Dinghy Digest

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January 2009

This Weeks News February 1, 2009
Where do forest rangers go to " get away from it all? "

Shows & Events

Walk n Roll With The Power Paws Assistance Dogs

If you haven't attended this event we suggest that you put it on your calendar for next year. The 2009 event was held this past Saturday, January 31 at Tempe Town Lake. servicedoginfo@azpowerpaws.org

Southern California Marine Association Show Its Stuff

The 53rd Annual L. A. Boat Show, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California and produced by the Southern California Marine Association opens Saturday February 7th. Show dates include
Open: Saturday and Sunday, February 7-8, 2009
Dark: Monday and Tuesday, February 9-10, 2009
Open: Wednesday thru Sunday, February 11-15, 2009
For more details see the back cover of Arizona Boating & Watersports News Magazine or visit

Hundreds of RV's Line Up For Annual Arizona Sportsmen's, Vacation & RV Show

The annual Arizona Sportsmen's, Vacation and RV Show will preview the newest in motorhomes, travel trailers, 5th wheels, toy haulers, and campers February 19th to 22nd at the Phoenix Convention Center.

Arizona Travel Show

February 21st and 22nd Visit their web site for more information.

International Sportsmen's Expo Returns to University of Phoenix Stadium in Late February

ISE will feature nearly 400 exhibitors covering the entire outdoors sports experience. February 27th through March 1st

AZGFD 2009 Outdoor Expo Slated For Late March

The Arizona Game and Fish Department presents its popular outdoor expo March 28th and 29th at the Ben Avery Shooting facility in North Phoenix.

Special Boat Sale

This beautiful 2009 Skeeter ZX190 is only $22,495 now at Open Throttle Marine. Your going to hate yourself if you miss this great bargain.


A Passion for Boating: Phoenix Sail and Power Squadron Offers Engine Maintenance Class


Events List


Matt Ploharski - JackAZ Angler

I began fishing young at the age of 5 Years old with my family and have had the passion for fishing ever since.

I have developed different styles and techniques, which has made me different from everyone else and successful at the same time to produce fish. I have learned to adapt to fishing in all seasons and weather changes which has made me become successful in producing fish.

We are currently fishing the JackAZ circuits which are placed 19TH out of 129 top anglers.I am currently on the Tracker Marine pro team and am on the pro staff and get support from Bass Pro Shops, Blueheron Tackle company ,Triplefish line company.

For the complete story with photo go to

For more information about JackAZ go to


New Apprentice Hunting License Offers �Test Drive� At No Cost � Effective January 1 the Arizona Game & Fish Department began offering a new �Apprentice Hunting License� at no charge to encourage existing hunters to become mentors and introduce a friend, neighbor, relative or co-worker to the traditions and importance of hunting.

Rock The Boat & Superstition Search & Rescue Update

Special Thanks To
ABC Marine abcmarinecanvas@hotmail.com
Swim Platforms www.swimplatforms.com
Martin Marine katiemartin@qwest.net
LW Motorsports lwmotorsports1@gmail.com

RV & Camping

Wildlife Web Site Provides New Adventures Everyday � Watching wildlife is one of the most economical recreational activities families can do together. Visitors come to Arizona from around the world to see the diversity of animal species living in the Sonoran desert, the tops of the mountainous sky islands or in the vast northern regions of the Colorado River plateau. Visit the new website at


"Frozen Watersports" Season Begins In Arizona
Contact Darryl Horsman if you are interested in participating in the amazing sport of curling in 2009. The 12 week winter league began this month. Partnering with the Phoenix Coyotes, the Coyotes Curling Club has vouchers for hockey games at a reduced price.

Boat For Sale

List your boat here - $50 per week. jim@azbw.com)
48� Uniflite Sportfisher 2 bait tanks/ teak/ sleeps 6/ new interior/ hd top/ outriggers/ turn key condition

Public Service

Walk n Roll with the Power Paws Assistance Dogs � We invite you to participate in the 5th annual Walk n Roll Dog Walk servicedoginfo@azpowerpaws.org and silent auction Saturday January 31st at Tempe Town Lake.

Boost Your Sales Now

with ads in Arizona Boating & Watersports News Magazine and Dinghy Digest Join Arizona Game & Fish Department, Lake Havasu Convention and Visitors Bureau, Leisurecraft Insurance Agency/Travelers, National Marine Manufacturers Association, Parker Area Tourism, RideNow Power Sports, Southern California Marine Association, Sport Chalet, State Farm Insurance, West Coast Marine Insurance and a host of others who have found that advertising in AZBW pays.

AZBW is a monthly publication. Our primary distribution is in Arizona and Southern California with some distribution in several other states and countries. We also attend numerous shows and events in Arizona and Southern California.

You can find a list of distribution points and advertisers on our web site www.azbw.com.

We also have sponsorships available for our Rock The Boat project www.rtboat.com. The Rock The Boat project consists of rebuilding three vintage Chris Craft boats. The two 21' Scorpions will be displayed at various shows and events such as the Men's Luxury Toy Show https://www.azbw.com/past_issues/july08/AZBW_Hooters_clip_image002.jpg for promotional pursposes. It will next be at the Arizona Boat Show later this month.

The third boat is a 1952 43' Chris Craft Tri-Cabin. When the rebuilding is complete this boat will be auctioned and the proceeds will go to Superstition Search and Rescue https://www.azbw.com/past_issues/april08/superstition.php. The entire process is being filmed by The Art Institute of Phoenix and we are close to having a television pilot ready.

AZBW's Affordable Advertising

Advertiser List Link www.azbw.com/AZBW_Advertisers.php
Classified jim@azbw.com (Ads appear in print version and on Web site.)
Distribution List Link ($10 per month) www.azbw.com/circulation.php

AZBW Classifieds Online


Dock Cart Section

Call 480/947-6219, 619/523-3091 or E-mail jim@azbw.com to place your listing. This is a beautiful way to get your business out there for only $10 per month.

When you place an ad in this newsletter you may also have this newsletter mailed to your selected e-mail list.

AZBW Awarded Media of the Year

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission awarded Arizona Boating & Watersports news magazine the 2008 Media of the Year award. www.azgfd.gov/artman/publish/article_947.shtml

Carol Allen / Editor
Jim Allen / Publisher
Arizona Boating & Watersports News Magazine & Dinghy Digest

It is our pleasure from time to time to present to our readers information about new products; however, the information published in Arizona Boating & Watersports news magazine is for reader interest only and does not consitute endorsement by AZBW. Further, we suggest that you check first with local marine, fishing, and RV dealers and suppliers to see if they have the items mentioned in our articles. Also, please remember that the prices given are those that were in effect at press time and may have changed.

Arizona Boating & Watersports News Magazine AZBW www.azbw.com is a monthly print publication. It is distributed throughout Arizona and Southern California as well as several other states and countries.

You may reach Arizona Boating and Watersports at:

480/947-6219 or 619/523-3091

If you would like to comment on any stories in AZBW, or tell us your story idea please contact editor@azbw.com

If you would like advertising information on either the web site or the print version please contact advertising@azbw.com

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