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WELCOME

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SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

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LIST OF EXHIBITORS

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ProgressiveⓇ Insurance Norwalk Boat Show Jon Pritko Show Manager/Vice President- Northeast Shows jpritko@nmma.org Lauren Rosenblatt Senior Exhibitor Relationship Manager lrosenblatt@nmma.org Josh Rosales Operations Manager jrosales@nmma.org Monica Puentes Show’s Administrator mpuentes@nmma.org

Mailing Address NMMA 231 S. Lasalle Street, Suite 2050 Chicago, IL, 60604 Phone: (646) 370-3660 National Marine Manufacturers Association President Frank Hugelmeyer Senior Vice President- NMMA Shows Jennifer Thompson

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Welcome! Norwalk 2021

OOFFICIA F FIC IA Thanks for joining to celebrate 46 years at the Progressive® Insurance Norwalk Boat Show—the New England’s most

SH OW GUID SHOW GUI comprehensive boating event. With multiple brands of boat, accessories, services, and a vast range of great education and highlights you and the family are sure to have a great time.—Check it out. SHOP & COMPARE

CAN’T MI SS AT TRAC TIONS

• Dozens of brands

• Try-It Cove

• The latest in gear, technology, and accessories

• Kid’s Cove

• Cutting edge fishing products

• Conservation Village • Finding True North

LEARN FROM EXPERTS

CHARITABLE PARTNERS

September 23-26,2021 • Progressive Insurance on water training

September 23-26, 20 • Goose Hummock Saltwater Fishing Seminars Series

• Human Services Council

• Boating Education and Basic Repair- Annapolis School

• Clothes To Kids

of Seamanship

• Norwalk Seaport Association • PAWS

• Clean Earth Project

Use this guide to plan your day. You’ll find daily schedules, product and exhibitor listings, and a map to help you navigate the show. We’re excited about this year’s show and hope you have a great time! Jon Pritko and the entire Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show Team

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Highlights C O N S E R VAT I O N V I L L A G E

positively impact the local community and environment by hosting beach cleanups. All product sales help support their community cleanup initiatives and protect the environment! www.thecleanearthproject.com IG: @thecleanearth_project

NORWALK SAY S NO TO PL ASTIC | Space B70 First Annual Clean Water Campaign Contest Norwalk School District elementary and middle schools are invited to compete to create a project that shows how reducing plastic will help protect our water resources and educate others to make a positive impact on the environment. The winning school team will be awarded a $500 grant to fund their continued environmental efforts.

CONNEC TICUT ELEC TRIC BOAT | Space C69 Unplug, Untie and Unwind with the original, zero emissions, luxury electric boat and experience the carefree Duffy lifestyle with your friends and family.

G E T O U T O N T H E WAT E R

TRY IT COVE | Dock BW20/21 CLE AN E ARTH PROJ EC T | Space B70 The Clean Earth Project is a women-owned, eco-friendly lifestyle brand for outdoor enthusiasts who love the environment. Founded on the belief that a company can do great things for our environment, they work to raise awareness, reduce waste and create a cleaner lifestyle—and work to

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Get out on the water and experience the fun of paddle sports for yourself, courtesy of the Outdoor Sports Center and other partners! Register at Try It Cove. Dock C *TRY-IT SESSIONS AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME BASIS*

for more info visit www.BoatShowNorwalk.com


The Ownership Alternative FREE P OWER BOAT RI DES | Dock B - E2 0/ 21 Relax and enjoy a free power boat ride on the Long Island Sound, compliments of Rex Boating Club and IBR US. Register at Try It Cove. TO UCH TANK | Space A25 See and touch a variety of tidepool creatures native to Long Island Sound and learn about the role each plays in the ecosystem. Presented by the Brien McMahon’s Marine Science Academy.

Seasonal Membership | Dock A W1 Concierge-level Services Enjoy a Boating boat ride outSo to historic Green’s Ledge Lighthouse. Easy! LIG HTHOUSE BOAT TO UR

During the trip you’ll hear about local history and folk lore, the oyster industry, role of the lighthouse and the island in Long Island Sound’s maritime heritage. Round trip lasts approximately one hour. Limited to 49 passengers. Presented by the Norwalk Seaport Association. Daily Schedule: 11am,1pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm

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Let your little ones get creative! Little skippers will have boatloads of fun creating a one-of-a kind nautical masterpieces to take home as a show souvenir.

FA M I LY - F R I E N D LY A C T I V I T I E S

Schedule: Thursday & Friday 2pm-6:30pm | Saturday 10am-6:30pm | Sunday 10am-4:30pm

FIN DING TRU E NORTH —TRE ASURE H UNT Space A 2 5

Calling all kids! Find your way True North—solve clues to visit stations throughout the show, learn about the North Star and take fun photos.

KI DS’ BOATI NG | Space A25 Boatloads of fun on the water for kids! Little ones can try paddle boating on a mini lake made just for them. Schedule: Thursday & Friday 2pm-6:30pm | Saturday 10am-6:30pm | Sunday 10am-4:30pm

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ON - WATER TRAI N I NG | B Dock

Learn by doing. Take the helm under the instruction of USCG Licensed Captains to gain more confidence on the water. Skills covered include boat handling, docking, knots, basic navigation and weather awareness. Basic Boat Operator, Women at the Wheel and Junior Captains (ages 11-15) classes available. BOATING EDUC ATION | Space C70 Boost your boating skills. Join us for free seminars, hands-on instruction and practice sessions led by captains from the Annapolis School of Seamanship. Open to boaters of all ages and skill levels. Daily schedules will be posted in the seminar area.

Daily Boating Seminars Handling & Basic Repairs DOCKING DE-STRESSED Learn the tips and tricks you need to dock like a pro.

DIESEL BASICS From fuel filters to black smoke, learn to keep your diesel happy.

MODERN MARINE ELECTRONICS AIS, RADAR, chart plotters, and apps are just a few of topics covered in this session. Whether you own a center console or a cruising trawler, modern tech can help keep you safe—if you know what to look for and how to use it.

GET YOUR CAPTAIN’S LICENSE Want to become a USCG licensed captain? Learn what it takes to apply for your license—from sea time to classes and certifications.

ANCHORING Waking up aboard your boat in a beautiful cove is the dream of every cruising boater whether you’re on an overnight trip or extended voyage.

Hands-On Line Handling Put your skills on the line. Daily sessions cover:

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• Line Throwing

• Coiling

• Knots

• Hitches

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GO OSE H UMMO CK SALT WATER FI SHING SEMI NARS | Space B39 Learn from the experts at Goose Hummock, a leading Northeast Saltwater Fishing Outfitter Catch top-notch fishing seminars and watch pros demonstrate the art of casting atop a 30’ fishing tank. Plus, check out the top names in saltwater fishing gear, products, and services. Head to the docks to see a fully equipped saltwater rigged 42’ Contender for fishing gear demonstrations. The seminars will cover topics for both beginners and toplevel fisherman. All ages are welcome.

for more info visit www.BoatShowNorwalk.com


C H A R I TA B L E P A R T N E R S PAWS | Space D68

SE A TOW FOU N DATION | Booth 117 The non-profit arm of Sea Tow, the Sea Tow foundation promotes safe boating practices and educational initiatives to reduce the number of preventable boating-related injuries, deaths and

The Pet Animal Welfare Society, Inc (PAWS) is a no-kill animal shelter dedicated to the rescue and adoption of our community’s homeless, neglected, and unwanted dogs and cats. PAWS rescues and re-homes approximately 200 dogs and 700 cats annually. PAWS will share tips and tricks on how to train your dog when on a boat.

damage to property. Visit them in booth 117 for education on recycling/ disposing of flares and the Sober Skipper Program.

LIONS CLUB OF NORWALK

HUMAN SERVICES CO UNCI L For more than 75 years, The Human Services Council (HSC) has

The Lions Club of Norwalk mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs and encourage peace. Through their eyeglass donation program and Low Vision Resource Center, Lions work to improve the lives of the visually impaired and prevent avoidable blindness. The Lions Club will be accepting the donation of gently used eyeglasses.

fostered programs that educate, safeguard, and empower the people of our communities. HSC provides tools and resources to

RELAX & ENJOY

empower individuals to be successful and productive to reduce their need for social services in the future. Collaborating with local not-for profit organizations, HSC provides services to over 8,000 children and families each year. HSC’s five programs are: Children’s Connection; The Norwalk Partnership; Dr. Robert E. Appleby School Based Health Centers; Supportive Housing; Norwalk Mentor Program. To learn more visit them at the Kid’s Cove space A25 or by calling 203-849-1111 or their website at hscct.org

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Whether you want to ponder your options after shopping for the boat of your dreams, meet up with friends or just kick back seaside, the Water Club Lounge is a tented oasis of refreshment where you can relax with a cool beverage and enjoy the water.

CLOTHES TO KI DS OF FAI RFI ELD CO UNT Y Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County provides new and quality used

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clothing to low-income or in-crisis school age children in Fairfield County free of charge. (CTK) envisions a community in which every child has quality clothing and can attend school with the con-

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fidence and self-esteem needed to achieve academic success.

Need a refreshing drink or just a spot to relax and plot your course for the show? We have you covered. The Sandbar is the perfect place to grab a drink, listen to some live music, and take in the beautiful views of the Norwalk Harbor.

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D A I LY FISHING SEMINARS

We’ve got 4 fun-filled days jam packed for you to enjoy! Don’t let these get away! Fishing pros share tips, tricks, and advice to improve your catch.

