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CARVER VACUUM INFUSION TECHNOLOGY MEANS LESS WEIGHT, MORE STRENGTH, AND BETTER PERFORMANCE. The key to great performance and better fuel economy is a lighter boat. But we don’t sacrifice strength for performance. To keep our boats lighter and stronger, Carver uses a unique vacuum infused resin technology that draws in a precise amount of resin to saturate the fiberglass laminate rather than “over wetting” like other processes can do.

This state-of-the-art technology eliminates voids and excess fiberglass and resin build-up making the part both lighter and stronger. That’s why we use this technology in the formation of our hulls and most other component parts. Add it all up, and we eliminate hundreds of pounds of excess weight with a yacht that’s stronger and ready to take on the sea. No wonder Carver is taking the marine industry by storm. Sea trial one at your Carver Yachts dealer soon.

Advanced technology, combined with traditional craftsmanship, is the hallmark of every Carver Yacht. Vacuum resin infusion provides a stronger, yet lighter hull for higher speeds and greater fuel economy. Carver Yachts transferable 2-5-10 Limited Warranty includes 2-year stem-to-stern warranty protection for all Carver systems, components and workmanship, 5-year gelcoat blister warranty protection, and 10-year structural warranty protection for the hull and deck. Ask your Carver dealer for warranty details and requirements.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Features Boat Test: Stingray 186 Center Console A sleek and sporty center console that will give you butterflies. by Capt. Tom Serio .............................................................................................................

Boat Test: Scout 231 XS A hardcore fishing machine. by Suzi DuRant ...................................................

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Dave Irish: A Life Spent Playing With Boats The humble and spirited force behind the Irish Boat Shop. by Howard Meyerson.........................................................................................................

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Port of Call: Sheboygan, WI

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ON THE COVER The all-new Stingray 186 Center Console combines speed, performance, sporty looks and loads of standard features. This center console — with storage and livewells galore — is fit for a cruiser and angler alike. Hop on this new model to see for yourself!

46 Departments From the Helm ...................................................................................................................... 6 Mail Call/Canine Crew ................................................................................................. 8 Calendar ................................................................................................................................. 10 Scuttle......................................................................................................................................................... 14 Shoreleave: Killarney Mountain Lodge............................................................22 Great Gear ............................................................................................................................ 24 Safety First............................................................................................................................ 25 Don’t Hesitate to Renovate .................................................................................. 26

@ lakelandboating.com ★ Shop boats for sale by owner ★ Place a classified ad to sell your boat ★ Peruse dozens of exciting destination stories

Electronics ............................................................................................................................ 29 Boat Spotlights: Harris, Sabre, Sea Ray, Walker Bay ......................... 30 Lakeshore Life: Petoskey, MI ............................................................................... 56

★ Check out our most recent Boat Tests & Boat Spotlights

Lakeshore Life: Leland, MI .................................................................................... 58

★ Purchase our Great Lakes Cruising Guides

Marina Watch: Northwest Marine Yacht Club .................................... 60

★ Access past issues with our online magazine

Marine Marketplace .................................................................................................... 61

★ Stay current on all the latest Great Lakes news

Classifieds ............................................................................................................................. 78

★ And much more!

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Ask the Expert ................................................................................................................... 28

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Spirit on the Lake: Sheboygan boasts some of the prettiest sand beaches and dunes on Lake Michigan’s Wisconsin side. It’s the “Bratwurst Capital of the World,” a Great Lakes surfing Mecca and is known for its bountiful fish. Be sure to leave plenty of time to explore the vibrant arts culture, world-class golf, spas and farm-to-table cuisine. by Kim Schneider .................................................................................................................


FROM THE HELM by Kate Bush

Where it All Began The birthplace of Lakeland Boating.

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heboygan, Wisconsin is famous for its German brats, lofty waves for surfing and quaint riverfront. But a little-known fact is that Sheboygan is where the first issues of Lakeland Yachting and Motorboating (now Lakeland Boating) were created. Founder Victor “Vic” Schoen — a University of Wisconsin alum and avid boater — started “America’s Freshwater Boating Magazine” in 1946 in Sheboygan, back when an annual subscription was only $1.50 and single copies were a mere 15 cents. All of the columnists from the early days — Clovia Hitchings, Anker Hansen and Sam Seacock — were pseudonyms for Schoen himself; he wrote nearly all the copy in the original issues and sold all the ads for the first few years of publication. An early cover of Sheboygan is the home to many of our Lakeland Yachting, magazine’s “firsts”: We ran our first full-color from the January 1948 issue. advertisement in 1951; Lakeland Yachting changed to Lakeland Boating in 1957; and our popular “Scuttle” department was conceived. From 1946 until 1963, the Sheboygan office was Lakeland’s homeport. Here we are seven decades later, just a short cruise down Lake Michigan in Evanston, Illinois. We have Sheboygan to thank for helping Schoen create a legacy for our loyal readers. “We are boat owners, and I use the term loosely because our mania for boats often puts us financially and sometimes literally ‘on the rocks,’” Schoen writes in an article. “Still, in our estimation, you haven’t really lived until you’ve tangled with one of these nautical pinball machines. There are big dividends which cannot be measured in terms of money, but can only be expressed in terms of personal happiness, excitement and just plain fun that they provide.” Sheboygan is now a vibrant town with fine dining, boutique shops and abundant natural beauty. Contributor Kim Schneider has rounded up the best places to visit once there, and what makes the area so unique (p. 46). It’s a special place for us, but learn what else makes it a great port. Another man with a great history is Dave Irish, founder of Michigan’s Irish Boat Shop (p. 42). Irish sailed into Harbor Springs as a young boy and opened Irish Boat Shop in 1961. The legacy of this family-run business continues today. Contributor Howard Meyerson sat down with Irish and his family to learn the story behind one of Michigan’s most prominent boat shops. Get out on the water and make some memories!

Do you have a story idea you’d like to suggest? Email me at kbush@lakelandboating.com to share your ideas.

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AUGUST 2016 | VOLUME LXX, NO. 8

PUBLISHER Walter “Bing” O’Meara EDITORIAL STAFF Editorial Director: Kate Bush Assistant Editor: Sarah Kollmorgen CREATIVE STAFF Art Director/Production Manager: Christy Tuttle Bauhs CONTRIBUTORS Helen Aitken, Elizabeth Altick, Suzi DuRant, Glenn Hayes, Andrew Hind, Paul Kemiel, Capt. Frank Lanier, Howard Meyerson, Kim Schneider, Rob Schantz, Capt. Tom Serio, Alan Wendt BUSINESS STAFF National Sales: Mark Conway Regional Sales : Patti McCleery Marketing Director: Linda O’Meara Accounting: Marguerite Wristen EDITORIAL & ADVERTISING OFFICE 630 Davis St. | Suite 301 | Evanston, IL 60201 Phone: 312-276-0610 | Fax: 312-276-0619 E-mail: staff@lakelandboating.com Website: lakelandboating.com CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING 630 Davis St. | Suite 301 | Evanston, IL 60201 Phone: 800-331-0132, ext. 24 | Fax: 312-276-0619 SUBSCRIPTIONS P.O. Box 15396 | North Hollywood | CA 91615-5396 Customer Service: 800-827-0289 O’MEARA-BROWN PUBLICATIONS INC. President: Walter B. O’Meara Secretary: Timothy Murtaugh Lakeland Boating (ISSN 0744-9194), copyright 2016, is published eleven times per year (except December) by O’Meara-Brown Publications, Inc. Editorial and advertising offices are located at 630 Davis St., Suite 301, Evanston, IL 60201; 312-276-0610. Annual subscription rates: United States, $24.95 per year; International and Canadian, $36.95 per year (11 issues), includes 7% G.S.T. tax (G.S.T. registration number 894095074-RT0001) and $12 postage included. Single copies are $4.99 for U.S. and Canada. Only U.S. funds are accepted. Subscription correspondence should be addressed to Lakeland Boating, P.O. Box 15396, North Hollywood, CA 91615-5396 (U.S.), or call 800-827-0289. Known office of publication: 727 South Dearborn Street, Suite 812, Chicago, IL 60605. Periodicals postage paid at Chicago, IL and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER, please send all address changes to Lakeland Boating, P.O. Box 15396, North Hollywood, CA 91615-5396. Lakeland Boating is a registered trademark of O’Meara-Brown Publications Inc., Evanston, Illinois. Published as Lakeland Yachting 19461955. Unsolicited work may be submitted at the author’s, photographer’s or artist’s own risk. Lakeland Boating assumes no responsibility or liability for unsolicited material. All submissions must be accompanied by a self-addressed envelope with sufficient return postage. All photos are courtesy of the manufacturer unless otherwise noted. PRINTED IN THE U.S.A


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MAIL CALL / CANINE CREW

We want to hear from you! E-mail us at STAFF@ LAKELANDBOATING.COM, or drop us a line at Lakeland Boating, 630 Davis St., Suite 301, Evanston, IL 60201. Opinions expressed in “Mail Call” are not necessarily those of Lakeland Boating. Letters may be edited for length and clarity.

Mail Call: We just received the July issue of LakeBoating, which has the 8-page land Boating spread on Thunder Bay, Ontario. We are all ecstatic with it here at Tourism Thunder Bay, and can’t wait to share it with our many tourism partners that were mentioned in the feature… We are so very pleased with the final product — and extremely grateful that the Thunder Bay area was chosen to be featured. Thank you again! —RoseMarie Mancusa, partnership marketing coordinator at City of Thunder Bay Tourism Division

MARITIME TRIVIA Courtesy of The Marine Art of J. Clary

QUESTION NO. 4

What dinner entree was once called “Schooner on the Rocks”? Email your guess to MARINEART@JCLARY.COM

AREAS FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE Killarney, ON p. 22

Sheboygan, WI p. 46

Petoskey, MI p. 56 Charlevoix, MI p. 60 Leland, MI p. 58

for your chance to win a J. Clary collector print (JCLARY.COM).

The answer to last month’s question, “When were stormy seas on the Great Lakes scientifically proven to be stronger than that of the ocean’s?” is: Stress gauges installed on the Edward Ryerson in a November 1966 Lake Michigan storm proved that the freshwater seas recorded more stress per square inch than had ever been recorded on any ocean vessel. The winner of last month’s question is Robert Simmons of Wyandotte, MI. Congratulations, Robert!

BLUE This is a photo of our dog, “Blue.” He is a blue merle border collie with one blue and one brown eye. He is 18 months old and has a love of all things water, accompanied by no fear of falling off the dinghy at any speed. These pictures were taken in the North Channel last year, where Blue learned to hike the trail to Lake Topaz, sleep in the bottom of the dinghy where it is coolest and bite at the wake of the dinghy as it splashed away from the hull. —Rich Booms, Northville, MI Bob Our schnoodle, Bob, likes to “man” the helm and motor to Middle Bass Island Yacht Club from our homeport of Baypoint in Marblehead, Ohio. —Pat and Gary Olsen, Akron, OH

Calling all Canine (and Feline) Crew! We want to learn about your furry friends on-board! Send a short write-up with your pet’s name, your home city, as well as a high-resolution photo (at least 1 MB) to: STAFF@LAKELANDBOATING.COM. Please put “Canine/Feline Crew” in the subject line. If we publish your submission, you’ll win a HOMES ceramic mug. With this screen-printed mug, you’ll feel at home with all the Great Lakes: Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS by Kate Bush

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JULY 29 – AUG 1

AUG 3 – 6

CANALDAYS.CA

TRAVERSECITY.COM

Canal Days Marine Heritage Fest Port Colborne, ON

JULY 29 – AUG 7

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Grand Haven, MI COASTGUARDFEST.ORG

Elk Rapids Harbor Days Elk Rapids, MI

HOUGHTONLAKEHISTORY.COM

AUG 6

Boats on the Boardwalk Traverse City, MI

AUG 3 – 7

Door County Fair Sturgeon Bay, WI

ACBS.ORG

DOORCOUNTYFAIR.COM

AUG 4 – 7

Rendezvous in Mackinaw Mackinaw City, MI

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Village Days Celebration Houghton Lake, MI

MACKINAWCITY.COM

AUG 4 – 13

Cherry Fest Jacksonport, WI

JACKSONPORT.NET

Lake Erie Beach Party Kelleys Island, OH LYMANBOA.COM

Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week Sturgeon Bay, WI STURGEONBAY.NET

AUG 5 – 6

Tawas Uncork’d & Untap’d Wine, Ale & Food Festival East Tawas, MI TAWAS.COM

Mackinaw Area Historical Society Heritage Festival Mackinaw City, MI MACKINAWHISTORY.ORG

AUG 6 – 7

Lakeside Sailing Regatta Lakeside, OH LAKESIDEOHIO.COM

Madison Antique & Classic Boat Show Madison, WI

AUG 1 – 12

ACBS.ORG

FESTIVALSANDEVENTSONTARIO.CA

Vintage Ohio Wine Festival Kirtland, OH

AUG 8

AUG 5 – 7

ACBS.ORG

VISITVINTAGEOHIO.COM

Washington Island Music Festival Washington Island, WI

WASHINGTONISLANDMUSICFESTIVAL.COM

AUG 1 – 31

Lighthouse Tours (Saturdays) DeTour Village, MI

Annual Antique Boat Show & Auction Clayton, NY ABM.ORG

Light Keeper Weekends (Fri – Sun) DeTour Village, MI DRLPS.COM

AUG 2

Mackinaw City Antique Show Mackinaw City, MI MACKINAWCITY.COM

Chalk the Block St. Joseph, MI

AUG 10 – 14

Powerboat Bay Week Put-in-Bay, OH

AUG 11

STJOETODAY.COM

Lakeshore Weekend Manitowoc, WI

Sault Summer Arts Festival Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Marine City Maritime Days Marine City, MI

BLUEBERRYFESTIVAL.COM

ORILLIA.COM

AUGUST 3 – 5

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WALSTROM.COM

HARBORSPRINGSCHAMBER.COM

AUG 11 – 14

Orillia Waterfront Festival Orillia, ON

SAULTSTEMARIE.COM

Harbor Springs Car Festival Harbor Springs, MI

LAKESHOREWEEKEND.ORG

MARITIMEDAYS.COM

Super Boat Great Lakes Grand Prix Michigan City, IN SUPERBOAT.COM

National Blueberry Festival South Haven, MI Progressive Chicagoland In-Water Boat Show Michigan City, IN MICHIGANCITYBOATSHOW.COM

AUG 12

Huron Rotary Fine Arts and Food Fest Huron, OH HURONROTARY.ORG

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Tall Ship Festival Green Bay, WI Email kbush@lakelandboating.com to add your event to our Calendar of Events page!

