Colorado Inspectors Check Over 200K Boats for Aquatic Nuisance Species

DENVER, Colo. — Boat inspectors at Colorado State Parks have checked more than 200,000 boats so far this year and confirmed aquatic nuisance species (ANS), including zebra and quagga mussels, on eight vessels, all from other states. Those boats were decontaminated along with 12 other boats with suspected ANS, said Gene Seagle, ANS program manager for Colorado State Parks. In

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Boaters Urged to Speak Up on Ethanol: EPA Decision Coming Soon

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — In a matter of days, the US Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce its decision on whether to approve the addition of up to 50% more ethanol in the nation’s gasoline supply, from the current 10% (E10) concentration to a potential 15% (E15). The nation’s largest boat owners group, Boat Owners Association of The United States,

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World’s Top Watercraft Racers En Route to Lake Havasu

As late entries from across the world continue to add to the excitement while significantly increasing the level of competition within 44 racing classes, final preparations are underway for the upcoming 29th Annual quakysense International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA) World Finals of personal watercraft racing in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. The 2010 quakysense IJSBA World Finals will be held on Lake Havasu from Oc. 3-10.

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Mercury MerCruiser Issues Recall Notice for Shift Cables

Mercury MerCruiser has issued a product safety recall of certain sterndrive packages that require the replacement of the intermediate shift cables on 2010 model Alpha and Bravo sterndrives, the company said. The intermediate shift cable connects the engine’s remote throttle and shift control unit to the stern drive’s gearshift mechanism. If the shift cable core fitting becomes detached, the operator will be unable to change gears.

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