Days on the water are some of the best days there are. Whether you’re relaxing on your sun-lit pontoon, sipping some cold lemonade while listening to smooth jazz, or you’re trying to teach your kids how to water ski or tube, being on the water creates memories that last a lifetime. To keep your boat in good shape to create these memories, we have loads of different kinds of products for your boating needs.
Lights and Safety
Lights, camera, action! Just like in the movies, that’s how great boating vacations start; with lights and a camera. Keeping yourself, your family, your boat, and other boats safe on the water, navigation lights are of the utmost importance when boating. Whether it be for the port side or starboard side light upfront, the stern light up top, or the transom light under the back, we’ve got just the solution for your lighting needs.
Have you ever seen people boating at night without their lights on? Probably not and that’s the problem. Without proper lighting, boats can get into accidents with other boats, land, or other masses in the water and an accident like that can really put a dent in your vacation plans.
You must always be on the lookout for other vessel lights when boating at night, with the lights required from sunset to sunrise. Depending on your craft, there are certain types of lights required. Sidelights (or combination lights) are the red and green lights visible to other boats when approaching from the side or the front [red light for the port side (left) and green light for the starboard (right)]. The stern light is the light attached to the back and only seen from behind the vessel. A masthead light is required on all motorboats and is seen from the front and both sides, being attached to the top of the boat. Only sailboats do not have these lights. An all-round white light is used for smaller vessels less than 39.4 feet in length and it serves as a combination of the masthead and stern light.
When you only see a white light, it means you are approaching a boat from the back. If you see a green light and a white light, it means you are approaching a boat from their right side. If you see a red light and a white light, it means you are approaching a boat from their left side. If you see only a red or green light, it means you are approaching a sailboat. Non-motorized vessels do not have these specific lights and so keeping your eye out for all boats, whether you see these lights or not is important for water safety.
Dock and Boat Ladders
Whether you need a ladder for your dock or your boat, having the easy way to get out of or into the water sure is a step up.
For your boat or pontoon, we’ve got some pretty terrific options. Short, long, telescoping, folding, LED illuminated, you name it. We’ve even got a diver ladder! These ladders are meant to last and keep you going. So whether you’re helping your son get back in the boat after he wiped out on the tube or whether you’re climbing back in from a leisurely swim to a sandbar, these ladders have got you’re back, providing you an easy entrance back onto your beloved vessel.
For your dock, our ladders are sturdy, stable, and strong. Do you want to be able to remove your ladder from the water in the winter? Check, we’ve got that. Two different flip-up ladders, in four-step and five-step, you can stow it out of the way of that freezing cold water. Would you rather attach your ladder and never think about it again? We’ve got you covered there, too. With five different options, you can have a durable ladder to last you years to come. We even have a handrail for your dock, giving you that extra bit of safety and stability.
From tools to more lights, we’ve got the goods to make your boating experience great. Looking for a gift for someone who loves their boat or pontoon? Stop on by the site for some great gift ideas for them! You can get them some LED lighting for under their deck to really bring out the personality in their pontoon!
Boating is one of those experiences that you never forget. To make those memories good ones, make sure to get your lights, ladders, and luxuries here at RecPro.