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Custom Sound Systems and Underwater Lighting!

June 30, 2012

Once you have protected your boat with a custom canvas cover or a bimini top, why not turn your attention to a few upgrades? Summertime is all about good times and great fun. The truth of the matter is that you purchased your boat so you could have fun on the lake. A key element to both the summer and having a great time is with the introduction of music. Summer and music go hand in hand. Cruising around Lake Lanier or Lake Allatoona is a perfect time to enjoy your favorite tunes and a great way to improve your vessel is with the purchase and installation of a custom sound system. On the Water Solutions offers a wide range of stereo equipment to meet all your needs. You can "rock out" on your ski boat or cruiser as you make laps around the lake or you can enjoy a large surround sound system aboard your luxury yacht. We do them all! We can install a rich surround sound system that enhances your boating fun or introduce one with a wall of sound so intense that the fish in the lake will look up at the surface and say, "Hey! That sounds like Bruce Springsteen!"

Another option for customization is with the installing of lighting. Divided into two sections, underwater and interior, a lighting system installation can add to your enjoyment and even the safety of your vessel. Boating is not just a day time activity. The excitement doesn't end when the sun goes down. In fact, some people would argue that the night is when the fun truly begins. Many boaters spend all day and all night on Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona.

Underwater lighting makes your boat more visible to surrounding traffic. You can use it for those late night swims and not have to worry about losing sight of your craft. It will attract fish for your viewing enjoyment or to enhance your fishing experience. Lighting is also an excellent way to just "decorate" the water for that perfect ambiance for whatever your evening activities may be.

Interior lighting improves safety by increasing your visibility. It has the practical application of keeping you from stumbling around the dark deck of your boat and risking injury. You may use your dazzling light system while you are underway to find that perfect spot for the evening or while relaxing at your slip. Found a nice secluded little cove to drop anchor? Your customized lighting system is ready to enhance your nighttime party. The possibilities are endless.

On the Water Solutions is the only place to go when you make the decision to take your boat to the next level. We have all kinds of sound systems available that we will use to fit your both your individual and particular tastes. We offer answers to both underwater lighting problems and interior lighting desires. Light it up or rock it down, On the Water Solutions is ready to make your dreams come true.



What could be better than your favorite TV show on the water?

June 30, 2012

The upgrading of your boat can also mean the addition of a marine satellite television. What could be better than being at Lake Lanier or Lake Allatoona and enjoy both the sun and your favorite television shows? On the Water Solutions has what you want so that a day at the lake doesn't mean you have to miss the big game or any other program. We proudly offer five of KVH's award-winning TracVision products. We carry the high performance TracVision M7 and TracVision M5 as well as the compact TracVision M1, TracVision M3DX, and TracVision M3ST. We have the satellite television solution for every boat on Lake Lanier or Lake Allatoona.

While these three TracVision products are compact in size, they are not small in terms of performance. The TracVision M3DX is small, simple, and powerful. With a diameter of 14.5", this machine has a dBW of 50 and is designed for boats 30+ feet in length. It is truly the right choice for a boat on the go. dBW is a unit of measurement that represents the strength of a signal in the decibel scale relative to one watt. The M3ST is the same diameter and possesses an identical 50 dBW but it has DirectTV access. It is ideal for 30+ feet vessels and can be used in the waters of the continental U.S. and within 100-200 miles offshore. The smallest of our compact line is the TracVision M1. It is only 12.5" in diameter and for use in continental U.S. and coastal waters only. It has a 51 dBW and DirectTV access. It is comparable to the theatre system you have at home.

The TracVision M7 is designed for boats or yachts 60' – 80' ft. It is 24" in diameter and has commercial grade performance and solid reception so that you won't even think about your own television. This product includes KVH's RingFire antenna that extends your coverage area and is comparable to much larger antennas. It has a dBW of 46-47. The TracVision M5 is 18" in diameter and is for boats 40+ ft. This item stays locked on and connected so that you can enjoy satellite television while offshore. Quality, reliability, and durability are the three elements that best describe the M5. It features a dBW of 48. Factor in the GyroTrac (Tuna Tower) upgrade that is available only on the high performance models and you have outstanding results in even the most extreme conditions. The picture on your marine television will look just as good as the television you have at home. You might choose to never leave the lake again. So now enjoying day at the lake does not mean you have to miss a day of your television shows. On the Water Solutions provides different types of TracVision products that keep you connected and informed. You don't have to choose between getting a tan or watching your favorite sports team in action. With TracVision and On The Water Solutions, you can do both. Have fun while you get your game on.



Summer fun on Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona!

June 22, 2012

Now that summer has officially started, it is time to decide what to do with those hot days to come. What could be better than a day on the lake in your boat? A quick zip around the 59 square miles of Lake Lanier or anchoring somewhere along its 692 miles of shoreline can be just the thing to squeeze out all the fun you can during the summer months. A cookout on your houseboat or towing family and friends around on an inner tube are fantastic ways to make the most of your aquatic time. Beating the heat can mean either splashing in the cool water during the day or enjoying a nice breeze during the night as you gaze up into a star filled Georgia sky. It doesn't matter if your boat just rolled out of a dealer's showroom or if it has a few years on it, all boats share something in common... they can benefit from the products and services offered by On the Water Solutions.

The same sun that brings us out to the water in the first place can have a devastating effect on the different boats we operate. The harsh sunlight can fade and dry out upholstery. This can cause it to crack. Harmful rays from the sun also cause plastic and fiberglass parts to break down. It can heat up the cockpit of the boat to the point where sitting down is quite unpleasant. Bird droppings, as well as leaves and other airborne debris, also play havoc with your craft. Still another issue can be animals nesting on your boat. Fortunately, these problems can be avoided with the use of a custom made boat cover or bimini top. While a canvas cover protects the entire vessel, a bimini top protects just the cockpit of the craft.

Custom-designed and custom-made boat covers
are the best type to use. Many people over the years have hired Mitch Amisano at On the Water Solutions to create such a cover for their particular boat. Whether it is a super-fast sport boat, a medium-sized cruiser, yacht, fishing boat, pontoon boat or even a luxurious houseboat, On the Water Solutions can fashion just the right one for you. Maxum, Sea Ray, Yamaha, and Chaparral are just a few of the many types of boats we can create a cover for. We also offer complete boat canvas services. We repair already existing covers, upholster seats, and make custom boat enclosures. We have water resistant or water-proof Sunbrella marine canvas for covers and Shaw marine carpet which is perfect for houseboats. We service all of Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona.

Now is a perfect time to consult with Mitch Amisano at On the Water Solutions. While your boat is a source of fun and recreation, it is also a major investment. We can do more than just protect your vessel. We can help to upgrade and customize it to fit your needs and desires. Don't let the days of summer get away from you. Fire up the grill, slip on the bathing suits, put on sunscreen and get out and enjoy them. Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona are calling!