blank 04/16/14 02:56PM Boat Show, Events, Wooden Boats

Lake Arrowhead Boat Show, June 7-8; Lake Arrowhead, CA


The 2014 Annual Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show will take place Saturday, June 7th & Sunday, June 8th at the Lake Arrowhead Village

Antique boats will vie for trophies and can be viewed up close at the Lake Arrowhead Village docks.

On display throughout the village will be vintage woodie cars, hot rods, antique wooden boat models and early outboard motors. Antique boats will also be for sale throughout the village.

The feature boat of this year’s show will be Empress, a 1938 Gar Wood 22-foot model 915 Streamliner. Only 9 of these rare beauties were ever built. The Streamliner was intended to revolutionize the runabout market with the practicality of three cockpits forward, with seating for eleven persons in a 22-foot boat. The rear engine and V-drive configuration was very unusual in the 1930s.

The show is produced by the Rim of the World Historical Society with the assistance of the Antique & Classic Boat Society, the Arrowhead Lake Association, the Lake Arrowhead Village, the Up The Hill Woodie Club, Street Rods Forever and the Trompers.

For further information, call 909-336-6666

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blank 04/11/14 10:45AM Events, Marina & Boatyard Conference

IMBC Call For Presenters
International Marina & Boatyard Conference 2015

IMBC Posts Call for Presenters

IMBC staff have posted a Call for Presenters on its website, Submit your proposal to speak today!

Presentations should be designed for intermediate to advanced levels of experience without overt company or product promotions.


IMBC breakout seminars will be organized by coastal, inland, boatyard, and marina design & engineering tracks. Within those tracks, topics will include marina operations, emergency response tactics, construction, legal considerations for marinas on federally leased lands, boatyard operations, marketing, management, revenue generation, expense management, customer service, environmental issues, human resources, and marina law. Plenary sessions will focus on business topics, which appeal to the entire IMBC audience.


Click here to view all guidelines and download the proposal form. 


All submissions are due by April 28, 2014.


if you have any questions, please contact IMBC staff at 401-682-7334. 


Formed in 2002 as the National Marina & Boatyard Conference, the International Marina & Boatyard Conference is the leading show catered specifically to marina and boatyard owners, operators, and managers as well as dockmasters, harbormasters, boat builders and repairers, and industry consultants. 

Produced by AMI
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blank 04/11/14 10:33AM Boat Club, Boat Show, Events, Yacht Restoration

ShiPosium III - Above and Below the Waterline in Rhode Island
Thursday, 15 May through Sunday, 18 May, 2014

Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina
49 America's Cup Avenue
Newport, RI 02840

Join ship history enthusiasts and maritime heritage fans of all ages in Newport, Rhode Island May 15 - 18, 2014 for a fun, four day conference all about ships!  One day ShiPosium features presentations by noted authors, sailors and preservationists followed by receptions, tours and networking. Set in the iconic City By the Sea, this is a don't miss event for any ACBS member, family or friend. Host organization is Steamship Historical Society of America - an official ACBS Marque Club. Dennis Hale, sole survivor of the 1966 Lake Huron disaster- the sinking of the SS Daniel J Morrell, will be the keynote speaker at the Saturday, May 17th Awards Dinner.  Other activities include a behind the scenes tour of the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) with a scheduled appearance by a special guest, a tour of the Herreschoff Museum, and a ride aboard the 1929 classic Rum Runner II. 

Thursday, 15 May through Sunday, 18 May, 2014


Diana Moraco
Phone: 401-463-3570
Website: Click to Visit
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blank 04/10/14 09:51AM BoatUS, Top Boat Names

BoatUS: Annual List of Top Ten Boat Names

Photo Caption: A boat name can tell you a lot about the owner.
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 10, 2014 – If a car’s vanity license plate can tell you a lot about the person behind the wheel, what can a boat name tell you about the person behind the helm? Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) just released the national boating organization’s 24th Annual Top Ten Boat Names List and may have the answer.

The BoatUS list of Top Ten Boat Names:

1. Serenity
2. Second Wind
3. Island Girl
4. Freedom
5. Pura-Vida
6. Andiamo
7. Island Time
8. Irish Wake
9. Happy Hours
10. Seas the Day

“We’ve had indicators that a boater who names their boat Second Wind may have rebounded from a misfortune such as divorce, health or other major issue, while someone who names their boat Island Girl or Island Time may enjoy a more carefree spirit and need an escape from everyday life,” said Greg Edge of BoatUS Boat Graphics. “And you can guess that boats with names like Happy Hours may be the most popular boats on Friday night at the marina or Saturday afternoon raft-up – their more outgoing owners celebrating with family and friends.”