Thursday & Friday DAY

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Small Boat, Lightweight Tactics Capt Dave Steeves

Fishing Options for a small boat owner on Cape Cod Capt Phil Howarth

Intro to Tuna Fishing Capt Phil Howarth

Trolling for Tuna Capt Phil Howarth

Chasing Albies in the Fall - Ian MacPartland

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Small Boat, Lightweight Tactics Capt Dave Steeves

Fishing Options for a small boat owner on Cape Cod Capt Phil Howarth

Intro to Tuna Fishing Capt Phil Howarth

Trolling for Tuna Capt Phil Howarth

Chasing Albies in the Fall - Ian MacPartland

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SCHEDULE

Saturday & Sunday DAY

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Intro to Tuna Fishing - Capt Phil Howarth

Jig and Pop for Tuna - Daiwa Pro staff Capt Kevin Albohn - Blue Line Charters

Seabass and Fluke - Shimano Prostaff

Cape Cod Fishing Wonderland - Ryan Collins MFCC

Slow Pitch Jigging - Nick Parrite, Tsunami Tackle

Cape Cod Fly Fishing - Capt Ian Bragdon

Fishing Options for a small boat owner on Cape Cod - Capt Phil Howarth

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Intro to Tuna Fishing - Capt Phil Howarth

Jig and Pop for Tuna - Daiwa Pro staff Capt Kevin Albohn - Blue Line Charters

Seabass and Fluke - Shimano Prostaff

Cape Cod Fishing Wonderland - Ryan Collins MFCC

Slow Pitch Jigging - Nick Parrite, Tsunami Tackle

Cape Cod Fly Fishing - Capt Ian Bragdon

Fishing Options for a small boat owner on Cape Cod - Capt Phil Howarth

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MARINE INDUSTRY CERTIFIED DEALERSHIPS Buy with confidence from a dealer who cares There’s no better way to enjoy a your free time than aboard the perfect boat! And we know you’re ready to go find yours! But which dealership will you choose? If you want to buy with confidence, go with a Marine Industry Certified Dealership! Certified Dealers are committed to serving you to the highest standards. In fact, they pledge to a Marine Industry Consumer Commitment, which includes promises to be fair, honest, truthful, respectful, capable and prepared. You can expect excellence from the research stage to purchasing your boat to servicing your boat and beyond. Marine Industry Certification is not a simple stamp. Certified Dealers have committed to be the best. They go through an extensive third-party audit of their customer experience, business and employment practices to assure they’re at the top of their game, so they can better serve you. Once dealers have gone through this intensive audit process, they commit to a continual education program, which requires them to continue to learn how to improve their customer experience, employee satisfaction and dealership operations. When you decide to work with a Certified Dealer, you can be confident that you’re choosing a dealer that puts customers first and aims to offer you your best boating life. Your Marine Industry Certified Dealership will help you choose the right boat for your lifestyle and your needs, maintain your boat, and provide service when it’s needed. To find a participating dealership, look for the Marine Industry Certified Dealership logo, or visit DiscoverBoating.com/certified-dealers.

Happy shopping, and enjoy this year’s boat show! MARINE INDUSTRY CERTIFIED SHOW PARTICIPANTS All Seasons Marine Works

Atlantic Outboard

Hampton Watercraft & Marine

MarineMax -Norwalk

Oyster Harbors Marine , Inc

Strong’s Marine - Southampton

Strong’s Marine - Water Club

Strong’s Marine - Yacht Center


A-Z LISTINGS Details of all exhibitors at the show

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All Seasons Marine Works

Back Cove Yachts

D29, D30, A Dock 167 Rowayton Ave (Rt. 136) Rowayton, CT 06853 (203) 838-9038 ted@asmwct.com www.allseasonsmarineworks.com

A Dock P.O. Box 548 Rockland, ME 04841 (207) 594-8821 www.backcoveyachts.com

American Muscle Docks & Fabrication

400 1674 Tionia Rd New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 (386) 273-3203 Sean@bajiosunglasses.com www.Bajiosunglasses.com

324 141 Sunset Ave Wellsburg, WV 26070 (800) 223-3444 sales@amdocks.com www.amdocks.com

Annapolis School of Seamanship C70 601 Sixth St Annapolis, MD 21403 (410) 263-8848

Atlantic Coast Yacht Brokers 125 547 Thames St Newport, RI 02840 (401) 678-6671 www.acybyachting.com

Atlantic Marine Electrical Services, Inc. 216 135 West Shore Rd, Unit B Huntington, NY 02840 (631) 470-4085 aaron@atlanticmarineinc.com www.atlanticmarineinc.com Seakeeper gyro stabilizers. Dockmate wireless docking systems, Siren Marine vessel monitoring, lighting, shorepower and battery systems.

Atlantic Outboard A Dock P.O. Box 55, 475 Boston Post Rd Westbrook, CT 06498 (860) 399-677

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Bajio Sunglasses

Beneteau America B29, A Dock 105 Eastern Ave, Ste 203 Annapolis, MD 21403 (410) 990-0270 sail@benteau.com www.beneteau.com YOUR PARTNER FOR A LONG LASTING JOURNEY – Your dream boat has been in the making for 137 years! We’re a lot like you. We love the water in all its forms - the ocean, bays, lakes, and rivers. And we love sharing the boating lifestyle with our family and friends. This love manifests itself in every BENETEAU built in any one of our many manufacturing facilities worldwide. Every BENETEAU sailboat and powerboat on the water reflects the best efforts of the finest architects, designers, and craftsmen along with the highest quality materials and the latest innovations.

BLP Marine - Chester Point Marina 328 72 Railroad Ave Chester, CT 06412 (860) 526-1661 www.chesterpointmarina.com

Boat Safe Connecticut, LLC 231 254 Route 87 Columbia, CT 06237-1127 (860) 930-3183 info@boatsafeconnecticut.com www.boatsafeconnecticut.com

Boating Magazine

Cape Hatteras Marine

228 P.O. Box 206 Kings Park, NY 11754 (631) 439-5106

215 849 W. 18th St Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (949) 574-4111

Boatique USA

Castaways Yacht Club

211 9A Novelty Ln Essex, CT 06426 boatiqueusa@aol.com www.boatiqueusa.com

A Dock 425 Davenport Ave New Rochelle, NY 10805 (914) 235-8400 castawaysyachtclub@aol.com www.castawaysyachtclub.com

Boston Whaler, Inc. B Dock 100 Whaler Way Edgewater, FL 32141 (386) 428-0057 info@whaler.com www.bostonwhaler.com

Breden Marine Service 214 Norwalk, CT 06850 (203) 515-1903 bredenmarine@aol.com www.bredenmarineservice.com

Brewer Yacht Sales, Inc. 428 333 Boston Post Rd Westbrook, CT 06498 (860) 399-6213 info@breweryacht.com www.breweryacht.com Northeast’s largest yacht brokerage, your east coast connection from New England to South Florida.

Brewer Yacht Yard

Catalano & Sons, Inc. A40 34 S. Water St Greenwich, CT 06830 (203) 531-9207 phil@catalanoandsons.com www.catalanoandsons.com

Cayago Americas A70 1881 W State Rd 84 #104 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 (754) 216-4600 info@seabob.us www.seabob.us

CermaLube LLC 111 11 Cannonball Rd North Haven, CT 06473 (203) 376-1152 cermalube@gmail.com www.cermalube.com Ceramic nano technology to “Seal the Steel.”

Chris-Craft Corp.

428 56 Roseleah Dr Mystic, CT 06355 (860) 536-2293

B Dock 8161 15th St E Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 351-4900 www.chriscraft.com

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Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County

Cape Fear Sportswear Inc 219 565 Plandome Rd, Suite 188 Manhasset, NY 11030 (516) 869-5954 chris@capefearsportswear.com www.capefearsportswear.com

210 Yerwood Center Clubhouse, 90 Fairfield Ave Stamford, CT 06902 (203) 984-6695 elainer@clothestokidsfairfieldcounty.org www.clothestokidsfairfieldcounty.org

for more info visit www.BoatShowNorwalk.com


Connecticut D.E.E.P.

Electric Boat of Connecticut

Florida Bow Thrusters

Guaman Canvas LLC

204 P.O. Box 280, 333 Ferry Rd Old Lyme, CT 06371 (860) 447-4339 www.portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Boating/ Boating-and-Paddling

C69 100 Essex St, Unit 2D Mystic, CT 06355 (860) 980-3759 info@electricboatsct.com www.electricboatsct.com

316 135 Imperial St Merritt Island, FL 32952 (321) 453-7070 Sales@FloridaBowThrusters.com www.FloridaBowThrusters.com

123 14 Yale Ave Ossining, NY 10562 (914) 525-5270

Current Boating Education

Everglades Boats

Formula Boats

408 1789 New Britain Ave, Ste 18 Farmington, CT 06032 (860) 966-3873 patrick@currentboating.com www.currentboating.com

A30 544 Air Park Rd Edgewater, FL 32132 (386) 409-2202 shickey@evergladesboats.com www.evergladesboats.com

B Dock 2200 W Monroe St Decatur, IN 46733-5003 (260) 724-9111 www.formulaboats.com

Cutco Cutlery 309 322 Houghton Ave Olean, NY 14760 (716) 790-7181 events@cutco.com www.cutco.com

D David Lerner Associates, Inc. 105 1221 Post Rd East Westport, CT 06880 (203) 655-3520 www.davidlerner.com

DiMillo’s NY Yacht Sales A dock 128 Shore Rd Glen Cove, NY 11542 (516) 623-6256 karen@dimillos.com www.dimillos.com

Do-Little Fender Adjusters 200 2301 Ceder Spring Rd, Ste 345 Dallas, TX 75201 (646) 294-2119

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F Fairfield County Bank Insurance Services, LLC 430 401 Main St Ridgefield, CT 06877 (203) 894-3117

Fender Holster 226 New York, NY 10016 (917) 301-4623 info@fenderholster.com www.fenderholster.com MEET YOUR BOATS NEW BODYGUARD AND FENDERS NEW BEST FRIEND The Fender Holster and the Fender Sling are designed to hold fenders in place on the dock without the use of ropes and cleats. Both provide precise positioning of your fenders at points on the dock where dock and boat might connect. Adjustable straps allow you to decide the positioning of your fender. The Holster is designed to provide your boat the best defense against “bumps and bruises”. The Fender Sling is specifically designed to hold your fenders in place on the dock.

