts of the Missouri river are still closed to boat traffic due to flooding, but relaxed fishing regulations in Iowa have opened up floodwaters to an
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August 24, 2011
News

Make a rescue, tow a manatee. You never know.

Andy Maltais can't believe he gets paid to be on a boat all day. On a hot Thursday morning, the officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva
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August 24, 2011
News
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Marine companies sponsor college fishing team

Dallas Baptist University announced a three-year exclusive sponsorship agreement with Legend Boats and Mercury Marine. The university's fishing team
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August 23, 2011
News
Andrew Kenney - www.newsobserver.com

Boat shows seeing uptick in sales

Plush boats with sparkling paint jobs and chromed propellers drew the ginger touches and longing gazes of about 4,500 boat show attendees at the State
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August 23, 2011
News
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MasterCraft will appeal ruling in design lawsuit

A Superior Court judge in Butte County, Calif., last week rejected MasterCraft's request for a new trial in a 2006 accident that left two people injur
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August 22, 2011
News
Damian Fantato - www.oxfordtimes.co.uk

Adapted boat lets disabled get afloat

A state-of-the-art boat has been launched at an Oxfordshire Reservoir to allow wheelchair users to indulge in angling. Actor Bernard Cribbins was o
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August 22, 2011
News
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RBFF releases annual fishing and boating report

Fishing has consistently attracted new people during the last few years, according to a report released today by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Fo
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August 19, 2011
News
Scott Shenk - Fredericksburg.com

Safety prime goal of lake patrols

The 300-horsepower outboard motor gurgles as conservation Officer Mark Shull maneuvers the patrol boat on the calm Lake Anna water, nudging close to a
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August 19, 2011
News
Rance Burger - lakenewsonline.com

Shootout throttles up next weekend

A spectacle that draws tens of thousands to the Lake of the Ozarks every summer returns. The 23rd annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout features a week o
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August 18, 2011
News
Peter Crimmins - www.newsworks.org

Dream boats: Armada crafted from salvage to sail the Schuylkill

When they first came to town, they landed in the middle of Center City, setting up a makeshift dry dock on a vacant lot on Broad Street. Now the Miss
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August 18, 2011
News
Boating Industry

West Marine seeking green product contest entries

West Marine, the nation's largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, announced that it is accepting nominations for its third-ann
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August 17, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Shows and Events

This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the North American In-Water Boat Show and the 28th annual Vero
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August 17, 2011
News
Mark Kautz - www.ledger-dispatch.com

Summertime, and the floating is easy

The modern float tube has come a long way from the old, black, stinky truck tire tube we all used (and loved) as kids. They are sleek, have lots of st
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August 17, 2011
News
Theresa Campbell - www.dailycommercial.com

Tangled green mess

Thick lily pad patches at Venetian Cove Marina may look picturesque, but avid boaters say the plants' roots are tough and a nuisance, clogging and dam
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August 16, 2011
News
Boating Industry

EPA Announces Great Lakes Restoration Grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it has awarded organizations and agencies working in the Boardman River Watershed and other ne
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August 16, 2011
News
Molly Snyder - onmilwaukee.com

Pontoon rental offers boating experiences to everyone

The best part about renting a pontoon is that it allows even the most novice boaters to experience and escape the city at the same time. For less than
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August 15, 2011
News
Sara Pokorny - www.timesleader.com

Safety wins big

A mere 30 seconds after the first wave of Wilkes-Barre Triathlon swimmers hit the water at Harveys Lake, the radios aboard the main boats that oversee
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August 13, 2011| Published in the August 2011 issue
Brandon Barrus

Cruising Speed: Mercury offers high-speed at a high performance

We are now emerging from one of the roughest economic times in our nation's history, and Mercury believes folks are looking for ways to have fun as families again.
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August 13, 2011| Published in the August 2011 issue
Ted A. Thompson

Master Mechanic

I've never been much of a mechanic.
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August 13, 2011| Published in the August 2011 issue

Product Test No.97: Diversi-Tech: Lockable Trailer Hitch

I've never had a hitch stolen off my truck, but that's only because I'm paranoid and I keep the receiver under my seat when I'm not towing.
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August 13, 2011| Published in the August 2011 issue

Product Test No.98: Coghlan's: Dry Bag

Getting wet can be half the fun of boating, but everything you've packed doesn't need to get drenched too.
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August 11, 2011
News
Steve Fondo - The Times

Boat ride's a thrill for visually impaired kids

Laughter and excitement were evident on the faces of the children donning life jackets as they boarded the pontoon boats at the Harveys Lake Yacht Clu
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August 10, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Four Winns debuts 2012 product line

Rec Boat Holdings announced the new 2012 Four Winns product line this week to its North American and international dealer and distributor retailers.
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August 10, 2011
News
Frank Abderholden - newssun.suntimes.com

Round Lake gives up on Wooster Lake no-wake rule

Wooster Lake is back to being wide open for boats to travel at any speed after a Round Lake ordinance was rescinded last month. The controversy on
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August 08, 2011
News
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Glastron unveils new line at dealer meeting

Glastron celebrated its 55th anniversary last week with more than 70 North American dealers and international distributors from across 14 countries.
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August 08, 2011
News
NPAA Supporting Partner Press Release

Mercury Marine unveils the Spitfire aluminum propeller

Mercury Propellers is proud to introduce "Spitfire," Mercury's first four-blade aluminum performance propeller designed for boaters using 25 hp to 125
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August 07, 2011| Published in the August 2011 issue
Brandon Barrus