Need a boat name? BoatUS has over two decades of top ten boat name lists and over 9,000 names in its online Boat Name Directory, a checklist to help pick a name, christening ceremony information and an easy-to-use online design tool to make your own boat name, all at

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blank 04/09/14 10:48AM Boat Show, Classic Boat Show, Yacht Club

The Lake Guntersville Antique & Classic Boat Show in Alabama
May 15-18, 2014

Lake Guntersville Yacht Club

498 Yacht Club Rd.
Guntersville, AL 35976

The 2nd Annual Lake Guntersville Antique & Classic Boat Show, Hosted By: The Dixieland ACBS Chapter and Lake Guntersville Yacht Club, Guntersville, Alabama will take place May 15-18. We will have cruising opportunities, parties and a boat show with numerous awards. The contact for the event is Capt. Steve Cullen, 305-323-4605. The Lake Guntersville Yacht Club's number is 256-582-4410.

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blank 04/03/14 08:43AM Edelbrock Marine, Intake Manifolds, Marine Products

New Intake Manifolds for Chevrolet Marine Engines

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TORRANCE, CA (April 3, 2014) - Edelbrock is proud to announce a new line of intake manifolds specifically designed for Chevrolet marine applications.

These new marine intake manifolds feature a brass lined front water crossover and two brass flange inserts to seal the rear water openings. The brass lined crossover and inserts help protect the aluminum from salt-water corrosion and eliminate electrolysis in fresh water applications. The brass is placed during the casting process at Edelbrock's foundry in Southern California. They also feature a carburetor flange that readily accepts square-bore and spread-bore carburetors. These intake manifolds are designed to deliver maximum power and a broad torque curve for high-performance marine applications. They are intended for marine use only and are not emissions legal.

Marine Intake Manifold Applications:

Application PART #
1955-86 Chevrolet 262-400 Engines 2504
1987-95 Chevrolet 262-400 Engines 2506
1996-Later Chevrolet 262-400 Engines with Vortec Cylinder Heads 2516
Chevrolet 396-502 Engines 2561

    Features Include:
  • Specifically designed for demanding marine applications
  • Features brass lined water crossover and brass flange inserts at the rear water opening for salt water corrosion resistance and electrolysis prevention in fresh water applications
  • Available for small-block and big-block Chevrolet engines
  • For use with both square-bore and spread-bore carburetors
  • Compatible with off-the-shelf gaskets
  • Designed, cast and machined in the USA for guaranteed quality and performance

For more information please visit


Founded in 1938, Torrance-based Edelbrock, LLC is recognized as one of the nation's premier designers, manufacturers and distributor of performance replacement parts for the automotive aftermarket. Edelbrock produces their core products in the United States of America using state-of-the-art equipment in their world class manufacturing facilities. Edelbrock, LLC encompasses five locations in Southern California and one

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blank 03/28/14 01:11PM boating advocate, BoatUS

Boat Owners Association of The US: By the Numbers

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 28, 2014 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is an association of like-minded boaters, anglers and sailors defined by a sampling of numbers. From how many members it has, or the number of TowBoatUS and Vessel Assist towboats across the nation, to the number of fishing tournaments sanctioned by the BoatUS Angler “Weigh-to-Win” cash bonus program, BoatUS has a number for it.

Here’s a look at 2013 numbers for the nation’s boating advocate and services provider:

The BoatUS Member

500,000+: Total number of BoatUS members in 2013.

28 feet: Average length of a BoatUS member’s primary boat. (BoatUS members own two boats on average.)

1,000,000+: Total number of boats owned by BoatUS members in 2013.

27: Average number of years of boating experience for a BoatUS member.

Boating Safety

$10,000: The maximum grant amount given to each local boating group who gained a 2013 BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grant (

575: The number of locations across the country (all 50 states + District of Columbia) where you can borrow for free a child’s life jacket through the BoatUS Foundation’s Kids Life Jacket Loaner Program.

