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ate Holland with its Dutch ancestry and

world-renowned May Tulip Festival, our

Publisher &

Port of Call story reveals a lot more to do

Editor in Chief F. Ned Dikmen

and see in Holland.


Managing Editor Karen Malonis

Transient boaters arriving in Holland

Associate Editor Jerome A. Koncel

t’s hard to believe that we’re com-

from Lake Michigan will find three mari-

Editorial Interns Jay Bouchard

ing to the end of the boating sea-

nas on Lake Macatawa. Once boaters hit

son, but there are still plenty of

land, there’s no shortage of restaurants,

days remaining to enjoy the waters

shops, museums, and beaches in this

of the Great Lakes.

quaint little town.

Kathleen Ferraro Graphic Designer Alex SanFaçon Social Media Manager Neil Dikmen

Speaking of enjoyment, check out our cov-

Beginning on page 18, read about the

er story on a trio of Crownline boats. The

Evo 43-foot cruiser that looks and rides

Crownline 350 SY is a 36-foot sport yacht

like a much larger vessel. The first mod-

cruiser that has the speed, responsive-

el of the Evo Yacht brand, the Evo 43’s

ness, and handling of smaller Crownlines,

design features a straight bow and high

while offering the spaciousness and com-

topsides that flow harmoniously toward

fortable seating of a cruiser.

the stern. Twin Volvo IPS 600 engines

Advertising | Sales Inquiries Neil Dikmen p 312.266.8400 e info@greatlakesboating.com

power the boat, which reaches a cruising You can also read about Crownline’s 264

speed of 38 knots.

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CR and Eclipse E6, the largest sport deck-

2016 is a registered trademark (73519-331) of

Chicago Boating Publications, Inc., its publisher,

boat in Crownline’s Eclipse series. Owners

For those wondering who will buy this and

and guests will appreciate the two swim

other new boats, read the article on RBFF’s

platforms with soft touch mats and stain-

efforts to attract Hispanics to boating and

For editorial inquiries, contact Great Lakes Boating

less steel, four-step ladders.

fishing. Hispanics are the fastest growing

Magazine at 1032 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60610

minority demographic in the United States,

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In addition to these exciting boats, check

but one of the smallest boating segments.

Great Lakes Boating Magazine is available online at

out our story on the new Evinrude engines

RBFF hopes its VamosAPescar outreach

greatlakesboating.com and at any of the distribution

that debuted in June. You can read about

program will increase Hispanic participa-

the four new outboard engines for freshwa-

tion in boating and fishing.

ter boaters beginning on page 22. Speaking of change, North Point Marina

centers and newsstands in areas surrounding the Great Lakes. Postmaster should forward all undelivered issues to Great Lakes Boating Magazine, 1032 N. LaSalle Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60610. All manuscripts should be accompanied by a self-

The engines broaden Evinrude’s appeal to

in Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, is undergoing

freshwater boaters and sportsfishermen,

some perplexing changes. The largest ma-

and come with distinctive advantages. The

rina on the Great Lakes is facing funding

engines do not require any break-in period

and staffing challenges, but more impor-

Great Lakes Boating Magazine does not assume

and come with a five-year warranty.

tantly it’s addressing some serious ques-

liability or ensure accuracy of the content contained

tions about its future. Read our article,

in its articles, editorials, new product releases and

Evinrude two-stroke engines are neither

“The Tale of Two Marinas,” beginning on

black nor white, but come in a variety of

page 30.

colors to match those of the vessel. This

addressed stamped envelope. Great Lakes Boating Magazine is not responsible and will not be liable for non-solicited manuscripts, including photographs.

advertising. Inquiries may be directed to the authors through the editorial office. Products, services and advertisements appearing in Great Lakes Boating Magazine do not constitute an endorsement or

year, Evinrude expanded its outer case col-

And don’t forget that there are plenty of

or offerings by adding Icy Blue and Mossy

nice days left this year to enjoy boating

Magazine. Material in the publication may not be

Oak colors.

and fishing on the Great Lakes!

reproduced in any form without written consent of

guarantee of their safety by Great Lakes Boating

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If you’re looking for a place to take your vessel, somewhere colorful and full of energy, then Holland, Michigan is perfect for you. Although most people associ-

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10 FEATURES Features

•.CROWNLINE BOATS..................... 10 •_PORT OF CALL: HOLLAND, MI....... 14 •_EVINRUDE’S NEW OUTBOARDS..... 22 •_ENGAGING HISPANICS................. 26


•.EVO 43...................................... 18 •_NORTH POINT MARINA................. 30 •_SCHOOL OF FRESHWATER SCIENCES... 34

THE NEWS InIN the News

•_GREAT LAKES................................. 36 •_FISHING..................................... 40 •_MARINAS................................... 42 •_NATIONAL.................................. 44 •_SAILING..................................... 48

LOA ...................................... 36’ Beam.................................11’11’’ Draft Up/Down: ............. 31”/41” Max. Horsepower................ 860 Fuel Capacity: ...............193 gal.



•_PUBLISHER’S NOTE............................04 •_EDITORIALS............................................08 •_NEW PRODUCTS................................48 •_BOAT CARE AND FEEDING....................50 •_EVENTS CALENDAR............................52 •_MARINE MART...................................54 •_ADVERTISER INDEX............................54

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his 36-foot sport yacht cruiser is built like a sports car, yet offers the spaciousness and comfort of a luxury SUV. The 350 SY has the speed, responsiveness, and handling of smaller Crownlines while giving boaters the benefits of a cruiser, such as a large swim platform; spacious, comfortable seating; and a roomy cabin. The cockpit features a wet bar, complete with a refrigerator, stainless steel sink, cooler, and table with storage. Seating areas include an adjustable double helm seat with flip-up bolster, aft u-wrap seating, and a portside lounge. The exterior also features storage space—aft fender, rope, and accessories storage area, and an oversized hanging locker—as well as a lounge up front. The cabin features a lockable, screened entry door. Inside, the galley area has customizable counter tops with a backsplash, rich cabinetry, a ceramic top electric stove with two burners, two CO detectors, stainless steel microwave and refrigerator, and dining table. The enclosed head compartment has a shower with an adjustable head, teak wood seat, a cabinet and vanity with a mirror, and a shower sump pump. The cabin also includes privacy curtains, a screened opening port light, and a flat screen TV with DVD player.

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BOATING AND SPORTSFISHING GO HAND IN HAND Sometimes it seems like boating and fishing are

an easy transition if you’re already in a boat. Together,

two separate activities. But they don’t have to be:

you can experience the many forms of fishing: catch-

fishing is a natural extension of recreational boating,

and-release, fishing for dinner, fresh or saltwater fishing,

and an excellent way to maximize time on the water

and more.

with friends and family. It’s time to remind everyone that sportsfishing can be an integral part of every

By adding fishing to your recreational boating repertoire,

recreational boating experience.

boaters can enjoy several tangible benefits outside of simply enjoying more outdoors time with those you

Recreational fishing has long been a popular activity.

hold close. For one, as participants learn more about

In 2015, nearly 46 million people participated in fishing,

fishing, species, regulations, and ecosystem, they will

according to the Recreational Boating and Fishing

also be gaining a more intimate understanding of and

Foundation’s (RBFF) 2016 Special Report on Fishing.

appreciation for nature. And as people learn more about

The numbers are even higher for boating, where

fishing, they learn more about their environment and

more than 87 million American adults participated in

how to be good stewards.

recreational boating in 2014, according to Statista, an online statistics portal.

It’s also important to continue building the sportsfishing legacy by involving kids at an early age. Studies have

Given the immense popularity of both recreational

shown that getting youth in the sport early on ensures

fishing and boating, it seems only natural that the two

a higher retention rate, which will in turn benefit both

should occur simultaneously, but it doesn’t always

the sportsfishing and recreational boating industries, as

happen this way. The RBFF noted in its special report

well as create meaningful memories and experiences

that a typical fishing trip involved two to five adults

with loved ones.

gathering solely to fish. Let’s make one addition to this scenario by combining boating and fishing together

And it’s not hard to get started. You can begin your

into a larger activity. It’s time to bust out those fishing

fishing journey with basic beginner equipment, or

poles whenever you hit the water.

take a more advanced approach. For beginners out there, RBFF’s Takemefishing.org website has beginner

Sportsfishing is a traditional extension to recreational

resources, including a guide outlining how to obtain

boating. Fishing can require little equipment,

a fishing license, how to identify an ideal fishing

encompasses varying experience levels, and provides

location, and what’s included with starter equipment.

an opportunity to spend time enjoying nature with

Takemefishing.org also includes more advanced

family and friends.

resources, with specific gear, tackle, knot, and technique guides for freshwater, saltwater, fly, and

It should be noted that from 2014 to 2015, youth

ice fishing.

participation in fishing grew, according to the RBFF. This rising trend presents an ideal landscape to get your

Regardless of the type of fishing one pursues, the fact

kids and other young family members to start fishing,

remains that when you go boating, you should go fishing too.

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RENEWABLE ENERGY UNITES POWER AND SAIL Any boater who has spent more than a few hours

Solar panels offer a similar opportunity for sailors and

on the Great Lakes has likely observed, or even

powerboaters alike. While panels only produce power

engaged in, the mutual dislike that exists between

when the sun is shining, small and large vessels can

sailors and powerboaters.

harness this power. Though solar power typically can’t power a boat’s engine, solar energy can help power

Sailors complain about the noise, odor, speed, and

appliances like microwaves, small electronic devices,

waves caused by powerboats. On the other hand,

and water pumps. And during the months when the boat

powerboaters often consider sailors elitist wind cowboys

is not in the water, solar panels can be used to trickle

who take advantage of rights-of-way.

charge the battery, significantly extending its lifespan.

It is not uncommon for sailors and powerboaters to

Hydropower is another eco-friendly, effective source

exchange harsh words—some words not fit for print—

of power that many boats can use to power batteries

over VHF radio. A powerboater makes a noisy pass

and onboard appliances. Two types of water-powered

too fast and creates big waves. A sailor rides

generators exist: a towed spinner generator and a shaft

the wind deliberately into a cruiser’s path. The

generator. With a towed spinner, the movement of the

ensuing radio confrontation only stokes the fire of

boat through the water turns an impeller that is dragged

the oft-told controversy.

behind the boat. While it requires custom installation, a shaft generator can be attached to a sailboat’s hull or a

But what if renewable resources could bring sailors and

powerboat’s engine prop and can produce more power

powerboaters together over common ground? Recent

than a towed hydrogenerator.

technological advances like wind generators, solar panels, and water generators will allow boats to rely

While renewable resources may look, fit, and work

increasingly on renewable resources and could help

differently on sailboats and powerboats, they provide an

reduce excessive sound and offensive odors.

opportunity for all boaters to unite around a sustainable future for the industry. Many boaters should feel

Wind generators, an emerging technology, can provide

inclined to support initiatives that reduce fuel costs

a power source for all boaters and do not require the

and preserve water systems like the Great Lakes.

use of a noisy generator. If the wind is strong enough, an

Sailors and powerboaters can find common ground

onboard turbine has the potential to produce power 24

as renewable energy becomes an industry norm, and

hours a day. While some wind turbines can be loud and

perhaps this unity will help mend the rift between

rotating blades require regular maintenance, both sailors

sailors and powerboaters. Using new renewable

and powerboaters could make use of wind energy to

resources is good for sailors, for powerboaters, and

power small appliances onboard and keep the vessel’s

for all of us who take seriously the welfare of our fragile

battery charged.

marine ecosystems.