Extended Summer: 9 Swim Decks You'll Love

Most pontoon and deck boat manufacturers realize how attractive and useful a good swim platform can be.
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August 07, 2011| Published in the August 2011 issue
Brandon Barrus

Lakefront Living: Finding the Right Dock and Lift for You

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August 07, 2011| Published in the August 2011 issue
Brandon Barrus

PDB Spotlight: Traker Fishin' Barge 21 and the Regency Edition Party Barge 22

The Tracker brand is famous throughout the country for its bass fishing models as well as its Sun Tracker line of pontoon boats.
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August 07, 2011| Published in the August 2011 issue

Product Test No. 96: Magellan eXplorist 350

For every giant step in technology advancement there always seems to be one guy who remains a step behind-and that would be me.
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August 07, 2011| Published in the August 2011 issue

Style Meets Grace: Four Winns on Target with its

Four Winns is known among deck boat lovers as a name you can trust.
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August 06, 2011| Published in the August 2011 issue

Boating While Intoxicated?: New York Bill Takes Aim

New York's senate wants everyone convicted of boating while intoxicated to earn a safety certificate before he can operate a boat again.
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August 06, 2011| Published in the August 2011 issue
Dan Armitage

Downriggers: Gettin' Down With Summer

During the warmest days of the fishing season, water temperatures reflect the conditions in the atmosphere above.
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August 06, 2011| Published in the August 2011 issue

From the Forums: Excerpts from Recent PDB Forum exchanges at www.pdbmagazine.com

Pontoon and deck boats are the premier in boating comfort.
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August 06, 2011| Published in the August 2011 issue

Meet The Shark: Introducing the ultimate WaterMat

True to the hype, the WaterMat is gaining momentum and is quickly becoming one of the most popular products for boaters today.
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August 06, 2011| Published in the August 2011 issue

Online Poll Results: Paying at the Pump

Don't you just love the summer rollercoaster ride, better known as gas prices?
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August 06, 2011| Published in the August 2011 issue
Brandon Barrus

Safety & Preparedness: Tips for Handling Boating Emergencies

Here at PDB we generally focus on the good times we have on pontoons and deck boats, and that's fine.
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August 06, 2011| Published in the August 2011 issue

Serenity Now: Like No Other Pontoon Tour

Did you know there are 20 working replica lighthouses on Lake Havasu in Arizona?
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August 06, 2011| Published in the August 2011 issue

Un-tethered : Autotother Wireless Lanyard System

The Autotether Wireless Lanyard System is a unique man overboard safety product that is unlike traditional lanyards that require the operator to be tethered to the boat.
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August 06, 2011| Published in the August 2011 issue

What is Stand Up Paddleboarding

Have you seen the newest trend in water sports?
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August 05, 2011
News
Manny Gamallo

Keystone Lake resort plans under discussion

Plans were discussed Thursday for a Keystone Lake resort patterned largely after the CrossTimbers development on Skiatook Lake. Ron Howell, CrossT
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August 05, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

NOAA upgrades hurricane forecast

Even as Tropical Storm Emily dissipated Thursday, NOAA issued its updated 2011 Atlantic hurricane season outlook, raising the number of named storms i
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August 05, 2011
News
www.boatingworld.com

Pontoon submarine boat

I have seen some cool things in the past, as I am sure most people have, but this is just one of those ideas that begs the question ... Why didn't I t
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August 04, 2011
News
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Garmin reports 2Q results

Garmin today reported a drop in revenue for the second quarter, although marine segment revenue increased 6 percent. The company reported total rev
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August 04, 2011
News
Teresa Denney - www.af.mil

Life jackets saved my family

My brother and his family visited us here in the beautiful Florida Panhandle last summer. I looked forward to showing them all the exciting things to
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August 04, 2011
News
www.businesswire.com

Premier Marine acquires Weeres Industries & Palm Beach Marinecraft

Quazar Capital Corporation announces that their client, Clearwater Marine, the Saint Cloud, Minnesota based parent company of Weeres Industries & Palm
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August 03, 2011
News

11 saved in lake boating accident: Wave disables vessel; no one seriously hurt

Rescuers saved 11 people after a large wave swept three of them off a pontoon boat and rendered the engine inoperable during Sunday's thunderstorms.
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August 02, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Analyst upgrades West Marine stock

West Marine was upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy. "The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, a
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August 02, 2011
News
Boating Industry

Wooden boat show in Wis. Northwoods

The 19th Annual Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show took place July 29-31 on Lake Minocqua. The event is a fundraiser for the Wisconsin chapter of th
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August 01, 2011
News
Boating Industry

Aquapalooza packs a crowd in Alabama

Approximately 25,000 people and 2,500 boats attended the annual AquaPalooza on-water concert on Lake Martin on July 23. Boats were packed stem to st
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August 01, 2011
News
Lyndsay Cayetana Bouchal - www.njherald.com

Club gives access to several 'toons, deck boats at Bridge Marina

A man walks out onto one of the docks at Bridge Marina. He hops into a brand new, white Sea Ray - the boat isn't his - but the keys are in the ignitio
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August 01, 2011
News
Caddie Nath - Summit Daily News

Eat, Drink, Play: Getting out on the water

In Summit County, everyone's going somewhere: downhill on skis, uphill on a mountain bike, to or from Denver on the highway. The water taxi, a che
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