February 28, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
PDB Tested
Roy Sparks

PDB TESTED No. 128: Vinyl Cote: Non-toxic aerosol vinyl paint

Life has a way of balancing itself out.
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February 28, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
News

Pontoon Power: Mercury adds propellers to popular lineups

Mercury Marine recently introduced seven new propellers to round out its high-performance Enertia and Revolution 4 propeller lineups including 11- and 13-pitch Enertia propellers in right- and left-hand rotation.
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February 27, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
News
Katie Burke

PDB TESTED No. 129: BagRack

Trashcans are a funny thing. No one wants to see one, yet everyone needs one.
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February 27, 2013
PDB Tested

PDB Tested: The Boater's Pocket Reference

I must be on someone's short mailing list for DVD's, videos and boating books because I've got quite a collection on my shelf. However, The Boater's P
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February 26, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
News

Customize Your Boat: With a telescoping light

Customizing a boat is key to having it meet the needs of its owner.
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February 25, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
News

Palm Beach 240 Islander RL: It all adds up for the Palm Beach Islander

Math problems aren’t always hard, especially when we make sense out of it and it’s something we are interested in.
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February 25, 2013
Boat Test Monday

Boat Test Monday: PlayCraft PowerToon Xscape 2700

It's Boat Test Monday! Every year we test the newest boats from the manufacturers so we can let you know what's hot for the upcoming year. Here's one
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February 24, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
News

Rock’n With Kenwood

Many options are available for boat stereo equipment so you can enjoy the most out of your favorite tunes while out on the water.
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February 22, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
News

From the Forums: You Store Your Anchor Where? : Some boaters can be quite creative

Keeping your gear safe and out of the way can be a challenge.
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February 22, 2013
Forum Member Spotlight

Forum Member Spotlight: Nightfisher

Greg a.k.a. Nightfisher has been a forum member since 2007 and often regales us with awesome catfishing stories and photos.
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February 21, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
News

Yamaha 2013: Powering into the new year

The engineers at Yamaha Marine sure know how to get the new year started with a bang.
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February 20, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
Forum Member Spotlight

Forum Spotlight: Moser

If you need a question about your ‘toon answered, reaching out to Moser on the PDB Forum is a great idea.
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February 20, 2013
News

All the details on the Hurricane SunDeck 2690

Signaling an exciting new direction for the industry's top-selling and original deck boat, Nautic Global Group has introduced the Hurricane SunDeck 26
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February 20, 2013
PDB Tested
Brady L. Kay

PDB Tested: Sebago Boating Shoes

I've never been the kind of guy that likes to stand out in a crowd. The more I can blend in the better, no exceptions. So the last thing I want is a f
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February 19, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
News

BART’S Releases Its Water Mat

The new Water Mat from BART’S is versatile and fun for everyone, but especially for kids.
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February 18, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
News

Watch For Bursts: Protection from the elements

Whether you’re out on the boat, fishing, hiking etc. you want the most protective gear you can get—rain or shine.
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February 18, 2013
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

Boat Test Monday: Manitou 20 Aurora

It's Boat Test Monday! Every year we test the newest boats from the manufacturers so we can let you know what's hot for the upcoming year. Here's one
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February 17, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
News

We’ve Got Fans!

When Pontoon & Deck Boat magazine’s Facebook page reached 500 fans, we gave away a Super Brawler tube from Overtons.
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February 16, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
News

Captain In A Box

Mariners Learning System, a leading provider of online Captain’s License education courses, has released a new line of courseware aptly named, Captain in a Box.
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February 15, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
News

Teleflex Goes Xtreme

Teleflex Marine recently announced that Manitou Pontoon Boats, manufacturer of a full line of pontoon boats including the popular X-plode Series with patented V-Toon Technology, will offer its buyers a choice of either the new Xtreme mechanical or SeaStar
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February 15, 2013
Feature

Floe Craft

Wayne Floe is kinda big deal. His innovative approach to boating accessories has been the driving force behind Floe International for over 20 years. T
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February 15, 2013
News

