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Simrad Unveils Two New GO Chartplotters

Simrad Unveils Two New GO Chartplotters


Simrad’s GO standalone chartplotter series has two new additions: The GO12 XSE and the GO7 XSR. Both models come standard with a number of features, such as: Full compatibility with Simrad Broadband 3G/4G and Halo Radar systems; internal GPS receivers; StructureScan HD and CHIRP Sonar for fish.... Read More

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Ports of Call

Jewel of the Great Lakes

Jewel of the Great Lakes

Mackinac Island, Michigan

Charmingly perfect and anchored to its picturesque past of horse and buggies, grand homes and stately hotels, Mackinac Island, Michigan — located where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron converge — remains much the same as it was in 1897, when town leaders banned automobiles. A traffic jam on the island is when three carriages pause in front of the Grand Hotel’s golf course. Street sounds don’t include blaring horns and screeching brakes, but rather the jangle of harnesses and the clip clopping of horse hooves on cobbled streets. But we’re not just talking about late 19th-century Mackinac Island — we’re talking about present-day. Phil Porter, director of Mackinac State Historic Parks (MSHP), summered on the island as a child, completed an internship here during college and then started working for MSHP in 1976 (and never left). He says the island has one of the largest collections of pre-1850 historic structures in the Midwest. This long list includes Michigan’s oldest hospital, the 1828 Post Hospital, and the oldest public building, the 1780 Officers’ Stone Quarters. Both buildings are located in Fort Mackinac. The Mission Chur.....

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Boat Spotlights

Azimut 50 Fly (Galley up configuration)

Azimut 50 Fly (Galley up configuration)


Boat Tests

Manitou X-Plode XT


Crownline E27


Stingray 236cc


Absolute 40 STL


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