Saturday, November 27, 2010

Fishing Boat Guides, Fishing Boat Rentals, Fishing Vacations Packages

New in 2011 Fresh water fishing boat rentals and guides

Rent one of deluxe fishing boats do it all yourself or try out our fishing guide service with service to lakes in Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho and Wyoming.

TK Watersports offers full Service Water Sports Charters, fishing boat guides, touring charters, family charters and Corporate business retreat charters. We do all the work you play and have fun. Take the worry out of boating with our professional charter services & VIP Boat Rentals.

Lake Powell - Fishing Guides: offering a unique experience fishing the 2000 miles of shoreline, also the canyons offer some of the best fishing in Utah and Arizona. Come fish for striped bass, largemouth bass, small mouth bass, walleye, and crappie. Season Runs typically from April through November. This service launches from the Stateline Marina which is located 1/4 mile pas Wahweap Marina at Lake Powell Resort.

Northern Utah: Fishing Guide Trips: Utah Lake, Deer Creek, Jordanelle, Rock Port, Strawberry Reservoir, Bear Lake, Soldier Creek

Your guided charter services will include
  • Professional fishing boats with equiped with fishing finders
  • Our boats are equipped with live wells to keep the catch freshGuide /Instructor
  •  Bring up to four people Bass Boats $50 each addtional 
  • Our guides will clean and filet your fish to take home with you 
  • You leave all the work to us take the hassles out of boat ownership 
  • Fly fishing instruction available from our guides 
  • Drivers are certified Emergency Wilderness First Responder and certified at CPR first aid 

Charter your rental boat and let one of our professional drivers handle all the workAvoid the stress and liability of caring for this expensive boat and spend more time enjoying yourself. Our drivers are all very knowledgeable and easy to work with. Certified in Wilderness First Responder and CPR first aid

Have a great day on the lake with friends, family and or business and leave when its all over and leave the boat and equipment clean up to us. Let our Guides/Instructors help you get to the next level. Choose your actives

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Shrink Wrapping, Boat Shrink Wrap, Winterize, Storage

Maximize your winter storage protection with quality SHRINK WRAP: Do it right this fall,
minimize your winter damage and save on spring maintenance and prep for summer use. Free Estimate 801-367-0668
Your boat can with stand heavy snow loads


Benefits of shrink-wrapping your Boat:

  • - Store your boat safely outside 
  • - Protect from moisture & mildew
  • - No monthly indoor storage fee 
  • - Keep nesting animals out
  • - Protect paint from harsh winter 
  • - Adds a layer of protection form elements

Do it right Shrink Wrap your boat for winter storage

During long periods of storage, your uncovered boat is susceptible to damage
from a number of sources; rain, snow, blowing dirt and debris, bird droppings, UV
radiation and nesting birds or rodents. While conventional covers or tarps offer
some shelter from the elements, only a shrink-wrap cover gives your boat
protection that’s 100% waterproof, impossible to blow off and can withstand
heavy loads of snow or rain.


Free Estimates Call 801-367-0668 or e-mail info@tkwatersports.com
Mobile Service Available

More about Shrink Wrapping your boat

Shrink wrap your boat and add that extra layer of protection to your boat as part of your winterization process. By properly shrink wrapping your boat it can last years providing waterproof and UV protection for your watercraft, machinery, or personal property.

Shrink wrap is a polyethylene film that is used to cover the object or vessel shrunken tight creating a protective covering of skin from snow, ice and debris

Shrink wrap comes in a number of sizes and thickness depending on what is needed for the area and application and duration of protection needed.

In Utah we primarily use shrink wrap for the harsh winter climate and elements to protect boats while in storage for the winter months. Shrink wrap also protects from the pollution in the air and from industrial fall out over time and will keep boat clean over the time of storage so when it is pulled out the boat is ready for use. Detail your boat and put it away ready to use in the summer.

How is shrink wrap done?

The process begins by prepping the boat by creating a frame or support structure acting as a skeleton that the film can be shrink wrapped to. This is done by using support poles and in some cases using the existing structure such as a tower on a wakeboard boat. Strapping lines are run from bow to stern and port to starboard completing the frame. A belly line is ran with a number of support lines that creates a cage or to complete the frame for the shrink wrap film.

The shrink wrap is sized and custom fitted to your boat. This shrink wrap film is pulled over and draped over the frame of the boat that we have created and secured to the belly line. This is done by folding the ends around the belly line and welding with heat creating a snug fit around the boat.

The belly line is tied down so that when heated the film won’t lift out of place. The film is completely heated and forms tightly around the skeleton or frame that was created.

Ventilation is the final step along with taping up all the seams and any holes etc.





Saturday, July 24, 2010

New Boat Rental, Yamaha LS 2000 Only $350 Per day

New Boat Rental added to the line up Yamaha LS 2000 Wakeboat.
•Seats 7-8 People
•Wakeboard Tower&Racks;
•Jet Propelled - No Prop
•Only $350 Daily Rental

This boat can fit in any budget!!! Family Deal

TK Watersports specializes in wakeboard boats, power boats, waverunners, watersports equipment sales and rentals. Come see us for all your watersports needs.

Make your reservation today call 801-367-0668 or visit our website at http://www.tkwatersports.com/

Don't have a boat? Don't need one come try our New Yamaha LS 2000 Wakeboard boat.

Great Daily Rate that anyone can afford.

Boat Rentals Looking for something new and exciting to liven up those summer months? Let TK Watersports bring your summer to life. Come try your hand at wakeboarding, wake surfing, water skiing, wake skating, knee boarding, tubing, power boat rentals, wakeboarding boat rentals, water ski boat rentals and more. Experience the rush of being pulled behind the latest in wakeboarding boats with top of the line water sports equipment. Whether you are a beginner or just trying to take it to the next level, TK Watersports can take care of you. Lake Powell, Utah Lake, Deer Creek, Yuba Lake, Bear Lake, Jordanelle, Lake Mead, Sand Hollow, Mohave, Lake Havasu, Strawberry reservoir, Willard Bay, East Canyon are some of the lakes of choice. TK Watersports caters to individuals, large groups, family reunions, business groups, retreats and team building outings.

Call for your reservation today at 801-367-0668 or e-mail at Visit web site at http://www.tkwatersports.com/

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wakeboard Lessons, Wakesurf lessons,Water ski lesson Utah, Water sports

Wakeboard Lessons, Wakesurf lessons,Water ski lesson Utah, Water sports instruction

Utah Wakeboard lessons, Wakesurf lessons, Water Ski lessons come join with us to take your riding to the next level. Learning on some of the most innovative water sports equipment available can make a difference. We offer some of the best competition wakeboard, water ski & wakesurf boats in the industry. Each of our instructors are fun and well trained t o teach at any skill level. We offer wakeboard, wakesurf, wakeskate and water ski lessons at any lake in utah, Arizona, Idaho, & Nevada

Call 801-367-0668 or visit our website at: tkwatersports.com

Some of our most frequented lakes for watersprots lessons and instrucion: Utah lake State Park, Deer Creek Reservoir, Yuba Lake, Bear Lake Nationa Recreation Area, Lake Powell & Gen Canyon National Recreation Area, Lake Mead, Lake Havasu, Flaming Gorge, Sand Hollow, Pine View, East Canyon, Willard Bay State Park, Scofield Reservoir, Jordanell Reservoir, Strawberry Reservoir.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Water Sports Equipment Rentals, Water Trampolines, Towables,Tubes

Watersports Equipment Rentals, Wakeboard, Water Ski, Wakeskate, Wakesurf board rentals
Water toys, Pull Tubes, Water trampoline rentals, Infatables for rent, Life vests, Wet Suits, Ropes

TK Watersports offers only the very best in equipment: Hyperlite, Liquid Force, CWB, Phase 5, Rip Curl, Connelly are some of the top name brands of our equipment. Inventory is replaced often to keep up to date. If you like what you have been renting from us buy it from our sponsers after you are done. We have what ever you need for your next water sports or boating adventure.

