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Publisher Walter “Bing” O’Meara

This move had no effect on our company’s drinking habits, however. On the other hand, Carmen’s Pizza did. After our move to Evanston, the

each month. This month was no smell of pizza made me nauseous exception. The night before it was for years. due, with the clock ticking and not In 2003, we moved the office to a thought in my head, I glanced a loft in downtown Chicago, in an over at the bookshelf and my eyes area of the city known as “Historic “Bathhouse” and locked in on “Great Lakes Crime: Printer’s Row.” Today, the area has “Hinky Dink.” Murder, Mayhem, Booze & Broads,” been gentrified and has become a by Frederick Stonehouse. After a quick speed desirable neighborhood. The Donohue Building, read, I knew I had a topic. which houses our office, was built in the 1880s. I also realized I had some common ground The area was attractive to printing houses because with these folks, albeit 200 years after the fact. of nearby Dearborn Station, where trains hauling When my former business partner, Dave Brown, paper could stop at the foot of Dearborn Street and I bought Lakeland Boating, we moved the and the huge rolls of paper could be rolled up editorial office to Port Clinton, Ohio, where Dave Dearborn and delivered to the front door of the edited the magazine while I worked out of Chicago various printing shops. selling ads. I would drive to Port Clinton monthly The interesting stuff happened prior to the to lend a hand assembling the magazine before printer’s arrival in the early 1800s, when Printer’s we shipped it off to the printer. Row was called The Levee. The Levee was, in its day, Dave, never at a loss for words, was an unofficial a world-famous attraction known to every sailor historian on the Rum Running days of Prohibition, as a must-stop if your ship was to land in Chicago. which I found fascinating. Port Clinton was one The gentlemen who controlled The Levee were of the major landing spots for the Rum Runners “Bathhouse” John Coughlin and Michael “Hinky bringing booze back to the states from Ontario. Dink” Kenna. They were two First Ward politicians In Rum Running, speed was the name of the knows as “Lords of The Levee.” They ran the game and provided a heyday for companies tenderloin for 40 years. They were most remembered such as the Packard Motor Car Company and for the remarkable First Ward balls they ran. Initially, Hall-Scott Motor Car Company, both of whom they were run as a charity, until they realized there built engines up to 400 hp. The boatbuilders did was money to be made and they became the charity. well during Prohibition, too. It was not unusual for At the ball, it was required that every madam, a builder to have under construction at the same pimp, gambler and crook buy at least one ticket, time both a Coast Guard Cutter and a Rum Runner. while the owners of saloons and bordellos As our business grew, I bought out Dave and purchased them by the handful. Not only did moved the magazine’s office to Evanston, Illinois, the underworld attend, but so did the chiefs of where we set up shop at Fountain Square. By police and the political elite. coincidence we moved from the hub of the Rum Dearborn Street has clearly changed over the Running trade to just one block from the home last 200 years, but Chicago is still my kind of town. of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, which is the oldest women’s organization in the world. Through its efforts, Prohibition gained popularity and was made law in 1919. notice to subscribers: You will ONLY receive renewal notices by mail directly from Lakeland Boating; we will NEVER contact you by phone or via a third-party company! You can renew by calling 800-827-0289 or visit our website, lakelandboating.com, and click on the “Subscribe” tab. All renewals should be mailed back to: Lakeland Boating, < — PO Box 15396, North Hollywood, CA 91615-9991. B

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Finding Fairport My name is Don Walton, and I am the vice commodore at Western Reserve Yacht Club (WRYC) in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. I want you to know the members of our club really enjoy reading Lakeland Boating! But the November/ December 2013 issue about Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio (p.44) was a little disheartening, as you seemed to skip over Fairport Harbor… except for a picture of the lighthouse and a brief mention of restaurants that can be reached by car. I can’t tell you how many prospective new members came to WRYC for a tour and said, “I’ve lived in this area all my life, and I never knew this place was here!” So, this leads me to the question: What would it take to be featured, or at least mentioned, in your fine magazine? We offer free

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Greater Rochester Boat Show Rochester, NY rochesterboatshow.com

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Mackinac Island Winter Festival Mackinac Island, MI

February heats up in Traverse City, Michigan with the Traverse City Winter Comedy Festival (top) February 13-16 and the North American Vasa Festival of Races February 8-9 (bottom).

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Feb. 19 – 23 Grand Rapids Boat Show Grand Rapids, MI showspan.com/grb

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Congratulations to Mercury Marine! The company earned the Green Master designation from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council for the third consecutive year, placing the Fond du Lac-based manufacturer among the top 20 percent of the 170 participating companies.

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Keystone State Wreck Discovered Veteran shipwreck hunter David Trotter thinks he’s discovered the remains of the side-wheel steamer Keystone State at the bottom of Lake Huron, which sunk in November 1861 after a powerful storm, killing all 33 on board, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press. The ship was among the largest steamers of its time at nearly 300 feet, and some historians suggest it may have sunk while secretly hauling Civil War supplies. Keystone State also was notable for helping European immigrants settle in the Midwest during the mid-19th century. Over the course of his 35-year career, Trotter has discovered more than 100 Great Lakes shipwrecks. For more information, visit must - have Trotter’s website, shipwreck1.com.

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marquis to manufacture VanDutch Yachts Marquis Yachts LLC of Pulaski, Wisconsin signed an agreement with VanDutch Marine Ltd. of The Netherlands to manufacture all of VanDutch’s yachts sold worldwide. The agreement went into effect immediately, with production beginning in December 2013 at Marquis’ Pulaski factory. Marquis will manufacture all of VanDutch’s models, including the 30, 40, 40 Walk-Around, 45, 55 and its new 70 to be launched globally the first quarter of 2014. “With this additional business, Marquis will immediately begin to hire up to an additional 70 employees that will ultimately expand to approximately 150 employees in the near future,” says Robert VanGrunsven, president of Marquis. Marquis Yachts LLC is a private company owned by John Paul DeJoria and Irwin Jacobs through J&D Acquisitions. For more information, please visit marquisYachts.com.

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Nicki Polan and Jim Coburn present Pat Stevens (right) with the MBIA Hall of Fame Award December 5, 2013.

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mbIa announces Winners of annual Hall of Fame, lighthouse awards The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) announced recipients of its annual Hall of Fame and Lighthouse awards during the association’s annual meeting, which took place December 5, 2013 at the Recreational Boating Education Conference held in Lansing, Michigan. Pat Stevens, owner of Grand Pointe Marina of Dimondale, Michigan, was inducted into the MBIA Hall of Fame. Stevens has been a member of MBIA for more than 36 years and a great contributor to the recreational boating industry. Grand Pointe Marina opened in 1968 and has been a part of Boating Industry’s Top 100 Dealers for several years running.

Additionally, four individuals were recognized with the association’s Lighthouse Award. Josh Gunn of Michigan Sea Grant was honored for his achievements and dedication to the Michigan Clean Marine Program. Bret Marr and Ray Underwood of the lobbying firm Muchmore Harrington Smalley and Associates were recognized for their efforts to achieve passage of a tax break for boat buyers in Michigan who have trade-ins. And Bill Rustem, director of strategy for Gov. Rick Snyder, was honored for his leadership and support of Michigan’s boating industry, including gaining state and federal funding for the dredging of Michigan’s waterways. For more information, visit mbIa.org.

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detroit Boat show cruises into cobo center The 2014 Detroit Boat Show kicks off its nine-day run at Cobo Center February 15 with an impressive 300,000-square-foot display of all things boating. Hundreds of boats for fishing, skiing, wakeboarding and cruising from 10 to 55 feet in length will be on sale at great boat show prices. Kayaks, paddleboats, paddleboards and inflatables also will be on display. More than 65,000 consumers are expected to attend. Typically, more than 1,500 boats worth an estimated $50 million sell during the nine-day show (and immediately afterwards from leads generated during the event). Also on display are boating-related accessories and services, including motors, dockage,

My name is Barbara Miller, and my middle name is Rose. We’ve named our boat Second Hand Rose. I had been married previously, and a non-boater. I met husband Tom, and all that changed. At our wedding reception 34 years ago, some of our closest friends called me out into the vestibule and serenaded me with Barbara Streisand’s hit “Second Hand Rose.” We agreed that would be

water toys, skiing and wakeboarding gear, boating and fishing accessories, electronics, boat gear, nautical gifts, artwork and much more. The Detroit Boat Show runs through Sunday, February 23. For more information, visit detroitBoatshow.net.

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Jeff Pierce of Windy City Yacht Brokerage LLC recently reestablished his 10-year-old Chicago-based brokerage out of Goose Island Boatyard. Pierce is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker, member of the Yacht Broker Association of America and has a Florida Yacht Brokers license — one of the only brokers in the upper Midwest to have earned this designation. For more info, visit windycityyachts.com or call 312-440-9500.

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a great name for our first boat, a 288 Wellcraft. We are now proud owners of our fourth Second Hand Rose, and we hope to continue boating for many more years. You will find her berthed at the Harborage Marina in Boyne City, Michigan when she is not in Georgian Bay, the North Channel, Lake Superior, Door County or any of our other favorite spots on Lake Michigan. —Barbara Miller, Boyne City, MI

TWICE BLESSED Sea Ray Boats is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Tellico Lake manufacturing plant in Vonore, Tennessee. “The Tellico Lake plant is emblematic of the dedicated Sea Ray network we currently have,” says Tim Schiek, Sea Ray Boat Group president. “Much more than Sea Ray employees and co-workers, these are friends and family. And for their hard work, I want to congratulate the Tellico Lake plant on 30 proud years.” Sea Ray’s relationship with Monroe County, Tennessee, where the Tellico plant is located, began in 1983 when the company was looking to expand manufacturing operations. Sea Ray ultimately decided on Vonore and became the only major boat manufacturer to take up residence in the area. At the time the plant opened, Sea Ray advertised 30 jobs and more than 4,000 people applied. Today 13 of the original 30 still work at the plant, and more than 50 percent of the current employees have worked for the company for 20 years or longer. For more information, visit searay.com.

