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Tag: Summer Boating

10 Great Midwest Rivers for Boating

Get out on the water with these 10 great Midwest rivers and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you live in the Midwest, you know that boating is a favorite among summer activities. Whether you’re tearing it up on a speedboat or relaxing on a pontoon, you know the river is the place to be. If you’re looking for somewhere new to go boating, try one of these great Midwest rivers,(…)

Boat Repair: 10 Step Hull Patch

Repair your boat hull with this 10 step boat repair hull patch project. It doesn’t happen often, but once in a while, you get a ding, crack, or hole in the hull of your boat. Whether the damage is leaking or not, it’s important to fix these as soon as possible to keep them from getting bigger. Knowing the basics of boat repair is a must for boat owners. There are(…)

Kayak Buying Guide

Use our helpful guide to figure out which kayak is right for you. Before you hit the water for your next weekend excursion, think about what you’ll be doing in the water. Do you plan to go fishing? Or is a leisurely stroll around the lake more your speed? Whether you feel like getting some exercise or letting a trolling motor do the work, you will need the right kayak.(…)

Boating Safety Tips

Boating is one of the most popular summer recreation activities. But it does have its hazards. Between running out of gas, accidents with fishing hooks and knives, and the danger of falling overboard, you need to be prepared if you’re going to be out on the water. Making a boat safety checklist is a great way to remember all of the supplies you may need in the event of an emergency. Boating(…)

Boat Hull Maintenance

To keep your boat in ship shape, you’ll have to put in a little work on its hull. As with other vehicles and equipment, the best way to take care of your boat is to do preventative maintenance. Cleaning and waxing your hull is a great way to make sure that one of the biggest and most important parts of your boat lives a long life. To take the best(…)

Get Your Boat Ready For Summer

The weather is getting warmer, soon it will be time to take your boat to the lakes again! Although it may be tempting to take the boat out of winter storage and put it straight in the water, it is necessary to prepare your vessel and yourself ahead of time. Simple preparation and cleaning projects are necessary to get your boat ready and prevent problems that could keep you ashore,(…)

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