The Longest Day of the Year!

It’s The Summer Solstice

It’s finally here, the first day of Summer! The time where the long sleeves finally find their way to the back of the closet and we prepare for long, hot days. For a boater and fisherman, there’s no better time than the summer. Kids are out of school, vacation days are coming up, and the time we get to spend on the water increases. Remember, though, being the first day of summer also brings extremely high temperatures. That’s why we wanted to give you some tips on beating the heat and staying safe out on the water.

  1. Limit your Alcohol intake while in the heat.

Before your mind goes there, we are definitely not saying that you should cut out all of your alcohol intake during the summer. What kind of fun would those family outings be without a little alcohol? Right? However, you do need to limit your alcohol intake while you are out in the heat.

Alcohol is a diuretic. This means that is causes your body to release its fluid content. So, when you combine even a single alcoholic drink with extreme temperatures, your body is losing more water than it’s taking in, which will lead to severe dehydration. The remedy? Drink plenty of water, or better yet Gatorade, and save the alcohol for when you’re sitting around the fire or camp at night. Remember, just being in the water doesn’t mean your body is getting water.

  1. Wear Light Clothing

Light colored clothing reflects heat while darker colors absorb it. The best color to wear is white, though it’s also the easiest to get dirty. Also, be sure that your clothing is lightweight and moisture wicking. Clothing that holds moisture will lead to chafing.

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    Get plenty of shade

Sometimes, this can be as easy as having canopy on your boat. Other times, you may have to improvise and set up a large umbrella. If push comes to shove, take frequent breaks on dry land in the shade. Or, if you are on the lake fishing, troll your boat under a shade tree.

Not only will this prevent you from getting a sun burn but will help keep the harmful rays of the sun from affecting you. Also, this will help you stay on top of the symptoms of dehydration. Taking breaks are a great time to check yourself and drink fluids.

  1. Protect your skin

Sun burns can happen to the best of us, regardless of how tanned you are. Always apply sunscreen frequently if you are going to be out in the sun for more than a couple of minutes. Should you get sun burnt, treat it immediately with aloe vera, or another sun burn treatment.

Being out on the water is not only fun but relaxing, especially when no one gets hurt. Don’t ruin your day/summer by neglecting to follow these few basic safety tips. Staying safe will ensure you’ll have many more summers to come.

Thank you for choosing TRAC Outdoor Products and keep boating with TRAC Outdoor!


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Happy Father’s Day To Our Family Of Boaters

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Get Out On The Boat This Father’s Day

Finding the right gift for your father for Father’s Day can be hard, especially if you have a boating dad. We know the struggle. Buying that perfect gift doesn’t have to be stressful. With our help, you can get the perfect gift and never have to let dad know how much, or little, thought went into the buying process.

We’ve taken the liberty of putting together some amazing products that any boating dad will love. With the vast array of products we offer, you are sure to find something your dad will enjoy. Who knows, he may even take you out on the water with him. That is, if he doesn’t sneak away on his own first.

TRAC Angler AutoDeploy Winch-$215.95-259.95

Designed to make the transition from driving to your favorite fishing spot and actually fishing as smooth as possible, the AutoDeploy winch makes deploying your anchor effortless. Simply click the “AutoDeploy” button and the winch automatically begins dropping anchor. (We call it our “press and release” feature.)

The anchor is dropped smoothly into the water while a tension sensor tracks how tight the line gets. Once the anchor hits bottom, and the rope loses tension, the winch automatically stops releasing rope steadily and begins a cycle where it releases a few feet at a time until enough rope has been let out, then it locks the rope in place.

portable line spooling stationPortable Line Spooling Station-$14.99

Every angler’s worse nightmare is wasting time on the water having to respool a reel. It takes precious time that could be spent catching the big one. With this portable spooling system, your dad will never again come home angry that his reel messed up.

This spooling station can operate with many types of reels, including spinning, baitcasting, and closed-faced. It allows the angler to place the reel into the compartment and then mimic the action of reeling in the line. This uses the reel’s own ability to spool the line consistently while providing a secure space to hold the strand of fishing line. In addition, it comes with a built-in hook sharpener and line cutter, making pop’s fishing experience that much more enjoyable.

TRAC Dockhand Utility Cart-$62.95

Every day, at some point in their life, has wished they had a decent dolly/cart to help move things around. This couldn’t be truer for the avid angler. Where the weekend fisherman may have a single tackle box, the avid angler has several pieces of equipment they carry to the boat. Or maybe your dad just likes boating and keeps his boat docked at the Marina.

If that’s the case, he needs something to help move supplies and gear down the dock, seeing as though he can’t drive down it. His back will definitely thank you when you show up with the awesome cart.

Regardless of what you get him, your dad will appreciate the fact that you took the time out of your day to think of him. And that, my friend, is the greatest gift you can give your father, but the nice gear is definitely a plus.


Thank you for choosing TRAC Outdoor Products and keep boating with TRAC Outdoor!