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How to Release a Fish

Three tips for safely handling fish. If you’re not planning on killing a fish you catch, know that mishandling it could kill it anyway. Here are three ways to handle a fish you plan to release. 1. Hold It Horizontally Lifting a fish out of the water by its lip places undue stress on its [...]

2016-10-05T14:01:18+00:00 June 18th, 2015|Categories: Fishing|Tags: , , , |

National Marina Day

History How did National Marina Day begin? In February of 2001, AMI’s Board of Directors, sensing a need to burnish the marina industry’s already positive image, approved the creation of a national grassroots, public education initiative called National Marina Day. In the summer of 2001, AMI officially proclaimed the second Saturday of August (this has [...]

Paddle Relay 2015

  A Collective Experience Creating a Unique Story Celebrating a Spectacular Coastline Raising Money For Great Causes JUNE THRU AUGUST 2015 We are very excited to announce that in August Port Sanilac will be a stop for this awesome fundraiser! Check out what they do and where they are going and make sure to keep [...]

2017-12-21T11:23:06+00:00 June 4th, 2015|Categories: Boating, Kayaking|Tags: , , , , , |

Installing a Boarding Ladder

If your crew likes to go in the water for wake sports, diving or just for a swim, a boarding ladder is a must-have item. There’s also the safety factor: Take a spill overboard, and a boarding ladder can be a godsend that fulfills the ABYC standard for a “means of solo reboarding.” One of [...]

2016-10-26T09:16:14+00:00 May 28th, 2015|Categories: DIY|Tags: , , |

Great Upgrades Anyone Can Afford

Spring has sprung and it’s time to think about useful upgrades to your boat. Realizing that cost is a concern these days, I’ve set a dollar limit of $500 for each of half-dozen improvements that can make your boat safer, less prone to problems or more energy efficient. Power or sail, you can make your [...]

DIY Upgrading Your Boat’s Trailer

Gas Prices are more affordable than they have been in years, so a road trip with the boat is a popular weekend or vacation outing. Owning a trailerable vessel is about the most affordable way onto the water. This season, lots of families will be towing their trailerboats while cruising the Interstate. Some of the [...]

2016-10-26T09:16:15+00:00 May 14th, 2015|Categories: Boating, DIY, Electronics, Repairs|Tags: , , , , , |

Install a Fuel Monitor

Boost economy and peace of mind with a fuel monitor. Many newer marine engines let you monitor fuel consumption electronically so you can optimize fuel efficiency. Yet many older motors don’t offer this. If you have an old-school motor, don’t despair. You can add fuel monitors with electromechanical flow sensors on most boats, thanks to [...]

2016-10-26T09:16:15+00:00 May 7th, 2015|Categories: Boating, DIY|Tags: , , , , , , |

MBIA Announces recipients of 2014 Lighthouse Awards

Livonia, Mich., December 12, 2014 Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) honored two great contributors to the marine industry with prestigious Lighthouse Awards in appreciation for their extraordinary efforts in 2014. The awards were made at the MBIA Awards Lunch held December 11 during the Recreational Boating Educational Conference in Lansing, Mich.The two individuals were: Tim [...]

2016-10-26T09:16:15+00:00 April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Boating|Tags: , , , , , , |

10 Tips for the Beginner Kayak Fisherman

Written by  Darrell Olson Why is kayak fishing such a big deal? It is exciting, inexpensive, simple, and healthy sport where you set your own pace and also catch great fish. Kayak fishing is considered a frontier sport since it is still in the early developmental stages. That means there is not much information available. [...]

2016-10-26T09:16:15+00:00 April 2nd, 2015|Categories: Fishing, Kayaking|Tags: , , , , , , , |