Classic Craft: I would give my grandpa his last boat ride aboard RenaBelle, our 1942 Chris-Craft 26 Deluxe Enclosed Cruiser, named after his wife....Early on, the cruiser was fueled and used only while patrolling the Detroit River as boat 38 W 486 until hostilities ended in 1945. The original U.S. Coast Guard numbers were recently found during hull refinishing and are being presented once again... --Robert Shapton, East Grand Rapids, MI & Lake Leelanau, MI⠀ ⠀ #greatlakes #boating #boat #renovation #classic #classiccraft
Once known as the Town of Maples in reference to its tree-lined streets, Port Elgin, Ontario has long been a popular destination for Great Lakes boaters thanks to its delightful harbor, inviting beaches and one of the largest pumpkin festivals in the world. Read more, link in bio!
Canine Crew: Here is Sir Winston Puppers enjoying a beautiful day out on our 1986 19-foot Wellcraft on Berlin Lake in Deerfield, Ohio. --Aaron Robbins⠀ ⠀ #greatlakes #dogsofinstagram #boat #boating #lifejacket #safetyfirst #ohio
Spring is here! Check out the April issue of Lakeland Boating to read about Port Elgin, Ontario; tips on stocking your galley; an archeological dig in Saugatuck, MI; Riviera 4800 Sport Yacht and Four Winns HD 200 OB Freedom boat tests; and more! Link in bio.⠀ ⠀ #greatlakes #midwest #boat #boating #yacht #spring #michigan #ontario
Canine Crew: This is a photo of our 8-month-old dog, Coby. He likes to take boat rides on our 2016 dual console Robalo. We keep our boat at the south end of Lake Michigan at the Calumet Yacht Club. The ride to downtown Chicago is about 13 miles. Coby enjoys seeing people and other boats. Hope to see you on the water! —Ann and Doug Jorgensen, Munster, IN⠀ ⠀ #dogsofinstagram #boat #boating #chicago #socialbutterfly #greatlakes #lakemichigan
Today’s boat security systems protect your pride and joy against theft, accidents and even angry birds. Read our feature, Peace of Mind in our latest issue!⠀ ⠀ #boat #boating #yacht #security #safe #greatlakes #midwest #safeboating
Classic craft: As the proud owner of a 53-foot 1983 Hatteras Motor Yacht, Perfect Lady, I have always been impressed with the quality of the vessel and the thoughtfulness that went into its design. However, there was one missing piece that bothered me: The lack of helm seating. Perfect Lady has two pieces of interesting furniture in the main salon, right behind the open pilot station. The wood is tambour, painted a very an attractive crackle finish with a granite top...I used materials from 15 different vendors, a local metal fabricating shop and a granite company to create [a] cabinet. It rests on four lockable casters, which are adjustable for height so the cabinet/helm seat can be moved in front of the helm when the seating is required, and back to its space next to an L-shaped sofa when in the “closed” position. There are also four screw-down adjustable legs for stability. The granite top flips up 180 degrees to reveal the helm seats underneath. The rollover system is accomplished with a 1-inch stainless tube rotating on sleeve bearings. The seats themselves are mounted on stainless tubing and slides, which make the seatbacks adjustable. A separate carpeted footrest stored inside the cabinet completes the package. The cabinet is veneered in tambour that’s stained a rich Mahogany color. Extensive use was made of the West System adhesive distributed by Gougeon Brothers, which is headquartered here in my hometown of Bay City, Michigan.⠀ —Karl Roth, Bay City, MI⠀ ⠀ #renovation #diy #boat #yacht #yachting #boating #greatlakes
Love shipwrecks? Love diving? Our latest feature dives into (pun intended) 15 Great Lakes shipwrecks that would make any scuba diver's bucket list. We found a dive site for every skill level. Read more in our March issue-- link in bio.⠀ ⠀ #diving #scuba #shipwreck #greatlakes #adventure #boat #boating #midwest