Fifield Electric Bikes

A Dock 106 Lafayette St Yarmouth, ME 04096 (207) 846-4545 yachts@ecys.com www.ecys.com

A21 72 Sharp St, Unit C4 Hingham, MA 02043 (781) 927-1511 sales@fifieldebikes.com www.fifieldebikes.com

A52 211 Dale St Edgewater, FL 32132 (386) 426-5457 info@ewboats.com www.ewboats.com

B Dock 144 Water St South Norwalk, CT 06854

Freedom Boat Club

East Coast Yacht Sales

EdgeWater Power Boats

Formula Boats North East

404 1250 E Main Rd Portsmouth, RI 07052 (860) 322-2640 Bcrossman@freedomboatclub.com

FreedomLift 420 927 Alpine Commerce Park NW, Ste 800 Grand Rapids, MI 49544 (616) 784-8759 sales@freedomlift.com www.freedomlift.com

G Gerards Waters Edge Marina

H Hampton Watercraft & Marine B Dock 44 Newtown Rd Hampton Bays, NY 11946 (631) 728-8200 www.hamptonwatercraft.com

Harborside Marina & Yacht Sales B Dock 131 Grove St Clinton, CT 06413 (860) 669-1705 hmcs@harborside-marina.com

Hat Trick Embroidery 131 10 Hunters Trl Sandwich, MA 02563 (508) 420-7391

Hitchcock Landmark Marine, Inc. B69 230 Ferry Blvd Stratford, CT 06615 (203) 378-2270 www.hitchcocklandmarkmarine.com

C29 120 Old Town Park Rd New Milford, CT 06776 (860) 350-2628 sales@GerardsMarina.com www.gerardsmarina.com

HP Agency, Inc

Good Doggy Treats

A25 1 Park St Norwalk, CT 06851 www.hscct.org

103 105 Grays Bridge Rd Brookfield, CT 06804 (855) 825-9400

Goose Hummock Shops B29 15 Rte 6A Orleans, MA 02653 (508) 255-0455 phil@themightyfish.com www.goose.com

209 5 W Main St, Ste 202 Elmsford, NY 10523 (800) 288-8199

Human Service Council

Hydrangea Blue Design 107 31 Hanover Rd Newtown, CT 06470 (203) 246-7656 www.hydrangeabluedesign.com

Grand Banks Yachts A Dock 450 SW Salerno Rd Stuart, FL 34997 (877) 2914220 info@grandbanks.com

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MarineMax Norwalk LeafFilter

IBR US D58 96 Middle Haddam Rd East Hampton, CT 06424 (603) 913-1683 info@ibr.us www.ibr.us

218 1595 Georgetown Rd Hudson, OH 44236 (330) 655-7950 info@leaffilter.com www.leaffilter.com LeafFilter Gutter Protection.

Island Boat Lettering

Lekker USA | Water Taxi

115 217 Merrick Rd, Ste 211A Amity Harbor, NY 11701 (516) 785-8338 islandboatlettering@msn.com

Izadorable, Inc 113 Norwalk, CT 06850 (203) 847-4102 sales@izadorable.com www.izadorable.com

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Jaclyn A. Chall 212 5020 W Linebaugh Ave, Ste 100 Tampa, Fl 33607 (917) 658-4480 jaclyn.chall@kw.com www.jaclyn-chall.kw.com Paradise all year long! Leave winter where it belongs! Anchor your heart & boat in the Sunshine State! Modern day approach to real estate meets old world business with integrity. Contact Me to Unlock the Infinite Possibilities!

L L & L Electronics, Inc. 121 300 E. Main St Branford, CT 06405 (203) 488-4814 www.llelectronics.com

L.I. Boating World P.O. Box 1214 Bellmore, NY 11710 (516) 679-3645 www.liboatingworld.com

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1B Indian Chase Dr Greenwich, CT 06830

LiquiTube 111 11 Cannonball Rd North Haven, CT 06473 (413) 885-9368 mailto:roger.liquitube@gmail.com www.liquitube.com One time treatment constantly rebalances tires and seals punctures up to 1 inch to extend tire life up to 40%.

Louis Marine B Dock 434 Boston Post Rd Westbrook, CT 06498 (860) 399-5554 www.louismarine.com

Luxxoptica 406 7999 N Federal Hwy, Ste 400 Boca Raton, FL 33487 www.luxxoptica.com

M M&E Sales 223 150 W 88th St, #114 Bloomington, MN 55420-2756 (715) 379-1020 machkm@gmail.com

Marine Detailer 314 1 Chatsworth Avenue, Suite 12 Larchmont, NY 10538 (914) 774-0412 marinedetailer2011@hotmail.com www.marinedetailerny.com

MarineMax Huntington Marina & Yacht Center B Dock 155 West Shore Rd Huntington, NY 11743 (631) 424-2710 www.marinemax.com

B Dock 130 Water St Norwalk, CT 06654 (203) 831-6311 david.dzurilla@marinemax.com www.marinemax.com

Marmara Imports 306 Holden, MA 01520 info@marmaraimports.com www.marmaraimports.com Marmara Imports brings you handloomed, fairly traded Turkish towels and other textiles direct from Turkey. We import towels that are traditionally used in legendary hammams, along with throws, pillow covers, pareos, scarves, and much more.

McMichael Yacht Brokers A Dock 447 E. Boston Post Rd Mamaroneck, NY 10543 (914) 381-5900 info@mcmyacht.com www.mcmichaelyachtbrokers.com In 2021, McMichael Yacht Brokers celebrates its 86th anniversary in the yacht brokerage and service industry. One of the most successful marine businesses in the northeast, McMichael has a team of six brokers operating out of offices in Mamaroneck, NY, Newport, RI, and Huntington, NY. In addition to yacht brokerage, McMichael also owns and operates two yards in Mamaroneck, NY, offering a full range of services. McMichael is a dealer for J Boats, MJM Yachts, Hanse, Dehler, Amel, RYCK and AB Inflatables. McMichael also has partnerships with yacht yards around the country to service McMichael new and brokerage boat customers.

Meeco Sullivan, LLC 129 3 Chancellor Ln Warwick, NY 10990 (845) 986-7377 intsales@meecosullivan.com www.meecosullivan.com

Modern Yachts A52, B Dock 36 Newton Rd Hampton Bays, NY 11946 (631) 288-2400 www.modernyachtsny.com

Montauk Distilling Co Water Club, C72 24 E 2nd St Riverhead, NY 11901 (203) 685-9111 tj@mdcli.com www.montaukdistillingco.com Premium Craft Distillery

N Nautical School 230 178 West Hoffman Ave Lindenhurst, NY 11757 (631)226-7300 www.nauticalschool.com

Newcoast Financial Services 426 2600 McCormick Dr, Ste 200 Clearwater, FL 33759 (727) 450-1160 kyle@newcoast.com www.newcoast.com Providing competitive marine finance, insurance and extended warranty.

Noank Shipyard, Inc. 416 145 Pearl St Noank, CT 06340 (860) 536-9651 www.noankshipyard.com

Norwalk Cove Marina 205 48 Calf Pasture Beach Rd East Norwalk, CT 06855 (203) 838-5899

Norwalk Lions Club 304 Main Ave Norwalk, CT 06851 (203) 247-5685 norwalkctlionsclub@gmail.com www.lionsclubs.org

Norwalk Seaport Association AB1 213 Liberty Sq Norwalk, CT 06855 (203) 838-9444 www.seaport.org

for more info visit www.BoatShowNorwalk.com


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Robalo Boats

Palm Beach Motor Yachts

Progressive Insurance

D66 1525 Hobbs St Tampa, FL 33619 (813) 295-3569 orders@oceanicgear.com www.oceanicgear.com

A Dock 450 SW Salerno Rd Stuart, FL 34997 (772) 286-9800 sales@grandbanks.com

G40 1-800-PROGRESSIVE www.progressive.com/boat

Offshore Marine Services

707 Teaticket Hwy East Falmouth, MA 02536 (508) 548-4705

310 618 Beach Rd West Haverstraw, NY 10993 (845) 429-6146 jpcanvas@gmail.com www.patinocanvascorp.com Patino Canvas prides itself in working closely with the client to build a custom longlasting product for thier yacht.

Our Good Dog Spot

PAWS

109 1800 Mendon Rd, Ste. E-221 Cumberland, RI 02864 (401) 533-3666 ogds@ourgooddogspot.com www.ourgooddogspot.com We create original design preppy, nautical and sporty dog collars, leads, harnesses and After 5’ bowties for dogs of all sizes. Proudly Made in the USA.

D68 504 Main Ave Norwalk, CT 06851 (203) 750-9572 lisad@pawsct.org www.pawsct.org

Oceanic Gear

217 350 Chestnut St Cheshire, CT 06410 (888) 922-4801

On The Water, LLC

Outdoor Sports Center B Dock 80 Danbury Rd Wilton, CT 06897 (203) 762-8797 info@outdoorsports.com www.outdoorsports.com

Overlook Marine Group A Dock 7 RIver Rd, 7B Coscob, CT 06807 (860) 495-1210 info@overlookmarine.com www.overlookmarine.com

Ox-Bow Marina Inc E39 180 Island Rd Northampton, MA 01060 (413) 584-2775

Oyster Harbors Marine, Inc. A30 122 Bridge St Osterville, MA 02655 (508) 428-2017 www.oysterharborsmarine.com

Patino Canvas

Petzold’s Marine Center A52, A50, A Dock P.O. Box 26 Portland, CT 06480-0027 (860) 342-1196 info@petzolds.com www.petzolds.com

POP Board Co. 201 301 W. Dyer Rd, Suite C Santa Ana, CA 92707 (888) 528-7556 www.popboardco.com

Preppy Player (Backyard Art LLC) 308 4 Cambridge Dr. Allendale, NJ 07401 (201) 694-8582 pmcorn@aol.com www.preppyplayer.com

Prestige Yacht Sales B29, B30, A Dock 48 Calf Pasture Beach Rd Norwalk, CT 06855 (203) 353-0373 info@prestigeyachts.net www.prestigeyachtsales.net Connecticut locations: Norwalk, Essex, Mystic and East Greenwich, RI representating Hunt Yachts, Soutport Boats, Beneteau Sail, Beneteau Antares & Barracuda.

