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How To Maintain Your Boat in the Summer

April 21, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s almost summer and that means boat season will be in full swing! If you’re like many people, you’ll be spending plenty of time out on the water. Before you get too busy enjoying the sun and breeze, make sure to take some time for boat maintenance. Follow this summer boat maintenance checklist, and your vessel will stay in great shape all season long. The better you care for your boat, the longer it will last and the more enjoyable it will be to use. 1. Inspect Your Boat’s Hull The hull is one of the most important parts of... View Article

Ways to Stay Cool When Boating in the Heat

April 21, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Boating is always fun to do, especially in the summer. While being out in the sun can feel good and provides tons of Vitamin D, it is important to be able to stay cool while boating. This is to prevent any type of heat exhaustion or heat stroke, which can be incredibly dangerous. Let’s discuss five ways people can stay cool while boating this summer. 5 Ways to Cool Off When Going Out on the Boat There are a few different ways people can stay cool while boating. 1. Get a Boat Shade One way is to make sure that the... View Article

What You Need to Know About Renting a Pontoon Boat

March 16, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Pontoon boat rentals vary from one location to another as to the rules you must follow to rent one. Age Requirements/Licenses At most rental locations, you need to be 21 or over to rent a pontoon boat, although some with lesser powerful motors may allow an 18-year-old to rent a boat. Most agencies require you to have a Boater’s Safety Certificate with a photo ID on it as well. Deposits The deposit to hold a boat for you is usually refundable if you cancel your reservation 48 hours in advance. Another deposit you may need to make is to ensure... View Article

Do You Need a Boating License to Rent a Boat?

March 16, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Before you rent a boat for a family excursion or a day of fun on the water, you need to check if you need a boating license or certificate. Each state has its own laws for boating, and there isn’t an actual boating license, although some people use the terms boating license and boater education certificate interchangeably. Is a Boat License Required for Boat Rental? When renting a boat, many states do require that you pass a course and obtain a boater education card or a boater certificate to operate a boat. You can go this route and get your certificate to... View Article

How to Deoxidize Your Boat

February 18, 2022 8:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re a boat owner, one important yet often overlooked element of boat maintenance you should prioritize is deoxidation. This is a necessary task to ensure your boat looks its best for its entire lifespan. Boat oxidation is a problem that can affect the fiberglass surfaces of your boat, particularly on the hull. Oxidation is a type of chemical reaction that occurs between metals that contain oxygen and moisture in the water or air. It can create ugly spots on the surface of the boat that can really detract from its appearance—and even your desire to get out on the... View Article