10 Tips to Keep Gel Coat Gleaming

We all want our boats to look as shiny as a mirror. Use these 10 maintenance tips, and your gel coat will gleam. By Lenny Rudow, Boats.com. There are a number of small yet important things you can add to your list of regular boat maintenance chores to help you attain the ultimate gleam in […]

Should You Build Your Own Dock?

Your official resource to help you replace, complete building plans, or design and build your own dock on-site. By John Tiger at CabinLife.com. Whether your dock is a total wreck or it’s just not your style, there are several resources to help you replace it, from parts, to complete building plans, to folks who will […]

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 […]

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 […]