Water toys & Equipment Rentals: Try one of our full body wet suits and extend your time in the water making early mornings and evening not feel so bac in the water, rent one of pull tubes and go extreme tubing with your bodies, & don't forget to try wake surfing on our New Pase 5 Surf Boards

Call and Reserve your equipment at 801-367-0668 e-mail request to info@tkwatersports.com  or visit our website at tkwatersports.com

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Water Sports Equipment Rentals,Water Toys,Water Tramps,Wakeboard rentals

New Equipment added for the 2010 boating season: Wakeboards, water skis, kneeboards, wakesurf boards, wakeskates, wet suits, ropes, pull tubes, inflatables and water toys not to mention water trampolines for the kids.Try one of our full body wet suits and extend your time in the water making early mornings and evening not feel so cold in the water, rent one of pull tubes and go extreme tubing with your buddies, & don't forget to try wake surfing on our New Pase 5 Surf Boards

New Custom Rentals on your favorite peace of equipment if you decide to buy it apply rental toward purchase of the equipment at a great price.

Rent your equipment today visit website at or send request at tkwatersports.com

TK Water sports offers some of the best brand names such as Hyperlite, Liquid Force, CWB, Phase 5, Rip Curl, Connelly are some of the top name brands of our equipment. Inventory is replaced often to keep up to date. If you like what you have been renting from us buy it from our sponsers after you are done. We have what ever you need for your next water sports or boating adventure.

See more about our equipment rentals, water sports equipment for rental by visiting our website at http://www.tkwatersports.com/ or call 801-367-0668

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New Centurion Enzo SV240 Boat Rental for 2010

New Centurion Enzo SV240 Boat Rental for 2010 - Added to the Fleet

Now available for rent or charter Centurion Enzo SV240 loaded with all the extras for the ultimate party boat, upgraded stereo system Enzo 230 Surf


This boat great all around Competition Tow Boat but we have added the ultimate wake surf package with switch blade, Factory Ballast as well as pre-plumbed Enzo sacks adding an additional 1500 lbs of displacement creating the ultimate wake surf boat. This boat is loaded with all the extras, ultimate party stereo system wtih sub-woofer, hot water shower, and much more

This Centurion Enzo boat rental is equipped with the switch blade wake enhancement system to give a great wake for any level of rider
CENTURION
ENZO SV230
Length: 23' 0"
Beam: 102"
Draft: 28"
Weight: 4,400 lbs.
Seating: 14/16 People
Capacity: 2,300 lbs.
Displacement: 7,070 lbs.
Max HP: 420 PHP

Friday, April 16, 2010

Lake Powell, Great Place for Vacation

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella (Twilight Saga)
Lake Powell is one of TK Watersports premier vacation spots. Wahweap and Antelope point the biggest marinas at Lake Powell and are located a few miles out of Page Arizona. Bullfrog Marina and Halls crossing marina are 95 mile up lake from the Glen Canyon Dam. Bullfrog is the gate way for boaters and visitors approaching from south-central Utah and Western Colorado.

Lake Powell is one of TK Watersports favorite and most frequented vacation spots for the ultimate dream Watersports vacation.

Lake Powell, the second largest reservoir in North America, is 186 miles/299 kilometers long and has 1,960 miles/3058 kilometers of shoreline. Hundreds of side canyons, inlets and coves sheltering Indian ruins and natural wonders make Lake Powell a paradise for house boating, photography, and general exploring. Lake Powell offers some of the nation's finest fishing, for striped bass, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, catfish, crappie and northern pike. ) Other recreational activities include boating, water skiing, wake boarding, scuba diving and swimming

The views are simply breath taking, a must see for all boaters and hard core watersports enthusiasts.

Wakeboarding,water ski boats are available for rent or to book for a VIP full service charter. http://www.tkwatersports.com

Lake Havasu for Spring Break or Early Bird Watersports Trip

Do you own or have access to a boat? No problem just call TK Watersports for a full service water sports spring vacation. Do you long for opportunities to waterskiing or wakeboard wake surf or knee board? Are you bored with traditional Spring Break scenes? Do you want to try something different? Look no further – Lake Havasu is the Spring Break destination for you!


For those of you who have been there and done that as far as the usual Spring Break hotspots are concerned, and who feel that you have outgrown the resort scene and need a change, Lake Havasu provides the perfect solution – Spring Break on the water! Every Spring Break, the lake fills with more boats than can be counted. It will be bumper to bumper in some places, and that's just the way the Spring Break crowds like it – because more boats means more people, and more people means more fun. In lots of places, boaters will tie their vessels together to form one huge raft effect, meaning that you can just hop from boat to boat as the parties get going.

The atmosphere is fun and casual, with everyone basking in Lake Havasu's strong sunlight, music pumping out from many boats all across the water, and everyone moving around to meet new people and have a great time in the sun. All in the most amazing surroundings you can imagine – the mountains loom large over the lake, creating a fabulous backdrop for Spring Break boat parties! If spending all day every day in your swimwear and lounging on the deck or swimming in the warm water sounds good to you, then Lake Havasu might very well be your perfect Spring Break destination!

As the day draws to a close and the sun sets, most people head inland for some great food at one of Lake Havasu's popular restaurants, where you can find a really good range of local and international cuisine. Try the fresh seafood as you dine at a casual open air restaurant overlooking the water and watch the sunset. Perfect! And then head out to one of the city's popular nightlife spots for dancing and mingling with the rest of the buzzing Spring Break crowd. You can keep it quiet and relaxed, or you can party like a mad thing – set your own pace, Lake Havasu Spring Break gives you that freedom. It's the perfect spot for a Spring Break that's out of the ordinary

If you don’t like the crowds of Spring Breaks but want to get out on the water early this season, Havasu can still be a great destination of choice. It is warmer earlier in the season making it a great choice just make sure you coordinate your vacation around major College Spring Breaks if you are trying to avoid heavy traffic.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Boat Detail,Buffing, Ready For 2010 Boating Season

Final Touch Detailing can bring the shop to you or do an even better job from our own shop. Boats is there specialty but do a bang up job on autos, trucks and RV's or recreational toys. Their whole business is built on quality and will take the time to do it right the first time your vehicle is not rushed in and out like most car washes their detail are done fast and are considerd production shops.


Final Touch Detailing does their best to make your toy or investment look its very best getting into the fine areas that get missed in a regular clean. This is the time of year to get your boat ready for spring by getting a buff job getting rid of the that nasty oxidation build up, vinyl clean and treament help protect from the sun. If you don't have the time to get it done your self call Final Touch Detail they are the best in the business for boats in Utah do a full detail and restore your auto, boat, truck or recreational toy to pristine condtition. Appointment call 801-367-0668 or e-mail request to detail@finaltouchent.com

At Final Touch Detailing We put quality and service first doing the job right. We are not a rush in and out establishment. Our attention is on detail and quality.

Basic Boat Detail  Free Estimate


  • Wipe and touch up outside
  • Wipe down UV protection interior
  • Vacuum interior
  • Wash Tires & Wheels
  • Apply Tire Protectant
  • Vacuum & Clean storage areas
  • UV Protection treament on seats
  • Vinyl clean
  • Carpet wash
  • Engine Wipe down
  • Wood treated with oil if needed (teak)

Boat Restoration and Buffing - Free Estimate

3 Stage Buffing Process


1st stage - removal of industrial fallout

2nd stage - buffing compound used for minor abrasions and oxidation

3rd stage - polishing and wax used with UV protection


 
Don't forget your pulling Vehicle - Auto Full Detail

Exterior: Wash vehicle remove all dirt, grease, road film and tar. Polish exterior chrome. Clean/Polish wheels and remove brake dust. Wax with buffer to remove light scratches and oxidation. Clean all plastic and rubber and apply conditioner.

Interior: Thorough vacuum and compressed air clean all nooks and crannies and vents. Intense cleaning focused on seats and carpets. Leather seats cleaned and conditioned. Headliner spot cleaned. Deep cleaning of console, dash door panels, arm rests, glove compartment. All exterior plastic vinyl and leather treated with conditioner windows cleaned inside and out.