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I-LYA.ORG

DRLPS.COM

Tiara Great Lakes Rendezvous Sturgeon Bay, WI

Manotick Classic Boat Club Rideau Lakes Boat Show Rideau Ferry, ON

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TALLSHIPGREENBAY.COM

Wilderness Days Door County, WI

DOORCOUNTYNORTH.ORG

1 BY KATE BUSH; 2 COURTESY OF TALLSHIPGREENBAY.COM; 3 BY ROGER HISCOCKS

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Port Stanley Harbourfest Port Stanley, ON


CALENDAR OF EVENTS by Kate Bush

Classic and Wooden Boat Festival Sturgeon Bay, WI DCMM.ORG

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AUG 12 – 14

Antique Raceboat Regatta Clayton, NY

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Music & Arts Festival Grand Marais, MI

GRANDMARAISMICHIGAN.COM

AUG 12 – 21

Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days Alexandria Bay, NY ALEXBAY.ORG

AUG 13

Charlevoix Waterfront Art Fair Charlevoix, MI VISITCHARLEVOIX.COM

Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival Superior, WI

AUG 19 – 21

All Classics Festival Huron, OH

MICHABCS.COM

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TUGFESTGEORGIANBAY.COM

Port Sanilac Antique & Classic Boat Show Port Sanilac, MI

International Offshore Powerboat Race Port Huron, MI

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TugFest Georgian Bay Midland, ON

LAKESUPERIORDRAGONS.COM

LYMANBOA.COM

Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse Mackinac Island, MI

MACKINACISLANDFESTIVALOFTHEHORSE.ORG

ABM.ORG

Traverse City Summer Microbrew and Music Festival Traverse City, MI

Hastings Waterfront Festival Hastings, ON

MICROBREWANDMUSIC.COM

HASTINGSFESTIVAL.CA

AUG 26 – 28

AUG 20

Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow St. Ignace, MI

Boat Walk South Haven, MI

STIGNACE.COM

MICHIGANMARITIMEMUSEUM.ORG

HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Fest Kenosha, WI

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MACKINAWCITY.COM

LCHISTORICAL.ORG

Salmon Spectacular Fishing Derby Owen Sound, ON

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Pewaukee Lake Boat Show Pewaukee, WI

AUG 27

Blues on the Bay Ellison Bay, WI

DOORCOUNTYNORTH.ORG

AUG 20 – 21

Chicago Air & Water Show Chicago, IL

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CHICAGOAIRANDWATERSHOW.US

Northport Wine Festival Northport, MI TRAVERSECITY.COM

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Maritime on Madison Sturgeon Bay, WI STURGEONBAY.NET

AUG 17 – 21

Venetian Festival Lake Geneva, WI

LAKEGENEVAJAYCEES.ORG

AUG 19

Lake Michigan Solo Challenge Race Racine, WI LMSSONLINE.COM

AUG 19 – 20

Big Splash Raffle Sandusky, OH

BIGSPLASHRAFFLE.COM

Festival on the Bay Petoskey, MI

PETOSKEYFESTIVAL.COM

Hudson River Maritime Museum Antique & Classic Boat Show Kingston, NY

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Keweenaw Brewfest Houghton, MI

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Pentwater Boat Show Pentwater, MI

PENTWATERYACHTCLUB.COM

ACBS-HRC.ORG

AUG 27 – 28

AUG 25 – 27 Harbor Fest Marquette, MI

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Niagara Frontier Antique & Classic Boat Show Buffalo, NY OLDBOATSBUFFALO.ORG

HARBOR-FEST

AUG 25 – 28

Detroit Gold Cup Race & Classic Boat Show Detroit, MI

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WWCACBS.COM

Progressive North American Demo Boat Show Sandusky, OH

Toledo Antique & Classic Boat Show Toledo, OH

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TOLEDOBOATSHOW.COM

Wine and Walleye Festival Ashtabula, OH WINEANDWALLEYE.COM

CEDARPOINTBOATSHOW.COM

Wings and Warbirds Over Port Clinton Port Clinton, OH

AUG 26 – 27

AUG 30 – SEPT 17

Death’s Door Barbecue Washington Island, WI DEATHSDOORBBQ.COM

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SHORELINEJAZZFESTIVAL.COM

AUG 26 – SEPT 4

Lake Erie Solo Challenge Monroe, MI

ACBS.ORG

Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show & Festival of Arts Hessel, MI

Shoreline Jazz Festival Muskegon, MI

MAHONEFUND.ORG

SOLOSAILORS.ORG

Coast Guard Day Mackinaw City, MI

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RCWARBIRDSOPC.COM

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Apostle Islands Lighthouse Celebration Bayfield, WI LIGHTHOUSECELEBRATION.COM

4 BY JOHNPICKEN PHOTO; 5 BY JOY VANBUHLER; 6 BY RANDEN PEDERSON; 7 COURTESY OF TOLEDO BOAT SHOW; 8 BY JIM SORBIE

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BOATS

Cruise on the Southport 33 LX

Southport Boats’ 33-foot model is no longer just for fishing: The new 33 LX builds on the original 33 platform to create a much more relaxing and sociable boating experience. The 33 LX features a new deck plan that makes it ideal for both anglers and cruisers. In particular, a forward 270-degree wraparound pit seating area on the port side provides ample space for hanging out and enjoying a few new amenities, such as extra refrigeration, a microwave, a coffee maker, and food and beverage storage. The social circle extends to the aft cockpit, which contains an L-shaped wraparound lounge and wetbar. Southport will debut the 33 LX at the Newport and Fort Lauderdale boat shows this fall. For more information, visit SOUTHPORTBOATS.COM.

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GREAT LAKES NEWS | BOATS | MUST-HAVE | BUZZ | EVENTS | BUSINESS | PEOPLE & PLACES

Sleeping Bear Dunes Celebrates NPS Centennial

Gerald “Jerry” Nessenson, founder and president of ValvTect, announced his retirement in early June. Nessenson began marketing ValvTect in 1986; his products are now sold in more than 40 states. Nessenson is now focusing on his consulting firm of NESS Petroleum Marketer Solutions Company.

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Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore isn’t going to squander a good chance to celebrate; even though Sleeping Bear itself is only 46 years old, it’s joining in on the National Park Service’s (NPS) Centennial festivities (NPS.GOV) this summer. The complete calendar is still taking shape, but centennialthemed events, workshops, concerts and outings are sprinkled throughout the year. These include the Find Your Park Concert Series held at the Platte River or D.H. Day campground amphitheaters, the two-day historical Port Oneida Fair, monthly “star parties” and a brand new, one-day Astronomy Festival. The celebrations culminate on August 25 for the NPS Founders Day. For more information, visit TRAVERSECITY.COM.

BUZZ

EVENTS

Women-led eXXpedition Sets Sail

On August 20, the all-female crews for eXXpedition Great Lakes 2016 will set sail on the first leg of their trip through the Great Lakes, Lake St. Clair and the St. Lawrence River. eXXpedition aims to shed light on the link between human health and plastic pollution in our waterways by conducting water samplings for plastics, chemicals and toxins for organizations such as the United Nations. The team is inviting the public to join them on August 20 for a day of citizen science by participating in water sampling and beach clean up. The team is also looking for women to join the lead boats or to be in charge of marina-based or landbased activities in the region. For more information, visit

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Clemons Boats Turns 50

This year marks the big 5-0 for Clemons Boats in Sandusky, Ohio. This fourth-generation family-run business was first opened in 1966 by Bob Clemons and began selling Bayliners, Thompson and Thunderbird/Formula boats. Over the next few decades, the company weathered periods of high gas prices, market crashes and soaring interest rates. Today, Clemons Boats is still thriving and serves the northern Ohio region with top brands such as Boston Whaler, Cobalt, Sea Hunt and Bennington. In addition to boat sales, Clemons Boats offers service, parts, storage, dockage, rentals and membership to the Carefree Boat Club. The company says it will be offering specials throughout the year in order to celebrate its 50th anniversary. For more information, visit CLEMONSBOATS.COM.

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BOATS

The 230 Joins Boston Whaler’s Outrage Line

MAKE-A-WISH PHOTO COURTESY MAKE-A-WISH WISCONSIN/JOYCE PAISLEY; LAKE MICHIGAN PHOTO BY XANIC LOPEZ

There’s a new Boston Whaler on the block: The spacious new 230 Outrage. The design for the 230 Outrage center console is based on customer input that lead to new features, including the Converting Leaning Post, which transforms from a standard bench helm seat into a handy work station. The 230 Outrage is perfect for fishing and cruising. It’s small but roomy, with ample seating and under-seat storage. There’s a standard head in the console, with the option for a bow table, a JL Audio stereo package, Mercury Verado outboard engines, an integrated fiberglass hardtop and more. “The new 230 Outrage delivers comfort and capability for boaters who expect the very best,” says Jeff Vaughn, Boston Whaler’s vice president of sales, marketing and customer service. “We’re pleased to add another source of Core Confidence to the storied Outrage lineup.”  For more information visit BOSTONWHALER.COM .

BUZZ

Kannad Marine Issues Global Recall

EVENTS

Yacht Blast for Kids!

Cruise for a cause with Yacht Blast for Kids, which marks its eighth year raising money for the Wisconsin Make-A-Wish Foundation — an organization that grants “wishes” to children with life-threatening illnesses. The Yacht Blast for Kids fundraiser will take place this year on August 27. The day is split into two parts: During the first part of the day, Wish Kids and their families climb aboard the vessels of local boat owners for a cruise on Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee River. An After Blast party awaits them at the Milwaukee Yacht Club, which runs from 4 – 11 p.m. and is open to the public with a ticket purchase. For more information, visit YACHTBLASTFORKIDS.ORG.

Boaters who have stocked their boats with Kannad Marine’s SAFELINK EPRIB (automatic or manual) models take note: The company has issued a global recall. Kannad Marine discovered that the beacon’s yellow body plastic might age prematurely under certain environmental conditions, which could impact its long-term effectiveness and prevent the beacon from working in emergency situations. The Coast Guard and Kannad strongly recommend replacing SAFELINK EPIRBs as soon as possible. For a replacement beacon from Kannad Marine, boaters should go online to register their beacon, their location and other details at SAFELINKEPIRBSUPPORT.CO.UK. The SAFELINK EPRIB is the only Kannad Marine product affected.

One of Hinckley’s most popular models just got a little better thanks to a new layout option. The Talaria 48 MKII features a new galley-up arrangement with an advanced helm and master cabin. HINCKLEYYACHTS.COM.

GREAT LAKES NEWS

Lake Michigan Rises by 4 Feet Beach-goers on Lake Michigan might have to contend with less sand and more water this summer. According to the Army Corps of Engineers, the lake has risen 4 feet since January 2013. These high tides have contributed to diminishing beaches and damage along Chicago’s lakefront walking paths. However, officials are not too worried: Water levels usually rise and fall with the seasons. Deep freezes — such as the ones the region has seen the past few winters — and slow evaporation may also eventually lead to higher water levels. In fact, in 2013 before the rise in water levels, Lake Michigan was near record lows.

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High-speed catamarans took to Chicago’s waterfront June 10-12 for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago. (Main) Fifth place Oracle Team USA, sixth place Groupama Team France and third place SoftBank Team Japan moor along the north side of Navy Pier against the backdrop of the Chicago skyline. (Above) First place Artemis Racing Sweden celebrates their win with second place Land Rover BAR Great Britain and third place Softbank Team Japan at the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom. (Upper right) First place Artemis Racing Sweden, with skipper Nathan Outteridge, maneuvers out of a turn while competing with sixth place Groupama Team France and skipper Franck Cammas during the race on Lake Michigan in June. — Paul Kemiel

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BOATS

Chris-Craft Unveils Commander 42 Chris-Craft is relaunching the Commander line with the all-new Commander 42, which debuted at the 2016 Chris-Craft Dealer Meeting in July. The Commander 42 was crafted through a partnership with Italian yacht builder Austin Parker. The Commander 42 is Chris-Craft’s first foray into the cabin cruiser market. The Commander 42 is a modern interpretation of a historical lobster boat line, combined with Chris-Craft’s focus on classic and timeless details and design. The model features two cockpit areas, a large bow sun bed, a cockpit galley, teak and wooden floors, as wells as twin Volvo IPS 600 D6 435-hp engines. The Commander 42 can sleep up to five people below deck. Over the next few months, Chris-Craft will introduce the Commander 42 at yacht shows around the world, starting with the Cannes Yachting Festival in France and the Newport International Boat Show in Rhode Island. In 2017, Chris-Craft plans on launching the Commander 36 and 52. To learn more about the Commander line, visit

MUST-HAVE

Golden Boat Lift Kayak Launch

With the Golden Boat Lift Kayak Launch, boaters can eliminate the fear of tipping when climbing in and out of a kayak. The Kayak Launch is a marine-grade aluminum lift that can be mounted on a variety of seawalls and docks. Once the lift is secured, a paddler lowers their kayak into the water with a winch, descends the ladder into the kayak and pushes off the lift. Simply reverse the process to exit the water. The Kayak Launch works with boats up to 100 pounds in a variety of widths. It comes in two sizes: A 5-step launch with 4 feet of travel ($1,275), and a 7-step launch with 6 feet of travel ($1,450). For more information, visit GOLDENBOATLIFTS.COM.

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TowBoatU.S. Comes to Drummond Island

Captain Denny Bailey of the newly opened TowBoatU.S. in Drummond Island, Michigan.

