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The Boating Life - April 2013

Fellow Boaters -

I hope you had a fantastic Easter, maybe you got a chocolate bunny like this one...

Or, like our new Hall Marine Family Members in Savannah and Charlotte, maybe your basket had a new boat in it.

The Watley family in Savannah had a big Easter surprise this weekend, a new 185 Bayliner for the family

The Gainer family taking delivery of their new Sea Ray 310 SunDancer at the Peninsula Yacht Club on Lake Norman.

This month we have a great newsletter for you, don't miss all the fun Kid's Photos towards the end.  They keep coming in and they are fantastic!  Send in yours for next months.

  • Quick and Easy recipe for your cruising lifestyle
  • How 'Trim' Really Works for Outboards and Stern-Drives
  • More Kids on the Water photos from our Hall Marine Family Members
  • And of course, we start with a little boating fun...

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2013 Sea Ray
270SLX w/
New Quiet Ride Technology

2013 Sea Ray
220 SunDeck

2013 Harris
220 Cruiser
Carolina Edition
Tri-Toon w/ 150HP
Rebate Expires

Boston Whaler
210 Montauk

2013 Harris 250 Grand Mariner Tri-Toon w/ 225HP
Rebate Expires

2013 Sea Ray
205 Sport
Best Selling 21'
Bow Rider

2012 Sea Ray
470 SunDancer

Deal Pending

2011 Sea Ray
540 SunDancer

2013 Meridian
541 Sedan Bridge

2013 Sea Ray
410 SunDancer

2012 Meridian
341 Sedan Bridge

2012 Meridian
391 Sedan Bridge

2013 Sea Ray
New Quiet
Ride Technology Rebates End Soon

2013 Sea Ray
220 SunDeck

2013 Harris
240 Cruiser
Rebate Ends

Pre-Owned & Brokerage
Boats for Sale

2008 Sea Ray
185 Sport

2008 Sea Ray
205 Sport w/
Wake Board Tower
Deposit Pending

2005 Sea Ray
200 Select W/
Wake Board Tower

2006 Sea Ray
380 SunDancer
199,000 or

2004 Sea Ray
280 SunDancer
64,995 or

2010 Sea Ray
185 Sport w/ Trailer

2009 Sea Ray
240 SunDeck

A Little Boating Fun


Skipper's Corner - How to Trim Your Stern Drive or Outboard


If you don't use the trim switch on your outboard or stern drive, check out this video to learn how it works.  By adjusting the trim setting on most outboards and stern drive boats, you can save fuel and provide a more comfortable ride for your guests.

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Don't waste time emailing everyone who wants to know "How many hours", waiting on the docks for buyers who don't show up or messing with paperwork and hoping the cashier's check is good.

Give your Hall Marine sales person a call to learn how they can handle everything for you and sell your boat quicker and easier.


Fast Crowd Pleasing Quick Appetizers to Make on
Your Sea Ray SunDancer

To kick off the month, here are a few quick appetizer recipes, to please your family and friends. And remember to assemble a bountiful hors d'oeuvres spread is easier than you think. Keep just a few versatile ingredients on hand, and you'll always be ready for a party.


Preparation time: 5 minutes 

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4 - 6 

  • Feta Cheese
  • Chopped cherry tomatoes
  • Red onion, finely sliced
  • Capers
  • Dried oregano
  • Olive Oil 

Preheat oven to 350ºF. On a piece of foil, place feta cheese, tomatoes, onion, capers, oregano and olive oil. Wrap and bake for 15 minutes.

Note: Another way is to sauté the onions, tomatoes in a little olive oil. Add capers and oregano. Flatten feta cheese into any shape you desire and spoon mixture on top. Serve with crackers.


Preparation time: 10 minutes 

Cooking time: 1 minute

Serves: as many as you wish 

  • Bottled or canned artichokes, chopped
  • Blue Cheese
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Bruschetta 

Mix together artichokes and blue cheese. Spread on bruschetta, sprinkle with roasted red peppers and serve immediately. Or put artichokes and blue cheese on a plate or in a small bowl, sprinkle with roasted red peppers and serve with crackers.


Preparation time: 10 minutes 

Serves: as many as you wish 

  • One fresh cauliflower, cut or broken into flowerettes
  • Lawry's Seasoning Salt or Bay Seasoning 

Put in ziplock bag and shake. Place flowerettes on a colorful dish, serve.


