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MONDAY, AUG. 4, 2014

Rows, rows, rows of boats at Lake Union show

WATERSPORTS -- Seattle's 36th annual Lake Union Boats Afloat Show, presented by Word Yachts, is set to bring much of the best of boating to one place Sep. 10-14. From sport boats to sailboats, trawlers to mega yachts and a lot in between, the West...

MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014

THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014

Idaho checks first quagga-mussel infested boat of season

BOATING -- Mandatory watercraft inspection stations have barely opened for the season in Idaho, and they already have reported finding the year's first boat fouled with quagga mussels, a potentially devastating invasive species. The boat was checked at the Cotterell Port of Entry station on...

SUNDAY, FEB. 23, 2014

Sea kayaker details journey on B.C. coast

PADDLING -- A free program on a British Columbia sea kayaking journey from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, for the Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club at Mountain Gear's corporate office, 6021 E. Mansfield....

FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 2014

Rower to challenge Pacific crossing record

BOATING -- Daryl Farmer, 39, from West Sussex, England, is planning an attempt to set another world record by solo rowing 2,100 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean from California to Hawaii as a competitor in the first Great Pacific Race beginning in Monterey in...

MONDAY, OCT. 7, 2013

Boating course satisfies Washington requirement

BOATING -- The America's Boating Course, which satisfies Washington's boater safety education requirement, will be offered next weekend (Oct. 12-13) by the Spokane Sail & Power Squadron at the Post Falls Cabela's store. The eight-hour course will be taught in two sessions starting at 10...

THURSDAY, SEPT. 26, 2013

8 outboards ought to get you a big fish

BOATING -- "But officer, we're just out fishing..." I've seen boat set up something like this for federal drug enforcement being transported on I-90 near Seattle. Seems the feds have to keep up with the speed-boating criminals. But outboards totaling 2,000 hp? Can you imaging...

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013

Fishing electronics seminar at Mark’s Marine

FISHING — Mike Pentony, the Lowrance west coast pro staffer will present a free salmon fishing program Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for the last in a weekly series of fishing seminar at Mark’s Marine, 14355 N. Government Way in Hayden.

FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012

Top 10 boat names in past year revealed

BOATING -- Wet Dream is out, Dream Weaver is in. Popular names for boats are changing with the times, according to the 22nd annual survey of the most popular boat names by Boat Owners Association of the United States. “A boat name reflects the life...

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2011

TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2011

A clear vision for the future of paddling

CANOEING -- Finally, we're getting transparency in the sports of canoeing and kayaking. Denver based See Through Canoe offers the clear alternative to your canoeing and kayaking needs with the Transparent Canoe/Kayak. Comprised of transparent Lexan the Transparent Canoe/Kayak from Denver, Colorado based See Through...

MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2011

Cold water a major safety factor for waterfowlers

WATERFOWLING -- Water does not have to be near freezing to kill, it only has to be colder than a person to cause potentially fatal hypothermia. With the waterfowl seasons about to open, Idaho Fish and game officials are urging waterfowl hunters who hunt from...

FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011

Fuel-saving tips for towing the boat

BOATING -- With fuel prices high, trailering a boat has become more expensive. Some simple fuel conservation measures can add up to real money by the end of the season. Read on for nine ways to stretch that tank of gas with your tow vehicle,...

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 9, 2011

North Idaho Boat Show runs through Sunday

BOATING -- More than 100 boats are on display in three buildings during the North Idaho Boat Show which runs through Sunday at Tobler Marina in Hayden. No boating or fishing seminars are included, but admission is free and the boats range from small flat-bottom...

SATURDAY, JAN. 29, 2011

Fishing seminars featured at Boat Show

FISHING- Even without the boat displays, anglers can justify going to the Spokane National Boat Show just to sit in on the varied list of fishing seminars. The show is on today and running through Feb. 5 at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center. Bass,...

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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