Best Floating Water Mats for 2021

The best floating water mats for 2021 are a ton of fun while you are on the lake or the river. Sometimes called water islands, water platforms, water lounges, floating docks, patio docks, water pads, or lily pad floats, you can tie them up to your boat at the sandbar or to your dock at […]

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 […]

Why you should NOT choose a friend or family member to sell your lake home!

Residential real estate has many different players, including appraisers, home inspectors, property managers, contractors, bankers, mortgage loan officers, and government agencies, as well as prospective buyers and sellers. But, the workhorses of the typical real estate transaction are the people that coordinate the process—the real estate agents and brokers. A good real estate agent is […]

Top 10 Affordable Lake Towns in the US

As the summer heat shows no signs of relenting, realtor.com®, the Home of Home Search℠, released its list of the 10 most affordable lake towns, which offer waterfront properties under $450,000. Unlike owning a vacation home on the ocean, lake homes can be more accessible – not just in price, but also for those who don’t live […]

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 […]

Boat Launch Tips for Success at the Ramp

Every boat owner has a story about trying to dock at a waterfront restaurant, or a slip, or even the dock at the boat ramp while a crowd watches, often times shouting suggestions and critiques. If it hasn’t happened to you yet, it will. Backing a trailer down a ramp at your favorite lake for […]