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Great Lakes News, Boats, Must-Have, Buzz, Events, Business, USCG OpSums

16 Don’t Hesitate to Renovate 18 Corke Board 20 Electronics 52 Lakeshore Life 53 Marine Marketplace 66 Classifieds 68 Above the Waterline

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Uncovered gem The northeastern Ohio communities of Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ashtabula, Conneaut and Mentor hold a plethora of culinary, scenic and historic delights. by Jodie Jacobs

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the Cover It’s baaaaack! Lakeland Boating’s 2014 Buyer’s Guide is chock-full of the newest boats, electronics and gear to get your season started off right. This 23-page product extravaganza highlights some of the latest, greatest and most advanced offerings in the marine industry. It’s guaranteed to add pages to any boater’s holiday wish list!

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194LX ❖ 204LR ❖ 214LR ❖ 234LR Easy loading and unloading with a side-entry walkway ❖ Large bow platform that houses an anchor locker, slide out steps, and an ice chest ❖ A wide-body design with room for lots of passengers ❖ Storage and more storage—the entire area under the sun deck is open and there's floor storage for skis and life vests ❖ Large sun deck pods for easy boarding or kicking back and relaxing ❖ Fiberglass cockpit floor liner for easy cleanup ❖ 214LR and 234LR models have entertainment centers and large, functional head compartments, so you're ready for a day on the water! ❖ A cockpit (or bow) table (optional for the 204LR, unavailable on 194LX) stows easily under the sun deck. EASY MAINTENANCE The engine lifts out of the water when not underway and is easily accessible from the water or dock. Here's the kicker—Stingray's Z-plane hull provides superior performance that allows you to equip your boat with a smaller power option to achieve speeds that require a larger engine on competitor boats. LESS COST AND BETTER FUEL ECONOMY

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Passing Time I

t seems like 2013 has blown by at the speed of light. I’m just getting used to writing 2013 on paper; now within a matter of weeks, yet another year evaporates. Where does the time go?! The days, weeks, months and years march on no matter how hard we try holding on to the present, but I can tell you one region of the country where the clock’s hands appear motionless: Northeastern Ohio, including the communities of Geneva-onthe-Lake, Ashtabula, Conneaut and Mentor. This area, famous for its historic covered bridges, rustic cottages and relaxed, lakefront resorts, seems forever frozen in time — in a good way, that is. The feelings of nostalgia overwhelm while walking Geneva-on-the-Lake’s famous “Strip,” which boasts antique shops, arcade games, waterslides, and a collection of unique and tasty restaurants. Check out Jodie Jacobs’ story about this interesting, historic and fun area (p. 44). She and her husband clearly enjoyed their time there, and I expect you will, too. Don’t fret if your boat is already stored for winter; make it a road trip instead. There’s

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nothing like northeast Ohio in the fall. Think covered bridges, colorful fall foliage, Lake Erie, and evenings spent on the porch of a Frank Lloyd Wright B&B, sipping a glass of the finest local wine (the area is known for its selection of incredible wineries). If it’s boating’s latest and greatest you’re after, our 2014 Buyer’s Guide (p. 21) offers a selection of new boat models. You’ll notice many of the offerings are shorter and beamier, with more amenities. This is the current trend, as the marine industry adjusts to expensive fuel prices and the still weak economy. The big sellers are still pontoons and bowriders, as well as used boats of all sizes. The Buyer’s Guide also showcases products that will make your time on the water more enjoyable. As 2013 winds swiftly to a close, I would like to, on behalf of all of us here at Lakeland Boating, wish you a very warm, healthy and happy holiday season! See you in January!

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Creative staff Art director/production manager: Christy Tuttle Bauhs Contributors Mark Corke, Mike Harris, Jodie Jacobs, Paul Kemiel, Capt. Frank Lanier, Roger McAfee, Harry Schewntker, Jeff Stephens, Colleen H. Troupis, Dave Wallace business staff Advertising sales representative: Mark Conway Regional/classified sales manager: Patti McCleery Marketing director: Linda O’Meara Marketing intern: Tom Reishus 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

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editorial staff Editor: Lindsey Johnson Editor-at-large: Heather Steinberger

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 2013, is published eleven times per year (except December) by O’Meara-Brown Publications, Inc. Editorial and advertising offices are located at 727 S. Dearborn St., Suite 812, Chicago, IL 60605; 312-276-0610. Annual subscription rates: United States, $24.95 per year; International and Canadian, $36.95 per year (11 issues), includes 7% G.S.T. tax (G.S.T. registration number 894095074-RT0001) and $12 postage included. Single copies are $4.99 for U.S. and Canada. Only U.S. funds are accepted. Subscription correspondence should be addressed to Lakeland Boating, P.O. Box 15396, North Hollywood, CA 91615-5396 (U.S.), or call 800-827-0289. Known office of publication: 727 South Dearborn Street, Suite 812, Chicago, IL 60605. Periodicals postage paid at Chicago, IL and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER, please send all address changes to Lakeland Boating, P.O. Box 15396, North Hollywood, CA 91615-5396. Lakeland Boating is a registered trademark of O’Meara-Brown Publications, Inc., Chicago, Illinois. Published as Lakeland Yachting 1946-1955. Unsolicited work may be submitted at the author’s, photographer’s or artist’s own risk. Lakeland Boating assumes no responsibility or liability for unsolicited material. All submissions must be accompanied by a selfaddressed envelope with sufficient return postage. Printed in the U.S.A


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Memories of ZIPPER I’ve got to comment on what a thrill it was to see ZIPPER pictured in Kim Lunman’s article entitled “History Carved Out of Wood” that appeared in your September 2013 issue. I was the dockmaster at the Grosse Pointe Club (known as the “Little Club”) in 1972, when John W. Stroh, then 79 years old, was having the new-old ZIPPER built by Les Staudacher (of hydroplane fame) in Bay City, Michigan. Uncle John, as he was known at the club, invited me to his home to show me the plans for the new boat. He told me that he’d had the plans since 1937 and finally decided to have her built. When the boat arrived around mid-summer 1973, she looked like a piano; the finish was impeccable, and there wasn’t a single butt-joint in the planking. They were all scarf joints about 30 inches long. But the curious thing about the boat was that she had the mast from a Chris-Craft cruiser and aluminum windshield frames. When I asked Mr. Stroh why the new style mast and windshields, he said “We had to start saving money at some point, and these were production items.” He was notoriously frugal at times and drove an older AMC station wagon to work well into his late seventies. The interior was pure 1937, with linoleum flooring excepting an electric refrigerator to keep the Stroh’s ice cream — and a little beer — nice and cold. A side note as to the personalities of both John and his wife, Lou. My wife was pregnant with our son, born in September, as was a friend of ours. The girls walked down the dock to see me and say hello, and the Strohs were leaving the harbor on ZIPPER for a day cruise. When Lou saw the two girls, pregnant bellies clearly visible, she made the captain turn around, dock the boat and deliver two deck chairs to my wife and her friend. John and Lou Stroh were as nice a couple as you could find, given their wealth and power. I knew that ZIPPER had been donated to the Antique Boat Museum, but hadn’t thought about her and her owners much until I read Kim’s article. She looks the same and as well cared for as when I knew her. Thanks to you and Kim Lunman for such a nice article. Boy, I love your magazine! —Jim Hart Harsens Island, MI

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calendar of events

Nov. 2

Nov. 29

Holiday Gift Fair Bellaire, MI

Christmas Craft Show Indian River, MI

bellairechamber.org

irchamber.com

Nov. 8 – Dec. 22

Christmas Parade Sheboygan, WI

Holiday Arts Show & Sale Vermilion, OH

Veterans Day Program Washington Island, WI

Nov. 29 – 30 Holly Days Egg Harbor, WI eggharborDoorcouNty.org

washiNgtoNislaND-wi.com

Nov. 9 Basic Joinery Course, Antique Boat Museum Clayton, NY

Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 Capture the Spirit Sister Bay, WI cometosisterbay.com

abm.org

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Nov. 13

Downtown Petoskey Holiday Parade Petoskey, MI

Fall Foliage Family Day Trek Clayton, NY

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Nov. 16 – Dec. 10 Merry-Time Festival of Trees Sturgeon Bay, WI Dcmm.org

Nov. 18 Festival of the Trees Clayton, NY

Harbour Town 1837 Christmas Walk Vermilion, OH

Christmas by the Bay Sturgeon Bay, WI

Light Up the Night Celebration Bellaire, MI bellairechamber.org

USCGC Mackinaw Opening Ceremonies and Tree Delivery Chicago, IL christmasship.org

Dec. 11 Season of Lights Washington Island, WI washiNgtoNislaND-wi.com

Dec. 12 Holiday Open House Vermilion, OH vermilioNoNliNeNews.Net

Dec. 14 Holidazzle Parade on Main Street Bay Harbor, MI bayharbor.com

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Nautical Christmas Workshop Sandusky, OH

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Christmas in the Village Ephraim, WI

Dec. 26 – 31

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Home for the Holidays Fish Creek, WI

Christmas Parade & Fireworks Display Clayton, NY

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New Year’s Eve Gala Vermilion, OH

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Nov. 22 – 24

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Christmas Tree Ship Celebration Manitowoc, WI

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The Antique Boat Museum’s miniature tugboat Little Toot is all lit up for Clayton, New York’s annual Christmas Parade, which takes place December 7.

Nov. 22 – 25 Holiday Market Sheboygan, WI visitsheboygaN.com

Nov. 22 – Dec. 31 Northern Lights & Winter Brights Sandusky, OH

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Nov. 28 Thanksgiving Day Parade Jacksonport, WI jacksoNport.Net

Nov. 28 – Dec. 3 Country Christmas Pewaukee, WI thecouNtrychristmas.com

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Extreme Win

The 11 boats entered in Class 6 are deck to deck at the start of the OPA Offshore Race at the 19th annual St. Clair River Classic in St. Clair, Michigan July 27-28. Chuck Broaddus, owner and driver of Broadco, celebrates after winning the Extreme Class at the St. Clair River Classic (inset at right). Broadco is a 40-foot MTI catamaran with two 1100-hp Scorpion engines. Broaddus and throttleman Jay Muller earned a come-from-behind victory, after overcoming mechanical problems at the start of the race.

Happy anniversary, Princecraft! The Quebec, Canada-based boatbuilder celebrates 60 years of building quality aluminum fishing, pontoon and deck boats in April 2014. For more information, visit princEcraft.com.

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aByc Safety checklist app must - have

Mercury Marine Enertia ECO Propellers Save fuel — and the environment — with the new Enertia ECO propellers from Mercury Marine. This propeller was specifically designed for highhorsepower, outboard-powered boats, offering boaters a 10 percent increase in fuel economy at cruising speeds. “As marina gasoline prices have continued to rise, customers are increasingly focused on fuel economy,” says Jared Reichenberger, Mercury Propellers brand manager. “We realized an appreciable fuel economy gain could be found in the design of the propeller itself.” The 10 percent fuel economy gain boaters get with the Enertia ECO translates into actual dollars, as the typical offshore boater averages nearly 100 hours on the water each year. And at today’s gas prices, this propeller alone will save more than $550 per year — or more than $5,500 over 10 years. The Enertia ECO also helps extend a boat’s range, lengthening the time between fill-ups. The propellers will be available in right- and lefthand rotation across four pitches — 17, 19. 21 and 23 inches — beginning in January 2014. For more information, visit mErcurymarinE.com.

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Don’t leave the dock without making a safety list and checking it twice — on your smartphone, that is. The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) developed a boating safety app called “Boat Essentials-USCG Safety Gear.” It’s essentially a safety checklist intended to help boaters identify the required and recommended safety items

to stow on board their boats. ABYC took home an Innovation Award for the app in the “Safety Equipment” category at the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference, held this past September in Louisville, Kentucky. The app can be downloaded for free at the Apple iTunes store online. A printed checklist is also available and can be obtained by calling ABYC at 410-990-4460. For more information, visit aBycinc.org.

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Scotiadoc Remains Discovered on Bottom of Lake Superior After more than 60 years resting on the bottom of Lake Superior’s Thunder Bay, a group of shipwreck hunters recently found the remains of the freighter Scotiadoc, which sank more than 850 feet below the water’s surface in 1953, making it the deepest shipwreck ever discovered in the Great Lakes, according to a recent report in Minnesota’s St. Paul Pioneer Press (twincitieS.com).

