Thursday, July 31, 2014

2014 Bennington 24 SSRX Pontoon - LighthouseHarbor.com


This 2014 24 SSRX Bennington Pontoon with twin 32" diameter elliptical pontoons might just be the boat for you. It is midnight black and has smoky granite accents and ivory soft touch interior.

Featuring Sea Star hydraulic steering with tilt wheel, a ten foot double bimini top, seagrass aft flooring, and a Sony M6 CD/MP3  with USB port, this pontoon is definitely an eye catcher.

The Garmin ECHO 100 depth/fish graph, ski tow bar, privacy chaise, and docking lights make this boat stand out on the water.

Here are some specifications for this 24 SSRX:

  • Length Overall - 23' 10"
  • Beam - 8' 6"
  • Engine - 150 HP Yamaha
  • Fuel Capacity - 21 Gallons
  • Pontoon Diameter - 32"
  • Hull Weight/No Engine - 2525lbs
  • Seating Capacity - 13

Visit our website at LighthouseHarbor.com or stop by our showroom at Lighthouse Harbor Marina to see all this beautiful boat has to offer!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Picking The Right Wakeboard - OnlineWakeboards.com

Wakeboarding, like anything else, requires equipment that is right for you. Making sure you have the correct gear will make your experience more comfortable, safe, and enjoyable. Here are some tips to follow when picking out a wakeboard.


Pick the correct size. Wider and longer boards will land softer on the water since they offer more surface area to absorb the contact shock. They are best for heavier or taller riders. The larger the board the heavier it is so they do not flip or spin as fast as a smaller board. Generally, people follow this rule: someone six feet and over should ride a wakeboard between 138cm – 142cm. Five feet tall riders should ride a wakeboard 128cm – 134cm.

Pick equipment that fits your experience level. O’Brien, Hyperlite, and HO Sports make gear for beginner, intermediate, and experienced riders. Beginner boards have more squared edges, which offer more control and steadiness for those not ready for tricks. Riders with more experience favor wakeboards that have rounded edges since air tricks are easier to land. Rounded edges also allow the board to gain speed faster and prevent the edge of the water from catching while landing tricks.

Pay attention to the details. You may want a board that is faster and more consistent on the water, which helps land jumps easier, such as a continuous rocker. These boards have an even curve from tip to tail. On the other hand, you might be looking for a board to provide forceful lift off the wake and more control while going straight, such as a three-stage rocker, which have two distinct bends in the board. Also, keep in mind the difference in fins under your wakeboard. Fins assist your board with direction, so it does not rotate freely on the water.

Try out different boards before you buy to see what fits you best. Most pro shops will  permit you to try a board for a fee; however, many shops will eliminate the cost of the fee if you end up buying the board from them.

At Lighthouse Harbor Marina, our Ships' Store has a variety of wakeboards available to pick from. Check us out online at OnlineWakeboards.com or stop in today to see if we have the wakeboard you are looking for.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Fishing Lake Wallenpaupack


Including Small and Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Walleye, Muskellunge, Pickerel, Rainbow and Brown Trout, Yellow Perch, Catfish and many more species, Lake Wallenpaupack is a great place to fish. It is Pennsylvania law to have a fishing license for anyone who is 16 years of age and older. All fishing licenses must be displayed on an outer article of clothing while fishing.

There are many different fishing licenses available in Pennsylvania. Some offered types include resident, senior resident, and non-resident. Prices depend on the type of fishing license you are purchasing. You also have the option for a Trout/Salmon stamp. Licenses are available for purchase on December 1st of the prior year and  are good through the end of the year they are for. You can buy a Pennsylvania fishing license at License Issuing Agents, County Treasurer offices, or Fish & Boat Commission offices. They are also available online at The Outdoor Shop with a credit card, or you can fill out a license application online, print it, and send it to the address listed along with a check or money order.

