For Ron Proch, it’s tradition, to come to the Mid-America Boat Show at Cleveland’s I-X Center each year, to have a beer and see the latest trends. Last year, he bought a boat. This year he’s buying a Hobie Mirage Eclipse, a sort of paddle board you can peddle like an elliptical machine at the…

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Find it stressful to dock a boat? Maneuvering a vessel into a tight spot, surrounded by wood, metal poles and other boats, can be difficult. Which is why joysticks are one of the hottest technology trends on Lake Erie. The 360-degree joystick works intuitively, like a video game controller. The boat moves whatever direction you…

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