Now that you have an amazing lakefront home, it is time to get a boat! When it comes to finding the right outboard motor for your lakeboat the choice usually comes down to Mercury and Yamaha. Outboard motor selection can be confusing for novice boat owners. Both Mercury and Yamaha have long histories of producing […]
What is the Best Boat Dock Material?
Everyone knows lake homes are places to make memories. Whether you are an avid boater, hardcore fisherman, or just like to relax, the common lake side accessory is a dock. To make the most of lakefront living a dock is more than just an accessory, it is almost, dare we say…a need. There are several […]
Do I Really Need to Winterize My Lake Boat Engine?
For most boaters in the Northern states, Labor Day marks the end of Summer. Kids go back to school; evenings are filled with chilly breezes and early darkness and many boats start making an exodus from their lakeside docks. It is a sad, sad time of year. The good news is that it is standard […]
How to Buy a Used Boat in a Seller’s Market
If you’ve been in the market for a boat lately, then you know all too well that boats are flying off the shelf. The pandemic has taught us all to slow down and enjoy lake life at its fullest… That means the demand for boats is at an all time high but manufacturers have had […]
What is the cost of owning a lake boat?
If you have spent any time on a family or friends boat, or enjoyed a rental, you may have decided that you want a boat of your own at your new lakefront home. But what type of boat should you buy? What would you use it for? What’s a best fit for you and your […]
Tips to Safely Tow Your Boat
Towing a boat can be very difficult, especially for beginners. Towing a boat on a trailer will change the way any vehicle handles so it is important to read up on tips before hauling your boat to the next family vacation…. Stay Within Your Limits: You must review the towing capacity of your vehicle to […]
Protecting Your Dock and Boat From Ice Damage
Winter is coming…. We all know the winter months can bring brutal temperatures and extensive periods of ice cover. As lakefront homeowners, there are a few extra steps you should be taking to ensure the protection of your boat and dock. Did you know that when a boat that is encased in ice can suffer […]
Tips for Celebrating Thanksgiving on a Boat
Although we should practice gratitude year-round, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect a little deeper on the things we appreciate. With a year like 2020, boat owners especially have a lot to be thankful for! If you’re hosting Thanksgiving, why not take your guests out for a dinner boat cruise around the lake? Here are […]
How Much Does A Boat Dock Cost?
If you live on a lake, river, or other body of water, you may want to consider building your own dock. A dock gives you better access to the water, makes launching a boat easier, and in many cases can seem like a deck on the water. Docks come in many shapes, sizes, materials, and configurations. […]
How to Load a Boat on a Trailer
The perfect ending for a day on the water starts with a stress-free retrieval of your boat—which includes successfully loading it back on its trailer for a safe trip home. Here are some simple step-by-step instructions for navigating that process. By DiscoverBoating.com. Start by idling up to the launch-ramp dock, and putting your vehicle driver and […]