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MARQUIS 42

Head-turning design paired with lively performance. p. 26

RIVIERA 505 SUV

GREAT (INLAND) LAKES

It’s all about the mezzanine lounge. p. 30

Explore off the beaten path this summer at some smaller bodies of water. p. 34

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Rochester, NY: A stronghold for the arts, good food and history. p. 38




TABLE OF CONTENTS

Features

Boat Test: Marquis 42

Attention-grabbing design with performance to match. by Capt. Arnie Hammerman ................................................26 A stylish and versatile cruiser with a unique mezzanine. by Capt. Arnie Hammerman ...............................................30

Great Lakes Near the Great Lakes

Looking for a change of scenery? These 10 great lakes serve up quiet waters, spectacular views and more than their fair share of delights. by Craig Richie ........................................ 34

Port of Call: Rochester, NY

With an industrial history and thriving modern art scene, Rochester, New York is a top-notch destination on Lake Ontario. by Margaret Steiss ....................................... 38

ON THE COVER

Our Boat Test contributor Capt. Arnie Hammerman usually lets his sense of practicality guide him when it comes to boats. When he saw the sleek styling of the M42, however, he knew he wanted to give it a spin. Turns out the M42 has beauty and a fun, lively performance on the water to match. Maybe sometimes it is okay to judge a book by its cover.

38 Departments

From the Helm......................................................................... 4 Dockbox .................................................................................... 6

Calendar ................................................................................... 8 Scuttle............................................................................................ 10

Great Gear ............................................................................ 14 Don’t Hesitate to Renovate................................................. 16

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Safety First ............................................................................. 17

Beneath the Surface............................................................. 18

Electronics ............................................................................. 20 Cruising with Kids................................................................. 21 Boat Spotlights: EdgeWater, HCB, Pardo, Tiara .............. 22

Lakeshore Life: Macatawa, MI ........................................... 44 Marina Watch: Rogers City Marina .................................. 46 Marine Marketplace ............................................................ 47 Classifieds .............................................................................. 63

Classic Craft ......................................................................... 64

P H O T O C O U R T E S Y O F C O M M U N I C AT I O N S BUREAU, CITY OF ROCHESTER

Boat Test: Riviera 505 SUV



FROM THE HELM

CONTRIBUTORS

BY SARAH KOLLMORGEN

Cruise into Summer A

ARNIE HAMMERMAN

s July rolls around, we’re entering prime summer boating season, filled with long days of sunshine, afternoons on the water and evenings spent grilling. While some of you may still be practicing social distancing and some of you may be escaping to the water to unwind, I think everyone can agree that it’s never a bad time to plot out your next boating Rochester’s Harborfest adventure — no matter how big or small. You’ll have plenty of new and perhaps known destinations to choose from in this month’s Summer Hotspots issue. Our Port of Call takes us to Rochester, New York, an excellent city for a weekend away for history, art and craft beer lovers alike (p. 38). If you’d like to really change things up for the remainder of your summer, check out our feature on 10 notable inland lakes worth visiting (p. 34). There is a lake for everyone, whether you’re looking to fish, get away from the hustle and bustle, or get your adrenaline pumping with some watersports. If your kids are getting a little older, maybe this is the summer when they take more responsibility on the boat. Diane Seltzer has good tips on ways to encourage your kids to step up as first mate. Whether you spend the summer exploring new hotspots or old haunts — or simply cruising from your couch — we hope you’re staying safe and healthy. See you on the water! ★

Arnie Hammerman grew up on Lake Michigan and learned to boat while cruising extensively with his family. At the age of 23, he got his first USCG Masters License. He has run private yachts, charters and deliveries ever since. He has worked in marine publishing for more than 20 years, touring factories, attending boat shows, and reviewing and testing vessels around the world. Read his reviews on pgs. 26-33

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HEATHER STEINBERGER

Heather is an awardwinning writer/editor who has specialized in boating, travel and outdoor adventure for more than 20 years. She grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan and enjoys powerboating, sailing and stand-up paddleboarding with her husband, professional photographer Richard Steinberger, and daughter, Johanna. Read her story on pgs. 18-19

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CR AIG RITCHIE

AREAS FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE

Rogers City p. 46 Sturgeon Bay p. 64

Rochester p. 38 Macatawa p. 44

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Born in Toronto, Craig Ritchie named his first boat Bed in order to explain occasional absences from work. Whenever anyone asked, he would cough loudly and mumble about having spent the day in bed. The key, he says, was to never forget the sunscreen. Read his story on pgs. 34-37


Riviera 545 SUV

Riviera 64 Sports Motor Yacht - Premiere 2020

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Riviera 4800 Sport Yacht Series II Platinum Edition

What sets Riviera apart in the world of luxury motor yachts? With 20 luxury motor yacht designs

from 39 to 72 feet, the choice offered by Riviera is exceptional. Our proud heritage is a significant point of difference with the experience gained over 40 years launching almost 5,600 handcrafted motor yachts. Safety at sea is paramount and Rivieria’s renowned bluewater capability is legendary. So too is the passion for excellence shared by our dedicated Riviera team, maintaining a tradition of enduring quality that means a Riviera retains its value. And for peace of mind, nothing compares with the reassurance of Riviera’s industry leading warranties and premium owner care programs supported by our growing global dealer network. Whichever model you choose, you’ll join the Riviera family of fellow owners worldwide and have the exclusive opportunity to advance your boating knowledge and share adventures through our annual calendar of events.

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CANINE CREW Tito This is Tito. He’s a 9-month-old Boston Terrier puppy. This is Tito’s first summer living in Spring Lake, Michigan, and he had his first boating day on our 25-foot Robalo DC in May. He loved feeling the wind on his whiskers and bathing in the sun! —Stacy Pokrywka, Spring Lake, MI

JULY 2020 | VOLUME LXXIV, NO. 7 PUBLISHER Walter “Bing” O’Meara EDITORIAL STAFF Editorial Director: Kate Bush Interim Editor: Sarah Kollmorgen Assistant Editor: Amanda McDonald CREATIVE STAFF Art Director/Production Manager: Christy Tuttle Bauhs CONTRIBUTORS Helen Aitken, Glenn Hayes, Capt. Arnie Hammerman, Capt. Frank Lanier, Craig Ritchie, Diane Seltzer, Heather Steinberger, Margaret Steiss, Chuck Warren BUSINESS STAFF National Sales: Mark Conway Regional Sales: Patti McCleery Marketing Director: Linda O’Meara Accounting: Marguerite Wristen EDITORIAL & ADVERTISING OFFICE 1555 Sherman Ave. / Suite 313 / Evanston, IL 60201 312-276-0610 / Fax: 312-276-0619 STAFF@LAKELANDBOATING.COM LAKELANDBOATING.COM

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JULY 3 – 31 (WEEKENDS) Light Keeper Weekends DeTour Village, MI

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Festival of Oar, Paddle & Sail Clayton, NY ABM.ORG

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MILLERFERRY.COM

JULY 4 – 5

Sault Tribe Pow Wow and 1 Summer Gathering Sault Ste. Marie, MI SAULTSTEMARIE.COM

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JULY 1 – AUG 5 Downtown Live! Petoskey, MI

PETOSKEYDOWNTOWN.COM

JULY 8 - 12

Taste of Chicago Chicago, IL

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Great Lakes Sea Kayak 3 Symposium Grand Marais, MI GREATLAKESSEAKAYAK SYMPOSIUM.COM

JULY 16 – 18

Beaver Island Music Festival Beaver Island, MI BIMF.NET

JULY 17 - 19

JULY 9 - 12

Islandfest Kelleys Island, OH

BELLEVILLEWATERFRONT FESTIVAL.COM

Lakeside Wooden Boat Show & Plein Air Art Festival Lakeside, OH

Belleville Waterfront & Ethnic Festival Belleville, ON

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Door County Folk Festival Virtual DCFF.NET

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Evening Under the Stars DeTour Village, MI DRLPS.COM

Thousand Island Vintage Boat Show Alexandria Bay, NY 1000ISLANDSACBS.COM

Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race Port Huron, MI BYCMACK.COM

JULY 11 – 12

Toledo Lighthouse Festival 2 Toledo, OH TOLEDOLIGHTHOUSE.ORG

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Chicago Yacht Club Race 4 to Mackinac Chicago, IL CYCRACETOMACKINAC.COM

Aquapalooza Charlevoix, MI

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St. Ignace Fish Feast St. Ignace, MI STIGNACE.COM

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Mustang Stampede Mackinaw City, MI

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JULY 18 – 19

Door County Triathlon Door County, WI

DOORCOUNTYTRIATHLON.COM

Wine Country Classic Boat Show Hammondsport, NY

WINECOUNTRYCLASSICBOATS.COM

JULY 23 – 26

Oswego Harborfest 5 Oswego, NY

OSWEGOHARBORFEST.COM

JULY 24 - 26

Ugotta Regatta Harbor Springs, MI

LTYC.ORG/UGOTTA-REGATTA

Rendezvous in the Sault 6 Sault Ste. Marie, MI SAULTSTEMARIE.COM

JULY 30 – AUG 7 Baroque on Beaver Virtual

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF: 1. SAULTMARIE.COM; 2. TOLEDOLIGHTHOUSE.ORG; 3. EVENT FACEBOOK PAGE; 4. CHICAGO YACHT CLUB; 5. EVENT FACEBOOK PAGE; 6. SAULTSTEMARIE.COM

Independence Day Celebration Put-in-Bay, OH



BOATS

Formula’s New Crossover Model is Here!

The new Formula 380 Super Sport Crossover features everything needed for a full day of sun. The open bow has a full-width deck and ample space to enjoy the sun in front of a sliding bow windshield, which protects the captain in the cockpit. Leave it open to feel the breeze! A full-width sunroof opens with the touch of a button for more rays to make their way in. U-shaped seating aft can bring socializing starboard. Below deck is room for four to stay the night with space left over. This model features twin sterndrives or outboards. To learn more about the 38-foot 380 SSC, visit FORMULABOATS.COM/380SUPER-SPORT-CROSSOVER.

