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  1. Beyond the "Booze Cruise"

    Beyond the "Booze Cruise"

    Despite all the jokes revolving around beer-soaked boat rides, boats and booze don't always mix well. Having an alcoholic drink or two is all right if you're not the one at the helm, but even for passengers, overindulgence on the water isn't wise for safety's sake. Alcohol slows down reflexes and can play havoc with your balance. If you choose to drink alcohol while on the boat, please don't drive or operate any watercraft. It's not only dangerous, but also illegal. Don't let a bad decision ruin a good time.

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  2. The Wake Surfing Revolution

    The Wake Surfing Revolution

    With the right boat and a wake surfboard, the surf’s up whenever you want! No one knows for sure who was the first brave soul to try surfing a boat's wake, but the sport has come a long way since the 1960s, with specially-designed boats and boards.

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  3. Help With Hatches

    Help With Hatches

    You're ready for boat season! Your fiberglass is shiny, your decals are brilliant, your chrome is so bright that it shines like the sun itself. How about those hatches? Is the Plexiglas® hatch lens cracked or clouded? Are the frames discolored? Maybe it's time to swap them out for something new.

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  4. Listen Up: 6 Tips for Selling Your Boat

    Listen Up: 6 Tips for Selling Your Boat

    Selling a boat can be bittersweet. On the one hand, it's exciting to make room for something new, but on the other, your old boat has been a part of many happy memories. Give yourself the best chance at finding your boat a good home with these six tips.

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  5. Let The Sunshine In!

    Let The Sunshine In!

    Save 10% on escape and ventilation hatchesportlights, deck hatches, and storage boxes through April 28, 2018! Don't settle for a gloomy galley or shadowy staterooms. With the right hatches and portlights - at the right price - you can fill your boat cabin with natural light and fresh air.
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  6. Bimini Bonanza!

    Bimini Bonanza!

    We've all been surprised by a summer shower when we're out on the boat. Having a bimini top to pop up can make all the difference when the rain moves in. A good bimini also shields sensitive skin from the sun's strong rays, and provides cool shade in which to relax.

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  7. Even More About Boat Covers

    Even More About Boat Covers

    All boat covers are 10% off all month! Sale ends February 28, 2018.  Last year, we talked about covering your boat for long-term storage with shrink wrap or a shrink-it-yourself Transhield cover. But there's much more to cover (sorry).
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  8. 8 Ways to Not Ruin Your Boat

    8 Ways to Not Ruin Your Boat

    What a beautiful October! The sun has been shining warm and bright here on the shore of Lake Michigan, but we know colder days lie not far ahead. Our thoughts turn to protecting our beautiful, beloved boats, tucking them in for their winter nap after another fun-filled summer. Behind all the warm-and-fuzzy metaphors, however, is some hard work: winterization.

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  9. Scrub and Stitch: Boat Cover Cleaning and Repair

    Scrub and Stitch: Boat Cover Cleaning and Repair

    Boat covers and car roofs have a few things in common. They come in a range of colors; they offer protection from the elements; and they seem to be target numero uno for bird poop.

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  10. Like Your Life Depends On It: PFD Maintenance

    Like Your Life Depends On It: PFD Maintenance

    Like anything people wear, life jackets can get dirty and even wear out. While personal flotation devices (PFDs) are easy to clean and maintain, there might be a few details you haven't thought about before. Read on for how to clean, dry, and store this important boat equipment, and what to do when mildew strikes.

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