Great Lakes Scuttlebutt — Spring Issue 2017
Author: Erik Kyle
PUBLISHER OF GREAT LAKES SCUTTLEBUTT Spring Fever! So far, so good! As I write this article in late February, we really haven’t had too much sn..
Design + Performance for Marine Textiles Already a recognized brand name in fabrics in the awning market, Sunbrella® made waves with boaters in the..
The Low Down On Carpeting
Author: Sparta Carpets
The next time you are in the market to replace that dingy or ripped up carpet on your boat, you can approach the chore with some extra knowledge and f..
Infinity Luxury Woven Fabrics
The Complete Package It’s that time of the year again when dreams of the summer breeze and long lake days are filling heads with great memories fro..
Iconic Style and Good Footing in XTRATUF Whether you’re loading up the boat with a few buddies for a weekend fishing trip or setting your sights on..
Author: John Tiger
Cover Up: Boat Cover Buying in an Online World In-season or in storage, your boat should absolutely be covered when you’re not using it, to protect..
Sun Safe Boating
Sun Safe Boating — The Sensible Way to Boat Sun safety is an important — yet often overlooked — aspect of boat safety. With fishing, cruising, tub..
Secure Chafe Guards
Dock Lines And Boat Finishes Protected From Wear Not only are dock lines expensive, but they're the only things that hold a valuable boat in place ..
Riviera Yacht SeaWied Shines In Cleveland
The Key is Quality, 'SeaWied' shines in Cleveland First-time Riviera owner Rick Wiedemer says there are many good reasons for the growing popularit..
Author: Dan Armitage
BUCKEYE SPORTSMAN RADIO WWW.BUCKEYESPORTSMAN.NET The Bottom Line on Bottom Painting When I lived in the Florida Keys and kept my boat in the ..
Pettit Marine Paint
Author: Rushton Gregory
Pettit Marine Paint Introduces Its Newest Water-Based Bottom Paint As the winter thaws and the excitement of the season ahead gets us all to start ..
Hull Cleaning & Maintenance
Rules to Stick to for Underwater Hull Cleaning and Maintenance To maintain your bottom paint’s performance and to stretch the time between haul-out..
Finish First Marine Polish
Why FINISH FIRST Marine Polish? It seems everywhere you turn today someone has a new miracle marine wax on the market. Some advertise a yearlong p..
The Moorings To Supply America's Cup Spectators
The Moorings Named as Official Charter Yacht Supplier of the 35th America’s Cup Experience the Action from Your Private Crewed Yacht The world’s..
How to Live the Dream Vacation Life You’ve worked hard all your life and the time to invest in the vacation plan of your dreams has finally come. ..
Yacht Vacation Giveaway From Yacht Solutions & Great Lakes Scuttlebutt
Win A Trip of a Lifetime and Experience an Amazing Destination! Yacht Solutions in partnership with Great Lakes Scuttlebutt will be giving away a o..
Novi Boat Show
Novi Boat Show Cruises into Novi March 10-13 The Novi Boat Show cruises into the Suburban Collection Showplace March 16-19 with exhibitors lining t..
Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes Exhibit Visits Plattsburgh The City of Plattsburgh, Lake Champlain Sea Grant, and New York Sea Grant have an..
The Future is Bright with OceanLED In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of underwater LED lights available on the market. Whi..
The Fusion® Signature Series Just Got Bigger And Better FUSION®, a worldwide leader in marine entertainment has expanded its award-winning line of ..
Navpod Pedestalpods Now Available For Your Angling Electronics NavPod, manufacturer of high-quality waterproof housings for marine electronics, ann..
N2K-Enabled Stereos Allow For Sophisticated User Interface NMEA2000-enabled multi-function displays are a great way to consolidate data from numero..
Author: Dan Armitage
Fishing Solo The marlin took the second of two ‘chicken’ dolphin I had hooked simultaneously on a solo troll off Florida’s Looe Key reef — the one ..
