Award the Mom In Your Life With Time On The Water

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Take Mom Out On The Water

Let the water inspire you this Mother’s Day to craft a gift she’ll never forget – her own cruise, hosted by her loving child. Whether you take out your own boat, hers, or rent a craft to give this special gift, make the day extra special by filling it with smaller gifts throughout.

What to Wear

Help keep her hair out of her face and her hair perfect by giving your mom a nautical-inspired scarf or hat. She can wear it for the first time on the excursion. Look for ideas on Pinterest where users post photos and shopping information from a plethora of stores.

Music Makes the Day

Create a custom playlist with Mother’s Day-related songs mixed in often. If she’s a country music fan, Kenny Chesney’s “Boats (Mother’s Day 2010 mix)” is a must. Rap fans might like Tupac’s “Dear Mama,” while pop fans gravitate toward Christina Aguilera’s “Oh Mother.” Even hard rock has a couple of selections like Ozzy Osbourne’s “Mama I’m Coming Home,” and Pink Floyd’s “Mother.” Every music genre has at least one special song dedicated to mom.

Pack a Picnic

Even if you’re not a chef, you can pack a delicious lunch or dinner for the woman who gave you life. Pick up lunch from a local deli or order take out to go. Take a few cans of Sterno and a lighter with you to warm the food at any picnic spot. What’s on the menu? Your mother’s favorite dishes, of course.

A Boating Gift

Buy your mama a special gift for her boat. A truly thoughtful gift makes it easier for her to enjoy the water and the boat. An auto deploy anchor helps take the hard work out of exploring new areas and mooring her craft. Auto deploy means she won’t have any heavy lifting to do. Other ideas include an awning or umbrella to shade her adventures. Thoughtful gifts make her time on the water more comfortable and enjoyable.

Your Presence

Spending quality time with her child or children tops the list of special gifts you can give your mom this Mother’s Day. Set aside a few hours for time with her. Turn off your cell phone. Take a few photos with a camera. Ask about her life. Talk to her about her favorite things. Smile. Say “please” and “thank you,” and “yes ma’am” or “no ma’am.” Regardless of the tangible gifts you buy her, the time she spends with you will be the thing she most remembers.

Mother’s Day comes once a year, but the person it honors deserves our appreciation and praise daily. Give your mother a day to remember with gifts to help her commemorate it. Every time she wears that scarf or drops anchor, she’ll recall her special day on the water with her child.

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Getting on the Water In Springtime

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Springtime is the best time

Spring is a gorgeous season of the year when you can enjoy being out in your boat. The weather is delightfully warm and not boiling hot as in summer, and nature is awakening with plants and flowers to admire as you journey down the lakes and rivers.

Even more important is being able to find a good fishing spot. Many anglers consider fishing to be at its best in the early morning, but fishing in the spring season can often be more successful in the late afternoon and early evening because some fish will Continue reading

Women and Boating – Women’s History Month

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Ladies Take the Helm Too – Women and Boating

Female Rowing Kayak - Women and boatingWhen most people think of women and boating, they picture muscular, swaggering rugged men navigating the wide blue ocean or taking part in intense competition. Many think women couldn’t tell a boat winch from an anchor winch. But nothing could be further from the truth. Women and boating has a rich history. For hundreds of years women have been involved in boating during dire emergencies at sea, doing their patriotic duty during wars, out of economic necessity, in search of adventure or just for the love of the sport. Even though society didn’t think it was feminine enough for women to be involved in boating during the era when sailing ships ruled the sea, some women were able to disguise themselves and take jobs on ships.

While many women were only able to get on a ship if they were married to or related to the captain, there is also a long history of women helping to run the ships. While most women aboard those ships were stewardesses, officers, navigators or medical personnel, some of them did more strenuous work. Continue reading

Go Boating With Your Valentine

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Boating With Your Valentine Is A Great Idea For Valentines Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the time has come for gift planning. Perhaps you’d like to make the day extra special or give a truly memorable gift. You may be searching for a gift on a budget. Valentine boating provides a romantic option that lets you use your existing resources.

A Valentine boating excursion combines time in the great outdoors, exploring a body of water together, couple time and romance. If you both enjoy fishing or hiking, you can add these pursuits to the day. To make a day of it, pack a picnic lunch and a bottle of wine or a few import beers. If you’re not a cook, you can pick up ready made picnic meals at larger grocery stores. Pick up snacks like trail mix, a fruit or cheese tray, or crackers and dip to get you through the whole day.

Even if you don’t own a boat, you can Continue reading

Boating In The New Year – Get Ready Now

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Prepare to Boat in the New Year


Boating is an exciting adventure for people of all ages. Cruising at top speeds is exhilarating, and enjoying the water with your friends is a memorable experience. Nevertheless, proper preparation is necessary to make your outing as incredible as possible. Cleaning your boat beforehand will relieve stress and reduce random clutter on the trip. Cleaning can take various forms such as scrubbing the exterior or organizing tables and seats in the interior. Experienced boaters know the value of this practice, and although cleaning is possible on the water, you might not have the time to do so thoroughly. You can also prepare via a Continue reading