E29 300 Industrial Park Blvd Nashville, GA 31639 (229) 686-7488 www.robalo.com

Pursuit Boats D30, B Dock 3901 St. Lucie Blvd Fort Pierce, FL 34946 (772) 462-5447 www.pursuitboats.com

R Regal Marine A Dock 2300 Jetport Dr Orlando, FL 32809 (407) 851-4360 ctrimm@regalboats.com www.regalboats.com

Regulator Marine, Inc. D29 187 Peanut Dr, P.O. Box 49 Edenton, NC 27932-0049 (252) 482-3837 info@regulatormarine.com www.regulatormarine.com

Rex Boating Club LLC A48 144 Water St Norwalk, CT 06854 (203) 984-1278 Seasonal membership no experience needed. Boating instruction included, its boating so easy!

Rex Marine Center 412 144 Water St South Norwalk, CT 06854 (203) 866-5555 bill@rexmarine.com www.rexmarine.com Unbeatable deals on center consule, indoor and outdoor winter storage.

Rhineland Cutlery 220 345 Stan Drive #101 Melbourne, FL 39204 (321) 725-2101 steve@flintandflame.com www.rhinelandcutlery.com

Richard J Fisco

S Sabre Yachts A Dock 12 Hawthorne Rd Raymond, ME 04071-6704 (207) 655-3831 sabre@sabreyachts.com www.sabreyachts.com

Sandy Hook Yacht Sales A Dock 1410 Ocean Ave Sea Bright, NJ 07760 (732) 530-5500 www.sandyhookyachts.com

Scully Marine 410 941 Brookdale Dr Boyton Beach, FL 33435 (561) 386-4654 scullymarine@gmail.com www.Scullymarine.com Keep you sonar device working like new with a Transducer Slide Mount by Scully Marine.

Sea Tow Southern Connecticut 117 P.O. Box 639 Fairfield, CT 06824 (203) 259-4197 www.southernct.seatow.com

Seahorse Docking 303 80 Sheldon Rd Vernon, CT 06066 (860) 874-3733 anthony@seahorsedocking.com www.seahorsedocking.com

Seakeeper Inc. B Dock 45310 Abel House Lane, Suite 350 California, MD 20619 (410) 326-1590 sales@seakeeper.com www.seakeeper.com

101 47 Highwood Dr Dumont, NJ 07628 (201) 723-5488 bfisco3550@aol.com

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SeaLift

Strong’s Marine

Three Belles Marina

420 3390 N Courtenay Pkwy, Ste A Merritt Island, FL 32953 sjohns@sealiftusa.com www.sealiftusa.com Hydraulic swim platform systems.

B Dock Camp Mineola Rd, P.O. Box 1409 Mattituck, NY 11952 (631) 298-4770 www.strongsmarine.com

B Dock, Try It Cove, 321 119 Oswegatchie Hills Rd Niantic, CT 06357 (860) 739-6264 info@threebellesmarina.com www.ThreeBellesMarina.com

Seaspension® 119 2101 Starkey Rd, Unit N-5 Largo, FL 33773 (727) 216-9639 info@seaspension.com www.Seaspension.com

Soco Swings 311 800 Stonewater Blvd Franklin, TN 37064 (615) 477-2230 joeybritt3@msn.com www.socoswings.com

Soldier Solutions LLC 229 60 Church St, Unit 1D Wallingford, CT 06492 (203) 265-9119 soldiersolutions.hr@gmail.com

Soundview Millworks 301 119 West Ave Darien, CT 06820 (843) 324-5186 www.soundviewmillworks.com

Southpaw Yacht Sales

A Dock 7 River Rd, 7B Cos Cob, CT 06807 (203) 340-9208 www.southpawyachtsales.com

Spurs Marine Manufacturing, Inc. 317 201 SW 33rd St Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 (954) 463-2707 spurs@spursmarine.com www.spursmarine.com

Star Glow Products 315 5077 South Long Ave Orlando, FL 32811 (321) 262-5883

Staten Island Yacht Sales A Dock 222 Mansion Ave Staten Island, NY 10308 (718) 984-7676

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T TGM Anchor Point Marina 329 150 Southfield Ave Stamford, CT 06902 (203) 363-0733 www.tgmanchorpointmarina.com

The Canvas Store 202 11 Mill Dam Rd Huntington, NY 11743 (631) 549-0970 info@thecanvasstore.com www.thecanvasstore.com

The Clean Earth Project B70 225 Hawley Ln, Unit 2B Stratford, Ct 06614 (203) 673-4206 info@thecleanearthproject.com www.thecleanearthproject.com An eco friendly apparel company with the mission of cleaning up marine debris and making a postive impact on the environment.

The Dock Shop 300 51 Tokeneke Rd Darien, CT 06820 (203) 667-0104 www.tspmarine.com

The Fuel Ox, LLC 227 1022 Rt 173 Asbury, NJ 08802 (551) 221-7640 ataylor@fuelox.com www.thefuelox.com The world’s best fuel additive. PERIOD!

The Sakonnet River Company Ltd 207 30 Cutler St, Studio 02885 Warren, RI 2885 www.sakonnetriver.com

Total Marine of Norwalk, Inc. A Dock 160 Water St Norwalk, CT 06854 (203) 943-3309 Vince

Transport Systems and Products, Inc. 300 (see The Dock Shop)

W Wears Woody 21 Wildewood Dr Canton, MA 02021

WindCheck Magazine 312 870 Post Rd Darien, CT 06820 (203) 332-7639 anne@windchecklis.com

WipeOut Eraser 200 95 Route 17 South Paramus, NJ 07652 (888) 899-7848

Trident Funding LLC 331 1077 Bridgeport Ave, #102 Shelton, Ct 06484 (203) 944-6555 www.tridentfunding.com

Twin Hull Boats A Dock 135 Bywatyr Ln Bridgeport, CT 6605 (203) 330-8946

U U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Div. 7

Y Yacht Interiors of Essex & Quality Custom Linens 330 35 Pratt St, Ste 107 Essex, CT 6426 (800) 989-4433 www.qualitycustomlinens.com For the hughest quality customized liners and mattresses, trust the experts with over 25 years of experience. We also install flexiteex and marine mats.

319, AB-1 57 Regent Ct Stamford, CT 06907 (203) 329-0260 rcbirn57@gmail.com Boating education and Coast Guard information.

U.S. Power Squadrons District 2 (America’s Boating Club) 206 1504 Blue Ridge Rd Raleigh, NC 27607 (888) 367-8777 www.usps.org

UK Sailmakers New York 325 10 Midland Ave Port Chester, NY 10573 (914) 600-8800 Info@UKSailmakers-NE.com www.uksailmakers-ny.com

for more info visit www.BoatShowNorwalk.com


Treasure Hunt WORD SCRAMBLE Unscramble the the words to learn how to find True North

To get to where you want to go __ __ __ __ __ __ __ is the Star to know. RILSPROA It always stays at __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ It never moves back and forth. URE T ROTNH It’s bigger and brighter than our sun Because it’s really three __ __ __ __ __ that look like one R S AT S Here’s a clue that will help your eyes Look for a super __ __ __ __ __ star in the night skies. HYINS It’s in the __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ constellation, that is true The Big Dipper bowl also points it out for you. T I LT E L P D E P I R Good for you! You crushed the game and come so far To Find True North and learn all about the __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ H R T N O R S TA

Unscramble the names to find the Treasure Hunt stations. Check-off each station as you visit and receive a prize at the last stop! 1. Ready to start? Here’s your first hint, if you please. They work to guard our lakes, rivers and seas __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __. SU STOAC UGRDA 2. To find the next stop, here’s where to go: When it comes to boating __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ SU OWPER QSUAR ODNS 3. Keep up the good work, you’re on a run. Head to __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ RTY TI VEOC 4. To reveal the next stop, you have to think green. Visit the __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ and learn how to keep our planet clean. VA I O N T R E S V C O N G L A E L I V 5. What time is it when your boat won’t go? Time to visit the nice people at Norwalk __ __ __ __ __ __ EAS OWT 6. Hooray you did it! You’re just about done. Make your way to __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ for boating and crafting fun... plus one more surprise! For all your great work, you can collect a prize! SDIK VCOE

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Exhibitor List

Boats

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BY BRAND BOAT BRANDS

BOOTH

Absolute

A Dock

ArrowCat

A Dock

Aviara

B Dock

Axopar

D50

Back Cove

A Dock

Beneteau

A Dock

Beneteau Anteres

B29

Beneteau Sailboats

A Dock

Boston Whaler

B Dock

Chris-Craft

B Dock

CL Yachts

A Dock

Crownline

E39

Cruisers

B Dock

Cutwater

A Dock

Duffy Electric Boat

C69

EdgeWater

A52

Everglades

A30

Fairline

A Dock

Finseeker

E39

Formula

B Dock

Four Winns

C29

Fountain

A Dock

Grady-White

A40

Hanse

A Dock

IBR

D68 & B Dock

J/9

A Dock

Jeanneau

B Dock

NMMA Cert

for more info visit www.BoatShowNorwalk.com


Fall Shows

BOAT BRANDS

BOOTH

NMMA Cert

MJM

A Dock

Nimbus

C29

Palm Beach

A Dock

Pardo

A Dock

Prestige

A Dock

Princess

A Dock

Pursuit

B Dock & D30

Regal

A Dock

Regulator

D29

Robalo

E29

Sabre

A Dock

Sailfish

B Dock

meets or exceeds all industry safety and construc-

Sea Fox

A50

tion standards, as well as federal regulations. That

Sea Hunt

B Dock

means you can be confident you are buying from a

Sea Ray

B Dock

Scout

B Dock

Sirena

A Dock

Southport

C29

Tidewater

B69

Twin Vee

A Dock

Wellcraft

C29

Zodiac

Booth 412

Whether you enjoy fishing, waterskiing or simply relaxing with family and friends when you’re on the water, you want to have fun. You also want peace of mind. That’s why you should choose an NMMA Certified boat or trailer. Every NMMA Certified boat and trailer undergoes thorough, third-party inspections to ensure it

manufacturer that has gone the extra mile to earn the right to display the NMMA Certified Logo.

