New Wakesurf Boat Regulations Approved in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission recently approved a change to its tow sports regulations that will allow wakesurfing behind boats powered by props or jets, but only if the propulsion system is specifically designed by its manufacturer for wakesurfing. The state previously allowed wakesurfing only behind boats with direct drives. The revision was written to be broad enough to

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9 Tips for Fun and Eco-Friendly Boating

By John Hawthorne Most people today are concerned about proper respect for and care of the environment. While this often shows up in debates over climate change and the ways to combat it, everyone should be interested in taking proper care of our world. Of course, given that it’s summertime, which means boat excursions for lots of people, some of

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Yamaha Sweeps P1 AquaX Enduro Pro National Championship

Yamaha GP1800 WaveRunner pro racer Eric Francis had a blistering weekend at the final race of the 2017 P1 AquaX season to win the Enduro Pro overall event, but it was fellow GP1800 rider and recently-crowned world champion Chris MacClugage who claimed the national title, despite riding with a broken leg. MacClugage went to Fort Lauderdale with a sizable points

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Yamaha WaveRunner Racers Rule the World

Yamaha GP1800 dominates on the world’s stage in first year at IJSBA World Finals; wins premier Pro Runabout Stock and Pro Runabout Limited classes LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – Yamaha racers riding the new Yamaha GP1800 WaveRunner won the premier racing classes and more, leaving little doubt that the new GP1800 WaveRunner is ushering in a new era of Yamaha dominance

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating a Float Plan

By John Hawthorne Few things are better than a day on the water, right? The sun, the wind in your face, the water lapping calmly against the boat. It’s peaceful. Relaxing. Calm. If you’re more of the adventurous type, maybe you’ll strap on some water skis and go flying around a lake. Or maybe you’re headed to deep water to

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Hurricane Irma Unearths Ancient Canoe in Indian River in Brevard

Hurricane Irma uncovered a piece of history from the bottom of Florida’s Indian River when a dugout canoe was brought to the surface. Officials from the Florida Department of State’s Bureau of Archeological Research in the Division of Historical Resources said they are working to preserve the the canoe, estimated to weigh 600 to 700 pounds. Randy Lathrop, of Cocoa, shared the

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