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LOA .......................................................... 36’ Beam.....................................................11’11’’ Draft Up/Down: .................................. 31”/41” Max. Horsepower.................................... 860 Fuel Capacity: ...................................193 gal.



his 36-foot sport yacht cruiser is built like a sports car, yet offers the spaciousness and comfort of a luxury SUV. The 350 SY has the speed, responsiveness, and handling of smaller Crownlines while giving boaters the benefits of a cruiser, such as a large swim platform, spacious, comfortable seating, and a roomy cabin. The cockpit features a wet bar, complete with a refrigerator, stainless steel sink, cooler, and table with storage. For seating, the area boasts an adjustable double helm seat with flip-up bolster, aft u-wrap seating, and a portside lounge. The remote for the stereo is at the transom and helm, to maximize your cruising experience. The exterior also features storage space—aft fender, rope, and accessories storage area, and an oversized hanging locker—and a lounge up front. The cabin features a lockable, screened entry door. Inside, the galley area features customizable counter tops with a backsplash, rich cabinetry, a ceramic top electric stove with two burners, two CO detectors, stainless steel microwave and refrigerator, and dining table. The enclosed head compartment has a shower with an adjustable head, teak wood seat, a cabinet and vanity with a mirror, and a shower sump pump. The cabin also includes privacy curtains, a screened opening port light, and a flat screen TV with DVD player.

S PEC I FI CAT I O N S LOA........................................................ 26’4” Beam........................................................ 8’6” Draft Up/Down................................... 23”/38” Max. Horsepower.................................... 350 Fuel Capacity.......................................75 gal.

264 CR


rownline’s 264 CR delivers experience and style, with an efficient, sleek profile. The cockpit features a table with designated storage area, cooler, and wet bar cooler storage

box with doors. Comfortable u-wrap seating, deluxe bucket seats, adjustable swiveling flip-up double helm seat, an aft bench seat that converts to a sunbed, and portside lounge make for ample seating space. Below deck, the Crownline elegance continues with hardwood floors throughout the cabin. Located here are a fully equipped galley, dinette, head, and aft cabin. The galley features richly toned cabinetry, custom countertops, a stainless steel refrigerator and microwave, and a ceramic top electric stove. The dinette area can conveniently convert to a V-berth sleeping area. The enclosed head has a 25-gallon wastewater tank and level indicators, a shower, sink, vanity, screened port light, electric exhaust vent, and a shower sump pump.

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he E6 is the largest sport deckboat in Crownline’s Eclipse series. Owners and their guests will appreciate its two swim platforms with soft touch mats and stainless steel, four-step lad-

ders. The full beam transom platform makes boarding easy and safe for everyone, while the forward bow platform and ladders are used when the boat is beached. The hot tub-style bow seats give support in all the right places and provide plenty of legroom. The J-shape cockpit seating is entertainment friendly and has a fully appointed head compartment. A stereo with four speakers and iPhone and Bluetooth hookups adds to the luxury of this model. Cockpit features include an easy access carry-on insulated cooler, storage areas and drawers, and an aft electric sun lounge seat that lies flat for sunning or can be adjusted to an upright position to watch the scenery. A tilt steering wheel with rack-and-pinion steering makes quick turn performance the standard. With its patented F.A.S.T. Tab hull design, the E6 gets on plane quickly, with high stability in fast turns. The E6 is ideal for skiing, wakeboarding, or tubing.

S PEC I FI CAT I O N S LOA........................................................ 26’4” Beam........................................................ 8’6” Draft Up/Down....................................21”/35” Max. Horsepower.................................... 430 Fuel Capacity.......................................55 gal.


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Josh Davis

Holland’s GOOD TIMES


on’t let the tulips, windmills, and wooden shoes fool you. Holland,

Holland Visitor’s Bureau

Mike Lozan

Michigan is an all-American city with a Dutch accent! Mike Lozan

Founded by immigrants from the Netherlands in 1847, the area’s architecture and ambiance were patterned after its European namesake. Today, this vibrant city offers a diversity of cultures and experiences, blending old with new. 14 GLB | September/Oc tober 2016

Holland Sentinel State Park; or wetting lines in the wideopen waters of Lake Michigan for Chinook salmon. The Lake Michigan Port of Holland offers some fantastic fishing all season long. When spring commences, brown trout and Coho salmon move into shallow water, where the best lure presentations are shallow-diving crankbaits flat-lined out and put on inline boards. As the water warms to around 50 degrees, king salmon bites also start to heat up. These fish are found in relatively shallow water around this time due to the gathering of spawning alewife. As May and early June approach, the kings start suspending over deeper water. They are caught on a number of presentations with crankbaits on leadcore line or drop weights. Mid-July into September, the fish suspend out over deep water. Mid-September through October, fish begin their migration toward the shallows and river mouths, and this time of year can be your best bet when the fish come in close. So come enjoy all that the Port of Holland has to offer,

Holland Visitor’s Bureau

Introduction to Holland Holland is perhaps best known for its picturesque tulip gardens, towering historic windmill, and annual salute to Dutch culture—Tulip Time. Every May, this community-wide, weeklong celebration of Dutch heritage is held amidst millions of kaleidoscopic-colored tulips. It features parades, Klompen dancers in hand-carved wooden shoes, street scrubbing, and nationally recognized entertainment. The Holland area also offers a number of Dutch attractions, a year-round calendar of visual and performing arts, four seasons of outdoor recreation, white-sand beaches, and a

snowmelt system that keeps downtown sidewalks and streets clear and dry when the snow flies.

and be sure to follow the weekly fishing reports on www.fishermansdigest.com.

Fishing in Holland

From wooden shoes to windmills, beaches to brew pubs, and festivals to fishing, Holland has a wide variety of activities and attractions for everyone. Historic downtown Holland is a delight in which to shop or dine. Stroll the brick sidewalks to trendy boutiques and sleek galleries housed in restored Victorian-era buildings, where you will find a dazzling array of jewelry, antiques, fine arts and crafts, designer and resort apparel, home décor, wine, and more.

But Holland is more than tulips and wooden shoes. It’s also a great destination for anyone “angling” for a good time. It doesn’t matter if you’re fishing from your own boat, off a breakwall, or aboard a charter vessel—you’ll be fishing one of the finest freshwater fisheries in the country. A variety of experiences await you, including serene inland-lake fishing for bluegill, bass, perch, and walleye; fishing for trout, salmon, and perch from the breakwalls at Holland

Fun for Everyone

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Of course, Holland has those old-time favorites as well. There’s miniature golf, batting cages, go-karts, video games, bumper boats, and laser tag. Kids will also love a stop at Teusink’s Pony Farm, the Critter Barn, or one of the two outdoor skate parks in town. And no stop in Holland is complete without a visit to Captain Sundaes for one of their famous Tommy Turtle Sundaes. Delve into Dutch culture at The Holland Museum, where a diverse collection of art and artifacts tell Holland’s history. On Windmill Island you can tour DeZwaan, the only authentic Dutch windmill operating in the United States; or treat your family to Neli’s Dutch Village theme park, which recreates Dutch village life from more than 100 years ago and features rides and activities for kids

a walk on the pier. Don’t forget to head back for a stroll in the evening to see the spectacular sunset over Lake Michigan. You can also visit the Holland Aquatic Center, where there’s a 150-foot slide, splash zone, water cannons, and sometimes float-in movies. Just up the road, Tunnel Park has an extensive beach, picnic areas, two picnic shelters, four sand volleyball courts, a playground complete with a dune climb, and a dune stairway with breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. You might also try your hand at fishing, kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, or simply relaxing on a dinner cruise on Lake Macatawa. If the kids need to run off some steam, Holland boasts more than 1,800 acres of parks and 120 miles of bike trails. There

a variety of activities, including a farmers market, street performers, a kid-approved Splash Pad, and more. If you’re shopping downtown or checking out the street performers, grab a quick bite at Froggy’s, serving the best hot dogs, burgers, and fries. Wind your way along the award-winning Heinz Waterfront Walkway, which starts at the Heinz pickle factory on 16th Street, just a short walk from the bustling shops and restaurants downtown. Hugging the southern shoreline of Lake Macatawa, the walkway offers scenic lake views, fishing decks, a boat launch ramp, and benches for resting and enjoying the sights.

of all ages. A visit to DeKlomp Delft & Wooden Shoe Factory will delight young and old alike. Watch craftsmen carve wooden shoes and artists hand paint Delftware. And don’t forget your camera, because you will want to get a picture of one of Michigan’s most photographed lighthouses, Big Red, which stands majestically at the entrance to Holland Harbor. And no vacation is complete without spending some time at the beach. Holland State Park offers two beaches for the price of one: enjoy the sun, sand, and surf on Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa. Swim, picnic, sunbathe, or take

are also two nature centers to explore Mt. Pisgah, a 230-step stairway to a platform with towering views of Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa. Take advantage of the season! No matter when you visit, something should be ripe for picking. Blueberries, raspberries, peaches, and apples are just a few.

All photos on this page by Mike Lozan

To dock at one of Holland’s three transient marinas located on Lake Macatawa, you enter the Holland Harbor with the mighty “Big Red” lighthouse as your guide. Eldean’s Shipyard Marina, (www.eldean.com), one of the oldest full-service marinas in the U.S., is located on the south shore of Lake Macatawa, while Anchorage Marina, (www.anchoragemarine.com), and Yacht Basin Marina (www. yachtbasinmarina.com) are on the north shore. All three marinas take reservations, have fuel docks, and are about six miles from downtown Holland. For a quick pick-me-up or a night on the town, enjoy upscale restaurants, contemporary cafes, and popular craft brew pubs, many of which offer seasonal al fresco dining and live entertainment. Downtown also hosts

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For more ideas about things to do while in Holland, visit www.holland.org or call the Holland Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-800-506-1299.

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EVO 43 S PEC I FI CAT I O N S LOA...........................................................................43’1” Max Beam/Open...........................................14’8”/20’7” Draft............................................................................3’6” Fuel Capacity..................................................... 264 Gal. Water Capacity.................................................. 105 Gal.


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he Evo 43 is the first model of the new Evo Yachts brand.

The vessel’s design is based on a project undertaken by Studio Tecnico Rivellini, with exterior and interior design by Valerio Rivellini. The Evo 43 is a fast, 43-foot day cruiser that looks sculpted and muscular, yet shows nothing but sleek, minimalist lines. The functional design of the boat features a straight bow and high topsides that flow harmoniously towards the stern. The cleats and fenders disappear, leaving clean lines that fully comply with all onboard safety requirements. The straight-lined superstructure incorporates a wedge-shaped tempered glass windshield. The minimalist helm station features a curved dashboard in light wood with a joystick for controlling the twin Volvo IPS 600 engines, rudder wheel, and all the electronics that control and run the boat. The cockpit can be shaded with a large awning supported by four carbon fiber poles, with an optional awning that slides from a carbon tower, or by a carbon T-top. The stern features the boat’s principal innovation. At the touch of a digital control, the deck area changes completely. The bulwarks open in less than 30 seconds, increasing the usable space by 40 percent and thus transforming the cockpit into a nearly 270 square-foot terrace that can be used as a lounge, sitting room, sun deck with built-in deck chairs, or diving platform. Guests on board can make use of this technically complex innovation by simply touching a screen. Also from the dock there is the wow factor: at the mere touch of an iPhone, the boat transforms. This transformation is a way of achieving the comfort and space of much bigger boats (20’7” is the beam of vessels measuring twice the length of the Evo 43). Even the most demanding owners can get an ultimate distinctive feature: the large aft platform—built into the deck area—can be mechanically extended and rotated on its longitudinal axis by almost 270°, providing total flexibility. This modular platform can be used to support boarding or disembarking the boat at the dock, as a ladder for stepping back on board after a swim, or even as a diving platform with adjustable height.

