Posts Categorized: Boats

How to Launch a Boat: Tips for Beginners

How to Launch a Boat: Tips for Beginners

If you just became a first-time boat owner, you’ll have a lot ahead of you.  Boating is a valuable and rewarding hobby, but there are plenty of things to learn! Driving your boat and learning the rules of the waterways are just some of the many things you’ll need to master. You’ll also have to… Read more »

How to Choose the Right Boat

How to Choose the Right Boat

If you are planning to purchase a boat for the first time, there are several important factors to consider before making this large investment. With so many options, it’s important to get a boat that fits your specific needs and one that will make financial sense. In this blog post, we will help you discover… Read more »

How to Improve Your Boating Skills

How to Improve Your Boating Skills

Boating is a skill that can take years to master. However, this shouldn’t deter you from enjoying the waterways. While it can take time to build up this skill, boating is something anyone can learn with enough practice. Below are some ways you can improve your boating skills in the months and years ahead. Take… Read more »

Boating Etiquette 101: The Rules of the Waterways

Boating Etiquette 101

Just as there are unspoken rules of the road, there are also unspoken rules of the waterways. You are not the only one out on your boat, and as such, you need to respect other people and their vessels. So, when you next take your boat out, make sure you follow these boating etiquette guidelines:… Read more »

Top 3 Tips for Boating During the Memorial Day Weekend

Top 3 Tips for Boating During the Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is one of the busiest weekends of the year. You may think getting on your boat with the family will get you away from the crowd. Think again. There will be many other families out on the water during Memorial Day Weekend, so it’s best to be prepared for the holiday rush…. Read more »

How to Dewinterize Your Boat

How to Dewinterize Your Boat

In the late fall, your main concern was winterizing your boat for the months to come. Now that winter is over with, it’s time to think about dewinterizing your boat. After all, the cold, winter months can be hard on our boats, even after winterizing them. You’ll want to do a few check-ups and test-runs,… Read more »

The Top 3 Tips for Taking Your Dog Boating

The Top 3 Tips for Taking Your Dog Boating

As you’re pulling out of the dock, why not bring your four-legged friend with you? Taking your dog boating can be a fun-filled experience for you, your family, and your pup. However, just like humans, dogs need to take extra precautions when they’re out on the water. To keep your dog safe, here are some… Read more »

Marina Maintenance Tips

Marina Maintenance Tips

Many waterfront communities rely on marinas to dock their boats and to enjoy the waters. As a marina owner, then it’s essential to properly maintain your property so that everyone can enjoy their boating experience. Here are some ways you can maintain your marina all year round: Establish cleaning policies If you want to keep… Read more »

Fall Boating Activities

Fall Boating Activities

Just because summer is drawing to a close doesn’t mean it’s time to store away the boat for the rest of the year. There are still plenty of fall boating activities that you can do before the snow comes in. Here are a few ideas to get you started: Leaf Peeping The perfect time for… Read more »

How to Prepare for Cold Weather Boating

How to Prepare for Cold Weather Boating

Just because the temperatures are dropping doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to put the boat away. Cold weather boating is a great activity, but there are extra precautions you must take to stay safe out on the water. Wear a life jacket This should go for any time of the year, but especially so… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Boat for a Hurricane

Pending Storm Over Water

Many devastating hurricanes have left a lasting impression on waterfronts, and while those storms are inevitable, there are ways to prepare boats and docks to ensure boat safety. Luckily, there are many simple tricks that can help you prepare your boat and dock for a pending hurricane. Short Pilings Shorter pilings on a floating dock… Read more »

How to Dress for an Ice Fishing Trip

Ice Fisher at Sunset Patiently Waiting

Here at V-Dock, we believe that being out on the water can be year-round fun. Although certain weather elements can result in rough waters, cold weather can occasionally often unique boating and fishing opportunities. Especially around this time of the year, ice fishing trips are a common activity amongst those who love being out on… Read more »