Boat Pump Out Etiquette

t is every boat owner’s least favorite chore, but it has to be done: pumping out The Tank. With holding tanks comes great responsibility, however, Northshore Marina has put together an easy guide to help the pumping flow smoothly. How to properly pump out The steps are relatively simple, but it’s essential to know and understand your system and read the posting at the pump-out station.…

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Planning the Perfect Lake Day

Finally! It’s the news you’ve been waiting for from your boss. Your vacation time has been approved and all you think of is Lake Travis fun in Devil’s Cove, ice cold beer, friends and that party barge rental. There’s so much to do, supplies to get and people to invite… where do you begin? Prepping for that perfect…

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Boating Distress Signals: The Basics

The quiet lapping of the water against the hull. The warm sun slowly sinking below the horizon. Obsidian night peppered with brilliant twinkles of light. Whether you are filling your coolers with the best fish on the lake or taking a romantic evening cruise with your loved one, nothing beats spending time on Lake Travis. But in order to bask in Lake Travis’s…

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Why Use Premium Fuel in Your Boat

You motor up to the pump and hop out and grab the cooler. While the Northshore Marina employees fill up the tank, you fill up on ice, soda, munchies – and a conservative amount of beer since you’re driving the boat. The attendant recommends a fuel stabilizer with this fill-up, and you’re wondering if it’s…

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Must-have Boating Safety Gear

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – but out on the water, it’s triple that. Having life jackets on board is the legal minimum, but with so many more safety options available, there’s no reason not to make boating safety a priority. With a little knowledge from our expert…

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All about Texas Boating Licenses and Boater Education Courses

In August of 2017, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), announced a study finding over 142 million people participated in recreational boating during 2016 – over a 500,000 from Texas. With millions enjoying leisure boating, laws and regulations have been designed to keep us safe from the elements, mishaps and the unexpected. To help you navigate the…

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The Ultimate Boat Launch Checklist

The sun is shining, there’s a warm gentle breeze blowing and you’re itching to get out on the lake so bad you can taste it. Unfortunately, those impatient anticipations can often lead to delinquent boat service, along with careless and unsafe boat launches that are downright dangerous! But first and foremost, the Texas Parks and Wildlife requires 3 important steps to…

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How to Get The Most Out of January Boat Sales

For future boat owners and those looking to upgrade, the big question is figuring out when is the best time to buy a boat. While you can find a boat deal anytime, the fall and winter – known as the ‘off-season’ – is the best. We want to help you get the most bang for your buck.…

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Fun Things To Do On a Party Barge

Are you planning a party event that your friends and family will remember? Then don’t waste your time with banquet halls, pizza shops or – worse yet – turn your home into something that resembles a frat party wasteland. Discover all the fun things to do on a party barge and why they’re the most…

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How To Come Up With A Good Boat Name

You have finally scored that shiny new boat and now, you are itching to give it a fitting name. Sure, you want it to stand out and be different. And of course, reflecting your personality is an absolute must! But you’re just not sure where to start. How to come up with a good boat…

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