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“Holey” Fiberglass Patch, Batman!

Holes in any boat may look bad, but unless there is structural damage, fiberglass is pretty easy to patch. You can get a fiberglass repair kit at any marine store and gel coat to match your boat from your boat’s manufacturer. Let’s get to it. First, you grind the edges of the hole so that the fiberglass around it is …

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Why You Should Carry Life Preservers on Your Boat

In the most recent year with complete data (2014), the U.S. Coast Guard reported 4062 recreational boating accidents, in which 560 died and 2620 were injured. Of the 560 deaths, 77% drowned, and 84% of those who drowned were not wearing a life vest. Since the major cause of drowning is failing to wear a life jacket, it just makes …

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2018 Bennington 21SFX

2018 Bennington 21SFXAPG w/ the following: —  Yamaha F115 Four Stroke (we can up to the F150) —  S.P.S. Triple Performance pontoon package —  Vinyl Teak Beige Full Flooring —  Recliner G Series bow seats (2) —  Salt Water Anode Package —  Yamaha Stainless Steel Fuel Separator —  Yamaha Saltwater anode package —  Trolling Motor Gate Exchange —  Kicker Speaker …

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2018 Bennington 23RSB

2018 Bennington 23RSB w/ the following: —  Yamaha F250 Four Stroke —  Tandem Axle Aluminum Trailer w/ brakes —  Bimini Top Electric Curved w/ L.E.D. lighting —  Sea Grass Flooring —  Bow Gate Seat —  Pillowtop Diamond Stitched Upholstery Upgrade —  Elliptical Sport Package ESP —  Salt Water Anode Package —  Sealed lifting Strakes ESP —  Yamaha SST Fuel Water …

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2013 Bennington 22SSLX

2013 Bennington 22SSLX with the following: —  Yamaha F90 Four Stroke w/ 162hrs on engine —  Dual Batteries w/ Switch —  10′ Power Pole Blade (less than 6 months old) —  10′ Bimini Top —  Full Vinyl Flooring —  Ind Seat Covers —  Changing Room —  Rear Boarding Ladder —  Live well —  Am/FM Cd Player —  32″ Elliptical Pontoons …

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2008 Carolina Skiff JV15

2008 Carolina Skiff JV15 w/ the following: —  Yamaha F40 Four Stroke —  Magic Tilt Drive on Trailer —  2 Fishing Seats —  Aerated Bait well —  Automatic and Manual Bilge Pump —  Navigation Lights —  SST Cleats —  Rod Holders —  Pre Wired For Trolling Motor —  Aluminum Prop —  Built In Fuel Tank $9,000.00

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Why Florida is the Perfect Place for Scuba Diving

Florida is a beautiful state, full of lush flora and an eclectic mix of fauna. The remarkable gifts of nature you find topside are comparable to the treasures you find beneath the surface of the Florida sea. With endless miles of shoreline, Florida is the perfect place for scuba diving. And don’t forget that the 120 miles of Florida Keys …

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What to Do for Motion Sickness on a Boat

I’ve always loved to boat and fish, and never had a problem with seasickness, until…a fateful trip in search of big eye off the coast of North Carolina. The Carolina coast is known for big seas, but did I worry? No way! I should have. In preparation of our journey, we shared a huge box of Krispy Kremes. Once properly …

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Boat Responsibly

The definition of responsibly is “in a sensible or trustworthy manner.” We all try to live responsibly by acting responsibly toward others, driving responsibly, raising our children responsibly. If we drink, we try to drink responsibly. Behaving in a responsible manner is also very important when it comes to boating…for a variety of good reasons. Boating responsibly includes following the …

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2013 Bennington 20SF

2013 Bennington 20SF with the following: —  Yamaha F70 Four Stroke (Just did 100hr service) w/ warranty until 1/31/19 —  2017 Magic Tilt Trailer —  Salt Water Package —  Fish Finder Depth Sounder G.P.S. —  Docking Lights —  Aerated Bait well —  Vinyl Flooring —  Rear Boarding Ladder —  10′ Bimini Top —  Fish seats —  Rod Holders —  Am/FM …

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2018 Benngington 20SSRXP

2018 Bennington 20SSRXP with the following: —  Yamaha T50 Four Stroke (Can upgrade motor if wanted) —  25″ Pontoon upgrade —  Salt Water Anode Package —  Yamaha Saltwater Anode Package —  Yamaha Stainless Steel Fuel Separator —  Sea Grass Slate Vinyl Flooring —  Horizontal Diamond Pressed 80% Cut-out (SXP) —  Heavy Duty Rub Rail —  Rub Rail Protectors —  Shark …

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Why Drinking While Driving a Boat Is a Bad Idea

If you are drinking and driving, even the tiniest amounts of alcohol can contribute to an accident, so even if your blood alcohol level isn’t off the charts, you can suffer from: Impaired judgement and coordination – which are crucial to safe driving Reduced perception/compromised assessment of situations and hazards Slowed reaction time – up to 25% Inability to multi-task …

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What Do You Do if You Fall off Your Boat?

