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on WELCOME TO HARBOR COUNTRY Referred to as the “Gold Coast” because of its breathtaking sunsets, New Buffalo, Michigan is a boater’s haven... and one delightful place to drop anchor. by Mira Temkin

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History Carved Out of Wood The charming Upstate New York town of Clayton is home to North America’s largest and most impressive collection of antique and classic boats. by Kim Lunman


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ne of my favorite pastimes is reading. I’m always on the prowl for that “next great book.” For years I have collected volumes on anything to do with the Great Lakes — its history, as well as the major waterways. On a cold, wet day last March, while browsing the stacks at Sandmeyer’s, the bookstore across the street from our office in Chicago’s Printer’s Row, a title caught my attention: “Wicked River: The Mississippi When it Last Ran Wild.” In it, the book’s author, Lee Sandlin, a fellow Chicagoan, portrays life on the Mississippi River pre-Civil War. This was a time in history before the Army Corps of Engineers began its attempt to tame the wild waterway. River life was intense, and area inhabitants — both man and animal — feral. Lakeland Boating editor-at-large Heather Steinberger penned a wonderful profile of the area based on Sandlin’s book (“River of Secrets,” p. 32). I read the book a few months ago, but after reading Heather’s article I began to think again about traveling the Mississippi from the Headwaters up in Minnesota down to the lower Mississippi and into New Orleans. What an adventure that would be! While I haven’t cruised the full length of the Mississippi, I have done the 150-mile stretch between Alton, Illinois to the entrance of the Ohio River. Our last trip downriver began in Chicago aboard our Grand Banks trawler. We ran down the Illinois River, which was pretty docile that fall, down to the convergence and then into the Mississippi. We planned to spend a night in St. Louis, Missouri. We called ahead and landed at the marina. After tying up, I noticed the speedometer read 7 knots with the boat standing still. Strange. The next couple of days were interesting. We had high water and it seemed as though we were racing Redwoods to New Orleans. My 12-knot trawler was, with the help of the current, doing 22 knots!

If I were to do the entire river to the Gulf, I would try for a time when the river was a little more quiet. At least there are no longer pirates on the Mississippi like those that Lee Sandlin describes in his book. Don’t miss this month’s port of call on New Buffalo, Michigan. Lakeland contributor Mira Temkin has written a detailed profile of the area on p. 36. If you’re headed up to the west coast of Michigan, this is the place to tie up for a night, week or even a month. I have fond memories of New Buffalo. I bought my first boat, a wooden Chris-Craft, with my friend, Phil Murtaugh, in New Buffalo. We bought the boat from Jim Haynes, who was at that time the sales manager at Oselka Marina. He later became a good friend. The maiden voyage to Phil’s place in South Haven, Michigan was exciting, as we nearly sank in front of the Coast Guard station in St. Joe, Michigan. We neglected to let the wood swell. Lesson learned. Speaking of old wooden boats… Kim Lunman, owner and publisher of Island Life Magazine based in the Thousand Islands, is back this month with a piece about the rich antique boat heritage of the area in which she lives and works (p. 30). The town of Clayton, New York is synonymous with antique wooden boats, and it’s the perfect home for the Antique Boat Museum (ABM), which is headquartered there. We’ve come a long way from the wooden boats of our past to the marvels of modern design and engineering we see plying our waters today. My final thought: Technology has changed the world and at the same time robbed us of our precious leisure time. A quote from Bill Watterson, of “Calvin and Hobbes” fame, says it best: “There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” See you on the water!

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Calendar of events

Aug. 29 – Sept. 2

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Sheboygan County Fair Sheboygan, WI

Lake Michigan Solo Scramble Holland, MI & Racine, WI

On the Waterfront Car/Toy/ Truck Show & Swap Meet St. Ignace, MI

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Dairyland Surf Classic Sheboygan, WI

Aug. 31 – Sept. 1 Fall Craft Fair Alexandria Bay, NY

Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous Excelsior, MN

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Port Huron Boat Show Port Huron, MI

Sept. 14 – 15

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Aug. 31 – Sept. 1 Cleveland National Air Show Cleveland, OH

Clear ’em Out Fall Boat Sale Syracuse, NY

Taste of Traverse City Traverse City, MI

Big Mac Shoreline Bike Tour Mackinaw City, MI

Sept. 14 – 29 Niagara Wine Festival St. Catharines, ON

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Heritage Weekend Pelee Island, ON

Arts & Crafts Dockside St. Ignace, MI

Niagara Frontier Antique & Classic Boat Show Grand Island, NY

Lake Vermilion Boat Show Cook, MN

Marinafest Sister Bay, WI

Quincy Classic Boat & Outboard Quincy, IL

Sept. 1 – 2 Tall Ships Festival Pelee Island, ON

Sept. 7 Great Lake Erie Boat Float Cleveland, OH

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Sept. 19 – 21 Boating & Outdoor Festival Harrison Township, MI

Sept. 21 Anchor & Wheel Lobster Bake Pelee Island, ON

Harvest Festival Sturgeon Bay, WI

Sept. 21 – 22 Paul Bunyan Festival Oscoda, MI

Mackinac Bridge Walk St. Ignace, MI

Lower Lake Huron Solo Sarnia, ON

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Taste of the Garden Door Sturgeon Bay, WI

Lighthouse Excursions Mackinaw City, MI

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Geneva Lakes Boat Show Fontana, WI

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Autumnfest Baileys Harbor, WI

N. American Demo Boat Show Sandusky, OH

Lighthouse Celebration Bayfield, WI

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Pig Roast/Luau Middle Bass Island, OH

St. Clair Solo & Big Al’s Steak Roast St. Clair Shores, MI

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Great Lakes Destinations Vying for “8th Wonder of the World”

Ohio Governor John R. Kasich recently signed the Boater Freedom Act. This legislation prevents local and state officers from

Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area in Saugatuck, Michigan is currently in the running to be named the “8th Wonder of the World.” It ranks in the top 50 contenders out of 350 nominations worldwide. Other Great Lakes nominees include: The Thousand Islands of Upstate New York; Traverse City, Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore; the Soo

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Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; the Glacial Grooves of Kelleys Island, Ohio; Milwaukee Art Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Presque Isle State Park in Erie, Pennsylvania; and Fathom Five National Marine Park in Tobermory, Ontario, Canada. The contest is open until September 30. To vote, visit

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Foodies be forewarned: Don’t forget to mark your calendars in celebration of the inaugural Taste of Traverse City Festival, taking place September 13-15 in Traverse City, Michigan. The three-day festival will include tastes and sips of the best dishes and libations from local Traverse City-area restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries and other food producers. Visitors can attend workshops, demonstrations, and enjoy appearances by local chefs and culinary celebrities, including Darren McGrady, who spent 15 years as Great Britain’s official Royal Chef cooking for the likes of Queen Elizabeth II, Diana, Princess of Wales, and Princes William and Harry. He’s also cooked for five U.S. Presidents. Other highlights include a “Downtown Grub Crawl,” a day-long showcase event on the city’s waterfront, Sunday Brunch competition, and a Foodie Film Festival showing foodthemed movies. Tickets to all events are available a la carte or as part of a weekend all-access festival pass. To purchase Celebrity tickets or for more information, visit Chef Darren McGrady




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Great lake erie Boat float Who says you can’t turn trash into treasure, then sail off into the sunset? That’s exactly what participants in the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s 5th annual Great Lake Erie Boat Float intend to do on September 7. Participants in the Boat Float build plastic boats entirely out of post-consumer recycled materials, then enter them into the competition. The event takes place at 10 a.m. at the Cleveland Metroparks Lakefront Reservation’s Edgewater Beach. Winners will be recognized in four categories: Fastest Boat; Best Use of Recyclable Materials; Most Artistic Style; and Li’l Sailors. Afterwards, all boats will have the option of being recycled by RES Polyflow using their alternative energy process. The deadline to register an entry is August 30. For more information, visit cmnh.orG.

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Back in July, Lakeland Boating art director Christy Tuttle Bauhs and her husband, Mark, rented a brand new Hobie Mirage Tandem Island through Chicago Jet Ski Rentals out of the city’s 31st Harbor and had a blast. Here’s what she had to say about the experience:

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While searching for a fun activity to do after work when the kids were away at summer camp, my husband stumbled across a Groupon that advertised a Hobie Mirage Tandem Island rental through Chicago Jet Ski Rentals. The Groupon deal made it a no brainer, so we scheduled a trip! After a short lesson from Chicago Jet Ski owner John Gibbs, we were off and sailing. Neither of us had ever really sailed before, but the sailing kayak was very easy to pilot. Surprisingly, we were pros in about 2 minutes. The sail controls can be operated from either seat, and there were controls for both of us to steer and operate the rudder. The pedals, which use cool Mirage Drive technology, were easy to push — even after 2 hours on the water! We moved pretty fast under pedal-power, even without a breeze. This was seriously the perfect introduction to sailing. The sail was a cinch to bring in and out, and when we caught a good breeze, wow… we were flying! The outriggers made me feel safe, even while crossing bigger boat wakes. Based on our trip, we’d highly recommend this Hobie experience!


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Cal Marine LLC of Sister Bay, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois recently added the Scout line of boats to its growing roster of new boat offerings. Scout builds sportfishing, fish ’n ski, walk around, flats and bay boat models ranging from 15 to 35 feet. “Cal Marine is excited to offer the Scout brand to our clients,” says Cal Marine founder Cal Lundquist. “Our award-winning customer service and Scout’s reputation for quality craftsmanship and outstanding performance will allow us to bring new and exciting experiences to customers on the waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan.” Cal Marine is an authorized dealer for the Scout, Cobalt, Back Cove Yachts and Sabre brands. For more information, visit cal-MarIne.coM.

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Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) recently unveiled four new Evinrude E-TEC engines and showcased its updated look of the entire Evinrude E-TEC engine lineup, including new graphics and additional graphite color models. One of the four new engines is the Evinrude E-TEC 90 H.O., the newest horsepower available in the Evinrude E-TEC High Output Series. The remaining three new engines are part of an entirely new lineup called the Evinrude E-TEC Pontoon Series, available in 90-, 115- and 150-hp options. “BRP’s Evinrude brand is always looking for new ways to enhance the consumer’s experience on the water, and we’ve just raised the bar with these new models,” says Alain Villemure, vice president and general manager of BRP’s Marine Propulsion Systems division. For more information, visit or

CenterPointe Yacht Services LLC of Sturgeon Bay, Kenosha and Milwaukee, Wisconsin entered into an agreement to purchase the assets — including the buildings, land and equipment — of Great Lakes Yacht Services Inc., also located in Sturgeon Bay. The transaction should be finalized by late summer. The new combined operation will consist of more than 100,000 square feet of indoor heated storage space and service capabilities ranging from small outboard-powered boats to large custom yachts. For more information, visit buzz

Lighthouse Map Available The 2013 Lake Michigan Circle Tour and Lighthouse Map is now available for free from the West Michigan Tourist Association. It features the entire 1,100-mile Lake Michigan Circle Tour Route through four states, mapping more than 100 lighthouses around Lake Michigan and the Straits of Mackinac. To order your free copy, visit wmta.orG.

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Windquest Wins 105th Chicago-to-Mackinac Race For the second time in three years, Windquest was the first boat to cross the finish line of the 105th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, which took place Saturday, July 13 and ran from Chicago, Illinois to Mackinac Island, Michigan. The Max Z86 yacht, owned by Dick and Doug DeVos and based out of Macatawa Bay Yacht Club in Holland, Michigan, arrived at the race’s end on Sunday, July 14. The DeVoses said light winds in the latter half of the race made its completion “very challenging.” Winquest’s 20-person crew completed the race in 49: 57: 52. Thousands of sailors participate in the 333-mile race on Lake Michigan each year. This year’s event was one of the slowest on record due to the light wind conditions.


