Best Outdoor Clothing-Gear up

Boat ClothesGenerally speaking, the best outdoor clothing is your first line of defense against the sun.There’s no denying that hats play a huge role in protecting your face from the elements along with sunglasses to protect your eyes,long sleeve t shirts or a jacket to protect your skin and well, I guess it goes without saying shorts, and shoes to protect your legs and feet.

To put this in perspective wearing the right gear not only keep you safe but I think it’s safe to say wearing the right clothes is 90 % of just being stylish. Looking good, I hate to say is the main reason for the clothes we choose to wear followed by 5 to10 % for comfort and protection.we have found a few choices that not only offer plenty of style but will keep you safe from what ever mother nature decides to bring your way.  

Hats-Face Protection or Looking Sharp

It’s just a simple matter of looking sharp while protecting yourself. We’ll I’d like to believe that we purchase or hat’s for the sole purpose of keeping our self’s safe. I think it’s goes without saying that we all like to look good. If you think about it, you’ll realize that most of us will go out of are way to buy products that make us look cool.

I’am just glad that we are all different, so that my style might not necessarily be yours thankfully there are many hats to choose from and when it come to outdoor gear the companies we buy products from have taken into consideration that we all have to look good with a little built-in protection.

Personal preferences is of course the final factor’s in the purchasing of the right headgear. Hats come in all sizes, shapes, and colors.most of your outdoor hats have a wider brim with UV protection and most offer 360 degree protection for your neck, ears, and nose. So having fun in the sun and looking sharp should not be a problem.

Sunglasses-Eye Protection or Looking Cool

When it comes to sunglasses there are so many styles to choose from with different levels of eye protection. The AOA (American Optometric Association) recommends that sunglasses be worn when a person is in the sun. Recommended UV protection is UV400. Sunglasses are worn for many reasons, to hide someones eye’s, to avoid eye contact, to protect your eye’s from harmful UV ray’s or just for personal appearance such as designer sunglasses.

There’s no denying that sunglasses protect our eye’s, but most of us are still looking for the coolness factor. Sunglasses will improve your visual clarity and your visual comfort by protecting you from glare. These type of lenses are polarized and will help with glare from the road while driving and they will allow you to look into the water.

In the United States, Sunglasses are held to safety standards and are regulated by the Food And Drug Administration. Different countries have different standards than the US. Glasses also fall into different category standards such as aircraft pilot, driving, space and sports. We would recommend doing good research when it comes to purchasing your next pair of glasses depending on your general use. Ask question especially if spending any large amount’s of money.  

Shirts-Skin Protection or Looking Good

Shirts are an upper body garment that protects us from the sun they keep us warm in the winter months or cool in the summer months. Shirts come in all shapes, style, color and materials. We all wear them and we all have are own styles. They are worn for different reasons, for different times of the year, and in different climates.

Boaters wear shirts that were typically designed with the seasons in mind, for instance in the summer months someone might wear a shirt with breathable materials. Are materials to aid in UV protection and to keep us cool. Winter months one might wear materials to aid in keeping us warm and so on.

Manufactures have done the hard work for us when it comes to protection it is up to us as consumers to make an informed decision on which shirt will best fit or needs for safety and to kept us looking good.

Shorts-Protection or Feeling Good

Shorts for protecting are legs and thighs can be called by many names like Bermuda, trousers, cycling,and many more.There are many styles such as running,cargo,swimming and many more styles,color,and lengths

They are made from lots of different materials like demin,cotton,nylon,and polyester. Picking the right kind of shorts depends on the activity we are planing to be wearing them for.right shorts

Boating shorts for instance might be made of nylon with a water-repellent finish that are quick drying with UV protection.They should be durable,breathable,and very comfortable.hopefully picking the  will keep you looking good and feeling good.

Shoes-Protection or looking sporty

Shoes should be worn to protect you from the sun and any forien object that could damage your feet.There are to many styles of shoe to mention,size,color,and materials should be considered when purchasing shoes,depending on the activity you are planning.