Final Touch Specializes in full details for cars, trucks, boats, recreational vechicle. If you want it done right give us a call at 801-367-0668 or e-mail us at detail@finaltouchent.com or visit our website at http://www.finaltouchent.com/


Service Area: Utah County, Utah Valley, Salt lake Valley

Provo, Orem, Pleasant Grove, American Fork, Lehi, Ceder Hills, Alpine, Highland, Springville, Spanish Fork, Santiquin, Mapleton, Payson, Sandy, Murray, Midvale South Jorden, Herriman, Salt Lake City, Heber City, Midway City, Park City

Monday, March 22, 2010

Park City, Deer Creek, Jordanelle, Strawberry Reservoir

Competition Tow Boats: Wakeboarding boat rentals, Water ski boat rentals, full service water sports boat charters boat rentals & water trampolines; watercraft rental service located in Salt Lake City and Utah County servicing lakes in Utah. Reservations call 801-367-0668 or e-mail info@tkwatersports.com

Water-skiing/Wakeboarding Boat Rentals

The water is the place to be! Nothing beats skiing calm water against the back drop of the Wasatch Mountains at Utah Lake, Deer Creek , Strawberry or Jordanelle Reservoir Conditions are also perfect for wakeboard enthusiasts.

Wakeboarding, Water ski, or wake surf lessons or sessions


Stay in Park City and hit all the surrounding lakes Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Wake Surfing, Tubing,or knee boarding, on one of our VIP rentals or full service Watersports charters. TK Watersports will tow the boat launch and retrieve, do all the clean up, provide all the Watersports equipment you just come and have fun. Charter your rental boat and let one of our professional drivers handle all the work. Avoid the stress and liability of caring for this expensive boat and spend more time enjoying yourself. Our drivers are all very knowledgeable and easy to work with. Certified in Wilderness First Responder and CPR first aid.


Have a great day on the lake with friends, family and or business and leave when its all over and leave the boat and equipment clean up to us. Let our drivers/Instructors help you get to the next level. Choose your actives.


TK Watersports also offers wakeboarding boat rentals, water ski boat rentals, Wave runners, water trampolines and other water sports equipment. TK Watersports offer free launch and retrieve at Utah Lake.


Play on the Lakes of Utah


Utah Lake (Utah), Deer Creek (Utah), Jordanelle (Utah), Yuba Lake (Utah), Willard bay (Utah), Lake Powell (Utah) East Canyon Reservoir (Utah), Strawberry (Utah), Pine View Reservoir (Utah) Scofield Resevoir (Utah) Rockport Reservoir (Utah) Flaming Gorge (Utah) Sand Hollow Reservoir (Utah) Starvation Reservoir (Utah) Palisade Reservoir (Utah) Stenaker Reservoir (Utah) Gunlock Reservoir (Utah) Millsite Reservoir (Utah) Otter Creek (Utah


Park City, Utah

In the summer, Park City remains a very popular destination. There are a number of Lakes to visit just minutes away. Jordanelle, Rockport reservoir, Deer Creek, Strawberry Reservoir, Utah Lake and East Canyon. The mountains are even more beautiful once the snow melts, and visitors can ride the tram up and descend on foot, mountain bike or alpine slide. Year round cultural events, such as Artstravaganza in August and the renowned Sundance Film Festival in February.


Park City is an attractive resort town in the Wasatch Mountains, 32 miles east of Salt Lake City. Once a center for silver mining, Park City transformed itself in the mid-twentieth century to a skiing paradise. Park City Utah is famous for three world-class ski and summer resorts: Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley, and The Canyons. Nearby hip clubs and restaurants and historic Main Street combine with excellent lodging to create the perfect destination, with exciting nightlife


With accommodations for more than 12,000 visitors, Park City was one of the major centerpieces of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Nearly 100 restaurants and tons of shops in this mountain town.

In the summer, Park City remains a very popular destination. The mountains are even more beautiful once the snow melts, and visitors can ride the tram up and descend on foot, mountain bike or alpine slide. Year round cultural events, such as Artstravaganza in August and the renowned Sundance Film Festival in February.

Park City Winter Wonderland
Jordanelle Reservoir is only Minutes away from Park city and has three great camp grounds featuring 82 camp sites with modern rest rooms, 103 RV campsites overlooking the reservoir. The park has pavilians for large groups, making this a great place for your family renion or get together.

The Marina has a pro-shop lakeside grill and small supply store.

Deer Creek Reservoir
Deer Creek Reservoir is located just minutes up Provo Canyon and/or just southwest of Heber UT. The reservoir lies in the southwest corner of beautiful Heber Valley provides some of Utah's finest year-round fishing Facilities include a concrete boat launching ramp, 35-unit campground with modern rest rooms and showers, two group-use areas, sewage disposal and fish cleaning stations For those who love Skiing and wakeboarding early morning or early evening are your best bets for good water. Deer Creek is infamous for its afternoon winds; you could almost set a clock to them. They usually start around one and last through about four. This is a great time to break out those tubes, water wienies, and jet ski’s.

Monday, March 15, 2010

How to Choose a Wakeboard Guide 101

How to Choose a Wakeboard

How do you know that your new wakeboard will be the right size, shape and of course everyone wants to look great at the same . It wouldn’t hurt to check in with your local Pro or water sports shop in making sure your making the right choice for you.

Determine your ability level and riding style to help you pick out a wakeboard. Learn about wakeboard features. Then figure out the weight of the riders who will use the wakeboard to select the correct wakeboard length.

Choosing a Wakeboard Length is the most important decision in choosing a board, you can ride well on any board if it is sized correctly. Shop for a Wakboard TK Waterplay Amazon

The size wakeboard you ride will depend on your weight and riding style. Every specific wakeboard has specific sizing guidelines for rider weight. If there are multiple people using your wakeboard, base your selection on the weight of the rider who rides the most or the heaviest rider. Riders can become extremely frustrated with wakeboards that are not long enough to float them sufficiently. However, there is a range in the length wakeboard you can ride. Here are some reasons why you may choose to go with a longer or shorter wakeboard.

Basic Size Chart Each manufacture will have there size chart for there boards
Wake board sizing chart based on maximum pounds in board length

Up to 85 lbs 119cm
Up to 105 lbs 121cm
Up to 130 lbs 130cm 131cm
Up to 160 lbs 132cm 133cm
Up to 180 lbs 134cm 135cm
Up to 200 lbs 136cm 139cm
200 lbs & Up 140cm & Up

Shorter Wakeboards

Some wakeboarders like to ride a board at the short end of their suggested size range. The feeling you get from a shorter wakeboard depends on the board’s shape, but in general, shorter boards are slower and take more energy to push through the water (the more surface area the board has on the water, the faster it will move across the surface). However, a shorter, wakeboard is easier to spin and maneuver in the air as you flip or fly across the wake. However, the decreased surface area makes landings harder and the nose may tend to dig in which causes your nose and the rest of your face to dig into the water too.

Longer Wakeboards
Longer wakeboards are typically easier to ride and learn on, they have a solid feel that will really boost you off the wake. Longer wakeboards are heavier which means you work harder against the weight in the air, but you also get more control so longer boards are great for learning tricks for the first time. The longer wakeboard has more surface area so it will sit on top of the water nicely and move quickly through the water. The increased surface area of a longer wakeboard will offer softer landings.

Ryder Style and Ability Levels

A range of wakeboard shapes are available tailored for different ability levels. For the most part, anyone can ride any shape wakeboard as long as it is large enough. Some shapes make it easier to learn, but a “beginner” should not shy away from an “advanced” board shape. Likewise an “advanced” rider will not necessarily be restrained by riding a “beginner” board shape. The most important factor is selecting the right size. Choosing a wakeboard is a personal preference and can be a lot of fun looking for just the right style and look for you. Now there are a lot of great graphics on most brands of boards

How do you determine your ability level? As per Wakeboard Magazine

Beginner-Intermediate
If you have never ridden before, ride occasionally, or are just beginning to cross the wake, check out the Beginner-Intermediate Wakeboards. In general, these wakeboards have continuous or mellow 3-stage rockers and tend to be priced for recreational riders.

Intermediate/Advanced
If you are crossing the wake in both directions and clearing the wake, take a look at Intermediate-Advanced Wakeboards. There is a ton of variety in this category, so make sure you read up on the wakeboard features below to understand which features compliment your riding style before you decide on a wakeboard.