Pink Boat “Tows For a Cure” When Captain Brian Williams of TowBoatUS Detroit, an on-the-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters out of Detroit, Michigan, wanted to do something for his mom, he picked up a can of pink paint. The matriarch of the Williams family had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, and after a brave battle she passed away two years later. Capt. Williams decided to do something for his mom and help raise awareness of the disease by painting his formerly red towboat bright pink and changing her name to Hope.

Capt. Williams donates a portion of his towing revenue to breast cancer research. “I call it ‘towing for a cure,’ he says. “It’s our way to say we are here for those suffering from this monster. We want to help rid the world of cancer.” Hope is the only pink towboat in the entire 600-vessel BoatUS fleet. Check out a video of Hope by visiting YouTube and searching for “TowBoat Hope” from BoatUS videos. If you’d like to make a donation to fund breast cancer research, visit

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Denison Yacht Sales Opens Great Lakes Location The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) has been chosen by Outdoor Nation to host an OWN It Summit at its fall Boating & Outdoor Festival September 19-22 at Lake St. Clair Metropark. The initiative is designed to get young people outdoors and enjoy natural resources. It will take place Saturday, September 21 in conjunction with the show. To participate, visit boatingand


Larson enters Pontoon market With escape Larson Boat Group has entered the pontoon market with the recent launch of its latest boat, the Escape. It will be officially unveiled at the company’s 2014 worldwide dealer meeting August 19 in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The Escape will be introduced in 21-, 23- and 25-foot

models and features Larson’s patented Tapered Tube Technology, which uses dual planning hulls constructed of heavy-gauge aluminum to give the boat a smooth, solid, agile ride with efficient fuel economy. Larson Boat Group designs, builds and markets 58 boat models under the Larson, Triumph and Striper brands. DealerAd13-LLB:Layout 1 For 6/26/2013 9:58 visit AM Page 1 more information,

Denison Yacht Sales recently opened a Great Lakes sales and service office in Holland, Michigan, at Eldean Shipyard on the south shore of Lake Macatawa. Denison will be exclusively representing Fred Schmitt Monte Carlo Yachts, Austin Parker, Contender Fishing Boats and Pirelli Yacht Tenders in the Great Lakes region. “I was lucky enough to spend a lot of time in Michigan as a kid,” says Bob Denison, the son of Broward Marine founders Frank and Gertrude Denison of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. “It’s an easy place to fall in love with, and a part of our country loaded with yachting tradition.” Denison has appointed two new brokers to operate the Holland office: Fred Schmitt and Jeff Phillips. In addition to the new Holland office, Denison has operations in the following locations: Fort Lauderdale and St. Petersburg, Florida; Marina Del Rey and Newport Beach, California; and San Carlos, Mexico. For more information, visit

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Summer Cocktail Recipes Round Barn Breeze Ingredients: • 3 parts pineapple juice • 2 parts Round Barn Farm Market Cranberry Wine • 1½ parts DiVine Rum • Splash of bitters Preparation: Shake and garnish with pineapple and orange slices.

Fertile ground Located in Southwest Michigan among the Midwest’s richest fruit belt, The Round Barn is part of the Lake Michigan

CRAN-Tini Ingredients: • 3 parts Round Barn Farm Market Cranberry Wine • 1 part DiVine Vodka

Shore AVA (American Viticultural Area). Interestingly, the lake effect climate parallels the same micro-climate as the Alsace and Burgundy regions of France, making the area conducive to fertile grape growing. You could say winemaker Matt Moersch grew up in the business, picking grapes as a boy with his brother, Christian. Their father, Richard Moersch, founded The Round Barn in 1992, bringing more than 25 years of winemaking experience to production. After apprenticing with his father, Matt sharpened his fermenting, brewing and distilling skills through extensive training in France, Germany, Hungary and California and became The Round Barn’s winemaker and distiller in 2002. The Round Barn Winery, a member of The Lake Michigan Shore Wine Country, is known for its diversity of wines from Sauvignon Blanc to Merlot to Chardonnay. “We try to change the varieties of grapes we grow,” says Matt. “Our newest creation, Black Walnut Cream Wine, took more than four years to develop and has quickly become one of our most popular.” The Round Barn Winery, Brewery & Distillery 10983 Hills Rd., Baroda, MI 49101 800-716-WINE

Preparation: Shake with ice, then strain into martini glass. Garnish with a twist of lime.




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Round Barn winemaker Matt Moersch tests wine from the barrels.

Grapes are dumped into the de-stemmer during winemaking weekend.

One of many events Round Barn Winery hosts during the season.

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With more than 30 years of fermentation experience and an award-winning reputation, The Round Barn’s line of hand-crafted brews delivers satisfyingly bold taste. Brew master Christian Moersch describes his brews as “lighter in style and easy to drink,” with 20 different varieties such as Amber Ale, Cocoa Stout, Kölsch Style, and many more.

Throughout the summer and fall, The Round Barn hosts a variety of free events. Every Saturday (3-6 p.m. ET) and Sunday (2-5 p.m. ET) from May through October, enjoy Jammin’ in the Vineyard, featuring musicians from around the Midwest on an open air live music stage. Sip world-class wines and grab a picnic lunch or dinner from The Round Barn Café. Celebrate the 21st Annual Harvest Party on Saturday and Sunday, August 24-25, with live music, dancing, hand-crafted wine, micro-brews, DiVine cocktails, hayrides, a bounce house, and grape stomping, too. The Round Barn is known for its weekend winemaking program, which allows people to experience the winemaking process and literally enjoy the fruits of their labor. “People love an opportunity to make their own wine, and some couples have been coming for 10 years,” says Matt. “It’s a total immersion experience, which includes everything from hand-picking the grapes to dumping the grapes into the crushing machine to creating your own blend. Everyone who participates gets a case of 24 bottles for their efforts.” Dates for this year’s White Winemaking Experience are Saturday, September 28, at a cost of $475 per couple. The Red Winemaking Experience takes place Saturday, October 12 or Sunday, October 13. Cost is $525 per couple. Bottling events are scheduled for Spring 2014. And the most challenging part of winemaking? Matt Moersch claims it’s the natural elements. “From the amount of rain to picking and pruning by hand, we’re always at the mercy of Mother Nature and hoping for a good crop,” he says. LB

A “DiVine” distillery The Round Barn also produces bourbon, rum and vodka under the DiVine Spirits label. “Our DiVine Bourbon is made of corn, malted barley and just a touch of rye to give it a nice spicy kick on the finish,” says Matt. “We only produce a handful of barrels each year.” The family’s winter travels south contributed to the production of a light, tropical silver rum. “This smooth, flavorful rum is distilled twice and aged in stainless steel at a cool temperature to give it a fresh fruit character,” Matt adds. Perhaps the crème de la crème is their DiVine Vodka, the Midwest’s first ultra-premium estate vodka, only one of four vodkas in the world made from grapes. “DiVine Vodka was born out of our passion to create a domestic ultra-premium vodka from grapes, instead of grains or potatoes,” Matt explains. “The result is an award-winning, refreshingly crisp, yet remarkably smooth vodka.” There are two locations in the area to taste all of The Round Barn products: The Baroda Tasting Room & Estate and Union Pier Tasting Room. Check The Round Barn’s website,, for specific hours.

photos courtesy of the round barn winery

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Above top: Weekend winemakers pick grapes for their own vintages. Above bottom: Filling a carboy with fresh juice from the press during Round Barn’s winemaking weekend.




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

Down Time Winterizing your boat’s engine and fuel systems.


ow that boating season is winding down, it’s time to make plans to prep your boat for that long winter’s nap. A big part of those plans will involve properly laying up your vessel’s engine and fuel system. Let’s take a look at some basic tips designed to ensure both of these important systems make it safely through the coming winter months.

Systems checklist While winterizing your engine and fuel system is well within the ability of most basic DIYers, mistakes now can mean costly repairs come spring. The simplest way to eliminate layup mistakes is by making a checklist. Start by reviewing the engine manual and other such relevant material to

generate step-by-step instructions so that all manufacturerrecommended steps are completed correctly. Compiling a list of tools and supplies needed to complete each step (antifreeze, cleaners, lubricants, etc.) will make each task easier and quicker to accomplish. There may be parts of the winterizing process you prefer to leave to the pros, but even so the ones you can do will not only save you money, but also provide a familiarity that will almost surely come in handy should engine or fuel problems arise while you’re out on the water. Here’s a list representative of a typical inboard cruiser that you can build on while developing your own engine and fuel system layup checklist:

❏ Engine winterization Integral oil changing pumps make engine oil changes a breeze.

An example of a deteriorated cooling system hose — something you should look for while winterizing.




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1. An important part of any engine winterizing list is changing the oil and filter. Doing this as part of your fall layup (rather than spring commissioning) will prevent dirty oil laden with grime and potentially corrosive combustion byproducts from resting in the crankcase all winter. Run your engine up to operating temperature beforehand (warm oil is easier to change and will have more contaminates in suspension), then run it 5 minutes or so afterward to distribute clean oil throughout the engine. 2. Check the transmission fluid level and change that, too, if recommended by the manufacturer. 3. Clean the engine exterior of oil and grime using a suitable cleaner or degreaser, avoiding those that require a freshwater rinse afterwards. 4. Inspect the engine for corrosion, loose hardware, leaks and other such issues, all of which should be corrected now rather than in the spring. 5. Flush the cooling system. If you have an open system, drain completely (paying particular attention to low spots or other areas where water could be trapped). For closed systems, drain the open (raw water) side completely or fill with antifreeze, then check the strength and level of antifreeze in the reservoir. Keep in mind it isn’t the antifreeze properties, but rather the rust inhibiting qualities of the coolant, that break down and require renewal. When in doubt about the age of your coolant, play it safe and replace it. 6. Check internal engine zincs and replace as needed. Zincs are normally replaced during the season

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when worn 50 percent or more, but installing new ones when winterizing means one less thing to worry about during the spring. 7. Pull rubber pump impellors, both for inspection and to prevent setting of the vanes over the winter. Many owners simply pull them and install new ones in the spring as cheap insurance against failure (used ones in good condition can be kept as emergency spares). 8. Inspect all hoses for looseness, leaks or signs of deterioration (softening, crackling sounds when squeezed, swelling at hose clamps, etc.) and replace if questionable. 9. Clean all water intake strainers, then drain or add antifreeze (depending on the system they serve). 10. Block exhaust outlets and air inlets to prevent unwanted critters (rodents, insects, etc.) from moving aboard.

❏ Fuel system layup 1. Change primary and secondary engine fuel filters and clear bowls of water and sediment. 2. Top off fuel tanks to avoid condensation and in the case of E-10 gasoline (gasoline containing 10 percent ethanol), to reduce phase separation. Some

experts suggest completely draining the tank if E-10 is used, then refilling with fresh gasoline in the spring. Unfortunately, draining a built-in fuel tank is rarely easy or particularly safe. A more practical recommendation for gasoline-powered vessels is to fill tanks 95 percent full (allowing 5 percent for expansion). This both reduces condensation and minimizes explosive vapors. The worst storagerelated E-10 problems occur with fuel tanks that are only ¼- or ½-full when winterized. 3. Add appropriate fuel stabilizers in the recommended quantities. In addition to stabilizers, diesel fuel should also be treated with a biocide additive to inhibit algae growth. E-10 gasoline requires additional additives and precautions to prevent phase separation due to water absorption (ethanol absorbs water like a sponge). 4. When filling gasoline tanks in preparation for storage, use the highest octane gas available to help compensate for octane loss over the winter months. 5. Once you’ve topped off the tanks and treated your fuel, run the engine for 15 to 30 minutes to disperse the treated fuel throughout the entire fuel system. This is also a good time to apply fogging oil (if appropriate) to protect the engine. LB

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

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Corke board | by Mark Corke

Winding Down for Winter Prepping your vessel for end-of-season storage.


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egular readers of my column will probably accuse me of sounding like a broken record, but there’s more to laying up a boat for winter than switching off the batteries, locking the cabin and walking away. Any boat that is correctly “put to bed” at the end of a season will suffer less in the off season, maintenance costs will be reduced, and the boat will better maintain its appearance — the end result being that the boat’s residual value is enhanced to some degree.

