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 »

Kick Off to Summer Photo Contest

Summer doesn’t officially start until the docks are out and ready to roll. Kick off summer with a brand new set of stairs for your V-Dock! Here’s how: Take a photo of your V-Dock email it to sales@vdock.com or share it on the V-Dock Facebook page. We are looking for creativity, beauty, and originality, but… 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 »

Why You’ll Be Glad You Have a V-Dock This Winter

As another winter rolls around, the often thankless task of winterizing the docks approaches. The aggravation of de-icing and sometimes having to pull the dock out before water freezes over is a household tradition for those who live near the water, but for many dock owners, those hours of struggling to prep your dock for… 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 »

5 Common Mistakes You Make When Docking Your Boat

If you’re a boating enthusiast, chances are you love nothing more than getting out there on the open water and feeling the wind in your face. However, without the right techniques and a little finesse, docking the boat at the end of the day can be a hassle—or even dangerous. There are many ways to… Read more »

Teaching Kids How to Be Safe Near the Water

For parents, nothing is more important than the health and safety of their children. As such, taking every precaution possible to ensure that children are hazard-free is of the utmost importance to the majority of parents out there. While it may come naturally to teach children to shy away from strangers or to look for… Read more »

Lighting Your Dock for Fun and Safety

Having a properly lit dock is important for several reasons. If you regularly have people walking along your dock at night, they will need sufficient lighting to avoid a potentially serious accident. Your dock should also be visible to boats on the water, especially in the dark or on foggy days. It’s surprisingly easy to… 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 »