Tips for Beautiful Autumn Reflections

Autumn is a beautiful season that’s loved by photographers everywhere. Or at least by those who happen to live in areas of the world where the changing leaves create spectacular photo opportunities! By CHRISTINA HARMAN. If you happen to live in, or are traveling to one of those scenic areas, then chances are that you’ll want […]

Winter Storage Tips for Outboard Motors

What seems like a good idea could be the ruination of your trusty outboard motor—avoid these common winter storage miscues. By Charles Plueddeman – Boats.com. You’ve read the How to Winterize a Boat guide, learned how to change the lower unit oil, the fuel has been treated, and every grease zirk has been lubed. You’ve got your outboard-powered […]

Lakeside Pergola, Gazebo, or Pavilion?

Outdoor structures by the lake can provide shade, protection from the elements, and a place for outdoor entertainment. The question is, which one is the right for you? Let’s clear up the confusion surrounding these commonly mistaken architectural structures to make sure that you know the difference between a pergola, gazebo and pavilion for your […]

Closing Down Your Vacation Lake Home For The Winter

Owning a vacation lake home is, for most people, a dream come true. But now you have to sustain that dream, and that means protecting it even when you are not there. When vacation’s over, it’s time you close up for the season. So what should you do to ensure that when your family returns months, or […]

What is The Proper Boat Speed When Towing a Tube?

There’s no faster way to injure a friend or family member than to have a boat driver who has no experience behind the wheel when towing a tube. There are more injuries tubing than all other water sports combined. But it doesn’t have to be this way…check out these tips below to keep your family […]

How Do You Calculate The Value Of A Lake Home?

The best part about selling only lakefront homes is that no two are the same. The hardest part about placing a value on lakefront homes is that no two are the same. Lake home appraisals, by their very nature, are complex. There is a lot that needs to be considered, and different areas of the […]

The Pros And Cons Of Buying A Floating Home

Floating Homes: The New Trend in Homeownership? These days, with tiny homes all the rage across the country, more and more people are opening up to the possibility of alternative living conditions, including buying a floating home. Remember, a floating home is not necessarily a houseboat, even though these terms may be used interchangeably and are often […]

8 Things to Consider When Selecting a Boat Lift

Purchasing a boat lift can be complicating and there is a lot that you need to consider before making your selection. The lift you choose should suit the water where you will be boating, so your lakefront location is a key factor in choosing a proper boat lift system. Most boat lifts fall into two main categories: […]

10 Tips for Taking Your Dog on a Boat

Most dogs love getting out on the water as much as you and I do—and you wouldn’t leave you best friend stuck on shore every time you left the dock, would you? So the next time you grab your sailing bag or fishing rods and depart from your lake home, also grab the leash and the […]

Buying Guide For Tow Ropes

You might think that buying a tow rope for wakeboarding, water skiing, kneeboarding, or tubing is as simple as finding the length you want and hooking it up. The reality is that it is not that simple, and if you’re going to be active in any one of, or combination of these activities in the […]