blank 07/14/16 04:59PM APBA Race, Events, Powerboat Racing, Raceboat Club, Regatta, Vintage Class

Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta
September 2-4, 2016; Wheeling, West Virginia

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Approximately 1 mile course on Ohio River, in front of Heritage Port. https://www.apba.org/races/wheeling-vintage-raceboat-regatta-8095

Preserving the Tradition

The Vintage & Historic category is about more than just racing - it’s about bringing together multiple generations of racers who love the sport and enjoy sharing experiences of the past 100 years of racing with the entire race community. These boats are as beautiful as they are powerful and members are always willing to share the story of their boat, and all the amazing history of the APBA. These owners and drivers bring the APBA’s racing history to life by showing their boats to the public both on shore and on the water. Fans attending a V&H event for the first time will be amazed at how far powerboat racing has come over the years, and equally amazing is the APBA’s dedication to preserving the history that helped shape the motor racing world to what it is today.
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blank 07/13/16 02:20PM Boat Racing, Events, Flatbottom, Jet Boats, Speedboat Club, V-Bottom

ARP Long Beach Sprint Nationals 2016
August 6-7, 2016

The Southern California Speedboat Club is proud to announce

The 2016 ARP Long Beach Sprint Nationals
Presented by
Nick Rose Insurance

August 6 & 7, 2016 Long Beach Marine Stadium


Redondo Beach, California – June, 2016 Since the late ‘40’s, the Southern California Speedboat Club (SCSC) has been conducting races at the “birthplace” of powerboat racing on the West Coast, Long Beach Marine Stadium. Once a year, in August, the Southern California Speedboat Club stages the annual ARP Long Beach Sprint National Championships for sprint boat racing featuring 12 classes of the fastest Flatbottom, V-Bottom, Tunnel & Jet Boats from around the nation competing for bragging rights, titles and their share of prize money.

The ARP Long Beach Sprint Nationals is presented by Nick Rose Insurance & Ecology Auto Parts, Ahern Rentals, Sea-Tow, Amsoil, Hotboat.com, Hot Rods & Hobbies, & Rex Marine. The real beneficiaries however, are the thousands of spectators who turn out to experience the best high powered boat racing in the world.

There will be twelve separate classes of boats competing, from the nimble SST-45 Tunnel boats with their fully enclosed capsules and outboard motors led by defending Long Beach Sprint Nationals Champion Jason Williams, #10 from Alta Loma, CA to the 140+ mph water pounding K Racing Runabouts (K Boats) led by 2015 champion #24 “Back to the Future” Racing entry of Steve Sequieria Irvine, CA These blown alcohol flatbottoms are guaranteed to have the entire crowd at the waters edge to marvel at their awesome power and speed .
Just as old as the Southern California Speedboat Club, the Crackerbox class with their unique configuration of flatbottom boat with a driver and rider sitting behind the 314 cubic inch V8’s makes this class the perennial crowd favorite as they thrash their 15.5 foot length hulls around the course racing rail to rail with everyone holding on for dear life. The Unblown Flat class aka a combined Super Stock & Pro Stock Flatbottom class, capable of reaching speeds over 120 mph down the straights will see some tremendous competition with a group of seasoned veterans take on some great up and comers like Greg Duff, #1, driving for John Grijalva, San Clemente, CA and Tyler Roth #96 Dickinson, ND driving for Sid Rennel's.

This years National Championships titles will be in all classes. The always favorite Grand Nationals will see 2015 defending National Champion Andrew Barker #227 driving "Shakedown" will see if lightning can strike twice against a great field including owner/driver Heath Hiebert, Bellflower CA driving the #369 "Corn Fed" and “The Body Snatcher” #24 owned by Ted Kolby, Marina Del Rey, CA and driven by Joey Cucci, Lake Havasu City, AZ. From the first drop of the green flag to the checkered the GN’s are sure to keep the crowd on their feet. Comp Jets will be scheduled to race for their National Championships led by the "legend" Harold Bruce, Lake Havasu, AZ driving for Terry Valore & the Yunker Family in the CJ 169 as well as the the Sportsman Extreme (SE) Runabouts which showcases limited Cubic Inch (350) spec flatbottoms. Two time Sportsman Extreme Long Beach Sprint Nationals and National Champion Charlie Hamill, #81 Halladay, UT driving "Peep's Pride" will defend against the likes of two legends of the sport - Duff Daily and Gordon Jennings. The Classic Outboard Runabouts and limited stock hydroplanes will also be on hand to showcase their classes and race for a national championship.

