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DOCKLINES

Celebrating the Boating Lifestyle.

Tiara • Tiara 39 Coupe 44 Coupe Hatteras • Hatteras 70 Motor 45 EX Yacht Pursuit • Chris-Craft S 408 Super Since Console 1874 Chris-Craft • Pursuit DC Technology 325 Update

Celebrating 70 Years Living the Dream:

25 Years (and more) with Walstrom Marine

NOTABLE BOATERS:

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Celebrating Seventy Years


4 From the Wheelhouse 5  Walstrom 12th Annual Summer Cruise Recap 6 2016 Calendar 8 News from Rivertown 10 Chris Craft: Always Innovating 12 Diesels: Maintenance is the Word 14  Center Consoles: Not Your Father’s Fishing Boat 16 Hatteras: 70 Feet & 70 Years 18 History of Walstrom’s 70th Anniversary 22 The Mighty Mac Swim 26 New Hires at Walstrom 27 New Heated Storage Building 29  Bill Blakemore Inducted into the MBIA Hall of Fame 30 Port of Call: Harbor Springs 32 Tiara 39 Coupe 34 Propellers Update 36 Pursuit: Bigger & Better! 38 The Ultimate Home Port 40 Customer Profile: Bill Parfet 44 Walstrom Marine 25 Year Veterans 47 Update from Michigan State Waterways Commission 49 Bay Harbor Update 52 Pipeline at the Bottom of the Great Lakes 55 Just Thinking: Why Buy & Sell 56 Crossing the Bar 59 Vessel Safety 62 Previously Owned Boats 64  Giving Back: Walstrom Supports Multi Trail, Harbor Way

DOCKLINES Docklines is a publication of Walstrom Marine, Inc. Editor Contributing Editors

Courtesy Photos

Hi Stover Ward Walstrom Jr., David Lyle, Brian Granger, Charlie Duray, Hi Stover, Heidi Hayner, Dave Lesh Joel Shoemaker, Rick Venner Heather Conaway Ward Walstrom Rick Venner

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Sharing your passion for boating since 1946


From the Wheelhouse Seven decades, a dozen Presidents, and a heck of a lot of boats…

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his is a milestone year for Walstrom Marine. After operating in Northern Michigan for 70 years we are still sharing our passion for boating with our fellow boaters. Our company started with the basic tenet of being a full service marina able to take care of all our customers’ needs. This “full service” concept means that we sell, fix, haul, store, dock, clean, and fuel our clients’ boats. We are THE boating concierge for Northern Michigan. Very few marine companies operate like this today. We are proud of our unique business model. Take care

of your customer and they will be customers for life. A French philosopher once said; “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” This is true for Walstrom Marine. Constant facilities improvements, dock upgrades, website refinements, new quality boat models, staff education, innovation, and adopting best industry practices are all traits of our company. And our goal of outstanding customer service has not changed. Today in our shop we are refurbishing a beautiful Chris Craft Holiday we sold to a local family in

the 1950s. Taking care of boating families through the decades. Still crazy (about boats) after all these years. See you out on the lake.

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Recap of the

Summer Cruise Walstrom 12th Annual

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he destination was St. Ignace, then onward to Mackinac Island. When planning an event like a Walstrom Cruise, there is always the chance for uncooperative weather. 2015 was that year, with challenges from the now famous August 2nd storm that blew down thousands of trees, some of which were over 100 years old. Fortunately, many of our seasoned boaters left the day before the storm, or early enough to get out of harm’s way before it came through the area. That didn’t mean that our time at St. Ignace and Mackinac Island weren’t without its weather challenges, but overall, one might say it worked out for the better. Memories, after all, are created from excitement. The dinner at the Fort was abandoned, but since the Grand Hotel catered it, we went with plan B and ended up dining at the Grand Hotel. The Mackinac Island Yacht Club was the site of our pre-dinner social. They must have understood our predicament as they graciously opened their doors over an hour early in an

effort to keep us dry. Normally, the front porch is off-limits to anyone but members, but that changed with our many smiling faces and the fact we had over five members present. (Thank you to those members!) A large part of the Slikkers family (Tiara Yachts fame) joined us at the event, and both Walstrom Marine and Tiara Yachts brought the latest creation from Leon Slikkers and Tiara Yachts, hull #1 and #2 of the new Q44. Hull #2 went to the Island and docked right in front of the Yacht Club. Those in attendance shared lots of laughs, horse drawn carriage rides, and the return trip to St. Ignace after dark on a chartered Shepler’s ferry. Bob Slikkers drove most of the way back. (Once a boater, always a boater, right?) The lesson learned from the event was that when the companionship of fellow boaters is combined with great food and drink, even Mother Nature cannot drown out a great experience on a Walstrom Marine cruise.

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Calendar Dates 2016 May

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June

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Opening Day Bar-B-Q - Celebrating 70 Years

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Memorial Day

17-19

OPENING DAY BAR-B-Q

July

14th Annual Bay Harbor In-Water Boat Show

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Father's Day - Buy Dad a boat!

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First Day of Summer

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May 28

Mother's Day - Buy Mom a boat!

Vintage Car and Boat Festival - Bay Harbor

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Twilight Preview - Harbor Springs Showroom 7-10PM

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11th Annual Harbor Springs Waterfront Wine Festival

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Blessing of the Fleet and Summer White Party Harbor Springs

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Bay Harbor Fireworks

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Happy Independence Day! Parade and Fireworks- Harbor Springs, and Petoskey

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93rd Annual Port Huron to Mac Race

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108th Annual Chicago to Mac Race

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Little Traverse Conservancy 26th Annual Save the Trees Fundraiser

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August

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Little Traverse Bay Regatta U Gotta Regatta Tiara Yachts Great Lakes Rendezvous Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Harbor Springs Car Festival

September 5

June 17-19

BAY HARBOR IN-WATER BOAT SHOW

Labor Day

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First Day of Autumn

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Taste of Harbor Springs

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Columbus Day Discover someplace new in your boat!

October

November 6

Daylight Savings Time Ends

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Election Day

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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

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Veterans Day

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Thanksgiving

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Harbor Springs Christmas Tree Lighting

December 5

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Harbor Springs Holiday Merchants Open House Christmas


NEWS from Rivertown

By Heather Conaway

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pring seemed to roll around a little sooner this year. This was partly due to the mild November and December we experienced in Northern Michigan, and partly due to the fact that we worked so busily during the winter that the weeks seemed to fly by! When the days began getting longer, we developed a spring in our steps, knowing that in no time at all, we would begin greeting customers and launching boats. Since the last edition of Docklines, our Cheboygan facility welcomed technician Derek Getz to the service team. He was hired just before Memorial Day 2015, Derek Getz which was an extremely busy time, and assisted with commissioning and the installation of two engines during his first weeks at Walstrom Marine. Derek has Detroit Diesel engine experience from his employment with Schneider National, a trucking company with a facility in Bedford, Pennsylvania. He is currently studying

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for his ABYC (American Boat & Yacht Council) electrical certification. Derek is happy to work for Walstrom Marine, and likes the way the company treats customers and employees alike. During the fall and winter months, the staff attended various trade shows, seminars, and training sessions in order to stay up to date on the latest products and developments in the boating world. Cheboygan Parts Manager Rick Heiny attended the International Boating Expo (IBEX) in Louisville, Kentucky in September and enjoyed learning about some of the new and innovative marine products on the market and meeting the vendors he deals with in person. Service Manager Dana Chapman attended the Recreational Boatbuilders Exhibition & Conference (RBEC), sponsored by the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) in East Lansing, along with several co-workers from our Harbor Springs facility. The conference highlighted legislative and regulatory changes, and the current, overall positive trend in the marine industry with more boat sales and increased sales of service and parts. With the water levels up and fuel prices down, the 2016 boating season looks to be promising.

Derek Getz and Rick Heiny, along with Tim Wilson and Wayne Peterson from Harbor Springs, went to Tiara Tech in Holland, Michigan in January. They toured the plant, saw Tiaras being manufactured, and learned more about the various systems on Tiaras. Walstrom Marine likes to keep customers informed of the latest happenings within the company. If you haven’t already done so, please visit our website at www.walstrom.com and click the link in the bottom right corner of the home page to subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter. This newsletter highlights boats for sale, new product information, service tips, and a monthly contest, as well as general boating news. As Walstrom Marine celebrates our 70th anniversary in 2016, the newsletter has been featuring a historical retrospective of the company, a decade at a time each month. It is impressive to see the growth and accomplishments throughout the years. We hope you will find this interesting as well, and thank you for your role in helping us to achieve this milestone. We wish you an enjoyable boating season!


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ne hundred and forty-two years ago, think about that for a minute, in 1874, at the ripe young age of 13, Christopher Columbus Smith built his first boat. The boat style was called a “punt” and became the foundation of one of the best known brand names worldwide. Most of us have multiple Chris-Craft stories we can share as we developed our love of boating. Let’s take a look back at the history of Chris-Craft and then see what’s making them tick today. By 1927, Chris-Craft was recognized as the largest builder of mahogany-constructed power boats worldwide. Can you imagine the buzz about boating back in the Roaring Twenties? It was back to basics during the 1930s. In 1941, Chris-Craft started to produce military vessels for the US war effort in World War II, going on to build over 12,000 boats by 1945. In 1950, the recreational power boat market had rebounded with Chris-Craft then offering a staggering mix of 139 different models. Fiberglass found its way into Chris-Craft production in 1955 on the Cobra’s golden deck lid and dorsal fin. For added reference, the next year a new young singer named Elvis Presley gained popularity with his hit song ‘Hound Dog’. I wonder what it would have been like – cruising around in a mid ‘50s ChrisCraft Cobra, listening to Elvis on the radio. Did it even have a radio? The 1960s saw Chris-Craft and other brands working to understand this new material, fiberglass. The transition to fiberglass became complete with the last mahogany Chris-Craft, a 1971 57’ Constellation. By the mid 1980s, the Chris-Craft High Performance line with its roots in the Stinger Series introduced state of the art coring materials, custom resins, and an intricate vacuum bagging lamination process, producing a lighter boat with no reduction in durability. From this point on, boat building would never be the same. Additional press and visibility came from Chris-Craft being selected as the boat of choice for Sonny Crocket and Rico Tubbs in the hit TV series Miami Vice. Fast forward to new owners Stellican Ltd. in 2001 and Chris-Craft continues to move aggressively into its third century of operations. The vacuum bag lamination system is now used by most progressive boat manufacturers. Additionally, Chris-Craft utilizes foam-filled fiberglass subfloor components, along with

foam-filled fiberglass stringer systems to add floatation, hull strengthening and stiffening, and for additional damping and noise cancellation. Chris-Craft’s unique hull shapes with reverse transoms and tumblehome require two and three-piece molds that are carefully separated to assure high quality. Chris-Craft’s extensive woodshop carries on the tradition of real wood being used in Chris-Craft boats. Teak trim in the Heritage Trim option and teak everywhere in the Heritage Edition are two mainstay options. Stainless steel windshields with tempered safety glass is what separates Chris-Craft from lesser brands. Chris-Craft also utilizes stainless steel hardware for cleats, engine room vents, navigation lights, bimini top bows and more, again to assure that the highest quality materials going in will deliver the highest quality boat coming out.

