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It’s the Honda of Outboards. Literally. Quality, reliability, technology and fuel-efficiency have made Honda an automotive legend. You’ll find those same strengths in every Honda Marine outboard. Honda outboards deliver best-of-class features in models ranging from 2.3 to 250 hp. Many are even designed and built on the same engine blocks used in Honda vehicles like the Fit, Pilot and Odyssey — vehicles that have proven themselves over millions of miles. No wonder all Honda outboards are backed by the only 5-year manufacturer’s warranty in the industry. Power your boat with the brand that offers millions of miles of proven performance — Honda Marine. Visit your Authorized Honda Marine Dealer or learn more online at marine.honda.com. © 2013 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Always wear a personal flotation device while boating and read your owner’s manual. All Honda outboards meet EPA and CARB emission levels.


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where life meets lake Lake Charlevoix charmed Ernest Hemingway and generations of resorters who followed. Today, its eastern gateway town of Boyne City, Michigan is doing the same. by Kim Schneider

Gearing Up Don’t Hesitate to Renovate Corke Board Ask the Expert Boat Spotlights: Bavaria, Boston Whaler, Formula and Larson Lakeshore Life Marine Marketplace Classifieds Above the Waterline

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the Cover If you’re looking for a goanywhere/do-anything boat that’s capable of accommodating a small army of people (try up to 16 at once!) in style and comfort, look no further than the Cruisers 328 SS Bow Rider. This boat is ideal for daytime cruising, grilling and watersports; an evening sunset cocktail platform; or an overnighter with sleeping accommodations for two.

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Cruisers 328 SS A multipurpose boat for the future. by Bing O’Meara

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Tech Talk The latest technologies and innovations on display at this winter’s boat shows. by Elizabeth Altick

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The Docks after Dark A behind-the-scenes (and behind-the-lens) look at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. When the sun goes down, the docks light up. And it’s easier than you think to take great photos of your own boat after dark. by Capt. Tom Serio

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ast year, 2013, was a year the boat business got back to business. The boatbuilders have returned strong with a host of new models, and the electronics folks are back developing more sophisticated products than ever before. It was announced that Oxford Dictionary’s “Word of the Year” for 2013 is “Selfie,” which refers to a photo one takes of oneself with a smartphone, etc. and posts on social media websites. In the same vein of Oxford, the marine industry’s word/phrase of the year is “Glass Helm/Cockpit.” Basically, this refers to monitors at the helm station of a vessel (often touch screen) where the results of sophisticated onboard systems are collected and displayed for the captain. Pretty amazing when you think about how far we’ve come from the early days of paper charts and a prayer. Speaking of electronic innovations, in this issue Lakeland Boating contributor Elizabeth Altick interviews Louis Miller of Mercury Marine (page 19). Miller explains how we can benefit from the revolution of joystick technology.

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You also need to read Elizabeth’s feature article this month, “Tech Talk” (page 28). Get the scoop on the latest in power and proplusion innovations, including electric engines and a new player in the outboard market, Seven Marine out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Capt. Tom Serio is an excellent writer and photographer. He took a series of night shots at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this past fall. The photos are quite dramatic and worth a closer look. Check them out starting on page 32. Our Port of Call this month is the gorgeous Lake Charlevoix destination of Boyne City, Michigan (page 36). New Lakeland contributor Kim Schneider takes a detailed look at this quaint and charming lakeside community, once home to famous author Ernest Hemingway. As I complete this message and lift my head for a breath of fresh air, what do you know; its snowing for the first time this season! Best wishes for a happy, healthy New Year.

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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 2014, is published eleven times per year (except December) by O’Meara-Brown Publications, Inc. Editorial and advertising offices are located at 727 S. Dearborn St., Suite 812, Chicago, IL 60605; 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., Chicago, Illinois. Published as Lakeland Yachting 1946-1955. 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 selfaddressed envelope with sufficient return postage. Printed in the U.S.A


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Skye’s the Limit My name is Skye. I’m the new Border Collie around Southwest Florida Yachts (SWFY) in Cape Coral, Florida. My assignment is to be the office and security dog for the company’s charter fleet. I also serve as the personal house pet and boat dog for my new parents, Barb and Vic Hansen, owners of SWFY. Barb, my new mom, asked me to write this so I could tell you my story. I’m not a puppy. I’m already five and a half. The Hansens adopted me just a few months ago after their beloved Star passed away at the age of 16. They were very sad. One day Aunt Theresa at the animal clinic called them and told them she had a dog — that was me — who needed a home and some attention. They decided to give me a try. I’ve come to understand that I’ve got four big feet to fill. Star the wonder dog was Barb and Vic’s heart and joy. She was a Border Collie, too, which endowed her with exceptional skills. Mom told me that Star was the official greeter at SWFY. Her job was to welcome all, smile and to lie down and be quiet when they had visitors. I hear ya, Mom. The Hansens took me to Marinatown, where the fleet boats are headquartered. Mom told me Star was good at patrolling the docks at the marina, providing security of a sort and shooing away birds from the boats. Heck, I can do that. When I was at the pound I overheard somebody say that the local airport was

spending $5,000 to train a Border Collie like me to chase birds off the runway. For free dog food and medical care I can shoo birds from boats, no prob. It’s in my DNA. Please understand I have nothing against birds. It’s just that they need to know there’s a place for everything, and a boat isn’t one of them. I went on a short weekend cruise with Mom and Dad recently, and oh boy did I learn that lesson! I haven’t been on any extended cruises, but I’m really looking forward to them. They told me Star liked to pace around the boat and when a dolphin surfaced, she’d give a shout out to the passengers to let them know the show had started. Mom told me the more Star ran around the deck barking at the dolphins, the more they would perform. I could do that. I’m good to go. I could even write a letter to the editor now and then. Just call me Skye the Boating Dog. —Skye and Barb Hansen, Cape Coral, FL

What Do YOU Think? noaa to discontinue Paper nautical charts

correction In the November/ December 2013 issue of the magazine, the wrong model year photos were accidently used on Formula’s Buyer’s Guide write-up spotlighting the company’s 270 Bowrider. The correct photos are featured above. Learn more about this feature-packed boat at

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Coast Survey, which creates and maintains the nation’s suite of more than a thousand nautical charts of U.S. Coastal Waters, announced that beginning April 13, the federal government will no longer print traditional lithographic (paper) charts. It will, however, continue to provide other forms of nautical charts, including Print On Demand (POD) charts and versions for electronic systems. Since 1862, lithographic nautical charts have been printed by the U.S. government and sold to public vendors. The decision to stop producing them is based on several factors, including declining demand, increased use of digital and electronic charts and federal budget constraints. NOAA will continue to create and maintain POD charts,

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updated paper charts available from NOAA-certified printers. NOAA electronic navigational charts (NOAA ENC®) and raster navigational charts (NOAA RNC®), used in a variety of electronic charting systems, are updated weekly and are available for free download from the Coast Survey website. NOAA will also begin offering a new product — full-scale PDF nautical charts — available for free download on a trial basis at httP://nauticaLchartS. noaa.gov/PdfchartS.

For more information, follow Coast Survey on Twitter at @nauticaL chartS, check out the NOAA Coast Survey blog at noaacoaStSurvey.wordPreSS.com or visit noaa.gov.

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calendar of events

Jan. 1

Jan. 11 – 19

Jan. 22 – 26

Frostyfest Egg Harbor, WI

Toronto International Boat Show Toronto, ON

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Cincinnati Hunting and Fishing Show Cincinnati, OH

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Jan. 16 – 20

Ohio RV & Boat Show Columbus, OH

Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show Chicago, IL

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Jan. 9 – 12 Minnesota Sportsmen’s Show St Paul, MN saintpaulsportshow.com

Ultimate Fishing Show Novi, MI

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Jan. 23 – 26 Progressive Insurance Strictly Sail Chicago Chicago, IL

Progressive Insurance Mid-America Boat Show Cleveland, OH

strictlysailchicago.com

clevelandboatshow.com

Winterfest Games, Races, Snow Sculpture Contest & Chili Cookoff Boyne City, MI

Jan. 17 – 19 & 22 – 26 Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show Cincinnati, OH

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Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show Minneapolis, MN

Milwaukee Boat Show Milwaukee, WI

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Seminars are typically packed at the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show (top left), taking place this year Januray 17-19 and 22-26 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. To satisfy your fishing jones, don’t miss the Ultimate Fishing Show January 9-12 in Novi, Michigan. Here you’ll find the latest in fishing tackle, boats and equipment (bottom left).

Sometimes, even the rescuers need to be rescued. wwwwww Because they watch over us. Because they give so much.

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attention: calling all canine (and feline) crew! We want to learn more about your furry friends on board! Send a short writeup, along with your pet’s name and your home city and state, 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 in Lakeland Boating, you’ll receive a FREE gift pack of Mobile Clean & Go courtesy of our friends at DF Consumer Products. Mobile Clean & Go is the only truly portable marine electronics screen cleaning system. The compact kit cleans safely and effectively and stows easily at the helm.

cincinnati show photo courtesy of hart productions ; ultimate fishing show photo courtesy of showspan


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new maritime museum opening in ohio The Coast Guard Foundation is seeking donations of iTunes and Amazon gift cards to distribute to Coast Guard units across the country. Cards will be given to Coast Guard members to download music, videos and books for use on long deployments. Send donated cards to: Coast Guard Foundation, 394 Taugwonk Rd., Stonington, CT 06378. For more info, visit coastguard

A new Great Lakes maritime history museum is currently under construction in northwest Ohio and is slated to open in April, according to a report in The Daily Journal online, dailyjournal.net.

The report maintains most of the exhibits at the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio should be in place by December 2013. Exhibits will include a 160-year-old great lakes news

Country Star Alan Jackson Donates Antique Boat to ABM The Antique Boat Museum (ABM) in Clayton, New York recently received a donation from one of country music’s biggest stars. Alan Jackson, known for being one of the most-nominated artists in County Music Association (CMA) history, has contributed a 1955 29-foot Chris-Craft Semi-Enclosed to ABM’s already impressive collection of historic and classic boats. Jackson says he donated the boat, which he named Flat Top, to ABM because of his fondness of and appreciation for the museum’s preservation efforts. “Wooden boats have always been my first love,” Jackson says. “I’ve really appreciated the Antique Boat Museum’s efforts at preserving the history of antique wooden boats.” Flat Top, whose name refers to the flat top, steel-string acoustic guitars commonly used by Jackson, is one of just 36 of these boats ever built by Sarasota, Florida-based Chris-Craft. For more information visit abm.org.

