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A Step bAck in time The waterfront community of Vermilion offers the finest in Ohio lakefront living, but with a soft, nostalgic feel. by Melissa Topey

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the Cover Designed specifically with the Great Lakes in mind, Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales of St. Clair Shores, Michigan teamed up with Viking Yachts to customize a Viking 42 to suit the needs of boaters on the Sweetwater Seas. The result is the Viking 42 Sport Coupe (SC), nearly identical in style and layout to the 42 Open, but with a hard top and threesided enclosure perfect for extending the boating season.

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his month we celebrate Vermilion, Ohio, on the south shore of Lake Erie (p. 34). The city has earned the title of “The Largest Small Boat Harbor on the Great Lakes.” This picturesque community with New England-style charm is a popular cruising destination, with protected marinas and a wealth of attractions year round. Bill Summers (pictured at right) retired to Vermilion in the 1980s. By all accounts, folks in Vermilion are delighted he did. Most people we talked to echoed Mike and Tom Moes’ sentiments: “We’re lucky to have him. We’re glad he decided to move here.” For a number of years, Bill was the weatherman at the Woollybear Festival, the largest festival in the State of Ohio. He went by the nickname “Good News Summers” in those days. Incidentally, the Woollybear Festival takes place in October. Folklore has it Bill Summers that a winter’s severity can be predicted by the amount of black on a Woollybear most popular models, the 42, with Jefferson caterpillar. Three decades ago, weatherman Dick Beach Yacht Sales (JBYS) at last summer’s Goddard of FOX8 TV in Cleveland talked with Michigan City In-Water Boat Show. This particular some friends and co-workers about his idea of a model, the 42 Sport Coupe, or SC for short, was celebration built around using the Woollybear designed specifically with Great Lakes cruisers caterpillar to forecast what kind of winter is in mind. ahead. From his little idea sprang the basis for Greg Krueger of JBYS worked with Viking to the Woollybear Festival & Parade. come up with a hard top concept for a traditional Bill also is a committed boater and has a boat open flybridge motoryacht. The result is a winner, that he says “actually looks like a boat:” A Covey and one that Great Lakes boaters are sure to love. Island lobster boat. Read all about it on page 26. These days Bill is affectionately known by After the 2014 winter season, everyone in the another nickname: Mr. Vermilion. Great Lakes should get themselves a Land Shark Just as Bill is a legend in Vermilion, so, too, are emergency survival bag (p. 18). A great idea to Bill and Bob Healey legends in their own right. have aboard and in our cars — just in case. As founders of New Gretna, New Jersey-based Viking Yachts, the Healey brothers celebrate 50 Think spring! years in business next month (April). Congrats! We had the opportunity to test one of Viking’s

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Publisher Walter “Bing” O’Meara editorial staff Editor: Lindsey Johnson Editor-at-large: Heather Steinberger Creative staff Art director/production manager: Christy Tuttle Bauhs Contributors Elizabeth Altick, Mark Corke, Scott A. Dommin, Don Emery, Jeremy Goldstein, Jacob Hand, Mike Harris, Dave Kunze, Capt. Frank Lanier, Michael Lloyd, Capt. Tom Serio, Ingemar Svala, Melissa Topey, Colleen H. Troupis, Dave Wallace business staff Advertising sales representative: Mark Conway Regional/classified sales manager: Patti McCleery Marketing director: Linda O’Meara Accounting: Marguerite Wristen editorial & advertising offiCe 727 South Dearborn | Suite 812 | Chicago, IL 60605 Phone: 312-276-0610 | Fax: 312-276-0619 E-mail: staff@lakelandboating.com Website: lakelandboating.com Classified advertising 727 South Dearborn | Suite 812 | Chicago, IL 60605 Phone: 800-331-0132, ext. 21 | Fax: 312-276-0619 subsCriPtions P.O. Box 15396 | North Hollywood | CA 91615-5396 Customer Service: 800-827-0289 o’meara-brown PubliCations inC. President: Walter B. O’Meara Secretary: Timothy Murtaugh Lakeland Boating (ISSN 0744-9194), copyright 2014, is published eleven times per year (except December) by O’Meara-Brown Publications, Inc. Editorial and advertising offices are located at 727 S. Dearborn St., Suite 812, Chicago, IL 60605; 312-276-0610. Annual subscription rates: United States, $24.95 per year; International and Canadian, $36.95 per year (11 issues), includes 7% G.S.T. tax (G.S.T. registration number 894095074-RT0001) and $12 postage included. Single copies are $4.99 for U.S. and Canada. Only U.S. funds are accepted. Subscription correspondence should be addressed to Lakeland Boating, P.O. Box 15396, North Hollywood, CA 91615-5396 (U.S.), or call 800-827-0289. Known office of publication: 727 South Dearborn Street, Suite 812, Chicago, IL 60605. Periodicals postage paid at Chicago, IL and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER, please send all address changes to Lakeland Boating, P.O. Box 15396, North Hollywood, CA 91615-5396. Lakeland Boating is a registered trademark of O’Meara-Brown Publications, Inc., Chicago, Illinois. Published as Lakeland Yachting 1946-1955. Unsolicited work may be submitted at the author’s, photographer’s or artist’s own risk. Lakeland Boating assumes no responsibility or liability for unsolicited material. All submissions must be accompanied by a selfaddressed envelope with sufficient return postage.

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A “Fully Found” Classic Jenny Clark was commissioned by the John Trumpy & Sons boatyard in Annapolis, Maryland in 1962 for Henry Gibson, a Philadelphia banker. Aries, as she was originally called, is a 53-foot flush deck motoryacht. She was constructed with three staterooms,

three heads, a lower salon and an enclosed helm with an aft deck. Designed as a shallow draft semi-displacement hull and powered with two natural Detroit Diesel 671s, she operates at an efficient 12 knots burning only 8 to 9 gallons of fuel per hour. In the mid-80s, she was fitted with a flying bridge and a glass-enclosed extended hardtop. The Tinnerman family owned her from 1977 until 2011 and moved her from Florida to Lake St. Clair/the Great Lakes in the mid-90s. Jenny Clark was the front cover and feature article for Classic Boating magazine in its #25 edition, Sept/Oct 1988. We purchased her in the spring of 2012. Our purchase was a “final hurrah” with a large boat; taking up Great Lakes cruising after an eight-year absence on the “big lakes.” Having owned many wooden boats in the past, we were looking for a “fully found” classic when Jenny Clark

Correction In the February 2014 issue, we ran the incorrect illustration for Dave Wallace’s column “Above the Waterline.” This is the correct image. We regret the error.

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found us. She had been pressed into the marina lifestyle on Lake St. Clair, not updated in any real way, but well maintained. After our purchase, we launched a two-year renovation project including a complete electronics package, mechanical and electrical improvements and renewals, and new paint and varnish throughout. We were very fortunate to renew an old friendship with Captain Moe Skula who oversaw the work necessary in Cedarville, Michigan for re-commissioning and piloting the trip south to Grand Haven. Captain Moe has taken on the responsibility of Jenny Clark and guiding the balance of the work. As captain, he will make ownership of this size vessel and the next trip possible – especially since we plan on inviting friends and family to join us on sections of the trip. Captain Moe is a seasoned veteran that has called Chicago, Holland, Michigan, and Naples, Florida, home at different times throughout in his career. His company and friendship are valued, as are his stories, which are always entertaining. These last two seasons we have enjoyed cruising the upper Lake Huron straits and islands region, including a move down Lake Michigan to Jenny Clark’s new homeport of Grand Haven/Spring Lake, Michigan. Here, we enjoy the benefit of an enclosed 70-foot well at the North Cove condos, along with an outside slip looking down the length of Spring Lake. This fall, the final touches and improvements will finally be complete. Cruising plans for the 2014 season have us extending our experience beyond the Great Lakes. We plan on cruising to the Thousand Islands region in upper New York State, being there to enjoy the classic wooden boat show in Clayton. Our planned route heading out is the chain of Great Lakes (Michigan, Huron, Erie) to Ashtabula, Ohio and up to Port Colburn, Canada using the Welland Canal (38 miles and eight locks). From there, we’ll head to Lake Ontario, through Oswego and Kingston, New York, with our final destination being the boat show in Clayton. The Clayton visit would of course be incomplete without a stop at Boldt Castle. Our return trip is planned for the northern route from Trenton, Canada using the Trent-Severn Waterway (240.5 miles and 44 locks) with Georgian Bay and the North Channel for our route back into Lake Michigan. We are really excited! It’s great to be back on the “big water,” and putting to use all of the knowledge and skills gained by our membership in the U.S. Power Squadron and our past boating history. —Jim & Kathy Sproatt Editor’s note: Keep an eye out for a more in-depth feature article on the Jenny Clark in an upcoming issue!

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Black Diamond 328 SS Limited Edition

“Boat of the Year” is no surprise when you know its bloodlines. Look closely at the Cruisers Sport Series’ Black Diamond Limited Edition 328 SS and you’ll see more than a triumphant bow rider worthy in every detail of its “Boat of the Year” distinction from Boating Magazine. What you’ll discover upon further examination is a longstanding lineage of excellence in design, engineering and workmanship. For more than five decades, Cruisers Yachts has been crafting world-renowned yachts from an unrelenting standard of quality, and we now bring that same commitment to every Sport Series model. See more of the amazing 328 SS, and the entire line from 20’ - 32’ at CruisersSportSeries.com and experience the Cruisers Sport Series brand difference for yourself.


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CopperDog 150 Calumet, MI

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Mar 13 – 16 Spring Boating Expo Novi, MI

This Great Lakes winter sure isn’t for sissies! But despite the snow and frigid temps, we still know how to get out and have a good time. Outdoor sports enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon March 8 in Calumet City, Michigan. Or, for those of you that prefrer the comfort of warmer climes, head down to Florida’s Palm Beach International Boat Show March 20-23.

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Jackie and Kassi with my wife, Kathy, aboard Angel Ray, getting ready for an adventure. They’ve been all over the Great Lakes (Michigan, Superior and Huron) with us. Both are rescues and they love boating! —Webb & Kathy Bassick, Lake Forest, IL

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This is Cami. She is a 3-year-old boxer from Swanton, Ohio. Our homeport is West Harbor on Catawba Island. Cami loves going to the islands and just relaxing on the boat… as you can see! —Jason Divoll, Swanton, OH

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Great Lakes Water Levels on the Rise New research shows that the frigid arctic-like weather the Great Lakes and Eastern United States have been experiencing this winter will likely contribute to a healthy rise in Great Lakes water levels in 2014. Rising and falling water levels in the Great Lakes are influenced by a number of factors, including evaporation, rain and snowfall, according to a news report published in the Petoskey News-Review in Petoskey, Michigan. “This winter’s bitterly cold weather is forming ice on areas of the lake that will reduce evaporation by blocking water vapor from rising into the atmosphere and keeping water temperatures cool well into the summer,” the paper reports. “That should help water levels continue a rebound that began in 2013 following an unusually long slump across most of the lakes dating from the late 1990s.”