Engine care and general repairs Winter layup preparation should start with a checklist. Detail anything that needs fixing on the boat during the winter months so you can get these items and systems repaired in good time. It’s a good plan to service the engine and other mechanical parts before the boat is laid up. That way, time will be saved in the new year, and, more importantly, the engine will have fresh oil. Fresh oil will better protect the inner workings of the engine. Oil that’s been sitting around can contain sulphur and other potentially harmful chemicals that can damage the engine’s interior working parts.

Air quality and ventilation A light bleach solution wiped on the interior of the cupboards and cabinets will remove any mold that may have accumulated during the season and leave the boat smelling fresh. Some folks swear by dryer sheets and leave these in strategic places on board. Personally, I prefer open trays of baking soda, which are both environmentally friendly and cheap. Or, opt for products like Kanberra Gel. You can also wipe a little lemon oil onto the inside of drawers and cupboards for an added boost of freshness. Adequate ventilation is essential. Open drawers and lockers and prop open refrigerator and deep freezer lids and doors. If the boat is being stored indoors or under shrink wrap, crack open hatches and doors to allow air to circulate freely.

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



Exterior and bilge care It’s a good idea to give the outside of the boat a good washdown using plenty of clean water and boat soap.


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Waxing the hull and deck also goes a long way towards protecting your investment. It should go without saying that the boat must be completely dry before it’s stored. Bilge pumps do a good job getting most of the water out of a boat, but they rarely (if ever) remove all the water. To ensure you remove all traces of water, use a sponge and get as much out as possible; water left in the boat during the off season will promote the growth and spread of mold and mildew. If your boat is equipped with a bilge drain plug, remove it once the boat is out of the water. If the plug is pulled out for winter — and provided that the boat is left in a bow-up configuration — any water finding its way below to the bilge will simply drain out. I like to tape the plug to the steering column so that it’s not forgotten or misplaced come spring in the excitement to relaunch the boat.

Rodes, lines and sails Anchor rodes and mooring lines get encrusted with dirt, which make them stiff to handle — and the embedded dirt actually causes them to wear out faster. Wash rodes and lines with a mild detergent in a bucket of water, then rinse well before hanging out to dry. Coil them loosely and store in a dark place away from direct sunlight. If you happen to own a sailboat, remove all sails and get these to the sail loft for service, cleaning and any necessary repairs. Most lofts will service sails and store them until you need them next year. Boaters tend to forget about their sails, but that’s a dangerous prospect; they are the main “engine” that drives the boat, so they should receive as much care and attention as an inboard engine.

Peace of mind Preparing your boat for winter doesn’t have to be overwhelming if you approach the process methodically. As you lay the boat up for winter, make a step-by-step checklist of what you did so that you’ll have it handy next year, adding to or amending it as required. That way, when spring finally rolls around and you’re itching to get back out on the water, you can whip out the list and work through it in reverse order. If, however, you plan on hiring a boat yard to do your decommissioning tasks, reach out to them early; don’t wait until there’s just a couple weeks left before the season starts up again. Being organized and planning ahead will allow you to head out in your boat knowing that you’ve covered all the bases. But double check you put that drain plug back in! LB

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by Roger McAfee | electronics

new Product roundup Three hot products worthy of your attention. DF Consumer Products | Mobile Clean & Go As all boaters (and smartphone users) know, touch screens are everywhere. Laptop computers, television sets and tablet computers all feature touch screen technology. There’s no doubt this feature made operation of electronic equipment easier. It also subsequently created millions of dirty screens. Many touch screens have anti-glare, anti-smudge and daylight-viewable coatings that can be removed or damaged with use of improper cleaning solutions or techniques. Enter a new cleaning product introduced to the marine market: Mobile Clean & Go. Ohio-based DF Consumer Products has many years experience supplying optical cleaners to top retailers, including Bausch + Lomb. The entire Mobile Clean & Go package, including a unique flat spray bottle, dual hybrid microfiber cloth and plastic case, is much thinner and takes up less space in your pocket than an iPhone. The kit can be stored virtually anywhere, making it perfect for a boat, where storage space is limited. The Mobile Clean & Go starter kit retails for $12.99; value packs are $24.99 DFConsuMerProDuCts.CoM

ICoM | IC-M400BB VHF transceiver With more, smaller boats coming into the market, helm space is at a premium; yet boaters still need the safety and convenience of a good VHF marine radio on board. ICOM, one of the world’s most respected marine radio manufacturers, tackled the problem head on with the M400BB, a two-part VHF radio. One part ICOM calls the Black Box Transceiver (the guts of the radio), and the other is dubbed COMMANDMIC, the handheld microphone.

The Black Box can be mounted out of sight underneath the dash or inside a center console. COMMANDMIC is simply plugged into a cable system that leads from the Black Box to a fitting on the dash. All function controls, including the DSC (Digital Selective Calling) operation, can be activated from COMMANDMIC. Other features include active noise cancelling, a 10-watt amplifier powering a foghorn, and a public address system. Prices vary, so contact your local ICOM dealer for more information. ICoMaMerICa.CoM

Floscan | Fuel Management system Fuel management has become increasingly important, particularly given the current price of fuel. It has likewise become critical to those seeking faster results in the Bermuda Challenge, a race against time starting on the East Coast of the United States. The route crosses 760 miles of open ocean to Bermuda. The only real rule of the challenge? Refueling is not permitted. The most recent challenger, Chris Fertig, who first tried the Challenge unsuccessfully in 2011, set out again from New York on August 5, 2012 — but this time he had a FloScan fuel management system on board. The system gave him sufficient, accurate, real-time fuel information, allowing him to complete the Challenge and set a new world record of 21 hours 39 minutes. Fertig credits FloScan with making the Challenge successful. He says he and teammate Tyson Garvin hit some 6- to 8-foot seas in the Gulf Stream, which slowed them down and increased fuel consumption When the boat left New York, it had 686 gallons of fuel on board and the boat was getting about 1.2 nautical miles per gallon — not good enough to make the crossing. However, by the halfway mark — the point of no return — the FloScan showed mileage had increased to 1.6 nautical miles per gallons, which was enough to make it the rest of the way. The FloScan Fuel Management System costs about $700 per engine and might even be a good refit project for some DIY boaters. FlosCan.CoM LB

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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.




ask the expert | by Elizabeth Altick

Fuel 101 Blake Rampy, national sales manager for Biobor, explains how to choose the right fuel additives for your engine. LB: Why do boaters need fuel additives? Rampy: The marine environment and operating conditions, coupled with today’s evolving fuels, introduce numerous issues unique to boaters. Additives play an integral role in preventing a host of problems, including phase separation and corrosion that are a growing concern with ethanolblended gasoline. Maintaining a clean engine and fuel system allows for optimum performance and protection in both gas and diesel engines.

CONTACT Biobor Fuel Additives 910 Rankin Rd. Houston, TX 77073 281-820-5674

LB: What percentage of boaters use additives? Rampy: I don’t know if I can put an accurate number on this, but it’s growing substantially. The mindset is shifting from only using an additive during layup periods, to an “every fill-up” approach. Ethanol-blended gasoline and ultra-low-sulphur diesel (ULSD) warrant the use of a comprehensive additive year-round. Many mechanics and repair shops report up to 70 percent of gasoline engine malfunctions are fuel-related, and diesel engine manufacturers refer to microbial growth as the most common cause of engine shut down. With the correct additive, a few pennies per gallon can prevent potential damage.

LB: What damage can occur without additives? Rampy: Both gasoline and diesel fuels present a unique set of potential problems. Ethanol-blended gasoline can hold substantially higher amounts of water, causing phase separation, internal corrosion and possible catastrophic engine failure. Rapid deposit formation can rob engines of efficiency and performance, while degradation can render fuel unusable. Fuel quality is what ultimately decides the performance of your engine, and a comprehensive fuel additive, such as Biobor EB, will combat all of these common issues.

LB: Does diesel fuel have its own set of issues? Rampy: Microbial growth (or diesel bacteria) can quickly contaminate a fuel tank leading to corrosion, plugged filters and ultimately fuel starvation to the engine. Additionally, today’s ULSD lacks much of the lubricity recommended by manufacturers to protect injectors and fuel pumps. An OEM-recommended biocide and lubricity additive such as Biobor JF can provide protection for minimal cost.

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



LB: How do additives work? Rampy: Additives are a blended “package” of components, each with a specific purpose. A well balanced gasoline


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additive will include corrosion inhibitors, stabilizers to prevent oxidation, a form of fuel system cleaner, and water control. Biocides, such as Biobor JF, are EPA-registered pesticides with chemicals designed to prevent and kill bacteria and fungi that feed on hydrocarbons.

LB: How does a boater decide which brand to use? How do they differ? Rampy: Educate yourself on fuel issues and the additives available to make the best possible decision. Choose a reputable company that conducts industry-standard testing to back product claims and engine OEM recommendations. Many companies make undocumented and false claims. Our company stands out because we have been treating fuel in some of the most fuel-stringent industries in the world, such as commercial and military aviation, since 1965. When you treat fuel at 30,000 feet you have to be confident your products live up to their claims!

LB: If manufacturers make recommendations, what do they base them on? Rampy: Typically, engine manufacturers shy away from recommending specific additives in maintenance and operations manuals. However, most acknowledge the general need for a fuel stabilizer in gasoline and a biocide when microbial growth is present in diesel fuel. Biobor JF is one of the only additives recommended by name in diesel engine and boat manufacturer OEM manuals due to its proven effectiveness and long-term compatibility with so many fuel systems. LB

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by Lindsey Johnson | GEARING UP

SwimS 24 hour and 48 hour Duffle bags These duffle bags from SWIMS are the quintessential travel bags for boaters — both on and off the water. Made of water-compatible nylon material with raw leather details and a sturdy, waterproof zipper. Available in 24- or 48-hour sizes. $239 foR 24 hR AnD $259 foR 48 hR at SwimS.Com

GREAT GEAR Must-have goodies and gadgets for every boater

plastimo underwater Viewer Keep your eye on what’s under the water with this super cool bathyscope from Plastimo. Watch fish swim by, observe the variety of underwater plant life and teach the kids and grandkids biology basics. Fun for the whole family, really! Plastic pieces nest for easy storage. $94.99 at DefenDeR.Com

Dometic DuraSea Rooftop Air Conditioner Built to endure the harsh marine environment, the DuraSea Rooftop air conditioner is a 15,000 BTU air-cooled unit — meaning it requires no plumbing or ducting. Lightweight at just 103 pounds, it’s specially designed to reduce noise and vibration. $2,400 with AiR DiStRibution kitS SolD SepARAtely at DometiC.Com

Smooch Grab-and-Go fruit Snacks Stash waterproof pocket Shorts Never lose a cell phone, wallet or keys again, thanks to these waterproof pocket shorts from Stash. Cap securely twists and locks in place to prevent water seepage and guarantee protection of your valuables. Ideal for boaters and water sports enthusiasts! The shorts are currently in production and should be available for purchase in December 2013. Preorders are being taken on the company’s Facebook page. $69 at fACebook.Com/StAShinCoRpoRAteD

Need a healthy, easy-to-grab snack to bring aboard that the whole family can enjoy? Consider Smooch from Next Generation Snacks Inc. Each Smooch fruit snack pouch is 100 percent natural and made with a blend of three fruit purees containing 5 percent chia seeds and 1 percent acerola cherry, to keep you energized for a day out on the water. Gluten-, dairy- and nut-free and vegan and vegetarian friendly. Available in three flavors. Buy online at AmAzon.Com or on the company’s website. $1.99 eACh at SmooChSnACkS.Com

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boat spotlight | by Capt. Tom Serio


Grady-White Freedom 375 Dual Console I

t’s a cruel joke that my editor only gave me one page to tell you about the new Grady-White Freedom 375 Dual Console, the latest and largest model from the Greenville, North Carolina-based builder. There’s so much to this boat that I may not be able to do it justice. But I’ll certainly try. This is a great looking boat, from her exciting lines to the blending of materials, colors, accents and piping. And with so much functionality built in, it’s got something for everybody. At the pointy end, it’s a classic bowrider setup — but with panache. Full cushioned seating lines the bow and converts to sun pads for lounging. Two storable tables drop into floor mounts on either side for dining, leaving the centerline clear for access. Side wells house speakers, cup holders and storage. The boat’s clever design incorporates two console cabins. Step down into the well-appointed port cabin with bench seat, wall-mounted table, 19-inch LCD TV with entertainment system, full-length sliding berth, and aft berth. Cherry and holly flooring, wood cabinet, skylight, and cedar closet add a touch of home. Inside the helm console is a VacuFlush head (10 gallon), shower, sink and microwave. These cabins offer privacy, comfort, protection and dry storage as needed.