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lifesaving boat from Kelleys Island, thought to be the oldest Great Lakes boat known to exist in its original construction. The project is expected to cost nearly $12.9 million, and fundraising efforts still continue, according to The Daily Journal report. So far, almost $10.5 million has been raised, including more than $6 million in state grants and $1 million in private donations and in-kind support. The museum will be a short boat trip from the Toledo Maritime Academy, where it is expected to be a key resource for academy students.

Beneteau’s Oceanis 38 Wins “Best Boat 2014”

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Beneteau’s Oceanis 38 was recently named “Best Boat” in SAIL magazine’s “Best Boats 2014” contest in the 31- to 40-foot monohull category. “The Oceanis 38 takes performance-cruiser customization to a whole new level by being available in three distinctly different configurations that can be swapped out again years later if you so desire,” says SAIL’s executive editor Adam Cort. Beneteau’s Oceanis 38 can be a daysailer, weekender or cruiser, based on the owner’s needs and preferences. For more information, visit beneteau.com.

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Sea Ray Unveils Three New Models at Fort Lauderdale Show Sea Ray recently debuted three new models at the October/November 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show: The 510 Fly, the 350 SLX and the 260 Sundancer. Each benefit from patented Next Wave technology and design advances that deliver on Sea Ray’s promise to provide a next-level boating experience. “These new models epitomize the commitment to innovative thinking and inspired execution that guides our consistent focus on enhancing the boating experience,” says Sea Ray president Tim Schiek. Founded in 1959 and based in Knoxville, Tennessee, Sea Ray is the world’s largest manufacturer of pleasure boats. The company is a division of Brunswick Corporation and builds more than 40 boat models ranging in size from 18 to 61 feet. For more information, visit searay.com.

DID YOU KNOW? The second-home mortgage deduction that’s an important tax break for boat owners nationwide is once again being targeted in Congress. It’s currently listed as one of 12 “Top Tax Loopholes” identified by staff of the Senate Budget Committee. Reach out to your senators and representatives and let them know how eliminating this deduction would affect you.

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Raymarine LightHouse II Interface Raymarine released the ninth version of its LightHouse User Interface, LightHouse II, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show held this past November. LightHouse II has been completely redesigned to give Raymarine owners a simpler, more user-friendly experience. Brandnew features include multitouch pinch-tozoom support on Raymarine aSeries multifunction displays, multiple network sonar support, greatly improved waypoint search and organization tools, and new and improved waypoint symbol library with larger waypoint symbols, among other features. In addition to the redesigned user interface, LightHouse II is engineered with an all-new chart engine to support Raymarine’s new chart format, LightHouse Charts. LightHouse II and LightHouse Charts of the U.S. will be available for free download in December 2013. Raymarine users of the latest generation of aSeries, cSeries, eSeries and gS Series multifunction displays can download and install LightHouse II and LightHouse USA Charts for free. For more information, visit raymarine.com.

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Prestige readies 75-footer for official Launch The latest offering from Prestige Yachts — the 75-foot flagship Prestige 750 that was more than a year in the making — is finally undergoing initial sea trials and was set to make her public debut at the end of November 2013. Originally presented under the code name “720,” the newly-christened Prestige 750 embodies the quality craftsmanship Prestige is know for, yet with a unique design twist: The owner’s cabin is located forward, on the main deck. The boat was designed by Garroni Design and developed using the best Computer Assisted Design (CAD) software available. Outfitted with either a MAN 1000 hp or 1200 hp engine, this motoryacht is expected to deliver the best performance and fuel efficiency in its class. For more information, visit Prestige-yachts.com. buzz

Bay marine to represent horizon yachts Bay Marine of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin announced it now sells and services Horizon Yachts. Owned and operated by brothers Mark and Matt Felhofer, Bay Marine is one of the largest sales and service operations in the Great Lakes and offers a variety of amenities, including comprehensive service, storage and maintenance capabilities (fiberglass, gelcoat, paint, electronics and engine repair, etc.). In addition to Horizon, which builds yachts from 52 to 163 feet, Bay Marine represents the Belize Motor Yachts, Grand Banks and Riviera Yachts brands and runs a second sales and service facility out of Waukegan, Illinois. For more information, visit Baymarine.net.

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Nautic Global Unveils New Rinker Captiva 236 CC Rinker Boats, a division of Elkhart, Indiana-based Nautic Global Group, has introduced a new addition to its popular cuddy line with the Rinker Captiva 236 CC. The boat was designed specifically for cooler North American regions and international markets and is based on the overwhelmingly successful 236 BR, which debuted in 2012. Along with a beautiful profile, the 236 CC features a roomy forward berth and upgraded touches borrowed from Rinker’s express cruiser line such as Corian countertops and Brazilwood cabinetry. The cockpit includes hideaway jump seats that stow away neatly into either side of the boat as well as the Rinker ICE system, which permits easy cooler access through a concealed seat cushion hatch. In addition to Rinker, Nautic Global manufactures the Hurricane Deck Boat, Godfrey Pontoon Boat (Sanpan, Aqua Patio and Sweetwater), Polar Kraft and Parti Kraft Pontoon Boat brands. For more information, visit nauticglobalgroup.com. must - have

Industry veteran Rob Parmentier has been named president and CEO of Little Falls, Minnesota-based Larson Boat Group (LBG). Parmentier was formerly president of the Sea Ray Boat Group, overseeing the Sea Ray Boats and Meridian Yachts brands. LBG designs, builds and markets 58 boat models within three brands: Larson, Triumph and Striper. For more information, visit

pettit marine paint eZ-poxy2 Pettit Marine Paint, a manufacturer of high performance, American-made marine coatings, recently introduced a new two-part topside enamel, EZ-Poxy2. Providing a durable and high-gloss finish while eliminating the uncertainties associated with traditional two-part paints, EZ-Poxy2 is easy to use and offers great surface compatibility. The paint can be applied with a roller brush over any previously painted surface, gelcoat or wood. Extremely forgiving, EZ Poxy2 reduces the effects of brush strokes during application, ensuring a clean finish equal to that of a spray. Available in a wide variety of colors, a EZ-Poxy2 is priced at approximately $75 per quart. For more information, visit pettitpaint.com.

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CenterPointe Finalizes GLYS Purchase, Names New GM

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CenterPointe Yacht Services LLC recently finalized its acquisition of Great Lakes Yacht Services (GLYS). Both entities are located in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The GLYS acquisition makes CenterPointe the largest service yard in northeast Wisconsin. The purchase includes 4 acres of waterfront land with more than 800 feet of dock wall, a 70-ton Marine Travelift and 110,000 square feet of buildings housing six dedicated shops. The combined operations consist of more than 100,000 square feet of indoor boat storage and a dedicated 15,0000-square-foot new and brokerage showroom. “We’ve been on a path of steady growth over the past three years,” says Peter Moede, principal at CenterPointe. “Our goal is to deliver the best single-source boating experience on the western shore of Lake Michigan.” In order to help manage and run the combined operation, CenterPointe recently hired Thomas “Scott” Strang as the facility’s general manager. Strang, an experienced yacht industry professional, was most recently a part of the management team at Southport Marina in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Prior to joining Southport, he served as the sales and general manager for Harborside Yacht Center in Green Bay. Wisconsin Strang is an accomplished sailor, licensed captain, boatbuilder and a past member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects. For more information, visit centerpointeservice.com.

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edgeWater introduces 158 center sport EdgeWater Power Boats of Edgewater, Florida recently introduced its newest model, the 158 Center Sport (CS). Designed to run with a reliable, fuel-efficient yet powerful Yamaha four-stroke outboard, the 158 CS features rugged Permagrid II construction and a Deep “V” hull, which gives this unsinkable boat the feel of a larger platform watercraft. The versatile 158 packs a host of big-boat features into a

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158 Center Sport compact package, including a self-bailing deck, functional cockpit and ample storage. In addition to its latest 158, EdgeWater builds a family of center consoles, dual consoles, inshore bay boats and express models from 15 to 38 feet. For more information, visit eWboats.com.


GEARING UP | by Lindsey Johnson

Waggo floats my Boat Buoy Four-legged passengers aren’t the only ones who need “play time” aboard the boat. Keep your furry guests happy and entertained with these floating rubber buoy dog toys from Waggo. Made of 100 percent durable, non-toxic rubber, these are ideal for hours of play either in the lake or shoreside. Available as singles or in sets of three. $14 to $29 at Waggo.Com

GREAT GEAR Must-have goodies and gadgets for every boater

West marine High-Back go-anywhere Seat Wider, longer and more plush than ever before, West Marine’s Go-Anywhere Seat offers lounge chair comfort on board or at the dock. Its adjustable headrest pillow provides head and neck support. Features includes a drink holder, built-in armrests, and a side pocket perfect for a cell phone or MP3 player. A mesh back pocket is ideal for storing magazines or sunblock. $89.99 at WeStmarine.Com

furuno multi-touch marine monitor Series This trio of 17-, 19- and 24-inch monitors are the ideal companions to complete any Furuno NavNet TZtouch Black Box system. Brilliant, vivid color display, excellent contrast and wide viewing angles. $8,595 (mu170t, PiCtured), $9,295 (mu190t) and $9,695 (mu24ot)

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duraSafe e-LoCk®/ Swivel Combo The latest anti-theft device from DuraSafe combines two keyed-alike locks to provide ultimate protection of bracket-mounted electronics that use a RAM® Mount. Comes in small, medium and large (pictured) sizes. $42.95 to $49.95 at duraSafeLoCkS.Com

Lifedge Waterproof iPhone 5/5s Case This latest case from U.K.-based Lifedge fits both the iPhone 5 and 5s and is 100 percent waterproof, dustproof and shockproof. Ideal for use with weather, navigation and entertainment apps, the case will protect your phone both on and off shore, making it the perfect choice for boating and watersports enthusiasts alike. Available in several colors. $119.99 at Lifedge.Co.uk

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aquatic aV Waterproof digital media Locker Make water-damaged electronics a thing of the past. Aquatic AV DM-5 Series IP65-rated waterproof digital media lockers are designed to protect even the new, larger smartphones from the elements. Three models are available. Includes wireless remote and USB connector. $149 to $360 at aquatiCaV.Com


Boaters, these are your shows! JAN 17-19 & 22-26, 2014 Friday-Sunday & Wednesday-Sunday

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FEB 19-23, 2014

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This is the time… this is the place… to get that boat… and get that deal!


don’t hesitate to renovate | by Capt. Frank Lanier

Sound the Alarm Choosing and installing a carbon monoxide detector.

