April 29, 2014
Industry

Video Your Adventures

The Garmin VIRB Elite is attracting a lot of attention and for good reason. The 1080p HD action camera combines enhanced video recording with Wi-Fi capability and advanced GPS functions. Plus, the VIRB Elite uses ANT+ wireless connectivity, allowing the Q
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April 24, 2014
Brady L. Kay

On The Rise: Spotlight shines on the Avalon Windjammer

Ten years ago it was easier to find sushi at a major league baseball stadium than to see a pontoon at the Miami International Boat Show. Don’t get me wrong, this show is still busting at the seams with million-dollar yachts as far as the eye can see, but
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April 24, 2014
Brady L. Kay

Our Legacy: Beyond a family tradition

In historical terms, a legacy is something that is handed down from one period of time to another. For the Nelson family from Minnesota, their legacy means a whole lot more than just having multiple generations share in the memories of having a family cab
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April 24, 2014
Katie Burke

Put To The Test: PDB dives into two great JC pontoons

JC Manufacturing, Inc. is a smaller pontoon operation, but don’t let that deter you. With less bureaucracy, this company is able to quickly respond to its customers and spend more time building and designing great pontoons. Located in North Webster, Ind.,
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April 24, 2014
Michael Deulley

What Lies Beneath Part 3: The Finishing Touch

There is a lot of hard work that goes into a pontoon boat that is often times overlooked. In our What Lies Beneath series, Pontoon & Deck Boat magazine has closely examined some of the ingenious innovations that have brought pontoon boat building from its
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April 24, 2014
Katie Burke

Written In the Stars: And sealed aboard a pontoon

There’s nothing like a good wedding story to get me excited. When the wedding takes place with a beautiful pontoon in the background, that’s enough excitement to make my whole week. When I saw Nick and Kendra Pedicini’s wedding photos, I could barely stan
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April 24, 2014
Katie Burke

A Family Journey: Finding new adventures on different lakes close to home

It’s easy to chase the dream of the perfect lake cabin, complete with the covered slip at the end of the dock. But for those without lakefront property there is actually a lot to offer if you’re willing to boat on the lakes less traveled. Sometimes the ad
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April 24, 2014
Industry

Crystal Killer

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April 22, 2014
Industry

Hustler Prop Benefits Pontoons

A boat's overall performance relies not only on the right motor, but on the right propeller to ensure the engine runs in the ideal rpm range.
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April 21, 2014
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

Starcraft 220 SCX IO Sport

If you’re looking for the performance of a runabout with the space and comfort of a pontoon boat, look no further than this new cross-over series from Starcraft.
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April 17, 2014
Industry
Web Exclusive

Evinrude angler pulls in big win on Beaver Lake

We love Evinrude outboards here at PDB. The company has an official lineup of pontoon-specific engines which tells us a lot about their commitment to our industry.
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April 17, 2014
Industry

Clean Your Rope

When dock lines and ropes get grimy and grungy, they're not always so easy to clean. But with Shurhold Industries' new Flexible Rope & Cord Brush, the process just got more convenient.
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April 16, 2014
Feature
Katie Burke

Sanpan: Where did the Name Come From?

With some pontoon manufacturers, it doesn't take much to decipher the name on the side of the boat.
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April 14, 2014
Boat Test Monday

Sanpan 2500 FE Bar

Nothing is an afterthought on this model. At first glance we were impressed by the details of this fully-loaded Sanpan that includes a long list of standard features and great amenities.
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April 13, 2014
Product
Web Exclusive

Premium Control Systems Offered by HydroHoist

HydroHoist Marine Group, the leader in the boat lift industry, has launched the latest in technology and expanded its line of control options.
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April 12, 2014
Industry

Does Your PWC Need A Lift?

Universal Cargo Crane is a new product by Cargo Ease, but it’s been helping personal watercraft owners for years.
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April 11, 2014
Feature

Nothing Keeps Him Down: Ex-firefighter seeks to take boating to everyone

Tom Smurthwaite was once a firefighter in Rochester, N.Y. A backdraft explosion blew him down a set of stairs and crushed his back, giving him spinal nerve damage, and leaving him in constant pain.
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April 09, 2014
PDB Tested

PDB Tested: Insect Repellant Shirt

Bugs are the worst. When we got our hands on a shirt that was designed to keep bugs away, I thought to myself, “This is it. I can go camping in July again.”
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April 07, 2014
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

Qwest Adventure 7516 Cruise Deluxe

By definition, this Qwest is considered a compact pontoon, but that doesn’t mean it’s not loaded with great features. When you start looking around at the comfortable seating arrangement, rear-entry design as well as the sundeck, you’ll actually be quite
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April 06, 2014
Industry

Mercury Goes White!

Besides the classic phantom black color on Verado 300hp outboards, Mercury Marine is now offering two shades of white—Cold Fusion and Warm Fusion—which will complement virtually any boat.
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April 05, 2014
Industry

Shootout Issue

For those of you who are new, every year we compile 25+ boat tests into a single issue. This issue is known as our Shootout Issue and it is on newsstands now.
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April 04, 2014
Brady L. Kay

Larson launches Escape pontoon line

In this industry it’s hard to keep a secret. As journalists we’re always trying to get the scoop on our competition before big news is officially released.
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April 02, 2014
Industry
Web Exclusive

Protomet Corporation Getting Bigger

Protomet Corporation, makers of PTM Edge pontoon rear-view mirrors is celebrating a $6.25 million expansion of its Oak Ridge headquarters.
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