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National Safe Boating Week is Almost Here!

If you weren’t already aware, National Safe Boating Week is approaching quickly! Starting the 19th, those with a love of spending time on the water are encouraged to put on a properly-fitted life jacket and refresh their boating safety knowledge. We have a series of goodies coming up next week in preparation for National Safe […]

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Win a Trip to the Forrest Wood Cup & Brush up on Your Boating Safety Knowledge

What do you get when you cross an online boating safety quiz with social media? You get the FLW Boating Safety Challenge, a contest launched in April by and the FLW Outdoors Foundation. Designed to raise awareness about boating safety, the contest features a 10-question quiz that tests the participant’s knowledge on a wide […]

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Knots? Yeah, More Knots – With Video!

Do a lot of boating? Thinking about doing a lot of boating? If you answered yes to either of these questions there’s a chance you could use a refresher or an initial lesson on knots. Below are some of the more popular nautical knots brought to you in technicolor…well, at least in moderately clear digital […]

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The Notable Knots Have Moved!

  If you’re not a follower of technology news it’s quite possible that you never learned about the demise of Geocities, a web hosting service that started in 1994. To make a long story short, it was eventually purchased by Yahoo! and then shut down in the United States in 2009. In the early days […]

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Manitou X-PLODE – Cobalt 276 comparison

What makes for the best performance boat? Is it speed? Handling? How about luxury? Or is it the obvious combination of all of these features? Every boat model offers its own unique features, which can make choosing the right boat a difficult task, especially when considering different types of boats. The bowrider and pontoon are […]

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Boating Safety Quiz from Manitou Pontoon Boats, BoatSafe & Discover Boating

This boater safety quiz was assembled by the online marketing team here at Manitou Pontoon Boats with the help of our friends at Discover Boating and If you’re interested in adding the quiz to your site, just press the “Add Quiz to Your Website” button and copy and paste the code contained within to […]

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Tips for boaters in the off-season

There’s nothing worse for a boating enthusiast than to sit idly through the winter months in painful anticipation of warmer weather (even if you do have some sort of beautiful northern getaway complete with log products, bear skin rugs and a nice fire place). That’s why Manitou has consulted some of the best names in […]

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The Evolution Of Manitou Pontoons

There have been many changes to our pontoons, and pontoons in general since we first began building pontoons more than 25 years ago. The graphic below lays out some of the more significant changes to various Manitou models over the years. Feel free to share this with your friends or share your thoughts in the […]

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How To Save Fuel In Your Boat – Boating Fuel Efficiency Tips

The days of dollar per gallon gasoline seem like little more than a distant memory these days. This isn’t lost to us (we think about more than just making awesome pontoon boats, y’know…). So with that in mind we compiled some of our own fuel saving tips and also asked some other prominent boaters.  From […]

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5 Boating and Fishing Feeds to Follow on Twitter

If you’re like me, Twitter is still a bit of a mystery sometimes. There’s a ton of information flying around, and trying to pick out what’s useful and what isn’t can be like staring at one of those computer screens of descending green digits like they had in The Matrix. So to simplify, we’ve picked […]

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