What Do I Look for in a Beginner Wakeboard? – Buxton Marine Lewisville

You’ve got the boat – now it’s time to buy the gear! Here are a few tips from Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas on what to look for in a beginner wakeboard:

Length & Width

Let’s start here. If you’re a beginner, then in general, you’ll want to look for a board that’s a little oversized for your height and weight because it will be easier to maneuver on. This guide is a great start to assess the right length/width for you. 

Single or Twin Tip?

If you’re a beginner, look for a board that has a twin tip. This allows you to maneuver more easily in multiple directions – not just one.

Fins

As you would guess, the fins allow you to steer the board. If you’re a beginner, this is a helpful feature! Look for longer and deeper fins to maximize maneuverability. You can also buy boards with removable fins that will allow you to use them when you begin, but then remove them as you advance in the sport.

Rocker

When it comes to wakeboards, the rocker applies to how curved the bottom of the board is. The more rocker it has, the better the board is at performing more advanced tricks and stunts. If you’re a beginner, you’ll want a board with a continuous rocker that smoothly transitions from flat to curved and makes your ride more forgiving.

Edges

The edge of the board matters when it comes to speed, acceleration, and ease on the water. Many advanced boards have sharp edges, but if you’re a beginner, look for rounded edges that leave room for error as you learn to steer the board. 

Want more help picking out the perfect beginner wakeboard? Call Buxton Marine or come by our pro shop at Long Cove Marina or Lake Lewisville. Our staff can help you pick out the perfect board for your needs. 

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What to Look for in Replacement Boat Speakers


For many boat owners, the sound system is vitally important to their boating experience. Sure, you want the boat to handle well and perform well for watersports, but the tunes just make that day at the lake any better. 

At Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas, we get questions from boat owners on how to switch out and replace boat speaker, so here are a few tips on how to do it:

  • Double Check Measurements

If there is one thing we’ve learned, it’s that every speaker has different dimensions! Don’t assume a “standard sized” speaker will do the brick. Boat speakers vary by brand and install; double-check your measurements to make sure you are purchasing the right replacement size. Also – think about going with the biggest size that will fit your space, as it will offer better sound for your money.

  • Know What Wattage You Need

The last thing you want to do is blow out those fabulous new boat speakers because you loaded them with too much power! Not sure how much load each speaker can handle? A knowledge boat dealer or boat speaker rep can help you, but look at your amplifier and determine how many watts it is created for. Then, divide that number by the number of speakers you plant to attach to carry the load. Also be sure to be wary that wattage is communicated different ways by different manufacturers; some use “peak wattage,” others “RMS wattage.”

  • Get the Right Quality

We all want the best quality boat speakers in our wakeboard boat, right?! Before making a purchase, talk to a knowledgeable Dallas boat dealer about the various types of speakers on the market – and the pros and cons of each. You will find dual cone speakers, coaxial speakers, and component speakers all available – each with different advantages. If you want the best, then component speakers are the way to go, but they are most expensive. 

When buying a Nautique boat, one thing you can be sure of is that their boats come from the factory equipped with amazing speakers for great sound from day 1. Ready to talk to the #1 Nautique dealer about getting your hands on one before the summer boating season? Now is the time to talk to Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas – the #1 boat dealer for a reason! 

How to Remove Mold & Mildew from Boat Seats

You’ve stored your boat for the winter, careful to make sure it’s clean and ready for the Spring, only to revisit the boat a few months later and find that the seats and upholstery are covered in mold and mildew. 

It’s the last thing a boat owner wants to see, but the good news is that it can be removed. Here are a few tips from Buxton Marine on how to remove mold and mildew from boat seats, should the issue ever arise in your boat:

Step 1: Have the Right Cleaner

Many boat owners will use a mild soap – like dish soap – first to see if it removes the mold and mildew. Sadly, it rarely does, so skip the effort and go with something stronger. Your next thought – go with bleach! While bleach will be effective in removing the mold and mildew, it is likely gong to wreck havoc on your beautiful seats, breaking down or discoloring the vinyl. Let’s not do that. 

So what do you use?

Get a bottle of specially formulated mold and mildew remover that is made for boat interiors. This bottle of magic will get the job done and leave your boat intact! If you need help finding the right boat mildew remover, call us at Buxton Marine and our experts can help.

Step 2: Apply Vinyl Protectant Twice Yearly

Schedule to apply vinyl protectant with other seasonal boat maintenance. This will help prevent the growth of mold and mildew in the first place. Warm weather, humidity, and temperature swings are all known to promote mildew growth, and chances are if you have a boat in Texas, you’re not going to be able to avoid these factors!

For more tips on boat maintenance and getting the most out of your investment, call us at Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas – or stop by and visit in-store! Our staff is always here, expertly trained to help with all your boating needs. It’s just one of the reasons we are the best boat dealer in North Texas

Good times ahead!