You might be reading this article because you’re a boat owner, and you are already dreading the looming yearly task of winterizing your watercraft. Maybe you’re here because you’re new to boating and its maintenance, trying to get an idea of what this chore will look like both practically and financially. Well, we have […]
Learning to operate the surfing features of a surf boat is much easier that you might think. Wake surfing is becoming more and more popular since Malibu’s patented surf gate system that makes a large wake perfect for surfing. The only problem is not many people know how to operate this special feature. This […]
Skip annoying spring boat maintenance and trade in your old boat toward a Carefree Boat Club membership! Spring is in the air and for boaters that means one thing: lake season is back! Unfortunately for boat owners, that also means it’s time for the dreaded yearly boat maintenance. Making sure a boat is in tip-top […]
Did you know South Holston Lake is actually warmer on Halloween than it is on Memorial Day? It’s true! Some folks we talk with about Carefree Boat Club membership decide they want to join, but that they will wait until spring. It seems logical to wait to sign up at the beginning of boating season […]
Summer weather on the water can be tricky. One minute you’re enjoying a calm, sunny day, but rain and storms can appear as if out of nowhere even when the forecast looks clear. Weather.com says that pop-up summer storms are some of the hardest weather patterns to predict. “Most meteorologists would agree summer is the […]
Memorial Day is more than a day off from work; it’s a time to remember those lost while serving in the armed forces, a time many choose to celebrate with friends and family in honor of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. With the holiday on the horizon, you might be thinking about hosting a […]
Lots of pet owners take their dogs with them everywhere they go. They’re frequent passengers in the car, they go on vacation with you and some stores even allow them to come inside with their owners. So, if you take Fido everywhere you go, why not take him out on the boat too? Adjust your […]
Warmer weather, blue skies and sunshine are a recipe for getting the boat back out on the water, but as always, it’s important to make sure you – and the boat – are prepared for rough weather and windy conditions.
For those of us who love being out on the water, fewer things are more enjoyable or relaxing than boating. And there’s no end to the list of fun activities you and your friends and family can take part in while out on the water. However, it’s important to know when to say when and when having fun crosses a line that could put you and anyone on your boat in harm’s way.
Taking a boat out might seem like a piece of cake compared to trying to bring it back into dock. Experience, of course, is key in maneuvering your boat properly, but even those who’ve spent plenty of time on the water may still struggle when it comes to docking.