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In 2009 both of our first spouses died of brain cancer within four days of each other. After a year of being alone, Lori and I connected for lunch one day. We were somewhat acquainted through a former church and also an incidental meeting during our spouses’ treatments. Each of us was unsure after 37 and 38 years of happy marriages whether we could experience happiness again. We are now happy and blessed… again. —Lori & Bob Lenger, Holland, MI

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Cleveland Transforms Boat Show The name’s the same, but virtually everything else has changed for the 2014 Progressive Mid-America Boat Show at Cleveland, Ohio’s I-X Center. “We’ve transformed the show into Ohio’s biggest mid-winter boating rendezvous by creating new interactive features, increasing hours, adding more boats and boosting entertainment,” explains show manager Ken Alvey. One unique attraction will take showgoers back in time to a place named Rendova, made famous by the 1963 movie about PT-109 and its skipper, Lt. John F. Kennedy. A special “encampment” mirroring the one at Rendova will include WWII army jeeps and ambulance, tents, PT boat torpedo tubes, armament and other artifacts. Why the special exhibit? PT-728, one of the last known PT boats still in existence, will ply the waters around the Lake Erie Islands this summer. She has been acquired by the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton, Ohio and is being refurbished. In addition to having 85 percent of her 72-foot plywood hull replaced, new engines are being installed to provide her original 40-knot speed. But boat rides aren’t why the museum wanted a PT boat. The answer is Ensign Lenny Thom, a nearby

Sandusky, Ohio native who was Kennedy’s XO aboard PT-109 that moonless night 70 years ago when their boat was cut in half by a Japanese destroyer. Kennedy, Thom and eight other crewmen survived; they remained lifelong friends. Kennedy became President of the United States in 1960. Speaking of skippers, Tyler Mclaughlin, captain of the Pin Wheel and star of National Geographic’s reality TV series “Wicked Tuna” also will appear at the Cleveland show. For kids, it’s the Capt’n Willie the Great Lakes Pirate show or walking like a hamster in the new floating “Water Rollerz.” Adults can enjoy “Hops & Props,” a craft beer special event on Friday night, January 17, or participate in more than 50 clinics and seminars covering cruising, cooking, maintenance, fishing and more. The five-day show, which runs January 16-20, has added more boats, accessory, marina and service exhibits, as well as extending the open hours. For detailed information about the show, visit clevelandboatshow.com. — Norm Schultz

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Try Before You Buy Doing a thorough inspection of boats at a show is smart shopping.

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hile maintenance and repairs are part of the “circle of life” every boat owner inevitably faces, the best type of problems are those discovered and avoided before purchasing your dream boat. Dealers and brokers often grit their teeth when having to deal with hull thumpers (the marine equivalent of a tire kicker), but it pays to do your homework and thoroughly examine any boat — including new ones — before unwittingly making its problems your own. Here are a few tips on separating the wheat from the chaff when ogling those boat show specials.

Take an imaginary test drive. Are all of the controls, instrumentation and electronics within view and easy reach of the helm? Is there room at the helm for future electronic installations? How about visibility; is it good while seated and standing? Is there sufficient seating? Are backrests at a comfortable angle and is there plenty of legroom? Lie in the bunks, stand in the galley and sit on the toilet. Are they comfortable and functional, or designed for someone with totally different body dimensions? Is the interior of the boat adequately lit and well ventilated, with good air exchange in lockers and other storage areas (to promote quick drying and prevent mold and mildew)? Is there plenty of available storage? The first rule of boating with regard to storage is that you can’t have too much. This includes not only room for the supplies needed for that day or weekend trip, but also specialty racks and holders for fishing gear, wakeboards and the like. What about the bilge? Is it deep enough to collect water, but shallow enough to provide easy access to keep it clean? Is there a drain plug at the deepest part of the bilge? A properly located drain plug allows you to more easily wash the bilges and drain them when winterizing or storing the boat ashore.

Quality of construction

Dress to inspect Some of the checks outlined below may involve cockpit crawling and bilge diving, so wear comfortable clothing and shoes to the boat show. A flashlight and possibly a pair of light coveralls will help you get down and dirty (without too much of the latter). Since it can prove a challenge distinguishing one boat from another during the course of a boat show, a small notepad or recorder and camera will help you organize and keep track of details for review afterwards.

Design and layout Step back and view the boat as a whole. Is it ergonomically designed? Are the cockpit, helm and interior spaces laid out to allow a natural flow while moving through the vessel? Can specific areas (galley, for example) be used without blocking access to the rest of the interior?

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Here’s where you need to look past the gleaming gelcoat and varnished wood to verify that beauty is more than skin deep. Start by walking around the boat and inspecting the hull for abnormalities (dimples, bulges, stress cracks, etc.) while verifying that the hull-to-deck joint is uniform and free from irregularities. Press on the hull at various areas to gauge how much it flexes. Does it look and, more importantly, feel solid? Lift up floorboards, open lockers and remove cabinet drawers to gain as much access as possible to interior spaces. Check that cabinets are firmly attached to the hull and that large items (refrigerators, microwaves, etc.) are securely mounted with adequately sized brackets and hardware to prevent movement in rough seas. Check construction of the hull-to-deck joint from inside (it can typically be sighted at the bow anchor rode storage area or cockpit lockers). Is the joint bolted and glued together or (even better) fiberglassed over, or does it use screws or pop rivets (both of which produce a weaker joint)? Look for gaps and bulges, which may be an indication of poor fit or construction. Structural bulkheads should be bonded to the hull with multiple layers of fiberglass tabbing (3 inches minimum).

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Bulkhead-to-hull joints also should employ filets or radiuses to eliminate localized stress points or “hard spots” in the hull, which can lead to fiberglass cracking and damage. On deck, look for high-quality bronze or stainless steel fittings. Verify that all deck hardware (cleats, anchor windlass, bow railings, etc.) are properly bedded (caulked) and thru-bolted with oversized wood or metal backing plates.

Accessibility and ease of maintenance The worst thing about conducting boat maintenance is often accessibility. This can be especially true of inboard engine installations where too much horsepower has been shoehorned into too little space. Open the engine hatch and note the location of items you’ll need access to on a regular basis: Dipsticks, coolant reservoirs, oil filters, sparkplugs, etc. Locate all through-hull seacocks. Can you physically reach them without possessing arms like an orangutan? Do they have a full range of motion, or are they blocked by hoses, stringers or other obstacles? What about the batteries? Are they securely mounted and located in an area that provides access for both routine maintenance and replacement? How about fuel tank location and accessibility for inspection and repairs should problems arise? Aluminum fuel tanks installed below cockpit decks on many center console and other “open” models can be prone to corrosion,

particularly if foamed into place during construction (the foam often retains moisture), or if the tank bottom has inadequate clearance and often rests in bilge water.

In summary Boat shows are a great place to search for special deals, incentives and rebates when buying a new boat. They also offer an easy way to view and physically compare a number of different models and brands at the same time. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or roll up your sleeves to get the best deal possible. LB

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Capt. Frank Lanier is an award-winning journalist, boat maintenance guru and owner of Capt. F.K. Lanier & Associates, Marine Surveyors and Consultants (captfklanier.com).

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GEARING UP | by Lindsey Johnson

eco Vessel Beverage storage Containers Made of sustainable glass, plastic and stainless steel, the Eco Vessel line of beverage containers are ideal for staying hydrated out in the sun during a long day of cruising or while relaxing at anchor. The containers insulate and maintain cold or hot temperatures for extended periods. Available in assorted colors. $24.95 (17 oz.) ANd $26.95 (25 oz.) at eCoVessel.Com

GREAT GEAR Must-have goodies and gadgets for every boater Gill NA i5Crosswind Jacket Gill’s i5 Crosswind Jacket bridges the gap between regular mid layers and waterproof outer layers, setting a new benchmark in the industry. This jacket is waterproof, windproof and breatheable. Wear as part of a technical layering system, suitable for sailing, racing or cruising, or alone as an outer shell. Available in sizes XS to XXXL. $179 at GillNA.Com

interlux micronCF This copperfree antifouling paint from Interlux is formulated using less solvent to meet all VOC regulations and provides multi-seasonal performance to reduce maintenance and maximize fuel economy. No need to haul and repaint year after year! Available exclusively in the US in several vibrant colors: Crisp black, shell white, red, green and blue. Suitable for all types of substrates and waters. CoNtACt deAlers For priCiNG at yAChtpAiNt.Com

Autotether engine Cut-off lanyard Keep passengers safe by equipping your boat with an engine cut-off switch (lanyard). Lanyards turn off a boat’s engine if the operator is ejected from the boat, preventing injuries and casualties. Autotether makes a wireless system that’s easy to install (no tools!) and is self-powered with AAA batteries. $299 at Autotether.Com

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loccamini locating device Be prepared with LoccaMini. It combines five tracking technologies including FSK, GSM cell triangulation, Bluetooth, AGPS and WiFi to help people locate a boat’s whereabouts in real time — all from a smartphone, tablet or laptop. Price includes USB charger, power adaptor, FlexiCase and FlexiCase Belt. Monthly fees not included. $135 at loCCA.Com

dolphinite Gelmatch Gelcoat Color matching system Matching the color of factory-original gelcoat has been next to impossible — until the recent introduction of Dolphinite’s GelMatch System. Available on the web and coming soon as an app for smartphones and tablets, the system allows a user to input the year, make and model of any boat. It then scans a database of manufacturers and color formulas to get you the perfect match. Colors are made to order and shipped the same day. Free at dolphiNite.Com

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electronics | by Roger McAfee

Systems Check Maintain your boat’s batteries and electrical system in the off season.

