Sunday, November 8, 2015

Kala Ukuleles at Lighthouse Harbor Marina & OnlineWatersports.com!

So you might be wondering why a boat dealer and watersports store decided to carry Kala brand Ukuleles.  Sounds like a fair question.  During our annual trip to Surf Expo in Florida, we stumbled upon these beautiful instruments and I especially liked the Ukadelic designs.


Get it?  Ukulele + Psychedelic = Ukadelic


Now...I've been playing guitar since I was six years old (about 44 years now) and I can assure you these are not only cool looking, but professional and high quality instruments.  We actually sold three to ourselves before getting home from Surf Expo.  You see, when we went online to research ukuleles, we found this video of Jake Shimabukuro paying Bohemian Rhapsody on a ukulele. 

Check it out!

Bohemian Rhapsody on the Ukulele

We also discovered that Kala makes a collection of ukuleles called the Waterman series.  These are also quality instruments...but waterproof.  With the connection of "waterproof" and "boating" successfully established, that basically sealed the deal and we stocked up, returned home and put them on display in our showroom.

So if you are interested in seeing what you can do on these "mini-guitars" or just want to have a portable musical instrument with you while you are boating on beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack...one of these Kala Ukuleles might be just the ticket.  And if you pick one up for Christmas, you can learn a few tunes before the summer kicks off.

Stop by Lighthouse Harbor Marina (we are open all winter long), take a look at all the models we have on display or check them out at OnlineWatersports.com.

HO Sports RAD, RAD+ and FAD Now in Stock!

OnlineWatersports.com over at Lighthouse Harbor Marina now has a full stock of the HO Sports RAD, RAD+ and FAD Aquatic Devices.


Before wakeboarding was invented, watersports pioneers of the 1960's experimented with objects to ride behind the boat. Some of the more successful riding devices were wooden discs. Grandpa would take a piece of plywood to his woodshop and cut it into a circular shape. The family would take turns 'discing' in between water ski sets. It was a great way to introduce people to riding behind the boat without the learning curve associated with waterskiing. 50 years later, we've combined the nostalgia of the past with the advanced materials and construction methods of today to give you the all new RAD discs and the FAD board.


We even have one up on the wall at the Lighthouse Harbor Ships' store.  Stop in and see what the 5 foot RAD+ can do!

The Round Aquatic Devices (RADs) allow anyone, regardless of skill level, to participate in a day behind the boat. Everyone is guaranteed to get up on the 5' RAD+...you can put the handle in the handle hook, sit, stand or kneel, and away you go. For a more advanced ride, or once you've mastered the RAD+, try out the smaller 3' RAD disc or the Fun Aquatic Device (FAD board). The riding possibilities are endless. Fun for all ages, the FAD and RADs are guaranteed to turn some heads on your lake this summer.

Fun Commercial for RAD, RAD+ and FAD!

Drop Stitch is a pretty amazing material we're using to create the RADs and FAD. This material allows us to build inflatable items that can be inflated to optimum rigidity while delivering the most durable inflatables we've ever offered. This innovative material is called Drop Stitch and is achieved by joining two pieces of support fabric together with thousands of fine polyester thread lengths. Each thread is spaced evenly and all threads are the exact same length. Next an air-tight coating is applied to the top and bottom of the support material to ensure an air tight seal. The result is Drop Stitch Construction. Drop Stitch construction is capable of achieving levels of pressure equal to 20 PSI (Pounds per Square Inch).

See the collection of HO Sports Aquatic Devices online at OnlineWatersports.com or in person at Lighthouse Harbor's Ships' store.  And we have just stocked up on a whole bunch of 2016 watersports products for Christmas and the New Year.  We even have some brand new, left over gear and of course our Hobie Kayaks, Hobie Paddleboards and Kala Ukuleles.  Yes...ukuleles!