Power: Twin or triple Yamaha outboards

Base Price: $616,180 w/ triple F300 Yamahas

Hot features, cool new package


LOA: 36'7" Beam:13'2" Draft: 2'5" Weight: N/A Fuel Capacity: 320 gals. Water Capacity: 54 gals.


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Grady-White’s exclusive “Air View Squared” hardtop includes overhead rod storage, built-in speakers and lights, storage net, electric sunroof, side curtains, retractable sunshade, and, my personal favorite, a drop down 19-inch LCD TV. Woo-hoo! Wait… there’s more. To port is a large curved settee with table. Chill with the family or stretch out and watch the telly. Across is the well-appointed helm with two-person seat, a dash large enough for multiple display screens and components, and optional Yamaha Helm Master control system. Behind the helm seat is a kitchen/wet bar fitted with a fridge, grill, sink and storage. And did I mention the 8kW diesel generator? “In developing the Freedom 375, we listened to dealer input and to our customer families — including members of our growing Grady-White Clubs — who are the inspiration for each and every one of our boats, and the result is this ultimate multifunction boat,” says Shelley Tubaugh, Grady-White vice president of marketing. There’s much more to the Freedom 375, but I’m afraid I’ve run out of room. Check it out for yourself and see why the Freedom 375 gives you the freedom to boat however you like. LB

by Capt. Tom Serio | boat spotlight

Specifications LOA: 28'10" Beam: 9'9" Draft: 3'5" Weight (dry): 9,260 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 100 gals. Water Capacity: 26 gals. Power: Volvo Penta diesel D4-300 Base Price: $187,000+shipping


rom a fine boatbuilder in Finland to the shores of our Great Lakes, the Minor Offshore 28 lets you get the most out of boating. Founded and run by the Sarin family at their production facility in Kokkola, Finland, Minor Offshore vessels are touted as “the all season boat.” With a stout design including high freeboard forward, walk-around access, safety rails and enclosed house, the 28 can handle the not-so-nice days with aplomb. Powering the Offshore 28 with the standard single or optional twin Volvo Penta diesel inboards up to 370 hp, you can easily attain speeds up to 40 knots. At 25 knots, fuel burn is about 8 gallons an hour. Not bad. Two double cabins sleep two persons each. An enclosed head includes sink and shower. The compact galley has a two-burner stove, hot/cold water sink and a fridge. Get away with the kids for a weekend or invite adult guests for some extended cruising. Large windows provide great visibility for navigation and docking, as well as taking in the scenic vistas. Open

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minor Offshore 28 the sliding sunroof and port and starboard side doors on those perfect days. The starboard side helm is well appointed, with room for chartplotter display, radios, ancillary controls and more. Roomy enough for twin helm seats, there’s also a U-shaped settee aft with foldout table for dining. Externally, you know the Offshore 28 was styled for enjoyment and safety. A wide, single-level deck makes access easy. It’s also great when fishing and battling the “big one” that drags you around the boat. Relax on the forward deck seat or on the bench seats in the aft cockpit. For a cool dip or to enjoy water toys, there’s a large swim platform with ladder. High gunnels, railings and grab rails keeps a hand on the boat from any location. Originally from Sweden, Carl Skarne, owner of Skarne Marine in Milford, Connecticut, is the exclusive U.S. importer for the Minor Offshore line. “Minor Offshore boats are built for tough northern Scandinavian conditions, which are very similar to the Great Lakes conditions,” Skarne says, adding that the Offshore 28 is “highly versatile and can be used for cruising, fishing, commuting or simply enjoying a day on the water.” Take advantage of the rich boating heritage from the northern corner of the world with the Minor Offshore 28. LB

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Nordic design fuels this ideal family cruiser.




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Princess Yachts



orthy of the crown jewels and equally rightful on the high throne, the Princess V57, hailing from England, is as royal as the ruling family. With stylish good looks and sumptuous accommodations fit for a king (or queen), Princess Yachts has again set the bar not only for itself, but for the rest of the world. From the outside, it’s a wonder that Princess can get so much into 57 feet of hull and deck. But upon closer scrutiny, it becomes apparent that with the hull’s generous freeboard and associated high sheer line, there must be something special to this yacht. And there is. Boarding dockside is easy thanks to the large swim platform, nicely appointed in teak. Up three steps on either side to the aft deck, and it’s easy to see why the V57 attracts




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Feel like royalty aboard this luxurious English sports yacht. by Capt. tom Serio

attention. A U-shaped settee to port offers comfort with well-padded cushions and a center split teak table that flips open. Feed the masses from the aft deck starboard wetbar center. Adorned with white counters and black cabinetry, the gas hinged top opens to reveal a slightly recessed electric grill and sink. Any spills or wetness are neatly contained in the area and do not spill onto the teak decking. An under-counter storage cabinet and drop-in fridge fit out the space. Along with a starboard aft gate thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recessed into the side structure and out of the way when not in use, Princess also includes an area for stowage of a canister life raft. Not down below where you may not be able to get to it, but right on deck; out of the way, but still not out of reach.

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Cruising comfort Style and design take a step up (if that’s possible) as one steps into the salon. High-gloss cherry wood cabinetry is dramatic against the dark wood flooring and dark leather inlays and trim. The end cabinets house a fridge, ice maker and shelves for storage. To center, this cabinet has several pull-out drawers for storing crystal and cocktail glassware. The drawers’ and doors’ backsides are finished to the same perfect level as the cabinets. The Royals would be proud. Relax on the port side U-shaped settee, which is up a step and offers a view from any position, thanks to large side windows and a triple-paned glass aft door. Optional is a table to accompany the settee, but that could potentially interfere with viewing the 32-inch LED TV housed across the way, in the rear of the cabinets. Also, it’s easier to navigate the settee without having to slide around the table for a seat. Visibility is key from the helm, and there’s plenty to look at sitting in the twin helm seats. The dash is simple, esthetically pleasing with a Volvo Penta engine monitor, Simrad electronics, analog/digital gauges, and a radio. A Simrad chartplotter display is in front of the second helm (also called the navigator’s seat). Throttle and tab controls are located on an armrest to the right, along with a Xenta joystick control. The Xenta system is a plug-and-play option with many Princess yachts. The V57 can get up to 36 knots wide open, thanks to the dual Volvo Penta D13 900 hp engines. These are big blocks and take a fair amount of space in the engine room. Separ fuel filters are mounted ahead of the engines on the forward bulkhead. Access is a bit cozy, so change them when the engine is cold. Oh, and this is a straight drive setup. No pods or IPS here. When cruising the inland waterways, the V57 glided effortlessly, with little noise and no jerky motion when put in/out of gear. Mentioned earlier was the high freeboard and sheer, letting the eye tell the brain that most of this yacht sits high. But with its sleek style, you might think that there’s no head room and the staterooms are made for




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short people. Nay, nay. Princess collaborated with famed naval architect Bernard Olesinski to work with the internal team and designed the interior to sit deeper in the hull, maximizing usage of space below the deck while making living accommodations as roomy as possible. Down from the salon is a U-shaped galley to port. The open interior design allows ambient light to flood in from the large windshield and sunroof skylights. Here, meal preparation is accomplished thanks to the Sharp convection microwave oven, Siemens four-burner cooktop, large stainless sink with cutting board insert, Avonite counters, and half-height Waeco fridge freezer (full-sized fridge is optional, but steals counter space).

Royal accommodations Princess maximizes storage space effectively throughout. The outer counter of the galley is a cabinet, with individual spaces for all the china. Next to the galley is a door that leads to the master kingdom, I mean stateroom. I’ve seen many staterooms in my day, but this one beckons that you come in, sit down and relax. It’s full beam, and although designed under the salon, there’s great headroom. Being so low in the hull, the floor features multi-level plateaus instead of steps that conform to the taper of the hull. Gracing the stateroom are hull-side windows with a loveseat to port and a chest of drawers to starboard. While underway, lounging on the loveseat gives a sea-level view of the world outside. And with these windows being so large, they add to the overall non-claustrophobic feel of the vessel. Princess uses a combination of high-gloss wood, light materials on the panels and carpets, and metallic trim to accentuate the volume and details. Large closet, 32-inch LED flat screen TV and vanity table finish the stateroom off nicely. Classy in her own right, the master head has a Perrin & Rowe basin sink, Dometic head and separate shower stall. In the forepeak is the VIP stateroom. The center island berth is full; no cut corners here. The use of high-gloss

wood and light-colored materials blends with the overall décor. Side curtains close out the opening portholes. Or, open them and the overhead hatch for fresh air. An ensuite head uses the same types of fixtures as the master and also has a stall shower. The magic continues with a third stateroom, designed as upper/lower berths and perfect for kids. Don’t be dismayed at the lack of a dining table in the salon. Princess built in a dinette/ lounge on the lower deck between the fore and third staterooms. It’s a perfect place to grab a bite from the galley or to keep the kids occupied while the adults party like Prince Harry above. Exterior access is effortless and convenient. Three steps up from the aft deck is the side deck, plenty wide with grab rails on the house and high railing all the way to the peak.

A real head-turner Often times during a sea trial, there’s just the operator and me. This day, James Nobel, vice president and marketing director of Viking Sport Cruisers was on the controls, so that gave me the opportunity to handle lines, tend to fenders and act as guest. In order for me to properly portray the yacht at hand, I need to “operate” her like anyone would do, which is more than just getting some wheel time. I was comfortable with the yacht’s safety features, crossing over the forward sun pad and thankful for the nonskid surfaces. What a surprise when I turned around and Noble had opened the sunroof. WOW! It’s huge. And with three skylights built in, light flows when open or closed. Princess Yachts and Viking Yachts of New Gretna, New Jersey, have enjoyed a relationship for nearly two decades. The Healey family, Viking’s founders, felt strongly that the workmanship, focus and philosophy of Princess closely mirrored its own and formed a partnership to bring the Princess line of luxury cruising yachts to the U.S. Fast forward to today, and although Princess markets its own brand, it’s still Viking Sport Cruisers that holds the sole distributorship for the U.S., Canada, Central America and the Caribbean. When asked about the demographics of his market, Nobel explained that this is a great owner/operator yacht. “It’s an express boat, but with plenty of living space,” he says. “We’re thinking for the baby boomer or couples.” Using a resin infusion process for hull and parts layup, Princess Yachts finds that this offers the best opportunity to eliminate air voids in the glass. Solid glass is found below the waterline, while PVC coring is present above. Want to bring toys on board? There’s ample storage in the lazarette and room for an 11-foot tender in the garage. Mounts for a Jetski or other personal watercraft can be added to the swim platform. Impressed by the comfort, surprised by her versatility and enamored by her style, the Princess V57 is definitely worth the look. If you pass up this opportunity, well then, off with your head. LB

Princess Yachts V57 Standard Equipment Power-assisted steering system; bow thruster; 24v DC/240v AC electrical system; 220v/240v generator (7kW); 240v shore power w/80amp float battery charger; remote control electric anchor winch; electro-hydraulic trim tabs; autopilot; VHF w/DSC R/T; color chartplotter w/GPS; speed and distance log; echo sounder w/alarm; remote control searchlight; combination microwave/conventional oven/grill; refrigerator w/deep freeze compartment; cockpit wetbar incl. sink, refrigerated coolbox, electric BBQ and storage; electric quietflush toilets; 32" LED slimline TV/DVD in upper salon; teak-laid transom platform/cockpit deck/stairs to side decks; cockpit seating/dining area; cockpit sun bed and cushions; electrically operated sliding sunroof; electro-hydraulic opening garage w/storage for tender of Jetski; electrohydraulic raise/lower transom platform; transom gate; hot/cold transom shower; cockpit cover.