Finally, we’ll talk about color as a function of style, an element of Chris-Craft DNA that no other manufacturer comes close to. ChrisCraft recently finished the installation of their next generation of paint booth, taking their art of painting boats to the next level. From prepaint surface prep, through painting and the post-paint process, the multiple layers of base coat, paint, and clear coats give Chris-Crafts a look and style like no other boat on the water. This labor-intensive process virtually guarantees that the finish on your Chris-Craft will remain beautiful through your years of ownership. Walstrom Marine stocks a wide range of Chris-Craft models, ranging in size, this year, from the Capri 21 to the Launch 32. They’re beautiful and will undeniably put an exclamation point on your boating season!

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DIESELS Maintenance is the Word

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iesels have a reputation for being rock steady reliable and long lasting. Rebuilds should be after thousands of hours of use, as long as the maintenance is kept up and the recommended schedule is followed. The manufacturer writes a maintenance manual with longevity in mind. Simply follow the guidelines and you should get years of reliable service out of your diesels. Ignore the manufacturer’s recommendations and the life of the engine is significantly compromised. There are three fundamental areas that should be addressed to keep your diesels going for a long time. These include the lubrication system, cooling system and air filtration system. Diesel lube may need to be changed as soon as one hundred hours because of the large amounts of carbon and sulfuric acid, the result of the combustion process. Too much carbon in the oil retards the lubricating abilities of the oil, as well as blocking heat transfer which affects the ability of the oil's cooling function. Sulfuric acid will damage the rod bearings if allowed to build up. Neither of these conditions is advisable. When it comes to oils and filters don’t think the “cheap stuff” is just as good. The manufacturers recommend oil grades and quality filters because those contribute to long life on these engines. The cooling system for your engines also needs to be maintained; it is probably responsible for up to 50% of engine failures. Diesels develop a great amount of heat and if the cooling system

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is compromised, can get very hot very quickly. Those who have experienced an impeller failure can attest to this. Part of this is because the diesel develops twice to four times the compression of a gasoline engine (from 350-550 psi or more depending on the engine) which produces heat. And while a gasoline engine can tolerate numerous moderate overheat situations, diesels cannot. This is because a diesel overheats so quickly and internal parts may not be as tolerant as those on a gas engine. Besides keeping the coolant levels at recommended levels, belts and hoses should be inspected, and coolant should be checked for Ph factors and what is known as “fallout”. The system should also get a cleaning and fresh coolant as recommended by the manufacturer, and pencil zincs should be checked during this time as well. The coolers that are associated with the system (oil cooler, fuel cooler, heat exchanger and possibly a transmission cooler) also need to be inspected annually. Part of the decommission process also inspects and cleans sea strainers and sea cocks to help maintain the cooling systems. The air filters on diesels should be inspected at least annually and any necessary maintenance done. See your owner’s manual for recommendations. Air filters clean the air and any restrictions basically upset the balance of the air/fuel mixture, which then can lead to incomplete combustion (smoke and soot) and possibly the “washing” of the cylinders, which will cause scoring and excessive wear, not to

mention contribute to overheating. Cleaning the air is more important than most people think, as everyone thinks the air we breathe is clean. If it’s fine for us, it should be good for diesels too. But remember that over those engines is typically a hatch, which has carpet, padding or a wood cabin sole. How many times do you sweep or vacuum that very floor? All of this debris can, and does get filtered by your engines. If you open an engine room hatch or door while running, you will notice a pull (vacuum) on the door or hatch. These engines move massive amounts of air, and anything that is in that air can be sucked in without proper filtration. This is not about scaring you into fearing diesel engines, but will hopefully help you to take a look at your owner’s manual and see what the recommended maintenance is for your particular engine(s). With an eye on performing a few simple checks before you start your engines, you should get years of reliable service from them. Plus, this helps you spot any potential problems that might show up, like a small oil leak. It’s a five-minute check prior to start up. Check the oil level and top off as necessary, check your coolant level and top off with the proper mixture of coolant/water, take a look at your air filters to make sure they look clean and are not oil soaked. Take a look around and notice if there are any leaks, whether water or coolant, and if it needs immediate attention or can wait until a convenient time. Also keep track of what the manufacturer recommends for the


hours you have on your engines. They built the engines and know what it takes to maintain them. Once you start your engines, check your gauges frequently and notice any changes as you run. I used to put a small erasable mark on each gauge where the needle typically rested when running at cruise speed. Then a quick glance showed if things were normal or about to get exciting. And if things do happen to get exciting, such as an overheat, listen to your alarm, check the gauges and shut the engine down until you can determine what happened and whether it’s safe to restart and continue on. While running, try to run at the manufacturer's recommended RPM range. A turbocharged diesel needs to make boost to have complete combustion or you may just be dumping fuel through the engine, causing less efficiency and possibly damage from over fueling. While it may cost more than you thought to maintain your diesels, it is a heck of a lot less than replacing the engines, not to mention losing most of your summer while waiting for the engine(s) to be rebuilt. We honestly don’t want to see that happen any more than you do. Of course, if you have any questions, feel free to give us a call and we will do

what we can to answer your questions. If we don’t know the answer, we will find someone who does and get back to you. And please read your owner’s manual! It’s really more important than when you

assembled that IKEA furniture way back when and left the instructions in the box! Cruise far and safe. Your Walstrom Service Team

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Center Consoles Not Your Father’s Fishing Boat

By Hi Stover

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he center console category continues to evolve into a type of boat much larger in scope and size than your father’s fishing boat. Robust construction, suitable for offshore use, and limited creature comforts continue to be updated and enhanced to the point of today’s center consoles being downright luxurious, offering weather protection, heads, berths, and comfort amenities unheard of just a few short years ago. Let’s take a look at features now available from Walstrom Marine’s two brands of center consoles, Pursuit and Chris-Craft, and see how advanced the state of the center console art is today.

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The most important features to talk about are the advances made in weather protection due to the expanded use of hard tops and isinglass enclosures. Pursuit has been leading the charge here by offering hard tops or T-Tops for a number of years. These tops, combined with isinglass enclosures that cover from the hardtop to the gunwales and down to the cockpit sole, offer great weather protection for those making a run offshore in more challenging conditions. The new Pursuit C238 Center Console demonstrates this design feature exceptionally well. We also have in stock an S 280 Sport and an ST 310 from Pursuit, both with hardtops and weather enclosures on three sides. Another feature gaining in popularity is forward helm console access through a large hinged door. Many of the new designs incorporate this feature as it allows easier access to the head. And the head compartments now may also have dedicated storage for SCUBA tanks and cockpit tables along with other items. On the larger offerings, the Catalina 34 from Chris-Craft, and the S 408 Sport from Pursuit, there is even enough space for a comfortable berth, large enough for two. Seating systems continue to evolve on center consoles as well. Whereas in the past, a leaning post at the helm and a casting platform forward

seemed adequate, our new center consoles from Pursuit and Chris-Craft now have dual-purpose helm seating with fold-away bolsters to create a leaning post as desired. Forward on the console is another seating area for two, with wrap-around seating at the bow and a table that converts the area to a sun pad. The new Pursuit C 238 has fold-out back rests to make the bow seating even more comfortable. All the way aft is typically a fold-away transom seat, providing great comfort while down and extra cockpit space for water sports when stowed. Joystick docking control is now widely available on twin engine applications. This technology has been around for over ten years and has found its way into all types of propulsion systems. The Yamaha outboard power used by Pursuit and Chris-Craft is engineered from the start to be compatible with Yamaha’s own Helm Master Joystick system, as well as the new Optimus 360 Joystick Control System available from Sea Star Solutions. Walstrom Marine is a new installing dealer for the Optimus system and, needless to say, we’re excited about it. It’s clear to see that the new center consoles deserve a serious look. Call ahead regarding your boat of interest as we regularly move these boats between Harbor Springs and Bay Harbor. Product testing, you know...


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It’s only when we go back to believing anything is possible that it truly is. That’s been our philosophy for over 55 years and the inspiration behind the new 70 Motor Yacht, combining a fresh open-concept design and legendary Hatteras performance. It is an experience without equal for those who chase a life without limits.

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he newest Hatteras Motor Yacht to hit the water is the all new 70 MY. It’s fitting that in our 70th year of business we can represent this exquisite 70’ Yacht. Introduced at last year’s Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, this yacht gained tremendous traction in the boating marketplace right out of the gate. The baby brother to the Enrico Gabbi-designed Hatteras 100 MY, the 70 is a clear fusion of the Mediterranean style and the legendary American boat builder from North Carolina. When Dorothy walks in the salon of this beauty she will know she’s not in Kansas anymore. This is a Hatteras like no other. From the roomy back deck, the unique open galley/salon arrangement draws you into the forward settee area with its innovative, wraparound, overhead windshield, placing the country kitchen galley in a bright, atrium-like setting. Hardwood floors are under your feet throughout the main deck. Down below, the full beam master stateroom takes advantage of the awesome 21’ beam and

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offers a real King size berth with generous port lights. A walk-in closet and a huge private head accent the unique feel of the furniturelike cabinetry around you. Going forward are two guest staterooms and a wonderful VIP stateroom in the bow with its own ensuite head. Quality, space, and light abound. On deck, the large, covered aft deck is graced with a high gloss table promising elegant and intimate seating for eight. With the unique open design, you can sit on the back deck, look through the sliding glass door through the salon and galley and see the forward deck. Amazing! Walking forward on the walk-around side decks, you will find flush, sea stair stowage, thoughtful boarding gates, a Pantograph door to starboard, and a mega yacht entertainment area on the forward deck. How did they do that? The next part of the tour is the flying bridge. This is the business end of the yacht, where you operate the vessel and entertain your guests. Underneath the styling hardtop is a fullyoperational bar with stools, a BBQ grill, and

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seating for all your major social events. By putting your dinghy on the optional hydraulic swim platform, you double your entertaining space by turning the boat deck into a luxurious retreat for sunning or lounging. The tour ends with a trip through the transom door. The crew’s quarters with shower and work bench greet you before the engine room door. Inside the bright, walkaround engine room, you will find an incomparable array of mechanical systems that can push the boat up to 30 knots with the optional 1900 HP Caterpillar C-32A engines. Standard equipment includes ABT fin stabilizers, a painted hull, resin-infused hull, Garmin electronics package, KVH Sat TV, bow thruster, oil changing system, air conditioning and more. In short, Mediterranean styling, expansive interior design, Hatteras quality, superb engineering, unsurpassed seakeeping ability and Carolina know how. Hatteras and Walstrom Marine. 70 feet and 70 years.


