September 30, 2011
News
Darryl Fears - The Washington Post

Anacostia River: An activist who wouldn't take no for an answer

As on so many of his trips on the Anacostia River, Robert Boone's boat is the only one visible for miles. He putt-putts in a pontoon south from Bla
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September 30, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Florida boating group wins tourism award

Florida By Water, a group formed to promote experiencing the state by boat, was awarded the Flagler Award for "Best in Show" (under $100,000 category)
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September 29, 2011
News
www.boatus.com

BoatUS Foundation: Five Fall Boating Safety Tips

As the days slide farther into fall, recreational boaters face a unique set of safety issues. Warm days collide with deceptively cold waters, greatly
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September 29, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

MarineMax adds new floorplan financing

MarineMax said it extended the terms of its CGI Finance credit facility, which provides for as much as $30 million of floorplan financing in addition
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September 28, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Dr. Shrink named to fastest-growing company list

With three-year sales growth of 22 percent, international premium shrink-wrap supplier Dr. Shrink was named to Inc. magazine's fifth annual Inc. 500|5
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September 28, 2011
News
Dennis Sherer - www.timesdaily.com

Fishing for Kids tournament needs pontoon boat

Volunteers with pontoon boats are still needed for the Tim Horton Fishing For Kids program on Pickwick Lake scheduled for Oct. 8. The annual event
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September 27, 2011
News
Boating Industry

Brunswick donates $80,000 to United Way

Mercury Marine parent company Brunswick recently donated $80,000 to the Fond du Lac United Way during the organization's annual fundraising campaign.
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September 27, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Coast Guard survey targets recreational boaters

The Coast Guard announced today that its 2011 National Recreational Boating Survey is under way.
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September 26, 2011
News
Teri Landis - www.examiner.com

MBIA's 2nd Annual Boating & Outdoor Festival at Metro Beach is Sense-sational

If you are looking for an opportunity to have it all, sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touches of fun and fantasy, then it is a must to come to Met
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September 26, 2011
News
Boating Industry

RBFF and Discovery Education team up for 'Explore the Blue'

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and Discovery Education are collaborating on a program designed to generate interest in boating,
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September 23, 2011
News
Kevin Wheatley - The State Journal

Pontoon's free tours float on in Frankfort

The city's Kentucky River pontoon tour has proved so popular after just one year that it will expand operations. The city will add a noon tour and
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September 23, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

RBFF joins on outdoors site for youths

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation's Take Me Fishing campaign, along with Discovery Education, is working to reinforce young people's appre
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September 22, 2011
News

Family finishes daughter's project

Under type of craft, the boat launch permit lists The Alicia Marie as "Other." On Wednesday, she was dry docked in backyard of Karl and Diana Daugher
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September 22, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

NMMA joins court appeal of E15 ruling

The National Marine Manufacturers Association, and its partners in the Engine Products Group, filed suit this week in the U.S. Court of Appeals for th
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September 21, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Fort Lauderdale show rolls out new app

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show organizers announced the debut of MyBoatShow, the new smart phone app that will officially launch at this year
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September 21, 2011
News
Jessica Carlson - www.imperfectparent.com

Young Florida man out with family catches 800 lb. alligator with fishing pole

Nineteen year old Tim Stroh sums up catching an 800 lb. alligator rather succinctly by saying, "Holy alligator." The son of Steve and Rachel Stroh,
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September 20, 2011| Published in the September 2008 issue
Dan Armitage

Just Plain Hooked

A hook is a hook, right?
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September 20, 2011
News
gantdaily.com

Autumn Leaves and Lunch Pontoon Boat Tour slated for Oct. 1 at Sinnemahoning

An "Autumn Leaves and Lunch Pontoon Boat Tour" has been announced from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Sinnemahoning State Park. Join
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September 20, 2011
News
Rich Armstrong - Trade Only Today

Exhibitors optimistic at Newport boat show

The Newport International Boat Show in Rhode Island proved to be a strong start to the fall boat show season, aided by bright, crisp weather and a str
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September 19, 2011
News
JON BLEIWEIS - www.delawareonline.com

