I’ve mentioned our pre-millenial vehicles before.
Have I mentioned our boat? Because it’s almost pre-me.
As in . . . our boat is a whole two years younger than I am. (And I’m 38.)
A boat (that boat, actually) is a huge part of my husband’s memories with his dad. He loves to fish, and there’s never any question that his favorite fishing buddy is his father. As our boys began to be old enough to really enjoy fishing trips as well, we started dreaming of having a boat of our own. Thankfully, it worked out that we were able to get my Father-In-Law’s boat. It may be old, but we know for a fact that it has been well-cared-for.
Our main reason to want a boat? We want our sons to have those same memories. What better way to spend dedicated father-son time than to get out on the water together for hours at a time? And my daughter and I love to join them too!
As we’ve started venturing out on our own as boaters, we’ve had a lot to learn. Hubby has taken on most duties and I generally step in when needed to help line up the hitch or back up the last three feet into the water. (Which often takes me 10 or more tries!)
When the opportunity came up to review the website DiscoverBoating.com, I decided it was a good fit since we’re in this early stage of boat-ownership. I gave Hubby the task of exploring the website first to get his (more educated) opinion of what it has to offer.
He was excited.
He’d actually been to the site before, and didn’t mind checking it out again . . . since the majority of his online time at home is spent reading about fishing and/or boating.
His opinion? DiscoverBoating.com is a great resource with lots of information that’s helpful for both the novice and the experienced boater. (We’re somewhere in between.)
We need the instructional tips (more clear than vague memories of conversations with his dad). We want the safety information (can’t be too careful with a 36 year old boat). We like the buying tips (we love to dream about having a new boat one day)!
The website has a lot of how-to sections for things like loading and unloading a boat, traveling on the highway, navigating in the water, and instructions regarding other water sports such as skiing, sailing, and using personal water crafts. We also love the Marina and Ramp Locator that makes it easier to explore new lakes!
As a big believer in making the best of what we have (even if what we have is three decades old!), having information and advice readily available is a big help!
I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Discover Boating and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.