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Below deck, every detail is once again

Straight ahead there’s a v- shaped dinette

To power the vessel, two Volvo Penta

designed to ensure form and function.

with foldaway table that makes space for an-

IPS 600 engines (for a total of 870 hp)

Materials such as teak, glass, leather, and

other double bed and a 42-inch TV set inte-

provide superior performance, reliability,

exclusive fabrics provide an atmosphere of

grated in a mirror. Surprisingly roomy for just

soundproofing, ease of use, and moderate

simple, yet refined contemporary luxury.

a 43-foot vessel, the Evo 43 has four beds

fuel consumption. During all the automatic

A lockable door opens onto a tempered

and separate bathroom with shower and

movements (hangar, hydraulic cockpit

glass companionway featuring large, light-

looks very spacious thanks to an ergonomic

bulwarks, bow tilting platform), warning

ed steps. This leads to a double cabin on

layout and compact Volvo IPS engines.

alarms are built-in

to further enhance

the port side, with its own entrance door,

The boat is built of resin-infused fiberglass

storage area, and wardrobe closet. The

that allows accurate control of thickness and

The hull, sporting an 18° deadrise, makes

head is at starboard and features a full

weight, yielding a 20 percent gain in displace-

the new Evo 43 an efficient boat, with a max-

height shower and sink finished in wood

ment compared to boats of the same type and

imum speed of 38 knots, cruising speed of

and ceramic.

length and powered with the same engines.

30 knots, and a range of 300 nautical miles.

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By Jerome A. Koncel

vinrude has broadened its appeal to boating anglers and ramped up the competition among outboard engine manufacturers by adding four new popular horsepower engines to its G2 line of outboards, along with showing off a new virtual dashboard.

In comparison tests, Evinrude claims its

The newest outboards from Evinrude in-

Evinrude’s new engines are direct-fuel-

engines,” said Alain Villemure, vice-

clude the E-TEC G2 150, 150 High Out-

injected two-stroke outboards. The com-

president and general manager of BRP’s

put (HO), 175, and 200 hp engines. These

pany said the new technology delivers

Marine Propulsion Systems division. “By

new engines build on the prior line of G2



expanding this award-winning product

outboards (ranging from 200 HO to 300

boaters over comparable horsepower en-

line to lower horsepower models, even

horsepower) introduced in 2014.

gines currently available in the market.

more consumers can benefit from the

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new G2 technology delivers 20 percent more torque, 15 percent better fuel efficiency, and 75 percent fewer emissions compared to comparable four-stroke outboards. “Our Evinrude E-TEC G2 technology is now the benchmark for outboard

industry-leading performance of Evinrude

Evinrude’s G2 engines do not require a

HO models available in 20-inch and 25-

E-TEC G2. From bass to pontoon [boats],

break-in period and are equipped with

inch configurations. These models offer

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terization. This makes the E-TEC G2

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All new G2 models are available with in-

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tegrated Dynamic Power Steering and

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tem, to deliver optimal performance at

scheduled maintenance for five years

feature a three year or 300 hour warranty

any speed or in any sea conditions. In-

or 500 hours. E-TEC G2 engines are the

with no dealer-scheduled maintenance.

corporating steering mechanisms into

first and only completely customizable

the mid-section of the engines also

outboards, available in hundreds of col-

Virtual dashboard

simplifies rigging for a cleaner transom.

ors, including this year in Ice Blue and

To augment its new engine additions,

A 20-inch TRAC+ midsection on the

Mossy Oak.

Evinrude now offers a new virtual dash-

150 hp models with i-Trim is also available





board that enables the display and direct


In addition to the new G2 engine lineup,

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lighter package without integrated pow-

Evinrude also expanded its 2017 prod-

a mobile device, i.e., the Evinrude E-Link.

er steering.

uct year offerings by introducing two 60

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• Engine RPM, fuel flow, trim position and oil level, as well as fuel levels, battery voltage, and water depth • Two trip logs to assist boaters with fuel management by calculating distance traveled, fuel consumed, and average and maximum speed • An Eco page that allows boaters to achieve the best possible efficiency in different operating conditions by monitoring estimated range and instantaneous and average fuel use • A Concierge page that includes links to the Evinrude “Find a Dealer” webpage, as well as a “Send Engine Data” option to forward engine data directly to a dealer or service team via email. “Our development teams are focused on providing our customers with added convenience, control, and value,” said Villemure. “Evinrude E-Link makes managing the most advanced engines on the market, Evinrude E-TEC G2, even easier. Now boaters can have all the information they need right in the palm of their hand.” In addition to displaying data, Evinrude E-Link gives users remote control of Evinrude’s i-Trim intelligent trim system and Dynamic Power Steering feature. The device also is capable of initiating Evinrude E-TEC G2 “one touch” auto-winterization. Easy to install, it is fully customizable and can be set to five different languages—English, French, Spanish, German and Italian—and display data in metric, imperial, U.S. standard and nautical units of measure.

Perspective For 2017, BRP’s Evinrude engine lineup ranges from 3.5 to 300 hp, which offers rine instrumentation, E-Link shares criti-

Evinrude E-Link mirrors the data shown

customers superior value across a full

cal E-TEC G2 engine data over a NMEA

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ishing and boating have long been American traditions that bring families together in the great outdoors, but recently they began losing popularity. The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), whose mission is to increase participation in recreational boating and fishing, has been working to reverse this trend, and noticed the growing population of Hispanics as a big opportunity. Although Hispanics currently make up 17 percent of the population, only 5 percent of anglers are Hispanic. “The opportunity to reach out to Hispanics is clear, but more significant is that these numbers show us the importance of taking action now to ensure this future generation embraces boating and fishing activities and lifestyles,

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which contribute to state aquatic conservation efforts,” said RBFF President and CEO Frank Peterson. “Current participation trends show younger, more diverse audiences reluctant to take up fishing and boating, all while older white males are

aging out of the sport. We should all be aware of the impact that decreased fishing and boating participation would have on our nation’s economy, conservation efforts, and the fishing and boating industry, and know that something must be done.”

Through the Sport Fish Restoration Program, anglers and boaters help protect our aquatic natural places and the wildlife that lives there through the purchase of fishing licenses, boat registrations, fishing gear, boat fuel, and much more. In 2010 alone, the excise tax on sportfishing tackle amounted to $390 million. Along with the $657 million contributed by anglers through fishing license fees and $403 million in private donations, anglers generated $1.45 billion for fisheries conservation efforts. In addition, according to the 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, America’s anglers generate more than $48 billion in retail sales with a $115 billion impact on

the nation’s economy, creating employment for more than 828,000 people. The 2016 Special Report on Fishing reveals 46 million Americans participated in fishing in 2015, and of the 25.3 million Hispanics in the U.S., ages six and up, 13.4 percent of them—or 3.4 million Hispanic individuals—participated in fishing. Why aren’t these rates higher? Research shows some perceived barriers among Hispanics include: fishing and boating are expensive, boring, and Hispanics have little knowledge or expertise in these areas. Some other things RBFF has learned about Hispanic consumers in general:

• Hispanic millennials share to influence others—social networks help Hispanics learn, exchange opinions, and encourage exploration • Hispanic millennials prefer lifestyle vs. possessions—they have goals of better health, travel, managing time better; they are loyal to brands promoting a healthy lifestyle • They seek those who are like them in outdoors activities—all family members must feel comfortable and invited; brands must emphasize heritage, in language and cultural understanding.

• Bilingual and bicultural information is key—they enjoy speaking both languages

Based on this research, RBFF in 2014 introduced the Vamos A Pescar™ campaign (meaning Let’s Go Fishing),

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and VamosAPescar.org as a go-to resource for Hispanic families to learn ‘how to’ and ‘where to’ fish and boat. Vamos A Pescar was created to be culturally relevant and appeal to the novice angler, with the goal of tackling some of the perceived barriers. VamosAPescar.org is a Spanishlanguage website with an English toggle. And since young Hispanic families are very mobile-focused, the website was created in a format that was accessible on any screen (tablet, smartphone, etc.). The first year of the campaign was focused with outreach in Texas and Florida, demonstrating how fishing and boating are as exciting as any other outdoor sports. Vamos A Pescar has since expanded nationally with an integrated marketing campaign that includes advertising, public relations, social media, and interactive tools and video tutorials. In its first year, more than 400,000 visits were logged to VamosAPescar.org.

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That doubled in its second year, with more than 800,000 visits. The campaign has won numerous awards from the marketing and advertising, digital, and boating industries. Now in its third year, Vamos A Pescar continues to grow with new partnerships and promotions. With the help of President George H.W. Bush, Bass Pro Shops, and representatives of the States of Texas and Florida, RBFF and the George H.W. Bush Vamos a Pescar™ Education Fund announced its first grant donations to organizations bringing conservation, education, and fishing and boating experiences to Hispanic families. A total of $50,000 in grants was awarded in April 2016 during a ceremony at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas. The 2016 outreach includes help from Houston shortstop and reigning Rookie of the Year, Carlos Correa, who

joined forces with RBFF and Vamos A Pescar™ to spread the joy of two of America’s favorite pastimes—fishing and boating. With both sharing a love for getting on the water and spending time with family, the partnership aims to motivate Hispanic families throughout the country to try fishing and boating this summer and explore new passions. “We’re committed to increasing the accessibility of fishing and boating among all ages and cultures,” said Peterson. “We want to recruit newcomers to the sport, and reactivate those who have lapsed out by motivating them to participate, and providing them with essential information to have a successful day on the water.”

For more information about RBFF and its Vamos A Pescar campaign, visit www.rbff.org and www.vamosapescar.org.

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A TALE TWO By Jerome A. Koncel




hen North Point Marina, Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, was completed in 1989, it was the largest marina on the Great Lakes with 1,477 slips. It’s still the largest marina on the Great Lakes, but its slip numbers are dwarfed by occupancy rates that have fallen below 40 percent.

