July 2016 – Quimby's Cruising Guide
Campbell Point Marina Completes Renovations

When Gene and Nancy Stimble bought Campbell Point Marina in 1995, the marina on Table Rock Lake in Shell Knob, Missouri, had already been serving boaters for more than 30 years. Over the past 20 years, through weather events that included two floods, an ice storm and, most recently, a tornado, the Stimbles have been […] Read More

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Arkansas Startup Launches App

RaftUp of Little Rock, Arkansas, launched its namesake mobile application recently in the iTunes App Store (an Android version is in development and will be available soon), and it’s being hailed as a great safety tool. “The moment I learned about RaftUp, I knew it would benefit our response time and the way our department […] Read More

TVA Sunsets Floating Homes

In a decision that will bring to a close a unique way of living on 49 lakes and reservoirs, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) board of directors has voted to remove all floating homes from the public waters it controls over the next 30 years. Official estimates put the number of homes affected at approximately […] Read More

Paddleboarding in Safety

Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) has been our nation’s fastest-growing outdoor sport for the past several years, according to the Outdoor Recreation Association. And as these human-powered watercraft become more common in crowded harbors, busy waterfronts and other navigable waterways, we all need to be aware of the safety requirements and precautions. BoatUS offers a unique look […] Read More

Swimming Around Boats

For most of us, swimming and boating go hand in hand. Swimsuits, towels, noodles and inflatable rafts are standard equipment aboard our craft, with the more adventurous packing snorkeling and scuba gear to enjoy time under the waves as well as up on top. Swimming from the family boat is so popular in some Heartland […] Read More

Yamaha 242X E-Series

Jet boats have their advantages, but the capacity to create a deep, lush, rideable wake isn’t necessarily one of them. That is, until now. Yamaha’s new 242X E-Series represents the brand’s first boat focused on wake sports, and it comes loaded with cutting-edge features designed for high-end performance, towing and entertainment. Foremost among these are […] Read More

Exiting a Sinking Boat

I belong to a club, one composed of those who’ve had to abandon ship. Membership is simple: Just believe, as I did 30 years ago, that basic boat maintenance and responsible navigation are for wimps. Sure, there are unforeseen situations — semi-submerged debris or inexplicable equipment failure — that can cause a vessel to go […] Read More

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Triton 206 Fishunter

Triton founder Earl Bentz is a good listener. When diehard walleye anglers came to him asking for a slightly smaller version of the company’s 21-foot, 7-inch 216 Fishunter, he didn’t turn a deaf ear or try to redirect them to another boat already in the lineup. Rather, he built them the exact boat they wanted. […] Read More