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PROTECT YOUR FREEDOM WITH PROGRESSIVE® YOU CAN BOAT EXACTLY HOW AND WHERE YOU WANT

Progressive insures more than 1 million watercraft. To learn more about Progressive’s Boat Insurance options, please visit PROGRESSIVE.COM/BOAT/


The water is an excellent place to escape to—it’s generally calm, peaceful and inviting. We go out by ourselves or with family and friends to relax, tube, fish, or just cruise. But what if the unthinkable happens: you collide with another boat, or hit someone's wake and your passenger is injured? “Boat insurance might not be top-of-mind when you purchase a boat or personal watercraft, but you really should give it some thought,” says Rick Stern, Boat Product Manager at Progressive Insurance. “No matter the size or value of your boat, it’s important to be covered if you cause damage to another boat, injuries to its passengers, or even injuries to your own passengers. Accidents do happen, and when they do, our customers are glad that they had insurance when faced with the unexpected.” Whether they know it or not, boaters who remain uninsured are choosing to self-insure, deciding to pay for any damage related to their boat and passengers out-of-pocket. Sometimes those who opt to not have insurance are boaters with a relatively inexpensive watercraft who may figure they'll just take the financial hit if their watercraft sinks or is stolen. No big deal, right? But, say their 16-footer sinks at someone's dock in 15 feet of water; it can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars to refloat and remove it. Or what if a storm comes through, breaking your boat loose from the dock and crashing it into your 1

neighbor's 35-foot boat? The cost to repair your neighbor's boat can run into the tens of thousands of dollars, and you may be personally liable for that cost if you don't have insurance. Another factor uninsured boaters may not consider is the personal injury piece. Having boat insurance means you’re protected financially from accidents that may injure someone on your boat or another boat. Without the protection of insurance, situations like these may put the boater and their friends and families at tremendous financial risk. If your boat is struck by an uninsured watercraft, injuring you or your passengers, both you and your passengers might be on your own and accountable for the costs of medical care unless you have a boat insurance policy with Uninsured Boater coverage. Uninsured Boater coverage is designed to cover injuries caused to you and your passengers by an uninsured boater. These unexpected scenarios are all examples of situations that are seen far too often. By purchasing a standard boat insurance policy from Progressive, which includes Liability and Uninsured Boater coverage, you’re protected from the financial burdens of these incidents. The cost? Coverage at Progressive Insurance can be had for as little as $100 per year for a basic liability policy 1—a small amount that you might spend on fuel for a long weekend! Not a bad price to pay for some peace of mind while out on the water.

$100 per year premium excludes state fees and taxes, and is not available in all states.


CATEGORIES Details of all exhibitors at the show

B O AT S

ALL PURPOSE FISHING BOATS Atlantic Outboard A Dock Catalano & Sons Inc A40 Hampton Watercraft & Marine B Dock Louis Marine B Dock MarineMax Huntington B Dock MarineMax Norwalk B Dock Robalo Marine E29 Strong’s Marine B Dock

BASS BOATS Pursuit Boats D30, A Dock

BAY BOATS / FLAT BOATS Boston Whaler B Dock Robalo Marine E29

BOWRIDERS Boston Whaler B Dock Catalano & Sons Inc A40 Formula B Dock Freedom Boat Club 404

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Louis Marine B Dock MarineMax Huntington B Dock MarineMax Norwalk B Dock Ox-Bow Marina Inc E39 Pursuit Boats D30, A Dock Rex Marine Center 412 Sabre Yachts A Dock

BROKERAGE SALES Regal Marine Industries A Dock Overlook Marine A Dock Southpaw Yacht Sales A Dock

CENTER CONSOLES Boston Whaler B Dock Catalano & Sons Inc A40 EdgeWater Power Boats A52 Freedom Boat Club 404 Louis Marine B Dock MarineMax Huntington B Dock MarineMax Norwalk B Dock Modern Yachts A52, B Dock Petzold’s Marine Center A52, A50, A Dock Prestige Yacht Sales B29, B30, A Dock Pursuit Boats D30, B Doc Rex Marine Center 412 Robalo Marine E29

FISH & SKI BOATS CRUISERS Catalano & Sons Inc A40 Formula B Dock Louis Marine B Dock Ox-Bow Marina Inc E39 Palm Beach Motor Yachts A Dock Prestige Yacht Sales B29, B30, A Dock Pursuit Boats D30, B Dock Rex Marine Center 412 Sabre Yachts A Dock

CUDDY CABIN Regal Marine Industries A Dock

Boston Whaler B Dock Catalano & Sons Inc A40 Chris-Craft Corp. B Dock Louis Marine B Dock Regal Marine Industries A Dock

HI-PERFORMANCE BOATS All Seasons Marine Works D29, D30, A Dock Formula B Dock IBR US B Dock, D58 Palm Beach Motor Yachts A Dock

INBOARD CRUISERS Regal Marine Industries A Dock

DECK BOATS Freedom Boat Club 404 MarineMax Huntington B Dock MarineMax Norwalk B Dock Ox-Bow Marina Inc E39 Regal Marine Industries A Dock Sabre Yachts A Dock

DINGHIES IBR US B Dock, D58

ELECTRIC Electric Boat of Connecticut C69

INBOARD OR OUTBOARD BOATS Regal Marine Industries A Dock

MOTOR YACHTS / POWER CRUISERS Atlantic Outboard A Dock Back Cove Yachts A Dock Beneteau America B29, A Dock Dimillo’s Yacht Sales A Dock EdgeWater Power Boats A52 Formula B Dock Louis Marine B Dock

for more info visit www.BoatShowNorwalk.com


MarineMax Huntington B Dock MarineMax Norwalk B Dock Modern Yachts A52, B Dock Palm Beach Motor Yachts A Dock Petzold’s Marine Center A50, A52, A Dock Prestige Yacht Sales B29, B30, A Dock Regal Marine Industries A Dock Sabre Yachts A Dock Strong’s Marine B Dock

PADDLESPORTS Outdoor Sports Center B Dock, 320, Try It Cove

PONTOON BOATS Freedom Boat Club 404

RIB / INFLATABLES IBR US B Dock, D58

RUNABOUTS Regal Marine Industries A Dock

STERN DRIVE ENGINES Regal Marine Industries A Dock

USED BOAT SALES Regal Marine Industries A Dock Overlook Marine A Dock Southpaw Yacht Sales A Dock

WEB-BASED MATINE Regal Marine Industries A Dock

DOCKS & PIER INSTALLATIONS, MOORING SYSTEMS Seahorse Docking 303

DOCKS, LIFTS & R E L AT E D EQUIPMENT

DOCKSIDE EQUIPMENT

ENGINES, DRIVES & PROPULSION EQUIPMENT

Cape Hatteras Marine 215

ADDITIVES: COOLING SYSTEMS, DIESEL & GASOLINE

BOAT & PWC LIFTS

DOCKSIDE EQUIPMENT

American Muscle Docks & Fabrication 324 Atlantic Marine Electrical Services 216 Seahorse Docking 303 Three Belles Marina 321

Seahorse Docking 303

CermaLube LLC 111 The Fuel Ox, LLC 227

CLEATS, DAVITS & DOCK HARDWARE American Muscle Docks & Fabrication 324

DOCK & PIER INSTALLATIONS, MOORING SYSTEMS American Muscle Docks & Fabrication 324 MEECO Sullivan 129

DOCKS American Muscle Docks & Fabrication 324 MEECO Sullivan 129 Seahorse Docking 303 Three Belles Marina B Dock, Try It Cove, 321

MOORING SYSTEM American Muscle Docks & Fabrication 324

MOORING SYSTEM

BOW / STERN THRUSTERS Florida Bow Thrusters 316

CORROSION/ ZINC PROTECTION

Seahorse Docking 303

CermaLube LLC 111

POWER PEDESTALS

ENGINE ACCESSORIES & SYSTEMS

American Muscle Docks & Fabrication 324

STORAGE SYSTEMS FOR BOATS Brewer Yacht Sales 428 Three Belles Marina 321

Florida Bow Thrusters 316

ENGINE CONTROLS Florida Bow Thrusters 316

EXHAUST SYSTEMS Florida Bow Thrusters 316

FUEL, SYSTEMS & COMPONENTS Florida Bow Thrusters 316

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OIL, FILTERS & LUBRICANTS CermaLube LLC 111 The Fuel Ox, LLC 227

HUNTING & FISHING GEAR Bajio Sunglasses 400 Cutco Cutlery 309 Rhineland Cutlery 220

PROPELLERS Brewer Yacht Sales 428

TRIM TABS, TRIM PLATES, & BOAT STABILIZERS Atlantic Marine Electrical Services 216 Seakeeper Inc B Dock

FISHING, HUNTING & OUTDOOR GEAR

ICE CHESTS & COOLERS Cape Hatteras Marine 215

CAMPING EQUIPMENT Fifield Electric Bikes A21 HP Agency 209

CARRY-BAGS, BACKPACKS & LUGGAGE The Dock Shop 300

Cape Hatteras Marine 215 Our Good Dog Spot 109 PAWS D68

MARINE ACCESSORIES

ALARM, SECURITY & MONITORING SYSTEMS Atlantic Marine Electrical Services 216

ANCHORS & ANCHORING SYSTEM Florida Bow Thrusters 316 The Dock Shop 300

BEDDING: SHEETS & FITTED MATTRESSES Boatique USA 211 Yacht Interiors of Essex & Quality Custom Linens 330

FreedomLift 420 SeaLift LLC 420

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Seaspension 119

Island Boat Lettering 115 Soundview Millworks 301

BOAT HOOKS Cape Hatteras Marine 215

LINE, ROPE & CORDAGE

BOOKS, MUSIC, CDS & VIDEOTAPES The Dock Shop 300

CARPET MATERIALS & FLOOR COVERINGS Cape Hatteras Marine 215 Yacht Interiors of Essex & Quality Custom Linens 330