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hile shouts of “Fire!,” “Man overboard!” or “We’re out of ice!” are all cries of alarm boaters dread hearing, there’s one alarm many won’t hear that could wind up costing them their lives: The wail of a carbon monoxide detector. Too often this isn’t because the danger doesn’t exist, but rather because there’s no detector installed to begin with. Many of the headline-making news stories concerning boaters and carbon monoxide end badly, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Let’s take a look at how to protect yourself and everyone else on board by installing a carbon monoxide detector.

Know thy enemy Carbon monoxide (CO for short) is a potentially lethal gas produced when burning any carbon-based fuel (gasoline, diesel, propane, wood, etc). The most common source of CO is exhaust from gasoline or diesel engines, although it can be produced by any open flame device, such as stoves, heaters or grills. CO is colorless, odorless, tasteless and mixes evenly with air, meaning it readily travels throughout a boat’s interior

Co Safety Guidelines

The following general safety recommendations concerning the dangers of carbon monoxide apply to all vessels, and in particular to houseboats and/or similarly constructed vessels: n Stay out of areas where carbon monoxide can collect while the engine or generator is running and for at least an hour afterwards. The U.S. Coast Guard advises boat owners and operators to turn off generators with transom exhaust ports when the swim platform on the stern is in use. n Don’t allow swimmers near exhaust portals or areas where air pockets may be located under the boat. Swimmers should avoid the area beneath transom swim platforms or rear decks while the engine or generator is running; if exhaust vents are located on the vessel’s side, these areas should be avoided as well. Adults should keep a close watch on children at all times, particularly when they are playing or swimming in the swim platform area. As a general rule, passengers or crew should not be allowed to sit on swim platforms while the vessel’s engine(s) or generator is running. n Use caution when boats are tied together, as carbon monoxide generated in one vessel can enter another via air conditioner intakes, open portholes, etc. n Know the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning and if suspected, relocate the victim to an area of fresh air and seek immediate medical attention. n Read and obey all carbon monoxide warnings placed on generators and engines by the manufacturer and never tamper with or disconnect carbon monoxide detectors or monitors. n Turn off generators prior to going to sleep and turn off the main AC breaker so “demand start” generators will not engage during the night. — F.L.

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spaces. It enters the body through the lungs and is easily absorbed into the bloodstream, where it displaces oxygen levels and can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. Although death can occur quickly in a CO rich environment, exposure to smaller amounts can be just as lethal, as the effects of CO are cumulative and can build up gradually in a person’s bloodstream for hours or even days before reaching critical levels. How quickly this occurs is dependent on the concentration of CO being inhaled (measured in parts per million, PPM) and the duration of exposure. Common signs of CO poisoning include headaches, dizziness, weakness, drowsiness, headache and nausea — symptoms that can all-to-easily be attributed to sea sickness, alcohol consumption or too much sun exposure, rather than CO poisoning.

CO detectors Since carbon monoxide (unlike the smoke generated by a fire) is colorless, tasteless and odorless, the only reliable way to guard against it is installation of a CO detector. The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), an organization that writes voluntary standards for recreational boats, has called for installation of CO detectors on all boats with enclosed accommodation areas and a gasoline generator or inboard gasoline propulsion engine since 1998. ABYC exempts diesel engines from this requirement, and while it’s true they produce less CO than gasoline engines, my personal recommendation is that detectors be installed aboard all vessels with sleeping accommodations. CO can easily be generated by other onboard sources or even introduced from nearby boats via the ventilation system, which is especially true of boats running air conditioning.

Choosing a CO detector The first impulse for many boaters is to buy a home-type CO detector, but as they typically don’t meet the construction requirements for marine-grade units (such as Underwriters Laboratories Standard 1524), their use is not recommended. Marine CO detectors can be either battery powered (the 9-volt type) or hardwired. The obvious benefit of battery-powered units is that they can be installed almost anywhere without the need for wiring; however, this lack of an external power supply can also be a disadvantage from a reliability standpoint. Like their land-based counterparts, battery-powered, marine-grade CO detectors “chirp” to warn users when their internal battery is low. The problem is that boats (unlike a


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typical home or office) may see weeks or months of limited or no use, the fear being that even if the unit chirps away for weeks before finally dying, it’s possible no one will be around to hear it. The best policy here is to self-test the unit weekly and replace batteries regularly as per the manufacturer. Hardwired marine units are powered by the vessel’s 12- or 24-volt DC power system. Those designed for residential or commercial installations (should you still be tempted) use 120-volt AC power, which may not always be available while cruising. Power for hardwired CO detectors must be provided (via an appropriate fuse or circuit breaker) from the “hot” side of the battery switch to prevent them from being accidentally shut off.

Detector Development CO detectors got a bad rap in the past for generating numerous false alarms. Older “single point” alarms began shrieking at the slightest hint of CO, which could be unnerving, as a whiff or two of CO commonly drifts into the cabin periodically throughout the day. Modern units use “time-weighted averaging” to determine the amount of CO present over a period of a few minutes rather than at one point in time, greatly reducing the number of false alarms.

ABYC does not state specifically where CO detectors should be located on your vessel; however, the organization does provide some general guidelines. Primarily, CO detectors must be located to monitor the atmosphere in the main cabin and each sleeping area. Enclosed helms (flying bridges, for example) or any other

Choose a location that both protects the detector from physical damage (rain, spray, sunlight, etc.) and avoids what ABYC calls “dilution of sampled air,” which could occur near hatches, ports or forced ventilation openings. Locations containing “dead air” spaces should be avoided to prevent distorted readings. Unlike LPG or gasoline vapors (which are heavier than air) CO has roughly the same weight as oxygen, meaning detector placement is not limited to high or low areas of the cabin. As such, choose a location that is roughly eye level, which makes it easier to monitor detector meters or warning lights. Finally, CO detectors have a limited lifespan. Detectors or sensors (if part of a system) will typically need to be replaced

place people tend to congregate are good candidates for detectors as well, which (depending on your boat’s configuration) may require the installation of multiple units or remote sensors.

every five years; however, this varies between units and can be as soon as one year from the date of purchase. Check with the manufacturer and verify the recommended replacement intervals prior to purchase and installation. LB

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

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dinghy decisions Choosing the tender that’s right for you.

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anging on davits at the back of a larger boat, hauled up on deck in chocks or even following the family cruiser in tow... more often than not, little thought is given to the humble and trusty dinghy. Used and abused and frequently taken for granted, the dinghy can be of varying design and made from a variety of materials — wood, fiberglass, rubber or any combination thereof. Regardless of what your dinghy is made of, it usually performs similar duties. Sentinel among these is getting to and from the “mother ship” while moored or at anchor. A dinghy can refer to a small boat in its own right, of course, and I — like many others boaters out there — started my boating career sailing dinghies and later worked my way up to much larger vessels. A dinghy that’s used to go to and fro between the shore and your boat is more properly called a “tender;” but no matter what you call it, you’re faced with decisions when choosing this ubiquitous craft.

Inflatables The most common type of dinghy is the inflatable. Growing up these were often called the “Avon” (avonInflatables.co.uk), after the manufacturer of the same name that’s become synonymous with the genre (much like “Kleenex” and tissues). The big advantage of this particular type of dinghy is that it can be deflated when not in use, rolled up and stored inside a locker. All but the very smallest have a floor that can be inserted into the bottom of the boat as it’s being inflated to give a firmer base underfoot, which has the added advantage of keeping feet and supplies dry. Another big name is Zodiac (zodIacmarIneusa.com), which sells products similar to those offered by Avon and others. Buoyancy tubes are generally constructed of two types of materials: Hypalon or PVC. I won’t claim that one is better than the other, and most folks won’t be able to tell the difference; both are durable and long lasting, provided basic maintenance is carried out. But make no mistake that today’s high-tech materials are a far cry from the rubber that was used in World War II-era life rafts.

Mark Corke is an accomplished journalist, author and sailor. He’s the creator of the popular blog onboardwithmarkcorke.com, which focuses on various DIY boating projects.

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the waterline. RIBs are quite popular as tenders, and for good reason: They go pretty fast with modest outboard power, are capable of carrying heavy loads, and the tubes won’t damage your boat if you accidentally bump into it. The down side of a RIB, however, is that unlike the true inflatable, it cannot be rolled and stored in a locker.

Hard dinghy If you prefer to row either for fun or exercise (or otherwise eschew the outboard), then the hard dinghy makes the most sense for you. I’m lumping all these together here, but a hard dinghy could be built as a traditional boat using the lapstrake method, plywood or fiberglass. Each have aficionados, and one is not necessarily better than the other. I must confess I have a hard dinghy myself, mostly because I felt that an inflatable wouldn’t look right atop my traditionally rigged sailboat. Like other tenders, hard dinghies may be carried in davits on the back of the boat or, if there’s room, stored on deck. But where hard dinghies excel is while being towed behind your boat. They generally have less drag than other kinds of small boats and thus will slow you down less.

collapsible There are one or two collapsible boats on the market, and these claim to offer the benefits of a dinghy that can be folded for storage, yet the advantages of a hard tender afloat. Two manufacturers I am familiar with are Wooden Widget (woodenwIdget.com) and Porta-Bote (porta-bote.com). Both fold up width-wise but not length-wise, so they must be stowed as if carrying a paddleboard or surfboard on deck.

which to choose So… which type of dinghy is right for you? The answer to that question is “It depends.” A lot comes down to personal preference, budget and the type of boating that you do. An inflatable or RIB can take a lot of bumps and offer prodigious load-carrying capacity, but they don’t row well. They perform at their best with an outboard clamped on the back. A hard dinghy is often cheaper, can be towed more easily and can be rowed or sailed far easier than other types. It also can be powered by a small motor if desired. The collapsible version may be best if you want the option of a rowing or sailing dinghy, but space is at a premium. LB

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by Elizabeth Altick | ASK THE EXPERT

Steering at Your Fingertips Louis Miller, Mercury Marine’s director of controls and rigging, explains how boaters can benefit from joystick technology. LB: Simply put, what is a joystick system? Miller: Joystick technology is the latest enhancement in vessel control, providing effortless maneuverability. Our Joystick Piloting System puts the throttle, shift and steering commands into a single, easy-to-use device. Boaters can easily move a multi-engine boat in any direction, including sideways, diagonally or spinning 360 degrees on its own axis.

