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River Valley Power and Sport Named to 2017 Boating Industry Top 100 List

By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine River Valley Power and Sport has been named one of the Top 100 dealers in North America by Boating Industry, the leading publication for the marine industry. The Top 100 is the only independent ranking...

Hypothermia and Cold Shock – The Risks of Off Season Boating

by Pete Seidel, ADSO-MS-GRU-MOR 1SR, USGC Aux. The warm weather boaters have left the water and are dreaming of the spring launching season. The crowds are gone from the local waters during the colder months of the year leaving only...

Masterpiece on the Mississippi

By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine The story of Dubuque Iowa is not an unusual one in these parts. It was an area rich in many ways and settlers came to take advantage of those riches. Julien Dubuque is said to...

Meet Bayport Marina’s New GM

As soon as you visit Bayport Marina you’ll immediately get the impression that this is a very well run Marina. It’s been that way for a long time. It exhibits the level of commitment that the membership shares, always...

Hanson Medals Awarded For 2016 Rescue In Chesapeake Bay

BRISTOL, R.I. (December 14, 2017) – US Sailing’s Safety at Sea Committee awarded the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal on December 7, 2017, to Ed Tracey, Dewey Ward and Ray Racine, the crew of Incommunicado, for their October 23,...

NEW OWNERS TAKE OVER AT YACHT BROKERS

By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine As is the case for many of us, we yearn for the day when we gain the flexibility back in our lives to pursue those things we would all love to do. That day has...

ERICKSON MARINE CELEBRATES 50th ANNIVERSARY

By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine Erickson Marine of Hastings is celebrating an anniversary this year. Fifty years in the Boating and Marine business. This is no small feat for a business, to be successful for 50 years. In our world...

Thank you from Scuttlebutt Magazine

It’s that time of the year again. Time to start thinking about winterizing and storage options. Hopefully you all made many unforgettable memories over the summer! There’s nothing like being out on the water with friends and family soaking...

In memoriam: Dick Anderson

The Boating and River Communities lost a great friend on August 19th. 2017 with the passing of Dick Anderson. Dick loved the river valley, and was a lifelong boater. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and cherished his...

Not just restoration — it’s boat art

By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine Boaters love a good boat show, especially a show that features antique and wooden boats. There’s a feeling of nostalgia there, a nod to a romantic era gone by. I remember the days on the...

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CAPRI 27 BRAINS AND BEAUTY

For ultimate ease of entry, the portside hydraulic walk through lowers – at the touch of a button – to create a stable walking...

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