Evening of the Stars NOV 23rd!

BOB SOVEN will be attending the Seattle Water Sports, “Evening of the Stars” this Nov 23rd. Liquid Force team rider Bob will be introducing his new line of LF wakeboards and boots, signing posters, and taking pictures with the audience during the event. Make sure to stop in and snap a pic with Bob Soven and his Long, Curly, Red mane!

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Boatoberfest

Come out this October 19th, for the 2nd Annual Boatoberfest and check out unbeatable prices on new and used boats! Boatoberfest is an annual celebration at Seattle Water Sport’s, where we welcome all with German beer, brats, and unbeatable prices on end of the year boat close outs!
boatoberfestCome and celebrate with the Seattle Water Sports team!

Date: October 19th

Time: 9am- 5pm

Location: Seattle Water Sports

How Do You Store Your Boat?

How do you protect and store your boat in the off-season? Don’t be one of these guys and do it the wrong way!!!

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Here at Seattle Water Sports we offer year round storage space, that are safely protected from theft and weather conditions. We provide two different options to make sure your boat is taken care of!

Option number one: Out Door Storage $5.50 per foot

Option number two: Indoor Heated Storage $11.00 per foot

In addition save 10% if you pay in full for your term via check!

Spaces are limited and filling up fast! Call us at 425.481.2754 to book a slot!

The History Of Chris-Craft’s and Why We Carry Them!

Check out and learn, the History of the Classic Christ-Craft boats and why they are such a luxury to own and drive! For more information on the Chris-Craft boats we carry, call us at 425.481.2754!mark christ-crafts

 

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English: Hacker-Craft’s current Gentleman’s Racer, Runabout and Sport models at speed on Lake George (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Seattle Boat Show Deals!

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SWS BOAT SHOW BLOW OUT!

Come and visit us at the Seattle Boat Show and get great 2012 wakeboards and waterskis for 25% off, Reef Sandals for 40% off, Swim trunks for Buy one Get one Free, and many more great deals!

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Seattle Boat Show

Seattle Boat Show

 

MAKE SURE NOT TO MISS THE DEBUT OF THE CENTURION CARBON PRO & CHRIS-CRAFT BOATS!

 

For more details on the event check out Seattle Boat Shows click here.

 

FOR SPECIAL PRE-BOAT SHOW INCENTIVES CALL TED, DAN, MARK, OR GUY AT 425.481.2754

 

 

 

 

SEATTLE BOAT SHOW 2013

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Come and hang out with professional wakeboarder Scott Stewart at the Seattle Boat Show this January 25th- February 3rd. He will be at Seattle Water Sports booth signing autographs and showcasing Hyperlite’s 2013 gear. For Seattle Boat Show hours and information please visit their site.

Scott Stewart back in Cali from Hyperlite Wakeboards on Vimeo.

The Tigé Convex VX reshapes the sport of wakesurfing.

Check out what Tigé has done to recreate and enhance the wakesurfing experience!

Extending Your Wave
The Convex VX is a fiberglass extension that extends the legendary Convex V hull. The patented extension flows seamlessly with the style of your boat, as it connects to the swim platform and is easily removable when necessary.

The Power in Propulsion
The center tunnel of the Convex VX effectively channels water from the propulsion system downward under and into the wave. Utilizing the power generated by the prop to increase the size, volume, and density of the Convex VX surf wave.

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Less Just Became More
If you have a 20-foot boat but need the power of a 22-foot boats surf wave to land your fresh new trick, all you need is the Convex VX. Our device flaunts push, length and smoothness that requires less work on you and more focus on the fun– We improved so you can improve!

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Your Wave. Your Way.
The adjustability is endless as the Convex VX works hand in hand with TAPS2 technology and the Convex V hull. The combination gives you complete control and capability to dial in your perfect surf wave on either side of the boat at any time.

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Dimensional by Design
There is no need to detach the Convex VX when you are ready to rock the wakeboard as there is no effect. Once on plane, you’ll still get the great monster wakeboard wake the Convex V is notorious for.

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Room to Recover
A primary benefit of the Convex VX is the ability to recover. With the amount of power, push, and the extended length of the wave generated by the Convex VX, you are now able to recover and regain your push further back in the wave than ever before.

