October 31, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Brunswick chairman says company is on solid footing

As Brunswick Corp. announced that operating earnings were at their highest nine-month level since 2006, chairman and CEO Dustan E. McCoy told investor
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October 27, 2011
News
Boating Industry

Department of Energy: E15 causes "severe damage" to marine engines

The results from two studies conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on the effects of E15 on marine engines were released on Friday, sh
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October 25, 2011
News
Anne Blankenship - The Daily Freeman Journal

A whole new focus

It's been a rough year for Joe Fleming. The local manufacturer had hoped to assemble electric cars in Webster City, but that wasn't to be. However, he
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October 25, 2011
News
Boating Industry

Congressman introduces bill to test science of E15

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., recently introduced H.R. 3199, legislation to require the Environmental Protection Agency to seek independent s
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October 24, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Boat sales show progress in September

Sales of aluminum fishing and pontoon boats again buoyed the industry in September as the fiberglass market continued to struggle. Sales of pontoon
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October 24, 2011
News
Michael Pearce - The Wichita Eagle

Sediment's a growing problem in Kansas lake and reservoirs

John Redmond Reservoir averages just 6 feet deep. The lake, which supplies water to several Kansas towns and the Wolf Creek nuclear plant, now sits w
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October 21, 2011
News
www.tradeonlytoday.com

Bill calls on EPA to do further E15 testing

U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., recently introduced H.R. 3199, legislation that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to seek indepen
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October 21, 2011
News

Let's Go Fishing group helps young and old reel in memories to keep

Motorists who happened to drive past the west bay of Lake L'Homme Dieu last Friday morning may have thought the fish were really biting. Eighteen p
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October 20, 2011
News

Mercury receives Innovation Award

Mercury Marine's new 150 hp FourStroke outboard received an innovation award this week at the International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference (IB
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October 20, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

RBFF releases Anglers' Legacy survey

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation's Anglers' Legacy program continues to have a positive effect on the fishing and boating industry, accor
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October 18, 2011
News
Janice Kurbjun - Summit Daily News

H2O Outdoors grows, attracts diverse crowd

In its third year, Keystone Science School's water education program, H2O Outdoors, is growing - and fast. Last year, attendance was around 16, mo
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October 18, 2011
News

PDB editor judges at IBEX 2011

Thirteen marine manufacturers were honored this morning for innovative achievement by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boati
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October 17, 2011
News
Boating Industry

RBFF direct mail marketing increases Ohio boat registrations

The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation recently reported the results from a pilot of its direct mail marketing program, noting that during th
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October 17, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

South Florida dealer due in court on fraud charges

A South Florida boat dealer who was arrested last year and charged with fraud is scheduled to turn himself in today, according to Broward County offic
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October 14, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

BRP signs outboard deal with Tohatsu

BRP signed an agreement with Tohatsu Corp. to supply a range of Evinrude outboard engines from 3.5 hp to 15 hp, the company said. The new engines w
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October 14, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Industry
Brandon Barrus

Just Around The Corner: A Sneak Peak At Next Year's Boats

Even though 2012 is still a few months away, there's no reason why you can't start getting excited today about the new model year.
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October 14, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
PDB Tested

Product Test No. 103: 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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October 14, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
PDB Tested
Chris Searle

Product Test: Coolware: Personal Cooling System

I get asked to test a wide variety of boating products, but I wasn't sure what I got myself into when I agreed to test the Coolware Personal Cooling S
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October 14, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Feature
Brandon Barrus

Wish List: Find that special present for the boater in your life

Have you ever found yourself aimlessly searching stores and internet sites for a gift for a loved one? Does that loved one love boating?
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October 13, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

ABBRA unveils certification program in California

With the goal of maintaining the highest operational standards at California's marine new-build and repair facilities, the American Boat Builders & Re
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October 13, 2011
News
Ronnie McDonald - www.basszone.com

Timmy Horton's Fishing for Kids

Timmy Horton's Fishing for Kids has been introducing fishing to special needs and underprivileged kids and some adults since 1997. The attendees are s
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October 12, 2011
News
Boating Industry

Centek to launch pollution control guide at IBEX

Centek Industries announced today that its Genset Pollution Control Guide will be introduced at the 2011 International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Con
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October 12, 2011
News
www.wcn247.com

Mow, mow, mow your boat

A special mowing crew took its job to the waters of Westminster's Brittain Lake this month as the start of summer means lake mowing season. Each seas
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October 11, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Bill would renew funds for boating, fishing

U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., last week introduced a bill to reauthorize the Sport Fish and Boating Safety Account. The account provides fund
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October 11, 2011
News
Jim Parker - www.postandcourier.com

Rebounding industry gives boost to boat dealership as it launches yearly in-water show

Plenty of skiffs, sport fishing craft - even a few yachts - will be displayed locally this weekend. But the hot item just might be pontoon boats. "
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October 10, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

IBEX attendees will find a larger show

Attendees of the upcoming 2011 International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference will notice an increase in exhibit space and exhibitor registrati
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October 10, 2011
News
www.prweb.com

Manitou Pontoons rolls out new website and new models

Manitou Boats launches its newly designed website on November 1st, which will have a variety of new features including a new boat configurator to allo
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October 09, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Product

Add A Trolling Motor: Pow'rTran Toon Kicker Easy To Install

The new Toon Kicker from Pow'rTran makes it easy to add an auxiliary outboard motor for trolling to the stern of most any new or used pontoon boat.
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October 09, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Product

Bimini-Top Made Easy

The proper bimini hinges can provide boat owners a simple way to install and remove bimini tops.
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October 09, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
News

Boats 4 Causes: New site created to handle increase in donations

The Boats 4 Causes program accepts used boat donations
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October 09, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Industry

Champagne Metals Expands: Company releases its three-phase plan

Champagne Metals recently announced the opening of a new processing branch in the Elkhart, Ind., area.
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October 09, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
News

CSI Awards Announced: NMMA recognizes boat and engine manufacturers

The National Marine Manufacturers Associate recently announced the names of 41 boat and engine manufacturers who maintained a high standard of excelle
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October 09, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Product

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
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October 09, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Product

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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October 09, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Industry

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.
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October 09, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
News

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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October 09, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Industry
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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October 09, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
News
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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October 09, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
Industry

The V-Toon Pontoon: Manitou gains patent for hull design

Triton Industries, builder of the Manitou brand of boats, was issued a U.S. patent for its V-toon style pontoon boat.
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October 09, 2011| Published in the October 2011 issue
News
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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October 05, 2011
News

Honda Marine launches all-new BF250 outboard

onda Marine introduces the all-new BF250 horsepower (hp) four-stroke engine, the most powerful outboard to join the Honda Marine lineup - and now the
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October 04, 2011
News
J.B. Kasper - For The Times

Fishing in October is very unpredictable

With better than 25 inches of rain in the last two months, we can only hope the wet pattern doesn't continue into October. One thing is for sure: some
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October 04, 2011
News
Boating Industry

Newport International Show records improved numbers

NEWPORT, R.I. - Newport International Boat Show producers and exhibitors are reporting increased sales and attendance at this year's international boa
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October 03, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

NMMA releases boat registration figures

The National Marine Manufacturers Association today announced that boat registration numbers decreased 2.2 percent (or 282,615 boats), for a total of
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