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Friday, August 16, 2013

It's peak boating season in Chicago. It traditionally continues through mid-October. The total annual economic impact of recreational boating in Chicago is about $1.7 Billion. Nearly 160,000 people in Chicago own boats. Chicago is a true boating city with thousands of boats docked at our 10 lakefront harbors and in addition there are a variety of lakes and rivers in the area ideal for boating. Ellen Hopkins with Discover Boating has a look at some of the newest boating and water gear.

More information:
www.westmarine.com
www.discoverboating.com is a great resource to help you get started in the boating lifestyle.

Dock your iPod, floating fiesta: SEA-DOO DREAM ISLAND 7-PERSON FLOAT WITH WATERPROOF MP3 STORAGE, $499.99

  • This 7-person state-of the-art float comes with a removable canopy, a detachable boarding platform, six built-in drink holders and two coolers.

  • There is a waterproof MP3 storage box with a built-in battery compartment and four built-in waterproof speakers to pump out your favorite tunes.

Try the latest fitness trend, SUP: SOLSTICE FIJI COMPACT INFLATABLE STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD, $399.99

  • At 17 pounds and 8' long when inflated, this SUP is light and easy to take anywhere there's water.

Capture memories under water: WATERPROOF CAMERA INTERNATIONAL CONCEPTS, WEST MARINE, $19.99

  • Waterproof up to 100 feet.

  • Built in Flash.

  • Camera is reusable & reloadable.
Practicing fashion and safety on the water  life jackets aren't what they used to be!
INSHORE MANUAL INFLATABLE BELT PACK, WEST MARINE $89.99
  • A life jacket designed to fit around your waist for ultimate comfort and mobility

  • Perfect for recreational boaters, flat-water paddlers, stand up paddleboarders and anglers

  • Includes a nylon outer shell and reflective graphics for increased visibility

  • Inflation is accomplished via a "jerk to inflate" handle. Because it must be manually placed around the head after inflation Recommended for accomplished adult swimmers

UNDERDOG PET VEST, WEST MARINE, $44.99

  • This vest is unique because the floatation is under the dog which keeps the dog buoyant and comfortable.

  • Supports a natural swimming angle for the dog.

  • Contains mesh for cooling and a leash attachment.

OFFSHORE AUTOMATIC INFLATABLE LIFE VEST WITH HARNESS, WEST MARINE, $219.99

  • Lightweight and comfortable, designed to wear all day long.

  • "No pinch' neoprene collar and conforming cut that drapes naturally below the neck.

STEARNS KIDS PUDDLE JUMPER DELUXE PFD, $29.99

  • Coast guard approved.

  • Fun, comfortable design that kids love to wear!

  • Non-chafing, offers excellent stability and free range of motion in the water.


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