Posts Categorized: Boats

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 »

Launching Tips for First Time Boat Owners

Launching Your Boat

If you just became a first-time boat owner, V-Dock welcomes you to the world of boating! You have selected a valuable and rewarding hobby, but as you know, there are plenty of things to learn! And the first thing you’ll want to master is how to launch your boat! Learning how to launch your boat… Read more »

Boat Safety: Preparing 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 »

How Technology Affects Boating Industry

Luxury Boat Docked

Like every other industry today, boating is seeing huge technological advances. It seems like each year, we’re offered a glimpse into boating’s future, with new prototypes, initiatives, and gadgets that look to solve some of boating’s greatest issues. There are many types of technology that are changing the boating industry as we know it today…. Read more »

Choosing the Right Anchor for Your Boat

Boat Anchor on Wood Table

We all know that boats need the right anchor to function, but every boat is different as far as what anchor might be best. Certain anchors will work best specifically for your boat and your demands. When choosing the right anchor for your boat, you should consider several different factors. Here’s what to know when… Read more »

V-Dock is Now Offering Annual Sale Items

32’ Tan V-Dock Roll in with a 8’ x 10’ Sundeck

Seasons come and go, but when they do, V-Dock has got the deals to get you from one season to the next. With fall officially upon us, we’re letting go of some of our summer items that have been refurbished, reframed, and are now ready to be reused. V-Dock has a variety of fall clearance… Read more »

Tips for Safe Ice Fishing This Winter

winter lake fishing

Winter is a slow time of year for boat owners. The water’s frozen over and at this point, you’ve already prepared your boat for the harsh weather of the winter season. So with your vessel all covered up, it’s time to break out the ice fishing supplies. Before heading out on the lake, it’s important… Read more »

Christmas Gifts for the Boater in Your Life

christmas presents under a Tree

If you’ve got a friend or family member who practically lives on the water, you may be wondering about the perfect Christmas gift. Read on for a few great ideas for holiday presents the boater in your life will love. A good pair of boots Boats.com suggests water-resistant boots, including leather boots that are seam-sealed… Read more »

Watch for These Winter Boating Hazards

Watercraft in a Marina

If you are done using your boat for the season, keep in mind that it’s so important to fully winterize your boat to prevent damage that can be done by harsh and cold weather. There are a number of hazards that come along with improperly storing your boat for the winter season; don’t forget to… Read more »