If you’re looking to escape the Great Lakes’ cold and snow this month, head down to South Florida’s West Palm Beach for the 29th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show March 20-23. The show will feature more than $1 billion worth of yachts and accessories on display from the world’s leading manufacturers... and you’re pretty much guaranteed temperatures above freezing! For more info, visit

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Physical Barrier Best Way to Stop Asian Carp, Study Says

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Industry Mourns loss of Four Winns Founder Charlie Winn Charles E. “Charlie” Winn, a founder of Four Winns boat company in Cadillac, Michigan, passed away November 18. He was 70. Winn had a passion for the water, antique boats and boating in general. “Of all Charlie’s many interests, I would say his number-one passion was boating,” says his wife, Janna (pictured with Winn above). “He loved the Great Lakes, particularly venturing to the North Channel. We spent more than 30 years exploring by boat. He was such a fabulous, skilled captain. He had a natural ability for handling boats.” Winn was not only a founder of Four Winns, but also Lakeside Charlie’s Restaurant and Pheasant Ridge Estates, all located in Cadillac. He belonged to various yacht clubs in Florida and Michigan and held memberships in the Antique and Classic Boat Society and Great Lakes Cruising Club.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released a study that suggests physically separating the Mississippi River and Great Lakes watersheds is the most effective way to prevent aquatic species like Asian carp from moving between the two iconic waters. A coalition of conservation groups, including Alliance for the Great Lakes, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club, echo the USACE’s findings, insisting the only option effective at stopping the transfer of invasive fish, parasites, grasses, algae and other organisms is constructing a physical barrier. USACE has previously admitted that a series of electrical barriers designed to repel Asian carp have been easily breached. For more information, visit greatlakes.org.

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Congrats to the five Michigan facilities recently recertified as “Michigan Clean Marinas.” They are: Anchorage Marina, Holland; Belle Maer Harbor Marina, Harrison Township; East Jordan Municipal Marina; Grosse Pointe Shores Harbor; and Walstrom Marine, Harbor Springs.

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Jeanneau’s Velasco 43 Named “european Powerboat of the year” French manufacturer Jeanneau was recently awarded the 2014 “European Powerboat of the Year” in the category of yachts up to 45 feet for its Velasco 43. The awards were held January 18 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The European Powerboat of the Year award is an initiative of the European magazine Boote, which assembles an international jury of editors-in-chief from Europe’s top eight boating magazines in Norway, Italy, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. For more information, visit JeaNNeau.com.

“Boat Guy” Partners With Ranger Tug

Legendary hydroplane racer and Pacific Northwest resident Chip Hanauer (at left), also known as “The Boat Guy,” is trying his hand at cruising aboard a Ranger Tug 27. Hanauer’s new boat, appropriately named The Boat Guy 1, will spend the next year exploring the region from South Sound to Desolation Sound and beyond. He will document his adventures in a lighthearted video series on his website, theboatguy.com. Hanauer says he selected Ranger Tug for a plethora of reasons: It was affordable, economical, fast, easy to operate, safe and trailerable.

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cruisers 328 ss crowned “Boat of the Year” Cruisers Yachts’ 328 Sport Series was named Boating magazine’s “Boat of the Year” for 2013. The boat was selected by Boating editors after review of approximately 100 vessels between 30 and 70 feet. Cruisers says the boat was chosen because it lead the pack of entrants in terms of innovation and excellence in a brand-new category of boat. Lakeland Boating tested the 328 SS in our January 2014 issue. Read our assessment of this fine vessel on p. 24. Headquartered in Oconto, Wisconsin, Cruisers Yachts, a division of KCS International Inc., produces 10 models from 31 to 54 feet and a Sport Series line featuring models from 20 to 32 feet. For more information, visit cruIsersYAcHts.com

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Happy Birthday, South Haven Yacht Club (SHYC)! This year, the club will celebrate its 75th birthday. First established in October 1939, SHYC offers members facilities such as a clubhouse, dining facilities, full bar, 37 boat slips, picnic tables, grills and a calendar chock full of social events, including a celebratory pig roast to mark the big 7-5. Memberships are currently being accepted. To learn more, visit buzz

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Castaway Yacht Sales Opens New Facility Castaway Yacht sales of Port Clinton, Ohio, just opened a new office/storage facility. It was specially designed for storing boats and meets all the latest energy codes to keep vessels at comfortable temperatures, even during the coldest winter months. The building is safe and secure, with round-the-clock video surveillance and two, 18-foot by 18-foot doors. This recent expansion makes Castaway a full-service marine facility, providing heated indoor storage, unlimited outdoor storage, brokerage sales and service. For more information, visit cAstAwAYYAcHtsAles.com.

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Chaparral Introduces Vortex Jet Boat Line

Chaparral Boats of Nashville, Georgia will introduce a new line of jet boats this year. Called the Vortex, the first model — the 203 Vortex — will be on display at 15 boat shows in early 2014. Two more models, the 223 Vortex and 243 Vortex, are set to follow shortly. Featuring bold new graphics, innovative flexible seating and Rotax jet drive propulsion, the 203 Vortex is versatile enough for both experienced and novice boaters. Chaparral is a subsidiary of Marine Products Corporation, which also manufactures the Robalo brand of outboard sportfishing boats. For more information, visit cHApArrAlBoAts.com. must - have

“Hinckley Yachts: An American Icon” Hinckley Yachts are synonymous with superior craftsmanship and beautiful design, which have made the 85-year-old company more than just a brand name, but the gold standard for yacht design and production. “Hinckley Yachts: An American Icon” is a new 240-page book that chronicles the company’s place in the sailing community. The book follows the company’s success from its early days, through its patriotic duties during wartime; to its role in advancing science and engineering; and finally its place today as one of the world’s premier yacht manufacturers. It features behind-the-scenes images of yachts and picnic boats under construction, archival images dating back to the 1920s, and photographs of some of Hinckley’s best work in action. Written by Nick Voulgaris III, an avid sailor and yacht enthusiast, and published by Rizzoli New York, the book will be available in April 2014. It retails for $65 in the U.S. and Canada. A must for every boat-lover’s coffee table! For more information, visit rIzzolIusA.com.


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Cutwater Introduces 30 Command Bridge Cutwater Boats recently unveiled its latest model, the Cutwater 30 Command Bridge, at the Seattle Boat Show in mid-January. This is the third model designed and built on the company’s 30-foot stepped-keel hull design, with the addition of an upper helm station and topside seating. “Not many builders offer the all-season capability and versatility that we’ve designed into this new boat, especially in this size range,” says Jeff Messmer, Cutwater Boats vice president of marketing. The 30 Command Bridge features a single 370 hp Volvo diesel inboard engine and 10-foot beam to deliver spirited, economical performance and a generous interior. The upper helm addition means boating can easily be extended into the shoulder seasons, which is ideal for the Great Lakes cruiser. Cutwater has been building fullyequipped, trailerable family cruisers since 2010 and offers 26-, 28-, and 30-foot models. The company is a division of Fluid Motion LLC, which also builds the Ranger Tug line of boats from 21 to 31 feet. For additional information, visit CutwateRboats.Com.

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Robalo Launches New 266 Cayman Robalo continues development of its new bay boat line with the introduction of the 226 Cayman. Sporting a retail price of $36,995, including a 150 hp Yamaha outboard motor and trailer, the 226 is the second in a three-boat Cayman Series. The 206 was introduced last year, and the series flagship, the 246 Cayman, is slated for a Spring 2014 introduction. Headquartered in Nashville. Georgia, Robalo is a subsidiary of Marine Products Corporation, which also manufactures Chaparral Boats. For more information, visit RobaLo.Com.


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The Skinny on Insurance Know what’s in your policy.

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et’s start by dispelling a common myth. Unlike the situation with automobiles, there is no legal requirement to carry insurance on your boat. If, however, you are financing a boat and have an outstanding loan, the institution that’s lending you the money will almost certainly insist on insurance coverage to protect its asset. Similarly, if you dock or store your boat at a yacht club or marina, they, too, will most likely require your vessel be insured to protect against fire or some other catastrophe that could potentially affect adjoining property or boats. In my opinion, it’s foolish not to carry boat insurance. I know a few ’round-the-world sailors who eschew the concept purely on the prohibitive premiums required, but let’s face it: Most of us stay much closer to home.

Insurance premiums Your annual insurance premium is calculated based on a number of factors: Where you live and operate your boat; how long you keep the boat in the water; whether you transport your boat by road on a trailer versus being docked at a marina; the current market value of the boat and its equipment; where the boat is laid up for winter (at a boatyard/storage facility versus your yard); and how much actual coverage you desire/require. Just as you don’t want to be under-insured, neither is it ideal to carry more insurance than you need. Let’s assume the fair market value of your boat is $100,000. If you told the insurance company that it was worth twice that much and you were to incur a total loss on the vessel, you would only receive what’s known as the Actual Cash Value for the boat in the event of a claim. This payout will be determined based on the current market value of the boat. Other policies work on what’s known as an Agreed Value. This is where the value of the vessel is agreed on between the insurance company and the boat owner before the policy is issued. This type of policy is especially common with older or classic/vintage boats; if something happens to the boat, you’re going to be paid up to the agreed value of the boat by the insurer.

Coverages Buying insurance can be a bit of a minefield, so it pays to shop around. Normally you can get a quote over the internet or phone, but make sure that you are being quoted apples for apples. BoatUS, one of the largest insurers of pleasure craft in the United States, will follow up an over-the-phone quote with

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a written one, which outlines exactly what is covered under the proposed policy — and for how much. Be aware of such things as your “covered cruising area.” There’s no point in having insurance coverage for the entire East coast if you only boat on Lake Michigan. Also keep in mind that most policies specify a “layup” period during the colder months. A nice, sunny day in November may tempt you onto the water, but beware your insurance coverage may not be in effect if you have a mishap. Another common myth is that your boat is automatically covered under your homeowners insurance policy. Not so. While it may be true that your homeowners insurance covers some personal property, this is usually limited to small craft such as kayaks and paddleboards. And even if you boat is covered under your homeowners’ policy, the coverage may be limited. Read the fine print on any insurance policy to ensure you have adequate coverage. Assuming your boat is not covered under your homeowners policy, you can often get a decent discount (typically around 10 percent or possibly even more) by taking out an additional insurance policy on your boat with the same company. But keep in mind that the insurance company writing your homeowners policy may not necessarily have marinespecific knowledge. It might be in your best interest to select a company that fully understands insuring for a marine environment and the associated risks.

