Wakeboarding Tips: How to Make it Look Easy

Wakeboarding is just one of those things that comes easier to some than others. We’ve seen lots of people just pop up on a wakeboard with little technique, and then others consistently struggle.

 

Regardless of your skill level or aptitude for wakeboarding, here are a few wakeboarding tips from Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas to help you make it look easy:

 

Squat in the Water.

As you’re waiting to be pulled up, get your body as close to the board as you can in a squatting position. The closer your center-of-gravity is to the water and the board, the easier it will be for you to balance as the boat pulls you up. Once up, then you can start to stand.

 

Determine Which Foot Should be in Front.

If you have trouble getting up on the wakeboard, another one of our wakeboarding tips is to simply switch your foot position and put the other foot out front. So if you’ve been trying to swing the board around with the right foot out front, try shifting to the left instead. Sometimes the answer is just this simple!

 

Ask the Driver to Go Slow.

Many inexperienced drivers think “faster is better.” This is not the case! One of our wakeboarding tips is to make sure you are going within 14-18 mph, as to help the wakeboarder gain stability.

Use a Shorter Rope.

Sometimes slack in the rope can be hard for a new rider to manage. Try using a shorter rope – maybe one that’s 20’ behind the boat – to help the wakeboader.

 

Relax.

This is going to be fun! Now just make sure you’re being pulled behind a Nautique for the best ride on the market. Good times ahead! Call Buxton Marine today to take a test-drive on one of our beautiful Nautique models available now at our Nautique showroom in Lewisville, Texas or Long Cove Marina.

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Get to Know the Buxton Marine Lewisville Parts Department

The Buxton Marine Lewisville Parts Department is more than just a back room, full of parts and accessories should your boat need repair. Sure, we’ll repair your boat if repairs are needed, but our Buxton Marine Parts Department is so much more than that. Let us introduce you to the ways that we are here to serve you:

 

Parts & Service

Our Buxton Marine Lewisville Parts Department works hand-in-hand with our Service Department to ensure that your boat is always running in optimal condition. We know that the last thing you want is to waste precious days on the lake because your boat is in the shop. Our goal is to provide routine maintenance and repairs for your Nautique boat to maximize your investment. Simply call us at 972-436-7412 to schedule your appointment. Better yet – you can even schedule the appointment online and we will call you to work on the details.

 

Boat Customization

Have custom modifications in mind that will make your boat uniquely yours? Buxton Marine can help with that! Our staff lives and breathes boats, so we know a thing or two about custom boat accessories. Simply call us today to set up an appointment to work out the details, and let us take it from there! We know you’ll be pleased with the modifications.

 

Pro Shop

Not all parts have to be boat parts! Our Parts Department offers many boating accessories via our Lewisville pro shop. Looking for a new wakeboard or wakesurf board? Maybe you need new tow ropes or tubes? Watersports are our life, and our knowledge Buxton Marine staff can help you find what you are looking for from major brands such as Liquid Force, Hyperlite, Ronix, Soulcraft, Inland Surfer, and more.

Bottom line: Buxton Marine is here for you and all of your boating needs! Our knowledge staff is here to make boat ownership as stress free as it can be. Let us do the heavy lifting so you can enjoy your time on the lake!

 

Good times ahead!

Boat Storage Tips: What You Must Do as Summer Draws to an End

With Labor Day weekend behind us, it’s time to start thinking about pumpkins, football, and the holiday season. It’s hard to believe Fall is almost here!

 

At Buxton Marine Long Cove and Buxton Marine Lewisville, we hope you enjoyed the summer on your Nautique and wanted to give you some boat storage tips as you begin thinking about storing your boat for the Fall/Winter season:

 

Prep Now for Next Season

Don’t just store your boat – think about how you want to find your boat at the beginning of the boating season next year!

  • Make sure all exterior scratches or dings are repaired.
  • Research the best storage facilities to protect your boat during the off-season.
  • Get a professional boat winterization to make sure the engine and systems on-board are clean and ready to be stored.
  • Get a proper boat cover that will keep dust and debris off your boat while stored.

 

Deep Clean the Boat

Any stains, spills, or sitting water can lead to mildew, mold, and other issues when you’re ready to use your boat next season.

  • Take all of your cushions out, clean, and then store separately. It’s even smart to get a boat-specific vinyl protectant and treat the cushions and other upholstery with that as well.
  • Professionally clean all carpet on board.
  • Check each compartment below to make sure there are no oil spills that could cause damage.

 

Maintenance is Key

Once you’ve handled all the external and cosmetic cleaning, it’s important to use these boat storage tips to maintain the engine and components.

  • Carefully test all of the electronic components on the boat, and repair any issues before storing.
  • Change the oil before storing the boat.
  • Make sure the hull is properly supported during storage to prevent any cracking due to uneven weight.

 

If you aren’t sure where to start with preparing your boat for storage, call Buxton Marine Lewisville or Buxton Marine Long Cove today! Our service team will gladly get your boat ready for storage with our Lewisville boat winterization package, tailored to your boat and your needs. Call us today to set up an appointment!