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Raymarine eci-100 Universal engine and control interface These days, boaters are looking to simplify things on board. They want seamless integration, and that’s exactly what the new ECI-100 Universal Engine and Control Interface from Raymarine provides. It’s an innovative device that bridges the gap between engine instrumentation, drive-by-wire propulsion systems and Raymarine network navigation systems in a small, inexpensive and easy-to-install package. The ECI-100 collects and connects engine information to give boaters simple and immediate access to engine performance data, fuel consumption and alarms via a full range of customizable information screens on Raymarine multifunction displays. The device is simple to fit. Each ECI-100 comes with a standard DeviceNet port that connects directly into the industry-standard NMEA2000 or J1939 Engine Data Bus used by major marine manufacturers. And with a suggested retail price of just $299, the ECI-100 makes engine and navigation integration an affordable reality for any size boat. For more information, visit RaymaRine.com. boats

According to the article, Scotiadoc was initially launched in 1904 as the Martin Mullen, making frequent trips to and from Duluth, Minnesota-area ports. In 1947, it was sold and renamed Scotiadoc. The vessel departed Port Arthur, Ontario with a crew of 29 and nearly 260,000 bushels of wheat on the afternoon of June 20, 1953. In thick fog and driving rain, Scotiadoc collided with another passing freighter, the 451-foot Burlington. It was determined that both boats made crucial navigating errors that resulted in the accident, according to the Pioneer Press report. Burlington plowed into the starboard side of Scotiadoc near the stern. Burlington survived the crash (even plucking some of the Scotiadoc survivors out of the icy lake waters to safety), but Scotiadoc did not. She descended into the dark depths of Lake Superior until her discovery in September.

Hinckley Announces Bermuda 50 The Hinckley Company and Tripp Design have announced creation of the all-new Hinckley Bermuda 50, an advanced performance sloop. The sailing yacht is the modern-day evolution of its predecessor, the Bermuda 40. On deck and below, the Bermuda 50 embodies all the design and finish qualities that have characterized a Hinckley yacht in the past, but with crisp, modern lines. This new Hinckley will define dual-purpose sailing for generations to come, in much the same way as its older sister, the William H. Tripp Jr.-designed Bermuda 40, did when it first came to life a half-century ago. The versatile Bermuda 50 can easily be handled by a couple but will also accommodate a family for safe, luxurious performance cruising. For more information, visit hinckLeyyachtS.com.

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Congratulations to Oracle Team USA for winning the 2013 America’s Cup! In spectacular fashion, Team USA won eight consecutive races with no margin for error and came from behind in the America’s Cup finale to beat Team New Zealand and close out one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.

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Southwest Florida Yachts Celebrates 30th Anniversary Southwest Florida Yachts (SWFY), a premier Florida charter firm, will enter its 30th year of continuous service in 2014 at a new location that’s especially boater friendly: Tarpon Point Marina in Cape Coral, Florida, near Mile Marker 92 and the Caloosahatchee River. “Our 30th anniversary is a major achievement,” says Barb Hansen, co-owner of the charter firm, power/sailing school and brokerage. “But to head into this year from a new base that is allowing us to consolidate our power and sail fleets, school and brokerage at a single, first-rate location with great amenities makes this a very special celebration.” Tarpon Point Marina features a dedicated facility for Hansen’s companies, a ship’s store, boat and fishing charters, eco-guided tours and boat/kayak rentals. It is located in a sheltered, deep-water harbor and is safe from storms. Hansen and her husband, Vic, began SWFY in 1984. The current charter fleets include 10 powerboats from 32 to 50 feet and a sailing fleet of five. For more information, visit SwFYAChtS.Com.

Looking to save on a new outboard motor? Take advantage of Mercury Marine’s Repower Sellathon, which runs from Sept. 1 through Nov. 30. The promotion includes up to $1,500 in rebates on outboards 30 hp and higher, as well as the company’s popular 9.9- and 15-hp ProKicker trolling motors. For more info, including a list of participating dealers, visit

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Bob Palmer Joins NW Explorations

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B&E Marine Wins Award

NW Explorations of Bellingham, Washington has announced that Bob Palmer has joined the NWE family as its new charter and marketing manager. Palmer, a Pacific Northwest resident since 1956 and a lifelong boater, will be based out of NWE’s Bellingham office. “For me, this was the perfect marriage of my love of boating and a job assisting others with their dream vacation, which is what I have spent my entire working career doing,” says Palmer. NW Explorations has offered quality yacht charters and sales for nearly 30 years. NWE can meet the needs of customers looking to bareboat charter in the San Juan and Gulf islands, Inside Passage and Southeast Alaska; purchase a new vessel; or simply maintain or upgrade their current boat. It is the world’s only Authorized Grand Banks Charter Operator. For more information, visit nwexplorAtionS.Com.

B&E Marine of Michigan City, Indiana, was recently presented with an award by Sea Ray Boats for being one of only three Sea Ray dealers (there are 350 globally) to achieve 100 percent customer satisfaction for the 2013 Model Year. The award was presented to B&E at the 2013 Sea Ray Dealer Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia back in September. “We are very proud to accept this award on behalf of our entire B&E team and want to thank our local communities, families, friends and customers for their support over the last 60 years,” says B&E owner Rod Bensz. Founded by Ron and Jean Bensz in 1953, B&E Marine is celebrating 60 years in business this year. It is a full-service boat dealership and marina selling the Sea Ray, Meridian, Boston Whaler and Harris FloteBote brands, as well as a large selection of pre-owned and brokerage boats. For more information, visit BemArine.Com.

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True North Yachts based in Port Credit, Ontario, Canada, was recently named the exclusive dealer for Beneteau’s Powerboats Division in the province. “True North Yachts has earned the respect and admiration of their industry peers and, most importantly, their clients,” says Beneteau America president Laurent Fabre. “We look forward to working closely with their team to exceed customer expectations in every way.” Partners Allan Mestel and Rob Richardson founded True North Yachts in 2008. Initially conceived as a sailboat dealer, the dealership has recently expanded its offerings into the powerboat segment. For more information, visit BeneteAu.Com.

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Great Lakes Cruising Club Announces Expaned Fall Webinars The Great Lakes Cruising Club (GLCC) School has expanded its popular and highly acclaimed webinar curriculum for 2013-14. This year, boaters may choose from more than 40 webinar tutorials conducted by experienced GLCC-accredited sail- or powerboating colleagues and industry specialists. These interactive sessions are available to anyone with an interest in learning more about boating and the Great Lakes. Live, real-time, on-screen presentations with visual aids provide an opportunity for participants to interact with the instructor and each other in a virtual classroom. Sessions typically run from 60 to 90 minutes and only require a computer with speakers, a browser and a reasonable-speed internet connection. For more information regarding type and availability of webinars, costs or to sign up for classes, visit glccschool.com.

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milennia miliDock Keeping portable media devices dry and safe while underway has never been easier, thanks to the Milennia MiliDock from Prospec Electronics. This flush-mounted, easy-to-install docking station enables users to connect portable media devices like smartphones, MP3 players and USB drives to adapters (sold separately), charging them while stored inside a protective, slide-out drawer. The drawer’s bottom features an anti-skid mat, while the top incorporates a stability cushion. Together, they prevent shifting and the associated scratching of devices. The drawer measures 53⁄4 inches wide by 15⁄8 inches high by 63⁄4 inches deep and comes with a template for an easy, do-it-yourself install. And with a suggested retail price of just $39.95, you’ll not only protect your devices, but your wallet, too. For more information, visit prospecelectronics.com.

THE BEACHLAUNCHER Your boat-launching solution • 16- 29 ft. custom units to 10,000 lbs.

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Polar Kraft Launches Pair of New Models Polar Kraft, a division of Nautic Global Group, has responded to increasing demand for aluminum center consoles and tiller-operated boats by introducing a new model in each category: The Outlander 186 CC and the Classic 156 T. With a full 92-inch beam allowing plenty of room to move about the helm, the Outlander 186 CC is a full-featured fishing and hunting machine. Features include an elevated forward casting platform, dedicated locatable storage for Classic 156 T tackle and rods, easy-step extruded gunwales, Lowrance X-4 fishfinder and a custom trailer with LED lights and radials. The boat comes in a wide range of color options, including two Mossy Oak-brand camouflage patterns. The Classic 156 T is designed for fishing families who prefer a tiller-operated motor in a boat that’s easy to handle and trailer. Features include lockable rod storage, aerated livewell, Lowrance X-4 fishfinder and MinnKota Outlander 186 CC 45 Edge bow-mounted trolling motor. The reverse-chine hull boasts extruded aluminum keels and spray rails, closed-cell foam flotation and a strong longitudinal stringer system. For more information on these and other Polar Kraft models, visit NauticgLobaLgrouP.coM.

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chris-craft reveals Plans for New Launch 36 Legendary boatbuilder Chris-Craft has officially unveiled the first look at its all-new Launch 36. Set to premier at the 2014 Miami International Boat Show in February, the Launch 36 will be Chris-Craft’s newest and largest addition. Primarily a large day boat complete with overnight accommodations, the Launch 36 is designed with a full walk-around deck to access the forward seating and full-sized bow sun bed. As you make your way to the aft cockpit, guests can enjoy a full open-air galley and large U-shaped seat with retractable table that easily converts to a second, large aft sun bed. Below deck, the boat features berths that sleep five, a full-sized head and separate shower. Built-in storage is generous and includes room for stashing a variety of sports equipment for snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, fishing, bicycling, wakeboarding and tubing. “This is the boat I have always wanted to build for my family,” says Chris-Craft chairman Stephen Julius. “This boat is really a toy boat for all.” For more information, visit chriscraft.coM.


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Walstrom Achieves Tiara Top Dealer Status Walstrom Marine was once again recognized as one of the top ten Tiara Yachts dealers worldwide at Tiara’s annual dealer meeting in Holland, Michigan in September. Walstrom is the country’s longeststanding Tiara dealer. “We are thankful to have such great customers and employees that make winning an award like this possible,” says Walstrom president David Lyle. Walstrom Marine is a second-generation, family-owned yachts sales and service company celebrating more than 65 years of serving the boating community throughout northern Michigan. The dealership has earned national recognition as being one of the Top 100 marine retailers in the United States. The company is headquartered in Harbor Springs, Michigan and also has sales and service locations in Cheboygan and Bay Harbor, Michigan. For more information, visit walstrom.com.

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Rec Boat Holdings Unveils New Scarab Jet Boats Rec Boat Holdings of Cadillac, Michigan recently celebrated the company’s first Scarab jet boat to roll off the production line, the Scarab 195 HO. Back in May, the company announced its entry into the jet-propelled runabout segment, starting with the rebirth of the legendary Scarab brand as well as new jet models in the 18- to 20-foot range for Glastron. The first Glastron jet, a GT 187 model, will also be completed shortly. The Scarab will be available in three different models in the 19-foot platform, with plans to expand the line in additional size ranges. All Rec Boat Holdings jet models are powered by BRP’s Rotax 4-TEC 1503 jet propulsion system. Rec Boat Holdings manufacturers the Scarab, Four Winns, Glastron and Wellcraft brands. For more information about the Scarab line, visit scarabboats.tumblr.com, or to see a video, visit youtube.com/scarabboatstv.

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Boat Lost in Boston Bombing Shootout Replaced

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David Henneberry, the man whose boat was destroyed in a dramatic shootout outside his Watertown, Massachusetts home while authorities were in hot pursuit of one of the infamous Boston Marathon bombing suspects, has finally purchased a new boat, according to a recent ABC New report on abcnews.com. Henneberry used $50,000 the public raised for him through sources such as Facebook and Crowdtilt to buy the new boat, which is a pre-owned 22-foot Seahawk, similar to the one pictured. Henneberry discovered Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hiding inside the covered boat he stored in the yard outside his home. He called authorities upon finding Tsarnaev, and a standoff/shootout ensued. “You just want to ramble on you feel so grateful,” Henneberry was quoted as saying upon purchasing the new boat. “After such a bad thing happened to us and the people of Boston, it was wonderful to see that. It was humbling. It restores your faith in people.” Henneberry named the new boat Beth Said Yes, in honor of his wife, Beth. The previous boat was named Slip Away. “That’s fitting isn’t it?,” Henneberry told ABC News. “We decided we were just going to let Slip Away slip away.”

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

Summing Up Surveys What to look for in a marine survey.

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t some point during his or her on-water career, every boater will require a marine survey. Buyers commission surveys to assess the condition of a prospective purchase and to obtain financing and insurance, while boat owners need them to obtain insurance or file a claim in the event of an accident. Here’s a rundown of the four most common types of marine surveys and what to expect when the surveyor comes a-knockin’. 1. Condition and value survey. A condition and value survey (C&V for short) is likely the most comprehensive assessment a vessel will receive. It provides an informed professional opinion of a vessel’s condition and fair market value. It includes an in-depth visual inspection of structural integrity, safety equipment and all other miscellaneous onboard systems (electrical, propulsion, sanitation, potable water, navigation, etc.) as well as an out-of-water hull inspection and sea trial. The written report of a C&V survey provides detailed information on the vessel, as well as a “Recommendations” section listing required safety, maintenance and repair items that need addressing to bring the vessel into compliance with recognized industry standards, laws and good marine practices. 2. Insurance survey. An insurance survey is conducted to assist underwriters in determining a vessel’s condition and insurability for initial policy issuance or renewal. The primary focus of an insurance survey is structural integrity, safety and inspection of system installations as per National Fire Protection Association

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A thorough inspection by a competent marine surveyor is a buyer’s best defense against unwittingly making someone else’s problems their own. Signs (such as the waterline shown at right) can be an indication of sinking or flood damage.