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Requirements and claims Many insurance companies require a marine insurance survey before they will issue a policy, especially if you have an older boat or are switching from one insurer to another. When budgeting for insurance, you may want to factor in the cost of a marine survey to your bottom line. As is the case with any insurance policy, you hope that you never have to make a claim; but if you do, it’s incumbent upon you to notify your insurer as soon as possible after an incident has occurred. Get names and addresses of the person with whom the accident occurred (if applicable) and any witnesses. Take photos if you can (which is pretty simple nowadays with smartphones and tablets), and write down any relevant details that will help you and the insurance company settle the claim. LB

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

Shooting the breeze Practicing ventilation basics on board.

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othing enhances the quality of life below decks during the heat of summer like plenty of cool, fresh air. Good ventilation provides a multitude of benefits, from prevention of odors, condensation and mold growth to elimination of minor carbon monoxide buildup and its negative effects on crew health, such as headaches and seasickness. Here’s a look at ventilation basics and how to make them work for you.

Active ventilation options include solar powered “mushroom” vents as well as wind scoops.

Passive vs. active There are two types of ventilation systems: Passive and active. Passive systems rely on the wind blowing over them to move air below decks. They either direct air inside or exhaust it (depending on their type and orientation to the wind). Examples of passive vents include traditional cowl vents, clamshell or scoop vents, louvered hatch boards, and low profile discs (also knows as “mushrooms”). Passive vents work best when installed in opposing pairs, and while they can move a surprising amount of air on a breezy day, they don’t perform well on days with little wind. Active systems, on the other hand, are typically mushroom vents outfitted with a small electric fan installed in the vent body. Some are powered by your boat’s 12-volt DC system; however, most are solar powered. Many of the solar powered units contain a rechargeable battery (to facilitate nighttime operation) as well as interchangeable fan blades, which allows them to be used as either an intake or an exhaust.

Ventilation basics Efficient airflow requires not only an intake, but an exhaust as well. A single intake can’t force air into a boat against pressure any better than a single exhaust can remove it against a vacuum. Assuming a boat is oriented bow into the wind (as is typical while at anchor or on a mooring), it’s pretty intuitive that opening a forward-facing hatch channels air below decks, much like an air ram. Conversely, an open companionway door or aft-facing hatch acts as an extractor, pulling air from below decks as the wind passes over it. Adding a wind chute to your hatch provides even greater

A wind scoop can direct a huge amount of fresh air below decks.

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funneling ability. The same goes for portlight scoops, which help deflect those cooling breezes down below. Boats at the dock face additional ventilation challenges, as they can’t orient themselves to the wind. Wind chutes can be repositioned to the sides or rear of a hatch to help funnel air below decks, while some traditional hatches can be opened on all four sides (a boon in this situation). Other challenges occur during rainy or stormy weather, which can prevent boats from leaving hatches and portlights open while in port or underway. A tarp or canvas cover rigged over a partially open hatch keeps rain out and provides ventilation, although the air flow will be less than that of a fully opened hatch or one using a wind chute (which typically can’t be used in conjunction with a tarp). One innovative solution to the tarp or wind chute dilemma is the Hatch Hoodie Wind-Scoop Awning from Banner Bay Marine (baNNerbaymariNe.com), which combines the protection of a hatch awning and the functionality of a low-profile wind scoop.

How much is enough? A well-designed ventilation system should exchange the air below decks roughly once every hour. Let’s say you have a mid-sized boat with an interior volume of around 1,400 cubic feet. Airflow ratings for passive vents range from 350 to 600 cfm (cubic feet per minute). As intake volume should equal output, based on the above we would need a minimum of four similar sized vents (two intake, two exhaust) to provide adequate ventilation. If using two active vents, they should be matched with two passive vents. If four passive vents are installed, they will automatically adapt to intake or exhaust mode as needed (with the exception of improperly aligned cowl vents). Vents should be arranged to provide as much cross flow inside the cabin as possible. Passive vents should be mounted in pairs at opposite ends of the boat (to the extent possible) with one facing forward and the other facing aft, which provides an intake and exhaust regardless of wind direction. A combination of passive and active vents provides the same effect with varying wind directions (or in the case of no wind at all).

move it around While getting fresh air below decks is important, it’s only half of the ventilation battle. In our above example, four vents may technically provide enough fresh air, but the

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Cool Ideas to Beat the Heat

n Use awnings, side curtains and Biminis to provide shade and reduce temperatures below decks during the heat of the day. n Replace heat-producing halogen and incandescent bulbs or fixtures with cool running LEDs. n Avoid cooking below decks during the heat of the day. Plan around the heat by cooking galley meals in the morning or later in the afternoon, while grilling or serving cold meal items for lunch. Barbequing above decks also will keep the cabin cooler at night.

Well placed vents will help keep lockers and their contents odor- and mildew-free.

n For boats without an air conditioner, anchor out or take a mooring ball.

Cabins and heads also should have some kind of ventilation installed, particularly if they can be closed off

from the rest of the boat. For these situations nothing improves ventilation like a few well-placed electric fans. They can make a hot bunk bearable, remove heat from the galley and help reduce odors and keep moisture down in the head/shower area. Unlike the noisy, power-hungry units of yesteryear, today’s fans are both quiet and efficient. Although many boats suffer from less-than-ideal ventilation, improvements can be made to most any vessel fairly easily — and at minimal expense. The effort spent constructing a hatch hood or installing a few fans will pay cool dividends for years to come. LB

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space itself will be broken up into separate cabins or compartments that can restrict airflow throughout the boat. As such, simply installing the correct size and number of vents may not be enough to get the ventilation job done. Equally important is moving that fresh air into all the low ventilation spaces. Drawers, hanging lockers and other such closed storage compartments will benefit from the use of louvered doors or vent grills — just remember that these spaces require a way for air to both enter and exit in order to provide good cross ventilation.

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GEARING UP | by Lindsey Johnson

land shark emergency survival shelter and stealth Bag The hallmark of an emergency situation is that we can never predict when one will happen. Be prepared 24/7 with the Land Shark Emergency Survival Shelter. This bright orange instant survival suit/bag is ideal for anyone with the potential for hypothermia exposure. It can be used on land or in water, and its patented design keeps users warm and dry, not to mention visible to search and rescue crews for miles. $79.95 at land-sHark.Com

Must-have goodies and gadgets for every boater

GREAT Camco Collapsible Bucket

fusion 600 series stereos Pump out some major tunes with the 600 Series stereos from Fusion. Each unit is SIRIUS DC satellite radio-ready and includes AM/FM tuner and Bluetooth. Supplies up to three true audio channels with 70 watts of output per zone. $299 to $499 at fusioneleCtroniCs.Com

Rigid buckets can be a hassle to store on board. Not a problem, however, with this collapsible canvas version from Camco. Features comfy carry handles and a rectangular stainless steel/ plastic frame. Stows neatly in its own storage bag. Available in 3- and 5-gallon versions. $12.99 to $19.99 at westmarine.Com

eZoom tracking device Want eyes on your boat at all times? eZoom is a small GPS tracking device that can be placed on board to help prevent theft. It also monitors speed, location and alerts you if the vessel leaves a predetermined zone. Track through the web or smartphone app. $99.99 Plus montHly serviCe and one-time aCtivation fee at eZoomGPs.Com

Gumdrop iPad Cases Designed specifically for a marine environment, these iPad cases feature weatherproof enclosure, easy access to buttons and ports via watertight plugs and seals, quickrelease mounting option and adjustable stand. Fits iPad 3, 4 and Air. Available in several colors. $149.95 at GumdroPCases.Com

Costa Hamlin sunglasses Named for legendary angler Capt. Ron Hamlin, these sunglasses are one of Costaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s core performance styles for 2014. Characterized by tough, durable features including co-injected nylon molded frames, sturdy integral hinges and non-slip Hydrolite nose pads and temple tips, Hamlins come with a lifetime warranty. Frames come in a variety of colors and prescription lenses are available. Price varies based on lens selection. $169 to $249 at Costadelmar.Com

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McMurdo Smartfind S20 Personal aIS beacon The Smartfind S20 is a compact, lightweight personal AIS MOB (man overboard) device worn on a life jacket. Activate by sliding off the safety tab and lifting an arming cap to employ the antenna. It sends alert messages, GPS position and a special identity code directly to AIS receivers within a 4-mile radius. $299 at McMurdoMarIne.coM

GEAR lewmar bow Thruster Kit Take control of your boat with this powerful, yet compact bow thruster kit from Lewmar. Maneuver in and out of marinas and tight slips with ease and confidence. Features a 15 kW 12-volt DC motor that’s lightweight and allows for plug ’n play connection to the joystick (included). $1,199.99 at defender.coM

SWIMS Towel A beach bag basic this season: SWIMS Poolside Towel. Made of highquality, quick-dry cotton with a unique rubberized corner. Available in yellow, orange, water and navy. $55 at SWIMS.coM or ISlandTrendS.coM/SWIMS

ronstan Vaavud Wind Meter Humminbird Ion Humminbird ION10 and ION12 multifunction displays bring anglers the centerpiece for building an expandable platform of networked devices. Customize ION platform to include radar, autopilot, wireless connectivity and built-in web browser. Contact dealer for pricing. HuMMInbIrd.coM

Turn your smartphone into a high-tech meteorological tool. Simply plug into your phone’s headphone jack and measure wind speeds from 4 to 48 knots. Works with IOS or Android smartphone or tablets. $49.95 at defender.coM

Pure oceans boat Soap Be kind to your boat — and the environment— with this general purpose boat soap from West Marine. The biodegradable formula is high in alkalinity and low in suffactants. Translation: It’s safer for Mother Nature than other high-sudsing, high-detergent formulas out there. Safe and effective on all surfaces. Choose quart or gallon containers. $10.99 To $20.99 at WeSTMarIne.coM

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shoreleave | by Patti McCleery

St. Ignace, Michigan Winter heats up with pond hockey and ice golf tourneys.

