Pontoon Boat Fishing
Why Choose A Pontoon Boat?

Pontoon Boating and Fishing

Why Choose a Pontoon Boat

Why buy a pontoon boat? First of all, it is the only boat that is known as a “Party Boat”. However, if you need additional reasons there plenty. This type of boat offers many attractive features; the low price, plenty of extra room for stretching out or taking a group of people for a ride. They are also easily customized to specific needs, and come in various models. Some pontoon boats are intended for fishing, others for cruising, and some have a dual purpose. What can I do with a pontoon boat? There are a wide variety of uses for a pontoon boat. The biggest perk that I know of is that you can fit a lot more people than on most other types of boats. The more, the merrier. Right? There are many accessories available that can be added to your pontoon boat to customize it for your use. You can have bench seating all around the sides, in rows, or just use lawn furniture and tables. Adding a camper enclosure can make most all pontoons suitable for spending a night on board. Attaching a canopy makes your pontoon boat ready for an afternoon cruise with family and friends by providing shade from the hot sun. For the fishermen; you can get built in livewells, rod holders, and bait buckets. The deck of a pontoon boat also makes a great platform for fishing with the buddies. It is also an ideal boat to use for scuba diving. Some models are even fast enough to pull the kids on water skis, wake boards, or tubes. These boats are also available with freshwater and toilet facilities. What is a pontoon boat made of? A pontoon boat is a lightweight vessel. The hull of the boat is constructed of tubes called pontoons, which taper in at the front of the boat. This allows for better movement and speed in the water. An aluminum frame attaches the pontoons to the deck platform. The deck of a pontoon boat can be made out of wood, aluminum or fiberglass. There is a railing all around the deck for safety. This comes in useful for the occasions when the boat is used for party cruising. Where should I take my pontoon boat? The best place to cruise on your pontoon boat is in a lake, river, or other calm water. They are not made for the sea because of its shallow hull. Waves over two feet will be washing on to the deck of your boat. So I would stay away from the rough waters of the ocean. Pontoon Facts: Depending on the size of the Pontoon boat; it can hold anywhere from 6-17 people. The sizes range from 14 to 28 feet. The average price of a pontoon boat is $11,000; with prices ranging anywhere from $7,000 - $30,000 new. A used pontoon boat can range from $1,000 - $15,000. Pontoon boats use an outboard engine and stern drive; with horsepower ranging from 10HP to 135HP.


Pontoon Boats and Fishing

What You Need To Know About Pontoon Boats

If you are thinking about buying a pontoon boat there are a couple of questions that you will need to ask yourself. How many people will I be bringing? How big do I want it? What's the difference between the boat having 2 pontoons or 3? Can I bring my pontoon boat out into the ocean? Most motorized pontoon boats come with two cylinder shaped "pontoons" mounted right under the deck, these are the flotation devices and make the boat almost impossible to sink. Most all pontoon boats that are manufactured today are made of aluminum, because of the light weight and ability to resist rust. If you want a pontoon boat that is designed for speed then you should think about investing a little more money and purchasing a boat with 3 pontoons under the deck. This will not make your boat fast alone most of it depends on the engine size of course. How big of a boat you want to get depends on how many people you will be planning to bring along. For instance 18 footers , you could fit 6-9 people on comfortably, while the bigger sized pontoons, like a 26 footer, you can fit about 15 people. Pontoon boats are mainly designed for traveling in lakes and canals, flats and mostly inland. Because of their short bow they cannot withstand rough seas at all. It would only take a very small wave to crash over the bow of the boat, so going out into the ocean is not recommended. Pontoon boats generally have railings around the flat shaped boat, to prevent people, and especially children from falling over board. There is a lot of customizing that you can do to a pontoon boat, you could put up a bimini top, in case you want to get out of the sun, and some pontoon boats even have sun decks, which is like another level from the deck. Pontoon boats can be used as fishing boats, family boats, tour boats, or all of the above. Many river and lake fisherman like to use these for fishing, and they are great for kids to learn how to fish, because there is a lot of extra room to cast the fishing rod, and pontoons are much more stable and buoyant than other types of fishing boats. The biggest advantage in pontoon boats is the price, because they are the cheapest boats there are per square foot. By: john rally


