Tips on Winterizing Your Boat

When the boating season is winding down and you do not boat in a year round boating area, it’s time to start thinking about protecting your valuable recreational asset. The time and effort you spend now will have a definite effect on your boat’s performance, or lack of it, and certainly save you time, effort […]

What Does it Really Cost to Own a Boat?

Costs to Expect as a New Boat Owner Boat ownership is surprisingly affordable. Yes, there are additional costs beyond the purchase price, but that’s true of any similar recreational vehicle, whether it’s a motorcycle, ATV, or RV. Here’s a rundown of what to expect. Registration — Like most motorized vehicles, a boat must be registered […]

How Much Does it Cost to Build a Dock?

Building a dock is a large-scale project for many homeowners. It involves considerable planning and decision-making prior to starting construction. Choices must be made regarding the type of dock, materials used, electrical capabilities and budget. Other considerations, like permits and inspection, should also be taken into account. Many of these factors will vary considerably. Original […]

Tow Your Boat to Find New Destinations!

Trailering can add new dimensions to the sense of freedom that comes with boating, and that’s one of the reasons it’s so popular. With a trailerable boat, you’re free to boat on just about any lake, river, bay or inlet. Trailering is great way to explore different waterways in your state or region it’s also […]

What’s Your Boat Type?

Curious about cruisers? Pondering a pontoon? Wild about water sports? Hooked on fishing? There are so many boat types, it can be hard to know where to start. DiscoverBoating.com’s interactive Boat Selector Tool makes it easy. It allows you to choose by: Type of activities Number of passengers Boat Length Propulsion Trailerable Once you narrow […]

It’s Boat Show Time!

Escape Winter and See What’s New for 2017 at a local Boat Show! Need a dose of summer fun to warm up your winter? Head to a boat show. You’ll find summer in full swing—and get a first look at the latest and greatest in boats and gear for the coming season. Boat shows bring […]

Protecting your boat from Old Man Winter

When the boating season is winding down, it’s time to start thinking about protecting your valuable recreational asset. The time and effort you spend now will have a definite effect on your boat’s performance, or lack of it, and certainly save you time, effort and money come spring. You should remember that your insurance policy […]

How to Winterize Your Lake Boat

The air is getting colder, the leaves are turning yellow, and scarves and sweaters begin to appear on the streets – it is the approach of fall, the lake boater’s least favorite time of year. In colder weather areas, the harbors are emptying and you too must take your lake boat off the water and […]

Everything You Need to Know About Boat Covers

By John Tiger via CabinLivingMag.com As most of us know, in season or in storage, your boat should be covered to protect it from the elements. In summer, a cover also keeps water out, so you don’t risk finding your boat on the bottom of the lake after a rainstorm. Online or local? Owners of […]

Buying Your Next Lake Boat: New or Pre-owned?

Buy new or buy used? That’s a tough call for a boat buyer, especially a first-timer. There’s no right or wrong answer. It all depends on you: your tastes, your budget, your mechanical aptitude. What makes your smile wider? A mint condition new prize or a bargain cleverly bought and burnished? Some say the sweet […]