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Pontoon Boat Fender Buying Tips

Pontoon Boat Fender Buying Tips

Boat Fender Buying Tips Buy the right size and style fender to protect your boat. By Pete McDonald September 6, 2018 Great for large boats with lots of bow flare and stowage capacity Courtesy Taylor Made While you shouldn’t be that guy cruising down the lake or ­Intracoastal Waterway with your fenders flapping for all to see, you should invest in the fenders that are best suited to protect your boat. Here’s what to look for in three different kinds of fenders and whether they are right for you.   Ball Fenders Ball fenders are ideal for larger boats because, when properly inflated, they are harder to crush on impact. They are also better for boats with a lot of bow flare because they are wide enough to keep the lower hull sides from hitting the dock. The caveat? If left inflated, they take up more space, which makes them better for boats with large stowage capacities. What size should you get? For round fenders, West Marine recommends 2 inches of diameter for every 4 to 5 feet of boat length. So, a boat in the 30- to 35-foot range should use 21-inch-diameter ball fenders; a boat with a length overall of 50 feet or longer should use the larger 27-inch size. A new fender that’s great for tow-sports boats, no need for lines Courtesy Mission Mission Sentry Fenders These new-style fenders were designed specifically for tow-sports boats, but they can work for any small-boat application. These fenders are made from closed-cell foam, contoured to offer protection both above and below the rub rail. They feature a built-in adjustable strap that locks in place when set to the right length for hanging off boat cleats or the dock. The contoured shape lets them provide protection above and on the rub rail. Below the rail, they angle inward to provide fender protection down to the waterline. Because they are slender and don’t require additional lines, the Sentry fenders are easier to stow aboard smaller boats. The most used fender, good for both vertical and horizontal hanging Courtesy West Marine Cylinder Fenders Traditional cylinder fenders are the most popular style available for boats...

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Toronto International Boat Show Jan 18-27, 2019

Toronto International Boat Show Jan 18-27, 2019

Toronto International Boat Show Jan 18-27, 2019 Toronto   International Boat   Show Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd., Toronto, ON, M6K3C3 Must see this winter if you have never been before. World’s Largest Indoor Lake for Boaters Grab a seat on shore to watch professional wakeboarders, wakeskaters and waterskiers perform tricks and flips, cheer on the finest Stand Up Paddleboarders; or join the fun and take a FREE ride in canoe, kayak, or pedal boat. Sign up for wakeboard and waterski lessons and learn from the experts. Check back for the 2019 Lake Schedule. Show Website...

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Websites and Pages to land on for boating this winter!!

Websites and Pages to land on for boating this winter!!

Websites and Pages to land on for boating this winter!! It’s a long winter……….fill some of that time to educate yourself on boating………Read the time away!!!   https://powerboating.com/   https://www.boatingmag.com/   http://www.boatguidecanada.com/   https://www.facebook.com/PowerBoatingCanada/   http://boatingindustry.ca/   http://www.boatsandplaces.com/...

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It’s electric!

It’s electric!

The Dasher uses two 40 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion batteries from BMW i3, which give the boat a 40-mile range when driven at its 10 mph cruising speed. The Dasher also gains a full charge in just under four hours with the use of the dual 50-amp charging. BY ADAM QUANDT Technological advances offer new levels of electric power With a growing spotlight on the environment and the rapidly changing world of technology, electric power and propulsion are not taken as lightly as they once were in the marine industry. Through the constant push on technology’s limits, electric motors are no longer simply small motors only capable of reaching unflattering speeds of 5 to 7 mph. While a large variety of electric motors on the market are still low-speed, many manufacturers are taking new technologies and pushing for higher speeds and longer range. Last fall, Hinckley Yachts released the Dasher, powered by twin Torqeedo 80 horsepower electric motors, capable of reaching top speeds of 18-27 mph.    Full Story here: Click Here...

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Attendance, sales surpass expectations at Toronto Boat Show

Attendance, sales surpass expectations at Toronto Boat Show

Attendance, sales surpass expectations at Toronto Boat Show January 23, 2018 BY TORONTO INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW The 60th annual Toronto International Boat Show, North America’s largest indoor boat show, bids farewell to another banner year on Sunday, Jan. 21, with impressive results. Attendance at the 2018 Show totalled 77,493, an increase of 1 percent from 2017 (which was one of the highest-attended in the past five years at 77,105). Widely regarded among marine manufacturers and retailers as the flagship economic indicator for the boating industry in Canada, demand for exhibitor space at the 2018 show sold out in record time in early fall of last year to fill the Enercare Centre with over 550 exhibitors, 1200 boats, and thousands of accessories and services. Read More...

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