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The Real Man-Eaters: Rip Currents

The Real Man-Eaters: Rip Currents

Fun fact: you are 45 times more likely to lose your life to a rip current than a shark attack. We don't have sharks in our part of the world, but the dangerous currents of the Great Lakes are even more deadly. Twelve people perished in Lake Michigan just over Labor Day weekend, and two deaths occurred in Kenosha Harbor in the first week of September.

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Floating Feasts

Floating Feasts

What's better than spending a day on the boat? Spending a day on the boat and sharing a meal aboard or on the beach! Summer might be winding down, but there are lots of sunny days ahead before the cold sets in. Make the most of late summer with a picnic on the water. Continue reading



What Our Customers Are Saying


After ordering and purchasing 10 Gebo portlights to be shipped to Gosport ,UK, would just like to thank you all for your great service, ease of transaction and good email updates via you and ups. The total amount including UK import and taxes came to $2054.. These same portlights purchased in the UK would have cost me $4002 plus shipping ! The portlights are superb quality and totally transform the look of my boat and best of all, no more leaks! Crazy that a product made in the EU can be bought much cheaper from the states?

Andy P.

This is the first time I have ever felt even the desire to applaud a seller [on eBay].

Your company has gone above and beyond in helping me with providing me with a great product and service, and when there was a small defect in one marine temperature gauge from the package I got, you guys shipped me out another one 2 day priority shipping. I am taken aback by your generosity. I would have been perfectly satisfied with regular shipping as I know the engine isn’t overheating. Thank you so much for this gesture.

I will look at your guys store from now on for my marine needs if you have the parts I’m looking for.

I hope that your company stays in business for generations and that your business ethics remain the same. You have just earned my business and my referrals should I find anyone who is looking for any products you offer.

Thank you again.

David C. of Washington

Hello Great Lakes Skipper; I received my boat seats yesterday and I am very happy with your product. UPS did a good job of getting them to me overnight, just like you said. You (Daniel) and your knowledge played a big part in helping me choose the right seats for my boat. I will recommend Great Lake Skipper and your services to others. Thank you. Jared

Jared L. of Greece

I just received my order from your company and I'm extremely pleased with the quality and at such a great price !!! A local marine shop here in FLA wanted over $60 for the same item for only one (1) of the Nitro Live Well Mgt Systems, plus $90 per hour for the labor involved. Now I can go and update my Nitro 929 CDX and get both livewells up and running again myself. All I can say is thanks so much for offering such a fine quality product at such a great price. My feedback is: "Effortless transaction, great item offered, good price, super seller !!!"

Paul T. of Florida, USA

I got my Lowrance 510c Fishfinder today. I don't know how to thank you guys. We had a small mixup on the first order and you guys were on the ball and sorted it out. You're so honest and trustworthy company. You guys are the best and I will tell all I know about your great service. I am so far away in Aussie, but when I need things for my boat, you're there to help out. I am one very happy man! Cheers and thanks again.

Roscoe of Australia

Kudos for the above and beyond service on getting my control here on time. It was exactly what I needed, and saved a bundle too!

Jay B. of Tempe, AZ

Thank you very much for sending me a replacement part. I wanted to let you and your management know that I think very highly of your customer service, which is knowledgeble, courteous, and fair-minded.

John G . of VA

One of the best online purchases I have ever made! I placed the order online and then called to see if they could speed up the shipping. Jean made arrangements to ship my order by DHL. Would you believe it was shipped on Wednesday and arrived clear of customs by Thursday afternoon? Wow! My husband just loved the seats and now he is getting ready to take me on a romantic dinner cruise with his new seats! Thanks for spicing up our live up here. Happy boating! Nancy

Nancy of British Columbia, CANADA

Hi Great Lakes Skipper; Thank you. The piano hinges arrived yesterday afternoon and they are just what we need. Thanks so much for the great service too. Be assured that we will buy from you again!

Rick and Bonnie D. of Tennessee

I received the plexiglas windshield in better condition than I expected. Your pictures did not do it justice! And with some minor adjustments this ought to fit my Tidecraft Bass Boat quite nicely. Thanks for the superior service.

David M. of Sonoma, California

I just bought one of your Sea Pro Fishing Rod Rocket Launcher Racks and I'm EXTREMELY happy with the entire transaction! Super Heavy Duty Quality and one of the BEST BARGAINS I have found on the internet! Easily worth 3 times what you could get for one of these. Anyone looking at one of these should grab it before they are gone! It shipped really fast and was well protected. I don't work for Great Lakes Skipper. I am just a really happy customer of theirs. Please post this testimonial for all to see. Thanks again. What a great deal!!!

Paul H. of New Hampshire

100% is not enough.1,000,000% overall satisfaction. Very lucky to find your store!

Odom of Hawaii, USA

Thank you very much for the Medallion gauges. I have been looking for these gauges for over two years as I am restoring an old Larson and these are beautiful. Believe me, I am telling all my fellow boaters to check you out!

K. H. of Bowling Green, KY

Hi, I would just like to take the time to note the wonderful help and service of [employee name removed] from the shipping department in regards to my last order. I had an issue with an item I received and the issue was handled with professionalism, promptness, and courtesy. I just felt the need to make note of this service. It is becoming increasingly rare to find customer service at this level. Thanks!

Tytus of USA

Never had such prompt service. I ordered my boat parts on Thursday, flew home Friday night, and the package was there when I got home!!

Warren H. of Ohio

Right On! Thank you so much for your quick response and for correcting my shipping address. Your company really understands customer service and you saved me a ton of money by catching and fixing my shipping mistake. I will use your company every time in the future and am gladly recommending you to all my boating friends. Thanks again .

Richard M. of Canada

Thank you GLS for for parts that I needed. Also great & speedy service.

Joseph of New Jersey, USA

I bought a Cherrywood folding boat table top last week and I want you to know that I was very impressed with the services and how quickly it got to me. I want to let you also know that the table is gorgeous! I was a little unsure about having it shipped to Canada but you did such a great job wrapping it that when I got it in less than 3 business days it was perfect, not a scratch. Thank you so much. I am now going to order the table parts from you. This website is now under favourites. You made it such a pleasure shopping with you.

Elaine C. of Ontario, Canada

I received the Seats the other day, (Fantastic) Exactly what I was looking for, style and color is spot on. Packaging and wrapping was excellent no damage to goods. Firstly I want to thank you for your excellent service you provided and prompted response on emails. Secondly some feedback on your web site, very informative and clear. Very Good. Thanks again.

Nick of California

Hello! I just thought I would write and tell you that the boat upholstery that we ordered from your upholstery shop for our trawler was everything that we hoped for with respect to the color depiction on your website. Our cushions turned out beautifully, and we couldn't believe how fast we received your product. Thank you, once again, and we will be referring our boating friends to your website with great enthusiasm!

Bob and Arlene P. of Florida