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HISTORY

of Walstrom’s 70th Anniversary By Ward Walstrom, Jr.

One of the first yachts docked at WalstromGriffeth was the “Pam”, a 1921 62’ commuter yacht built for the Hiram Walker Distillery and kept in the last covered slip. Another was “Nermie”, a 1929 22’ Chris Craft Cadet owned by Sidney Gamble.

1940s In 1946, Ward and Roma Walstrom and Paul Griffeth bought a 43-year-old boat yard in Harbor Springs from Henry Melching. There were 18 covered slips and storage for 100 boats. One of the early stockholders was Charles Hollerith, son of one of IBM’s founders, Herman Hollerith. The Chris Craft franchise went with the yard, which proved to be a valuable asset for many years. Another asset was an elevator lift that Henry Melching built in 1938. Capable of hauling around 50 tons, it was one of the largest lifts in northern Michigan. The Walstrom-Griffeth Co. offered “Complete Boating Facilities” and worked on boats year around in a heated shop. In 1948, a new 60’ by 104’ building was constructed for storage of 12 large cruisers in winter and 30 automobiles in the summer.

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1950s In 1952, Paul Griffeth left the company and Harbor Springs to further a career in education. Charles Hollerith replaced him on the Board, and in 1953, the name of the company was changed to Walstrom Marine.


In 1954, new wood piling was installed on the east side of the main dock to break the force of the dreaded east wind. Many a night, Ward would trudge down to the boathouse and move boats out of slips to keep them from bashing in their rub rails. Ward, Jr. recalls what it was like growing up around the marina in the summers of the late 1950s.”You could catch all the perch you wanted off the gas dock or elevator lift. I spent a lot of time watching Bob Ward, Vincent Cooper, and Leo Johnson work on boats. Up and down the dock, boat captains dressed in khaki brown were sanding and varnishing brightwork.”

1960s In 1960, Walstrom Marine expanded to a second site east of town, developing a yacht basin for 100 slips, storage, and haul out. Walstrom also built a heated service building on the north side of Bay Street for employees to work year-round. In 1964, the water levels were at an alltime low for Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. In 1965, Ward and Roma purchased the Sears Dock and Dredge equipment including a barge, crane, pile driver, and tug “Ottawa.” In 1969, Ward and Roma developed Marina Village Condominiums on property upland of the boat basin. The 32 living units were designed to attract boaters who wanted a place for mom and the kids to stay while dad could keep his boat in the front of their living unit. This was the first condominium development in northern Michigan. Also in 1969, Fred Walstrom joined the company as full-time operator of Walstrom Dock and Dredge and as a director after graduating from Michigan State with an engineering degree. In the same year, Walstrom Marine purchased the Fenton Roe property next to the basin and built a 100’ by 100’ storage building on the site.

1970s In 1971, Walstrom Marine became a dealer for Hatteras Yachts, a high quality boat company in North Carolina. By 1981, Walstrom Marine sold two 61’ Motor Yachts, a 56’, several 53’s and a few smaller models to become the coveted “Hatteras Dealer of the Year.” In 1972, Ward Walstrom, Jr. replaced Charles Hollerith on the Board of Directors and joined the company full-time in sales. With a degree in business from Michigan State, Ward, Jr. ’s focus was on sales and operation of the company. Boats sold by the company were not limited to power. During the ‘50s and ‘60s, Pearson sailboats were sold. Responding to the oil embargo of 1979, the Morgan line of sailboats was taken on. Later, Nonsuch was another sailboat line handled. Smaller boat lines handled in the 1970s were Sea Ray, Donzi, Slickcraft, and Carver. In the 1980s, Wellcrafts were sold.

Service was the key to Walstrom becoming one of the oldest, most reputable marinas on the Great Lakes. Boaters would travel from as far as Chicago or Detroit to have their boats serviced at Walstrom Marine. In 1975, water levels were at an all-time high. In the summer, the water was over the main floor. The mechanical and carpentry shop downtown was flooded most of the time and everyone wore high rubber boots to get around. From 1977 to 1981, a major building project was undertaken downtown. The original covered boathouse was torn down; new 50’ treated southern yellow pine was driven for the new covered slips on the main dock. The old entrance from the alley between the Pier Restaurant and the office was replaced with a new entrance with overhead door to the west. A new sales office was also built with new showers and bathrooms to the west.

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Walstrom’s History over 70 Years Continued from previous page

1980s In 1981, Walstrom became a dealer for Tiara Yachts. With popularity moving toward the open cockpit, Tiara led the way for the next generation of boats in northern Michigan. A strong partnership was forged and Walstrom Marine has been among the top 10 Tiara Dealers for many years. In 1983, Fred Walstrom and Ward Walstrom, Jr. purchased the company from their parents. Fred became President and Ward, Jr. General Manager. In 1987, addressing the need to haul and service larger yachts, Walstrom expanded to Cheboygan, Michigan. A heated storage building, haul out slip with a 70-ton lift, and 40 deep-water slips were constructed on the Cheboygan River. With direct access to Lake

Huron, and its proximity to the North Channel, Walstrom established a new center for larger yachts whose owners preferred to stay up north.

1990s By 1994, a heated building was added at the Hoyt Street location. This began a new trend in storage for boats. These buildings saved time in decommissioning and provided for more yearround employment In 1995, the original building downtown was torn down and the new store and office building completed in time for its 50th anniversary celebration. The exquisite cherry paneled store

“Propellers� has become a popular stop for the latest in yacht clothing and accessories. Also in 1995, Walstrom opened a store and office for boat sales in Bay Harbor. In 2003, Walstrom Marine opened its store Propellers in the waterfront district at Bay Harbor. In a rare, late-fall windstorm in 2002, the roof blew off the west building. A new roof was installed with pre-laminated fir wood beams to become another showpiece in boathouse construction and technology. By 2003, Walstrom Marine was completely rebuilt from top to bottom from the beginning of its major reconstruction that started in 1975.

2000s 2005 was year of accomplishments. Walstrom Marine was selected to be the sole recipient of Tiara Yachts Platinum Service Dealer in the world. Also in the same year, Walstrom Marine was one of the first marinas to become a Michigan Clean Marina and recognized as one of the top 100 dealers by Boating Industry Magazine. After many years of planning and meeting with city and state, a new floating breakwall with 20 slips was added to the south of the basin in 2008 and another 17 slips in 2009. Soon, this became a popular summer destination. In 2009, Walstrom Marine converted its downtown building and 65 slips to a deposit membership club called The Boathouse of Harbor Springs. The following year, the Roe

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Building was rebuilt with new offices on two floors, large glass doors and skylight, and an indoor, heated showroom. On May 3, 2011, Walstrom Marine Sales moved from its downtown location to its new location at 500 Bay Street. Throughout its history, Walstrom Marine has enjoyed success due to its skilled and dedicated employees who remained loyal to the company. The lifeblood of the company has been the people who have given their time and energy for its survival. And from its beginning in 1946, Walstrom Marine has not just survived, but has become a major boating destination and leader among marinas in the Great Lakes.

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THE

MIGHTY MAC Swim By Rick Venner

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to Benefit

H  ABITAT FOR HUMANITY

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alstrom Marine was presented an opportunity to become involved with the Mighty Mac Swim, and at the same time, give back in a big way to the community. It didn't come without its logistical challenges, but we are pleased to report that it came together with the cooperative effort of personnel from all three of our locations. Promoter Jim (The Shark) Dryer brought back the Mac Swim event in 2015, eight years after the 50th Mackinac Bridge anniversary, when 50 swimmers participated back in 2007. The 2015 swim across the channel was to raise funds for Northern Michigan's Habitat for Humanity. Mr. Dryer needed on-water support with boats and personnel, and Walstrom Marine was a natural fit, capable in the handling of boats and yachts required for a successful event. Before daylight, stormy conditions threatened the postponement or cancellation of the event. Eventually, the skies gave way to a beautiful summer day. All the boats, swimmers and supporting crew started their day in Mackinaw City. We ferried across with eight teams and

boats, a media boat, and the organizer's lead boat. By the time the event began on the beach in the Upper Peninsula, the weather was calm, but with limited visibility. Off we went, each team with its own boat. The boats were all staffed with a lifeguard, captain and first mate. As the day progressed, we saw the wind start to funnel down the Straits of Mackinac, making for a choppy and challenging swim. At one point, we had about ten minutes to get all the swimmers out of the water to clear the way for a freighter that was down bound right through the race course. We dropped them all back in at the designated waypoints, which were hurriedly made for the emergency evacuation of the course. (Remember, this wasn't a race but rather, an achievement.) Jim Dryer said, "Sixty-three out of 84 swimmers completed the swim in some very turbulent conditions. We are very proud of our swimmers and forever grateful to Walstrom Marine for all they contributed to the success of the Mighty Mac Swim!" When asked how the fundraising event fared for Habitat for Humanity, Jim shared that the


event raised over $325,000 in cash and over $380,000 when in-kind contributions are added. Sandra Pearson, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Michigan said the 2015 Mighty Mac Swim was the single largest fundraiser for Habitat in the history of Michigan! The money will go to revitalizing Michigan neighborhoods.

I would like to acknowledge the crew from Walstrom Marine who had it in their heart to help with this Labor Day event: CORY GEIGER

Captained a Pursuit 26 Center Console with first mate and Walstrom customer Patrick O’Brien

HI STOVER

Captained a Pursuit ST 310 with first mate Scott Sutliff

RICK AND GAIL VENNER Captained and crewed the Tiara 43 media boat

THE CREW AT OUR CHEBOYGAN YARD

Spotting the 26 Pursuit with truck at the event.

