Tips For Boating in Shallow Lake Water

Boating in shallow lake water can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing… follow these cruising tips for shallow water boats to make sure you don’t end up beached. Reading the water– Watch for wind ripples, breaking waves or current edges to indicate a transition to shallow water. First, scan the water for […]

How to Read a Nautical Chart for Larger Lakes

There is nothing like taking your boat out to explore new lakes! But you must know how to read a nautical chart in order to operate safely. Nautical charts are maps used in navigating bodies of water. They provide information on depths, dangers, harbors, bridges, and aids to navigation but nautical charts look a little […]

Tips For Cooking on Your Lake Boat

Cooking aboard your boat on the lake is much different from preparing a meal in your chefs kitchen… Space is small and water, propane, and electricity may be limited.  Here are some tips for cooking on your lake boat…  Plan Ahead- Whether you’re heading out for an afternoon cocktail party or a two-week offshore voyage, […]

Tips for Snowmobiling Across the Lake

Snowmobiling is a popular winter activity, especially around lakes and mountains. Snowmobiling across the lake can be very dangerous and can even lead to death, so it is important that you take the proper safety precautions.  Accident reports from Wisconsin and Minnesota found that 30% of all snowmobile-related fatalities occurred on a frozen lake or […]

What are the Advantages of a Boat Lift?

Boats belong in the water right? Yes of course, but no… Storing them in the water 24/7 year-round can cause damage and decrease their value. This leads to more maintenance and work for you in the long run — and less time spent enjoying your boat with friends and family. However, a boat lift keeps […]

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 […]

Navigating the Busiest Boating Weekends of the Year

Memorial Day weekend is the last weekend in May and is known as the unofficial kickoff to summer! Memorial Day weekend usually brings warm weather and lake activity starts up again after a long winter. After this weekend, the lake roars with boaters especially during the fourth of July, and winds down after Labor Day […]

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 […]