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Why You Need Specific Shoes For Going Boating and Why Boat Shoes Are Popular With Non Boaters

I am sure that you have heard of boat shoes, it is a broad term used to describe a huge segment of the footwear industry. Most of us are familiar with those made by the Sperry Company that have made the word "topsiders" a household name. Native Americans can probably be credited with the original design that shoe makers have adopted and made into the boat shoes of today. Boat shoes today have may similar characteristics of the moccasins that they wore when on the water. As time went on the boat shoe evolved to become to become a very popular and stylish shoe for the wealthy and affluent that would be seen wearing them on the decks of their yachts. In the fashion world they are classified in between casual and formal. Boat shoes today of course are worn by people who don't even own a boat or may not even go boating just because they are so stylish. With that said many people wonder what the proper environment or situation is for wearing boat shoes. Boat shoes are not really designed for business casual, loafer...


Wakeboarding Equipment - the Top 10 Things You Need to Know Before Buying

Wakeboarding is quickly gaining a larger share of the population of water sports enthusiasts. And with the recent surge of wakeboarding equipment sales, it is apparent that this sport is here to stay. Since many people are trying out wakeboarding either for fun or as a hobby, it is imperative to remember that like all sports, having the right equipment helps keep a person's time on the water fun and safe at the same time. So if you are ready to go to the sports equipment store, here are 10 things you need to know before buying your own set of wakeboarding equipment. 1. Safety first. It does not matter if you are a pro or a novice out there in the water; you need to consider personal safety first. So quit grandstanding and invest in a good pair of lifejackets. Make sure that the lifejacket fits snugly to your body type. Keep one on standby, and make sure that you check your lifejacket before getting onto the water. 2. Read up as much as you can about the sport to determine exactly what kind of wakeboarding e...


Choosing the Right Marine Battery Charger for Your Battery

One single marine battery charger may not work for every individual situation. Many types of chargers are on the market; each one different from the other in some way. The variety often confuses people and they mistakenly buy the wrong charger for their marine batteries.No one wants to be the guy sitting in the middle of the lake with the unhappy family onboard wishing they were having fun instead of sitting in the hot sun. Regular maintenance to all electrical components on the boat will help make sure you aren't "that guy" on your next trip to the lake.Just in case your only power source does go dead while you're on the water, always carry oars in case you need to paddle to shore. Carry rope in case someone comes by and asks if you'd like a tow back to the dock. Make sure you have all emergency supplies you may need in case you aren't able to make it to shore quickly in the case of an emergency.Marine battery chargers are one of the most important things a boater should own. Any time you aren't on the water...


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