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BOATUS OFFERS BEST BOATING ADVICE

ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 13, 2019 – Wearing a life jacket, avoiding alcohol, and taking a boating safety course tops the list of things you can do now to improve your chances of a long, safe summer of...

Accon Fender Hangers save time and effort

Made from durable 316 stainless steel for corrosion resistance and long life, Accon Marine Quick Release Fender Hangers utilize a small steel anchor that attaches permanently to the fender lines. Deploying is as simple...

Army Corps forecasts high water level for Lake Superior

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has just released their latest monthly forecasts for Lake Superior water levels. The 6 month forecasts that come from the Corps are thought to be among the best indicators available. Their...

LET’S TALK SPRING, BOATING, and READINESS!

By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine So all of us here in the upper Midwest have been extremely patient and now, it’s finally spring. Time to go boating! Maybe for some of us it IS time to go...

BoatUS Foundation Cracks the Code to Make On-Water Boat Training More Affordable, Accessible

ANNAPOLIS, Md., January 15, 2019 – Learning how to drive a boat takes practice. That’s not always an easy or affordable thing to do, according to the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water – especially...

Spinlock enhances safety at sea with the introduction of GlowSpot®

Spinlock is pleased to announce that it will be introducing yet another innovative feature to its DURO range of commercial marine lifejackets in the form of a new bladder that uses Glowspot® retro-reflection technology. Glowspot® further enhances the...

Midwest Marinas Ready for Pressure Wash Water Regulation Enforcement

By Wendy Larimer For many years, coastal marinas and boatyards have grappled with regulations, rules, best management practices and guidance on how to treat their pressure wash wastewater to prevent it from running into the water and running afoul of...

Inexpensive protection for propeller blades and shins

It’s a toss-up as to which hurts more: a dinged shin or the bill from a propeller repair shop. Both are easily avoided with Davis Instruments’ patented Prop Sox. It’s an inexpensive set of three slip-on covers that protect...

Please be aware of your own wake

By Rick Chapman, General Manager of Sunnyside Marina President of the Midwest Marina Association The Midwest Marina Association is made up of over 25 Marinas on the St. Croix River, Mississippi River, Lake Minnetonka and Lake Superior. We represent over 6,000...

PRACTICE BOATING SAFETY DURING JULY 4TH CELEBRATIONS

All boaters should: Have a sober operator— DON’T operate a boat under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Alcohol and drugs affect judgment, vision, balance and coordination. The marine environment — motion, vibration, engine noise, sun, wind and spray — accelerates...

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