August 30, 2014| Published in the August 2014 issue
News
Dan Armitage

Tackle Box: Working The Weeds

“Come summer, you’ve got to work the weeds to find fish,” said my host, who was chaperoning me around a lake known for holding a sizeable population of muskellunge.
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August 28, 2014| Published in the August 2014 issue
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Brady L. Kay

Black Widow: Razor E-Toon teams up with Suzuki

When it comes to current trends, Suzuki Marine knows very well the popularity of the pontoon segment.
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August 28, 2014
Forum Member Spotlight
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PDB Forum Member Spotlight: Tooner

We love our forum members and we enjoy getting to know them better. This issue, we are highlighting Tooner, aka Bob Sokoly.
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August 27, 2014
News
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Bennington Paves the Way for More 'Tooning Possibilites

PDB magazine wants to share the news that Torqeedo, maker of electric marine engines, will now have its Cruise 4.0 motor and lithium-ion batteries powering Bennington's new Electric Series of pontoon boats.
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August 26, 2014| Published in the August 2014 issue
News
Jeffrey V. Shirts

Easy Boating With Volvo: Concept drives innovation

Volvo Penta is a mainstay in marine engine technology throughout the world with a history spanning over 100 years of innovations.
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August 26, 2014
News
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Smoker Craft Inc Embraces More Pontoons

If you’re a fan of Starcraft, Sylvan, and SunChaser pontoons, you are gonna love this bit of news: Smoker Craft Inc. has announced plans to build a 95,000 square-foot addition to its pontoon manufacturing facility in Indiana.
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August 26, 2014
Industry
Web Exclusive

Let Lowrance Be Your Pilot

Lowrance has released a new Outboard Pilot. This easy-to-use autopilot system allows fingertip steering of the outboard engine.
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August 25, 2014
Product
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Add an upper deck to your pontoon

J's Upper Decks is now manufacturing and selling sun deck kits and upper deck kits for pontoon boats.
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August 25, 2014
Boat Test Monday

Crest 250 Savannah NX SLR2

A few years back Crest encountered a major facelift across the board in an attempt to break away from the boxy mold that past pontoon boats were known for. It’s safe to say this Savannah is like nothing else and it really impressed us with its looks as we
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August 25, 2014
News
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Premier's New President

We at Pontoon and Deck Boat magazine would like to extend congratulations to Lori Melbostad, former Vice President of Operations at luxury pontoon builder Premier Marine Inc.—now President.
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August 22, 2014| Published in the August 2014 issue
News

Give Your Boat A Break

Why trust your boat to anything less than the best to protect it? We’ve seen how harmful UV rays can destroy ordinary boat covers in no time flat.
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August 21, 2014
Product
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EnerSys Introduces New Marine Batteries

Engineered with Thin Plate Pure Lead technology and an Absorbed Glass Mat construction, Odyssey Performance Series marine batteries feature more power and longer service life than conventional batteries.
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August 20, 2014
Industry
Web Exclusive

Pontoon GIVEAWAY at PDB Days

We’ve told you we’re giving away a brand-new pontoon boat at our upcoming PDB Days event. We meant it.
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August 20, 2014
Feature
Katie Burke

Montana Sucks

Montana sucks. As the popular website www.montana-sucks.com puts it, “The locals are crazy, in-breeding militia types who think that tourists are fair game
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August 20, 2014| Published in the August 2014 issue
News

Where’s The Paddle?

The paddle in our June issue of PDB was cleverly hidden along the edge of the table on page 29.
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August 19, 2014
Feature

Sniki Tiki

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August 19, 2014

Spotlight Sylvan

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August 19, 2014

Adventure Ouachita

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August 19, 2014
Feature

Avalon Chicago Bears

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August 19, 2014
Feature

Destination Yachts

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August 19, 2014

Hampton Spotlight

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August 19, 2014
Industry
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Discounted Boat Rentals During PDB Days

Coming to PDB Days? We certainly hope so. If you aren’t bringing your own pontoon, we strongly recommend that you rent one for three strong reasons.
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August 19, 2014
Product
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FUSION Teams Up With Humminbird

The FUSION-Link entertainment protocol from FUSION is now supported by the Humminbird ION and ONIX series for better audio control capabilities and functions.
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August 18, 2014| Published in the August 2014 issue
News

Not Just For Show: Trumpet horns relaunched

Increasing boaters' options and price points for a trumpet-style horn, Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products has relaunched two of its most popular and practical models.
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August 18, 2014
Boat Test Monday

