Len's Cove Marina's Blog

Used Boat Buying Tips | The Value of a Compression Test

Posted by Sean Horsfall on Fri, Nov 13, 2015 @ 06:30 AM

Have you ever noticed that used boats hold their value far better than used cars? We see it all the time and it is quite remarkable. It is one of the factors that helps drive up the value of boating as a recreational sport and leisure time activity. Customers often sell (or trade) their used boats for high percentages of what they paid for them. It is not uncommon for a 10 year old used pontoon boat, as an example, to be worth 50-60% of the original purchase price. Try that exercise with a 10 year old car and you might be lucky to get 15-20%.

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Tags: used boats, buying a boat

Doug and Joan's Canal Adventures | Trent Boating 2015

Posted by Doug Horsfall on Wed, Oct 28, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

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Tags: boating, rideau canal, canal boating

The Untold MasterCraft Story | The Power of Listening to You

Posted by Chelsea Hamre on Thu, Sep 10, 2015 @ 06:30 AM

I’ve grown up on and around boats my whole life and I have driven anything between 13 and 40 feet, inboard and outboards, dinghies, deck boats, and towboats. The best memories have been from our towboat, a 2008 X2 MasterCraft. The interesting part of that, is how we as a family helped shape the future of towboats on Big Rideau Lake.

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Tags: Big Rideau Lake, towboats, mastercraft

The Truth About Administration Fees | Used Boat and New Boat Facts

Posted by Julia Dick on Wed, Sep 09, 2015 @ 09:29 AM

Used Boat Facts and Administration Fees
Buying a new or used boat is likely one of the most fun purchases you will make. We like to keep the focus on the fun and therefore we work hard to ensure that you can get out on the water as quickly, legally and with as little fuss as possible. Throughout the process of helping you acquire a boat, there are many different services that we provide you with. On the office side of things, there are costs associated with licensing your new boat or used boat and/or trailer. For this reason, we charge an administration fee. From time to time we have people question "being charged for them".  
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Tags: used boats, new boats, new boat pricing, used boat pricing

Is Buying a New Boat Risky? | Two Ways We Reduce Your Exposure

Posted by Timmy McNamee on Wed, Sep 09, 2015 @ 09:23 AM

Whether you’re buying a boat for the first time (new or used boat) the process can be a bit intimidating, not to mention confusing. More often than not, customers who walk through the doors of a new or used boat showroom are going to be comparing multiple brands, models, and dealerships That can be a lot of variables!. At Len’s Cove we are proud to have some of the best brands on the water. However, we understand that there are times when the situation can be difficult to decide. 

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Tags: used boats, towboats, new boats, mastercraft

Stand Up and Paddle On | Big Rideau SUP Experiences

Posted by Chelsea Hamre on Thu, Aug 06, 2015 @ 10:12 AM


It’s been about three years that my family has had a Stand Up Paddleboard on the Big Rideau Lake and since then, we’ve discovered so much more about this new trend. Going out around the bay with my cousins during the summer is a great way to create laughs and share memories. From a fun leisure activity to using it for daily exercise, there are many benefits and things you may not know about the SUP.

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Tags: Big Rideau Lake, watersports

An English Boating Life | Across the Pond to the Big Rideau

Posted by Michael Hall on Tue, Aug 04, 2015 @ 05:06 PM

Just 3 days after I was born on the 29th January 1971 while my Mother still in hospital coming to terms with what God had bestowed upon her (Yep me!) My Father walks into the ward and states “I bought a boat!” With my Sister not yet 4 years old I wish my memory could take me back to see my Mothers face!

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Tags: Big Rideau Lake, boating trips, canal boating

Boat Speed Etiquette | Are You Making your Boating Worse?

Posted by Sean Horsfall on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 @ 11:12 AM

The weather this summer has been perfect for cruising around the lakes and rivers.  Here on the Big Rideau Lake, we are seeing a significant increase in boating traffic - likely the highest in about 5 seasons. Visitors from the US, Ottawa, Kingston, and Quebec have increased their boat trips also into this area.

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Tags: boating, Big Rideau Lake, boat trips

New and Used Boat Buying Guide | Outboard VS. I/O?

Posted by Timmy McNamee on Thu, Apr 09, 2015 @ 03:11 PM


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Tags: used boats, new boats, ottawa boat sales, kingston boat sales, used boat pricing, outboard vs sterndrive boats

Spring Launch No-No's | Four Boating Sins to Avoid

Posted by Sean Horsfall on Wed, Apr 08, 2015 @ 03:40 PM

Boating in Eastern Ontario boating is just around the corner. You have been waiting all winter for this, and the spring brings with it promise of summer fun ahead. What you don't want is to make choices that could give you serious headaches or reduce your time on the water. You made it through the cold and the snow, you deserve this time!

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Tags: boating, Big Rideau Lake, boat maintenance, boat servicing

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