There’s lots of videos on the interwebz showing ’em in action. Makes loading and unloading the boat a breeze. Absolutely no walking in the water…or hanging upside down trying to reach the latch…or dang near breaking your hand when the handle gets away from you. Things are legit.
My favorite response anytime someone asks me if it’s worth the money: Have you ever seen a used one for sale…? Lol nope! Roller trailer or bunk, once you have one on your rig there’s no going back.
2. Academy donated $150K in neck gaiters to youth groups.
3. US boat exports are down over 23%.
> …exports of recreational boats regressed to 1999 levels with 65,162 boats shipped internationally in 2020, reflecting a 23.4% decrease in the total number of boats shipped to 3 top trading partners: Canada, the European Union and Mexico.
Few other details from the Boat and Engine Exports and Imports section of NMMA’s 2020 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract:
> The value of U.S. exports of recreational boats and marine engines totaled $1.7 bil in 2020, down 19.1% compared to 2019.
> U.S. consumption of recreational boats imported from abroad continued to rise in 2020, and boat imports reached a new record value of $2.1 billion, up 2.1% compared to 2019.
> Outboard boat imports led growth, up 35.5% compared to 2019.
4. Any nominees for the Marine Manufacturers Hall of Fame?
Hit the link ^ if so. That page also lists the folks already honored since National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMAA) Hall of Fame was established in ’88.
5. MN: H2H PWS is coming to Mississippi River Pool 2.
Happening live July 12-16.
6. MN: Free youth learn to fish seminar July 12 and 14.
7. ND requires a boating course for 12-15 yr olds.
Youth who want to operate a boat or personal watercraft by themselves with at least a 10-hp motor.
8. Did you know Lund boats come with a snack dispenser?
Well, it’s actually a phone holder…but Andy Petterson has bigger plans: