Are You Buying Your first Lakefront Home?

Are you ready to experience the lakefront lifestyle? Owning lakefront property is an experience that will change your life. 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. But did you know that buying lakefront property is […]

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 […]

Cold Water Boating Tips

Boating in cold weather can be exhilarating, but it also puts you at risk of falling into dangerously cold waters at your lakefront property. Even boating in warm weather can be dangerous if the water is much colder than the air. Be Prepared As a general rule, if the air and water temperature added together […]

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 […]

Give Your Boat a Lift!

The nice thing about the new modular dock systems is their flexibility and adaptability. After putting in a new ShoreMaster dock last year myself, the next logical step may be a boat lift. You can learn more about them here: An aluminum boat lift is the best way to get your boat into and out […]

How to Build a Great Boathouse

A boathouse that appears to be floating on the water is one of the most romantic and beautiful forms of architecture, but there are many technical and aesthetic complexities involved in building one correctly. That’s why you’ll want to deal only with builders, engineers, and architects experienced in building on or near the water. By Carrie […]

Ideas for Decorating a Lake House

A lake house is a great place to unwind, spend time with family and friends and entertain. You want your lake home decor to reflect all of this as well as accenting your home location. Using colors, textures, and accent pieces, you can achieve all of this with flair. Ideal Lake House Colors While you […]