4 Items To Bring When Renting a Boat in the Triangle

Our watercraft and boat lovers in the Triangle enjoy spending their weekends at Falls Lake while relaxing on one of our top of the line vessels from Motor Boatin’! It’s pretty expensive to own a boat and keep up with all the maintenance, so we gladly do the dirty work.Rent a Boat in North Carolina

So, even though we do provide the boat and some other basics, there are a few things that people renting a boat for the first time might not know to bring along.

4 things to bring along on the boat rental adventure at Falls Lake are:

  • Life Jackets. This should be a no-brainer, but there are always people who try to go without proper safety jackets even though they’re necessary for responsible boat use. We may have a few on hand, but we cannot guarantee their availability or fit. So, it’s best to come prepared with life jackets and other safety equipment for the boat.
  • Extra Clothing. It’s surprising how chilly it can get on the water as the sun sets or the wind picks up. Bring some light layers to keep warm for times like this so no one becomes uncomfortable on the open water.
  • Food and Beverage Containers. Coolers are great for storing a lot in a small space. Spending an entire day on the water will definitely work up an appetite, so come prepared with snacks and drinks that can be kept ice cold in a cooler.
  • Boating Toys. We do allow toys and accessories to be enjoyed along with the boat, such as skis, ropes, and wakeboards. Unfortunately, we don’t provide them, but they are absolutely allowed.

Renting a pontoon or a fishing boat will ensure great memories are made. Interested and hearing more and reserving a boat for a day on the lake? Contact us at Motor Boatin’ today!

3 Important Ways to Prepare Boats for Winter

The saying goes: “The two days of being a boat owner is the day the boat is purchase and the day the boat is sold.” This is true because there is a lot of maintenance that goes into owning a boat in the Triangle area.Rent a Boat in North Carolina

That is why many Raleigh citizens will choose to rent boats at Falls Lake with Motor Boatin. But, Motor Boatin’ is still hard at work during the winter. Just because the temperatures can be cooler doesn’t mean it is great weather for boating.

3 ways that Motor Boatin’ prepares their Raleigh boats for winter is:

  1. Boat Covers. In the winter, all of our boats stay covered to prevent any extra wear and tear from snow or ice damage. As we experience La Nina in the Southeast this year, we aren’t having as much winter weather as expected.
  2. Engine Maintenance. Motor Boatin’ takes time during the winter to review all of our boats that are available for Falls Lake boat rentals. We make sure there are no major service needed as well as make our routine changes.
  3. Repair and Protect the Hull. The hull of the boat is the part that sees the most damage from boat ramps, rocky banks, and shallow waters. While working through our maintenance on the engine, we also repair the cracks and scratches in the hull.

Noticed that it is an unseasonably warm winter in North Carolina? That means it is a great time to rent a boat. Boat rentals are a great Valentine’s Day celebration or weekend getaway.

Does Valentine’s Day on a boat on Falls Lake sound perfect? Give our staff at Motor Boatin’ a call to hear suggestions for Valentine’s Day and how to enjoy Falls Lake, no matter what the temperature may be.