April 2016 - Quimby's Cruising Guide
How to Tow Like a Pro

As sales of tow boats and participation in tow sports continue to grow, it’s important that the operators of watercraft employed to pull everything from skiers to tubers are educated on how to keep things safe and fun. Because, even though the skier/rider and the spotter have responsibilities, it’s ultimately the driver who is captain […] Read More

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

Profile: Homeport Marina in Gulf Shores, Alabama

For boaters who frequently ply the Tennessee-Tombigee Waterway, Homeport Marina in Gulf Shores, Alabama, is likely a well-known waypoint on the chartplotter. The marina is the perfect location away from the hustle and bustle of the popular tourist town and is also offers protection from fast-rising storms. With 76 slips, 10 of which are available […] Read More

24 Brand-New Boats for 2016

Action Craft 21 Coastal Bay Devised as a do-it-all boat, the 21 Coastal Bay ACE Premium Elite utilizes Action Craft’s patented Qui-Dry hull and pocket drive, resulting in a mere 10-inch to 12-inch draft. Yet, thanks to its extended gunnels, it’s also safe and dry when heading offshore. Standard features include a powder-coated T-top and […] Read More

New Boat Owner’s Guide

You just got word from your dealer that the boat you ordered at the winter show is en route from the factory and delivery expected by week’s end. Yes! As you anticipate that first weekend on the water with the family, though, it’s important you have a handle on what it means to take delivery […] Read More

10 Top Trailering Road Trips

Summer means one thing to countless Americans: Road trip!!! In the next few months, families everywhere will hit the highway, headed for the West’s many national parks, for the Upper Midwest’s cool north woods, for the Smoky Mountains, even for Disney World. They may not realize it, but the Interstate system will take them within […] Read More

Destination: Land Between the Lakes

The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (LBL), a peninsula about 50 miles in length and bordered on either side by Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake, has long been an attraction for Midwest boaters — and for good reason. These lakes, created by the impounding of the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers, offer excellent opportunities […] Read More

The Future is Now: New 2016 Electronics

In my lifetime we’ve come from using a compass, stopwatch and paper charts to find our way on the water to a 5-year-old being able to plot a course on modern navigation electronics. And that’s just the beginning! Innovation has invaded places we never expected, as evidenced by the latest introductions for 2016. Minn Kota […] Read More

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

Quimby’s Cruising Guide Releases 54th Edition

If you plan to travel the inland waterways this year, it’s time to pick up the new edition of Quimby’s Cruising Guide, which has been completed updated to provide the most accurate, accessible information for 2016. The go-to resource for inland recreational boaters covers more than 9,400 miles on 24 rivers and the Gulf Intracoastal […] Read More