Tahoe Vista 2285 Cruise

Tahoe found a way to pack a lot of great features into this 23-footer with just the right balance of standard features and options. In fact, as tested, it really has everything that you need including plenty of horsepower.
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August 16, 2014| Published in the August 2014 issue
News

New Hybrid Lighting & Motion Activated Boat Security System

Liberated Energy, Inc. has recently released Guard Lite, a revolutionary hybrid lighting and security system.
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August 15, 2014
Feature
Katie Burke
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Top 10 Reasons to Own a Pontoon

Owning a pontoon will give you a key to enjoying the outdoors with people you love.
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August 14, 2014| Published in the August 2014 issue
News

From The Forums: Excerpts from recent PDB forum exchanges at www.pdbmagazine.com: Keep Our Lakes Clean

Excerpts from recent PDB forum exchanges at www.pdbmagazine.com
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August 14, 2014
Product
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New Underwater Viewing System

Aqua-Vu re-invented their underwater viewing system with the new Micro 5c, a self-contained underwater video viewer with a spacious 5-inch LCD, compact, covert optics plus a minimalist price tag.
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August 12, 2014| Published in the August 2014 issue
Forum Member Spotlight

PDB Forum Member Spotlight: Captain Tony

We are excited to introduce you to Tony Vaccaro, aka Captain Tony on our forum.
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August 12, 2014| Published in the August 2014 issue
News

School Of The Year Standings: University of North Alabama seizes control

With only one event left in the season, the University of North Alabama is dominating the Cabela's School of the Year points race with a commanding lead over the rest of the field.
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August 12, 2014
Industry
Web Exclusive

Mercury Marine launches new global website: Site will feature information in 13 languages

Mercury Marine, the world leader in commercial and recreational marine propulsion and technology, launched on Tuesday its new global website, www. mercurymarine.com, designed to enhance the consumer experience and provide a single online point of referenc
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August 12, 2014
Industry
Sue Mackie
Web Exclusive

Swimmers Be Safe This Summer

Safety precautions need to be taken around all water environments. According to the Center for Disease Control, about half of all drowning incidents occur in natural water settings.
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August 10, 2014| Published in the August 2014 issue
News
Katie Burke

Looking Back: August 2004

Ten years ago, the cover of Pontoon & Deck Boat magazine was an amazing portrait of what pontooning represents.
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August 08, 2014| Published in the August 2014 issue
Feature
Jeffrey V. Shirts

Pontoon Paradise: Boating in New England

Jeremy—Jer to his close friends—and Erica Mulinare live in Southwick, part of the Springfield Metropolitan area located in Western Massachusetts near the Connecticut border.
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August 07, 2014
Industry
Web Exclusive

HydroHoist Celebrates 50 Years

HydroHoist Marine Group is celebrating its 50th anniversary as the market originator of the hydro-pneumatic boat lift.
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August 06, 2014
Industry
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New Mercury Marine video showcases 75 years of global success

Here's a video that was recently produced by the Wisconsin Manufacturers Commerce.
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August 06, 2014| Published in the August 2014 issue
Feature
Brady L. Kay

Let’s Go Camping!: 8 Must-Have Products To Do It Right

Federal law mandates that each summer every American family must take at least one camping trip to experience the great outdoors.
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August 05, 2014
Industry

IBEX Judges Announced

The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) Innovation Awards acknowledge the importance of technological advancement in the marine industry.
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August 05, 2014
News
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Pacific Blue Marlin: Tag and Release Tournament

One of the best reasons to own a pontoon is for the fishing. Boats and fishing go together like peanut butter and jelly.
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August 04, 2014| Published in the August 2014 issue
News
Brady L. Kay

Frequent Flyers

Ironically I find myself writing my monthly column on an airplane bound for home as I make my way back from the fourth engine media press event in 25 days.
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August 04, 2014
Boat Test Monday

Bennington 2575 QCWB

The Q Series is the top of the line when it comes to Bennington so you can expect the best in aesthetics and fine detail.
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August 02, 2014| Published in the August 2014 issue
News
Katie Burke

PDB Adventures: An Epic Boating Adventure: Boy Scouts travel the St. John’s River on PlayCraft Pontoons

Every childhood should be marked with a great boating adventure. The North Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America agrees.
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August 01, 2014
Feature
Katie Burke

Be Prepared: For your weekend on the water

I love being on the water, but do you know what ruins it for me? Realizing I forgot something right when the engine starts.
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