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s any experienced boater knows, maintaining your onboard electrical system can be a constant battle. Problems usually present themselves at the most inopportune time — like when you’re loading up for that long summer cruise, for example. Electrical problems also seem to crop up just as that planned family outing begins; you know, the one where relatives have flown in from across the country to spend time with you on the boat. That’s also the time of year when marine electricians are busiest. Luckily, at least in most cases, an electrical system can be maintained, or even upgraded, when a vessel is laid up for the off season. Electronics also can be repaired or replaced/upgraded. If a boater plans to farm out the electrical work rather than do it him- or herself, layup time often means professional help is easily available, and some shops have money-saving offseason rates.

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DIY electrical maintenance Most boat owners can perform routine electrical maintenance themselves. Before starting to work on the electrical system, all marine electronics should be disconnected from power. This will protect them from any accidental short circuits that might occur as work progresses. There are various ways of starting a system inspection, but it makes good sense to begin with the batteries. A simple volt meter, when connected to the two-battery terminal, will read battery voltage. If voltage is low, that may signal a battery problem, which can range from a simple discharge to a more serious battery failure. Charge the battery and check voltage again in a couple of hours. If it’s still down, a new battery will likely be in your future — but that’s an easy fix when the boat is laid up. Assuming there are no battery problems aboard, one should check battery cables right at the cable clamp.

Roger McAfee has been boating for more than 60 years. He contributes to many of North America’s boating magazines and judges the industry’s Innovation Awards.

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Typically this can be done by peeling back the cable sheathing and examining the metal part of the cable. If it’s bright and shiny, there’s no problem; if there are signs of corrosion, however, the cable clamp should be cut off and the sheathing peeled back further until clean cable is visible — and the cable clamp is fitted to the clean cable. Sometimes after the corroded cable is cut, the remaining cable is not long enough. At that point a new cable, which you can purchase from your local marine supply store, makes good sense.

Wiring and voltage checks Once any problems in the main battery cables are dealt with, electrical wiring should be traced and all connections examined. Connectors can easily be inspected and cleaned with a simple wire brush. If the wiring at the connectors show signs of corrosion, the corroded wire should be cut away and the connector reinstalled. Tracing electrical wires and cleaning and/or replacing connectors can be a time-consuming and often boring job, but it has two big advantages. The first is that it can be a real money saver; the second is that the quality of work performed by a boat owner can oftentimes be better than work done by an outsider who’s less familiar with the vessel. After maintenance is concluded and the batteries are reconnected, voltage should be checked at each clean-up point. This insures the proper voltage is flowing. If a connection shows no voltage (as has happened to the best of us at times), it’s an indication that a reconnection has been forgotten. Embarrassing, sure, but easily rectified.

Equipment options With battery and other marine electrical technology constantly improving, the annual layup period presents boaters with an unrushed opportunity to do the necessary research in order to make smart decisions on new equipment purchases and installation. Lithium-based batteries, which are slowly coming down in price, may be a good option for some boats. New LED lighting will reduce electrical draw and improve overall lighting performance. Solar panels, or a wind generator, might reduce traditional generator running time, as might the addition of an inverter. In summary, an annual electrical inspection and routine repair and maintenance will make boating safer — and more reliable — during the cruising months. LB

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by Elizabeth Altick | ask the expert

Heart of Glass Volvo Penta vice president Marcia Kull discusses the advantages of Volvo’s revolutionary new Glass Cockpit. LB: What were your goals in developing the Glass Cockpit concept? Kull: One of our goals was to provide a fully integrated propellerto-helm package. We’ve been moving in that direction for the last few years with our gasoline-powered sterndrives and our diesel IPS steerable pod drives. The Glass Cockpit takes it a step further, integrating the engine electronic controls with the boat’s navigation and other onboard systems into a single centralized helm display and control console. The Glass Cockpit gathers all driver information, including warnings and alarms, and displays the data on one or more high-tech flat screens. The result is a familiar ergonomic design and interface for the dashboard with push-buttons on the controls and touch-buttons on the screens.

LB: How long has the Glass Cockpit been in development? Kull: We partnered closely with Garmin on this project. By combining the two companies’ expertise, Volvo Penta software and the new Garmin 8000 display series, we were able to take this revolution in driver environment design from concept to reality in a short time frame. Since then, it has won design awards at international boat shows. The first North America debut of a boat equipped with the Glass Cockpit was the Tiara 50 Coupe at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show last October. You’ll see it on many more new boats this spring.

LB: What are the benefits to the boat owner? Kull: The Glass Cockpit makes it easier for the boat’s operator to visualize and process information from multiple systems and sensors. It replaces separate individual dials, gauges and

alarms with large multi-function touch screens that can be customized to the user’s preferences. When coupled with Volvo Penta joystick control, it makes boat operation as easy and effortless as driving a car. Garmin brought its simple operator interface philosophy to the Glass Cockpit project. This system is as easy to use as the GPS navigator in your car.

LB: What information is displayed on the Glass Cockpit screens? Kull: Depending on the boat’s size and type, one or more displays can be mounted at the main helm station and flybridge. If you make a change at either location, it carries through to the other station. The screens are available in sizes from 8 to 19 inches. The Glass Cockpit screens display a wide range of navigation, engine data, warnings, alarms and other information — even live closed-circuit TV pictures. The boater also is able to monitor dynamic positioning, interceptors and autopilot directly from the display. The fully programmable displays allow you to avoid information overload by selecting the information you want to see, and the way you want to see it displayed. You can choose split-screen or full-screen views and adjust the size and shape of windows with familiar two-finger pinch and zoom functions.

CONTACT Volvo Penta of the Americas 1300 Volvo Penta Drive Chesapeake, VA 23320 866-273-2539 voLvopenta.Com

LB: Can you provide an example of how the Glass Cockpit integrates engine control and navigation functions? Kull: The unique Auto Guidance feature allows you to search through all relevant nautical charts and create a route with waypoints to avoid shallow water and other obstacles. When coupled with the Volvo Penta autopilot, Auto Guidance will not only show you the way, it will actually take you there safely.

LB: What has been the reaction from consumers when they demo the Glass Cockpit? Kull: The Glass Cockpit is turning a lot of heads. We’ve shown a fully functional mockup in our boat show exhibits with our joystick control station, and reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. Even inexperienced boat operators marvel at its simplicity of operation. LB

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Elizabeth Altick specializes in recreational marine, cultural and humaninterest subjects. She was formerly executive editor of a recreational boating magazine.

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boat spotlight | by Capt. Tom Serio

Avalon Ambassador 27 A

Battle tested, enjoyment proven.

valon President Jim Wolf has such confidence in his products that he’s taken four endurance trips to ensure he built the industry’s best wave-handling system for a pontoon boat. Trips include runs from Baltimore, Maryland to Key West, Florida and across Lake Michigan from Chicago, Illinois to Mackinaw Island, Michigan. (Note: Avalon does not recommend open ocean trips in a pontoon boat; just saying.) “Structurally, no pontoon is built on a more durable, lifetime warranty frame,” Wolf says. “Our goal is to produce the best pontoon boats in the world; not sell the most.” Wolf is referring to the Avalon line of pontoon boats, in particular the Waveglider pontoon system available standard on the company’s Ambassador Deco series. Waveglider is a high performance, triple 25-inch diameter pontoon system with two full-length lifting fins per pontoon, offering maximum lifting power while reducing drag. Coupled to a retro designed deck with solid aluminum walls, stainless accent grills and art deco graphics, the Ambassador should be on your short list. The Ambassador comes in four different flavors, depending on your taste, and two different sizes: A 25-foot and 27-foot

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Specifications LOA: 29'3" Beam: 8'5" Draft: N/A Weight: 4,400 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 45 gals. Water Capacity: N/A Power (max): 300 hp Base Price: $69,000 w/150 hp engine

model. There’s the Entertainer, featuring a bistro bar with Corian countertop and four barstools. It also includes blue mood lighting, built-in cooler and rectangular glass table. Want rear electric reclining lounge seats that also can convert to beds or individual chaise lounges? Then opt for the Ambassador Rear Lounge (RL) model. The RJ model (or Rear J) has a full, J-shaped cushioned settee, which creates a cozy conversation nook while in close proximity to the operator. And the Sandbar model is where the party’s at, complete with a rear bar, entertainment center, reclining lounge chairs, table with umbrella and more. You’ll find features like Jensen stereo with speakers, coolers, hydraulic tilt steering, suspension seating, Matrix 50 vinyl seats, carpeting, and Bimini top, to name just a few standard features. To get the full complement of offerings, visit the Avalon website, as there are way too many options available to list here — including engine brand and size. The Avalon Ambassador series of pontoon boats: Tested by the boss man for your enjoyment and safety. LB

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Grand banks Heritage 54 eu T

Unbridle your excitement.

he largest in its Heritage series, Grand Banks keeps it grand with the 54 EU model. Understand that the “EU” stands for “Europa Style,” but once on board you may want to think of it as “Excitement Unbridled.” Here’s why. For seaworthiness, the 54 EU sports a modified-V hull for better performance at speed, stability and significant fuel economy. Even though it’s a trawler, the hull produces speeds up to 22 knots at WOT, depending on the engine package desired. Powerplant options include Cummins, Caterpillar, Volvo, MAN and MTU’s, ranging from 715 hp to 836 hp. Luxury abounds throughout. The salon boasts two settees with teak hi-lo table and 46-inch LED TV. Forward is a large, U-shaped galley to starboard, with microwave oven, four fridge/freezer drawers, cooktop, storage for china and crystal, and copious amounts of additional storage. To port is an L-shaped dinette with teak table. The main deck design segregates the areas while maintaining an open feel between them, so no one is left out. The centerline lower helm is forward, classic in both design and function. The wood finish of the dash and console is complimented by the handmade teak steering wheel. Multiple

