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Nautical Gifts for Your Favorite Mariner

Boating is their life. They relish the time they can get away from work and on the water whether it’s to spend hours whiling away fishing or cruising their favorite waterway. When it comes to holiday gift-giving, what’s on your captain’s wish list? You don’t need to travel far to find some great gifts for […]

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Kids Learn to Fish

Come join on us on Saturday, February 22nd for our Kids Learn to Fish event! DATE: February 22nd, 2020TIME: 9am – 11am EVENT DETAILS: Coffee, juice, and donuts will be provided for breakfast. All kids under 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.Bait, poles (while supplies last), and all other necessities will […]

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Christmas Movie Night 2019

Santa Clause 2 on December 14th, 2019 It’s a classic 60’s style drive-in movie, just on the water. Watch the movie from the comfort of your boat on beautiful Simpson Cove. The show starts at dusk around 5:30pm. The movie will be played through FM transmitter and you can tune in on your radio, just […]

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21st Annual Night of Lights for Tykes

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6th – 6 to 9 PM Mount Dora Boating Center and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves are teaming up for a specials Toys for Tots collection event. Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them […]

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Not Using That Boat?

It was one of the most exciting moments of your life: buying that new boat and launching it into the lake for the first time. You pictured leisurely hours of cruising, getting the kids into watersports and yes, hooking the big one time and time again. Has the thrill gone? Is your boat sitting at […]

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Outboards vs. Sterndrives: What’s the Best Choice for You?

OK, you’ve picked out your new boat… now a crucial decision looms: the engine. There are two choices to power your craft: outboard or stern (inboard) drive. Outboards provide more room in the boat because they are installed on the transom, outside the boat. A sterndrive combines inboard power with outboard drive. The engine sits just forward of […]

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Safety First: What To Know Before You Leave the Dock

Tens of thousands of lakes and rivers make Central Florida a boater’s paradise.  Whether you’re enjoying fishing, cruising or watersports, it’s important to equip your boat with basic safety equipment before heading out onto the water. In fact, the state of Florida requires it. Florida law also requires anyone 21 years old or younger to […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Own a Boat?

Owning a boat is an incredible experience, allowing you the freedom to enjoy fishing, cruising, watersports, and create fun memories with family and friends. It’s a vacation you can enjoy anytime you’d like.      Often boating is more affordable than many people think, but it does cost money. And beyond the price of buying your boat, […]

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Best Boats for Central Florida Lakes & Rivers Series Bowriders

Bowriders:        Next to the small fishing boat, Bowriders have to be the top choice of first time boat buyers.  They get their name from the seating area in the front of the boat. Bowriders are an extremely popular type of boat among all kinds of boaters.  People brand new to boating and seasoned veterans who’ve […]

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Best Boats for Central Florida Lakes & Rivers Series

Pontoon Boats:       Pontoon boats are ideally suited for Central Florida waterways in both form and function. The deck is mounted on two or more metal tubes called pontoons. These pontoons (sometimes referred to as “tubes”) are very buoyant and provide a great deal of stability. They also draw very little water and can navigate shallow […]

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