December 30, 2013
Boat Test Monday

Aqua Patio 220

This is one of those attractive-looking pontoon boats with overstuffed seating that are becoming more and more popular.
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December 28, 2013
News

Positive Reaction To Nautic Global Group CEO's Fireside Chat

Surrounded by key members of Nautic Global Group's national dealer network, CEO Jim Malone laid out a comprehensive new vision for the company and answered questions on a wide range of topics during a "fireside chat" December 13 in South Bend, Indiana.
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December 27, 2013
Feature
Michael Deulley

Harnessing the SouthWind

Don't let the confusion of choosing between a deck boat and pontoon get in your way this boating season. With the SouthWind 229LC Hybrid deck, the bes
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December 26, 2013
News
Web Exclusive

Cabela's Fisherman's Handbook set to Premier on Destination America

The 2014 Season of Cabela's Fisherman's Handbook will air on Discovery Channel's Destination America - premiering next Thursday, January 2, 2014.
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December 25, 2013
PDB Tested

PDB Tested: SmartMonkey 200

The StartMonkey 200 is billed as the world's smallest dead battery jump start system and while its lack of size is appealing, it's what the charger is
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December 23, 2013
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

Veranda V22RFL

First impressions are important and we really like how this Veranda makes a statement the first time you see it. It all starts with the bright and att
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December 20, 2013
Feature
Web Exclusive

Captain's Chair: Splashed!

Splashing a boat is a term that I like to throw around, which basically is just another way of saying that we've launched a pontoon or deck boat into the water. I'm not really sure where it's started, or if the term has really caught on yet. At a boat tes
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December 20, 2013
Product

Milennia MiliDock: Keep Your Portable Electronics Dry

Keeping portable media devices dry and safe while boating is accomplished with a key product from Prospec Electronics. The company's docking station enables users to connect portable media devices, when used with the appropriate adapters, and house them i
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December 20, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
Feature

My Marina: Midway Bait & Tackle

Midway Bait & Tackle is one of the best local bait shops. It is located on the St. Joe River near Elkhart, Ind. Mike McNulty has owned the business for ten years now. McNulty was looking for something challenging like this to do, because he had just retir
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December 20, 2013
Feature
Dan Armitage
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Fish Finders: Fish Finder Fundamentals

Like many anglers, the depth finder aboard my first boat was a fishing rod, my fish finders were gulls and my earliest "GPS" coordinates were trees, docks and other prominent shore features.
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December 20, 2013
Feature

Trolling Bracket

Sometimes, finding ways to push the limits of what is possible comes unexpectedly. This statement couldn't be more true than for Wade Gagnier's trolli
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December 18, 2013
PDB Tested

PDB Tested: Never Miss Hitch

Never miss huh? When the name of the product seems to almost throw out a challenge, I couldn't help myself; I had to try it out. But when I was told t
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December 16, 2013
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

Sylvan 8525 Mandalay LZ Port

You don't need a critical eye to appreciate the extra effort that went into this Sylvan, but of course it doesn't hurt either. Little added touches ma
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December 13, 2013
News
Web Exclusive

Nautic Global Group CEO shares his vision

Back in October, we shared with you that Nautic Global Group had brought on James Malone as their new CEO. Now that he's started, key media and dealers were brought out to the plant to hear his vision for the company. Our own Brady Kay was invited to att
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December 13, 2013
Feature

Fishing at night

Fishermen have been using light to help them catch fish after dark for eons. Carrying torches by hand or fitting them to the bow to allow the open fla
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December 12, 2013
Feature
Katie Burke

What's Next For Our Industry?: Leading pontoon engineers talk business

The pontoon industry has become an unstoppable force in the boating world. Pontoon lovers are helping produce numbers that other boating segments could only dream about.
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December 11, 2013
News
Web Exclusive

Holiday pontoon ride in Texas

For 30 magical minutes, Houstonians can drift down Buffalo Bayou at night on a pontoon boat, thanks to the Buffalo Bayou Partnership's Holiday Boat Cruise.
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December 11, 2013
PDB Tested

PDB Tested: Wrangler

First of all, if you name your clothing line "rugged wear," it better be tough enough to withstand the use and abuse that most outdoorsman tend to dis
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December 10, 2013
News
Web Exclusive

Champagne Metals opens in Middlebury

Champagne Metals, an aluminum service center and processor headquartered in Glenpool, Okla. is pleased to announce the completion of a new processing and distribution center in Middlebury, Ind.
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December 09, 2013
Boat Test Monday

SunChaser 8524 LR

A lot of consumers fear they have to spend a lot of money to find a high-quality boat just to get out on the water. But SunChaser proves you can have
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December 06, 2013
Industry
Web Exclusive

Evinrude expands pontoon series with new 65hp

BRP expands its innovative Evinrude E-TEC Pontoon Series line-up with a new Evinrude E-TEC 65 HP model. The Evinrude E-TEC 65 HP Pontoon Series is the ideal choice for any smaller-to-midsize pontoon application.
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December 06, 2013
Feature

Safety

Safety is paramount. In the world of maritime recreation, there was never a more true statement. Sometimes, we like to think our lightweight and sleek
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December 05, 2013
Feature
Brady L. Kay

13 years in the making

It may have taken over a dozen years to complete, but Dan Williams is not complaining. It's true that a good portion of his free time has been spent meticulously going over the fine details while constructing the ultimate pontoon, but this project has bee
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December 05, 2013
Web Exclusive

Christmas Boat Parades in Florida

There is nothing better than a parade during the holiday season. Wait!...maybe there is. It's a boat parade!
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December 04, 2013
PDB Tested

PDB Tested: SeaSucker

The list of products this company offers will blow your mind. SeaSucker was on our radar, but it wasn't until I stopped by their booth at the Miami Bo
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December 03, 2013
News
Web Exclusive

Industry mourns Four Winns co-founder

Four Winns Boat Co. co-founder Charles "Charlie" Winn of Cadillac, Mich., died Nov. 18 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. He was 70.
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December 02, 2013
Industry
Katie Burke
Web Exclusive

Outboards are changing the world

Who wants to hear some breaking news? Outboard motors were named number 58 on the list of 101 gadgets that changed the world by Popular Mechanics.
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December 02, 2013
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

South Bay 925 Sport TT

We're not sure if a challenge was offered to the South Bay engineers to see how much they could pack into a performance pontoon, but based on our firs
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