There are few things more enjoyable than the recreational boating holiday. The keys to a successful holiday boat are local knowledge, detailed preparation and flexibility of the family.
With the advent and improvement of search engines on the Internet, there is a lot of information available online that can form the basis of a successful boat vacation plan. Government sites contain important information about the conditions of lakes and rivers, water levels, water quality, maps, including important depth maps, but not always extremely accurate. For example, in Texas Hill Country in Highland Lakes, ACSF has developed an excellent and informative site. Other good sources of local information about water bodies are parks and wildlife, and hunting and fishing authorities (be sure to get adequate if you plan to fish or hunt !!! licenses) . However, when searching for local knowledge there is no substitute to engage with people of knowledge. With a humble and friendly community approach to relevant social networks, those who know are more than happy to share ideas with you to improve your sailing holiday. You can all learn where to find the cheapest fuel (or perhaps where to find ethanol-free fuel for boaters who prefer to avoid these fuel additives) to boat ramps quality surfaces and significant depth of water. Before launching your boat in an unfamiliar ramp, consider walking in the ramp and in the water to inspect the ramp surface and the depth of the water. For water sports enthusiasts there are a significant number of social networking sites where you can learn about the body of water to which it is addressed but also find people very happy to offer snacks, Drinks and especially gas money If you are willing to bring some new friends into the water with you go to wakeboarder.com, go to forums and theme “find a snag”). Will not only have the benefit of cost savings but there is nothing like having a local on your boat that you learn in deep water, fresh water spots and other critical factors for a successful day on the ‘water.