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BUZZ

In April, lakes Michigan, Huron and Erie hit record water levels, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predicting the record-breaking numbers likely to extend through August. Learn more at UPNORTHLIVE.COM.

At this year’s Bayview Mackinac Race on July 11 in Port Huron, Michigan, Atwater Brewery will be a presenting sponsor. The popular brewery will also provide beer, malts, hard seltzer and hard cider at the race, which will be its 96th running. Bayview Yacht Club made the partnership announcement in March. “In a year in which Bayview Yacht Club is undergoing a historic renovation and rebirth, we are excited to add Atwater Brewery, an iconic Detroit brand, as a sponsor for this year’s Bayview Mackinac Race,” says Ryan Farrell, the 2020 Bayview Yacht

P H O T O C O U R T E S Y O F B YC M A C K .C O M

Atwater Brewery Will Sponsor the 2020 Bayview Mackinac Race

Club Commodore. “Atwater Brewery and the Bayview Mackinac Race are both Pure Michigan and Pure Detroit all the way,” said Atwater Owner Mark Rieth. “Becoming a presenting sponsor of this great race is our way of not just supporting these elite sailors, but also supporting all Michiganders who enjoy the state’s waterways.” To learn more about the brewery and the race, visit BYC.COM.

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You Won’t Even See These Chocks When They’re Not in Use! ADD YOUR NEWS! Email KBUSH@

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Avoid mooring lines hitting and rubbing on your boat with Accon Marine’s 500 Series Pull-Up Line Chocks. The chocks come in two sizes, 4.5 and 6 inches, to accommodate different rope sizes. They also come in different models depending on intended location: Port, starboard, or stern. What’s special about these is that they retract flush into the deck so you won’t even know they’re there. Install the chocks onto a brand new boat or by yourself. All it takes are two screws and a drain cup. Get your own single stern chock for $70.27, or a pair starting at $140.54. For more information, visit ACCONMARINE.COM.

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What a sweet ride. With the new GTI™, you can listen to your favorite tunes, take whatever you need with larger front storage and the LinQ attachment cargo system, plus you’ll enjoy a bigger swim platform and improved stability.

Discover yours at Sea-Doo.com

© 2020 Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP). All rights reserved. ®, TM and the BRP logo are trademarks of BRP or its affi liates. In the U.S.A., products are distributed by BRP US Inc. Carefully read the operator’s guide and safety instructions. Observe applicable laws and regulations. Always wear appropriate protective clothing, including a personal flotation device and wetsuit bottoms. Riding and alcohol/drugs don’t mix. See your authorized BRP dealer for details.


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Outerlimits Announces the SX Series Fishing Boat Line A new fishing boat series and its first model are scheduled to launch late summer 2020 by Outerlimits Powerboats. The SX Series Center Console line features multi-outboard power and the first boat in the collection, the SX-39. “For the past 25 years, Outerlimits has made its mark on the offshore racing circuit and the high-performance boat market with its fast, maneuverable, high-tech speedboats,” says Jason Amaral, Outerlimits Powerboats operations manager. “Now, we have drawn on all that technological and design expertise to develop a premium fishing boat line.” To learn more about the collection and the SX-39, visit OUTERLIMITSPOWERBOATS.INFO.

BUZZ

The redesigned Golden Kayak Launch from Golden Boat Lifts makes getting into and out of the water easier and safer than ever — and in only 90 seconds! Learn more at

Mackinac Marine Services in Saint Ignace Receives Small Shipyard Grant

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a Maritime Administration’s Small Shipyard Grant that amounts to $752,933 to Mackinac Marine Services in Saint Ignace, Michigan. It also has been announced that Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry will match that amount. The money will go toward improvements and facility updates. The facility will now be able to lift up to 200-tons for repairs or inspections thanks to a travel lift that will be completed in 2021.

Go Barefoot with NakeFits

No need to wear clunky water shoes, sandals or boat shoes while outside, on the boat, walking on the beach or exploring on the rocks thanks to NakeFits. The waterproof sole protectors stick onto the bottom of your feet to keep them safe from cuts, scrapes, splinters, burning and slipping. NakeFits are hypoallergenic so everyone can enjoy some good foot protection. They also remove easily without hurting or irritating the skin. The company started in 2017 after a kickstarter campaign. To get your own set of three pairs in black, blue or pink for $19.99, visit NAKEFIT.US.

EVENTS

Third Annual Wake The Lake

“This important grant will not only help us grow the shipyard capacity but will also take steps to provide additional year round jobs in our area that would otherwise be in another state,” says Jerry Fetty, CEO of Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet® Ferry and Mackinac Marine Services. To learn more about the shipyard, visit MACKINACMARINESERVICES.COM.

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Ashton Rinker, 34, from Riverview, Florida, continued his winning ways in capturing another first place finish on Champions Park Lake at the “3rd Annual Wake The Lake” event held on August 10-11, 2019, in Springfield, Ohio. A massive entry list of 26 Formula One tunnel boats registered to line up to compete at the fourth stop on the NGK Spark Plugs Series F1 Powerboat Championship tour. Rinker has accomplished a current total of four consecutive wins. Rinker secured the NGK F1 Powerboat Championship series 2019 Champion title. —Paul Kemiel

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KBS Coatings DiamondFinish Clear Gelcoat Seals Any and All Boats MUST-HAVE

Keep Warm and Dry with River Run Hoodies

Voormi’s River Run Hoodie is perfect for days spent on the boat, hiking, fishing, practicing yoga, exercising or doing anything outside in the elements. It’s made of thin Dual Surface UL Precision Blended Wool to keep you warm while keeping the sun’s UV rays off your skin. It even stays dry in case it keeps you a little too warm! Thumb loops protect the wrists and hands and the hood promises full coverage. Hurry and get yours — they’re selling out fast! The River Run Hoodie is available in men’s and women’s styles and sizes. Men’s hoodies come in five different sizes and 11 colors, while women’s come in five sizes and four colors. To learn more and to get your own, visit VOORMI.COM.

Protect your boat’s gelcoat from the sun, sand, salt, water and more with KBS Coatings’ DiamondFinish Clear. It won’t peel, is UV-stable and is extremely durable. Use a roller or spray gun to apply it to your boat’s finish (at any state) and even metals like aluminum, alloys, brass, chrome and copper. It’s self-leveling and won’t leave any streaks. The best part is that you only need one coat! It is still best to clean the surface before applying the gelcoat. DiamondFinish Clear comes in sizes ranging from 4 oz to a 5-gallon pail and prices starting at $19.95. For more information visit KBS-COATINGS.COM.

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StormPro Ski & Wakeboard Tower Boat Cover

Spending the whole day out skiing on the water? Very fun. Wrapping up the day with tedious clean-up? Less fun. With the StormPro Ski & Wakeboard Tower Boat Cover, covering and uncovering your boat is a cinch. The heavyduty polyester cover features an integrated buckle and strap system for a custom-feeling fit and convenient “rip-and-grip” panels. Comes in three different models to fit boats from 17-feet to 24-feet in length with beam widths of 102-inches to 116-inches. $298.95 AT CLASSICACCESSORIES.COM

GREAT GEAR MUST-HAVE GOODIES AND GADGETS FOR EVERY BOATER

The Shark 2-Person Towable

The Shark by Westmarine is a flashy and fun towable that fits one or two riders. Westmarine has designed this tube to be thicker up front and thinner toward the back for a more comfortable riding experience and an easier time getting on from the water. With a double-stitched full nylon cover and deluxe nylon handles, this tube is sure to last through rough waters. Comes with speed safety valve for quick inflating and deflating. $119.99 AT WESTMARINE.COM

Erie + Anchor Trucker Hat

Purchase a trucker hat to support a local Great Lakes business: Erie + Anchor opened its first brickand-mortar store in Vermillion, Ohio earlier this year. The company specializes in nautical, Lake Erie-themed clothing and accessories. This sky blue trucker hat is an excellent everyday hat — whether you’re out on the water or grilling in the backyard. It has a twill front and soft mesh back, as well as a North Coast Crosswinds patch on the front. $25 AT ERIEANDANCHOR.COM

Shore Society Sweatshirt

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Show off your love for the Lake Erie Islands with this ultra-comfortable sweatshirt by Shore Society, a retailer that designs items celebrating Lake Erie’s north coast. This cotton/poly teal crewneck is a nice layer for those chilly evenings or early mornings out on the water. It comes in unisex sizes. Women are encouraged to size down unless they’re looking for a baggier fit.$45 AT SHORESOCIETY.COM

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Fireboy-Xintex

This automatic fire extinguishing system, the Fireboy-Xintex, is a rechargeable fire extinguisher specially made for the recreational marine market. This is a USCGapproved, dry chemical, Class ABC (wood, paper, fuel, chemical and electrical) extinguisher. It comes with a USCGapproved bracket, and comes in 2.5-pound and 5.5-pound models. $31.99 AT DEFENDER.COM

Radinn’s Electric Jetboard

Radinn calls its electric jetboard (think of an electric surfboard) the future of extreme sports. Cruise along the lake at up to 60 kph without the need for wind, waves or a tow boat. Radinn’s battery packs last up to 45 minutes for precise, smooth performance. Riders can check on battery levels, run diagnostics and charge the board with a few clicks from the Radinn app. Visit Radinn’s website to fully customize your board. STARTS AT

$6,550 AT R ADINN.COM


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Be Cool

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ost boat owners rarely give their air conditioning (A/C) systems a second thought — until they stop working. The key to keeping your air conditioner operating reliably is regular maintenance. Here’s how to keep your system cranking out cool goodness on even the hottest of summer days.

