Watching a Dumb Movie

My friends and I have a tradition where we watch the movie Waterworld starring Kevin Costner every Thanksgiving. I don’t know how we wound up choosing to do this on Thanksgiving, because there’s no actual relation between the holiday and the movie, but that’s just what we do. The movie is considered one of the biggest box office flops of all time, in that an enormous amount of money was spent in its creation and very little was made back, and overall, it’s a pretty god-awful movie.

Basically, it’s a film set in a future where the polar ice caps have melted and everyone travels around on water. Everybody travels around on boats and people are looking for dry land. I’ll save you the time, they find some dry land, and it’s the peak of Mount Everest. It’s pretty dumb. All the riding around on boats, however, inspired me to pick up some Evinrude XD50 oil and go out on my own boat the next day.

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Wine and Salmon

If you’re looking to go fishing for salmon in Michigan – or even in the United States at all – my money’s on Grand Traverse Bay. It’s a perfect place to chill out, relax, and fish for some tasty salmon. If (somehow) you get tired of fishing, no problem! Grand Traverse Bay is one of the centers of Michigan’s wine industry, so there are plenty of wineries to explore when you’re not out in your boat.

Once you’ve figured out which wine will go best with all of the salmon you’re about to catch out on the open water, you can ensure a victorious day of fishing if you get out there early enough. In order to beat the crowds, you might want to use a bottle of Evinrude XD50 Oil to service your engine. Once you’ve done that, you’ll surely be in perfect condition to get out there and catch some delicious salmon.

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Emma C. Berry

Emma C. Berry is a fishing sloop and National Historic Landmark located in Mystic, Connecticut. The berry is the last known surviving American well smack or Noank smack. (A well smack was a well located inside of the ship that was filled with external water to keep fish alive on the journey back to shore).

The Berry was built in 1866 in the Palmer Shipyards in Noank, Connecticut by James A. Latham. The sloop was named for Captain John Henry Berry’s daughter. In 1916 a gasoline engine was added – though I doubt it used Evinrude XD50 oil. By 1931 it was restored to its original condition and is now preserved at the Mystic Seaport Museum.

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Mystic Seaport

Growing up in Connecticut, I visited the Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium frequently with my family. Though I loved seeing the sea lions and beluga whales, I most enjoyed visiting the collection of ships at the Seaport. Several of the iconic ships have been deemed National Historic Landmarks.

Among the designated landmarks is the Charles W. Morgan. The Morgan was a U.S. whale ship used in the late 19th and early 20th century. It is the only surviving wooden whale ship from the 19th century American fleet. Even as an adult I find the ship impressive, though I’m glad the only oil I have to use on my small boat is Evinrude XD 50 oil, and not whale oil.

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Keep It Clean

Part of properly winterizing a boat is giving it a thorough cleaning. I’ve used the same brand for several years now, but lately it hasn’t been doing the trick. I’m not sure if the formula has changed, I just know that it doesn’t work.

When I went to purchase some Evinrude XD 50 oil, I decided to take a look at what other cleaning products are on the market. After browsing through several brands, I chose to go with Evinrude Johnson Marine Cleaner. It worked wonders on the hull, convertible top, and vinyl upholstery. Even tough exhaust stains wiped away easily. I believe that I have found my new go-to to cleaner.

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Top 10 Ferry Boat Rides Worldwide ~ Scotland

Onboard the CalMac Ferries (short for Caledonian MacBrayne) an assorted variety of exciting activities and accommodations await you. Not only are these ships proud to offer mighty vessels of the sea, but the luxury that’s available onboard is just as coveted as the amazing list of things to do at each port.

From first-class dining options to sleek and cozy lounges, each ship was designed to deliver the utmost quality and comfort for guests. Passengers will also be excited to discover an assortment of onboard shops, arcade games and bars like The Still, which delivers a taste of Scotland with locale ale and malt whiskey available onboard. With voyages from 5 minutes to five hours, passengers will be taken care of no matter the duration of their time onboard.

I’m sure Scotland uses nothing but the best – Evinrude XD 50 oil – to deliver reliable satisfaction to their passengers!

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Top 10 Ferry Boat Rides Worldwide ~ Greek Islands

The Paleologos Shipping Agency was established in 1946 in Heraklion, Crete. It didn’t take long for the popularity of the company to become widespread earning the reputation of one of the biggest and more responsible shipping agencies on the island. The business is dedicated to ensuring the best service to a wide spectrum of marine needs and therefore offers a wide array of services.

