ESD – Electrical Shock Drowning – Part 1

ESD: What is it?  Part 1 of 2 ESD, also known as Electric Shock Drowning, is a form of drowning caused by an electric current in the water. Where does the electric current originate?  It could be your boat, a malfunctioning charger or lighting system.  More on this in...

BOAT CARPET CLEANING TIPS

Boat Carpet Care Boat carpet takes a terrific beating every year. Extreme moisture, sand, stones, harsh UV rays, etc.  If you’re reading this post you have a                             OR a             and you want to know how to keep the boat carpet clean. ...

A Gangway is better than a Ramp

GANGWAY For many people, the spring ice meant the boulders on the shore were moved again. The boulders can be hundreds of pounds, but the ice doesn’t care. It means hours of work for you to get things rearranged again.  As people age, it is harder to crawl over and...

Watersports Accessories

Watersports Accessories Watersports continue to be the most popular summer activity in Wisconsin.  They are only exceeded by watching the Packers beat the Bears every year (with apologies to our Chicago friends). With hundreds of miles of shoreline to enjoy, why...

BOAT SAFETY – BEGINS AT THE DOCK – PIER & WATERFRONT SOLUTIONS

Boat safety Boat safety should be part of Wisconsin’s three great seasons for boating. Yes, 3 seasons and then comes winter! Boat SafetyTips Life Jackets are Mandatory:  We all understand that life jackets can save lives. But so many of us don’t bother wearing...

BoatLift Safety – Updated – Pier & Waterfront Solutions

BoatLift Safety Reminders BoatLift Safety requires constant vigilance. No one can predict when a cable will snap, or when lightning will occur. Children’s safety is paramount whenever they are near a boatlift. This article originally appeared on the Davit Master...

When Should A Boat Lift Cable Be Replaced? PART 2 of 2 – UPDATED

Nothing lasts forever – including boat lift cables Boat Lift cable problems require a thorough explanation. There are two types of normal cable wear: Internal cable abrasion- This occurs whenever strands work against each other under load. External abrasion –...

When Should a Lift Cable Be Replaced?  PART 1 of 2 – UPDATED

When does a Lift Cable need Replacement?   Lift Cable replacement depends on a variety of conditions: Was the lift adequately sized for the boat? Did you change boats since you originally bought the lift? Is there visual damage to the cable? How well is the lift cable...

4 th of July Preparations

HAVE A HAPPY (AND SAFE)  4th of July The 4th of July is almost here. The annual migration to the lake for fun, sun, and relaxation is underway.  With all the extra traffic on the water, it’s more important than ever to practice safety. On the boat, dock or...

Dock installation in Door County

Looking for the most Dependable Door County Dock Installation? You deserve to work with a dock installer that actually: ·        Answers the phone. ·        Returns your calls. ·        Responds to text and emails. ·        Gets the job done on time. and ·       ...