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Sharing your passion for boating since 1946

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New HIRES

SCOTT SUTLIFF

New

GENERAL MANAGER of operations

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om Ervin is the newest member of the Walstrom Marine management team, bringing with him over 25 years of experience in the marine industry. He has owned a marina and marine dealership, worked as a Store Manager, General Manager, and has served on executive committees of some of the most professional and influential marine industry companies. As General Manager of operations at Walstrom Marine, Tom will work closely with President David Lyle and owner Ward Walstrom. Throughout his career in the marine industry, Tom has consistently provided high levels of customer satisfaction and strong financial results. He is a firm believer that a dealership's success is dependent upon an outstanding Service Department which continually strives to exceed customer expectations. Tom is a native of Ohio and a graduate of The Ohio State University. He spent his summers boating on Lake Erie and has also boated extensively throughout the Great Lakes. Tom refers to Northern Michigan

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boating as "the greatest boating you will find anywhere on the Great Lakes." He is married to Lisa, his wife of 33 years. They are the proud parents of Katie, a teacher in Pennsylvania, and Tim who recently completed a tour with the US Air Force and is currently completing his degree at The Ohio State University. "Tom is among a select number of industry veterans with the background and experience that covers all facets of the marina and boating industry. He is a welcome addition to our team and will have an immediate impact on an already established sales and service business," said Walstrom Marine's owner, Ward Walstrom. Walstrom Marine is a second-generation, family-owned yacht sales and service company, celebrating over seventy years of serving the boating community throughout northern Michigan. Based in Harbor Springs, Michigan, with sales and service locations in Harbor Springs, Cheboygan, and Bay Harbor, Walstrom Marine sells and services Hatteras Yachts, Tiara Yachts, Chris Craft, and Pursuit Boats.

joined the Walstrom Marine team in the Summer of 2015. He’s an outgoing and energetic 25 year old Petoskey native. When not at Walstrom Marine assisting at the Basin Yachting Center or Dockside Detailing crews, Scott enjoys hunting local trophy whitetails or chasing walleye on our inland lakes. This love of the outdoors and of boating is what made it so easy for Scott to start his marine industry career with Walstrom Marine. A willing learner, Scott is looking forward to the 2016 boating season and can’t wait for everyone to return!

TIM WILSON,

originally from Grand Rapids, moved to Northern Michigan in 2002 where he graduated from Harbor Springs High School. Always having loved working and tuning engines led Tim to earn a Diesel and Industrial Degree from UTI in Chicago. Moving back north upon completion, Tim found work as a heavy equipment technician at a local ski resort until he switched gears (or seasons) to Walstrom Marine. His background as a diesel mechanic has made him a natural fit in his new role. When not working, Tim enjoys working on his 1967 Sunbeam automobile and carpentry. In just his first winter at Walstrom, Tim completed not only Volvo Tech Training, but also Tiara and Pursuit Tech schools.


New Heated

STORAGE BUILDING W to Replace

alstrom Marine is pleased to announce plans to build a new heated storage building to replace an existing building on the south side of Bay Street. The existing

building, built around l960, will be removed during the summer of

1960 Building on Bay Street

2016. The new 67’ X 100’ building will be in the same location as the existing building. The east side will have three large bi-fold doors. The front will have windows and enhancements similar to the new Sales Center which was completed in 2011. The new building is scheduled to be completed in 2016, the year Walstrom Marine celebrates its 70th anniversary.

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“Lake Tablino” by Charles Neal Used with permission.

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Bill Blakemore Inducted into

MBIA Hall of Fame

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ill Blakemore was inducted into the Michigan Boating Industries Hall of Fame at the annual meeting held in Lansing, Michigan on December 10, 2015. Bill Blakemore has worked all his adult life in the boating industry, over 50 years with Walstrom Marine. After leaving the Navy, Bill joined Walstrom Marine in l966. He came when the industry was primarily wooden boats. Bill became a masterful ships carpenter. Bill also was the operator of an elevator lift, one of the first lifts built to haul over 50 tons in Michigan. It was complex and took several men a day to haul and store a 50-60’ boat. Another job he did was assembling aluminum davits built for Walstrom Marine. These were some of the first davits sold and were shipped all over the world. When the boat industry converted from wood to fiberglass, Bill was eager to embrace this change. He took it upon himself to learn about fiberglass and would tour boat factories on his own time. It wasn’t long for Bill to become a leader in fiberglass repair. Around the same time, Hatteras Yachts started to use a polyurethane paint over

fiberglass gelcoat for a more durable finish. Bill again took it upon himself to learn how to apply Imron paint. Besides being able to make an old or damaged boat look like new, Bill was also able to mentor many young technicians. He was a gentle man always with a kind word of encouragement for our younger staff. Bill was also a promoter. He loved talking to customers and explaining the mysteries of wood, paint and fiberglass. Bill is all about family. He has been married to his wife June for over 50 years. He has always felt the people he works with are his extended family. To Bill, the relationships he builds with his co-workers, his customers, and his friends are essential to his and our success. For our industry, Bill has been a pioneer in working with new materials of boating. He has been a meticulous and masterful artist with an eye for perfection. He has taken a bashed-in boat and re-shaped it into new with his hands. He has been a teacher to young persons and has been a marine promoter to our customers and the public. Walstrom Marine is proud to claim Bill Blakemore as a member of its family.

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PORT OF CALL

Harbor Springs By Ward Walstrom, Jr.

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rom the Odawa Indians and the lumber barons, to the cruise ships and resort hotels, Harbor Springs is deep in history as well as a deep harbor of refuge. The natural harbor on the north side of Little Traverse Bay is well protected from the north, south, and west. A high bluff buffers the northwest wind, making it tranquil even on days when it’s windy out in the Bay. People traveled north to Harbor Springs by train from Detroit, Chicago, Cincinnati, and St. Louis to escape the humidity and hay fever that prevailed during the hot summer months in the southern part of the mid-west. They also came on the cruise

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ships “Greater Detroit”, “City of Cleveland”, “North American”, and “South American”. Large hotels were built to house the vacationers such as Ramona Park Hotel, Harbor Point Hotel, and Roaring Brook Hotel. As you approach the harbor, you notice large Victorian cottages along the north side of Harbor Point, a well-established resort. The front porches are on Little Traverse Bay. As you enter the harbor, you notice the back porches are on the harbor. To the northeast, you notice more Victorian cottages along the shore. This area is Wequetonsing, another summer resort. These summer cottages were built

around the turn of the century when the harbor was a center for lumbering. Two saw mills were located in the harbor with large docks for shipment of lumber by water. You needn’t worry about shallow water off the end of the point. The drop-off at the end is so steep, if your bow was on the beach, your stern would be in 8-10’ of water. In the center of the harbor, the depth is over 100’. It is deep all the way up to the head of the harbor. It’s not unusual to see several large vessels over 100’ tied up at the city dock. The harbor is a great place to anchor with a designated mooring area on the north side. Artesian springs make the water


The port of Harbor Springs has all the charm of historic preservation and beauty of natural creation.

clarity almost perfect. On a calm day, the bottom can be easily seen in 15-20 feet of depth. A favorite sport is kayaking in the early morning with a clear view of the bottom just as you find in the Bahamas. There are many artesian fountains around town to quench your thirst. There are three marinas, one public, and two private. The city marina can accommodate boats over 100’ along side and has transient slips for boats 25'-70'. It has showers, a grill area, and large grass area for walking dogs. Walstrom Marine has transient slips up to 75’ with a yachting center, laundry, showers, patio grill area, haul-out up to 75

tons, yacht sales, parts, and service. Irish Boat Shop, specializing in sail, has slips up to 50’ and space for a few larger vessels along side, showers, a ship’s store, sales, haul-out, and service. All three marinas are walking distance to downtown. The town has quaint shops, art studios, coffee bistros, casual and fine dining. The people are friendly and there are a variety of activities for all. There are food carts, concerts, and street-corner entertainers. A bike ride down the tunnel of trees reveals the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding woods and spectacular views of the bay. There are two public bathing beaches. Zoll beach allows dogs.

The harbor’s east end is open for wake surfing and windsurfing. Less than 5 miles away is Petoskey State Park, a favorite anchorage with a sandy beach. If the water is too cold, a community swimming pool next to the high school on top of the bluff is open year-round. Petoskey and Bay Harbor are less than 5 miles away for lunch or dinner and back to watch the sunset. The port of Harbor Springs has all the charm of historic preservation and beauty of natural creation. Upon arrival until departure, the body and soul of the tired sailor will discover adventure on land, and find rest in the berth.

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39 COUPE By Rick Venner

Tiara's Newest Crown Jewel, the 39 Coupe

The new 39 Coupe from Tiara Yachts in Holland, Michigan is a welcome addition to the Coupe series. Before getting into the specifics of this new model, it is important to take a step back and look at how Tiara launched forward with the successful Coupe series.

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In 2014, Tiara introduced the 50 Coupe. The Coupe is the result of boating trends, customer feedback, and the intuitive design for which Tiara is well known. The Coupe addresses some of the current concerns from today's boater, including less canvas, a galley up design which brings everyone up into the daylight and provides a social configuration that opens to the outdoors, heads and beds below with ample room for guests, family, and privacy. The revolutionary Volvo joystick docking system continues to dominate the desires of today's boater, offering stress-free boating. Tiara introduced the first "Glass Cockpit", which is a collaboration with Volvo and Garmin to bring a fully-integrated helm system that includes the ability to drive with the joystick at high speeds. At first blush, this may seem like an unnecessary option, but if quick response is desired to avoid a problem on the water, nothing can compare to the quick, again, stress-free action of the joystick. The autopilot is fully integrated as well, requiring minimal effort to use. Walstrom Marine's experienced crew looks forward to walking you through the details of this system. Contact the sales department at 231-526-2141 for more information.

Now, on to the 39, a fully capable yacht by any standards, and the smallest Coupe of the now three-boat series. She has all of the big boat technology and luxury of the Tiara flagship, including galley up design, optional grilling aft, sliding door with no-step entry, and ample storage for water toys and boating gear. She has two staterooms and one head below decks. The master stateroom is forward with a pedestal modified queen berth. As on all Tiara Coupes, there is ample ventilation throughout every area of the boat, including a sunroof in the salon and helm area. Full climate control comes standard for those days where the outside weather isn't cooperating, so one can enjoy continued boating in complete comfort. A notable mention to the 39 Coupe's Tiaraproven hull design; she is designed on the legacy open-hull design, arguably the best offshore design ever to hit the waves (and small chop). You will recognize the large flair bow and aggressive full-length, deeper V-hull. Walstrom Marine is a stocking dealer for the new 39 Coupe. We look forward to making our presentation to you and assisting you on your journey to find the right new boat to fulfill your dreams.