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(NFPA) and American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) guidelines, etc. Safety gear is inspected and noted for compliance with federal requirements, while pertinent identification information (equipment models, serial numbers, etc.) is recorded for future reference, valuation and claims adjustment. The content of a typical insurance survey’s written report can be very similar to that of a C&V survey, providing detailed vessel information, discrepancies and recommendations. 3. Appraisal inspection. Appraisal inspections are conducted to determine the fair market value of a vessel for financing, estate settlements, donations and legal cases. As the focus here is to simply provide the surveyor’s overall impression of the vessel’s condition, an appraisal inspection is a less in-depth inspection, typically lasting an hour or two (depending on vessel size and complexity). The written report will contain basic vessel information, general comments on overall condition and an estimated fair market value. 4. Damage inspection. The purpose of a damage survey is to assess the extent of damage in the event of an accident, recommend repairs, estimate repair cost, and determine probable cause if needed. Boat owners should remember that when filing a damage claim, the surveyor assigned by the underwriter will be representing the insurance company’s interest. As such, owners have the right to hire their own surveyor to inspect damage and make recommendations as to repair techniques and cost estimates. Additionally (depending on the policy), underwriters may even pay for this independent surveyor, subject to deductibles and the validity of the claim. Although we’ve listed the four basic types of surveys and defined the general scope and purpose of each, there is some blurring of the lines separating them. For example, a condition and value survey (due to its depth and scope of inspection) can serve double or even triple duty, providing perspective buyers an assessment of a vessel, while at the same time satisfying financing and insurance requirements once the vessel is purchased.

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As marine surveying is neither regulated nor licensed by any governmental agency, it’s important to research potential surveyors to determine who can best serve your needs. Reputation, word of mouth recommendation and viewing sample survey reports are all part of the selection process. Membership organizations such as the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) and National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS) are also good places to start your search.

How much will it cost? Survey prices vary, depending on the survey requested, type of vessel, hull material, age, complexity of the systems, and specific requirements for the survey. Surveys can be charged by the job, by the hour or on a per-foot basis, the cost of which can vary greatly from one area to the next. Shop around to get a feel for the going rate in your area, but don’t base your decision solely on the lowest cost; final selection should include a review of the surveyor’s experience, references, sample surveys, etc.

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Can a vessel “fail” a survey? With regards to C&V or insurance surveys, vessels don’t pass or fail. The surveyor simply lists his or her findings and recommendations, after which it’s up to the client to decide whether to purchase the vessel (in the case of a pre-purchase survey), the owner to correct the issues, or the underwriter to provide insurance.

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Again, this depends on the type of survey to be conducted. For a C&V or insurance survey, ensure the vessel is relatively clean and that all normally accessible compartments and spaces are open and access is unobstructed. Other preparations include providing the ship’s registration or documentation paperwork, or (if the vessel is being sold) removal of all items not included in the sale. Liveaboards have additional obligations to ensure the survey goes smoothly due to the amount of “stuff” typically found onboard. Most surveyors try to be accommodating, but when faced with moving those 20 bags of kitty litter to inspect a space, be prepared to pay for the extra time required to do so.

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Final things to consider A marine survey is only an opinion and offers no warranty or guarantee of any kind as to the present or future condition of a vessel. A survey report is typically offered as a “snapshot” of a vessel’s condition on a given date and as such has a limited shelf life — one reason it isn’t necessarily in the best interest of, say, a buyer to use a report offered by an owner or broker from a previous survey. Aside from the fact that most survey reports contain wording prohibiting use by second parties, additional problems with the vessel may have developed since the older survey was conducted. LB

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Holiday Wish List Cool stuff to ponder for next boating season.

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inter is a good time to take stock of the previous boating year and look forward to adventures in the season ahead. It’s also an opportunity to get a jump on those pesky boat-related projects that you oh-so-conveniently put off during the summer months when the boat is still in heavy rotation. This month I highlight several products that make great off-season installation projects, or that are just plain cool and perhaps worthy of addition to your boating holiday wish list.

Adaptors The MILBTREC adaptor from Prospec Electronics is a neat WiFi adapter that works with any stereo that has a spare set of phono inputs in the back. About the size of a matchbook, the adaptor is simple to hook up and requires plugging in the phono connections and a suitable 12-volt power supply. After entering the supplied four-digit code into your smartphone or other device, you can wirelessly stream tunes to the stereo. And at a cost of $59.95, it’s a pretty affordable addition to any holiday shopping list. PROSPECELECTRONICS.COM

Navigation Apps Having some form of electronic chart on board has now become the norm rather than the exception. But if you’re looking to get into the game on a budget or just want a backup to your trusty paper charts, check out some of the current cartography that’s available for the iPad. I’ve used the Navionics package for few years now and have been impressed by both its features and ease of use.

Another option is the Jeppesen application, which has a slightly different interface and offers features such as 3D view, compass and a nifty boat legend that you can customize for your specific type of boat. A recent newcomer to the world of marine navigation apps is the Timezero app by Nobletec, which is free to download. The app comes with a chart of Miami built in so you can try it first before downloading charts for your particular cruising area. Access to charts for all of North America is a very reasonable $39.99, making this app exceptional value for money. JEPPESEN.COM, APP.NOBLETEC.COM, NAVIONICS.COM

Antifouling Paints Unless your boat spends most of its time out of the water, you will require some form of antifouling paint. Usually applied in the spring before the boat is launched, this is a job, albeit a bit messy, that can be undertaken by the boat owner. There are a plethora of bottom paints out there, but what is different about Pettit’s Hydrocoat is that it’s a water-based paint and thus contains no nasty VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) that often require users to don a respirator for protection from the smelly solvents. Being water based also means that the paint can be thinned with water should this prove necessary and, of course, brushes and rollers can easily be cleaned at the end of the job rather than having to be thrown away — as is the case with other types of bottom coatings. Hydrocoat is an ablative paint, meaning that it wears away during the season, so there’s less chance of paint layers building up over time. Pettit maintains this paint is suitable for all types of boats — even those that spend large amounts of time out of the water on a trailer. Available in black, blue, green and red, there’s sure to be a color that coordinates with your topsides color. Cost is around $135 per gallon, or you can buy a quart for $58. PETTITPAINT.COM

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With the holidays fast approaching, how about a bit of bling for your boat? Underwater lights from Aqualuma will assure your boat stands out from the crowd. Unlike many lights, which use halogen or Xenon lamps, Aqualuma uses super bright LEDs. LEDs, short for light-emitting diodes, use far less electricity than their predecessors, and with an estimated life span of 50,000 hours they should never need replacing. Of course, like any underwater lights, their installation requires drilling holes in the boat’s hull, so it’s a project you may want to entrust to an experienced boatyard. This would be considered an advanced DIY project. Available in blue, green and white light, some fishermen swear LEDs attract fish. I can’t attest to this personally, as I’m not a fisherman, but I’ve had some of the blue lights on my boat for a number of years now and they just look cool. They’re a bit on the expensive side, with prices starting at about $350 each, but you’ll undoubtedly be the envy of the marina. AQUALUMA.COM

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

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Keeping your boat smelling sweet during the offseason is important. This usually requires good ventilation, making sure the boat is dry before you put it away (and checking on it periodically during the winter). Some boaters I know swear that putting dryer sheets in cupboards and lockers helps, although having tried this method myself I can’t claim success. It didn’t seem to work for me. Kanberra Gel has a growing list of converts. The solid gel comes in a plastic container that’s intended for placement inside the boat. Makers claim it absorbs harmful and smelly odors, kills mold and other spores, and leaves the boat smelling fresh and clean. Kanberra Gel can be used year round and seems effective; however, bear in mind that you may need to replace the containers during your layup period. Made from tea tree and other essential oils, Kanberra Gel is not only environmentally friendly, but affordable. An 8-ounce container costs $49.99. KANBERRAGEL.COM LB

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electronics | by Roger McAfee

Stocking Stuffers Useful gifts that won’t break the bank this holiday.

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hat does one get a boating relative for Christmas? It’s a question that comes up every year at about this time. If cost is no object, then gift ideas are a cinch; but if you’re pinching pennies this holiday season, there are useful — and affordable — electric and electronic items you can pick up for the special boater in your life that will be useful long after the gift-giving season.

Batteries The topic of holiday gift giving always takes me back to the year my four nieces, all under the age of 10 at the time, decided they wanted to buy me a present “with their own money.” My brother told me they had about $12 to spend. On Christmas morning, the nieces gave me their present, charmingly wrapped in nauticalthemed paper. The presentation was about the size of a loaf of bread. Removing the paper revealed a plastic snap-lid box containing a variety of batteries: Watch batteries, camera batteries, electronics backup batteries, and regular AA, AAA, B, C and D batteries. It also contained a 6-volt battery as a spare for an underwater diving light we had on board. This gift was most useful, and, in fact, that battery box became a fixture of our normal boat equipment stash. We topped it off once a year. With more electronics, cell phones and digital cameras than ever before, $20 worth of batteries makes an excellent gift from a child to a boating relative.

Flashlight Another small item that any boater can always use is a good flashlight. A “good” flashlight is one that is at least splash resistant and equipped with an energy efficient bulb so that batteries will last a decent amount of hours. A flashlight gift-giver need never be concerned about someone else giving the exact same gift, because there can never be too many good flashlights on board!

Roger McAfee has been boating for more than 60 years. He contributes to many of North America’s boating magazines and judges the industry’s Innovation Awards.

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to keep small boat or dingy batteries topped up. Many solar panels are self-regulating and, once installed, they require virtually no maintenance. There are a number of panels on the market today that put out about 5 watts each and in good sunlight will keep a small cruiser’s battery bank charged up. Such a panel can be purchased for about $50. Slightly more powerful 15-watt units are also available that retail for less than $60.

Inverters If you’ve got a couple more bucks to spend, a cruiser with a solid battery bank but without an AC generator might well benefit from a good inverter. Inverters used to sell for about $1 per watt of output; thus a 1500-watt unit cost around $1,500. Nowadays, these units can sell for as little at 25 cents per watt of output (depending on make and features), making them a useful — and much more affordable — holiday gift option.

Camera Accessories A boater who doubles as an avid photographer is easy to buy for. Spare camera batteries and a spare charger are always welcome. So is a good SD card. If the boater has a DSLR camera, another lens is also a great addition to his or her photography equipment cache. Then there are a number of waterproof adventure cameras that capture excellent memories, even in lousy weather. In fact, one of the world’s foremost marine electronics manufacturers has just entered the adventure camera field. Garmin recently released its loaded-with-features action cam series. These cameras are a bit more pricey, retailing for between $299 and $399 depending on the model, but they offer excellent value for money and will satisfy the boater who likes to be “on the cutting edge” of electronic gadget and equipment introductions.

VHF Radio If the boater in your life has older electronics on board, it might be an idea for family members to pool their money this holiday and buy a single, more expensive piece of equipment. A new VHF radio with DSC comes immediately to mind, since a good VHF is one of the best safety items on board a boat. A new antenna for that radio should also be included.

Solar Panels Another useful, inexpensive gift to consider for boating loved ones is a small, low-output solar panel. The smallest of these panels, which cost less than $10, are basically used

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Mercury Marine Joystick Piloting for Outboards

Mercury Marine’s JOystick Piloting for Outboards takes the stress out of docking, maneuvering in tight spaces and operating in less-than-ideal environments by providing boaters 360-degree movement at their fingertips. The intuitive design of the joystick lets anyone — from experienced captains to novice boaters — maneuver large boats with ease and confidence. The system allows an operator to effortlessly move a multiengine, Verado-powered boat in any direction — including sideways, diagonally or spinning on its own axis — with a simple push or twist of a joystick. The operator controls the throttle, shifting and steering with one hand, and the joystick works in conjunction with the independently steered engines to move the boat in the desired direction. No other joystick control system offers the advanced features of the Mercury Joystick Piloting for Outboards, which includes Skyhook digital anchor, VesselView engine information display and an integrated autopilot system. Skyhook pinpoints the boat’s position using a GPS satellite antenna; then the engines and drives move independently to maintain the position and heading. It’s ideal for holding a

boat over a fishing spot, waiting for a drawbridge to open or maintaining position while waiting to refuel at a marina. Auto heading and waypoint sequencing make navigating to a final destination simple and efficient. A built-in digital compass on auto heading allows the captain to maintain course and make precise corrections with the touch of a finger. One-degree heading adjustments can be made with a tap on the joystick; 10-degree adjustments can be accomplished using the control panel. Trips with multiple stops between the starting point and final destination are a breeze with waypoint sequencing, which allows the operator to plot the boat’s course using multiple points. Captains will appreciate the redesigned VesselView information display, which provides information regarding all boat systems in a single location. VesselView provides up-to-date information for more than 30 engine parameters, including fuel level and range, oil temperature and pressure, water depth and more. Joystick Piloting for Outbaords was designed and developed for the Mercury Verado outboard, renowned for its smooth and incredibly quiet ride. The joystick system can be installed in boats powered by two to four Verado (250- or 300-hp) engines.