We are all familiar with the old flip flop soft shoe routine across a slippery, wet boat deck. Fishing boat decks can get greasy from bait and, if we are lucky, fish slime. Even recreational boats that are not used for fishing can quickly get wet and slippery. It’s easy to lose your footing in these conditions. It’s also easy …

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What Is a Stumpknocker Boat?

Ever hear that famous saying about life that says, “If something can go wrong, it will”? Well, that saying pretty much applies to everything about fishing too. If you don’t replace that line regularly, you WILL get a nice hit by a huge fish, and your line will most definitely break. If you don’t fill up your tank, you may …

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2014 Sailfish 2100

2014 Sailfish 2100 w/ the following: —  Yamaha F150 Four stroke w/ warranty until 5/2018 and only 59hrs on engine —  2017 Tandem Axle Aluminum Trailer —  36v Ipilot Trolling Motor self Deploy w/ quick release —  On Board Battery Charger —  Rear and Bow Jump Seats —  Dual Batteries w/ switch —  Hydraulic Steering —  Raw Water Wash Down …

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* ON ORDER* 2018 Sportsman 17 Island Reef

2018 Sportsman 17 Island Reef w/ the following: —  Yamaha F90 Four Stroke —  Aluminum Drive on Trailer —  Bluetooth stereo —  Hydraulic Steering —  7″ Simrad G.P.S. with depth —  Swim Platform —  Bow Cushion set —  Rear Jump Seats —  Self Bailing Deck —  Ice Blue Hull Color Financing Available!  For more info call Gerry’s Marina $24,995.00

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2018 Sportsman 227 Masters

2018 Sportsman 227 Masters w/ the following: —  Yamaha F150 Four Stroke —  Magic Tilt Tandem axle aluminum welded trailer —  Sport Package —  Deluxe T-Top —  Powder Coating —  2 x 9″ Simrad fish finder, G.P.S. with chart plotters —  3 aerated bait wells —  Lockable Rod boxes —  Pre wired for trolling motor —  Leaning post w/ bolsters …

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Purchasing a New Boat vs. a Pre-owned Boat

In the market for a boat, but not sure whether you should buy new or used? There are great arguments for each, and Gerry’s Marina can help you make the right decision for you. Gerry’s Marina, meeting Central Florida’s boating needs for over 23 years, is THE place to go for an enormous selection of new and preowned boats to …

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What Fish You Can Expect to Catch in Florida Waters

With deep water just off the coast and hundreds of miles of river that is home to a thriving ecosystem, Florida is a fisherman’s dream come true. Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway encompasses some of the state’s most productive waterways. Abundant with mangroves and weed lines, it attracts bait species such as menhaden, shrimp and crabs…and great fishing opportunities for jack crevalle, …

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Sport Fishing in New Smyrna Beach

Ever taste fresh Mahi that was cooked on a cedar plank? You don’t even have to do much to it to make it a mouthwatering morsel. Maybe you like to catch fish more than you like to eat them. Either way, if you are in New Smyrna Beach, you are in luck. Sport fishing is one of the favorite pastimes …

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* ON ORDER * 2018 Sportsman 232 Open

2018 Sportsman 232 Open w/ the following: —  Yamaha F250 Four Stroke —  Magic Tilt Tandem axle aluminum welded w/ mag wheels —  Simrad 12″ G.P.S. with thru hull transducer —  VHF Radio —  Platinum Package includes:  Powder Coating, Fresh and raw water wash down, Under water lights, Fiberglass hard top w/ L.E.D. lighting and Misters, Spray Shield, Porta Potti …

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2018 Sportsman 207 Masters

2018 Sportsman 207 Masters w/ the following: —  Yamaha F150 Four Stroke (Can upgrade to F150, we keep them in stock) —  Magic Tilt Aluminum Welded Trailer —  Sea Mist Hull Color with white bottom —  Marine Bluetooth Stereo w/ 4 speakers —  Helm Pad —  Raw Water Wash Down —  Deluxe T-Top —  9″ Simrad Fish Finder / G.P.S. …

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2018 Sportsman 247 Masters

2018 Sportsman 247 Masters w/ the following: —  Yamaha VF250 Four Stroke —  Magic Tilt Tandem Axle Aluminum Welded trailer w/ brakes —  Platinum Package —  VHF Radio —  Extra Gunnel Rod Holders —  Steal Blue Hull Color —  12″ Simrad G.P.S. with Depth —  Hard Top w/ Misters, Spray Shield, —  Blue Tooth Stereo system w/ 8 speakers —  …

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Florida Corals and How to Protect Them

