When you own a boat, there are a ton of things to consider before hitting the water. You must make sure that you have all the safety gear you need on board and that you’re in compliance with local and state laws.
Recreational boating has become increasingly popular in the last handful of years. More first-time boaters entered the lifestyle than ever before when Covid forced everyone to isolate themselves. Boating is a way to spend time with your family doing something fun and adventurous while being shielded from public spaces.
Warm summer weather is finally here after what felt like a never-ending winter. Like everyone else, I’ve been dying to get out on the boat. I don’t know about you but one of my favorite times to go for a boat cruise is right around sunset. You get all the beautiful scenery without the intense heat of the day.
In the sea of boats that are on the market today, there’s one steadfast feature that you can find with just about any brand. This component is essential for owners of recreational vessels no matter where they boat and plays a big role in comfortability as well as the aesthetic of the boat.
Let me set the scene. It’s the first big holiday weekend of the year for boaters, Memorial Day weekend. You’ve got your favorite guests coming to the lake house and you’ve already hit the grocery store for burgers and beverages.
Boating isn’t always the same for everyone. Some people choose to boat on inland lakes whereas other people choose to boat on Intracoastal waterways. Granted, it likely depends on where you live. Boating can be quite different between the two so it's important to be prepared if you’re not familiar.
If you’ve read any of my articles you know that I am a member of the Barletta team, I own a Barletta, and I spend every possible waking minute on my Barletta with my family. I tell you this because I’ve got a new niece named Lia who will be making her maiden voyage this May.
It’s nearly impossible to keep your boat completely dry. At some point, you will likely get at least a little bit of water pooling in the bottom of the boat. It could be from rain, spray from waves, or even jumping on your boat after a swim. Any of those things can cause water to gather in the hull.