Should You Build Your Own Dock?

Your official resource to help you replace, complete building plans, or design and build your own dock on-site. By John Tiger at CabinLife.com. Whether your dock is a total wreck or it’s just not your style, there are several resources to help you replace it, from parts, to complete building plans, to folks who will […]

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: […]

EZ Kayak Launch – Revolutionizing the Way You Kayak

Greater Stability, For Any Ability What’s standing between you and the open water? Inexperience? Cold weather? Remove barriers and launch with confidence anytime with this new EZ Kayak Launch. Using their innovative floating dock design, they’ve engineered a flexible, easy-to-use launch that makes getting into your kayak or canoe quick and simple. No matter if you’re […]

Floating House Living Perks and Pitfalls

As you’re biking or driving along the river, you see a seemingly idyllic life: People on their docks in front of their quaint, quirky or quite grand floating houses. Before you take the plunge and move everything you own to a bobbing abode, learn the real perks and pitfalls of living in a home anchored […]

Would a Floating Dock Right Be Right For Your Lake Shore?

Floating docks are ideally suited to lakes where there is a mud bottom, fluctuating water levels or very water deep—but not where there is extreme wave action. They can be left in the water at your lakefront property during winter, provided that they are detached from the shore and towed to a protected area, such […]

How to Build a Floating Swim Platform for Your Lake House

by Extreme How-To, Chad Gillikin The Gillikin family’s boat dock had seen better days. Last winter’s heavy rains had caused the water at Logan Martin Lake in Alabama to rise to abnormal levels. As the water rose, so did the dock, all the way above the tops of the dock piles. A monster storm shifted […]

Boat Lifts Make a Great Addition to Your Lake House

Boat lifts come in a number of different styles and sizes. Some are ideal for small boats, and others work better for larger crafts. The tie that binds them all, however, is the fact they tend to make routine maintenance and even docking a lot easier on their lakefront owners. Many boat owners invest in […]

Choosing the Right Dock for your Lakefront Home

What type of boat dock is best for your lakefront lifestyle? It’s best to think about how you and your family will be using it most of the time…fishing, swimming, sun-bathing, boating, entertaining, dining…or maybe all of the above? Photo courtesy of Wahoo Docks – www.wahoodocks.com. You need to keep in mind what boats and other […]