Category Archives: Boating Resources

How to Send a Distress Call

Sending a distress call is a call for help during an emergency situation by a mariner of a vessel. A distress call is considered a main priority by the US Coast Guard above all other transmissions. This means that when a mariner hears a distress call, he shall cease all transmissions that may interfere with […]

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The Little Boat that Could

In a series of shocking events, a Towboat churning down the Tombigbee River collided into the Old Rooster Bridge near Demopolis, Alabama on April 28 of 1979. Surprisingly, the boat somehow managed to pass under the bridge with the help of the particularly strong currents during that time of the year and come up on the other […]

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SES Floorplan Studio Photoshoot: A Sneak Peek

Today we shot our new SES floorplans at a studio in Auburn Hills, MI. The new floorplans were launched in late December, making it difficult to get outdoor pictures in Michigan. By using the studio, we avoided the weather and were able to shoot each floorplan by plugging components in and out of the boat […]

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6 Reasons You Need a Boat Cover

Our friends at SavvyBoater.com shared this great infographic with us about 6 reasons you need a boat cover. Here’s their description: Conscientious boat owners realize the importance of putting their watercraft to bed for winter. Failure to winterize your boat can result in a host of maintenance problems – and ultimately can shorten the life of […]

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Northeastern United States Marine Weather Resources

Below you will find a list of resources for at a glance information on weather conditions for the Northeastern portion of the United States. Manitou Pontoon Boats does not claim any affiliation to these sites merely offers their information as a service to our visitors and boating friends.

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