Once again in 2016 the ARP Long Beach Sprint Nationals will have race teams from all over the country descending on Marine Stadium. The 100 plus boat team armada is set to wow the Long Beach crowds.

There will also be a vendor midway that will feature everything from souvenirs to food and beverage booths as well as a beer garden and don’t miss the classic V-drive display where meticulously restored V-drives from the yesteryear of racing will be parked for all to enjoy. Bring your family and friends and share the legacy that is Southern California Speedboat Club Sprint Boat racing at Marine Stadium.

Gates open at 8:00 a.m. racing starts at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $20.00 per adult, $10/child (under 5 are free). Military with active I.D. are also free! Parking is $20.00/vehicle/day. Please note that RV Parking on the North Side of the Stadium Only (sold out). Coolers are welcome but will be inspected as there is NO Alcohol permitted, there is a beer garden on-site.

For More Information please visit SCSC Racing http://www.scscracing.com/
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blank 07/12/16 10:40AM , BoatUS, Ethanol Gas, NMMA, Recreational Boating

Boating Industry Magazine Report: "Ethanol Repair Issues Growing"

"It ruins their day, their boat and their entire boating experience"

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The July issue of Boating Industry Magazine features a readership survey on ethanol and boats.

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 30, 2016 – When it comes to recreational boating and the Federal Renewable Fuel Standard’s requirement to put more corn ethanol into gasoline, those that see its negative consequences the most are the industry workers that build, maintain, store or sell boats.

A newly released survey by Boating Industry magazine points to ethanol as playing an even “bigger role” in service issues than it was just a year ago, with a remarkable “87% of our respondents reporting seeing boat engine damage caused by ethanol,” said Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Sweet. The magazine reported that was up from 73 percent in the same survey in April 2015. BoatUS, a member of the Smarter Fuel Futurecoalition, hopes to share the survey’s findings to help change the broken federal ethanol mandate.

“Dealers, manufacturers and marinas are clearly very concerned about the increased use of ethanol,” added Sweet. “According to our readers, ethanol is playing an increasing role in causing engine damage and other repair issues.”

The survey, sent to a mix of readers from dealerships, marinas, engine and boat manufacturers around the country, was answered in April and May. Most notably, many respondents raised concerns of misfueling at roadside gas stations. The Boating Industry survey follows a Harris Poll study conducted for the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute earlier this year, with 64 percent of American adults reporting they weren’t sure or didn’t pay attention to the type of gas they used.

“Misfueling is our #1 concern,” said BoatUS Government Affairs Senior Program Manager David Kennedy. About 40% of over half a million BoatUS members report filling up the family boat at a gas station and another 35% use portable gas cans.

Continuing to make the connection between the Federal ethanol mandate and the negative consequences to recreational boat owners, survey respondents noted that while ethanol may be helping drive service department business, frequent issues run the risk of driving more people out of boating. As one boat manufacturer said in survey, “Ethanol is a boom for the service departments. Ethanol is a huge drag on our industry because it negatively affects the customers. It makes them hate boating. It ruins their day, their boat and their entire boating experience.”

According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, the recreational boating industry in the United States has an annual economic impact of more than $121.5 billion, supporting 650,015 direct and indirect American jobs and nearly 35,000 businesses.

Signed into law in 2005, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requires an increasing amount of biofuels such as corn ethanol to be blended into the gasoline supply. When it was written, the RFS assumed that America’s use of gasoline would continue to grow.

Since 2005, however, gasoline usage has actually declined steadily which today forces more ethanol into each gallon of gas. To keep up with the RFS mandate, in 2010 the EPA permitted E15 (fuel containing up to 15% ethanol) into the marketplace. Even though E15 is prohibited for use in marine engines, snowmobiles, motorcycles, lawnmowers, and any vehicle made before 2001, it can now be found in 23 states, including: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.

