Saturday, August 24, 2013

4 Important First Aid Skills

Ready to spend Labor Day weekend on the water? Of course we are, as long as weather permits. Not only is the weather a concern that boaters have when heading out, so is the chance of an unexpected injury or accident. But the truth is, it's always a possibility. And then follows knowing how to deal with it. Our friends at Discover Boating recently shared some first aid skills to help you handle the unexpected.

Stock Up
Space is at a premium on any boat, but a carefully packed first aid kit needs to be the first gear you stow. Whether you buy a pre-stocked kit from a marine retailer or you assemble it yourself, you need to make sure to include the basics. That means making sure you can treat common boating ailments such as sunburn, scrapes, bruises, sprains, insect bites and even seasickness.

Evaluate The Situation
When it comes to rendering first aid, always remember that your main goal should be not to make the situation worse. If you don’t know what to do, don’t do anything and head directly back to shore. Very often, doing the wrong thing can be much worse than not doing anything at all. Of course, most of the time the problem should be pretty obvious. Wrap and ice a sprained ankle. Clean, disinfect and bandage a cut. You know the drill. Most first aid kits come with an easy reference to help you know what to do when. Just make sure and keep an eye out for any signs of the injured person going into shock such as clammy skin, labored breathing or profuse sweating.

Head Back To Shore
If someone’s got an injury or gets sick while you’re out on the water — even if it’s not a life-threatening situation — it’s probably time to head back to the shore. Whether it’s seasickness, dehydration or a bad reaction to an insect sting can get worse. For that reason, it’s a good time to call it a day. For anything more serious, it’s time to set a course back to the dock immediately. Keep your patient low in the boat and don’t hammer the throttle.

Call 9-1-1
Don’t ever hesitate to call for help if you need it. You’ll know it’s a serious episode when someone loses consciousness, exhibits signs of shock, or has difficulty breathing. If that’s the case, call 9-1-1 on your cell phone or use Channel 16 to place a Mayday call. Speak slowly and clearly, announce your position from the GPS, and describe your emergency. Maintain emergency contact until help arrives.

What other first aid skills do you think are important?

Thursday, August 22, 2013

40% OFF, End of Season Watersports Sale at OnlineWakeboards.com!


Our online watersports store, OnlineWakeboards.com, is running a 40% OFF MSRP, end of season sale on Hyperlite, HO and O'Brien wakeboards, wake surfers, kneeboards, tubes and all kinds of watersports accessories. Visit OnlineWakeboards.com for some awesome prices on some great products!

This sale is for a Limited Time Only and prices have already been marked down to reflect the 40% off MSRP sale.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

5 Years of Protection for Your Boat

Want to get protected? Focus on boating this summer - not cleaning. Let us handle the task of cleaning your boat for you.

With our Platinum Protection Systems you'll receive 5 Years of Protection against:

  • Fading of Gel-Coat / Paint
  • Loss of Shine / Gloss
  • UV Damage
  • Stains to Vinyl, Leather, & Carpet
  • Rips, Burns and Tears
  • Chalking of the Gel-Coat / Paint
  • Hard Water Spots
  • Interior Mold & Mildew Damage
  • Interior Fading

Contact our Service Department by calling 570-857-0220 or emailing Service@LighthouseHarbor.com to schedule an appointment or for additional information.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

2013 Tige R20 - Lighthouse Harbor Marina

In stock now at Lighthouse Harbor Marina is our 2013 Tige R20.  Whether you're a beginning boater or a veteran owner, there's a Tige for every activity and attitude on the water, and this R20 gets it done in style with power, towing and storage in mind. As always, our Tige boats come with the built-in peace of mind of Tige's 360 Service Plus, 3 year service plan at no cost, to keep your boat where it belongs, on the water.


This boat includes...

Red Hull Upgrade / V.E. Barrier Coat
Depth Finder / Snap In Carpet
Cooler Bow Filler Cushion w/ Cup Holders
Transom Cushions w/ Grab Handle
Sea Deck Upgrade Swim Platform
Surf Bimini Top and Boot
Dual Batteries / SS Rub Rail
Ski Pylon / SS Cup Holders
R20 Boat Cover w/ Tower Cutouts
Board Racks / Mirror w/ Bracket



20 Foot Overall w/o Platform
7 Foot, 8 Inch Beam
38 Gallon Fuel Capacity
3000 Lbs Weight / 12 Seating Capacity


See our Tige R20 at LighthouseHarbor.com!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Monterey Boats Sales Event at Lighthouse Harbor Marina


Lighthouse Harbor Marina is now running our Monterey Boats Sales Event at our marina on Lake Wallenpaupack in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.  Visit us at LighthouseHarbor.com or stop in our showroom to Save Thousands on our wide selection of Monterey boats.

Monterey Boats Sales Event at Lighthouse Harbor Marina - LighthouseHarbor.com