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Specifications LOA: 54'4" Beam: 17'9" Draft: 5'0" Weight: 72,753 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 1,500 gals. Water Capacity: 300 gals. Power: Cummins QSM 11s 715 hp Price: Contact dealer chart/radar displays, electronics, thruster controls and throttle/ gear shifts are smartly laid out, thanks to the ample space Grand Banks makes available. Cruise in comfort in the center Stidd helm chair, and add a second one to port if desired. Entry doors to the helm are located on both port and starboard sides, making line handling or forward access to the large sunpad or ground tackle a breeze. The expansive flybridge has plenty of seating, thanks to the port bench and starboard L-shaped settee with teak table. An upper helm keeps captain and guests in close proximity. Maximize usage by adding the optional aft sunpad, wetbar, icemaker, grill, hardtop or second helm seat. Aft there’s plenty of room for a 12-foot dinghy and davit. Accommodations on the lower level include the standard master stateroom mid-ship, forward VIP cabin and guest cabin. A queen berth, separate head with shower and twin basins, and utility room for optional washer/dryer fit out the master. The VIP boasts a queen berth, and the guest room has double bunks. “The 54EU is a compelling addition to the Heritage Series,” says Tucker West, Grand Banks national sales manager. LB

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Specifications LOA: 32'0" Beam: 10'4" Draft (drives up/down): 1'9"/ 2'11" Weight: 10,900 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 150 gals. Water Capacity: 36 gals. Power: Options vary; consult website Price: $230,069 w/T-Volvo V8 270 hp DP Catalyst engines

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et me whet your appetite: A king-size berth in a mid-cabin that converts to two full-sized beds, panoramic hull windows, floating staircase, high-gloss black cherry cabinets and more. Are you imagining a 100-foot yacht? Not so fast. It’s the new Regal 32 Express. Regal is stepping “out of the box” and challenging conventional thought with its new ride. To start, the 32 Express boasts a single-level cockpit designed for entertaining. Regal adds features like wetbar, sink, grill and fridge to make this a focal point of the boat. Adding to the cockpit real estate is the slide away cockpit seat that, with the touch of a button, slides back 11 inches, making the boat feel more like a 35-footer instead of a 32-footer. Below, the mid-cabin has an open feel thanks to the hull-side windows and floating staircase. It’s an open area aft of the salon/galley. The salon has a large L-shaped settee for ample seating and 32-inch LED TV. Amtico Birch flooring throughout is stylish and can get wet without damage. A two-burner stove, microwave oven and under-counter fridge complete

regal 32 express the galley. Forward is a queen-size convertible bed, and there’s an enclosed head. Looking more like a sports car, the vinyl-wrapped, handstitched dash and five-position tilt steering wheel are soft to the touch. Faria gauges, depth sounder, Fusion stereo, trim controls and shifters fill the helm. Optional Garmin electronics such as VHF, radar and chartplotter are essential for navigation. Standard features include battery charger, dual dockside power, trim tabs, power assisted steering, hot water heater, and silent flush electric head. Toss in options such as air conditioning, bow thruster, cruise package, spotlight and anchor windlass to enhance the cruising experience. “We designed the 32 Express to feature the most versatile cockpit and cabin layouts possible, giving each owner the opportunity to use the boat in the configuration they like best,” says Pat Weisner, Regal’s vice president of product development and engineering. Honestly, Regal not only packs the 32 Express with many standard features, but it has a ton of options (too numerous to list here). For example, there are 13 engine options — including Twin Mercs or Volvos — from 440 hp to 760 hp, with varying drives. Check the Regal website for full details, which also includes pictures of each feature/option. Nice touch. The Regal 32 Express is more than you’d expect from your average 32-footer. LB

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Carver C40 Living up to expectations, Carver delivers comfort and more with the C40. By Capt. Tom Serio

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I’m all about making my life more comfortable: Spending a little more for cushier shoes; upgrading from a compact to mid-sized rental car; securing those coveted extra legroom seats aboard an airplane. Carver Yachts shares my philosophy, as is evident with the introduction of its new C40 yacht. The comfort factor is obvious from stem to stern. When asked to sea trial the C40 I gladly agreed. Trouble was that I wouldn’t really get to test the full-comfort Carver during a relatively short 2- to 3-hour sea trial. I tossed an idea to Lakeland Boating editor Lindsey Johnson to try and persuade Carver to allow me to camp out on the C40 overnight — so I could get a real feel for the vessel. A sort-of “livability test.” Doesn’t hurt to ask, right?

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Well, Carver Yachts marketing director Dick Nocenti agreed it was a good idea and gave the green light. And as a guy who likes to maximize opportunities, I asked Carver to dock the C40 at one of the marinas near the Intracoastal Waterway so I could photograph the annual Winterfest Boat Parade in Fort Lauderdale, Florida later that evening. Again, the light turned green. What follows is a blow-by-blow of my stay aboard the C40.

Saturday 1400 Hours

Capt. Marty Ebding, Carver’s “captain du jour,” has the C40 warmed up and ready to go when I arrive. Gear and body jump on board. I am pleasantly surprised to see Carver built in a wide staircase from the cockpit to the command bridge. The top half is molded into the bridge structure; the lower half is separate molded fiberglass components mounted in place. It’s nifty with the optional fridge built in. Transiting the bridge is easy thanks to wide, deep steps. No ladder to test my manual dexterity. Whew. A fresh afternoon breeze pins us along the dock, but Capt. Marty briefly nudges on the optional bow thruster joystick and the C40 was clear to depart. Engagement of the tranny was instant, with props biting the water with assuredness. We head out, seeing the traffic build for the evening’s boat parade. Law enforcement from various agencies keep everything in check and we also abide, glancing at the RPM on the Smartcraft VesselView display as well as our wake. The wind is up, but the C40 tracks true. I wrestle the wheel from Marty’s hands (well, “wrestle” is kind-of dramatic prose; he offered and I accepted). Thoughts run through my mind: Throttle controls on the right are easy to adjust, visibility is great all around, helm pod is large and ready for just about any electronics setup an owner desires, and steering is effortless. Despite the 20- to 25-knot winds, the decision is to point towards the inlet and check conditions. It’s a beautiful day, with puffy clouds and temps around 80 degrees. An ESE wind is creating 3-foot swells at the mouth and whitecaps outside. We are going, and the C40 is handling the seas nicely, as they gradually build to 4 feet or so. If necessary for a longer trip, we could run these conditions, no problem. Responsiveness from the twin Cummins 380 hp diesels is prompt. Capt. Marty tries to find a flatter running angle so I could get a few numbers.

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Heads-up! We take a 5-plus-footer. No pounding, but we get a nice spray in our face thanks to the wind-whipped seas. Bimini top is up, but unfortunately the side curtains are downstairs. Bummer. I laugh a bit as Marty is concerned about my camera. Simultaneous thinking has us heading back to the inlet. I want to check the specs and ask Capt. Marty to run several RPMs on the way in. The numbers I get match those supplied by Carver, which indicate a top speed of 30 knots. We opt to cruise inside, battle the growing traffic and take in the sights. “Hmmm”, I think, “this Carver is a nice platform for in/ near-shore cruising. Stable crossing wakes, tracked nicely in the quartering seas and power to run with the swells. Sweet!”

Saturday 1600 Hours

No rush to get back to the dock, so we opt to cruise a bit, check out the activities and show off the C40 a little. The low profile command bridge gives the boat a long and sleek look, and she definitely turns heads. Helm and companion seats are fully padded with bolsters, and the wrap-around design nestles the body. Full 360-degree swivel. Easy to chat with guests on the port side L-shaped settee. Add there’s a bridge table for dining. A large sunpad aft of the settee is another comfort area.

Saturday 1745 Hours

Camera gear is ready and Capt. Marty stays to see the parade. We disembark via the side step over the gunnel or through the gate from the cockpit to the large swim platform. Side railing runs almost all the way aft and assists with boarding, as does the side grab rail and handle over the steps. The C40 looks good from a distance, with her two-tone taupe hull color scheme, high freeboard forward and accent windows.

Saturday 2200 Hours

Checked out the parade, got a bite to eat and sent Capt. Marty on his way. Now the C40 is all mine. Owners will spend a lot of time on a boat like this not necessarily cruising, but lounging on the hook/at the dock. She has a simple layout: Aft cockpit has optional wrap-around seating (standard is open configuration), and salon doors swing open with sturdy catches to blend outside with indoor areas. Inside, the bench

seat to port is actually twin storage boxes topped with cushions. Behind them is more built-in storage. Forward is the galley with two-burner Euro Kera cooktop with vent, under-counter Novacool fridge/freezer, Cuisinart microwave oven, stainless split sink and cabinet space. Flooring in the galley area is a Dusky Walnut vinyl plank finish. A hatch in the sole reveals a step down to a larger dry storage area below, great for provisions. Carver uses every inch of space within the C40, giving valuable real estate back to the owner.

Saturday 2230 Hours

Time to check out the engine room. A hatch in the cockpit provides access. Wow, full house! The Cummins are installed backward thanks to the ZF/Hurth V-drives, making the front of the engine accessible. I can easily get to the filters, dipsticks, etc. Carver mounts the battery switches together underneath a cover, which is nice. Ideally I prefer them on deck, so you’re able to kill power and eliminate the need to open the engine room hatch if there’s a fire.

Saturday 2300 Hours

Relaxing on the cockpit seating, sipping a nightcap and taking in the day’s activities. The flybridge overhang doesn’t impede my view of the evening sky, as the stars keep me company. Punctuating the quiet evening is the blare of music from the big boats returning from the parade. No matter. I head to the huge foredeck for a better view. Sunpad or chairs would fit nicely here. You could probably even tie off a small inflatable. I head to the salon for more typing. The starboard U-shaped settee with dining table becomes my temporary office. The settee is large enough to stretch out and catch a movie on the 23-inch LCD TV mounted on the port corner. Plenty of legroom and headroom. Lighting is direct from eight LED lamps recessed in the ceiling liner or indirect mood lighting, which is softer. Nice touch with the wine

rack and glass holder. An optional lower helm is available, but I prefer driving from up top with a Bimini enclosure. Why give up living space in the salon?

