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Here's How To Fish From Your Boat Like A Pro

November 16, 2018

One of life's simple pleasures is a day spent fishing. It's even better when you fish from your boat on the open water. But fishing on land and fishing in freshwater has one or two snags in the line you may not have thought of. 

Tips And Tricks For Getting Your Kids Interested In Fishing

November 12, 2018

If fishing is one of your favorite hobbies, it makes sense that you'd want to share your love for the great outdoors with your children. After all, it's a great family activity. You can't beat the joy of catching your first fish, even if you're just playing for sport on your used boat. Without further ado, here are some essential tips and tricks for getting your kids interested in fishing.

The Dos and Don'ts Of Buying A New Boat

October 19, 2018

Fall is the perfect time to buy a new boat. The clearance sales are rolling in since it's the off-season and you're still able to enjoy a few weeks on the water before the cold weather sets in.

How To Tell Whether Or Not A Used Boat Is A Dud

October 15, 2018

Buying a used boat for sale is one of the best decisions an amateur mariner can make. While you're already imagining yourself on the open water, however, a bad boat dealer may weasel you out of a couple bucks in your used boat. Not all used boats for sale still have their sea legs. When you're looking at a used boat for sale, check for these overlooked components before you buy.

Trail Safety 101: How To Stay Safe On Your Arctic Cat

September 20, 2018

Everyone knows September is the unofficial start to fall and you know what that means: it's almost winter. As we wait eagerly in anticipation for the snow to come, there are a few reminders regarding trail safety you should take to heart. Before hitting the trails, keep these tips in mind when you visit your local Arctic Cat dealer.

Pontoon Boats: What Are They And How Are They Different From Other Boats?

September 18, 2018

You've seen them all summer but you're not sure what you've been looking at. If you have witnessed a flatter boat with a large lounge area, it's likely you've officially seen one of the most relaxing boats on the water: pontoon boats.

All You Need To Know About The 10th Annual Great Lakes Grand Prix

August 30, 2018

Early August marked an important day for the boating community: the 10th Annual Great Lakes Grand Prix. Each year for the last ten years, racers and fans of powerboat racing alike have gathered at Washington Park, Indiana to watch powerboats duke it out on the water for four days of race-fueled fun

Finding a Boat? Here's How to Choose the Best Dealer

August 16, 2018

Summer is the perfect time to hit the water and let all your cares float away. Looking for a new boat? Here's how to choose the best boat dealer for all your water sporting needs.

4 Necessary Accessories For The Arctic Cat Owner

August 10, 2018

You've just purchased your first snowmobile from an arctic cat dealer and you're eager to get onto the trails; you can't wait to let all your cares fade away behind you. For the fledgling Arctic Cat operator, however, there are some necessary accessories to purchase before you get your arctic cat onto the snow.

Arctic Cats Hate the Heat: How to Store Your Snowmobile in the Summer

July 11, 2018

Summer is officially upon us and that means any hope of taking out your Arctic Cat snowmobile one last time is woefully dashed. Before you tuck it into storage, follow these tips to keep your Arctic Cat safe when you're hunting for used boats for sale in Michigan -- after all, powerboat sales have only increased.

Trails, Lakes, and Adventure: Why Upper Michigan is Perfect for Your Snowmobile

July 9, 2018

If you're an avid snowmobiler, Michigan might just be the perfect location for your winter adventure. An Arctic Cat dealer in Michigan offers the perfect snowmobile, whether you're a novice or experienced rider. Here are some of the best locations to venture in the upper peninsula of Michigan after you visit your Arctic Cat dealer.

Boat Buying By Price Point: A Guide

June 8, 2018

In the United States, smaller watercraft are pretty popular. Of all boats on the water, 95% are less than 26 feet in length. Why? Well, one reason is that smaller boats can be towed on a trailer by the average SUV or truck. Plus, there's an abundance of freshwater lakes and rivers in the U.S. that are best enjoyed with a smaller boat. So, of all the small boats, which typically gives you the most utility for your money?

How to Live on Your Boat for a Week

May 17, 2018

Americans are lucky since 95% of U.S. citizens live within an hour's drive of a navigable body of water. If you live in Michigan, you are even more fortunate. Getting out on the lake is always a fantastic respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Whether you like to go fishing, waterskiing, or just need some time away from it all, a boat is a necessity. But what if you need more than a day away? Here are some top tips for converting your boat into a week-long camping cabin.

Choosing a Boat Based on Nearby Waterways and Types of Fishing

April 9, 2018

If you're looking for a used boat for sale in Michigan, you'll likely find smaller boats. This is because 95% of boats on the water in the United States are less than 25 feet long. This makes sense because people can put boats of this size onto a trailer and tow them to local bodies of water. As you're looking at boats for sale and considering different options that will suit your needs, make a list of your needs and cross-reference that list against the different types of boats. Here are some examples of fishing boats that are used on different waterways.

7 Amazing Things You Can Look Forward To After Buying Your First Boat

March 15, 2018

When you wake up early to launch your boat and spend a beautiful sunny day out on the lake, you experience an undeniable sense of freedom. There are endless opportunities for boating fun, and that's true whether you go boating with your family, your friends, or by yourself. If you are worried about buying a boat and not having a chance to use it, don't worry; 95% of Americans live only an hour drive away from a body of water.

4 Reasons People Buy Used Boats

February 27, 2018

Whether you are a fisherman or a professional wakeboarder, simply being out on the water is a freeing feeling. Luckily, in the United States, there countless bodies of water to pick from. Perhaps that's why 95% of boats sold in America are American-made.

If you want to experience the thrills found in floating atop an endless expanse of water and sky, but aren't prepared to shell out a huge amount of money for a brand new boat, you might consider buying used. Here are some of the reasons it could be a smart call to get a used boat.There's nothing here yet, but we're just getting started. Check out the latest updates from Lakeside Motor Sports on our new blog!