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Prepping Your Dock for Bad Storms

Your dock provides endless hours of fun in the summer but now that the winter months are approaching, you have to protect it till next year. With fall comes the risk of hurricanes and intense rain, while winter brings snow and ice. If your boat is docked at an ocean marina, you have to contend… Read more »

Personalizing Your V-Dock

With summer in full swing and outdoor recreation at its most tempting, you’re no doubt enjoying your V-Dock—a versatile, long-lasting docking system perfect for your lakeside home. While V-Docks are attractive in and of themselves, you may want to customize its appearance a bit with some accessories, decorations and lights. Let’s take a look at… Read more »

Getting Your Boat Ready for Summer

There are few things as exciting in the life of an avid boater as the first signs of summer. That is because summer means the lakes will soon thaw and it’s time to get your boat back in the drink and enjoy some time out on the water. While you probably went through an extensive… Read more »

How to Get Into a Kayak from Your Dock

Kayaking is an incredibly satisfying experience, but there are few things more unfortunate than trying to kayak with feet wet from a shore entry, especially on a chilly day. Most of the tip-overs that happen occur on or near the dock—much more than during any other part of the journey. The easiest places to get… Read more »

Getting Your Boat Ready for Spring

There are few things as exciting in the life of an avid boater as the first signs of spring. That is because spring means the lakes will soon thaw and it’s time to get your boat back in the drink and enjoy some time out on the water. While you probably went through an extensive… Read more »

Know Your Nautical Knots

Knowing how to tie various nautical knots is essential to a safe and enjoyable sailing experience. Here are a few basic nautical knots, what they are useful for, and how they are tied. image credit: bevgoodwin Overhand or Thumb Knot The overhand knot, also known as the thumb knot, is one of the most basic… Read more »