At one time, more than 1,300 boats called

years old, the only state-run marina in Illi-

Point was completed. They are no lon-

North Point home. In addition, there was a

nois looks older. When the state of Illinois

ger considered boat parking lots, but

yearlong waiting list for its 30- to 35-foot

decided to build North Point Marina, the

rather outdoor recreation destinations.

slips. Today, the Illinois Department of Nat-

prevailing mantra of the marina industry

“Times have changed and so too has the

ural Resources (DNR), which manages the

was, “Build it and they will come!” Today,

marina business,” said Dave Suthard, gen-

facility, is examining proposals to privatize

marinas are begging for customers.

eral manager of North Point Marina. Today’s

the facility. Although North Point Marina is nearly 30

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marinas are destinations with amenities The mission of marinas has undergone

such as swimming pools, water fountains,


and even musical entertainment venues.





term boat owners said they couldn’t afford

Suthard said the DNR has earmarked

to boat. They were struggling to survive,

money for repairs, upgrades, and capital

and boating wasn’t in the equation. “We’ve

improvements at the marina, but the state

never recovered from that downturn,”

has never funded the requests. “This was

Suthard said.

another reason for people to say that maintenance was being deferred, and the state

But perhaps the most troubling reason for

wasn’t going to do anything, so let’s go to

the decline in boating occupancy at North

a newer one with more amenities,” Suthard

Point was time. Suthard explained that

pointed out.

numerous customers have told him they enjoyed their days at North Point, but they

The expectations

wanted to spend time with their kids or

To those critics who contend that North

grandkids that were traveling with sports

Point Marina is in a state of disrepair,

teams or had other weekend activities.

Suthard points out that customers view

Time constraints meant that it was either

North Point Marina as a quiet, safe, se-

boating or the kids.

cure marina that is close to nature. That’s why people paid good money to dock their

At the same time these economic and so-

boats there.

cial changes were occurring, the state was sweeping the capital improvements fund.

While operating costs went up, occupan-

“We had set aside money for major capital

cy rates went down. The money needed

projects, but the state took those funds (c.

to maintain the facility and make needed

$700,000) for use in other cash-strapped

capital improvements vanished. As the old

departments,” Suthard said.

saying goes, “You can’t create something out of nothing.”

As boaters left the marina and capital funds were unavailable, North Point was becom-

Even today, though, North Point has

ing an orphan. “We can’t do all that we’d

many positive attributes. “We have one

like to do with limited funds and limited

of the best security systems in the coun-

staff, so what are the priorities?” Suthard

try,” Suthard boasted. Colleges have no-

asked. Making repairs on the docks and

ticed this and sent students to work as

keeping the bathhouses clean and safe

security guards and officers, while also

meant no landscaping, no painting, and no

receiving college credit. He added that

new signs to replace the old fading ones.

North Point prides itself in vetting all of

Current status Between 1991 and 2006, North Point Marina had occupancy rates of 80 to 90 percent annually, but the first 35 percent of its revenues went to pay off $31 million for building the marina. Despite this onerous requirement, North Point was still able to support a maintenance staff of 11 or 12 people, a business/ administration staff of six, and put leftover funds into a capital improvement fund. The halcyon days of the 20th century quickly disappeared with the great financial recession of 2008-2010. “The down economy took a big toll on us,” Suthard said. Long-

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fountain park for kids, and new landscaping and maintenance could make the marina more appealing to boaters. “This could be done for between $150,000 to $200,000,” Suthard said. On the positive side, the marina has installed four new pump outs that are free for the boaters. “This is good for the environment, the lake, and boaters,” Suthard said.

The future Some past and current slipholders at North Point Marina are asking the question: Where does North Point Marina go from here? The answer depends on some decisions that will be made in the next few months by the Department of Natural Resources.

its security personnel because there are

dock repairs as quickly as we would like

so many kids playing around the marina

because of a cutback in our maintenance

and neighboring beach. The security pro-

staff from 11 to four [persons],” Suthard

gram is an intergovernmental agreement

pointed out. Unfortunately, boaters see

between the DNR and Winthrop Harbor

deferred maintenance and think, “Let’s

Police Department.

move to a better facility.”

North Point Marina is a full service marina

A wish list

and leases the marina service center to

Over the last five years, the state has

SkipperBud’s for fuel dock services, boat

provided supplemental funds for opera-

repairs, winter storage, and even buying

tions at North Point. At the same time,

a new or used boat. It has a yacht club

the DNR started looking at various op-

on premises for those individuals who

tions for operating the marina, including

love boating and social events. It has one

privatizing. By the time you’re reading

of the most inviting restaurants on Lake

this article, the state has solicited RFPs

Michigan. “How many restaurants offer

(Requests for Proposals) to privatize the

an all encompassing view of Lake Mich-

marina that are due Aug. 31.

igan while you’re enjoying dining al fresco?” Suthard asked.

Unlike some observers, who believe that major capital improvements in the range

North Point Marina was designed for a

of $20 million are needed at the facility,

lifespan of 20 years, and already is past

Suthard believes that incremental up-

that term limit. “We can’t get to all the

grades, such as new signs, a new water

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A Fresh(Water)

EDUCATION At a time when aquatic invasive species and dangerous pollutants threaten the health and well-being of Great Lakes, it is imperative that researchers understand how to protect and sustain the world’s largest freshwater system. Thankfully, the next generation of Great Lakes researchers are learning how to protect the Great Lakes at the UW Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences—the only school of its kind in the United States.

Background Although many marine biology programs exist throughout the country, UW Milwaukee is the first and only university with a degree-granting program dedicated exclusively to freshwater sciences. “In years past, there was no cohesive curriculum for a student who was interest-

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By Jay Bouchard and Kathleen Ferraro

ed in Great Lakes sciences or fresh water,” said Val Klump, a professor and senior director of research at the School of Freshwater Sciences. To rectify this situation, the School of Freshwater Sciences was formed in 2009. It was an outgrowth out of a research institute originally founded in 1966. In 1998, that research institute was given new life and a new name, the Great Lakes Water Institute. It doubled the number of research positions and started offering some classes. A decade later, the School of Freshwater Sciences was created, and it began granting degrees in 2010. The school’s state-ofthe-art research facility was built in 2014 and sits on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Although undergraduates can take classes, the school only grants master’s and Ph.D. degrees. Currently, the program has about 60 students. About half of them are “thesis students” working on doctoral dissertations, and the other half are in the professional science master’s program, which requires students to do an internship instead of writing a thesis. Rather than picking and choosing from courses spread throughout a curriculum, Klump says, students work within the school’s core curriculum. Students take courses on freshwater systems, human impact on freshwater ecosystems, freshwater technology and engineering, and freshwater policy and economics. Some students study the distribution of pharmaceuticals and the impact they might have on the Great Lakes. Others students research dead zones in Green Bay, ground water systems in Waukesha, and the impact of bacterial contamination on swimming beaches. Others study the basic ecology of Lake Michigan and the impact of invasive species. Nicklaus Neureuther is one such graduate student. Neureuther looks at the concentration of contaminants in invasive mussel species’ tissue, and uses that data to monitor water quality and contamination in the Great Lakes.

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Troye Fox/University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

A policy emphasis


While students’ research interests vary widely, the school’s emphasis on policy has allowed it to have a significant voice on local and national levels. “Policy is something the university didn’t have a major stake in prior to the formation of the School of Freshwater Sciences,” Klump said. “Policy, in many respects, drives our science. Societal issues and questions constantly come up regarding how we manage this resource.” Emily Tyner, a Ph.D. student, conducts research in the policy realm. “I moved into a policy direction and am starting a project now where I’m trying to trace examples of successful Great Lakes legislation,” Tyner said. “What were the research channels that supported the successful legislation, what were the communication channels, the lobbying, the government support—what does it take to get successful research to implement policy?” Another strong example of the school’s policy emphasis can be seen in the several graduates whose are now in the nation’s capital, also working on water policy. “We have a strong presence in Washington D.C.,” said Lindsay Frost, career development manager. “We have a big group of graduates who are working in policy, regulation, and government agencies, or are lobbying on behalf of water utilities.”

Beyond policy, Frost noted that many of the school’s graduates work in a variety of sectors, both locally and nationally. “One thing that makes our program unique is that we have an employer advisory board representing government, private sector, nonprofit companies,” Frost said. “They give us feedback on what they’re looking for in future employees, and we work that back into the curriculum.” Klump said the School of Freshwater Sciences program attracts young people because water is a precious commodity, and the future of our country, if not the world, depends on those persons who understand this most important resource. “It’s been stated that water is the next oil. We’re lucky here, we have plenty of water, but in other parts of the world—even U.S.—it’s an enormous problem,” Klump said. “It’s hard to find something that is more important. It’s our obligation to figure out how we can keep these systems around for hundreds, thousands of years. It’s up to us.” Frost notes that employers are strongly attracted to the school’s graduates because of its focus on fresh water and its emphasis on policy. “Students who understand these really complex issues are going to be specialists

within a lot of organizations,” Frost says. “And because of that, I think we’ll have a presence in a lot different markets.” Tyner echoed Frost’s comments and elaborated on the school’s diverse fieldwork opportunities. “My advisor is fantastic, and we do a lot of fieldwork. Even though I’m doing this policy work, I’m still involved in the dive work our lab does, I’m managing a citizen science dive program,” Tyner said. “The school’s been great for getting to do fieldwork but still being involved in other aspects besides my own research.” Neureuther agreed. “A lot of the opportunity I’ve had is being able to work with government agencies. I get to work with the EPA, NOAA, USGS, and I’ve gotten to travel all around the Great Lakes,” Neureuther said. “Traveling around the lakes, getting to see the different cultures around the lakes, it’s interesting to see how the areas of concern are somewhat the same.”

Invitation If you’re ever in the Milwaukee area and looking for something to do, the School of Freshwater Sciences invites you to visit, tour the campus, and even talk to some of the students and faculty.

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Great Lakes

WAUKESHA CAN DRAW WATER FROM LAKE MICHIGAN The eight Great Lakes States that signed the Great Lakes Compact in 2008, which bans the diversion of water outside the Great Lakes basin, with limited exceptions, voted on June 21 to approve Waukesha, Wisconsin’s request to divert Lake Michigan water to the city, which is 17 miles west of Lake Michigan. Although the Great Lakes states representatives approved the request, they amended Waukesha’s proposal, reducing the volume amount to 8.2 million gallons from 10.4 million, halving the area that could receive the water, and stipulating that 100 percent of the water obtained from the lake be returned.

eral standards for radium by June 2018. It said the only viable way of accomplishing this court order was by diverting water from Lake Michigan.

Various organizations have opposed Waukesha’s request, saying that it violates the Great Lakes Compact and that Waukesha has other alternatives. Jennifer McKay, policy director of the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, one of the 15 opposing organizations, said the decision upheld the spirit of the Great Lakes Compact because it reduced the volume of water, reduced the service area in half, and made sure that 100 percent of the diverted water would be returned to Lake Michigan.

Waukesha requested permission to draw water from Lake Michigan because the city is under a court order to bring its water supply within fed-

MINNESOTA FINDS ZEBRA MUSSELS IN TWO LAKES • Clean their watercraft of aquatic plants and prohibited invasive species. • Drain all water by removing drain plugs and keeping them out during transport. • Dispose of unwanted bait in the trash.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed zebra mussels in northwestern Minnesota’s East Spirit Lake and in central Minnesota’s Lake Osakis. As a result of this July finding, the DNR is posting invasive species alert signs at lake accesses and is in the process of determining whether the connected waters will also be added to the infested waters list. While zebra mussels are a serious problem for infested lakes, more than 98 percent of Minnesota’s lakes are not listed as infested with zebra mussels. To protect the state’s waters

from the spread of invasive species and the environmental, recreational, and economic damage they cause, Minnesota law requires boaters and anglers to:

In 2016, there are more DNR-trained watercraft inspectors and more decontamination units on Minnesota lakes than ever before. The inspectors check to ensure that boaters and anglers follow clean, drain, and dispose laws, and may deny access to any if necessary. Decontamination stations provide a free and thorough process of removing aquatic plants and animals.