Advanced/Expert
If you know how to spin, are attempting new tricks, stomping inverts or wakeboarding while juggling horseshoes you probably want to look at Advanced-Expert Wakeboards. In general, these wakeboards have aggressive continuous or 3-stage rockers and are less forgiving. Advanced-Expert Wakeboards are often rider pro models. The bottom line is that these wakeboards are aggressive.

Wakeboard features

Knowing your ability level you can understand how features on your board can effect the fell of the ride of the wakeboard.

Wakeboard Rocker and Riding Style

Continuous Rocker (smooth, continuous arch)

A continuous rocker has one smooth fluid, curved shape. Wakeboards with continuous rocker provide fast, smooth rides and allow you to hook up turns more easily. You can generate a lot of speed on a continuous rocker wakeboard. Speed and a very predictable pop (height) when you hit the wake will shoot you farther out into the flats. Continuous rocker wakeboards are great for carving, especially on those glassy-smooth mornings.

3-Stage Rocker (angled with a flat spot)

A Wakeboard with a 3-stage rocker features there distinct plane on the bottom of the board. A 3- Stage rocker causes your wakeboard to respond with more pop (height) when you hit the wake. However, more rocker is not always better. With more dramatic rocker a wakeboard has the looser or slippery feel on the water surface. The shape can cause he board to plow rather than cut through the waters, and could be slower. Fins can become less effective when relying more on edging the board. Wake boards with 3-stage rocker have a flat spot making the impact of landings more intense and can fell a little sluggish after landing a jump. If you think you’re not getting enough pop out of the board because it’s continuous, its not the board----Sorry.
Hybrid Rocker (a combination of continuous and 3-stage)

Living somewhere between a continuous and 3-stage rocker, the hybrid rocker features a blend of continuous and three-stage rockers. Some hybrid wakeboard rockers include: Blended 3-stage, Continuous Hybrid, Progressive, Subtle three-stage

Wakeboard Base Shapes

Concaves are basically special dents on the bottom of your wakeboard that create lift and act as suction-reducing accelerators so the board will sit higher in the water and cruise like a hovercraft.

Channels act like long, extruded fins on the bottom of the board and break surface tension before the rest of the wakeboard hits. Think swan dive vs. belly-flop.

V-shape or spines help soften landings and allow you to easily roll from edge to edge similar to the v hull shape of some boats. V-shapes are often added to wakeboards with 3-stage rockers to soften landings.

Featureless - Wakeboards without any molded-in fins or channels are considered featureless. A featureless bottom leaves the work and performance to the wakeboard’s shape alone; the overall shape, rocker and fin setup on your board will really affect the ride.

Wakeboard Edges
Sharpness - The sharper the edge or rail, the more aggressively the wakeboard will track, resulting in improved acceleration and overall speed. The drawback of a sharp edge is that it is easier to catch an edge, resulting in a fly swatter-like effect with your face. A sharp edge is less forgiving than its rounded counterpart. Riders who enjoy surface tricks or riding sliders are advised to look for wakeboards with rounder or variable edges to give a buttery feel. Riders who like an aggressive, hard carving ride will feel at home on a sharper rail. Grip it and rip it.

Variable edges give you a blend of feel and performance found in sharp versus round edged boards. Variable edged boards have different sharpnesses in the middle vs. the tip and tail of the board. Variable edges are thicker and rounder (softer) in the middle of the wakeboard and grow progressively thinner (sharper) towards the tip and tail. The variable edge allows the wakeboard to maintain a high level of tracking/grip while edging while at the same time giving you a soft forgiving edge for butter slides or any surface tricks. The variable edge, “soft to sharp” pattern, creates lift and pop toward center of board and the thinner edges toward the ends make the wakeboard faster and better suited for carving.

Wakeboard Fins
Fins are like claws that grip the water differently depending on the number, size and placement on the wakeboard.

Fin Placement and Size

Deeper or longer fins create a more stable ride and give you less ability to break the board free for surface tricks… actually, any tricks. Beginning riders often benefit from longer, deeper fins when they start riding. As you advance you may want to break the board loose with less effort by removing fins or selecting a board with less traction. A higher quantity of fins or fins placed near the outside edges of the wakeboard will be more effective.

Removable vs. molded-in

Removable fins can be unscrewed and removed from the wakeboard while molded-in fins are glassed into the wakeboard and do not come off. Many wakeboards have molded in fins toward the outside and removable fins closer to the center. Molded in fins are more durable on sliders. Removable fins give you more options to change the feel of your ride.

Fin Maintenance

Check fin screws regularly to make sure they are securely attached to your wakeboard. The fins and their screws do not float. When you nick your removable fins don't fret you can sand them out or purchase new fins.
Wakeboard Weight: How does weight affect performance?

Lightweight

Lightweight wakeboards are a joy to ride. With no extra weight holding you down, lightweight wakeboards make for super smooth riding and easy maneuvering. Wake manufacturers are constantly developing new materials and technology to make lighter wakeboards. Upgrading to a super light board is like trading your Honda Civic for a Porsche, it is light, fun, fast, but with a higher price tag.

Base Material

You will want to consider base material if you will be using your wakeboard on sliders that may impact the base.
Grind Base

Grind bases were developed in response to the increasing popularity of rail riding. This style of riding requires a tough base with exceptional durability to withstand the wear and tear from sliding over PVC, metal or docks.

Wakeboard Boots

Boots are a huge part of wakeboarding and have improved more than most wakeboard products in the last 10 years. Make sure you try close tip and open to boots before you get set on a style or type. Nobody’s feel are alike. If you have a number of riders on your board open-toe boots may be a must. If you have never tried a pair of closed-toe wakeboard boots on the water you may want to give them a shot. You may be amazed. With open-toed boots make sure the support goes all the way over the toes.

Maintain Your Wakeboard

Keep your wakeboard out of the sun for long periods of time. Sun damages gear just like skin.
Rinse your gear with fresh water after use in salt water. Protect your investment with a wakeboard bag for storing and transporting. Bags fend off bumps, scratches and long exposure to the sun as well as protect your boat. Be sure to dry your wakeboard before leaving it in its bag.

Wakeboarding Lessons
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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Utah Wake Surf Lessons, Wake Surf Charters


Wake Surf Lessons or Session


TK Watersports offers Wake surfing lessons, instruction, sessions or full service Watersports charters. TK Watersports uses the best in Wake surfing equipment featuring Centurion Enzo with extra ballast and switch blade. We are you Wake Surfing connection.

Free instruction included in all Watersports charters, join us on Utah lake, Deer Creek with no added boat delivery charge or pick the lake of your choice, for our Wake surfing lessons or sessions. Call for reservations at 801-367-0668 or e-mail your request to info@tkwatersports.com

Wake Surfing Low Impact

Wake surfing is great for old and Young alike, low impact and high on the fun. Wake surfing is easy to learn, easier than learning surf on the ocean. Now you don’t have to live by the coast to be a surfer. Many ocean surfers find wake surfing great practice for catching those big ocean waves and learn agility and balance. Low-impact Sport, unlike wakeboarding or water skiing wake surfing is a low impact sport meaning the falls cause less stress and damage to your body since the boat is only going 9-14 miles per hours. TK Watersports offers Utah Wake Surf lessons, instruction and wake surf camps for groups or individuals

Imagine riding a wave on a surf board that never quits, a never ending wave. Centurion offers the best wake surf wave in the industry try our centurion boat loaded with ballast and the switch blade the best wake inhancement technology available today

If you haven’t ever used one, then you are seriously missing out. With just the press of a button, the switch blade will change the size and shape of the wake, making it way easier to switch between sports like wakesurfing, wakeboarding, and wakeskating. For wakeboarding, the switch blade will kick up a nice lippy wake and, while surfing, the blade scoops the water into a perfect curl. What more could

TK WATERSPORTS will help you get up and catch the wave for the first time or help you get to the next level. Nothing moves you forward like time on the water.

2009 Wake Surf Clinic ask about 2010 Clinics

Last summer we joined M&M Watersports attending there the first ever Drew Danielo Wakesurfing Clinic. The 5-time World Wakesurfing Champion, Drew Danielo came from Venice, Florida as part of the M&M Watersports team, for a week of wakesurfing instruction, tips, techniques and FUN.

