Fun on the Water – BoatMatrix News Boating News for everyone

    by boatmatrixnews on January 31, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    When it comes to boating, as with most things in life, there is no substitute for experience. This time of year, as boaters all across the country are returning to the water, many are venturing out on boats for the very first time. IF YOU’RE ONE OF THESE ROOKIE BOATERS, HERE ARE A FEW TIPS […]

  • The Future of Pontoons
    by boatmatrixnews on January 31, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Elux Pontoons is hoping to catch the pontoon-buying public’s imagination this week, as it shows its first 24-ft. model at the Minneapolis Boat Show. The Elux 24 is unconventional in that it’s powered by an electric motor with an innovative topside layout. It’s even more unusual because its owner is the former chief executive of a […]

  • Pontoon Boats more than a party barge.
    by boatmatrixnews on October 16, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Pontoon boats may still be the ultimate “party barge,” but these versatile craft have grown far beyond the slow-moving vessel you may remember from Grandpa’s cocktail cruise. Yes, the core remains very much the same — stable pontoons below, topped by an abundance of seating above. Today’s craft, however, increasingly feature plusher seats and lounges, […]

  • Where to Find Fish in Freshwater
    by boatmatrixnews on June 7, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Before catching fish, anglers must locate them. Unless you live in the middle of the great southwestern deserts there should be a body of fishable water within an hour of your home. You can find fish nearly anywhere there is a body of water large enough to provide food, oxygen and cover. If you hav […]

  • Tips for First-Year Boat Maintenance
    by boatmatrixnews on May 10, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Tips for First-Year Boat Maintenance Story by: Discover Boating. Original Article You bought a boat. Now how do you maintain it? Just keep the following three points in mind, and the first year with a new boat should be smooth sailing. First off, engines, steering equipment, water pumps and anything else aboard that moves w […]

Shrink Wrap Boat Storage….Dangers and Long Term Effects

Shrink Wrap or plastic film boat storage seems like a cheaper alternative to traditional inside boat storage. Signs all over the roads, telephone poles and highways for shrink wrap…$15/ft. $18/ft, $25 or $37.95/foot…but are we sacrificing environmental protection for our boat or even doing harm versus inside storage? You can Google search this for yourself….there are significant risks and problems associated with plastic wrap storage programs the most common of which is black unhealthy mold.