Tag Archives: Boating

Flag O’ Fish™ Tee

Piersend has partnered with West Marine to provide a 25% discount on the Columbia Flag O’Fish Tee.  Get it here for less than other retail stores including Amazon, Belk or the Columbia Store.

Originally available at $17.99-$30.00, the Piersend discount  is a great buy at $12.88!  Get your’s now before supplies run out!

The COLUMBIA Flag O’Fish Tee comes in Sunlit Heather, Grey Heather and Columbia Navy!

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Click here to purchase!

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Photo Contest

Photo Contest

Piersend is hosting a photography contest!

You could win:  A brand new Malibu MXZ  — if you enter a different contest!

If you enter our contest and win, you will have the opportunity to be featured on the Piersend home page at piersend.com!  Your entered picture, written bio and a link to your website will be prominently displayed for viewers.  We know it’s not as awesome as a brand new boat – we’ll be speaking with our Piersend prize department shortly and try to get better prizes.  But, if you are an aspiring photographer or a professional wakeboarder, this is an opportunity for you to get good web exposure.

You can email your picture(s) to us at piersend.com@gmail.com or  tweet them to Piersend1. Check out our facebook at piers.end (piers(dot)end) and get those picture coming.

To get things started, here’s a recent picture we received of the Tennessee River on an early morning!

 

'Early morning sets are the best!'
‘Early morning sets are the best!’

 

 

 

 

 

This contest ends August 31, 2015

Wake Surfing

It’s coming…WWSC – World Wake Surfing Championship!

The 2015 World Wake Surfing Championship is coming soon!  It will take place in Parker, Arizona September 24-27!

The winner gets to claim the World Wake Surfing Champion title for the current year.  Check out last year’s competition and visit the WWSC home page to register and/or find more information!

2014 Centurion World Wake Surfing Championship from Fineline Media on Vimeo. The recap of the 2014 Centurion World Wake Surfing Championship brought to you by PCM Marine Engines, Roswell Wake Air, Body Glove & Mendonesia Surf; the official wake surf board of the WWSC

Do you wake surf? Do you like it? Comment below and let us know.

Wakesurf Boats

Wakesurf Boats

Wakesurfing is becoming a popular watersport activity.  Google trends indicates wakeboarding popularity (based on google searches) has dropped by nearly 70% from its July 2006 high.  Wakesurfing, on the other hand, has doubled in google searches during that same time frame.  was virtually.  While wakeboarding still has a greater search volume, boat manufacturers have just recently begun to focus significant efforts toward wakesurfing enthusiasts.

Malibu (including Axis), Mastercraft, Skier’s Choice (Moomba and Supra), Centurion and nearly all other inboard manufacturers have incorporated surf wave making devices into the lineup.  And, up until recently, they’ve had a lock on the market.

Since wakesurfing involves riding a small surfboard directly off the stern of the boat, inboard boats seem to be the only practical boat for wakesurfing.  Stern drive boats and outboard boats have large outdrives and propellers hanging beyond the transom.  This places the wakesurfer at significant risk of serious injury or death if they fall.

Bryan Sport Porch  check out www.boattest.com
Bryan Sport Porch
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Recently, Bryant has attempted to enter the wakesurf market by offering a sport porch on several of their models.  The sport porch is an extended swim platform that fully covers the boat’s out-drive.  While this helps prevent injury, it also adds significant length to the boat (a possible concern for storage), has an unusual appearance and isn’t a comfortable area for lounging.  It’s also an expensive option (a little over $4,000 on the 233X model).

Several sterndrive boat manufacturers including Regal, Cobalt,Four Winns, Monterey and Chaparral have indicated they may begin incorporating Volvo Penta’s new forward facing outdrive (also called a tractor drive) in hopes of capturing some of the wakesurf market.  Unfortunately, while they place the propeller in a more protected location, still leave a large, heavy, metal portion of the outdrive aft of the transom.  While hitting the outdrive portion is certainly better than hitting the propeller, it’s still going to put a dent in your day – not to mention your forehead.

Bryant may be acknowledging that inboards are inherently better suited for wakesurfing by announcing a new sub-brand of boats called: “Wake Tractor”.  While not much has been officially released, scuttlebut has it these will include Crusader engines which have historically been inboards.

