If you live on a lake, river, or other body of water, you may want to consider building your own dock. A dock gives you better access to the water, makes launching a boat easier, and in many cases can seem like a deck on the water. Docks come in many shapes, sizes, materials, and configurations. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Ice Thickness Safety Chart
Keep your family and friends safe this winter! Print out and post this ice thickness safety chart at your lakefront property for everyone to see. By www.Ameriprise.com. Ice safety tips for walking, fishing, driving and more Check the ice thickness before you go on it. Four inches is the minimum ice thickness for walking. Always […]
Buying Guide For Tow Ropes
You might think that buying a tow rope for wakeboarding, water skiing, kneeboarding, or tubing is as simple as finding the length you want and hooking it up. The reality is that it is not that simple, and if you’re going to be active in any one of, or combination of these activities in the […]
Do Most Lakefront Homes Have On-site Septic Systems?
About 40% of the lakefront homes you view will have on-site septic systems, and when properly designed and installed, they are very functional and sanitary. Here’s some things you need to know if this is your first experience with them: In simplest terms, a septic system consists of a holding tank which retains solid waste […]
How to Choose the Right Stand up Paddleboard
SEVEN THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING A STAND-UP PADDLE BOARD For those interested in a great total body workout, a relaxing stroll through new scenery, or if you just love being out on the water stand up paddle boarding may be the perfect sport for you. While not as demanding as surfing big waves, but […]
How Much Does it Cost to Build a Dock?
Building a dock is a large-scale project for many homeowners. It involves considerable planning and decision-making prior to starting construction. Choices must be made regarding the type of dock, materials used, electrical capabilities and budget. Other considerations, like permits and inspection, should also be taken into account. Many of these factors will vary considerably. Original […]
Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP): How to Choose
Once you’ve been bitten by the stand up paddle boarding (SUP) bug, you’ll soon want to buy your own SUP. To find the right one, think about the type of paddle boarding you’ll be doing: Fun and fitness: This includes leisurely outings and fitness sessions on flat water and catching small- to medium-size waves in the ocean. Most […]