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ho says you can’t enjoy recreational time on the Great Lakes during the winter months? Even in a winter as brutally cold and snowy as this one, many cities and towns around our Sweetwater Seas sponsor winter festivals and outdoor events, making the most of the ice and “white stuff” that blankets the ground and water. But none are as interesting and unique as an athletic pair of events conceived by the City of St. Ignace, Michigan. The city hosts an annual pond hockey tournament and ice golf scramble during the months of February and March, respectively. Lots of action and fun on Lakes Michigan and Huron — smack dab in the beating heart of winter! Imagine the opportunity to watch hockey played outdoors, a warm, cozy blanket draped over your shoulders and a steaming cup of hot cocoa (or beer!) in hand. Or participate in an ice golf scramble in the shadow of the historic Mackinac Bridge. Come to St. Ignace this winter and you can do both! The pond hockey tournament, sponsored by LaBlatt Blue and sanctioned by USA Hockey, takes place February 13-16; the U.P. Ice Golf Scramble happens March 1 on Lake Huron’s Moran Bay (registration fee is $35 per person for teams of two, which includes lunch and dinner).

Hurray for hockey The Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship draws more than 1,400 players from across the country. This year, 200 teams will be competing in various age groups. There’s even a women’s category. According to Mark Sposito, chairman of the St. Ignace Events Committee, the pond hockey tourney is in its eighth

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year and has ballooned from just 27 teams when the event first started back in 2007. Lots of local residents are involved in helping create the 35 rinks used for the tournament. Admittedly, the rules are a little different from regular hockey. There are no goalies, so all shots need to stay on the ice. Goals are made of lumber and are 6 feet wide by 6 inches tall. The actual rinks are made of packed snow and are 150 feet long by 70 feet wide and 24 inches tall. Also, there are no boards. The emphasis of tournament play is placed on skating and puck handling; not shooting and checking. Hundreds of fans come out and watch from behind snow mounds created by building the rinks. Even the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Detroit Red Wings get involved, as their alumni team plays an exhibition game at the event in St. Ignace with a previous years’ tournament-winning team. “Come up and spend the weekend,” Sposito urges. “It’s a great time, and you’ll see some excellent hockey!”

Gaga for golf If hockey seems like a “normal” sport to observe in February, golf has to be the most unlikely candidate for winter play — and on the ice in March, no less. The U.P. Ice Golf Scramble is fun for all, as anyone, experienced and novice alike, can join in the fun! This lively event has been played in St. Ignace for the last 29 years. “It all started with a bet in a bar,” Sposito explains. “Four guys bet they could play a round of golf on Lake Huron.” The locals in the bar decided to follow the guys as they made good on their bet, and a golf tournament was born. Now sponsored by the Cheboygan Brewing Company, the tournament boasts 100, two-person teams. This year an additional course is being created, and participants have the choice of which one they’d like to play. The Mighty Mac Course is played on Lake Michigan beneath the Mackinac Bridge, while the Old Chief Wawatam Course is played on Lake Huron. Four or five people (with no actual golf course design experience, mind you) design both courses. They are charged with going out and clearing snow for the fairways and greens. Snowmobiles are used to clear paths so the galleries can follow their favorite team. “Two main rules are crucial,” Sposito says. “One: Bring a camera, as the scenery is amazing; and two, dress in layers!” Sleds are used to haul your golf clubs, as well as any beverages or food you may want to bring with you. Players actually decorate their sleds for the occasion, and there’s

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even a “Best Sled” contest. This year the grand prize is a Mackinac Bridge Tower Tour for two. Not too shabby!

Set sights on St. Ignace If cabin fever is getting you down this winter and a few beers, ice hockey and a round of golf sound like a good time, head to St. Ignace to blow off steam and have some outdoor fun.

The people are friendly and you’re guaranteed a great time enjoying the outdoors, on not one but two of the Great Lakes! To learn more about the pond hockey and ice golf tournaments, visit StIgnace.com or StIgnace.org. Register for ice golf by calling the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce at 906-643-8717 or e-mail sicc@lighthouse.net (call 906-643-7482 one day in advance for tee times). LB

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boat spotlight | by Capt. Tom Serio

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Getting the most out of a boat.

ooking to get the most out of boating while staying under 30 feet? The Crownline 294 Cruiser delivers in comfort and style. If power is important, Crownline puts several options on the table from Mercury, from 380 hp to 600 hp, single or twin I/Os, coupled to Bravo drives. Add the engine extended warranty for a total of six years coverage. For those style aficionados, pick your gelcoat color. Choose from cool shades including Amethyst, Garnet, Ruby, Onyx… even one called Moonrock. Trim with a double, full or middle hull band. An optional arch offers sun protection and comes in handy if adding a Bimini and/or enclosure. On board there’s teak matting for the swim platform and carpet options for the cockpit. A neat feature is the transom bench seat. Part of a large aft sun pad, just flip the backrest forward and there’s a full-length lounge for catching some rays. Maximize the 294 Cruiser and add the starboard wetbar with sink and faucet, under-mount fridge and electric grill. An L-shaped settee is nestled in the port aft corner and a forward lounge is positioned across from the starboard helm. Speaking of the helm, it boasts a double wide seat with flip-up bolsters, solid wood tilt steering wheel, flush

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Specifications LOA: 29'6" Beam: 9'8" Draft (up/down): 2'2"/3'2" Weight: 10,516 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 98 gals. Water Capacity: 26 gals. Power (max): 600 hp Base Price: $165,735 w/MerCruiser 8.2 MAG Bravo III

mounted gauges, rocker switches, depth sounder, GPS, digital throttle and shift control, and Axius (joystick) drive system. The curved windshield opens in the center for a pass-thru to the forward sun pad and anchor gear. Down below the interior is finished in wood and vinyl paneling and trim. Opt for hardwood or carpeted flooring. Forward is a large raised area that can be a bunk, lounge or a place for the kids to chill. Serve dinner on the table accompanying the bench seat, prepared in the galley that’s equipped with an overhead microwave, ceramic electric cooktop, under-counter fridge, sink and faucet. Having guests or need extra space for kids or gear? There’s an aft room under the main deck that’s perfect for sleeping or storage. The head compartment has a porcelain toilet with 25-gallon tank, electric vent and portlight. A handheld freshwater shower handles the cleanup. Check out Crownline’s website, crownLine.com, for pricing, as there are many options that supplement the standard features. But whatever options you choose, you will certainly get the most out of cruising in a Crownline 294 Cruiser. LB


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Specifications LOA: 25'6" Beam: 8'6" Draft (down): 21" Weight (3 tubes): 3,806 lbs. Fuel Capacity (max): 50 gals. Water Capacity: N/A Power (max): 300 hp Base Price: $33,490 w/Mercury 50 ELPT BF 4S EFI

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statement in Cypress Cay’s recent press release regarding enhancements to its current model line-up includes the tag line “Supreme confidence on the water.” With the newly-redesigned Cozumel models, you’ll feel confidenceinspired while cruising the lake — and be the envy of fellow cruisers. Case in point: The Cypress Cay Cozumel 240. First off, the 240 is available with various layouts, and there’s surely one to fit your needs. From the standard configuration of forward seating with starboard helm and aft port L-shaped settee with table, additional offerings add a center walkthrough, dual helm seats, entertainment center, dual rear-facing loungers, galley and/or club seating. Wow! And the features are sure to please. A built-in, soft-sided cooler, 10-foot Bimini, changing room, analog gauges and digital depthsounder, Polk stereo with Jensen speakers, and more make this a turnkey vessel ready for its day in the sun. Opt for options like a beefier Mercury or Honda outboard, splashier (pun intended!) colors, helm upgrades including Mercury SmartCraft monitor, Italia steering wheel, raised helm, or enough stereo power to hear the tunes across the lake (well, maybe not Lake Michigan… but you get the idea).

cypress cay cozumel 240 For performance and handling there’s hydraulic or power assist steering, rough water package (that includes reinforced nose cones), and a saltwater package for folks who boat outside the Great Lakes. Run with the big dogs rocking the performance package of your choice. The various packages available increase speed, capacity and handling by varying center pontoon depth, adding lifting strakes, smoothing the bottom with a skin kit, or extending the motor pod. Wait, as they say, there’s more! Drop in fishing options like a combo fishfinder/GPS/depthsounder and livewell for maximum opportunity. Or go la carte with add-ons like a jump seat, ski tow pylon, pressurized sink/faucet, grill, fridge, porta potti, etc. Hey, I’m running out of room here! All this sits on a rugged, tongue-in-grove water prevention deck secured with Tek Screws onto aluminum extruded crossmembers 16 inches on center. Cypress Cay builds the pontoons with sealed sections to resist sinking if a section is somehow punctured. Check out the Cypress Cay Cozumel 240 and build it to your liking. You’re bound to turn some heads out there on the water! LB

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Let this family build your next family boat.

hat’s in a name? Well, for this boat the “cc” means center console, “255” means 25 feet long, and “Everglades” means it’s built by the Dougherty family, crafters of stout boats for more than 50 years. Their latest creation, the 255cc, looks like it will easily fall into place among their existing center console pedigree. Right off the bat you’ll notice the 255cc has a neat integrated fiberglass hardtop and console wraparound enclosure. This isn’t just a tube-frame setup with curtains; it’s a welded, powdercoated metal, complete with a hydraulic forward windshield with wiper that lowers for airflow. Grab rails, tempered front and side windows, overhead storage, rocket launchers, spreader lights, and outriggers can fit out the combo unit. Fit the 255cc with twin 200 hp Yamaha outboards and cruising speed comes in around 30 mph with a range of approximately 310 miles. This configuration tops out at 48 mph WOT. Opt for twin or single Yamahas, twin Hondas or twin Mercury Verados. Everglades incorporates some innovative ideas to maximize usage. The transom height is the same as the side gunnels, allowing for a transom fold-down seat with backrest (no well for the outboards, as they are positioned far aft). A 45-gallon livewell is located in the aft port corner. A transom gate is to starboard. Aft scuppers are recessed in channels, but Everglades

