One of the better cures for cabin fever is attending a boat show! I made sure to make time to stop by this weekends Lake Life Expo at the Springfield Expo Center. Now that January is behind us, spring is feeling more in reach! On this past rainy Sunday, I spent a few hours wandering around and checking out the boats, kayaks, boat lifts, and more. On display were boats of all kinds and styles from fishing boats, cruisers, pontoons, and personal watercraft.

It’s amazing how popular wake boarding has become. When I was younger, it was all water skiing, now everyone’s wakeboarding. Many of these boats are custom designed just for it. They’ll cruse at a slower speed and have ballast tanks onboard to help with the boats ride and stability.

The pontoons today aren’t anything like your grandpa’s ole “Sun-Tracker”! These tri-toons are bigger, better riding, with custom paint jobs, and 200+ HP outboards on the back! Plus, most have the latest tech and killer sound systems! Hang in there! Spring’s right around the corner and boating season will be here before you know it!