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BoatU.S. members can boat easier knowing there is a new 24-hour on-water TowBoatU.S. open in Drummond Island, Michigan. Drummond Island is the last U.S. port before Canada, located off of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It is a popular area for fishers, “Loopers” and those headed for Ontario’s North Channel. Captain Dennis Bailey runs the towing service; his primary response boat is a fully equipped 20-foot Bertram. The Drummond Island location can be reached on VHF channel 16, by calling the local office at 906-493-5232, through the BoatU.S. Dispatch Center and through the BoatU.S. Towing App. TowBoatU.S. provides unlimited freshwater towing for boaters for $72 per year, which also includes membership with BoatU.S. For more information, visit BOATUS.COM/TOWING.

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Grady-White’s New Freedom 235 Grady-White believes it has broken the mold with the new Freedom 235, a 23-foot dual console. In an attempt to make a small vessel feel like a big boat experience, the team at Grady-White has equipped the Freedom 235 with features such as ample storage space, port and starboard swim platforms, a transom door and an oversized enclosed head compartment with expanded storage capacity. This family-friendly fishing boat also comes with a SeaV2 hull and can hold 10 people. A wet bar and removable cooler are optional amenities. For more information, visit GRADYWHITE.COM.


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Riviera Unveils 4800 Sport Yacht

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Great Lakes Center for the Arts Breaks Ground

On July 2, organizers held a groundbreaking event for the Great Lakes Center for the Arts — a 500-seat auditorium that they hope will become a northern Michigan destination. The venue will be located in Bay Harbor, between Emmet and Charlevoix counties, and will start running a full calendar of events in 2018. The lead consultant for the center is Michael Kaiser, president emeritus of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Organizers expect the venue to host a variety of acts, including musical theater; chamber and symphonic ensembles; pop, jazz and country music; opera; dance performances; standup comedy; film showings; lectures; festivals and more. For more information, visit GREATLAKESCFA.ORG.

Riviera has built on its popular 6000 and 5400 Sport Yacht models to create the new 4800. The 4800 features a new hull design that complements classic Riviera characteristics, such as single-level living and sleek styling. The 4800 also features a Volvo Penta Inboard Propulsion System (IPS) with Glass Cockpit navigation. Both sides of the 4800 have steps up to walkaround side decks with access to the forward deck. This 49-foot boat has two staterooms and two bathrooms, and can sleep five. The aft galley features dual stainless steel refrigeration drawers, a drawer freezer and handcrafted cabinetry. “This means owners will enjoy Riviera’s spirited performance, as well as all the smooth and fuel-efficient benefits of IPS, including easy joystick maneuverability, the innovative Glass Cockpit navigation and systems monitoring features that make boating today with Riviera even more enjoyable,” says Wes Moxey, Riviera chief executive. For information, visit RIVIERAAUSTRALIA.COM .

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INTRODUCING THE GENERATION 525 LUXURY YACHT TENDER The Generation 525 will exceed your expectations in both comfort and function. Our attention to hull design and engineering along with more standard features have resulted in a Deluxe 17’ RIB unlike any other. From the Polyurethane Composite Micro Stringer System that results in a lighter smoother ride, to proprietary features like our combined backrest & boarding handle, we’ve thought through every detail. Everything necessary to deliver a truly world class deluxe RIB. email us at info@walkerbay.com for more information

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Beneteau Announces Flagship Oceanis Yacht 62

At the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis this October, Beneteau will premiere the Oceanis Yacht 62 — the first of the new Oceanis Yacht line and its largest luxury sailing yacht to date. The 62-foot, 7-inch sailboat features a chined hull, twin rudders and a nicely balanced sail plan. The six sunbathing areas are perfect for sun worshipers, and an optional fully-equipped aft galley is crucial for those who love to entertain. Below deck is a roomy salon and galley, filled with natural light thanks to large portholes that line the hull. Boaters can choose from either a three- or four-cabin configuration. At the back of the yacht, the swim platform inclines to facilitate dinghy launching. The sleek design of the Oceanis Yacht 62 is the result of collaboration between Beneteau, Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design and Italian designer Pierangelo Andreani. To learn more, visit beneteau.com.

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Chicago Slips Stopping by Chicago for a quick slice of deep-dish pizza is easier than ever with the new “Dock at Navy Pier” — a 200-foot transient dock that opened Memorial Day weekend. Reservations can be made through Dockwa, the mobile docking app (dockwa.com).

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Carp photo by Kate Gardiner

Carbonation May Combat Asian Carp

The fight against Asian carp rages on: Scientists in La Crosse, Michigan, are now using carbonation to combat the spread of the invasive species. Bighead and silver Asian carp have spread through the U.S. and are threatening to move into the Great Lakes, where it’s feared they would demolish the commercial and sport fishing industries. Scientists have tried multiple strategies — from fish poison to underwater sound and electric barriers — to prevent the spread of Asian carp. A recent study by the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center has found that Asian carp avoid water that has been injected with carbon dioxide. Carbonated water has the same effect on native fish species, however, so it would have to be used selectively. Researchers say the carbonation would have no effect on humans — in fact, people probably wouldn’t even notice carbonated water. Researchers say using carbonated water would be ideal in commercial and recreational waterways, such as on the Mississippi River. To learn more, visit umesc.usgs.gov.

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Safe Harbor Marinas Acquires Grand Isle Safe Harbor Marinas has acquired Grand Isle Marina in Grand Haven, Michigan. Located along 21 miles of inland waterway and just minutes from Lake Michigan, Grand Isle Marina features 400 permanent boat slips and about 150 dry racks. Grand Isle Marina is the company’s second property acquisition in Michigan and its fourth in the Great Lakes region. “We are thrilled to welcome Grand Isle Marina into our growing portfolio. The property has developed the reputation of being the ‘Boater’s Utopia of the Midwest,’ and, as such, is the perfect fit to join our collection of high-quality marinas,” says Jason Hogg, vice president of investments for Safe Harbor Marinas. Safe Harbor Marinas is the nation’s largest owner and operator of marinas, with 36 properties in 14 states. For more information about Grand Isle Marina, please visit grandislemarina.com.

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SHORELEAVE by Andrew Hind

Killarney Mountain Lodge This go-slow lodge is a boater’s destination that sways to its own peaceful rhythm.

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Slipping into wonderland The Fruehauf Trailer Corporation of Detroit originally built the lodge property in the late 1940s as a private hunting and fishing camp. The owners used it to entertain friends, customers and business associates on an invitation-only basis. With no road access at the time, guests flew in on company aircraft to come and savor northern hospitality and remarkable big water fishing. It was a place of stunning beauty and absolute isolation. A whole new audience was introduced to the region after the East family purchased the lodge in 1962 and a highway was built to access the newly created Killarney Provincial Park opened in 1964. Like a siren’s call, the picturesque waters and rugged wilderness entranced visitors. Soon, Killarney Mountain Lodge was no longer a well-kept secret; the Lodge blossomed into one of the finest boating destinations in the Georgian Bay area. Staying at Killarney Mountain Lodge is like slipping into some kind of wonderland. It’s a secret sanctuary where you can watch the sunset over the Bay while viewing cormorants dive deep for fish; where gulls circle hungrily over fishing tugs returning to port; where you wake in the morning to the sounds of loons on the water. It’s a wilderness idyll.

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A new chapter unfolds In January 2015, a new chapter for Killarney Mountain Lodge began. After more than 50 years of ownership, the Easts sold the Lodge to London, Ontario-based Holden Rhodes. The new owners have embarked on an ambitious $18 million three-phase plan to renovate, reinvigorate and expand the property and its amenities. All guest rooms are newly renovated with hardwood flooring and updated furniture. Many rooms have water views, offering spectacular sightlines onto the North Channel, where the sun glimmers off the tranquil water. The Pilot House Chalet, a two-bedroom cottage situated atop a rocky knoll, presents a panoramic view of the Channel. Future plans call for the construction of 60 additional guest suites with waterfront views to be completed this year (30 rooms were ready to open this year but burned down in May, just weeks before they were to be unveiled). The goal is to grow to 100 rooms by 2018. The focal point of evening entertainment is the Carousel Lounge. Carefully refurbished with reclaimed barn board flooring and restored historic furniture, it’s the place to enjoy a drink, tune in to a game on TV, or listen to live entertainment Sunday through Thursday. On pleasant evenings, head out to the adjacent patio and sit under azure skies. Boaters will find a totally new, full-service marina and a renovated boathouse, adding 25 percent more dockage

BOTTOM MARINA PHOTO BY ANDREW HIND; ALL OTHERS THIS PAGE COURTESY OF KILLARNEY MOUNTAIN LODGE

here is no better place to start an exploration of the magnificent, rugged waters of Georgian Bay than at the Killarney Mountain Lodge — a casual and comfortable resort perched along the Killarney Channel. This was the intention of Maury and Annabelle East when they opened the Lodge in 1962; 50 years and thousands of contented guests later, their vision has transformed into reality. Today, the Lodge is famous for its friendly ambiance, distinctive cuisine and exciting opportunities for outdoor adventures. The Killarney Mountain Lodge takes full advantage of the red granite shores of the Georgian Bay and white quartzite La Cloche Mountains to entice boaters, canoeists, kayakers and hikers.


pool and carousel lounge photos courtesy of killarney mountain lodge; all others this page by andrew hind.

space for a total of 29 slips that can accommodate boats up to 100 feet. Also new is the dockside Curds n’ Whey coffee and bakeshop; boaters don’t need to trek up to the main lodge for a welcome cup of coffee. Contemporary cottage cuisine Make the effort to dine in at the resort’s rustic main dining room. The food, from locally caught whitefish — lightly battered and so light it flakes on the fork — to flavorful sirloin served on a bed of fluffy mashed potatoes, is flawlessly prepared by Chef du Cuisine Guy Bedard. Breakfast is not to be missed, especially the signature blueberry pancakes. “We call our food ‘contemporary cottage cuisine,’ using the best local produce,” explains general manager Kelly McAree. “Fresh fish is delivered every day from Herbert’s right here in town, and we have encouraged a garden program in Killarney, encouraging people to grow vegetables that we then purchase. It’s all about using the freshest local food we can get.” McAree, who managed a number of both large and small resorts in British Columbia before coming to Killarney, is enthusiastic about the resort’s future.

“We are a retreat for people who enjoy nature and tranquility, and we’ll continue to sell ourselves as a premier boater’s destination that highlights the best of the beautiful Georgian Bay region,” he explains. “About a quarter of our customers are boaters, many of them ‘loopers’ from the American Midwest. That will always be our primary appeal, but we have big plans to add amenities so that people have more to do when they’re here. The next few years will see exciting things here at the Lodge.” No hurry with those amenities. Soon after arriving at Killarney Mountain Lodge, I am lulled into a calmer, more sedate frame of mind. My wife and I contentedly sink into chairs along the Channel. As the afternoon draws to a close, everything beyond the shores, where waves lap at our feet, is washed in a haze. Parry Sound is just about 117 miles away, although it feels infinitely remote. Even the boats now coming into view seem like a mirage. We feel as if we’re someplace distant, perhaps even magical. There is blissfully nothing we need to do, really, save marvel as a perfect day’s end with an even more perfect sunset. That is the real, timeless appeal of Killarney Mountain Lodge. H

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Shurhold One Handle System Boaters can do just about anything with the “One Handle Does It All!” system. Shurhold’s corrosion-resistant aluminum handles come in lengths of 13, 30, 40, and 60 inches (there are also telescoping models for extra reach). More than 40 different accessory attachments — including brushes, mops, squeegees, hooks and fishing gear — can snap onto the ergonomic handles. Shurhold’s handle system is designed to save boaters space and money. FIXED HANDLES/$6.98 AND TELESCOPING HANDLES/$31.98 AT SHURHOLD.COM.

GREAT GEAR MUST-HAVE GOODIES AND GADGETS FOR EVERY BOATER.

Buoyweather phone app Don’t let the weather surprise you while out on the water — the Buoyweather app for Android and iOS devices provides accurate marine weather forecasts. Choose forecasts based on any offshore location and save locations for easy access later. The app also provides wind, wave and tide condition forecasts up to seven days in advance. Boaters can access two-day forecasts for free, and seven-day forecasts with a premium account. Month-long subscriptions are $14.99 AT BUOYWEATHER.COM.

Defender ElastaTether Anchor Marker Mark your position and protect your anchor with this selfadjusting anchor marker, designed to deter others from anchoring on top of you. Has an auto depth adjustment of 6 to 32 feet. Features stainless hardware and a highly visible/ reflective marker. Quick to deploy, easy to retrieve and will not foul propellers if it becomes tangled. Measures 4 by 4 inches and made in America. $33.99 AT DEFENDER.COM. Jack Erwin Luxury Boat Shoes Jack Erwin’s “The Cooper” luxury boat shoes are just as at home on the boat as they are on the city sidewalk. Constructed with a natural rubber outsole, a calfskin or Nubuck exterior, and a full leather interior, these classics have a tailored fit and refined silhouette. The Cooper comes in navy, caramel and slate. Each pair is handcrafted in Portugal. $125 AT JACKERWIN.COM. ADD YOUR GEAR

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HO Sports RAD+ HO Sports’ Round Aquatic Devices (RADs) make it easy for anyone — regardless of skill or coordination — to have a blast riding behind the boat. With a 5-foot diameter and tough traction pad, the RAD+ provides enough stability for riders to sit, stand or kneel. The RAD+’s “Drop Stitch” construction also makes the inflatable disk super durable, even in choppy conditions. Comes with soft nylon handle. $499.99 AT HOSPORTS.COM.

Dyson V6 Car + Boat Vacuum With Dyson’s V6 Car + Boat handheld vacuum, it’s easy to clean every dust-filled nook and cranny on your boat. This cordless, 3.4-pound portable vacuum has up to 20 minutes of suction. It comes with additional tools — such as the combination tool, crevice tool, extension hose, mini soft dusting brush and stiff bristle brush — to make picking up pet hair, sand and stubborn debris a snap. $239.99 AT DYSON.COM.


SAFETY FIRST by Helen Aitken

First Aid Kit Basics What to pack in order to stay safe on the water.

