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Gulf Oil Spill Map from NOAA Charts Fishing Closures
There’s a new interactive NOAA map online that charts the Gulf oil spill, fishing closures, spill trajectories, environmental impact, and more; it even has aerial and satellite images. Say what you will about the feds, NOAA has done one heck of ...
Cabo to Leave Adelanto
Another California boatbuilding facility moves. Adelanto based Cabo Yachts will be closing the desert based plant and moving to North Carolina to consolidate production with parent Hatteras Yachts.  This loss, which will represent about 40 California...
Plastiki Arrives in Sydney
Plastiki’s journey goers from trash to triumph. A catamaran descriptively named Plastiki and constructed from 12,500 recycled plastic bottles, completed a 4-month journey across the Pacific Ocean meant to raise awareness about plastic waste.  It is...
Kiwis Try To Break PWC Distance Record
A group of New Zealand PWC enthusiasts is setting out from London on August 1st in hopes of breaking the world distance record for travel on a personal watercraft. The trip, dubbed “The Ultimate Ride,” is being led by Jerome Burfoot, ...
Nascar Drivers Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Jimmy Johnson, Fame, and Fishing Boats
What do Nascar drivers like Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt have in common with football greats like Jimmy Johnson? They like boats, and they like fishing. Check it out: Gambler built several Dale Earnhardt edition bass boats; Jeff Gordon was ...
The FLIR Raymarine Acquisition and New Marine Electronics for 2010 and 2011
The FLIR acquisition of Raymarine has left a lot of questions in people’s minds, and everyone’s wondering what new marine electronics for 2010, 2011, and beyond will develop from this marraige. Yesterday I met with company reps, who gave me ...
Facebook or Ham Radio?
Boat Write Each has its own merits for spreading the word, and both have devotees that get a little creepy, but after exhaustive trial and error we’re going with Facebook.
Exclusive PWC Film Details Direct From Larry Rippenkroeger
Exclusive details on Hot Water, a PWC-based feature film, direct from Larry Rippenkroeger, the former racer/current Hollywood stuntman who wrote the script.
PWC Feature Film Gets Green Light
Former PWC race and freestyle champion, now Hollywood stuntman Larry Rippenkroeger has gotten the green light on a feature film to be centered around the sport of PWC racing.
New Shimano fishing reels, rods, and lures for 2010 at ICAST
Shimano had new fishing reels, rods, and lures at ICAST for 2010, no surprise there, but what is surprising is just how much new gear these folks introduced this year. A down economy? Says who? Certainly not Shimano! But here’s ...

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