LB: How is the joystick operated? Miller: Point the joystick in the desired direction and push or twist it, using one hand and fingertip control. The intuitive design of the joystick lets anyone — from experienced captains to novices — maneuver large boats with ease and confidence.

LB: How do joysticks simplify the docking process? Miller: A larger boat, even with a bow thruster, can be daunting to dock. Your hands are moving constantly from the bow thruster control to the throttles and steering wheel. Even with all of that, moving the boat sideways is still nearly impossible. The joystick allows you to control all of those aspects with one hand and move the boat in exactly the right direction.

250-hp Verados. These are exceptionally smooth-shifting and quiet engines that further enhance the joystick system’s functionality.

LB: Can Joystick Piloting be retrofitted to my current engine? Miller: No. Joystick Piloting requires a specific Verado engine, so it’s only available on new boats, or if someone is going to undergo a full repower of their current boat.

LB: What comes standard with the Mercury Joystick Piloting System?

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Miller: Mercury Joystick Piloting comes standard with Skyhook digital anchor. This is one of our favorite features, as it can truly change the way someone boats or fishes. With the push of a button, the boat will lock onto your GPS position and heading — and hold you there. This is great while waiting for a drawbridge, for instance, or holding over a wreck while you fish. It also comes standard with an integrated autopilot system that allows the user to track towards a designated waypoint, lock in a desired heading or even plot a course over numerous waypoints.

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LB: What kind of system display is available? LB: How can joysticks take the “fear factor” out of first-time boat buyers? Miller: The joystick is simple and easy to use. After just a few minutes on the water, even a non-boater will grow comfortable using it. At Mercury we’ve put numerous novices on Joystick Piloting boats and had them bring boats greater than 30 feet into busy marinas, then dock them with ease. One of our favorite things to do is watch someone’s eyes light up after they achieve something they thought was impossible.

LB: What types of engines is a joystick appropriate for? Miller: Mercury offers joystick systems for our Zeus pod drives, Axius Joystick Piloting sterndrives and now outboards. For the outboards, it works with our 300- and

Miller: Captains will appreciate the all-new VesselView 4 and 7 displays that provide information regarding all boat systems in a single location. The displays highlight up-to-date information for more than 30 engine parameters, including fuel level and range, oil temperature and pressure, water depth, and more. They also offer advanced features such as Smart Tow, ECO-Screen, Troll Control, Cruise Control, and much more. LB A division of Brunswick Corporation, Mercury Marine provides engines, boats, services and parts for recreational, commercial and government marine applications. Its portfolio includes Mercury and Mariner outboard engines, MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages, propellers, inflatable boats, SmartCraft electronics, and Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils.

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

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Specifications

Bavaria Sport 39 Hardtop German engineering comes to North America.

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chtung! From the state of Bavaria in Germany comes Bavaria Motorboats. You may be familiar with Bavaria’s sailboats, but the company is now entering the North America market with three new powerboats, including the Sport 39 Hardtop. Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH has been building sail- and powerboats up to 55 feet since 1978, so it’s not their first time at the rodeo. All boats are manufactured in Giebelstadt, Germany, to maximize cost efficiencies and quality. The Sport 39 Hardtop comes with Volvo Penta diesel engines ranging from 260 hp (standard) to 370 hp. With the big engines, cruise at 27 knots (31 mph) up to a top speed around 35 knots (40 mph). If the interior could make a sound, it would probably be “SNAP!” The solid mahogany wood (light oak or teak optional) and veneer finish is a sharp contrast to the standard light upholstery and covered panel ceiling. Forward is a double berth with lockers, opening portholes and hatch. Additional accommodations are aft with twin berths, opening portholes and bench seat. Midship is the salon with port-side U-shaped settee and table. Across is the galley with ceramic cooktop, 12-volt

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LOA: 38'8" Beam: 13'1" Draft: 3'3" Weight (dry): 18,739 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 190 gals. Water Capacity: 66 gals. Power: Volvo Penta diesels (260 to 370 hp) Base Price: $377,197 w/ T-Volvo Penta D4-260 hp refrigerator, microwave and double stainless sink with cover. Take in a movie on the 22-inch TV. A single head has a basin sink, storage and shower stall. Since it’s a hardtop model, boating can easily be extended to the shoulder seasons — and in comfort. The starboard helm boasts a single seat, analog gauges, multifunction displays and adjustable steering. Lounge on the upholstered settee or sunpad. Entertaining is easy with a wetbar, 110-volt grill, 12-volt fridge and table in the cockpit. A large forward windshield and opening side windows offer commanding visibility. Gain more openness by activating the retractable sunroof. “This is a dynamic and elegant 39-foot speedboat,” says Bavaria North America general manager Blane Aarup. In pointing out some features, Aarup adds, “Its teak throughout, down to the extended swim platform, cockpit and side decks.” Underwater lights, bow thruster, hydraulic swim platform, air conditioning, generator, electronics and other items are options that can be added as desired. This boat could very well be the best thing to come out of Bavaria since Oktoberfest. LB


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Specifications LOA: 23'11" Beam: 8'6" Draft: 14" Weight (dry, w/o engine): 3,300 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 90 gals. Water Capacity: 12 gals. Power: 225 XL L6 DTS Mercury Verado four stroke (standard); 250 or 300 XL L6 Mercury Verado four stroke (optional) Base Price: $83,719 w/225 Mercury Verado

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ife’s complicated as it is, so why should your boat be complicated, too? Boston Whaler keeps it simple with a trio of new Dauntless models, including the 240. Simple, clean lines don’t minimize the wave-eating ability of the proven Whaler hull. With sharp entry, multi-strakes and hard chine, the 240 — coupled with an optional 300 Mercury Verado four-stroke outboard — can skim across the flats or dice the chop with ease. Cruise along at around 11 knots burning 5.5 gallons an hour; or bury the throttle and the 240 Dauntless tops out at around 46 knots, getting you out and back in a flash. Overall, the 240’s layout is simple on this center console-styled platform. Forward is the open bow with port and starboard seating, including folding backrests for forward-facing lounging. Drop in the bow cushion and it’s a sizeable sunpad. Hold tight to the ample bow railings that surround the area.

Boston Whaler 240 Dauntless The console has a forward padded seat with backrest and a livewell underneath, complete with rod holders on each side. Additional seating in the stern is on a flip-up bench seat with padded backrest. The helm seat has a reversing backrest to watch the water forward or the lines aft. The sizable console has room for a 7- or 9-inch navigation screen like the Raymarine e7D or e97 respectively, as well as VHF radio, SmartCraft gauges, switches, breakers and more. And the console doubles as a privacy compartment with portable head. Accessed from the starboard side via a latching door, you won’t have to go when someone has to go. Trick out the 240 Dauntless with the optional bow table, trim tabs, twin pedestal fishing seats, colored graphics, freshwater shower with 12-gallon tank, T-top, or other niceties. There’s also the All Activity Tower® with polling platform, ski/wakeboard racks and ski pylon. “We know that our customers are passionate about a wide range of activities, and they expect a boat to deliver not just functionality, but also enjoyment,” says Jeff Vaughn, Boston Whaler’s vice president of sales, marketing and customer service. “The new Dauntless models accomplish that by offering more versatility, more amenities and greater ease of use than ever.” And that’s keeping it simple. LB

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Keeping it simple.

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Formula 270 Bowrider

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Packed with so many features, it’s insane!

o some, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Well, the folks at Formula are far from insane, as they have revamped the 270 Bowrider with better results by doing things, well, differently. This redesigned ride is packed with features. Stylish hull graphics add curb appeal and inside colors and detailed stitching boost the “wow” factor. Newly designed is the starboard helm console, which keeps controls at your fingertips. Analog/digital chrome bezeled gauges are centered, flanked by columns of rocker switches. A leatherwrapped, stainless steel tilt steering wheel accentuates the vinyl-trimmed dash. Options like a Garmin GPS color chartplotter and Mercury DTS (Digital Throttle and Shift) round out the work area. Oh, and the helm seat is double wide and adjusts for sitting, standing or leaning against a bolster. To port is a dash with entertainment center (Clarion stereo, iPod/MP3/USB/12-volt ports) connected to four speakers. Inside the port console is a step-in compartment with portable head. Opt for the 13-gallon holding tank and molded sink to make the days longer (and more pleasant). Forward is an open bow seating area with padded backrests that converts to either forward facing lounges

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LOA: 27' Beam: 8'6" Draft: 3'4" Weight: 6,200 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 100 gals. Water Capacity: 14 gals. Power: MerCruiser or Volvo Penta, 300 to 430 hp Base Price: $133,170 w/MerCruiser 350 MAG ECT Bravo Three or chairs, or a full sun pad (thanks to filler cushions). Also redesigned is the optional cockpit wetbar, with solid Corian countertop, molded sink with integrated Corian cutting board, decanter shelf, cup holders and undercounter storage for cooler or fridge. Need a place to eat? There’s a cockpit table that stows in the engine room. Formula has maximized seating areas by making them super convertible; the backrests easily flip forward/aft creating seats/ pads, as well as individual conversation areas. And there’s plenty of room. An L-shaped portside lounge fits out the cockpit area and converts to a giant sun lounge thanks to the aforementioned flipping backrest. To starboard are bench seats in lieu of the bar. All seating is treated and weather resistant. Power options include MerCruiser or Volvo Penta engines, from 300 to 430 hp, so the choice is yours. “The new 2014 270 Bowrider offers the best in family boating,” says Wayne Porter, Formula vice president of sales. “Meeting the needs of today’s boater, the 270 BR provides the ultimate cockpit flexibility for family fun.” Formula may just be insane with all the features of the 270 Bowrider. But you’d be insane to pass it by. LB


by Capt. Tom Serio | boat spotlight

Specifications LOA: 23'6" Beam: 8'6" Draft: 2'11" Weight (w/engine): 4,440 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 57 gals. Water Capacity: N/A Power: 300 to 430 hp Base Price: Contact dealer

