Geese, Seagulls, Blackbirds or Kites take your choice and poison!  Birds and boats both fiberglass bowriders and aluminum pontoon boats do not get along at all.  Birds are cute…right….  Well those birds are destroying your boat tops, staining fiberglass and upholstery,  marking wakeboard towers and just generally being a large pain in the wallet. Plus can cause considerable stress.  There is a medical term for this…PTBD…Post Traumatic Bird Disorder!  Leaf staining particularly Maple Leaves as well as Pine pitch and Pine needles are a pain and stain (PTLD)!

Thinking about purchasing an aluminum or fiberglass constructed fishing boat for the family?  Welcome to Boater’s Chat and the continuing series on purchasing aluminum or fiberglass built fishing boats at The Toronto Boat Show or during the boating season!  In the first article we covered the Utility series with its strengths and weaknesses….now we move on to the side console, dual console and walk through windshield models….the meat of the fishing boat wish list!

There is new competition for those very expensive Wake Surf or Wake Skate boats at The 2017 Toronto Boat Show.  Are you looking for an option that is under 90K  but can completely fill more than high level family watersports needs?  In January this year Campion Boats will unveil their class leading 595 and 645 Wake Surf Family bowrider which joins Monterey Boats, Regal Boats  and the rumored boats underdevelopment from units Four Winns and Chaparral. 

Looking for a new bowrider in 2017?  Going to the Toronto Boat Show to try on some new shiny bowriders for family fun and adventure?  Lots of bowrider boat brands to consider like Campion Boats, Regal Boats, Chaparral Boats, Monterey Boats, SeaRay and Crownline to name a few of the most recognized brands.  All of these brands are well-known, respected in the industry and worthy of consideration.  How do I separate the brands and models that work best for my family?

Why is Huntsville Marine representing Crownline Boats once again?  I am a student of boat construction and always looking to provide to the market best value for the dollar.  Best value to the boat buyer is not constant by brand by year. Presently in the fiberglass segment  Huntsville Marine now represents Crownline, Monterey and Canadian built Campion Boats.  All three of these brands should be considered as Tier 1 in terms of construction processes.