Riders, young and old, from beginner to advanced, took advantage of a full day of professional instruction behind the same boats that pull the World Wakesurfing Championships. Right and left hand rotating Centurion boats were provided to accommodate both goofy and regular riders. Students were instructed; they then had plenty of time riding to put into practice the things they learned. The clinic was a huge success and, due to popular demand, it will back again this summer.

This year the clinic will be even better. Drew will be here again to provide expert instruction. There will be both right-hand and left-hand rotation Centurion boats. Lunch will be served. A wide selection of the latest and greatest wakesurfing boards will be available to try new tricks on. It will be a blast!

Boat owner or not, wakesurfing pro or beginner, your summer will not be complete without a jam-packed day of wakesurfing at its best at this year’s Drew Danielo Wakesurfing Clinic! To sign up or for more information please call Tom Petersen at 801-367-0668 or contact him via e-mail at info@tkwatersports.com

Cover All Cities in Utah
We cover all Cities in Utah including Provo, Richfield, Riverton, Roosevelt, Roy, Salina, Salt Lake City, Sandy, Santaquin, Smithfield, South Jordan, South Ogden, South Salt Lake, Spanish Fork, Springville, Saint George, Sunset, Taylorsville, Thompson, Tooele, Torrey, Tremonton, Vernal, Vernon, Wallsburg, Washington, Washington Terrace, Wellsville, Wendover, West Haven, West Jordan, West Valley City, Woodruff, and Woods Cross City, American fork, Aneth, Ballard, Beaver, Bingham Canyon, Blanding, Boulder, Bountiful, Brigham City, Cedar City, Centerville, Clarkston, Clearfield, Coalville, Corinne, Cottonwood Heights, Dammeron Valley, Delta, American fork, Aneth, Ballard, Beaver, Bingham Canyon, Blanding, Boulder, Bountiful, Brigham City, Cedar City, Centerville, Clarkston, Clearfield, Coalville, Corinne, Cottonwood Heights, Dammeron Valley, Delta,Deweyville, Draper, Duchesne, East Carbon, East Millcreek, Enterprise, Ephraim Utah, Eureka, Fairview, Farmington, Ferron, Fillmore, Garden City, Grantsville, Green River, Grouse Creek, Gunnison, Hanna, Myton, Naples, Nephi, New Harmony, North Ogden, North Salt lake city, Ogden, Orem, Panguitch, Paradise, Paragonah, Park City, Payson, Pleasant Grove, and Price.
Lakes In Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California

All lake in Utah Incuding Lake Powell, Utah Lake, Deer Creek Reservoir, Yuba lake, Jordanelle Reservoir, Sand Hollow Reservoir, Willard Bay, Pine View Reservoir, East Canyon Reservoir, Scofield Reservoir, Starvations Reservoir, Strawberry Reservoir, Flaming Gorge, Echo Reservoir, Electric Lake, Huntington Reservoir, Mantua Reservoir, Mona Reservoir, Navajo lake, Gunlock Reservoir, Hyrum Resorvoir, Millsite Reservoir, Otter Creek, Palisades Reservoir,Quail Creek Reservoir, Red Fleet Reservoir, and Rock Port Reservoir.

Lake Mead (Nevada), Lake Havasu (Arizona, California), Mohave (Nevada)Lake, Lake Shasta (California), Trinity Lake (California), Lake Berryessa (California), Lake Pleasant (Arizona), Alamo Lake (Arizona), Appache Lake (Arizona), Bartlett lake (Arizona), Canyon Lake (Arizona), Lake San Antonio (California), California Delta (California), Reservation Lake (Arizona), Patagonia Lake (Arizona), Rosevelt Lake (Arizona), Saguaro Lake (Arizona), San Carlos Lake (Arizona),

Lake Mead Wakeboard Rentals, Water Ski Boat, Las Vegas

Lake Mead Boat Rentals, Wakeboard Boats, Water Ski Boats,Water Sports
Rent one our wakeboard boats, water ski boats, wake surf boats, power boats and go to one of your favorite lakes in Nevada Lake Mead, and visit one of the many marinas on Mead. An easy 35 mile drive from , Lake Mead is the largest man-made lake in the with more than 157,000 acres of pure blue surface. Lake Mead was created when the Hoover Dam staunched the . Boating is the thing to do around ; there's plenty of fishing, sailing, scuba diving, and water-skiing to keep the whole family happily entertained. The water is calm and the spectacular scenery to explore makes this a boater's paradise. With 550 miles of shoreline, it's always possible for you and your boat to find a nice secluded spot. TK Watersports is not an onsite facility, We do not conduct business in the State Park offers water sports equipment, Water Trampolines for rent as well as full service water sports boat charters. Call for reservation at 801-367-0668 or e-mail info@tkwatersports.com


Free Lessons wakeboarding, water skiing, wake surfing with any VIP Rental or Water Sports Charter


VIP Boat Packages: For those who may be unsure about operating their own vessel or just want to enjoy a day of Watersports without the hassles of operating the boat, this may be the package for you. All the toys included along with instructor, driver. VIP boat rentals are for those who want to spend more time with family and friends instead of the hassles of taking care of the boat or if you are a little unsure of operating a vessel your self than the VIP package is for you. The VIP package includes your own personal instruction in our Centurion Avalanche or Centurion Enzo 23 with surf package with all the Toys included. Available on half day or full day rentals. Take the worry out of you day let us do to the work and the worry of the boat.


VIP Package includes: professional driver/instructor wakeboards, water-skis, kneeboards, life vests, pull tubes, water tramp for the kids if needed, certified in wilderness first responder first aid. For full day Rentals we will start as early as you want in the morning and go all day. The day is yours we are there to service you and your group. Great for family reunions, groups of friend and business outings.


Learn in style with . Come to us for your lessons/instruction in wakeboarding, waterskiing, wake surfing and wake skating. We can teach you to get up for the first time or improve on the skills you already have. Lessons and instruction are for all ages. Our instructors are fun, outgoing, and committed to making sure you have a great experience. You are never too young or too old to learn. Instruction and Lessons are included in the VIP Rentals

For reservations call 801-367-0668 or e-mail info@tkwatersports.com



Friday, March 12, 2010

Lake Mohave Boat Rentals, Water Sports Charters, Las Vegas

Lake Mohave Boat Rentals, Water Sports Charters, Las Vegas
Rent one our wakeboard boats, water ski boats, wake surf boats, power boats and go to one of your favorite lakes in Nevada Lake Mohave. Lake Mohave is approximately a 45 minute 28 mile drive to Las Vegas from the strip. Visit Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, and Lake Havasu in one ultimate water sports vacation charters.

TK Watersports is not an onsite facility; We do not conduct business in the State Park TK Watersports offers water sports equipment, Water Trampolines for rent as well as full service water sports boat charters. Call for reservation at 801-367-0668 or e-mail info@tkwatersports.com  


Free Lessons wakeboarding, water skiing, wake surfing with any VIP Rental or Water Sports Charter

VIP Boat Packages: For those who may be unsure about operating their own vessel or just want to enjoy a day of Water sports without the hassles of operating the boat, this may be the package for you. All the toys included along with instructor, driver. VIP boat rentals are for those who want to spend more time with family and friends instead of the hassles of taking care of the boat or if you are a little unsure of operating a vessel your self than the VIP package is for you. The VIP package includes your own personal instruction in our Centurion Avalanche or Centurion Enzo 23 with surf package with all the Toys included. Available on half day or full day rentals. Take the worry out of you day let us do to the work and the worry of the boat.

VIP Package includes: professional driver/instructor wakeboards, water-skis, kneeboards, life vests, pull tubes, water tramp for the kids if needed, certified in wilderness first responder first aid. For full day Rentals we will start as early as you want in the morning and go all day. The day is yours we are there to service you and your group. Great for family reunions, groups of friend and business outings.