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Specifications LOA (w/engines): 27'3" Beam: 9'3" Draft (down): 3' Weight (w/o engines): 5,800 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 163 gals. Water Capacity: 20 gals. Power (max): 450 hp Base Price: $169,100 w/T-Yamaha 200 hp conceals them with a slotted polished metal cover to prevent injury and large debris from clogging the outlets. Flush mounted lights in the hull liner offer nighttime illumination. This boat is about fishing, and it shows with the 81-squarefoot cockpit, 85-gallon forward and 50-gallon aft fish boxes, two tackle lockers, 20-gallon freshwater wash down, and rod holders galore. Everglades didn’t scrimp on the comfort, either, as evidenced by the fully cushioned bow seats with padded backrest/combing, double console seat forward, twin helm bench seat with armrests, and the transom bench. Keeping it all together is a hull built from Everglades’ patented RAMCAP layup (Rapid Molding Core Assembly Process). With this system, Everglades takes foam coring and fabricates it into a, well, “rigid part” (not sprayed on) that is sandwiched between the interior and exterior hulls, both of which are resin coated. The unit is then vacuum sealed to bond the layers together, creating a one-piece hull. Visit evergladesboats.com to learn more about the Everglades 255cc and the Dougherty boatbuilding tradition. This is one family you’d love to be a part of! LB


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Specifications LOA: 27'6" Beam: 9' Draft: 1'4" Weight: 5,720 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 163 gals. Water Capacity: 14 gals. Power (max): 400 hp Base Price: $155,779 w/T-Yamaha F150XCA 150 hp

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implicity blended with innovation equals the new Scout 275 Dorado. The largest in the Dorado line, the 275 boasts great lines, stylish features and a running surface that’s fuel efficient. With high freeboard to conquer the waves, the 275 gets impressive speed from a pair of optional Yamaha F200 200 hp outboards. Cruise along at 27 mph, or beat everyone to the fishing grounds at an impressive 53 mph WOT. That’s hold-on-tight kinda speed! Scout’s NuV3 hull is convex in design and comprised of variable degree angles, maximizing fuel efficiency and performance as well as ensuring a dry, soft ride. Up top, style begins with the integral hardtop that not only offers protection from the elements, but also likewise includes speaker mounts, LED lights, rod holders, handrails and storage. Forward is an open-bow configuration with cross and forward seating options, optional center table and cooler. An anchor locker is built in with thru-hull pulpit. Through the split windshield (Scout thought of everything!)

Scout 275 Dorado is the helm to starboard including captain’s chair with armrests; 13-inch tilt wheel with power knob; a console large enough for a chartplotter display, stereo and VHF radio; and more. A private head compartment with porcelain toilet, sink, shower and porthole is nestled in the console. For fishing, the real magic is in the cockpit. Cruise all day in comfort with ample seating and table configuration. Or fold up the seats (that’s aft-facing jump seats, side benches and cross-transom seating) and open the cockpit to fight the day’s catch. Seat backs act as padded combing. A 25-gallon bait well, two in-floor fish boxes, tackle center, fresh/raw water wash downs and rod holders show that the 275 Dorado means business. According to Mark Jerkins, marketing consultant for Scout, the cockpit is a big feature of the 275. “The cockpit seating options that the boat affords make it perfect for any type of entertaining or lounging,” Jerkins says. “Or you can clear the cockpit seating and have tons of room to fish unencumbered.” Build your own Scout 275 Dorado at the company’s website, ScoutboatS.com. Pick your engine package, hull color and options, and the online calculator will crunch the numbers. Peruse dozens of posted Scout videos, including video of this boat in action. Check out Scout’s 275 Dorado, and you’ll think you struck gold. LB

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The ultimate Great Lakes cruiser.

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by Bing O’Meara

iking Yachts will celebrate its 50th anniversary in April of this year. The New Gretna, New Jerseybased company, founded by brothers Bill and Bob Healey back in 1964, builds semi-custom

yachts from 42 to 92 feet. You don’t make it 50 years in this business without manufacturing a superior product, and it’s obvious Viking and the Healeys have the “right stuff,” as they say.

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But longevity also requires a certain amount of flexibility and adaptability to adjust to the changing needs of boaters — your customers — over time. To survive (and thrive) in the boating industry, you need to employ the perfect mix of tried-and-true establishment and next-gen thinking and development. And you need to listen to your customers when they tell you what they want. It’s here that Viking hits the sweet spot. Last August, we tested the Viking 42 Sport Coupe (SC), a modified version of the company’s ever-popular 42 Open, that was designed specifically with the Great Lakes boater in mind. We headed over to Michigan City, Indiana for the Michigan City In-Water Boat Show to meet up with Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales (JBYS) and put the new 42 SC through her paces. We wanted to see just how well she stacked up against the transition from summer sun to fall foliage on unpredictable Lake Michigan.

Birth of an idea JBYS is Viking’s oldest dealer. Headquartered in St. Clair Shores, Michigan JBYS operates several locations throughout the Great Lakes: Charlevoix and Grand Haven, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois; and Catawba Island, Ohio (jbys.com: 866-490-5297). JBYS principal Greg Krueger approached Viking with an idea. As the exclusive dealer for Viking in the Great Lakes, he wanted to work with the Healeys to build a boat that would appeal specifically to Great Lakes customers, who operate their boats in Great Lakes conditions. That meant building a boat with a hard top. Viking’s 42 Open is undoubtedly a popular boat and a big seller for the company; but it comes standard with a tuna tower, a feature unnecessary in the Great Lakes. Krueger and Viking put their collective heads together and decided to replace the tower with a top, and thus the concept for the Viking 42 SC was born. Viking had a new deck assembly created for the standard 42 hull. The design retained the interior of the 42 Open, which is an ideal layout for cruisers: Big master stateroom up front; salon and galley center; a second, two-bunk stateroom located aft under the bridge deck. Plenty of separation and privacy for short day trips or longer cruising adventures. But the big, enclosed windshield that characterizes the bridge of the 42 Open was replaced with three sides of fiberglass and a top, creating not just an enclosure, but an actual fiberglass cabin.

Piloting perfection Sitting on the bridge of the 42 SC is almost like having an outdoor salon. It not only creates a private oasis, but does something even more important: Protects you from the elements. This is ideal for Great Lakes cruisers, allowing owners to extend their use into the shoulder seasons. What boater in this region of the country doesn’t want to potentially start the season early and end it later? The bridge enclosure adds convenience and comfort to facilitate cruising on cold, windy or rainy days, while preserving excellent visibility. In the heat of summer, flick on the AC in the helm area to keep cool. One hundred twenty square feet of cockpit space feels like oceans of room for pilot and passengers. Twin mezzanine seating flanks the supple captain’s chairs, offering plenty of room to spread out, drink in the sights and maybe even read a good book underway. If I wasn’t busy hogging the helm, that’s definitely where I’d spend most of my free time on board! The center console helm features a bank of instrumentation and electronics in a raised pod. To one side of the console is access to the joystick piloting and docking controls; on the other you’ll find your switches, radio, etc. All the necessities are displayed in a simple, clean layout. The teak finish adds a classy touch, and stowage is available in spades. Getting on and off the boat is a breeze. The 42 SC’s setup is ideal if family and friends want to go swimming, surfing… it’s easy on, easy off through the convenient transom door.

Comfortable accommodations Below decks the design and décor is classic Viking. Immediately you’ll notice the signature teak joinery peppered throughout. The full-featured galley includes cooktop, microwave oven, under-counter refrigerator and plenty of room for storage. Opposite the galley is the salon area with dinette. Boaters will appreciate the cozy, home-like layout. Family can enjoy some after-hours chill time lounging on the plush seating and taking in a good movie on the flat screen television. The boat may be high on style, but it’s definitely easy on maintenance. Amtico flooring, made of wood-grain vinyl, looks fabulous and complements the teak joinery nicely; yet it’s

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super durable and easy to clean. Simply wipe down with a mop, and you’re good to go. High traffic is no problem. The master stateroom provides a queen-sized island berth forward with private access to its own head and fiberglass shower stall. A second stateroom, with 6 feet, 3 inches of headroom, is located aft beneath the command deck with large, side-by-side berths, night table and twin locker storage. Couples can easily use the aft stateroom for additional storage on extended cruises, or it’s a great home-away-from-home for the kids or fellow cruising couple. (Note that a three-stateroom, two-head layout also is available.)

Easy engines Access the engine room in one of two ways: Through a hatch on the command bridge (for quick oil checks, etc.); or via an electro-hydraulic lift if more careful inspection or routine maintenance is required. The entire mezzanine area lifts up to expose the engines, a pair of Cummins QSC-600s matched to articulating Zeus Pod Drives that work with a joystick. The setup makes piloting the 42 SC a breeze. Move forward, backwards, sideways… any which way you choose, and do it with ease and confidence. The nifty Skyhook feature works with the boat’s GPS to hold you steady in place, particularly helpful if you’re waiting at a gas dock, bridge, lock — anywhere you need to avoid drifting. Performance-wise, The 42 SC enjoys a cruising speed of 30 knots and tops out around 34 or 35 knots. Her hull is completely resin-infused. It’s a composite exterior with coring material, which provides an excellent running surface. The result is a smooth, comfy ride — even through the chop.

Great Lakes-approved Great Lakes boaters spoke. JBYS and Viking listened. The 42 SC is their crowning achievement. She’s certainly a hot commodity. JBYS has sold five of the 42 model in the last 18 months. Last year they sold Hull #1 of the SC version within two months of getting it in stock. They are expecting another SC in stock this May. Call them up soon and schedule your own sea trial. You won’t be disappointed. And if it’s a bit cold or rainy, not to worry; Viking’s got you covered. LB

Viking 42 SC Specifications

LOA: 42'7" Beam: 15'10" Draft: 3'5" Displacement: 32,699 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 525 gals. Water Capacity: 120 gals. Power: Cummins QSC-600 w/Zeus Drive Base Price: Contact dealer

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of durability, stain resistance and style,” says Gills. “It’s a shame not to bring them into the boating arena.” A fabric favored by both Michael and Gills is Crypton (cryptonfabric.com) “for its texture, softness and color development,” Gills explains. Sunbrella (sunbrella.com) is another fabric appropriate for marine conditions. “Though Sunbrella has its own line, there are many other privately labeled Sunbrella collections, some available only through design centers,” says Gills. “Most nautical fabrics are ocean-oriented,” she adds. Instead, Gills concentrates on Great Lakes themes. “We offer fabrics such as our Put-In-Bay toile that depicts Perry’s Monument and other local landmarks. We have a bedding ensemble that features our heron damask, and even a fabric inspired by the Lake Erie water snake. Because there’s only a yard minimum, fabrics can be custom-made and personalized easily and economically.”

