Posts Categorized: Safety

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 »

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 »

Managing Boat in Rough Weather

Boating in Rough Weather

You’re bound to experience bad weather conditions at some point while boating, and in those instances, you’ll need to know how to prepare for the rough waters ahead. For starters, you should slow down when you are in rough waters so that you drive your boat up over waves rather than trying to run through… Read more »

Keeping Safe Within the Marina

Boat Marina Safety

You might be surprised to learn that many boating accidents occur mainly inside of a marina. We can’t stress how important it is to practice boat safety from the moment you step onto your boating dock. We have compiled some helpful tips for how you and your family can remain safe within the marina. Be… Read more »

Staying Safe in the Sun

Staying Safe in the Summer Sun

The spring and summer seasons are quickly approaching, which can only mean one thing: it’s time to board your boat and have some fun in the sun! But before you get out there and start soaking in the warm weather, there are a few safety concerns that must be kept in mind – not water… Read more »

How Ice Damages Docks

In the winter months, snow and ice can take a toll on the roads and our cars. However one area that consistently gets overlooked is a boating dock. Icy conditions and frozen water in lakes, ponds or rivers can damage old, wooden docks, leading to expensive repairs and replacements in the spring. Don’t spend another… Read more »

Five Tips to Stay Safe on Your Dock

Now that summer is close, people across the country will be heading out to their lake houses or beach homes for some time on the water. Many waterfront homes have a dock that will be used as a place to jump in for some swimming or to park watercraft when not in use. Whether your… Read more »

Great Gift ideas for Dock Dudes and Lake Lovers

Solar Dock Lights

Do you have friends who just love to be on the lake in summer? Are they always in the water, on their boat, jumping off their dock, or relaxing with drink in hand on a float? Treat them right this holiday season and give them a gift that they can actually put to good use…. 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 »

Tips and Tricks for Teaching Your Dog to Jump Off Your Dock (Safely!)

Dock jumping has been growing in popularity as a dog sport, and with good reason. Not only is it incredibly simple—just get your dog to jump off of a dock—but it’s laid back and fun for the dog and owners alike. There are organized dock jumping competitions springing up all over the world, and dog… Read more »

Tips for Installing Your V-Dock

A V-Dock may be the best way for you to get your recreational boat into the water without the need of a companion or other assistance, or it may be the best way for you to get your recreational boat into the water without needing the help from neighbors or extra family members.  The V-Dock… Read more »