Boat Safety Tips: How to Stay Safe When Tubing

Tubing can be a lot of fun! It’s great for all ages and requires zero skill. Who wouldn’t love bumping and bouncing along with the waves? While tubing can be very fun, it can also be dangerous. Don’t let a great day on the lake end with an ER visit. Follow these boat safety tips on how to stay safe when tubing on the lake:

 

Wear A Life Vest

 

Okay – this is a no brainer, but bears repeating. Anytime a passenger gets on the tube, they should be a life jacket. You never know when they might get bounced off by an unsuspecting wave.

 

Communication is Key

 

Before a passenger gets on the tube, establish the ground rules. Make sure they know how to communicate with you whether they’d like to go faster, slower, or stop. As your passenger is riding, make sure you are constantly aware of what is going on.

 

Check the Gear

 

Before setting off for a fun day of tubing, check your ropes and knots to make sure everything is tied off properly. Does your tube have air? Are there any leaks? These are all important boat safety tips to be aware of.

Watch for Hazards

 

Part of tubing – and really any watersports – is an awareness of your surroundings. You wouldn’t want to sling your passengers into a stump or a buoy! Pay close attention to other boats that might be coming nearby or other hazards that could come into contact with your tube.

 

Be Safe in the Water

 

If your passenger falls off into the water, be sure they know how to stay safe in the water! Do not attempt to swim back to the boat. Instead, they should stay exactly where they are and watch carefully for other boaters. Teach passengers to wave their arms in the air to make other boats aware of their presence while you circle back. You might even consider adding a safety whistle to their life jacket.

 

Turn the Boat Off

 

As you approach the rider and they are ready to get back in the boat, cut the motor. This eliminates the risk of injury from the propeller on the backside of the boat.

 

Boat safety tips are important whether you are a seasoned boat owner or a novice! If you’re ready for good times ahead on the lake, call Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas to help you find the right watersports boat, wakeboard boat, or waterski boat that fits your needs. As the #1 Nautique dealer in the country – we know boats!

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The Good News About Flooded Boats

With an increase in flash floods and severe storms across much of the United States, our team at Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas offers the good news about flooded boats.

Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas sends our thoughts and prayers to the thousands affected by the flash floods and severe storms that have been sweeping across much of the southern United States. With an increase in flash floods and severe storms, our team at Buxton Marine offers the good news about flooded boats.

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Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas Offers the Good News About Flooded Boats!

The good news about flooded boats is that they can still offer good value. The reality is, boats are not cars and are built to not only handle but also withstand water and the elements. Whereas cars are built to keep nasty elements out of the interior and various engine and electrical components, boats are built to get wet and present far fewer problems when it comes to flooding. Boat manufacturers have this in mind when they’re putting together the wiring, engines, steering systems, upholstery and other materials. Boats are meant to withstand the harsh marine and water environments.

While our team would recommend you walk away from a flood-damaged vehicle, a flood-damaged boat is a different story. The worst part about flood-damaged vehicles is their damages often come months or years down the road as interior parts and components rot and corrode over time. Therefore, when you see a discounted price on a boat because of water damage, see it as an opportunity to still buy a great boat at a low price with much fewer consequences than buying a flood-damaged car.

Should you have any further questions on flood-damaged boats, contact our team at Buxton Marine in Lewisville. Moreover, if you are looking to buy or lease a used boat near Dallas, our service and parts department is happy to serve as a resource to ensure you’re buying a great boat with minimal damage. We look forward to serving you and your family and we’ll see you out on the water soon!

Tips for Buying a New Boat in Dallas from Buxton Marine!

If you’re in the market for a new or used boat in Dallas, or perhaps you’re buying a boat for the first time, here are some helpful boat buying tips from Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas!

Our team at Buxton Marine is thrilled you’re looking for a new or used boat in Dallas. Buying a boat is a significant investment and one that should be done with great consideration. Depending on how often you plan to use your boat, what kind of recreational activities you’d like to be partaking in with your boat, and your family’s budget and preference, there are a lot of boating options and factors to determine when buying a boat. Buxton Marine, located off I-35 North in Lewisville, TX, is here to help you and your family with these boat buying tips!

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Follow These Helpful Boat Buying Tips from Buxton Marine in Dallas, Texas!

The first step in buying a boat is to determine how you will use it and, therefore, which type of boat best suits your needs. As you know, there are numerous boating activities you can partake in including watersports like skiing, wakeboarding or tubing, as well as fishing boats and simply cruising boats. With each category of boating activity comes a handful of specific boats that you can choose from.

For example, if you’re just looking to leisurely cruise the lake, options include deck boats, pontoon boats, motoryachts, or high-performance cruisers, to name a few. If you’re looking for a great fishing boat, there are, of course, bass boats, convertible/sportfisherman boats, and Jon boats. And boats that work well for watersports include ski boats, wakeboard boats, personal watercraft boats and more. As you can see, there is a plethora of options that can suit your boating needs.

Once you’ve determined which boating type you’d prefer and the activities you’d partake in with that boat, it’s important to then do your homework. As you can imagine, each of these boating types comes with numerous makes and models and amenities for you to choose from. Our team at Buxton Marine can help you work through the options to get the best boat for you and your family.

Finally, you’d need to decide if buying a new or used boat is the best financial decision for you and your family. Our financing department at Buxton Marine can help you sort through the options. One thing is for sure, when you buy from a reputable dealer like Buxton Marine, you won’t make a wrong decision either way.

Head to Buxton Marine in Dallas, Texas today to check out our current inventory and even take one of our great boats out for a test-drive. We look forward to serving you soon!

Download the Buxton Marine App from the iTunes Store Today!