While the ideas mentioned in this article are generally more basic, inexpensive suggestions for updating boats, Anthony Michael, one of Chicago’s premiere interior designers, took on a renovation project several years ago that was relatively massive in scope. Yet he adhered to the same basic philosophy outlined here: Make a boat’s interior fresh and bright, and give it “punch,” as he calls it. The project? A complete overhaul of a 1969 47-foot Chris-Craft Commander named Dig Deep, based here in the Great Lakes. The job required completely gutting the boat’s interior and was described in detail in Lakeland Boating’s February 2013 issue (“A Fine Pairing,” p. 34). “The boat felt really dark and disgusting when we first started,” Michael told us back in February. “It was kind of scary, really.” It was important to incorporate modern design elements into the boat, while at the same time preserving her vintage look and feel, Michael explained. “We didn’t want to lose that ‘Swinging ’60s’ feel, so the color scheme was based on that era,” Michael told us. “The white fiberglass boat is set off by teals, blues, lime green, and navy, with light woods and plenty more white. Teak and African mahogany were used lavishly [throughout].” Overall, about $200,000 was spent on the renovation, including mechanical costs (such as the installation of a new generator). A big job, indeed, but the results speak for themselves! — E.A.

Windows Contemporary window treatments frame and accentuate the beauty of the view outside. “But they are challenging,” warns Gills. “There’s nothing like slanted walls and movement to create window covering conundrums. Oceanair (oceanair.co.uk) is the leader in marine window shades. If a shade or blind is possible, they’ve figured it out.” Bermuda shutters can be positioned in a variety of sun-blocking angles. From shutting out the sun completely to filling the room with sunlight, they’re ideal for privacy. Roman shades can be custom fit, and a wire retention system keeps shades from moving around while the boat is underway. Many owners opt for blackout curtains to get a good night’s sleep, reduce outside noise and to insulate a

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Anthony Michael specializes in classical, contemporary, eclectic interior design for private residences, commercial spaces, yachts and personal aircraft. For more information, visit anthonymichaelinteriordesign.com.

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Another approach to making over a boat — while certainly not inexpensive — is to alter the structure itself. Custom Marine of Sandusky, Ohio took on the overhaul of a 1963 25-foot Lyman Sleeper named Bella May that hadn’t seen water for 20 years. “It was derelict, dusty and dirty,” says Custom Marine owner Jeremy Goldstein. “We took her apart piece by piece down to just a pile of unrecognizable sticks. The bottom was replaced, the hull and decks were refastened and refinished, and the interior was totally reworked while retaining all of its classic looks.” Goldstein’s refit philosophy is a progressive one. While making repairs or alterations, he seeks to enhance a boat’s functionality and serviceability. This inherently increases efficiency, thus decreasing the cost of future repairs. For instance, Bella May’s original rear bench seat made access to the bilge compartment a challenge, and access to the storage space below was likewise difficult. To remedy the problem, Custom Marine completely redesigned the seat bottom and framework, allowing the lower kick panel to hinge down to the floor. “This makes it a cinch to access the systems in that area,” Goldstein says. “The change also increased the available storage space underneath.” And then there was the matter of upgrading the boat’s stereo. “There was a gaping 8- by 12-inch hole in the port main bulkhead that at one time housed a dinosaur-sized, clunky sound system — maybe an eight-track tape player,” Goldstein explains. “Because the owners wanted to save the original bulkhead, they chose to install a new stereo in this location, but make it look like it was part of the original design. One of my pet peeves, even on many brand-new boats, is that the stereo placement often seems like an afterthought.”

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On Bella May, the area was redesigned to include the stereo head unit, an amplifier and 12-volt accessory outlets, all concealed in a seemingly factory-built enclosure that includes cooling fans and other electrical components. Now you see only a sleek, highly polished mahogany door and functional louver vents. In keeping with the look of this classic 1960s boat, a door hides the face of the stereo. “It doesn’t look bad by itself, but it doesn’t match the boat’s originality,”

according to Goldstein. “The seamless color match and styling make it look factory-built and the easily removable back panels make it serviceable, which is one of Custom Marine’s signature design staples.” The boat has six marine grade speakers, which were cleverly rear mounted in their respective cabinets with mahogany grills. “In a boat with this much class, you don’t need to see the music,” Goldstein says. “You just need to hear it.” — E.A.

Jeremy Goldstein has been repairing and restoring boats since he was 16 years old. He opened his own shop, Custom Marine, when he was just 19 and has been in business nearly 20 years. Goldstein specializes in vintage boat restoration, yacht interior refits, fiberglass repair and refinishing. For more information, visit custommarine.biz.

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boat’s interior from the heat and cold. Motorized shades automatically adjust levels based on the time of sunrise and desired exposure throughout the day. But, Gills cautions, “Shaped blinds and shades can be pricey. That’s why there are so many ‘little’ curtains out there. Sometimes they are the best solution. We’ve been experimenting with a variety of approaches to custom window treatments. Often the most difficult battle is removing the old and installing the new.” That’s another reason why enlisting the help and expertise of a designer with marine experience is recommended. “Manufacturers don’t build boats with remodeling in mind,” Gills says. “There often are mysteries about how things like cushions and covered rails are attached, and it’s a puzzle to figure out how to Before take them out. On a Sea Ray this winter, a client and I literally got out the lock jaws to rip off the original cornice!”

Wall Coverings There are many beautiful commercial vinyl wall coverings that can emulate everything from linen to silk, says Gills. “The latest non-PVC products have subtle patterns created with expanded inks,” she explains. MDC (mdcwall.com) wall covering is a good source for these.” MDC offers myriad textures, prints and stripes, featuring contemporary, traditional and retro aesthetics. SR Wood’s (srwoodinc.com) cloth-backed wood veneer, representing more than 200 species, is specifically engineered for use as a wall covering and can be applied directly to the wall.

Carpet and Flooring On boats, carpeting must be malleable and soft enough to go around hatch covers and fit in tight corners. “Because of mold and mildew issues, carpet backing is the key,” says Gills. An anti-microbial material Gills likes is Chilewich (chilewich.com) vinyl woven mats. These snap-down mats come in a variety of textures such as a mini-basket weave, bamboo and Japanese patterns. An elegant, exotic wood effect can be achieved economically with fine vinyls. “After all,” Gills says, “these are essentially photographic images. All types of wood are represented, from golden rosewood and mahogany to the popular java-colored woods and stained walnut.” Luminiere (shawfloors.com), a high-clarity, extra-luster laminate claims its product “instantly infuses your space with energy and sparkle — like an extra dose of sunshine.”

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Beyond Soft Goods Aside from pillow, window treatments and the like, new countertops can easily be the center of attention and brighten up the galley. Faux products that look like stone or granite can be laid over existing surfaces. Outdated cabinetry can be painted or refaced with veneer and fitted with newer hardware. “Everyone is aware of the value LED lighting brings to the marine world,” says Gills. “It’s one of the best upgrade projects you can implement.” This summer, Imtra (imtra.com) will introduce a new, dim-able LED light that won’t need new wiring, making refits much easier. “And don’t forget the finishing touches,” Gills urges. “One of my favorite accessories is the electric candle. Many look like real pillars. Hanging artwork is easy with the 3M Command strips and Velcro. A fresh smelling boat also is desirable. Kanberra Gel (kanberragel.com) to the rescue!” LB

With more than 24 years of professional design experience, Laura Gills specializes in commercial and residential interior design, as well as the refurbishment of boat and yacht interiors. For more information, visit lauragillsinteriordesign.com or freshwatergills.com.

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The waterfront community of Vermilion offers the finest in Ohio lakefront living, but with a soft, nostalgic feel.

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Great public docks in the charming downtown area assure boaters are within walking distance to fine dining and eclectic shopping. Cleveland Rest assured, anyone that VERMILION is spending time in Vermilion will find the people charming, welcoming and accustomed to entertaining visitors. This place is something special.

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Rich boating history Vermilion sits on Lake Erie straddling Erie and Lorain counties, just 21 miles from Sandusky — home of world-renowned Cedar Point amusement park. The town was originally founded in 1837 as a small fishing community and organized itself as a village in 1844. Vermilion is boating — from its beginning as a humble fishing village; to its rise as a shipbuilding port; to its current status as a summer haven for today’s recreational boater. “There has been shipbuilding and a huge fishing industry here at times,” says Bill McCarthy, operations manager for Vermilion Port Authority. “We are still a boating community with a New England fishing town atmosphere.” Today boating is more of the tourist industry. It is a perfect place for boaters with vessels of all sizes. “It is beautiful on the waterways,” McCarthy says. Vermilion has 17 marinas and boatyards to accommodate the needs of boaters with its 1,000 total ramps and slips. Boaters will appreciate the fact that the east and west approaches into Vermilion Harbor, the harbor itself and portions of the Vermilion River were recently dredged out. Marked depths range from 8 to 12 feet. “The best thing you can do is call ahead and make a reservation,” McCarthy says. Public boat docks are available along McGarvey’s Landing, where you’ll find breathtaking views from the Vermilion River boardwalk and historic Harbour Town. Many of the local festivities take place at the boardwalk. A great place to relax in downtown Vermilion is Exchange Street Park, where you will find additional public docks.

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Water Works Municipial Docks is located in the center of Vermilion’s historic district and within an easy walk of quaint boutiques, groceries, restaurants, Main Street Beach, overnight accommodations, and historic homes.

Captain’s quarters Vermilion was once hailed as a large shipbuilding port. At least 75 schooners were built on the riverfront from the 1800s into the early 1900s. These schooner captains, who sailed all over the Great Lakes, choose to build their homes right here in town. Vermilion is proud of the collection of homes that still stand as a testament to its nautical history, affectionately referred to as “The Captains Homes.” “They have so much character,” says Margaret Wakefield Worcester, chair of the Vermilion Historic Registry Community. “Craftsman spent time working on amazing details. Not many communities have them, so they are very unique. Built from 1819 to 1929, many of these homes remain as private residences. Plaques outside each home mark their individual history. “Some are very outstanding; some are a working man’s home,” Worchester says. “A lot of them are within walking distance from the docks.” There are 16 Captains Homes listed on a Captains Homes walking tour brochure available through Main Street Vermilion, Worchester says. Set off on foot or rent a golf cart to check them out. There’s Captain Moody’s House, built in the early 1880s, at the northwest corner of Exchange and South streets. The Queen Ann-style home of Captain Walper stands across the street from the Moody House. Worchester herself lives in the Greek Revival-style home of Captain Alva Bradley, originally built in 1848. Research is still ongoing, but there may be as many as 50 of these homes in Vermilion, she says.

