Cobalt Boats Coming Soon!

Capture

We are super excited to announce our new line of boats at our dealership: Cobalt Boats. Since its first day on the water over 50 years ago, Cobalt’s commitment to performance, luxury and innovation has continued to set the standard for boating excellence. Only the easy-to-operate Cobalt Surf Series offers a full day of fun and family on the water – from dawn to dusk and beyond. We will have in stock the R3, R5, CS23, and more! Be sure to follow us to get the latest updates on these beautiful boats.

z

Share Button

Best Industry Pricing

NO HAGGLE NO HASSLE value pricing Coast to CoastAt SUN TRACKER® Boats, we strive to ensure your boat-buying experience is just as enjoyable and relaxing as your ownership experience will be.That’s why we employ the industry-exclusive NO HAGGLE NO HASSLE® pricing policy.Whether you shop in our stores, websites, brochures or ads, you’ll find our prices are consistent everywhere, every day.

Plus, we set our nationally published prices at after-negotiation levels, so you never have to worry about haggling to get the best possible price.

Instead, you’ll receive the industry’s best value anywhere, and any time, you shop for and pick out your new SUN TRACKER pontoon boat.

Share Button

Buying Your Off Road Vehicle Advice

Where To Start and What To Consider

PtJjHiqa

Size : ATV’s, UTV’s, and All Purpose Carts come in various shapes and sizes. Size needs to be a priority focus when determining which off road vehicle to purchase. For example: riders, trail size, storage, and work load. The last thing you want is to purchase an off road vehicle and realize you undermined certain aspects of it. In addition, every buyer should find a product line which offers a variety of options: youth, adults, single rider, multiple riders, off road, and street legal.

Power : Don’t confuse size with power. These two do relate in specific off road vehicles, however; they don’t always go together. Other manufacturers may appear to provide the buyer with a workhorse simply due to size, but when it requires a heavy work load and tow capacity; it will not deliver the power needed to perform the task. Also, the buyer should know that sometimes with more power comes more noise. Make sure to inquire about the engine noise levels if wildlife and neighbors don’t want to be bothered.

Warranty : Our customers have told us that warranties do matter. Several off road riders are only seasonal riders which means when they purchase an off road vehicle, the warranty expires before their next riding season. Most standard warranties on the market today are only six to twelve months. The best standard warranties we can find are from TRACKER Off Road vehicles which offer twelve months on all ATV’s, eighteen months on UTV’s, and up to twenty four months on All Purpose Carts. Furthermore, extended service contracts are also available.

Service : Where should you service your off road vehicle? We recommend finding a well established local company with a proven track record of service and certified technicians. By doing this, the buyer has peace of mind knowing their purchase is protected by professionals. Better yet, most service departments will have access to those hard to find parts the buyer needs to keep their off road vehicle running at top performance. Lastly, if the buyers warranty is still active, the service department will contact the manufactures directly to cover all costs for repairs.

Price : Pricing is a key factor when purchasing an off road vehicle. When shopping for your next off road vehicle and optional equipment, make certain the brand and dealer offer straight forward pricing with no hidden fees. Some might be sold with kits included and others might be just a base model with no options installed. Sometimes there may be a higher cost upfront, but the buyer will save money on repairs in the long run. So consider the upfront cost vs. a lower sale price and thinking you are saving money.

Share Button

How to Dock a Boat

 

docking-tips

#1 You’ve probably already heard the cardinal rule of docking a boat: Never approach the pier any faster than you’re willing to hit it. In other words, you never know when a sudden “oopsie” will cause your precious fiberglass chariot to do the opposite of what you had intended. Just in case, always approach solid objects slowly enough that if your docking job turns into a ramming, the results won’t be tragic.

 

#2: Use enough juice to get the job done. When it comes to causes of disastrous docking, applying insufficient power comes in a close second to applying too much. You need to counter and overcome momentum, wind, and current. If you don’t tell your boat what to do—with authority—one or more of these other factors is likely to take over.

 

#3: Always look before you leap. Give your slip a hairy eyeball, even if you’ve backed into it 100 times before. The biggest issue here is mooring lines. If any lines of yours or a neighboring slip fell off a piling and into the water, current could stretch it out across your path. Tangle a mooring line in your propeller, and that docking job will go south in a hurry.

 

#4: With twin inboards, don’t touch the wheel. Ever. You’ll be tempted, but you have more control if you leave the wheel centered and use only the engines. If you do turn the wheel, then when you try to use the engines and the prop-wash hits a cockeyed rudder, the boat may take an unexpected path.