Sunday 0100 Hours

Time for sleep. I opt to use the private guest stateroom. It features twin berths and converts to full size with filler cushion, making it large enough for two adults or multiple kids. Understand that I’m a bit claustrophobic, but I had no problem staying here overnight, as the ceiling is high with plenty of stand-up room. The master stateroom forward has an extra-wide island berth, recessed lighting, overhead hatch, four 12-inch side portholes, and overhead and hanging lockers. Two more can sleep on the convertible salon lounge.

Sunday 0700 Hours

Forgot to slide the curtain over the large window and sunlight floods in. I stumble to the day head. The mirror is large and captures my “morning look.” Ugh. Basin sink is good sized and counter space is plentiful. The hand-held shower with curtain drains to a common sump basin under the deck, reducing the number of holes in hull. Good thinking, Carver. Master head is larger with roomy stall shower and bench seat, basin sink and Raritan electric toilet.

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Capt. Marty is back so I can drop the keys with him and he can return the C40. The salon is open, with two large windshields and opening side windows with shades. Aft doors have curtains for privacy. From the dock, the C40 has a unique style: Ready to cruise with a livable design that really works. Bottom line: Carver has taken its 60 years of boatbuilding know-how, customer interactions and its own experiences to deliver a new product that’s sure to excite. The C40 is designed for maximum pleasure and performance that would make any potential buyer comfortable. And at the end of the day, isn’t that what boating’s all about? LB

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Carver C40 Standard Equipment

Twin Cummins 6.7L 305 hp engines; four-blade 22-inch Nibral props; SureSeal dripless shaft logs; battery charger; 50foot Marinco shore power cord; twin fuel tanks; Bennett trim tabs; Teleflx hydraulic steering; oneinch 316 stainless steel railings; Command Bridge courtesy lights; swim platform; 23-inch salon TV; stereo; galley appliances; additional features.

Specifications

LOA: 39'10" Beam: 13'6" Draft: 3'7" Weight (dry): 20,500 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 350 gals. Water Capacity: 131 gals. Base Power: T-Cummins 6.7L 305 hp diesels Base Price: $458,575 Price as Tested: $499,000

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he lure of “one-stop shopping” for boats, motors, accessories and services at winter boat shows is definitely in recovery in the marine finance sector. In the depths of the economic troubles late in the last decade, a core group of marine lenders held on serving well-heeled borrowers. Now, with credit requirements becoming a bit less stringent, boat loans are flowing more freely. And with historically low borrowing rates, it’s time to shop at the shows (and online) for those considering buying or refinancing new and existing boats.

More money available According to Dennis Spoljaric of Marine Banking Services in Tinley Park, Illinois, banks and lenders have money available for qualified buyers and look to winter shows to serve those planning a purchase for the coming boating season. “Credit standards are more reasonable than they were three years ago,” he says. “Generally, applicants with a minimum credit score of 700 should qualify for the best ‘A tier rates’ as long as their debt ratios and sufficient down payments are met. With interest rates at historic lows in the mid-four-percent annual percentage range, the shows offer an opportunity to research loan offerings by stopping at the lender booths and discussing with specialists exactly what qualifications are.” Rates are important, but they will fluctuate based on the profile of the borrower and the intended boat purchase. “People will see the very best rates available advertised as they walk around the boat show,” notes Bob Dunford Jr. of Trident Funding Corp. based in Shelton, Connecticut. “The best question to ask is, ‘How can I get that rate?’ The lowest fixed rates are usually available on new boats, with loan amounts over $150,000, with terms of 15 years or less.” Dunford suggests having a detailed conversation with one or more lenders. “The more information the lender has on your specific transaction, the more accurately they can quote you a rate,” he explains. “Once you have gathered all your information, work with the lender that best meets your needs, and the one with whom you feel most comfortable.”

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Include boat shows in your quest for new loans or refinancing. by greg proteau

Prequal is key

Knowing how much can be borrowed should be the first step in considering which boat to buy, says Chris Hungerink of Coastal Financial Corp. in Holland, Michigan. “It makes sense to begin the financing prequalification process before attending a boat show or ahead of searching for a particular boat,” Hungerink says. “By doing so, buyers will have a good idea of what they qualify for before they begin the purchase process.” Hungerink encourages buyers to “Compare programs from sources such as boating magazines, the internet and recommendations from boat brokers and dealers to ensure getting the best financing available for the upcoming purchase.” Having accurate recollection about individuals’ financial profiles is important, points out Fred Conner, business manager at B&E Marine in Michigan City, Indiana. “Review last year’s tax returns to refresh income details before discussing them with loan agents at shows or elsewhere,” he says. “You don’t need to have the actual documents at that time, but correct figures are key to establishing the amount that can

be financed and other loan features. It’s relatively easy to work with people with payroll earnings, but more complicated for others who may own businesses or gain income from investments.” Conner also recommends when it’s time to send actual finance documents to avoid e-mail in favor of delivering them in person or by fax to safeguard against identity theft.

Do your homework At boat shows, many marine finance firms participate as exhibitors or are on hand to support a client dealer or broker. Lenders are usually included in boat show directories or may be identified in a “marine services” category listing. A tour of the show will provide an idea of loan sources, availability, current rates and terms. Conversations with dealers and brokers also will help identify lenders they work with. Borrowers are advised to keep notes on details available from the various sources and make comparisons before signing any loan documents. If purchase plans or details change during or after shows, follow up with contacts to determine how this may affect the outcome of the loan or proposal. “Our goal is to simplify and facilitate the loan transaction,” offers Bill Otto, an agent for Just Boat Loans in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “It’s helpful for us to know who the borrower is considering for financing to avoid duplicating loan information that may end up with the same funding source. This also can prevent a flurry of inquiries by lenders that can impact the borrower’s credit rating or raise concerns or cautions to slow the approval process.” Banks and service firms typically work together with boat dealers and brokers to connect the buyer with the best funding source or range of options, he adds.

Dealership F&I Many dealerships have added finance operations to their services. Rebekah Shafer, responsible for Finance and Insurance (F&I) programs at Pier 33 Marina in St. Joseph, Michigan, explains that lenders work with dealerships during the boat show season to extend special finance options that may not be offered at any other time of the year. “Dealership finance specialists sit down with customers at the show and in stores to fill out the credit application,” she explains. “This helps both

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Lenders Say Loan Availability Improving Through the third quarter of 2013, survey results reported by the National Marine Lenders Association (NMLA) showed increases in new boat loan activity, pointing to the best business seen in years. Of all lender respondents (both parties understand the agreement and reduces the chance for surprises along the way.” Shafer reminds that lenders provide approvals based on a consumer’s credit history and finance amount and that not everyone will be approved for special rates and terms. “Keep in mind, dealers sometimes have access to special financing by their boat brands and that a boat show rate can be locked in for a certain period of time by submitting a loan application,” notes Kyle Stenzel of Spring Brook Marina in Seneca, Illinois. For those close to a buying decision, Stenzel recommends visiting the shows during the week when there’s more time to discuss purchase and loan details compared to the busy and crowded weekends. He advises show shoppers to “Take advantage of the competitive nature of these shows, and you will be surprised how much you can save on all aspects of your purchase.” Sellers also may offer discounts to move a boat off inventory instead of holding it until spring, passing savings on to the buyer. Similarly, lenders may be able to offer a better loan package for simply having adequate time to process it or work with a funding source to find a better match or rate. Buyers and borrowers should ask questions about the “specials.” Are there added requirements for the price or the rate? Is the rate tied to a fixed price for the boat? Plan on an adequate down payment to avoid negative amortization or “being upside down” when the time comes to sell or trade the boat, requiring more funds to satisfy a remaining loan balance. This is especially important in today’s market, where abrupt fluctuations can occur in new and used boat values. A marine finance specialist can help determine what might be the right or better loan choice.

Loan basics Boat loan basics have remained largely unchanged over the past several years. New and more expensive boats will be favored with somewhat better rates and longer terms; pre-owned and less expensive craft will usually see higher rates and shorter terms.

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Larger loans will typically qualify for 15- to 20-year loan terms. Unlike real estate financing, there rarely is any loan fee or title charge that accompanies a boat loan, whether new or refinanced (there may be documentation or survey costs on larger craft). That means an individual borrowing for a boat can usually get a new loan or change lenders at any time without penalty. But it’s always prudent to check if any prepayment penalties may be tied to an existing loan. Borrowers should be prepared to provide several key details to firms from which they are considering getting a loan. Lenders use a rule of thumb that suggests practical debt-to-income ratios should be about 40 percent. In other words, if income is $5,000 per month, debt payments (loans for a home and car, credit cards, etc.) would be best capped at $2,000. If current debt is running $1,500 per month, that would leave about $500 for the addition of a boat payment. Lenders will want to verify availability of a down payment, generally ranging from 15 to 25 percent of the purchase price. If a boat trade is involved, they will look for a realistic value, with backup details from internet boat selling sites and price guide firms to identify a trading range. How long the lower finance rates will last may not be known, but the trend since mid-2013 has been up. Boat loan rates are often tied to 10-year Treasury notes, which rose more than one percentage point over the summer and have fluctuated since with an inclination to hold onto gains. More important, however, is that the availability of funds for loans has improved over the period and the qualifications for borrowers have become less stringent, according to marine lender surveys (see sidebar). For those that did not qualify for loans or have not checked in a year or two, the winter show season is a good time to see if financing or refinancing is now available. The effort could result in savings or allow moving up to the next boat. LB

service companies and banks/finance companies), 25 percent indicated new boat loan volume represented more than 50 percent of activity in the quarter, compared with only 8 percent a year earlier and none in the same 2011 quarter. The average loan amount was reported by 88 percent of the respondents to be the same or higher than 2012, likely due to the increase in new boat loan activity. Volume of boat loans was reported up by 94 percent of survey respondents year-over-year, compared to 84 percent in Q3 2012 and only 66 percent in Q3 2011. The outlook for the final quarter of 2013 was fairly upbeat, with 88 percent of lenders indicating they expect dollar volume to be up over Q4 2012. All lenders reported less stringent lending criteria in 2013’s second and third quarters. This measurement, used to reflect the difficulty of consumers qualifying for loans, had tightened throughout 2012 and into the first quarter of 2013. Eightyone percent of lenders polled felt applicant credit quality had improved or remained the same compared to the prior quarter. The marine lenders maintain a website with resources, including a listing of their members, loan calculator, borrowing considerations, checklist for determining how much can be prudently borrowed and more at marinebankers.org. — G.P.

