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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Area boaters hit the links for a cause

By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine A few short weeks ago approximately 70 area boaters left the Rivers and Lakes in exchange for the golf course to raise money for a cause. The cause, Folds of Honor. The event, The St. Croix...

Spotlight on Stillwater: The Twin Cities destination river town

By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine Raise your hand if you haven’t been to Stillwater. Most boaters have visited Stillwater on many occasions, and most others have ‘made a day’ out of drifting through Stillwater’s picturesque streets and quaint village shops. What...

Prolonging the life of your marine canvas

By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine We hear from many boaters here at Scuttlebutt and one of the most frequent issues we hear about is the care of marine canvas. Let’s face it, marine canvas isn’t cheap. It’s also a very...
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Understanding the value of the marine survey

For many, their first entry into the world of boating is the purchase of a pre-owned boat. So how do you tell what kind of value you are getting for your money? How do you know that the boat...

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...

Minnetonka Power Squadron and USPS District 22 receive top honors

At the United States Power Squadrons (USPS) Annual Meeting held recently in Orlando, Florida, Minnetonka Power Squadron, of Minnetonka, Minnesota took “Top Squadron” honors while Florida’s US Power Squadron District 22 was named “Top District.” The awards are sponsored...

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....

From Lake Minnetonka to the record books

By Bruce Claflin | bruce@scuttlebutt.com AMERICAN SPIRIT When one thinks about the American spirit, one inevitably thinks about freedom. Most boaters would say they never feel so free as they do with the sun on their face and the wind in...

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The St. Paul Yacht Club

By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine Founding History The St. Paul Yacht Club was founded in 1912 by a group of prominent St. Paul citizens to explore the then new pastime of power boating. The Club’s home on Harriet Island was made...

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