Good boating shoes are usually made from a moc-toe design with a colored leather upper and a non-skid and non-marking sole.They will not only keep your feet dry and protected but also look sporty in almost all venues. Some of your top brands are Sperry,Columbia,Rockport,and Tommy Hilfiger.

There are many more but you need to be careful when buying a good boat shoe sometimes when fashion comes in you might lose the true non-skid soles and quality leather that truly make up a good pair of boat shoes.

Accessories-Enhanced Protection or Stylish

Some of the best boating accessories will not only enhance your style but aid in protection.There are drawstrings for hats, decorative pins,feathers,and colored bands, Sunglasses might have cords,pouches,or cases. Shirts can have collar stays, cuff links,and collar bars.

Shorts can have different style belts or to be worn with shorts, wallets,money clips,cell phone holders. Shoes can take on a new-look with colored shoe string,shoe chains,shoe clips, and even some colored socks can change the looks of any shoe.

In conclusion looking sharp is a big part of boating today. Having the right gear to wear is a must. Clothing with built-in protection is just an added bonus.Looking good, and feeling good is what its all about, when we feel good about our self’s, it shows, and will make your day on the water more enjoyable. We hope we have been able to help you with some ideas about what we should wear to stay safe and feel good on your next outdoor journey. Please feel free to leave any question or comments you may have down below. Thanks and happy boating.

 

 

 

Gadget Gallery 2018-Cool Boating Gadgets

Gadget Gallery a place to find all the coolest boating gadgets for 2018. The newest high tech electronic’s, parts, specialty items you name it and we have them. We will continue to bring you new products each month so come back often

Hopefully you will find just the things you have been looking for. We guarantee you that these new gadgets will be unique and interesting are at least pretty cool.

Swell Prone Drone-Fishing Drone  PRICE

This drone will not only help you find the fish but can drop the bait anywhere the fish are. This new drone is waterproof and able to fly in high winds, rain, or snow. The GPS and returns home feature is great

Features include:

line release mechanism

HD camera

bait dropper

High wind resistance.

This drone has an all in one remote controller with a live video monitor. It has a long flight time and flight range and is salt water friendly. With this drone in your fishing arsenal you will be able to pin point fish and drop your bait right on top of them. With the GPS you will be able to track its flight path and have it return home safely.

Eartec UltraLITE Headset-4 Person Set  PRICE

On larger boats you will be able to communicate with up to 4 crewmen at the same time. These headsets are lightweight and easy to use. 

Features include:

The Cheapest place to buy-Amazon.com

A-In-One” design with no wires

swivel microphone

Lithium polymer batteries

These headsets have digital enhanced cordless telecommunications with a 6-hour battery life. When you are at the helm and your crew are Manning the lines our dropping anchor. The ultra lite will give you a clear line of communication.

UGO-Dry Bag Phone Case  PRICE

This is basically a waterproof life jacket for your phone. It has plenty of room for your phone, keys.personal documents even your medications. Clear plastic screen so you can use your phone even under water you can take pictures or text your friends. Comes with a shoulder strap or you can wear it around your waist.

Has a water-proof zipper keeping your valuables safe. With this dry bag phone case you cannot go wrong. It is durable and stylish and comes in a few different colors. A night out on the town or a day on the water you will be covered with the UGO Phone Case.

TapLock-FingerTip Pad Lock  PRICE

One of the newest boat gadgets out there. This lock stores 500 fingerprints so you can have multiple users you can literally unlock in less than 8 seconds. You can unlock by Bluetooth on your phone or you can back up and use Morse code. Made from a zinc allow metal body.

Rechargeable batteries with over 3000 unlocks and can last a for a year. We are sure you will really enjoy using the taplock for years to come it is built to last with an unbreakable bold design. This lock gets faster overtime it learns by Adaptive algorithm.

Aquabot Water Bottle  PRICE

This little water bottle can be used for many things. It has mist, stream, and shower patterns. Can be used as a mister for cleaning off your gear and yourself or to stay hydrated.

