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2010 was the year that pricing switched gears over the months, at different times for different brands and dealers, as non-current inventory was sold off. As the year progressed deep discounts, rebates and other cash incentive devices slowly dried up.

Last week the USCG announced that new passenger capacity rules would be going into effect in December, 2011. The Coast Guard has kept a wary eye on the growing obesity problem in the U.S. and will be raising the average weight calculation from 140 lbs (62.5 kgs.) to 185 lbs. (83.9 kgs.) — or an […]

Most larger boats alternate getting their power from a genset or the yellow cord, so it’s easy to overlook the batteries — but lead and acid need love, too. Fortunately, taking care of your batteries is about as simple a seagoing maintenance chore as there is, usually demanding little more than visual inspection and a […]

“They always have a good time out there, tie up their boats,” boater Kaleb Binzant said. It’s these rowdy parties on a particular Beaver Lake cove Benton County sheriff’s deputies will be cracking down on. “They go from boat to boat and hoop and holler,” boater Chip Kinion said.

The Environmental Protection Agency waived a limitation on selling fuel that is more than 10 percent ethanol for model-year 2007 and newer cars and light trucks. The waiver applies to fuel that contains as much as 15 percent ethanol, known as E15. The decision excludes marine engines and other non-road engines, such as those on […]

The 6th Annual NWA Premier Boat & Sport Expo will once again be at the Hammons Convention Center in Rogers, AR February 18-20. Watercraft exhibited include – fishing boats, cruisers, deck boats, personal watercraft, ski boats, pontoons, yachts, kayaks and more. And this year not only can you look & buy an ATV or utility […]

Winterize Your Boat

In: Boating

1 Oct 2010

Before you put your boat on ice for the winter, here’s what you need to do to protect your investment. Why put time and money into a boat that you’re not going to use for six months? That’s an all-too-common attitude when it comes to winterizing chores. Beeeg mistake. Winter weather can wreak havoc (cracked […]

Sadly, it is the time of year for much of the country when performance boaters start the dreaded task of getting their boats ready for winter storage. “Winterization not only protects a boat and engine from freeze damage, it also protects against long periods of sitting unused,” says Scott Shogren of Shogren Performance Marine, adding […]

A Vessel Safety Check is a courtesy examination of your boat (Vessel) to verify the presence and condition of certain Safety Equipment required by State and the Federal regulations. You can use this page to check your own boat then Use the  USCG’s Virtual Vessel Examiner to check your vessel by simply answering a series […]

A course on sailing will be offered by the Beaver Lake Sail and Power Squadron starting Friday. The course involves eight to 10 sessions. Classroom instruction is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday evenings. The first class is at the Rolandelli residence near Prairie Creek. The location for other classes has yet to be […]


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