Author Archives: Kyla

Bow Mounted Pontoon Boat Ladders

April 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Kyla in Boat Ladders - (Comments Off on Bow Mounted Pontoon Boat Ladders)

When my father was aging – fragile but still spunky – I wanted to take him on a family celebration – an outing that included my siblings, three kids, a lake, a pontoon boat, and the family dog. The main challenge: How to safely and easily get everyone on and off the boat?  We were …
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Buying a Bimini Top: Length, Width, and Height Considerations

April 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Kyla in Bimini Tops - (Comments Off on Buying a Bimini Top: Length, Width, and Height Considerations)

Great protection from the sun and rain, a bimini top (funny name; serious business) offers hours of carefree angling, water skiing, wakeboarding or cruising. SavvyBoater.com is proud to carry bimini boat tops from industry leaders like  Carver and Westland. These manufacturers offer expert workmanship, high quality materials, warranties, and great selections of fabric, style and …
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Backyard Bass: Teaching Kids to Cast

March 20th, 2014 | Posted by Kyla in Fishing - (Comments Off on Backyard Bass: Teaching Kids to Cast)

I know a young man, around 12 years old, who loves to fish. He absolutely loves it. He would fish seven days a week if he could. He’s got his pole, his gear, his tackle, bait, weights, wigglers and what-nots. He is ready to roll at 6am with peanut butter sandwiches, happy hopes, and great …
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Auto-Inflatable Life Vests: Light, Safe & Wearable (No Excuses)

March 20th, 2014 | Posted by Kyla in Life Jackets & Flotation - (Comments Off on Auto-Inflatable Life Vests: Light, Safe & Wearable (No Excuses))

A friend of mine is a member of what is jokingly called the Elk Lake Yacht Club, which is a loose and freewheeling group of folks who like to sail small boats on the jeweled lakes in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. So, when he invited me to go sailing one summer, I jumped straight …
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The Best Seat In the Boat

March 20th, 2014 | Posted by Kyla in Fishing - (Comments Off on The Best Seat In the Boat)

There we were, happily puttering around the lake, taking in the sights, enjoying the fresh air and relaxing in each other’s good company. My sister, Raine, and I took her aluminum boat, with its sweet little outboard motor, for a cruise on Montana’s Placid Lake last Fall – just for the fun of it. We …
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