The Boating Blog

Twas the Night before Christmas Poem [Boater Rendition] December 24 2013

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the lake
Not a wave was stirring, not even a wake.
The dock lines were wrapped  'round the cleats with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

Tip Tuesday: Up The Creek Without A Paddle October 02 2012

The paddle is a useful and ancient tool. Since the beginning of boating history, we've used paddles to propel us forward in windless waters.   It is comprised of a shaft and a blade and different styles have been designed for distinct boating vessels like kayaks or canoes. You might notice that most paddles will have a bright blade, this is to help with visibility in poor conditions.  Despite the variations,...

You've Got A Fire Extinguisher, Now What? May 11 2012

So you have a fire extinguisher. Hopefully you'll never have to use it, but in case that you do we think it's important for you to understand how to store them, charge them and keep them safe for future use.

Securing Your Marine Battery: What You Need To Know April 30 2012

An unsecured battery can be unsafe and costly. How do you secure a marine battery? Try a battery hold down.  Battery hold downs can at most times, be just as important as the cables themselves. If a battery is allowed to move and jostle around where it’s been installed, it will cause damage not only on the outside, but also internally. Damage inside the battery can greatly reduce the life...

How to Remove Pesky Water Spots April 23 2012

Quick Tip: How to remove pesky water spots  You can wash and wax your Boat or Jet Ski all you want, but it seems those pesky little water spots are inevitable and can take the luster away from your prized possession. On your next trip to the lake, take something along that is quick and simple to remove the imperfections left behind from a fun day at the lake, try:...

Choosing The Right Anchor For Your Boat April 06 2012

Choosing the right anchorHere's a quick tip: When boating be sure you choose the proper anchor based on the bottom conditions of the water.  There are four types of anchors, each for a different bottom condition:  kedge, grapnel, mushroom, and plow. Your boat will be more securely anchored if you use the correct one. Read below to learn more about each one. 

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