Top: Check the A/C condensation tray for corrosion and proper drainage. Bottom: Inspect raw water cooling system components for corrosion or damage.

CAPT. FRANK LANIER is an award-winning journalist, boat maintenance guru and owner of Capt F.K. Lanier & Associates, Marine Surveyors and Consultants:

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Keep it fresh A/C systems have three major components: An evaporator, where “boiling” refrigerant absorbs heat from air; a compressor, which pushes the refrigerant through the system; and a condenser, where the refrigerant is cooled prior to being returned to the evaporator. Marine A/C units are typically “direct expansion” designs, which means they pump refrigerant directly to air handlers located in the boat’s interior. Larger vessels may instead use a chilled-water system, which cools and circulates cold fresh water through the air handlers instead of refrigerant. Marine A/C units work by exchanging heat with circulating raw water (i.e. the water your boat is floating in). When problems occur, one of the most common causes is lack of water flowing through the system. Restricted water flow can cause a lack of cool air and more frequent on/off cycling as the unit struggles to operate. The first step in cooling water system maintenence is checking the cooling water intake strainer, which is located between the raw water intake seacock and the unit’s pump. Shut off the seacock, then remove the strainer basket and make sure it’s clear of debris and growth. Once the strainer basket is removed, open the seacock briefly to ensure nothing is clogged. The fine, stainless steel mesh baskets found in many A/C strainers can erode rapidly due to the constant water flow of water, so it’s a good idea to keep spares on hand. Next up is checking the condition of all hose runs and connections. Begin at the seacock and work your way through the system. Look for issues such as leaks, corroded or broken hose clamps, chafe, collapsed hoses and those showing signs of age or deterioration. Raw water cooling hoses should also be double clamped if there is sufficient hose barb to allow it. Hose failure can be particularly bad for owners who continually run the A/C while the vessel is left unattended. If a raw water-cooling hose fails with no one onboard, the continuous pumping of water can

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Ensure all A/C system filters fit properly and are clean.

easily sink a boat. Oxygenated seawater produced by this constant flow also encourages marine growth to take up residence and thrive in your cooling system. Another issue that can restrict cooling water flow is the buildup of scale in the condenser coils. The coils should be flushed periodically with a weak solution of biodegradable acid to remove both scale and marine growth, typically every two to five years. Back flushing the system using dock or pressurized water is another option if the system is clogged. Just add air In addition to cooling water, an A/C system also needs plenty of air flow. Quality, properly fitted air filters are crucial to protecting your A/C against dirt and dust. Most systems will have two filters — one behind the return air grill and one at the evaporator unit. Air filters should be cleaned monthly, typically by vacuuming, or removal and washing with plain water. Allow them to dry thoroughly before reinstallation. Don’t forget to check the condensate pan. This is the tray below your A/C unit that collects the water (humidity) pulled from the air as it’s being cooled. The two things to look for here are proper drainage and corrosion of the pan itself. The pan should be plumbed so that it drains overboard or into a sump, where the water is then pumped overboard. Allowing condensate to drain into the bilge is not recommended. A simple way to check the drain for proper operation is to temporarily plug the drain and pour water into the pan, which should then drain away within 30 seconds or so of being unplugged. If the drain hose is clogged, it can be blown clear with compressed air or pressurized water. If the pan is corroded, particularly to the point it can no longer contain the condensation, it should be repaired or replaced. Maintenance requirements for a chilled water A/C system are similar to those for a direct-expansion system. Chill water systems have to be filled with water to operate properly (similar to refrigerant in a direct expansion system). They will typically have pressure gauges, allowing you to check for leaks or air in the system, which should be part of your regularly scheduled maintenance. With a little bit of elbow grease it’s easy to keep cool. ★

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Kayak Fishing Safety SUNSET PHOTO BY DEBONILA SEN; RIGHT PHOTO BY MOTOPHOTO ADVENTURES

What to consider for your next fishing trip.

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ayak fishing can be a great choice for anglers when a big boat isn’t feasible. Kayaks are less expensive, easily transported and perfect for solo or buddy fishing. They can also be outfitted with a trolling motor. However, kayaking can also be strenuous. Before setting out on a kayak fishing expedition, learn how to paddle, to upright the kayak, to get back in after falling out and how to aid another kayaker. Taking a class and kayaking with others are smart choices. For a great day on the water, here are some additional kayak fishing tips to make it safe and enjoyable. Before going out Your kayak hull should be in good condition. Wear a Coast Guard-approved kayak life jacket and a loud whistle (a Great Lakes requirement) during daylight use. For sundown to sunup treks, add a headlamp and three red flares or the Orion Locator Electronic SOS Beacon. Check the weather often and prepare to come back early. Get weather information from your cell phone, VHS radio, or you can text a Great Lakes buoy. Create a float plan including the color of your kayak, time leaving and returning, fishing location, buddy’s name and vehicle information. Give it to a responsible person or marina manager. Don’t forget to dress for potential immersion. Layer non-cotton fabrics under a wetsuit or dry pants and tops for added insulation. Wear bright outerwear since kayaks are harder for large boats to see, especially in fog, at dusk and before sunrise. Pack smart (and safe!) Your life jacket should fit well for paddling and be designed for comfort against high-backed seats. The best ones have rod holder tabs, D-rings, loops, reflective strips and pockets for holding light tackle, a VHF radio or cell phone. Bring food and water, rain gear, a spray skirt, hat, sunscreen, insect repellant, a first aid kit and metal cutters for cutting lures in case one impales you. Don’t forget a throw bag, tow ropes (required in Canada — don’t forget a passport) and fishing gear. It’s easy to get tangled up in anchor lines, fishing lines and line debris, so keep a blunt-tip knife handy and avoid wearing anything around your neck. Forget the alcohol! It is illegal in all paddle craft, in all states, and subject to BUI laws.

On the water Headwinds and currents can relocate your kayak. Consider a mobile anchor system to keep you in place while creating stability for casting. However, make sure you don’t overload the kayak — arrange cargo to leave some freeboard space. Accidents happen and kayaks turn over. Sunscreen, sweat and even arthritis can affect your hold on a paddle or fishing rod. Secure them with a leash, with float bag essentials tethered or tied down with bungee cords. Identify dangerous areas and expect rocks or debris under and out of the water. Polarized sunglasses may help you spot submerged items. If you find yourself moving toward submerged items, lean forward, not away, and paddle in the opposite direction to prevent the kayak from flipping. Casting There’s not much space in a kayak, especially when casting or trying to pull in “the big one.” The casting action and pulling in a fish feels different while sitting in a kayak. Balance is important. Work out a system of when and where you cast since the person in the bow has a broader casting area and no one wants to be hit in the head with the rod tip or a hook. Extra fishing tips Keep tools out of the way but in reach. Pikes and muskies thrash about coming out of the water. Watch the lure and the fish’s teeth, then grab it behind the eyes or the gill plates to bring in the fish. It may sound simple but with catch and release, you can tire the fish enough to handle it without weakening it. Don’t forget Remember, you still need a license to fish and you must have the required Coast Guard safety equipment onboard. America’s Boating Club, the U.S. Power Squadrons, and Coast Guard Auxiliary will perform a free vessel safety check on your kayak and explain Coast Guard requirements and recommendations. Videos are available at AMERICASBOATINGCHANNEL. COM/VIDEO/SAFETY-TIPS-FOR-PADDLE-SPORTS45. ★

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

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BENEATH THE SURFACE B Y H E AT H E R S T E I N B E R G E R

Sterndrive Life

I/O boats command serious attention in the Great Lakes. et’s be honest. We’ve been talking about outboards for quite awhile now, and we’ve gotten swept up in the excitement as manufacturers add more outboard-powered models to their lineups. “Hashtag, trending,” as the kids would say. I spent much of my Midwestern childhood in the ’70s and ’80s playing aboard (and behind) outboard-powered boats, so I understand the appeal. However, I also made countless precious memories on sterndrive cruisers, and that got me wondering: Are these former family favorites destined to go gentle into that good night, or do they still have an important place in our boating lives? Why go I/O? Sterndrive is another name for inboard-outboard (I/O) drive. The inboard engine sits just forward of the boat’s transom, while the drive unit lies outside the hull. When I was growing up, it was largely a given that a midsize family cruiser would have I/O power. When the outboard craze hit, the boating world was abuzz with the benefits of outboard power on those same midsize cruisers. We stopped talking about the benefits of sterndrives but, according to industry insiders, those benefits never went away. “Sterndrives don’t take up your swim platform, and people like that,” says Kyle Stenzel, president of Spring Brook Marina. This family-owned company, founded in 1961 in the Illinois River town of Seneca, Illinois, now has additional locations in Chicago, St. Louis and the boating meccas of Door County, Wisconsin; Catawba Island, Ohio; and Traverse City, Michigan. Two of its brands, Jeanneau and Pardo yachts, offer sterndrive models.

