Monthly Archives: December 2010

Boat-Sharing Arrangements can be Fun, Inexpensive

As boat prices shoot up and the cost and effort associated with maintenance increases, many skiers are choosing boat-sharing arrangements with other water enthusiasts. We admit, it sounds like a fun and economical idea for ski fans to enjoy the … Continue reading

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Dallas Turns to Soda Blasting

We’ve been following news about city officials in Dallas and their ambitious plans to reduce the amount of graffiti in preparation for the thousands of visitors expected to attend Super Bowl XLV in early 2011. City officials will announce plans … Continue reading

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Car Restoration Inspiration

If you’re the DIY-type looking for inspiration this coming year for your car restoration project, the answer might be on your television set. We’re not huge TV watchers, but several new programs aimed at car enthusiasts look promising and we … Continue reading

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Solutions Around the World

Have you ever heard of free graffiti removal kits? A city in Australia is launching a new program that helps locals eliminate tagging from public and private property. Proving that it doesn’t matter where you are – even across the … Continue reading

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Youth Join Forces to Wipe Out Graffiti

An interesting program in California working to eliminate graffiti from city neighborhoods is receiving positive feedback. We like the concept behind the Santa Barbara Arts Alliance, where youth have adopted the Milpas Street corridor from Canon Perdido to Cabrillo Boulevard. … Continue reading

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Congressional Changes Impacts Boat Industry

This past summer, Congress passed the sweeping Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, known as the “next brick to rebuilding our economy.” The act was signed into law in September. The question now: What does this mean for boat dealerships … Continue reading

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Life is a Highway

Life is a Highway: A Century of Great Automotive Writing is a new book released this year by Motorbooks that offers a collection of articles written by well-known automotive writers published between 1903 and 2008. A fun read to give … Continue reading

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Dallas Accepts $100,000 Donation

The city of Dallas is about to eliminate some serious graffiti, thanks to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Cuban honored a promise he made to write the City of Dallas a check for $100,000 to help the city clean up … Continue reading

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International Boat Show a Success

Attendance at the International WorkBoat Show this month was up about 5 percent over last year’s event while the number of trade show exhibits climbed as well, indicating that economic recovery in the boat-building industry was within reach. While people … Continue reading

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Improved Housing Market Drives Boat Business

The link between housing prices and new boat sales are closely tied together, according to experts. While home prices vary by city, they serve as a good indication of the strength of the local boat market. While home prices are … Continue reading

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