June 30, 2014
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

G3 Sun Catcher X322 RC

We love getting our hands on brand new models that are just being released, especially when the pontoon is built by a solid company like G3 Boats that prides itself on safety and quality.
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June 27, 2014
Industry
Beau Belnap

Fun Chaser Fiberglass ‘Toons: A revolution in pontoon boating

The Carolina Skiff Fun Chaser is not like any other pontoon boat you’ve seen before. Why is that, you may wonder? It comes with all of the standard features including stainless steel hardware, rails, hinges, latches, etc.
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June 26, 2014| Published in the June 2014 issue
News
Katie Burke

Bennington: 40 Times Better than Yesterday: Take advantage of the seven seas

Considering there is 40 times the amount of saltwater to freshwater, owning a boat which can cruise around the ocean is a huge plus.
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June 26, 2014| Published in the June 2014 issue
News

Where’s The Paddle?

The paddle in our April issue was hidden along the sandy beach on page 60.
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June 24, 2014| Published in the June 2014 issue
News

Never Easier: Clean and protect your boat

Meguiar’s has recently released its Marine and RV Rinse Free Wash-N-Wax, making it the newest cleaning and spray wax product on the market.
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June 24, 2014

JC Americana

Slideshow
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June 24, 2014

Lake Norman

Slideshow
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June 24, 2014

Tooning Over Seas

Slideshow
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June 24, 2014
Industry

Reflective Tracers: Let your line be visible

Finding dock lines in a boat, on the dock or tied to a cleat needn't be a guessing game during late night or early morning hours. Highly visible—even on a moonless night—the reflective marine dock lines from Shakespeare deliver security and peace of mind.
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June 23, 2014
Boat Test Monday

Avalon Ambassador 2785 RL

Known in this industry for building a wide selection of great pontoon boats, with this Ambassador it appears Avalon took the best of what it has to offer and merged it all together to create the ultimate boat.
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June 20, 2014| Published in the June 2014 issue
Forum Member Spotlight, News

PDB Forum Member Spotlight: Razorbackfan74

We love our forum members. Here’s an interview with Razorbackfan74, aka John Melin.
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June 19, 2014
Industry
Web Exclusive

Caravelle Razor E-toon

We saw the Razor E-toon on the water in Miami and had to get a closer looks. With a fiber glass hull, a new era of pontoons is coming about.
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June 19, 2014
Industry

Power Up With LED Marine Lights

J.W. Speaker has released a whole new series of LED marine lights, dubbed the X2O Series. The line includes three brand new LED marine lights: the Models 670 X2O, 840 X2O and 880 X2O. The X2O Series LED marine lights feature a signature proprietary housin
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June 18, 2014| Published in the June 2014 issue
Shootout
Brady L. Kay

Backyard Testing

For years the manufacturers in northern Indiana have been strongly hinting that they’d like to see our annual Shootout Boat Test relocated to Lake Wawasee, a lake that is practically in the backyard for a lot of the pontoon and deck boat builders.
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June 17, 2014
Industry

It’s “All Good”: Protect your skin this summer

As summer approaches, help protect your skin from everything under the sun—as well as hazardous chemicals—with Elemental Herbs’ “All Good” rebranded line of natural sunscreens, featuring non-nano zinc oxide, antioxidant rich herbs and natural moisturizers
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June 16, 2014| Published in the June 2014 issue
News
Katie Burke

Experience Oakwood Resort: New upgrades for this popular destination on Lake Wawasee

Residing on 27 acres off Lake Wawasee—Indiana’s largest natural lake—you’ll find Oakwood Resort, an 88-room inn that is perfect for weddings, receptions or a quick weekend getaway.
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June 14, 2014| Published in the June 2014 issue
News
Mark J. Bollman

Prolonging The Life Of Your ‘Toon

When you’re out on the water, it can be easy to forget that your boat requires constant care and attention if you plan to keep it around.
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June 12, 2014| Published in the June 2014 issue
News
Katie Burke

Looking Back: PDB 10 years ago

The first thing that caught my attention about the issue we published 10 years ago was the fact that Dan Armitage teaches, “Kids Fishing Fun!” classes across the nation.
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June 12, 2014
Industry

LED Bowlights Equal Safer Boating

Proper lighting is a key component of boating safety. Accon Marine's pop-up LED Bowlights provide illumination whether boaters are cruising at night or in the early pre-sunrise hours. Both the 210-M and 211-M models are USCG-approved for two nautical mile
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June 10, 2014| Published in the June 2013 issue
Feature
Katie Burke

What’s In A Name?: The meaning behind the logo

Picking a name for anything is an important task because it establishes the initial identity.
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June 10, 2014
Industry

Protect Your Little Ones

Kids like fun designs and the Stearns Kids Puddle Jumper Deluxe life jacket offers a lot to enjoy. As a parent, you’ll appreciate the security and confidence of high-quality construction and safety. The Puddle Jumper fits children weighing 30 to 50 pounds
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June 09, 2014
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

Aqua Patio 240 OB Elite

Aqua Patio’s Elite pontoon is eye-catching, but what exactly does it mean to be elite? The dictionary will tell you that it means to be the best of anything considered collectively, as a group or a class.
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June 08, 2014| Published in the June 2014 issue
Feature, News
Brady L. Kay

Quick Getaway: How to vacation when time is limited

Nestled on the shores of Round Lake in Minnesota, you’ll find the Davidge hideout.
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June 06, 2014
Feature

Pirate Cove Resort: Fun for sea dogs and landlubbers alike

The 16th century was a good time to be a pirate. During the war the English had with the Spanish, pirates were “encouraged” by Queen Elizabeth to plunder the Spanish fleets whenever and however they pleased.
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June 06, 2014| Published in the June 2014 issue
Feature
Brady L. Kay

Behind The Scenes : Catching up with BRP’s Bill Clauser

At times, the annual PDB Shootout feels more like an industry reunion than a boat test as manufacturers, dealers and engine representatives all come together to support our testing event.
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June 05, 2014
Industry

New Yamaha Talon Prop Released

Yamaha Marine Group has launched a new series of high-performance aluminum propellers for its mid-range outboards that are standard-equipped with the exclusive Shift Dampener System (SDS), bringing no-clunk, quiet operation to a broader range of boats. Na
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June 04, 2014
PDB Tested

PDB Tested: Gerber Black Crucial

They told us this beast was rugged but that almost seemed like an undersell after we got our hands on it. Even wet hands easily clench onto the curved handles, which are more comfortable than typical straight grips and provide much more torque.
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June 04, 2014| Published in the June 2014 issue
News
Brady L. Kay

Captain’s Chair: Because We Are PDB!

There was a time not so long ago that I actually felt like less of an editor because our national publication wasn’t based out of a big city office.
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June 03, 2014
Industry

Maintenance Tips For Summer

This year, before you get your boat on the water, be sure to give it the “once over” and check your boat to ensure that everything is in proper working order. Falcon Safety Products Inc. encourages boaters to look over the boating checklist and make sure
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June 02, 2014
Boat Test Monday

Weeres 200 Angler

When Ambrose Weeres founded Weeres Pontoons in 1952, the farmer couldn’t have envisioned just how far his original and simple idea would advance over the years.
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June 02, 2014
Industry

Evinrude brings forth a new era of outboards

On Friday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m., BRP executives together with the Evinrude management, will change the way you look at the outboard engine industry.
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June 02, 2014| Published in the June 2014 issue
News
Dan Armitage

PDB Adventures: Ontario's Outpost Lodge: Pontooning in the outback

“We’re you missing this?” asked our host rhetorically as he walked into camp carrying one of our rod and reel rigs.
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