March 31, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
PDB Tested
Katie Burke

PDB TESTED No.132: Survival Straps: Survival Bracelet

It doesn’t take much to get me excited about something, but I was REALLY excited when I saw the Survival Strap bracelet.
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March 30, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
News

Where’s The Paddle?

Thank you, paddle players, for making this feature in our magazine so fun.
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March 30, 2013
News

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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March 29, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
News
Roy Sparks

PDB TESTED No. 133: GuideLine Eyegear: Polarized Wake Rx sunglasses

Years ago I invested in a pair of prescription sunglasses that didn’t seem quite right.
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March 28, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
News

A Safer Day Is An App Away

There are many safety precautions to take into account when out on the water.
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March 27, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
News
Brady L. Kay

PDB TESTED No. 131: Lil’ Bubba Rope: Recovery Rope

We test a lot of products each year, but this one was one of the most memorable for us.
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March 27, 2013
PDB Tested

PDB Tested: Amazing GOOP Marine

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March 26, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
News

From The Forums: Does Tan Go With Grey?: Excerpts from recent PDB forum exchanges at www.pdbmagazine.com

Part of the ‘toon package is the color scheme. That’s what creates the first impression when you go to buy and what other people think when they see your new investment for the first time.
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March 26, 2013
Feature

Saying goodbye to an old friend

My family has been boating on Lake Hartwell in Northeast Georgia for more than 30 years. Our children learned to ski on tied Snoopy skis behind a 21-f
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March 25, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
News
Dan Armitage

Tackle Box: Staying Sharp

Three edges are important to anglers fishing aboard pontoon boats, and all perform best when they are sharp as can be.
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March 25, 2013
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

Boat Test Monday: Starcraft Majestic 276 Starlounger

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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March 24, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
News

Protect Your Pooch

Every dog-owning, boat-toting captain will want to ensure the best in safety for their pooch.
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March 23, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
News

Attention Grabber: A closer look at the Lowe X230

The Lowe X230 is a great pontoon boat for the younger generation and for those who simply want to look good and stand out in a crowd.
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March 22, 2013
Forum Member Spotlight

Forum Member Spotlight: Capt Sully

We tracked down forum member Jerry aka Capt Sully to interview and be our newest forum member spotlight. He's new to our forum but he certainly exudes
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March 21, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
News
Sandra Deck

The Mighty 135 H.O.: Evinrude kicks off 2013 with big news

BRP and the Evinrude brand are gearing up for a great year in 2013.
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March 20, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
News

The Universal Can Holder

Spilling your beverage while on the water can be frustrating.
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March 20, 2013
PDB Tested
Brady L. Kay

PDB Tested: Nomad Cordless Power Cleaner

There's a benefit to being an editor of a publication and that's getting to see and test the latest new products. But another advantage is that I get
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March 19, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
News

The New Standard In Wind Measuring

Davis Instruments has given boaters the opportunity to harness the wind with their compact, technologically top-of-the-line Turbo Meter.
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March 18, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
News

A Look Down Under: The new innovative Aqua-Vu

Since 1997, Outdoors Insight, Inc. has been developing and manufacturing the cutting-edge of underwater video systems to help anglers get a firsthand view of fish activity.
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March 18, 2013
Shootout

A welcome to the 2013 Vidoes

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March 18, 2013
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

Boat Test Monday: Premier 250 Grand Majestic LTD

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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March 16, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
News

Fender Use In A Snap

Making repetitive tasks simpler and less of a hassle is something Accon Marine always does well.
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March 15, 2013
News

New mechanical steering system for outboards

Teleflex Marine has recently introduced its innovative Xtreme Steering System-bringing a new level of smooth, effortless handling and precision contro
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March 14, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
News

My Marina: Griffith’s Wawasee Marina : Decades of success for a family-owned business

Terry Griffith says he has clients who have been with the marina ever since his dad first bought the marina in 1946 and even some who have been associated with the marina even longer.
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March 14, 2013
Feature
Michael Deulley

Four Winds Resort and Marina

Special Places to Encounter
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March 14, 2013
News
Brady L. Kay

Touring the Mercury Plant

Touring the Mercury Plant
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March 13, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
News

Steering Toward Value

The steering wheel on any boat is the most handled part of the entire craft.
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March 13, 2013
PDB Tested
Brady L. Kay

PDB Tested: Cover Stick

Until someone develops a better way to cover our boats, we're going to have to continue to use snap-on covers with poles in the middle. While surfing
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March 12, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
Feature

Labor Of Love: Hard work pays off on this fixer-upper

There’s something about buying a fixer-upper that Clint Weidert enjoys and he’s able to work on all of his projects from his home in Urbana, Ill.
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March 11, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
News

Test Videos Now Online

Videos from the 2013 Shootout that complement our annual Boat Test issue are now available at www.pdbmagazine.com.
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March 11, 2013
Feature

5 Common Boating Mistakes

If you're new to boating-or even if you're not-it's easy to make simple mistakes that may have serious consequences on the water. Almost always boatin
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March 11, 2013
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

Boat Test Monday: Qwest LS 7518 XRE Cruise

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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March 10, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
News
Katie Burke

Let’s Rock This ‘Toon!: JL Audio teams up with JC

What’s the point of owning a boat that could host a party if you don’t use it for such?
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March 08, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
Feature, News
Michael Deulley

All Under $40K: Six value-driven deck boats

Deck boats can be the perfect way to spend a summer.
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March 07, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
News

Tide Turning For U.S. Boating Industry

The U.S. recreational boating industry has reported that the 2012 year has seen a 10 percent increase in power boat sales, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association.
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March 06, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
Feature, News
Roy Sparks

Spring Battery Tips: Getting you back on the water

The days are getting longer. The snow is finally giving away to warmer temperatures.
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March 06, 2013
News

Marine Conservation Grants available from West Marine

Do you have an idea for marine conservation but don't have the funds to get it started? West Marine is looking after you because we want to see the ar
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March 06, 2013
PDB Tested
Brady L. Kay

PDB Tested: Tarp Tool

To be honest I had my doubts about the TARP TOOL when I first heard about it. I've never really had too many problems snapping down my cover, but I st
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March 05, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
News

Water Taxis Gone Green

The fleet of water taxis in Oklahoma City, Okla., have made a shift from their previous gasoline motors to a greener electric motor.
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March 04, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
News
Brady L. Kay

You Can’t Replace This

They say a lot of great ideas originate from a thought or idea scribbled on the back of a bar napkin.
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March 04, 2013
News

2013 Shootout Vidoes

The 2013 Shootout videos are now available! Check out what manufacturers are doing with their newest models. You won't be disappointed.
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March 04, 2013
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

Boat Test Monday: Parti Kraft Celebration 220 Wet Bar

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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March 03, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
News

Replace Your Rub Rail With Ease

With the proper care and maintenance, a boat can provide a lifetime of fun and recreation.
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March 02, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
News
Katie Burke

Keeping Children Safe Starts With Consistency

As the mother of two little ones, this is a topic that is always on my mind.
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March 01, 2013| Published in the March 2013 issue
News

PDB Poll Results

We wanted to keep our question simple this time around.
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