For more information about fishing Lake Wallenpaupack, visit the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Tigé's Convex VX Design - LighthouseHarbor.com


Lighthouse Harbor Marina is a dealer of Tigé Wakeboarding Boats which feature the unique Convex VX design. This is the only design created for surf wave enhancement. It attaches to the swim platform and can be removed easily when necessary. Created for direct management of water flow, the Convex VX Design allows Tigé Boats to produce the largest, cleanest, and most effective surf wave to ever follow a boat.


The Convex VX is a hull extension device which enhances your Tigé’s running surface at wake surf speeds. Coming into this project, the design team and engineers at Tigé had one result in mind – to specifically direct the flow of water behind the boat. Taking Tigé’s amazing wave to an unsurpassed level, the Convex VX produces a more powerful wave than any other boat out there.

With the extension that the Convex VX produces, this addition to Tigé’s already outstanding wakeboard boats generates a deep pocket that you can easily dial into over and over, which makes the best wave more superior than ever before.

Visit us online and stop at Lighthouse Harbor Marina's showroom to see some stunning Tigé Boats for yourself!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Giving Your Boat the Perfect Name


A boat is more than a vessel to get you on the water. It's a vessel to carry your family and friends around on unforgettable experiences. It's a way to spend time surrounded by nature and get to those unreachable fishing holes. With all the importance of your boat, doesn't it deserve a fitting name?

Here are some tips to help you name your boat perfectly:

Consider your boats personality - Boat owners know that each boat has her own personality. Your boat may be the relaxed, layed back type who's "Lallie Gagn", or perhaps she's the sleek, stylish kind like "Reeli Nauti", or maybe even the bold, look-at-me sort of boat that's "Limitless". Whatever her personality, make sure her name fits her.

Keep it short and sweet - Try to keep your boat's name one or two words. If you have to call for Mayday it's easier to spell out the name of your boat if it isn't a mouthful. A shorter name is easier to say and every second counts in an emergency.

Make it unique - Avoid using a name that you're likely to see a lot on the water. Pick a name for your boat that is special and unique, just like your boat. Some boat names are clever, but common, so try to avoid one that everyone's already thought of. Your boat should have a distinctive name that allows it to stand out from others.

Pick a name that has meaning - There are a lot of cute, clever boat names out there, but try to pick one that is meaningful. You spend a lot of time on your boat so give her a name that's special. It doesn't matter what other boaters think of your boat's name, they have their own boats to name. Pick a name that reflects how you feel while on your boat and what it symbolizes for you.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Used Boats for Sale - LighthouseHarbor.com

We have a great selection of used boats for sale at Lighthouse Harbor Marina. We typically only accept boats less than 10 years old and in fine operating condition. Our on-site service department inspects every trade-in model and we provide full disclosure, hours and history to our customers. Your next boat might be one we have right now! Visit LighthouseHarbor.com


Saturday, July 19, 2014

The 2014 Tigé RZR - LighthouseHarbor.com


The 2014 Tigé RZR is a stunning boat! It is tangerine, frost and black. Some of the options in this boat include a tangerine tower with wet sounds featuring 10" tower speakers, TigéTouch complete system helm control, snap-in carpets, swivel surf racks, transom filler cushion, salt water setup kit, and battery charger with deck plug.

The RZR also features a bimini top with boot and RZR boat cover, Alpha Z Tower with four color tower lights, docking lights, and a Vector graphics package.

This amazing boat is 20" with the swim platform, has a beam of 7' 10", fuel capacity of 38 gallons, and weighs 3,100 lbs. Seating 12 friends, this boat has lots of room to sunbathe, watch the rider behind the boat, or just relax.

The Tigé RZR features Tigé's ConvexV hull, which is shaped to work in synergy with the laws of physics and nature. Utilizing the Coanda Effect, the ConvexV hull pulls the boat deeper into the water to produce a perfect wake.

