Sandpoint Marine & Motorsports 

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Main address: 
195 N.Triangle Drive83852Sandpoint ID 

Tel:208.263.1535, Fax:208.263.0686, 

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We are a small family run business here in North Idaho aiming to meet the needs of our area residents and visitors. We have a new fleet of 2012 Starcraft Autumn Ridge 28 ft towable campers. For the lake we offer a wide variety of rental options including our Larson ski/wake boats, Crest pontoon/pleasure boats, jet skis & kayaks. We also have water skis, wake boards, towable boat toys and personal floatation devices.
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What to pack for a pontoon boat ride

Friday, August 24, 2018

As you get ready to head out on your rented pontoon boat, you’ll want to think about what you need to make the most out of your trip. There are a few things that could make – or break – your time out on Lake Pend Oreille.

We’ve compiled a list of the top five things you need to enjoy your time on the water. If you’ve been wondering what to bring on a pontoon boat, here’s what you need to know:

1.Water, water, water

You might be surrounded by water on the pontoon boat, but you still need to make sure everyone in your group is properly hydrated throughout the day. Bring enough water for everyone to prevent dehydration, fatigue or other hydration-related issues.

 2. Sunscreen or other protection

The sun is even more intense on a pontoon boat because the sun reflects off the water. Even on a cloudy day, you could be exposed to more sun than you realize. To prevent overexposure, start the day by apply sunscreen, and re-apply at regular intervals throughout the day. It’s also important to bring sunglasses, a hat or a sun shirt for additional coverage.

 3. Snacks, lunch or a place to get something to eat

As you’re out on the water, don’t forget to keep your energy up with snacks and meals. Pack a snack lunch, or find a place to eat on Lake Pend Oreille.

4. Cool weather gear
North Idaho has great weather, but it can change quickly. Expect that winds or the sun moving behind the mountains may cause the temperature to dip. Pack sweatshirts, towels, and blankets, just in case.

5. Things to have fun
Like to play card games over lunch, or jam to some tunes as you cruise along the water? Maybe you want to bring an inner tube to float on the lake when you reach a state park (LINK: )? Don’t forget those extra items that will allow you to take the fun up a level!

What’s your go-to item when you hit the water? Let us know! Or reserve your pontoon boat rental here.