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INVASIVE SPECIES

By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine Anyone who enjoys the waterways in our area or owns waterfront property, is aware of many of the invasive species that are present here. Respective Departments of Natural Resources in Wisconsin and Minnesota are fully...

Rotax Jet Propulsion Engines Pack More Power Than Ever

Valcourt, Québec, August 1, 2018 – BRP Marine Group announced today the release of the largest Rotax jet propulsion engine yet – the Rotax ACE (Advanced Combustion Efficiency) 300. Now available on Scarab jet boat models and Chaparral Vortex...

River Valley Power and Sport acquires Bill’s Bay Marina

By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine On July 10th, River Valley Power and Sport president John Wooden, announced the acquisition of Bill’s Bay Marina in Red Wing, MN. The purchase consists of the Bill’s Bay Marina showroom and service facility on 3rd...

Wake surfing sport streams demand for tow boat industry

By Kara Hildreth Today’s modern tow boats are engineered to produce world-class wakes, waves and sweet rides on cool open waters. “Surfing has been the big deal and the driver of that market for the last number of years, and...

Lake limos

By Kara Hildreth Today’s modern pontoon boats possess high-end luxury and entertainment value and have earned the nickname “lake limos.” The entertaining, luxurious boats can be a venue where lasting memories are made for generations of family and friends who come...

Mixing it up: Area lakes offer options

By Tracy Briggs Most people think Minnesota is over exaggerating calling itself “The Land of 10,000 Lakes.” But in true Midwestern fashion, the state is actually being too humble. Minnesota has 11,842 lakes over 10 acres in size according to...

NATIONAL MARINA DAYS KICKS OFF JUNE 9TH

According to their website at www.NationalMarinaDay.org, National Marina Days is a nationwide boating event to grow boating participation across North America. National Marina Day as it was named in it’s early years has now grown into National Marina Days plural....

Local Boating Radio Show Changes Channels

By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine Our favorite local boating radio show “Boating with Wolf Marine and Tetzlaff Yacht Sales” is changing channels. The show, which is produced by John Tetzlaff of Tetzlaff Yacht Sales, and Erik Wolf of Wolf Marine,...

South Shore Yacht Club’s 80th Queen’s Cup: A Proud Heritage

By Sam Graubner, South Shore Yacht Club The Queen’s Cup Race is sailed for one of the oldest trophies in world yachting, with a history that dates back to the British Victorian era. Queen Victoria first offered the cup as...

ST. CROIX NATIONAL SCENIC RIVERWAY TURNS 50

By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine A seemingly short 50 years ago, then President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act which established a national system to protect our rivers and the land immediately adjacent to them....

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