Specifications LOA: 58'8" Beam: 15'3" Draft: 4'2" Displacement: 50,485 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 581 gals. Water Capacity: 127 gals. Power: T-Volvo Penta D13-900 inboards, 900 hp Base Price: Contact Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales 866-490-5297;

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Carved out of Wood The charming Upstate New York town of Clayton is home to North America’s largest and most impressive collection of antique and classic boats. by Kim Lunman


he St. Lawrence River town of Clayton, New York overlooking the Thousand Islands has a claim to fame other than being a world-famous tourism destination known as a summer playground for the rich and famous more than a century ago. Today, Clayton is considered North America’s capital of classic wooden boats. Wealthy business barons came here during the Gilded Age and built castles for cottages while gliding along these very waters aboard lavish steam yachts. In modern times, tour boats cruise along storied stretches of this archipelago with names like Millionaire’s Row. While steam yachts are no longer a common sight in the Thousand Islands, antique wooden boats still grace the river as idyllic icons of the region’s floating history. That’s largely due to Clayton’s Antique Boat Museum (, which boasts an astonishing 320 boats in its collection. That includes everything from St. Lawrence skiffs to the world’s largest runabout, Pardon Me, a 48-foot mahogany vessel with a 1800 horsepower engine that can hit 70 miles an hour. Many of the vessels have whimsical names like Snail, Miss Behave and Gadfly. Snail, owned by Life Saver candy scion Edward J. Nobel, was anything but slow. The millionaire offered to pay anyone $1,000 if they could beat the Gar Wood speedster in a race. The boat was worth $10,000 when it was built in 1927. It was considered a fortune in those days and had a WWII aircraft engine that could reach speeds of 50 miles per hour.




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“Every classic wooden boat has a story,” says Fritz Hager, ABM executive director. “People preserve them, love them and are addicted to them.” The not-so-slow Snail is just one of these boats with a story to tell — one that is beautifully preserved at ABM. The exhibits include restored Chris-Crafts, Hackers, Hutchinsons, Gar Woods and Lymans, as well as canoes and skiffs. “We unabashedly call ourselves the ‘Premier Freshwater Nautical Museum in North America,’” says Hager.

Preserving history International tourists visiting the Thousand Islands aboard tour boats learn about the region’s classic wooden boats at the museum, along with seasoned antique boat enthusiasts who make ABM’s annual boat show and auction an annual summer pilgrimage. “We see people coming here from all over the world,” Hager says. Waldorf Astoria hotel owner George C. Boldt’s opulent 110-foot houseboat is also on display at the museum. Boldt famously built Boldt Castle on Heart Island in the Thousand Islands, but halted construction when his wife, Louise, died in 1904. The long-vacant castle was restored by the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority and is now the region’s most popular tourist attraction. La Duchesse is a castle of a houseboat. From its Tiffany skylight to the upright piano, marble fireplace, bedrooms and elegant dining

photo by kim lunman

room, this is a floating palace — and a popular exhibit at the museum. Boldt had an impressive fleet including three steam yachts and racing boats called P.D.Q.s (which stands for Pretty Damn Quick). La Duchesse was donated to the museum by the late Andrew McNally of Chicago. Classic boat lovers can put ABM’s 50th annual Antique Boat Show & Auction on their calendars for next summer, August 1-10, 2014. It will be an extra-long event jampacked with festivities to commemorate the show’s Golden Anniversary. The boat show originally started in 1967, when the outfit was known as the Antique Boat Auxiliary of the 1000 Islands Museum. It was officially renamed the Antique Boat Museum in 1971. Exhibits at ABM are eclectic and make all things on the water engaging and informative. Where else can you step off a millionaire’s houseboat and take in an exhibit about historic and epic paddling expeditions? “This is the beginning of recreational boating in the Western world,” says museum curator Emmett Smith.

Classic boat HQ The Antique Boat Museum is the Town of Clayton’s major tourist attraction. Visitors can row a skiff for free and “Ride the River” aboard some of the facility’s fleet of classic wooden boats including Teal, Zipper and Miss Thousand Islands for a fee. It’s an incredible way to see the Thousand Islands up close and experience the vintage vessels the way they were made to be experienced: On the water. Clayton truly is home to antique boat lovers. The international headquarters for The Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS), the largest society in the world dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of antique and classic boats, is based here. Its offices are located just up the street from ABM. Cornwall Brothers Museum in nearby Alexandria Bay, New York also features exhibits on classic boats of the Thousand Islands. Alexandria Bay was home to legendary Hutchinson boatbuilders and also had the nation’s largest Gar Wood dealership at one time. “This is the hot spot for wooden boats,” says Peter Mellon, president of Antique Boat America/Antique Boat Canada, the largest international broker of classic antique boats with a showroom based in Clayton. It’s no accident that the business, which brokers boats from around the world, calls Clayton home. The showroom features one of the largest collections of antique boats in the U.S., says Mellon, with more than 100 of the vintage vessels on display. Mellon, a summer resident of the Thousand Islands on Wellesley Island, makes Ottawa his home in the winter. His company brokers classic wooden boats internationally online ( and and ships boats around the globe. He also charters classic wooden boat rides aboard a custom-built, 42-foot triple cockpit

mahogany Hacker-Craft named Pardon Me Too, which takes visitors on tours and is used for weddings on Singer Castle on Dark Island, Heart Island’s Boldt Castle and elsewhere. Clayton’s charming downtown on the aptly-named River Drive overlooks the waterfront and the islands, including Calumet Island, which was originally built and owned by American tobacco tycoon Charles Emery as one of the first “castles” in the region. Though it burned down, the water tower can be seen from restaurant patios that also overlook passing ships in the channel. Merchants cater to the town’s river theme. Bella’s restaurant even serves sandwiches named after the islands and area boathouses The landmark shop Corbin’s River Heritage offers up the region’s ripe history with books and historic photographs, while Michael Ringer’s St. Lawrence Gallery sells paintings by Ringer of the islands and tranquil scenes of classic wooden boats that visitors will get to see or experience for themselves off the shores of Clayton: A floating world. LB

About the Author

Kim Lunman is the owner and publisher of Island Life Magazine, a glossy publication distributed annually every May in northern New York and eastern Ontario. Lunman, an award-winning Canadian journalist and writer for Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper, returned to her river roots in her hometown of Brockville and founded Island Life Magazine four years ago. She recently launched an online edition of Island Life,, and is also a team member of the nonprofit An avid kayaker and novice boater, Lunman enjoys exploring the wonders of the Thousand Islands each summer in her Brockville backyard: The river overlooking New York State.

zipper photo by kim lunman ; other photos courtesy of the antique boat museum

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by heAther Steinberger

Author Lee SAndLin profiLeS the dArk And SometimeS Seedy tALe of the miSSiSSippi river thAt remAinS LArgeLy untoLd in the hiStory bookSâ&#x20AC;Ś untiL now.




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photo by peter winn thompson photography


ts velvety nights seethed with pirates. Its waterfront districts were a colorful riot of lawlessness, from the teeming brothels,

dance halls and saloons to the professional thieves and con men prowling unfriendly alleys. It saw gunfire, siege and starvation during wartime, and its muddy belly still holds the sad remains of countless ships sunk in its often treacherous waters.

One of America’s seaboards? One of its Great Lakes, perhaps? Try the Mississippi River, before and during the Civil War. The fourth-longest river in the world at 2,530 miles, this legendary waterway once separated the settled eastern half of the fledgling United States from the western frontier. Its watershed still drains all or parts of 31 states between the Rocky and Appalachian mountains as the river makes its way from its source in the Minnesota northwoods to its massive delta, which spills into the Gulf of Mexico. Most Americans associate the Mighty Mississippi with the literary works of Mark Twain, which endure more than a century after the writer’s death. Our fascination with life in the river valley largely stems from childhood readings of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” and we assume that Twain captured what late 19th century life was like when he wrote the books in 1876 and 1884, respectively. In doing so, we make the same mistake as Twain’s contemporaries. When “Huckleberry Finn” was published, a book critic for The Harvard Courant said the book had a freshness about it — that Twain “had given us a portrait of a people, of a geographical region, of a life that is new in the world.”

river photo courtesy of vicksburg convention and visitors bureau / visitvicksburg . com

Twain made it “ seem like life on the Mississippi was an Eden, which was true in a way; but it also was true that it was unbelievably brutal.

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Steamboats revolutionized travel on the Mississippi in the early 19th century. Thanks to modern cruise lines on the river, contemporary travelers can experience a taste of steamboating’s golden age.

But according to author Lee Sandlin, that critic, his readers and the generations to come would get Twain backward. “The last thing he was trying to do was describe the life of the Mississippi River Valley as something ‘new in the world,’” Sandlin writes in “Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild,” published in October 2011. “His fascination — obsession, really — was with the Mississippi as it had been in the past. “His Mississippi books are works of memory, even of archaeology,” he continues. “They’re about the world of the river valley as it had been a generation earlier, before the Civil War. That was… the great age of the Mississippi River culture. It had been a strange and fascinating time. From somewhere in the 1810s until the Civil War, a new society had rapidly sprouted and come to a fantastic height in the river valley: A world of its own, growing on and around the sprawling length of the Mississippi, with its own culture and its own language and its own unspoken rules.”

That has “ haunted me, how people were more callous about life and death, and how little care they took with other people. Their lives were so hard. You couldn’t even get invested in your own children, because you could lose them so easily.

Wild origins The Mississippi River of the first half of the 19th century was a wild, weird, dangerous place, a tortured waterscape of ice floes, submerged hazards, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, plagues and fire. Every imaginable form of boat plied its sprawling length, and it was home to every form of human habitation, from wilderness outposts to gracious Southern cities, and from tent revival “camp meetings” to Mardi Gras bacchanalia. Although the 21st century river is now a tamed network of dams, levees and dredged channels, its earlier incarnation still runs wild through Sandlin’s gripping “Wicked River.” The author says he was drawn to the Mississippi as a child, and he has been in its grip ever since. “If you grow up in the Midwest, you’re always aware of the Mississippi as a presence,” says Sandlin, who still makes his home in the Chicago area. “For me, it was an abstract idea. That’s what happened with Mark Twain; when he started writing, he hadn’t been on the river in decades. So it also was abstract for him.”




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As Sandlin began his research, he learned that there had been a veritable library of books written about the Mississippi that dated back to the early 1800s. Many titles already were lost by the time Twain wrote his 1883 memoir, “Life on the Mississippi.” Fortunately, Sandlin was able to find quite a few; as he followed in Twain’s footsteps, he quickly realized that he had resources the Victorian writer did not. “Google Books,” Sandlin enthuses with a laugh. “They’ve been archiving books that are in the public domain, and they’re accessible, although you do have to develop a certain skill set to find things. Most of the memoirs that became my source material for ‘Wicked River’ haven’t been reprinted in 150 years.” Sandlin spent a year reading the source material and researching details, then he devoted approximately a year and a half to writing the manuscript. He says he didn’t operate with any preconceived framework in mind. “I just wanted to immerse myself in the material,” he explains. “The book grew out of the research.” The book focuses on the river’s middle and southern stretches, from St. Louis to Memphis to Natchez to New Orleans. Readers will meet pirates, priests, lumbermen, and genteel travelers on the grand American tour. They’ll learn about the “Great Shakes” — the catastrophic 1811-12 New Madrid earthquakes that liquified the earth, created temporary waterfalls and caused the river to flow backward for several hours. They’ll explore remnants of the vanished Mound Builder culture. They’ll read about the 1863 siege of Vicksburg during the Civil War. They’ll discover the Sultana, a paddlewheel steamboat that exploded in 1865, killing more than 1,500 people; it remains the worst maritime disaster in U.S. history. Why was the northern stretch of river not equally represented? Sandlin says he had to use the available source material. “The northern river area was sparsely settled,” he explains. “It was mostly mines and lumber camps; travelers generally didn’t go up that far. I got a few fascinating glimpses, but I had to follow the material. I found that 1810 to the Civil War was the richest period, although there are a lot of interesting things on either side that had to be left out, like the birth of the blues.”

