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Naming and Personalizing Your Boat

Lake Life With Molley And Chad Podcast

Release Date: 06/24/2021

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Lake Life With Molley And Chad Podcast

Episode 32: Molley and Chad close out Season 3 with their friend Chad Hopper.  As the weather changes and the Fall colors burst, State Dock on Lake Cumberland hosts a Poker Run.  It’s the last blow out event of the season.  Lake Life with Molley and Chad is a sponsor of the 2023 Poker Run. Welcome to the Poker Run Chad explains that the is an event involving some really powerful boats on the lake.  It’s usually held over a weekend.  Molley and Chad made sure to publicize the and all the swag from t-shirts, footballs and more at this year’s event. This year,...

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Episode 31: Molley and Chad return to the Dock Crawl at State Dock Marina on Lake Cumberland, for the second year in a row.  This episode will feature interviews and comments from friends and new friends who came out to enjoy a wonderful tradition. In a , you met Donzi Dale and Sandy.  They have a houseboat on the lake and invited Molley and Chad to use their boat as a home base during the event.  A special shout out to to introducing them to the Dock Crawl in 2022.  Their friend Kelly Smith was the interviewer during the 2023 event.  She did a terrific job. Recon...

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Episode 30: Molley and Chad interview Missy Johnson, owner of Lake Girl Apparel.  We’re going to talk about her brand and how it was a perfect fit, given Missy’s love for the water.  Hey, if you’re going to enjoy the Lake Life, you should look good while you’re doing it, right?  Be sure to listen to the end of the episode for a special offer! How Did Lake Girl Get Started? Missy lives in Minnesota (“the land of 10,000 lakes).  started in 2002, in Detroit Lakes, MN.  The original founder, Peggy, founded the store and focused more on a wholesale business...

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Episode 29: Molley and Chad interview Aqua Supply Co. owners Courtney and Andrew in today’s episode.  Aqua sells marine products and apparel for everyone who loves boating, beaches and the outdoors.  The four of them originally met at the Dock Crawl in 2022.  We’ll catch up on the new business and have a few laughs along the way.  So, How’s Business? Andrew is happy to say they sold out of all of the merchandise at the Cincinnati Boat Show.  is their first brand.  It’s detailing products to be use on boats, as well as cars and RVs.  Andrew has...

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Episode 28:  It’s time for another episode of Lake Life with Molley and Chad! In today’s episode, we’re joined by our friends Fran, Rob and Adam to talk about Lake Cumberland, in Kentucky.  This is a continuation of our tour of lakes across Kentucky and Tennessee.  It's time for a deep dive into what makes this lake so special. Please note:  This conversation includes a few, random curse words.  We apologize if you find them offensive.  Additionally, we thought we'd let any parents with young kids know, before you begin playing the episode. Lake Cumberland...

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Episode 27:  Welcome to Lake Life with Molley and Chad! In today’s episode, we’re joined by a group of friends to talk about Rough River Lake in Kentucky.  Our friends are Chuck, Dawn, Spence and Lisa.  This is a continuation of our tour of lakes across Kentucky and Tennessee.  Let’s jump in, so to speak. Rough River Lake Offers Diverse Activities Rough River Lake is a 65-foot deep reservoir located in Breckenridge, Hardin and Grayson counties, in Kentucky.  It offers a wised range of activities for visitors to enjoy.  It’s a popular destination for...

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Episode 26:  In this episode, Molley and Chad continue their focus on highlighting several different lakes in Kentucky and Tennessee, Trasee and Fess are here to provide insights and recommendations about Norris Lake. , located in Tennessee, is a popular destination for lake enthusiasts and vacationers alike. With its vast size, muddy waters, and unique floating communities, Norris Lake offers a one-of-a-kind experience for those seeking a lakeside getaway. Trasee and Fess have been going to Norris Lake since 2005, giving them a wealth of experience and knowledge about the area. They own...

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Episode 25:  Welcome to Lake Life with Molley and Chad! In today’s episode, we’re joined by Amy Walker and Sherri West from Walker Realty in Columbia, Kentucky. They discuss importance of having experience and education when planning to start your lake life experience. The two real estate agents advise the couple about locations, boat storage, budgeting for second homes, the importance of speaking to an accountant in order to have realistic expectations and the reasons to consider the maintenance of two homes.  Work with a Realtor When it comes to finding the perfect second...

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Episode 24:  Welcome to Lake Life with Molley and Chad! In today’s episode, our friends Jamie and Adam join us to discuss Nolin Lake in Kentucky.  It’s also called Nolin River Lake.  Interesting Facts about Nolin Lake spans parts of Hart, Grayson and Edmonson County, near Mammoth Cave National Park.  It’s another man-made lake, like . It covers roughly 5,700 acres.  There are several popular campgrounds near the lake.  They are , and .  There’s also .  The Nolin Lake State Park also features a primitive campground at Brier Creek (this may...