EIGHT TIPS TO AVOID PROBLEMS AT BOAT REPAIR SHOPS For more than 25 years, the BoatUS Consumer Protection department has helped BoatUS members resolve disputes with repair facilities. Based on its experiences, it offers eight tips to helps boaters with problems at boat repair shops.

Take photos: It’s always good to take a few “before” time-stamped photos of your boat in the shop. Accidents happen, and you may need before and after damage photos to show the shop damage took place and possibly file an insurance claim.

Finding a shop: Word of mouth is king. Having American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) and Better Business Bureau (BBB) certifications are also good signs.

Languish at your peril: Avoid having your job pushed to the back burner by staying informed about ongoing repairs.

Get it in writing: Get a written estimate before work begins, and remember that it is based on an approximation of the job cost. If it’s not in writing, there’s no way to confirm the work was requested.

Inspect, inspect, and inspect: When picking up the boat after completion of repairs, ensure each bit of repair work matches the invoice.

Is there a guarantee for the work? Typical guarantees are for 30-, 60-, or 90-days. Ask if parts and labor are included.

A note about end of season repairs: Sea trials must take place during the warranty period, which has caused problems for BoatUS members who put their boats away for the winter before ensuring the repairs are satisfactory.

Remove valuables: Bring small electronics, personal items, and fishing gear home.

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NAVY DEDICATES NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN SAILOR The Great Lakes Naval Museum was officially renamed the National Museum of the American Sailor during a July 4th ceremony. The National Museum of the American Sailor name change signals a shift in vision from a regional focus to one that depicts the diverse history of sailors who have served in the U.S. Navy. The name change also reflects the interest of museum visitors, many of whom travel from across the country to attend the ba-

sic training graduations at the Navy’s Recruit Training Command. The National Museum of the American Sailor currently features exhibits on life in Navy boot camp, naval uniforms and traditions, the history of Naval Station Great Lakes, the role of diversity in the Navy and the role of women in the Navy. The museum will expand its exhibits to introduce visitors to the overall history and role of the U.S. Navy and experiences of American Sailors throughout history.

MINNESOTA GRANT PROGRAM AIMS TO INCREASE NUMBER OF ANGLERS A new Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) grant program seeks to increase the number of anglers in the state by recruiting new anglers and retaining existing ones.

“We are preparing for a second round of this program,” said Ledermann. “We give priority to programs that are new and innovative and have an ongoing impact, rather than one-time events.”

The Angler and Hunter Recruitment and Retention Grant Program began this year and awarded funds to a dozen organizations.

Grant awards dollar match organizations and services. round two.

“We’re excited about how these organizations plan to support fishing and hunting in Minnesota,” said Jeff Ledermann, DNR angler recruitment and retention supervisor. “What these groups shared was a commitment to getting people outdoors for these pursuits.” The state grant program posted the winners on its webpage, www.mndr.gov/angler_hunter_grants.html. The program was very competitive, with 35 applicants in round one.

range from $5,000 to $50,000 and require a dollar-forof the state grant award. In lieu of direct funds, can match the award amount with labor, materials, The DNR expects to distribute more than $100,000 in

Eligible projects must support angler or hunter recruitment and retention. Types of activities could include fishing and hunting educational programs, clinics, workshops, camps, and funding for equipment and transportation. Second-round projects must be completed in Minnesota and be finished by June 30, 2018.

The application for round two can be found on the same webpage. Organizations interested in applying for grants have until Oct. 13, 2016 to submit.

NSF PROJECT EXAMINES EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE A five-year, $5 million National Science Foundation project aimed at describing the effects of climate change on the Great Lakes is ramping up this fall, and the results will be published some time in 2017. The funds were originally awarded to nearly 30 principal investigators, whose collaborative research teams from across the Great Lakes used grant money to investigate how increasingly extreme weather, driven by climate change, might affect human behavior, water quality, and habitats in the Great Lakes. Anna Michalak of Stanford University heads the proj-

ect. Michigan Sea Grant is assisting with outreach and education efforts. The project’s main goals were: • Stimulate groundbreaking research into Great Lakes nutrient trends, land use, weather and climate conditions, and data modeling. • Help managers develop new and improved strategies for maintaining healthy freshwater ecosystems in a changing world. • Create a set of educational materials that allow students to engage with real-world data and statistical models.

Many of the project participants have used Lake Erie as a case study for understanding the complex interactions between natural and human systems. One of the greatest challenges facing Lake Erie comes from harmful algal blooms. These spikes in naturally occurring algae populations can create a toxic, scummy mess along the lakeshore. Understanding how warmer waters and stronger storms will impact algal populations could help prevent future threats to drinking water, fisheries, and recreation around the Great Lakes.

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Great Lakes

OHIO DNR OFFICER RECOGNIZED AS REGION’S TOP BOATING EDUCATOR The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) named Sarah Genzman Northern Region Boating Educator of the Year. Genzman is now one of three finalists for the national award to be presented in Seattle, Washington in September.

Bay State Park. During 2015, Genzman coordinated and/ or participated in 119 boating education-related events and completed 237 boater vessel safety inspections.

Genzman is a state watercraft officer and education specialist for the northwest district and coordinates Maumee Bay State Park’s Paddle Palooza; regional boat shows; Western Lake Erie Safe Boating Council; Ohio Boating Education Course and Instructor Trainer programs; Ohio Power Boating Basics and Instructor Trainer programs; and canoe, kayak, stand-up paddleboarding and instructor trainer programs.

Sponsored by BoaterExam. com, the Boating Educator of the Year Award was launched by NASBLA in 2011 to recognize those who go above and beyond to engage students and boaters, raise awareness and make boating education initiatives exciting.

She also served as a state park officer at Kelleys Island State Park, South Bass Island State Park, and Maumee Bay State Park; an instructor for the Ohio Women’s Outdoor Adventures program; and spearheaded the construction of two life jacket loaner boards at Maumee

AIS COORDINATOR HONORED FOR PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT On June 15, 2016, the Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition honored Mike Hoff, Midwest Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services, for his outstanding achievements as a federal employee in protecting America’s environment and economy through his invasive species work. For more than 35 years, Hoff has dedicated his professional career to fisheries management, aquatic research, and aquatic ecology in

the Great Lakes basin. He has served as the Midwest Region’s Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator since 2002. In that time, he has delivered dozens of professional presentations, published numerous reports and publications, and played a pivotal role in the development and advancement of tools that support non-native species risk assessments. Hoff’s risk assessment work will help stop numerous aquatic invaders from ever reaching our country’s waters.

The Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition annually recognizes legislators, state and local government agencies, nonprofits, and businesses for their achievements in addressing invasive species issues across the country. The nonprofit’s mission is to educate Americans on the risks posed by invasive species to the economy, environment, and public health of the U.S., and promote cost-effective strategies to reduce those risks.

FEMALE SAILING CREWS SHED LIGHT ON MICROPLASTICS A team of all-female sailing crews from Canada and the U.S. is planning a simultaneous expedition on all five of the Great Lakes, plus Lake St. Clair and the St. Lawrence River on Aug. 20, 2016, to shed new light on  the link between human health and plastic in the world’s waterways. The crews consist of women from a range of backgrounds, and will include scientists and citizen scientists who will be conducting sampling for plastics, specifically microplastics, as well as chemicals and toxics. The data collected will be provided to multiple organizations, including the United Nations, to raise awareness of their presence and help reduce plastic and toxic pollution.

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As part of the initiative, the organizers are encouraging citizen scientists (men and women) throughout the Great Lakes region to assist in the world’s largest simultaneous sampling for microplastics in history. Participants can take a water sample and send it to the Worldwide Microplastics Project and have the sample analyzed for free. The Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, and Alliance for the Great Lakes’ Adopt-a-Beach program in the U.S. are partners in the project.



NEW YORK OFFERS NEW FISHING TOOLS FOR ANGLERS The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) unveiled two new tools to help freshwater anglers improve their skills: a new instructional manual entitled “The I FISH NY Beginners’ Guide to Freshwater Fishing,” and a portal for fish stocking data on the Open NY (www.Data.NY.Gov) website.

educators to teach students about fish and the sport of fishing. The manual is helpful to those conducting free fishing events as part of the Governor’s expanded free fishing clinic program. Organizations or groups interested in conducting an event can find instructions and an application on DEC’s website at the Conduct a Free Fishing Clinic webpage. The brochure can also be requested by emailing fwfish@dec.ny.gov. There are also two ways to view stocking information, which will help anglers plan their fishing trips to take advantage of the plentiful fishing opportunities in New York. A spread sheet-like dataset allows a user to filter the data in any of the columns, or one can search multiple fields and use graph features to add additional filters.

The beginners’ guide provides important information for new fishermen, while also providing a resource for

INDIANA WON’T STOCK CHINOOK SALMON IN 2017 The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will temporarily cease stocking Chinook salmon in Lake Michigan in 2017 out of concern that there isn’t enough food in the lake. Research has shown that the amounts of prey fish in Lake Michigan are at historic lows. Biologists hope the lakewide stocking reduction will allow populations of prey fish, like alewives, to recover. The decision to reduce Chinook salmon stocking in Indiana waters is part of a multi-state plan to restore balance to the lake’s ecosystem and preserve its multi-billion dollar sport fishery.

The Lake Michigan Committee, the group responsible for cooperatively managing Lake Michigan’s fisheries, recently announced a 62 percent reduction in lake-wide Chinook salmon stocking to take effect in spring 2017. The committee is made up of representatives from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin and the Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority fishery agencies. Since 2013, Indiana has stocked 200,000 Chinooks annually. The lake-wide stocking plan reduces Indiana’s Chinook quota to 45,000 Chinooks, beginning in 2017. How-

ever, given low fall Chinook returns and difficulty obtaining Chinook eggs from outof-state partners, the DNR’s Lake Michigan Management Team decided to suspend Chinook stocking altogether. In the interim, the DNR will use the free hatchery space to rear an additional 45,000 to 50,000 Skamania steelhead trout to yearling stage for stocking in Lake Michigan, according to Jeremy Price, north region fisheries supervisor with the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife.

MINNESOTA WOMAN SETS FISH RECORD A woman from Frazee, Minnesota was among the first persons to set a state fishing record under Minnesota’s new catch-and-release record program, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The DNR said that two anglers set their records on May 8, but on different rivers. The two reeled in, measured, photographed, and released huge fish—leading both to set the first catch-and-release records in an expanded Minnesota state record fish program. MN DNR

Cindy Pawlowski of Frazee caught and released the record lake sturgeon on the Rainy River in Koochiching County. The fish was 62 7/8 inches long with a 29-inch girth, and took a gob of night crawlers at 7 a.m. Steven DeMars of Stillwater caught and released his record flathead catfish in the St. Croix River in Washington County. The fish was 47 40 GLB | September/Oc tober 2016

inches long with a 30-inch girth, and took the bullhead bait at about 7:30 p.m. The new catch-and-release length records are for muskellunge, lake sturgeon, and flathead catfish and require anglers to measure and take a photograph of the fish before releasing it.


