Check out these handy documents to help you stay safe on the water, and to help you when you're searching for that new boat.  Click on the image to download the document.

Before you leave the dock, be sure someone you trust has a copy of your float plan for the day.   If you don't check back in at the appointed time, they will be the one to notify the authorities and get help on the way.   Copy this form to your computer, your smart phone or your iPad...fill it out before you leave and email it to your Float Plan Buddy.   Never leave the dock without filling this out.  It could be a real lifesaver. 

 The Boat Buyer's Profile Form is a great guide to help you in your search for the perfect boat.  It's useful when narrowing down the style or type of boat you're looking for, as well as when you're visiting different boat dealers.  This guide provides insight on things to look for, and perhaps things to avoid while you're shopping around.   Print it out, fill in the blanks, and take it with you as a reference.

 The Boat Buying Guide provides a simple checklist of things to look for in your search for a new (or used) boat.   From checking the plumbing and electrical systems to hull construction and ride, use this list when you're out kicking tires for your next boat.

Use this handy checklist to remember to do the things you should before you put your boat in the water.   Sometimes it's easy to forget the little things that can turn into problems when you get out on the water.   Download the form, print it out and put one in your tow vehicle, and on the boat.

 Here's a downloadable depth chart to use with Umbrella Rigs.  It has depth/speed charts for 3 and 4 arm umbrellas    This chart will tell you how far back the umbrella needs to be deployed to achieve specific depths.
     Tips for things to do before you launch your boat in the spring and/or store it for the winter.