In the summertime, thunderstorms can pop up during the day – even when severe weather is not in the forecast. What do you need to know to stay safe when there’s weather out on the lake? The best way to stay safe in a thunderstorm is, of course, to avoid it if you can. That […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Just as the temperatures and scenery are altered with the change of seasons, so too do the lakes transform.
Summer is in the rear view mirror but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy boating this fall. Whether you’re simply taking leisurely trips around the lake, skiing or fishing, autumn is the perfect time to enjoy a longer season on the water.
After a long winter, we’re all gearing up for spring, which for many of us means getting the boat ready for the first trip of the year to the lake. While making sure your boat is well maintained, everyone also needs to be aware of season-specific boat safety tips when you do get out on the lake. […]
With spring quickly approaching, outdoor enthusiasts will soon be hitting the lake, making this the perfect time to get your boating certification.
Our goal at The Carefree Boater is to give you information to make your Boating Experiences as Fun and as Safe as possible. Here is a great reminder to all of us why we should never swim at a marina.
With the recent drawdown of Boone Lake several boaters have voiced concerns about what lies under the surface of the water. While it’s impossible on any body of water to chart submerged partially floating objects, these are prevalent in the Spring when lake levels are being increased.