Safe Boating Tips as a Family with Kids

Basic tips to make boating as a family both safe and enjoyable (for you and the kids) by BoaterKids.com. Boating can be one of the most enjoyable ways to spend time together as a family. Family boating is a great way to slow down the pace of your daily life – getting back to nature, cruising […]

Can You Ski Behind a Pontoon Boat?

The beauty of pontoon boats is that they can serve a lot of functions. Some are great for cruising the lakes with your friends and family and others are designed specifically to help increase the action of your fishing trip. But can you water-ski behind a pontoon boat? The short answer to that is YES, […]

Safety Tips for Snowmobiling on Lakes

Don’t become a statistic! Lake ice can always be dangerous because of changing conditions and inconsistencies in its thickness, particularly when there is running water beneath it. The safest snowmobiling rule is to never cross lakes or rivers since ice thickness to support a snowmobile can never be guaranteed. Never venture onto lakes or rivers […]

Ice Fishing Tips, Tricks and Tactics

Below are some tips and strategies that should help improve your next ice fishing experience. Depth Matters – Fish generally will stay a specific depth during the winter, making it easy to find them. Do some simple internet research to find out what depth the species of fish you’re trying to catch stay around during the […]

Snowmobile Safety – Be Careful on Lakes!

After the deaths of three people on snowmobiles at Lake Winnipesaukee last week, I thought these safety tips from SSAP would be appropriate to review. PLEASE stay safe out there. Ice can always be dangerous because of changing conditions and inconsistencies in its thickness, particularly when there is running water beneath it. The safest snowmobiling […]

Tips for Taking Your Dog Boating

If you enjoy boating, there’s no reason not to take your dog with you. After all, dogs love going places with their owners. Safety is important on a boat and it is especially important if you take your dog along with you. Here are some tips that will make your day on the lake safe […]

Pontoon Boat Safety Considerations

Pontoon Boat Safety Considerations by Colby A. Stewart Summer is here and if you haven’t hit the water yet, it’s the perfect time to do so. Whether you’ve had a boat for years or just purchased a new pontoon, you’ll want to brush-up on safety protocol for the specific boat you own. Here are some […]

Lake Ice Safety Tips From MEMA

Stay safe this winter on your lakefront property. Follow these great tips from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency: Never go onto the ice alone. A friend may be able to rescue you or go for help if you fall through the ice.  Always keep your pets on a leash.  If a pet falls through the […]