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Stingray 198LX

After you teSt-drive the STINGRAY 198LX with fish and ski package, we’re pretty sure you’ll walk away with a smile on your face. It’s not your typical bowrider. The 198LX provides the go-fast performance STINGRAY is known for with its runabouts, but it’s actually one of the company’s new Sport Decks, which means it boasts extra width in both the cockpit and bow areas — including a 15-inch side-entry walkway at the transom and a fiberglass floor liner for easy cleanup at the end of a long, fun day out on the water. This boat gives new meaning to the word “crossover!” Here’s something else — STINGRAY’S 19-foot models outperform the competition with less power and manage to get better fuel mileage when comparing like power. A few numbers to consider: With a modest 4.3-liter engine for power, the STINGRAY 198LX is capable of reaching speeds in the upper 50-mile-per-hour range and getting 5.6 miles per gallon at cruise speed.* This saves you money at purchase AND at the gas pump. Fast, roomy and economical… all in the same boat!

In its standard mode, the STINGRAY 198LX is a superb boat. Add the optional fish and ski package, however, and now you have a boat that wows the entire family! Go fishing in the morning and convert the 198LX back to standard mode for skiing in the afternoon. The optional fish and ski package includes a removable trolling motor mount, bow casting platform, wired trolling motor panel, 22-quart aerated livewell for keeping your catch fresh, twodrawer integrated tackle box to keep your lures handy (yet out of the way), two fishing seats (one for the bow platform and one for the transom platform), and a custom stainless steel ski tow. Even with all these features, the best part is that the package is designed so you can quickly convert from one version to the other, leaving most of your time free for important things… like having fun. The 198LX with fish and ski package is like having two boats in one! * Performance data is based on independent third-party tests and may vary depending on a variety of factors.

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Prestige Yachts 550S

The 58-fooT PreSTige 550S is distinctive with an imposing personality. Genuine craftsmanship, attention to detail and thoughtful design combine to create a truly livable yacht with the assurance of power and safety on the water. Prestige has become known worldwide for its “life on one level” design concept, where an extra large salon features a center galley brilliantly integrated to serve interior and exterior areas with ease, making the boat ideal for entertaining. The modern galley is designed with a settee to port that seats six, and there are two more settees set up in the cockpit and on the bridge. Expansive windows welcome natural light and provide exceptional visibility to the world outside. One of the key features of the 550S is her private stairway access to a massive owner’s cabin with a luxurious adjoining head, shower and roomy walk-in closet. Again, strategically positioned windows maintain an open feel and provide for an abundance of natural light while delivering exquisite views of the sea. The forward cabins form an independent living area with a comfortable head and separate shower. Both cabins offer conversion of the berths from one double to two singles, allowing for flexibility based on guests’ needs. The stairway from the guest cabins to the salon conceals the dedicated space for a washing machine and dryer.

The deck plan for the 550S offers a spacious cockpit lounge and features a large, comfortable sofa that converts to a sunbathing platform. The cockpit provides access to a hydraulic (optional) aft swim platform as well as a comfy aft guest cabin with independent head and shower. Wide side decks provide convenient access to a sheltered forward sun deck with sun awning. The Prestige 550S has a hull designed specifically for her Zeus Cummins 600-hp engines, ensuring exceptional seakeeping capacity with less noise and optimum acceleration. She’s equipped with the SeaKeeper 7000A active gyro stabilizer to deliver the highest level of performance, comfort and safety in all sea conditions. Her vessel integration and information management system with smart craft screen provides access to all vessel monitoring systems. The Prestige 550S will move through the water at a comfortable cruising speed of 24 knots and is capable of reaching top-end speeds of 30 knots or more. And docking the 550S is as enjoyable as cruising her. The Zeus pod propulsion system with joystick makes maneuvering in tight quarters a cinch. For more information on the Prestige 550S or one of the many other models from Prestige, contact the company directly.

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Tahoe Vista Fish 20’ QF

Fishing and luxury pontoon cruising are a match made in heaven with the Vista Fish series from Tahoe. Tahoe’s Vista series is famous for its retro look and sleek lines that are inspired by the company’s award-winning Deco series, the highest-end pontoon models the company produces. Stunning two-tone walls with clean-looking external wall skins provide the Vista series with high-class design and style. The 20’ QF model is a fishing first/cruising second vessel. Although it includes a beautiful, luxurious radius seating area with lounge arm made from Tahoe’s exculsive Matrix 50 brand, 50-ounce vinyl (the industry’s easiest to clean and most durable seat covering), it is a fishing boat at heart. Its primary fishing features include four fishing stations complete with removable seats and built-in rod holders. The tackle section contains four removable tackle trays, so each angler can have one at his or her station. Forward, a combination livewell with seat lid is conveniently situated in front of the driver’s helm. Since finding the fish is Vista’s first order of business, the boat is smartly quipped with a Garmin 500 large screen color fishfinder. This dependable unit represents the latest in fishfinding technology and is standard equipment on the Vista Fish 20’ QF.

Vista Fish also features a high gloss fiberglass driver’s cockpit with automotive styling, including carbon fiber dash, multidirectional tilt steering wheel with SST spokes, and vinyl-trimmed storage trays and storage box. The captain will enjoy the comfort of a plush reclining driver’s chair with self-leveling, rotating arms while operating the high-end Bluetooth stereo. Other stand-out features include built-in LED enhanced docklights, plush Royal carpet, and lifetime aluminum seat frames that allow the only flow-through ventilation available on a pontoon boat. A full mooring cover and built-in fuel system come standard. The Vista QF is one of the best-built fishing pontoons on the market today. The lifetime main structure features heavy-duty hat channel crossbeams, double-bolted motor pod, full-length solid aluminum risers inside and out, and the industry’s strongest nose cone and integrated splash fin assembly. All other features are covered by a five-year, end-to-end warranty. When you combine these fabulous looks with the enormous list of standard features, not only will you have the best fishing pontoon on the market, but you’ll have a pontoon that rivals any high-end pontoon boat out on the water today.

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Boat Insurance: Knowing the Ropes

Look for a policy that covers salvage costs (top) separate from hull coverage. With Agreed Hull Value coverage, you receive the replacement value of the boat with no deductible (right).

To Insure or Not to Insure Boat insurance is not required in the United States unless a vessel has a lien holder or the marina requires it. However, to adequately cover your boat you should purchase a policy that contains coverage for the vessel, engine, boating equipment and trailer — plus medical and liability coverage. Types of Coverage: Agreed vs. Actual Cash Value There are generally two types of coverage available for recreational boats: Agreed Value and Actual Cash Value (ACV). With an Agreed Value policy, you and the underwriter “agree” on the amount to be paid in the event of a total loss. For partial losses, equipment is generally replaced “new for old” (although certain items may be depreciated). Agreed Value coverage will typically cost more, but it offers more coverage and less out-ofpocket expense in the event of a claim. With ACV coverage, you receive the current market value of the boat in a total loss. For partial losses, everything damaged is subject to depreciation based on the age of the boat. So while paying less premium up front, you could experience significant personal expense to purchase a replacement boat, or to fix the damaged vessel.

Consequential Damage coverage will pay to refloat a boat that sinks due to a failed part.

Salvage Some policies will deduct the cost to salvage the boat from the amount paid for the total loss, while other policies will have a separate “pot” of money to pay the salvage costs. Consequential Damage If a boat sinks at the dock because of wear and tear on a part, some companies exclude the entire loss because the failed part wasn’t covered. With Consequential Damage coverage, the failed part still isn’t covered — but the boat salvage and repair is. Don’t Forget the Extras Other options can generally be added to a policy for an additional premium, including Personal Effects coverage for computers, fishing and watersports equipment, and Ice and Freezing coverage for cold weather states. It’s Not Always About Cost The real measure of any insurance company is its service. The financial stability and experience of the underwriter and, more importantly, the expertise of those handling the claims, is ultimately what sets one company apart from another.

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Formula 270 Bowrider

The perFecT plaTForm to begin your Formula experience is the feature-packed 270 Bowrider. From the breathtakingly detailed cockpit and newly-designed dash to the expanded, aft-facing sun lounge, the 270 Bowrider is redesigned to bring fun to every destination. The cockpit offers an appealing mix of colors, angles and detailed stitching. Coamings are highly detailed with padded facets that play to the artistic lines of the new configuration. Fourteen stainless steel cupholders are cleverly integrated for all to enjoy. Convertible helm and passenger backrests easily flip forward and aft, so watersport lookouts are easy — and conversations are a breeze. The 270’s portside lounge forms an L-shaped conversation area with the aft lounge. Position the starboard helm backrest forward and the entire cockpit becomes a fluid space. The aft sunpad is now wider and extends with angled backrest in one, smooth motion. Bow seating converts with comfortable filler cushions and armrests. The helm commands attention, with handsome angles that brilliantly showcase the perfect union of flawlessly molded fiberglass and richly-padded, double-needle-stitched vinyl. The clever, recessed smartphone dash garage with iPod/MP3 port and 12-volt outlet nearby keeps entertainment choices close at hand.

The ergonomic double-wide helm seat features an articulating seat bottom that allows for a sitting, standing or raised bolster position. Choose the optional cockpit wetbar, completely redesigned with custom molded sink, solid Corian countertop, Corian cutting board, three-beverage decanter shelf and undercounter storage with cooler or available stainless refrigerator. The Corian-topped cockpit table easily stows in the engine room. The portside dash is now a virtual entertainment center, sporting an integrated glovebox complete with a Clarion AM/FM/CD stereo, iPod/MP3 and USB ports, and a 12-volt outlet. The head compartment is easily accessed from this area. Storage aboard the 270 Bowrider is key, beginning with full-width storage under the aft sunpad and convenient molded-in cooler and trash receptacle under the portside lounge. More storage under the starboard lounges, helm seat and bow seating makes moving about safe and uncluttered. In-floor ski and wakeboard storage, along with the starboard console storage locker, easily stows larger items. Your choice of single engine offerings range from 300 to 430 hp by MerCruiser or Volvo Penta. From the convertible bow seating to the extended integrated swim platform, the 270 delivers the perfect Formula experience for a day of fun.

Formula Boats | info@formulaboats.com | formulaboats.com | 800-736-7685

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Flexiteek is looking for Distributors in the Great Lakes. Call 954-973-4335 for more info.

future Decking for the

Less time on maintenance, means more time for boating.

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Cutwater 30

Cutwater Boats of Monroe, Washington recently announced the introduction of its newest and largest cruiser, the Cutwater 30. The boat made its debut in January of this year at the Seattle International Boat Show. Based on the Cutwater Keel Stepped hull design, the Cutwater 30 expands on the brandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original concept of comfortable family cruising, efficient performance and exceptional value. With its 30-foot, 3-inch molded length and 10-foot beam, the Cutwater 30 delivers an additional measure of interior and on-deck space compared to its 26and 28-foot predecessors, a lengthier roster of standard features, and more than a few design innovations of its own. Among the most visible of its many design advancements is the cockpit deck layout. By itself measuring some 80 square feet, its dimensions feel even roomier, thanks to port and starboard bench seats that seat four adults without encroaching on the main cockpit space. A reversible transom seat may be adjusted to face forward or aft to serve either as additional aft-deck seating or to face the view astern, and a panel cabin in the aft bulkhead swings up to allow the aft dinette seat to be reversed as a fourth cockpit seat. The entire arrangement accommodates up to eight adults in an agreeably social setting that leaves the entire aft deck open and uncluttered. A molded cabinet houses an electric refrigerator for

convenient refreshment service, and a flush hatch opens on gasassisted lifts for easy engine access. With its 6-feet, 6-inches of headroom, the salon is exceptionally spacious. The four-place dinette features a custom-crafted maple table that converts to a double berth. To port, a continuous countertop offers plenty of room for serving snacks or a complete buffet; this hinged surface conceals a stainless steel sink, refrigerator and electric range with oven. Other salon features include a flat screen TV, wine cooler and a microwave oven. A companionway behind the dinette leads to private sleeping quarters. The forward stateroom features an island double berth more than 7 feet in length. A large hanging locker and storage compartments accommodate clothing and gear for extended voyages, and a desk/ vanity includes a 110-12-volt charger for computers and electronics. The adjacent head includes an electric-flush toilet, vanity cabinet with vessel sink and large countertop, and a separate enclosed shower. The Cutwater 30 rides on the revolutionary Stepped Keel hull design, an advanced configuration that distributes lifting forces and a contact layer of air to deliver exceptionally efficient performance for extended range and a lower fuel bill. A skeg keel aids directional stability for straight tracking. Standard bow and stern thrusters permit precise maneuvering and easy docking.