Preparation time: 10 minutes 

Serves: as many as you wish 

  • Chunky guacamole
  • Endive leaves
  • Cilantro leaves 

Use or prepare a chunky guacamole. Spoon guacamole on endive leaf and add cilantro leaf on top of each.


Preparation time: 10 minutes 

Serves: as many as you wish 

  • Pepper Jack Cheese, shredded
  • Green chillies
  • Chopped scallions
  • Mayonnaise
  • Shrimp, chopped
  • Package of corn scoops 

Mix together cheese, chillies and scallions, a little mayonnaise and shrimp. Spoon into corn scoops and heat in oven to heat.  Serve hot.

Thank You to Jan Robinson for sharing a few of her galley recipes this month.  A native of New Zealand, Jan Robinson a charter yacht captain and chef, sailed the Caribbean on her 60 ft yacht for more than 20 years. Jan gathered the best recipes from other charter yacht chefs and wrote a series of ten user-friendly Ship to Shore Cookbooks. Jan divides her time between homes in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Charlotte, NC. She holds certificates from the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, the Ritz Cooking School, both in Paris, and the Culinary Institute of America. Besides being a prolific cookbook writer, Jan is a coordinator and judge of international culinary competitions. She has been profiled in numerous publications and writes month column in several magazines. Also has two rental properties in the Virgin Islands and

Meet Hall Marine Columbia Team Member -
Dave Stake
Meet Dave Stake our Service Manager at Hall Marine Greenville.  In addition to keeping our Hall Marine Family Members on the water on Lake Hartwell or other Greenville lakes.

Not only is  Dave been in the boating world since '87 and with Hall Marine for 7 years, he's also been racing the Grand National Cross Country circuit winning several races.  His wife in the picture above also races 4-wheelers.

Next time you need service in Greenville, give Dave a call.  One of the things he loves the most about working at Hall Marine group is keeping people out on the water enjoying time on their boat.

Hall Marine Photo Contest - Kiddos on the Water

Thanks for all the photos you've sent in over the past few weeks!  Keep them coming, we love seeing them and sharing them in the newsletter with the entire Hall Marine Family!

Getting a little air on the knee board in Charleston, SC

Nothing like kicking back and relaxing on your Sea Ray

Our Boat Specialist in Lake Norman, Robert Lowery's little boy enjoying some time on a Sea Ray SunDancer

Grandpa Norm's pride and joy giving the 'Thumbs Up' on a 
great day of boating fun!

Larry Carson, a Boat Specialist in Charleston with his son catching some memories!

The Border's Family enjoying some country music on their Scout 210 Dorado near the Tides Condos at Mt. Pleasant Park Pier

The Spruill Kids enjoying some time on the water

Brian Whitten a Lake Norman Boat Specialist's wife and son enjoying some time on the water on a day off in last summer

Nothing like a day of tubing for our Hall Marine family members on Lake Lure in North Carolina

If you have any fun pics of your kids boating, doing water sports or just plain having fun, email them to your Boat Specialist.  Or,

Hall Marine Calendar of Events
Greenville SC - In-Water Boat Show
April 12th & 13th

Lake Keowee Marina

Charleston SC - In-Water Boat Show
April 12 to 14th
Daniel Island's Waterfront Park, where River Landing Dr meets the Wando River

Charlotte Power Squadron - Boating Safety Course
Saturday, April 13th
Hall Marine Lake Wylie & Lake Wylie Marina

Charlotte Power Squadron - Boating Safety Course
Saturday, May 11th
Hall Marine Lake Wylie & Lake Wylie Marina

Hall Marine Lake Wylie Get-A-Way - Charleston to Beaufort Trip
Friday July 12th to Sunday the 14th

Must have Sea Ray to participate
Call or Email your Hall Marine Lake Wylie 'Boat Specialist' for details

Well, that does it for another edition of The Boating Life

Spring has finally sprung and our service departments are getting Hall Marine Family Members ready for the water.  If you need any pre-season cleaning or maintenance done, call your local Hall Marine Service Department to schedule right away.

Keep sending in those pictures of your Kiddos on the Water, we love seeing them and sharing in the newsletter!

As always, if there is any way we can be of service, give me a call or drop me an email. 

Jeff Hall
Boat Specialist



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