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carry a mini emergency room in my cosmetic bag. There are bandages, antiseptic cream, Tylenol, pills for an upset stomach and heartburn, throat lozenges, tweezers, safety pins, a mirror, lip balm, wet wipes and red lipstick. I’m ready for anything: Well, almost. But on a boat, my cosmetic bag won’t do. The best first aid kit No first aid kit covers every scenario, and they vary in price. Basic kits have small amounts of things used frequently and never have items that are individual to a boater or the passengers. Marine kits are rated for recreational, motorboats, offshore or commercial boating use. Pick the right one and stock it with the items you need most often. Add specialty items to cover the length of the cruise. House the items in a watertight container, like the Ultralight and Watertight Medical Kit by Adventure Medical Kits (ADVENTUREMEDICALKITS.COM).

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Check for these… The contents of the kit should handle cuts, abrasions, burns, headaches and fractures. Bandages won’t expire unless they’re open or wet, but antibiotics and pain medications have a shelf life. To be safe, the expiration date should be valid for two years. Unfortunately, the first aid kit is generally the last thing replenished or updated after its use. There may be tape and gauze but no scissors to cut them. Bandages or adhesive strips may be non-standard sizes. A few non-aspirin tablets are quickly used. The antiseptic creams may be enough to treat a wound for a day, but don’t count on insect spray or lip balm with a high SPF. Add in the things that you find at home. Make sure no one is allergic to the ingredients, and check that substances won’t interact negatively with medications currently taken. Lastly, is there medication and equipment for fishhook removal? Consider adding these… My friend and avid boater, Dr. David Henry, MD., from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, says, “I have always thought that there are a few things that would be useful in a first aid kit that are not generally recommended.” Here is his list. • Aspirin, 325 mg. for chest pain or heart attack — not for children. • Zantac — for heartburn. • SPF 50 sunscreen and aloe for skin cooling. • Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen for pain, especially sunburn.

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Bactracin and Polymycin antibiotic ointment. Saline solutions for cleaning wounds. An eyewash kit. Gatorade for replenishing electrolytes after diarrhea. Freshwater for hydration. Pepto-Bismol for traveler’s diarrhea. Benadryl or other antihistamines, for allergic reactions and bites. Don’t forget your prescription of Prednisone or an Epipen.

Do you know how to use them? It’s great to have the equipment on-board, but diagnosing a problem may be complicated and assisting a patient might be overwhelming. Read the first aid kit manual and take a class from the Red Cross. If you haven’t had a class in the past five years, it’s time for a refresher course. Add a medical treatment book like “Chapman Quick Reference First Aid Guide: For Onboard Medical Emergencies” by Dan Fales, or “Marine Medicine: A Comprehensive Guide” by Eric A. Weiss. The Adventure Medical Kits’ Marine First Aid Kit series carries the Weiss manual and has waterproof bags to store specialty treatment items like “burns.” Pet first aid kits Even on short outings dogs may need attention, and a human’s first aid kit may not work. A separate kit with tweezers for tick and splinter removal, hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting after eating your chocolate candy bar, and a pet first aid manual is crucial. Check out the Adventure Dog Series Medical Kit. Dogs and cats can die from Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen. Baby aspirin can be given for pain, however, in a dose per weight determined by the veterinarian. Sunburn and skin issues are problematic; use products that are water repelling and don’t cause allergic reactions, especially if licked. Pets need to wear life jackets, have clean water and food, a place to relax out of the sun and trimmed nails for better grip on wet surfaces. If the animal tends to get carsick, they will more than likely get seasick aboard a boat; veterinarians can prescribe appropriate medications and treatment. Prevention is key Finally, place your first aid kit in a location where everyone can see it and get to it quickly. Make sure everyone knows what to do, including using VHF channel 16 or calling 911. So what’s in your first aid kit? ★

HELEN AITKEN is a boating writer, photographer and science educator from eastern North Carolina. She loves classic wooden boats, is a U.S. Power Squadron member and plays in the Intracoastal Waterway. Visit her website at HELENAITKEN.COM.

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DON’T HESITATE TO RENOVATE by Capt. Frank Lanier

It’s Easy Being Green Keep the environment and your boat clean.

Properly containing waste oil, filters, etc., reduces the chance of spills and makes recycling easier.

The job: Fluid changes Oil and coolant are your engine’s lifeblood, but just like the acid blood of those critters from the Alien movies, they’re extremely toxic to marine life. Even more insidiously, engine fluids labeled as more environmentally friendly can be anything but when it comes time to dispose of them. Even non-toxic antifreeze can become so contaminated with lead or fuel after use that it has to be managed as hazardous waste. Waste fluids generated during fall decommissioning, spring preps or routine maintenance can easily find their way into the environment if not properly managed and disposed of. The same is true of leaking or poorly maintained engines or generators, which can drip oil, fuel and transmission fluid into the water, either directly or indirectly via leaks into the bilge. Keeping it green

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1. Use green alternatives whenever possible. Choose less toxic propylene glycol-based antifreeze (usually pink or orange) over those that use ethylene glycol (greenish-yellow). 2. Use drip pans and funnels during oil changes and while transferring antifreeze to minimize spills and drips. 3. Keep a supply of oil-absorbent rags handy for quick spill cleanup. Even small spills of oil or fuel can contaminate a large volume of water. 4. Contain and dispose of waste fluids properly. Your marina likely has disposal or recycling programs available, but there are other options as well. Automotive parts stores typically maintain a waste oil recycling station, while many household hazardous waste programs will take old, unwanted gasoline or gas/oil blends. Waste gas is typically not considered hazardous waste if it’s recycled or burned as fuel, which means another possible option for stale gas is to “recondition” it by treating and mixing it with a larger ratio of fresh gas for use in less critical equipment (lawn tractors, mowers, etc.). 5. Store waste fluids separately until you can properly dispose of them. Mixing fluids can make recycling impossible and create a veritable Hell’s Broth that’s even more toxic (and difficult) to dispose of.

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6. Maintain your engine and its systems. Inspect fuel lines and cooling system hoses for cracked or deteriorated hoses, leaking connectors and chafe points. Fix leaks and other problems immediately.

The job: Battery replacement Lead and sulfuric acid (the primary components of a typical marine battery) can contaminate water, soil and even the air itself if not handled, maintained and disposed of properly. In some circumstances, batteries can also be a fire hazard or explosive. Sulfuric acid is caustic, while lead poses a serious health risk to both aquatic and terrestrial life. Keeping it green 1. Old batteries cannot simply be disposed of like non-toxic solid waste — they have to be recycled. Most retailers charge you a battery core fee if you buy a new battery without a trade-in. Trading in your battery not only offers a convenient way to dispose of that old battery, but is easy on your wallet. 2. Replace cracked or leaking batteries immediately. Never try to drain the case of a leaking battery — simply place the battery upright in a sturdy, acid-resistant, leak-proof container (such as a sealable 5-gallon plastic bucket) and transport to a recycling center.

The job: Bottom painting The toxicity of bottom paint should come as no surprise — its job, after all, is to kill aquatic critters and plants. Traditional antifouling paints contain elemental copper, cuprous oxide (a copper compound) or possibly old-school style tinoxide compounds (tributyl tinoxide), all of which kill organisms in an effort to keep your boat bottom free from growth. Prepping your hull for reapplication of bottom paint can also generate deadly waste products (sanding dust, Low-toxicity bottom paints are not only safer to use, but better for the environment.

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ost everyone’s on-board with the basics when it comes to keeping our lakes and rivers clean, but what about potential environmental problems that arise as a result of improperly maintaining your vessel? Here are a few tips on how to take good care of your boat, as well as the environment.

Trading in old batteries offers a convenient way to dispose of them, and saves you core fee charges as well.


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Opportunities to be green abound in most every boatyard. This recycle station for old zincs is a prime example.

paint chips, etc.) that can find their way into the water if you’re not careful. Not only are these toxic to marine life, they can also be absorbed by edible fish and shellfish, and then passed on to humans. Keeping it green 1. Rather than following a scorched earth approach, use low-toxicity bottom paints — those containing the minimum amount of copper needed to get the job done. Go one step further and give some of the greener, non-toxic alternatives a try. 2. Haul your boat at a yard or marina that utilizes a “closed-loop” system, where runoff is collected in a settlement tank and filtered before being recycled. 3. For boats that are rack stored (and not continuously in the water) consider alternatives to antifouling paints, such as bottom wax or non-metallic epoxies. 4. When prepping or removing old bottom paint in preparation for painting, use dust-collecting vacuum sanders or environmentally-friendly chemical strippers (such as Franmar Soy Strip Marine Coating Remover). Use tarps and sheeting to contain paint chips, droppings and spilled materials. Weight the bottom edges of tarps and plastic sheeting to keep them in place while working in windy conditions. Use tarps to

create a windbreak to prevent flakes and residue from blowing off the drop sheet. 5. Sweep or vacuum paint chips immediately after scraping or sanding. Never use an air or water hose. 6. Avoid in-water hull cleaning if possible. If you must, use soft sponges to clean marine growth from the hull, and use stainless steel pads or brushes only on unpainted equipment (props, shafts, etc.). ★

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ASK THE EXPERT by Elizabeth Altick

Stay Connected

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Land and Sea Wi-Fi’s Randy Nial describes the best ways to stay connected on the water.

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LB: Can the Wi-Fi device be used with more than one computer?

Nial: Among other advantages, it’s very easy to use. Connecting to Wi-Fi is all done through a web browser, so no advanced computer skills are needed. Simply bring up the list of networks through a web browser on your device that is connected to one of our systems. Then, click on what you want to connect to. If a password is required, you will be asked for it. Once you’ve put in the password on the Aigean Networks Link, all of the networks will automatically be saved. The Wave Wi-Fi Rogue can save up to 10 networks.

Nial: Yes. You can connect laptops, iPads, smartphones and even smart TVs through any router. I’ve had many customers buy our products specifically so they can stream movies through Netflix or Hulu to a smart TV. We offer a couple of inexpensive routers for those who need it.

LB: What is the range of connectivity to an access point or Hotspot under ideal conditions?

Nial: We’ve had connections 7 to 9 miles from an access point on a tower over open water. That is rare. Most times it will be 8 to 10 times the distance you’d get with a laptop. It mostly depends on the marina’s access point power and quality. Do they use a cheap home router in the dock master’s office or a more capable, high-powered outdoor access point with specifications comparable to ours? Wi-Fi is two-way dependent, so your connection is only as good as your weakest component. LB: What factors determine the connection distance?

Nial: It depends on the power of the access point you are trying to connect to and the type/positioning of the antenna(s). Other factors include obstacles affecting clear line-of-sight, radio environment (such as other Wi-Fi devices), atmospheric conditions and poor access point configurations. LB: Why does Land and Sea use Ethernet as opposed to a USB cable?

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Nial: USB devices require software drivers on the computer it is plugged into, and the length of the cable is limited. Some USB devices don’t have drivers for Apple’s Mac computers. Ethernet will plug into any computer with an Ethernet port or router. It’s all automatic; there’s no software to install or configuring to do. The technical limitation of Ethernet is 300-plus feet. USB also makes sharing the connection through a network very difficult and requires additional software or hardware, in addition to having a PC that’s always on.

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LB: What devices are appropriate for smaller boats and why?

Nial: The Link 2 by Aigean Networks is my first choice and the Wave Wi-Fi’s Rogue Wave is a close second. Both paired with any router are ideal. They are very simple to mount and move if needed. I’ve had boaters tell me they have even tied them to a rope and raised them up the mast. They will lower and stow it when they get underway. Aigean Networks AN-7000

LB: What devices are suitable for larger yachts?

Nial: Aigean Networks’ AN-7000 is the newest and most capable marine-based device on the market with dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) and MIMO (multi-in, multi-out antennas) on each frequency. It has much faster throughput than other systems, although both the Aigean Link and Wave Wi-Fi Rogue are sometimes used on larger yachts. It all comes down to how important internet is to the customer. LB: Are Wi-Fi devices hard to install?

Nial: Not at all. Plug an Ethernet cable into a device at the antenna, run it down to the router, plug it into power, wait a minute for it to start up, connect the computer to the router and bring up the interface from the device through the web browser. The hardest part is figuring out how and where to run the Ethernet cable. After a little practice, users can mount and dismount the devices. The larger units should be professionally installed for best results. LB: What is the price range of Land and Sea Wi-Fi devices?

Nial: The Aigean Link is priced at $350. The top-ofthe-line AN-7000 costs $2,745. There are mid-range options available as well. ★

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BOAT SPOTLIGHT by Alan Wendt

Harris V270 Redefining innovation.

B SPECIFICATIONS LOA: 29' Beam: 8'6" Weight (dry): 5,500 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 60 gals. Water Capacity: 24 gals. Base Price: Contact dealer HARRISBOATS.COM/V270

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acked by customer input and the resources of Brunswick — America’s largest boat builder — Harris is redefining innovation in the pontoon market with the “V” series center console design, combining a sleek fiberglass exterior with a stable three-tube pontoon platform. Wraparound seating in both the aft and bow, with integrated folding armrests, is the touch of an interior designer. Clever storage below the seating keeps walkways clutter free. Power-adjustable helm seat backrests face forward or aft. At the helm, a sweeping command center with 12- and 9-inch Raymarine screens — and all of the vessels monitoring and accessory switches — are an impressive array of navigational information. Pontoons are synonymous with entertaining, and the V270 incorporates nearly every entertainment element and creature comfort found on a luxury yacht: From the built-in entertainment galley with a faucet, sink and optional stainless steel refrigerator drawer with a freezer; to a patent-pending marine head with a full pump-out toilet, sink, hot water shower and 9-gallon waste tank all cleverly recessed into the center tube.

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Significant thought went into three well-designed boarding areas on the V270. Portside you’ll find the largest entry gate in the industry — a set of double gates centered near the helm. From the water, the same entry area houses retractable dual ladders that integrate into the port deck and a stainless steel ladder stowed below the starboard gate. An intriguing rear swim seat and entry point is clearly designed to accommodate those whose aged joints are, shall we say, out of warranty. Rounding out the revolutionary profile are four color choices of fencing, and a sunroof that comes in either a hardtop or sports arch — this feature may be more popular for those who want to tow inflatables, skis and wakeboards. Harris has carefully balanced this model for passenger comfort and performance watersports. A 60-gallon fuel cell, 27-inch performance tubes with rough water nose cones and a standard 8-foot, 6-inch beam round out the specs. New for 2016, the Harris V270 also includes lighting options that incentivize you to be the neighborhood host boat for this weekend’s Happy Hour sunset cruise. ★


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Sabre 42 Salon Express Modern Downeaster.