A history unaccounted for Sandlin says he wrote the book with the reader in mind. “I would ask myself, ‘What would I want to read about?’” he explains. “Although the book does have an underlying shape, I wanted it to feel like the river feels — you’re on a journey, and you don’t know what’s coming next.” While some stories are interesting, surprising and even cool, he notes, others are deeply disturbing. One example is

photo by macomb payne / creative commons

I was amazed at how rich the “history of the Midwest really is. The depth of our history is extraordinary, and people just aren’t aware of it.

the rumored slave uprising that led to a violent rash of lynchings throughout the Deep South. “There are terrible things, but you just can’t look away,” he says. “Twain made it seem like life on the Mississippi was an Eden, which was true in a way; but it also was true that it was unbelievably brutal. That has haunted me, how people were more callous about life and death, and how little care they took with other people. Their lives were so hard. You couldn’t even get invested in your own children, because you could lose them so easily.” Certain details will stand out in readers’ minds, particularly if U.S. history books and classes have not previously brought them to light. Sandlin says that many people have expressed surprise at the reports of the orgiastic camp meetings and at the vagaries of the slave trade, including the active market for “fancy girls.” These beautiful, light-skinned girls and women were bought and sold as sex slaves. “You won’t find the fancy girls in the standard histories at all,” Sandlin observes. “Nor do many people know about the Mound Builder culture. I’m amazed at how much of our history is dropping off the map.” He noted that there is a prevailing sense that nothing happens in the Midwest, and that even from a historical perspective, all the action was elsewhere. Nothing could be further from the truth. “As I worked on the book, my feeling about the river got much deeper, and I was amazed at how rich the history of the Midwest really is,” Sandlin says. “The depth of our history is extraordinary, and people just aren’t aware of it.” In the epilogue of “Wicked River,” a sense of longing creeps into the text. The Mighty Mississippi is undoubtedly forever changed; it is “shabby, over-regulated, tamed.” Waterfront communities languish, lonely vessels ply long, empty stretches once thronging with watercraft, and the great world-traveling Mississippi panoramas are missing or destroyed. Sandlin writes that perhaps, one day, “an ancient wall might be knocked down, and a scrap of painted canvas might come to light: A glimpse of wide water, a burning steamboat, a lone human figure posed on a distant bluff

photo courtesy of steamboattimes . com

Vicksburg Levee, after the surrender on July 4, 1863 (top). Artist unknown. The Battle of Vicksburg Forever Stamp (left) was issued in May 2013 and is a reproduction of an 1863 lithograph by Currier & Ives titled “Admiral Porter’s Fleet Running the Rebel Blockade of the Mississippi at Vicksburg, April 16th, 1863.” — an authentic souvenir of the wicked river, the way it had been in the old times.” Sandlin says he shares readers’ feeling of sadness and loss when considering the vanished wild river and its distinctive, vibrant culture. Although the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has done studies on restoring the Mississippi to its natural state, the author says the idea is impractical. As F. Scott Fitzgerald’s narrator Nick Carraway told the implacable Jay Gatsby, “You can’t repeat the past.” “You can’t go back,” Sandlin says. ‘The more vivid history is, the more poignantly aware I am that it’s out of reach.” LB

About the author Lee Sandlin also is the author of “The Distancers: An American Memoir,” a 150-year history of a family and small house in Edwardsville, Illinois; “Saving His Life,” an account of the extraordinary life and bewildering illness of his father-in-law, Russian immigrant Nick Cherniavsky; and “Storm Kings: The Untold History of America’s First Tornado Chasers,” published earlier this year. He is currently working on a book about the early days of electrification following the Civil War. Learn more about the author and his work at

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Welcome to Harbor New Buffalo ARTigras

Referred to as


the “Gold Coast” because of its

breathtaking sunsets, New Buffalo, Michigan is a boater’s haven… and one delightful place to drop anchor.




by mira temkin

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photo courtesy of new buffalo artigras / amdur productions

beach and sunset photos by kevin dooley ; lighthouse photo by christy tuttle bauhs

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Lake Michigan


Sawyer New Buffalo Michigan City

elcome to the first port in southwest Michigan: New Buffalo, featuring the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail, fabulous farm-to-fork cuisine, cultural treasures and a world-class casino. Add in a combination of watersports, hiking and golf, among other fun recreational activities, and you’ve discovered the perfect summer/fall beach town for all your boating pleasures! This is Harbor Country, eight great towns centered around one great lake, which runs about 15 miles north along Lake Michigan and 6 miles inland. Often called the “Gold Coast” because of its breathtaking sunsets, New Buffalo is one of those rare beach towns that really make you feel like you’re a part of the community — even if you’re just visiting. Captain Wessel Whittaker of Buffalo, New York ran his ship aground on the Lake Michigan coastline in 1834. He fell in love with the landscape, describing it as “a natural harbor surrounded by dunes and tall trees, where a river flowed from the surrounding woodlands.” Whittaker knew a good harbor when he saw one. He returned a year later, founding the town and calling it “New Buffalo.” What really makes New Buffalo special for boaters is the convenience; you can literally dock and walk. Almost everything is close by the marina. Even the Amtrak Station that can take you to Union Station in Chicago or Michigan City, Indiana is but a few steps away.

Warren Dunes State Park

Acorn Theater




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aerial photo by marge beaver ; warren dunes photo by mark bauhs ; theater photo courtesy of harborcountry . com

New Buffalo Marinas New Buffalo Harbor The City of New Buffalo Marina offers 30 transient boat slips with a maximum length of 60 feet. Dredging last occurred in May 2013. Amenities include: Electricity; restrooms; showers; pump-out; ice; boat launch; long-term parking; day-use dockage; and more. City beach and playground is one block away. This is not a harbor of refuge. Call 800-447-2757 or e-mail Radio channels: 9 and 16 oselka Marina Oselka Marina is a full-service marina with 140 slips, 10 of which are reserved for transients. Amenities include: Bath house; pool; wireless internet; cable TV; picnic area; onsite restaurant; and resort hotel. Floating slips or valet in/out service is offered during the season. Certified marine service, fuel dock, boat sales, parts and accessories, a mini-mart, and free daily coffee are also available. This is not a harbor of refuge. Call 269-469-2600, ext. 4 or visit oselkaMariNa.coM. Radio channel: 77 the Moorings The Moorings is a 369-slip “dockominium” community, with no transient slips available; however, this is a harbor of refuge. Amenities include: Swimming pool; hot tub; pump-out service; two bathhouses; clubhouse; and more. Call 269-469-5790 or visit MooriNgsassociatioN.coM.

Hit the beach or the town? Beach vs. town: That all depends on your appetite. If you’re looking for boating or beach gear, Sweetwater Boating Supplies has it all. From rope, bottom paint and cleaners to suits, flip-flops and more, they’ll even blow up your inflatables. Headquartered at Oselka Marina is Basas Marine. In business for 40 years, their main facility is a full-service dealership in Bolingbrook, Illinois. Complete with ship’s store and parts department for all major brands, Basas offers everything for your boating needs. If you’re thinking of selling or are in the market for a new boat, check out their inventory at BasasMariNe.coM. Stop for sandwiches at David’s Deli and be sure to try the specialty of the house, one of three Reuben sandwiches; there’s even a fourth for breakfast. Take advantage of the free WIFI while you’re sipping a cup of Intelligentsia coffee. Everything is made from scratch, so it’s all fresh and delicious. “Many people make New Buffalo their docking home,” commented David’s Deli co-owner Emma Brewster. “And every year, that population keeps on growing.” Another wonderful place is the Grateful Diner. Stop for breakfast and lunch as well fresh and fresh-frozen meals, home-baked muffins, cookies and cupcakes. Recommended is their Banana Custard French Toast with house-made French bread, bananas, toasted coconut, hazelnuts and maple syrup. Their egg scrambles are equally outstanding. What makes Grateful Diner unique is that everything is locally sourced and cooked by Chef Sam Luna, formerly of Mesa Luna in Three Oaks. With its funky Grateful Dead décor and outstanding menu, this is a place you’ll want to visit repeatedly, so you can become acquainted with all of its delightful culinary creations.

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One of the most popular restaurants and watering holes in New Buffalo is The Stray Dog. This waterfront restaurant continues to pay homage to its friend Jack, who was once a stray dog himself. The Jack Fund donates proceeds to various animal charities from the sale of t-shirts. For casual, upscale dining with spectacular waterfront views, head to Bentwood Tavern inside the Marina Grand Resort. Boaters and locals alike enjoy what local celebrity Chef Jenny Drilon calls “artisan comfort cuisine.” The menu boasts wood-fired pizza, fresh fish, steaks and more, sourced from farm to table (whenever possible). After dinner, relax over a glass of wine on the rooftop deck and watch the fabulous sunsets.

Drier’s Meat Market

Country accommodations The charming Lake Country Inn resembles a southern plantation but was really built in 2005, so it boasts all the contemporary amenities such as cable TV, free WIFI, HD internet TV and high-speed internet. Of course, continental breakfast is served every morning. It’s also located right in the middle of downtown, so it’s the perfect place to stay. Lake Country Inn owner and avid boater Dr. Mark Traill feels that New Buffalo is the best part of Lake Michigan. “The water is better here because it’s lower and warmer,” he says. “From New Buffalo, with smooth, calm water, you can be at Chicago’s Monroe Harbor in an hour.”

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Harbor Country Festivals and Events Betting on fun

Apple Cider Century Bike Tour

n Berrien SpringS, Mi Harvest Festival, September 7. Celebrate the harvest at Lemon Creek Winery with wine tasting, great food and live music.

Apple Cider Century Bike Tour (pictured above), September 29. Routes of 15- to 100-mile bicycle tour of orchards, forests and wine country. applecidercentury.coM


n Michigan city, in Lake Shore Art Festival, August 17 - 18. Featuring more than 100 fine artists and craftspeople from around the country. Demonstrations, food and kid’s activities. n new Buffalo, Mi Saturday Nights Alive, Saturday nights through August 31. Free outdoor performances from 6-8 p.m. Saturdays on the corner of Whittaker and Merchant.

Skip’s Open-Air European Farmers Market, Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., through October 6. Asparagus, blueberries, locally made salsas and more. Live entertainment, too.

New Buffalo Yacht Club Breakfast, Sundays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. newBuffaloyc.coM

Tony Bennett in concert, August 23 at Four Winds Casino. fourwindScaSino.coM




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Greek Festival, August 30 September 1 at the American Hellenic Center. Greek food and dancing, with free admission.

New Buffalo Harvest & Wine Fest, October 12. Local wine tasting, farmer’s market, music.

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Four Winds Casino is one of those places that just keeps getting bigger and better, with outstanding entertainment venues, a new Hard Rock Café and 4-star hotel, and, of course, all kinds of gaming. Complimentary shuttle service meets every incoming train at the Amtrak Station (half a block from the marina). For those of you ready to hit the links, head over to Whittaker Woods Golf Club. It offers an 18-hole championship public course with a par of 72 described as a “great, playable golf course for everyone.” Squeak in some more exercise by climbing the dunes at Warren Dunes State Park, which rise some 240 feet above the shoreline. It’s worth the challenge, because on a clear day you can see the Chicago skyline from the top of Tower Hill. Harbor Country also offers myriad hiking trails and guided nature walks in the Harbert Road Nature Preserve and Warren Woods. Michigan blueberries are the absolute best! Come pick your own at Big Head Farm in New Buffalo or Blueberry Patch in Sawyer.