FABRICS, UPHOLDSTERY & INTERIOR COVERINGS Boatique USA 211

BOARDING DEVICES

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LETTERINGS & NUMBERS

PET ACCESSORIES

APPARAL & FOOTWEAR Bajio Sunglasses 400 Cape Fear Sportswear Inc 219 Hat Trick Embroidery 131 Luxxoptica 406 The Dock Shop 300

BOAT BUILDING & REPAIR SUPPLIES

Fender Holster 226 Florida Bow Thrusters 316 UK Sailmakers Northeast 325

OARS & PADDLES POP Board Co 201

ONBOARD SAFETY EQUIPMENT Seaspension 119

PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES (PFDS) The Dock Shop 300

FENDERS & BUMPERS American Muscle Docks & Fabrication 324 Cape Hatteras Marine 215 Fender Holster 226 Seahorse Docking 303

SUNGLASSES & PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR Bajio Sunglasses 400 The Dock Shop 300

SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT Cape Hatteras Marine 215 HP Agency 209

FURNITURE & FURNISHINGS Boatique USA 211 Cape Hatteras Marine 215 Luxxoptica 406 Seaspension 119 Soundview Millworks 301 The Dock Shop 300 Yacht Interiors of Essex & Quality Custom Linens 330

SWIMWEAR & BEACH ACCESSORIES Marmara Imports 306 Hat Trick Embroidery 131 Izadorable, Inc 113 The Dock Shop 300

for more info visit www.BoatShowNorwalk.com


MARINE ELECTRONICS & N AV I G AT I O N INSTRUMENTS AIR CONDITIONING, VENTILATION & HEATING Breden Marine Service 214 Brewer Yacht Sales 428

AUTOPILOTS Atlantic Marine Electrical Services 216 Brewer Yacht Sales 428 L & L Electronics, Inc. 121

BATTERIES & ACCESSORIES Atlantic Marine Electrical Services 216 Scully Marine 410

BINOCULARS & TELESCOPES The Dock Shop 300

COMPUTERS & SOFTWARE Atlantic Marine Electrical Services 216 L & L Electronics, Inc. 121

DEPTH SOUNDERS Brewer Yacht Sales 428 L & L Electronics, Inc. 121 Scully Marine 410

ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT Atlantic Marine Electrical Services 216 Brewer Yacht Sales 428 L & L Electronics, Inc. 121 The Dock Shop 300

GALLEY EQUIPMENT Soundview Millworks 301 The Dock Shop 300

NAVIGATIONAL ELECTRONICS: SETNAC, LORAN, GPS

SERVICE

L & L Electronics, Inc. 121

NAVIGATIONAL INSTRUMENTS: SEXTANTS & PILOTING AIDS Luxxoptica 406

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by Rick Stern, Progressive Insurance

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ach of us rides, boats, or camps for our own reasons. The thrill of sweeping through a curvy mountain road on your bike is different from watching your kids tube behind your pontoon boat or taking your fifth wheel to Alaska, but each is a thrill nonetheless. We each indulge in these pleasures because we choose to, not because we have to. At Progressive, we don’t have to be in the Recreational Products business, but we do it because we choose to. Insuring Boats, Motorcycles, and RVs is a major focus of our company, and almost 4.5 million customers insure their Recreational Products with us. Does it really matter who insures your “toy”? Well, I’m here to tell you that it does. Progressive’s customer-first philosophy starts with the ways that our insurance products are designed. Examples? How about no depreciation on partial losses? Let’s say the awning on your seven-year-old travel trailer (or the generator on your boat or custom seat on your MC) is damaged beyond repair in an accident and needs to be replaced. At Progressive, we replace that part rather than just giving you a check for its depreciated value, so you are not forced to make up the difference out of your own pocket. What about small accident forgiveness? Eligible policies come standard with this feature, and if you have a claim (or claims) that costs Progressive no more than $500 (each), we won’t count that against you when it’s time to renew. Large Accident Forgiveness? If you’ve been with Progressive for at least 4 years and haven’t had a claim in the past 3 years, we won’t count an accident against you at renewal no matter how big your claim is. Disappearing deductibles? Available on eligible policies, we reduce your deductible by 25% at the end of each claim-free term. . .so that after 4 years, you have a ZERO deductible. If you have a claim, your deductibles return to their original amounts at the next renewal. While the design of our insurance product is important, the rubber really meets the road (or the hull meets the water) when there’s a claim. We recognize that in many parts of the country, the riding/boating/camping season is short. One of the benefits of being with an insurer like Progressive who uses specially-trained, locally-based claims adjusters—all of whom are Progressive employees—is that we can leverage our local relationships to help get you back on the road or water as quickly as possible. Last but not least, there’s price. Like we used to say on our TV commercials, “Sometimes Progressive will have the lowest price and sometimes we won’t.” If you’re like me, you shop for value, which in my case means that while price is important, it’s certainly not the only thing I consider. All things being equal, I’ll often opt for the least expensive option. . .but as noted above, meaningful features like small claim forgiveness provide value that mean something to me. It’s all about the value. . .and that’s what we do. I hope you enjoy this edition of Adventure Awaits, and even more than that, I hope you get out and enjoy the ride, wherever it takes you.  Not all products, services, or coverages are available in all states or situations.

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First Boat by Joe Evans

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hey say that the two happiest days in a boater’s life are when you buy your first boat and when you sell it. What is left out of the narrative is that the day you sell her also marks the beginning of your transition to your next boat and another supremely happy day. As you approach buying your first boat consider this:

1 . BOATS VS . C ARS

3. OPER ATION

Boats are more specialized than cars. Therefore, agree as a family and know going in what you want to do with your boat. Is the dream about entertaining or fishing, getting away or racing around, overnighting or wakeboarding? If this is a solo decision, you are way ahead. But boating is best with friends and family. Look for the boat that best suits the dream.

Powerboating shares operating skills with driving cars more than sailing does. Powerboats don’t back up or park as handily as a car, but the operations are similar. With time and practice, you can learn how to handle it on your own.

2 . SAIL OR P OWER

To separate the various designs of boats into their primary intended purposes it will help to know that the cruising/entertaining category includes trawlers, pontoon boats, bowriders, canoes, kayaks and motor yachts. Fishing boats include flats boats, jon boats, center consoles, bass boats, skiffs, canoes, and kayaks. Personal watercraft (jet skis), sport boats, ski boats, and wakeboard boats are your essential watersportspecific boats.

Do you see yourself sailing off into the sunset? Sailing is awesome, but it requires a significant amount of skill. Learn to sail before you commit to a sailboat. You might find you don’t like it so much. Sailing schools are a lot of fun. At school, you will meet others with similar aspirations, make new friends, share the possibilities and find out if the reality fulfills the dream.

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Before you buy, have a winter storage plan. Northeast boating is not a year-round affair for most recreational mariners. If your new vessel will be trailerable, make sure your driveway and your spouse can handle the obstruction. Otherwise, your local marina will be pleased to keep it for you and even get you tuned up and prepped for the coming season. Factor in that expense.

Outboard, inboard, jet? Outboard engines have become the dominant power choice for most boats under 30 feet long, and with the new 300–horsepower four strokes on the market, the size of outboard driven boats is getting longer each model year. The advantages are the favorable power-to-weight ratios, the ease of maintenance access, and the fact that the engine’s lower unit can be raised out of the water where algae growth and corrosion happens.

6. MAKE FRIEN DS Sooner or later you will develop relationships with the folks at the marina, the engine shop, the marine supply store, the tackle shop and maybe even the sail loft. This is your extended support group, and some of them will become lifelong friends, advisors and mentors. I recommend developing those friendships early on and cultivating them with sincerity, good will and occasionally, beer. 7. TR AILERING Be aware that the maximum legal width of a trailer on the highway is eight and a half feet. The maximum height is thirteen and a half feet. If your boat package exceeds that, you will need a special wide-load permit to move it around. The rules, cost and insurance requirements vary from state to state. Your first boat should not be more than thirteen feet tall. Just saying.

Inboard engines are for large cruisers. They offer low maintenance needs, longevity and beefy power to drive ponderous boats to far-away destinations. Inboard/outboard engines were once the primary power choices for runabouts since they provided plenty of power with what is essentially a less complicated and more familiar car engine modified for marine use. The engines are normally located below the deck to provide more cockpit space. Inboard/outboard engines are excellent performers for sport boats that are kept on trailers. They make sense to anyone who is handy with socket wrenches and familiar with basic auto engines.  Jet engines are available for special applications such as running shallow rocky rivers where an exposed propeller will invariably meet its sad end in a confrontation with a submerged boulder. Personal watercraft are powered by jets. The Hinckley Yacht Company equips their magnificent Picnic Boats with jet drives to improve docking maneuverability, but at prices ranging from a half a million to over three million (I expect we are not talking about a first boat). If a Hinckley is on your firstboat shopping list, I would like to volunteer to be your next best friend or boat captain. 9. TH E VI BE Finally, climb aboard, move and crawl around, and take a seat. Get a feel for how you and your crew fit. The boat will let you know if it’s right for you. If it is, make your deal and sign up for a safe boating course through your local Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Power Squadron or online at BoatUS.com, which is required in most states. 1 0 . NOW GO Welcome to the fun. See you out there. n

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Best Practices for a Safe Day on the Water by Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Janaro, USCG

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s a U.S. Coast Guard officer and recreational boater, I have experienced the highs and lows of extensive time at sea. As any self-respecting mariner will attest, the good times at sea far outweigh the bad. When I refer to a bad day at sea, I’m usually speaking of an unnecessarily stressful or dangerous situation. At best, these situations make everyone on board the vessel uncomfortable. At worst, they endanger the vessel and the lives of those on board. Without exception, each time I have experienced a bad situation at sea, it was the result of poor planning and communication. Though these experiences are admittedly few and far between on board a professional Coast Guard vessel, I have responded to enough maritime accidents during my career to reinforce the notion that it only takes one mistake to end a day at sea in tragedy. When not in engaged in an operation, a day at sea aboard a military vessel is usually filled with meetings and training exercises. For every upcoming operation or exercise, there are myriad briefings to attend. While sometimes tedious, these briefings serve an important purpose: they cover emergency procedures and

contingency plans while reinforcing a clear chain of command on the vessel. The time to discuss emergency plans and procedures on board your vessel is not as you are experiencing engine failure or as you are making your mooring approach to the pier during inclement weather. Rather, these briefings should be held in a controlled environment when crew and passengers are not distracted or uncomfortable. For recreational boat captains, it is imperative that safety briefings include the location of life jackets and any throwable life rings that can be used during an emergency. Further, familiarizing your guests with what commands they will be given if they are assisting with line-handling and any task-specific instructions they will need are best reviewed in this controlled environment when they have the time and inclination to ask questions without feeling under pressure. If your guests receive clear instruction before they are asked to participate, they will likely do a better job and have a better experience. This may seem like common sense, but complacency and a false sense of comfort are two things that even the most experienced sea-goers succumb to.