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! r e v E … p i r T … t s e B a By alEx REED

Me and my mom.

10-year-old recounts her favorite summertime journey aboard a Ranger Tug 27.

Day 1

Docked at the harbor. The boat was super easy to get on and off of! Hard at work y! writing my stor

The time my parents and I went on a Ranger Tug was amazing! At Michigan’s Torch Lake, we took the boat to a sandbar. We anchored and I looked down at the water. It was amazingly clear; much clearer than the lake back home. I felt the soft sand. My mom and I threw the football and we saw other people throwing assorted balls and playing on the beach on that clear, sunny day. I dried off on the deck of the boat. At first I felt cold, but then warm and cozy. I sat down on the seat. It was extremely comfy. The boat wasn’t rocking a lot, which was nice. I went inside and sat on the seat opposite my dad, who was driving the boat out of the sandbar. I looked down as the Ranger Tug cut cleanly through the clear, sparkling water. That was something so beautiful that I just had to take pictures. The water sprayed up a tiny bit, making it look magical. We headed towards the dock, as it was almost time for dinner at a nearby restaurant called Dockside. Dad and I hopped off the boat (by now it was like second nature to get on and off the boat smoothly) and headed towards the car. We got in and drove to Dockside. There were delicious sweet potato fries and excellent fish dishes. After dinner, Dad and I walked on the dock. There were pretty cool rocks and lights that lit the area up beautifully. It was dark by now, but the water still sparkled a bit. We drove back to the marina and went into our beds. The small, round waves gently rocked the boat in a rhythmic pattern, relaxing me until finally I was asleep.

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I woke up the next day on the comfy mattress. I got up and saw Dad on the deck. I stepped out. The air was crisp and I liked the smell. It’s a much different smell than if you were to travel to New York. The lake smelled good. We were out on the boat again and the sun was shining, making the lake sparkle like a thousand diamonds. It was still crystal clear as the Ranger Tug cut through the water and waves like there wasn’t anything that could stop it. I heard the gentle splash of the water through the screen. I knew that soon we’d be going to Charlevoix. Mom, Dad and I got in the truck with the boat on the trailer. We drove somewhere near Charlevoix and put the boat in the water. We got to Charlevoix and pulled into the dock we were renting. Both the

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We swam a LoT on this trip! The water was beautiful and super sparkly.

drive and short boat ride were beautiful. The big, black building was the first landmark I saw. Its curved roof looked amazing, kind-of like a dome or a snow globe. I got off the boat and climbed onto the dock. After a few trips on and off the boat that day, I had developed a system. Mom and I went up this one staircase to a cement platform near the new marina and I saw the lake sparkling in the sunlight, just beyond the parking lot full of cars in red, silver and black. I saw all the docks lined up perfectly. In the afternoon, Mom and I went shopping. The stores are all great in Charlevoix. For dinner, my parents and I went to a fabulous restaurant in the downtown area. I got the delicious jumbo coconut shrimp with a nice sauce that wasn’t too spicy. Afterwards, we all went to this one store. It had some candy, ice cream and pies. I got Swedish Fish. We went back to the boat where it gently rocked back and forth, just like at Torch Lake.

me wearing cool shades!

Silly Dad!

Day 3

The next morning we decided to scope out some sandbars and beaches. We found a few sandbars, but they looked crowded. The boat cut through the water like a knife through cheese, creating a smooth ride. We found another sandbar that was shallow. Dad and I threw the football as Mom relaxed on the deck of the boat. Dad and I were laughing. I admit: Not all my passes were perfect, but it was still lots of fun! Dad threw some high ones, and I made some amazing catches. Then Mom gave it a go. Now Dad was watching the two of us. Before we had to go back to the marina, I shuffled my feet in the crystal clear water and it made a sandy cloud. That was pretty cool. In the evening I went to a place where kids can go and there’s this system that shoots water out of small holes in the floor. They look like tall geysers on land. I decided to try it. I got in my bathing suit and Dad took me over. I saw a pond and there were goldfish swimming in it. There were two levels: An upper shallow area and a lower, deeper area. There was a mini waterfall connecting the levels that was pretty cool. Another amazing thing was the lights making the water glow neon colors as it shot up into the starry night sky. I tried it, and it was pretty awesome.

Peace!

The journey home

After more amazing days of swimming at sandbars, relaxing on deck and eating at great restaurants, we headed to Elk Rapids. It wasn’t too far, so Dad and I took the boat and Mom drove the truck. Before we left, I took one last look at Charlevoix and the sparkling lake waters. It was a clear, sunny day. Soon Dad and I arrived at Elk Rapids. We got off of the Ranger Tug. There was a person from the marina in Elk Rapids helping Mom and Dad get the boat out of the water and onto the trailer. Finally, the boat was secure. Dad drove the truck up the ramp and Mom loaded our stuff. I took one last look at the lake. Wow. This was really the end of our trip. It was awesome. I got in the truck and as we drove out of the marina, I saw the lake sparkling like a thousand diamonds. It was calm and sunny. It was beautiful and truly amazing. This was the best trip ever! LB

hanging out at the helm.

alex reed will be 11 years old on januray 18, 2014. She’s in the fifth grade and is an avid reader and writer... and boater!

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immy Buffet tunes on the stereo. Frosty beverages and a few alfresco hors d’oeuvres on the cockpit table. A late-afternoon sun casting its deepening golden light across one particular harbor. All was as it should be on this 22-square-mile island surrounded by shimmering, cobalt-blue waters. You’d be forgiven for thinking this could be the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico or the South Pacific. Yet this little slice of cruising paradise was much closer to home. This was island life, Door County style.

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Marinette Sturgeon Bay

Washington Island lies 6 miles off the tip of Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula at the confluence of Lake Michigan and Green Bay, just across the legendary Death’s Door passage. Not only is it the site of the second-oldest Icelandic settlement in America, the island is home to year-round islanders whose families have been here for generations; they are working hard to build a sustainable community and thriving tourism destination without sacrificing their unique history and culture. According to Conan Bryant Eaton’s 1966 “The Naming: A Part of the History of Washington Island,” the island’s earliest recorded name was Wassekiganeso, an Ojibwe name that means “his breast is shining.” Eaton noted that this referred to the sun reflecting off the island’s dolomite cliffs.

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Slice of Island Life Nestled off the tip of Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Door Peninsula, Washington Island is a cruising boaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paradise, rich in history, natural wonders and myriad family-friendly activities.

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Maritime Museum Model A Snowmobile

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Ojibwe lived on many of the islands in the long string that stretches from the Door Peninsula to Upper Michigan’s Garden Peninsula, but the Potawatomi nation inhabited Washington Island when French explorer Jean Nicolet arrived in 1635. The French soon named the tricky passage between the island and the mainland Porte des Morts, or Death’s Door, due to unpredictable currents, always-changing weather conditions and white-knuckled navigation among submerged reefs, unexpected shallows and rugged coastlines. The region was notorious among mariners. The lake floor here is littered with shipwrecks, and at least one ghost ship still haunts its waters. In 1679, La Salle’s Griffon sailed through a crack in the lake to become the Great Lakes’ first Flying Dutchman. Pioneer Henry Miner founded the Town of Washington in 1850, incorporating the three islands of Washington, Rock and Detroit. Early settlers made their living as fishermen and lumbermen, also quarrying stone, farming potatoes and producing maple syrup for export. Today, the island’s roughly 700 permanent residents rely on tourism, the arts, carpentry, Christmas trees and

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organic farming to make a living. You can taste Washington Island wheat in Capital Brewery’s Island Wheat Ale, Death’s Door Vodka, and gin from Death’s Door Spirits, which also incorporates the island’s juniper berries. Like the rest of the Door Peninsula, Washington Island lies along the backbone of the Niagara Escarpment, which arcs its way north to the Garden Peninsula before curving east toward Niagara Falls. This gives the island its steep limestone bluffs to the west and sandy beaches to the east and south, while the rest remains a 19th century rural landscape of woods, wetlands, meadows and fields. Norwegian Stavkirke

A haven for cruisers

Cruising northward along the Wisconsin coastline, you’ll pass Jacksonport, Baileys Harbor and Rowleys Bay. If winds and seas are calm, as they were for us, take the time to cruise past little Plum and Pilot islands to view their historic 19th century lighthouse complexes before following the ferries into Detroit Harbor. The narrow entrance lies between Lobdell Point and Detroit Island. Detroit Harbor is well known for its shallows, so keep your eye on channel markers, your charts and your depth sounder. The narrow channel is unforgiving, so be vigilant, and watch the ferries. These are busy shipping lanes. If you choose to visit Washington Island with your own boat, you have four options: Shipyard Island Marina, Krueger’s Kap’s Marina and the Island Outpost in Detroit Harbor; and the Town Dock at Jackson Harbor. We chose to stay at Kap’s for our most recent visit, which required a sharp turn to port once we entered the harbor. Then we had to execute a precise pirouette to back our 41-footer into her slip. Fortunately, that entry is much easier now, according to Bill Krueger, marina owner and island resident for nearly

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Rock Island State Park Boat House

Washington Island Ferries

Purinton Sheds Light on Rock Island History Born in Iceland in 1867, Chester Hjörtur Thordarson immigrated to the United States as a young child and grew to become a successful, self-taught inventor, renowned for his work with transformers in the development of the modern energy transmission grid. He held nearly 100 patents, won a gold medal at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis for the first million-volt transformer, and his Chicagobased Thordarson Electric Manufacturing Company evolved into a multimillion-dollar business with thousands of employees. In 1910, Thordarson purchased property on Rock Island. In the coming years, the wealthy industrialist would continue to add to his 775acre estate, constructing a dock, 14 buildings, a wall, a hilltop gate and a lookout tower. He continued to work on inventions in his island workshop; he focused on improvements, such as adding water and electricity; he built an extensive rare-book collection; and he added a greenhouse so he could pursue his interest in botany. In fact, he earned an honorary Master of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1929.

