August 30, 2013
Feature
Katie Burke

History of the pontoon

A little over 50 years ago, a small town Minnesota farmer had a thought that would completely change the history of boating. His idea of building a fa
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August 29, 2013
PDB Tested
Roy Sparks

PDB Tested: Rapid Ice

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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August 27, 2013
Forum Member Spotlight

Lakebum

We are excited to bring you Lakebum as our newest forum member spotlight.
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August 26, 2013
Boat Test Monday

Misty Harbor Skye 2385SR

At nearly 24 feet long, we were pleasantly surprised by just how much Misty Harbor was able to pack into this boat including a cozy bow seating area,
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August 22, 2013
Industry

Nautic Global Group Re-launches Owner's Club

With a goal of building the strongest boat owner communities in the industry, Nautic Global Group is utilizing the latest technologies, engagement str
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August 22, 2013
PDB Tested
Brady L. Kay

PDB Tested: Delta Dueler II

During most boating trips, especially on those hot summer days, you tend to find the sandbar sooner rather than later. Floating around in the shallow
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August 22, 2013
Industry

PDB Tests New Larson Pontoon

When rumors started flying around about a brand new pontoon being launched, we of course were all over it. We quickly hopped a plane bound for Minneso
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August 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
News
Dan Armitage

Pushing for Summer Crappie

One of America’s most popular gamefish is a species that often goes overlooked following the flurry of attention they receive each spring.
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August 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
PDB Tested
Katie Burke

Squid Pontoon Paddle: Multi-Function Paddle

One of the best things about your pontoon boat is the awesome outboard you have on the back.
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August 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
News
Katie Burke

10 Years Ago

Right as I sat down to write this, Steve Smede walked into my office.
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August 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Feature
PDB Staff Report

Boating With Dogs: Tips to keep your pet safe

Heading out this weekend for a little fun in the sun with your pet?
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August 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Forum Member Spotlight

Forum Member Spotlight: OldePharte

Robert Dye, aka OldePharte, is a senior member on the forum who has been with us since 2008.
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August 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
News

Go Wireless With Your Trolling Motor

MotorGuide, a trusted fishing brand with more than 50 years of experience engineering and manufacturing trolling motors, announces the worldwide delivery this fall of its innovative Xi5 wireless electric-steer trolling motor to customers.
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August 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
News

JC Rep Heads Into Retirement In Style

After a long and successful career, most people would be happy with a traditional gold watch as a retirement gift.
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August 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
News

PDB Poll Results: To Fish Or Not To Fish

Many people just assume that if you own a boat you fish.
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August 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
News
Brady L. Kay

Power Profile: Mercury Goes Cajun

What do you get when you send marine journalists to Louisiana with a dozen or so boats to test and throw in a TV celebrity and a seafood boil?
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August 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
News

Smash Your Personal-Best Catches: With Storm's new Smash Shad

Ready for a smashing good time?
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August 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
News
Michael Deulley

Sylvan Mirage 8524: Wisconsin family loves their 'toon

Sometimes, all it takes is a first encounter with a boat owner to realize how impressed and excited they are about their boat.
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August 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
News

Take Amazing Underwater Photos

The dive season is here and SeaLife, a leader in underwater cameras, has created a lineup of new cameras and accessories that will enrich your next dive with brilliant images and videos of the underwater world beneath the surface.
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August 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
News

The New Look of Conrad Marine: Website now easier to navigate

Well it took some time, but it was well worth it for Malcolm Sohm who owns and operates Conrad Marine.
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August 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Feature
PDB Staff Report

Time To Retire?: 10 great pontoon communities

Do you dream of moving to a boating paradise once you're free of the daily grind?
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August 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
News

Towing Made Easy

The newly redesigned Lock ‘N’ Roll is safer, easier to use and more versatile than standard trailer hitches.
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August 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
News

Travel Without Being Sick

The unpleasant effects of a rough day on the water or even the winding roads getting to the lake can ruin an otherwise great adventure.
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August 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
News

Waterproof Pocket Shorts

It’s been called a piece of wearable technology, and a must-have item in every outdoor adventurer’s wardrobe: the Stash Waterproof Pocket Shorts.
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August 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
News

Where's the Paddle?

In the June issue, the paddle is hidden on page 46, lying on the seat of the G3 pontoon boat.
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August 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Feature

Wireless Steering: Control your boat from anywhere onboard

Having to constantly steer a kicker or a wheel for course adjustments while trolling prevents boaters from fully enjoying time on the water.
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August 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Feature

You Named Your Boat What?: Excerpts from recent PDB forum exchanges at www.pdbmagazine.com

Every boat needs a good name or a good back story.
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August 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Feature

Brunswick Investing in Pontoons: New $1.2 million facility announced

Brunswick-owned Harris FloteBote and Cypress Cay Pontoons are spending $1.2 million to move manufacturing operations to a facility in Fort Wayne, Ind., that is nearly triple the size of its old one, which also was in Fort Wayne.
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August 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Brady L. Kay

Let's Do Some Boatgating!

Heading into fall, it’s natural for boaters to be concerned that the season is quickly coming to an end.
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August 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Katie Burke

Make Sure You're Covered: Things to consider about your boat warranty

I’m going to wrap this intro story up quickly just because I’m sure my co-workers are over hearing me complain about it.
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August 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Feature
Brady L. Kay

Number 42: What they learned from their first 41 boats

Some families think they’ve owned “a lot” of boats over the years, but the Brenneman family is in a league of their own.
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August 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Dan Armitage

Toon Town: Welcome to Alanson

“I’d say that 80 percent of the boats I’ve locked through this season are pontoons,” offered the lock tender. “
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August 19, 2013
Boat Test Monday

Bennington 2375 GCW

For some it would seem like an impossible task to try and improve the popular 2275 GCW, but Bennington was up for the challenge. New for 2013, the 237
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August 13, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Boat Test Monday

Greatness On The Water (Slideshow) : PDB Spotlight: Sea Ray 240 Sundeck

If you find yourself taking off from a slip at Smith's Marina in Crownsville, Md., you might run into Eric Anderson and his wife, Roberta, and their S
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August 13, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Boat Test Monday
Dan Armitage

One With The Manatees (Slideshow): Swimming with the gentle giants

You could tell a `tee was in the vicinity by the muffled shrieks coming from a dozen colorful snorkel tubes sprouting from the water's surface. After
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August 13, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

Swamp People (Slideshow): Touring gator-infested waters on a Starcraft

Just to clarify, on our gator tour we were only trying to look for alligators, not "choot `em" as Troy Landry from the History Channel show Swamp Peop
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August 12, 2013
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

Harris FloteBote Grand Mariner SL 250

Centered on convenience, this manufacturer goes the extra mile to make this `toon extremely user-friendly with great standard features and amenities.
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August 07, 2013
PDB Tested

PDB Tested: Chaco Sandals

Before escaping the office for a summer boat show, I went in search for a pair of flip flops that would be both professional looking as well as comfy.
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August 06, 2013| Published in the August 2011 issue
Brady L. Kay

Is craigslist a Good Idea?

I've sold a car, truck, camera, playground and an extremely heavy floor safe through craigslist, just to name a few transactions.
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August 05, 2013
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

Berkshire 250 Sport BP3-13

It's the new full-featured hard top that will first grab your attention when you see this boat, but really that's just the start of the unique feature
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August 01, 2013
Forum Member Spotlight

Papa Smurf

It's our honor to celebrate Papa Smurf a.k.a. Bob. He's such a blessing to our pontoon community because of his willingness to help out and his decade
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