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Friday, August 23, 2019

Sharing our water

Whether on the water for boating, fishing, or watersports, or on the land, exploring the shoreline or living at water’s edge, everyone who enjoys our nation’s waterways, has same right to enjoy the water as you do. As a responsible boater, you should always be mindful of...

Hit the high seas in an eco-friendly way

Living a more eco-conscious lifestyle is something people from all walks of life can enjoy. Whether you're a full-time environmentalist who has devoted your life to helping the planet or just someone who recognizes the substantial impact that even...

Ethanol could damage outboard motors

Ethanol, a corn-based fuel that is mixed with traditional gasoline, has been a boon to the fuel industry. It helps to keep costs down and provides a renewable, more eco-friendly option to fuel cars and trucks. While ethanol may...

Marine stereo buying guide

WHAT MAKES MARINE STEREOS DIFFERENT? From punishing sunlight to driving rain to extreme temperatures, a marine audio system has to endure a lot of abuse. And that’s just when the boat is tied up at the marina. If you want great sound...

Hastings, more than a river town

Hastings prides itself on being a Rivertown, and that will be evident when they celebrate Rivertown Days this month on the weekend of the 21st. Hastings is a town of rivers, born and raised near the confluence of the St....

Enjoy Fourth of July fireworks from your boat — safely

As boaters, we love spending every possible day of the season on the water. Certainly, one of the highlights of each summer season is our Independence Day holiday and the opportunity to watch the spectacular fireworks displays from the...

Fly460: Hearts will soar

The Fly 460 represents a new era in comfort, entertaining capability and performance. This stylish sport yacht makes its presence known with Sea Ray’s iconic lines and a sleek, modern aesthetic. The expanded flybridge’s social layout invites long afternoons with loved...

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...

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