This beautiful boat is powered by a 335 horse power Indmar Fusion57 engine. The Indmar Fusion57 engine features a dual exhaust and the ZF transmission that powers the boat while giving you a smooth, relaxed ride. This engine is designed to tow water sports.

Some extras included in this Tigé RZR are the built-in ice chest in the oversized bow, multiple storage areas for your toys, an oversized swim platform, and a transom activity center which provides a convenience spot to lounge before or after your set.

With all the outstanding extras this boat offers, along with the unbelievable warranties, there's no question that this boat is amazing. Get more information on the RZR here, call us for details (570) 857-0220, or visit us on Lake Wallenpaupack. The Tigé RZR is on display at our lakefront location, 969 Route 507 Greentown, PA 18426. Stop in and see it today!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Unwritten Boating Rules Everyone Should Follow

There are quite a few rules and regulations everyone learns while taking their boating safety course; however, there are unwritten rules that aren't taught but should be followed. Hopefully you follow these unwritten rules:

  • Do not create a wake within 300 feet of a commercial dock - Wake is created around 5 MPH. Even if there are no signs, areas within 300 feet of a commercial boat dock are no wake areas. When someone is at their dock trying to balance themselves and their stuff and trying to get in or out of their boat, it's very inconvenient to be rocked by unnecessary wake. There are also a lot of people who swim off the dock so it's extremely dangerous for boats to be going fast enough to make a wake. 
  • Do not hold up everyone else at the boat launch - It is very inconvenient waiting for someone to load their boat with coolers, fishing gear, and equipment while they're parked on the launch. You should remove your boat cover, load your boat, remove all tie-downs, and make sure your drain plug is in before you are at the launch. Once your boat is launched, quickly move your vehicle out of the way so the next boater can enjoy their day not waiting in line.
  • Do not leave hooks on the dock - While fishing from the dock or loading and unloading fishing gear from your boat, make sure your hooks are not laying exposed on the dock. A fishing hook can easily be stepped on by someone walking barefoot on the dock, or by a pet.
  • Do not anchor too close to another boat - One of the most relaxing things to do on your boat is nothing at all. It's wonderful to go into a quiet cove, anchor your boat, and sunbathe, swim, or fish. Generally boaters who are anchored away from activity are looking for privacy. Allow enough room between your boat and another boat for both to swing around their anchors and have sufficient privacy.

Boating is a wonderful activity that should be enjoyed without inconveniencing anyone else. By following these unwritten rules, we can all enjoy the water together!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Water Tubing Safety Tips - PoconoActionSports.com

master-OBR043 Tubing is one of the most enjoyable activities you can do on the water. It is fun for adults and children! Just like every other water sports activity, you should always be safe and we have put together some tips on how to do just that.

1. Always wear a PFD (Personal Floatation Device) – A PFD should always be worn by the rider to ensure safety if they should be separated from the boat.

2. Know your equipment – The manufacturer has recommendations for size, weight, age limits, towing speed, and number of riders for their products. Be familiar with these recommendations and follow them.

3. Know your rider – Never put the rider’s safety at risk. Know the experience and comfort level of the rider and do not exceed them. The rider should always feel safe.

4. Know the water regulations – Bodies of water have different regulations to keep boaters safe. Be familiar with the regulations of the body of water you are playing on, including towing speeds.

5. Have someone to spot – A “spotter” should be a person onboard to keep a lookout for the rider. The spotter can alert the driver when a rider has fallen off the tube so the driver can focus on approaching obstacles.

6. Be a responsible driver – Just like operating a car, the boat operator should know the rules and regulations and should be alert and sober. Many boaters enjoy the water at the same time, so the driver should be attentive to other boats and possible hazards like rocks, docks, and buoys.

7. Make sure your towline is secure - In addition to making sure the towline is securely attached to the boat, you should always check it for fraying or wear and tear. Only use a rope that is designated for towing inflatables and replace it if it shows signs of damage.

8. Check before you start – Make sure your rider is all set to go before you start. If there is more than one rider, they should understand how to steady and balance their weight and all riders should have a secure grip on the tube.

