July 2013 – Quimby's Cruising Guide
Life in the Fast Lane

Growing up in Indiana, Ron Harrison was a self-proclaimed water rat, and once he shared the passion with his own children, it created a sizable wake. He started with ski boats, taking the family knee-boarding and tubing on small lakes near home, all the while dreaming of stepping up to a larger boat. Once […] Read More

2024 Quimby's Cruising Guide

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

Boat Buying/Selling Tips, Part 3

You might find this hard to believe, but our experience over the years has shown that yacht buyers sometimes think vessels for sale are code for “free boat rides!” If you have your boat listed with a broker who’s offering an hour or an afternoon on the water on your boat without a signed […] Read More

Review: Rinker Captiva 186 Fish & Ski OB

With the successful 2012 launch of the first Rinker outboards in more than 20 years came a wave of requests for a fishing package. In response, the company has introduced the Captiva 186 Fish & Ski to satisfy the needs of family boaters who want the comfort and performance of a bowrider while providing […] Read More

Review: Formula 350 CBR

You’ll find the new 350 CBR under the “Bowrider” heading on the Formula website, but don’t be fooled. Yes, this sporty vessel has an open bow provided with seating — long, deep, tri-tone lounges that convert to a Maharaja-size sun pad — but that’s about where any similarities end. Shall we count […] Read More

Island Time, Heartland Style

It was a rare trifecta. We had an invite to visit one of our favorite Ohio vacation destinations on a prime summer weekend, a Sea Ray deckboat at our disposal and our timing to visit Kelleys Island would coincide with Homecoming Weekend, one of the most popular annual events on the 3,000-acre Lake Erie […] Read More

Profile: Diversy Harbor

The Chicago skyline, stretching across 26 miles of Lake Michigan coast, beckons boaters to its shores. With 10 marinas dotted along the city’s length, each offering gateways to distinct attractions, it’s often hard to choose where to tie up. But for a combination of urban splendor and bucolic charms, it’s hard to beat Diversey […] Read More

Summer Sports

Bowriders are the crossover athletes of the boating world. Need convincing? Just take a look at what their owners ask of them. Wakeboarding, skiing, tubing, fishing, joyriding, beaching. It’s all in a day’s work for these prolific runabouts. At the same time, they’re expected to carry a heavy load of people and gear — […] Read More

2024 Quimby's Cruising Guide

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

Ohio Governor Signs Act to Decrease Boarding

Cleveland.com reports that Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich has signed the Boater Freedom Act, designed to rein in local and state officers from boarding local pleasure and charter boats unless there is a reasonable suspicion that laws are being broken. Sponsor Rep. Rex Damschroder, a Republican from Fremont, said boaters in Northwest […] Read More