SUPing revolution The newest recreation on the Great Lakes is stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). “This is really an ancient art, which gained popularity in Hawaii in the 60s,” says Third Coast Surf Shop owner Ryan Gerard. Unlike surfing, a stand-up paddler doesn’t need to ride a wave. All that’s required is to paddle on open waters — in harbors, lakes or rivers. “We rent stand-up paddleboards on the beach and at the Galien River and teach you how to do it,” Gerard says. “With virtually no current, a good paddler can fly. “For the beginner, the flat water is perfect for learning,” he explains. “Many of our boaters learn the sport, love it and then buy a paddleboard to keep on the boat. “Stand-up paddling lets you see both the lake and the coastline from a new perspective… and it’s a blast!” Gerard maintains. The shop also rents kayaks, offers lessons and guided tours, and sells an extensive line of apparel and accessories. Interestingly, the shop’s name came from the 17th century French explorers who dubbed the Great Lakes “The Third Coast.”

Three Oaks: A hidden gem Roughly 8 miles from New Buffalo is a little community that’s big on heart: Three Oaks. Within a few short blocks you’ll find Drier’s Meat Market, Vicker’s Theater, Journeyman Distillery and Acorn Theater. Celebrating its 100th year, Drier’s Meat Market is on the National Register of Historic Places. Walk inside and you’ll think you’ve stepped back in time. With all of the original

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Resources equipment, some of which is still in use today, it’s certainly something to show the kids. There’s even a script from the series “Dallas,” signed by star Larry Hagman, who played infamous oil tycoon J.R. Ewing, as part of the memorabilia. Now comes the tough part: What to bring back? Choose from steaks, smoked meats, hot dogs, sausages, bacon, cheeses and relishes. But no worries; whatever you decide, they’ll be happy to freezer-pack it for you before you head back to the boat. Right down the street is Vicker’s Theatre, also celebrating more than 100 years in business. Here you can see a movie and talk about it afterwards, making it a cultural experience that will “open your minds, enrich your lives and entertain your spirit,” says owner Judy Scully. Just down the road is Journeyman Distillery, which offers tours of the distillery and a chance to sample some of the handcrafted organic whiskey and spirits being produced. Right next door, Acorn Theatre has revitalized the area with a diverse range of live entertainment, musical Sunday brunch, open mic opportunities, traditional theater series, and more. “We get talent from New York to Hollywood,” says co-owner David Fink. “Performers like this venue because it affords them a very intimate space with the audience,” adds Kim Clark, who also co-owns the theater with Fink. Be sure to peruse the wine shop inside the theater.

Heard it through the grapevine Considered the “Napa Valley of the Midwest,” the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail is like bottles of bubbly waiting to be uncorked. There are more than a dozen wineries and tasting rooms in the area, providing sampling, cooking classes and vintage celebrations. This quadrant of Michigan is known for its grapes, with soil and water conditions mimicking the great Loire Valley in France. Many of the Michigan winemakers studied in Europe and brought back these secrets to their own vineyards One of the most fun (and safe) ways to sample the wines is to tour with companies that whisk you from one winery to another. Fruitful Vines will pick you up at the Amtrak Station and take you around to four wineries either by Vino Coach or Wine Wagon. Gravity, in Baroda, is one of the newest wineries on the trail, and certainly one of the most contemporary. Their approach to wine tasting is a little different; with their flights, each wine is paired with a gourmet chocolate or cheese. The oldest winery in the area is Lemon Creek in Berrien Springs. They’ve been producing wines since 1855 and are known for producing the first Cabernet Sauvignon in the state. Experience it first hand at Lemon Creek’s annual Harvest Festival Saturday, September 7.

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ituated in a prime spot on beautiful Bay Harbor Lake, this magnificent home complete with attached boathouse enjoys easy access to Little Traverse Bay and beyond. “This spot is centrally located,” says listing agent Dannielle Coursey Ottimer, with Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty. “It’s an ideal location to experience all that Lake Michigan has to offer.” Built in 2005, the home is nestled in a gated community within Bay Harbor and boasts some 6,500 square feet, five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths — plus a built-in boathouse. The boathouse can accommodate a 50-foot boat or several smaller boats, making it perfect for a collector. “It has many windows, allowing natural light to pour in, and also for viewing of the boats from the inside rooms,” says Coursey Ottimer. “There’s also a gentleman’s area for sitting and reading, relaxing with friends or having a cigar.” A custom dock outside can easily accommodate an 80-foot boat, and there’s a large deck nearby, perfect for dining alfresco.

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Plenty of bells and whistles can be found inside, too, from the marble and granite found throughout, to the elevator that runs between the main level and upper level, to the guest apartment with separate entrance above the five-vehicle garage (four cars and one GEM car). The gourmet kitchen boasts three dishwashers, a butler’s pantry and a wine bar. The master retreat is a true oasis, with a private deck, fireplace, white marble bath with steam shower, Jacuzzi tub and its own washer and dryer. Outside, the traditional cottage-style home features professionally landscaped grounds that are easy to maintain. And it’s all found within the master planned community of Bay Harbor, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2014. “There’s boutique shopping, fabulous dining, golf, tennis, a yacht club, a hotel and swimming pools,” she says. “It encompasses all that living directly on the water has to offer: Beautiful sunsets, enjoying family and friends, and being able to hop in your boat and go.” LB

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ucked into a protected harbor in Michigan’s Les Cheneaux Islands, the Upper Peninsula’s Hessel Marina is a welcoming spot for boaters from near and far. “My wife, Pam, and I have enjoyed staying at Hessel Marina for the past several years,” says Dan Corbat of Midland, Michigan. “The major reason we keep coming back is the quality of the crew. They are simply outstanding.” “Our marina staff is very knowledgeable, courteous and friendly,” says longtime harbormaster Gail Dreisbach. “I’ll give people my car to tour around.” Located between St. Ignace and Drummond Island, and just 11 miles northeast of Mackinac Island, the marina — the only public marina in the Les Cheneaux area — is in a great spot for exploring the area by boat. When Hessel Marina opened in 1970, all that existed was the large seawall. Over the years, the non-power dock and courtesy dock were added, as were 24 slips. Slips are available for transient boaters, but reservations are recommended. While Hessel Marina doesn’t offer gas or repair services HesselMarina.HTM

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onsite, these things are readily available at E.J. Mertaugh Boat Works, located in the same harbor. There’s plenty to do in the area, too. Downtown Hessel, just steps away, boasts a few eateries, while the larger Cedarville, about 4 miles east, offers even more. There are two golf courses in the area, plus a casino and two museums. Hessel Beach, complete with picnic tables and a swimming area, is just a short walk away. “People love to be here for the birds and wildlife,” says Dreisbach, noting that it’s not uncommon to see bald eagles, hawks, loons, blue herons, mink, muskrat, river otter and more. There are events going on constantly in the summer months. The marina plays host to the Antique Wooden Boat Show each year in August — one of the largest in-water antique boat shows in the country.“We plan on having 150 antique wooden boats in our harbor every year,” Dreisbach says. Ultimately, though, it all comes back to that top-notch service. “We’re very proud of our marina,” she says. “We say, ‘There’s no hassle at Hessel.’” LB

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POWER BOATS Crownline 240 LS............ $54,900 Cruisers Holiday ............. $12,000 Bayliner 2560 .................. $12,000 Bayliner 2655 .................. $32,500 Four Winns 265 Vista ..... $14,500 Four Winns 268 ............... $42,500 Sport Craft 270 .................. $9,950 Thompson 28 Santa Cruz ...$23,900 Carver 28 Riviera ............ $11,900 Carver Sedan .................. $17,500 Bayliner 2950 .................. $14,900 Cruisers Sea Devil ......... $18,900 Envision 29 Combo ......... $31,900 Sea Ray Sedan ............... $19,900 Trojan F-32....................... $14,500 Twin Vee Cat ................... $59,900

33’ ‘95 33’ ’78 34’ ’79 36’ ‘88 36’ ’92 37’ ’95 37’ ’96 37’ ‘78 37’ ‘95 37’ ’97 38’ ‘82 38’ ‘04 39’ ‘88 40’ ‘94 40’ ‘87 41’ ’86

Sea Ray Sundancer ....... $54,900 Carver Voyager .............. $17,500 Mainship Sedan ............. $27,500 Sport Craft Pesca........... $24,900 Carver 3608 Aft ............... $64,900 Sea Ray 370 EX ............... $64,900 Sea Ray FB/SDN ............ $84,500 Vinette Steel Trawler..... $39,900 Cruisers 3775 .................. $64,900 Sea Ray 370 Motor Yacht ...$94,900 PT Trawler ....................... $79,500 Regal 3880 ..................... $165,900 Sea Ray 390..................... $39,900 Mainship Sedan ........... $119,900 Hatteras Motor Yacht .. $104,900 Sea Ray 410 Aft .............. $63,500

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42’ ’04 Tiara 42 Open ................ $310,000 42’ ’87 Chris Craft 427 ................ $78,000 42’ ‘78 Grand Banks Classic ..... $84,900

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SAIL BOATS S2 7.3 .................................. $9,900 Catalina.............................. $8,500 Catalina.............................. $8,750 Pearson 33 ...................... $24,900 Benteau 342 .................. $120,000 PJ Standfast 36 .............. $31,500 C&C 36 ............................. $29,900 Hunter Legend ................ $71,900 Endeavor 37 .................... $34,900 Irwin 38 CC MK II ........... $75,000

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1984 Shamrock..................................... $ 16,900 1973 Nimbus 26 Express .................... $ 38,500 1998 Sea Ray Bow Rider ................... $ 17,900 2007 Sea Ray Bow Rider ................... $ 49,000 1971 Cal Sail......................................... $ 7,000 2001 Four Winns 285 ........................... $ 32,000 1999 Sea Ray 310 Sundancer............ $ 59,000 1938 Chris-Craft 332 Express............ $ 15,000 1983 Bertram Flybridge ...................... $ 49,900 2008 Sea Ray 340 Sundancer ........... $ 160,000 1986 Catalina Stnd. Rig ..................... $ 49,500 1987 Tiara Convertible w/Dsls .......... $ 114,900

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1977 Endeavour Ketch ....................... $ 34,000 1995 Eastbay ......................................... $155,000 1986 Sea Ray Express ........................ $ 62,000 1994 Hatteras Double Cabin ............. $ 125,000 1962 Matthews Stock Cruiser .......... $ 23,000 1977 Bertram Motor Yacht ................ $ 99,900 1995 Tiara 4300 Open .......................... $ 188,000 2000 Black Thunder 430 SC .............. $ 159,000 1991 Silverton Motor Yacht............... $ 125,000 1973 Chris Craft Commander............ $ 125,000 1991 Sea Ray Sundancer .................. $ 125,000 2003 McKinna Pilothouse.................. $ 725,000

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ADvertiSing wOrkS! 2012 MercurY aManzi 400, 13’ Mercury 50hp, 10 hours, like new, cover. Asking $18,900. call Mark @ reed Yacht Sales 414-651-3100 RYS

1997 Sea-doo SpeedSter jet boat with twin 85 hp Rotax engines. Includes trailer. Pristine, immaculate condition. Always kept in heated garage. contact or call 630-285-1710 SEP13

D! L 2001 mainship S O rum runner 2001 MainShip ruM runner 30’ 250 B Cummins, 560 engine hrs., stored inside winter/ summer. Like new, many extras. $88,000. call 920-517-3304 or 920-921-5038 SEP13



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1982 30’ carver Sedan New engines and rebuilt transmission. Stand-up shower, new sofabed, two refrigerators, bar. Extras. Excellent buy. 517-669-9159





1995 Sea raY 400ec Total refit inside and out (2005). Loaded incl. genset. Pictures and survey available. $99,000. 231-313-2191 AUG13

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2009 32’ everGladeS 320cc Twin 350-hp 4-stroke Yamahas, 2 Garmin GPS Map 5212 displays, chartplotter/ radar, XM Weather, VHF, autopilot, Clarion CMD5 AM/FM/ CD, Taco outriggers, fresh/raw w/down, power windlass w/ ss anchor, livewell, head w/shower, bait station w/sink and 8 tackle drawers. AND MUCH MORE! $195,000. SEP13