94,791: The number of students who have taken or enrolled in the BoatUS Foundation’s free Online Boating Safety Course in 2013, which qualifies as boating safety certification in 33 states and can qualify you for a discount on your boat insurance (

2 weeks: The average length of a low-cost EPIRB (Emergency Position-Indicating Rescue Beacon) rental from the BoatUS Foundation EPIRB and PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) Rental Program (

Clean Water

2,131: Miles of fishing line recycled by the BoatUS Foundation Reel In and Recycle Monofilament Fishing Line Recycling Program (

50%: The average reduction in cigarette litter seen at 43 marinas that participated in the BoatUS Foundation’s Cigarette Litter Prevention Program.

On the Water Boat Towing and Assistance

70,000+: The total number of requests from boaters for on the water assistance received by the BoatUS Towing Service's 24-hour dispatch centers and local TowBoatUS and Vessel Assist towing companies in 2013 (

300: The total number of TowBoatUS and Vessel Assist towboat locations in North America ( Over 600 towboats are in the fleet.

$750: National average cost of an on the water towing bill paid out-of-pocket by non-members in 2013 (Amount paid by BoatUS members with annual BoatUS “Unlimited” Towing Service Plan: $0).

160,000: The total number of downloads for the BoatUS Smart Phone App since its launch in 2011, which provides an easy way to see, text, email and share via Facebook your boat’s location (including latitude & longitude), or to call for a tow on the water or to summon roadside assistance (

Roadside Trailering Assistance

43%: Percentage of requests for roadside assistance to the BoatUS 24-hour Dispatch Centers attributed to flat tires (the #1 request, followed by #2 bearings: 24%; #3. axle: 10%; #4. tow vehicle: 5%).

$14: The cost of adding the BoatUS Unlimited Trailer Assist to a BoatUS membership, which will tow both a broken down boat trailer and tow vehicle up to 100 miles to repair facility, safe area, or home (

18,000: The total number of roadside assistance companies across North America offering BoatUS Unlimited Trailer Assist, dispatched 24/7.

BoatUS Angler Program

100%: Percentage of BoatUS Angler members who fish: 100% ( Overall percentage of BoatUS members who fish: 59%.

300+: The number of fishing tournaments (including B.A.S.S., FLW, PAA, LBAA and Collegiate Bass Fishing) sanctioned by the BoatUS Angler “Weigh-to-Win” cash bonus program that pays the highest-placing BoatUS Angler member. (

$75,000: Bonus dollars available to BoatUS Angler members who registered for the BoatUS Angler “Weigh-to-Win” program in 2013.

Boat Insurance

$7.8 Billion: The total hull value of all boats insured with BoatUS Marine Insurance in 2013 (

75+: The number of BoatUS Catastrophe Field Team members assigned to Hurricane Sandy, the single biggest recovery effort in the 40+ year history of the BoatUS Marine Insurance Program.

Government Affairs

175: The number of Congressional meetings BoatUS Government Affairs attended on Capitol Hill in 2013.

45+: The number of organizations, including BoatUS, who are partners in the Smarter Fuel Coalition that is fighting against increasing amounts of engine-harming ethanol in the nation’s gasoline supply.

Consumer Affairs

$2,500: The average dollar amount returned to a BoatUS member who sought third-party negotiation assistance from the BoatUS Consumer Affairs Dispute Mediation Program to resolve a complaint in 2013 (

DSC VHF Radio Registration

15,000+: Number of MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity) numbers issued at no cost to boaters in 2013 through the BoatUS “Free MMSI Number” DSC VHF Radio registration at

Boating and Fishing Discounts

1,050: The total number of boating and fishing businesses offering discounts to BoatUS members (

365: The number of BoatUS Cooperating marinas across the US that offer BoatUS members up to 10-cents off per each gallon of fuel (

4%: The percentage of West Advantage Gold Rewards earned back by BoatUS members when shopping for boating supplies at West Marine.

Public Relations

125: Number of press releases issued by the BoatUS Public Relations Office in 2013 (

7.1 million: The number of visits to in 2013.

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blank 03/24/14 02:02PM Boat Life, Readers Video

Life is Better with a Boat
Welcome to the Water

You'll laugh, cry and discover why Life is Better with a Boat! Watch the "Good Run" a short film that celebrates memories made taking life's journey by boat. Directed by Academy Award nominee, Wally Pfister.

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