Boating can be a very relaxing pastime, like floating along on a river or Lake Michigan without a care. For most people, the boating itself is the whole point of the hobby: once you’re in the boat, you’re set. This is why Carefree Boat club is such a great option for your family because there is no prep work before taking the boat out. All you need to do is pack up and drive to the marina – it can’t get any simpler than that!
Many people bring their boat to wherever they are going to go with their boat on a trailer and attached to the back of their car, provided the boat is small enough – larger boats have to be kept in marinas, which can be expensive. Even today, plenty of people still build their own boats out of nothing more than wood, nails and ingenuity. Not us, we provide the upper top of the line Sea Rays and Rinkers from 24′ – 28′! Our boats are clean and well maintained so you can be proud to take them out with your family or impress that corporate client you have been trying to land an account with.
There are many different kinds of boats, from the very small to the very large. The smallest boats are those designed to be rowed effectively by one person, followed by family-sized small boats. Most people who are into boating tend to have been boating with their family, especially their father, and take their own family along because they have such fond memories. Back in the old days, they didn’t have the technology we do today so it’s important to come on down to the 31st St Harbor at our location to see how easy it is to take out some of these larger boats.
Once you get above quite small boats, you start to get into powerboats (also known as speedboats and motorboats). They start off as only just too large to row, but can go as large as 50 feet long with cabins and large engines – in other words, you can get powerboats about as big as a car and about as big as a lorry.
While boating is fun, however, it is also a hobby where you need to pay a lot of attention to safety. Too many boaters die each year, mainly by falling overboard and drowning. It is important that you use common sense as well as making sure to comply with the relevant safety laws, especially by always taking life jackets with you. We provide the necessary amount of life jackets that the boat manufacturer says to provide for each specific boat but you need to bring life jackets for the little ones.
Of course, boating isn’t entirely limited to just cruising around. You can also set up water-skis on the back of your boat and go water-skiing, or even enter yacht races, if you think you’re fast enough. You can also fish, both in freshwater and in saltwater, with freshwater fishing one of the most popular things to do with a boat. Lake Michigan has tons of places to fish so make sure to ask the deckhand where to go before heading out.
Have a Carefree Day!