It was a bit of a wild plan, but you are certain that it would have worked.
The three days that you spent at the lake with two of your college friends was relaxing. You laughed a lot, talked even more, but only occasionally got in the water. Your friend’s husband had installed new boat carpet on part of the deck and that was a space where you enjoyed, but your friends felt motion sick after even a few minutes. Instead, the three of you ventured into the water on two separate occasions. Floating in the water for nearly an hour and a half, you enjoyed yourself, but one of your friends was pretty stressed. She was afraid of lake water splashing in her mouth and was always worried that there were fish swimming by her feet.
Then you came up with the plan. The neighbors who shared the dock had recently purchased an aqua mat and you had enjoyed watching the two teenage girls play on it. You were certain that you could convince your friends to jump on to the large surface and with the use of the three floatation devices you had used you could help all three of you get back on the dock. Jumping to the aqua mat would not be a problem, you had all three already taken bigger leaps from the boat carpeted deck into the floaties. Getting back on the dock, however, involved a very large step that was out of the question. The ladder was clear on the other side of the dock and you had convinced the girls that you could coach them around on the floaties.
Before you were able to demonstrate you plan, however, the neighbor came out and returned the aqua mat to storage. You should have asked to use it earlier, but not wanting anyone to witness your plan, you ket watching for a time when the aqua mat was in the water and the neighbors were out on their boat. You were disappointed, but your friends seemed relieved that they would not have to put their 55 year old less than swimsuit perfect bodies through the plan that you had spent two days creating!
Days on the Lake Make for Great Memories
Whether you are three old college friends or a group of coworkers, a day on the lake is always an adventure. From long days in the sun getting a tan to fishing and water skiing, there are many ways that people enjoy their time away from home and near the water. The best trips, however, are when all of the details are taken care of ahead of time. From installing custom marine carpet for boats so that everyone can have a safe time out on the water to making the decision to apply marine grade carpet to the steps leading down to the dock, there is always as much work and preparation that needs to be completed before a trip as there is fun to be had when the vacation finally arrives.
Lake house owners understand the value of spending time to make sure that the boat, the dock, and the skis are ready before the guests arrive. The fact that as many as 95% of all Americans live within an hour’s drive of a navigable body of water means that these last weeks of summer will be busy ones. Realizing, however, that the average annual expense of boat use and maintenance runs as much as 10% of the purchase price means that these weeks can also be expensive. The decision to take care of installing new boat carpet and other accessories at the beginning of a season, however, can help you enjoy the end of the boating season a little more.
Even if you are a group of college friends who barely leave the boat carpet for the water, there are many great times to be had over the summer.