Great Lakes Fishing Report
Author: Rob Westcott
The Great Lakes On Ice Along with the rest of the country, here in the Great Lakes, we are under the thumb of old man winter. For most of the regio..
Great Lakes Level Forecast
Great Lakes Water Level Update As of February 17, 2017 Weather Conditions The last 7 days started out with a warm but windy weekend, followe..
Author: Capt. Fred Davis
Use Caution for Spring Runoffs and Shallows Navigating rivers and lakes presents problems for boaters because of shallow water. Many areas this pas..
Author: Carolyn Shearlock
THEBOATGALLEY.COM, CO-AUTHOR OF THE BOAT GALLEY COOKBOOK Beer Bread Fresh bread can dress up almost any meal. So-called “Quick Breads” are made ..
Author: Alexa B., Sylvania, Ohio
Grilled Veggie & Hummus Wraps Serves 4, total time 20 minutes Ingredients 4 (1/2-inch-thick) slices red onion 1 red bell pepper, seeded..
The Daisy Davit System
Author: Otto Isbill
It was winter in 2011 when the idea of Daisy Davit came to light. Like most boaters, I was hibernating waiting for spring and thinking about boating,..
Wolverine Inflatables Services And Recertifies Your Emergency Equipment
Wolverine Inflatables is a leader in the service and sales of emergency inflatable products for recreational boaters in the Great Lakes Region of the ..
Near-Tragedy Inspires New Safety Device
Scott Smiles' 42' boat sank in 50 seconds, leaving him, a friend, and their two PFDclad young sons clinging to a cooler and EPIRB (Emergency Position ..
LCJ Capteurs Ultrasonic Solid-State Wind Sensors
LCJ Capteurs produces solid state ultrasonic wind sensors built for the harsh marine environment. Their durability and user friendly operation also l..
A Deck Boat For Everyone
A Deck Boat For Everyone If you’ve been following STINGRAY Boats the last few years, it’s obvious the company is heavily immersed in the deck boat ..
Sea Hawk Paints Adds New Distribution Partner To Broaden Its Reach
Sea Hawk Paints, the world's leading premium nautical coating provider, welcomed West Marine as its newest authorized distributor servicing the compan..
Tom Ervin Promoted To Walstrom Marine President
Tom Ervin has been promoted to President of Walstrom Marine. Ervin joined the company as General Manager in March of 2016 for an almost year long t..
Toledo Power Squadron Installs New Officers
The "Change of Watch" took place for the Toledo Power Squadron on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the historic OLIVER HOUSE in downtown Toledo..
Regulator Marine Announces Expansion Of Dealer Network By Welcoming Yacht Works As Newest Dealer
Regulator Marine, manufacturers of offshore sportfishing boats, announced the addition of Yacht Works to their domestic dealer network, fueling the co..
Ilmor Receives Top Honors In Customer Satisfaction
Affirming its longstanding commitment to a superior customer experience, Ilmor Marine received the marine industry’s highest honor in customer satisfa..
Great Lakes Boat Top Celebrates 60 Years
Great Lakes Boat Top is celebrating its 60th year in business in 2017. The company is one of the nation’s oldest and largest original equipment manuf..
Erickson Acquires New Lines
Making a splash with new lines, Pursuit and Tiara at Erickson Marine in Hastings, Minnesota. The Erickson Marine’s staff is thrilled to partner wit..
First Mate Kate’s Corner
Author: Kate Payne
The Great Loop Adventure Part 5 We have finally made it to paradise! In the time that’s passed since my last update, we crossed the Gulf; celebr..
Keep Your Vessel Clean with Birdie Blocker What do you do if someone says they have a problem? If you're in the boat business, you find a solution..
Accon Marine Bimini Hinges
Quick Release Hinges Ease Bimini Mounting Adding a bimini top brings more than simple comfort to a boat—it provides critical protection from the su..