Think of coral reefs as the rain forests of the sea. They support an extensive biodiversity of fish, invertebrates and sea mammals – an estimated 25% of all marine life! Home to over 1 million diverse aquatic species, coral reefs produce food and billions of dollars in tourism. They hold potential treatments for many of our worst diseases; and they …

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What You Will See While Snorkeling in Florida

Sparkling, crystal clear water, picturesque bottom structure reminiscent of the finest roman architecture and thousands of species of sea creatures make Florida one of the absolute best choices for snorkeling. Florida’s waters are simply teaming with marine life. It’s a virtual symphony of color and movement. If you are wondering what you will see while snorkeling in Florida…let’s put it …

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2001 Hurricane 188GS

2001 Hurricane 188GS with the following: Yamaha 115hp Two Stroke Magic Tilt Aluminum Trailer Bimini Top Full Boat Cover Depth Sounder Anchor Locker Docking Lights Bottom Paint Bow and Stern Boarding Ladders Ski Locker Stereo System Ski Tow Bar $6,995.00

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What to Pack if You Plan to Sleep on Your Boat

Ah, the wonders of boat sleepovers, but don’t be mistaken…there can be perils too. We are land creatures, so when on the sea, we are out of our natural element. Everything can go very smoothly as long as we play it safe. To best enjoy overnighting on your boat, just remember – “safety first”. Make certain that you are docking …

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2018 Bennington 20SFX

2018 Bennington 20SFX w/ the following: —  Yamaha T50 Four Stroke (Can upgrade to 90hp if wanted) —  25″ Pontoons —  Salt Water Anode Package —  Yamaha Salt Water Anode Package —  Yamaha SST Fuel Water Sep filter —  Mari Deck vinyl Flooring —  Heavy Duty Rub Rail —  Rub Rail Protectors —  Shark Hide two tubes —  Trolling Motor …

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St. Johns: A Brief History

At 310 miles long, the St. Johns River is Florida’s longest river and one of the few that flows north. The fishing options here are diverse, and the moving water resulting from seasonal rainfall stimulates feeding. Stretching half the length of this beautiful state, it is one of Florida’s greatest locales for bass fishing. Year after year, the St. Johns …

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ON ORDER 2018 Sportsman 20 Islander

2018 Island Bay 20′ with the following: 7″ Simrad G.P.S. Yamaha F115 Four stroke Hydraulic Steering Bluetooth Stereo w/ 2 Speakers 10 year hull warranty 12v power plug 34 Gallon fuel tank 4 flush mounted gunwale rod holders 6 flush mounted console rod holders Aluminum Propeller Automatic Bilge pump Bow Storage Self Bailing Deck Console grab rail Console storage Console …

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Blue Springs: A History

Framed by picturesque oak trees and discharging an historical average of 165 million gallons of water each day, Blue Springs is the largest spring on the St. John’s River. The spring run flows approximately 1,050 feet through hardwood and palm forest to the St. John. Timucuan Indians made the Blue Springs area their home until the mid-1800s when they were …

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Abandoned Towns along Florida Waterways

Florida’s subtropical beauty and allure have inspired and demolished dreams for centuries. In fact, Florida has earned the title of the state with the most ghost towns east of the Mississippi…upwards of 240. Let’s give you just a little taste, shall we? Perky Ghost Town, R.C. Perky’s ill-fated 1920s investment in a bankrupt sponge farm, is located on Sugarloaf Key. …

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** ON ORDER ** 2018 Sportsman 211 Heritage

2018 Sportsman 211 Heritage w/ the following: —  Yamaha F150 Four Stroke —  Magic Tilt Tandem Axle Aluminum Welded Trailer w/ Mag Wheels —  Platinum Package: Includes powder coating, Fresh Water wash down, Under Water Lights, Trim Tabs, Fiberglass Hard Top w/ L.E.D lighting, Matching Hard Top underside color, Misters, Spray Shield, Porta Potti, Trim Tabs. —  9′ Simrad G.P.S. …

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** ON ORDER ** 2018 Bennington 22SSXAPGP

2018 Bennington 22SSXAPGP w/ the following: —  Yamaha F115 Four Stroke (can upgrade motor if wanted) —  Regatta Blue w/ white accent —  S.P.S Triple Pontoon Performance Package —  Sealed Lifting Strakes —  Yamaha Saltwater Anode Package —  Yamaha Stainless Steel Fuel Separator —  Seagrass Beige Full Flooring —  Horizontal Diamond Pressed 80% Cut Out (SXP) —  Heavy Duty Rub …

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2018 Bennington 20SSXP

2018 Bennington 20SSXP w/ the following: —  Yamaha F90 Four Stroke ( Can upgrade to F115 if wanted) —  Havana w/ Champagne accent —  XL Triple Pontoon Performance Package —  Sealed Lifting Strakes —  Salt Water Anode Package —  Yamaha Stainless Steel Fuel Separator —  Seagrass Beige Full Flooring —  Horizontal Diamond Pressed 80% Cut Out (SXP) —  Heavy Duty …

