Know Your Boating Knots on Lake Norman

Knowing your boating knots is one of the best boating skills you can have while on Lake Norman. "Securely tying your boat to a dock or a pier or an anchor is critical in keeping your boat tied safely while you're not underway," says Lowry Hobbs of Westport Marina. "There…
Date posted: Aug-22-2016 Continue Reading

Keeping Boats Safe on Lake Norman

You've seen the CMPD lake patrol boats on Lake Norman. They consistently patrol all parts of the lake keeping boaters and swimmers safe and in compliance with all laws and regulations. But do you know the real details and history about the CMPD lake patrol? "We are super proud of…
Date posted: Aug-16-2016 Continue Reading

Lake Norman Boating Markers & Navigation Aids

"Boating smartly on Lake Norman makes you and your boat safer while helping other boaters be safe as well," says Lowry Hobbs of Westport Marina. "Using your common sense while boating and knowing what navigational aids and regulatory markers mean will help you be safe while respecting all boat traffic…
Date posted: Aug-10-2016 Continue Reading

Better Boating Tips on Lake Norman

All boat owners and boat operators enjoy reading tips and best practices for enjoying their boats and getting the most out of their investment. "We see and hear so many tips about boating enjoyment and safety and we like to pass them along to our customers," said Lowry Hobbs of Westport…
Date posted: Aug-03-2016 Continue Reading

Boating Safely & Properly on Lake Norman

As we are all aware, there are a number of public agencies that administer safe boating rules and regulations to keep all boaters and vessels properly licensed, to operate safely and to remain aware of rights and privileges. "The primary North Carolina organization that monitors all vessel registrations is the North Carolina…
Date posted: Jul-17-2016 Continue Reading