An ardent bibliophile, Thordarson also maintained an extensive book collection. After his death in 1945, the University of Wisconsin purchased his 11,000-title scientific library for a rare book room at Memorial Library. Despite all that, Thordarson remained an elusive quarry for those who sought to learn more about his life and intentions in the years after his death. Resources were limited — until now. Richard Purinton, Washington Island Ferry Line president and longtime island resident, recently released “Thordarson and Rock Island,” the first English-language book about the prolific inventor and his remote island estate. The book presents Thordarson’s career, family, friends and business associates through unedited letters, documents and interviews; it also incorporates maps, drawings and more than 100 historical images. “It is my objective to show how Thordarson’s life and Rock Island intersected,” writes Purinton, who said he became frustrated with the “pure

poetic poppycock” circulating about the extraordinary inventor and his retreat. “I am convinced his unedited letters provide an excellent insight — perhaps the only insight — into Thordarson’s mind.” The book is an excellent read for those who are planning a summertime visit to Rock Island, since the remaining structures on Thordarson’s estate are open to the public. As you walk in the man’s footsteps, he and the world in which he lived will come into sharp relief. “If one surveys the panorama from the deck of Thordarson’s boldly sited Rock Island boathouse,” Purinton notes, “(it’s) impossible not to see the strong personality of its builder in the surrounding landscape.” The soft-cover, 436-page book is available through Door County bookstores as well as directly from Purinton’s website, richardpurinton.com/products thordarson-and-rock-island.

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40 years. (An interesting side note: His wife’s grandfather was lighthouse keeper on Pilot Island). The marina recently completed dredging work, so visiting boaters will find a comfortable 7 feet of water beneath them. The gas and diesel pumps also have been moved to a new area, allowing easier fuel-dock access for large powerboats and sailboats. Kap’s Marina can accommodate boats up to 65 feet. It features 75 transient slips, fuel and pump-out facilities, newer restrooms and showers, laundry, recreation area with grills, ship’s store, convenience store, gift shop and The Ship’s Wheel restaurant, which offers home-cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner. The marina also can provide repair work, as well as a rental car and bicycles for exploring the island. This is a much-appreciated service, as Washington Island’s main shopping and dining district is several miles inland. Beyond Kap’s is the island’s main ferry dock, followed by the Island Outpost dock. This facility also accommodates transients, but its services are limited. It does, however,

Capital Brewery’s Island Wheat Field

provide easy access to moped and bike rentals or, if you seek a guided tour, the Cherry Train or Viking Tour Train. Another great choice for overnight dockage in Detroit Harbor is Shipyard Island Marina, located roughly 4.5 miles along the winding channel from the Washington Island Ferry Line dock, across the road from the Red Barn Children’s Park. Like Kap’s Marina, this also is a full-service facility with gas and diesel fuel, pump-out services, restrooms and showers, laundry, recreation area, ship’s store, convenience store and repair services. The Sailor’s Pub Restaurant is on site, and a courtesy car provides transportation into town. If you’d rather leave your boat in port or make a road trip to Door County, however, Washington Island’s ferry services are outstanding alternatives. It’s just a half-hour crossing from Northport on the mainland to Detroit Harbor with the Washington Island Ferry Line, which allows you to bring your vehicle with you. The company, which operates multiple vessels, offers year-round service to the island. If you’re planning to take a train tour or rent a bicycle, moped or kayak once on the island and don’t need your car, another option is to take the 65-foot Island Clipper passenger ferry from Gills Rock to Detroit Harbor. The Island Clipper operates from May to October. For those of you looking to experience cottage living, there are cottages available to rent on the island. Summer Place, located in West Harbor, is perfect for outdoor sports enthusiasts or just a great spot to get away and experience the beauty, tranquility and breathtaking sunsets.

Great things come in small packages

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As sublime as our dockside reverie was, we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to see more of the island. So we took advantage of Kap’s Marina’s rental-car service and headed for the 1904 Washington Hotel, Restaurant & Culinary School. There, we tried its signature drink, “The Washington” — a sparkling mix of white wine and tart cherry juice — and savored a six-course gourmet dinner. We also visited Nelsen’s Hall, an 1899 island mainstay, where we joined the famous “Bitters Club.” According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Nelsen’s Hall is the world’s single largest purveyor of Angostura bitters, and it was able to serve throughout Prohibition thanks to the owner’s pharmacist’s license. I’ll admit, this was not the tastiest beverage. But it was worth it to sit in such a venerable establishment, sample the famous wares and receive a Bitters Club membership card. The island’s highlights don’t end there. You can swim, sunbathe and go snorkeling at one of the public beaches; Schoolhouse Beach is a much-loved favorite, as only four other beaches in the world are of the same type. Part of the Niagara Escarpment and the island’s original shipping port, this protected harbor features a swimming area with dive raft, picnic tables and grills. Next, rent a bike and tour the island’s 100 miles of quiet

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paved lanes, splash your kayak at the Town Dock at Jackson Harbor or Welcome Center at Detroit Harbor, enjoy a picnic at Percy Johnson County Park or Sand Dunes Park, look for herons at Little Lake, go horseback riding at Field Wood Farm, play a round or two at the Deer Run Golf Course (with the 18-hole Adventure Island mini-golf course for the wee ones), climb the lookout tower at Mountain Park, or take the kids for an educational and inspiring hike along the 0.7-mile Heritage Nature Trail, which starts at the Welcome Center. There are cultural attractions as well. The Jacobsen Museum, located on the south shore of Little Lake, incorporates a restored log cabin and collection of natural and historical artifacts. Then there’s the Washington Island Art & Nature Center, located in an old schoolhouse; open from June to October, it features the work of local artists and a variety of family-friendly, hands-on nature exhibits. Each summer, the center sponsors the renowned Washington Island Music Festival. Scheduled for August 4-15 this year, this series of concerts will be led by artistic director Stephen Colburn, principle oboist of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Colburn will perform five concerts in the Trueblood Performing Arts Center with professional, world-class musicians who will live on the island for two weeks. This summer, the center also will host an August 14 “Under the Big Top” performance at the school commons, as well as a children’s music camp on August 11-15. The camp is open to children ages 6 to 12. While you’re on Washington Island, also consider a visit to 1865 Bethel Seaman’s Chapel, the 1916 Historic Island Dairy, the Norwegian Stavkirke, and the Washington Island Farm Museum, which boasts nine buildings, a summertime farmers market and Pioneer Days on each Wednesday in July. Don’t miss the Double K-W Ostrich Farm, complete with ostriches, ostrich eggs, sheep and turkey, and other animals. You’ll find historic Jackson Harbor on the island’s northeast shore, and here you can visit the impressive Jackson Harbor Maritime Museum and view the working commercial fishing fleet. Not far away from the harbor on Jackson Harbor Road, you’ll also find Sievers School of Fiber Arts, which is recognized nationally for its weeklong and weekend classes, offered May through October. In addition to its courses, the school also offers original fiber artwork, knitting and weaving yarns, fiber art books and supplies for purchase. If you have the time, consider taking your own cruiser, a kayak or the Karfi passenger ferry to Rock Island, which is just a 15-minute boat ride off the Washington Island coast (see sidebar).

Festivals, food and a little magic

When you plan your trip, be sure to peruse the local chamber of commerce’s online calendar, because Washington Island is home to myriad summer events. These include a special canoe and kayak event in June; the Fly-In Fish Boil and Art in the Park in July; the Scandinavian Dance Festival, Washington

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Rock Island: A Real Gem

Pottawatomie Lighthouse

One of Lake Michigan’s great treasures lies off the northeast shore of Washington Island: A 912-acre gem called Rock Island, home to Rock Island State Park, the erstwhile Chester H. Thordarson estate and the 1836 Potawatomi Lighthouse, Wisconsin’s oldest and the thirdoldest in the Great Lakes. With just Karfi two landowners, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Coast Guard (which maintains a solar-powered navigational light next to the lighthouse), the island is a mesmerizing, even haunted, wilderness. Rock Island State Park is a primitive park. There are no roads, stores and or even basic amenities like running water and flush toilets. Visitors usually come for a day of hiking, picnicking, swimming and beach-walking, although some do arrive fully equipped with camping gear so they can take advantage of the 35 campground sites, two group sites and five remote backpacking sites. Boaters may bring their private vessels and tie up to the main dock; a fee is charged for overnight stays. Be aware that the dock is vulnerable to sudden storms and wind shifts, so keep an eye on the weather. As you approach Rock Island on the Karfi passenger ferry, by kayak, or on your own boat, you’ll immediately notice Thordarson’s waterfront boathouse and Viking Hall, built in the early 20th century. In the decade after purchasing his island property, the famous inventor and industrialist restored an early settler’s house on the island’s east side and landscaped and built on roughly 30 southwest acres. He left the rest of the island undisturbed. Today, visitors may tour the boathouse and hall, which are constructed of local dolomite and are listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The hall contains an exhibition of native artifacts dating to 1678, which were found at what was then Rock Island Village. You’ll also see historical displays, Thordarson’s original Icelandic carved oak furniture and even one of his famous inventions. An overnight stay is worth it, whether you come by private boat or on the Karfi, because beyond the boat dock and the Thordarson estate’s remaining buildings, the island boasts 5,000 feet of beach and 10 miles of hiking trails. These trails provide access to a stone water tower that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places, ancient cliff carvings, the sites of Native American settlements, the ruins of a pioneer fishing village (which was the first European settlement in Door County), three old cemeteries and the Potawatomi light. Take a lighthouse tour, and be sure to take the stairway down the island’s dolomite cliffs to the water. Rock Island is a place where you can experience true Great Lakes wilderness just a stone’s throw from the festivals, wine tastings, fish boils and gift shops of Door County. It’s also where you can come face to face with the ghosts of those who once called this primeval island home. As you walk the trails, listen to waves crash along the beaches, and gaze at a vast night sky, you’ll feel them. Their spirits are there still. — H.S.