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hey’ll definitely see you streaking across the lake in the Larson LXi 238. Hip and chic in style, color and design, Larson builds the LXi series of family sportboats according to its tagline, “For real water, real fun and real life.” To battle less-than-kindly seas, the 238 features Larson’s exclusive SofRide Technology hull design. With a sharper transom deadrise assisted by longer strakes that improve lift, the 238 gets up and going — even in a chop. The “real life” component is evident all around. Bow seating with padded backrests, fully padded aft bench seat, under and cubby storage, refreshment center and freshwater system make this boat livable. Swing back the port console and there’s a head compartment with freshwater sink. The “fun” factor is what this boat’s all about! Hull color options include black, red, blue or grey, or choose the “Sport Package” that incorporates red or lime green graphics, interior accents, stainless access panels, black gelcoat color

Larson LXi 238 band, color-matched gauge accents, snap-in carpet and swim platform mat. There’s a “Lifestyle Package” that includes docking lights, transom shower and swim platform mat. Or go for the “Premium Sound Package” complete with stereo, amplifier, subwoofer and four lighted speakers. Top it off with the “Bimini Enclosure Package” that boasts top, curtains and bow cover, and you’re set to go. For added comfort, the top of the engine housing sports a sunpad, which extends to a full beam lounge when extra pads are positioned over the transom walk-throughs. A ski tow ring and four-step boarding ladder in the bow and stern assist for in-water activities. Powering the 238 is dependent upon need, and options abound. Larson makes available a host of Mercury powerplants, all inboard, from 300 to 430 hp. The manufacturer offers a plethora of extras to make buyers comfortable and assured when it comes to final selection of a boat. Dual battery chargers, high-back recliners, portable head with pump out, wakeboard tower… well, you get the idea. Check the company website, LarsonboaTs.com, for a complete list of options and pricing. Larson made a bold move with the LXi 238. Be bold and check it out for yourself. LB

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Bold is the name of the game.

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A multipurpose boat for the future.

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t was a beautiful summer day as I left Chicago behind and headed north to rendezvous with Jon Viestenz of Cruisers Yachts and BVK senior account executive Jenny Pandl (BVK is the ad agency that represents Cruisers). We planned to meet that morning at SkipperBud’s on Wisconsin’s Lake Geneva, a wonderful spot for a boat test (or just about anything else, for that matter.) Lake Geneva has been a playground for Chicago’s well heeled for more than 150 years. The boat we planned to put through her paces is a new entry to the Cruisers family for the 2014 Model Year: A proud member of the Cruisers Sport Series (SS), which features boats ranging in size from 21 to nearly 33 feet. This particular beauty is the 328 SS Bow Rider, the largest model in the lineup.

Get with the times For a variety of reasons, boats have been changing over the past few years to reflect the times. The 328 is an excellent example of this phenomenon. Let me explain. In the past, most boats were designed with a single purpose in mind: Fishing, cruising, racing, etc. Unlike the trend of days gone by, the 328 SS was designed to be a multi-purpose boat, perfectly well suited for day trips and cruising, watersports activities, and simple overnights (it sleeps a couple comfortably). The 328’s size allows for some interesting innovations. The boat is rather spacious at 32 feet, 11 inches overall, with a generous 10-foot, 6-inch beam. This means room for people — a LOT of people. The 328 will hold up to 16 passengers comfortably, and there’s plenty of space to stash the bodies. The open bow area seats half a dozen and comes with an optional pedestal table, which adds a little ambience. The bow cockpit is deep and sports full-size backrests and a raised grab rail to port and starboard. A deep v-bottom hull makes for a smooth, comfortable ride, even in slight chop. The J-shaped seating forward means two people can sit facing one another, something that’s a bit unusual in a typical bowrider configuration. Storage is abundant on this boat, with ample room located under each of the bow seats. Beneath the J-shaped seat is a standard, slide-out, 48-quart cooler perfect for keeping beverages cool on a hot, steamy day (or whenever, really). This placement is guaranteed to keep guests well hydrated throughout the afternoon/evening. Stainless steel drink holders are conveniently nestled into the bulwarks. And if you’re not keen on partying up front, then head aft… especially if you’ve got sun on your mind.

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CRUISERS 328 SS The 328’s aft transom bench folds back to form a wide sun pad for two, perfect for soaking up the day’s rays (or, in my case, indulging in a good book). If things get bumpy in the bow, there are numerous stainless grab rails mounted low to the caprail to soothe white knuckles. Inside is what really distinguishes the 328 from other boats in her class. Cruisers was able to design a cabin that includes standing headroom throughout, enclosed wet head, mini galley, TV, stereo… even air conditioning. Options are, of course, available, but the basics are guaranteed to get you by in style and comfort, not to mention the practical use of what might otherwise be considered a compact space. Kudos to the boat’s designer, who, in my opinion, deserves mounds of credit. A lot has been incorporated into just 30-something feet of space, and it has been done well and with efficiency — all while maintaining supreme functionality. Everything comes together swimmingly in the 328 SS, resulting in a finished product that’s as sleek as a Lear Jet.

Power and piloting The 328 offers both Volvo and MerCruiser inboard power options. The Volvo 320C engines turn Duo Prop outdrives and feature a joystick piloting option. Our test boat was outfitted with a MerCruiser 8.2 380 hp and cruised at a comfortable 35 mph. She topped out at a brisk 50 mph. The elegant, functional helm boasts carbon fiber paneling accented with brushed stainless steel and vinyl trim accents. The dash, wheel and joystick are pretty cool; almost aircraft-esque in their placement and appearance. Swivel seats for the captain add a nice, comfortable touch. If you’re looking for a go-anywhere, do-anything boat with the pep and performance of a typical bowrider but with the a-typical overnight capabilities of a small cabin cruiser, then you’ve got to put the Cruisers 328 SS on your short list. This boat isn’t short on anything, and it’s sure to impress. LB

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Standard Equipment

Limited 10-year hull and deck warranty; three-year hull blister warranty; premium gelcoat and accent colors; stainless/composite thru hulls; one-year stem-to-stern components warranty; vinylester barrier coat below waterline; battery disconnect switch; boarding steps; stainless steel flushmount cleats; composite seat cushions; stainless steel cup holders; custom fog-resistant gauges; cockpit overboard drains; automatic fire extinguisher; digital depth gauge; fourstep telescoping stern ladder; bilge pump light indicator; recessed halogen docking lights; interior cabin w/berth; 12-gallon fresh water shower; sundeck aft w/transom seating; extended swim platform; thru-bolted metal motor mount; walk-thru windshield; standard hull stripe; Bimini top and boot w/ stainless steel frame/trailering struts; bow and cockpit cover; 30-amp shore power.

Specifications

LOA: 32'11" Beam: 10'6" Draft (up/down): 27"/35.5" Weight (dry w/engine): 11,000 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 154 gals. Water Capacity: N/A Power: MerCruiser or Volvo Penta 300-380 hp Base Price: Contact dealer

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Yamaha Helm Master

Tech Talk

The latest technologies and innovations on display at this winter’s boat shows.

Honda Marine BF2.3 hp

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boat shows will dazzle spectators with revolutionary power and technology. Everyone wants boating to be easier, safer, cleaner and more fun. The world-class engines and electronics highlighted in the pages that follow will happily fulfill any boater’s wish list. Joystick technology makes steering and docking a delight. Slipping in and out of a tight situation is a cinch with just the touch of a finger and a twist of the wrist. It takes only minutes to learn how to use these nifty devices. Electric motors are becoming more prevalent, particularly on waterways where gasoline motors are forbidden. Now owners have a wider choice of engines with higher horsepower and range. Skippering a boat should be as simple as driving a car. Today it can be, with sophisticated electronics that allow the engine and navigation to be controlled on a single dashboard. There’s even an autopilot device that shows the way and takes you where you want to go. Pontoon boats are more popular than ever in the Midwest. Now they can be outfitted with an engine designed specifically for this application. A new, compact and lightweight 150-hp outboard has proven itself in waters from western Canada to Guadeloupe. It’s also the perfect option for boaters choosing to repower their boats, especially older models with transoms not designed to accommodate the weight of conventional four-strokes. Take an up-close and personal look at the world’s leading products on display at the 2014 winter boat shows. Company representatives look forward to greeting you and showing off the latest innovations that will help you enjoy the beautiful waters of the Great Lakes region more than ever before.

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Mercury Marine | 150 FourStroke The Mercury 150 FourStroke outboard’s exceptional durability, fuel efficiency and performance make it a top choice for offshore, inshore bay, flats, aluminum, bass, pontoon, runabout, RIBs and aluminum bass boats. Despite the naturally aspirated engine’s remarkably small size and light weight, the 150-hp outboard boasts a 3.0-liter, four-cylinder in-line configuration that easily creates superior power for single or twin applications. In fact, it has more displacement than any other 150-hp four-stroke engine, yet delivers excellent fuel efficiency at cruising speed. The engine will start and run consistently and last longer on any body of water in the world. It has endured severe field testing in applications as varied as cold, 20-foot saltwater swells off the west coast of Canada to commercial fishing in the warm waters of the Bahamas and the unprotected seas around Guadeloupe. The 150 FourStroke handled thousands of hours of hard-core, severe, real-world testing in conditions the average boat operator will never endure — and passed all tests with flying colors. The massive torque curve of the new 150 FourStroke ensures that even the heaviest boats will plane quickly. If boaters require room to fish, this multi-use engine fits nicely under poling platforms on flats boats and in pontoon motor wells. It’s also a great option for boaters choosing to repower their boats, especially older models with transoms not designed to accommodate the weight of conventional four-strokes. MERCURYMARINE.COM

