Beginner Waterskiing: How to Teach a Child to Water Ski

You’ve bought the boat, and now it’s time to get the whole family in on the action!

 

A great way to do this is by teaching your children how to water ski. Water skiing is fun, and a skill that can last a lifetime. Here are a few tips from Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas on how to teach a child to water ski for the first time:

 

  1. Get the Right Gear

 

Step 1 to teaching beginner waterskiing is to get the right gear for your child. For the rope, get a standard 75 ft. rope, not a shorter one. Many people think beginners should be on shorter ropes, but this is just not the case, because the shorter the rope – the closer you are to the boat and choppier water. For the skis, you can purchase a toddler ski trainer for younger kids (normally up to age 6) or junior skis with a removable crossbar that holds the skis together until your child gains enough strength to keep the skis together and straight themselves.

 

  1. Teach the Fundamentals

 

Practice makes perfect when it comes to learning to water ski, and getting the feel for getting up out the water can be tough. When teaching beginner waterskiing, teach your child to sit crouched in the water with their legs slightly bent as if they are sitting back in the chair in the water. They should hold the rope firmly and allow the boat to gradually pull them up out of the water. One of the most common beginner waterskiing mistakes is to attempt to stand up too fast! Encourage crouching until they are fully upright and out of the water.

 

  1. Know How to Fall

 

Falling is a natural part of beginner waterskiing, and it’s important to teach your child how to do this properly. When they begin to fall, they should immediately let go of the rope and fall to the side for the safest landing.

 

If you’re looking for beginner waterskiing gear and want to teach your child how to waterski, then come by our Buxton Marine Pro Shop at both our Lake Lewisville and Cedar Creek Lake locations. Our pro shop is well stocked with water skis, life jackets, wakeboards, surfboards, ropes, tubes, and more.

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Nautique Maintenance: How to Keep Your Boat in Like New Condition

You finally took the plunge and purchased that gorgeous Nautique you’ve had your eye on for years. In order to keep it looking brand new season after season, Nautique maintenance is key. Here are a few tips on how to keep your boat in like new condition for years to come:

 

Check the Oil Regularly

 

One of the best ways to keep your boat running flawlessly is to stay on top of the oil and oil filter maintenance. Before you go out, simply check your oil to make sure it’s where it needs to be. This takes no time at all and can save you some serious headaches. It’s also wise to carry a quart of oil and a funnel on board just in case you need it. Make it a point to change the oil after 50 hours on the boat or every 4 months, whatever comes sooner.

 

Keep an Eye on the Transmission Fluid

 

The transmission on a wakeboard or ski boat gets a workout each time you’re on the lake, with constant stopping, starting, and maneuvering. Of course, a Nautique is made to handle this, but it doesn’t mean you can neglect maintenance. Plan to check the fluid every 2 weeks and change it out at least once per season.

Clean After Each Use

 

The last thing you want to do after a day on the lake is clean the boat, but even just a quick wipe down and rinse can do wonders for keeping your boat in like new condition. Plus – you might even notice possible maintenance issues before they become problems.

 

For more advice on Nautique maintenance, visit the Service Department at Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas! We are the #1 Nautique dealer in the United States and we can help with all your boating needs.

What’s New on the 2019 Nautique Models? – Buxton Marine Lewisville

Fall is in the air and that means one thing…it’s time to roll out the new 2019 Nautique models! So what’s new for the new model year? Read on to find out all the details from Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas, the #1 Nautique dealer in the country!

 

Flight Control Tower – Actuated

 

Now here’s a cool feature. With the touch of a button the Flight Control Panel and bimini can fold up and down. This is a great feature when low clearance is an issue.

 

Ski Nautique Microtuners

 

Do you love to ski? Then the 2019 Ski Nautique just got even sweeter with microtuners that will interrupt the flow of water and essentially make a smoother ride through the redirection of water. It’s a skiers dream.

 

New G-Series Bimini

 

If you’re looking into a 2019 Nautique G-Series model, then you’ll love the increased functionality and coverage offered on the new bimini.

 

Pro Ballast

 

If you’re ready to ride like the pros, then get the 2019 Nautique GS22 or GS24 and add the all-new, optional Pro Wake/Surf ballast system. Each 350-lb. sack is plumbed into the ballast system of the boat, allowing you to easily fill and empty the sacks on the control panel of the LINC Panoray System with a few simple clicks.

 

New G-Series Windshield

 

Sleeker, frame-free, the new G-Series windshield provides a more modern aesthetic, along with venting for a better ride.

 

M6 Speakers from JL Audio

 

Want the latest in audio systems? The 2019 Nautique G-Series comes equipped with the latest in sound, M6 speakers from JL Audio, giving you the best sound quality on the lake.

 

These are just a few of the exciting new features you’ll see on the 2019 Nautique models. Be among the first to check out the all-new models by stopping by our showroom at Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas – the best boat dealer in Dallas!