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blank 07/11/16 11:00AM Boat Decking, Boat Upgrades, Product Spotlight

Upgrade Your Boat With Synthetic Teak Boat Decking
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What is synthetic teak?

If you have recently purchased a new boat or yacht, learning about teak boat decking can be very beneficial to help maintain your boat. When making a decision between natural and synthetic teak for your watercraft knowing the pros and cons of each is essential. You may be wondering, what is teak? Teak comes from a tropical hardwood tree found in many South Asian and South American communities. Synthetic versions of this wood are used in many outdoor furniture, restaurants and boat decks. So what is synthetic teak? It is a non-porous material that has a very similar look to natural teak, without all the maintenance required to care for natural teak.

How is synthetic teak better than natural teak?

Many boat owners choose to go the synthetic route for a variety of reasons. Synthetic teak provides the look of real teak and feels very similar to it as well. This benefit comes without the fading, discoloration, and heat associated with natural teak. It requires less maintenance and is simple to clean after you take the boat out on the water. It can also be more durable in harsher weather conditions, such as heavy rain and wind storms, and it is UV resistant. This is also an environmentally friendly option as well for those interested in staying green. You can feel a lot safer as a captain, or as a passenger by avoiding the splinters and cuts that natural teak can cause. One of the best benefits is it is immune to rot and insect damage. Make your boating experience more comfortable and enjoyable by using synthetic teak boat decking. If you are looking for an easier option to maintain your boat this is the way to go!

How can the boat decking be installed?

The installation process starts with choosing the right adhesive for the job. Dek-King is the synthetic brand of choice for many boat owners, and will come with the proper adhesive needed to install the decking. Preparation is required and making sure each surface is completely flat and clean, if not it'll need to be smoothed down and filled. Choose the proper template you want for your specific boat model so you can align the teak properly and efficiently. Once the margins of the synthetic teak have been made you can start laying it down and getting it fitted onto your boat. There are several styles and designs of Dek-King products to choose from. They offer a range of premier synthetic teak and provide detailed instructions for do-it-yourself installation. Call or visit our website for more information!

Ameriteak Marine is the leader in synthetic teak boat decking, if you are looking to upgrade or remodel your yacht or boat call or click today to learn about our various product offerings.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Zac_Hales/2219947

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blank 07/08/16 09:18AM Boat Show, cabin cruisers, Cedar Point Marina, In-Water Boat Show, Jet Boats, sailboats

North American In-Water Boat Show 2016
August 25-28, 2016; Cedar Point Marina, Sandusky, Ohio

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The Annual North American In-Water Boat Show at Cedar Point features hundreds of the newest and pre-owned power boats, sailboats, cruisers, ski boats and personal watercraft on display both in the water and on land. The show will be held at the Cedar Point Marina in Sandusky, Ohio. Please, no pets are allowed and please wear boat shoes for the best experience.

If you are in the market for a new boat or other watercraft, this is the place! Likewise for accessories that make life on the water more enjoyable. Bring the family and spend the day at one of the Great Lakes’ biggest and longest running in-water shows, the Show at Cedar Point.

This is a value-driven sale will encompass over 100 of the latest jet boats, cabin cruisers, sailboats, pontoons, inflatable dinghies and more. The dock layout currently allows exhibitors to demo in excess of 40 boats thereby allowing attendees the ability to test drive multiple models before making their purchase.

Bring the family and check out the new products and take a ride in a sailboat or you may just wish to visit with marine manufacturers representatives or local dealers.

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blank 07/07/16 09:42AM Antique Boats, Boat Show, Classic Boats, Events, Lake Cruise, River Cruise

2016 Port Sanilac Antique & Classic Boat Show
August 12-13, 2016; Port Sanilac Harbor, Michigan

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The 2016 Port Sanilac Antique & Classic Boat Show will feature wooden-hulled and classic boats from Michigan and Ontario.
On Saturday, the vintage boats will be on display all day for your enjoyment until judging then the awards ceremony will take place. Come and enjoy the days of rumbling tailpipes and mahogany decks cruising the lakes and rivers.