9. Use extreme caution when pulling multiple tubes – Keep an extra careful eye on the tubes when you are towing more than one at the same time. Make sure the tubes do not collide or crash into each other and travel the boat at a slower speed.

10. Handle wakes with caution – When crossing wakes, slow the boat down so the tube does not bounce off the wakes. If riders are stomach-down when hitting wakes at fast speeds it can cause back injury.

If you are safe while tubing, it can be one of the most fun experiences on the water. Use caution and common sense and have fun while you visit the Poconos and Lake Wallenpaupack!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hyperlite, HO, O'Brien Equipment - PoconoActionSports.com

Offering BRAND NEW water sports equipment from name brands like Hyperlite, HO Sports, and O'Brien, Pocono Action Sports has everything you need for your water sports activities. We offer wakeboards, wakeskates, waterskis, tubes, robes, and everything else to provide you with the best experience on the water!

hyperlite Hyperlite is the longest standing brand in wakeboarding history. Hyperlite is continuously evolving their brand to keep up with the growing wakeboarding industry. They have put in thousands of hours of research in order to provide you with the best quality equipment and their focus is to help you appreciate the joy of standing on the water sideways.

ho logo120 HO Sports is known worldwide for their constant imagination and innovation of products, ideas, knowledge and longing to keep you experiencing life to the fullest on the water. In HO Sports' eyes, water sports are a way to express yourself and have fun. They are proud to say their equipment is, and always has been, manufactured and produced in the USA.

obrien O’Brien has supplied superior water sports products for every family member to utilize for the past 50 years. To construct products of the maximum quality and to design products that will bring fun and excitement on the water is the enthusiasm that drives O’Brien.

Take a look at what we offer at OnlineWakeboards.com, call us at (570) 857-0779, or have a sneak peak of our physical store here! You're sure to find what you're looking for!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Useful Boating Apps

These days people take their phones everywhere. Cell phones aren't just used to make calls anymore, now they are also used as digital cameras, calendars, media players, GPS, and computers. They can also be very useful when on the water. Here are some boating apps for IPhones and Androids that might be helpful to you:


PocketNav (IPhone)/MemoryMap (Android) - Charting and navigation app that shows you your boat's position on a chart.

BoatUS Towing - Connects you to the nation’s largest network of on-water towers with over 300 ports nationwide. Call for an on-water tow, view your latitude and longitude, or share your location.

WeatherBug - World’s largest network of real-time weather sensors for forecasts, alerts and more.

Knots-3D - Learn how to tie, untie, and rotate more than 90 types of knots.

Boat Ramp - Features more than 35,000 boat ramps and marinas across the country to help you find a place to launch or dock your boat.

The Float Plan - Provides info of your boating adventure to your loved ones to help rescuers obtain your location in an emergency.

Marina Guide - Get information on marinas near you. Includes their contact info, infrastructure, and their ratings.

My Fishing Advisor - A freshwater fishing guide that analyzes the weather, sun and moon position, and other factors that are important for successful fishing, based on your location.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Marine Five Star Certified Dealer

With all the different marinas around Lake Wallenpaupack, it might be overwhelming deciding which one is right for you. Maybe it's important to you to have a picnic area that features real bathrooms with showers and changing rooms. Perhaps you'd feel better knowing there is a security guard at your marina overnight to prevent against damage or theft. It might be beneficial for you to dock with a marina that has a gas dock and a full water sports store on premises. Well, Lighthouse Harbor Marina offers you all that, and more!

Not only do we have dock slips for the summer season available for our customers, we also provide them with winterization of their boats, inside or outside winter storage, wet and dry docks for the summer, a ship's store, a full service department, and a large showroom.

Lighthouse Harbor Marina isn't just any marina. We are a five star certified dealer through the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). Being NMMA certified means that when you visit us you can feel certain you are working with a business that is dedicated to your satisfaction. While visiting us, you should expect the assistance of friendly, knowledgeable staff, quality products and reliable services.