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Propellers is welcoming many new and exciting products to their offerings for Spring and Summer 2016. It’s always fun adding fresh pieces to your stylish “Up North” wardrobe and Propellers is sure to offer what’s new for the season to keep you looking up to date, trendy & stylish. Our buyer, Heidi Hayner, travels the country to the leading apparel markets to find only the best for our stores. You can always count on Propellers to offer the finest in classic resortwear style. We carry fantastic collections for men, ladies and children, as well as accessories and nautical gifts. Nothing says summer on Little Traverse Bay like the perfect shift dress or tunic. They offer an easy style that takes you from day to night. Propellers is the largest Lilly Pulitzer specialty store in the Midwest and our stores are full of bright prints and the best resort styles for summer. The Skipper Popover is among one of our best sellers in the summer months. Lightweight and 100% cotton, these cheerful sweatshirts are perfect for chilly evenings on the lake or around town. Our staff is ready to provide you with an exceptional shopping experience on every visit to our stores. Let us help you with all your shopping needs this season. Whether it’s a gift for someone special or something for you, Propellers has exactly what you’re looking for. We stock everything from local cruising guides and life jackets to sunglasses and shoes. We offer a variety of nautical inspired gifts and accessories as well as men's, ladies and children's clothing. Propellers is a one stop shop for the boating enthusiast. We can meet your every need for a day on the water or on the town.

Want to see what else is happening at Propellers? Become a fan of our Facebook page. We update our Facebook page weekly with the latest in shipments, events, promotions and sales. Both Propellers stores sell gift certificates and we also special order gifts & items to fit your personal needs. Need to call us? Harbor Springs store 231-526-6885 Bay Harbor store 231-439-2740


262 E. Main Street ~ Harbor Springs (231)526-6885

801 Front Street ~ Bay Harbor (231)439-2740


BIGGER & BETTER!

By Hi Stover

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few years ago, six to be exact, Pursuit finished production of the C 340, their 34’ center console. Those of you who had the opportunity to run one, share our frustration that the boat stopped being produced. Well, our wait and frustration is officially over! Pursuit introduced the new flagship of their center console and sport series boats, the S 408 Sport at the Miami International Boat Show this past February. And, what an introduction it was!! Pursuit had optimal show placement on a main dock with a starboard side tie to showcase the new inward opening boarding door, a Pursuit first. Access was easy as the constant flow of people on and off the boat attested. It wasn’t uncommon to have 1015 people milling about from the bow to the stern. Forward, the usual bow seating area is enhanced with forward facing backrests and a removable center section for clear passage to the bow. Also forward is the triple sunpad chaise on the forward end of the large console. Remember, this is a 40’ center console!

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And speaking of the console, it’s impressive! Gaining access via an acrylic slider that slides behind the helm, the console interior opens up to a truly expansive space. The seating area forward slides together to form a berth large enough for two. Facing aft, there’s a drawer refrigerator to starboard with a microwave to port. An elegant head will take care of all of your needs during a day on the water. AC and heat are also standard. Back on deck, the three-abreast helm seat faces the Garmin Glass Cockpit electronics array complete with radar, autopilot, and Joystick docking control for the three Yamaha 350HP V8 four-stroke outboards. A bow thruster is also standard. A couple of steps behind the helm seat reveals additional three abreast aft-facing seating. This seating faces the transom entertainment center with sink, cooler, and grill. There’s a second drawer refrigerator under the helm seat to port. A diesel gen set provides all the power you will need while away from the dock. Amazing!

Early performance reports are indicating that the new Pursuit S 408 Sport will continue the tradition of solid performing Pursuit center consoles. Check early as interest is already strong and availability will be tight. Another new offering from Pursuit that is getting considerable interest is the DC 295 Dual Console also introduced at the Miami International Boat Show. The DC 295 slots perfectly in the Pursuit Dual Console lineup, right between the DC 265 (Pursuit’s #1 seller!) and the new last year DC 325. This category is very strong right now and the Pursuits offer unique features that clearly separate them from the other boats in the category. First and foremost is weather protection, a feature very important to us in the Northern Great Lakes. The Pursuit DC 295 has an integrated windshield and hardtop along with side curtains giving you great protection when the weather doesn’t cooperate. There’s an innovative aft facing seat to port that incorporates multiple positions and even an additional shelf opposite the entertainment console to starboard with


an optional grill. Also to port is a fold-away boarding step. Just like her bigger DC 325, the DC 295 had a single motion dual-action access door to the helm console head. Opposite to port is a huge storage console for all of your gear. The DC 295 is a perfect size for LTB boating. Call Walstrom Marine for details!

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The ULTIMATE Home Port By Dan Kimball

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ocated in the heart of downtown Harbor Springs, the Boathouse of Harbor Springs is truly the ultimate home port. As The Boathouse enters its seventh season operating as a premier yacht club, we are proud to announce that as of press time only one unsold membership remains. The Club has several improvements debuting in 2016, including remodeled bathrooms and new front doors for the office. Under the direction of the advisory board, the Boathouse has been continually updated each season while holding on to the rich tradition and atmosphere established by Walstrom Marine in 1946. The 2016 season is shaping up to be an active one. The Club is looking forward to hosting its seventh annual Lobster Boil on July 1st. This event has evolved into a great tradition for the Boathouse members, their families and friends. It serves as the Club’s official kickoff to summer and its popularity continues to grow, as it set an attendance record in 2015. Also taking place at the

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Boathouse this coming summer is the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society’s Summer White Party in conjunction with the fourth annual Harbor Springs Blessing of the Fleet on June 29th. Additionally, the Boathouse is proudly hosting a portion of the first annual Harbor Springs Festival of the Book scheduled for late September and early October. The Boathouse continues to enjoy a great relationship with Stafford’s Pier Restaurant, and we are happy to report that the Pier will continue to offer lunch and dinner service to the members on the Club deck and in the Club lounge. The Club also offers several unique locations throughout the property for the members to host intimate gatherings as well as large scale events in the waterfront parking garage. As the Boathouse continues to grow and evolve, the Club and its members are looking forward to another great summer of camaraderie while continuing old traditions and creating new ones.


Customer Profile

BILL PARFET

Visionary, still no cure for Boat Fever

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hen Bill Parfet first walked in our door, he was a big, wide-eyed 26 year-old kid, full of adventure with his foot on the accelerator. Maybe his excitement was accelerated because Harbor Springs was like Gull Lake on a mega scale. What I didn’t realize but later came to know was how smart this young man was. Bill Parfet is full of ideas and has a huge appetite of interests. He is confident, maybe from winning his first sailboat race when he was eight. He’s a natural-born leader. He still works with a passion and takes time out for his family. That I could provide him a pleasurable experience with boats makes me feel worthy of his friendship and lucky to bring you his story. William Upjohn Parfet was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1946 to parents Ray Parfet, Jr. and Martha Gilmore. His grandparents were Ray Parfet, Sr. and Marian Van Zant and Don Gilmore and Genevieve Upjohn. A history of his ancestors provides a unique story of how his family is tied together.

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UPJOHN On July 11, 1830 William Upjohn, with his wife Mary and six of their twelve children left England on a 123’ packet sailboat. Shortly after departure, a horrific storm raged for many days. The captain appeared at the family’s cabin and asked them to be patient and resign themselves to “Him who commands the Wind of the Seas.” On the ninth day, the seas were calm. Finally, on August 29th, the ship arrived in New York Harbor. William and Mary’s sons, William, Jr. and Uriah Upjohn left the family farm in New York in 1835 and traveled to Richland, Michigan to practice medicine. The accomplishments of both “pioneer physicians” forever changed the course of history for their descendants. Uriah’s son, William also practiced medicine. The early pills William prescribed were made of paste. They became hard and did not allow the medicine to be released in the body. Will began experimenting in his kitchen and devised a way to make a hard coating on the pill that would dissolve in the body. With this discovery, the Upjohn Pill

By Ward Walstrom, Jr.

and Granule Company was born in Kalamazoo in 1886.

GILMORE

After his first wife died, William Upjohn married Carrie Sherwood who was previously married to James Gilmore of Kalamazoo. Don Gilmore was the son of Carrie and James Gilmore. The Gilmore family started a variety store in downtown Kalamazoo close to Upjohn. It grew to become a premier department store, “Gilmores.”

PARFET

George Parfet, Sr., son of a coal miner in Wales, immigrated to America around 1847 settling in Pennsylvania. In 1873, he moved to Colorado. His son George Washington Parfet mined clay in Golden, Colorado. He married Mattie Bates and they had seven sons. In 1917, GW, helped with the burial of Buffalo Bill at Lookout Mountain. One of the seven sons was Ray Theodore Parfet. He married Marian Van Zant from Longmont, Colorado. Ray was tall and handsome and liked


to tell funny stories. He moved to Kalamazoo in 1924 and bought a Ford agency. His family spent summers on Gull Lake and built a cottage there in 1929. He had a son, Ray Theodore “Ted” Parfet, Jr. He married Martha Gilmore, daughter of Don and Genevieve Upjohn. He became President of Upjohn Pharmaceutical Co. One of Ted and Martha’s sons was William Upjohn “Bill” Parfet. Bill Parfet grew up in Kalamazoo. Summers revolved around the family at a cottage on Gull Lake. Bill and his cousins learned to swim and water ski on the lake. Bill learned to sail with his dad, Ted on a Penguin. When he was eight, they entered the Memorial Day Handicap Race. Because the boat was so small, the race committee gave Billy a two-hour head start. He won the race. The first place finish encouraged Bill to race Star boats on Gull Lake through high school and college. The Parfet family started coming up to Harbor Springs in the ‘60s and eventually bought a cottage at Seven Mile Point. Grandpa Donald Gilmore also built a summer home in Roaring Brook. Great-grandfather, W.E. Upjohn had bought a cottage in Weque back in 1895. I can just imagine the stories as the families converged around the dining table at a cottage on a summer night. One summer day in Harbor Springs, Bill walked out on the city dock and saw a charter sailboat owned by Gig Stewart called “Cygnus.” Bill chartered it to Beaver Island with Gig as captain. Bill went on other charters with Gig to the North Channel. In 1968, Bill was admitted to