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SeaDek Non-Skid Marine Products

SeaDek NoN-SkiD, closed cell EVA products offer safe and comfortable alternatives to molded-in, non-skid, paint-on textures and other marine traction products currently available on the market. Made in the USA from UV-protected, non-absorbent foam, SeaDek features an innovative, textured, micro-dot surface for enhanced non-slip characteristics. Formulated with an acrylic-based, high-bond, pressure-sensitive adhesive, SeaDek’s robust, peel-and-stick application makes it easy to install and requires no mounting or hardware. Easy to clean and stain resistant, SeaDek also provides protection for boat surfaces, especially in high traffic areas. Other benefits SeaDek offers include: • Exceptional traction, even when wet • Unparallelled comfort when standing, walking or leaning • Shock absorption, which decreases fatigue • Protection for boat surfaces against scratches, chips and dents • Noise reduction characteristics, which are ideal for anglers SeaDek can be tailored to fit a wide variety of applications on just about any type of boat, including sports and commercial fishing boats, flats boats, sailboats, ski boats, commercial marine craft, houseboats, personal watercraft, towboats and more.

Additional applications include: • Swim platforms and cockpit pads • Step kits • Helm station pads • Poling platforms • Coaming bolsters/pads • Footwells • Gunnels • Trailers Easy to install and customizable, SeaDek is available in a variety of sizes, thicknesses and colors. Want your boat’s name or logo included? No problem! Custom bevels, contours, logos and designs are all available, as are multi-color laminations. Boating season is just around the corner. Don’t wait until the last minute to start getting your boat primed and ready. Check out the SeaDek website for product options, design ideas, installation tips and more. DIY videos will walk you through how to install the product properly, and the site’s photo gallery is sure to provide a plethora of ideas when it comes to design possibilities, logo replication, color selection, etc. You can even request a product sample. If you have a boat, you have a place for SeaDek!

SeaDek Marine Products | info@seadek.com | seadek.com | 888-964-6860

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Extend Your Boating Pleasure with www.swimplatforms.com

AND www.EasyUpSwimHandles.com

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Swim Platforms Inc. & Easy Up Swim Handles

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Beneteau Swift Trawler The GreaT LakeS and the Swift Trawler are two sides of a match made in heaven. When Beneteau launched its Swift Trawler line, it caught the attention of avid boaters from Lakes Superior to Huron, and Michigan to Ontario. Beneteau’s elegant interpretation of the venerable trawler concept added effortless speed and uncompromising luxury to its all-weather reliability, comfort and ease of maneuverability. The Swift Trawler ranges from a compact 34 feet up to a full family-sized 50 feet. Hulls of each size have been designed and manufactured to Beneteau standards using the latest cutting-edge technologies and state-of-the-art processes. They are then matched to an engine and drivetrain to deliver the ideal amount of performance, fuel efficiency and stability for that size boat. Aboard each Swift Trawler, you’ll find the latest proven navigational aids and technologies that allow you to pilot your Swift Trawler through rough waters with confidence. Beneteau also has employed some of the world’s foremost designers to create a living space where entertaining and relaxing happen naturally and seamlessly. The Swift Trawler is a long distance motoryacht of unrivaled speed, efficiency and stability working in perfect harmony to provide you with the comfort you’re looking for on the water. For more information, contact CenterPointe Yacht Services, with locations in Sturgeon Bay, Milwaukee and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

CenterPointe Yacht Services info@centerpointeservice.com | centerpointeservice.com 888-992-2487

The Beachlauncher The Beachlauncher is a patented, self-propelled, wireless remote-controlled boat launching vehicle manufactured since 2004 by Beachworks LLC in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Since its U.S. introduction, it has won wide acclaim at boat shows and in industry print media. The Beachlauncher eliminates the time consuming trip to the marina or public launch ramp, and if a mid-day storm suddenly rolls in, it will get you safely off the water in minutes instead of hours. The new hydraulic drive Beachlauncher series can transport a boat 16 feet to 29 feet in length and weighing as much as 10,000 pounds. Smaller units are designed to carry and launch two personal watercraft. The 2014 models are powered by a 25-hp gasoline engine with stateof-the-art micro hydraulics that allow the wide ATV tires with all-wheel drive to aggressively climb over rocks and challenging slopes, leaving a light footprint on the sand. When low water levels make it difficult to launch a boat from a ramp or dock, the Beachlauncher’s wireless remote control allows the operator to drive the unit into deeper water to deploy the boat either from the helm or walking on the beach. In addition to lakefront residential property owners throughout the U.S. and Canada, the Beachlauncher is being offered to police, fire departments, power/water plants and regulatory agencies. Local and international dealer opportunities are available. Experience the Beachlauncher first hand by viewing the video on our website.

The Beachlauncher thebeachlauncher.com | 414-788-1562

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Carver Yachts C34 Carver YaChts unveiled its all-new C34 at the February 2013 Miami International Boat Show in Miami Beach, Florida. For six decades, the Pulaski, Wisconsin-based builder has been renowned for its spacious, ergonomic designs that are logistically designed to meet the demands of avid yachtsmen. The new generation of Carvers continue this tradition. Sleek new lines paired with forward-thinking naval architecture and supported by fine North American design, engineering and craftsmanship define this new series of yachts from top to bottom. The Carver systems and design engineers focused on developing a yacht that provides home-like accommodations to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s yachting enthusiasts. Boaters will find the C34 incredibly spacious, highly functional and very versatile. The creative design provides a roomy, low profile command bridge that’s the perfect place to pilot the vessel while underway or lounge around at anchor. For people who seek a fully equipped galley, two private staterooms, a stall shower and generous areas for entertainment, the C34 delivers. From fishing to cruising, the C34 is certain to quench the thirst of boaters looking to be out on the water. It’s the first model in an entirely new generation of Carvers designed for people who want

to enjoy the water and create lasting memories wirh friends and family an at affordable, easy-to-justify price. For 60 years, Carver Yachts has been designing and building boats at its Wisconsin yacht yard and has a worldwide dealer network.

Carver Yachts | carveryachts.com | 920-882-3214

Carver Yachts C40

in addition to its all-new C34, Carver Yachts also recently introduced its larger sister, the C40. The boat was officially unveiled at the 2013 Michigan City In-Water Boat Show in Michigan City, Indiana, this past August. The C40 is a low-profile, command bridge-style cruising yacht that, along with the C34, represent Carver’s product development strategy designing and building spacious,

comfortable vessels ideal for short day trips with friends and family or longer, multiple-night cruises. The interior accommodations of the C40 display Carver’s fresh and aggressive approach to creating products that reflect the needs of today’s boating enthusiasts. Inside, the boat features spacious master staterooms, head compartments and a private guest cabin that gives the vessel a much larger feel than its 40 feet. When the salon lounge is converted to a double berth, the yacht provides sleeping accommodations for six people comfortably. Outside, the C40 is all charm and class. One of her most prominent exterior features is the expansive, low-profile command bridge. This elevated deck not only provides the captain with a great vantage point in which to operate the vessel, but it also includes generous seating and lounging space for guests. At deck level, the C40 is designed with an integrated swim platform, cockpit, salon and galley that create a unified living and social environment. A pair of efficient, dependable inboard diesel engines power the C40’s propulsion system, allowing the boat to reach top speeds in excess of 34 mph. An optional bow thruster is also available.

Carver Yachts | carveryachts.com | 920-882-3214

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Pantaenius American Yacht Insurance Purchasing a yacht is a big decision — and a huge investment. Let Pantaenius takes the guesswork out of your yacht-buying experience. Define Your Yacht’s “Mission” What will you primarily be using it for? Where do you plan to do most of your cruising? How fast do you want to get where you’re going? Recognize That Size Matters You’ll need enough room to accommodate all passengers (and possibly crew) without feeling cramped. Shop Around Visit marinas and chat up owners, crew, builders and other pros in the yacht business. Talk to your yacht-owning friends. Read boating magazines and explore websites and forums. Attend boat shows. Consider a Helping Hand Contact a broker who will let you know what’s available, arrange for reviews and inspections, and help you find the best possible deal. Try Before You Buy Before you sign on the dotted line, always ask for a sea trial!

Pantaenius America usa@pantaenius.com | pantaenius.com 914-381-2066

ValvTect Ethanol Gasoline Treatment photo courtesy of boatus

As mosT boATErs know, ethanol blended gasoline can cause problems with your boat’s gasoline engine. While fuel stability and phase separation are well known, corrosion of internal engine components may be the most serious (and expensive to fix) problem caused by ethanol blended gasoline. Water and metal don’t like each other! Since E10 (10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline) can hold up to 5,000 parts per million of water in suspension compared with only 200 parts per million in pure gasoline, the huge amount of suspended water in E10 can cause corrosion of certain engine and fuel system components unless protected by a corrosion inhibitor (see photo, top left). Ethanol blended gasoline can absorb moisture that builds up in the fuel system and cause corrosion, especially when the boat is not being used. This problem can be severe in older marine engines, when components were not made for ethanol blends. ValvTect Ethanol Gasoline Treatment and ValvTect Marine Gasoline both contain a substantial amount of corrosion inhibitor (in addition to a stabilizer, moisture dispersant and detergent) that have been test-proven to completely prevent corrosion in ethanol blended gasoline as well as non-ethanol gasoline. When tested in E10 using the petroleum industry’s required test for corrosion, both ValvTect products received perfect A ratings (meaning no rust). To protect your boat’s engine from corrosion and all other ethanol fuelrelated problems, only use a fuel additive proven by petroleum industry tests to prevent corrosion, like ValvTect. ValvTect Petroleum Products valvtect@valvtect.com | valvtect.com 800-728-8258

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ePaint Company ePaint ComPany offers a complete line of bottom paints for power- and sailboats. The company developed “The Better Bottom Paint” with the belief that the traditional way of keeping boat bottoms clean by leaching heavy metals like copper into lakes, rivers, estuaries and bays is not a sustainable practice. We developed and perfected copper-free antifouling, and we’ve been successfully doing so for the past 20 years. ePaint patented photoactive technology that keeps your boat clean without harming the environment. Our bottom paints are better because they outperform the rest, are easier for you to apply and are safer for our environment. All ePaint products are free of copper, tributyltin and other biocides that presist in nature. Our antifouling paints are formulated with either Zinc Omadine® or SeaNine 211N™ to effectively prevent bio-fouling in a responsible manner. Race your boat right and use an award-winning ePaint finish like EP2000. EP2000 was awarded the R&D 100 Award and the 2011 Exhibitor’s Choice Award by Practical Sailor magazine for “excellent” performance over the course of two years in the water. EP2000 yields a hard, durable finish that offers multi-season performance, preventing slime, grass and mussel build-up on the hull. It is the only bottom paint on market that can be applied directly to aluminum pontoons, running gear, lower units and trim tabs.

ePaint Company epaint@epaint.com | epaint.net 800-258-5998

Great Lakes Power Cats LLC

Great Lakes Power Cats LLC, located in Traverse City, Michigan, is the exculsive distributor for the Midwest, Great Lakes and all of Canada for boats designed and built by the Power Cat Group of Tarboro, North Carolina. The Power Cat Group is the largest builder of catamaran powerboats in the world, with four brands and 25 models ranging in size from 8 to 37 feet. Brands include Glacier Bay, World Cat, Carolina Cat and Livingston. The boats are best known for their ride, safety, shallow draft, fuel economy and range. Their rough water performance will combat

the unpredictable waters of the Great Lakes. Powered by a single or twin four-stroke outboards (Yamaha or Suzuki), the boats are quiet, efficient and easy to pilot. For more information, or to set up a demo ride, contact one of our Great Lakes dealers: Harbor View Yacht Sales, Traverse City, MI (231-933-5414; harborviewyachtsales.com); E.J. Mertaugh Boat Works, Hessel, MI (906-484-2434; ejmertaughboatworks.com); or Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales, St. Clair Shores, MI and Chicago, IL (866-490-5297; jbys.com).

Great Lakes Power Cats | glpowercats@gmail.com | greatlakespowercats.com | 231-645-6338

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Sabre 38 Salon Express SabrE YachtS haS been crafting sail- and motoryachts since 1970 from two plants in Raymond, Maine. The Sabre story began when the company’s founder, Roger Hewson, set out to build the finest possible 28foot sailing yacht using production line methods and fiberglass technology. Many sailboat models followed in the 42 years since the launch of the first Sabre. The company’s current range of sailing yachts includes three models from 36 to 45 feet in length. In 1989 Sabre sought to broaden its market and created the first Sabre 36 “Fast Trawler,” a tri-cabin motoryacht. Today, Sabre builds motoryachts from 38 to 54 feet in Salon Express and Fly Bridge styles. These models all offer cruise speeds of 20 to 25 knots and top end speeds of 30-plus knots. The Sabre 38 Salon Express represents the latest in design and naval architecture. Her exterior profile says “downeast,” and she is built in the tradition of Maine boatbuilding: Elegant, strong, steady, reliable and seaworthy. Below her exterior skin, however, technology abounds. She features resin-infused laminates, state-of-the-art systems and pod proplusion drive train. The interior is an open design that suits a day’s outing with friends and loved ones as easily as it does an extended cruise. Features include a raised cockpit and open aft, functional, well-equipped galley, master stateroom with ensuite head and shower, and lower lounge that easily converts into additional sleeping accommodations.

