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Tech Deck: Preparing The Ultimate Ocean-Based Party.

April 16, 2018 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Travel/Leisure, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.comWith summer suddenly rearing its head, a lot of people are starting at a loss as to what they will be spending this season doing. With winter lasting such a long time in a lot of places, it has been hard to think about the good weather, leaving you to think about the cold and wet, instead. Of course, though, you can’t just ignore summer and wait for it to be over; you need something to do. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring the idea of an ocean-based party, and how you can set one up for you and your friends.

A Location: Like any good party, this has to start with the right kind of location. With the ocean being cold in a lot of places, even when it is very sunny, it can be hard to find a good place to drop anchor. To get around this, choosing somewhere with plenty of beautiful views and clear water could be a good compromise. There are loads of guides around the web which can help you to find the best beaches and pieces of sea around the world.

A Craft: Once you have somewhere to go, you will be ready to start thinking about the boat you’ll be using, and this is a very important part of the job. The type of craft you choose will make a big difference here. For those on a budget, a pontoon can be a great way to get onto the water, as these boats are usually good for all conditions. If you have a little more to spend, though, you could think about the idea of a yacht.

A lot of people will end up buying their boat secondhand for this sort of trip to save some money. As an alternative, you could also consider the idea of renting your boat, as this will give you the chance to avoid expensive mooring fees when you’re not using it. Along with this, it’s also worth considering the condition of the boat you’ll be using. Whether you own or are borrowing it, a watercraft always has to be seaworthy before you take it out.

The Entertainment: It will be hard to enjoy your time on the sea without a little bit of entertainment to keep everyone happy. There are a couple of different options you have for this when you’re getting started. For example, a lot of people will like to have a speaker system on their boat. To achieve something like this, you will need to be able to find a waterproof stereo which can be powered by batteries or the motor on your boat.

If you’re looking for something a little more unique, you could consider an idea which is related to something you already do together. For example, if you all like video games, you could look for a way to take computers with you, enabling your party to have a LAN while out on the ocean. There are loads of ideas like this out there, and finding them is usually a simple matter of being creative when you’re planning.

The Cold: On a hot day, any party will be lost without a way to keep drinks nice and cool. To achieve this on your boat, you have a couple of different options. Small fridges can be found which require tiny amounts of fuel, making them perfect for solar or battery power, while also making them cheap to run. Alternatively, you could also consider the idea of an icebox if you’re not going to be out on the water for too long.

The Hot: Food will also be a priority for your party goers, and you won’t be able to get away with serving cold dishes when people are enjoying some fun. Instead, it’s usually best to find a way to make some hot food for people to enjoy. To help with this, companies like themarinebattery can help you to find a cooker suitable for use on your boat. If you’re renting your craft, they will often come with this sort of option available as an extra.

Some Activities: Entertainment while you’re at sea doesn’t just have to come in the form of music and technology. Along with this, the ocean itself can have a lot to offer, and simple objects, like balls and frisbees, can be great fun while you’re swimming. This is an area which your entire party can work on. Most people will be happy to bring along their own activities if you give them long enough to prepare for the party.

Health & Safety: Finally, as the last area to consider, it’s time to think about health and safety. While you’re at sea, there is a lot which can go wrong, and inexperience is often the key to trouble. To solve this issue, you should always work hard to ensure that at least one ocean veteran can be found onboard. Along with this, it can also help to use some logic, avoiding things like drinking too much when you have to be able to operate the boat to get home.

Along with the way you act on your boat, a lot of people will ignore the equipment they bring along with them, too. Medicines, fire extinguishers, and life jackets should cover the bear minimum on most boats. You will need to make sure you have everything you need before you set off, though. Having this area completely sorted before you leave will limit the chances of a catastrophe during your time on the ocean.

With all of this in mind, you should be feeling inspired to get out there and spend some time on the sea this summer. For a lot of people, this season has come with little warning, and you might not have much on your plate for it. This is a shame, though, as there are loads of ways to enjoy this part of the year, and most people already have the tools they need to get started.

Staff Writer; Paul Jacobs


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