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Rescuing a man overboard

By Jim Hendricks The difficulty in retrieving a man overboard (MOB) never hit me until I faced the real-life rescue of a swimmer in distress. We weren’t at sea, but rather in the harbor within 50 yards of the dock....

Windmill Marina: General manager sets sail after 42 years

By Bruce Claflin bruce@scuttlebutt.com If you have boated on the beautiful St. Croix River, you have probably stopped at Windmill Marina in Afton, Minn. The 170-slip, full-service marina is not just a nice place to launch your boat, or stop to refuel and refresh; it is...

Boat trailer insurance mysteries revealed by BoatUS

If you get in an accident while trailering your boat, do you know which insurance policy will pay for repairs to the trailer? If it’s a simple accident with damage to the trailer only, it’s likely to be the trailer...

Fuel efficiency saves time, money and the enviornment

Increasing your fuel efficiency saves you time with fewer trips to the fuel dock, saves money through using less fuel, and saves the environment with decreased emissions. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out...

From Wisconsin to the world

Not unlike many stories, the Cruisers Yachts story starts from humble beginnings, struggles through change and adversity, and ultimately emerges as a model for success. The story starts simply enough near the northern Wisconsin town of Peshtigo. It’s early 1904,...

Squadron urges people to boat safely

By Red Wing Newsroom Minnesota’s Titanic as it is sometimes referred to, describes an event that occurred in July 1890 on the Mississippi. The vessel Sea Wing left Red Wing for a Sunday cruise to Lake City. On the...

Sea Ray SLX-W 230 wake sports boat named to Boating Industry’s 2017 Top Products...

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (May 2, 2017) Sea Ray’s new SLX-W 230 wake sports boat has been named one of Boating Industry magazine’s Top Products for 2017. Editors of Boating Industry selected the 2017 Top Products based on factors including innovation, impact...

2017 Supreme S211: the only affordable premium 21-foot towboat

There is a growing movement of people embracing the Supreme life with the only affordable premium towboat brand on the market. The 21-foot Supreme S211 is leading the fastest growing surf and wake boat brand into 2017 with amazing...

Navigation rules

The Navigation Rules for vessels establish actions for boaters to take to avoid a collision. The Navigation Rules are published by the U. S. Government Printing Office, and are available in any boating supply store. Every boat owner should...

Avoiding boat electrical mistakes

By Ed Sherman Problems in your boats electrical system can destroy your pride and joy. Be especially careful around these com­mon problem areas. In any given year, I inspect quite a few boats. These range from simple tenders...

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