See our Sabre Yachts at the Milwaukee boat Show January 16-19 & 22-26, 2014

cal Marine sales@cal-marine.com | cal-marine.com 920-854-4521 | 630-474-0145

Scout Boats 245 Dorado Scout BoatS haS earned a reputation for being on the cutting edge of design and quality. Through more than two decades of building award-winning sport fishing boats, Summerville, South Carolina-based Scout has learned the ins and outs of what works... and what doesn’t. Scout builds sportfishing, fish ’n ski, walk-around, flats and bay boat models ranging in size from 15 to 35 feet. Since its founding 20 years ago, Scout Boats’ goal has always been to manufacture the bestbuilt boats in its distinctive sportfishing niches. Each Scout hull is a true original, as the in-house research and design team works closely with engineering to take concepts from blueprint to production more efficiently, growing the company’s world-class reputation for quality, strength, durability and value. The 245 Dorado is the second largest model in the Dorado fishing boat fleet — and it’s the perfect boat for both fishing and family fun, offering the ultimate in comfort, style and performance. Designed with Scout’s NuV3 hull, the 245 is incredibly fuel efficient and offers tremendous savings on annual operating costs. The 245 Dorado comes standard with port and starboard FlexiTeek transom platforms and boarding ladder and Scout’s revolutionary removable stern seat/wavegate that make it ideal for landing that catch of the day, or simply enjoying an afternoon of swimming and diving.

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Back Cove 37 EffiCiEnt, Easy on the fuel bills and easy on the eyes. Back Cove Yachts are single-engine diesel motoryachts designed in the downeast style. Back Cove is a sister company of Sabre Yachts, and together these two entities form the largest recreational boat manufacturer in Maine, where America’s first ships were built on the shores of the Kennebec River. In 2003, a group of dealers asked Sabre if it could build a smaller downeast style cruising boat to suit the needs of Sabre owners who admired the look and feel of the traditional Maine lobster boat, but required the dependability and fuel efficiency of a single diesel engine. Back Cove’s first model, the Back Cove 29, was launched in 2004. In the years that followed, the Back Cove 26, Back Cove 33, Back Cove 37, Back Cove 30 and Back Cove 34 were born. Today, more than 500 Back Coves can be found roaming the oceans of the world, in harbors from Greece to Norway, and from Japan to Australia and New Zealand. In the United States, Back Coves have found their way to almost every body of water, from coastal regions to the inland lakes. The Back Cove 37 continues the practical features that characterize the company’s range of downeast-style motoryachts: Usability, low maintenance and fuel efficiency. The 37 is ideal for long-range cruising. Features include two staterooms, large head with separate stall shower, fully-equipped galley, large windows for visability, and ample storage.

see our Back Cove yachts at the Milwaukee Boat show January 16-19 & 22-26, 2014

Cal Marine sales@cal-marine.com | cal-marine.com 920-854-4521 | 630-474-0145

SAMS

®

Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors

A SAMS® Surveyor must: ★ Strive to enhance the profession of Marine Surveying

Make sure your next surveyor is a

SAMS® Surveyor

★ Maintain and enhance their professional knowledge and expertise ★ Conduct their business in a professional manner ★ Maintain independence, integrity, and objectivity ★ Avoid prejudice and conflict of interest ★ Abide by a strict code of ethics and rules of practice

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Seakeeper Gyroscopic Stabilizers Seakeeper GyroScopic StabilizerS are the most effective zero-speed, anti-rolling devices ever made, Whether at anchor or underway, Seakeeper gyros provide the enhanced comfort and safety expected by a diversity of boaters around the world. Featuring active motion control and advanced cooling technologies, each gyro is highly effective over a wide range of sea conditions and vessel speeds — without the need for external appendages. Electrically-driven and operating in a proprietary, vacuum-sealed sphere, Seakeeper’s compact gyros spin faster, weigh less and consume less power while producing the utmost in anti-roll capacity. Seakeeper currently manufactures three gyro models: The M5500, M8000 and M26000. The Seakeeper M5500 is configured for vessels up to 20 tons displacement. In the same M5500 physical footprint, the M8000 is designed to achieve between 60 and 90 percent roll reduction on boats up to 35 tons (typically up to 65 feet in length). Two units can be fitted for larger boats that do not require the M26000. The M26000 will stabilize a vessel up to 100 tons. Multiple units also can be installed on vessels exceeding 100 tons displacement. Seakeeper gyro stabilizers can be installed off centeline if necessary, and their computerized control and vacuum technology make them the first truly practical — and only modern — anti-roll gyro. Efficient, quiet and problem-free; nothing tames the sea like Seakeeper.

Seakeeper inc. sales@seakeeper.com | seakeeper.com 410-326-1590

2007 Sea Ray 380 Sundancer

2007 Sea Ray 380 Sundancer Express Cruiser for sale. Freshwater! Reduced to sell! Located in New Buffalo, Michigan, this Sundancer is the best 38-footer on the Great Lakes; no exceptions. Blue hull, one owner, 453 hours, kept in indoor heated storage every winter, PlasTeak swim platform, custom marine snap-in carpet, blue underwater and cockpit lighting, upgraded stereo, sleeps six, bow and stern thrusters, updated TVs with surround sound, Kohler generator, windless anchor, and new batteries, hoses and belts. Owner has two boats and says one has to go. Inside winter storage paid for 2013. Make an offer!

loydthomashomes@comcast.net Thom: 269-369-2812

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Mobile Clean & Go

Furuno Chartplotter/Fishfinder

Guess you’d never expect

Mobile Clean & Go Marine Electronics Cleaner is the only truly portable cleaning kit designed exclusively for cleaning electronic devices. The Mobile Clean & Go kit features a compact flat spray bottle, dual-hybrid microfiber cleaning pad and vinyl pouch for portability. It stows easily in any glove box or storage locker at the helm. Mobile Clean & Go safely and effectively cleans screens on multi-function dislpays, GPS chartplotters, depth sounders, gauges, mobile phones, tablets and more. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer! Enter code LLB25 to receive 25 percent off all online purchases. DF Consumer Products inc. info@mobilecleanandgo.com | mobilecleanandgo.com 216-464-1530

to see a Furuno GPS/ chartplotter/fishfinder combo unit at a price point under $1,000. “Never say never,” as they say. The GP1870F now has an MSRP of $995, and the GP1670F retails for $695. Considering these units incorporate Furuno’s award-winning fishfinding technology, it’s like getting a high-accuracy GPS and full-featured C-Map chartplotter for FREE! Boasting features such as Bottom Discrimination, AccuFish, C-Map 4D charts, internal GPS and a powerful 600W/1kW fishfinder, this is the best overall value Furuno has ever presented.

Furuno usA Inc. readerresponse@furuno.com | furunousa.com 360-834-9300

Nomar® Bumpers aMMad eR e i i Ca N !

2000 75’ Hatteras 75 Sport Deck Motor Yacht Salta

LOA ......................................75’ Beam ............................... 18’2” Draft ................................... 6’3” Weight ................. 128,000 lbs.

Fuel Capacity .................. 1,561 gals. Power ....... T-1400 hp CATS 3412 diesel Base Price .......................$1,595,000

Walstrom Marine boats@walstrom.com | walstrom.com 231-526-2141

V OWeTe N e R aN d!

THiS 2000 75 HaTTeraS Sport Deck Motor Yacht is most certainly the finest example of classic Hatteras styling coupled with aggressive upgrades. Salta has spent her life in the freshwater of the Great Lakes. She has been professionally maintained since her delivery in 2000. This five stateroom version is the most sought after model in the fleet. Perfect for family travel or corporate entertaining.

Nomar® Bumpers are soft-mounted bumpers which absorb impact and allow you to slide in and out of your slip with no friction, drag or marring of your hull. This makes for a safer and less stressful docking experience by allowing everyone to stay on board, and allowing the vessel to get closer to the dock for easier and safer boarding. Nomar® Bumpers are perfect for tight docking situations and narrow slips. For more information visit our website or call for a FREE quote.

Meeting Your Docking Needs

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Vanquish Boatsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 24C (Center Console)

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Vanquish 24r

features classic styling, incredible performance and abundant interior space. U-wrap seating in the bow provides entertaining space as well as ample storage, while the dodger keeps your passengers out of the elements. The 24C comes standard with inboard power by Crusader. A Yanmar diesel option is also available. For anglers, an optional fishing package includes rod storage, rocket launchers and fish box. Other notable options include teak swim platform, teak decking, electronics package, bow thruster and mahogany transom.

the 24r (runaBout) from Rhode Island-based Vanquish Boats offers timeless styling with modern performance. The exclusive bow forward design created by Doug Zurn allows for freedom of movement and abundant seating. An optional upgrade allows for even more seating, as well as an integrated wet bar with refrigerator and sink. The 24R is available with Crusader or Yanmar inboard power. A Marine Power Jet Drive is also available with joystick control. Choose from a selection of rugged marine-grade vinyl, ultra-leather or Sunbrella upholstery to complete the look.

Vanquish Boats vanquishboats@gmail.com | vanquishboats.com 401-396-5173

Vanquish Boats vanquishboats@gmail.com | vanquishboats.com 401-396-5173

Vanquish 26C

Vanquish 26DC

the 26C (Center Console) is the latest offering from Vanquish Boats. She has the styling and functionality of the 24C with the freedom and flexibility of outboard power. The 26C is powered by a Yamaha 225-hp four-stroke outboard. Digital throttle controls come standard. An enclosed head is available on the 26C, as well as an abundance of semi-custom options. The angler in the family will appreciate the available rod storage, and guests will love the bow dodger. Like every Vanquish boat, the 26C is constructed with top-quality materials and built by hand in Rhode Island.

the Vanquish 26DC (Dual Console) offers classic Vanquish styling and performance with the benefits of outboard power. The 26DC features open bow seating as well as expansive seating aft. A Yamaha 225-hp four-stroke outboard with digital throttle and shift comes standard. Boost the appearance of your 26DC by opting for upgrades such as teak decks and trim or ultra-leather upholstery. An enclosed head is available, allowing your family and guests a full day of uninterrupted fun on the water. Each 26DC is semi-custom and hand built in Rhode Island.

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2010 Sea Ray 470 Sundancer LOA ....................................47’3” Beam ...............................................14’ Draft ......................................48” Weight .....................28,500 lbs.

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2008 Sea Ray 48 Sundancer LOA ....................................... 51’ Beam .................................14’7” Draft ......................................48” Weight .....................34,250 lbs.

1994 53 Ocean Super Sport T-8V92 DD. 350 hrs. One owner, always freshwater vessel, heated storage, updated electronics. Extremely well maintained. Better than new! Steal it at $249,900. 708-841-5660 | yachtworld.com/eliteyachtbrockerage

2008 45’ Mainship Pilot T-Yanmars. 178 Hrs. One owner. Freshwater, blue hull, tops out at 30 knots. Excellent condition! Priced to sell at $329,000. 708-841-5660 yachtworld.com/eliteyachtbrockerage

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Trade-ins welcome!

2008 Carver 36 Mariner LOA ....................................... 36’ Beam ...........................................12’9” Draft .....................................3’1” Weight .....................19,500 lbs.

Fuel Capacity.......................... 400 gals. Power ........T-517 PHP Cummins QSC-540 Base Price...............................$525,000 219-879-8301 | bemarine.com

Fuel Capacity............................250 gals. Power ......... T-Crusader 5.7MPIs 320 hp Base Price ............................... $169,000 info@centerpointesales.com

2003 Sea Ray 560 Sedan Bridge Very spacious boat offering numerous upgrades, luxury and technology. T-MAN 1050 hp. Price: $445,000. Loren Lee: 231-883-7020, llee@jbys.com jbys.com/2003-sea-ray-56-sedan-bridge/

2008 Formula 37 PC LOA ....................................... 37’ Beam .................................... 12’ Draft .....................................2’6” Weight .....................17,500 lbs.

Fuel Capacity............................ 236 gals. Power......T-Merc 496 Magnums 375 hp Base Price ................................$219,000 info@centerpointesales.com

2007 Viking 48 Convertible Clean Viking fitted with mezzanine, bow thruster, hydraulic Freedom Lift and nice electronics. T-MAN 1100 hp. Price: $798,500. Greg Krueger: 810-459-3662, gkrueger@jbys.com jbys.com/2007-viking-48-convertible/

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2006 Rampage 33 Express Featured pre-owned. 477 hrs. Professionally outfitted for serious fishing; never chartered. Premium quality express sportfish ideally suited for big water, big fish and the Great Lakes. On display indoors at Pier 33’s yearround showroom in St. Joseph, MI. 800-886-0493 | pier33.com

2013 Pursuit OS 315 Boat show demo. Twin Yamaha 300 hp. Loaded with gear including full Raymarine package, air/gen, bow thruster and many more extras. One available, immediate delivery. On display indoors at Pier 33’s year-round showroom in St. Joseph, MI. 800-886-0493 | pier33.com

2006 Monterey 290 Express LOA .............................31’4” Beam ..........................10’3” Draft ..............................3’1” Weight .............. 10,000 lbs.

Fuel Capacity....................................142 gals. Power .................... T-5.0L 260 hp Mercruisers Base Price...........................................$69,900 815-357-8666 | springbrookmarina.com

2014 Chris-Craft 32 Launch LOA ....................................... 32’ Beam ...........................................10’2” Draft ...................................... 39’ Displacement ..........11,950 lbs.

