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Paddle Boarding: A Fun Way to Get Exercise

August 1, 2022

Do you love the water? Do you enjoy getting out and being active? If so, paddle boarding may be the perfect sport for you! Paddle boarding is a great way to get exercise while enjoying the beautiful scenery of lakes, rivers, and oceans. In this blog post, we will discuss the basics of paddle boarding and why it’s such a popular activity. We will also provide tips on how to get started if you are interested in giving it a try. What Is Paddle Boarding? Paddle boarding is a great way to get out on the water and enjoy a little exercise. All you need is a board and a paddle, and you’re good to go. If you are brand new, check out our complete paddleboarding for beginners guide. There are two main types of paddle boards: inflatable and rigid.…

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How To Try Wakeboarding If You Don’t Own A Boat

July 25, 2022

There are many ways to get into wakeboarding without owning a boat. You can try it out at a cable park, or even behind a jet ski. Here’s a guide on how to try wakeboarding if you don’t own a boat. Rent A Boat For A Day Of Wakeboarding One of the best ways to spend a day out on the lake if you don’t have a boat is to rent one. If you are new to boating and haven’t had much experience, it’s best to go with a pontoon boat. They are very stable and easy to drive. While you may think to yourself, “wakeboarding on a pontoon boat?!” Many pontoon boats make a great option for beginning boaters and can provide a great wakeboarding experience. The other option is to rent a sports boat for the day which…

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Paddle Boarding With Shaky Legs: First Time Guide

July 11, 2022

Paddle boarding can be a lot of fun, but it can also be quite challenging for beginners. If you’re new to paddle boarding, your legs are probably going to be quite shaky the first time you try it. Don’t worry – this is completely normal! In this blog post, we will discuss some tips that will help you make it through your first time paddle boarding without falling into the water! Why You May Feel A Little Shaky At First Most of the time spent on our feet is on solid ground. This means that our muscles are used to stabilize us on land. When you get on a paddleboard, however, your feet are no longer on solid ground – they’re on an unstable surface that may even include waves working against you. This can cause your legs to feel…

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What Are The Benefits Of A Pontoon Boat?

May 7, 2022

Pontoon boats are a great way to enjoy the water with friends and family. There are many benefits of a pontoon boat including plenty of space, and they are perfect for fishing, swimming, or just cruising around. If you’re looking for a boat that is fun and versatile, a pontoon boat is a great option! In this blog post, we will discuss the advantages of using a pontoon boat for your day out on the water. Family Outings: One Of The Best Benefits Of A Pontoon Boat One of the best advantages of pontoon boats is that they are great for family outings. Pontoon boats provide a lot of space for people to relax and enjoy the day. Many pontoon boats can seat as many as 12 people comfortably. This makes pontoon boats perfect for large families or groups of…

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Important Tips To Remember When Renting a Boat

March 20, 2022

Renting is probably the best way to experience boating without actually owning a boat. You don’t have to worry about maintenance, where to keep the boat, what to do with it in the wintertime, and all the other stuff that comes with owning a boat. You literally get all the enjoyment and none of the hassle. However, since it is not your boat there are generally restrictions you have to comply with. Here are some tips for how to be the best renter possible. Things To Keep In Mind Before Renting The most important thing to remember is that this is not your boat. Most rental companies have rules as to where the boat is allowed to go and what you’re allowed to bring on it. Your job as a responsible renter is to listen and make sure you understand…

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Are Pontoon Boats Easy To Drive?

March 11, 2022

When it comes to boating, there are a few different types of boats that you can choose from. There are the speedboats, the fishing boats, and then there are the pontoon boats. Pontoon boats have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason – they are easy to drive! In this blog post, we will discuss why pontoon boats are so easy to drive and how you can get started driving one yourself! Why Pontoon Boats Are So Easy To Operate There are a few reasons why pontoon boats are so easy to drive. First, they are very stable. This is due to their wide beam and the fact that they have two or three hulls (pontoons). This makes them much less likely to sway than other types of boats. Second, pontoon boats have a shallow draft. This…

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How To Drive A Pontoon Boat

July 14, 2021

Pontoon boats have been surging in popularity for the last few years among boaters and boating enthusiasts. Pontoon boats look rather different from sport boats. Pontoon boats rest on two or more “pontoons”, also known as toons, logs, and tubes. These floating pontoons are often hollow and foster buoyancy for the watercraft. The pontoons support a flat raft above it. This is where the driver and passengers will be able to sit and enjoy the adventure. For many, the pontoon boat resembles a comfortable patio to hang out with friends and family. As a result, many people are rushing to buy a pontoon boat to make memories all summer long. If you’re a first-time pontoon driver, you probably have a lot of questions about how to drive one of them. Keep reading to learn our top tips for driving a…

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How to Tow A Tube

July 27, 2020

Tubing is a popular lake activity in the summertime, and for good reason. It’s safer than some water sports and doesn’t need professional training or certifications. Tubing is also a great lake activity for families. From loading up the boat to whipping around on the water, the memories your family will share during tubing will last a lifetime. Getting started is easy. You’ll need a few pieces of equipment, at least two other people, and a day on the water. Keep reading for our totally tubular guide for towing a tube: Towing A Tube Check to make sure you have the proper equipment on board before starting your adventure. You’ll need: A towable tube: Towable tubes are available at many outdoorsman shops and sporting goods stores. They’re sold according to the number of riders you plan to tow on the…

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Are Longer Paddle Boards More Stable?

July 27, 2020

Paddle boards are an inexpensive, fun way to explore the lake. They look like surfboards, but more relaxing and potentially easier to get the hang of. However, if you’re not exactly the most coordinated or balanced person, you may realize it’s not as easy as it looks. Some of us spend our first few sessions kneeling on the stand-up paddle board because it feels too unstable to stand up. There’s no shame in kneeling for a while, we were all paddle board beginners at one point, and everyone has to start somewhere. This may cause you to ask, are some paddle boards more stable than others? Does the length of the paddle board play a role in its stability? Are longer paddle boards more stable? The answer is a little complicated because length is only one factor. Follow along as…

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Sport Boat vs. Pontoon Boat – What’s the Difference?

April 29, 2020

One of the most popular North Idaho pastimes is exploring the nearby lakes and rivers on a boat with friends and family. If you are visiting North Idaho, make sure to add boating to your bucket list. When you visit Lake Coeur d’Alene, you should visit The Coeur d’Alene Resort and check out one of their convenient, high-quality boat rentals. The Coeur d’Alene Resort offers two types of boats for rent, Harris Pontoon Boats and Cobalt Sport Boats. Both watercrafts are great for exploring the lake and made for an incredible day on the water.  But if you’re new to boating you may be asking yourself, “Well, what’s the difference?” Keep reading to learn more about the difference between sport boats and pontoon boats and how you can rent one when you visit Lake Coeur d’Alene. Size and Space Sport…

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