Marinas see early end to season

Before Hurricane Irene hit, the Rehoboth Bay Marina housed 172 boats. Now, it has 100. At marinas all along the Maryland-Delaware coast, employees
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September 16, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Sea Ray dealer meeting set for Tennessee

Sea Ray Boats will welcome hundreds of people from around the world next week to its headquarters in Knoxville, Tenn., where the company unveils its 2
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September 16, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Senator seeks streamlined boat-inspection process

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Thursday announced his push to improve coordination between the Coast Guard and state and federal agencies with ove
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September 15, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Doral Marine unveils floorplan financing

Canadian boatbuilder Doral Marine is offering its U.S. and international dealers a new floorplan financing plan with Northstar Trade Finance. "Dora
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September 15, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Government releases final report on Gulf oil spill

Last year's Deepwater Horizon explosion, which killed 11 people and sent millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, was the result of poor ri
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September 14, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Dredging project set for Lake Havasu

The Lake Havasu Marine Association announced a dredging project to ensure that "the best boating in the Southwest with more than 60 continuous miles o
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September 14, 2011
News
Jon Bleiweis - www.delmarvanow.com

Marinas on the coast hit hard by Hurricane Irene

Before Hurricane Irene hit, the Rehoboth Bay Marina housed 172 boats. Now, it stores 100. At marinas all over the Maryland-Delaware coast, employee
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September 13, 2011
News
Dave Graybill - www.columbiabasinherald.com

Fall weather brings a fine fishing frenzy

Looks like we're getting the kind of fall weather that we hoped for. Lots of sunny and calm days, and I hope you take advantage of them and get out fi
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September 13, 2011
News

Tow, Tow, Tow Your Boat Gently Down the Road

With cold weather on the horizon, most recreational boaters north of the Mason-Dixon Line are preparing to haul out and winterize their crafts. Towing
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September 12, 2011
News
Charlotte Observer

"A Four Hour Tour"...on Lake Norman

September 19th is "Talk Like a Pirate Day." And what better way to call your kids "scurvy bilge rats" than to rent a pontoon boat on Lake Norman. We d
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September 12, 2011
News
www.wgmd.com

DUI and boat towing do not mix

A Pennsylvania man was charged with drunken driving after he hit a parked car with his trailered pontoon boat and then flipped the trailer and boat as
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September 12, 2011
News
BoatUS

What to do with a trailerboat in a hurricane

As hurricanes approach the US mainland, it used to be that boaters on the coast only had to worry about making storm preparations. However, Hurricane
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September 10, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Ask The Expert

Just Around the Corner: A Sneak Peak

Aloha Pontoons offers two lines to its network of dealers that continues to grow for 2012.
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September 10, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Ask The Expert
Brady L. Kay

Product Test: Wrangler Rugged Wear: Ripstop Angler Shirt

First of all, if you name your clothing line "rugged wear," it better be tough enough to withstand the use and abuse that most outdoorsman tend to dis
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September 09, 2011
News
Elizabeth Skrapits - citizensvoice.com

'It's Agnes all over again'

Residents of the township have been flooded so often they know the drill when the Susquehanna River starts to rise. But Thursday's flooding, the wo
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September 09, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

NMMA supports ABYC kill-switch standard

The National Marine Manufacturers Association recently joined with BoatUS and the American Boat and Yacht Council to conduct testing on the ease of us
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September 09, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
PDB Tested

Product Test No. 101: FlagBuddy: Caution Ski Flag

Anyone who pulls tubes, skiers or wakeboards on a regular basis has had to dig or hunt for the caution ski flag at least once.on every trip.
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September 09, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
PDB Tested

Product Test No. 102: Uncle Norm's Marine Products: Never Miss Hitch

Never miss huh? When the name of the product seems to almost throw out a challenge, I couldn't help myself; I had to try it out.
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September 09, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Industry
Brandon Barrus

