Category Archives: Boat Preparation

Must-Have Boating Accessories

Must-Have Boating Accessories

As a navigator of the open water, you bear a huge responsibility to both yourself and your crew. This is why you’ll need to be prepared for any type of situation.

Here is a list of boating accessories you should keep on your boat at all times to ensure the safety of your crew.

Safety Equipment

You don’t want to be stuck at sea when a severe storm strikes. A worst-case boating scenario will occur due to the ill-preparedness of you and your party. It’s essential that you keep safety equipment on-board at all times, like life jackets, a throw cushion, a first aid kit, and a fire extinguisher, all of which you will be grateful for in a life or death situation. To be on the safe side, we recommend boaters purchase flotation devices in packs; that way, you’ll always know you have backup when needed.

Towing Membership

Services are available for motorists in a bind, why wouldn’t the same apply for motorists of the water? There are two trusted companies that provide towing services, and they’ve been around for a while. BoatUS is one of the largest membership associations for boaters, with over 500,000 active members. Sea Tow is another trusted company that offers on-site assistance and a variety of deals and discounts.

GPS Tracking

Almost everyone you know, boater or not, owns or has used a GPS tracking device for one situation or another. GPS serves as a compass through inclement weather conditions, like thick fog and torrential rainfall. GPS will also help you track fishing hotspots, as well as help you navigate your way around winding courses and sequestered island areas.

Triangle Marine Center carries a variety of essential boating accessories. If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can make a special order for you. Call us today at 352-343-6146 to see what we have in-house.

Tips for Practicing Proper Boating Etiquette

Tips for Practicing Proper Boating Etiquette

If you’ve just gotten proper licensing and certification to steer a boat, you’re probably pretty eager to set sail. But remember, you’re sharing the open waters with other enthusiastic boaters, some more experienced than you. Stay ahead of the game by practicing these boating etiquette tips that will guarantee a safe and happy trip for…

Cleaning Your Boat in the Aftermath of a Flood

Cleaning Your Boat in the Aftermath of a Flood

Hurricanes have, unfortunately, presented big problems for homeowners throughout the state of Florida this year. They have also caused trouble for boat owners who have been forced to deal with flooded boats and all of the many issues that come along with them. If your boat was flooded by one of the hurricanes that hit…

Preparing Your Boat for a Hurricane

Preparing Your Boat for a Hurricane

Here in Florida, we know that hurricanes happen and when they do, proper preparedness is essential. When the 100-plus MPH winds start blowing and debris is being thrown around, the last thing you want to think about whether or not your boat is safe. Luckily, you can save yourself the stress by acting now and…

Preparing Your Boat for Summer

Preparing Your Boat for Summer

Summer boating fun is almost here! Late spring is the ideal time to prep your beauty for the upcoming season. The general rule of thumb is to prep your boat before Memorial Day, which often marks the first summer party of the year. Follow our guide below to get everything fun, safe, and ready for…