Not every marine parts provider is created equal. Click here to learn what separates the best marine parts providers from the rest. Watersports can be a great hobby. It can also be an expensive one. With high expenses, you shouldn't further increase your costs by finding a bad marine parts provider. There are a number of things you should look for in a provider. You can find plenty of providers that won't offer everything you need. You may even end up overpaying for a bad product. Be smart. Look for the following things when you shop for parts.

With Michigan almost completely surrounded by water its no secret that we have some great fishing oppertunities to be had. Aside from our larger bodies of water such as the Great Lakes or our many inland lakes, Michigan also has multiple river systems that hold a number of different species of fish. These rivers are popular for their Steelhead, Salmon, Trout, Small Mouth Bass, Walleye, and many others. But to effectively target these fish in the river you need to be equipt with the right gear and every good river fishman knows you need three things, a flat bottom boat, a jet drive outboard, and a solid anchor winch system. That being said there are many options you can go with in terms of boats and motors, but there is really only one winch system that I would recommend you go with and that's a River Larry.

Thursday, 19 October 2017 08:49

7 Key Advantages Outboard Motors Offer

7 Key Advantages Portable Outboard Motors Offer The very first portable outboard motor was built in 1909. Like the cars of its day, it needed to be hand cranked to get started. Since then, outboard motor technology has come a long way! There are many different possible advantages, depending on which motor you choose. Need help deciding between outboard motors? We'll take a look at the different advantages these motors offer to help you make the right decision.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 11:50

A Husqvarna For The Homeowner

We get a lot of tree service companies that stop into our shop every week who all use Husqvarna Chainsaws for their legendary performance and reliability. These companies typically run the larger perfesional sized saws. The professional line is ideal for them because they are some of the most powerful and robust saws on the market, which is needed for the variety of trees they deal with on a day to day basis. But on the opposite end of the spectrum, Husqvarna also offers more casual use, all-round chainsaws. These chainsaws are built more for homeowners who accasonally do some light cutting and dont need all the power they can get. If this sounds like you and you tend to do some cutting from time to time, I would recommend a Husqvarna chainsaw.

Thursday, 12 October 2017 08:33

Protect Your Investment By Winterizing At Vans

The summer sun has finally set and its time to start the annual fall chores of pulling the boat out and beaching the dock. Usually this task is an all day event, or in some cases if you have multiple boats and a longer dock, it can be all weekend. But the work doesn't stop there. Once you have all of that finished, don't just rush your boat straight over to the storage site. Get it winterized and prepped for the brutal Michigan winter months ahead. I know it's a pain in the neck to have to deal with after you just did all of that work, but it could save your boating season next year. Or at least the start of it. A boat is an investment and you should protect it, especially with something as easy as getting it winterized.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 14:38

Falls Hard Work Made Easy With A Husqvarna

Fall is the beginning of the year for a lot of people here in Michigan. It brings on the start of hunting season, college football, and cooler temps. But it also means that fall chores and hard work is not too far behind. Yeah, sure the leaves are a pretty sight with all the pastel colors, but they are also a never ending pain to clean up. And once they finally stop falling and you have them all picked up, here comes the ice and snow. This year don't break your back over all of the hard work that fall brings. Let a Husqvarna make things little easier for you.

Thursday, 28 September 2017 14:29

Defend Your Boat With Fenders

No matter how much you may want to, you cant stay out on your boat forever. Sooner or later you have to head back to the dock and face reality. But when you tie your boat off for the day are you taking the necessary precautions to protect your boat and your dock from any possible damage? The best protection you can use when tying off to any structure would be the use of fenders, or bumpers if you have to call them that. If you are not using fenders, then your just letting your boat thrash against the dock or pilings. This not only can cause damage to your boat, but what ever structure you are tied to as well. In this article I will go over the types of fenders, recommended sizes, and proper ways of hanging them in various situations.

Friday, 22 September 2017 12:36

Tips For Towing Boats Safely

The sun is setting and your day on the water is coming to an end. You head back to the launch but on the way you come across a boater who is dead in the water. Soon it will be dark and you aren't just going to leave them there stranded to hopefully contact a friend of tow service. The conditions aren't bad, in fact they are fairly calm so you decide to head over. After assessing the situation you decide that helping the other boater is not going to put you or your crew in any danger. Now that you plan on helping the fellow boater out, here are some things to think about while doing your duty as good samaritan.

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