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2008 Formula 400 Super Sport Featured pre-owned. Loaded with extras, including TracVision. 217 hrs. Plush, stylish and a superb performer in its class. On display indoors at Pier 33’s year-round showroom in St. Joseph, MI. 800-886-0493 | pier33.com

2013 Pursuit OS345 Boat show demo. Twin Yamaha 350 hp V-8s. Loaded with gear including full Raymarine package, air/gen, bow thruster and many more extras. One available, immediate delivery. On display indoors at Pier 33’s year-round showroom in St. Joseph, MI. 800-886-0493 | pier33.com

2007 Cruisers 390 SC LOA .............................40’2” Beam ..............................13’ Draft ..............................3’1” Weight .............. 22,000 lbs.

Fuel Capacity ...................................300 gals. Power .......T-D6 500 IPS 370 hp Volvo diesels Base Price ....................................... $239,900 815-357-8666 | springbrookmarina.com

Grand Banks 50 Eastbay SX LOA ....................................... 50’ Beam .................................16’9” Draft .....................................3’6” Displacement ..........50,050 lbs.

Fuel Capacity............................ 800 gals. Spring 2014 delivery in the Great Lakes available 616-738-3108 | galatiyachts.com


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2013 Ocean Alexander 65 Pilot House The 2013 Ocean Alexander 65 Pilot House has more generous living space than earlier models. The large galley and fly bridge offer capacity for entertaining, while the custom salon and master stateroom layouts perfect this beautiful pilot house. 920-743-6526 | baymarine.net

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2004 Viking 56 Convertible The Viking 56 Convertible is a fishing machine! Sleek styling and impressive performance set the standard for tournament boats. This Viking is extremely clean, well-kept and comes with the highly sought after mezzanine seating. 920-743-6526 | baymarine.net

2007 Cruisers Yachts 520 Express

2002 Cruisers Yachts 5000 Sedan Sport

The Cruisers Yachts 520 Express packs everything into a mid-sized express. The cockpit is large, and the cabin is complete with a full galley and two private queen staterooms. This fresh-water only 520 is the cleanest you’ll find on the market. 920-743-6526 | baymarine.net

A boat ahead of its time, the Cruisers Yachts 5000 Sedan Sport is a threestateroom, pilothouse-style sedan with an open layout from the cockpit to the lower helm. Powered by Caterpillar engines, this freshwater 5000 is ready for its next owner. 920-743-6526 | baymarine.net

Cruisers Yachts 310 Express The Cruisers Yachts 310 Express offers a comfortable cockpit with a walkthru windshield, 6’3” of interior headroom and a roomy mid-cabin lounge/ berth. Three to choose from: Two brand new with gas engines, and one pre-owned with diesel engines. 920-743-6526 | baymarine.net

33 Eco-Trawler 2013 LOA ...............................38’ Beam ..............................8’ Draft ...............................21” Displacement .....7,000 lbs.

Fuel Capacity...................................... 70 gals. Power.......................Single/twin outboards 60 hp Base Price ..........Custom built; call for pricing 888-375-1633 | trawlersmidwest.com

2007 Tiara 4300 Sovran

2008 Vanquish 24 Runabout

One owner, freshwater only. Volvo IPS 500 T-435 hp with joystick control and only 342 hours of use. Loaded with air/heat, Onan E-Series Genset, Glenndenning system. Dual Raymarine E-120s w/radar/GPS/chart, autopilot. Must see! $409,900. 616-604-0234 | northshoremarina.com

Rare find in the Great Lakes. One owner and low hours. Freshwater only and always stored indoors. Like new! Mercruiser 350 Mag MPI with only 80 hours. Helm-forward design provides lots of space for guests. $87,900. Call Ron at 616-318-2024.

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by Jodie Jacobs

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Old Firehouse Winery Ferris Wheel

Flea Market

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Lakefront Concert Series

Geneva-on-the-Lake A stop at the Ohio Wine Producers Association’s famed Vintage Ohio event in early August a few years ago left me dreaming of a return trip with time to linger. I wanted to relax with my husband at the Lodge at Geneva on Lake Erie, do tours and tastings at the wineries, picnic by a covered bridge, and bike shoreline trails and back roads. If we had cruised over, we would have docked at Geneva Marina in Geneva State Park. Operated by Xanterra Parks & Resorts, it has more than 400 slips including transient docking, fish cleaning and other services, boat repair and fueling, and a snack counter. “The wineries and ‘The Strip’ in town are why people come here,” says dockmaster George Krembrenk. “There’s lots to do when they get here. It’s not just staying on their boat.” A popular Lake Erie stop, Krembrenk recommends boaters reserve a slip the Monday before coming, particularly if they desire a weekend between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Although boaters tend to come from other Lake Erie towns, Krembrenk gets them from all over. “We have one here now from Florida, and we get people doing the loop,” he says. My husband and I dropped anchor, so to speak, at The Lodge at Geneva for its central location between Mentor and Ashtabula, Ohio and for its wonderful Lake Erie views. The bonus was a good dining room, bar with nightly entertainment, friendly staff, and bike rentals. Because we drove we didn’t need The Lodge’s wine shuttle tour, but it sounded good if we boated here or wanted to drink rather than just visit the wineries and taste. We could have dined just at The Lodge, which we did when we arrived. But we heard that the Crosswinds Grille at The Lakehouse Inn, about a 6-minute walk into town, drew diners from around the region. Chef Nate Fagnilli is known for his preparations of locally sourced foods. Reservations there are a must. Krembrenk and folks at The Lodge’s reception mentioned

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“The Strip” as an attraction. We found it funky-looking and fun. You can hike or bike from The Lodge or the Conneaut marina to Adventure Zone at the western edge of Ashtabula The Strip for miniature golf, bumper boats, go karts, Geneva-onrie climbing walls, and more great family entertainment. the-Lake eE Lak Painesville Do a seafood supper at the Sandy Chanty, or go for Mentor the fresh Lake Erie walleye and perch at Lake Front on the water at the end of the strip. Cleveland Don’t miss the Old Firehouse Winery on Lake Road while you’re in the area. Open year round, the winery offers a calendar of events, a laid-back atmosphere and views of Lake Erie. “Walk the lake path or bring a bike,” says Geneva-on-the-Lake CVB director Marge Millike. She points out that no matter where you eat, the mood and pace is casual. The B&Bs in town might have a room if reserved in advance, but don’t try for a cottage. “Families have been coming here for several generations to escape the cities,” Millike says. Cottages are in high demand. Pickled Pepper Back at The Lodge, we checked with the reception desk for a map detailing wine and covered bridge routes. Don’t worry that you probably can’t do it all. We took a day just The Strip for bridges and wine and merely made a dent. Ashtabula’s 18 covered bridge trails divide into North/ Eastern and South/Western tours. Then there are the wineries scattered throughout Ashtabula County and into Lake County. Supposedly, there are 20 places to stop and sip. Based on our small sampling we found they varied greatly from intimate operations to full-scale ,Napa-style attractions, and from limited but choice vintages to a broad selection of varietals.

Area Wineries: Savor the Flavor Try to get to Debonné Vineyards, a Grand River winery in Madison that has been turning out the good stuff since 1916. Considered Ohio’s largest estate bottled winery, Debonné specializes in Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and ice wine.

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St. Joseph Vineyard, another Madison winery, produces international-winning Pinot Noirs. Its other wines, including Rieslings and Chardonnays, are also award winners. Down the road is Grand River Cellars, another excellent choice. If you don’t mind limited tastings but want to leave with one of the best Chardonnay’s in the region, stop at Harpersfield Vineyard, between St. Joseph and Ferrante Winery. I tasted its Chardonnay on the first trip but didn’t take a bottle because I had no ice chest in which to store it — and the heat outside was unfair to great wine. This trip the Chardonnay, whose reputation has grown into the stuff of legend, was not open for tastings. Owner Patty Ribic explained they only produced a small amount. “We sell out what we make,” she explains. But a few other wines that could be sampled were excellent. Another must-stop on your agenda is Ferrante Winery. They do a wonderful lunch. We ate inside because of the outdoor temps, but normally the terrace is a wonderful place, with its fountain and vineyard setting. Then it was time to sip and shop. Part of the Grand River appellation, Ferrante’s Grand River Valley Golden Bunches Dry Riesling

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took Best of Class in the American Fine Wine Competition, and several of its wines are 2013 gold medal winners. The winery is operated by third-generation Ferrantes: Nick and sisters Carmel and Mary Jo.

South River Winery

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If you’re willing to have your mind changed about rosé, stop at M Cellars. Opened to the public in 2013 after selling its products to other vineyards for nearly six years, the wines are already award winners. By the way, don’t pass up the white steeple church you see on South River Road (near Grand River). The building houses the South River Vineyard. While there, stop in and visit the new kid on block and South River’s offspring, Red Eagle Spirits. It’s housed in a repurposed old barn. Checking out the Grand River wineries provides a good opportunity to snap a photo of the Harpersfield Covered Bridge. A two-span Howe Truss bridge, it is the country’s longest at 228 feet. Built in 1868, it’s listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The steel part was attached following a 1913 flood.

Ashtabula and Conneaut With The Lodge at Geneva as our headquarters, we drove scenic lake roads over to Ashtabula’s harbor and crossed the impressive Ashtabula Lift Bridge on Ohio State Route 531 to Conneaut, Ohio. A Strauss Bascule bridge constructed in 1925, it’s on the National Register of Historic Places. What a photo op! The structure was up when we arrived, so we decided to park and window shop Bridge Street’s shops and galleries. They’re housed in turn-of-the-century buildings. We could easily have stayed longer to lunch there, visit its Hubbard House Underground Railroad Museum, go to Walnut Beach (known for lake glass) and check out the Ashtabula Maritime Museum. But we wanted to also see the harbor at Conneaut, do some of the 18 covered bridges on Ashtabula’s map east tour and still get back to Geneva-onthe-Lake for our dinner reservation at the Crosswinds Grille. What we did find out is that even though the Ashtabula Harbor at Lake Erie and the Ashtabula River is a working freighter stop, its scenic shoreline and the Ashtabula Yacht Club (AYC) is a good Lake Erie destination. Located on the river near the lift bridge, AYC is convenient. It welcomes transients but does not take reservations. There are other marinas on the river that mostly store and service local boats; however, boaters are welcome to check out Kister Marina, also near the bridge, and Brockway North Coast Marina further down the river. “Most visiting boaters come to us,” says AYC fleet captain Niles Waring. “We’ve had boaters dock here from Florida and Wisconsin.” Waring points out that Ashtabula is worth visiting. “We’ve had a revitalization. Bridge Street has nice restaurants and shops, and boaters have only about 300 yards to walk,” he says. When the bridge was lowered, we were off to Conneaut, a world-class fishing area at the mouth of Conneaut Creek. The creek is considered the county’s top steelhead trout stream, and the lake is a prime walleye and perch fishing spot. At the Conneaut Port Authority office, harbor master Denver Spieldenner had good news and bad. Yes, they welcome transients into their 300-slip marina and yes, they

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take reservations through their fuel dock office. They would probably need a couple of weeks notice, however, because the port is such a popular fishing stop. “We never turn away a boater,” Spieldenner adds. That said, the bad news is that the Port Authority slips are for boats 25 feet and under, though it can occasionally accommodate boats up to 30 feet. Back to the good news: There are two fish cleaning stations across the way, and the marina has showers and laundry facilities. Among other advantages are its location, according to Spieldenner. “We have quick access to Lake Erie,” he says. You don’t have to navigate the river.”

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Mentor/Mentor-on-the-Lake Whether cruising or driving to a destination such as Genevaon-the-Lake, it’s possible to miss some gems along the way. But if you dock at the elegant Mentor Harbor Yachting Club in Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio and rent a car, or if you’re driving and can snag a room at the charming Lawnfield Inn and Suites in Mentor, you’ll uncover treasures best

Fresnel Lens, and hearing about all the museum’s Great Lakes memorabilia from keeper Dan Maxson, then listening for its cat ghost. “This is the first lighthouse museum in Ohio and the Great Lakes,” says Maxon. As he shows off the artifacts during a museum tour, his excitement is infectious.

known locally, but flying below the general radar. Picture a lighthouse haunted by a cat and an unusual campaign location, library and estate of a former U.S. President. First, treat yourself to a stop at the Mentor Harbor Yachting Club (MHYC). We were wowed by its gorgeous Mediterranean architecture and its friendly staff when stopping there on our drive from Geneva-on-the-Lake to the Lawnfield Inn. Although MHYC is private and among the top clubs on the Great Lakes, you’ll know it welcomes transients when you are handed a Visitor’s Guide listing options for provisions, health care, pharmacies, car rental and taxi service. Its guide also includes where to find marine hardware and supplies and boat services, such as Freshwater Gills, specializing in restoration of marine interiors. MHYC has a fine dining room, snack bar, pool and beach and will work with boaters 24/7. “Just call ahead to make sure we can accommodate you,” says harbormaster Dan Miller. We relocated from The Lodge at Geneva to Mentor’s Lawnfield Inn for its central location. To the east is Geneva-on-the-Lake. North is the Fairport Harbor Museum and Lighthouse. South is Holden Arboretum and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Penfield House. West is Lawnfield, President James A. Garfield’s estate.