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Episode 23:  Welcome to Lake Life with Molley and Chad! In today’s episode, our friends Holly and Josh join us to discuss Green River Lake in Kentucky.  Let’s learn more about their lake adventures. Have fun on the lake The lake is a great place to have fun and make memories. Whether you’re fishing, tubing, skiing, or just hanging out with friends and family, there’s something for everyone. is an 8,200 acre lake with three marinas.  It’s known for its and its sense of community. People are friendly and welcoming and there’s always someone to hang out with. The...

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Episode 3:  In today’s episode, Molley and Chad talk about making that boat “your boat.”  They’ll discuss ways to personalize and customize your boat, so it’s more comfortable and reflects your personality on the water.

Naming Your Boat

Molley came across an article providing 7 Tips for Naming Your Boat.  She and Chad talk about things to consider.   Traditionally boats are named after a woman in one’s life.  Why?  They don’t know either!  Some boat names reflect a profession (Knot on Call for a doctor).  Puns and double meanings are always welcomed.  Naming them after references to movies and/or songs is always popular.

Keeping Your Stuff Organized

Finding a solution for your storage needs can be an issue.  Molley figured out several ways to keep items neat and compact, so they’re out of the way and safely stored.  A garbage can and plastic containers are life-savers.  Don’t forget to add an air-freshener to your garbage can.  In the hot sun, you’ll be glad you did.

Molley and Chad discuss “the boat purse” and how it’s a great solution for keeping phones, wallets and keys dry during the day on the water.  Surprisingly, a bread box is also a vital component for your boating enjoyment.

Choosing the Right Cooler

You really don’t need to buy an expensive cooler.  You want to keep your ice from melting and the beverages cold, but don’t go overboard.  Regardless of how well the cooler is insulated, each time someone reaches into the cooler, the cold air escapes.

Styrofoam coolers should be avoided.  The lids will blow away.  It’s worth the money to buy a regular cooler.  Also, remember to refrigerate your beverages before you put them into the cooler.  It helps to reduce the ice-melt.

Remember, capacity is an issue.  Some of the expensive coolers may not actually store the same amount as a cheaper model.  This is a big factor if you have a lot of people on your pontoon.

Floaties and other Floatation Devices

There are tons of options for recreational, flotation devices such as noodles, inflatables, etc.  Always remember to make sure you have the proper number of Coast Guard Approved safety devices.  Not all life-jackets and vest are actually approved.  You will get ticketed if they inspect your boat and you don’t have the proper personal floatation devices. 

It’s also a good idea to make sure you have a number of various sized life-jackets.

Ropes and Related Accessories

You can find easy to use devices to keep your ropes from getting tangled and also enabling them to be simply stored.  You might also consider purchasing a large bungie for tying up with other boats or docks.  They come in various lengths, depending on your needs.  If you get caught in a wake, the bungies are better than regular ropes, which may not allow for adequate “give.”

Anchor Selection

Each boat is different, so you may need to experiment to find the best model for your particular situation.  Molley and Chad have found a box anchor to be a terrific type of anchor for their boat.  Theirs will hold a 24’ pontoon is a strong wind. 

Other Coast Guard Must-Haves

Always make sure you have a fire extinguisher on-board.  It’s important that everyone know where it is, in case of an emergency.  You need multiple signaling devices.  Back-up red and green lights (such as glow sticks) can be helpful to signal other boats when your batter fails or if you’re stranded after sundown. 

Multi-packs of extra life-jackets can be very versatile.  You can use them as emergency bumpers.  It’s also a good idea to keep an extra bailer to get water out of the boat.  An old bleach bottle with the bottom cut out can be a terrific bailer.

Bring a back-up battery jumping device.  The new lithium versions are terrific for cell phones and boat batteries.

Make sure you have a fresh first-aid kit on board.  Remember to check the expiration dates, so you’ll always have the supplies ready, should you need them. 

The Coast Guard also requires that you have a rescue paddle on board.  In a pinch, you can actually paddle your boat to shore.

A ship-to-shore VHF radio is also a requirement.  Don’t rely on your cell phones.  You may not have a good signal when you need it.

Tips and Tricks from Fellow Boaters

  • Keep extra towel clips to hang towels from the Bimini to create shade for babies and other passengers.
  • Zip-Lock bags, in various sizes are extremely handy on the boat.
  • Large zip-lock bags can also be used to keep extra towels and sweatshirts dry and fresh.
  • A box filled with cheap sunglasses.
  • A miscellaneous emergency kit, including dental floss.
  • A clear tackle box for hair ties, nail clippers, a whistle, tweezers and Band-Aids.
  • A blow horn and a Swiss Army knife. The extra knife is a great utility knife to get you out of a jam.
  • A collection of dry-bags can be useful.

That’s a wrap for this episode.  I hope you found it helpful, insightful and maybe a little entertaining. 

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