Volvo Penta | Glass Cockpit Volvo Penta’s Glass Cockpit allows boaters the luxury of an all-integrated control and monitoring system that gathers driver information — including warnings and alarms — and displays it on high-tech monitors. The easy-to-use dashboard controls both the engine and navigation. The driver decides what functions should be displayed on the screens and how they should be distributed. Depending on boat type and size, one or more displays can be mounted on the dashboard. The screens are available in sizes from 8 to 19 inches. Similar to a state-of-the-art automobile dashboard, all screens alight simultaneously when the boat is powered up. The easy-to-handle, pinch-to-zoom displays provide instant control. All settings, including instrument dimming, are carried out concurrently at the helm and flybridge. With the Glass Cockpit system, captains appreciate a common, ergonomic design — and interface — for the whole dashboard, with push-buttons on the controls and touch-buttons on the screens. The unique auto guidance feature searches through all relevant charts to create a route that’s easy to follow, avoiding shallow water, buoys and other obstacles. Coupled with the autopilot, it not only shows the way, it takes you there. VOLVOPENTA.COM

Yamaha | Helm Master Joystick To call Yamaha’s Helm Master simply a joystick would be to sell it short. The sophisticated device not only makes docking easier, it provides multiple control functions that free up boaters to enjoy their day on the water. Great Lakes marinas are often crowded. Helm Master allows boaters to slip in and out with the greatest of ease. The skipper can concentrate on docking without minding multiple operating devices. In tight quarters, Helm Master allows movement of the boat with the joystick — not only fore, aft, port and starboard, but the stick can be rotated for turning and positioning the boat. Helm Master all but eliminates the need for bow thrusters (in most boats), and the boat’s engines can operate at higher rpm for increased control. Apart from docking, Helm Master offers unique, advanced features. Maximizing performance is easy with automatic trim control. When activated, the outboards will automatically trim up or down at a given rpm. Maintaining throttle setting is as quick as touching a button. Speed control can set rpm throughout the range of the engines. Single lever throttle control also is standard. The Helm Master system incorporates a new Electronic Key System (EKS), which allows it to be powered without the use of a conventional key. Yamaha’s Y-COP® theft deterrent feature is built in. YAMAHAOUTBOARDS.COM

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Seven Marine | 557 Outboard Seven Marine has positioned its 557 squarely between comparably powerful inboard set-ups and multiple outboard riggings. The 557 affords boaters the opportunity to experience the power and conveniences previously exclusive to inboard, luxury sport yachts plus all the performance and efficiency inherent to outboards. While inboards routinely pump out more than 500 hp, outboard enthusiasts looking to go as far as possible, as fast as possible, have until now been stuck with one option: Rig a boat with multiple low-output motors, with the associated weight, drag and hassle of servicing three or more motors. Thanks to its unprecedented 557 hp and myriad technological innovations, the Seven Marine 557, with its General Motors supercharged LSA V8 (Cadillac CTS-V, Camaro ZL1), stands apart in the outboard marketplace. The engine is lightweight, all-aluminum, fuel-injected and supercharged. Closed-loop cooling, an ECU-controlled octane scaler, and dual 3.5-inch exhaust are among the technological advances Seven Marine has brought to the outboard market. Seven Marine’s close relationship with ZF Marine has culminated in the world’s first outboard application of ZF’s Joystick Maneuvering System (JMS), as well as the incorporation of a ZF CAN-bus controlled disc-clutch transmission that works in conjunction with Seven’s proprietary twin-pinion gear case. The twin-pinion gear case and unique drivetrain affords endless gearing options, while Seven’s collaboration with Hering Performance Propellers ensures that the right props are available for nearly unlimited applications. SEVEN-MARINE.COM

Evinrude | Pontoon Series and High Output E-TECs BRP-Evinrude has designed an E-TEC outboard engine built specifically to address the needs of pontoon owners. The Pontoon Series outboards are available in 90-, 115- and 150-hp options. Furthermore, the 90-hp engine comes in two different models: The E90SL and E90SNL. These new offerings are the ideal choice for any mid-size-to-larger pontoon application. New features include rubber motor mounts to reduce vibration transmitted to the boat and special gear ratios and large displacement cylinder blocks that provide abundant torque and high thrust. Of course, the Pontoon Series still offers all of the best-in-class features of the entire Evinrude E-TEC lineup. In addition, the recently introduced Evinrude E-TEC 90 H.O. is an exceptionally reliable and durable outboard engine, which makes it perfect for the rough waters of the Great Lakes. Whether it’s fishing or watersports, boaters will be able to effortlessly cut through big waves thanks to the 90 H.O.’s natural two-stroke advantage. Furthermore, all Evinrude E-TEC engines, including the Pontoon Series, have 3 years/300 hours no-dealer-scheduled maintenance, which means boaters can spend more time exploring the expansive lakes and less time in the shop. When winter rolls around, Evinrude E-TEC Pontoon Series and 90 H.O. owners won’t have to visit a dealer because all Evinrude E-TEC engines automatically fog themselves in minutes. This simple winterization process saves consumers both time and money. EVINRUDE.COM

Elco | EP-10000 Great Lakes boaters often encounter strong winds and choppy conditions — a challenge for any propulsion system, but particularly for electric motors. The Elco EP-10000 is a great option for sailboats, launches and catamarans between 40 and 85 feet that require between 75 and 125 hp. The EP-10000’s long range can be extended by adding an on-board generator, perfect for day trips across large bodies of water. Using a generator also enables boating enthusiasts to realize more “bang for their buck,” as one gallon of diesel used to recharge the batteries will carry them up to two times farther than one gallon of diesel used for propulsion. The EP-10000 provides a smooth, quiet, vibration-free experience that’s environmentally friendly. Boaters don’t have to worry about emissions or oil/fuel leaks. Elco electric motors help keep the Great Lakes clean so that future generations can enjoy swimming, fishing, boating and other recreational activities. The EP-10000 is rated for 50,000 hours. Despite its power and performance, it has a simple, plug-and-play design that significantly reduces installation and maintenance costs. The brushless AC motor has only one moving part and doesn’t use the peripheral parts or systems of diesel motors (e.g. fuel pumps) that can fail and require regular replacement. The EP-10000 doesn’t have to be commissioned and decommissioned like its diesel counterparts; boaters simply need to keep the batteries charged. This effectively extends the boating season, enabling Great Lakes boaters to take advantage of late autumn and early spring days. ELCOMOTORYACHTS.COM

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Torqeedo | Deep Blue Electric Outboard Torqeedo has been recognized for its innovative electric outboards, especially in the smaller horsepower range (up to 8 hp). Now, with an 80-hp motor, the company supports electric mobility in the higher horsepower ranges. The company’s Deep Blue electric outboard offers the typical Torqeedo benefits to higher performance classes: Outstanding efficiency to give greater power and range from a limited battery supply, together with more convenience. Deep Blue features an onboard computer that uses GPS to calculate remaining range, as well as displays travel time and direction to individual waypoints. It also provides increased safety, thanks to automotive standards in the battery technology and redundant electrical components. Torqeedo has established a partnership with Johnson Controls, the world’s leading automotive suppliers of battery technology. Lithium batteries from the automotive industry were developed for maritime applications. As a result, the Deep Blue system’s batteries come with a 9-year capacity warranty. Boat owners on waters where the use of gasoline motors is limited or forbidden will appreciate Deep Blue. It’s an industrially developed and manufactured product with benefits in price-performance ratio, comfort and safety. Deep Blue from Torqeedo won the marine industry’s prize for the most important innovation of the year in 2012: The prestigious DAME Award. The award, presented each year at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam, takes many factors into account when selecting a recipient, including design, styling, quality of construction, overall impact on the marine industry, level of innovation, cost effectiveness and favorable environmental impact. In its report, the jury praised Torqeedo’s groundbreaking research and development, saying, “In bringing this truly original product to the marine market, Deep Blue’s designers have achieved a first-class package that offers convenience, price worthiness and performance.” The jury selected Deep Blue out of 115 marine industry innovations from 25 countires as the overall winner. TORQEEDO.COM/US

Honda Marine | BF2.3 and BF250 Outboards Precious things come in small packages… or is bigger actually better? Honda Marine has both ends of the spectrum covered with its BF2.3 and BF250 engines. The BF2.3-hp engine is the smallest and most lightweight Honda model, and the BF250-hp engine is the most powerful Honda product offering. Weighing only 29.5 pounds, the BF2.3 is the lightest four-stroke outboard motor in America, according to Honda. The single-cylinder, 57.2-cc engine incorporates a number of innovative features, including Shallow Water Drive, Twist Grip Throttle, Front-Mount Carrying Handle, and 4-Front Corrosion Protection. Within the package is an engine that optimizes performance, has best-in-class fuel economy and offers reduced emissions (as compared to the Honda BF2 model it replaces). The Centrifugal Clutch on the Honda BF2.3 maintains a smooth idle for easy trolling, automatically engaging the propeller when the throttle is advanced. The engine also incorporates a Full Swivel Bracket designed to enhance overall durability by reducing vibration to the tiller handle. And since the outboard does not require a water pump, clogging and drainage from weeds or sand are never a concern. The Honda BF250 four-stroke engine is the newest and most powerful outboard to join the Honda Marine lineup — and it’s now become the company’s flagship model. The design of the BF250 incorporates a number of advanced technological innovations that contribute to the engine’s high fuel economy and superior performance. MaRinE.hOnDa.COM

Check out these new techonolgies for yourself! Visit lakElanDbOaTing.COM and click on “Events” to find a boat show near you.

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the docks

After Dark

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s a freelance writer and photographer, I’ve covered big-boat shows for close to 10 years now, and they’re still a bit magical: Gleaming finishes, cool toys and great crew. When shooting with a digital camera, it’s usually easier to photograph a yacht during daylight hours. But for me, nighttime is the right time to capture yachts in their natural lighting, as I did at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Lighting a house, building or structure takes a bit of science, and it’s no different for the floating palaces. Yachts take on a different characteristic when lit after dark, and I opt to shoot them as-is, with their existing light setup, to show them in native form. I rarely ever use additional lighting or even a flash when shooting at night. It has allowed me to create a bit of a niche business. Why? Because others either don’t want to take the time or don’t want to learn how it’s done. I don’t see anyone else walking the docks late into the evenings. Am I crazy? Maybe a little, but as long as I have the proper tools with me and know how to use them (a Nikon D600 with 24-85 mm lens, in this case, and a nice cigar or two), I’ll stay up to get what I need.

