June 2011 Entries
Talk about the best of both worlds! Enjoying a fireworks show from your boat is a wonderful way to combine two favorite activities. There’s just something about seeing the bright reflections off the water that makes you feel like you’re getting double the entertainment. And if you’ve only experienced a fireworks show from dry land, you are in for a real treat.
It will be dark
It will (probably) be crowded
Just recognizing those two factors will go a long way...
posted @ Thursday, June 30, 2011 5:49 PM |
It's easy! All it takes is a little preparation, and your boating day trip will be remembered for all the right reasons. Here are some pointers to help get you started:
Make sure your boat has the proper safety equipment for everyone on board. That means a properly fitted life jacket for everyone on board.
Bring along a variety of snacks tough enough to survive being tossed about during the day. Think sliced apples and carrot sticks over bananas. Choose Pringles in their sturdy can over easily crushed chips in a bag. Because...
posted @ Thursday, June 23, 2011 3:03 PM |
On WGN Evening News, Rob Newsome hit the high seas of Lake Michigan aboard a Four Winns V305 Powerboat. Life vests that auto-inflate, smartphone integration, and joystick docking all on display in Chicago's DuSable Harbor:
posted @ Tuesday, June 14, 2011 11:06 AM |
Saturday June 11th is National Marina Day
National Marina day promotes the role marinas play as family-friendly gateways to boating, and celebrates the marina personnel who act as stewards of the environment.
On National Marina Day, marinas around the country open their doors to their community as a means of introducing them to the fun and benefits of boating and the marina lifestyle.
Marinas will be hosting activities like:
Tours of their facilities
Children’s activities and events
posted @ Tuesday, June 07, 2011 12:35 PM |
How to Get Up on a Wakeboard…The Easy Way
Equipment. Make sure that you and the other riders have properly fitted life jackets, approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. You’ll also need a wakeboard with adjustable bindings that fit your feet snugly, a tow rope with a handle and, for best results, a boat with a tower or deck pylon.
Stance. Decide which foot you would naturally have in front while riding. If you snowboard, skateboard or surf, you probably already know the answer. Tip: Still not sure? Stand with your feet...
posted @ Wednesday, June 01, 2011 11:32 AM |