Learn in style with TK Watersports. Come to us for your lessons/instruction in wakeboarding, waterskiing, wake surfing and wake skating. We can teach you to get up for the first time or improve on the skills you already have. Lessons and instruction are for all ages. Our instructors are fun, outgoing, and committed to making sure you have a great experience. You are never too young or too old to learn. Instruction and Lessons are included in the VIP Rentals

Lake Mohave is approximately a 45 minute 28 mile drive to Las Vegas Boat Harbor from the strip. Katherine landing is located conveniently near Laughlin Nevada, providing entertainment by night, then water play by day. Hotels are plentiful with cheap meals. Visit Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, and Lake Havasu in one ultimate water sports vacation


Lake Mohave is near Laughlin Nevada and Bullhead City, AZ 67 miles down stream from Hoover Dam. The lake is comparatively narrow, not more than 4 miles across at its widest Point Lake. Mohave's 237 miles of shoreline can be enjoyed year round as the days are almost always sunny. The terrain surrounding the lake varies from sheer cliffs of multicolored rocks to sandy beaches and secluded coves. This lake is known for its water sports, swimming, skiing, scuba diving, boating and fishing - There are hundreds of beaches that can only be accessed by boat. In the summer, boaters seek out their own private beach site for a base camp from which they then swim, water ski and relax. The water eventually flows into Lake Havasu

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Utah Wakeboarding, Water ski, Wake Surf Lessons, Instruction, Sesssions

Wakeboarding, Water ski, Wake Surfing lessons/ instruction or Sessions are on a fully loaded Centurion Avalanche or Centurion Enzo 230 with Switch Blade wake enhancement system. TK Watersports offers the best in water sports equipment.


Professional Watersports Charters Lessons or instruction — pop out on the water for a few hours or enjoy the whole day out on Utah lake, Deer Creek with our professional water sports charter service. Don’t have a boat? Or don’t want the hassles of boat ownership come ride with us. We offer lessons, instruction or just wakeboarding, water skiing, or wake surfing sessions. Try one of our Ultimate wake surf boats a Centurion Enzo with surf package added Enzo sacks with plenty of ballast topped off with a switch blade creating the ultimate wave.

Wake Surfing — for those who want to enjoy Water sports with low impact great for seniors looking to be on the water but don’t want to take the risk of wakeboarding and waterskiing. Wake surfing is the new craze in Water sports and TK Watersports is equipped with the best wake surfing boat available. TK Watersports will provide wake surf lessons offering top notch instruction for all levels of riders. TK Watersports, we your wake surfing specialist.

Wakeboarding — There is nothing like catching air for the first time or landing a difficult trick or jumping the whole wake for the first time. TK Watersports offers the best wake enhancement equipment in the industry we feature the switch blade and perfect pass on our professional wakeboarding boats. We offer wakeboarding lessons and instruction, or just time on the water with our wakeboarding sessions package. You don’t need to own a boat to tear it up on the water just call TK Watersports.

Water Skiing — Learn to water ski for the first time or graduate to slalom, one of the oldest water sports but many still enjoy the thrill of speed carving back and forth gliding along perfect glassy water. TK Watersports is there to take care of all you water skiing needs.

Kneeboarding — A knee board is a good piece of equipment to start out on for boat-towed sports. Why? The low center of gravity often makes it easier to get up on than a water ski or wakeboard, which both require standing up. TK Watersports can get you up for the first time or help you do your first 360.

TK WATERSPORTS will help you get up for the first time or take you to the next level. Nothing moves you forward like time on the water. We offer instruction on wakeboarding, wake surfing, water skiing, knee boarding and wake skating. We are committed to adding that personal touch that makes learning fun and exciting.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Buy Your Dream Boat - Buyers Market

The typical boat owner is the one that can benefit from this buyers market it gives him a chance to get his dream boat at a good price. If you have determined your going to buy a boat the market is on your side.

Finding the right boat: Many people when they purchase there first boat think they know what they want but after a year or two on the water they relies they wanted a wakeboarding or water ski boat instead of an inboard outboard boat. They might not have had a tower or hot water shower or some of the features they soon learn about after they have owned there boat for a short time. Many wished they would have been more educated when they got there first boat or just didn’t have the finances at the time to support the boat they really wanted. This could be the time for you to get that dream boat. This time you’re primed and ready to go with your list of features, wakeboard tower, ballast tanks, stereo, heater or hot water shower, storage compartments. For tips on buying your dream boat you may visit want to visit http://www.tkwatersports.com/

USED BOAT BUYING CHECKLIST

TEST DRIVE - You wouldn't buy a car without test driving it first, would you? Same holds true with a boat, even more so than a car. Boats are finicky animals. They tend to require more attention and maintenance than cars. When you test drive the boat pay close attention to the following things while underway:

Vibration

If it vibrates it could mean a variety of things like a bent propeller. A vibrating boat makes a noisy boat.

Functioning Trim

If you're looking at an inboard/outboard boat check to make sure the trim works, which allows the motor to move from the down position to the angled position.

ResponseRapidly, but carefully, test the steering from one direction to another to see how long it takes the boat to respond.

Planning

Check to see how long it takes the boat to plane after take off.

Shifting

Does the boat slip smoothly into gear, or does it jump?

Reverse

Make sure the boat works in reverse. You never know how important this is until you have to dock.

Gauges and Instruments

Check the temperature, RPM, and speedometer for proper function.

Bilge
Make sure it is doing it's job. If your test ride is not long enough to tell, when you get back to the dock run some water in the engine hole with a water hose until the bilge kicks in.

It's a good idea to take along several people on the test drive. Added weight in a boat can affect it's performance and quickness.

HOURS

Check to see how many hours are on a boat. You measure a car's use by miles and a boat's use by hours. If a boat has more than 500 hours you can expect to pay some money in upgrades and maintenance.

CHECK FOR FLOOR ROT

Wood and water don't mix, especially in the floor of a boat. Carefully inspect the floor for soft spots, which indicate rot. Don't be afraid to get on your hands and knees and smell for floor for mildew.

MAINTENANCE

Ask for a maintenance history on the boat. Find out what major repairs have been made to the boat. If a lot of work has been done to the boat, chances are there will be lots to come, which translates into dollars. Ask if the boat is still under warranty. Also, ask who the boat owner used for repairs and make a point to talk to them. A big factor in how well it was taken care of is if it had regular detailing and cleaning after daily usage. For tips on maintenance and cleaning see http://www.finaltouchent.com/

MARINE SURVEY

It's a good idea to have a qualified marine mechanic thoroughly inspect the boat before purchasing it. To find a marine surveyor call either the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors - SAMS. If you are going to do it yourself check the spark arrestors and plugs, alternator, belts, hoses, strainer, blower, shift cables, engine alignment, etc. Analyze the oil and make sure it is not cloudy or gritty Cloudy oil can mean the engine block is cracked.

HULL CONDITION

Take a walk around the boat and inspect the hull and make sure it is in good condition. Feel free to tap on the hull all the way around and make sure the hull is consistently solid. Mismatched paint is a sign the boat has been in an accident. Also check for gel-coat blisters and dry rot.

PROPELLER

Check the prop for warping, cracks, or nicks. Any of these things can throw off the performance of the boat.

STORAGE

How has the boat been stored while not in use? Was is stored outside and exposed to the sun and weather? Or was it kept in protected dry storage?

UPHOLSTERY

Depending on how the boat was stored can affect how the upholstery has held up over the years. Check for ripped seams and color fading. Also check the boat cover if there is one.

EXTRAS

It's nice if the owner will sell the boat with a few extras which are probably already on the boat. In my opinion, a depth finder is crucial. You don't want the boat to run aground, much less let your skier run aground. In most states a marine radio is required by law. A stereo is a nice thing to have so you can listen to tunes. Also see if the boat owner will throw in some life jackets and an anchor. And if you are a lucky slalom skier they may throw in a speed control device.

TRAILER

If a trailer comes with the boat you want to buy check the trailer thoroughly. They are not cheap to replace.

