March 30, 2012
News

When do you replace a rubber impeller?

Changing an impeller on an outboard marine engine is a common practice for do-it-yourself boat owners. With the simple steps below, boaters of any lev
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March 29, 2012
PDB Tested
Steve Sargent

Product Test: Coastal automatic inflatable

When it comes to testing products, my name doesn't usually get called when the editors are reviewing something fun or exciting. But when they need som
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March 28, 2012
PDB Tested
Brady L. Kay

Product Test: Safety turtle

The plan seemed simple: have one of the kids onboard test the Safety Turtle by jumping into the water and seeing how long it takes until the alarm goe
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March 27, 2012
Product

Battery Rebate : OPTIMA Offers Spring Promotion

OPTIMA Batteries, a leader in high-performance automotive and marine batteries, today announced its 2012 national retail promotion designed to reward
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March 27, 2012
News
Brandon Barrus

SunDeck 2000: Tested

When PDB editor Brady Kay told me he had an assignment he needed completed a few weekends ago, I didn't expect him to tell me to take a new Hurricane
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March 26, 2012
News

Protect Your Toon with Taylor Made covers

Taylor Made Products, a leading supplier of boat fenders, covers and other aftermarket accessories for the boating industry, is now offering its boat
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March 25, 2012
News

Preventing Ethanol Problems

ValvTect Ethanol Gasoline Treatment can help boat owners avoid problems that can be caused by ethanol blended gasoline. Ethanol gasoline can destabili
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March 24, 2012
News
Brandon Barrus

Solar-electric pontoon motors into production

Monte Gisborne is a man on a zero e-mission. When he built his first solar-powered boat, dubbed the Loon, the economy was booming and the future looke
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March 23, 2012
News
Jack Atzinger

February boat sales continue upward trend

Sales in the industry's main powerboat segments jumped 29 percent for the month, to 4,386 boats, from February 2011, and they rose 28 percent industry
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March 23, 2012
Feature
Brandon Barrus

Why a new propeller is needed

Everyone knows that without a propeller, your boat will go nowhere. Yet if you ask new boat owners, few seem to know the details of how a propeller wo
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March 22, 2012
PDB Tested
Brady L. Kay

Product Test: Rescue tape

I think it's the colors that always seem to lure me in at the boat shows. The Rescue Tape logo looks like something from an Indiana Jones movie, which
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March 22, 2012
News
Phil Amato - www.firstcoastnews.com

Video - The Dolphin Limousine: "At Your Service"

Spring has sprung and there's a lot more activity out on our waterways. This time of year brings many dolphins swimming in the Intracoastal and Josh S
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March 21, 2012
News
Ryan Heise

Autonomous pontoon boat could venture out to other planets

It might be a long ways off from breaking any world records, but the Tucson Explorer II could help pave the way for exploring bodies of liquid on othe
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March 21, 2012
News
Brandon Barrus

Tracker 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. The bass angle of the
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March 21, 2012
News

Vero Beach Boat Show ready to set sail

The 29th Annual Vero Beach Spring Boat Show will be held on March 31 and April 1 at Riverside Park in Vero Beach, FL from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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March 19, 2012
News

Autotether 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 te
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March 19, 2012
News
Trade Only Today

BoatUS seeks marinas for litter-prevention program

The BoatUS Foundation is looking for more marinas to join its 2012 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program. Marinas have until April 6 to apply, and if
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March 19, 2012
News
Wes Johnson - www.news-leader.com

Dream a little, maybe even buy, at 2012 Springfield boat show

It's not even spring yet, but boating weather has already arrived - just in time for the 2012 Springfield Boat Show. About 75 boats, ranging from p
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March 18, 2012
PDB Tested
Brady L. Kay

Product Test: Ratcheting ReadyWrench

Well it didn't take Black & Decker very long to figure out a way to improve on what was already a great multi-function tool and release an upgraded ve
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March 16, 2012
News
Brandon Barrus

Tips on handling a boating emergency

Here at PDB we generally focus on the good times we have on pontoons and deck boats, and that's fine. Think boating and you think about water skiing,
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March 15, 2012
PDB Tested
Brandon Barrus

Product Test: Grease Monkey cleaning wipes

Working on anything mechanical is virtually guaranteed to be a messy experience. Whether it's oil or some other kind of lubricant, or just plain old d
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March 14, 2012
News
Brady L. Kay

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. Although he was known as a great businessman
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March 14, 2012
News

Maryland bill would add boat luxury tax

Maryland House Bill 1345 would add a 1-percent luxury surtax to the state sales and use tax on motor vehicles, boats and planes with a prince greater
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March 14, 2012
News

Michigan's Boating Industry on track for continued growth

As Michigan's boating trade association prepares to move in its second boat show of 2012, the optimism from show management and exhibitors continues t
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March 13, 2012
News
Brandon Barrus

Serving those who serve through boating

Kelly Kowall is one of those rare individuals capable of turning tragedy into a wide-reaching good. As the mother of an active-duty soldier in Afghani
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March 12, 2012
News

Pontoons a big hit at Western New York boat show

For many itching to get outdoors and enjoy the spring like weather, they didn't mind spending part of a warm day indoors at the Western New York boat
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March 10, 2012
News
Brandon Barrus

Double-decker from Premier sure to turn heads

I was given the assignment to go off for a weekend and put the new 310 Boundary Waters Sky Dek RE from Premier through the paces. The Sky Dek was buil
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March 09, 2012
News
Brandon Barrus

Apex goes ultra-green

Apex Marine president and owner Mark Dupuie has always been about providing sensible, quality pontoons to boating families. Anyone looking for a well-
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March 09, 2012
News
Brian Anderson - www.northjersey.com

As river health improves, recreation opportunities increase for South Bergen

With the mild winter in the past and spring approaching, local groups, organizations and agencies are gearing up for another season of recreation oppo
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March 08, 2012
News

Blue Wave celebrates 20 years is business

Parks Manufacturing, Inc., dba. Blue Wave Boats, of Seminole, maker of Blue Wave Boats and Silver Wave Pontoons, celebrates 20 years of business this
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March 08, 2012
News

Grayslake boat show a sure sign of spring

Pontoon boats were making big waves at the third annual Northern Illinois Boat Show at the Lake County Fairgrounds.
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March 07, 2012
News
Lisa Miller www.wfae.org

New rules for boat renters on Lake Norman

Renting a boat or jet skis on Lake Norman doesn't take much know-how. A new committee has formed to come up with rules of what kind of instruction peo
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March 07, 2012
News

Spring brings engine frustrations to many Americans

Spring is a few weeks away, and while many are looking forward to flowers and warmer temperatures, some are starting to sweat the `small' stuff, inclu
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March 06, 2012
News
Brandon Barrus

Your Guide To Boat Music

Considering the humble beginnings of the modern pontoon boat, it's no surprise that sound systems onboard were an afterthought for decades. Most model
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March 05, 2012
News
Brandon Burrus

7 Boating Etiquette Tips

See the sun peeking through the clouds? Feel that breeze that isn't entirely bone-chilling? These are signs, my friends. Signs that our long national
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March 03, 2012
News

Avalon Recognized For Innovation

Greg Knight from Avalon Pontoons sat patiently as winners from 13 different categories were announced at the Miami International Boat Show on February
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March 02, 2012
News
Trade Only Today

FCC extends comment period on GPS decision

BoatUS recently cautioned that America's boaters weren't out of the woods yet with the possibility of the country's sole electronic navigation system
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March 02, 2012
News

Marine industry's steady growth to continue, GE Capital survey reveals

After several choppy years, marine industry participants believe they're heading in the right direction, according to survey results released today by
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