Comes apart for easy cleaning and has a 6 months warranty. Also comes in a couple colors and sprays up to in 25 feet. You will get many uses from the aquabot water bottle.

Docktail bar-Cup and Bottle Holder  PRICE

Its happy hour anytime with the Docktail Bar. Its holds most bottles and cans comes with a cutting board and slots for a couple of knifes. Mounts in most rod holders or has option like suction cups for flat surface mounting also can level out in most angles. 

This is one of the top selling boat bars it can hold everything you need for a great day on the water with no bottles are cans sliding around. So have a great time and good fun on your next boating trip.

Best boating dogs-Large or small

There are many breeds that love the water and there are some that don’t like the water at all.They can be large or small. Depending on whether you are living on a boat are just out for a weekend of fun. Having the best boating dogs on board or leaving your furry friend’s at home can be an agonizing decision to make.

Water dogs-Swim or sail

While many of your furry friends will love to take a dip. Some of the best boating dogs would prefer to just sail away. Certain dogs like Chesapeake bay, Labrador, and golden retrievers were bred to work in the water. They absolutely love the water and would be a great swimming companion. Breeds like shih tzu, pugs, yorkies, and many more of your smaller dogs do not like the water at all they would however love to just kick back and enjoy the ride.

Boating safety-do, s and don’t,

I would recommend bringing your pet to your boat prior to taking him or her out on the water. I would not recommend planing a day on the water without making sure your animal is comfortable with the surroundings. I would make sure you have all the proper accessories you will need for your pet. Life vest, water bowl, food,bedding ,and even a grass patch for bathroom breaks.I also recommend buying a doggy latter to help with getting your pet in and out of the water.

Living on a boat- Furry roommates

Depending on the size of the boat you are living on your furry roommates size will matter on how comfortable you both will be. For the most part your smaller dogs will do well living on board were as your large dogs might be a little cramped up they need lots of exercise and then there is the bath room issues bigger dog bigger poop. More aggressive dogs might not be as welcome on shore as will your smaller breeds. This of course is all personal preference any breed and owner can adapt to their surroundings.

Weekend warriors-Is Fido Welcome

Depending on who you are with and where you are going your furry friends might not be welcome.Taking friends out with you they could be uncomfortable with a dog on board. A day with friends might not be as enjoyable for everyone. And of course if you are planning any on shore excursions you will need to make preparations for your pet to stay safe.Some places you go will not allow pets.All things to take in consideration even the best boating dogs require your full time attention after all they are a part of the family with their own special needs.

My dog-My Boat my Decisiom

In conclusion whether you are living on a boat are just out for a day you have a large or small dog you will need to make a decision on how you are going to take care of your furry friends. How you will take care of them to keep them safe and comfortable. Will you be able to entertain friends or take that on shore excursion without disrupting your families daily life’s.If you have any questions please feel free to leave any comments below I would welcome any thoughts or concerns you might have. Thanks, John

 

 

 

 

Boat babies-Teens to toddlers

Boat babies tips for bringing your young child on board. From toddlers to teenagers there are a few things you should know to have a safe and enjoyable day on the water.

Boat babies -infants

While most parents would love to bring there infant out boating it is not a good idea. Most babies will reach an average weight of 18 lbs at the age of 4 to 11 months at this time they should be able to wear a (PFD) personal flotation device. Most common phrase would be a life vest. When infant’s reach this weight are age limit the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety states that this is a safe time to allow an infant child to safely board a boat.

Toddlers-The terrible two, s

Infant life jackets will be the most important piece of equipment to use while he or she is on the boat.USCG Boating can aid in the sizing and selection of a child’s PFD. Sometimes the weather can take a turn for the worst and there are no car seats on a boat so the safest place for your toddler to ride is in your arms. Remember the terrible two’ s are a time when a toddler develops a sense of self and wants to do things for them self’ s so when they don’t get there way they often get frustrated and throw tantrums. Having a safe shaded place for your toddler to take a nap is recommended.Alway’s keep plenty of food and water on hand to kept them full and hydrated.