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I’ll illustrate my point with a quick sea story. When I served as Captain of the Coast Guard Cutter Albacore out of Norfolk, we had a new seaman report for duty. I always tried to foster a sense of teamwork and camaraderie, and was particularly sensitive to new members reporting for duty who would likely feel overwhelmed by unfamiliar systems, jargon and the fast pace of the crew work. Certain common maneuvers, such as leaving the pier, were second nature to the crew, and it could be easy to forget that the new guy didn’t know where to go or what to do. Our regular practice of holding a navigation briefing before leaving the dock, where we would discuss the weather conditions, emergency procedures, the status of our equipment, etc., was a way in which we would hold ourselves accountable and ensure that we were keeping everyone, particularly new crewmembers, up to speed. One summer day we were getting underway just like any other. After holding our navigation briefing, we uneventfully got off the dock. As we rounded the Virginia Capes in choppy seas, our newly reported seaman came up to the bridge and somewhat sheepishly told me he smelled a strong diesel smell when he was on the fantail and asked if it was normal. I admit, I thought that the new seaman was probably just not acquainted with the normal smell of a ship at sea. I resisted the urge to dismiss his comment, not only because I took safety matters seriously, but because it was important to me not to discourage him from speaking up about something in the future when an actual threat to safety was more likely. I sent the seaman down to the engine room with an experienced crewmember to investigate the smell, where they discovered a significant fuel oil leak on the starboard diesel engine. In all likelihood, the leak would have turned into a major engine room fire had it not been discovered so quickly. The young seaman is the hero of the story and deserves the lion’s share of the credit. As the Captain, I was the beneficiary of his willingness to speak up and ask what may have been a “stupid” question during his first day on the job. Applying the principles and best practices of the Coast Guard as described in the story above has made me a better recreational boater. I encourage you to follow some of the practices outlined below:

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1. Hold a safety briefing before getting underway and again before any major evolution on board. Gathering your guests and reviewing emergency procedures may not be on the top of your list of things to do before a fun day on the water. However, nothing is less enjoyable for your cruising partners and guests than being caught in the middle of a stressful or embarrassing situation at sea. Your guests will be much more relaxed and able to enjoy themselves if you have talked through each situation beforehand, assigned crew to specific positions, briefed contingency plans, and reinforced the chain of command on board by establishing who will be giving orders to whom during the evolution. When you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. 2. Practice discipline in maintaining the chain of command. Not only do you need to brief out the plan with your passengers ahead of time, it is equally, if not more important, that the captain doesn’t disregard the plan and start barking orders from the bridge when things don’t immediately go as planned. Now let me be clear: there is a time and place for decisive, hands-on leadership. However, there is also a time and place where it is appropriate for the leader to trust his or her crew to do the job as outlined in the briefing. If I were to start yelling line commands from the helm after I had delegated that authority to my wife who was supervising the line-handlers on deck and on the pier, I would likely just confuse everybody while undermining her authority on deck, and placing people in danger. 3. Make sure your passengers know to speak up if they see something amiss. Your guests may be landlubbers, feeling out of their element on the water. At your pre-underway safety briefing encourage everyone to speak up if they see something that concerns them, regardless of their lack of boating experience. Make them feel part of the crew, as every set of eyes can be valuable assets to the captain. n


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Keep It Trimmed Proper outboard trim will save you time and money as you increase speed and burn less fuel. by Tom Hale

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e were anchored in the Little Wicomico River, and our friends Pat and Donna came out in their center-console to take us ashore for dinner. They just took up boating a few years ago when they moved to the river. They had only had their 17-foot runabout for two seasons and were ready for something a bit faster and more fun to drive, they said. As we headed to their house I asked Donna why she didn’t run the boat up on plane. “Oh, it won’t plane with four people in it,” she said. “It only goes 18 knots with just the two of us.” That did not seem right to me—it’s a 17-foot boat with a 90hp four-stroke outboard. So I asked her if I could try it. We switched positions, and I accelerated the boat. Sure enough, with four people it only went 12 knots at full throttle. I trimmed the engine out and the speed started to rise. I trimmed it more, and the boat was definitely on plane and running at 22 knots. Pat and Donna looked at me in amazement. “What did you do? How did you do that?” It seems that no one had taken the time to explain to these new boatowners about

TRIM IN This brings the engine’s lower unit close to the transom.In this position, the boat will run with the bow down in the water.

With the bow trimmed down too far, the boat is fully in the water. Note the spray comes off the chine well up towards the bow.

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the trim control. Pat and Donna thought that if they trimmed the bow down with the outboard “tucked in,” the boat would split the waves better, and that is how they had driven the boat for a year and a half. They thought the only purpose of the trim switch was to raise the engine when they went into a beach. I trimmed the boat “fully out,” pushed the throttle to the wall and, sure enough, she clipped right along at 25 knots with four on board. As we slowed down near the dock the boat came off plane and the bow was pointing at the sky. I trimmed the engine back in and the bow came down. The two of them looked at each other with wonder. “Trim control is important,” I told them. “Trim control generally gets used as much as the other helm controls.” I went on to explain some of the basics. With the correct trim you will get more speed for the same engine RPM and you get more fuel efficiency for the same number of RPM. That said, too much or too little trim can cause handling problems. For example, if the


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TRIM OUT This moves the engine’s lower unit away from the transom. In this position, the boat will run with the bow raised up out of the water.

Here the engine is trimmed out too far for the speed. The high bow blocks forward visibility, drawing a big wake.

With the boat trimmed right the bow is up enough so that about 1/3 of the boat’s length is out of the water.

engine is trimmed “fully in” (with the bow down), the bow digs into the water, which can cause “bow steer.” This means the bow pushes the boat sharply to the left or the right. This is a particular concern in a following sea when the waves are large and coming from behind. Another example: If the bow gets trimmed too high the bow will bounce up and down or “porpoise.” I offered to take them out one at a time and show them how to trim their boat correctly and get the boat up to maximum speed. Donna went first. As we left the dock I told her to trim the engine all the way down as she started to accelerate. Sure enough the boat came up to 18 knots. Then I asked her to trim the bow up some. As she started to raise the trim the bow began to lift and the speed increased— eventually the boat was running at 33 knots. The bow began rhythmically bouncing up

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and down, and she gave me a worried look. “That’s porpoising,” I said. “Trim it in a little.” She did, and the boat settled down. Her next question was, “Okay, so how do I know how to set the boat up right?” “To get the best performance and best economy,” I told her, “get the boat on plane, then set the engine RPM where you want it. As you trim the boat, watch the tachometer. Bring the bow up by trimming the engine out. That lifts the bow so there will be less boat in the water, less wetted surface, less resistance, and the boat will run faster and more efficiently. Wind and sea conditions will always have an effect on how you want to trim your boat. When the bow is trimmed up a bit and set for the most efficient setting in calm water, be aware of what’s happening around


you. Weather, wind and waves can change depending on your heading. If you are moving into the waves, your “normal” setting may cause the boat to pound. You will want to trim the bow down a bit. This sub-optimal trim will give you a far more comfortable ride. Similarly running downwind with the waves, you may want to trim the bow up more than optimal, to prevent bow steer. Later, Pat and I went out and put the boat through all the same evolutions. As we came in and the boat came off plane, the bow was high and blocking his view. As you slow down you have to remember to trim the engine in again. Otherwise the raised bow will make it hard to see ahead, and the boat will throw a larger wake. Needless to say, Pat and Donna were excited to see that with careful adjustment of the trim and by keeping crew weight aft, the boat topped out at 34 knots. Presto! They had their new boat without having to change a thing but their driving skills. They’re probably out on the water somewhere, having a blast, even as I type this up. n

TRIM TIPS When the weather whips up, don’t forget to adjust your trim levels. Trim the bow down if you start pounding in the waves going upwind. Trim the bow up when running downwind in turbulent water.

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Rules of the Ramp Trailering a boat requires skill, patience, common sense and playing by the rules. story by Ann Eichenmuller/ illustration by Jan Adkins

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onogamy does not exist in boating. You may love your cruising sailboat or your roomy trawler, but no one can expect to be satisfied by just one boat. We had this epiphany on a dead calm August day watching our sails luff through the sweat in our eyes. We decided to add a trailerable runabout to our personal flotilla, which turned out to be a brilliant idea except for one small problem—the public ramp. The term “ramp rage” is not an exaggeration. It accurately refers to the increase in blood pressure and the loss of selfcontrol that accompanies use of a public landing. There are rules for using a boat ramp, but unfortunately they have been unwritten (at least until today) and largely ignored. Below is a brief review of ramp etiquette, which I suggest be taught along with table manners by boating parents everywhere:

RULE #1: Load gear into your vessel at home or in the parking lot, not while the stern is floating. On our first visit to the public landing, we got behind several families preparing for what looked like a month-long fishing trip. Car, boat and trailer were already parked in the ramp, with two related cars blocking traffic fifty feet away. We waited while poles, coolers, ice, tackle boxes, pets and small children were retrieved from under seats and from the bottom of car trunks. These were eventually carried, albeit with no sense of urgency, to the dock. Finally a man began loading the pile onboard, and we watched in disbelief as he opened three cases of beer, removed the bottles, and meticulously placed them in the cooler—one at a time! RULE #2: Keep in mind that tidal waters are called tidal for a reason. Last summer we have had particularly vicious low tides. One of our local ramps is fairly steep and covered in thick sand. Last week a pick-up was backing a heavily loaded 24-footer into the water when, too late, the driver realized he had no traction. His tires spun hopelessly as the bed of his 2WD submerged in slow motion. It took four men, a towrope and a lot of bystander advice nearly an hour before the ramp was cleared. (4WD is recommended.)