 

#5: In heavy winds, reduce your windage. Particularly in a small boat, this can have a dramatic effect on how easy or how hard it is to dock. A Bimini top or an Isinglass enclosure can act like a sail on a powerboat, and throw you out of kilter. On a sailboat, a sail lazily left unfurled can have the same effect.

 

#6: Never kill the engines until all the lines are secure. Many people who don’t know how to dock a boat well make the mistake of shutting down as soon as the boat is in the slip, but you never know if a crewmember is going to drop his or her line(s), or when a piling will slip out of reach. Keep the powerplants on, so you can maneuver as necessary.

 

#7: Don’t be afraid to abort. This is especially important for sailboats, single-screw inboards, and other boats with a limited ability to maneuver. If the approach doesn’t seem to be going well don’t try to force the issue; instead, circle back for another try.

 

# 8: Learn how to dock a boat using fenders that are placed with precision. There’s more to this than merely hanging the fenders over the side; you need to judge where the boat will kiss a piling, and how to orient the fenders so they don’t get caught under the pier or swing freely above it. Position them properly and you’ll find that even the best boaters in the world can do a better job of damage-free docking, with the pressure-points protected.

 

#9: When docking any type of single-engine boat, always turn the wheel before applying power—not during or after. That way, you won’t get a blast of forward or reverse before the blast of port or starboard kicks in.

 

#10: Always apply short bursts of power, instead of steady power. This allows you to maneuver without building up a lot of momentum, which can quickly get out of control.

Share Button

Mercury Outboards

VERADO- SMOOTH, QUIET, AND POWERFUL
mercury-verado-v8

Mercury Verado® is the pinnacle of superior outboard design and performance. Created to power the largest boats for the boldest adventures, Verado delivers advanced engineering and refined operation to boat owners who don’t compromise; every feature is designed to deliver the ultimate on-water experience, greatest confidence and supreme comfort. If you’re looking at Verado outboards, you expect your engines to provide the finest, most enjoyable boating experience possible.

Verado V8 outboards deliver superior fuel economy at cruising speed and wide-open throttle. Advanced Range Optimization (ARO) calibration precisely adjusts the fuel mixture and delivers the best possible efficiency at any speed. Verado V8 outboards are calibrated to deliver full performance on 87-octane fuel. Whether you’re heading up a swell or into a tight turn, Adaptive Speed Control on V8 Verado outboards automatically maintains the set rpm even as load or conditions change. That means you make far fewer throttle adjustments.

 

Share Button

F.A.S.T. TAB Hull Design

Patented and proven, Crownline’s F.A.S.T. TAB® Hull Design is one of the most efficient and attractive hull designs on the market today, improving slow-speed stability, time-to-plane acceleration and fuel economy.

The acronym stands for fin-assisted safe turn. That’s the description. In practice, a F.A.S.T Tab hull’s vented chines aerate the running surface to reduce drag, and the fin-like tabs keep those vents from producing handling quirks. The hull sticks in turns, is responsive to trim, and really airs out at speed. Chop back the throttle and you can feel the vents working as the boat glides along for quite some distance before settling off plane.

There’s always positive control with the most unique sport boat hull system running today.

crownline-boats-super-sport-ss-205ss-07-1024x683

Share Button

Sun Tracker Warranty

Capture

SUN TRACKER® construction and quality are second to none. And the 10+LIFE™ warranty coverage offers a level of assurance pontoon boat buyers can’t get from anyone else:

  • 10-Year Bow-to-Stern Warranty—Factory-installed materials and workmanship are covered for ten years from the time of purchase, including electrical components, livewells and plumbing, vinyl, furniture, Bimini top and much more. Your engine is covered by the Mercury manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Lifetime Limited Structural & Deck Warranty—Pontoon logs, the motor pod and other structural elements, e.g., deck supports, perimeter fence rails and gates, are covered for the life of the boat.
  • Provisions for Transfer to Second Owner—The resale value of your boat can be enhanced by provisions to transfer warranty elements to a second owner. Your SUN TRACKER dealer can help you put applicable elements into effect when you are ready.
  • 1-Stop Warranty Resolution—10+LIFE coverage offers a one-stop solution, eliminating the need to pursue separate warranties with component manufacturers.
  • Full Coverage During Warranty Period—There is no pro-rating, or reducing your coverage over time. The peace of mind you enjoy at the outset carries throughout your coverage period.

10+LIFE applies to all 2014 and newer SUN TRACKER models, even those which were purchased before the introduction of the 10+LIFE warranty. See The Boat Dock if this applies to you!

Share Button