If you’re looking to get into wakesurfing or if you’re looking to improve your gear, the next few years may be the perfect time!  For serious wakesurfing enthusiasts, check out the latest offerings from Moomba, Supra, Malibu, Nautique, Mastercraft, Centurion, MB Sports and Bryant.

What do you think?  Would you surf behind a sterndrive boat?

Water Soccer

World Soccer? How about Water Soccer?

You may have heard of water breaks, water polo, even water slides but have you ever heard of water soccer?  You have got to try this!

Water soccer follows most of the usual 5-a-side or 11-a-side game rules but your feet are immersed in ankle high water and the field is an inflatable court.  Water soccer is a version of soccer that is wild and wet. (And a great idea for a party!)  It will tests your skills, agility, balance and coordination while using your body’s core muscles.  Best of all you stay cool while having a ton of fun.

Check it out !  It’s looks like a challenge.

Get your Soccerwear to show off!

4th of July Checklist

4th of July Checklist

 

Cue the hamburgers, patriotic music and fireworks as Independence Day is right around the corner.  All the BBQ essentials might be in order, but take a look at The-House.com’s 4th of July Checklist to insure your celebrating the Stars & Stripes in style.

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What’s better then getting a new pair of sandals for $5?  How about a t shirt for $13?  All this gear and more is up to 40% off  – leaving plenty of extra cash to get those fireworks.


Ramp locator

Find a boat ramp near you.

Boating season is just around the corner.   Where will you launch your boat on your next fishing trip?  How about your cruising trip or your first wakeboard session of the year?

Maybe you want to try somewhere new for your next boat launch or find a more convenient ramp!  If you’re new to the  area, you’ll want to find launching ramps close by.

Here’s a great locator:   BoatUS Ramp Locator from BoatUS.com.  It’s fast and easy to find a launching ramp  and directions too!  Just put in you city, state and zip and a map will pop up with all the ramps around you.  Click on the screen shot below or click here!

BoatUS Ramp Locator

BoatUS has a list of ramps anywhere in America!  They also offer other information and all sorts of stuff for boaters!

Happy Boating from:

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Water shoes

How to find long lasting, good quality water shoes.

Your choices for water shoes are limitless so deciding what your needs are should be your first criteria.

Are you going to need a water shoe that can outlast a Navy SEAL? We got them!

Or, casual, light weight water shoes that allow you to participate in your favorite sport? We have them too.

But if you want the best fit….

Water shoes for boating, surfing
Water shoes for kayaking
Water shoes for fishing
Water shoes for heavy duty jobs (Navy SEALs quality!)
And here’s how to keep them clean and dry


Water shoes for boating and surfing:

 

 


Water shoes for kayaking:

Astral Men’s Brewer Watershoe




Water shoes for Fishing:

NRS Felt Sole Kicker Wetshoe

(These are actually waterPROOF)

NRS Boundary Shoe


Hard working watershoes: (US Navy SEALs quality)

NRS Workboot Wetshoe


OTB Abyss II Boot




30% off SALE on NRS Water Shoes!! Limited supplies!! NRS.com! Click Here for Details.

Water proof bag- how to close

How to close a waterproof bag!

Waterproof bags (or dry bags) are a must for keeping your stuff dry while enjoying any water sport! We use these bags for boating, kayaking, fishing and at the beach!

 

Our pick:  Outdoor Products waterproof bags

We have several of these and use them all the time.  Amazon rates them at 4 stars.  I think they’d be 5 stars if users knew how to close them properly.

Here’s how to close your waterproof bag:

Step 1: Put your stuff in the bag! Be sure to get the right size bag for your stuff. You’ll want to fill the bag 2/3 full.  You can put more than I have here.

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Step 1

Step 2: Put the tops sides together pulling tight and try to get most of the air out of the bag.

 

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Step 3: Begin folding down the two sides together making sure the air is out as you go.  Fold it several times.

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Step 3b

 

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Step 4: Finally  grab both sides of the back tops and clip the clasp together so it will stay closed.

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Step 4b

 

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Step 4c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s it.  May you always have dry stuff!

For other waterproof bags check out West Marine.
And, NRS Tuff Sack Dry Bag at nrs.com

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