Water expands in volume by about nine percent when it freezes, creating a staggering force that can crack a boat engine block, damage fiberglass, split hoses, or destroy a boat’s refrigeration system overnight. As cold weather approaches, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) d.... Read More
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The beauty of Houghton, its sister city Hancock, and the rest of Michigan’s northernmost peninsula, is instantly obvious to anyone who motors, sails or paddles near shore. Settled on the Keweenaw Waterway, Houghton is the largest city in Copper Country and is a year-round getaway off Lake Superior.
Old-growth forests tower above rocky shelves, wide swaths of sugar sand beach dot shorelines accented by boulders and colorful agates, eagles soar from cliffs, and sheltered harbors invite visits to pristine wilderness areas, bordered by villages notable for multi-ethnic traditions dating back three.....Read More
Grand Banks is expanding its Downeast Eastbay lineup, and, considering how impressive its existing 46-, 50-, and 55-foot models are, there’s reason for celebration. Scheduled to launch this fall at the Newport Boat Show, the new 44 Eastbay SX is the smallest member of the Eastbay family. But d.....Read More