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f you talk in knots instead of miles per hour, admire Downeaster styling trends and consider yourself a yachtsman, not a weekend warrior, it’s quite likely the Sabre 42 Salon Express will resonate with your tastes. Traditional values remain, such as a Stazo wooden steering wheel, elegant interiors, fine craftsmanship and great looks; however, Sabre is dramatically embracing new technology below the surface, including an owner’s choice of Volvo or Cummins pod propulsion and joystick piloting. “Sabre owners with a lifelong attraction to the water are surprised this model has a sports car feel with all the luxury and comfort they find in their cars and homes,” notes Bay Marine’s Mark Felhofer, a second-generation Sabre Yacht dealer in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin (BAYMARINE.NET; 920-743-6526). Couples who enjoy sharing time at the helm have identical standard Stidd 500N chairs that maximize seating and can be swiveled to face the conversation in the salon. An L-settee to port with an inlaid, folding salon table faces a two-person settee to starboard. Bi-fold stainless steel-framed doors open

up the view aft, complemented by the drop-down port and starboard windows. An optional helm side door is a must for easy single-handed operation. Two short steps below is the mid-level galley that keeps the cook in the conversation. A convection microwave oven, a ceramic two-burner cooktop and a two-drawer stainless steel fridge AC/DC with separate freezer compartment make this an ideal vessel for dockside entertaining, that two week vacation to Door County or perhaps the lifelong dream Great Loop cruise. A queen-size island bed highlights the master stateroom, while the guest cabin features a cozier sleeping arrangement; an upper dinette converts into a berth that is a sure hit for the grandkids. LED televisions are standard in both cabins. This is a single-head yacht with private access from the master. For those lingering twilight hours of entertainment or alfresco dining, cockpit seating accommodates six adults. Sabre excels at customizing interiors: Most yachts are on a 12-month build schedule. However, the attention to detail is well worth the wait. ★

SPEFICICATIONS LOA: 40'10" Beam: 14' Weight: 26,000 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 380 gals. Water Capacity: 140 gals. Power: T-380 hp Cummins QSB with Zeus pods Base Price: Contact dealer SABREYACHTS.COM

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Sea Ray 400 Fly Sunny and spacious. SPECIFICATIONS LOA: 40' Beam: 13'6" Draft: 3'7" Weight (dry): 30,900 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 352 gals. Water Capacity: 100 gals. Power: T-Cummins QSB 6.7 - 480 HO Base Price: Contact dealer SEARAY.COM

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ly is the short version of flybridge; however, hipsters, rappers and social media have been using the word to describe something that is cool and in style — like Sea Ray’s new 400 Fly. Multiple entertainment venues greet you at the transom, where the extended swim platform doubles as a teak beach or hydraulic tender launch, and provides access to the optional transom gourmet space. A grill and sink with storage drawers underneath keep the party outdoors for meals and entertaining. Another optional cooking venue is available on the flybridge, adjacent to the U-shaped settee and table, and is complete with a handy fridge. The main galley is located on the salon level. Sea Ray has moved the flybridge helm station to port, created an impressive command center outfitted with multifunction displays of your choosing, and provided an expansive gathering point on the bridge with each seat offering incomparable views. Recessed bow seating with a sunpad and a folding backrest — complete with beverage holders and a Sunbrella sunpad cover — is ideal while at anchor. Below in the “Sunroom” (aka salon), large windows, a sunroof and aft doors work in harmony to erase lines between

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indoor and outdoor — all part of Sea Ray’s SkyFlow Design philosophy. The natural light illuminates the cabinets and wood decking, which is finished in Chestnut, Prestige Cherry Gloss or Pecan Woodline Matte. Honeycomb blinds are standard, and a privacy curtain is fitted for the aft door. Inviting sofas frame both the port and starboard cabin walls to create a clean, unencumbered space for moving forward in the Sunroom from the cockpit to the lower helm. A striking front window with narrow mullions offers excellent visibility for the skipper and navigator seated side-by-side on a one-step raised deck. In front of them is a Raymarine e125 widescreen color LCD and radar/GPS/chartplotter, with room for a second display, Smartcraft diagnostics, a VHF, and controls for the optional bow and stern thrusters. Two staterooms are standard, including a full-beam master stateroom, and the Sea Ray 400 Fly is offered with either a single- or dual-head layout. There are many options available that should be discussed with your dealer, depending on whether you are going for a weekend or a long-term cruise. ★


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Walker Bay Generation 525 Exceeding expectations.

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igid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) are a niche market; designing one that sets new standards for design is admirable. But Walker Bay, an innovator in several recreational marine categories, introduced a new RIB: The Generation 525, a 17-footer that exceeds expectations in function, design and comfort. Plywood stringers are out. Walker Bay spent countless hours developing an improved polyurethane composite micro stringer system that results in a lighter, smoother ride. Behind the scenes, factory tooling includes a proprietary jig and alignment system that improves the accuracy of the RIBs track, lessens the likelihood of stress cracks and provides better handling. The Generation 525 has a unique approach to joining the hull and deck using a unidirectional glass and polyurethane grid bonding system that eliminates the air cavity found in other RIBs. This creates a stronger hull that’s far better at absorbing wave chop and a lighter-weight boat (at 1,160 lbs.) that’s quick to plane and faster to ride. While it’s only natural to compare a RIB and dinghy — since they are somewhat like cousins — the Generation 525

inherits better looks. A spacious cockpit layout has more of a boat feel, including a flip-up driver’s seat for extra room while standing. A very welcome feature is the hydraulic tilt steering system. Meticulous attention to detail includes recessed port and starboard teak boarding steps, a removable leaning post boarding handle, seven davit lifting points, six stainless steel handrails, five cup holders and four pop-up, stainless steel cleats. While there is no partridge in a pear tree, the 10-gallon freshwater transom shower will be a welcome relief after a day of snorkeling or island gunk-holing. Actually, your pears, apples and grapes will all fit nicely in the insulated cooler locker. Paired with a 115-hp quiet outboard, you may wish to add an optional retractable ski pole for towing the kids on tubes, wakeboards and skis; top speed is roughly 44 mph. One other tantalizing option is the bow area deluxe sun bed. Rated for 10 passengers, the Generation 525 has a 32-gallon built-in fuel tank. You will be amazed at how much space is available inside the 8-foot, 4-inch beam. ★

SPECIFICATIONS LOA: 17'2" Beam: 8'4" Weight: 1,160 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 32 gals. Max power: 115 hp Base Price: Contact dealer WALKERBAY.COM

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A sleek and sporty center console that will give you butterflies. B Y CAP T. TOM S ERIO

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nbridled anticipation: That’s the feeling that overcame me as I headed towards this sea trial assignment. It wasn’t a regular excursion either. Due to scheduling issues, I had to get up early — before dawn — for the two-hour trek to the meeting point. Cup of joe? Check. Bagel to nosh? Check. Map app to get me there? Check. I ramped up my speed on the highway, a few clicks over the limit in eagerness to get to my destination. (Eventually I pulled back to eliminate the possibility of meeting my local law enforcement officer — that would spoil the whole story). Piercing the darkness, the sun’s rays started to highlight the morning fog over the open fields, yielding to a near cloudless sky as I continued down the thoroughfare. What had me so stirred up this morning, with butterflies in my belly the likes I haven’t had since I was a newbie captain many years ago? I wasn’t going out on a big yacht, or a hardy sportfish. No, I was getting giddy about the new Stingray 186 Center Console. First impression

It’s like this: Here is a brand new model for Stingray. The company that builds sporty deck boats has crafted a center console. And it’s so new that I’ll be riding on the prototype, not even hull number one. I’ll be the first journalist to ride along and write along. It’s out of my usual comfort zone of size, and that’s cool. About 30 minutes out, I called my contact, Aaron Dumont, regional sales manager at Stingray Boats, for instructions on my final approach. After a few miles on side roads, I could smell the salty air permeating the car’s cabin — a sure sign I was moving in the right direction. After turning into the park, the Ranger gave me directions to the boat ramp. Here we go! As I pulled into the parking lot, the 186CC was evident right away. Proudly perched on her single axle trailer, the 186CC glistened in the sunlight, thanks to the metal trimmed rubrail and polished gelcoat hull. After greetings, Dumont went right into explaining the features and highlights of the 186CC, not so much as a salesman, but as a proud employee showing off the next best thing since sliced bread. Dumont’s passion was evident, as his

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background and family life is pretty much centered on boating and being on the water. The 186CC is his baby, and he has an enviable job of showing it off to the world. pUt throUgh her paces

The 186CC has a low profile with just under a 5-foot bridge clearance. If bridges are a concern in your boating area, this may be a solution. The package may fit nicely inside a home garage; I would prefer that over storing it in a rack, unless I can get the coveted top row. Launching and securing is easily a one-man operation, so stepping on and getting out was a breeze. After checking out the local scenery, it was time to hold on as Dumont put the 186CC through her paces. Powered by a single Yamaha 115-hp outboard, I noticed the hull do two things: One, it cut through the chop nicely and held its track during the range of speeds and turns, thanks to the 19-degree forward deadrise and 15 degrees on the transom. My other observation was that when on plane, the point of contact with the water surface is back behind the bow, almost midship. This not only makes for a dry ride, it also reduces the noise level of the water on the hull. Credit has to go to the Stingray exclusive Z-Plane hull, where strakes have no vertical edges that can trap air bubbles, thereby reducing performance. The 186CC topped out at about 42.5 mph — an exhilarating speed on an open boat. Bells and whistles

Stingray has created a fun, stable and convertible platform. The center console has a helm seat for two, with a backrest that swings forward for rear-facing seating (and opt for


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the ski tow). There’s also a forward helm seat with padded backrest. Grabrails on either side of the helm pod are beefy and stable, and also secure the forward windshield. A sport-style wheel with a suicide knob is easy to handle thanks to the electronic steering. The dash has two beveled, chrome-ringed analog rpm, mph, voltage and fuel combo analog gauges. There’s plenty of room to add a 10-inch fishfinder/plotter display. Power jacks and in-dash storage are included, as well as cup holders and room to mount ancillary gear on the console top. Additional seating can be found in the center aft padded seat with backrest. Oh, and the two aft walk-through openings (so you don’t have to step on the seating) flip up for two more jump seats with backrests. Want storage? Stingray has really figured out the best utilization of space in my book. Here’s a list: Foredeck center is the anchor gear locker flanked by port and starboard storage lockers, great for fenders and lines; the center console that once unlatched flips back to reveal not only access to electronics and battery, but storage for gear; the forward helm seat houses an 18-gallon cooler or optional livewell; the main helm seat has a 26-gallon livewell (hey, you have to store the bait, right?); and rear storage (great for a large cooler) is under the aft seat. Don’t forget about the side rod storage. Whew! And speaking of rods, Dumont and I did wet a line during our tour to prove that this is not only a fun cruising boat but also a viable fishing platform. With full walkaround access,

Draft (drive down/up): 2'4"/1'1" Weight: 2,300 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 34 gals.

a large foredeck, tackle drawers and 12 rod holders, battling a finned foe is easy. Opt for the forward fishing seat and you have a flats boat, too, thanks to the shallow draft. By the way, that seat is securely mounted to the deck, as tested by my 250 pounds of beefcake — the diet starts tomorrow.

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THE EVOLUTION

Founded by Al Fink in 1979, Stingray Boats (named after his affection of the automobiles of the same name) has a 225,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Hartsville, South Carolina. Family owned and family oriented, Stingray produces 18- to 25-foot boats, from cuddies to sport boats and deck boats. And now for the 2017 model year, center consoles. Looking around, I saw more features and options, including integrated swim platforms, stereo and speakers with Bluetooth, padded bolsters along the gunnels, backing plates to mount a T-top, courtesy lights, tilt steering, a trolling motor, rubrail, LED navigation lights and more. The ride home gave me time to reflect. My instincts were right and the butterflies were real, even afterwards. Get your own butterflies on the Stingray 186 Center Console. You will not be disappointed. ★

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he stepped hull on Scout Boats’ newest innovative design, the 231 XS center console, is more designed for fishing; it’s not simply a pleasure boat. But that doesn’t mean it’s just a run-ofthe-mill fishing platform. This 23-foot bay boat is a beautiful inshore fishing machine. Scout spent more than a year developing the second in the XS series, to compliment the popular 251 XS. An important part of the process included consulting with charter captains and fishing guides. The results translate into a range of amenities that should please any fishing enthusiast. LAKELANDBOATING.COM

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Starting at the bow, casting platforms are located on the flush deck. There are also two locking horizontal rod storage lockers, a plug for a 36-volt trolling motor mounted in the anchor locker and an optional 11-gallon livewell. Another option forward is a deck base plate to hold a butt-seat extension. Vertical rod storage is featured on either side of the console. An added feature to the rack storage is an upper bracket that provides more rod protection underway. Two stainless flush rod holders, as well as four stainless dual cup/rod holders, round out the choices of rod placement. Aft, 26-gallon lighted livewells to port and starboard bracket the fishing platform; both are designed to be release or bait wells.

Plentiful options

Seating consists of a bench seat attached to the front of the console with a cushion and backrest; another bench seat is located at the stern. The helm seat is a standard high performance leaning post with a curved cushion; one of its cushions slides down to make a seat. The leaning post accommodates two people and provides an added sense of security, especially when running at high speeds. Other innovations include a storage compartment forward between the rod lockers, which holds a 45-quart Yeti cooler and still has room for life jackets and other gear. The entire front of the console opens upward, much like the cargo door on an SUV, revealing space for batteries, storage and an optional Porta Potti — my first option recommendation. Rather than folding up onto the transom, the swim ladder has its own built-in storage compartment, keeping the area clear for fishing tackle. The aft seat also folds down, offering yet another fishing platform. Another notable Scout feature is the easy accessibility under the aft seat to the bilge where livewell pumps, raw water pumps and a toolkit are installed. The console and its windscreen incorporate Scout’s curved design. The console houses the steering wheel that drives the Sea Star hydraulic steering, as well as an integrated navigation system, a storage area, Yamaha gauges and controls, a Fusion stereo system and a jack plate control. Other options include an Edson steering wheel, an LED trim indicator switch and power poles with bracket mounts. An optional powder-coated T-top can be ordered, and buyers can opt for four different hull colors and different cushion color packages. One last option has the most impact on the 231 XS: The engine. Prospective owners can choose between a 200-hp Yamaha that tops out at around 50 mph, while the 300-hp model has reached up to 66 mph. My test drive was on the model with the F300 engine. But as luck would have it, the weather offered up dark gray skies, gusty winds and pouring rain that hindered having an extensive test drive.