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“For boats less than 30 feet in length, outboards have distinct advantages,” Stenzel says. “But for 30- to 45-foot cruisers, sterndrives are viable options. They provide fuel efficiency, shallow draft and even joystick operation; but, to be honest, it’s also a stylistic thing.” A sterndrive requires a bilge compartment that the boat’s layout must accommodate. That same boat will, however, be able to offer an expansive, integrated swim platform and sleek, clean aesthetics. Best of all, one of sterndrive power’s drawbacks doesn’t exist in the freshwater world of the Great Lakes — it all comes down to one word. “We don’t have corrosion, which is a big worry in salt water,” says Paul Vanderdonck, sales manager for Colony Marine. This family-owned, southeast Michigan dealership is more than 60 years old, and it has locations in St. Clair Shores, Algonac and Pontiac. “Without an outboard taking up the aft end, you can open up the boat’s most valuable real estate — the swim platform. Manufacturers like Sea Ray and Cobalt are really innovating in that space. Sea Ray, for example, has hydraulic and manual swim steps to make it easier for kids and pets to get in and out of the water. It’s wide open, and you have plenty of room for lounging. You can even put out chairs.” Are you a sterndrive customer? If you’re not sure if a sterndrive boat is the right choice for your family, the most important question you need to ask is, “How do I plan to use my boat?” According to Vanderdonck and Stenzel, it all comes down to individual preferences for intended use. In southeast Michigan, Colony Marine’s sportboat buyers overwhelmingly prefer sterndrives — to the tune of 9 out of 10. “Experienced boaters know that sterndrive power isn’t a problem here thanks to our freshwater environment, so they also understand it’s a design choice,” Vanderdonck says. “When it comes to midsize cruisers, fewer owners in that size range want long-distance travel. They want day use. So, in the mid-30s category, we’re now seeing ‘hybrid’ boats become very popular.” These hybrid models have a large, usable bow, an open and seamless swim

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platform and a cabin with galley and head. They can sleep four comfortably without sacrificing deck space, fore or aft, and that has huge appeal for today’s boat buyers. Stenzel agrees, noting that buyers are seeking to maximize the use of their boats. They want a great dayboat for entertaining that also can accommodate their family for an overnight stay, if necessary. Versatility is the name of the game. “We make sure to ask clear and concise questions, especially with our newer boaters,” Stenzel says. “We want to understand how much free time you have, and if you’re interested in longer cruises or day boating so we can help you find the right boat.” One of those misconceptions involves maintenance schedules. Sterndrives do require a

bit more maintenance but, as Stenzel observes, it’s not nearly as drastic as people think. “People also think an outboard is easier to work on but that’s not true,” Vanderdonck adds. “It’s easier to remove but that’s about it. A handy person with traditional mechanic’s skills can work on a sterndrive; it’s like an auto motor. And it’ll last for a long time.” Sounds like the sterndrive boat will be with us for the long haul, after all. ★

HEATHER STEINBERGER is an award-winning writer/ editor who has specialized in boating, travel and outdoor adventure for more than 20 years. Visit her website at WRITEONLLC.COM.

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ELECTRONICS BY GLENN HAYES

Hot New Marine Audio

Changing how you listen to music on the water.

Top: Many audio systems today are controlled by MFDs, such as JL Media Master displays (bottom).

GLENN HAYES is a marine writer and photographer whose background in the marine industry and in marine electronics spans almost three decades and many thousands of miles at sea traveling the world. He can be reached at HAYESSTUDIOS.COM .

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Integrated systems More and more new boat builds and refits are moving away from the traditional stereo head unit and instead toward systems that are integrated and controlled by the boat’s multi-function displays (MFDs), such as those from Garmin and Navico. This can be accomplished through black box units, such as Navico’s SonicHub 2, which are connected to compatible combination displays or through new compact and weatherproof entertainment systems, such as Fusion’s Apollo series systems and JL Audios’ Media Master systems. With the SonicHub 2, music can be streamed wirelessly via Bluetooth and controlled by any networked MFD in the system. Innovations that impress Fusion’s Apollo series and JL’s Media Master displays even take control and connectivity a step further. Connected to the boat via NMEA 2000 (a marine-specific standard or “language”), these audio system controllers have their own displays and controls, and can tie in to compatible MFDs. They can be controlled at the MFD or head unit, as well as through a smart device via Bluetooth or via Wi-Fi. Fusion’s Apollo series is the first in the marine audio world to pair with Apple AirPlay. Instead of Bluetooth, the Apollo system uses Wi-Fi to stream music from Apple devices. Wi-Fi compatibility means fast data transfers and simple network setups. With the PartyBus feature, music can be streamed through multiple Apollo stereos with

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volume that can be controlled individually or as a network. Wi-Fi also permits over-the-air updates for quick software updates when needed. Audio without limits Thanks to JL Audio, passengers and water-skiers aboard Super Air Nautique G23 and G25 Paragon boats can now experience audio unlike anything previously available. Its updated WaveFront Speaker and WakeSub subwoofer technologies, which are integrated specifically in the models listed, produce audio for not only passengers aboard but also skiers or surfers behind the boat. JL Audio’s WaveFront speaker technology takes advantage of the reflective powers of the windshield to send sound through a custom-designed opening at the base of the port and starboard windshields on Super Air Nautique Paragon boats for exceptional onboard audio. Driven by JL Audio’s M6 coaxial full-range drivers, sound waves are directed through specially designed channels so the sound flows up to the listener’s ear rather than toward the more traditional seat level. Working with Nautique and studying open air acoustics has empowered JL Audio engineers to “rethink the possibilities of marine audio system integration,” says Ora Freeman, director of OEM sales, North America at JL Audio. Not to leave those towed or surfing behind out, JL Audio has also developed a custom hidden subwoofer system that delivers “complete engulfment in powerful deep bass as you ride or surf behind the boat.” While wake tower speakers do a good job of transmitting a broad spectrum of sound, this new technology eliminates the need to hang large and bulky subwoofers from the tower. Comprising two JL Audio subwoofers in custom enclosures buried in the aft portion of the hull, the bass is driven through specially designed ports to deliver sound to the rear of the Nautique boat. The self-draining and integrated design allows for an aesthetically pleasing system that not only sounds great but complements the boat’s lines and design. Thanks to this new technology and engineering, audiophiles can now experience a level of listening pleasure previously not imaginable on the water. ★

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arine electronics have come a long way in the past few years, and marine audio has not been left behind. Today’s marine audio systems are not only keeping up with new technology found aboard modern watercraft but integrating and becoming part of the boat’s design. Ample research and development along with new technologies and design capabilities have led to greatly improved sound quality and audio experiences like never before.

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CRUISING WITH KIDS B Y D I A N E S E LT Z E R

First Mate In Training

Encouraging kids to step up to more responsibility while boating.

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hen our kids were younger, their main “job” on-board the boat was to simply listen to the rules while the first mate and captain (mom and dad) would do all the heavy lifting of docking, cruising and anchoring. But now that our kids are getting older, they are eager to learn the ropes and become more active members of our family crew. The most logical first step to help kids take on more responsibilities is to promote them to “first mate in training,” so they can shadow the first mate and learn how to do important tasks. As they gain confidence and acquire new boating skills, their new role becomes a learning experience that sets them on the path to an even deeper appreciation of their boat life. Life lessons on the water My first experience as a “first mate” did not happen until I was an adult. I had to literally learn the ropes while we were learning all about our first boat. At the time, I had only been dating my [now] husband for about a year, and we both had to quickly learn how to dock, maneuver and maintain a boat – boy, did it test our relationship! The experience taught us the importance of teamwork, communication, patience and trust in each other to ensure success in performing our duties as captain and first mate of the ship. With your kids, these same qualities are important as you share your boating knowledge. Choosing age-appropriate tasks and easing into new responsibilities where kids can safely learn at a gentle pace is important. When kids step up to new responsibilities, they realize that going to the boat is about more than having a fun day out on the water – it’s about learning what it takes to own a boat, care for a boat and operate a boat. These moments teaching your children will create a lifetime of memories. An early sense of responsibility or duty will also increase your child’s connection with boating. Usually, showing a proper technique – or showing how things can go wrong – is a hands-on activity where kids learn best. Memorable first experiences This past season, my 12-year-old daughter had her first experience stepping in as first mate. Some issues with our generator required a boat trip to another marina and leaving our boat there for a

few weeks. This became the perfect opportunity for our daughter to travel with her dad on the boat and fill in as first mate while I drove our car to the marina to provide a ride home. On our boat, first mate duties range from handling the bow lines at the dock to managing fenders or assisting in navigation. I had already started giving my daughter little lessons on the water over the past few summers, like letting her join me on the bow to assist with the lines and teaching her about how to look for debris in the water when cruising. We knew this was the year she was ready to take on the challenge of filling in as first mate. I will admit I was a little nervous not being onboard as the two embarked on their hour-long journey. It was the first time she was on the bow throwing lines onto the piling without me by her side, and it was the first time she was assisting with navigation and tying up at a new marina. But as I watched my husband and daughter sitting together at the helm getting smaller and smaller into the distance, I felt so pleased that they were going to experience this great adventure together. The maiden voyage with my daughter was such a success that several weeks later they did the return cruise back to our home marina, too. I was so proud that my aspiring first mate handled her role on the boat in such a responsible and confident manner. Most importantly, I was thrilled to see that taking on these new responsibilities enabled her to experience a new appreciation for boating. Talk to your kids about what new responsibilities they might want to take on while on the boat. Their eagerness to learn coupled with their enthusiasm for boating just might make it the perfect time for them to lend you a hand – or even step into the role of first mate. ★

DIANE SELTZER is an avid boater, marketing director for SureShade sunshade systems, author of the children’s book The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl and runs the boating lifestyle websites MYBOATLIFE.COM and BOATERKIDS.COM.

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BOAT SPOTLIGHT BY CHUCK WARREN

SPECIFICATIONS LOA: 26’ 5” Beam: 9’ 3” Draft: 21” Weight: 7,045 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 163 gals. Water Capacity: 19 gals. Max Power: Twin Yamaha F200 four-stroke outboards MSRP: Contact dealer EWBOATS.COM

DEALERS Bay Marine Door County, WI; Chicago, IL BAYMARINE.NET

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EdgeWater 262CC For fishing and family.