Guest Columnist: Kathleen Forrest
Boating in MUSKEGON COUNTY COURTESY OF MUSKEGON COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU Boaters know that West Michigan offers one of the most s..
Real Estate: Scott Harestad & Associates
West Michigan’s Grand Haven/Spring Lake Areas Offer Residents Dream Waterfront Lifestyle The secret is out. West Michigan’s waterfront communities..
PLENTIFUL CANADIAN PRIDE IN LEAMINGTON Leamington, Ontario is a small town with big city amenities. No municipality demonstrates the importance of..
Real Estate: Real Living Morgan Realty Group, Jamie Knight
Catawba Island Dream Home Artfully crafted and seated within the cliff s of Catawba Island, Ohio, this 3,364 square foot lakefront home is a must s..
Author: Cindy Kalow
Bayfield, Wisconsin A Small Boating Community on a Big Lake Twenty years have sailed by since our family first drove into Bayfield, Wisconsin. ..
Barker’s Island Marina
Barker’s Island Marina: Your Go-to Marina Situated on the tip of Lake Superior, in the Duluth-Superior Harbor, Barker’s Island Marina is convenient..
Quinte West, Ont.
Experience Quinte West Positioned at the westerly beginnings of The Great Waterway tourism region and in the heart of the Bay of Quinte Region at t..
Trent Port Marina
Come Ashore and Discover the Natural Attraction of Quinte West! The premium 374-slip Trent Port Marina is the ideal home port and stop point for bo..
Harbor Beach, Mich.
HARBOR BEACH , MICHIGAN PARADISE FOUND Michigan is a boater’s mecca, but Harbor Beach, Michigan is a boater’s paradise. Harbor Beach offers both..
Great Lakes Cruising Club School
Safety On The Inland Seas Cruising Club of America and Great Lakes Cruising Club School Collaborate on New Webinar If exploring inland lakes and..
Lake Erie 3-D Sunrise
Author: Kathleen Forrest
I’m sitting on the stern of the boat with my hands wrapped around a steaming cup of coffee. Feet up and ready to enjoy the show! The sun is breaki..
Author: Bob Bitchin
Sugar Doughnuts? Jody and I decided to anchor in a very small and tucked away bay on the Island of Taha’a in the Society Islands of French Polynesi..
Author: Ken Quant
BROAD REACH MARKETING Ken sails his T10, Eclipse, out of McKinley Marina in Milwaukee. He races regularly with the South Shore Yacht Club and MA..
Midwest Women’s Sailing Conference
Women to Gather to Learn the Skills in Sailing Registration is currently being accepted for the 7th Annual Midwest Women’s Sailing Conference in Mi..
Author: Norm Schultz
SOUNDINGS TRADE ONLY TODAY It’s just like being there! It was a blustery twenty degrees with snow on the ground and lakes frozen when I walked i..
Author: Captain Dennis J. Mykols
It’s a “Bling Thing” This starts my fourth year writing the “Classic Corner”, and, well, I am trying to write something of interest, but not a repe..
Author: Megan Straw-Meisler
SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR OF LOADMASTER TRAILER WWW.LOADMASTERBOATTRAILER.COM Spring Cleaning: Unclutter Your Mind Honestly, I cannot be..
Ask The Prop Guy
Author: Ron Jacobs
Getting to Know Your Prop How do you know if your propellers are correct for the way you use your vessel? Ever wonder how a boat manufacturer KNOW..
Tips For Boating
Author: Captain Fred Davis
New Safety Products Depending on where you boat, one of the requirements for safety equipment to be carried aboard your vessel could be flares. A ..
Cutwater Boats Announces Lake Michigan Dealer Manitowoc Marina has just become the new Lake Michigan dealer for Cutwater boats. Manufactured in the..
Temptation Yacht Sales
Temptation Yacht Sales relocates to MacRay Harbor Established in 2003 by Paul J. Zvonek, Temptation Yacht Sales, Inc., is your online freshwater bo..