Run like a thoroughbred

Scout founder and CEO, Steve Potts, describes the 231 XS as having “sexy, aggressive lines.” As I looked down from the main dock at the 231 XS and her older, larger sister, the 251 XS, I could understand what he meant. On the 231 XS, the flush deck accentuates the height of the bow and, coupled with the line back to the reverse transom, the boat just appears, well, racy. It looks really different from the 251 XS. Or, as my husband notes, “It’s kind of like looking at a thoroughbred next to a regular horse.” When it was time to see if the 231 XS could also run like a thoroughbred, she didn’t disappoint, giving us an exhilarating (although short) ride. The boat felt solid beneath our feet, accelerating smoothly but powerfully to plane. During the two high-speed turns we made, the helmsman position still felt safe and dry (except for the

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A family legacy

Scout Boats is a family-owned manufacturer based in Summerville, South Carolina, focused on center console fishing boats. Over its 25 years in business, Potts has held firmly to his desire for designs that work. When he decided to build boats himself, he turned to a builder he had worked for in his youth; bought a shed and 13-, 14- and 15-foot molds; secured permission to use the Scout name; and then began building flats-style boats. His son, Stevie Potts, joined him in 1992 while he was still in school. He came aboard full-time in 1995. Together, Steve and Stevie develop innovative construction methods that increase not only performance but also strength and safety. The creativity of the various models universally appeals to all levels of boaters, leading Scout through an easy transition of building a basic flats boat, to center console fishing boats, to even more elegant multi-purpose center consoles in the LXF series. Scout Boats has now built more than 30,000 hulls in 50 models. ★

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rain). The boat retained its feeling of stability throughout. It was only when we briefly approached top end speeds that it started to feel the slightest bit skittish — but still racy. In normal conditions, the Yamaha F300 had the best cruise performance at 3,500 rpm traveling at 32.5 mph for a fuel burn of 8.8 gph or 3.70 mpg. It topped out at 6,000 rpm at 60.5 mph with 26.1 gph and 2.32 mpg. Once again, Scout Boats has achieved Potts’ quest to create “a hardcore fishing machine” packed with innovation and performance. The 231 XS is designed to not only be used chasing redfish fish and tarpon in the saltwater, but can double as a tournament fishing machine looking for that limit of bass or walleye in the Great Lakes.

Scout 231 XS Specifications LOA: 23'1" Beam: 8'6" Draft: 12" Weight (dry w/o engine): 2,100 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 60 gals. Water Capacity: 6 gals. Power: 300 hp Base Price (w/ Yamaha F200XB): $67,737 SCOUTBOATS.COM

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DAVE IRISH:

A Life Spent Playing with Boats The humble and spirited force behind the Irish Boat Shop. BY HOWARD MEYERSON

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n the resort community of Harbor Springs, Michigan, the name Dave Irish brings nods of affirmation. Accolades often follow about the 79-year-old entrepreneur who sailed into port as a 6-year-old boy with his family; who grew up working on boats in his father’s shop; and who, at 24 years old, would open a boat shop of his own. His legacy, Irish Boat Shop, is well known in boating circles as a high-quality, family-run boatyard and marina. It opened in 1961 on the sheltered waters of Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan. A decade later, Irish built a second location on Lake Charlevoix where he now offers dockage at two sites. If asked, Irish admits to being a highly competitive sailor, and a man who has been involved in the upper echelons of Olympic sailing governance. But those who know him say he’s not one to brag. “I like being around boats and water, and particularly enjoy the company of people who have and use boats,” declares Irish, a tall and lanky, soft-spoken man with a penchant for laughter and enjoying life. “Our customers are here because they want to play with their boats, and my job is facilitating them having a good time. I’ve never felt burdened doing the job I call ‘playing with boats.’”

Boats to play with and things to do

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Irish Boat Shop (IBS) is a full-service operation that serves boaters from all over the Great Lakes region. Its skilled staff handles power and sailboats. The company has 300 slips and more than 200,000 square feet of cold and heated indoor storage. The Charlevoix operation handles boats up to 80 feet in length, while Harbor Springs handles boats up to 65 feet. Michael Esposito, president and CEO for IBS, says the company’s technical and yard crews can handle nearly any job, from engine work to hull damage, painting and electrical, or mast and rigging repairs. “We can provide virtually any service a recreational boat requires,” Esposito notes. “With the exception of AC and refrigeration or boat trailers (where specialists are brought in), anything that needs to be done with a boat we can do.”

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Dave Irish, 1961

Irish is sitting in his sunny, second-story marina office overlooking the waters of the bay. He is dressed in casual attire — the look of someone who is comfortable with success but without any pretense. Thoughtful and well spoken, he is known for being civic-minded, a man concerned about bettering the community. Irish served as Harbor Springs’ mayor for six years. Prior to that he held a seat on City Council and helped found the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation, along with the Little Traverse Conservancy — a regional land trust established to protect natural areas nearby. Despite his age and retirement as CEO in 2007, Irish still comes into the office every day. There are boats to play with and things to do. His 25-year-old grandson, Colin Texter, the company’s marketing and sales coordinator, has his routine down. “He’s in every day from 8 to 12 and 1:30 to 5,” notes Texter, the youngest adult grandson of 10 grandsons — and the only one employed by the company. “Professionally, he is very wise and very conservative in his business practices, but personally he is very friendly and has a positive attitude. It’s in the way he carries himself; he’s not boastful or flashy.” Irish laughs when he hears of his grandson’s comments. “Evil child,” he quips with a gleam in his eye.


Harbor Springs move, 1960

Dave sailing, late ’40s

Irish Boat Shop, 1962

Dave sailing, 2011

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Dave with grandson Colin, 2016

The crew, 2015

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Esposito took over as president when Irish retired in 2007. He began with the company in 1994 after managing a Chicago yacht yard. Starting as general manager of Irish’s Harbor Springs shop, Esposito says one of his goals was to incorporate computers and other modern technology into daily operations. Doing so integrated important business functions that enabled both shops to operate as one company. “That changed the company tremendously,” Esposito explains. “Each had developed differently, and they were run differently. It now operates more like one company with two locations. The idea was that customers could go to either [location] and feel like they were dealing with the same business. They get the same greeting on the phone and the same service.” Esposito attributes the company’s success to Dave Irish, who stresses quality. He describes Irish as “complicated, but very bright” — someone conservative in his business practices. The company operates with no long-term debt. Its growth was achieved on a cash-basis, where other companies leverage assets for expansion. “We’ve operated slowly and consistently,” Esposito says. “In the early 2000s we were often criticized by peer and performance groups who said we should leverage this and buy that, but in the 2008 recession we didn’t have to lay anyone off. That philosophy over 50 years has allowed us to grow in a slow but consistent pattern, and we think that is healthy.” IBS sells J/Boats, Alerion Yachts, and LaserPerformance sailboats, Boston Whaler, Sea Ray, Nautique, Zodiac, and Sealegs powerboats. It has attained some of the highest levels of certification and recognition in the industry, according to Esposito. The company is a Brunswick Master Dealer, Mercury Marine Platinum Dealer, Authorized Hinckley Service Center for the Great Lakes Region and authorized Legacy Service Center. “Both Harbor Springs and Charlevoix are Michigan Certified Clean Marinas,” Esposito elaborates. “That’s a program that certifies boat yards on their performance meeting a variety of environmental standards and having clean operations. We’re also proud that within our company we have three Certified Marina Managers, which is an international designation from the International Marina Institute.”

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Irish considered opening a third marina in Traverse City, Michigan, another popular resort town, but later thought better of it. IBS had the financial resources, but the “fit wasn’t good,” Irish says. The time demands would be high, and that would pull him away from the existing operations. Delivering quality is an important business pillar at IBS. “I just wasn’t comfortable,” Irish explains. “I had a talk with myself and said, ‘Irish, you can probably do this, but do you want to?’ It didn’t pass the test, and the lifestyle I live took precedence. I didn’t want to spend that much time driving and never have time to go on the dock and talk with customers about their boats. We really [strive] to be on time with our scheduling, where traditional boat yards always tend to be late — it’s a hardwired habit — and we don’t do that. If we don’t finish a job on time, we steal the valuable and scarce time that customers have to play with their boats.”

Charlevoix in October

Irish grew up under the tutelage of his father, Herb Irish, a hard-drinking man who was not always pleasant. But he considers him an important mentor and gifted in other ways. The two enjoyed walks in the woods and sailing together when Irish was a boy. His mother, Edith, was a “can-do, wonderful, enthusiastic person,” Irish says. “[Dad] was a mixed bag. When he was drinking, he was someone you didn’t want to be around. But when he was good, he was really good, very capable. He could fix a transmission without any tools,” Irish reflects, laughing gently about an incident on the fateful 1943 sailing trip from Lake St. Clair to Harbor Springs, where the family resettled. Herb Irish had been an inspector at Willow Run manufacturing complex near Ypsilanti, Michigan, where B-24 bombers were built for the war effort. A union steward overruled him after a problem with airplane engine firewalls. Failures occurred and airplanes were lost. “He said, ‘We won’t live this way anymore,’” Irish recounts. “We gave up our rental house, put the furniture in storage and put the family on the boat (a 1903, 32-foot Crosby Catboat). There were five of us: My mom, dad, two sisters and me. My parents didn’t know where they were


Dave with Dick Babcock, building a new NM boom, 2016

going, but they had heard of Charlevoix. We sailed and got here October 6. The colors were just beautiful. We couldn’t believe how clear the water was, and Dad said ‘I guess we will stay here.’ He tied up, and we did.” Today, Irish and his wife, Ann, live in Harbor Springs, the homeport they love and where they raised four children. When not working, Irish still likes to mess around with sailboats. He owns an NM, an early Northern Michigan one-design, and a J/111 that he campaigns in serious competition. Over the years, he has served as president of the U.S. Sailing Association, vice president of the International Sailing Federation and director of the Michigan Boating Industries Association. Texter fondly remembers the early sailing lessons, the Thanksgiving gatherings, and the personal and professional advice he’s received from his grandfather. Today he occasionally crews for Irish on what he calls the “beer can races.” “I remember sailing with him pretty vividly. It was probably my first time,” Texter recalls. “I was five or six and we were heeled over. I thought we were going to die — and grandpa was at the helm having a ball. That was inspirational.”

Protecting the pristine environment

Irish is known as a skipper who “doesn’t yell,” which is a significant distinction among racing sailors and one that carries over to his management style in business. He is well respected by the environmental community, too. Irish Boat Shop was one of the first area marinas to attain Michigan Clean Marina Certification. “Dave is a great community leader,” offers Gail Gruenwald, executive director for Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, an area nonprofit group that works to keep Northern Michigan waters clean. “He’s one to look at the big picture and he values personal stewardship. I’ve known him for 30 years. He commits himself to nonprofits and is very philanthropic. He wouldn’t necessarily call himself an environmentalist, but he sees the need and value of conserving natural resources.” Tom Bailey agrees. He’s the executive director for the Little Traverse Conservancy that Irish and others founded in 1972 as an alternative to using litigation to stop development and preserve the area’s beautiful natural features.

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“Dave isn’t an orthodox environmentalist; neither is he a hook and bullet guy,” Bailey notes. “He appreciates that this part of Northern Michigan is a wonderful place to live because of the environment here. And you don’t want to kill the goose that laid the golden egg. He sees that a pristine environment is good for business…and it is in everyone’s best interest to maintain a healthy balance between land development and land conservation.” Irish chuckles now about the litigation he and others initiated in the 1970s looking to halt two large development projects that were being proposed for Harbor Springs. The litigation was contentious, and Irish said he had hoped to “run the bastards out.” But he eventually soured on using legal tactics and came to favor the voluntary approach utilized by the land conservancy. “That was a really crazy time,” Irish reflects. “There was huge growth (here) and everything was getting sold. I’m not a ‘no-growther’ but I am a little less aggressive about desiring growth. And maybe that’s because we have a comfortable business here. There is a general feeling here that more is not necessarily better. We don’t need to be or want to be the biggest resort town.”

“All this”

Irish owns and tends a 500-acre wooded parcel outside of town that he is proud of. It is managed for high-quality commercial timber grown on a sustainable basis. The land was acquired in 1947 and it is now “part of the family,” Irish says. The logging trails are groomed for cross-country skiing in winter. On his own time, Irish remains physically active. If not racing sailboats, he cross-country skis and enjoys citizen ski racing on area downhill slalom courses. He is a man who likes to push himself. He enjoys ski mountaineering and helicopter skiing in British Columbia, but laments that he had to give up European and Canadian hut-skiing last year. In 2014 he finished first in his age class while competing on the 20-kilometer cross-country ski course in the White Pine Stampede, an annual northern Michigan race. When asked what else he does for fun, Irish smiles, looks around the office and at the marina below, then stretches out his arms and says simply: “All this.” ★

I remember “sailing with him... we were heeled over. I thought we were going to die — and grandpa was at the helm having a ball. That was inspirational.