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Local Resources Travel Info n Door County Visitors Bureau: doorcounty.com n Rock Island State Park: dnr.state.wis.us/org/land/parks/specific/rockisland n Washington Island Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center at Detroit Harbor: washingtonisland-wi.com

Getting Around n Annie’s Island Moped Rentals: anniesislandmopeds.com n Bread & Water Kayak Rentals, Tours & Sales: breadandwaterwi.com/index-phpkayak/

Cherry Train: cherrytrain.com n Dor Cros Inn/Island Rides bicycle rentals: dorcrosinn.com n Island Clipper (passengers only) & The Viking Train: islandclipper.com n Rock Island Ferry: wisferry.com; washingtonisland-wi.com/ferry-schedules n Washington Island Ferry: wisferry.com n

Marinas/Docks n Shipyard Island Marina: shipyardisland.com n Kap’s Marina: kapsmarina.com n Island Outpost: 920-847-2395 n Jackson Harbor Public Boat Dock/Ramp: 920-847-2510

Island Music Festival, Death’s Door Barbecue, Island Fair and Under The Big Top Flea Market in August; the Art & Nature Show in September; and the Fall Fun Fest in early October. There also are art and culinary classes, art salons, running events, Island Players performances, Fourth of July fireworks and so much more. Right at Red Barn Park, you can enjoy Family Storytime at 7 p.m. on Thursdays and live entertainment on Fridays, when local and visiting artists perform original music and theatrical events. Visiting cruisers often get tired of their own provisions and cooking, so make sure to try out the island’s many eating establishments, including the Albatross Drive-In, Bread & Water Bakery Cafe, The Danish Mill, Deer Run Pub & Grill, Fiddler’s Green, Findlay’s Holiday Inn Restaurant, Island Pizza, KK Fiske & The Granary, Karly’s Bar & Cellar Restaurant, the Red Cup Coffee House, the Sunset Resort and Time Out. And when you do need to refresh those provisions, make sure to pop into the 90-year-old Mann’s Store. Mann’s Mercantile can provide hardware and other needed supplies. Whether you’re on the island for a night or a week, you’ll quickly feel that there’s a special magic here. This laid-back, friendly Scandinavian community warmly embraces visitors, and they’ll make you feel part of a distinct 150-year-old tradition. There may be islands all over the world, but there’s only one Washington Island. LB

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ating back to 1913, this historic Spring Lake estate sits on more than 2 acres and boasts nearly 600 feet of frontage, two deep-water docks and a boat lift. “The estate is situated on a curving peninsula that offers panoramic views of Spring Lake, which feeds into Lake Michigan and the Grand River and offers miles and miles of boating and day trip options,” says listing agent Andrea Crossman of Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt. The 8,000-plus-square-foot home has been meticulously updated. “It’s perfect for anyone who appreciates a historical home with loads of original character and charm that has been lovingly restored over the years,” says Crossman, noting that the home was built for the Klingman family and has had only a few owners. Inside, the world-class, chef-designed kitchen — located in one of two solariums — is without a doubt the focal point. It features a custom Molteni stove shipped from France, professional dishwasher, Molteni rotisserie, two glass-front refrigerators, pastry maker, commercial freezer

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and a wood-burning pizza oven. A covered lanai off the solarium is perfect for summer dining. On the second and third floors are seven bedrooms and four full baths. An additional solarium overlooks the double pools and waterfall, while the basement includes a wine cellar and updated mechanicals. There’s an attached two-car garage, plus an additional lakefront lot. Other touches include heated Italian tumbled marble flooring and an original Elizabethan wood-paneled library imported from England. Also for sale is a three-bedroom, one-bath coach house and green house located three doors down from the main home (asking price is $325,000). It dates back to the early 20th century, and its original greenhouse has been restored and is now fully functional. “Spring Lake is filled with wonderful things, like downtown farmer’s markets, art galleries, Lake Michigan beaches, superior schools, sand volleyball and sailing — all in a friendly Midwestern atmosphere,” Crossman says. LB

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n exciting change is coming to the Port of Rochester in Rochester, New York. In mid-November 2013, ground was broken on the new Port of Rochester Marina, which will be located at the confluence of the Genesee River and Lake Ontario. “For boaters entering the harbor, the new marina entrance will be on the right, immediately after the Port Terminal Building,” says Mark Gregor, manager of port redevelopment for the City of Rochester. It’s been in the works a long time. “A public marina has been discussed in various plans for the Port of Rochester for more than 50 years,” Gregor says. Now, it will soon be a reality. Construction on Phase 1 of the marina is estimated to take 18 months. Opening is tentatively slated for spring 2015. Phase 1 will include 85 slips in the internal basin, 39 broadside slips, a boater services facility, and a new public promenade that connects the marina to the Genesee Riverway Trail and nearby Ontario Beach Park. “The city also has received qualifications from developers for mixed-use development of land adjacent to the marina,”

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Gregor says. “It could include condominiums, townhouses, apartments, a hotel and some retail.” The marina basin may eventually be expanded to 157 slips, too. For visitors, the marina will offer approximately 69 full-service transient slips. Transient slips are currently not available in the Port of Rochester and hard to come by on the south shore of Lake Ontario. It will be possible to make advance reservations, likely starting in late 2014. “The new marina will be in a protected basin and have the amenities transient boaters look for: Secure restrooms, showers, a lounge and modern utilities,” says Gregor. It’s a fantastic area with plenty to do — restaurants, bars, nightclubs and an 18-hole championship golf course. “The lower Genesee River and community of Charlotte are regional recreational destinations and centers for world-class boating, salmon and trout fishing, and more,” says Gregor. “We are hopeful that with the opening of the new marina and new opportunities for living or staying at the marina, the Port of Rochester will become a regional destination.” LB

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above the waterline | by Dave Wallace

Speaking Boat-age New words to add to the popular boating lexicon.

D —> Plenty of s ie opportunite z to squee boating terms into the “Top 12 Trending ! t Words” lis

Dave Wallace has been boating in the Great Lakes for more than 35 years. He’s written for Lakeland Boating since 1993 and helped develop Lakeland Boating’s Ports o’ Call cruising guides.

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id you know there is a global language monitoring entity that publishes a “Top 12 Trending Words” list that’s updated annually? Neither did I, until I read a newspaper story announcing that “derecho” had recently been added to our language. They said it was a Spanish derivation meaning “land hurricane.” It was used to describe the incredible 600-mile path of destruction that devastated much of Middle America from the Mississippi to the Atlantic Coast area back in 2012. It is the degree of common usage — often fueled by the news media — that determines whether or not a new word makes the list. The East Coast blizzard of 2010 inspired the word “snowmageddon,” which immediately went viral and ranked seventh on that year’s Top 12. As a dedicated cheerleader for our unique Great Lakes water wonderland, my goal is to see us at the top of the next Trending Word list by introducing the age of “-age.” Interestingly enough, this is not a totally new concept. We already have “dockage,” “steerage” and “anchorage” as commonly used nautical terms. It should be an easy transition to extend this list until it begins to attract national attention. I’m tempted to begin with “mileage.” This is the weakest of the existing “-age” words because it is more commonly applied to automobiles and trucks. Since boat speed is measured in knots, I suggest adding the word “knotage” to describe fuel efficiency on the water. Beyond this, our challenge would be to suggest other “-age” related nautical terms. Some of the first that come to mind as I prepare this would be “waveage,” as in the “The waveage was about 3 feet today.” Great Lakes weather forecasting could be modified to communicate in terms of “rainage,” “stormage” and “fogage” to join with “windage,” which is already an acceptable term in the world of marksmanship. No reason we can’t hitchhike on it and assign it an entirely new meaning. Many other expressions come to mind. A waterline that needs cleaning could have “scumage.” Another regular boating chore involves keeping our decks clean. This would give us the options of either “deckage,” “swabage” or even “moppage.” We already have the word “portage” in our language, except that it’s of French origin. Since this word describes the act of moving a canoe or kayak from one waterway to

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another, we could simply extend that description to include the act of cruising to a destination, as in “We took a portage to Beaver Island using our radage to navage through the fogage conditions.” We could also consider using “portage” as a destination description. “Our portage was Mackinac City, where we hope to find dockage at the municipal marina and spend a few days enjoying the local tourist shopage and fudgeage.” As we mingled on the docks with other cruisers, there would probably be a goodhearted debate over the relative merits of “dieselage” versus “gasage.” Not to mention the power source options of “inage” versus “outage” and “sternage.” Whether you agree with my concept or not, I intend to send a copy of this message to the global language monitoring people. Once the “-age” concept becomes an official part of “boatage,” you can proudly say you heard it here firstage! LB

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