Take a look around our website, LighthouseHarbor.com, or call us at (570) 857-0220, to get information on what we offer.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Ten Awesome Boat Movies!

We love movies, and we love boats! So it only makes sense that we would LOVE movies about boats! Here's a list of ten boat related movies we love (in no particular order)!

 Titanic_poster1. Titanic - This 1997 romantic disaster film was directed by James Cameron, starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.

220px-Perfect_storm_poster 2. The Perfect Storm - This 2000 disaster drama film was directed by Wolfgang Petersen, starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Diane Lane.

220px-Pirates_of_the_Caribbean_movie 3. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - This 2003  fantasy swashbuckler film directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightley.

JAWS_Movie_poster 4. Jaws - This 1975 thriller film was directed by Stephen Spielberg, starring Roy Scheider and Robert Shaw.

220px-Overboard_film 5. Overboard - This 1987 romantic comedy film was directed by Garry Marshall, starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.

220px-Poseidon_(2006)_film_poster 6. Poseidon - This 2006 disaster film was directed by Wolfgang Peterson, starring Kurt Russell, Josh Lucas, and Richard Dreyfuss.

225px-Lifeboat1 7. Lifeboat - This 1944 American film was directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Tallulah BankHead and William Bendix.

220px-Ghost_Ship_poster 8. Ghost Ship - This 2002 horror film was directed by Steve Beck, starring Gabriel Byrne and Julianna Margulies.

220px-The_Hunt_for_Red_October_movie_poster 9. The Hunt for Red October - This 1990 action thriller film was directed by John McTiernan, starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin.

215px-Waterworld 10. Waterworld - This 1995 post-apocalyptic science fiction action film was directed by Kevin Reynolds, starring Kevin Costner and Dennis Hopper.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Boat Rentals & Much More At PoconoActionSports.com

Pocono Action Sports (PAS) has a lot more to offer than you might think! We offer boat rentals, jet ski rentals, parasailing, paddleboard rentals, and more!

boat With so many kinds of boats on the lake these days, you may not know what kind is right for you. That's why PAS offers a variety of boat rentals. Our ski boats can accommodate up to six people and have an estimated horse-power of 130-170, which makes them great for tubing, water skiing, and wakeboarding. Our standard pontoon boats can accommodate up to 10 people, with an estimated 50-60hp, and are great for a couple families who want to enjoy the lake together. With an estimated 70hp, our Bennington Pontoons seat up to eight people and are ideal for those who want to cruise the lake in luxury. We also offer fishing boats seating up to four, with 40-50hp, for those trying to catch a trophy.

jetski-splash-tiny-002Not only do we rent boats! We also rent Yamaha VX Deluxe Wave Runners in 1/2 hour and hour increments. They can seat a couple people for an exhilarating ride.

paddleboard-smallStand up paddleboarding (SUP) is becoming one of the world's most popular sports and PAS offers hourly rentals so you can see what all the fuss is about. SUP is a cross between surfing and canoeing where you stand on a board similar to a surf board and use a long handled paddle to propel yourself around. It provides a full body, low impact workout while easily experiencing the lake.

parasailing-trans-tiny-004Want something a little more adventurous? We have just the thing! Parasailing above Lake Wallenpaupack is only available at PAS. After getting outfitted with a life vest and harness, you're seated on the flight deck of the boat. Once seated, the mate clips your harness to the parachute. Then you go up real nice and smooth, just like sitting on a swing set that slowly elevates you for the experience of a lifetime.  All take offs and landings are done straight from the boat so you can stay dry if you prefer. Our experienced crew gets you in the air and back on the boat as smoothly as possible so you don't have to worry about a thing.

