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ESPN Outdoors to Broadcast…Live Fishing?
ESPN Outdoors announced it will broadcast its first ever completely live fishing show. The press release is right in that there’s nothing like being out on the boat, chasing fish. But I can’t think of anything I’d less like to watch ...
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning On Boats
The local paper brought sad news today from the water: Three dead on a houseboat, most likely of carbon monoxide poisoning. The source, a portable gas generator onboard. Having a portable unit in a closed-cabin boat is a bad idea. As ...
Palm Beach Boat Show 2010: Signs For Optimism?
The 2010 Palm Beach International Boat show hasn’t even officially started yet, but already local media, in the form of the Palm Beach Post, is reporting that insiders at the show feel the industry is rebounding. Anyone tangentially involved in ...
The Bimini Big Game Club Will Reopen This Summer
I considered it a crime against the boating and fishing community when the Bimini Big Game Club closed its doors a while back, crushed by the economic downturn. Founded in 1947, the Big Game Club is a legendary outpost on ...
Awesome Coast Guard Photography
The United States Coast Guard runs an annual People’s Choice Photo Contest where readers vote on photos taken by service members. The winning shots, all of cutters, were announced a couple of weeks ago (click the above link), but you ...
Extreme Hurricane Season Expected for 2010
If last year’s docile hurricane season lulled us into complacency, this year’s hurricane forecast should keep boaters on their toes. BoatUS sent notice based on this year’s predictions: Accuweather, a nationwide weather service, recently reported it expects 2010 to be an “extreme ...
California Restaurant Busted For Whale Sushi
File this news story under either “WTF” or “Despicable.” A restaurant in Santa Monica called THE HUMP got busted for serving whale sushi. Hey guys, somebody there must have known whales are endangered. Really cool. Can I get my condor egg-white ...
Brunswick Stock at Highest Since 2008
This has to be good news for the boating industry. The Wall Street Journal reported today that Brunswick, the parent company to Sea Ray Boats and Mercury Marine, closed at its highest stock price since the start of the recession. Here’s ...
POWER: Suzuki Introduces 40, 50 hp Models
Suzuki continued its trend of revamping its smaller horsepower outboard line-up, with the recent introduction of its DF40 and DF50 models. Here’s a quick summary in Suzuki’s words, not mine: Initial tests have shown that these two new generation outboards use 23% less ...
Miami Boat Show Numbers Down, Optimism Up
Got some attendance numbers from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) for the 2010 Miami Boat Show: 91,415 attendees this year. Down from 96,736 in 2009. The numbers, according to the NMMA, are consistent with attendance declines for boat shows so ...

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