Bill with Dad on Penguin in Labor Day Race, 1954

Lake Forest College. In college, Bill spent a year on World Campus Afloat. He graduated in 1970 and got his MBA at University of Michigan before beginning his career at Upjohn. Around 1970, Bill came to Walstrom Marine looking for a slip for his 18’ Donzi. In 1971, he purchased a 31’ Bertram from Ward Walstrom, Sr. From Ward, Sr., Bill became infected with “Boat Fever.” Bill and his family started going to the North Channel and Georgian Bay with only a compass, depth finder, and sumlog. They cruised with Howard Flint, also on a 31’ Bertram. After making a deposit on a 35’ and 38’ Bertram, Bill ordered a 46’ Bertram Convertible, naming it “Windstorm.” Taking delivery in 1973, Bill and I ran the new Bertram down the Miami River. Overcome with excitement, we headed out of the river with no chart. Suddenly, we felt something and looking back, noticed sand behind us. Sheepishly, we turned around and headed back with no harm done. One summer, Bill invited my brother Fred and I on a trip to Beaver Island aboard “Windstorm.” About halfway, it started to kick up. As my brother and I were trying to eat our sandwiches on the fly bridge, Bill looked over and ordered as a captain would to his crew, “Boys, I only want to see that sandwich once.“ In 1985, Bill married Barbara Johnson. With a blended family of 7, the couple scaled down to a 28’ Bertram. They took the 28’ with all the kids down the Trent-Severn Waterway, camping along the way through Georgian Bay. In 1994, as the kids grew, Bill purchased a 43’ Tiara, spending winters at Ocean Reef and summers in Harbor Springs. A 52’ Tiara was next. As the kids grew, Bill and Barbara moved to a 70’ Hatteras Convertible. Bill’s family spent summers cruising the North Channel, Georgian Bay, and Lake Superior with Howard Flint. One fall, at the Ft. Lauderdale boat show, Bill inquired about the new Hatteras 86’ Convertible. The factory rep told him it was just sold to a young lady who liked the master stateroom closet. It was Barbara, his wife. The 86’ also traveled back and forth from Ocean Reef to Harbor Springs. Longing for further exploration, a 130’ Westport was purchased with destinations of Glacier Bay, Granada, and Virgin Gorda. One of Bill’s favorite trips was circumnavigating Newfoundland. Anchoring off native villages, the Parfet family experienced the same remoteness the first Vikings encountered. For four weeks, they

navigated around icebergs with whales along side, and enjoyed the local diet of codfish. Bill Parfet served on the Board of Directors of Walstrom Marine for 37 years, longer than anyone outside the family. With his background, Bill gave us a world-view on business and finance. He helped the company grow and open a new marina in Cheboygan. He was also helpful in the company’s involvement in Bay Harbor Lake Marina and starting The Boathouse Club. During the time he was a director of Walstrom Marine, Bill was President of Upjohn, Commissioner on the MDNR, President and co-founder of MPI Research, and on the Boards of Monsanto, Taubman Centers, and Stryker Corporation. Why he stayed with us for so long is an insight to his passion to help others. Bill says, “When I think of boating, I think of Walstrom Marine. That’s where I got “Boat Fever.” They have always taken good care of my boats and me. Harbor Springs is still my favorite port and the Great Lakes the best cruising. The best times in my life have not been in the city, but in the remote areas in the north. I see what this planet earth is really about with its natural beauty and remoteness. One reason I served on the Department of Natural Resources for 25 years was to insure all people have the same opportunities to experience this. By experiencing its vastness, we realize our problems are small in comparison.“ Bill’s favorite adventurers are Teddy Roosevelt, who explored and developed our national parks and Josh Slocum who sailed around the world in “Gypsy,” a small sailboat. Today, Bill Parfet’s goals are to use new technology in molecular imaging to accelerate our knowledge about the safety of drugs and develop drugs at a price everyone can afford. In boating, his next adventure is to navigate over the top of Canada from the Northwest Passage to Newfoundland. And coming full circle back to his childhood sailing days, he plans to circumnavigate Lake Superior on a 48’ sailboat he named “Cygnus.” Do you know of any loftier goals? I can only try to imagine where this modern day explorer will sail off to next and thank him for sharing his explorations and love for the sport. But with all his research in pharmaceuticals, no cure has been discovered for “Boat Fever.” Information on the family history is taken from Volumes I and II, Keep the Quality Up by Martha Gilmore Parfet.

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25 FRED WALSTROM December 1969

The rule in the Walstrom house was that you couldn’t hang out at the boathouse unchaperoned until you could swim. And in order to pass the swimming class, you had to brave the cold water at the swimming beach. But motivation was strong and Fred passed his swimming test. His first job at the boathouse was sweeping the big floor with sweeping compound, which usually took all day. Next came the gas dock, where he pumped gas, wrote up the sale on a pad if the customer had an account, or rode his bicycle up to the office to get change to finish the sale. At 16, Fred became errand boy with his new drivers license. His regular route included Fotchman’s, R&L Automotive and Electric, Bremeyer Bain, and Stiendler Paper. His next driving jobs were to take garbage to the town dump, then haul boats with a Jeep back and forth from Main Street storage. The next big change for Fred was the purchase of the Dock and Dredge Department in 1962. It came with an Osgood crane, big barge and an operator, Lloyd Spears. It was the beginning of Fred’s building career. Fred went off to college (MSU), then joined the Coast Guard. In 1969, he returned from the

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YEAR VETERANS Walstrom Marine has steadily built and maintained a reputation of outstanding customer service since 1946. Many would attribute this to hiring good people, training them properly and encouraging them to do the right thing. What follows is a brief look at our 25-year veterans and their experiences.

Coast Guard on November 15th. Ward senior had the boys packed and off they went deer hunting. With his engineering degree and a passion for construction, Fred was involved in “every building project that touched the Harbor.” Over the years, Fred has overseen the rebuilding of the basin, rebuilding the West building (twice), replacement of all the buildings at 105 Bay Street, the storage building at Hoyt Street, and a multitude of projects in the harbor. Now in semi-retirement, Fred enjoys overseeing the Dock & Dredge department.

WARD WALSTROM, JR. June 1972

Ward, of course, came to Walstrom Marine with his mom and dad before he can remember. His best memories are riding his bike down the hill to swimming lessons and then going to hang out at the boathouse with Coop, Swabby or Bill, all mentors, friends, and employees at Walstrom Marine. He worked at the gas dock and washed boats through his teenage years. 1972 marked his first year as a full time employee. He started in Sales with an extra desk in his dad’s office. Helping with various bookkeeping duties taught Ward the financial side of the business.

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In the late 1970s, Ward and his brother Fred, with guidance from their mother Roma, took over the helm. Ward’s natural inclination to the business side and Fred’s skills and interest in the construction side of the business were a good mix. The ‘80s proved to be a good time of growth for the business with the addition of storage at the Hoyt Street facilities. In the early ‘90s, David Lyle was appointed General Manager, allowing Ward to spend more time with new construction, marketing, finance, and strategic planning. Today, Ward is the primary owner at Walstrom Marine, which keeps him very engaged day to day. His plan for the future is to continue the culture of excellent service to the boating community here on the Great Lakes, and guide the great team of employees at Walstrom Marine.

DAVE PRICE

May 1976 Dave Price’s date of hire was technically May 1, 1976, but he actually started working at the gas dock and washing boats in high school. Dave’s father Keith was the service manager and Dave rode to work with him. His first jobs at Walstrom Marine were helping Bill Blakemore run the platform lift to store boats on the floor at the boathouse, and doing winter varnish


work. In 1978, when Keith went on to another job, Dave became the service manager. At that time, he did all the billing, work orders, and sold supplies in the ship’s store. For over 30 years, Dave was the goto guy. He knew everyone’s name, phone number, boat name and where every boat was. Dave is now the yard manager. His primary responsibility is to put the boats in storage in the fall and launch in the spring. Summer is filled with maintenance duties around the marina. P.S. Dave’s son Evan is a third-generation employee and works as a lift operator/yard technician at Walstrom Marine in Cheboygan.

DAVE ALLERDING April 1981

Dave came to work at Walstrom Marine to be the outboard mechanic. We were selling Johnson outboard motors at the time. Dave brought a wealth of small engine experience with him. He started “working on his own junk” when he was a kid. Outboards progressed into stern drives, then generators, and all of the diesel engines at the time; Detroit and Cummins. When not working on engines, he helped Bill Blakemore on the platform lift. At that time, all the little Whalers were stored on a shelf above the frog pond. Dave helped put them away. One of the biggest changes that Dave noted was the equipment. With the increase in size and number of boats, there are now big travel lifts, hydraulic trailers, and real semi trucks to facilitate hauling, moving, servicing and storing larger boats. Dave ”Awesome” Allerding is now in a welldeserved semi-retirement, coming back in the spring and fall to help with commissioning and decommissioning.

DAVID LYLE May 1983

David first came to Walstrom Marine in 1981 by boat. He and Ward had been fraternity brothers at Michigan State University. David was hired on May 25, 1983 and his first responsibilities at Walstrom Marine included sales. David’s sales career spanned the glory years of Bertram, and the years of Walstrom Marine being Hatteras dealers of the year. Tiara came on board in 1981, bringing more

sales success to Walstrom Marine. In 1991, David became the General Manager of Walstrom Marine, which now included a large storage and service facility in Cheboygan. David became company President in 2000 and has led Walstrom Marine to being recognized as an industry leader in the marine world. Through the years he has worn many hats. David has chosen to turn over the helm of Walstrom Marine and will retire after 33 years of service in December 2016.

CHARLIE DURAY April 1986

Charlie first saw Harbor Springs in 1982 from the deck of Palgliacci, a 1976 Broward Motor Yacht on which he was first mate. That summer, Charlie met Nancy Kilborn, who was later to become his wife. 1982 found Charlie and Nancy back in Harbor Springs. Where else was Charlie to go to work, but at Walstrom Dock and Dredge? Following the D&D experience, Charlie worked in the boat yard and did many deliveries during the glory years of Bertram 54’s and Hatteras Motor Yachts. From there, it was on to production manager and finally service manager. Charlie enjoys the culture of Walstrom Marine, which is based on the proper treatment of customer, employee and company. His plans are to continue as service manager and continue to make the boating experience a pleasurable one for all.

TOM LYLE June 1987

Tom was down from the Upper Peninsula, visiting his brother Dave when it was mentioned that the Gas Dock/Ship’s Store job was open for the summer. It sounded like a good job just for the “summer.” Twenty-nine summers later, Tom is still with us. His summer job evolved into a year-round position, with the first winter spent in the NASA room, so-named due to the highly reflective wall covering, helping “Ski” (Tom Switalski) varnish and paint. The following year, he became store manager and beginning parts guy. The real change took place in 1992 when the current parts department was built and Tom created order out of chaos. Walstrom Marine now

has the best parts department to support the best service department on the Great Lakes. Tom is planning on retiring at the end of 2016.

MIKE DOWNEY May 1989

Mike came to Walstrom Marine in a normal way, he applied! Mike and his wife Cheryl had decided that it was time to move back to the mid-west from New England to be closer to her family. Their goal was to find a town that had both a hospital and a marina. Ludington was their first stop and Harbor Springs was to be their last. After a couple of job offers, they ended up in Harbor. Mike applied with Dave Price, and the plan was to move the following year. As time got closer, Mike started to call Dave to remind him about the application. An interview was set-up with Fred, Ward and Dave Price. Cheryl came along. Fred and Mike told Coast Guard stories, and Cheryl got the job for Mike. They moved in a month, and Mike began his career with Walstrom Marine. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Walstrom Marine was in a time of great expansion. Mike brought with him systems of documenting procedures and methods. In his words, “changing from re-building to preventative maintenance.” Mike’s passion and enthusiasm for his work transcend just doing his job, to teaching others. He has become an ABYC instructor and taught at a local boat school.