Downtown: Where it’s at For obvious reasons, Vermilion was once called the “Village of Lake Captains,” and the moniker still fits. The center of summer activity in Vermilion is its vibrant downtown, and most of the city’s 17 marinas put you close to the action.

mystic belle , boat show and friends of harbour town photos by ingemar svala ; capt . gilchrest home courtesy of mainstreet vermilion ; rainbow and river lights photos by scott a . dommin


Third Thursday In addition to its marina, Don Parsons offers a unique experience with its Mystic Belle Boat Tours. Visitors can sit back, relax and experience someone else at the helm for a change, as they cruise the navigable waters and Vermilion Lagoons in a 35-foot paddlewheel tour boat built in 1965. “Its a very unique area, quiet and quaint,” Parsons says. The water tours are a perfect way to drink in the sights and view the Vermilion Harbor. Knowledgeable guides share with passengers the history of Vermilion and the river. The boat ride meanders up the river, navigating wildlife and natural scenery. Located in the heart of downtown Vermilion, you will find Moes Marine Service. This full-service marina specializes in the repair and restoration of wooden boats. “But what we really do here is share our love of boats and the water with our community and those visiting our hometown of Vermilion,” says Mike Moes of Moes Marine. “We understand that not everyone owns a boat, so we want to ensure that people have access to boating in our waterways through other unique opportunities, such as our electric boat rentals and classic speedboat charters.” Kayakers can take off on a 27-mile-long adventure to explore the beautiful sights and sounds of plant and wildlife on the Vermilion-Lorain Waterway trail. Nature lovers will see herons, egrets and maybe a Bald Eagle. Kayaks can be put in the water at the Main Street Beach or at the city public boat ramp off of Water River Road. For a vacation that will leave your family with lasting memories, come enjoy the best of both worlds (camping and boating) at Riverview RV Park and Marina. Riverview is

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Thunderfest at McGarvey’s Landing located on the east bank of the Vermilion River and offers a tranquil landscape that creates the feeling of being miles away from the city while only minutes from downtown Vermilion’s quaint atmosphere of hometown shopping and restaurants. Experience Vermilion’s best-kept secret for a weekend escape, or kick back and relax for the entire summer! For all your nautical needs while in the area, a must-stop is Harbortown Marine. This discount ship’s store carries marine equipment, parts, supplies, clothing, nautical gifts, flags and more. Family-owned and -operated, knowledgable, friendly staff is available to help with all your boating needs. Step onto the docks knowing what the locals know: Brummer’s Homemade Chocolate and Chez Francois are can’t-miss stops. Both await anxious visitors to offer high-end candy and cuisine.

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Candy land A third-generation family business, Brummer’s is all about handing down candy-making knowledge for the tastiest of treats. “When you come to Brummer’s, you are dealing with a Brummer, so we care,” says owner Bob Brummer. “This is our history — and our name.” That history first began in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1904. The original Jersey shop is still in business today (though it moved from Jersey City to Westfield) and is operated by George Brummer, grandson of the company’s founder. Bob Brummer, George’s brother, opened the Vermilion location in 1990. Most of the chocolate and candy treats are made in-house using the same family recipe from 100 years ago.

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Culinary magic Zagat named Vermilion’s Chez Francois as Ohio’s top-rated restaurant in 2013. The restaurant boasts plenty of old world charm and combines the best in culinary delights (the Beef Wellington may be the best you will ever try!) with an award-winning wine list and specialty cocktails. It’s conveniently located right off the public boat docks in Vermilion. Chez Francois offers the choice of a formal main dining room, where European elegance awaits, or outdoor dining along the water. The restaurateurs believe in quality, fresh ingredients

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and frequently use locally sourced produce, such as that from the renowned Chef’s Garden in nearby Huron, or from Quarry Hill Orchards in Berlin Heights.

Local insight There are several favorite local watering holes within easy walking distance of area docks. Rudy’s Bar is a casual stop to meet up with friends, tell stories and have a few laughs. Lake Erie Taphouse serves good food and offers a nice selection of craft beers. The place roars to life with entertainment each weekend. Step into the Wine Vault and discover a hidden gem. The Wine Vault occupies a small space in the old Vermilion Bank building, but serves up big, creative food and a nice variety of beer and wine. The restaurant offers limited seating, but makes for a perfect date night hot spot. Make sure you ask the server for a quick tour of the wine vault, which is an abandoned bank vault repurposed as a wine cellar. If java is your drink of choice, then Decidedly Different Coffee Shop is perfect for an after-dinner coffee, latte or espresso. Pick up a memento of your Vermilion visit in the gift shop. Another place to try is about a mile off the beaten path; a brand new restaurant called Blind Perch. This cool eatery has a speakeasy-type feel. It offers tasty food that’s locally sourced.

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After enjoying a great meal, step back in time when you visit Big Ed’s Main Street Soda Grill. This old-fashioned soda fountain shop is destined to inspire feelings of nostalgia. Order a phosphate, egg cream or classic ice cream dessert. There’s also Granny Joe’s Ice Creamatorium, located in one of the oldest buildings in Vermilion’s Harbour Town district (circa 1850) and made famous with a mention on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Hard to believe what was once the town’s first funeral parlor now houses a local sweet spot.

Summer lovin’ Vermilion in summer offers more than just pretty, tree-lined streets; it’s a city awash in the scent and vibrant colors of floral adornment. About 100 Vermilion residents volunteer months of their time each year to plant flowers and hang baskets throughout the city in a display of civic pride known as Vermilion in Bloom. It’s all in preparation for Third Thursday, one of the city’s most popular summer events. On the third Thursday of May, June, July, August and September, the city hosts a community art walk, complete with live street musicians. Hear everything from rock and country to soul and the blues as you leisurely stroll the sidewalks nursing an ice cream cone or sipping a coffee. It’s easy to get lost in the moment drinking in the sights and sounds of this charming waterfront community. Buy locally grown produce, flowers, baked goods and even handcrafted items against the backdrop of a gorgeous white grand gazebo in Victory Park, Vermilion’s town square. The Main Street Vermilion’s Farmers Market rolls out the lush, green bounty of local fields every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28 through September 13 in Victory Park, at the corner of Main and Ohio streets.

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Local Resources n Vermilion Port Authority vermilion.net/port-authority

440-967-7087 McGarvey’s Landing 5150 Liberty Ave. Water Works Marina 537 Main St. South Street Municipal Public Boat Ramp 2 South St. n Riverview RV Park and Marina 1270 Vermilion Rd. riverviewrvparkandmarina.com

440-967-3962; 209-606-0848 n Moes Marine Service 5336 Liberty Ave. moesmarineservice.com

440-967-4221 n Lake Shore Electric Boating 5336 Liberty Ave. lakeshoreelectricboating.com

440-967-4221 n Harbortown Marine 4765 Liberty Ave. htmarine.com

440-967-8072 n Harbortown Flag 4765 Liberty Ave. htflag.com; 440-967-3524

n Maple Grove Marina & Park 1120 Vermilion Rd. maplegrovemarina.com

440-967-4525 n Vermilion Power Boats 5054 Liberty Ave. vpbyc.com

440-967-4100 n Valley Harbor Marina 1295 W. River Rd. valleyharbormarina.homestead.com

440-967-5225 n Don Parsons Inc. & Mystic Belle 636 Sandusky St. donparsonsmarina.com

440-967-7910 n Vermilion Yacht Club 5440 Anchorage Way vyc.us

440-967-3255 n Vermilion Boat Club 5416 Liberty Ave. vermilionboatclub.com

440-967-6634 n Mario’s Landing Marina 6417 West River Rd. marioslanding.com

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n Romp’s Water Port 5055 Liberty Ave. romps.com; 440-967-4342

n Bulans Boat Yard 710 Vermilion Rd. 440-967-5785

n Key Harbour Marina 921 W. River Rd.

n Vermilion Chamber of Commerce

keyharbourmarina.com

440-967-6993

vermilionohio.com

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Polka Pirates at Third Thursdays After a morning at the market, leave time for soaking in the sun. Vermilion offers Main Street Beach, a swimming beach with an observation deck and concession stand. But be warned: There are no lifeguards on duty patrolling this strip of sand. Usually less crowded is Sherod Park Beach, a 21-acre park with a grassy area overlooking a smaller beach. The park offers picnic tables, a shelter, ball field and walking trails. For a truly unique tasting experience, be sure to include stops at area wineries: Matus Winery, Paper Moon and Vermilion Valley Vineyard.

“If you want a quality wine, you have to grow a quality grape,” says Joseph Fowler, co-owner of the Vermilion Valley Vineyard. Vermilion Valley is one of the few area vineyards that grow old world European varieties of grapes. “This is a wine that our forefathers consumed,” Fowler maintains. Spend a day or two or three downtown, eat good food paired with the perfect wine and enjoy a lazy afternoon on the water. Visit Vermilion and step back to simpler times. LB

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Downtown Vermilion June 13-15, 2014 (Fireworks June 13) Fri. & Sat.: 12 p.m. - 12 a.m.; Sun. 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Enjoy over 30 food vendors and 80 unique vendors in our marketplace. Listen to the sounds of Nashville recording artist Chris Higbee, Bowyer Drive and Christian Kaser. Our beverage tent on the midway has entertainment nightly. Other events include: Crazy Craft Race, Lighted Boat Parade, Father’s Day Parade, Firefighters Water Fight, Queens Pageant, Kid Games and fun for the whole family! Visit our website for a schedule of events.

Vermilion Chamber of Commerce 5495 Liberty Avenue (440) 967-4477 vermilionchamber@centurytel.net

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➤ Premier seasonal and weekend campsites available, located along the east bank of the Vermilion River. ➤ Day, week, monthly and seasonal campsites available. ➤ Spacious backyards and friendly communal area with pavilion, playground and basketball court — available to all campers. ➤ We are pet friendly!

➤ More than sixty attractions within an hour drive. ➤ Floating docks, boat launch and storage are available. ➤ Lake Erie access with our Marina dredged annually. ➤ Schedule a tour for the 2014 season! ➤ Contact us for pricing information or any questions.