Stay connected with other boaters and up-to-date on the latest in wake sports from Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas by downloading the new Buxton Marine App from the iTunes store today!

Buxton Marine of Lewisville, Texas hopes you and yours are having a great summer at the lake! As your premier provider of Nautiques in North America, it’s our pleasure to keep you in the loop with all-things Nautique and wakeboarding. Now you can keep up with us and other wakeboarding and wakesurfing fans by downloading the Buxton Marine App from the iTunes Store!

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Download the Buxton Marine App on iTunes and Stay Up-to-Date on Wakeboarding in North Texas!

Download the Buxton Marine App today and access the following features:

  • Contact Our Team or Get Directions by the touch of a button
  • Stay up-to-date with our New Boat Inventory and Used Boat Inventory
  • Share Pictures with the Buxton Marine Boat Cam and you might see if featured on our App!
  • Receive Valuable Discounts and Updates on the most recent News and Events
  • Get up-to-date Lewisville Lake Weather Reports
  • Utilize our handy Boat Loan Calculator
  • Connect with other boat owners and all of our Buxton Marine Social Media platforms

You’ll love pulling up the Buxton Marine App when you’re out and about on Lewisville Lake and staying connected with the latest in Nautiques news and all-things wakeboarding. The wake-sport community is vibrant and ready to engage with you and your boating adventures.

If you’re in need of a new wakeboard boat, check out our extensive inventory at Buxton Marine located off I-35 in Lewisville near Dallas. From new and used boat sales to factory-trained inboard towboat service and financing, Buxton Marine is your go-to boat dealer in North Texas. Feel free to shop around online, download the Buxton Marine App from the iTunes Store or come on in today to meet our team and take a test-drive in your next Nautique! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Come See Buxton Marine at the Dallas Boat Expo!

As the largest boating event in North Texas, the Dallas Boat Expo is the biggest party off the lake and features 450 boat and watercraft models as well as over 20 North Texas Boat Dealers including Buxton Marine in Lewisville!

Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas is thrilled to be a part of the annual Dallas Boat Expo at Market Hall on July 11th-13th and July 18th-20th. This great event is the largest boating expo in North Texas and will feature over 450 boats and watercraft models from over 20 North Texas boat dealers. This is the perfect opportunity to find your next boat with over 200,000 square feet of the latest watercraft models available. Even more, you can save big on end of season prices, financing incentives and dealer close outs on 2014 models as they make room for 2015 models.

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Come Buxton Marine at the DFW Summer Boat Expo at Market Hall in Dallas, TX!

Buxton Marine is proud to be a part of the United Boat Dealers of North Texas, dedicated to the boating and marine industry in North Texas, and to have the opportunity to host the 2014 DFW Summer Boat Expo this July at Dallas Market Hall off Stemmons Freeway. This is the best event of the year for boating enthusiasts, boat owners, soon-to-be boat owners and those that simply live the recreational boating lifestyle. The Dallas Boat Expo is the perfect place to buy a new boat at the lowest price as dealers will go to all limits to get you in a new boat! This year, the boat expo will run two consecutive weekends on July 11th-13th and again on July 18th-20th.

Parking for the Dallas Boat Expo is free and admission is cheap. In addition, all of the major boating brands represented at the show include Bennington, South Bay, Four Winns, Cobalt Boats, Supra, Mooba, Correct Craft/Nautique and more! Our team at Buxton Marine will be there and are excited to meet you and help you find your next new boat! Don’t miss the biggest boating event in North Texas. We’ll see you at the 2014 DFW Summer Boat Expo!

Service Your Wakeboard Boat at Buxton Marine in Lewisville!

From engine repair to tune-ups, oil changes, trailer repairs and more, service your wakeboard boat at Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas and receive high quality inboard towboat service from fully-trained professionals!

Buxton Marine provides North Texas with new and used wakeboat boats as well as high quality service and parts from our factory-trained technicians who have gone through Nautique’s specialized training program. If you’re having issues with your ski boat or wakeboard boat, bring it to the service professionals at Buxton Marine in Lewisville who truly care and know your boat inside and out. From engine repair to simple tune-ups, routine oil changes and more, there’s no job too big or small. We even do repair work on trailers, detailing and gel-coat repairs for your Nautique, Tige and other Dallas ski boats.

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Service Your Wakeboard Boats in Dallas at Buxton Marine!

If you haven’t already, bring your wakeboard boat to Buxton Marine for its annual service to ensure you and your family enjoy a summer of fun out on the lake. Our team at Buxton Marine will check your filters, oil levels, transmission fluids, stern drive fluid, the engine alignment, the engine timing and inspect other general systems. We recommend you bring your towboat in as soon as possible as our service department gets more and more busy as the summer days roll on! If you’re a new owner, it’s important to get your 20 Hour Service taken care of within 20-30 hours of use. New boats need a first maintenance and inspection to inspect and make and needed adjustments including a filter change and any other adjustments.

There are some things you can be doing to maintain and care for your boat during the busy summer months. Our team at Buxton Marine recommends you check your engine oil levels and transmission fluid levels every time you go out on the lake. This is extremely easy and only takes a minute. Moreover, you should change the oil every 50 hours or four months. Another simple maintenance tip is to consistently check your intake to ensure your inline water filter is clean. This is especially important if you travel through shallow water around boat ramps and canals. Finally, wipe your boat down each time you finish using it. This is an easy way to keep it clean and allow you to discover any minor issues before they become something major.

If you have any questions about boat maintenance or how to care for your wakeboard boat, contact our team at Buxton Marine in North Texas today! We look forward to serving you and your family soon!