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Six Ways to Get Better at Wakeboarding this Winter

Author: Michael Perulli

iStock_000001613071MediumThe majority of us don’t live in a climate that allows us to enjoy the water all year round. For many wakeboarders, the winter months can be tough and when spring rolls around, they may feel a little rusty on their boards. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of six things you can do during the off-season to enhance your skills and stay ready for next season. Continue reading

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I’d Rather Be Boating: Sarasota & the Sister Keys

Author: Kelly Kaylor

With winter approaching, who is ready to escape to the Sunshine State for some warm weather and sunny skies? Here are a few ways to get your feet wet in the Sarasota Summer in Lido Beach, Floridaarea.

Make your way to the easygoing amble of Sarasota and the nearby barrier islands just a few nautical miles south of Tampa Bay along Florida’s central west coast. In this laid back boater’s paradise, the Gulf of Mexico offers often placid waters near shore with easy line-of-sight navigation.

Where to go in Sarasota…
Moor at Marina Jack, right in the heart of downtown. It offers a full-service fuel dock, berths to 200 feet, good food and complete amenities. For a bit more exclusivity, try the Sarasota Yacht Club, which can accommodate transient yachts up to 120 feet. Continue reading

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Nautical Themed Halloween Costumes

Author: Michael Perulli

halloweenAutumn is a great time of year. The leaves are changing, the temperature is perfect and the holiday season is right around the corner. Unfortunately, for many, that means that the boating season is over for another year. Fear not though, our ideas below will allow you to express your passion for the water with a nautical themed Halloween costume. If you have a costume party to attend this weekend, consider some of these options: Continue reading

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I’d Rather Be Boating… Pacific Northwest edition

Author: Colleen Richardson

IMG_3898Introducing our new blog series, “I’d Rather Be Boating,” where we dive into destinations best experienced on the water. For today’s destination, we explore the Pacific Northwest’s beautiful Washington state.

Enjoy our quick guide from Seattle to the San Juan Islands on how you can get your feet wet, climb aboard a variety of boats and replicate a similar trip.

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Winterizing Your Boat

Author: Nicki Belczak

iStock_000001263919LargeThe days are shorter. The leaves are going out in a blaze of color. And the breeze has a bit of a bite. There’s no denying winter is on its way. In other words, it’s time to pull in the docks, rafts and lifts and close the books on another boating season.

There’s more to getting your boat ready for winter than hauling it out if you want to survive the season of shrink-wrap ready to hit the water full-throttle next spring. Continue reading