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A behind-the-scenes (and behind-the-lens) look at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. When the sun goes down, the docks light up. And it’s easier than you think to take great photos of your own boat after dark. Story A nd PhotoS By CAPt. tom SerIo

Camera primer

I’m not going in depth here about camera function and such; this is more of a primer for those who’ve always wanted to shoot at night, but were hesitant or didn’t know how. One thing you do need is patience — for the right night and the proper setup. And, of course, practice, practice, practice. For great results, you’ll need to learn the manual settings of your camera and not shoot everything in automatic mode. Adjustment of the shutter speed, aperture, both or either will vary results. Also, white balance settings may vary depending on light types and intensity. And ISO adjustments will be necessary depending on speed and saturation of light on the sensor. To clarify, aperture refers to the opening of the lens’ diaphragm, regulating the amount of light that passes through and measured in f/stops. The higher the f/stop number, the smaller the aperture opening. White balance controls the way a camera sees light, like keeping white objects looking white in various environments. ISO

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is the sensitivity of the image sensor; the lower the number, the less sensitive the camera is to light, and the finer the grain.

The secret weapon

I’ve had many people tell me they don’t take good night photos when they try to hold the camera still. With shutter speeds lasting anywhere from a few fractions of a second to a few seconds due to the low-light environment, you’ll rarely be able to hold it still enough. My secret weapon? A tripod. A good, rigid stand that won’t vibrate in the wind. It may cost a few hundred bucks, but if you’re serious about getting out and shooting, make the investment. I use a Manfrotto tripod with collapsible aluminum legs, adjustable center column and quick release tripod head for interchanging cameras. Boat shows are only in town for a few days, and you’re forced to get out and get the shots despite weather conditions. I won’t shoot in the rain, but in most all other conditions I’m out there. Wind is not a yacht photographer’s friend, as it brings many variables into play. First, your subject is likely moving — and so might the platform that you’re standing on (like a floating dock, as is the case in Fort Lauderdale). Right there exists a recipe for disaster. Vibrations also can cause problems, like when you’re shooting from a bridge and traffic is zooming past (yes, bridges do flex). Add in poor lighting, and you have your work cut out for you. To alleviate some or all of the above challenges, learn how to use the shutter speed and aperture settings on your camera. For moving objects, you’ll want a faster shutter; but then you’ll also need to have the aperture open to allow more light in. If underexposed, raise the ISO to 400, 800, 2400 or more, depending on camera type. Remember: The higher the ISO, the more noise or grain will be in the photo.

Subject matter

Okay, so you think you’re ready to hit the docks? The next question you should be asking yourself is, “What do I shoot?” Remember that it’s not what you see from your eye level, but what the camera picks up from the location of the lens. It may be higher or lower than your eye and produce a different perspective than what was originally expected. Find interesting stuff, like scenes, lighting effects, colors, objects, perspectives, etc. It could be an entire object, or just part of one. Look at things from different angles: High, low, sideways. And you may have to step away to take it all in. For example, the fireworks photo (page 33) was taken across the waterway from the show, to incorporate some of the yachts into the foreground while at the same time capturing the pyrotechnics. The trick with fireworks is that

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you don’t know what will launch next in terms of height, intensity or trail, so it’s a bit of a guessing game setting the shutter and aperture. But you’ll learn with practice. When the fireworks commenced, the yachts created a nice display themselves all lit up (opening spread, pages 32-33). The searchlights and clouds add drama, and the hotel adds perspective. The motorcycles photo (page 32) is an example of part of an object. They were located on the upper deck of a beautiful yacht, but the lights on the bikes caught my attention and became the subject.

Expert advice

Frame your photos. There’s a general principle called “The Rule of Thirds,” where you divide an image into thirds, horizontally and vertically, and the subject is aligned in two-thirds of the view. It’s supposed to give balance and focus to an image by not having the subject directly in the center. But I’m of the school that rules are meant to be broken, and I don’t always follow them to a “T.” Which is perfectly okay, as photos are subjective creations. Shoot from different locations. From the docks, you see the stern of the yachts; but a shot from the roadway bridge offers a difference. Get friendly with some of the yachts’ crew, who usually allow me on board to snap a photo or two from the upper deck or bow. Pull in the environment. Many yachts have underwater lights that add pizzazz, so include them for cool effect. Here you may need to adjust shutter and aperture for best balance and results. It’s tricky to shoot after dark. But with knowledge and practice, you, too, can create dramatic, awe-inspiring images. Perhaps even worthy of a magazine feature. LB

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Lake Charlevoix charmed Ernest Hemingway and generations of resorters who followed. Today, its eastern gateway town of Boyne City, Michigan is doing the same. by kim schneider

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nderneath the oversized canvases Walloon Lake Lake Lake Michigan of Michigan sunsets and Northern Charlevoix Lights, across from a pendant depicting the patron Boyne City saint of mariners and not far from a lounging shop Grand Traverse dog, sits a small sign on a desk at the Boyne’s Beyond Bay Borders gift shop. It reads: “Be nice or leave.” If you aren’t at first sure how to take that message, just wander the lakefront parks and charming harbors of this town wrapped around the eastern end of Lake Charlevoix. As the weekly Farmer’s Market winds down Traverse City against the backdrop of a lake glistening in the sunlight, a young boy waves high a sign offering pumpkins — all free. Down the street, in what’s known as the town’s arts district, Lake Street Market owner Liz Glass does charge for her cleverly-named sandwiches, wines and other gourmet picnic fare. But the goodwill is just as evident when you mention how nice it’d be to have a fresh-made bagel with imported cheese delivered to a boat slip some morning. “Of course,” she replies, even though there’s no formal delivery service in place. “We’d find a way to get it there. Just tell us when.” An organized, decade-long Main Street effort has led to a shared ethic of friendly, as well as a lively artistic vibe that belies the town’s small size. The sounds of folk guitars, country, blues and rock waft from multiple street corners each Friday night when summer’s “Stroll the Streets” event brings music, street performers and deals to town. Every month brings a featured festival — or three — like February’s Chocolate Covered Boyne culinary celebration, March’s Irish Heritage Fest, or May’s Morel Mushroom Festival celebration of a North Woods favorite delicacy. Destination restaurants and Torch Lake

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galleries also draw visitors by car and boat, and some $1 million in architectural restorations lend a back-in-time feel to the red brick facades of the one-time lumber boomtown. Yet the main attraction is the one celebrated in the official town motto: “Where Life Meets Lake.”

All roads lead to the lake The city’s main streets all end in Lake Charlevoix, if they don’t run along it, and there’s an objective basis for the local claim that you’re visiting the “best lake East of the Rockies.” A 2012 USA Today reader poll proclaimed Lake Charlevoix a close runner-up to the nation’s top vote-getter, Lake Tahoe. One reader proclaimed it’s “Where the Gods swim,” describing the lake as spiritual in its clarity and the way the color is offset by surrounding hills of every shade of green. Another reader mentioned its sandy beaches, fruitful fishing, mysterious loons, quaint towns and world-class sunsets. The way its clear, deep, often turquoise blue is ringed by a shallow ledge also, readers noted, lends itself perfectly to a relaxed day of anchoring with the family. From Boyne City’s newly expanded marina, Lake Michigan is just a 15-mile boat trip west to the port of Charlevoix. The outlet offers a rare inland lake connection to the rest of the world via the Great Lakes. Within even easier reach are several other quaint towns with their own vacation traditions, perfect for day trips. East Jordan, an artist enclave located at the tip of the lake’s southern arm, is notable for its glass blowers and potters and easy access to the fast-flowing Jordan River, designated both a National Wild and Scenic River and a blue-ribbon trout stream. Jordan Valley Outfitters even offers popular, if unusual, winter river trips in a large blue raft that floats past ice formations resembling lace. Trips stop for a snowshoe hike through woods glistening with untouched snow, hot chocolate and bonfire at the river’s edge. If you’re looking for a boat slip, fuel, repairs or a boat to rent in this area, Swan Valley Marina is a full-service marina in operation for more than 70 years. They offer a full line of watercraft rentals, including open bow ski boats, pontoons, fishing boats and WaveRunners. They are also an authorized dealer for ShoreStation docks and hoists. Charlevoix, at the lake’s far end, offers vibrant restaurants and galleries. It’s also a gateway to Lake Michigan resort towns like Harbor Springs and Petoskey, notable for its multiple galleries, Victorian architecture and the Bay View Association Chautauqua community. A cottage community that started as a United Methodist Church-run tent camp, Bay View has

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sandwich photo courtesy of lake street market ; waterpark photo courtesy of boyne ; marina photo courtesy of harbor house publishers


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Fun Fests Come summer, Boyne City throws a festival each week — sometimes more. And there are visitworthy events taking place in all seasons, none with more history than the mushroom-loving Morel Festival (morelfest.com) held for more than 50 years the third weekend each May. Manytime champion Anthony Williams once collected 600 morels in a 90-minute hunt featured at the festival, but now he shares tips on guided festival tours, a highlight that rivals April’s Taste of Boyne sampling of the delicacy as prepared by chefs from more than a dozen area restaurants. Two of the city’s newer festivals are similarly worth planning a visit around. The SoBo Arts Festival features a juried art show, music and entertainment and is held the last weekend of June. And the streets close each year the second week of July for the fast-growing, adrenalinepumping Boyne Thunder, with its featured event a poker run by high-performance boats. For a complete list of year-round festivals and fun, visit boynechamber.com.

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throughout history hosted some of the top thinkers of its day, bringing speakers like William Jennings Bryan and Helen Keller to the Midwest. Concerts, and its weekly summer lectures on religion and life, remain open to the general public.

City born of a dream There’s something special, though, about Boyne City that you’ll sense as you sit atop one of the many benches situated along the water’s edge, or occupy a waterside table at Cafe Santé and feast dreamily on European-style mussels and frites while looking out over a blazing patio bonfire. Even without the culinary magic, the surrounding hills create a valley feel, as if this spot is somehow removed from the rest of the world. In 1856, New Yorker Harriet Miller got a picture of just such a place in a dream of a cabin located on the shore of a bear-shaped lake. The dream was so vivid that she set out with husband John to find the home she believed to be her destiny. On the north shore of Lake Charlevoix, she found a vacated cabin and settled in, and the town’s name came when they wandered past a small stream and christened it the Boyne River, after a similarly clear stream in John’s native country of Ireland. The beloved couple wasn’t the only Charlevoix County leaders thought to be drawn by divine forces. Nearly a decade earlier, in 1848, Jesse James Strang helped to write one of the strangest chapters in Midwestern history when he claimed to have received a directive from God to form a Mormon colony on Beaver Island in Lake Michigan, just off the coast of Charlevoix. He proclaimed himself King of Beaver Island and was eventually elected to the state legislature before being assassinated by disgruntled followers in 1856. While the Beaver Island colony disbursed, Boyne City grew with the help of its many old-growth forests. At the town’s industrial peak, three sawmills were operating along the lakefront with a tannery and other industries. The population swelled to 7,000 — about double the town’s current size. The area’s lumber boom was at its height when Dr. Clarence Hemingway and his wife, Grace, of Oak Park, Illinois, first came by train and steamship to nearby Walloon Lake, just a few miles north of Lake Charlevoix, and built Windemere Cottage as their summer home. They returned year after year, and the experiences their young son, Ernest, had amid the lumber camps, trout streams and Native American villages of that day would form the basis for his popular Nick Adams stories.