2000 Sea raY 410 Sundancer T-7.4L Merc MPI Horizons. Generator w/full electronics. In excellent condition. Reduced to $115,000. 814-881-0326, AUG13

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1998 cruiSerS YachtS 3375 eSprit Original owner, freshwater, tow truck and trailer available. T-7.4 inboards, full electronics, generator, new canvas. $59,900. 262-781-6598 or SEP13


1989 Slickcraft 279Sc 330 hp, SS prop, water heater, video depthsounder, marine radio, camper canvas, and much more. Well kept. Dual axle float on trailer. Boat $9,500; trailer $2,000. 651-470-7548 SEP13

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2001 37/39 nordic tuG Bristol! Never in salt. Stored indoor heated since new. Best overall value in the country @ $285,000. Long-range cruise equipped. George Wilson/ owner 920-495-9662 or AUG13




2005 Gb eastbay 49 sedan 2005 GB eaStBaY 49 Sedan Single owner! Custom hard enclosure! Flag Blue hull! Only 335 hrs. Always fresh water! $689,000. contact Mike@, 419-344-7518 AUG13

1997 Crownline 330 express 1997 croWnline 330 expreSS cruiSer Mid-cabin, T-260 hp MerCruiser 5.7L Bravo III drives, air/heat, generator, cockpit ice maker, large swim platform, 2008 Garmin 8.4” chart, 18HD radar, GPS, VHF. 2013 new bottom paint. Located in MI. $44,000. 616-443-9759 OCT13

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2004 RinkeR 342, Fresh water, one owner, 325 hours. Every option, fully updated, twin 300 hp Bravo III, perfect condition. Specs & pictures available via e-mail: jkrause@ JAN13

1999 SilVeRTon 37 conVeRTible T-Merc 400 hp closed Ccoling, 2-A/C & heat, genset, electronics, one owner, excellent condition. $89,000. contact 815-4334218 or sep13

1989 39’ SeaRay ec Mercruiser gas engines, 7.4L freshwater boat, 2nd owner for last 20 yrs. Clean boat inside & out — All amenities, electronic nav. equip. Asking $36,900 OBO. call 630-418-2752 ocT13

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35’ 2003 SilVeRTon 35c LOADED! Bow, stern thrusters; engine remote; Raymarine electronics; 385 Crusaders (2); St. Croix davits; Sea Eagle dinghy; shower; low hours; one owner; freshwater only. Cinti. $83,000. (513) 516 2636 ocT13

1999 TiaRa 3500 open LOA 35’6”, beam 13’3”, 7.4 Crusader Gas Engines w/485 hrs. Canvas like new, full electronics, teak/holly sole, air conditioning. Professionally maintained Lake Erie boat. $128,900. 419-433-8071 or sep13

37’ 1993 caRVeR MoToR yacHT T-7.4 Crusaders, generator, new canvas, full electronics, very good condition. Owners retiring. $79,900. 262-652-8866, cJ, ocT13

1939 40’ cypReSS plank on oak frames. Going bigger; must sell. MV ResTLess. Excellent condition. For more info, visit or call 419-304-2056 sep13

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37’ 1985 c&c cMl37 TRawleR T-165 Volvo Diesels, Onan gen, windlass, radar, GPS, stereo/CD, 2-VHF, freshwater, dual stations, 2 heads, full enclosure, low hours. $105,000., 705-859-3990 ocT13

2004 SeaRay 420 SundanceR Cummins diesels, low hours, full electronics, turnkey. Excellent condition. Priced to sell. 630-918-3794 sep13

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2000 380 sea ray sundancer

1990 Sea Ray 420 SundanceR, Freshwater, CAT 3208s, 1150 hours, very nice condition, full canvas and electronics, generator, air conditioning, windlass. Asking $69,900. call brent @ Reed yacht Sales (616) 402-0180 RYs

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2000 Sea Ray 380 SundanceR T-7.4 Merc. HorizonsGarmin. Freshwater only. 2010 GPS, low hrs. (280). Excellent. Like new, new canvas. Best offer. 315-4691712 days, 315-476-3901 eve and weekends sep13

1989 43’ wellcRafT poRTofino. Complete refit 2012. New engines/trans, props. All new electronics, SatTV, new carpet, cushions, canvas. Turnkey. Sandusky, OH. Asking $89,000. contact or call 440220-2050 JAN14

36’ 1991 TiaRa 3600 conVeRTible Low hours (777 hrs), bristol condition, fresh water Tiara is ready to go! Loaded, 2 A/Cs, generator, recent survey. Make offer! call 269-9274471 or email ocT13

1994 fouR winnS 365 expReSS Cummins diesels, generator, Lowrance GPS/fishfinder. Radar. Freshwater/ heated storage. $79,500. More information/photos at or call 906-647-2400 NoV13




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1990 baylineR 3888 All systems 100%. A must-see, no reasonable offer refused. New canvas and eisenglass on flybridge. call 612-751-5400 JAN14

1979 albin 43 TRawleR Great liveaboard. Fresh water. Well maintained. $105,000. Details and photos online at contact Ron at 269-568-8888 sep13

46’ 1999 MAxUM 4600sCB La Paloma (the dove), Twin Cummins Turbodiesels, heat/AC, generator, pristine, 1 owner, 770 hrs. Located on Lake Michigan in Muskegon. $149,000. visit or call 231-557-7606 oCT13

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44’ 1992 seA rAy sUndAnCer Clean and fast with twin low-hour Caterpillar diesels. Full electronics, reverse cycle air conditioning, owner’s queen and guest staterooms. Located in Chicago. Asking $77,000. Call 312-671-1700 or e-mail for complete details. oCT13

55’ 1990 vIKIng MoToryAChT Desirable (4) stateroom layout. On-deck galley, walk-in engine room, private master w/king berth. Traditional teak interior, upgraded digital stabilizers, bow thruster. Must-see exceptional gel coat. Fresh water 98% and shows. Located in Michigan. Realistic seller. Contact Wayne Cannava 954-646-5099, JAN14


‘93 CArver 440 AFT CABIn T-3116 Cats, Genset, full elect, two staterooms, many extras, great shape. $130,000. Call 708-945-6679 or oCT13

either power or sail, for you in the Great Lakes, East Coast, Mississippi, or Gulf. Free quotes. Resume on request. 614-885-3601 OCT13 1993 CUsToM-BUIlT sTeel TrAWler 49’3”, 16’ beam, 180 H. Cummins Diesel. Always in fresh water, stored in heated building. Written up in PassageMaker, Oct. 2010. New electronics. Price negotiable. Call 906-786-2175 SEP13

BAreBoAT CAnAdA’s FABUloUs norTh ChAnnel, lAKe hUron. 25 power and sailboats, 27’-50.’ Cruise and learn, skippered. Canadian Yacht Charters, Gore Bay, Ontario. 800-565-0022. e-mail:, RUC


2000 WellCrAFT 45 exCAlIBUr Raytheon radar/ autopilot. Drive showers. Clean — never overnighted. Summer on lift. Winter heated stored. 219-742-2234 SEP13

1999 450 seA rAy sUndAnCer Extremely clean and updated boat. T-450 hp Cats with 400 hrs, always fresh water and heated winter stored. Would consider trading on a bridge boat over 48 ft. Call don at 586-738-5357 for additional details. SEP13


1993 40’ MAInshIp sedAn BrIdge. Fresh water 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 248-321-7985 JAN14 2001 TIArA 5000/5200 express, 100% freshwater, CAT 3406Es, 800hp, 1110 hours, excellent condition, cherry interior, davit, newer electronics and canvas. Asking $374,900. Call Brent @ reed yacht sales 616-402-0180 RYS

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2003 regAl 4260 CoMModore Twin 8.1HO 420 HP Mercs. w/395 hours, Kohler Generator, Oil Changer, Bow Thruster, Raymarine Electronics. $160,000. Contact or call 309-692-6768 SEP13 reDUCeD again! ‘95 500 dA seA rAy Heated storage, T-550 Detroits. 502 hrs. Clean and equipped. Freshwater only. $185,000 OBO. 216-469-7000 SEP13 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

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1968 46’ ChrIs CrAFT roAMer (AlUMInUM) New exterior paint and extensive interior redecorating in 2011. Attention getter continuously upgraded by same (now two-boat) owner last 24 years. Strong Ford 427 engines. Located Detroit area. Reduced to $89,500. Contact Mark at 248-514-4250 or e-mail for photos/specs. Nov13

sTUnnIng 2000 54’ nepTUnUs express Fullyequipped, powerful and rare C-12 Caterpillars w/low hrs. Never in salt water. 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; JAN14

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45’ 1997 450 seA rAy sUndAnCer Raymarine electronics, T/Cats 3126/450 hp, 1100 hrs.+, generator, TNT Lift, many upgrades including new refrigerator, icemaker in aft cockpit and VHF radio, full camper top in ‘09, slip available, located on the St. Lawrence River in Alex. Bay, NY. Asking $162,500. 315-673-2900 oCT13

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Above the wAterline | by Dave Wallace

Introducing the cPhone A marine-specific twist on Apple’s iPhone (sort-of).


e’ve become a world addicted to the rapid evolution of cell phones. What began as an actual telephone handset secured atop a 5-pound battery pack and requiring a tall whip antenna slowly began shrinking down into something smaller, but still requiring a permanent installation in a car, boat or wherever. Our trawler had a full-sized handset mounted on a bulkhead inside the v-berth. It required an external antenna up on the flybridge to gain limited ship-to-shore coverage. Fast-forward to present day, and I don’t have to tell you what’s happened to the cell phone market. The latest phones are flat, powerful computers that use touch screens to surf the internet, tweet, make movies, view movies, and, oh yes, even make phone calls! A popular feature of Apple iPhone models was the introduction of Siri. She was a computerized voice, always on duty inside the phone, ready to do your bidding with a sound that’s intelligently soothing. (I’ve since heard rumors that Siri has been retired, but as I was writing this, she was still alive and well, around to inspire this clever idea of mine.) I was almost seduced into buying an iPhone — until I realized that for all its features, it offered nothing special for Great Lakes boaters. Sure, it could connect you to other phones; but you still had to do all the talking in order to get your message or quest handled. That’s why I’m introducing the radical new cPhone — that’s “C,” as if to sound like “sea.” In addition to all the established and expected cell phone features, my cPhone will be totally marinized. This process will include floatation and waterproofing to a depth of 300 feet, just in case the phone goes down with the ship, and impact testing to survive a drop from a flybridge to the deck below — or, in the case of a sailboat, from the spreaders to the deck. Its only impact limitation would be if used as a docking fender. The cPhone would cover the full range of marine frequencies in addition to regular cell phone functions. Goodbye to fixed installations, external antennae and marine handhelds; the cPhone does it all… and does it well! Nautical range would be estimated at approximately 50 miles. Its range of frequencies would include GPS navigation capability, eliminating the need for separate instrumentation, and a sharp focus camera range of 18 miles, which is the generally accepted distance to the horizon. The cPhone would be capable of photographing identifiable buoy numbers within that range. And last, but far from least, my phone features would

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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No discerning boater should be without a cPhone!

include a marine upgrade from the Siri concept known as “Nepi,” in honor of the God Neptune, legendary king of the seas. To put all these features into perspective, imagine yourself anchored offshore, sipping a cool one while out tubing. Nepi is there with you as you enter the day’s activities into your digital log. You’ve been amusing yourself with a game of Warfare. After tweeting a few thoughts for the day, you ask Nepi for the estimated cruising time to your next port of call. Nepi is then told to reserve a slip at your destination marina — preferably with a portside tie — followed by confirming a table for four at the leading restaurant in town. Task completed, you raise your crew on the cPhone permanently mounted in your nav station and have them haul your tube back to the swim platform, ready to raise anchor for the next phase of your cruise. This miracle instrument will be available sometime in the near future… as soon as I finish working out a few bugs in the design and, more importantly, settle my lawsuit with Apple! LB

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