Details and updates will be posted on the Michigan Chapter website http://www.michacbs.com/
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blank 07/06/16 07:55AM Events, Lake Tahoe Boat Show, Readers Videos, Wooden Boat Show

Concours d’Elegance Wooden Boat Show
August 12-13, 2016; Homewood, California


Concours d'Elegance Lake Tahoe 2014

Obexer’s Boat Company
5355 W Lake Blvd
Homewood, CA 96141
775-851-4444

Concours d'Elegance Wooden Boat Show Be a part of Lake Tahoe's classic wooden boat history! Friday & Saturday, August 12 & 13. Homewood, California.

Celebrating its 44th anniversary, Lake Tahoe Concours is considered to be the premier judged wooden boat shows in the nation. Each year, more than 85 of the best antique, vintage and classic boats in North America compete in specialized classes for top honors and bragging rights. The meticulously restored boats include historic lakers and launches, some dating back to 1915; pre and post-WWII racers and runabouts; utility boats and flashy Rivas.

Obexer's Boat Company, home of the first wooden boat dealership on Lake Tahoe, will be the site of the annual event and is located on the West shore of Lake Tahoe. Anyone who appreciates the beauty and art of restoration should attend. You will be rewarded with the largest gathering of these powerful and pristine watercraft.

This year's show will feature the Marque Class of Chris-Craft Racing Runabouts.

Grab a Program and Take Your Time Viewing the Boats Around the Marina- Everyone who comes to the show will receive a commemorative program. This program is crammed full of the unique stories, history and facts about each boat in the show. To see the rich mahogany reflecting off of Tahoe's blue waters will be a view unlike anything you'll see anywhere else, but learning why these boats are among the most elegant and historic boats in the world will be an experience you'll never forget.

The Roar Off- This is a crowd favorite and the grand finale of the weekend. Thousands gather around the docs of Obexer's to watch each of the boats on display fire up and drive off in to the landscape of Lake Tahoe. It is truly a spectacle of elegance, power, and anxiety. It's a tight fit and it takes highly skilled drivers to maneuver around the docs and past the collection of invaluable boats.

Visit the Tahoe Maritime Museum- One of the endless benefits of the show's location, at Obexer's Boat Company, is its kiddy-corner from the Tahoe Maritime Museum. A benefactor of the Lake Tahoe Concours, the museum began 28 years ago with the goal of preserving and presenting Lake Tahoe's rich maritime history. The 5,800 square foot museum is reminiscent of an old boathouse, well-suited to its Lake Tahoe surroundings, with a spacious open interior design that allows visitors to explore the boats in their unique exhibits from all angles. Our youngest visitors can engage in hands-on activities to better understand maritime history in their own dedicated children's area.

During show hours, you may tour the museum for free with your Concours wristbands.
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blank 07/05/16 09:52AM ACBS, Antique Boats, Boat Show, Classic Boats, Events

6th Annual Sicamous Antique and Classic Boat Show
August 5-7, 2016; Sicamous, British Columbia Canada

Join the fun at Sicamous, British Columbia
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The 6th Annual Sicamous Antique and Classic Boat Show will start off the weekend right on Friday, August 5th by boating on the beautiful Shuswap Lake to the dinner location, and meet up with all the boat show participants.
The boat show itself  will take place at the Main Street Landing Docks in the channel at Sicamous from 10 am until 3 pm on Saturday.  At 3:30 pm we cruise through the channel with our boats and “roar off” into Mara Lake for an afternoon cruise.  In the evening, we boat or drive to Hyde Mountain for the Awards Banquet.

On Sunday, we cruise north up Shuswap Lake together to have lunch on the Floating Restaurant and Bar, and for those that want to see more of the lake, there is an additional cruise further up the lake to Steamboat Bay for a gorgeous hike up the mountain to see spectacular waterfalls.
Online registration is available on the Okanagan Chapter website. http://www.oacbs.ca/

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