With all Pocono Action Sports has to offer, you're sure to find an experience you won't forget. Visit us online at PoconoActionSports.com or call (570) 857-0779 for more information.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Islands of Lake Wallenpaupack

There are four islands located on Lake Wallenpaupack. Epply Island is the largest and closest to the dam. Kipp Island is the second largest and the one across from Lighthouse Harbor Marina. Burns Island is the smallest and just south of Kipp Island. Cairns Island is most south island.

During daylight hours, you can picnic at each island with the exception of Burns.


The NEW Monterey Sport Boat 186MS - LighthouseHarbor.com


The 2014 Monterey Sport Boat 186MS is full of amenities - generous seating, abundant storage for all your water toys, stainless steel ski tow, swim platform, and swim ladder that allows you to access the water with ease.

With all the 186MS has to offer, your adventures on the water are sure to be exiting!

Get more information on this, and all the boats we offer, at LighthouseHarbor.com or call us today at (570) 857-0220.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Right Life Jacket For You!



Where would you think most drownings occur? Most likely at sea, right? That's actually not the case! Nine out of ten drownings occur in inland waters and most involve boats that are less than 20-feet long. Almost 85% of victims of drowning are not wearing a life jacket! In just 60 seconds an adult can drown and a child can drown in just 20 seconds. Most victims chose not to wear a life jacket that was available to them. It's not only important to wear a life jacket, it's important to wear the right life jacket for you.

In Pennsylvania, children 13 years and younger are required by Federal Regulations to wear a life jacket when not in an enclosed cabin or below deck. There must be a wearable life jacket for each person on board your vessel. There are many different types of life jackets depending on your boating activities.

To ensure you have the right life jacket for you, try it on and make sure it fits snugly. It should keep your chin above water and should not ride up on the body. Care for your life jacket correctly to keep it in good condition.

A life jacket will only work if you wear it! For more information on care, maintenance, and finding the right life jacket for you, here is a great guide!

Lighthouse Harbor Marina on Pontoon Boats - LighthouseHarbor.com


Have you been wondering why you're seeing so many pontoon boats on the water lately? Pontoon boats are becoming more and more popular recently due to their versatility, capacity, value, performance and handling improvements. With all the deck space they offer, families with young children as well as the aging demographic find many benefits of owning a pontoon boat. They are also higher performance which allows for towing tubers and skiers. To watch our newest commercial for more information, click the link below and visit our website at LighthouseHarbor.com. A pontoon boat just might be the boat for you!


Friday, July 4, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happenings Magazine - PoconoActionSports.com

If you haven't picked up the July issue of Happenings Magazine yet, you should!Pocono Action Sports is featured in an article and on the front cover! The article has information about our parasailing, paddleboarding, boat and jet ski rentals. You can pick up a Happenings Magazine at over 800 locations in Northeast PA. Look for a complimentary copy at libraries, banks, country clubs, visitors centers, hotels, shopping malls, chambers of commerce, retail stores, and fine restaurants.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

4th of July Annual Fireworks Display! - LighthouseHarbor.com

 There's no better place to celebrate the 4th of July than on Lake Wallenpaupack! This year, the annual fireworks display will start at approximately 9:15pm on Friday, July 4th. The fireworks are set off from Wallenpaupack Area High School and are sponsored by Lighthouse Harbor Marina, Pocono Lake Region Chamber of Commerce, and numerous area businesses and residents. The rain date is set for Saturday, July 5th. For more information, call Pocono Lake Region Chamber of Commerce at (570) 226-3191 or visit them online.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Lighthouse Harbor Marina on Out in the Open!


For 16 years, Alex and JoAnne Zidock have co-hosted a weekly outdoors television show called 'Out in the Open' on Blue Ridge Communications TV 13. This week, Alex met with Erik to film a segment about Lighthouse Harbor Marina and Pocono Action Sports. Out in the Open will air on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 9:30pm with replays airing on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 12:30pm and Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 7:30am.

Get more information for 'Out in the Open' at OutInTheOpen.com and be sure to tune in to our segment!