Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cleaning Tips For A Spic-N-Span Boat

Living in Florida and being an avid boater I’ve been around boaters all of my life.  One of the most common complaints that I hear from boat owners is that they spend a lot of money on cleaning products that ultimately breakdown the original finish on gel coat or vinyl upholstery.  I believe that the one most important step to properly cleaning your boat is to use the right products.  Save time and money by doing it right the first time and protect the environment at the same time.    

Here are tips that I live by:
  1. Choose cleaning brushes that are sturdy and will get rid of stubborn dirt, grime and salt, without damaging the finish.  For most situations, a brush with a medium-soft bristle will do just fine.
  2. A simple solution of water and vinegar works well as a glass cleanser, and it’s easy on the environment.
  3. Regular cleaning of your upholstery will prevent dirt and grime from settling into the upholstery.  Use your simple solution of water and vinegar to wipe off the upholstery before and after each use.
  4. If you have stains and hard to remove grime on your upholstery, use your medium-soft brush and a cleaner designed for boat upholstery.  I find that a liquid concentrated cleaner mixed with water allows you to soap up the area and the brush tends to reach that deep down dirt and grime
  5. If mildew stains have formed on your vinyl upholstery, use a deck brush with a medium-soft bristle and scrub with a water and ammonia mixture (4 parts water to 1 part ammonia).  Rinse with fresh water, dry and repeat this process if necessary.     
  6. For tougher mildew cases, several effective commercial or marine stain removers are appropriate for use on vinyl upholstery.
  7. Marine grade products can be conveniently found online and in larger containers than at your local super store.  

Thursday, April 20, 2017


I just ordered the RAVE WARRIOR 3 PERSON TOW TUBE and I can't wait to put it in the water. This one was chosen out of all the towables out there for a few reasons...

1 - I selfishly wanted to be able to ride it without getting thrown out....
2 - It has a supported back and sit on top seating so I can be comfortable
3 - It can serve as a float once you've anchored in the river/lake
4 - With the third rider in the middle it will be stable with 2 or 3 riders
5 - It is well suited for children who really don't want to be in the water or thrown around

 The adults are going to have just as much fun as the kids on this one.  Here are some my other top choices - I'll try them next.

My Granddaughter wanted this one!
One rider acts as the driver
and the other two sit inside
As you can see..I like the ones
that are versatile for sitting
on top and sitting inside.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


We are always excited to see new products - especially new products that can make our space more efficient and user friendly.

The SOLAR DOCK BOX/COMPARTMENT LIGHT is easily installed and automatically comes on when the lid is raised.  Solar power provides Brite White LED lights with a long lasting life.  Solar also requires no wires and is weatherproof.

Friday, April 7, 2017

More Fun In The Water

Looking forward to a great summer here in Florida and it's coming very quick.  In checking out all of the new products for our Fun In The Water this summer, I found these that I thought I would share. Each one is a must have for us.  I'd love to see some of your favorites!

AIRHEAD® Aqua Oasis™

You don't have to interrupt the party to restock the cooler with AIRHEADs AQUA OASIS. The insulated leak-proof nylon cooler lifts up from the inflatable base and has an adjustable shoulder strap. It keeps 24 cans or bottles and ice cold for hours. 

The 6 drink holders in the floating base are marked with numbers to help you and your friends keep track of your drinks. A molded plastic rope connector is sewn to the durable nylon cover for tying up to an AIRHEAD EZ RIDER, boats, docks, swim platforms or lounges.
MY ALL TIME FAVORITE -Relaxation for up to 6 people in the Pool N' Beach 6Up Lounge. With tons of molded PVC Cup Holders all around, an included Anchor Bag, and Comfort Mesh Seating for you to chill out, it's the perfect addition to your party. Featuring Speed Safety Valves, Air Cushioned Head and Backrests, Contoured Arm Rests, and a Grommet System to attach a floating Cooler, what more could you ask for? 

AND...for the KIDS!  FUN for everyone!

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Most Common Dock Cleats

Dock Cleats are either made out of stainless steel, bronze or galvanized metal and come in a variety of styles, sizes and colors.  Dock Cleats are the most common and safest way to ensure that your vessel remains secure at the dock or marina.  

While there are many types of Dock Cleats to choose from, your particular setting may dictate one over the other.  And then again, you may have a preference on how the cleat is outfitted on your dock.  

Below are the 5 most common types of Dock Cleats:
  1. Galvanized Steel
  2. Flip-Up 
  3. Angled or Dock Builders Cleat
  4. Classic
  5. Solar Lighted
Click here for details on each type!