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Add value to your boat by replacing your boat cushions

April 16, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by The Foam Factory

The marine environment is not the ideal setting when it comes to foam products. Indeed, the humidity, heat and sea water might in time contribute to deteriorating your boat cushions. A sign that your boat cushions are worn out is to look at their appearance and texture. Generally worn out cushions would look saggy and have lost their bounciness. They would not be providing any support to the body and would have thinned out.

Apart from being quite unpleasant to look at, worn out cushions are also very uncomfortable to sit on. This discomfort is accrued if you have to spend several days at sea. A solution to this would be to go opt for a replacement of all foams on your boat. Carlo Badalamenti has worked in the foam industry for decades now. A noticeable change that a boat owner can bring to a boat is to go for a complete change of foam and seat cover.

The seat cover could be chosen in a water-resistant material such a polyester or if you are seeking to provide a luxurious look, you might even opt for real leather. Good quality faux leather would also be effective in providing a luxurious look. For the marine environment, the ideal choice of foam would be a dryfast foam. These foams consist of larger cells than regular foams. This enables them to drain out water easily.

The Foam Factory is a specialist in foam products ideal for various indoors and outdoors foam replacement projects including replacement boat cushions.

Live close to the Wild in Virginia

April 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by The Steele Group Sotheby’s International Realty

The state of Virginia providers citizens and visitors alike with various exploration possibilities, especially when it concerns the wild. You would not be able to miss the luscious forests and mountains when travelling or living in the region. The Appalachian mountain range is perhaps the most known feature of the region’s landscape. These mountains stretch to the west and covers the western border of Virginia. The mountain ranges also neighbor the region of Kentucky, part of the Maryland northern border. The Blue Ridge Mountains are quite well-known in the region as well. These mountains pass the south and even touch North Carolina. The tallest mountain in the region is the Mount Rogers and Chesterfield county homes owners are able to get a great view of it.

If you are seeking more of a beach scenery rather than the wilderness of nature, you might want to consider Virginia Beach. This is the largest city in the state, apart from being home to some of the best beaches of the region. Virginia city proposes an ideal blend of various activities that are suitable for families with children, single people and couples. For instance, the region offers various cultural places, zoos and aquariums that would be enjoyed by families with small children. Couples would enjoy the choices of theatres, restaurants and nightclubs available. Single people would enjoy the large number of activities and the proximity of various features.

The Steele Group Sotheby’s International Realty provide guidance to people seeking to relocate to Richmond or acquire henrico county homes. They would be able to provide deals on houses Richmond VA.

Kitchen gadget: The grill pan/griddle

April 13, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

On those rare Southern California days when the weather is not glorious and warm and absolutely perfect, there are alternatives to cooking outdoors.

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Johnson Outdoors Inc. (JOUT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 14, 2015

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Johnson Outdoors Inc. (JOUT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 14, 2015

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Outdoors report: Apr. 12

April 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Guide Harold Dworaczyk of Bay Flats Lodge reported limits of trout to 21 inches while drifting with live shrimp in 4-6 feet of water. Guide Simon Cosper reported good numbers of blue cats in 2-5 feet of water on shad fished on the bottom along main lake points. White bass have been found schooling under birds and good on topwaters and spinnerbaits.

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Outdoors notebook: Birds of prey have their days

April 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Birds of prey (raptors) hold a fascination for bird watchers at all levels of involvement and understanding. The power and beauty of big birds, from bald eagles to kestrels, appeal to all interested in the outdoors.

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Choosing Exterior Doors

April 11, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by ETO Doors

When it comes to choosing doors to lead to the exterior of your home, whether to your patio or garden, there are various key factors that would need to be considered. These are listed down below.


The material of the door would play an essential part in the choice of the exterior door. Generally exterior wood doors blend well with natural settings such as those of a garden or patio. This is because wood in itself is an organic material and as such it does not clash with the look of the outdoors.


Wooden front doors, especially those made out of solid wood are known to be completely durable. These types of doors are able to resist the elements of nature such as humidity and snow. They are also resistant to direct sunlight.


The durability of wood ensures that low maintenance is required to keep the door in good condition. The only maintenance work would involve applying a fresh coating of finish or varnish about twice a year to keep the fresh appearance of the door.


Wooden doors have a bold and elegant look to them. They contribute tremendously to improve the general look of any garden or patio. Such a door is also able to enhance the architectural appearance of a house in general. This is one of the main reasons why wood doors are preferred over other types of doors for exterior purposes.

ETO Doors offers a large selection of wood doors for numerous applications including for the interior and exterior. Their doors are able to blend well with natural surroundings of the garden.

Soccer Gear for a Great Game

April 11, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Soccer Garage

Playing an improvised soccer game is quite easy and does not require much preparation. However, when it comes to playing for a league, you might have to be well equipped. This will depend upon the rules of the league in which you are playing. Most leagues would be requiring that the players wear the team’s jersey which would feature the team’s symbol along with the player’s name and number.

Soccer Jersey

The soccer jersey is crucial for any league play as this is the means through which the player would be identified depending on the team to which he belongs and his number. The number of the player will enable commentators to identify the position of the player and possible moves that he might be going for. For the player, the soccer jersey contributes to keeping the muscles warm during the game. Depending on the local climate, jerseys with or without porous meshes might be preferred.


Soccer shoes are essential for the performance of the player. It is often believed that the comfort of the player is key in having a great game. The ideal cleats should be selected depending on the nature of the ground played, whether that is natural or artificial grass. Generally, artificial grass would not be requiring cleats. Futsal or indoor soccer shoes would also be quite different from regular soccer cleats. Some players also prefer to choose their cleats depending on techniques and positions played.

Soccer Garage is an online store specializing in various sports apparel and equipment including soccer bags and diadora soccer gear.

Is too much exposure to outdoors bad?

April 11, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Is too much exposure to outdoors bad?

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Outdoors report: Apr. 11

April 11, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Outdoors report Inshore Most of the upper and middle coasts were a wash due to rain. More rain is in the forecast for today. Many captains have said they have seen benefits from the freshwater with more crabs, shad and minnows. The topwater bite has been solid along the entire coast. Freshwater Bass on Lake Conroe remain in the shallows, but some are beginning to move offshore. Sam Rayburn bass …

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