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Myths And Misconceptions About Pontoon Boats, Busted

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Whether you prefer pontoon boats or fishing boats, there are many myths and misconceptions that circulate around maritime travel. And now that is summer officially here and boats are routinely leaving the dock, it may be worth considering the facts rather than the fables.

Here are some of the most common myths and hear-say around pontoons and fishing boats, officially busted.

It's bad luck not to name your boat

Many anglers and recreational boaters will tell you it's bad luck to go out on the water on an unnamed boat. But back in the day, it was also considered bad luck to bring bananas on board.

That said, while there's no harm in participating in the ceremony of naming or renaming a boat, don't feel the need to rush into naming your vessel or naming it at all if you don't feel the need to.

Boating is expensive

Some folks believe that owning a boat is for people with enormous incomes. But you don't need to own a yacht to have a boat. In fact, boating is a predominantly middle-class activity with up to 72% of boat owners having a household income of less than $100,000.

What's more, there are plenty of boating options for you to choose from when you're considering getting into boating. If you can't afford a new pontoon, look into used boats for sale in Michigan.

However, it's worth noting that while boating itself isn't expensive, it's good to have a stable income when you invest in a boat. Just like a car, a boat will need routine maintenance and repairs to stay in good running condition.

Boating takes up too much free time

While it's true that your boat needs some love and care to keep rust and other damage away, boating isn't a time-consuming activity. Some people like to go out on the water for an entire day, soaking up the sun and enjoying the breeze, while others only like to ride around for an hour.

Boating is only as labor-intensive as you want it to be. If you trailer your boat to the dock, all you need to do is hook your boat to the trailer hitch and navigate the trip to your lake. Once you get to the water, lower your boat down the ramp and your work is done.

Pontoon boats can't pull a skier

Pontoon boats aren't slow tugboats that put-put-put along the water. In fact, the average pontoon boat under ideal conditions can reach up to 31 mph with one person on board.

Pontoon boat engineers have done their best to give these boats the ability to provide boaters with fast, responsive power that can pull a wake-boarder or skier easily through the water.

Looking for used boats for sale in Michigan?

It's no secret that boating is one of America's favorite pastimes when it comes to summer activities. In fact, the recreational boating industry brought in up to $8.4 billion in sales in 2016 alone.

Whether you're looking for pontoon boats, fishing boats, or other types of used boats for sale in Michigan, Lakeside Motor Sports is the shop for you. To learn more about our products including our boating accessories and Arctic Cat accessories, contact Lakeside Motor Sports today.

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