February 2013 – Quimby's Cruising Guide
Buying at a Boat Show

You may have savvy skipper skills that enable you to chart a course from almost anywhere and make a tricky docking situation look like kid’s play, but do you know how to navigate a boat show? If you’re in the market for a new model this year, boat shows present an excellent opportunity to […] Read More

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Wicker, Vitter Introduce Bill to Roll Back Ethanol Requirement for Gasoline

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and David Vitter (R-La.) on February 14, introduced legislation to block an increase in the amount of ethanol that can be blended with gasoline. The bill would overturn Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waivers that allowed gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15). The higher blend of ethanol has been found […] Read More

Profile: Kenlake Marina

Kenlake Marina is located on the Tennessee River at mile 42.1 in Kentucky Lake. This lake, together with neighboring Barkley Lake on the Cumberland, covers 341 square miles and is the fourth largest manmade lake in the nation. Boaters can cruise 130 miles in one direction and 150 miles in another without encountering a […] Read More

Profile: Fourwinds Resort and Marina

The waters of Lake Monroe, Indiana’s largest lake, span 10,750 acres surrounded by the rolling woodland hills of Southern Indiana. Adding to this charm is Fourwinds Resort and Marina, which offers boaters a myriad of options for recreation and relaxation. With 860 slips, accommodations for boats of almost any size, a 30,000-square-foot marine service […] Read More

Preparing for Spring

Warm breezes of spring will be blowing into town soon, making you want to rush to take your boat out. Halt. Wait a minute. Not so fast. There are a couple of things you need to do before you back My Pride And Joy down the ramp or turn the ignition key. […] Read More

Locked Out?

There are folks who have boated for years and have never gone through a lock. Then, there are those who enter a lock virtually every time they motor out to a favorite anchorage, fishing spot or waterside restaurant — not to mention cruisers who lock through regularly to en route to their final destination. […] Read More

Look Before You Leap

When buyers see a home on the water for sale in their price range, there is often an overpowering urge to leap before they look. This can be a recipe for disaster, particularly with regard to the unique characteristics of property. While lakes and rivers in the same region can appear fairly similar and […] Read More

2024 Quimby's Cruising Guide

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

West Marine Honors 2013 Green Product, Hot Picks

While it’s not easy being green — at least, not to hear Kermit tell it — it is a desirable quality in marine products today and can even win companies a cash reward. West Marine, the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, announced the winners of its fourth annual Green […] Read More