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BoatUS Peer-to-Peer Insurance Covers Rentals

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, VA  – In the sharing economy, who pays when something goes wrong? For boat owners considering renting out their vessel through Airbnb-like boat renting services, boat insurance has been a key concern. Today BoatUS announces a first of its kind boat rental insurance policy available for rentals through Boatbound, the nation’s fastest growing boat rental marketplace. The new Peer-to-Peer Boat Rental Policy covers the rental period and is designed specifically to meet the needs of this new and growing market.  Read Full Story

Plano Reels in Million Dollar Browning

Thursday, August 27, 2015

PLANO, IL – Plano Synergy, parent company to the time-trusted Plano and Frabill fishing tackle brands, is proud to announce the addition of Bassmaster Elite angler Stephen Browning to their Pro Staff. Browning competes in the prestigious Bassmaster Elite Series, where he has earned three first-place finishes, 31 top-ten finishes, ten Classic appearances and nearly $1.2 million over his twenty-year professional angling career.  Read Full Story

How to be a Marina A-hole

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 24, 2015 – It’s nearing the end of summer cruising season for recreational boaters, who are looking to fit in one more trip away from home. If you’re member of BoatUS, a marina may even give you a discount on fuel, transient dockage or repair work, but most importantly, transient boaters should recognize that they have responsibilities as marina guests. Ignore these duties and you risk earning the scorn of management and being asked to leave. What will get you in trouble? BoatUS worked with the Marina Recreation Association to find out some of the things that could make you a bad guest.  Read Full Story

New Center Console Action Craft Does It All

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Responding to customer and market demand, Action Craft Boats introduces its versatile Action Craft 24 Coastal Bay ACE Premium Elite, a shallow draft center console boat with offshore capabilities. This new performance fishing machine is based on the company's popular 2310 TE platform.  Read Full Story

MULL BLOG: Spro Shoots Rk Star into Steelhead Market

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The one thing you know when you get a Spro crankbait of any kind is that it will be dangling high-quality Gamakatsu hooks. Spro is the lure brand owned by the same guy who owns Gamakatsu, and has come up with some great designs over the years.  Read Full Story

Get the Gunk Out of Boat Exhaust

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Gen-Kleen™ system from leading marine exhaust systems manufacturer Centek Industries integrates with a generator wet exhaust system to remove hydrocarbon pollution (sheen, soot, unspent gasoline and diesel fuel) from the exhaust water before it is discharged.  Read Full Story

Fender Attachment Stretches for Best Protection

Friday, August 14, 2015

Various rope, strap and clip fender attachment products are on the market, but none provide the stretch needed when a fender gets caught between the dock and boat while the boat is still moving forward. The Shockles FenderFriend from Davis Instruments is the first and only fender whip with a built-in shock absorber to receive the impact generated by fenders rubbing against the hull, dock or piling.  Read Full Story

Partners help Michigan DNR stock more than 4 million walleyes

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced the totals from its annual walleye rearing pond harvest and stocking of walleye fingerlings. The DNR’s Fisheries Division and tribal partners stocked nearly 4.7 million walleye fingerlings in more than 110 water bodies located throughout Michigan this spring and summer.  Read Full Story

New Frabill Aerators Suck, Spray and Wash Down Your Boat Big Time

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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Interesting Tie-Downs from Accon Marine

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

      Strong hardware can be an easy way to secure equipment. Without a lot of tools, Accon Marine's 195 and 196 Large and Small Tie Downs keep poling platforms, scuba gear, fenders and other marine accessories in place when aboard and underway.  Read Full Story

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