You are excited to take your friends out on the boat for the Fourth of July. With the new marine carpet installed and the new tow rope for skiing, this should be a week to remember. With the whole week off of work, you are looking forward to spending time on the lake, time at the cabin, and time with your friends and family.

The boat carpet kits were easier to use then you expected and the fact that the marine carpet squares can be replaced one by one means that even if one spot begins to show wear you will be able to make a quick fix. Nothing should need to be fixed this weekend, though. You just got the boat back out of the shop where you paid for a complete tune up and the weather is supposed to be great. The groceries are purchased, the meals have been planned, and the fireworks are ready.

Fourth Of July Is One of the Biggest Weekends of the Summer for Many Families

If you live on a lake or have a vacation cabin on the river, you know the excitement of celebrating Independence Day on the water. From swimming to floating to skiing and boating, there are many activities on the water that friends and family enjoy together. Even the non swimmers can enjoy an afternoon on a large aquamat watching the fun and celebrating with fireworks.

If you are a boat owner, however, you also know the importance of making sure that everyone and everything is ready for any time at the lake. From making sure the boat is full of gas to making sure that they boat flooring is clean and installed properly, a week at the lake requires preparation and attention to detail.

As many as 87 million U.S. adults participate in recreational boating and nearly 95% of the U.S. population lives within an hour’s drive of a navigable body of water, so it should come as no surprise that the summer months are full of vacations near the water. Planning for these trips, however, requires not only attention to details, but a budget plan as well. In fact, the average yearly expense of boat maintenance and use is typically about 10% of the purchase price of the vessel. In spite of the costs of fuel, marine carpet and other accessories, however, there are many families who will go to any length to make sure that their Fourth of July is one spent on the water.