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The infamous author was known for his escapades at an early age, or so you’ll learn in a visit to the Red Fox Inn, a Hemingway-themed bookstore located in the two-shop enclave of Horton Bay just northeast of Boyne City. Pay attention to the hand-painted sign on the porch suggesting you inquire about a “Last Good Country Tour.” The tour offers you a guided walk through the actual spots (and tales of the people) that inspired Hemingway’s stories. You’ll also hear a few inside bits from store owner Jim Hartwell, the grandson of original owner Vollie Fox — the man who taught Hemingway to fish. He’ll lead you to Ten Mile Point, where in “The End of Something,” Nick Adams dumps the not-fictional local girl Marjorie Bump and perhaps tell of the time young Ernest got up in the night, rang the school bell until all the lights in town were on, then went back to bed.

Year-round tourism from a chairlift Year-round tourism grew dramatically when a young Studebaker dealer named Everett Kircher decided the state needed a ski resort and used elevation maps to pinpoint a promising spot just 7 miles from Boyne City. He bought the land for $1 from a farmer who believed in the vision and couldn’t grow anything on the steep slopes. Kircher then installed one of the earliest chairlifts ever built. A pioneer in both lifts and snowmaking, Kircher grew Boyne Mountain into the largest ski resort between New England and the Rockies and expanded the season by laying out the first nine-hole golf course himself and hiring architects like Robert Trent Jones Jr. for further development. Today, you can book a room at the Alpine-themed Mountain Grand Lodge and watch kids rejoice as the family heads to the attached Avalanche Bay, the state’s largest indoor water park. There are slopes for skiers and snowboarders of every level, but those who prefer alternate adventures are in luck, too, with horse-drawn sleigh rides, tubing parks, new fat tire winter bike rentals, and even a zipline adventure course. Spring brings segway tours and fly fishing instruction. More public land with a view is located at Young State Park, just outside the Boyne City limits. Long stretches of sandy beach are perfect for quiet strolls and especially popular with boaters, as are the camp’s rental cabins. Those with more gracious lodging accommodations in mind will love the nestled-in-the-pines feel of Horton Creek Bed and Breakfast. There, rooms with woodsy names like Bear, Moose and Treetop fit well with the log cabin-like interiors. For world-class sunset views and the roominess of a condominium, the popular choice is Water Street Inn, right on Lake Charlevoix in Boyne City.

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This charming condominium beachfront hotel offers one-bedroom condos within easy walking distance of shopping, dining and marina. All rooms include kitchenette, living room with fireplace, and patio or balcony overlooking their beach and beautiful Lake Charlevoix. Take advantage of their great offseason rates.

Shop SoBo This is a town made for strolling, both for the open space along the waterfront and a vibrant business district that’s considered a model for others across the state. What started as a joke — the creation of an arts district called SoBo (South Boyne) — instead had a “Name it and they will come” effect. The colorful, modified Manhattan logo now graces a section of Lake Street that boasts a handful of galleries and other shops, including the light-filled Freshwater Studio. Here, visitors can shop under a classic boat that hangs from the ceiling for full-sized log beds or delicate jewelry — all made by Michigan artists. Nestled in the beating heart of downtown Boyne City is a brand new marina and residential condo development being marketed and sold by Kidd & Leavy Real Estate. Dubbed The Marina at One Water Street and The Resort Cottages at One Water Street respectively, this upscale property situated at the west end of town is perfect for folks looking to plant some firm roots in the shadow of Lake Charlevoix. The Marina at One Water Street is a 24-slip floating marina constructed by esteemed builder Flotation Dock Systems of Cedarville, Michigan. Slips (twelve 40-foot slips, seven 65-foot slips and five 80-foot slips) are currently available for lease or sale. Construction on The Resort Cottages is slated to begin in Spring 2014. The property includes 15 single family, detached condo residences, nine of which are located on the waterfront. For more information about the maria or cottages, contact Wally Kidd at 231-838-2700 or wkidd@kiddleavy.com. Water Street’s appeal is the shopping and dining variety, as well as the history of buildings that sport ceilings of copper or tin. Sip a latte and peruse a new or used book at the Local Flavor Bookstore and Internet Café; pick up a travel tea press or cooperative game at Inspired Living; or try the Mayan fry bread tacos with a margarita at the Red Mesa Grill where, come summer, you’ll always find a line. Across the street, Boyne’s Beyond Borders invites you to think outside the norm with its unusual selection of jewelry and crafts from around the world. But owner Jon Bautel says he mostly wants shop visitors to feel at home and like friends. Good friends. LB

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Plan Your Trip n Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce: boynechamber.com; 231-582-6222 n Petoskey Area Convention and Visitors Bureau: petoskeyarea.com; 800-845-2828 n Boyne City Marina and city services: boynecitymarina.com; cityofboyne.com; 231-582-7361 n Young State Park: michigan.gov/dnr; 231-582-7523 n Boyne Mountain: boyne.com/boynemountain; 800-462-6963 n Water Street Inn: boynewaterstreetinn.com; 800-456-4313 n Boyne City Main Street: boynecitymainstreet.com; 231-582-6597 n Lake Street Market: lakestreetmarket.com; 231-582-4450 n Boyne’s Beyond Borders: boynesbeyondborders.com;231-582-1063 n Cafe Santé: magnumhospitality.com/cafesante; 231-582-8800 n Red Mesa Grill: magnumhospitality.com/redmesa; 231-582-0049

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Must-stops for Hemingway Fans n Harsha House, Charlevoix. See Hemingway’s original marriage certificate or buy one in poster form for $2. n W.A.R.D. Gallery of Fine Art, Harbor Springs. Located inside the historic train station through which thousands of trains (including ones taken by the Hemingways) would pass each summer. Now, you’ll find French antiques and contemporary art. n The Terrace Inn (theterraceinn.com) and The Bay View Inn (staffords.com), Bay View. Access to all the private amenities of scenic Bay View, where Hemingway spent a winter working on “Torrents of Spring.” Reserve the Hemingway Room at the Terrace Inn, and you’ll sleep under a fly rod Hemingway once used and have “A Farewell to Arms” at your bedside. n Greensky Hill Indian Methodist Church (greenskyhill.com), Charlevoix. A sacred place to the Native Americans Hemingway wrote about as the Indian Camp in his Nick Adams stories. n Red Fox Inn, Horton Bay. Hemingway-themed bookstore and more. n City Park Grill (cityparkgrill.com) and Jesperson’s Restaurant, Petoskey. Such popular Hemingway hangouts that today’s owners can point to his favorite stool. n The Little Traverse History Museum (petoskeymuseum.org), Petoskey. Watch a videotaped walking tour and see the typewriter Hemingway used at Potter’s Rooming House.

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above the waterline | by Dave Wallace

Fail to Sail Cruising with no mast is just no good.

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am aware that this publication tends to focus on powerrather than sailboats, but this is merely a propulsion preference. At heart we all share the same love of our lakes — and the challenge of keeping our vessel(s) of choice in safe, dependable operating condition. As for the purity of sail power, the “rag baggers” must admit to needing an internal combustion boost for docking, anchor setting and making headway on calm days. Even then, they still have a mast and boom to proclaim their status. The idea of launching a cruising sailboat without a mast would be an unthinkable embarrassment — unless fate should decree it in non-negotiable terms. For my eldest daughter and her husband, their decree from fate made itself known during the lowest period of our recent Great Lakes low-water challenge. From the very beginning of their full-time involvement with boating, my daughter and son-in-law chose the Grand Traverse Bay area of Lake Michigan as their homeport waters. This included the need for winter storage, along with the seasonal routines of fall haul-out and spring launching. Back when springtime water levels continued to fall, so did the hopes for a normal boating season. Dredging became both a priority issue and, in some cases, a budgeting challenge. State and municipal funds would become involved, but private funding would also be challenged. Dredging is not necessarily an equal opportunity activity. After an early spring visit to their storage facility, my young crew returned home with the good news that dredging was scheduled for their area of the bay, and spring launch would take place without a hitch — except, at the time of their visit, the dredging fate of the water at their alternate mast storage facility had yet to be confirmed. Without deeper water to bring the boat into the slip where mast-hoisting equipment was available, there would be no sail power for the summer. And moving the mast overland to an alternative dredged location wouldn’t work. The hoisting gear is not portable, and doing it by muscle power alone is not an option. At this point you might be wondering: Why is not having a mast such a big deal? After all, they still have their boat to live on… and it still has a diesel engine to cruise with, right? And often the winds are so light that sailors cruise under power anyway. This is true — to a point. But if you’ve never seen a sailboat without a mast, you have no idea how weird they appear.

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

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All of the symmetry that makes sailboats look so well balanced is gone. What remains is an embarrassingly weird profile that seems more related to a barge than a boat. It’s the marine version of driving to the lake without tires, or walking to the beach naked. It’s just flat-out wrong! Needless to say, my daughter and her husband were deeply concerned about mast availability; but they also are creative realists. They are fully aware that their diesel power can take them anywhere they wish to go, so all they need is a bit of image enhancement to substitute that obvious emptiness out on the foredeck. Without even leaving the boat to go shopping, they found a solution. (Not a practical one, mind you, but a solution nonetheless.) Obviously, there’s no appropriate stand-in for the towering grandeur of a mast. The concept focused more on the creative attitude of the crew rather than a serious attempt at a working substitute. They realized they had a shirt on board, plus dingy oars and a broom. Ladies and gentlemen… behold the marinized “scarecrow” solution! LB

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