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en years ago, comments like, “You’re nuts to want a center console on the Great Lakes,” were common. Today, center console popularity has exploded thanks to new designs and creature comforts. The EdgeWater 262CC is the perfect example. The 26-footer has all the amenities a serious fisherman expects; however, it was also designed to entertain the whole family. EdgeWater’s own Single Piece Infusion technology uses vacuuminfused resin to create a stronger hull. “SPI construction gives you greater control over the build quality,” says Rick Lucas, founder of Castaway Yacht Sales in Port Clinton, Ohio. “EdgeWater is the best built production boat on today’s market.” The 262CC packs in features while leaving decks and gunnels uncluttered for fishing. Twin Yamaha 200s are standard, which get you to the fish at 51 mph or pull wakeboards or tubes from a retractable ski pole. Many features have more than one purpose. Cup

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holders double as rod holders, forward seating converts to a sunpad or a stand-up fishing deck. The helm can be equipped with a variety of digital control and electronic options and includes a built-in cooler, tackle storage and a good-sized countertop and sink. The EdgeWater 262CC’s standard features also include a starboard-side entry door with telescoping swim ladder to make boarding or climbing out of the water a breeze. It’s easy to see why EdgeWater is a great choice for owners who want versatility and performance in a premium powerboat, but one of the 262CC’s best features is hidden from view. Lift the latch just over the full-width seat on the front of the console to access the huge head, complete with electric flush toilet, sink, shower and storage for the bow table and cushion. Whether heading offshore after the big ones or dropping the hook for a day at the beach, the EdgeWater 262CC is up to the task. H


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HCB 42 Siesta

Fishing with a luxurious twist.

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ne look at the newly revised 42 Siesta from HCB Yachts is all it takes to know the word “yacht” definitely hits the mark. At 42 feet, the Siesta exudes a balance of grace and muscle. The boat has beautiful lines and gentle curves, but with four Yamaha 425-hp outboards at the transom, the 42-footer can cruise at a comfortable 42 to 50 mph and top out above 67 mph. On deck, the 42 Siesta has enough fish DNA to satisfy any tournament junkie. However, look past the wealth of rod holders, the triple Garmin electronics array and the dual 45-gallon baitwells and you’ll clearly see the luxury and style underneath. The helm includes three captain’s chairs at the wheel and a second row of bench seating just aft. A transom sleigh seat is an option. At the bow, wraparound seating with a teak hi-low table is available, while the luxury lounge immediately forward of the console is an ideal spot to sit.

HCB Yachts offers endless customizations to match any owner’s desires. From hull colors and teak enhancements to engine cowlings and even to the console itself — buyers can customize their boat to match their own unique style. Features include anti-fatigue flooring at the helm, a starboard dive door and a summer kitchen behind the second row helm seat complete with grill, cold storage and sink. Below the console, the HCB 42 Siesta hides the largest cabin in its class. Materials and colors can be customized here as well, although an enclosed head, pop-up shower, roomy berth and 28-inch TV are standard. “The 42 Siesta refresh is a complete home run,” says Mathew Ginsberg, a sales professional with Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales. “You simply won’t find a better performing, more accommodating 42-foot center console out there.” ★

SPECIFICATIONS LOA: 41’ 7” Beam: 12’ 2” Draft (engines down): 34” Weight: 24,000 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 614 gals. Water Capacity: 40 gals. Power: Quad 425 hp Yamaha or 450 hp Mercury outboards MSRP: Contact dealer HCBYACHTS.COM

DEALERS Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales St. Clair Shores, MI; Holland, MI; Spring Lake, MI; Grand Haven, MI; Charlevoix, MI; Chicago, IL; Catawba Island, OH 866-490-5297

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SPECIFICATIONS LOA: 39’ Beam: 11’ 10” Draft: 2’ 11” Weight: 15,430 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 260 gals. Water Capacity: 47 gals. Power: Two Volvo V6 280 hp sterndrives Base Price: Contact dealer PARDOYACHTS.COM

DEALERS Spring Brook Marina Seneca, IL, Chicago, IL, Fish Creek, WI, Port Clinton, OH, Traverse City, MI, St. Charles, MO SPRINGBROOKMARINA.COM

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Pardo 38

A standout Italian vessel.

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he Great Lakes have seen an influx of European vessels in recent years. French and British dayboats and coupes are now a common sight in many lakeshore marinas. To stand out from the crowd, look no further than the Pardo 38. Designed and manufactured in Italy, the Pardo’s Mediterranean influence is apparent inside and out. With its reverse bow and clean lines, it appears almost minimalistic. A closer look reveals Pardo’s attention to quality, comfort and style. The Pardo 38 was made for entertaining. Guests can enjoy the large sunpad at the bow of its single-level, walkaround deck or drift back to the well-equipped galley with cooktop, sink and three cold storage spaces. Aft, a 6-person dinette also converts to a huge sunpad. Below, the forward cabin is roomy and bright. Again, the clean, minimalist appearance hides luxurious touches like reading lamps and USB charging ports at the bedside. Just aft of the cabin steps

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and a roomy, full wet head, a half-height mid-cabin can comfortably sleep two adults or children. As with many Italian products, luxury and performance go hand in hand. Pardo offers a variety of power options for the 38 including sterndrives, diesels and outboards. “The Pardo 38’s seven different engine packages offer a range of performance options to satisfy all your needs,” says Spring Brook Marina Sales Associate Zach Man. “The standard gas Volvo V6 sterndrives deliver 35 knots, while the triple Mercury 400-hp outboards can push the 38 Pardo past 50 knots.” One of the Pardo 38’s most interesting features is the anchor locker. With the push of a button, the anchor is deployed straight out of the stem while a hidden hull door slides up and out of the way. The Pardo 38 packages performance, quality and luxury in a unique package that’s guaranteed to turn heads on the open water or at the dock. H


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Tiara Sport 38 LX A worthwhile makeover.

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iara Sport has never been afraid to challenge the status quo. To prove it, Tiara took its fairly new model, the 38 LS, and used the same hull for yet another new model — the Tiara Sport 38 LX. The 38 LX is available with three Yamaha 350-hp four-stroke outboards for a comfortable cruising speed of 35 mph and a top speed of 57 mph. Triple Mercury Marine 400 Verado engines or twin 7 Marine 527 V8s are also available options. Built with a greater focus on dayboat activities, the 38 LX provides more seating space from bow to stern. “On the 38 LX, every space has a private area,” says Whitney Vishey, Tiara’s director of marketing and communications. “Passengers can really choose how they want to relax.” Like her sister, the 38 LX has versatile rear seats. Push a pedal and the backrest converts the fore and aft-facing pads into a comfortable lounge. One more push and the seats convert into large sunpads.

The cockpit includes an L-shaped starboard seat and a removable folding table. To port, a large galley includes a grill, ample sink, cold storage and enough counter space that the galley feels like more than a simple afterthought. The dual console design includes double-wide helm seats that convert to bolsters. The companion seat swivels aft to become part of cockpit conversations. The 38 LX has two spaces hidden away. At the aft end of the port console, a wide door provides access to a roomy, well-appointed head complete with Corian countertops and a Vacu-Flush toilet. The starboard console hides a large space for storing gear or water toys. The space can also be ordered with heat and air, as well as a mattress. Like the 38 LS, the Tiara Sport 38 LX is a versatile and luxurious performance dayboat. However, the 38 LX sets a higher standard few others will ever reach. H

SPECIFICATIONS LOA: 38’ 1” Beam: 12’ 6” Draft: 3’ 4” Weight: 18,000 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 331 gals. Water Capacity: 50 gals. Power: Three Yamaha 350hp four-stroke outboards MSRP: $618,900 TIAR ASPORT.COM

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BOAT TEST

MARQUIS 42

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have seen thousands of different boat designs throughout my many years of boating and working in the marine industry. However, when I first saw the Marquis M42, all I could muster was a “Wow!” To say the boat is striking is an understatement. When I first saw her, I immediately was filled with intrigue. I grew up sailing on Lake Michigan with a father who taught me to focus more on practicality than aesthetics. As a result, I typically gravitate toward the pragmatic side when it comes to boats. However, that fatherly advice quickly evaporated when I gazed upon my test boat, the new M42.


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MARQUIS 42 S PEC IFICAT IO NS LOA: 42’ Beam: 13’ Draft: 3’ Weight: 23,000 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 320 gals. Water Capacity: 60 gals. Power: Two Cummins QSB 480 6.7 diesel inboards; optional three 400 hp Mercury Verado gas outboards Price: Contact dealer

DEALERS Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales

The large sunpad is nicely adjacent to the outdoor living space.

CenterPointe Yacht Sales

The boat is fast and very fun to drive.

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You may get some spray in larger waves.

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DESIGN WORTH NOTING

I immediately had an overwhelming desire to drive the boat thanks to its exotic and attention-grabbing styling. The reverse-raked bow flows up to the gently curved Permateak-covered foredeck. From there, your eye travels to the demi-windshield and angular black optional hardtop. The soft gray of the charcoal, gel-coated hull is contrasted by a stainless-steel strike plate at the bow and a stainless hull stripe/rub rail. Angular darkened hull windows come to a point forward. A black teardrop flows back to the swim platform accented by an air intake grill and shiny Marquis logo. After you take a few minutes to take in the M42, you’ll want to go aboard to see more. Bright white seats and cool platinum Permateak soles create a stark contrast against the black fiberglass. A large sunpad beckons for sunny days spent sunbathing. As I step up from the

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optional hydraulically lowering swim platform to the open cockpit, there’s a comfortable lounge seating area with a table. Drink holders are nicely tucked partially under the optional hardtop. I step past the all-black wetbar adorned with a stainless handrail, flip-top covered sink and optional Isotherm cockpit fridge. The helm is decked out in carbon fiber-style woven mat with a Raymarine Axiom Pro 16-inch hybrid touch multifunction display screen housed in a pod, complete with a Ritchie Compass, behind the short angular windshield. Seated on the adjustable bench seat, visibility is excellent looking through the space between the windshield and the hardtop. However, I did wonder if we were going to get wet running outside. The sport wheel, throttles, controls and joystick are all in easy reach of the helm seat, as is a recessed storage area and a

Scanstrut wireless phone charger molded conveniently into the dash. Two sets of footrests can be positioned for flat or bolstered seating.

