Posts Categorized: Tricks

Winter Time Activities at Your Lake House, Part 2: Outside

Last time we covered all the fun winter time activities you could do inside at your lake house. Now, we open up the doors to the lake house to see what fun can be had outdoors. Don’t let the cold temps of winter keep you hibernating all season long. Get out there and have some… Read more »

Winter Fun on Your Dock

Who says you can’t enjoy your dock just because winter is upon us? There are lots of useful ways to take advantage of your dock in the colder months, despite cold, ice and snow. From snowboarding to ice fishing, check out these fun ways to truly enjoy your dock and surrounding landscape during winter. Building… Read more »

Family Winter Time Activities at Your Lake House, Part 1: Inside

Winter is a time for getting cozy, hibernating, and spending time with friends and family in the comfort of your home. If you’re lucky, you have a lake house to which you can retreat even at the height of winter. Some think winter lake house scenes are the prettiest of all. If you prefer to… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Know Your Nautical Knots

Boat 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. Overhand or Thumb Knot The overhand knot, also known as the thumb knot, is one of the most basic knots used for… Read more »