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* ON ORDER * 2018 Bennington 20SSXP

2018 Bennington 20SSXP w/ the following: —  Yamaha T50 Four Stroke (Can go up to a F90 if wanted) —  25″ Pontoon Upgrade —  Salt Water Anode Package —  Yamaha Salt Water Anode Package —  Yamaha Stainless Steel Fuel Separator —  Woven Vinyl Beige Full Flooring —  Horizontal Diamond Pressed 80% Cut out (SXP) —  Changing Room —  Heavy Duty …

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2018 Bennington 20SSXP

2018 Bennington 20SSXP with the following: —  Yamaha F90 Four Stroke (can up size motor if wanted) —  Metallic White Accent —  25″ Pontoon Upgrade —  XL 115 Performance Package —  XL Add On Package —  Salt Water Anode Packge —  Yamaha Stainless Steel Fuel Separator —  Seagrass Full Flooring —  Horizontal Diamond Pressed 80% Cut Out (SXP) — Heavy …

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2018 Bennington 20SFXP

2018 Bennington 20SFXP w/ the following: —  Yamaha F90 Four Stroke ( can up size motor if wanted) —  XL Performance Package —  XL add on package —  Yamaha Saltwater Anode Package —  Yamaha Stainless Steel Fuel Separator —  Marideck Vinyl Flooring —  Horizontal Diamond Pressed 80% Cut out (SXP) —  Heavy Duty Rub Rail —  Rub Rail Protestors — …

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2018 Bennington 20SSXP

2018 Bennington 20SSXP w/ the following: —  Yamaha T50 Four Stroke (Can up size to the F90 if wanted) —  25″ Pontoon Upgrade —  Salt Water Anode Package —  Yamaha Salt Water Anode Package —  Yamaha Stainless Steel Fuel Separator —  Marideck vinyl Flooring —  Horizontal Diamond Pressed 80% Cut Out (SXP) —  Heavy Duty Rub Rail —  Rub Rail …

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Boating Laws and Manatees

In Florida, approximately 25 to 30 percent of manatee deaths are attributed to watercraft. These gentle giants, which are at risk of becoming extinct, are protected by rules established by the Fish and Wildlife Commission. When coming into contact with manatees while boating, the best policy is to look, but don’t touch. Interaction with manatees can be considered harassment, which …

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Buying a Pre-Owned Boat and How It Can Save You Money

Want to hear some arguments for buying a pre-owned boat? No problem! Just like with buying a car, a new boat diminishes in value the minute it leaves the dealership. Additionally, today’s boats are built from fiberglass and aluminum – materials that stand up to the elements a lot longer than they used to. And, in Florida, there are a …

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** ON ORDER ** 2018 Bennington 21SLXP Blackout

IN STOCK!! 2018 Bennington 21SLX Blackout with the following: —  Yamaha F115 Four Stroke (Can go up to the F150) —  S.P.S. Triple Pontoon Package —  Salt Water Package —  S.P.S. Salt Water Package —  Yamaha Salt Water Fuel / Water Sep Filter —  Sealed Lifting Strakes —  Shark Hide Pontoon Protectant —  30 Gallon Fuel Tank —  Hydraulic Steering …

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2018 Sportsman 267 Masters

2018 Sportsman 267 Master with the following: —  Yamaha F300XCA —  Jack Plate —  Tandem Axle Aluminum Welded trailer w/ aluminum mag wheels —  Taco Outriggers —  Half Tower w/ second station, w/ 9″ Simrad up top —  Custom Wrap (Steel Blue Color underneath) —  12′ Simrad —  Simrad RS20 VHF Radio w/ Antenna —  Trim Tabs —  Under Water …

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Gerry’s Marina Has a Service Department You Can Trust

Boating is a lot of things, but predictable isn’t always one of them. Sometimes you need a little help, a quick fix or just a question answered. Gerry’s Marina can help keep your boat owning experience on an even keel. Think of it this way, we are a family owned business, so once you buy a boat from us, you …

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There Is So Much to Do in New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach, known for its small town charm and beachside appeal, hosts some truly remarkable events… The Annual Festival of the Arts, with fabulous art displays by over 230 talented artists, live music, a student art exhibit, a creative education tent, food court and more, is held every January. Get your groove on for the New Smyrna Beach Blues …

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Florida’s Best Spots for River Fishing

Whether you are freshwater or saltwater fishing, Florida is one of the world’s top fishing destinations. Florida offers some of the largest rivers and lakes in our country, and a whole pile of trophy fish just waiting to be caught. Here are just a few of Florida’s best spots for river fishing: Indian River Lagoon is actually three lagoons stretching …