— COLIN TEXTER

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Blue Harbor Resort, riverfront and downtown Sheboygan

Spirit on Sheboygan boasts some of the prettiest sand beaches and dunes on Lake Michigan’s Wisconsin side, as well as a few quirky claims

must in this “Bratwurst Capital of the World,” but don’t dare add ketchup or sauerkraut (here, it’s raw onion and brown mustard

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to fame. Eating something hot off the grill is a


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the Lake only, and on a round roll). Take up surfing — a

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popular sport here since the 1950s — after going fishing; the 26 charter companies are an indication of your likely success. And be sure to leave plenty of time to explore the vibrant arts culture, world-class golf, spas and farmto-table cuisine. BY K I M S C H N E I D E R

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’ve finished most of my sampler pours of Cashmere Hammer, a nitro rye stout, and Rebel Kent the First, a tasty Belgian style amber ale, but there’s enough left that I mutter “not quite yet” when the waitress at 3 Sheeps Brewing Company starts taking the glasses away. “Ah. One more schluck?” she asks, grinning. Huh? “German for sip,” the guy at the next stool explains. And so, in a factory-turned-brewery on my first evening in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, I get my first taste of the way old and new coexist in this friendly town built mainly by German immigrants. Those early settlers left their legacy on this port midway between Milwaukee and Door County through an industrial heritage and a popularity of beer; a legacy with menu items like the famed Reuben wraps at 8th Street Ale House and events like Al and Al’s Steinhaus’ Oktoberfest. The city takes brats seriously; the nickname, “Bratwurst Capital of the World,” was officially secured in 1970 after battling for the title with the city of Bucyrus, Ohio.

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New claims to fame have emerged as well; farm-to-table fare and trendy microbrews have made the town a culinary draw, while sandy beaches, clean water and impressive waves have created a surfing Mecca in what’s sometimes called the “Malibu of the Midwest.” “When you come into a small, curiously-named town like Sheboygan, you expect the small town Wisconsin aspect,” notes Kevin Revolinski, author of “Backroads and Byways of Wisconsin” and “Wisconsin’s Best Beer Guide.” “While the brat capital title is amusing and delicious, the certified authentic Pizza Napoletana (at downtown’s Il Ritrovo) is a surprise, and the local brewery is fast becoming notable for its specialty brews. Throw in the art museum and the beauty of the Lake Michigan dunes at the state park to the south, and Sheboygan becomes a destination.” The welcome starts here

Most marinas have an office. The Harbor Centre Marina also has a visitor’s center, a pool and hot tub and, on many days, an open

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En So? If you doubt Sheboygan has a sense of humor about itself, just go to the “soundboard” at VISITSHEBOYGAN.COM. You can hear how to ask for a “double braaat wit da works,” ask someone to “come wit,” or say “should’na” (as in you should’na missed out on a trip to Sheboygan) in the local accent, described as part Yooper, part lazy German.

house at which Matt Bauer, marina general manager, grills brats. The open house might feature a paddleboard demo, a Sheepshead card tournament or a trivia contest in the upstairs game room. “We have an approach where we look at our hospitality more like a resort would,” Bauer says. “We have winter boat storage and hauling, and all the traditional services, but our main focus is to offer a vacation feel.” The marina’s on-site store promotes the eat-local sensibility found elsewhere, stocking local Grand Champion brats from Miesfeld’s Meat Market and the popular jalapeno cheddar from Hennings Cheese. The marina also rents slips on the town’s South Beach area, anchored by Blue Harbor Resort, a popular site for weddings and the venue for the annual craft beer fest. For those who opt to sleep off the boat, Blue Harbor Resort’s 180 guest rooms are close enough to Lake Michigan for a stunning view and a lullaby of crashing waves. The on-site spa, miniature golf course, popular

indoor waterpark and lakeshore trails are offered for resort guests or visitor day use. Harbor Centre Marina connects via boardwalks to wide beaches at the North Side Municipal Beach, the iconic Sheboygan Breakwater Lighthouse and Deland Park — home to frequent festivals. It’s an easy walk to shopping downtown and to repurposed fishing shanties along the Sheboygan River. A free trolley system stops at the marina toward routes around town and to the neighboring village of Kohler. An art and design history tied to a trough

A jaunt or two to Kohler — and to the American Club Resort restaurants, championship golf club, spa and shops — is essential to anyone who appreciates both pampering and fine design. The village itself was laid out by Frederick Law Olmsted, who’s best known as the landscape architect of New York’s Central Park. He designed it as a place of functional beauty for product design and

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water products the five-star Kohler Waters Spa way. Treat yourself to the signature lavender rain treatment under a custom Vichy shower. Tour the arts

There is an intriguing art community and heritage in Sheboygan. The John Michael Kohler Art Center features multiple galleries and rotating exhibits — among them, wall designs crafted from bugs and the original coat of the Rhinestone Cowboy. The Art Center also has a quirky art tour of its six artistdesigned bathrooms. The clever Bookworm Gardens on the local campus of the University of Wisconsin, Sheboygan, offers six literature-themed gardens with related laminated books to read in each. Look for “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Charlotte’s Web,” or “Three Little Pigs,” fittingly read inside a straw or brick house. Local coffee shops display the works of so many local artists that you could take an informal art tour with coffee, notes Amy Wilson, the city’s tourism and planning

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added homes for the immigrant workers who flocked by the hundreds to craft the ceramic bath and kitchen products. The region’s history stretches back to the ancient Hopewell tribe, the builders of the earthen mounds showcased at Sheboygan’s Indian Mound Park. The tribe later built industries like fur trading, fishing and chair making. Its fortunes turned to enamelware after John Michael Kohler (later elected mayor of Sheboygan) purchased a foundry in rural Wisconsin to make cast-iron and steel farm implements and hitching posts. A decade later, he sprinkled a horse trough with enamel powder and showcased it in a catalog as a “horse trough/ hog scalder... which, when furnished with four legs will serve as a bathtub.” A replica of the tub is now displayed as part of the history exhibit in the lower level of the Kohler Design Center. Take the factory tour to see tubs in their molten state. The Design Center’s basement showcases the history of tub and sink design, down to color and function. Or opt for the luxury of experiencing Kohler


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Bookworm Garden

Blue Harbor water park

Al and Al’s Oktoberfest

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July 4th weekend: A Venetian boat parade, food trucks, bands and watersports competitions headline the town’s multi-day bash. Mid-July: The Midsummer Festival of the Arts, hosted by the John Michael Kohler Art Center, lets you view and buy juried art, hear original music and test your own artistic skills. Aug. 4-7, 2016: Brat Days, the star of Sheboygan’s summer lineup, lets you sample the bratwurst as a taco, in jambalaya, atop pizza or Sheboygan style — two brats on a round roll, topped with raw onion and brown mustard. Labor Day Surf Weekend: The unofficial party marks the annual start of surf season. New people are welcome to

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come try out the sport as avid surfers gather from around the country at Deland Park. Sept. 24, 2016: Blue Harbor Craft Beer Festival combines a Lake Michigan shoreline view with the region’s best craft beers. Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2016: Al and Al’s Oktoberfest gets locals and tourists alike in German costume to celebrate heritage through food, folk dancing and keg taps.

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Sea Dog Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan

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the Sheboygan County Historical Museum. Rotating exhibits include Indian, maritime, agricultural and circus history. The great outdoors

If you wonder why the city’s film claim-to-fame is the surfing rooster in the animated film “Surf’s Up” (the rooster’s hometown is Sheboygan), look to the topography that often leads to 20-foot waves along Deland Park beach, Wilson says. Since the 1950s, locals have ridden the waves, creating a cult industry that’s made this the unofficial surfing base for the Midwest. Surfing lessons are offered for experts and beginners alike. Cast a line on North Pier or South Pier, or hop aboard one of the many local fishing charters. You’re sure to land a fish, as Sheboygan is known for its abundant trout and salmon. The 45th Annual Sheboygan Riverfront Coho Derby (this year on August 6-7) is the longest-running fishing tournament on Lake Michigan. Stretching along 2 miles of the Lake Michigan shoreline is the Whistling Straits Golf Course, often named among

FISH PHOTO COURTESY OF SEA DOG CHARTERS; GOLF PHOTO COURTESY OF DESTINATION KOHLER; SURFING PHOTO COURTESY OF TRAVEL WISCONSIN; SCULPTURE GARDEN PHOTO BY JASON EPPINK

director. Or, rent a bike and explore the town’s many street-art murals that are part of The Sheboygan Project. Boasting a vibrant red “Sheboygan” theater marquee, the historic Stefanie H. Weill Center for Performing Arts was restored to its original beauty and now hosts local performing arts groups, live performances and movies. The Weill Center is one of the few intact “atmospheric” movie theaters of the 1920s. One block over, the Mead Public Library houses a large collection of paintings, drawings, architecture and sculptures. Don’t miss the cascading Plaza 8 water feature just outside the library’s entrance. For natural art, visit the mystical James Tellen Woodland Sculpture Garden, featuring 30 whimsical concrete statues scattered throughout the forest. Former furniture factory worker, James Tellen, transformed the property at his family’s cabin into a sculpture garden. Learn the quirky history behind this cheesemaking and brat-grilling Wisconsin city at


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High tea at Jay Lee Inn

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You’re forgiven if your visit to Elkhart Lake — 20 minutes inland from Sheboygan — has you doubting you’re really in rural Wisconsin: Especially once you’ve sampled the creative small plates of chef Lynn Chisholm at the Paddock Club; tasted wine under the state’s most decorated sommelier at Vintage Elkhart Lake Wine Shop and Tasting Bar; or made some Coquilles St. Jacques au Gratin under the tutelage of a chef trained at the Culinary Institute of America. Your ability to find big-city cuisine, a high-end spa, a musical theater and art galleries can be credited to a legacy of healing waters. Otto Osthoff visited the area in the 1880s with his wife, Pauline, when she was diagnosed with an incurable illness. A physician sent her as a last resort to try the rumored healing waters of Elkhart Lake. Pauline was healed and the couple stayed, opening Osthoff Resort RESORT PHOTO BY MARK SHERMAN; TEA PHOTO BY KIM SCHNEIDER; LAKE PHOTO BY JIM BAUER

and attracting the well-to-do to the increasingly high-end vacation spot. Book a pontoon trip with Captain Jim Benson to hear Otto’s story and that of the lake itself, particularly the secret behind its stunning bright green color. It’s most fun to experience the healing tradition firsthand, however, through the Sacred Waters Massage at Aspira Spa — a treatment that uses lake water heated in pouches — and spend time in the intricately-designed meditation sanctuary. Catch live music during the weekends at the Barefoot Bay Tiki Bar at Victorian Village Resort. Book afternoon tea or make your own pottery at Two Fish Gallery. Catch the second half of the region’s history of road racing — European street style — at Road America. Race go-carts or try the precision driving challenge to pick up tips like “Driving is a ballet. It’s not a brake dance.”

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Explore Sheboygan’s downtown, centered on historic 8th Street and in the many colorful repurposed fishing shanties along the Sheboygan River. You can craft your own lotions, soaps and perfumes at Olivu 426. Check out surf gear to ride the waves at EOS, Wisconsin’s only surf shop that offers surfboards, stand-up paddleboards and kayaks. Along the river, shanties now house bait shops, a bicycle company renting singles or tandems, and the Weather Center Café. Here, you’ll understand the obsession with weather (evident in menu items like The Twister and The Tempest) when you learn that the owner is an avid local surfer. The riverfront Duke of Devon

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pub offers local fish, along with curry chips and Devon mussels, inside another one-time shanty. The Kohler company has served as an incubator for high-end chefs; stops like the upscale Italian Trattoria Stefano and sister restaurants, Field to Fork and Il Ritrovo, have become culinary draws — as has the small-town hospitality that’s served there. Other culinary delights include Black Pig, offering “comfort food with a twist,” Urbane, a local favorite for cocktails and happy hour, and Pier 17 on the Sheboygan River. “We have that casual resort feel and small town America feel,” says Wilson. “I hear the word quaint a lot and I shudder to use that. But I suppose it does seem we’re kind of stuck in the ’50s and ’60s — and in a good way.” ★

resources Visit Sheboygan 800-457-9497 VISITSHEBOYGAN.COM

Harbor Centre Marina 920-458-6665 HARBORCENTREMARINA.COM

Destination Kohler AMERICANCLUBRESORT.COM

Elkart Lake 877-355-4278 ELKHARTLAKE.COM

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the country’s top 10 golf courses. The golf course hosted the 2004, 2010 and 2015 PGA Championship. Further inland, the Whistling Straits Irish course features grasslands and dunes. World Golf Hall of Fall designer Pete Dye crafted both courses. For picturesque dune views and hiking trails, visit the Kohler-Andrae State Park, which, according to the Wisconsin DNR, is one of the last natural preserves along the Lake Michigan shoreline. In 1894, the three-masted schooner Lottie Cooper sank just off the coast of Sheboygan. The wreck of Lottie was later discovered and reassembled at Deland Park, and is the only wreck from the Great Lakes that you can walk through.

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MORE INFORMATION Address 1116 W Gruler Petoskey, MI 49770 Specs Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 4 full, 1 half Square Footage: 4,274 Acreage: 2 Water frontage: 160 feet Price: $2,395,000 Contact JP Gerster Pat O’Brien & Associates Real Estate 231-675-2300 JP@PATOBRIEN.COM JPGERSTER.COM

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Petoskey, MI Spectacular family lodge on Walloon Lake.