WEBSITE CONNECTS WISCONSIN’S RESIDENTS TO STATE FISH The website www.Eatwisconsinfish.org was relaunched in June with the goal of connecting Wisconsin residents to the state’s fish. The site is part of a Sea Grant initiative that seeks to educate consumers about the health benefits of seafood consumption, and teaches them how to evaluate the safety and sustainability of the seafood they buy. Sea Grant originally launched the Eat Wisconsin Fish project in 2014 to help consumers learn more about local fish that are available to purchase in Wisconsin. This initiative was undertaken when information surfaced that

more than 90 percent of the seafood eaten in the U.S. comes from other countries. The website contains simplified navigation, bright images, and plenty of recipes.

Wisconsin fish farmers are leaders in aquaponics, cultivating fish and plants together to efficiently recycle nutrients, said project leader Kathy Schmitt Kline, an education specialist. The relaunched website features sections about fish, the benefits of eating local seafood, a list of local sources, fishermen and fish farmer profiles, recipes, seasonal buying guide and map, events, and a detailed description of the Eat Wisconsin Fish initiative.

Generations of families have commercially harvested fish from the Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior since the 1830s, and

MICHIGAN DECIDES TO REGULATE CHUMMING The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) formally decided to regulate chumming in the state during its July monthly meeting. These regulations went into effect immediately. Following the NRC’s decision, anglers will be prohibited from using organic chum material on any designated trout streams (Types 1-4). Anglers can learn more about stream types by downloading the Michigan Fishing Guide and going to page 39. In reaching its decision, the NRC had considered five possible options ranging from not regulating chumming to regulating amounts of chum allowed to be possessed by anglers or restricting chum only on specific waters. Chumming is the practice of luring or attracting fish by tossing organic material or bait into the water. Material commonly used as chum includes fish eggs, corn, rice, noodles, oatmeal, and maggots.

Chumming has become a divisive social issue in recent years, as some anglers use fish eggs to attract steelhead. The DNR’s Fisheries Division has assessed that chumming is not causing a negative biological impact at the fish population level. The NRC has considered chumming regulations options since last December. While much of the debate over chumming involves angler ethics, not biological impact, a recent study conducted in Oregon suggests certain chemicals found in egg cures (preservatives) may increase mortality for juvenile salmonids when ingested. In addition, there may be additional risks to fish populations from disease transmission from untreated eggs, especially if they originate from areas of the country that have diseases not currently found in the Great Lakes basin.

INDIANA SETS BLACK BASS SIZE LIMITS AT SHAKAMAK STATE PARK LAKES Shakamak, Kickapoo, and Lenape lakes in Shakamak State Park now have a 14-inch minimum length limit for black bass, according to recent change announced by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Division of Fish and Wildlife Services. The change became effective July 1 as a way to help control gizzard shad populations in the

park. The previous regulation involved a 12- to 15-inch slot limit. It was enacted to encourage anglers to harvest more largemouth bass, thereby increasing the size of remaining bass. DNR said the new regulation would result in decreased bass harvest. Decreased bass harvest will lead to increased predation on gizzard shad, helping protect panfishing at all three lakes.

Gizzard shad compete with panfish, such as bluegill and redear sunfish, for food. This competition often leads to slow growing panfish in lakes where gizzard shad are present. A recent DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife survey found an abundant gizzard shad population in Shakamak Lake.

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NEW MARINA WINS OK The Chazy (N.Y.) Planning Board has approved plans for a new marina on Monty’s Bay, despite neighbors’ concerns. The board approved James Carter’s plans to build a dock and 49 moorings for the marina, which will go up just north of the current Monty’s Bay Marina. Neighbors complained that Monty’s Marina didn’t follow town rules and were worried the new marina would follow suit. Aaron Ovios of Robert M. Sutherland, the engineering firm for the project, said the applicant has received a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the State Department of Environmental Conservation. Ovios added that the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department inspected the mooring field and authorized the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to allow it.


Carter’s representatives met with the State Office of General Services and applied for a lease for said moorings. They also met with the Clinton County Highway Department on pedestrian movement and traffic at the site. The Planning Board approved the project with the following conditions: Carter would merge two properties to provide the required 300 feet of lakefront. The marina will not have any boat launches, winter storage of boats, or parking on Lake Shore Road. It will use a sewage pumping system with a 500-gallon storage tank on shore that can be towed to the septic system behind the offices. It will install signage to require use of said system and add boulders to protect the septic system leach fields. The marina will not sell gasoline, will allow camping on the property and install a breakwater.

SAFE HARBOR MARINAS ACQUIRES MICHIGAN MARINA hour drive from both Chicago and Detroit. Located along 21 miles of inland waterway and minutes from Lake Michigan, Grand Isle has 400 permanent slips and approximately 150 dry storage racks.

Safe Harbor Marinas acquired Grand Isle Marina in Grand Haven, Michigan, a three-

Safe Harbor Marinas is seeking to expand and diversify its marina portfolio. One of the reasons the company acquired Grand Isle Marina is its proximity to another Safe Harbor marina along the same waterway. The company projects that this common owner-

ship will help develop transient boating opportunities. Grand Isle Marina is the company’s second property in Michigan and fourth in the Great Lakes region. Safe Harbor Marinas is the nation’s largest owner of marinas with 36 properties in 14 states. For more information about Safe Harbor, visit SHMarinas.com. For more information about Grand Isle Marina, visit grandislemarina.com.

WAUKEGAN GIVES GO-AHEAD FOR $5 MILLION YACHT CENTER The Waukegan Port District has approved a long-term lease agreement with Bay Marine of Sturgeon Bay, Inc., a Wisconsin-based company that plans to build a $5 million Chicago Yachting Center at Waukegan Harbor and Marina, according to an article by Frank Abderholden that appeared in the Waukegan News-Sun. The agreement calls for Bay Marine to pay nearly $3 million for a 25-year lease, and to build a state-of-the-art facility that will offer inside heated and outdoor storage; a fully certified service department; and new, used, and brokerage yacht sales,

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said Gregg Pupecki, general manager for the harbor. Bay Marine will also install a new 85ton lift arm in the harbor’s South Recreational Basin. The development will create a 40,000-square -foot showroom for “high-end marine retail and boats” and a 7,000-square-foot administrative center on the northern boundary of the port district headquarters. Construction of the Yachting Center was scheduled to start this summer, and the building should be complete by late fall.


NEW MARINA FOR OSHAWA HARBOUR A pair of marine operators has responded to Oshawa, Ontario, and is interested in developing and operating a future marina at the Oshawa Harbour, according to an article by Joel Wittnebel in the Oshawa Express. The plan, which includes a full-service marina and public boat launch, is part of Oshawa’s commitments to the federal government to develop the lands after taking the land back in 2014. The first response came from Blockhouse Bay Management Co., which also operates the Toronto Island Marina, Hanlan’s Point Sea Wall,

and the Island Yacht Club. The company has been in existence since 2003 and has experience redeveloping marina facilities. The company admitted it currently does not have funds to finance the Oshawa project, which it anticipates will take three to five years. The second request was from John Mackey, the operator of a full-service marina in Port Perry for the past 32 years. Mackey’s proposal envisions a marina with outside slips, indoor storage, service and repair facilities, restrooms, laundry facilities, a snack bar or restaurant, public boat launch, fuel sales, and boating store.

The proposal also anticipates using the former yacht club building and envisions having 100 slips available in its opening year, with the possibility of adding capacity over a fiveto 10-year time frame. Paul Ralph, the city’s commissioner of development services, said staff will consider both options. “Hopefully come the end of the summer, we’ll have another report from staff that will have some even better news,” said Councillor Bob Chapman.

LEGISLATION HELPS MARINAS GET RID OF ABANDONED BOATS The Michigan House of Representatives approved legislation that would help streamline marinas’ and boatyards’ process of getting rid of abandoned boats, according to an article by Beth LeBlanc in the Port Huron Times Herald. Although the House passed the bill, the Senate won’t take it up until after summer. House Bill 5429 would amend the Marina and Boatyard Storage Lien Act. It outlines the steps taken before abandoned boats can be auctioned off if their owners can’t be identified. As the Act currently stands, the process boatyards and marinas must follow before holding a public auction is lengthy and confusing. Gaining title to an abandoned vessel is time consuming, said Michael H. Loomis, a lawyer for the Algonac Harbour Club, Algonac, Michigan.

“You have to serve them by certified mail, and there are timelines that have to be honored,” Loomis said. “Best case scenario, it’s a 90-day process to get rid of these boats from beginning to end.” After six months of missed payments, the marina/boatyard can begin finding the boat owner and sending them notice of a lien on the boat. If boat owners don’t respond, they’re served a default notice and notice of auction. These notices must be published and mailed twice within two weeks of the auction. At the auction itself, the winning bid must go higher than what’s owed on the boat or else the marina/boatyard takes possession of the title. The new legislation helps locate and identify boat owners. It also should speed up timelines between requirements.

STATE PARK MARINA’S FUTURE IS IN LIMBO A bill authorizing the lease of Sampson State Park Marina, located on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake in Romulus, New York, to a private operator passed the state Legislature and awaits Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature, according to an article by David Shaw of the Finger Lakes Times. If signed, the bill would require the state Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation to prepare 40-year lease specifications. A private operator would help pay for needed marina upgrades.

The bill did not satisfy the Friends of Sampson State Park Marina, a group formed in 2008 asking for marina renovations or upgrades. “The Friends marina committee has repeatedly attempted to engage the state to explore other, lower-cost approaches,” said Donald Kloeber of the Sampson group. “To date, OPRHP has refused to consider any lower-cost or possibly shorter-life alternatives.” The Friends group said the state parks office has ignored its justifications for refurbishing

the marina. Instead, it’s seeking to decommission or close the marina and replace it with a boat launch, Kloeber said. He added that OPRHP claims it doesn’t have funds to renovate the marina. Kloeber claims the state has funds earmarked for refurbishing OPRHP infrastructure. “However, they’re choosing to spend it elsewhere and to largely focus on new projects, instead of refurbishing existing infrastructure and facilities,” Kloeber said.

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GREAT LAKES FISH & WILDLIFE RESTORATION BILL INTRODUCED U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI), Candice Miller (MI), and Darin LaHood (IL) have introduced bipartisan legislation to support fish and wildlife restoration in the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 2016 authorizes the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to work with states and other agencies to develop and execute proposals to conserve, restore, and manage fish and wildlife populations and their habitats. Since 1998, the  Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act has provided federal funding to 148 research and restoration projects in the Great Lakes Basin. The program was last reauthorized in 2006. “The Great Lakes are a way of life—providing fresh water, fish and wildlife habitat, and countless opportunities for recreation, while supporting our state’s economy and hundreds of thousands of jobs,” said Rep. Dingell.

“I am proud to introduce this bipartisan legislation with my colleagues Congresswoman Miller and Congressman LaHood to conserve fish and wildlife, combat the threat of invasive species, and protect the Great Lakes for generations to come.” “The reauthorization and update of the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act will continue to provide the resources the Fish and Wildlife Service needs to protect our precious Great Lakes,” added Rep. Miller.   The Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act would authorize $6 million annually through 2021 to implement restoration projects and FWS activities related to the Great Lakes region, and would require a 25 percent non-federal match of total project costs.

