CONTENTSVOLUME 60 NUMBER 8 August 1997
1997-98 computer systems buyers' guideBoat covers: 'Canvas' no more
Modern marine fabrics and products help boost your bottom line.
Cabin fever strikesCuddies have evolved from spartan day boats into full-featured weekenders.
A new approach to used boatsA different attitude toward the used boat segment and a look at how another industry handles its used product could be the answer for making used boats work for you.
Boaters demand 'one-step' boat careFor fiberglass restoration and maintenance, most manufacturers agree that "one-step" products are their hottest sellers. But the jury is still out in the case of "all-purpose" vs. "task-specific" cleaners.
Cutbacks for the Corps spell trouble for boatingA proposal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to close locks 8 and 9 on the upper Allegheny River has far greater implications than the firestorm it is causing in the local boating community.
The Internet: Not there yet, but we're getting closerA year after the Information Highway connected to Main Street, USA, the Internet is still in its development stages. Many boatbuilders and retailers are finding it a valuable marketing tool but have not abandoned their traditional ways of going to market.
Complete coverage of the OMC/Detroit Diesel mergerBoating industry examines how this merger will affect boat dealers in the future.