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alloon Lake is considered the pinnacle of Northern Michigan living: The glacial lake is clear and blue, the forests are lush and the homes are coveted. Even author Ernest Hemingway adored the area. Approaching this classic, five-bedroom log home on the “North Arm” of the lake, you’re greeted with an expansive, level lawn. Thoughts of family flag-football or bocce ball will certainly come to mind. “The home is sitting on a substantial piece of property on Walloon Lake,” says realtor JP Gerster. “The frontage is quite sandy; it’s a really nice spot.” The spacious lakeside lawn offers a variety of social zones: The kids can swing on the wooden play set and build sandcastles on the beach; teens can bump, set and spike on the volleyball court; and the adults can relax in the open-air hot tub. “The home is extremely user-friendly for large families,” Gerster says. “It’s not a small cabin in the woods; it has 2 acres of usable lakeside space.” The property was formerly the Alpine Resort back in the 1970s and 80s. High-end details now flank the interior of

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the main home, which was completely remodeled in 2009 to include slate floors, Medallion cabinets, granite countertops and a Wolf cooktop in the kitchen. The great room boasts a stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors. Warm, knotty pine walls create a homey environment. The lofted entertainment area above the great room has a bird’s eye view of Walloon Lake, while the “bunk room” above the 3-car garage is sure to be a favorite hangout space for the grandkids. Guests looking for a bit of privacy can retire to the guesthouse at the end of the night, located right off the circular driveway. Explore the Village of Walloon, which has transformed into a charming destination over the past few years. The addition of condominiums, restaurants, retail stores and now the luxury Hotel Walloon, which opened last summer, has made the “Foot” of Walloon Lake a point of attraction. “Walloon is traditionally a wonderful boating lake because of its different arms,” Gerster says. “This home is on the North Arm, so it’s great for water skiing and has warmer water. Sunset cruises are a favorite. There are very few lakes like Walloon.” ★


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1422 SimS ST., De Tour VillAge The CAPTAIN’S ULTIMATE BOAT HOUSE on the St. Mary’s River! What a mesmerizing view of the river, islands and freighters cruising through Detour Passage. This unique property was designed for the “Captain’’ who wants only the best for his boats! Above the boat slips is the lovely 1200-sq-ft Captain’s living quarters. Built in 2008, complete with kitchen, great room, master bedroom and spa-like bath, a 30’ x 16’ deck plus an elevator to access the lower level boat slips. The boathouse has a poured concrete foundation, electric boat lift and hydraulic wave gate to protect the boats. Connected to guest quarters, 2 BR, bath, kitchen, great room and deck. Priced way below cost to build! $479,000 (MLS #15-1074)

1454 S iSliNgToN rD., CeDArVille Rarely does a home this magnificent come on the market! Located on Islington Point in the heart of Les Cheneaux and featuring a large boathouse, this home’s creative floor plan incorporates the original 3 BR quaint cottage. The addition, completed in 2000, includes a great room, dining room, gourmet kitchen, master bedroom and bath, powder room and laundry room. Addition is joined to the original cottage by an expansive hallway and sun room. The ambiance of this home captures you; from imprinted floor tiles to rustic beams, spacious rooms, cathedral ceilings and abundance of windows throughout accent the waterfront location. Must see to appreciate! $999,000 (MLS #15-467)

1644 S ForeST lN., CeDArVille Boat Lover Alert! This house is for you. Store your beloved “Woodies” and other boats in your own climate-controlled lower level walk-out basement “Boat House,” with personal launching capabilities directly into the lake. This lovely 2 bedroom 1.5 bath home needs that unique buyer who appreciates the nautical flair throughout. Curved, sailboat-like ceilings, porthole accent features, light wood floors, a picture window accenting the “boathouse” from the family room and custom curved doors to mention a few unique features. The studio/office wing is perfect for that person desiring a separate “work from home” space! The proud sellers are even providing a brand new crib dock. This package is complete with a 2+ car garage. The lot is 275’ (WF) and is beautifully wooded and southern facing with lots of privacy. This is a Gem! Check out more photos online. Must see! $600,000 (MLS #16-560)

1210 S. Big lASAlle iSlAND, CeDArVille Rare find in the Les Cheneaux Islands! Perfect island location on LaSalle Island’s “Cincinnati Row,” with 356’ of frontage, 1.8 acres and sand. Classic-style cottage with gracious front porch, high ceilings, Peter Pan windows, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, plus a bunkhouse with full bathroom. Open balcony surround from second level, fireplace, large pantry, book nook, children’s playroom, formal dining and casual dining area, newer cedar siding, three original claw tubs, three sets of french doors, 8’ window seat, and children’s tree house. BUT best of all are the phenomenal sunset view of Muskie Bay, beautiful sand beach, waterside volleyball court, deep water, privacy from neighbors and close proximity to mainland and Cedarville. $375,000 (MLS #15-1395)

Diane Patrick is the Les Cheneaux and Eastern Upper Peninsula Waterfront Specialist. Let her expertise help you find that perfect cottage. Need a boat to go with that cottage? Diane’s boat brokerage agency can help you find that boat too!

Diane Patrick Associate Broker 906-484-5555 dianepatrick@lighthouse.net www.landnseasales.com

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MORE INFORMATION Address 207 N Lake St. Leland, MI 49654 Specs Bedrooms: 6 Baths: 3 full, 1 half Square Footage: 4,842 Acreage: .36 Water frontage: 90 feet Price: $1,790,000 Contact Rebecca Cole D3 Dwellings & Development 231-383-2881 REBECCA@D3DWELLINGS.COM D3DWELLINGS.COM

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Leland, MI Artistic and turn-key waterfront home on Lake Michigan.

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tep back in time at Leland, Michigan’s charming Fishtown Harbor — a historic district with rustic shanties and old fishing docks still intact. The thriving local art scene — in addition to fine dining, boutiques and natural beauty — makes Leland a town to plant roots. This six-bedroom home, with a private, protected 50-foot dock in Fishtown Harbor, caters to the boating lifestyle. The bright blue water of Lake Michigan is perfectly framed in the living and dining room’s pictured windows. “The home is like being on a boat because you have these gorgeous views of the water; it’s a Great Lake home,” says realtor Rebecca Cole, of D3 Dwellings. “The garden and yard are beautiful and the home is updated; it’s honestly a piece of art.” Fitting with Leland’s artistic vibe, the interior of the home features creative and tasteful details. The living room fireplace’s hearth displays local stones that were handpicked by the homeowners. The gourmet kitchen features a Viking range, white shaker cabinetry, granite countertops and even a few Petoskey stone knobs. Enjoy home-cooked meals, or hire caterers and dine by the water. With the help of D3 Dwellings, all the

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bathrooms were updated with granite countertops, hardware and vessel sinks, while the laundry room got a facelift with durable quartz countertops. Another thoughtful touch: The interior is protected by exterior retractable shades that block out UV rays. This is a gathering place for multiple families to make new memories; it can easily accommodate 16 to 20 people. A bonus room above the attached garage makes a perfect kids bunk room or exercise room. The basement features three bedrooms and one full bath, including a large bedroom that was transformed, with the help of D3 Dwellings design and staging services, from an unfinished workshop into a beautiful walkout guest room. There is also a second full kitchen near the downstairs family room. Congregate around the outdoor fire pit while telling ghost stories; enjoy the easy-to-maintain landscaping; and mingle on the multi-level deck overlooking Fishtown Harbor and Lake Michigan. “M-22 and the whole area near there, including Sleeping Bear Dunes, was voted one of the most beautiful areas in the country, and this home is nestled in the midst of all of it,” says Cole. “It’s very quaint and cozy — the perfect escape.” ★


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Does your boat neeD a home? Cruise along M-22 into beautiful downtown Leland, or pull into Fishtown Harbor to this Lake Michigan luxury home, complete with it’s own 50’ private dock. The 1.5-story open floor plan home has a finished walkout lower level with plenty of room for friends and family. With 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, family room, gourmet kitchen, second kitchen in finished lower level, this waterfront beauty will knock the wind from your sails! Artistic attention to detail at every turn fits the ambiance of the area, and provides the perfect place to live the northern “Pure Michigan” life. $1,790,000. Call 231-262-0070 today for your exclusive showing, or visit d3dwellings.com for more information.

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This beautiful property boasts over 330 ft. of protected Lake Superior shoreline, a 2200-sq.-ft. Lindal Cedar Home, garage, dock, boat ramp and a 24’x70’ boat house. n The cabin includes custom-designed hardwood floors, hemlock ceiling, fireplace, 3 bed/3 baths, whirlpool tub and sauna. n This turnkey offer can include a like-new, low hour, 36 foot 1990 Tiara Convertible cabin cruiser, an Achilles RBI and a 15 ft. Grumman canoe. n Asking $690,000. All reasonable offers considered.

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he Lake Charlevoix region in northern Michigan is ripe for adventure. Located just off of Lake Michigan, Lake Charlevoix is the perfect base for countless day and weekend trips. Sometimes, though, it’s nice to stay somewhere familiar, put your feet up and relax. Northwest Marine Yacht Club, whose slogan is “A port you can finally call home!” is such a place. Founded in 1981, Northwest Marine was Michigan’s first “dockominium,” meaning boaters can purchase slips at the marina, rather than renew a lease each season. The marina’s basic services — including its impeccably clean facilities and friendly staff — contribute to the family-friendly and low-key atmosphere. The marina also offers seasonal rentals, a swimming pool, a fire pit, picnic areas, free Wi-Fi, and shower and laundry facilities. However, Northwest Marine’s homey and tranquil atmosphere doesn’t mean it’s lackluster; Eric Kammerman, Northwest Marine’s harbormaster, says the marina is very socially active. Each year, the marina holds a spring fling, as well as an annual picnic. Kammerman says the social committee usually schedules additional events throughout the season.

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The marina is near the public beach and playground, and just a short walk to downtown Charlevoix’s shops, markets and restaurants — it’s the perfect combination of private yet accessible. Although Northwest Marine does not offer any repair services, there are municipal launch ramps and lifts nearby, and the Irish Boat Shop’s extensive service department is within a stone’s throw. “We are walking distance to anything you need,” Kammerman says. There are 207 slips at Northwest Marine for boats up to 55 feet. Kammerman says there are roughly 17 transient slips, depending on which members are out on the water for the day. He recommends boaters call the morning of the day they’d like to dock at a transient slip. For more tech-savvy boaters, the marina will be using Dockwa this season, allowing boaters to reserve a slip directly from their smartphone or computer. So if you need a place with friendly faces to recuperate for a day (or an entire season), Northwest Marine Yacht Club is there. “It’s a great destination,” Kammerman says. “Come in and make it your home.” ★


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1965 CHRIS-CRAFT 22 DORY CENTER CONSOLE Excellent condition, survey available. Asking $37,900. Call Brent @ 616-402-0180. RYS

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31' 1966 FG CHRIS-CRAFT Twin Chevy 327s, Sleeps 6, hardtop, a/c, stove, refrigerator, hot/cold pressure water, 950 hours. Located on Illinois River. $8,500. Call 815-476-6462 or lwebase@juno.com.

37' 1985 C&C CML37 TRAWLER T-165 Volvo Diesels, Onan gen, windlass, radar, GPS, stereo/CD, 2 VHF, freshwater, dual stations, 2 heads, full enclosure, low hours. $85,000. s93570@aol.com, before 5/15: 912598-8623 after 5/15: 705-859-3990 SEP16

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1990 CARVER SANTEGO 3467 EXPRESS BRIDGE LOA: 41'10". Beam: 13'2". Twin Crusader 454 motors, very low hours. Not a fishing boat, used as a summer home in a Chicago Harbor. Heat, A/C, radar, range, refrigerator, ice maker. Walk-in enclosed shower. Asking $50,000. Call 312-8608403. OCT16

2005 54' HAMPTON 540 SEDAN Clean, extremely well cared for, 3 stateroom, 3 head layout. VERY MOTIVATED SELLER... This freshwater-only Hampton is powered w/twin Cummins QSM 11, 660-hp electronic diesels and equipped with Wesmar stabilizers, bow thruster, two generators, AC, generous fuel and water capacities and complete Raymarine electronics package. The spacious salon features high-gloss cherry wood, full-service galley, day head and lots of luxurious lounge seating. Below deck features 3 staterooms and 3 heads. The bridge deck is air conditioned with hardtop and complete enclosure. Lots of deck space with wide side decks. Call today. Asking $599,000. Contact Steve: 231-889-5000 or steveb@onekamamarine.com. LMYS

37' 1994 SILVERTON One owner, freshwater yacht in excellent condition. Two staterooms, two AC/ heating units, generator, deck wash-down and other upgrades/electronics/equipment. No brokers. See holland.craigslist.org/boa/5516166210.html. Call 248719-4025 or email jenlbladow@gmail.com. SEP16

67' 1980 PLUCKEBAUM Twin Caterpillars, 2 generators, 2 heads, sleeps 8. 13-foot Boston Whaler included, Thermopane windows, c/a, heat. Located on Illinois River. $200,000. Call 815-476-6462 or lwebase@juno.com. AUG16

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1987 CHB GREAT LAKES SUNDECK 40' TRAWLER Bow & stern thrusters, twin diesels, two cabins, new heads F/Aft, two new Garmin GPS systems, two new backup cameras, davit, two a/c. Great live-aboard. Recent survey. Arcadia, MI. Asking $98,500. Contact Keith 989-560-6895. JUL16

A RARE 1990 TIARA 36 CONVERTIBLE Original owner, Lake Superior freshwater boat, stored indoors. Upper and lower stations. Twin 454 Crusader Gas inboards, solid state ignitions, 1437 hours. Westerbeke 8.5 KW generator. Two Marine Air reverse cycle heat pumps. Electronics upgraded in 2010. New Garmin 3206 GPS up and down, new Pro Mariner 40-amp battery charger, Furuno video sounder. Equipped with Furuno radar, Robertson autopilot, Datamarine digital depth sounder up and down, anchor windlass, Icom radios, hailer, intercom. Asking $88,800. Contact 906-250-6509 or fbieti@pasty.net. OCT16

2007 43/47 CARVER MOTOR YACHT BMW Design, Immaculate, 435-hp Volvo diesels, 420 hours, 2 hardtops, bow & stern thrusters, 4 A/C-Heat, Zodiac tender, freshwater. Asking $285,000. Contact Scott at slukas3@gmail.com. SEP16

2013 TIARA 31 OPEN Gas, low hours. Like new. Well equipped. Lake St. Clair only. Asking $275,000. Call 313-929-4196. OCT16

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The Tradition is a 1939 24-foot Chris-Craft Deluxe Utility and is hull no. 1 of seven made. This model was built on the same hull as the 24-foot Sportsman, and is appointed with minimal hardware. We found this boat in St. Clair, Michigan, and bought it for the windshield only, as the 21 Utility we had was missing one. The boat was gray with no varnish and was pretty toasty. After some research, we discovered that this model was quite rare. This boat was one of seven boats made for the Smith family, as they got a new boat every year or two. Tradition was restored over a five-year period. It makes for a dry and comfortable ride, even in Big Water. We trailer this boat from a cottage just south of Grand Haven, Michigan. We love to get up early in the morning when we still have an offshore breeze and fly up the lake just off the first sandbar. It doesn’t get any better than that. Our father, Henry Schantz, a Navy World War II veteran, instilled in his family the love of wind, water and boats. He helped form the Grand Traverse Ice Yacht Club and was an avid sailor with 24 Chicago Macs under his belt. Whether hard water or soft water, he never met a body of water he didn’t like. The name Tradition comes from his love of the water, and the mentoring he provided his children and grandchildren. Henry Schantz — who built his family around boats and instilled ADD YOUR BOAT

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