Pushing Upward: Yamaha continues to improve

Last year was a big year for Yamaha.
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September 08, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Feature
Story and Photos by Gini McKain

A 'Toon For The Big Stuff: Cleaning up the upper Teche

It all starts with the desire to better the environment, and then progresses from there if you have a love of something in nature.
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September 08, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Brunswick plans Minnesota factory expansion

Brunswick Corp.'s facility in New York Mills, Minn., is expanding by 22,000 square feet to accommodate Crestliner manufacturing that the plant recentl
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September 08, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Industry
Brandon Barrus

Final Exam: Don't skip these 6 winter prep essentials

Unfortunately, here at PDB we sometimes must focus on the unpleasant topics when it comes to boating, and Old Man Winter definitely falls into that ca
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September 08, 2011
News
The Patriot-News

Flood forecast worsens

The Susquehanna River is now projected to crest at 29 feet - one half-foot higher than was forecast this morning. If that holds, it would make this fl
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September 08, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
News

From The Forums: Excerpts from recent PDB Forum exchanges at www.pdbmagazine.com

People join the forum at www.pdbmagazine.com for a variety of reasons.
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September 08, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Feature
Roy Sparks

Getting Your Lover To Love... Boating: 8 Tips to doing it the right way

Statics prove sharing hobbies with your spouse is a key factor in having a successful marriage.
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September 08, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Industry
Brady L. Kay

Hey Big Man, We've Got You Covered: Stylish life jacket options for everyone

Nothing quite beats that awkward pause after a desperate search below the seats comes up empty
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September 08, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Product

Mercury Marine's fuel care system is as easy as one, two, three

Mercury Marine's simple, easy-to-follow fuel care system takes the guesswork out of choosing the right fuel additive for your boat engine.
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September 08, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
News

Most Wanted: Top three items stolen during winter storage

Boats stored over the winter can be easy targets for thieves.
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September 08, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Feature

Must-Stop Lakeside Spots

I was flipping channels the other night when I came across a dog food commercial that for whatever reason made me paws, ahem, I mean pause.
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September 08, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
News

Operation Waypoint Goes National: Non-profit provides GPS units for American soldiers

Operation Waypoint recently announced the broadening of its program from a state and regional focus to national in scope
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September 08, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
News
Brandon Barrus

Party On The Water

The Nautic Global Group is known worldwide as being dedicated to the pontoon and deck boat markets by constantly raising the bar about what true comfo
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September 08, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
PDB Tested

Product Test No. 100: StartMonkey: Battery Charger

The StartMonkey 200 is billed as the world's smallest dead battery jump start system and while its lack of size is appealing, it's what the charger is
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September 08, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
PDB Tested
Roy Sparks, PDB magazine

Product Test No. 99: Igloo Glide Pro Roller: 110-quart Wheeled Cooler

Everything you bring onboard needs to be transported from your vehicle to your boat; that's just the reality of boating.
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September 08, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Product

Sierra eGuard: For those looking to improve performance and economy

Sierra, a leading provider of engine and drive parts for the marine industry, has introduced new Sierra eGuard-a specially formulated fuel additive de
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September 08, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Feature

Speak Out: Letters To The Editor: From Our Readers

Letters to the Editor
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September 08, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Product

Underwater Lighting?: Two great manufacturers can transform your boat

Seasonal haul-out is an excellent time to upgrade a boat. And what better way to add a little excitement than to install underwater lighting?
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September 08, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Feature
Martin Peters

When Is Gasoline Like Milk?