MORE THAN JUST GOOD LOOKS

As we cast off the lines and began to head out onto the water, I was thrilled to find out how the M42 would handle the 15 to 20 mph winds and 3- to 6-foot chop we had that day in the open water. The Donald L. Blount-designed hull rose smoothly as we accelerated the Twin Cummins QSB 480 6.7-liter diesels driving V-drives. Then, we headed into the wind and waves. We settled in cruising at 24 mph at 2300 rmp, burning around a statute mile per gallon. The ride was reasonable as we pushed into the chop. The boat handled well as we maneuvered through the moderate waves. Off the wind, it was easier to


maintain a faster comfortable cruising speed. At 2500 rpm, we were blazing along at 28 mph with the wind behind us. Pushing to 2850 rmp, we hit 33 mph but had to back off because the conditions were not especially ideal for top speeds. During our test drive, I found that the handling of the boat was lively and controlled. While we did get sprayed a little cutting through some larger waves, I was pleasantly surprised that the small windshield did not present a problem. Beneath the raked bow, the hull has an angled back forefoot with spray chines that ended up working effectively. We certainly did not ship any water up over the curved bow despite the lumpy conditions. The M42 has much more to offer than its looks. The boat is fun to drive and performs admirably. On the way in from our test, away from the waves, we hit 39 mph topping out at around 3200

rpm. You can also choose to exchange the diesels for triple Mercury Verado 400 hp outboards, which will increase top end speed and make the M42 even more nimble.

FINDING SPACE TO MANEOUVER

The M42 is a great day boat, and it’s equipped for light cruising as well with a nicely designed, air-conditioned cabin. The galley comes complete with a deep, stainless-steel sink, a single electric burner, a refrigerator, a microwave/ convection oven and plenty of storage space. A forward lounge with a table converts into a sizable bed with an overhead hatch for ventilation and some fresh air on those temperate nights. A full-size head with a separate shower compartment is ideal for rinsing off after relaxing on the bed or playing in the sun. For those looking for more than just power, the M42 also brings finesse.

With joystick control and a bow thruster, maneuvering the boat is quite easy in close quarters. We finished our test run by pirouetting around and backing into a tight slip in full view of a popular bar and restaurant that was packed with people. I tied up the boat, admiring its sleek lines and eye-catching design. I wondered how many people would ever guess that this stylish beauty is built in the heart of America, right in Pulaski, Wisconsin. Knowing the boat is engineered and built in the U.S. puts that practicality that my dad ingrained in me at ease, even if the M42’s dazzling looks is what captivated my attention in the first place. As the rumble of the diesels died down at the slip, I could hear murmurs from the diners above. As they gazed at this new Marquis, I could hear an unmistakable whisper spreading across the restaurant — “Wow!” H

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BOAT TEST

Riviera 505 SUV

A STYLISH AND VERSATILE CRUISER WITH A UNIQUE MEZZANINE.

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THE RIVIERA 505 SUV is the fifth in the company’s series of popular sedans

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derived from flybridge sportfish boats. SUVs eliminate the upper level, removing stairs and ladders to keep the driver conveniently in the salon with everyone else. The cockpits of SUVs are ideal for fishing but also great for entertaining or for relaxing close to the water. Many Riviera owners are focused on cruising, so design refinements have enhanced cruise-ability. In addition to livewells, SUV cockpits have barbeque grills, fridges, icemakers, sinks, seating and plenty of storage. The new Riviera 505 SUV adds elements like twin transom doors that open fully to connect the large swim platform, which can be augmented with yacht rails and an optional lift system. The feature that I found I liked the most, and that really sets the 505 SUV apart from previous models and the competition, is the semienclosed raised mezzanine.

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The perfect balance of indoors and out

“It feels like a porch,” I found myself saying as I sat on the mezzanine of the new Riviera 505 SUV. I was there with Riviera’s Owner and Chairman Rodney Longhurst and the company’s Brand and Communications Director Stephen Milne. The 63.51-foot mezzanine, a few steps up from the cockpit, provides a cozy transitional space between the salon and the cockpit. The hardtop has electrically activated sun hatches above, windows and clears on the sides that can enclose the space but also allow for it to be opened to the air. As I sat comfortably on one of the twin upholstered lounges, I reminisced about my childhood home outside of Chicago, where I spent many warm summer nights sitting on our screened porch. That feeling of protection and enclosure — while being connected to the sights, sounds and open air of the outdoors — is special. Riviera nailed this feeling on the 505 SUV. “We added additional elements to transition the boat closer to our Sport Yacht Series,” says Milne. “The styling remains SUV, and the cockpit near the water level still works well for fishing; but additional cruising amenities like the mezzanine give our owners the best of both worlds.”

The definition of spacious and airy

A pop-up window along with a stainless steel and glass slider connect the mezzanine to the galley and salon. The main deck is one level from the mezzanine all the way clear to the windshield. This creates a large, interconnected living area that I really liked. It could be opened throughout or separated into individual zones. Hand-varnished Walnut gives the interior a rich, contemporary look. The wood covers extensive drawers in the galley, and Cherry and Oak are also options. Solid counters host a Miele electric cooktop; a deep, stainless-steel sink; and a convection oven/ microwave below. Drawers can be customized for versatility: Some are refrigerators, some are freezers and there’s a dishwasher drawer option. The salon is bright and open with multiple seating areas, an ottoman you can move around, a folding dining table and a flat-screen TV. A recessed varnished wood channel in the ceiling with a stainless grab rail looks great and demonstrates Riviera’s understanding and concern for safe operation. Twin adjustable Recaro helm seats are comfortable, and they give the driver clear visibility. The helm provides easy access to all controls, including two Garmin 17-inch glass bridge multi-function displays. Personally, I would prefer if the IPS joystick was placed

adjacent to the throttles. A large sunroof overhead and opening side windows deliver ventilation when not running heat or air conditioning.

Speed with (assisted) balance

The Riviera SUV handled well while cruising in open water with 3 to 5-foot seas and winds 10 to 15 mph. The optional Volvo Penta D11 IPS 950s took us to a top speed of 39.4 mph. Maneuvering at 23 mph and 1950 rpm, the boat turned evenly in both directions in about three boat-lengths and maintained most speed through the turns. Performing these fast turns, I could not feel any effect from the optional Seakeeper9, but at slower speeds it was noticeable. Turning gradually through sloppy seas, the Seakeeper reduced our roll from 7 to only 3 degrees — and the difference was apparent. The bow on the Riviera 505 SUV has been modified slightly from previous models to give it a bit more flare and to reconfigure the anchor placement. We still got some spray on the windshield when bucking the chop, but the increased flare helped some. The Riviera 505 SUV is a capable long-haul cruiser. A fast cruise of 28 mph burns 49 gallons per hour, providing a calculated range of 451 miles based on 90% of capacity.

A ship-type mentality

RIVIERA 505 SUV SPECIFICATIONS LOA: 55’ 10” Beam: 16’ 3” Draft: 4’ 5” Weight: 54,013 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 872 gals. Water Capacity: 122 gals. Power: Two Volvo Penta D8- IPS 800 at 600 hp MSRP: $1,409,500 RIVIERAAUSTRALIA.COM

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Below decks there are three cabins, including a fullbeam master. The master spans the full 16-foot, 3-inch beam. It is brightened by large hull windows with opening portholes, and it hosts a queen island bed, a flatscreen TV, a lounge and multiple drawers. The master’s foyer has a closet big enough to enter and a head with a separate shower. A Queen VIP forward and twin cabin round out the accommodations. “We strive to be different and better,” says Longhurst. “We listen carefully to our customers and use their feedback to make improvements. We’re making continual refinements in quality, ease of access for maintenance and abundant storage. I tell our crews to focus on every detail of construction and build Rivieras with a ship-type mentality. The results speak for themselves.” My time spent aboard the Riviera 505 SUV showed me that Longhurst isn’t just bragging. The level of finish and detail of execution is evident throughout the boat. This new model incorporates advancements that improve the cruising experience, such as the mezzanine, which kept drawing me back. As I sat in the semi-protection, watching our wake as we cruised toward the shoreline, I found myself wishing I could stay aboard a bit longer. ★

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The unique mezzanine provides a seamless indoor/outdoor feel. The full-beam master includes an ensuite head and walk-in wardrobe.

The IPS joystick could be placed more adjacent to the throttles.

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GREAT LAKES NEAR THE GREAT LAKES ILLINOIS

Carlyle Lake Where: Southwest of Effingham Why: Great beaches and big fish

Spanning more than 26,000 acres, Carlyle Lake is the largest man-made body of water in Illinois and a magnet for boaters. Divided into two parts by a 3.5-mile-long railway embankment, Carlyle Lake is among the top fishing lakes in the state, producing big catfish, bass and panfish. It’s home to four marinas and three yacht clubs, which is no surprise as prevailing westerly winds make this lake equally popular with sailors. Don’t feel like towing your own boat? Sailboats and pontoon boats are available to rent.

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Looking for a change of scenery? These 10 great lakes serve up quiet waters, spectacular views and more than their fair share of delights. BY CRAIG RITCHIE

INDIANA

Tippecanoe Lake

At 123-feet deep, 880-acre Tippecanoe Lake is the deepest inland lake in Indiana. It’s also one of the prettiest, as it borders the Edmund and Virginia Ball Nature Preserve and its exquisite natural shorelines. Multiple boat ramps and two marinas make for easy access. Enjoy a cruise along the southwest shoreline and try to spot the Tippecanoe Gardens Ballroom, built in 1935. The pavilion is no longer used as an entertainment venue, but it was once the place to see live music in the region, hosting big name acts like Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and The Byrds.