Pontoon Boats and Fishing

Exercise With Your Jet Ski
Anyone who's tried racing their jet ski around a circuit will know that it's an excellent full body workout. Throwing your 600lb machine around the waves while trying to maintain balance and keep a tight line is hard work so it comes as no shock that jet-skiers often have extremely toned bodies. If you were to watch a professional jet ski racer push his ski to the limits, it requires plenty of balance and a lot of strength to force the jet ski in the direction he needs it to go at such an incredible pace. I've trained with footballers, rugby players, runners and swimmers. Despite not sharing the same sport we all had similar levels of fitness and health. It comes as no shock but to be able to compete in jet ski racing it requires a healthy body first and foremost. You simply couldn't compete otherwise. The jet ski industry has yet to realize this but the motocross industry has, and their industry offers many courses that offer motocross training with racing in mind or just general fitness. The jet ski and motocross industries are very similar so why is there no one offering such a course? Regular jet-skiing especially on the sea, is a great work out for your arms,legs and upper body strength. You can use your jet ski in a multitude of different ways depending on what section of your body you plan to train. More people need to realize that there are other ways to exercise. Getting healthy doesn't have to be dull, why not try combining something your passionate about such as jet-skiing with your goal of getting healthy. You'll have a much better chance of reaching your goal if you love what you're doing! By: Daniel Summerill
The Features Of Luxury Yachts
Traveling on the water is an enjoyable experience for anyone no matter what type of boat you may be cruising in. But for those who can afford it, a luxury yacht is the ultimate experience on the water. The term luxury yacht usually refers to a privately owned yacht which is run by a professional crew. Sometimes known as a super-yacht, a luxury yacht may be either a motor or sailing yacht. Over the last two decades, there has been an increase in the popularity and number of large private luxury yachts. Luxury yachts are very bountiful in the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas. However, luxury yachts are cruising in more remote areas of the world much more often than before. While there has been an increase in demand for luxury yachts, there has also been an increase in custom boat building companies and yacht charter brokers. Luxury boat building and yacht charter enterprises are predominantly based in the United States and Western Europe. While most private yachts are used exclusively by their owners, others may be operated all year round as charter businesses, and a large number of yachts are privately owned but available for charter on a part time basis. Since the 1990s the number of really large yachts has increased to the point that only yachts above 65 meters (213 feet) stand out among other luxury yachts. Yachts this size are almost always built to individual commissions and may cost tens of millions of dollars, which in some cases cost more than the owners home on land. A yacht of this size usually has four decks above the water line and one or two below. Among other things such as additional "VP" guest cabins, you may also find other amenities such as an indoor Jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms, a beauty salon, massage or other treatment rooms, medical center, a cinema with a library of films, a play room, plunge pool and additional living areas such as a separate bar, secondary dining room and private sitting rooms or lounges. As of 2006, yachts above 100 meters (328 feet) are still pretty rare. They typically will have five decks above the water line and two below. The very largest yachts have begun to incorporate such features as helicopter hangers, indoor swimming pools and even miniature submarines. These super yachts for the elite, have recently become known as mega-yachts and giga-yachts. By: Victor Epand
The Quality Of Your Boating Experience Depends A Great Deal On The Quality Of Your Boat
Imagine spending as much time as you possibly can with your friends and family as you are gliding across the water of your favorite lake. That is exactly what you can enjoy doing any time you would like to when you purchase one of the reasonably priced used boats for sale that are featured among the listings on TOPLINEBOATS.com. We strive to continuously offer each one of our members the best deals that can be found online when it comes to money saving prices on all types of quality made and dependable power boats for sale. When you have taken a great deal of time in the planning that is often involved in a camping trip, or even just to spend the day at a lake nearby where you can relax and enjoy yourself by fishing to your hearts content or even water skiing, it is important to have the assurance that your boat will not be breaking down every time you turn around. When you make the decision to purchase pontoon boats, cruising