October 2012 – Quimby's Cruising Guide
Clubbing It and Loving It

Rook Nelson had a perfect opportunity to sell his boat, so he did. Then, he was sorry. “I was instantly missing it, of course,” he said. But rather than invest in a new boat right away, he took advantage of another option for boaters: He joined a club. Boat clubs come in […] Read More

2024 Quimby's Cruising Guide

The Complete Listing of Marinas and Locks on the Inland and Gulf Intracoastal Waterways

Larson Launches a Fishboat Trifecta

Larson Boats of Little Fall, Minn., has announced the introduction of three distinct models based on a new 20-foot FX fishing platform for 2013. “The retail success of the 17- and 18-foot FX models encouraged us to expand the line with larger, purpose-built boats for the serious fisherman,” said Al Kuebelbeck, president of Larson […] Read More

Louisville's Waterfront Renaissance

A free in-water boat show and ribbon-cutting ceremony highlighted the grand opening of RiverPark Place Marina — anchor of the upscale RiverPark Place community near downtown Louisville. Billed as the Ohio River’s largest, most state-of-the-art marina, RiverPark Place Marina boasts 150 slips measuring 40, 55 and 70 feet. The floating docks are […] Read More

Bass Pro Builds Monumental Store in Memphis

Bass Pro Shops kicked off an, ahem, monumental undertaking when it began construction of a new “retail environment” in Memphis, Tenn. The store-cum-entertainment-center will be located inside the famous Memphis Pyramid, former sports arena for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies and the University of Memphis men’s basketball program. At 321 feet tall — […] Read More

E15 Labels Highlight Potential Dangers

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has started distributing E15 warning labels to NMMA member boat manufacturers to place on their vessels in hopes of alerting owners to the potential dangers of fuel with a high volume of ethanol. The labels will help educate boaters that E15 should not be used in their boat. […] Read More

Reduction of Lock Service on Heartland Waterways Continues

HeartLand Boating first outlined the reduction of lock service on the Ouachita River in our June issue (see “Locks in Danger” in Waterlines). Now, the Waterways Council Inc., the national public policy organization that advocates for a properly funded and well-maintained system of inland waterways, has reported that the Corps of Engineers has implemented […] Read More

Seasoned to Perfection

Fall wraps the Heartland in a brilliant coat of jewel-toned colors as crisp days and cool nights provide an idyllic cruising experience that welcomes boaters with pleasant seasonal amenities — less crowds, mild temperatures, rate discounts. Whether you enjoy the timeless sites of history, the excitement of cityscapes or the solitude of natural sanctuaries, wonderful […] Read More

2024 Quimby's Cruising Guide

The Complete Listing of Marinas and Locks on the Inland and Gulf Intracoastal Waterways

Hacker-Craft Looks Back to the Future

Legendary boat builder John Ludwig Hacker might be surprised that his designs live on in newly crafted vessels in high demand. Forming the company in Detroit in 1908, Hacker enjoyed great success through the 1920s, being well known for the speed and level ride of his runabouts. He also raced his own boat, the […] Read More