N.A.D.A. BOAT APPRAISAL GUIDE

Locate the boat in the N.A.D.A. Guide to find out the price value range for the model and year. Remember, if the boat is priced at the low end or lower than the low end it's likely the boat's had a history of problems and there is a reason the owner wants to get rid of the boat

Monday, March 1, 2010

Water Trampolines, Family Reunions, Rentals

Water Trampolines are great for keeping the kids busy and entertained all day on the beach. They are a must with big groups.  While part of the group is out on the boat, the others have a fun diversion while waiting on the beach. They are also great for those who prefer the beach to the boat. We added it as a rental last year and couldn't keep up with the requests for rentals during the summer months. The most popular sizes have been from 10 ft to 15 ft. due to ease of transportation, size, and cost of rental. The really big ones are a lot harder to transport, clean, and take care of but are a lot of fun.

Water Trampolines are great for groups, family events, or any lake or beachside activity involving kids. They can be quite expensive to purchase; low end for a small one can be close to $800.00 and go up to $5,000.00 for larger sizes. One of the real dilemmas when purchasing a water trampoline is storage.  They do take up room when they are not being used. You would need to have good storage space in your home or a storage unit where it can be kept when not in use. If you you live at the waters edge or have the oppurtunity to use it frequently, it would be a great investment. If a water trampoline is an occasional treat, renting may make more sense for you.

Water Trampolines are a great way to get young kids used to the water in a fun way. Jumping in the water, playing king of the mountain, or just laying on a trampoline in the sun gives kids the opportunity to spend time in the water and learn safe water practices. Our family makes sure all the kids wear life vests when playing on the tramp as a saftey precaution. It is a great way to get the kids used to wearing a life vest in the water so when they get on the boat they are accustomed to the idea and don't fight it. A life vest should be second nature and kids should see it as a must on the water.


Water Trampolines for rent
Water Trampolines to purchase
Water Trampolines

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Buy or Rent a Boat that is the question??

The real question is, how much will you use the boat??? Many people love the water and boating but their commitments, families, or jobs limit the time that can be spent on the water. If you are like our family (we live for the water) you try get to the lake at least two to three times a week, even if its only for a few hours. People who will get that much use out of a boat need to buy one. Most people however don't have that opportunity and are lucky to get out on the water 2 weekends a month, 3-5 months of the year. In this case it may be better to rent or charter a boat rather than buy one.


Boating, as much as I love it, can be a very expensive hobby.  Many new boat owners are surprised at all the costs attached to owning a boat. We joke all the time that Boat = Break out another thousand.  It sounds funny but can be very true. When you first buy your boat there are always the costs of not only the boat but equipment as well. One can easily spend $2,000 to $3,500 minimum in life vests, ropes, anchors, wakeboards, water skis, tubes, trailer locks, travel boat covers, knee boards, wake surf boards and of course the list can go on and on. Pricing for a boat can be anywhere from $40,000 to $100,000 but if you are in the market for a boat right now, we are enjoying a great buyers market. If you are ready and determined to buy a boat now is the time.

Cost of Boat Ownership

Loan interest, depreciation, maintenance, insurance, winter storage or shrink wrap; these are a few items to keep in mind.

On a $60,000 dollar boat you can expect to pay $7800 in payments based on a 15 year note at around 7.50%.  If you are financing the boat for less time, your monthly payments may be even more. You will spend $900 - $1500 for winter storage or $400 for Shrink Wrap (you need to protect your investment with proper storage). Insurance for the year will be up to $1,500 and of course maintenance on the boat, of which there will be plenty, can average around $1200 - $1500 per year at marine prices of over $100 dollars an hour. In this scenario we haven’t even figured in the depreciation on the boat. If this doesn't scare you away then let’s go shopping and find your dream boat.

Renting or charters - an Alternative to Boat Ownership

The Alternative to buying a boat is to rent or charter from a reputable service. TK Watersports has created  a pretty good business trying to solve this issue for those who don't have the time, or sometimes the funds, for full boat ownership. For that same $60,000 dollar boat, you can rent 10 times for $5,500 or do full service water sports charters for around $7,500 including all equipment, water sports instruction, and all work done for you. Your savings in a three year period, not counting your depreciation cost, could be as much as $14,529-$20,529 depending on regular rental vs. VIP Watersports rentals.

Again the real question is how much will you use the boat? If you run a boat like we do, you may be a great candidate for boat ownership.  If you only will use it 15 times or less a year, you are better off renting or chartering without all the hassles of boat ownership.

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Whats New 2010 Centurion Tow Boats - Great For Wake Surfing

See the following link: 2010 Centurion Tow Boats

Ther are a lot of great boats out there but when it comes to wake surfing you seriously have to take a look at the Centurion Enzo, we even get a great wake out of the Avalanche C4.

http://www.4shared.com/dir/31714217/8372e215/sharing.html 2010 Centurion Tow Boat Link (Download)

Friday, February 19, 2010

TK Waterplay, Watersports Equipment, Wakeboards Water Skis,Tubes,Life Vests

Introducing New Online Store featuring many of the top brand names in the boating industry
TK Waterplay will be your source for water sports equipment, wakeboards, wakeboard packages, water skis,wake surf boards, boating supplies, pull tubes, wakeskates, Liquid force wakeboards, O'neill wet suits, CWB wakeboards, Hyperlite wakeboards, wet suits, dry Suits, Island Surfer, Skylon, Rip Curl, Rave, Proline, Orbit, Nixon, water wear, water sports apperal and much more.

Tempory site New Online store to be Launched End of March: http://www.tkwaterplay.com/

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Keep Your Boat Clean

Boat Cleaning Tips


Many boat owners, wanting to keep their investment in tip-top Shape, and often ask “what is the best way to maintain my boat?” The answer is so simple it’s almost a no brainer, clean your boat after every use you will save your self alot of head aches. Part of the boating experience is putting the equipment away properlly and can be a team building experience for groups & families as they work together. We even get the little ones involved each armed with a towel and some spray. Getting the troops involved can be a fun way to wind down the day at the lake so.... crank up the toons, have fun make it part of the boating experience.

Clean Your Boat

1. After every trip, give your boat a good rub down avoid harsh
Cleaners and agents that could remove any protection that you have
On the boat.

2. Scrub in small portions rinse the deck, fitting ,hull and outboard motor using a biodegradable, PH marine soap and a deck brush with medium stiffness bristles. If you use a brush with bristles that are too stiff, it can harm the boats finish.
3. With a soft sponge and marine soap, wash in small areas, rinse,
The exterior and superstructure including vinyl seats, deck ,boxes,
Windshield, etc.

4. Thoroughly dry the boat with a soft ,dry cloth
5. Clean windows using a commercial solution or vinegar and water.
Caution about vinegar and water if you like use this to take water spots off  on the main body of the boat it can take off any wax or protectant you may have on the gel coat. Vinegar and water is a cheap way to take off waterspots but make sure you put a wax on your get coat often. There are many products you can get commerically that help with water spots

6. Treat all vinyl with a commercial vinyl treatment to protect
And preserve your boats upholstery.

7. If you trailer your boat, don’t forget to scrub and rinse the trailer to.

8. Have a place for all equipment, everyone will get to know where it goes and will try to get gear in its assigned spot cutting down on some of the work for the captain of the boat. Ropes, wakeboards, water skis life vests, tubes etc can have there asigned spot.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Get Your Boat Ready for 2010 Season

Boat Detailing, Marine Detailing,

Specializing in Boat detailing: We are your connection for your spring preparation we will help you get your vessel spruced up and ready for the start of the new 2010 boating season. We are also a Watersports outfitter and know boats, make sure you come to the boat professionals and take care of your recreational investment. Many of the processes and chemicals we use are specific for marine applications.

Many boats may have different degrees of oxidation that may require different processes call for your estimate.

Basic Boat detail: Wipe and touch up outside, wipe down UV protection interior, vacuum interior, clean windows, wash tires and wheels, apply tire protection, vacuum and clean storage areas, carpet wash, and wax and UV protection

Boat Restoration Buffing and Waxing: We do a three to four stage buffing process to bring out the luster of the paint and to eliminate nasty oxidation

1.) Removal of industrial fall out

2.) Buffing compound used for minor abrasions and oxidation

3.) Polishing and wax used for UV protection

Call for you free estimate at 801-367-0668 or e-mail your request at detail@finaltouchent.com

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Case For Life Jackets

In 2009 TK Watersports performed a number of rescues, I am proud to say with no fatalities because we insist on people warring life vests. When the boat is moving and anyone jumps in the water they are required to ware a vest. Anyone 14 and younger is required to have a life vest on at all times.