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Visit LakeShore Electric Boating at Moes Marine Service to rent an electric boat to explore the beautiful Vermilion Harbor! Our 21 foot electric launches accommodate 10 passengers comfortably around a central table for snacks and drinks. No boating license is required, but if you lack experience operating a watercraft, we can provide a Captain/ Riverlorian and guided historical tour. Since 1938, Moes Marine Service has offered a wide range of services, including repair, service and storage. We proudly specialize in the repair and restoration of wooden boats.

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Spring Lake, MI

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erched on a point on the northeastern end of Spring Lake, this nearly 12,000-square-foot home on almost two acres offers astounding unobstructed views, 450 feet of frontage and plenty of space. “We custom built the home in 2004 in a similar footprint as the home that had been here,” says owner Mike McKeough. “We tried to capture some of the original character and charm.” They certainly succeeded — and at the same time incorporated modern touches, including an elevator that runs between all four levels and technology that makes the home a “smart” one. “Everything is wired through a central location,” McKeough explains. “From any switch in the home, everything can be controlled.” The walkout lower level boasts a wine cellar, billiards area, large wooden bar with kitchenette, home theatre area, guest suite — even a workout area and indoor sports court. Open the doors to enjoy easy access to a gorgeous in-ground pool overlooking beautiful Spring Lake. Enter the main level and prepare to be impressed by the foyer,

Address 18777 N. Fruitport Rd. Spring Lake, MI 49456 Specs Bedrooms: 7 Baths: 5 full, 3 half Square Footage: 11,640 Acreage: 1.87 Shoreline: 450 feet Price: $3,200,000 Contact Sandi Gentry RE/MAX Grand Haven 616-638-3900 SandIgentry.coM

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formal dining room, living room with a fireplace, family room, and open kitchen with a huge island, custom cabinets, granite countertops, Sub-Zero refrigerators, multiple sinks and more. The second level boasts two, two-bedroom suites plus an sizeable master suite, complete with large walk-in closet with a center island and custom cabinetry. The expansive master bath features tumbled marble, a double walk-in shower and a huge tub overlooking the lake. The third level is a nautically themed guest suite/office with large wraparound deck. The home also boasts an attached two-and-a-half-car garage, as well as a detached six-car garage. Outside, the three-season bluestone porch, perfect for taking in the incredible views, leads out to the bluestone patio, which can’t help but impress with its outdoor kitchen, fireplace and in-ground hot tub. The home is ideal for boating enthusiasts. “A large driveway heads down the hill to the waterfront,” McKeough says. “There’s a little boat launch area, a seawall and a very large boat dock with two lifts.” LB


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Spring Lake historical landmark home that has been artfully restored with painstaking detail to show its glory and enhance it for modern living. Featuring a world class chef-designed kitchen like no other with a Molteni professional cooking system and rotisserie, a wood burning pizza oven, 2 glass-front refrigerators, pastry maker, a commercial freezer, a wine cellar and top of the line professional appliances, the amazing kitchen is located in one of two spacious glass atrium additions. MLS#: 13064914

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The perfect Lake Charlevoix spot to start exploring Northern Michigan.

Harborage Marina 448 Front St. Boyne City, MI 49712 231-582-3340

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estled into the southern tip of beautiful Lake Charlevoix near downtown Boyne City, Michigan, Harborage Marina is a truly splendid destination for boaters from near and far. “Lake Charlevoix is a deep, clean and very beautiful lake,” says Mark Simmons, manager of the marina. “And Lake Michigan is just 16 miles from the Harborage.” Construction on the marina began in the mid-1980s and was completed in the mid-1990s. The marina is an association, where every slip is privately owned. There are 228 slips at Harborage, and the number of transient slips varies depending on owner use. “Slips are made available by owners who are not using them,” Simmons says. Reservations are accepted up to two weeks in advance, and slips range from 30 to 60 feet in length. “We can accommodate boats up to 60 feet depending on availability of transient slips,” Simmons explains. The water depth is typically around 7 feet. While the marina doesn’t offer storage, there are plenty of storage options located on Lake Charlevoix. “We also lease

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our parking lot to Boyne Boat Works in the winter, and they store boats on the property,” says Simmons. The marina is known for its cleanliness — particularly the cleanliness of its restroom facilities. (“It brings many boaters back,” according to Simmons). And there are 10 gas grills and picnic tables located throughout the marina. There’s plenty to do in the area, too. A beach located at the adjacent city park is perfect for getting your toes wet, and downtown Boyne City, with its many dining and shopping options, is three blocks away. A walking path is a mere six blocks away, and there’s also golfing, zip lining, parasailing and jet skiing. The marina is open the first weekend in May until the second weekend in October. Events are held all season long, including the marina’s own annual picnic (the Pig Roast), which is typically held the second weekend of August. The Fourth of July parade and fireworks are popular, as is the Boyne Thunder Poker Run. A farmers market takes place Wednesday and Saturday mornings, while the Harvest Festival each October is a perfect celebration of fall. LB


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41 2002 Carver 410 Sport Sedan ....................$219,995 41 2005 Sea Ray 390 Sundancer ....................$195,000 41 1988 Sea Ray 415 A Cabin...........................$78,495 41 1988 Sea Ray 415 A Cabin...........................$79,900 41 1984 Sigma 41 .............................................$43,000 41 2002 Cruisers 3870.....................................$169,000 41 1999 Cruisers Yachts 3870 Express.............$115,000 41 2004 Formula 40 PC ...................................$230,000 40 2004 Luhrs 40 Open ...................................$249,995 40 1989 Luhrs 400 Tournament........................$68,900 40 1998 Silverton 372 Motor Yacht ..................$92,500 40 1996 Silverton 402 Motor Yacht ..................$89,500 40 1998 Trojan 400 Express ..............................$69,995 39 2008 Tiara 3900 Sovran .............................$360,000 39 2008 Tiara 3900 Sovran .............................$339,000 39 1986 Sea Ray 390 Express Cruiser................$26,900 38 1981 C&C 38 Landfall...................................$48,900 38 1998 Carver 38 Santego...............................$79,995 38 2005 Carver 38 Super Sport .......................$169,900 38 1992 Sea Ray 38 Sun Sport..........................$49,995 37 2008 Formula 37 Cruiser ............................$219,000 36 2008 Carver 36 Mariner .............................$169,900 36 2004 Carver 360 Sport Sedan ....................$199,000 36 1990 Carver 3608 A Cabin ...........................$64,995 36 1982 Grand Banks 36 Classic .....................$127,500 36 1981 Grand Banks Classic ..........................$117,000 36 1981 S2 11.0A ..............................................$49,500 36 1988 Trojan F-36 Convertible.......................$36,995 36 1996 Tiara 3500 Express ............................$119,000

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36’ 1963 ChrIs-CrAFT rOAMer Rare aluminum hull. One of only 11 made. Always freshwater, Chrysler 440s just rebuilt/10 hrs. Extensive like-new canvas. $45,000. Call 920-574-0415. APR14

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1989 43’ WeLLCrAFT pOrTOFInO Complete refit 2012. New engines/trans and props. All new electronics, SatTV, new carpet, cushions, canvas. Turnkey. Sandusky, OH. Asking $74,500. Contact mhajec@hajec-corp.com or call 440-220-2050. MAR14

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Powerboats 1990 BAyLIner 3888 This is a must-see vessel! Kept with open checkbook. One of the cleanest 3888’s on the market. New canvas and eisenglass on flybridge. Always freshwater, Lake Superior in Duluth, MN. Asking $55,000 or best offer. Call 612-751-5400. MAY14

2005 OCeAn ALexAnder 54 LOA T-500 hp Yanmars w/380 hrs. Dual stations, full Raymarine electronics,12kW gen, air, Zodiac H/B, deluxe bridge. $449,000. 920-739-7668. JUN14

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above the waterline | by Dave Wallace

Weather or Not Storms leave their mark on Great Lake’s boating history.

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ur first experience with wicked Great Lakes weather occurred when we were still on a steep learning curve — and cruising under sail. It was the summer of 1976, and we were attempting to cross from West Michigan to Green Bay. Halfway across the weather suddenly turned for the worst, as Great Lakes weather systems are famous for doing. According to our instrumentation, and confirmed by those of our fellow travelers, the winds peaked at 64 mph. The waves crested at 10 feet and were enhanced by a challenging combination of dense fog and driving rain. The fact that we actually survived this pounding gave me the false impression that this was as bad as Great Lakes storms could get. And sharing this passage with massive ore boats that seemingly ignored the weather only served to reinforce my respect for their mass and invulnerability. Even the tragic story of the Edmund Fitzgerald failed to change my mind. It had to be the exception that proves the rule about the destructive power of weather. Fast forward to present day. I find myself watching the Science Channel, and the topic involves Great Lakes storms. The opening commentary set up a comparison of our Great Lakes waters with those of the awesome North Atlantic and the typhooninfested Pacific. Believe it or not, according to this documentary, these classic ocean trouble areas take second place to our historically stormy Great Lakes. For the past 200 years of Great Lakes shipping, our weather has been generally acknowledged to be the most challenging — and the most deadly. The narration confirmed that our Great Lakes have served as “killing fields” for thousands of the largest seagoing ships. As proof of this claim, the program concentrated on the great storm of November 1913, when 12 ocean-going cargo ships were sent to the bottom of Lake Huron in and around Thunder Bay. It all happened in a single night of terror where, according to eyewitnesses, the winds were clocked at 95 mph and waves crested at 35 feet. Under these horrendous conditions, ships that missed being flooded by waves crashing on deck were simply rolled over by the wind and pounded under the surface like toys. Needless to say there were no survivors. The waves were far too ugly, and they were measured in tons of water. Present-day divers, using deep ocean dry suits and breathing equipment, have been making an inventory of the hulls

Storms on the Great Lakes are the stuff of legend! —>

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

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resting unbroken on the bottom, in ice-cold water at depths of 200 feet. Proof of the storm’s violence lies in the caved hatches and portholes, where these giant waves literally punched their way inside — and in a matter of minutes. To the average viewer, this incredibly detailed program would have been just an interesting way to kill an hour with television. To me, it was much more personal. Over and over again the narration described Thunder Bay as a shipping graveyard and “an underwater classroom for divers.” According to the documentary’s figures, Thunder Bay played host to almost half of the shipping tonnage lost to storms since the turn of the last century. So what made this story so personal to me? Very simple: I have sailed into Thunder Bay on several occasions, with no clue as to the carnage that rested far below my hull. If I had known then what I know now about the weather history of this area, I would never have been brave enough to challenge death as a cruiser. Instead of boating, I would have taken up golf! LB

illustration by mike harris


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