How to Buy a Lake House in the Winter

Is snow and ice covering your lakefront dreams? Don’t let that discourage you from buying a lakefront home in one of the best times of the year. But how do you know that the shoreline conditions are? How deep is the water? Are there aquatic weeds? What does the yard look like? Follow these 3 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ice Fishing: The Art of the Tip-Up

For those not indoc­trinated in the cold-weather arts of hard-water fishing, tip-ups—also called ice traps, fish traps, or tilts—are mechanical strike indicators that suspend lines under the ice. When well made and properly fished, they are instruments of exquisite practicality. Each dangles a spool of line and hook (typically adorned with a minnow) beneath a […]

How to Sell Your Lake Home in the Winter

The question we get asked most often in the autumn season is “Should we list our home now or wait until spring”? If you are in a cold climate, here are some points to think about in your marketplace:   Spring is when everyone lists their lakefront home. So that means supply is higher than demand. […]

Preparing Your Docks For Winter

by Charles Simola, TechniDock, Inc. Floating docks typically go in the water each spring, and come out of the water each autumn. When temperatures in an area drop below freezing, ice forms on lakes, rivers and other bodies of water. Ice can damage floating docks, so it makes sense to remove the docks before the brutally […]

How to Winterize Your Pontoon Boat

Freezing temperatures and icicles are perhaps the last things you think of when you think about your pontoon boat. Nevertheless, it’s important to prepare your pontoon boat for the worst of the winter months so that you can be worry and hassle-free when the spring thaw arrives at your lakefront home. Although many businesses offer […]