September 2017 - Quimby's Cruising Guide
MasterCraft XT21

The new XT21 is the third model in MasterCraft’s multi-purpose XT water sports series, but it’s the first with a traditional monohull bow. That traditional styling might appeal to owners who don’t love the pickle-fork look — and it adds peace of mind in choppy conditions, where there’s less chance of rollers dumping over the […] Read More

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

Alternative Power Choices

Anyone who boats knows it costs money. In fact, the rule of thumb is that is costs 15 percent of the purchase price per year to run a boat. So, saving money on fuel while doing a solid for the environment simply has to make you feel good! Here’s a look at the latest alternatives […] Read More

Maintaining Your Gelcoat

The gelcoat on your vessel is what gives it its color and shine. Maintaining this very thin layer over the fiberglass will not only help in extending its life but has the added benefits of making regular cleaning easier — and your boat will gleam like it did when it left the dealership. In order […] Read More

Profile: Kuttawa Harbor Marina

Kuttawa Habor Marina is conveniently located off Lake Barkley’s main channel at Mile 42.2. Offering a “Key West” atmosphere with both live and lit palm trees, the marina is situated in the heart of Old Kuttawa off Highways 62 and 295. Lake Barkley can be accessed via the Cumberland River. The marina has been in […] Read More

Chaparral 287 SSX

Chaparral, a builder of quality family boats since 1965, went to great lengths to create a luxury bowrider with both style and substance in its new 287 SSX. With an impressive 29-foot length and 9-foot beam, this model has the size and ability to handle big lakes and coastal waters — along with more freeboard […] Read More

Special Delivery: From Lake of the Ozarks to Florida, Part 2

Eds. Note: You can read Part 1 of this story at https://quimbyscruisingguide.com/special-delivery-from-lake-of-the-ozarks-to-florida-part-1/. I’m a firm believer in the idea that the most dangerous thing on a boat is a schedule. A schedule makes you go faster than you should, leave when it would be better to stay put, and push later and farther than you […] Read More

Booze Cruise: Bars Along the Inland Waterways

It’s the dog days of summer, the sun is beating down, and you’re restless and hot. To break up the cruise and treat your crew at the end of the day, you decide to seek out a dock and grab a cold one. But where do you go? Insert shameless plug: If you have a […] Read More

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

The Lakes of Indiana

Sure, everybody knows about Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes. But it might surprise people to discover that Indiana is no slouch either — and is actually a lake-lover’s delight! An exact count is hard to get, due to a great number of the Indiana’s “lakes” being man-made reservoirs, but one telling statistic is that two counties, Kosciuko […] Read More