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Participate in Spring Harbor Hop – Raft Up Style!

The official kickoff to boating season at the Lake of the Ozarks is this weekend, Saturday, May 4th with the 22nd Annual Spring Harbor Hop! If you've never participated in a Harbor Hop and you're going to be in the Lake of the Ozarks area, this is a fun lake-wide...

Easily Navigate Waterways with RaftUp!

The weather is warming up with the arrival of spring which can only mean one thing... it's boating season! Whether you love to boat on the lake or the river via kayak or on a recreational vessel, it's time to break out your boat for some fun! We can't be more excited...

Stop by and See Us at the In-Water Boat Show!

Boating season has officially kicked off at the Lake of the Ozarks and it's time for their annual In Water Boat Show happening this weekend! The In Water Boat Show is your chance to see all of the latest and greatest for all things boating! The Lake of the Ozarks...

Knot your Average Mile

One of the best ways to tell a true captain from just your average boater is the units with which they refer to their location, the wind, and the boat. While most people in the U.S. prefer to use the units miles for distance and miles per hour for speed, seasoned...

How to Take Care of Your Vinyl Seats

If you have ever been out on a recreational boat with friends for a day or even a few hours, you know it’s virtually impossible to keep your vinyl looking brand new. Simply sitting or leaning against the vinyl puts oils onto the seats which leads to them becoming dirt...

4 Tips to Keep Your Vinyl Spotless

The warm summer breeze is gently bobbing the boats at the marina. The sun is beating down and you are so eager to take out your brand new boat that you throw a bunch of random snacks together in a bag (and proper life vests of course...safety first!) and take your...

14 Things to Know Before Your First Hike

Paige Griffith started hiking as a response to developing Chrons disease and Rheumatoid arthritis. Her doctor said that she needed to keep moving to stay healthy. Hiking was the only way she knew how. When it started becoming unsafe for her to hike alone, she reached...