Lighthouse Harbor Marina on Lake Wallenpaupack presents Tige Boats PSA...Public Surfing Announcement. We combine our in-stock Tige boats and Water Sports store to provide Wakeboarders, Wake Surfers and lake enthusiasts with everything they need to conquer Lake Wallenpaupack. Visit our online store at OnlineWakeboards.com and our main website at LighthouseHarbor.com.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Monterey Boat's Summer Spectacular Sales event is going on now at Lighthouse Harbor Marina. This Summer Sale began on May 24th 2013 and runs for a Limited time. Visit us at Lighthouse Harbor Marina on Lake Wallenpaupack for additional information or call us at (570) 857-0220.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
After a fun day out on Lake Wallenpaupack, the sad part always comes: bringing everyone in. And to do this, you must dock your pontoon. Because of its shape and size, pontoons catch wind more easily and can therefore be more difficult to dock than most mono-hull boats. So here are a few tips we've picked up over the years on how to successfully dock your Bennington.
Minimize damage with fenders. Especially if you're still getting the feel for docking your pontoon, there's no harm in tying on 2 or 3 fenders to, well, fend off the dock. We'd rather have fenders hanging out than scratches from the dock, wouldn't you?
Come in at an angle. Even just knowing this is preferred will make your docking life easier. More often than not, it will be impossible to line up straight to the dock. So don't put that pressure on yourself! Once you get closer, straighten up and aim for a particular spot on the dock.
Slow and steady wins the race. Don't race into the dock. That's a recipe for disaster. Go as slow as possible, preferably spending most of your time in neutral and bumping it into gear for seconds every so often. The best way to turn is with power, but the best way to execute a sharp turn is with the lowest amount of power possible to minimize skidding.
Use reverse. Don't be afraid to knock the engine into reverse! That's actually the best way to slide up next to the dock. Once your front end is close, turn the wheel all of the way and slide into reverse for a moment (give it a little oomph) so that the rear will slide into place.
Practice makes perfect. Every boat handles differently, so it will take awhile to learn exactly how to handle your boat in order to dock it gracefully. (Remember how long it took to learn how to back the trailer down the ramp?) Just remember: don't use excessive speed. That can cause a little mistake to turn into a big problem.
How often do you practice docking? Are you comfortable with your pontoon yet?