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Where: Northeast of Warsaw Why: History and natural beauty


WE REALLY ARE THE LUCKIEST BOATERS ON EARTH. In addition to having the five Great Lakes as our aquatic playground, our region also boasts all kinds of great little lakes to explore. They’re more than Plan B options for those times when windy weather leaves the big water too lumpy for comfort. They each offer their own unique character, whether you enjoy great fishing or picture-perfect views. There are plenty of little lakes that offer intimate charms that make them every bit as delightful as the big water. Looking for a change of scenery or simply ready to try something new? Hitch up that boat and get ready to check out 10 of our favorite little great lakes.

MICHIGAN

Lake Charlevoix

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Where: Southeast of Charlevoix Why: Natural beauty and shipwrecks

A USA Today poll once named Lake Charlevoix as the second most beautiful waterway in the U.S., second only to California’s Lake Tahoe. Covering more than 17,000 acres, Charlevoix is home to several marinas and launch ramps that provide excellent access. Between the towns of Charlevoix at its western end and Boyne City to the east, there’s no shortage of lakeside restaurants or shopping to entice one ashore. Check out Charlevoix’s annual Venetian Festival — complete with its candle-lit boat parade — and watch your sonar for shipwrecks as several turn-of-the-century vessels dot the bottom.

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Houghton Lake

Where: North of Clare Why: An angler’s paradise

The largest inland lake in Michigan – and among the largest natural inland lakes in the U.S. – is 10-mile long Houghton Lake, spanning more than 20,000 acres. With a maximum depth of just 22 feet, Houghton is one of the most fertile lakes in the state, making it popular with anglers chasing largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, walleye and crappie. Access is excellent, with a number of public and private launch ramps and marinas on the lake, some offering rentals. Don’t miss the annual Bud Bash each August, when up to 10,000 people raft up along the south shore in one of Michigan’s largest boat parties.

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Lake Vermilion Where: West of Ely Why: Eye-popping sunsets

Massive Lake Vermilion stretches almost 40 miles in length and covers nearly 40,000 acres, making it the fifth-largest lake in Minnesota. Known for its walleye and muskie fishing, Vermilion attracts thousands of visiting anglers each year from all over the map. But there’s more on tap than a hot bite, as the lake’s cool, clear waters also appeal to wake surfers, water skiers, tubers and swimmers. The lake boasts 365 islands – one for each day of the year – creating all sorts of places to watch its incredible sunsets. Even better, island residents get their mail delivered by boat!

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MINNESOTA

NEW YORK

Chautauqua Lake

Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York is a 13,000-acre gem with excellent marinas (some with boat rentals), plenty of launch ramps, terrific swimming and of course, great fishing – topped by its claim to the best muskie fishing in New York. Take a cruise along the shoreline to enjoy lakeside attractions like Long Point State Park and The Village Casino. Then, make plans for dinner at The Italian Fisherman restaurant at Bemus Point, where you’ll enjoy fine dining with a view. An adjacent floating stage hosts concerts, special events, fireworks and more all through the summer.

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Where: Southwest of Buffalo Why: Entertainment on the water

OHIO

Tappan Lake

Surrounded by thousands of acres of forest, Tappan Lake draws boaters looking for serenity. Just shy of 2,400 acres, what Tappan lacks in size it more than makes up for with quiet, peaceful surroundings. Unlike many Midwestern lakes, the shorelines here are mainly trees rather than summer homes, so you can feel free to drop the hook without worrying about blocking anyone’s view. Well-served by marinas, both public and state launch ramps, and governed by a 399-hp limit, this is where you go for that quiet weekend afloat.

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Where: West of Steubenville Why: To escape the hustle and bustle


ONTARIO

Lake Simcoe

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Where: North of Toronto Why: Something for everyone

Part of Ontario’s Trent-Severn Waterway, Lake Simcoe stretches almost 20 miles long, is 16 miles wide and covers nearly 280 square miles, making it big enough that you’ll never get bored. Enjoy its open spaces, catch some fish or pull up at waterfront marinas in the towns of Barrie or Orillia to enjoy a casual lunch in the park, fine dining at night or some of the best ice cream anywhere. Several outstanding marinas and excellent beaches and scuba diving opportunities – including its share of wrecks – give the big lake something for everyone.

PENNSYLVANIA

Raystown Lake Where: Southeast of Altoona Why: Getting back to nature

PHOTO BY CRAIG RITCHIE

Your steering wheel will get a workout while exploring beautiful Raystown Lake in south-central Pennsylvania. The 8,500-acre reservoir – the largest lake entirely within Pennsylvania’s borders – wiggles like a never-ending S as it follows the flooded bed of the Juniata River. Its natural, tree-studded shorelines and constant turns giving Raystown Lake a magical quality all its own. Served by multiple ramps, comfortable shoreline resorts and two major marinas, access to the lake is excellent in spite of its wilderness feel. Anglers will enjoy the opportunity to catch species they can’t find on the Great Lakes, including the elusive striped bass.

WISCONSIN

Lake Winnebago

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Where: North of Fond du Lac Why: The greatest show on earth

Framed by Neenah to the north, Oshkosh to the west and Fond du Lac to the south, massive Lake Winnebago stretches 30 miles long and 10 miles across, encompassing nearly 138,000 acres of boating paradise. The shallow lake — maximum depth is 21 feet — can get choppy in windy weather, but that doesn’t stop locals from enjoying its charms. Fishing is big, but the main attraction is the view from the water. That, and the vintage aircraft. Head to Oshkosh for the annual AirVenture air show in July, a week-long extravaganza that typically attracts up to 600,000 people every year. ★

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Frederick Douglass–Susan B. Anthony Memorial Bridge from Corn Hill Landing

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WITH AN INDUSTRIAL HISTORY AND THRIVING MODERN ART SCENE, ROCHESTER, NEW YORK IS A TOP-NOTCH DESTINATION ON LAKE ONTARIO. by margaret steiss

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ochester, New York can be fascinating, educational, surprising and occasionally confusing. The city has seen it all — from industry to fine arts and culture. Its humble beginnings were based on the Genesee River. It has been named the flour city with two spellings for two major industries.

humble beginnings

Susan B. Anthony House

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After the Revolutionary War, there were several sales and resales of the land today known as Rochester. After dabbling in milling, the city turned to flour production with the help of Nathaniel Rochester. The city thrived and by 1834 it was the largest flour-producing city in the United States. Rochester became known as the Flour City. However, by 1850 the flour boom had waned. It was quickly replaced by seed businesses and became Flower City. After the Civil War, Rochester quickly became a hub of industrialization. Companies such as Bausch and Lomb, Eastman Kodak, Western Union were all founded in Rochester. Clothing, shoes, brewing and machine tools became major industries. One of Rochester’s best-known companies is Eastman Kodak, founded by George Eastman. In the 1880s, after years of experimenting, Eastman patented the dry plate coating machine and revolutionised photography. Eastman was an extremely charitable man, giving away more than $100 million in his lifetime. He supported the arts, education, parks and medicine. After his death, he made sure that his company would carry on his legacy. George Eastman’s stunning home and garden is now the Eastman Museum. Built in 1905, it became a museum in 1945. It is the largest photography museum in the world and it houses several million objects. There are at least three temporary

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exhibits at any time, music recitals, an extensive library, graduate programs in film preservation, docent tours of the exhibits and house, and numerous special events.

celebrate the right to vote

Rochester has long been a stronghold for women’s rights, led by Susan B. Anthony. Her home is now a museum with displays, events and regular tours. Susan B. Anthony hosted the headquarters of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (of which Anthony was president) at her home as well. 2020 marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. It’s also the 200th anniversary of Susan B. Anthony’s birth and the 75th anniversary of the museum. A parade is planned for September 12, 2020 in Rochester to commemorate the centennial and Susan B. Anthony’s contributions to women’s suffrage. It will also be broadcast virtually. After touring the Susan B. Anthony House, take a short walk to the Susan B. Anthony Square Park. There is a marvelous sculpture by artist Pepsy Kettavong entitled “Lets Take Tea.” It features Susan B. Anthony and Fredrick Douglas sitting at a tea table. Rochester seems to have a history of strong pioneering women. One of them is Catharine Anselm Gleason. Her father founded Rochester’s Gleason Works gear manufacturing company. Catharine later joined him at the company as an engineer — an especially male-dominated profession at the time. Gleason was the first woman to attend Cornell University in the engineering department, and the first woman to become a full member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. She went on to rescue several companies and build housing communities with her engineering acumen.

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‘Let’s Take Tea’

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Harborfest

Silk District Pub

good for hungry boaters

Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse

You don’t have to go far to find a number of fun restaurants. The Rochester Port Authority is a large facility at the mouth of the Genesee River that’s a full-service marina that also hosts several options to eat. You can also dock your boat at Pelicans Nest for some good food and a fun time, especially when there’s live entertainment. Prefer to leave your boat at your marina? Several restaurants are in easy walking distance, such as Whiskey Run. Rochester has several great brewery options, thanks to a long history of brewing beer. The city’s first brewery, Aqueduct Spring Brewery, was established in 1819. By the end of the nineteenth century, the city had at least 50 breweries. One of the largest and oldest is the Genesee Brewing Company, established in 1878. Today you can take tours, enjoy tastings or enjoy a bite to eat at the Genesee Brew house. In good weather, you can even enjoy your meal on the patio overlooking the High Falls. Don’t miss out on the many other craft beer breweries, such as ROC Brewing, Swiftwater, Last Borough, Fifth Frame and Three Heads Brewing. Most offer tours, tastings and food. For something a bit different try a pedal bike brewery tour.

cruise through history

ArtWalk in NOTA

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Rochester is a great hot spot for those hungry for history as well. You can stop to read a series of plaques with local history before the Colonel Patrick O’Rorke Memorial Bridge. The Charlotte Lighthouse museum is another stop for marine history. Don’t miss Mount Hope Cemetery, opened on October 3, 1838 on 40 acres. It was the first municipal cemetery in the U.S. and today has grown to 200 acres (it is still in use). Many notable people are buried there, including Susan B. Anthony, Fredrick Douglas, Henry Alvah Strong and Nathaniel Rochester. The Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery offers regular tours, both general and themed, both public and private. You can also choose to go on a historical tour by boat. The Harbor Town Belle is an 80-foot paddle wheeler that cruises the Genesee River, Lake Ontario and Irondequoit Bay. There are several cruises, such as music cruises, dinner cruises, beer or wine tastings, private parties and themed events. The captain will give commentary as the ship passes points of interest, which is why I always recommend this type of cruise even for those with their own boats.