boats, fishing boats, boats for water sports, or any other type of boat need that you may have here at TOPLINEBOATS.com, this is simply not a worry. Our valued members will receive the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have secured a sound transaction on a dependable and durable boat. Have you and the special someone in your life been planning the exciting purchase of a large boat for many years now, and the time has finally arrived where you have the finances to do so? You will be amazed at the hot deals on quality yachts for sale that you can find among our tremendous selection of listings on a variety of boats. We can even assist you in selling a used boat that you would like to sell, or find a well-known boat trader in your local area. It simply does not matter what your individual needs may be when it comes to purchasing a quality made boat that can be found at great prices because everything you need in boats and equipment can easily be found on our popular web site. Many people are simply amazed at the ease with which they are able to locate power boats for sale by well known manufacturers they have become fond of such as Silverton, Sea Pro, Carver Boats, TIGE, Bertram, and many other popular names that are well known for manufacturing quality products. Several boaters from all around have come to realize that they can locate all of their boating needs in one place when they visit our trusted site. You can forget about having to spend your valuable time in searching through newspaper advertisement and other ads when you are looking for pontoon boats and other types of boating equipment, because everything you may be looking for in a boat can easily be found among the money saving listings included on our site. Registration is fast and it is also very easy to complete, then you can begin your exciting journey of finding great deals that can be found on used boats for sale. By: Tom Adams
Visit Big Bear California
Less than two hours by car from Los Angeles sit the year round playgrounds Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City. Situated in the San Bernardino National Forest at approximately 7,000 feet above sea level, Big Bear provides activities for all four seasons. Whether you are into camping, fishing, boating, water skiing, jet skiing, swimming, hiking, parasailing, horseback riding, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, bobsleding, playing in the snow, shopping or even just relaxing, you can do it in Big Bear and you can do it in clean fresh air, in gorgeous surroundings and in accomodations that range from unimproved campgrounds to top of the line hotels or spas. Big Bear Lake is a freshwater lake, with approximately 22 miles of shoreline, set amoung forests of pine and oak. The lake is well stocked with trout, large and small mouth bass, blue gill, crappie, and catfish. There are several marinas and two public launches. You can rent sail or motor boats, or you can bring and launch your own boat. Meadow Park (800)448-5335, on the lake, provides a swim beach area as well as shaded picnic areas, barbecues, horseshoe pits, tennis courts, playground equipment, softball fields, and a sand volleyball court. Holloway's Marina and RV Park (800)448-5335, offers lakeshore RV camping with all the amenities including, large level sites, full hook-ups, cable tv, restrooms and hotwater showers, a full service marina, rentals of fishing boats, pontoon boats, jet skis, windsurfers, sail boats, canoes and kayaks, paddle boats, water skis, fishing gear and more, a complete bait and tackle shop, a launch ramp and more. You might also want to check out Big Bear Shores RV Resort (909) 866-4151, a gate guarded resort complete with a 16,000 square foot mountain lodge, forty-slip marina, boat launching ramp, tennis, swimming pool, spas and a fully equipped private health club, the resort offers all the refinements of an exclusive country club. There are also numerous hotels, lodges, cabins and condos for rent, on or near the lake. Big Bear boasts two excellent ski resorts, Snow summit and Bear Mountain Resort. Between the two of them you will find 75 trails, 20 lifts, four high-speed chairs, and seven snowboard parks for all levels of skill. Big Bear also has numerous, beautiful, groomed, cross country ski trails. If you don't know how to ski, don't worry, there are plenty of instructors. If you don't have equipment, don't worry, there are plenty of places where you can rent or buy your equipment. Big bear is not just a winter wonderland, it is a year round wonderland. At Big Bear, you will find beautiful scenery, clean mountain air, plenty of things to do, friendly people and much more. For more information about the city of Big Bear, California see: http://bigbearlake.usacitydirectories.com, a directory of links to the city of Big Bear, California guides and directories listing hotels, restaurants, attorneys, real estate brokers, information, resources, services, things to do, places to go and more.
Navigation Made Easy By Navman
