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 »

Lighting Your Dock for Fun and Safety

Dock Lighting

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

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 »

First-Time Dock Buyers Guide

Roll In Docks

There’s nothing better than a day on the lake, but you can enhance your experience by adding a dock. Docks allow you easy access to the water and a place to relax for fishing, boating, swimming, or even just lounging around. Which Dock Should I Choose? The key to selecting the right dock is thinking… Read more »