Best Material for Your Lakeside Dock or Deck

Which dock & deck material can withstand the test of time the best? By Randy Vance Boatingmag.com. Anything fresh (a boat, a shirt, a birthday cake) brings immediate gratification. The real test? How excited are you about that new product when it’s old? We inspected some aged docks and decks to see how the materials […]

Boat Trailer Buying Tips

Important points to consider when shopping for a new boat trailer. By Kevin Falvey, Boating Magazine. Shopping for a boat trailer can be daunting. You have to make myriad decisions. Take a look at this list, which provides a synopsis of the features you need to look for when buying a trailer for your boat […]

The Pros And Cons Of Buying A Floating Home

Floating Homes: The New Trend in Homeownership? These days, with tiny homes all the rage across the country, more and more people are opening up to the possibility of alternative living conditions, including buying a floating home. By Carson Buck, Homes.com. Remember, a floating home is not necessarily a houseboat, even though these terms may be used […]

Tips For Snowmobiling on Your Favorite Lake

Unfortunately, one of the most common causes of snowmobile deaths is thin ice. When winters are exceptionally warm, some bodies of water may only be partially frozen, greatly increasing the risk of an accident on the ice. The best option when you come across a frozen lake or pond is to find a way around […]

Should I Buy a Boat at a Boat Show?

Boat shows represent a major opportunity for dealers to make big sales and market their brand-name and products. Competition between dealers can be fierce at boat shows, leaving many opportunities for the savvy buyer to get a great deal on a new boat for your favorite lake house. Buying at a boat show isn’t always […]

Buying a Boat Can Be Affordable

So you’ve been on friends’ boats enough times now to know you just might want one of your own. But what to buy—what sort of boat do you want? What would you use it for? What’s a best-fit for you and your family? What would you do with it when you’re not using it? Of […]

Dock De-icers: Types and Best Practices

Many people use dock de-icers to protect permanent docks and boathouses from ice damage. However, if these devices are not properly managed or installed, they can create large openings with thin ice that are unsafe for recreation during the winter months. These large areas of open water can also lead to greater ice damage to […]

3 Reasons Not to Wait Until Spring to Buy Your Lake Home

Congratulations on your decision to invest in the lakefront lifestyle! Owning lakefront property is an experience that will change the way you live…it becomes a retreat to escape the hassles of daily living. The wildlife, recreation, and vacation feel of waterfront living will forever be a part of you. Purchasing a lake home is unlike any […]

5 Things to Know Before Buying a Winter Vacation Home

If home ownership is the first cornerstone of the American Dream, then a quiet cabin by the lake (if not a beach house with a view of a breathtaking sunset) in the mountains as far away from a Wi-Fi hot spot as possible probably runs a close second. By Daniel Goldstein, Marketwatch.com. Indeed, overly-wired and […]