Navigation systems are really a great help to all drivers. First off, drivers need not worry much about the roads that they would be taking. The navigation system would be doing that job for them. Drivers could also speed through roads and streets without having to worry about traffic jams for the navigation system of their car would inform them about areas where there is currently a heavy traffic jam. Now there is yet another designer and manufacturer of high technology products who has been able to create a new kind of navigation system that can be used in cars and vehicles. Of course, the price of this new system may be quite higher compared to body parts Mazda GLC however when you do learn about the product, you sure would be able to figure out that purchasing such a navigation system would be worth your money. The new navigation system is known and marketed as the Navman F20 and it is created by Navman, one of the world’s leading crafters of products that make use of the Global Positioning System, or the GPS. According to Navman, the Navman F20 is actually a new entrant to the market though the company has already previously created other award winning navigation products for cars and vehicles. When you do purchase this product and use it in your vehicle, you would notice that it has already been loaded with all the necessary features to give you a really reliable navigation system. You would find detailed information of streets and roads in the United States. And compared to purchasing other products in the market made for navigation, the Navman F20 is actually much more inexpensive. Navman also does say that this product has been crafted using the latest GPS technology. It also comes come as a cool looking product and has a really colorful user interface for easy use and understanding. Kent Dickerson is the current Navman USA’s director of sales explaisn, “It is important for first time users to have a navigation product they can easily understand and completely trust. Right out of the box, the F20 is ready to use, providing drivers with all of the features they need, in a simple product – at an affordable price.” By: Kimberly Meyer
Guide To The Oxford And Cambridge University Boat Race
I have been fascinated with the annual Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge University for as long as I can remember. I didn’t attend any of these top two British Universities, nor do I have an avid enthusiasm for rowing but this traditional race of the two boats over exactly 4 miles and 374 yards still holds a fascination for me. I am not alone as the televised event is broadcast, from the historic River Thames, to hundreds of countries and has an audience of millions. The idea for the boat race between these paragons of academia was dreamt up by two students, both named Charles, funnily enough. Charles Merivale was at Cambridge University and Charles Wordsworth was at Oxford. Cambridge issued their challenge to Oxford on March 12th 1829. Ever since then, it has been a tradition for the loser of a year’s race to challenge the other boat to a rematch the following year. A Guide To The Oxford And Cambridge University Boat Race I have been fascinated with the annual Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge University for as long as I can remember. I didn’t attend any of these top two British Universities, nor do I have an avid enthusiasm for rowing but this traditional race of the two boats over exactly 4 miles and 374 yards still holds a fascination for me. I am not alone as the televised event is broadcast, from the historic River Thames, to hundreds of countries and has an audience of millions. The idea for the boat race between these paragons of academia was dreamt up by two students, both named Charles, funnily enough. Charles Merivale was at Cambridge University and Charles Wordsworth was at Oxford. Cambridge issued their challenge to Oxford on March 12th 1829. Ever since then, it has been a tradition for the loser of a year’s race to challenge the other boat to a rematch the following year. On 10th June 1829, thousands of enthusiastic people descended on the small town of Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. They were there to witness the first ever staging of the Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge’s best rowing teams. In a rather embarrassing turn of events the race had to be stopped shortly after both boats had begun to be rowed. It was restarted and Oxford was the winner of the first boat race against Cambridge. One thing that I didn’t realise about the Boat Race until fairly recently was that the members of both crews do not get any special dispensation as far as their studies go. If they can’t keep up with their academic commitments then the students must resign from that year’s boat squad. The Boat Race is on a Sunday in March or April and the main event is preceded by a competition between Isis and Goldie. These are the reserve boats for Oxford and Cambridge in that order. About half an hour later the Blue Boats, as the first teams of each University are known, takes place. Cambridge is light blue and Oxford dark blue. By: John Rivers -
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