 

Vacation Tips And Necessities When Towing A Boat

Boating Vacation Precautions, When Towing a Boat

The forgotten until it breaks: boating necessity

Author: Streetwise Tech Talk


OK, Here’s the scenario, it’s as Eric Clapton says, After Midnight, you’re on I-90, just outside of nowhere,  when, boom, flat tire on the boat trailer. No problem, you bought the optional spare tire kit with the trailer. Now here’s what follows, do you have a lug wrench sized for the trailers tire lugs? If not, does the one for your tow vehicle fit? Maybe, maybe not. How about your jack. It fits your Tahoe fine, but will it fit under your boat trailer? These and many other questions had better be answered before the above situation occurs. After making sure your jack and lug wrench are correct, let’s put two or three short pieces of two by fours in your tow vehicle. These can be used for blocking the tires or getting more height for your jack. There are many other uses you may find for them in different situations.

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UH OH!

Next how about a light: Flashlights are great; however they require a second person. I really like LED headlamps as these only require one person and are ALWAYS aimed where YOU want the light. I also like to put on a yellow fluorescent t-shirt over my jacket. Other people do not seem to take proper precaution when driving by a flat tire victim. And let’s not forget flares or reflector triangles.

OK, now for the non-emergency trailer requirements. Check your brake fluid at least twice a season. Some wheel bearings have grease zerks, if so, grease as needed. Some bearings are oil cooled; check the level in the sight glass occasionally. I here over and over again, but I only put 500 miles on my trailer a year, I’m sure it’s fine. WRONG. Sitting for long periods of time is hard on equipment. A tire can have lots of tread life left, but signs of sidewall cracking are present. Tire gauges are cheap. Keep one in your glove box, and please use it several times a season. Boat trailers are meant to be submersed in water, however remember, this is a harsh environment. Check your lights on a regular basis as this is very important safety wise. Also, please remember, it takes you longer to stop when towing a boat, even with the trailer brakes, so allow more room in front of you.

Pit Stop Check Routine

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On long trips, I stop at every other rest stop and to stretch my legs, I walk around the rig and go thru a visual check. Heres my routine. With the lights on, I first look at the rear tire on my tow rig, then to the trailer hitch, cables and wiring look good? Winch strap tight? Cover looks good? Nothing flapping? Next tires, fine. Rear straps tight and in place? Good. Now the same on the other side Lights? Now up to the rear tire on the tow rig. Headlights? Good, Now finish with the driver’s side front tire on the tow vehicle and I’m ready to go another 100 miles or so with the peace of mind knowing I’ve done my part to ensure a safe and problem free trip.

Recommended Emergency Kit When Towing A Boat!

 Emergency Prevention Check List

Check us out at seattlewatersports.com and stay tune for our nest post!

How to prepare your boat for the winter :Street Wise Tech Talk

Department: service

Subject: Lingering, unasked winterization questions: “prepare your boat for the winter”

Street Wise Tech Talk: Here I am to try to clear up some misconceptions about winterizing your boat. I get the feeling that many boat owners view it as a “drain only” procedure. In actuality, a winterization consists of three very important parts. Only one of which is draining the water out. I have been told repeatedly, “I keep my boat in a heated garage, so it is fine.”

Don’t be this guy!

First off, is your garage actually heated, OR JUST ATTACHED? The fact that we replaced 5 to 8 cracked blocks every spring, leads me to believe that not all garages are heated equally.

Second, what if there is a power failure? Now let us talk about fuel. Ethanol in gasoline may help with pollution, but is not boat engine friendly when it comes to the fuel system. Remember, ethanol is Hygroscopic, meaning it attracts water. The seals and o-rings in the system are not immune to ethanol’s effects. The fuel in the tank and in the whole fuel system itself needs to be stabilized. Unless you live in San Diego, you probably only use your boat 4 months a year. The gas we buy today just does not have that long of a shelf life, where sophisticated fuel delivery systems are used.

The third item is fogging the engine. Your internal engine parts are not going to move for 8 months. Does this mean that you can just start it in the spring and drive away? NO! Fogging the engine lubricates all the internal parts so they can sit for 8 months, or longer. Fogging these new fuel injected systems is not a simple task. You have invested money, as well as a place to store your boat and license it, so why not protect your investment for the long run. Take it to a certified shop for the proper factory winter maintenance, Like Seattle Water Sports!

Tune in next month for the Street Wise Tech Talk subject of that hidden boating item, the Trailer