I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Discover Boating. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation in sharing how to choose a boat and other tips.
Some of my best summertime memories have included the water. I remember my mother joking with me that I was born a fish because it didn’t matter if it was swimming, fishing in a local stream, sitting on the beach, white water rafting, or out on the lake. I just wanted to be near water.
There wasn’t a lot of opportunity for the beach unless we were driving down to Old Orchard, which we did a few times each summer. But there was a lot more opportunity for spending time on a lake. My uncle’s family had a camp on a lake that we visited fairly regularly, and the family of one of my friends also had a camp on a different lake.
There was always a lot to do at camp – laying out in a hammock, fishing, cooking out. And, of course, getting out on the lake. I could stay out all day tubing, if given the chance.
How to Choose a Boat
My husband spent time out on the lake, too, both while growing up and now as an adult that loves to fish. We’re considering buying a boat since there are so many lakes here in Kentucky to enjoy, but before we buy, we’ll probably rent to get a feel for what we’d like. If you’re interested in testing the waters for yourself, check out these 8 tips for renting a boat.
And if you’ve already made the decision to buy a boat, this boat selector tool can help you make your choice. Pick what activities you like, how many passengers you plan on having, the size of the boat, etc. and you’ll be provided with some selections to fit your needs. It’s really quite helpful!