INDUSTRIES NEED TO WORK ON RETAINING ANGLERS The fishing and boating industries must find new and better ways to retain anglers to offset the sport’s decreasing number of participants, according to speakers at International Convention of Allied Sportfishng Trades in Orlando, Florida. In a July 13 article on the conference in Soundings Trade Only, Frank Peterson, president of the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, said, “Last year 6.5 million people dropped out of the sport...What did we do to try to keep those people — as state agencies, as retailers, as an industry?”

The boating and fishing industries have to focus on recruitment, retention, and reactivation, Peterson said. “We have to continue to focus on youth, and the Hispanic demographic, which was up in the U.S. [by] 3 percent last year.”

comments. He said most outdoor recreation industries are facing the same major challenges: demographics getting older, trouble attracting younger people, and misconceptions about what motivates and attracts people.

The RBFF will do this through its “60 in 60” initiative, which aims to recruit 60 million anglers ages 6 and older in the next 60 months, or by 2021.

Schmidt said that one of the biggest stumbling blocks for businesses these days is avoiding the constant use of “feature talk” about the products they sell. Businesses must go beyond the cliché product descriptions—such as “high-quality” and “sleek”—and find success by humanizing their products and businesses.

Ken Schmidt, a communications and brand strategist and avid angler, echoed Peterson’s

NOAA AWARDS $11 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR FISHING OPPORTUNITIES The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was expected to dole out $11 million in grants to 50 projects across the nation as part of its annual funding under the Saltonstall-Kennedy program. For more than 60 years, NOAA has awarded funds to organizations that address the needs of fishing communities, support economic opportunities, and build and support sustainable fisheries. It is continuing this process this year, having received a record 325 proposals seeking $77 million in funds. “These projects represent the best in cutting-edge science and research,” said Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D., NOAA Administrator. “They will help us

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better understand fish ecosystems, reduce bycatch, advance fish farming, and improve fisheries management.” In order to better match research and development proposals with mission needs and goals, NOAA divided the projects into seven priorities: aqualculture, techniques to reduce bycatch, adaptation to climate change, socio-economic research, fishery data collection, development and marketing, and scientific research. At press deadline, NOAA said that the funding still awaits final approval from the Dept. of Commerce, NOAA’s parent agency. The department is expected to give its final approval to successful projects near the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, 2016.


FORT LAUDERDALE BOAT SHOW HAS HUGE ECONOMIC IMPACT The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and Show Management, the owners and producers of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), said the show contributed $857 million to the Florida economy in 2015 alone. This figure came from an economic impact study conducted by Thomas J. Murray & Associates in conjunction with the University of Florida. Major FLIBS financial contributions during a five-day period include: • $508.3 million in total sales by FLIBS participants;

contributed by the tri-county area and $131.5 million by Broward County; • $51.2 million in sales and excise taxes, with $16.9 million in Broward County; • $304.3 million in statewide personal income and economic activity; and • An average expenditure of $208 per day by out-of-town visitor (hotels, restaurants, retail spending, local transportation).

• $380.8 million in estimated sales by Florida companies, of which $240.7 million was

The full economic impact report can be found by visiting www.miasf.org.

OPPOSITION TO E15 IS GROWING The National Marine Manufacturers Association, the Marine Retailers Association of America, and BoatUS have all proclaimed their public opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) increase in the amount of ethanol being put into gasoline. To fulfill its mandate under the Renewable Fuel Standard Act of 2007, EPA ordered gas stations to start offering E15 so that it can increase the amount of ethanol put into our nation’s fuel supply. Unfortunately, E15 has never been approved for use in in any type of engines manufactured for use on boats. In July, BoatUS delivered more than 24,000 boaters comments urging the EPA to stop adding more ethanol to the nation’s gasoline supply. If adopted, these proposed levels will require the use of a record amount of ethanol, forcing higher-level ethanol fuel blends (including E15 or 15 percent

ethanol) into gas pumps and at more gas stations. “A sticker on the pump mixed in with all the other labels may be the only warning for E15 gasoline,” said BoatUS President Margaret Podlich. Most marine engines are built to only work with up to 10 percent ethanol, and it is illegal to use gas containing more than 10 percent ethanol in any marine engine. The national boating advocacy, services and safety group has voiced its concern for the significant potential for misfueling, putting boaters at risk by using fuel that will damage their engines.

FISHING REELS IN 46 MILLION PARTICIPANTS IN 2015 Fishing remains one of the most popular outdoor activities for adults, according to the 2016 Special Report on Fishing prepared by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and the Outdoor Foundation. In 2015, 45.7 million Americans participated in fishing, with 2.5 million having their first fishing experience. “We are pleased to see many positive trends in this report such as increases for first-time, youth, and Hispanic participants,” said RBFF President and CEO Frank Peterson. “Previous research tells us

126 million people have tried fishing, but with only 46 million actively participating, we have a big opportunity in front of us.” “Recreational fishing is an essential piece of America’s outdoor tradition, often leading children to a love of the outdoors and a healthy, active lifestyle,” said Chris Fanning, executive director of the Outdoor Foundation. “We hope this report will help the fishing industry—and the entire outdoor industry—engage young fishing participants and ultimately create the next generation of passionate outdoor enthusiasts.”

Other key findings included: • 44 percent of new participants were youths ages 6-17; 46 percent were female • Fishing is the second most popular outdoor activity for adults ages 25+, behind running/ jogging/trail running • Adults with children in their households participated in fishing at higher levels than those without (18.7% vs. 13.3%). • Almost 83 percent of participants fished as a child, making youth participation a powerful motivator for future participation. • The number of Hispanic fishing participants increased 3 percent in 2015 to 3.4 million.

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WORLD SAILING SEEKS PRESIDENT/VICE-PRESIDENT CANDIDATES World Sailing, the international governing body of the sport, is soliciting nominations for president or vice-president candidates. The president and seven vice-presidents, two of which must be from each gender, will be elected at World Sailing’s General Assembly in Barcelona, Spain on Nov. 13, 2016. Candidates must be endorsed by at least five World Sailing Member National Authorities with the term of office beginning at the close of the General Assembly, at which the Board of Directors are elected for a period of four years. The General Assembly will be the conclusion of World Sailing’s Annual Conference and up to 700 delegates are expected to attend from Nov. 4-13, 2016 at the Hotel Renaissance Barcelona Fira.

Nominations for candidates must be given to the Chief Executive Officer by Sept. 17, 2016. President/vice-president candidate application packs are available by request from the World Sailing executive office. The election of World Sailing Board of Directors is covered in Articles 7376 of the World Sailing Constitution—www.sailing.org/constitution. The voting system to elect the World Sailing Board of Directors is detailed in World Sailing Regulation 4—www.sailing.org/regulations. The General Assembly of World Sailing takes places every four years. It is at this time that the World Sailing Board of Directors (president and vicepresidents) and members of the World Sailing Council automatically retire. All full World Sailing Member National Authorities (MNAs) are entitled to be represented at the General Assembly and to vote for the new president and the seven vice-presidents.


Champion Malin Burnham; and the innovator

ing, Technical/Design, and Contributor. This

announced its 2016 class of inductees:

behind the modern square-rigged superyacht

year’s inductees were selected following a


The Maltese Falcon, Tom

rigorous nomination and review process. The

helmsman Ed Baird; sailing

Perkins. Each inductee is

Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates these

champion Bill Ficker; hus-

recognized with a Lifetime

individuals for their consistent involvement in

band and wife sail training

Achievement Award.

sailing, success in the sport, and success and



pioneers, adventurers, and authors Irving and Electa Johnson; brothers and J/

achievement in a non-sailing career. These nine individuals join an esteemed group of 48

The inductees will be formally celebrated at an

Boats founders Robert and Rodney John-

who have been previously acknowledged for

invitation-only Induction Ceremony on Sunday,

stone; yachtsman and sailmaker Dave Ull-

making outstanding contributions to the sport

Oct. 30, 2016 at the St. Francis Yacht Club in

man; America’s Cup sailor and Star World

of sailing in the U.S. in the categories of Sail-

San Francisco.

USA JUNIOR OLYMPIC SAILING FESTIVAL On Oct. 8-9, 2016, the Macatawa Bay Junior Association (MBJA) and Macatawa Bay Yacht Club will host the USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival. The event is one of a nationwide series of regattas for youth. The festivals are committed to promoting the enjoyment of sailing, developing kids’ skills on the water, and providing an Olympic pathway for young sailors.

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Invited classes include Optimist Green Optimist Red, White, Blue; 420; 420 high school division (no spinnaker or trapeze); Laser and Laser Radial. The MBJA has a limited number of Optis and 420s are available for charter, but encourages competitors to bring their own boats if possible.

Entry fee is $75 per competitor, with a late fee of $25 for those who register after Oct. 5. Applicants must not turn 20 years old in the year of the event. Membership in US SAILING is required for each competitor, though they may sign up at registration. Online registration is open until Oct. 7, and is accessible via the Regatta Network.


NEW, IMPROVED GO SAILING APP The American Sailing Association (ASA) released a new version of its GO SAILING iOS mobile app. The app, launched in 2013, aims to make sailing accessible to all ages and experience levels to promote a healthy, active lifestyle. To do so, the app connects people interested in sharing the experience of sailing by providing a solution for skippers looking for a crew or sailors looking for a way to sail. The new and improved GO SAILING app includes all the features of the original ver-

find a crew; find upcoming sailing trips to be a member of the crew; learn to sail; communicate with crews and other sailors; and keep track of trips, sailors, and certifications. The app also has capabilities to create new dedicated location tabs as new markets gain critical mass, though it’s important to note that trips and users can be added from any location. sion, but now has a more elegant, userfriendly interface. The new design allows users to easily post a sailing trip in order to

The app is free for download in the Apple app store, and will be available for download on Android phones shortly.

MOORINGS INTERLINE REGATTA The Moorings 35th Annual Interline Regatta takes place Oct. 11-20, 2016 in the British Virgin Islands.

event with boaters and spectators from all walks of life and with a broad range of skill levels and experience.

The race, originally created for members of the airline industry, now only requires that one airline employee be on board any boat entered in the regatta. Beyond that, the race is now an international

The 35th Interline Regatta features three classes: The Moorings 42.3 Monohull, The Moorings 45.3 Monohull, and The Moorings 51.4 Monohull. To book a race boat or learn more about the classes, teams can call a vacation planner at 800-633-7348. Non-racers can also reserve spectator boats.

GREAT LAKES INTERCOLLEGIATE OFFSHORE REGATTA The second annual Great Lakes Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta will take place Sept. 23-25, 2016 at Columbia Yacht Club in Chicago, Illinois. The event is the only one of its kind on Lake Michigan, and any collegiate sailing team is invited to apply to compete in this race free of charge as long as all team members are full-time undergraduate students of the college

they’re representing. In addition, volunteer boat owners do not pay registration fees. Housing can be arranged on site depending on how many teams need lodging. Teams must have a minimum of four and a maximum of six team members on each boat, with two boat representatives aboard in case of emergency. Teams will race Tartan 10s, 33-foot keelboats that are the largest offshore one-design fleet in Chicago.

NEW SAILING FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUTH A new sailing program focusing on disadvantaged youth is being launched in Central New York, according to an article written by Brett Hall at CNYcentral.com.

sailing teams and traveled around the world to different regattas.

Michael Siau is the founder of Out of the Box Sailing, an organization with a goal to “teach youth how to sail and teach them life skills at the same time.”