STEVE MURCHIE May 1989

Steve is a lifelong resident of Harbor Springs. He had recently returned to Harbor with his wife and two kids and was out raking leaves in his front yard when a friend stopped to see what he was up to. He knew Walstrom Marine was looking for a yard man. Steve called the service department and was told by Dave Price to “be here between 8:00 and 9:00 on Monday.” At the interview, he was asked whether he knew anything about boats. Steve said no. Dave told him, “We’ll have a job for you until the 4th,”

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Celebrating Walstrom’s 25 Year Veterans Continued from previous page meaning of course, July 4th. Which July 4th? Steve is still wondering 27 years later. Steve has done many jobs including bottoms, polishing, and rubber boat repair. For most of Steve’s career, he has been involved in boat moving and storage.

WAYNE PETERSON April 1990

Wayne came to Walstrom Marine the small-town way, by the referral of a friend. Marge Ward recommended and encouraged Wayne to give Walstrom a try. During his junior and senior years in high school, Wayne helped out with parts. Wayne

attended Ferris State University and graduated with an Associate’s Degree. Upon returning home, he was asked by Fred Walstrom, “Ever think about working on boats?” Wayne became a tech and spent the next 20 years working on boats. His specialty was Yamaha outboards and unique projects (like putting a lift kit on Ward’s golf cart). Parts department assistant and special projects are what Wayne is doing now. Although a junior member of the 25-Years-Plus club, he has seen many changes. The huge expansion at Hoyt Street storage has added the ability to work on boats year round.

BRIAN GRANGER January 1990

I started at Walstrom Marine to become a salesman. As you can expect, there was not a lot going on in January. So after getting my product

knowledge reading done, I helped Randy Lauer tear the upper deck off the face dock. My first Miami show was an eye opener. A guy growing up in Alanson had never seen anything like that. Over the years, I have had the best jobs at Walstrom Marine, from managing and hiring staff for the gas dock, ice patrol for the Boat House and Harbor Point, managing seasonal dockage, hauling boats in the west building, and I even polished a boat or two with Steve. I have seen every building in the downtown location changed; newer, bigger, and certainly cleaner. I have enjoyed great success selling Tiaras, Hatteras’, Chris-Crafts and others, and am looking forward to continued success selling. While not planning on retiring soon, I sometimes feel like the elder statesman at sales meetings and shows. Walstrom Marine is a great place to have spent 26 years working with great people. I have learned a lot from many great people, fellow employees, customers and friends.

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n February, 2015, the Waterways Commission toured the new Outdoor Adventure Center and the Milliken State Harbor in downtown Detroit. The Outdoor Center is located in the building of the previous Detroit Dry Dock Engine Works where Henry Ford was employed as an apprentice. The company (and building) was later acquired by the Detroit Shipbuilding Company. In 2015, the Commission toured the Manistee Marina and surrounding Boating Access Sites in June, two Marquette Marinas in August, and Rogers City Marina in October. Improvements were completed at Conely Point, Bolles Harbor, Dodge #4 State Park, Essexville, Marquette, Presque Isle, and Detroit St. Jean Boating Access Sites. A number of harbors also saw improvements in 2015 including Manistique, Grand Haven, and East Jordan, as well as dredging at Sebewaing, Bay City, Grand Traverse Bay (Houghton County), Frankfort, and St. Ignace. Improvements to State Harbors and Boating Access Sites from 2010-2015 totaled

over $10 million. This does not include the $21 million of investment into the emergency dredging program. A database is being utilized for Parks and Recreation facilities including Lexington State Harbor and Sterling State Park Boating Access Site to inventory assets and assess the condition that will help in determining longterm capital investment. A Five Year Capital Outlay Survey was sent to 64 Grant-in-Aid marinas. Results from 53 responses indicated a total of $34.2 million needed for facility maintenance, upgrades, improvements, and dock replacements over the next five years. Charettes were completed for New Baltimore and Pentwater Marinas for the Harbor Sustainability Study. The Commission recommended adopting a new Transient Fee Policy defined by length of vessel rather than slip size. The Commission also supported reverting surplus of lands at Au Gres State Harbor to the City of Au Gres. The Straits State Harbor had an increase in slip nights from 1,400 in 2014 to 2,024 in 2015.

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Bay Harbor

The Locals’ Playground

2015 was a great year to be in Bay Harbor! The weather cooperated with temperatures moving into the 70s in late June and staying that way through September. As a result, our Bay Harbor Yacht Sales office had one of its best years yet. With the first two slips on “A” dock at the Bay Harbor Lake Marina and brokerage boats docked at the Marina, Yacht Club and private homes, we are looking forward to another successful year with our outstanding product offerings. Many people may not know that Bay Harbor is a year-around, open-to-the-public community. While there are gated neighborhoods offering privacy for many Bay Harbor residents, the Village at Bay Harbor downtown business district, the Inn at Bay Harbor and the Bay Harbor Golf Club are all open to the public. You may be surprised to know that there are thirteen restaurants in the Bay Harbor community, with most easily accessible directly from a slip at the Bay Harbor Lake Marina. The Village business district has five restaurants, The Original

Pancake House, Tannery Creek, The Coffee Shop, Seventeen, and Knot Just a Bar, all with seasonal outdoor dining options and excellent menus. The Inn at Bay Harbor, an easy halfmile walk east from the Marina and ranked by Travel & Leisure magazine as one of the top 500 hotels in the world, has four outstanding restaurants: The Inn Café featuring Starbucks coffee, Sagamore's for your breakfast buffet, the new Vintage Chophouse/Wine Bar, and our favorite, the Cabana Bar down on the shore of Little Traverse Bay. Ask any local – the Cabana Bar makes you feel like you are on vacation, right in your own back yard. Another Boyne USA-operated Bay Harbor property is the Bay Harbor Golf Club, with the Links Grill open for lunch and dinner. The Bay Harbor Yacht Club is another dining option in Bay Harbor. The BHYC offers the private dining options that a club membership brings to its members and serves as the social center for Bay Harbor residents and their guests. The BHYC has three dining options from the Club House Dining Rooms to The Quarter Deck and the new Beach House located by the BHYC swimming beach. All of these restaurants are great and they keep people coming back to Bay Harbor again and again. Another item being discussed at Bay Harbor is the upcoming Great Lakes Center for The Arts. The Great Lakes Center for the Arts has been a dream of Bay Harbor developer David Johnson for years. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place in early July, 2016 with the curtain going up for the first performance in 2018. The Center will be a regional, national and international destination for the cultural arts

and intellectual dialogue. Programming will include popular, classical, jazz and country music performances, theatrical productions, music festivals, opera, films, dance, lectures and children’s series. The future architectural landmark of Bay

Many people may not know that Bay Harbor is a year-around, open-to-thepublic community.

Harbor will include a 500-seat theater with private box areas, an exclusive donor lounge, rooftop patio and more—all providing limitless possibilities for the arts to inspire, entertain and educate within the Northern Michigan community. The Great Lakes Center for the Arts will be an amazing addition to Northern Michigan and to Bay Harbor! Additional details are available at their website: http://greatlakescfa.org/ or by calling Jill O’Neil at (231) 439-2600.

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illions of miles of pipeline crisscross the United States. For the most part, these pipelines operate out of sight and out of mind. However, there are some that have garnered national attention. One of these happens to be located in Michigan. Not only does this particular pipeline run across both the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan, but it also runs along the bottom of the Great Lakes. Line 5, owned and operated by Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership, transports light and synthetic crude oil and natural gas liquids from Superior, Wisconsin, to Sarnia, Ontario. Along the way, twin pipelines traverse the 4.6 mile stretch of the Straits of Mackinac, where Lakes Michigan and Huron are joined. When the pipelines were installed over 60 years ago, Lakehead Pipe Line Company (the predecessor to Enbridge Energy) and the State of Michigan concluded that placement of an oil pipeline through the Straits of Mackinac was a good idea and the State signed a lease agreement to allow for construction. At that time, we didn’t understand the fragility of our Great Lakes like we do now. Looking back almost 50 years, the Cuyahoga River was ablaze, Lake Erie was declared dead, and alewives littered shorelines. These are just a few of the visible symptoms that resulted from our mistreatment and exploitation of the Great Lakes. Today, we treat the lakes differently. Now we appreciate the value of high water quality for our way of life and how the Great Lakes serve as the lifeblood of the region’s economy. Today, most people would agree that installing oil pipelines on the lake bottom of 95% of the United States’ fresh surface water is not a good idea. Michigan’s Attorney General commented that “the Straits Pipelines would not be built today.” While hindsight is 20/20, the question remains: what is the future of the twin pipelines found deep beneath our freshwater seas? In June of 2014, a Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force was created to identify and recommend actions within state government to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of Michigan citizens and the environment, from the risks associated with oil pipelines within the State. After


nearly a year of closed-door deliberations, the Task Force issued a report outlining their recommendations. The recommendations include statewide actions, as well as specific recommendations for the segment of Enbridge Energy's Line 5 pipeline that runs along the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac. The Line 5-specific recommendations included preventing the transportation of heavy crude oil, and requiring an independent risk analysis and alternatives analysis for the Straits pipelines, as well as obtaining additional information to evaluate the structural integrity of the pipelines to determine if they are fit for service. The other nine task force recommendations call for policies to guide the siting of pipelines, improve spill reporting, and require more robust civil fines. The recommendations also call for better coordination with federal pipeline regulators and better coordination on emergency planning and spill response, including exercises and drills. Many of these efforts are underway through the Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board, a 16-member panel created by Governor Snyder. The Advisory Board is charged with implementing the

recommendations of the Task Force, as well as recommending measures to improve pipeline safety, siting, emergency response, and public transparency and engagement. While the future of Line 5 is unknown at this time, the coming years will be critical not only for the future of Line 5, but for pipeline safety throughout all of Michigan. What impact will the Advisory Board recommendations have? What will result from the alternatives and risk analyses? In the end, Enbridge and the State of Michigan will be responsible for the fate of Line 5 and the risk it poses to our waters.

If you want to learn more about Line 5 or pipelines in Michigan, feel free to contact Jennifer McKay, policy specialist at Tip of the Mitt Watershed, who serves on the Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board at jenniferm@ watershedcouncil.org or 231-347-1181.

