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LineGrabber Adds Attachment Point Anywhere on Dock Line

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

While there are various knots and mechanical devices that can attach an intermediate tie-off point onto a line, sometimes the best solution is the most simple. The LineGrabber from Davis Instruments enables owners to make an attachment point to a line without making a knot. It works by cinching tight around a line. The more tension that is applied to the LineGrabber, the more it tightens on the line.  Read Full Story

Download Free Guide to Antifouling Paint

Monday, April 14, 2014

 The choice and use of antifouling paints is one of the most common and complicated issues for boat owners. Antifouling 101, a comprehensive, free guide from Interlux®, exposes the many myths and demystifies the many misunderstandings about antifouling paints.

Protecting a boat from marine growth is an unavoidable but absolutely necessary task. Antifouling 101 discusses the different types of fouling - weed, shell and slime - how an antifouling paint works (and what goes into it) and non-biocidal, foul release coatings. A glossary of terms helps explain the technology of antifouling paints.

Click here to download a copy of Antifouling 101.

More info: www.yachtpaint.com/usa

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The LakeMaster Story

Friday, April 11, 2014

EUFALA, AL – “What you’re about to get is the short story, not the long story of bad weather, killer mosquitoes, getting stuck on rocks and trying to figure out how to get off them, and destroying props 20 miles from nowhere,” laughs LakeMaster founder Mike Wood, whose official retirement was July 31st, 2013.  Read Full Story

Why Boaters Hate Ethanol

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – If you own a boat, you may have heard by now that a government mandate has been increasing the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply, which not only damages boat engine and fuel systems but can present very real safety concerns. Mandating the increasing use of the ethanol was legislation passed in 2005, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which BoatUS, along with a coalition of world hunger, oil and gas industry, environmental, and restaurant groups, petroleum distributors, meat and poultry producers, and auto and power equipment manufacturers, is now fighting to repeal. That’s because the Standard no longer reflects America’s fuel usage, which has been on a decline and is opposite of the legislation’s assumptions made nearly a decade ago.

No matter what side of the coin you’re on, it’s clear the RFS isn’t working for recreational boat owners. Here’s a short video from the American Petroleum Institute, one of BoatUS’ partners, that says it best:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se9_P-R9QTA&list=UUX5uNpKyy9TU6f1tkCYn0LA

If you’d like to know more about ethanol and boats, see the BoatUS Magazine feature, “E15: A Good Law, For Yesterday,” at BoatUS.com/e15agoodlawforyesterday.

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Keep Canvas Clean for Looks and Longevity

Monday, April 07, 2014

Canvas enclosures, such as cockpit covers, help shut out bugs in the Spring and provide shade from the sun in the Summer. But to keep them for years of trouble-free use, canvas fabric and sections of clear vinyl, Eisinglass, Plexiglas, or strata glass need to be treated and cleaned properly. Shurhold Industries offers some pointers and products to ensure owners do just that.  Read Full Story

OBITUARY Hobie Alter Master Watercraft Designer

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Hobart “Hobie” Alter, who started out shaping surfboards, and ended up shaping a culture, passed away peacefully at his Palm Desert home on March 29 surrounded by his loving family. Born on October 31, 1933 in Ontario, California, he was 80 at the time of his passing.  Read Full Story

Boat Owners Association US By the Numbers

Friday, March 28, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is an association of like-minded boaters, anglers and sailors defined by a sampling of numbers. From how many members it has, or the number of TowBoatUS and Vessel Assist towboats across the nation, to the number of fishing tournaments sanctioned by the BoatUS Angler “Weigh-to-Win” cash bonus program, BoatUS has a number for it.  Read Full Story

Key FOB for Bow Thrusters

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Gyro keeps marlin fishing comfy

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Aboard Betsy, reeling in ten blue marlin a day is par for the course. In fact, the Spencer 87 spent 165 days last year doing nothing but fishing, and the Billfish Foundation has twice recognized owner Mike Brauser as the Atlantic's top angler. This famous sportfisher now has an even sharper winning edge, with the recent installation of a Seakeeper gyro stabilizer.   Read Full Story

Team Aqua-Vu Dominates and Captures Team of the Year

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Crosslake, MN (March 13, 2014)– To make an accurate comparison of the achievements of a certain distinguished team of competitive ice anglers, you’d need to enter the rarified air of one “KVD.”  For the second year in a row, Team Aqua-Vu members Brandon Newby and Ryan Wilson dominated the highly competitive North American Ice Fishing Circuit (NAIFC), winning multiple qualifying events as well as capturing Team of the Year.  Read Full Story



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