Some of the services provided by the Paleologos Shipping Agency include coast liner agents, cruise boat agents, Mediterranean line agents, forwarding agents, bunkering supply, yacht serving and off-shore assistance. In 1980 the company organized a travel department which offers the following services: cruises, yachts, excursions, boat tickets and a variety of on-land travel necessities.

With such a loyal dedication to the satisfaction of their passengers, I bet the Paleologos Shipping Agency relies on the premium power of Evinrude XD 50 oil!

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Top 10 Ferry Boat Rides Worldwide ~ British Columbia

The British Columbia Ferries started out as a small fleet of two ships, two terminals and about 200 employees. Now, 50 years later, BC Ferries has become one of the largest and most sophisticated ferry systems in the world. The fleet now hosts 4,700 employees and embodies 36 vessels that service 47 destinations.

In 2008, three new Super-C Class ferries were introduced into the BC Ferries fleet and in 2009 the company launched a commercial division that ships goods between ports, which have both provided this waterway system with the strength and distinction to appeal to tourists worldwide. Check out the rich history and brilliant waterside scenery offered by the waterway routes of the BC Ferries.

Ferry boats of this magnitude surely use the best, Evinrude XD 50 oil!

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Top 10 Ferry Boat Rides Worldwide ~ San Francisco

Crossing the San Francisco Bay by ferry is a timeless tradition that dates back to 1850 when the ferryboats ran between San Francisco and Oakland. Since then countless ferry routes have emerged across the San Francisco Bay area. One of the most popular routes is one that parallels the Golden Gate Bridge. In fact, before this mighty bridge made its debut in 1937, ferry routes flourished around this waterway.

However, the need for ferries encountered a great demise once the Golden Gate Bridge gave way to automobile travelers. It wasn’t until about 29 years later that the need for ferries returned. In its first year, just over 3.3 million vehicles crossed the Golden Gate Bridge and by 1967, the traffic had grown over 750 percent to a staggering 28.3 million. With such high numbers the bridge was reaching its saturation point and the need for ferryboats appeared once again.

The fleet of Golden Gate Ferries certainly uses powerful motor oil such as Evinrude XD 50 oil!

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Environmentally Friendly Boating Tip 7

Last week’s recycling tip can also be extrapolated to include, and even emphasize, monofilament fishing line. You can help protect and preserve our valuable marine life by ensuring you, and non one else on your boat, disposes of monofilament fishing line into the water. This type of line is also something you don’t want to just send off to the landfills either. Make sure you make the effort and take the time to recycle your line.

You can also help do your part by researching The Monofilament Recovery & Recycling Program (MRRP) to get educated about the impact improperly disposed monofilament fishing line has on our marine life and our environment as a whole. If you don’t know of a recycling station near you then check your local shop or look online.

Also, to maintain the proper functioning of your 2-cycle Evinrude engine try Evinrude XD100 oil to maximize efficiency and get the most boating for your buck.

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Boat Engine Maintenance 101: Inspections

The cornerstone of engine maintenance is routine inspections. You can save yourself a lot of money and headache in the future by taking a few minutes to do a quick inspection every time you leave the dock. Most people assume that this is a complicated process requiring an extensive knowledge of engines, but it really just takes some common sense.

For the most part, it’s easy to see when there is a leak, loose fittings or unwanted debris clogging up the system. If you don’t feel comfortable looking around under the engine cover, seek out someone at the marina who can show you the ropes. I could write ten pages on how to check your Evinrude XD100 oil and examine the bilge pump, but unless you do it yourself, you will never get the hang of it. The important thing is to perform routine inspections and address any concerns before they have a chance to burgeon.

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How to Operate a Boat: Emergency Scenarios

If you encounter an emergency at sea, the most important thing is to not panic. Since you’re out in the middle of the water, you need to think quickly and clearly, as you never know if help is going to arrive. One of the most common emergencies on a boat is having a man overboard. If you can’t see where the person has gone, turn off the engine immediately to avoid causing them any more harm. Have one of the other people onboard raise your warning flag to alert other boaters to the person. Once you’ve identified the person in the water, throw them a flotation device and slowly move the boat in their direction.

Whether you have a medical emergency or simply didn’t pack enough gasoline and Evinrude XD 100, there may come times when it’s necessary to signal another boat. It’s always a good idea to have a VHF or CB radio onboard, but if you don’t, you can use one of these internationally recognized distress signals: waving of your arms, reflecting sunlight with a mirror, SOS message or a flare.

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