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ot too long ago I was asked, once again, what the attraction is that keeps me riding and touring year after year, knowing that motorcycles are not the safest mode of transportation and the associated risks involved. After all these years, I have an explanation down pat that satisfies most, including the “thrill” of riding, the out-in-thewind feeling, meeting new people, and seeing places from a perspective that you just can’t get in a car. This made me think about what kept me interested in yachting even after I no longer ran boats for delivery or was the captain of private yachts. I then started to realize that there are far more similarities between my hobby and what eventually became my career. I have been involved with some form of boating for as long as I can remember, beginning when my parents owned a 28 foot Safety Craft steelhulled cabin cruiser on Lake Erie. I have also been involved with some sort of motorized two-wheel travel for most of my life, starting with a homemade mini bike that my father and I built together out of an old bicycle frame and a “spare” lawn mower engine. When we get the bug for boats, I don’t think any of us realize what we are really in for. There are many life lessons we learn, and boating certainly helped teach me a few. I am sure you could say the same. I began thinking that messing with boats would be all fun and sightseeing, but then I started to realize how much of a challenge boating could be, physically as well as mentally. As a young man, I was absolutely in heaven when I was a rookie working as the mate on a 60 foot Chris Craft Constellation down in sunny Florida. I mean, how could it not be great? I worked on the water, could dive in if I got too hot, worked and lived on a fantastic “home”, got paid to travel to new parts of Florida (for me), and when we tied up, I could go snorkeling after I washed the

boat down and finished my other “chores”. No matter what your introduction into the boating world, I am sure your experiences are similar and like me, you have many fond memories of those times. Boating also helped teach me self-reliance and boosted my self-confidence. Do you remember the first time you set out for a new Port of Call? The anticipation of what was going to happen, and the realization that there was no way you could know what might happen. The pride and boost in confidence when you hit your navigation marks dead on, your time distance calculations were within minutes and docking at the strange marina went so smoothly that you looked like a real pro. There is so much that we did not know, and think how far we have come over the years. We have all become “weather experts”, not so much from book learning, but from experience and bad judgment. When it starts out as a beautiful day and the clouds are slowly moving in, nobody gives the weather a second thought. Then it starts getting darker and the far-off sound of thunder starts to perk up your ears. I still remember when we were leaving to go south from Harbor Springs, heading to Chicago and the Mississippi on a September evening. When we rounded the corner by Sleeping Bear Dunes the radio started out with an advisory that winds from the southeast would pick up and become stronger as the night went on. As we were going to travel down the eastern side of the lake we didn't give it a second thought, but being the typical Marine Weather Forecast, they got the direction slightly off and we ended up in a full gale from the south and southwest with seas building to the point that we were looking up at the breaking waves from the pilothouse of the 76 foot Raised Bridge Motor yacht we were on. Then the fun really started when one of the anchors that was secured (or supposed to be) to the port bulwark came loose and I was “volunteered” to crawl forward

on the side deck to the bow, tying myself to stanchions and eventually getting the anchor re-secured and crawling back to the safety of the pilothouse. We also found out where the leaks were on that trip. Talk about a teaching moment! It was many moments like this that contributed to self-confidence and even a sense of pride, knowing that the few other people who could relate to these experiences would be fellow boaters. A small and special community indeed. These experiences also cement many a friendship over time, not just with people onboard with you, but also with the crews of boats you happened to be traveling with. I am still very good friends with the Captain of that yacht. If you did not know these people prior to a trip, by the time you finished it you had somehow become good friends with much in common. These experiences also brought you new ideas and new places for you to plan cruises to, not to mention tales to tell and bore your kids with when you get older and are reminiscing with those “old” friends. Boating is also sometimes responsible for life-changing events. There are quite a few people who came to live in Harbor Springs as a result of cruising here on their boats. Harbor Springs, being a cruising destination, draws people from all over the Great Lakes and is an attractive alternative to the hustle and bustle of city life. There are times boating has introduced people to each other and a blossoming romance is the result, bringing another new family into the sport of boating. There are the times that families spend together on boats that are not thought of as learning experiences, but years later we realize how many of the kids might have actually learned by watching your reactions to the many situations that can occur while cruising. The smile on a child’s face when they get a line onto a cleat just perfectly, or when

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Just Thinking Continued from previous page the anchor sets on the first try is something we remember for the rest of our days. In previous musings I have mentioned the boating family and how you are a part of the Walstrom Marine boating family. Also that there is a language that we all learn, as well as how to handle many mechanical issues we never would have dreamed of. Sometimes a blown impeller or clogged head will require us to learn how to do these things, even if we don’t want to! Then there are the friendships that develop as a result of being dock neighbors, with everything from a warm hello when walking to your boat to the people that you get together with in the off-season in warmer climes. There are the challenges that are oftentimes shared, whether they are navigational, mechanical, weather-related or even family-related. All of these things bring us together into a sometimes strange and wonderful family. When asked why someone should dock and store their boat with Walstrom Marine, my response is "Why shouldn't you be a part of the family?" This question is just as pertinent now as it ever was, as boating is not something you just “do”, but something you become immersed in and a part of. It can be a learning opportunity for families. It can bring adventures and escape from the worries and cares of everyday life, all in an environment that resembles a big family and all the benefits that come from it. So I get back to my original statement in regards to my hobby and why I continue to yearn for those long days in the saddle. I have come to realize that my career and my hobby are very similar in that both offer challenges, friendships, adventure, a knowledge base and language all its own. My “dock” happens to be my garage but the fact is that after any trip I may take, I look forward to and enjoy coming home to family and friends. Possibly even more than the excitement of the planning and heading out, wondering what adventures await as I head to my next “Port of Call”. Is this possibly part of the reason I feel that we are all part of a big boating family, no matter which side of the desk we sit? So again, this all answers the question “Why should I store/ buy/sell/ or service my boat with Walstrom Marine?”, and again, I think the real question is “Why shouldn’t I become a member of the Walstrom Marine boating family?” Cruise Safe and Far.

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he upcoming Boating season is fast approaching and now is the time to make sure you have, or will have, the proper equipment onboard. Not only will this give you peace of mind knowing that you are ready as can be for an emergency, it may also make an inspection go much easier. While the Coast Guard requires different equipment on various sized boats, for brevity we will just summarize for vessels under sixteen feet and over sixteen feet. Check this link for a more detailed explanation – http://michiganlakes.msue.msu.edu/ uploads/files/Mi_boating%20regulations.pdf • If your boat has a motor, it will need to be registered and your registration must also be current. • Everyone onboard is required to have a “wearable” Personal Flotation Device (Life Jacket) that is in good, serviceable condition. Children must have a properly fitted PFD that is designed for children. Boats over sixteen feet also are required to have a “throwable device” (type IV) immediately available. Do not store life jackets in an unopened plastic package – you don’t want to try to rip the plastic off in an emergency!

• All vessels over sixteen feet are required to carry visual distress signals. These are either; (1) three day and three night pyrotechnic devices, (2) one day non-pyrotechnic device (flag) and one night non-pyrotechnic device (auto SOS light), or a combination of one and two. Boats less than sixteen feet need only carry night visual distress signals when operating from sunset to sunrise. • Fire extinguishers are a good idea no matter if they are required or not. But are required if; boat has an inboard engine, double bottomed hulls are not sealed or full of foam, have closed living spaces, have closed stowage compartments that contain flammable materials, or permanently installed fuel tanks. Boats less than sixteen feet are not required to carry fire extinguisher unless any of the above conditions exist. See the above link for specifics. • All boats must carry a sound producing device (whistle, horn, siren, etc) capable of a four

second blast audible for one half mile. Boats larger than thirty nine feet are also required to have a bell.

• All boats must display navigational lights between sunset and sunrise or in conditions of reduced visibility (fog). Boats larger than sixteen feet must have properly installed and working navigational lights, plus an all around anchor light capable of being lit independently of the nav lights. • A MARPOL Trash Placard is required on boats over twenty six feet. Ocean going vessels over forty feet also must have a written trash disposal plan available onboard. • A Pollution Placard (oily waste) is required on boats over twenty six feet with a “machinery compartment”. • Boats over thirty nine feet are also required to carry a current copy of the Navigational Rules. • Like your home, it is a good idea to change the smoke detector batteries once a year, as well as periodically test them during the season. It is also advisable to remove the batteries while the boat is in storage to avoid any issue if the batteries leak. • Replace any frayed or worn mooring or anchor lines at the beginning of the season. Finding out your anchor line (or your dock line) was worn in the middle of the night is no fun. Admittedly, this is a condensed version of the rules and regulations, as well as a couple suggestions that will hopefully prevent any exciting moments. There are a myriad of sites online that allow you to check all the rules and regulations, so why not take advantage of them. What better way to spend a cold winter night than thinking about your boat and the cruises you and family will take next season. Or if you are lucky enough to be in a warmer climate for the winter months, check your (winter) boat to make sure it is up to snuff and as safe as can be. Cruise safe and far.

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36’ 2008 Chris Craft Corsair

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35’ 1995 Tiara 3500 Express

34’ 1989 Silverton Convertible

34’ 1989 Luhrs 342 Tournament

34’ 1988 Sea Ray Sedan Bridge

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31’ 1984 Tiara 3100 Convertible Sedan

30’ 1990 Cape Classic 30 Sports Cruiser

28’ 2015 Pursuit S280

28’ 1999 Pursuit 2860 Denali

28’ 1975 Bertram 28 Flybridge

28’ 1975 Bertram 28 Flybridge

25’ 2008 Chris Craft Launch

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to plan the preliminary design connecting the current trail system to the waterfront, downtown area, and amenities. This design includes new and enhanced sections of multi-use trail, safety features, and signage. The conceptual design was approved by City Council on March 17, 2014. HARBOR, Inc. began a campaign in 2015 to raise $19,000 for the engineering and design. Walstrom Marine pledged

BERNARDIN JOHN & KATHLEEN

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December 9th, 2013 by Jim Keiser, LTBB GIS Coordinator Sources: LTBB GIS, Harbor INC, Emmet Co GIS, MCGI, Trailscouncil, NEMCOG **This map is for general informational purposes only, and is subject to change.**

ORR JAMES & SUSAN TRUST

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to match every dollar donated by the community up to $5,000. In February, 2016, Walstrom Marine handed over a check for $5,000, representing its matching pledge to HARBOR, Inc. “We are excited to reach this milestone for the Harbor Way project," said HARBOR, Inc. Executive Director, Rachel Smolinski. “Completion of the design engineering will assist us in determining implementation costs and help with a plan in moving forward.” For more information, feel free to contact Rachel at Rachel@harborinc. org or 231526-5060. The purpose of HARBOR, Inc. is to pursue the community vision and to act as a platform for communication and coordination; and as a resource for local units of government, property owners associations, residents and others, when decisions are made that affect the greater community. “This new path, the Harbor Way, will encourage more people to use bikes and provide a safe way to town and along the waterfront,” said Ward Walstrom, Jr. “And what better way to enjoy the waterfront at a slower pace than on foot or on a bike.”


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