For lunch, we drove a short distance south where we could cross to the village of Grand River, Ohio on the western shore to indulge in seafood at Brennan’s Fish House. But we had to peek in to Pickle Bill’s Lobster House across the road because the outside was so outrageously funky. The inside turned out to be just as fascinating. I wouldn’t want to spoil the fun, so you’ll have to put Pickle Bill’s on your short list. At the opposite end of the architectural spectrum from Grand River’s restaurant shacks was the Penfield House on the Chagrin River southwest of Mentor in Willoughby Hills, Ohio. Imagine sleeping in a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home. Casual tourists cannot stop by the Penfield House, which is privately owned by Louis Penfield’s descendents, but it’s available for a short stay with a two-night minimum. The next day we mused about what James A. Garfield, a brilliant man who was shot early in his term as the 20th President of the United States, would have accomplished if he lived. Garfield’s Lawnfield Estate is within hiking distance from Lawnfield Inn, where we’d dined the previous night and enjoyed a lovely meal. Operated as a national house and park, the home also contains Garfield’s presidential library. South of Mentor, a winding road leads to the scenic Holden Arboretum. A favorite of bird watchers, Holden also has research, landscaping, shade and butterfly gardens. One last treat before heading home was to stop at Malley’s Chocolate Shoppe and Ice Cream Parlor. Opened in 1935 during the Great Depression, Malley’s has nearly 25 locations in and around Cleveland as it expanded to meet demand for its ice cream concoctions and chocolate covered “marshmallos,” toffee and pretzels. We left with yummy Bordeaux chocolates. A sweet and indulgent end to an even more delightful northeastern Ohio trip. LB

Cruising by car Industrial alterations where the Grand River meets Erie have changed the landscape and seascape in front and on the side of the Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse. But it’s still is a prime destination. (Note: The Fairport Harbor Breakwater Light seen across the Grand River is privately owned.) A visit here is more about taking in the scenery from atop the 60-foot sandstone lighthouse, stepping into the Frontenac Pilot House, seeing the lighthouse’s third order

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Vintage Ohio Held at Lake County’s Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland, Vintage Ohio is a fun festival of tastings from about 20 Ohio wineries, a sampling of gourmet treats and a browsing of crafters’ wares to the sounds of jazz, blues and rock bands. The event, which marks its 20th anniversary in 2014, typically takes place the first week of August. It also features cooking demonstrations and wine discussions. visitvintageohio.com

Ashtabula Covered Bridge Festival Based at the County Fairgrounds in Jefferson, about 7 miles south of Ashtabula (and about 9 miles south of the Ashtabula harbor), the Covered Bridge Festival usually takes place the second weekend of October. The festival is really a celebration of fall; however, it’s a great time to see the bridges when the seasonal color is at its best. coveredbridgefestival.org

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Resources

gEnEvA-on-thE-LAkE

Ashtabula Yacht Club

Brennan’s Fish House

winEriEs

Geneva-on-the-Lake Visitors Center

Aycohio.com

brEnnAnsfishhousE.com

Old Firehouse Winery

North Coast Marina

Pickle Bill’s Lobster House

oLdfirEhousEwinEry.com

northcoAstmArinA.com

PickLEbiLLs.com

Debonné Vineyards

visitgEnEvAonthELAkE.com

Ashtabula County visitAshtAbuLAcounty.com

dEbonnE.com

Kister Marina

mEntor

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The Lodge at Geneva

Lawnfield Inn and Suites

thELodgEAtgEnEvA.com

connEAut Conneaut Visitor Information

Lake House Inn

visitconnEAutohio.com

thELAkEhousEinn.com

Adventure Zone AdvEnturEzonEfun.com

LAwnfiELd.com

Lawnfield James A. Garfield National Historic Site

Conneaut Port Authority

nPs.gov/jAgA/indEx.htm

connEAutPortAuthority.com

Mentor Harbor Yachting Club mhyc.us

Crosswinds Grille

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crosswindsgriLLE.com

Geneva Marina

Fairport Harbor Visitor Information

gEnEvAmArinA.com

fAirPorthArbor.org

Sandy Chanty sAndychAnty.com

Fairport Harbor Marine Museum & Lighthouse

AshtAbuLA Ashtabula Marine Museum

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Mentor Headlands

Get a taste of wine country at TheLodgeAtGeneva.com or call 866.554.0015. Discover Geneva-on-the-Lake at VisitGenevaOnTheLake.com or call 800.862.9948.

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Grand River Cellars grAndrivErcELLArs.com

Virant Family Winery virAntfAmiLywinEry.com

South River Vineyard southrivErvinEyArd.com

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As a Best of the Road nominee for “Most Fun Small Town in America“ in 2012 and 2013, Geneva-on-the-Lake and The Lodge offer a variety of pure Ohio adventures. Enjoy lakeside strolls, winery tours and excursions along Geneva-on-the-Lake’s mile-long entertainment strip.

St. Joseph Vineyard

hEAdLAndsbEAch

Holden Arboretum

A SMALL -TOWN GETAWAY IN THE HEART OF OHIO’S WINE COUNTRY.

fErrAntEwinEry.com

PArks.ohiodnr.gov/

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AshtAbuLAmArinEmusEum.org

Ferrante Winery

Red Eagle Spirits rEdEAgLEsPirits.com

Harpersfield Vineyard hArPErsfiELd.com

M Cellars mcELLArs.com

See t he Light

At Land’s End Photography features the artwork of Jeff Stephens. A native of Ohio, most of Stephens’ work features land- and citiscapes of the Buckeye State. He’s had a lifelong passion for photography and loves capturing the world’s beauty in still life. Stephens first fell in love with landscapes more than 20 years ago, while on a trip to the Rocky Mountains. He views photography as “painting with light.” Each image that Stephens creates is a reflection of his own vision of the world at large. Prints and canvases of his work can be purchased at AtLAndsEndPhotogrAPhy.ArtistwEbsitEs.com, or to view more of his photography, visit AtLAndsEndPhotogrAPhy.com. You can also follow him on Facebook at fAcEbook.com/ AtLAndsEndPhotogrAPhy.

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LAKEsHORE LIFE | by Colleen H. Troupis

Holland, Michigan

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Luxury condo blends waterfront living with easy maintenance.

Address 1655 South Shore Dr. Holland, MI 49423

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Specs Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 4 Square Footage: 3,533 Shoreline: 113 feet Price: $849,900 Contact Kersh Ruhl Andrea Crossman Group Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt 616-355-6387 waterFront luxuryHoMes.coM

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“One of the things that drew us to the home was all the woodwork,” Beltman says. “The kitchen cabinets are beautiful, and there are beautiful hardwood floors. And it’s spacious without being too big.” Another nice perk: An elevator that runs between the three main floors. Outside, the gorgeous landscaping is meticulously maintained by the association, maximizing free time for those who live there. For water lovers, that means taking advantage of the home’s unique location. Each of the condo units has four slips right on Lake Macatawa — a deep water slip and three interior slips. “You can just walk out to your backyard and get on your boat,” Beltman says. “Everything is right there.” There’s plenty located within walking distance, including a restaurant across the street, grocery store and post office. “You can walk everywhere; it’s a beautiful neighborhood with nice walking and nice biking.” Beltman says. “It’s a house for active people.” LB


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27’ 1990 sea ray amberjaCk Great Lake Erie fishing/ fun. T-4.3L Mercruiser, GPS, fishfinder, Sony, wipers, shorepower, 200 gal. fuel, 28 gal. water, head, stove, fridge. Good condition. Canvas needs work. No trailer. Asking $18,500. Contact szabora@sbcglobal.net or call 216-287-3424. JAN14

1974 Chris-CraFT 350 CaTalina in great shape and ready to play. Great family cruiser. Rebuilt original engines, sleeps six. $27,500. Call 616-414-2208. FEB13

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1999 Tiara 3500 open LOA 35’6”, beam 13’3”, 7.4 Crusader Gas Engines w/565 hrs. Canvas like new, full electronics, teak/holly sole, air conditioning. Professionally maintained Lake Erie boat. $128,900. 419-433-8071 or pewman@mac.com FEB13

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2008 hATTerAs 54 COnverTIBLe CAT C-32s, 1550 hp, 495 hours, freshwater, one owner, 3 staterooms, 2 heads, 38 knots, mint condition. Asking $1,349,900. Call Brent at (616) 402-0180. RYS

2006 MArqUIs 59 MTU/DD Series 60 825 hp diesels, freshwater, one owner, loaded with options and customs, mint condition. Asking $869,000. Call Brent at (616) 402-0180. RYS

Reduc ed! 2006 seA rAy 44 sUndAnCer. 100% freshwater, one owner, excellent condition, Cummins QSC 500s. LOADED. Just reduced to $299,900! Call Brent at (616) 402-0180. RYS

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 JAN14

2000 seA rAy 450 express BrIdge total length 51’4”, beam 14’8”. Twin Cummins 430 hp, only 775 total hours since new yacht, 3 staterooms, 2 full baths w/showers, pristine condition, many options. Kentucky Lake/ Lake Barkley freshwater yacht. Asking $169,500 firm. Contact Frank at 618-713-2220 or frankit2@hotmail.com FEB13

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sTUnnIng 2000 54’ nepTUnUs express Fullyequipped, powerful and rare C-12 Caterpillars w/low hrs. Never in saltwater. Luxurious leather and cherry wood throughout, well-maintained, everything works and ready to go for summer! Steal it for $325,000. Contact Charles: 312-793-5480; lporter@court.state.il.us JAN14 2000 WeLLCrAFT 45 exCALIBUr Raytheon radar/auto pilot. Drive showers. Clean — never overnighted. Summer on lift. Winter heated stored. Asking $109,000. email lilsplash@sbcglobal.net or call 219-742-2234. NOV13

Powerboats 1993 40’ MAInshIp sedAn BrIdge Freshwater only. 7.4L XL Crusaders w/V drives @ 840 hrs. Meticulously maintained. Fully equipped and instrumented. Bridge is fully enclosed. Includes 10’ RIB. $70,000. Call 248321-7985 JAN14

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above the waterline | by Dave Wallace

Jets in Time Jet propulsion is the wave of the future.

I

am not a marine engineer, and I don’t play one on TV. I am, however, a retired boat owner with a continuing interest in the state of the boating industry and the future of boating technology. The dozen or so boats that I have owned throughout my lifetime were all driven by propellers. Some were two-bladed and some were three. The power source has been both inboard and outboard. Even when we switched to sail for our primary source of power, we’d back it up with a diesel-driven propeller. Jets came along too late for me to be tempted to experiment, but I’ve seen them in action. Right now the market seems to be focused on jet boats and ski boats, but we all know what happens when new technology gets a foot in the door. In the world of aviation, jet fighters became the new face of dog fighting back in the late 1940s. As turbo technology advanced, it wasn’t long before the big multi-engine airliners and bombers switched to jets for an awesome leap forward in power and performance. So what’s all this got to do with boating? I believe the aviation evolution is simply a foreshadowing of what could happen to marine power. Right now, jet-powered products focus on speed and agility, but as a longtime cruiser I look back on my history with propellers and recall how vulnerable they were to grounding — and how costly they were to rebalance. Perhaps it was just my bad luck or my faulty navigation, but I always managed to find the hidden stump, the floating log, the unexpected rock formation, the gravel bottom shallows. One year during our storied cruising career there seemed to be a noticeable rash of disconnected prop shafts simply backing themselves out of the boat and sinking to the bottom. I became paranoid after hearing several of these emergency events over the radio. I added hose clamps to our shaft just to keep it inside the boat. More than once I was involved with shaft-tangled dock lines that required scuba gear and the sacrifice of a fine knife that lost its edge when it cut through the line and confronted the shaft. And then there was the time when cruising friends came

Boats are going the way of jets when it comes to propulsion!

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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to join us in Frankfort, Michigan. The marina water was crystal clear, and as my friend shifted into reverse at the entrance of his slip, I saw his propeller simply spin off the shaft and sink gracefully into the deep water. For the record, a diver retrieved it; but that’s not the point of my story. My point is that I’ve begun to wonder if the next generation of jet power will be the propulsion mode of choice for cruisers as well as ski boats…? Performance comparison tests involving runabout-sized boats powered with both jet- and sterndrives indicate each has its advantages and disadvantages that balance each other out in the long run. The cost of annual maintenance was about even, but there was no allowance for prop damage repair. Then again, perhaps I’ve just been unlucky (and therefore paranoid). As a retired boater, I no longer have a dog in this fight; but I am intensely interested in the future direction of marine propulsion. My guess is that the day is coming (sooner rather than later) when those beautiful bronze props will become permanent residents of marine museums everywhere. This assumption is even foreshadowed by nature. After all, the jet-powered squid has been a master of the ocean deep for centuries. Can we really be that far behind? LB

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