Thursday, May 9, 2013

Six Items You Must Bring on the Boat this Summer

Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to dust off the boat and take it out on the water. Boating is one of the most refreshing and fun activities that you can do in the summer, but there are some key items that you should bring with you during your outings to maximize your enjoyment.
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Water Sport Gear

There are many kinds of water sports that can be enjoyed with a boat. Inner tubes, wakeboards,
kneeboards, water skis, and wake skates are all great water sports to partake in when you’re out on the water. People of all ages are sure to find at least one water sport that they’d like to try while boating – we love wakeboarding, knee boarding, skiing and tubing!

Wake Towers

Wake towers are designed to tow a wake boarder, but can also be used in skiing and knee boarding as they have more of an upward pull than a regular pylon or factory rope attachment.  This provides the rider an easier opportunity to initially get up on the water, and also provide the needed opportunity for a wake boarder to “get air.”  Many wake towers also feature optional racks to store skis, boards, and kneeboards out of the way of occupants.

Wake Tower Speakers

Wakeboarding is a lot of fun, but it’s even better with loud music blaring over the rush of the wind and waves. Wakeboard tower speakers are mounted on the wake tower and are directed towards the wake boarder to allow him or her to hear their favorite music while wakeboarding. Wake tower speakers can be as simple as two small speaker attachments or a custom bar fitted with several larger speakers depending on your preferences.

Fishing Equipment

You may be the kind of person who goes out on their boat to just lay back, relax and enjoy the gentle lull of the water. One of the most relaxing activities to do on the water is fishing. Whether you’re a veteran fisher or a first-timer, anyone can pick up some basic fishing equipment and enjoy the fun of catching some fish…or at least trying. Even if you don’t catch anything, simply enjoying some quality alone time or time with your family is enough to make any day out on the boat a good one.


While there may be marina restaurants and stores on the water, they are notorious for price gouging
their patrons, whether it’s on gas or refreshments. The best thing to do is pack your own refreshments if you intend on staying out for a day, or even a few hours. Bring a cooler filled with various snacks and beverages, preferably simple snacks that don’t perish easily or need to be heated up. It’s easy to get dehydrated when out in the sun for hours in the summertime, and alcoholic beverages just intensify the effect, so a healthy supply of water is never a bad idea. 

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The gentle sound of the water on the boat is wonderful, but many people want some music to break up the silence. Most boats have some device for playing music such as a radio, CD player, or MP3 player. If you’re more into a relaxing scene, select some relaxing and slow songs for your trip. If you’re looking for a lot of fun and adventure, try some fast party songs. If you want to create a romantic moment for you and your significant other, select some romantic music that both of you can enjoy. There is music for every occasion and mood. Select your favorites to make your boating trip even more enjoyable.

About the Author: Wake Essentials sells wake towers, biminis, wake speakers, wake tower racks, lights, mirrors, and other wakeboarding accessories at competitive prices. Wake Essentials products can be purchased online: or by phone at 855-316-6800.

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