Visiting Lake Lanier

By signandglide on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 in Boating Destinations, Boating Safety.

Although its full name is Lake Sidney Lanier, everyone knows it simply as Lake Lanier.  The northern Georgia lake is actually a reservoir formed by the Buford Dam and is fed by the Chattahoochee and Chestatee Rivers.  The lake was built by the US Army Corps of Engineers, for purposes of flood control and water supply. […]

Boating on Lake Erie

By signandglide on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 in Boating Destinations.

Lake Erie may not be the greatest of the Great Lakes – it is larger than only Lake Ontario, but is actually the smallest by volume; it is the shallowest of the system and the most vulnerable to fluctuating water levels. Still, it ranks within the top 20 largest lakes in the world and boating on […]

Trailering and Towing Your Florida Boat

By signandglide on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 in Boating Safety.

With 1,350 miles of coastline, welcoming communities and year-round sunshine, Florida is a popular destination for boaters. Our waterways are prolific and easily accessed, making this a boating paradise. Many boating enthusiasts ultimately choose to live here, and many bring their boats here from across the nation to visit. In many communities in Florida, there is […]

Boating on Lake Michigan

By signandglide on Sunday, September 18th, 2016 in Boating Safety.

If you are looking for a magnificent place to go boating, look no further than the waters of Lake Michigan, the only one of the Great Lakes located entirely in the United States. Lake Michigan is the third largest of the Great Lakes. It touches Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin, and both Chicago and Milwaukee […]

Towing a Boat – What Width is Allowed?

By signandglide on Sunday, September 11th, 2016 in Boating Tips.

Often we are so familiar with the laws in our own state, that we forget that other states may have different laws regarding what width are allowed. When you are towing a boat through multiple states, it is important to understand compliance on every road you will travel. Tip: Also, if you relocate to a […]

Loading a Boat – 5 Tips for Novice Boaters

By signandglide on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 in Boating Safety.

It can be a scary scenario for a novice boater  – being on a boat ramp with all eyes watching while you try to maneuver your boat back onto the trailer. Loading a boat can be stressful, so here are some tips to load a boat on a trailer that should take the pressure off […]

Tips to Avoid a Disabled Boat

By signandglide on Monday, August 22nd, 2016 in Boating Safety.

On the water, minor problems can rapidly develop into a situation beyond your control. For this reason, it is of utmost importance to understand the factors that could cause a problem on the water, as well as how to prevent problems before they happen. Before You Go Preventative is the Best Maintenance – Never cut […]

Towing A Jet Ski – Florida Boating Tips

By signandglide on Friday, August 12th, 2016 in Boating Safety.

If a jet-ski needs to be towed, the biggest concern is preventing the engine from filling with water. Since virtually every manufacturer recommends that towing not exceed 5 mph so as to prevent engine damage, why do we see so many people towing a jet ski at higher speeds?  How Jet Skis Operate:   Most jet skis […]

Jet Skis in Florida – Towing Regulations

By signandglide on Friday, August 12th, 2016 in Boating Safety.

Surfing, parasailing, kite-boarding – we love our water activities in Florida! But when it comes to jet skis, it is important to remember that they are considered a vessel, and as such there are rules that need to be adhered to. To keep everyone safe and compliant, here are the jet ski towing laws for Florida. […]

Cost of Towing a Boat in Florida Waters

By signandglide on Friday, August 5th, 2016 in Boating Safety, State Boating.

If you live in Florida, you either own a boat – or have good friends who own a boat. With over 30,000 lakes, 11,000 miles of inland waterways and 1,350 miles of coastline,  boating is a way of life in this state. Owning a boat is like owning any other vehicle  – you must be […]