Most of the parents that we work with on family reunion water sports charters, lessons, instruction are relieved when we share with them our policies on warring life vests. It makes it so they don't have to constantly fight there kids; it’s the captain’s rule.

No matter how you look at it, almost any boating accident imaginable has a predictable outcome – if you are in the water fighting for your life. Unless you are wearing a life jacket, your survival chances are marginal. Why take the chance make sure you outing is a save one.

The best case scenario would be falling overboard without sustaining an injury, and being quickly recovered by a person remaining in the boat, or by a nearby boater. In almost every other scenario I can think, surviving a boating accident that resulted in being ejected from the boat without a life jacket would depend upon a quick rescue.

I hate to be a predictor of doom and gloom, but in my experience as a professional water sports outfitter quick rescues don’t always happen. They happen but not often enough – as proven by the latest boating safety statistics:

• In 2006 there were 4,967 boating accidents
• 3,474 of the boaters required medical attention beyond first aid

• 710 recreational boaters died

• 476 of the 710 boaters drowned

• 29 children under the age of 12 died

If those statistics don’t convince you to wear a life jacket, then consider these reasons to wear a life jacket while boating:

Capsizing and falls overboard are the most reported types of fatal accidents, comprising 59 percent of all boating fatalities.Nine of ten drowning victims may have survived a capsizing or fall overboard if they had been wearing a life jacket. By wearing a life jacket while boating, you increase the chances of surviving by leaps and bounds. Think of it another way: without a lifejacket, how long can you tread water while waiting for rescue? What if you were injured?

You cannot prevent an accident by your boating skill or experience alone. Boaters with more than 100 hours boating experience, who are 36 years or older and don’t have formal boating safety education are responsible for most of the boating accidents and fatalities. Even if you have confidence in your boating skills, consider the many boaters who are less experienced and educated who share the waterways with you.

Comfort is no longer an issue. The major reason boaters forgo wearing life jackets is they value comfort over safety. Thankfully, boating supply manufacturers have responded by producing lightweight life jackets that can be worn without discomfort for an entire day of boating.

As I said, no matter how you slice it – there really is no reason not to wear a life jacket, and require all your passengers to wear one as well.

Safe boating in Winter!

Safe boating in Winter!


Most of us like boating year round if conditions are favorable. So here a few tips to help you keep safe and you boat in top condition.

1. Prepare your boat winter - If you are not going to be using you boat it's best to have it winterized. This involves a few precautionary measures to protect your boat from extended periods of non-use and colder temperatures.

2. Keep it covered - Don't let your boat be destroyed by the environment. When leaves collect on the floor of your boat, they hold in moisture. The water will then speed up the process of deterioration. A cover will maximize the life of your boat and reduce the risk of damage to your interior.

3. Underwater obstructions - Most lakes water levels are lowered in the winter. Extreme caution should be used every time you take your boat out. Rocks, sandbars, stumps, etc can cause major damage to your lower unit and/or prop. A depth finder is priceless in the winter and some units can be purchased for around $120.00. (Most props cost 2-3 times as much.)

4. Cold weather - Dress properly for the outing. I normally take a jacket of a pullover just incase the weather changes. It can be really cold when traveling across the water.

5. Safety First - Make sure you have all the necessary safety gear on board. Being prepared heads off most problems.

6. Communication - Let someone know where you're going & when you'll be back. Take a cell phone & a spare battery or a way to charge it.

Buyers Market for Used Boats

The typical boat owner is the one that can benefit from this buyers market it gives him a chance to get his dream boat at a good price

Finding the right boat: Many people when they purchase there first boat think they know what they want but after a year or two on the water they relies they wanted a wakeboarding or water ski boat instead of an inboard outboard boat. They might not have had a tower or hot water shower or some of the features they soon learn about after they have owned there boat for a short time. Many wished they would have been more educated when they got there first boat or just didn’t have the finances at the time to support the boat they really wanted. This could be the time for you to get that dream boat. This time you’re primed and ready to go with your list of features, wakeboard tower, ballast tanks, stereo, heater or hot water shower, storage compartments. For tips on buying your dream boat you may visit want to visit http://www.tkwatersports.com/

USED BOAT BUYING CHECKLIST

TEST DRIVE - You wouldn't buy a car without test driving it first, would you? Same holds true with a boat, even more so than a car. Boats are finicky animals. They tend to require more attention and maintenance than cars. When you test drive the boat pay close attention to the following things while underway:

Vibration
If it vibrates it could mean a variety of things like a bent propeller. A vibrating boat makes a noisy boat.

Functioning Trim
If you're looking at an inboard/outboard boat check to make sure the trim works, which allows the motor to move from the down position to the angled position.

Response Rapidly, but carefully, test the steering from one direction to another to see how long it takes the boat to respond.

Planning
Check to see how long it takes the boat to plane after take off.

Shifting
Does the boat slip smoothly into gear, or does it jump?

Reverse
Make sure the boat works in reverse. You never know how important this is until you have to dock.

Gauges and Instruments
Check the temperature, RPM, and speedometer for proper function.

Bilge
Make sure it is doing it's job. If your test ride is not long enough to tell, when you get back to the dock run some water in the engine hole with a water hose until the bilge kicks in.

It's a good idea to take along several people on the test drive. Added weight in a boat can affect it's performance and quickness.

HOURS
Check to see how many hours are on a boat. You measure a car's use by miles and a boat's use by hours. If a boat has more than 500 hours you can expect to pay some money in upgrades and maintenance.

CHECK FOR FLOOR ROT
Wood and water don't mix, especially in the floor of a boat. Carefully inspect the floor for soft spots, which indicate rot. Don't be afraid to get on your hands and knees and smell for floor for mildew.

MAINTENANCE
Ask for a maintenance history on the boat. Find out what major repairs have been made to the boat. If a lot of work has been done to the boat, chances are there will be lots to come, which translates into dollars. Ask if the boat is still under warranty. Also, ask who the boat owner used for repairs and make a point to talk to them. A big factor in how well it was taken care of is if it had regular detailing and cleaning after daily usage. For tips on maintenance and cleaning see http://www.finaltouchent.com/

MARINE SURVEY
It's a good idea to have a qualified marine mechanic thoroughly inspect the boat before purchasing it. To find a marine surveyor call either the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors - SAMS. If you are going to do it yourself check the spark arrestors and plugs, alternator, belts, hoses, strainer, blower, shift cables, engine alignment, etc. Analyze the oil and make sure it is not cloudy or gritty Cloudy oil can mean the engine block is cracked.

HULL CONDITION
Take a walk around the boat and inspect the hull and make sure it is in good condition. Feel free to tap on the hull all the way around and make sure the hull is consistently solid. Mismatched paint is a sign the boat has been in an accident. Also check for gel-coat blisters and dry rot.

PROPELLER
Check the prop for warping, cracks, or nicks. Any of these things can throw off the performance of the boat.

STORAGE
How has the boat been stored while not in use? Was is stored outside and exposed to the sun and weather? Or was it kept in protected dry storage?

UPHOLSTERY
Depending on how the boat was stored can affect how the upholstery has held up over the years. Check for ripped seams and color fading. Also check the boat cover if there is one.

EXTRAS
It's nice if the owner will sell the boat with a few extras which are probably already on the boat. In my opinion, a depth finder is crucial. You don't want the boat to run aground, much less let your skier run aground. In most states a marine radio is required by law. A stereo is a nice thing to have so you can listen to tunes. Also see if the boat owner will throw in some life jackets and an anchor. And if you are a lucky slalom skier they may throw in a speed control device.

TRAILER
If a trailer comes with the boat you want to buy check the trailer thoroughly. They are not cheap to replace.

N.A.D.A. BOAT APPRAISAL GUIDE
Locate the boat in the N.A.D.A. Guide to find out the price value range for the model and year. Remember, if the boat is priced at the low end or lower than the low end it's likely the boat's had a history of problems and there is a reason the owner wants to get rid of the boat.