Okay, first things first…they’re called fenders. Not bumpers. Yes, they do perform a bumping action to protect your boat from slamming into hard things. But the correct term is fenders. Whew! Glad we got that out of the way.
Learning when and how to properly use fenders is one of the simplest and easiest ways to protect your fiberglass, aluminum or wooden boat from the wear and tear of docks and pilings , and can add plenty to your boating experience when used to separate yourself from other boats when rafting up (tying multiple anchored boats together).
posted @ Wednesday, October 02, 2013 2:32 PM
As PWC owners/riders, you may think our impact on the environment doesn’t really matter. After all, it’s a smaller boat, without a propeller, that gets better gas mileage.. But every little bit does add up, and by following a few basic guidelines (and encouraging our fellow riders to do the same) we can make a difference and still have a great time on the water.
Keep It Clean
• When it’s possible, try to refuel on land to reduce the chances of spilling oil or gas into the water. Spills can harm the water’s delicate microorganisms as well as the animals that...
posted @ Tuesday, July 23, 2013 3:40 PM
If you you have been thinking about getting on the water, this guide is for you. It's not just for beginner's, it's for anyone wanting to learn how to be a better and safer boater from being a novice to an experienced captain.
What you'll find Inside:
Boat type descriptions to help you find your perfect boat
Useful tips when it's time to purchase your boat
Advice and tips on operating your boat
Information on maintaining and storing your boat
Boating terms to help you learn to speak...
posted @ Friday, September 28, 2012 1:58 PM
Buying a boat doesn't have to be such a stressful decision for you and your family to make. In fact, after reading our Boat-onomics 101 piece, it will be one of your easiest decisions you'll ever make. Of course prices for new boats vary depending on size and make, but many boat manufacturers and dealers can put you in the captain’s chair for considerably less than a monthly new-car payment. In fact, monthly payments for many entry-level boats can be less than $200.
When you take a look at our cost comparison tool, you will be able to compare the cost of boating to other...
posted @ Tuesday, July 31, 2012 4:12 PM
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Being on the water right now sounds refreshing with this summer's heat beating on us. What better way to stay cool than harnessing the elements by riding waves on a wakeboard or tube, speeding across the big blue on your personal watercraft, or capturing the rays and finding your inner Chi by paddle boarding?
We like the sound of that. Or better yet, we like the feel of water splashing in our faces combined with a sunny break and extreme sporting action. Experience new heights but remember, Safety First!
Take our Safe Boating Quiz and...
posted @ Tuesday, July 17, 2012 12:17 PM
When you are looking for boating accessories this summer, you could become overwhelmed at the quantity of items that are offered. But Discover Boating 's Boating Accessory Directory makes it a breeze. It's everything you want to know about boating gear and accessories.
Explore Accessories and Parts
Create a Wish List
So what are you waiting for? Let's Gear Up!
posted @ Wednesday, July 11, 2012 10:49 AM
The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is a federal holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of the Independence on July 4th, 1776. We celebrate this monumental event by gathering with friends and family for cookouts, beach outings, parades, fireworks and of course boating!
To help celebrate this years Forth of July, Discover Boating is giving away up to $250 for the best Fourth of July photo chosen by Discover Boating Facebook Community! Simply go to our Facebook page and click the July 4th Photo Contest image to get started.
Side Note: You can add...
posted @ Tuesday, July 03, 2012 9:23 AM
Ever wondered what it would be like to become a star in the forefront of media and the talk of the town? Now you can with our new Movie Maker app. We created an app on our Discover Boating Facebook page for all of our fans to show off their star quality boating pictures. It is incredibly easy to use with only 3 simple steps. The best part? You get to share your video with friends and family. Who says you have to be Tom Cruise in "Rock of Ages" to go viral? You have the Movie Maker to "Rock...
posted @ Monday, June 25, 2012 12:00 AM
Boat shows are a perfect place to shop for a boat. In addition to comparing boats and costs, there's a ton to see, do and learn at NMMA boat shows! If you weren't able to make it to a show this year, check out some highlights from the 2012 boat show season:
posted @ Monday, February 27, 2012 9:32 AM
Welcome to the water, friends! If you've been thinking of getting off that dock and on a boat, read on. Our brand new "Get Off Your Dock" Guide to Boating will have you cruising the waves in no time at all. This handy resource includes nine chapters from finding the right type of boat, to financing it, to naming it and getting it out on the water. Take a look and let us know what you think on our Twitter Page or our Facebook Page. See ya on the water!
posted @ Wednesday, May 11, 2011 11:08 AM |
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