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RULES OF THE RAMP RULE #3: Whatever your catastrophe is, don’t block the ramp. We have watched boats launch with old fuel, no fuel, dead batteries and, most entertaining of all, with the plug still in the truck’s glove box. A busy Labor Day is not the time to realize that you “haven’t run ’er for awhile” and have no idea whether your boat will float, much less pull away from the dock under her own power. If you want to be on the receiving end of ramp rage, pull out a five-gallon gas can and go for fuel while your boat is still in the ramp. RULE #4: The lines in the parking lot are not just suggestions. They designate parking spots, and your vehicle belongs between them, not on top of them. On a recent weekend, five vehicles and trailers were parked across spots, leaving five other cars full of eager boaters (including us) no choice but to go home. We thought about leaving notes on their windshields, but we didn’t have enough paper for all of the obligatory swear words. RULE #5: Never EVER cut in line. Just before sunset we were waiting our turn to come into the ramp. There were four boats milling about impatiently in some semblance of a line while one poor guy repeatedly jackknifed his trailer. He finally gave up, waded in, and swam his boat sideways onto the bunks. I was next and had already dropped my husband at the dock. I put the boat in gear just as the landing cleared when suddenly a skiff whizzed past and cut me off. The captain ignored my indignant shouts and my husband’s dirty looks as he and his buddy got their trailer. They even had the nerve to wave as they pulled out of the ramp. At this point I gave up on civility. Tired, sunburned and harassed by deer flies, I gunned the engine, roared into the landing and right up on our trailer. Securing everything with lightning speed, we were a model of ramp efficiency for the audience of waiting boaters. Feeling smug, I signaled the okay to go, my husband pulled forward, and the admiring crowd all heard the deafening screech of metal dragging on concrete. In my haste, I had forgotten Rule #6. RULE #6: Take enough time to do it right. I tilted up the stern drive and looked down at what was left of the prop. Without another word, I got in the car. At least we remembered Rule #3 and didn’t block the ramp. n

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About Hull Forms Transformations in hull forms over the last century have made powerboats more efficient, fast and smooth. by John Page Williams

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ike most boating writers, I am guilty of tossing around a bunch of jargon about the shapes of powerboat hulls. To mitigate that shortcoming, I am providing some thoughts about hull forms, gleaned from hours talking with naval architects, reading magazines, blogs and books, years of crawling around under boats, and a life of watching, running and testing them.

Displacement Hulls Boats float because their hulls displace a greater weight of water than they weigh themselves, even after we fill them with engines, fuel, water, equipment, and ourselves. A displacement hull moves through the water, pushing it aside in waves that originate at the DISPLACEMENT SEMI-DISPLACEMENT bow (the bow wave). At slow speeds, all hulls move this way, but there is a physical limit to how fast a bow wave can move, determined by a boat’s length. Thus a longer hull waterline allows a boat to move faster, all other characteristics being equal, but it still has to shove aside the volume of water that it displaces. The general rule is: a hull in displacement mode can move efficiently at 1.0 to 1.3 times the square root of

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its waterline length. Adding more power to go faster simply drives the hull deeper into its own bow wave, increasing resistance exponentially with minimal gains in speed for the extra power. Over several millennia, boatbuilders have worked to improve the way these hulls move, whether powered by paddles, oars, sails, or more recently, steam, internal combustion, or electricity. Long, slippery shapes with graceful transoms that release water easily after SEMI-V DEEP-V PLANING the hull’s passage have been developed, along with wider versions built to carry large loads. The modern applications for displacement powerboat hulls are cruising trawlers such as those built by Kadey-Krogen and Nordhavn. These hulls are seriously seaworthy, comfortable for living aboard, and very efficient for their size, but they are built to see the world at seven to eight knots. For cruisers moving to them from cruising sailboats, those comfortable speeds are all they want. Note: There is a niche market for small displacement hulls, especially elegant and quiet electric launches. Semi-Displacement Hulls Around the turn of the twentieth century, as internal combustion engines came onto the scene, boatbuilders worked hard to develop faster hulls. For a time, they built narrower hulls and applied more power, but gradually they figured out that hulls with flat or nearly flat surfaces SEMI-DISPLACEMENT could lift partway ontoSEMI-V their bow waves and beat the 1.3 rule. One of the best known designers was Will Frost of Beals Island in Downeast Maine, who

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built remarkably fast workboats for lobster fishermen and rumrunners in the first half of the 20th century. They were the forerunners of modern New England workboats and so-called lobster yachts. Boats from Lowell Brothers (Will Frost’s great-grandsons), Calvin Beal, Wesmac, and Young Brothers are fine examples. I must note that many of these hulls are now built to lift all the way up to full planing attitude when driven by theSEMI-V kind of brute “horsepowah,” as Belfast, DEEP-V Maine builder Glenn Holland puts it, that began with lobsterboat races but is now common in working rigs as well. Other coastal workboat builders, especially in the Chesapeake Bay and North Carolina, gradually developed hulls with this semi-planing characteristic. Watch the clean wake behind one of Jerry Frank Pruitt’s graceful 42-foot wooden crab boats running at 18 knots from Tangier to Crisfield for an example. Her sharp bow forefoot will be barely in the water, cleaving the Tangier Sound chop, while the wake flattens out behind her lean hull. It’s no surprise that cruisers, anglers, and charter skippers have adopted these hull forms for their useful speeds, seaworthiness and relative efficiency. Judge, Mathews, Markley, Eastern, and Seaway hulls are examples. In addition, a number of trawler companies, such as Nordic Tug, have developed hulls with these characteristics, and virtually all of the new pocket trawlers from Cutwater, Ranger and Rosborough run this way.

Planing Hulls Parallel to those workboats, recreational boat designers and builders began designing hulls that lifted fully onto the water’s surface. Here resistance to speed comes primarily from friction between the area (length x beam) of the hull and the water, and much less by the PLANING VARIABLE DEADRISE volume (length x beam x depth) of water it displaces. As a boat’s design size increases, the two-dimensional planing area increases much less than the threedimensional volume, requiring less power to achieve higher speeds. The downside is that a hull riding on the surface is affected much more by wave conditions. A completely flat bottom will rise onto plane easily, but it will pound against any waves it encounters. The design trick is to work out shapes that cleave seas apart while still allowing a hull to rise easily on top and stay there without requiring gobs of power and fuel. Over the past seventy years, planing hulls have revolutionized boatbuilding worldwide, allowing much higher speeds. Most boats are planing hulls. Within that category, they come in a range of hull shapes that are constantly evolving to provide the best combinations of speed, efficiency, sea-kindliness and carrying capacity. Here’s a rundown on the three basic planing hull designs:

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Semi-V hulls Semi-V hulls represent the earliest planing design category, and they have evolved considerably over the years. In general, they have a shallow deadrise at the transom that PLANING VARIABLE DEADRISE becomes progressively SEMI-V DEEP-Vdeeper going forward to present a sharp bow entry to oncoming seas. The term deadrise (literally, rise above deadlevel) refers to the angle at which the bottom rises on each side of the keel. It is used generically to describe Chesapeake Bay-built workboats. The deadrise is the official state boat of Virginia. Semi-V deadrise hulls generally have transom deadrise of 10 to 16 degrees, tapering to around 30 degrees amidships and 40 to 45 degrees at the bow. The magic is in that taper. The advantages are shallow draft, efficiency, and reasonable speed with modest power, but they will pound when driven hard into steep seas. It’s important to trim them fore-and-aft to fit sea conditions, lowering the bow to cleave head seas and trimming up in following seas to prevent the bow from digging in and broaching as the wave pushes the hull sideways. Adjustable trim tabs are useful for getting the best out of these hulls. Semi-V hulls range from workboat-derived skiffs like the May-Craft 1900 and Parker 23SE to the elegant MJM yachts designed by Doug Zurn.

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Deep-V Hulls In the 1960s, naval architect Ray Hunt developed a planing Deep-V hull for noted sailor Dick Bertram, who was looking for a fast, rough-water boat to act as a tender for one of his racing yachts. That Hunt hull combined DEEP-V PLANING a sharp, 24-degree deadrise in most of the hull with sharp chines and a pair of longitudinal strakes on each side that acted as lifting surfaces. The

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revolutionary result got Bertram into ocean powerboat racing, which his boats dominated for several years, leading to the development of the iconic Bertram 31 and a long and continuing string of designs from the firm that is now C. Raymond Hunt Associates. The rest is history. Over the past fifty years, designers have refined deep-V hulls to make them more stable at rest and more efficient. The concept endures in everything from the Regulator bluewater fishing boats designed by Lou Codega in Virginia to large C. Raymond Hunt & Associates-designed pilot vessels. Variable Deadrise Deep-V The Variable Deadrise Deep-V was developed by Floridian Carl Mosely in the 1960s for his SeaCraft runabouts. Mosely sold the company to Bill Potter, who developed them as 18- to 25-foot center-console fishing boats. These hulls were sharp on the VARIABLE DEADRISE DEADRISE ANGLE centerline, but their deadrise flattened out in steps from keel to wide chines to improve stability and efficiency. They proved to be excellent sea boats that revolutionized open water light tackle angling in the late ’60s and ’70s. The brand went through several ownership changes before shutting down. Sailfish Boats builds a similar Variable Deadrise Stepped hull. VARIABLE DEADRISE DEADRISE ANGLE A number of other designers, including Hunt, include elements of the shape in their work for brands like Grady-White and Southport. n

N OT E There are more hull design shapes to consider such as cathedral hulls and power catamarans, which are both displacement and planning designs.

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