September 26, 2012
News

i-Pilot Integrated GPS Trolling System

Available in December of 2012, the i-Pilot Link enables your Minn Kota trolling motor and Humminbird fishfinder to talk to each other. i-Pilot Link de
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September 24, 2012
Boat Test Monday

Boat Test Monday: Sweetwater 220 SL

Every year, we meet up with some of the top manufactures in the pontoon and deck boat world to test their newest models. All of these reviews are comp
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September 17, 2012
Boat Test Monday

Boat Test Monday: Sanpan 2500 FE Bar

Every year, we meet up with some of the top manufactures in the pontoon and deck boat world to test their newest models. All of these reviews are comp
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September 16, 2012
Feature

Marina Profile: Shanghai Resort Marina, Lake Norris, Tenn.

Reasonable rental rates at Shanghai Resort Marina make this an easy way to spend a day on the lake. Both their standard and party pontoons rent for $2
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September 14, 2012
News

Pontoon & Deck Boat Leading Customer Service Manufactures

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) recognized recipients of the 2012 Marine Industry CSI Awards. Many pontoon and deck boat manufact
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September 10, 2012
Boat Test Monday

Boat Test Monday: JC SportToon 23TT

It's Boat Test Monday! Every year, we meet up with some of the top manufactures in the pontoon and deck boat world to test their newest models. All of
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September 09, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
Feature
Brady L. Kay

Captain's Chair: Ranking The Boating Holidays

Unlike Ford versus Chevy, when it comes to the best boating holiday of the year there's very little to debate about.
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September 07, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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Brady L. Kay

Make Fast: Don't Let Your Boat Get Away

When you go through the drive thru at the local fast food place and order a dozen burgers off the value menu and the bag is waiting for you before you
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September 07, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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Gini McKain

Multi-tasking Pontoon Boats: Invading The Bassmaster Classic

Shreveport and Bossier City, La., hosted the 2012 Annual Bassmaster Classic in grand style this year on the Red River, which separates the two cities.
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September 07, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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Brady L. Kay

Product Test: Costa Del Mar: Polarized 580 Indio Sunglasses

You've gotta love a product that is described as the "go-anywhere, do-anything" type of sunglasses.
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September 07, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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Brady L. Kay

Product Test: Delta Dueler II: Twin Tubes from Overton's

During most boating trips, especially on those hot summer days, you tend to find the sandbar sooner rather than later.
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September 07, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
PDB Tested

Product Test: Rapid Ice : Drink Chiller from Cork Pops

If you don't own a drink koozie then you've probably never been to a boat show or a dealership because it seems like someone is always handing one out
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September 07, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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Laurie Arnold

The Doodle Boat: A pontoon just for Fudge & Vern

My husband, John, and I are not extravagant people.
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September 07, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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Lee Lovell

Winter Layup

Temperatures in the closing months of the boating season are a funny thing.
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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Auto Drain Plug Prevents Flooding

Ever forget to plug your boat and been rewarded with a small flood?
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
PDB Tested
Katie Burke

Because It Spoke To Us: Alabama Family Finds their 'toon

Nestled deep in the south rests Lake Martin. Dubbed the crowned jewel of Alabama, it is one of the largest man-made lakes in all of the United States.
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
Product

Boating Participation on the Rise

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) recently announced that in 2011 U.S. retail sales for recreational boats, accessories and marine
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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Expanding It Line: Yamaha adds three more props

Added to Yamaha's propeller line up are three new products that are now available through Yamaha marine dealers nationwide.
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
Feature
Dan Armitage

Fine "Tooning" Baits

Ever been aboard a boat trolling identical lures, and had one lure consistently catch more fish than the other?
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
Forum Member Spotlight

Forum Member Spotlight :BuckeyeBoater

Together Randy and Lana Fair make up forum member BuckeyeBoater.
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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From The Forums, Pressure-treated Plywood?: Excerpts from recent PDB forum exchanges at www.pdbmagazine.com

You don't want to go out and do something crazy to your boat.
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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Hold My Drink

Preventing drinks from spilling when cruising through the water can be tricky.
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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Let's Rock!

Rockford Fosgate, the industry leader in high-performance car audio systems, recently announced that its new enclosed marine wakeboard tower speaker s
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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Look Who's Glowing Now

PlasDECK has added a new accessory to its line to include synthetic glow-in-the-dark teak flooring.
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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Mercury Unveils New Graphics

A new graphics package for its 40hp through 115hp FourStroke outboard engines was recently released by Mercury Marine.
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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Official Boating Handbooks : Now available in e-book format

Official boating handbooks, which summarize state boating regulations and safety information, are now available for most states as e-books.
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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Online Poll Results Fourth Of July

The Fourth of July is long gone by now, but it's fun to think about the holiday.
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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PDB Insider

Are you getting the most out of your Pontoon & Deck Boat subscription?
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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Prepare For Fall : With Cape Fear's 3 in 1 Jacket

Cape Fear Sportswear's Ocean 3 in 1 Jacket will keep a boater comfortably warm and dry on those off-peak seasonal days.
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
News
Brady L. Kay

Ranking the Boating Holidays

Unlike Ford versus Chevy, when it comes to the best boating holiday of the year there's very little to debate about.
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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Reduce Your Trips To The Fuel Dock

As fuel prices continue to increase, getting the most mileage and energy from every gallon of fuel is important.
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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Report: U.S. boating industry will exceed $10 billion by 2016

The U.S. recreational boating industry is finally growing, but those hoping for an eventual return to pre-recession sales numbers will need to adjust
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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Sold To Chinese Company

Ebbtide Boats was recently sold to a privately held Chinese investment company, 321 Capital Partners.
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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Jocelyn O'Bryant

The All-Inclusive Pontoon: Putting comfort and performance into practice

The Veranda V 2075 is a unique cross between comfort and performance, all at an affordable price.
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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Katie Burke

The Mighty Dozen: 12 Great Trailer Options for the Long Haul

You wouldn't buy a boat without putting some thought and research into it.
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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The Ultimate Bait Box : Rippin Lips keeps 'em cool

To escape summer's heat, it's nice to bask in the glory of indoor A/C.
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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Tow Ready: 8 Steps to a Succesful Trip

Having the right tow vehicle is only the beginning. Whether you're towing your boat 10 minutes to your local lake or 10 hours to your next family
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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Updated Prop Wizard 3.0

Because there are so many variables when choosing a propeller, the process can be confusing.
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
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Brady L. Kay

What Pulls Your Boat?: Creating the Ultimate PDB tow vehicle

It seems like on any given weekend we're pulling a boat to some lake, river or reservoir to "test" or photograph something for our magazine.
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September 04, 2012| Published in the September 2012 issue
Industry
Katie Burke

Winterizing Your Gear: Getting ready for old man winter

I'm a system person. As in, I have a system for everything, from where I park when I go to the grocery store to what day of the week I check out libra
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September 03, 2012
Boat Test Monday

Boat Test Monday: Avalon Paradise 2585 Elite I/O

It's Boat Test Monday! Every year, we meet up with some of the top manufactures in the pontoon and deck boat world to test their newest models. All of
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