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Friday, July 20, 2018

For many enthusiasts, winter layup on kayaks is done quickly; needed upkeep and repairs often wait until next season. The season’s here, so it’s that time again. Fortunately, most kayak upkeep is fairly simple and quick. Usually a simple cleanup with soapy water makes it ready. For those with more pressing issues, read

by: John Tiger

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Service & Repair, Water Toys

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Warmer weather is here to stay and that means it’s time to get your water gear ready for some fun in the sun! If you’ve been storing your water toys during the off season, they probably have accumulated some dirt and maybe even some creepy crawly friends, too. Before you toss your rafts, kayaks, and other toys in the water

tags: Cleaners, Towables, Water Toys

Monday, July 16, 2018

No yacht? No problem. You can still have a blast this summer with alternative boating, which means getting out on the water with only a minimal dent made to your wallet. Here’s just a sample of how you can enjoy the sun, wind, and waves all season long. Personal Watercraft When is a PWC not a PWC? When it’s a boat.

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Paddleboards, Personal Watercraft, Sailing, Water Toys

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Paradise Pad was founded summers ago when a father and son made the decision to purchase a foam water pad for the family lakehouse. At the time, the only waterpads available would be found online and likely not at your local marinas and dealerships. Along with not being readily available, the prices were unjustifiably high, especially

tags: Paddleboards, Water Toys

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Having company on your boat is a lot of fun. Water sports are a natural part of that fun, and given most folks’ appetite for excitement, it is likely your weekends will include all the fun things to do behind your boat–water skiing, tubing, kneeboarding, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, barefooting… have we missed any?

tags: Safety, Water Toys

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The world’s first and largest aftermarket wakeboard tower company recently introduced the new HS1 universal-fit wakeboard tower during the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The HS1 features OEM-style cast aluminum mounting bases for a factory installed appearance and superior strength and an

tags: Appliances, Water Toys

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

LilliPad Diving Boards and Avalon & Tahoe Manufacturing announced today that they have entered into an agreement to offer LilliPad Diving Boards as an available option on all new Avalon & Tahoe Pontoons. As the pontoon boat industry continues to surge this partnership will provide an edge for Avalon in 2016 with an option not

tags: Water Toys