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Boating can be an exciting adventure, offering the chance to explore uncharted waters and enjoy stunning vistas. However, it also comes with its share of risks, and safety should always be a top priority. One crucial safety measure that often gets overlooked is the use of Pyrotechnic Visual Distress Signals (VDS). These devices are essentially…Details
Life jackets, life vests, and ski vests are known as Personal Flotation Devices, or “PDFs”. There is more to know about them other than higher quality and price means a better product. The purpose of a PFD is to save lives and to keep people out of danger, as in children are required to wear…Details
When we are on the water in our boats, water sprays everywhere. When we are washing our boats in the driveway or in the boat slip, water sprays everywhere. Boats are wet. We want to keep our stuff dry. Here’s how you can keep your gear dry while boating. What Are the Best Waterproof Bags for…Details
If you have been thinking about getting a Personal Water Craft (PWC), then you really need to understand steering control on a PWC. Driving a PWC takes a little practice, but understanding a PWC’s steering system is crucial. It is important to know that 42 of the 50 U.S. states require passing a mandatory boating…Details
As spring approaches, it’s time to give your boat some much needed TLC. After months of being idle in the offseason, boats need some basic maintenance to get them in top shape before they hit the waters. With a few simple steps and some attention to detail, you can ensure that your boat is ready…Details
Imagine boating through rough water, in your center console boat, while the deck of your boat stays level. What an enjoyable experience that would be – and it’s now possible with the Seakeeper Ride system. I’d like to call my self an early adopter of new technology and I cannot wait to tryout the new…Details
The Great Loop is the way to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime boating adventure. Boating the Great Loop boat trip is not for weekenders; it takes a fair commitment of time. The Great Loop takes you through a magical maze of some of America’s greatest and amazing waterways. What is the Great Loop? The Great Loop is…Details
If you have been invited to your friend’s boat for an outing, there are protocols to act as a good boating guest and show your friend that you respect their boat. It is even better if you ask what you can and cannot bring. First, find out what kind of boat your friend owns. Ask…Details
Did you finally take the plunge and buy that boat you’ve always wanted? Would you like to brush up on the rules of the road on the water? Has it been a few years since you took your boater’s education course? Lakehub.com has put together a comprehensive look at how boating etiquette transfers into safety…Details
You might be surprised to know that 42 U.S. states require mandatory boating education certificates to operate a boat. The eight states that have no boating education requirements are Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Your state boating license may not be valid in another state. There are boating safety courses…Details
Buoys are essential because they are the warning signs and stop light signals of the water. They communicate messages to captains and boat operators from a distance. Imagine if the highways and roads had no signs, signals, or traffic lights. Buoys are signs that are universal and recognized globally. Buoys are extremely important and have…Details
The most popular boat brand is a broad question because a popular fishing boat is not a popular sailboat. This article researches the most popular brand for each type of the best boat brands for lakes. All the types of boats we are looking at are what boaters look for to use on U.S. lakes.…Details