“Out of the Box sailing is my way of giving back, sharing what I know with the community,” said Siau. “We are focusing on underprivileged youth, whether that is fatherless or just haven’t had as many opportunities growing up.”

Saiu was on the water sailing before he was driving on the road. He went on to coach youth

Siau feels kids can learn a powerful lesson on the water.

“It doesn’t matter what your start was like,” said Siau. “It doesn’t matter if you got a good start or got a really bad start. You can alter and make decisions from that point on to alter the rest of the race.” Siau said five boats have already been donated for the program and he hopes to get more people involved as they grow.

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LIFT RINGS Accon Marine 106 Series Lift Rings are a durable, inexpensive, and ergonomic solution for hardware malfunctions on deck compartments. These easy-to-install lift rings mount flush and feature UV-resistant plastic faces in either black or white. Owners can choose between three models. The 106-L locking model features a shuttered keyhole to keep debris out of the lock. The 106-DL model is a keyless version with a securing cam. Both are stainless steel with adjustable cams, available in straight and 5/8” offset configurations. Owners can also opt for the 106-NL model, a standard, non-locking version without a cam. From $14.74 to $30.75 // 727-572-9202 // www.acconmarine.com

MARINE HAND PUMPS The self-priming and self-lubricating Beckson Marine Handy-Mate pumps are ideal for quick, no-mess fluid removal or transfer. Made of marine plastic, the pumps are durable and easy to clean. They are equipped with a comfortable molded handle for easy, no-strain operation. Several models are available. The 212PC is 12¾” L and pumps 8 oz. of fluid per stroke, with intake and discharge tubes. The 212PGA pump is 12¾” L and specifically adapted to pump warm oil, transferring 8 oz. per stroke with a discharge tube. Model 216PC is 16” L and pumps 10 oz. per stroke, with two intake tubes and discharge hoses. From $31.80 to $40.95 // 203-333-1412 // www.beckson.com

SUPERMAX™ ANCHORS SuperMax™ anchors provide a strong, reliable hold in any seabed environments and condition. The anchors are constructed of high-tensile strength American tool-grade steel, which is harder than any steel used in competitive products. They are hot-dip galvanized for durability and long-lasting protection. Two models are available. The rigid shank model works for most common and familiar seabeds. The pivoting shank model can be customized to accommodate any other type of seabed. From $99 // 855-943-8262 // www.maxmarineproducts.com

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LED NAVIGATION LAMPS Offering ultra-low power consumption and a maintenance-free design, NaviLED PRO Series lights come pre-wired with a marine-spec cable completely sealed into the lamp body. They feature advanced 9-33V DC Multivolt™ circuitry for uniform illumination across 12 and 24V DC inputs, as well as enhanced reliability under severe voltage fluctuations. The series includes port, starboard, and stern lights in 2 NM and 3 NM models, plus a 3 NM masthead light. NaviLED PRO Wheelmark lamps utilize a Grilamid lens for enhanced performance in heavy-duty applications. They’re available in port, starboard, stern, and bi-color versions with a 2 NM visibility rating, plus both 3 NM and 5 NM masthead lights. From $160 // 770-631-7500 // www.hellamarine.com

TROLLING MOTOR Minn Kota’s Ultrex™ trolling motor gives anglers the control and responsiveness of a Fortrex, plus effortless Power Steering and i-Pilot® features, like Spot-Lock electronic GPS anchoring. It also comes with Steering Lock, which allows you to take your foot off the pedal without losing motor heading. The Minn Kota Ultrex product line-up will consist of numerous i-Pilot- or i-Pilot Linkand US2-enabled combos, including 24-volt 80 lbs. thrust and 36-volt 112 lbs. thrust versions in 45-, 52- and 60-inch shaft lengths. $2,199.99-$2,799.99 // 262-631-6600 / www.johnsonoutdoors.com    

PWC DOCKING PLATFORM The HP Extreme®PWC docking platform is the newest product from the HydroHoist Marine Group. While docking, the PWC is fully roller-supported, utilizing 5” x 2” rollers. Roller width and placement is easily adjustable to accommodate different crafts. The platform is made from expanded polystyrene (EPS) marine foam for increased strength and leak elimination. The new port has flat, anti-skid walking surfaces and an exclusive “air-pillow” bow stop. Additional product enhancements include stainless steel roller axles for increased strength and compatibility with fresh, brackish, and salt water. Call for pricing // 800-825-3379 // www.boatlift.com

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CHIP FIX MagicEzy 9 Second Chip Fix is a UV and water-resistant, ready-to-use filler, available in 10 popular boat colors, that is perfect for repairing small holes, chips, and gouges in fiberglass. No mixing is needed and there’s no need to paint over the repair. MagicEzy 9 Second Chip Fix incorporates the latest nano technology to provide ultimate strength and adhesion. A three-year durability guarantee assures a quality, long-lasting repair. $24.99 // info@magicezy.com // www.magicezy.com

HEAVY OXIDATION SCRUB Meguiar’s® Heavy Oxidation Scrub was developed as a first step in restoring heavy, chalky oxidation and for removing stains, mold, and rust to allow for optimized gel coat restoration. Its long-lasting biodegradable foam formula rinses easily with water.   To use, apply a bead of product to a damp, fine to medium scuff pad or soft to medium bristle boat brush. Work one section a time, scrubbing up and down, then side to side until the oxidation is removed. Immediately rinse the surface with fresh water and dry with a towel. Do not allow product to dry on the surface. Make sure all remaining residue is removed. $34.99 // 800-347-5700 // www.meguiars.com

MARINE OIL FILTERS Bel-Ray Marine Oil Filters feature a high efficiency arch-pleated, prescription-blend filter media to remove dirt and particulates from engine oil. Extensive SAE J806 testing has shown that the Bel-Ray oil filters capture and hold up to 45 percent more dirt than those from leading competitors. The marine filters also feature a heavy-duty steel canister with a fluted closed end for ease of removal using an oil filter wrench. In addition, the filter canister features a dedicated space to write the date of service to help boat and PWC owners track service intervals. Call for pricing //732-938-2421 // www.belray.com  

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TRIM TAB CONTROLLER HydroTab’s 4DHC Controller works with HydroTab’s Interceptor line of trim tabs. It features steering assistance, auto roll and pitch, and a fully automatic function to dramatically improve the boat’s handling and reduce fuel consumption. It has a 3D gyro and accelerometer, and a built-in 10Hz GPS. A 3.2-inch screen displays the ergonomic and easy-to-navigate menu, and real-time data. It connects easily to an NMEA network and can be installed in a boat without advanced networks. It’s also NMEA 0183 compatible and functions with an active or passive GPS antenna. From $2,499.99 for complete automatic systems, including controller // 410-202-2347 // www.globaltec-solutions.com

FAUX LEATHER CLEANER & CONDITIONER TriNova’s Faux Leather Cleaner and Conditioner will remove dirt, mild stains, and grime all while providing the moisture necessary to prevent cracking and fading. Application is easy. Spray the product onto the surface of a microfiber towel or applicator, then massage in sections, wiping in a circular motion until the product is absorbed. Allow 30-45 minutes to dry, and then use a dry cloth to gently buff the surface. Use once a month for effective maintenance of faux leather. $15.97 // 800-918-3238 // www.gotrinova.com

PETTIT PAINTS EZ POXY2 Easy to apply, this high-performance, two-part formula gives users the added UVresistance, gloss, wear resistance, and durability expected from a two-part polyurethane enamel with the ease of application of a single part product. For novices and professionals alike, EZ Poxy2 can be brushed, sprayed, or rolled. When brushed, the innovative formula reduces the effects of brush strokes for a sprayed-on like appearance. Ease of use is further enhanced by the formula, which makes exact mixing ratios a thing of the past. $107.77 // 973-625-3100 // www.pettitpaint.com

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September • October EVENTS FLORIDA


Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show

Clocktower Power Model Boat Race

SEPTEMBER 9-11 Tampa Convention Center Tampa www.tampaboatshow.com


St. Augustine Outdoorsman Adventure and Boat Show 29 West Castillo Drive St. Augustine

SEPTEMBER 7-11 Lake George Hobart



Dunebrook’s Dragon Boat Races

Fish with the Pros

Stone Lake Beach LaPorte



Daytona Boat Show

Indianapolis Fall Boat and RV Show Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis


South Florida Fairgrounds West Palm Beach www.flnauticalfleamarket.com


South Florida Fall Boat Show 2016 South Florida Fairgrounds West Palm Beach

Spider Lake Retreat Traverse City www.fishwiththepros.com


Tawas Point Haunted Lighthouse Weekend Tawas Point State Park East Tawas 989-362-5041


Florida Marine Flea Market and Seafood Festival 2016

Brighton State Recreation Area Howell 810-229-6566



Hovercraft Races



Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach



Port Huron Boat Show


River Street Marina Port Huron

Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Beacon Lighting

www.michacbs.com/events/shows/ port-huron-boat-show

Split Rock Lighthouse Two Harbors www.sites.mnhs.org




Lake Superior Storm Festival

2016 Florida Sportsman Fishing & Boat Show

Multiple venues Lutsen, Tofte, Schroeder, Grand Portage & Grand Marais

Florida State Fairgrounds Tampa www.floridasportsman.com/expo/




Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Multiple venues Fort Lauderdale



Venetian Night Parade Lakefront/Navy Pier Chicago

www.chicagoyachtingassociation.org/ index.php/events/venetian-night


Great Lakes Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta Columbia Yacht Club Chicago


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Metro Boat Show

Lake St. Clair Metropark Harrison Township www.metroboatshow.net


Manistee Hops & Props on the River Downtown Manistee Manistee www.visitmanistee.com


Harbor Beach Lighthouse Tours


2016 Central New York Fall Boat Show

Harbor Beach Lighthouse Harbor Beach

New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse






NYS DEC Salmon River Fish Hatchery Annual Open House

Ohio River Sternwheel Festival

Greater Wisconsin Muskie Tournament

Ohio River Levee Marietta

Multiple venues

213 County Route 22 Altmar



St. Germain www.stgermainwi.chambermaster. com/events/details/greater-wisconsin-



Lake Champlain Bass Tournament

Great Lake Erie Boat Float

State Route 74/Lake Champlain State Boat Ramp Ticonderoga www.nemildiv.com

Edgewater Beach Cleveland www.lakeerieboatfloat.org




U.S. Anglers Choice Okauchee Lake Okauchee www.usanglerschoice.com

Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival Nautica Entertainment Complex Cleveland



Haunted Sub & Pub! Wisconsin Maritime Museum Manitowoc


Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival

Head of the Fish Regatta Saratoga State Boat Launch Saratoga Springs

Lakeside Chautauqua grounds/Marblehead Peninsula Lakeside Chautauqua



7606 N. Ontario St. Sodus Point www.sodusbaylighthouse.org


New York State Free Fishing Day 9 Pearl St. Lyons www.waynecountytourism.com




Salon Du Bateau De Quebec Old Port of Montreal


Closing Day at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum



Quebec, Quebec www.salondubateau.com

Mystery at the Maritime Erie Maritime Museum



Owen Sound Salmon Celebration


Georgian Bay Owen Sound, Ontario



Apostle Islands Lighthouse Celebration




Apostle Islands

Fall Cottage Life Show

Harvest Moon Regatta


International Centre

Atwood Yacht Club Sherrodsville


Mississauga, Ontario shows.cottagelife.com


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