Tell me if you've heard this one before:
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September 08, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Feature
Dan Armitage

Worms To The Rescue

During what can be the toughest time of the year to tempt a fish into biting whatever you can think of to hang from a hook, many anglers go back to ba
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September 07, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Ask The Expert

Add a Trolling Motor: Pow'r Tran Toon Kicker Easy to Install

The new Toon Kicker from Pow'rTran, manufacturer of products designed to improve the performance of outboard motors, makes it easy to add an auxiliary
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September 07, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Ask The Expert

Boats 4 Causes: New Site Created to handle increase in donations

The Boats 4 Causes program accepts used boat donations and allows donors to designate a charity of their choice to receive a portion of the proceeds f
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September 07, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Ask The Expert

Champagne Metals Excapnds: Company Releases Its Three-Phase Plan

Champagne Metals, a global service center and processor headquartered in Glenpool, Okla., recently announced the opening of a new processing branch in
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September 07, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Ask The Expert

Designed for Pontoons: Stainless prop a good fit for smaller boats

Pontoon owners looking for high performance can check out the stainless steel Express Propellers from Turning Point Propellers that are designed for 4
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September 07, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Ask The Expert

Engine Flushing : As Simple as Connecting a Garden Hose

Whether flushing an inboard engine to winterize, for regular maintenance or when moving between bodies of water, the process is now simple.
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September 07, 2011
News
www2.godanriver.com

Making a difference

A quick glimpse at the narrow beach around Chigger Island showed no signs of trash. "Believe me, there's a lot there that can't be seen from out he
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September 07, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Ask The Expert

MentorMob.com: For those too timid to set sail, but eager to embrace the open waters

A new website- www.MentorMob.com-was recently released to be used as the ultimate resource for online learning for boaters. Studies show that 66 pe
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September 07, 2011
News
Boating Industry

National Coalition against invasive species being formed

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette will be working with six Great Lakes attorney generals to expand coalition to fight against invasive species l
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September 07, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Ask The Expert

Not Just For Boats: Winter Tips for Your Trailer

A perfect boat is no good if it's on a bad trailer.
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September 07, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Ask The Expert
Brady L. Kay

Oklahoma Pride: Silver Wave Making A Wake In the Pontoon Market

Although Oklahoma is arguably best known for its oil fields and college football teams, one boat manufacturer is making a strong case for itself as th
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September 07, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Ask The Expert
Brady L. Kay

Our Responsibility As a Magazine

The Fall issue of PDB is officially the bookend to our 16th year as a magazine and we're already looking forward to 2012.
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September 07, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Ask The Expert

The V-Toon Pontoon

Triton Industries, builder of the Manitou brand of boats, was issued a U.S. patent (No. US 7,950,340) for its V-toon style pontoon boat.
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September 07, 2011| Published in the September 2011 issue
Ask The Expert
Dan Armitage

Tweaking Presentations: And Sweating the Little Stuff

We were trolling identical crankbaits from rod holders that sprouted from the bow corners of our pontoon, hoping to ice a dozen or so late-season whit
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September 06, 2011
News
Patrick Stoker - www.gainesvilletimes.com

`Long, hot summer' keeps water patrols busy

This summer Northeast Georgia experienced record high temperatures and severe drought conditions, bringing millions of visitors to Lake Lanier. Sgt
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September 06, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Yamaha will appeal PWC crash verdict

Yamaha Motor Corp. USA plans to appeal a jury decision to award $39 million to two Florida families in a case involving a WaveRunner collision that le
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September 05, 2011
News
Boating Industry

Jupiter Boats names exclusive dealer on Florida west coast

Jupiter Boats recently named Cannons Marina as the official boat dealer of their line of fishing and family boats for Florida's west coast. Cannons Ma
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September 05, 2011
News
Don Lehman

Park Commission: Irene swamped more than 100 boats on Lake George

The waves that swamped five boats at Boats by George Marina on Lake George were bad enough. But even the boats that owner George Pensel had on land S
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September 02, 2011
News
www.northumberlandnews.com

New 'toon in Bewdley removes accessibility barriers

Fishing trips on Rice Lake offer a chance to escape daily challenges of life with cerebral palsy for a young Keene woman. Vicky Hillyer, daughter of
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September 02, 2011
News
Tom Cherveny - West Central Tribune

Volunteers keep Let's Go Fishing on steady course

In terms of weather, the absolute, most perfect day of the summer happened to arrive on Tommy Tho-mpson's 86th birthday. That was last Monday, and Tho
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