Boating 101: What are the things I have to do and know before boating?
Posted on March 3,2022 By ShoreMaster Marketing
If this is your first summer boating, congratulations! You’re about to embark on an adventure like no other! Let us help you enjoy the water as safely as possible: we have these boating tips for beginners (and experts too—a little extra care and attention to safety never hurt anyone).
Lakefront property owners are some of the luckiest among water enthusiasts. There are few things more idyllic than spending time on a lake in the summer, whether in a large public marina full of boats or some quiet family time on the dock outside of your cabin. No matter where you are or how you’re spending time on the water, a dock will likely be at the centerpiece of your lakefront summer. It’s the starting point for most of your activities and can be an extension of your home and entertainment space—such a significant investment deserves a lot of thought. Consider these criteria and options when buying a premium boat dock for your lake.
A boat dock can be a simple walkway out to your boat, but it doesn’t have to be. Waterfronts are increasingly becoming entertainment spaces and extensions of the home, branching out onto different sections and featuring attached accessories for many activities. Whether you’re a water sports fan, swimmer, fisher, or just want to sit on your dock and watch the world go by, there are accessory options that will work for you.
ShoreMaster has the largest selection of high-quality boat dock accessories in the industry, and many have customization options of their own. From the practical to the extravagant, we can accommodate nearly any taste and budget. If browsing our entire catalog seems overwhelming, we can start with a couple of categories to get the inspiration flowing.
When you think of a boat dock, you might think of a single eight-foot section that juts out into the water with a boat tied to the end of it. While that can still be true (although we recommend storing your boat on a lift above the water), there’s so much more to today’s premium boat docks than there used to be. Here are some of the basics, boiled down for you by the waterfront experts at ShoreMaster.