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a boating kind of city

Rochester has a vibrant boating scene. There are several yacht clubs and marinas, most of which offer transient docking and a range of services. No matter what marina you end up at, you will have easy access to the Genesee River Trails, Ontario Beach Park and Turning Point Park. If you are approaching Rochester from the Erie Canal, you may want to stop at Corn Hill Landing. You can dock along the concrete pier, which offers free shore power. The first 24 hours are free and $5 per day after that. Take a walk along the waterfront or stop at the patios of one of the restaurants, such as Silk District Pub, Tony D’s or Kainos. When the sun sets, enjoy the view of downtown all lit up in a display of color that reflects on the waters. It’s not far to downtown and easy to get to. Just make sure you have a map or good GPS. Just a short distance from the Genesee River is the Irondequoit Bay, which has several marinas and restaurants, including the historic Union Tavern. Both the Genesee River and Irondequoit Bay are rather far from downtown, but there is Uber and a decent bus service, which you can use with a $3 unlimited all-day pass.


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enjoying the arts

Rochester has a strong and vibrant art scene, with galleries, street art and world-class theater and dance. The Neighbourhood of the Arts (NOTA) is a walkable area known for its many artists, restaurants and cafes. You can find a nod to NOTA’s industrial roots with the Gleason Building, which still manufactures gears. The largest gallery in Rochester is the Memorial Art Gallery. A mix of old and new architecture, there is plenty to see and do with fascinating exhibits, tours, talks and musical presentations. The gallery also organizes art tours to cities around the world. Stroll over to Village Gate, a complex within NOTA that houses art gallery’s, shops, businesses and restaurants. Next door, the Anderson Arts Building is full of artist studios and galleries. Visit on the second Saturday of the month to hear the artists talk about their work in person. Just a few streets over from NOTA is the Park Avenue neighborhood. Walk along the street and stop into the many interesting shops, such as Parkleigh, Statement Boutique, Useless Objects, Dorje Adornments or Salty Boutique. There are also quite a few restaurants, such as Park Avenue Pub, ROAM Café, Bacco’s Ristorante, Blu Wolf or Frog Pond. Many have outdoor patios, making them perfect for people watching. I was particularly impressed with the Oxford Gallery in Park Avenue. It’s located on the lower floor of an apartment building, so you need to buzz to get in. When I arrived, I was immediately offered a glass of wine to enjoy as I toured the collection of contemporary and historic pieces. Don’t forget about Rochester’s world-renowned theater and dance. Check out the Kodak Centre, GEVA Centre, Blackfriars or ROC Broadway Theater League — just to name a few. Rochester is also home to the CGI Rochester International Jazz festival. This nine-day festival started in 2002 and now attracts more than 200,000 people, utilizing 21 venues. The festival is normally held in June, but this year has been rescheduled for October (as of this writing) because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

fun for family, too

There is plenty to keep the youngsters entertained in Rochester. Put the Seneca Zoo, the Seabreeze Amusement park and, most unique of all, the Strong Museum of Play on your list. The Seabreeze amusement park is located in Irondequoit Bay, so it is easy for boaters to access. It’s fun for everyone with rides, kiddie rides and a water park. The Seneca Zoo is a family friendly attraction with excellent conservation and learning programs. There is also the Rochester Museum of Science and the Strasenburgh Planetarium. Perhaps the most unique and interactive destination for both children and their families is the Strong Museum of Play. Founded by Margaret Woodbury Strong in 1968 and originally called the Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum of Fascination, the Strong is one of the largest history museums in the U.S. and the world’s largest collection of historic materials related to play. It is home to the National Toy Hall of Fame, The World Video Game Hall of Fame and the International Center for the History of Electronic Games. Its exhibits include a butterfly garden, aquarium carousel and train rides. There is so much to see and do in Rochester, it could fill a book. Hopefully this will whet your appetite to sail on over and experience all Rochester has to offer. ★

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LAKESHORE LIFE BY SARAH KOLLMORGEN

Macatawa, MI

ADDRESS 716 Bay Road Macatawa, MI SPECS Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 5 full 1 half Square Footage: 4,640 Acreage: .2 Price: Contact realtor CONTACTS Andrea Crossman Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt 616-218-0267 ANDREACROSSMAN.COM

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f you have a big family, enjoy a lot of close friends or simply love hosting lots of people, the house at 716 Bay Road in Macatawa, Michigan may be the perfect fit for you. This open and comfortable home both hosts a lot of guests and sits in the perfect spot for entertaining. Situated right between Lake Macatawa and Lake Michigan, this modern and welcoming home is an excellent jump-off spot for boating adventures to Chicago, Milwaukee, or simply around Lake Macatawa. A private association beach is just a few doors away for those that prefer to stay on land. “Lake Macatawa is not the largest port in western Michigan,” says realtor Andrea Crossman. “However, it is one of the most picturesque, with an active boating community, stunning sunsets, access to the big lake and beautiful waterfront homes.” Guests will love the views from all four levels of this home. The main floor is perfect for

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2019 NORTHCOAST 190 CENTER CONSOLE 12-year structural hull warranty, ‘no-wood’ construction, Yamaha 115hp 4 Stroke, hydraulic steering, seating FWD console, FRP leaning post, 4 rod holders and storage, salt water wash down, telescoping swim ladder, bilge pump and more! Clearance pricing: normally $48,900, now $36,900! Call Bob @ 616-843-1225. RYS

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1986 ISLAND PACKET 27 Freshwater one-owner trade-in, in very good condition. Large 27’ Liveaboard Cruiser includes the original manufacturer cradle. Asking $24,900. Call Mark at 414-651-3100. RYS

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2008 CRUISERS 415 MOTOR YACHT 100% freshwater, one owner! Spacious w/large aft deck, generous salon and galley, convertible sofa, dinette, two staterooms, two heads. Options include bow thruster, cherry interior, Onan generator with sound shield (790 hours), aft deck hardtop, aft deck AC, full Raymarine electronics, Maxwell windlass and more. Asking $239,900. Call Brent @ 616-842-8899. RYS

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2002 FORMULA 31 PC Exciting performance and carefree cruising! Twin MerCruiser 320 hp engines, Molded-in nonskid plus a welded 316 L stainless continuous bow rail for safety, electric windlass, fresh bottom coat. Excellent vessel for a new or seasoned boater! Call for all the details. Asking $49,950. Call Chuck @ 734-497-3721. RYS

1994 OCEAN ALEXANDER 486 PH Dry Martini has many factory upgrades including economical 3208TA, 375HP Caterpillar engines with 1050 hours. Hinged radar arch and long range cruising ability makes this vessel a natural for the “great circle route”. Asking $315,000. Contact Terry at 920.559.0730 or terry@centerpointesales.com. CNT

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2016 RANGER TUGS R25SC original R–25 with 50-square-ft of aft deck space. Self-bailing cockpit ideal for fishing or outdoor relaxation, transom door to full swim platform. Standard bow and stern thrusters, call for all the details! Custom trailer included. Asking $124,900. Call Matt @ 734-735-1948. RYS

2013 BENETEAU GRAN TURISMO 38 Twin Volvo diesels with Joystick. Generator, giant sunroof, teak cockpit, heat and AC. Loaded at a fraction of the cost of new. Asking $299,000. Contact Tyler at 414.248.9668 or tyler@ centerpointesales.com. CNT

2019 PRESTIGE 520 S Purchased for the Great Loop: It only took 443 hours to do so. Priced well below what new 2019 or 2020 optioned boat would be, so don’t hesitate, she will not last long! Asking $999,997. Contact Martin at 920.559.0366 or martin@centerpointesales.com. CNT

1999 WILLARD 40 Clean and well maintaned full displacement single-engine trawler. Updates include island berth forward, Naiad stabilizers, updated electronics, Cummins 6B5.9-M 115 hp diesel and Northern Lights generator. Asking $349,000. Contact Tony at 920.493.4747 or tony@ centerpointesales.com. CNT

65 MARQUIS All fresh water. Heavily equipped with original owner upgrades and customization. Three staterooms plus crew cabin, master cabin walk-in closet with washer/dryer. Asking $1,095,000. Contact Mike at 312.981.8774 or mike@ centerpointesales.com. CNT

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The Fishtug Gloria is not your typical house boat. For that matter, it’s not your typical fishing vessel, either. In fact, it’s a little bit of both. This 40-foot long, 13-foot wide traditional fishing tugboat was built just after WWII in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. From 1945 to 2001, the boat was used for commercial fishing. When Captain John Andries and his wife Bridget found the boat in Manistique, Michigan however, they had other ideas in mind and purchased the boat. Based out of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Andries spent the next six and a half years giving the fish tug a complete, top-to-bottom makeover. He kept hints of the original work boat aesthetic and transformed the inside into a comfortable home. He added a lounge with a double sleeper and a big-screen TV, a large galley, a skylight, a bedroom in the bow, a small electric fireplace, traditional heat and A/C, and hot water. Once the Gloria was complete, Andries and his wife shipped off on a six-year cruise around the Great Lakes that included a tour of the Great Lakes Loop. The Gloria has gone to the Door County Maritime Museum’s boat show a few times, where it won the People’s Choice award in 2006 and 2007, as well as the Best of Power award. —New owners Bruce and Chery Bishop, Sturgeon Bay, WI ADD YOUR BOAT! Email KBUSH@LAKELANDBOATING.COM if you have Classic Craft with a great story to share!

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