Unfortunately, it is that time of year again to start booking storage for your boats. While there is still some time left to get out on the water and enjoy the weather, the time to book storage is now. Indoor heated, indoor unheated and outdoor are all storage options available here at Eleven North Marine, however act fast because we are already starting to fill up!
Stop in, check out our secure storage facilities, meet the staff, let us walk you through the immense security measures we take to ensure your boat is completely safe over the winter season. Book with Eleven North Marine Services, and rest assured you are getting the best prices in the area!
For the month of June, spend $50.00 in store (before tax) and take $5.00 off your total!
Come in and see our variety of tubes & towables, skis, wake boards, SUP’s, kayaks, life jackets…you name it!! And as always, there’s a huge selection of items in stock to help maintain your boat, both mechanically and esthetically!
We look forward to seeing you!
Thank you to all of our customers for the amazing turn out at our annual customer appreciation barbeque this long weekend! Many prize ballots were filled out for the copious amount of prizes being given away, including the grand prize of FREE indoor boat storage for the 2015-2016 winter season! 50 swag bags were out the door quick for our early bird customers who were eager to take advantage of our sales on stand up paddle boards, apparel, tubes and much more! Hot dogs, hamburgers, cold drinks and cake were being served all day, leaving everyone happy, full and with great deals in their bag!
The hustle and bustle lasted right until the doors closed for the day, and we couldn’t be more thankful for the great turn out!
From everyone here at Eleven North Marine Services, thank you!
When you’re looking for a cool way to celebrate the summer, treat your self to the new hottest workout by choosing the best standup paddleboards offered here at Eleven North Marine services!
Have nothing to do on a beautiful sunny day? Paddle boarding is a fun sport that anyone of all ages can do. It’s a great way to get out on the water and stay fit! You’ll strengthen your shoulders, arms, legs and bottom while continuously firing up your core.
Whether you are experienced or new to the sport, the staff at Eleven North Marine Services are happy to help you with all your service needs!
Choosing your paddleboard? Go with a higher end board rather than lower end option, typically between 10 and 12 feet long, which makes the board significantly more stable and easier to maneuver. Lower ends boards are durable, however they tend to be bulky and much heavier. Basically, there are many differences in methods and construction. That’s why it’s a good idea to find a board volume that is twice your weight, to help you stay afloat. Your paddle should measure 6-8 inches longer than your height.
Ensuring you have the best options available, the shop carries top brands that include Focus, Surf Diva and Body Glove. Their soft line of paddleboards are great for beginners since they are very light and have lots of grip to help with balance.
Eleven North Marine Services even have inflatable models that come with a pump and paddle! These are very good for travelling since they can be deflated or folded, no roof rack required for transportation!
A surprising number of pleasure craft are stranded each year due to running out of fuel. More than 50 per cent of calls for assistance are from boaters in trouble as a result of the mechanical failure of their vessels.
Recreational boating should be fun, safe and hassle-free. No matter if you own, rent or are borrowing a pleasure craft, make sure it is in good working order and properly equipped before heading out on the water.
Inspect your pleasure craft:
- Inspect your pleasure craft’s hull and check for cracks or other damage.
- If you are operating a power-driven pleasure craft check its electrical, fuel, propulsion and cooling systems and make sure the throttle is operating smoothly and is not sticking or binding.
- Make sure the steering is working properly.
- Check the oil and fuel levels. A good rule of thumb for fuel is: one-third for the trip out, one-third for the return and one-third as reserve.
- Check all hoses and lines for leaks or cracks and replace if necessary. Make sure all clamps and belts are secure and in good shape.
- Inspect, clean and replace spark plugs if necessary.
- Check and change oil and water filters if necessary.
- Check the battery’s charge and its fluid levels.
- Be certain the drainage plug is in place.
- Verify the load on your boat is well distributed.
Make sure your pleasure craft has what it needs for a safe trip:
- Are there enough flotation devices of appropriate size for everyone on board?
- Is all of the required equipment in good working order?
- Do you have ample reserves of fuel for the trip or will you need to refuel?
- Do you have maps and charts?
- Is your VHF radio working properly?
- Do you have a first aid kit, basic tools and spare parts?
Take a minute to consider your safety preparedness:
- Have you checked the weather forecast?
- Are there any local hazards or boating restrictions?
- Have you filed a sail plan to let someone know where you are going, when to expect you back and what your boat looks like?
Owners and operators of pleasure craft, including personal watercraft, should brief all guests and future operators about safe operation before heading out. Guests should be told where the safety equipment is kept and how to use it.
These are just a few things to consider before setting out. To be properly prepared, take a boating safety course. Doing so can better sensitize you to possible risks and danger on the water.”