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Chafe Guards Reduce Wear and Tear

Chafe Guards Reduce Wear and Tear

26-Jan-2016

Boat maintenance can seem like a never-ending list of things to do or items to buy. However, with Davis Instruments’ Secure Removable Chafe Guards, constantly replacing worn and frayed lines can be scratched off your list for good. Made from tough, UV-stabilized nylon webbing, Chafe Gu...
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myBeachCast App

myBeachCast App

25-Jan-2016

If you’re heading to a Great Lakes beach this summer, be sure to download the myBeachCast app, now available for both iPhone and Android smartphones. A project of the Great Lakes Commission, the app provides the latest swim advisories (updated hourly), weather conditions and hazard alert...
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Towdster V Towing Device

Towdster V Towing Device

19-Jan-2016

Now you can take your toys with you! With the Towdster, you can tow your personal watercraft or dinghy safely behind your boat. The rope expands when you speed up and retracts when you slow down or stop. When backing up, the Towdster protects the towed item from hitting your boat. The Towd...
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ShoreStop-n-GO

ShoreStop-n-GO

18-Jan-2016

Created by Bill Matley, member and director of The Great Lakes Cruising Club, the ShoreStop-n-GO is a new, simple, inexpensive device that will help release and retrieve your shoreline from the safety and comfort of your boat. When you’re ready to depart, simply pull in your retriever line to ...
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Mercury Marine Introduces SpitFire X7 Propeller

Mercury Marine Introduces SpitFire X7 Propeller

13-Jan-2016

Mercury Marine has unveiled the SpitFire X7 — a stainless steel propeller designed to improve all performance facets of the growing 75-115hp outboard class. The SpitFire X7 is the first in its engine class to be marketed with Mercury’s proprietary X7 alloy, which is 30 percent stron...
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Digital Yacht Introduces Marine PC for Technophiles

Digital Yacht Introduces Marine PC for Technophiles

12-Jan-2016

Spending a day on the boat doesn’t mean you have to leave all technology behind on land. In fact, with Digital Yacht’s Aqua Compact Pro marine PC, it’s easier than ever to keep your boat on the cutting-edge of tech. Having a PC on board allows access to the web, email, entert...
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Yamaha Marine Unveils Environmentally-Friendly Outboard

Yamaha Marine Unveils Environmentally-Friendly Outboard

07-Jan-2016

Yamaha Marine Group’s new 2.5-horsepower portable outboard proves that it’s possible to produce quality new boating products that are also incredibly environmentally friendly. Due to internal improvements and key design changes, Yamaha’s outboard is better than ever. Perhap...
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'Looking Through Water'

'Looking Through Water'

06-Jan-2016

The author of several nonfiction fishing books, Bob Rich takes on the role of a raconteur in his first novel, “Looking Through Water.” “It’s an adventure and love story; filled with conflict, emotion and healing. It has guns, shooting, dying set against backdrops I&rsqu...
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Caterpillar Announces C12.9 High Performance Diesel Engine

Caterpillar Announces C12.9 High Performance Diesel Engine

05-Jan-2016

Caterpillar Marine recently announced the availability of the Cat C12.9 high performance diesel engine for recreational and commercial applications. Over the past four years, the C12.9 completed successful reliability and durability testing in test cells and numerous high performance vessels, ...
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Seabin Automated Rubbish Collector

Seabin Automated Rubbish Collector

04-Jan-2016

You know that trash floating around in the Great Lakes... those pop cans, granola wrappers and ziplock bags left to waste away in the water? What if you could easily clean up that rubbish with a simple device? The Seabin — an automated rubbish bin that catches floating rubbish, oil, f...
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