5 Things to Know About Pontoon Boats

5 Things to Know About Pontoon Boats & Why They’re Ideal For Any Boater When it’s time to choose the right kind of boat for your lifestyle, there are several things to consider. It’s important to understand the experience level that is required with certain watercraft as well as affordability and ease of use. By […]

How to Store a Stand Up Paddle Board

Many rigid stand up paddle boards (SUPs) are 10 or 12 feet long (or more) and can weigh 20-plus pounds, which makes storing one no easy task. But after investing in a quality board, it’s worth the effort to find a place that will protect it from damage. By REI Co-op, REI.com. To help you […]

Winter Storage Tips for Outboard Motors

What seems like a good idea could be the ruination of your trusty outboard motor—avoid these common winter storage miscues. By Charles Plueddeman – Boats.com. You’ve read the How to Winterize a Boat guide, learned how to change the lower unit oil, the fuel has been treated, and every grease zirk has been lubed. You’ve got your outboard-powered […]

Protecting your boat from Old Man Winter

When the boating season is winding down, it’s time to start thinking about protecting your valuable recreational asset. The time and effort you spend now will have a definite effect on your boat’s performance, or lack of it, and certainly save you time, effort and money come spring. You should remember that your insurance policy […]

How to Winterize Your Lake Boat

The air is getting colder, the leaves are turning yellow, and scarves and sweaters begin to appear on the streets – it is the approach of fall, the lake boater’s least favorite time of year. In colder weather areas, the harbors are emptying and you too must take your lake boat off the water and […]

Storing Your Cabin’s Gear for the Water

Design inspiration for outfitting the lakefront & storing your cabin’s gear for the water. By Janice Brewster, Cabin Living Fun on the water often comes with lots of gear – from boats to life jackets, skis to sails, paddles to deck chairs. A boathouse or waterfront storage building can help protect your water toys, put […]

How to Winterize Your Pontoon Boat

Freezing temperatures and icicles are perhaps the last things you think of when you think about your pontoon boat. Nevertheless, it’s important to prepare your pontoon boat for the worst of the winter months so that you can be worry and hassle-free when the spring thaw arrives at your lakefront home. Although many businesses offer […]

Springtime Boating: Pulling Your Boat Out of Storage

That sound you hear is ice cracking, snow melting and the Northern Hemisphere warming up for spring. Can boating season be far behind? If you hauled out last fall, here are some tips to make sure you can re-float your boat when you pull it out of storage. Did you properly winterize your boat before […]