Official unveiling of the Hurricane SunDeck 2690 OB

Yesterday, February 14, 2013, was the official unveiling of the Hurricane SunDeck 2690 OB and presentation of the Hurricane SunDeck Sport 203 OB and t
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February 14, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
News

How To: Pick The Right Wax

Selecting the right wax can be confusing.
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February 14, 2013
News

Instant Cash from Lowe Boats

Isn't boat show season great? It's so much fun to see the new models and all of the updates that the manufactures have been working on all year long.
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February 13, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
News

Durable Anchor Lines Needed

A good rope makes boaters feel safe and secure when anchored.
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February 13, 2013
PDB Tested
Brady L. Kay

PDB Tested: Cobra VHF Radio

There are plenty of handheld VHF radios on the market today, so what makes this new one from Cobra Electronics so special? For starters it's the first
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February 12, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
News

On The Hook: Hooking Your Better Half

My wife accompanies me to several boat shows each season about this time, where I lead fishing and boating talks.
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February 11, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
News

Insurance Coverage: New lower rates for pontoon owners

It’s smart to look for an affordable insurance policy for your pontoon, but buying on price alone could be a costly mistake.
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February 11, 2013
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

Boat Test Monday: Monsoon Storm Twenty

It's Boat Test Monday! Every year we test the newest boats from the manufacturers so we can let you know what's hot for the upcoming year. Here's one
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February 10, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
Feature, News

The Burger Barge: Creating a mobile food unit on a ‘toon

When Travis Martin was little, he always wondered why there was no food when he was hanging around the docks at Willamette River in Oregon.
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February 09, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
News

Poll Results: Best Boat Name

We love a great boat name around here.
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February 08, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
Feature, News
Katie Burke

Proven Pontoons: Performance ‘toons rock the McKainer Barrel Race

There are very few things in this world that will create the same excitement as a pontoon flying by at over 50 miles per hour.
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February 07, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
News

Warm Up To The Idea Of Spring Fishing

Why should you have to give up boating in the spring when the weather is still a little cool?
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February 07, 2013
News

NauticStar Boat Show Coupon

Need a great boat? Buy a NauticStar SportDeck. They are making it an even easier decision by offering this great coupon for any boat purchased at a bo
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February 06, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
News, Feature

Brothers In Business: Apex keeps family together

Spending time with family has also turned into a money-making business for brothers Mark and Brian Foster.
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February 06, 2013
PDB Tested
Brady L. Kay

PDB Tested: Boat Mister

The first time I went to Arizona I noticed that the restaurants and shops in downtown Phoenix all had misters outside to keep their patrons cool. Thos
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February 05, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
News

Where’s The Paddle?

Ah, it’s nice to be caught up.
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February 04, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
News
Brady L. Kay

Here Comes Captain Buoy Buster

When Yamaha Marine hosted its 2013 media event last fall, the engine manufacturer most likely hoped the invited journalists gathered together would remember its new lightweight F200, the new 150 VMAX SHO, or possibly the new Helm Master system that includ
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February 04, 2013
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

Boat Test Monday: Hurricane SunDeck 237

It's Boat Test Monday! Every year we test the newest boats from the manufacturers so we can let you know what's hot for the upcoming year. Here's one
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February 03, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
News

Onyx 24 Life Vest: A comfy option

Surprising as it may seem, it doesn’t take long for a person to drown: 60 seconds for an adult and 20 seconds for a child.
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February 02, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
News
Katie Burke

Better Boater: New Versus Used: Why buying new can be the best choice

I would rather die than buy a brand new car.
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February 01, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
PDB Tested
Brady L. Kay

PDB TESTED No. 130: Buck 731 X-Tract LED: Multi-Tool

I didn’t bring a lot of optimism into this test because previous experiences led me to believe that all multi-tools were okay at a lot of features, but not great overall at anything.
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February 01, 2013
Feature
Katie Burke

For Love & Boating

The magic that goes into building a 43-year marriage is not something I could sum up in just a few short words. But it is something you start to feel
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February 01, 2013
Feature

Inflate your tubes properly

We live in a time where information is easily accessible and comparison shopping is simply a way of life. So when consumers get online to do their res
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