School-Aged the Independed Days

Bringing your school aged children on a boat. As are children grow they start to show there independence they want to learn new things but they tend to want things the way they would like it and not necessarily the way you would like them to be. We as parent have to teach them all the rules that go along with boating and boating safety. We can make this a fun experience things will go a lot smoother they will learn a lot and still have a good time. Teaching them all the emergence procedures will give some piece of mind while building confidence in them.Teaching them to wear well fitting life vest’s and to wear skin protection is a must.Teach them how to swim and go over different emergency’s procedures like boat capsized staying with the boat and where all emergence equipment is on the boat and how to use them.Over time your children will appreciate all you have taught them and will have this training for there life.

The kids in a lifejackets go for a row

Teenagers -How to Communicate

Teenagers love to push your button’s remember to kept your cool and take a deep breath before you go head-to-head with them. At this age teens have become very independent but still want parental guidance. Teach them everything there is about boating in most cases if your child has grown up on a boat he or she has already learned all about boats and safe procedure’s on a boat.When Should you allow your Teen to take a boat out alone usually around 14 parents start to let them venture out on there own. I know in my state (Florida) there is no minimum age limit to operate a boat but boater must complete an approved safety boating course and carry a safety education card issued by fish and wildlife conservation and all boaters must be equipped with life vest for each person on board. But ultimately this depends on the parent and the teenager’s maturity.

Toddler to Teens-Boat Babies

Most boater grow up with there families and boating becomes a way of life.They love boating and everything that goes with it.Whether it’s going fishing,skiing,are just cruising.A day on the water can be very relaxing and enjoyable.As teenagers grow in to young adults and start families of there own they will surely raise a whole new generation of boating enthusiasts.Boating will become a family tradition or even a family business. If you ever have any questions, fell free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.All the best John

 

 

 

 

Easy boat foods-good eats

Let’s face it a day on the water can rob you of vital nutrients.It can make you dehydrated and before you know it a day of fun turns into a day of suffering from nausea,sweating are even blacking out. It is very important to stay well hydrated and have plenty of food on hand to keep your energy levels up to speed. It’s a good idea to bring along some easy to make foods that will keep you going for the whole day.

 

The right snacks –easy boat foods

Some staples I like to carry

Prezels always a good choice pretzel will last they have a little salt to help with the electrolites

And stay fresh for awhile

Jerkey is usually a good choice it fills the protein void some are better than others

One of my favorites is smoked fish I usually make enough from my last fishing trip to take on the next.

Fruits are full of water and vitamins to help with hydratsion.

Deli meat and cheese are a easy boat foods to fill you up they are easy to store and easy to share.

These are just a few of are top chooses but their are many anywhere from cooking hamburgers on the grill with baked beans to a good chicken salad prepared the night before the main goal is to enjoy what your are eating while keeping up your energy and remember to always drink lots of water.

boating accessories for dogs Must have items

Making sure that you and your furry friends have a safe and enjoyable day on the water.

Boat Ramps and Latters

Most dogs love to swim but it can be difficult to get your dog back in the boat. With ramps and latter most of these accessories for dogs are made out of rubber for easy cleaning and most are foldable for limited space.Ramps will aid in getting in and out of boats or cars and they have a non skid surface.

Doggy boat latter

latter will aid in getting in and out the water.These are usually made of a non-skid material so they are easy to attach and are bright yellow for visibility.


Life Jackets

Humans wear life jackets for a reason to help aid in drownings.Same with your dog some breeds are built for swimming and some are not.Your  dog could be thrown from the boat.

There could be poor visibility and might take time to rescue your dog.These life vest’s have handles for easy retrieval and are highly visibleDoggy life vest


Dog Beds

These are great for when your dog needs to rest they are water resistant easy to clean can be used at home are on board they are avable in different sizes.

Food and Water Bowls.

Their  are great options on these Bowls.There is a small and large option. Spill proof and  a good bowl will keep your dog with fresh water all day.

By choosing the right boating accessories for your dog you both will have a safe day on the water.