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Living On The Lake Archives - NorthShore Marina

Living On The Lake

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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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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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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Can You Fish in Lake Travis?

Lake Travis is one of six man made reservoirs in the chain of Highland Lakes. But it’s far from being just another pretty over-sized puddle of water! Spanning across 18,829 acres, Lake Travis is home to sixteen species of freshwater fish – surround by the most scenic and diverse landscaping in Texas. This little piece…

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How Are Waves Formed in Lakes?

Waves are the irrefutable excitement generator of the human race. Without them surfing would not exist, SeaDoo jet skis, wakeboarding and tubing would be boring, and waterpark rides would never have mile long lines. Let’s face it, if we wanted a waveless pool of water to play in we could all just sit in our…

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Spooky Dock Decor for Halloween

Halloween is one of the best holidays to decorate your boat and dock area. No matter how old you get, Halloween simply brings out the devious goblin and ghoul in us all. After all, why should the kids have all the fun? Create a bone chilling pirate ship or a ghastly ghost ship from your…

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What To Pack in Your Boat Bag

We would all like to think our fun-filled boating excursions will always be perfect and without incident. But the truth is, accidents happen when you least it expect them. And when they do we are often frightened, confused and in a state of shock. For this reason, prepared boaters carry a boat bag onboard. You…

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Where Does The Water In Lake Travis Come From?

In 1942, the Lower Colorado River Authority started construction of the Mansfield Dam,  forming a reservoir we know today as Lake Travis. The purpose of Lake Travis is to provide water supply, generate electric power, recreation opportunities and flood control to the region – but it’s not the only one of its kind. Lake Travis is part of…

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Living in a Houseboat – Lake Travis Edition

Houseboat Life Houseboats are a common scene on Lake Travis for vacationers, weekend warriors, and retirees alike. For hundreds of patrons, however, houseboat living is their way of life all year long. They have chosen to give up the standard land-lover abode for the adventure and tranquility of houseboat living on beautiful Lake Travis. Perhaps this is…

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