Boating With Your Dog

Nothing beats a warm summer day with your furry friend! Wind blowing through your hair with your best friend by your side as you cruise around carefree, what’s not to love! Most dogs are instinctive swimmers and love the water… except when it comes to bath time of course! Dogs are an important part of […]

How to Dock Your Boat in Windy Conditions

There is a saying: “Never approach the dock faster than a speed at which you are willing to hit it,” and if most skippers can remember that, their boat (and the boats of others) will usually remain undamaged. The problems usually arise when the boat driver is applying too much pressure or not enough to […]

How to Win Your Lake House Bid in a Competitive Market!

Tired of losing out on your dream lakefront home to another bidder? You’re not alone! Limited inventory, low interest rates, cash-rich buyers, families leaving the cities, more people working from home…all created a feeding frenzy for lakefront properties. It’s not unusual for any new lakefront listing to have multiple offers. So how can your offer […]

Docking a Boat: Step-by-Step Guide

Docking a boat can often be intimidating and stressful, especially for those just getting started with boating. Luckily, learning how to dock a boat doesn’t have to be difficult, and boaters new and old can quickly master the task by following a few simple steps. How to Dock a Boat: Prepare dock lines on your […]

The Adventure of a Lifetime – America’s Great Loop

The Great Loop is a circumnavigation of the eastern U.S., and part of Canada.  The route includes the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the New York State Canals, the Canadian Canals, the Great Lakes, the inland rivers, and the Gulf of Mexico. “Loopers” take on this adventure of a lifetime aboard their own boat. How Many Miles […]

How to Read a Nautical Chart

Nautical charts are an important navigation tool, even for the lake you live on. A nautical chart helps you figure out which way to go, how deep the water is, and the location of harbors. You will also know about underwater obstructions that may not be visible and overhead bridges and power lines that could […]

How to Build a Great Boathouse

A boathouse that appears to be floating on the water is one of the most romantic and beautiful forms of architecture, but there are many technical and aesthetic complexities involved in building one correctly. That’s why you’ll want to deal only with builders, engineers, and architects experienced in building on or near the water. By Carrie […]

Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP): How to Choose

Once you’ve been bitten by the stand up paddle boarding (SUP) bug, you’ll soon want to buy your own SUP. To find the right one, think about the type of paddle boarding you’ll be doing: Fun and fitness: This includes leisurely outings and fitness sessions on flat water and catching small- to medium-size waves in the ocean. Most […]