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Light Up Grand - December 14, 2018

Who doesn't love a parade?  There is nothing more perfect to get a person into the holiday spirit than the experience of the illuminated boat parade.  The participants sure know how to do it right and Cherokee Yacht Club puts on the best show around.  It starts dockside at 4:00 pm tomorrow with the captain and crew meet and greet.  The parade then begins at 5:30 pm with boats making the glorious trip down to the dam and then back to Cherokee Yacht Club for awards and more festive holiday spirits and entertainment.  Make plans to join us around the pond to watch this beautiful display of talent and creativity which cannot truly be replicated in photograph or video. 

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Land Parade - December 8, 2018

Don't miss out on the meet and greet with Santa at Disney City Hall starting at 3:00pm.  Also, hang around for the the land parade that is still scheduled and will begin at 6:00 pm and ends with fireworks!! 

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Weather Woes - December 7, 2018

In an effort to protect the public safety, the Arrowhead Yacht Club Polar Bear Plunge and the Cherokee Yacht Club boat parade were cancelled for tomorrow night.  It's now looking like the critical weather may not strike and the rescheduling may be more of a nuisance than most prefer to admit.  It's time to look at the bright side of the matter!  There are no risks of endangerment in the event something disastrous would occur as most recently was the case in Missouri when the duck crew departed despite the possible storm warnings.  Also, everyone can enjoy the Disney/Langley land parade that goes across the dam without fear of missing the ever popular boat parade, which was the case for me last year!  There are still a lot of holiday activities on the agenda that can be enjoyed this weekend in south Grand Lake and in the surrounding communities so get out and enjoy them! 

Have a Grand Day!


All I Want for Christmas - December 4, 2018

Hello Friends!

I hope you're getting into the holiday spirit.  Each day it gets closer to Christmas, I'm reminded of the cute little song by Mariah Carey and it's hard not to sing.  It's such a sweet rendition of that one item, thing or person you want in your life so much that nothing else matters.  It's pretty remarkable that I feel the same way as M.C., in her precious melody.  I don't care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree.  I don't need to hang my stocking on the fireplace that night.  I won't ask for much, I really don't ask for snow.  I'll just keep on waiting underneath the mistletoe.  All the lights are shining, so brightly everywhere.  The sound of children's laughter fills the air.  Everyone is singing, I hear those sleigh bells ringing and one last time I plea....Santa bring me that one thing that I really need...All I want for Christmas is...to be on a boat!!

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Freezin' for a Reason - December 3, 2018

Hello Friends!

This weekend will be full of fun events, friends, family, and festive things to do.  One of the events on Saturday will be the Polar Bear Plunge.  This charity is supported by Arrowhead Yacht Club and South Grand Lakers Helping Children by assisting those in need with food, clothing and toys during Christmas.  Your donations and participation also help the group to provide financial assistance to families in need throughout the year.  This year the weather prediction is going to be pretty frigid thereby giving anyone who braves the cold and makes the jump into Grand Lake o' the Cherokees the satisfaction of Freezin' for a Reason!  Make plans to be at Arrowhead Yacht Club on Saturday to support the 2018 Polar Bear Plunge! 

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What's the True Meaning of Christmas? - December 1, 2018

Hello Friends!

This is your Christmas!  But, exactly what does that mean?  It is more than a celebratory holiday.  It is more than a time to give gifts and to be giving for a few days out of the year. It is more than a remembrance of family and friends.  However, it may include all of these things, the substantive meaning of Christmas is greater and I encourage that you let it be greater for you. Let it be a time that you find a greater purpose in the world and that you accept and experience the desire to contribute to others on a different and deeper level, not just during the month of December, but for the entire year.  Make a commitment to daily give back to the community and to seek out opportunities to assist in ways that create meaningful moments in the lives of others!  

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What Do Flowers and Boating Have in Common? - November 29, 2018

Hello Friends!

Today, as I was planting some pansies and kale around the marina, I thought to myself that flowers and boats are a lot alike. I mean, we all like to enjoy the beauty and splash of color that flowers can provide, as well as the warmth and vitality they bring to the flower bed.  This feeling is no different during the winter.  And how many times do you wish that you could continue the boating fun all year? For me, I have that desire every day!  It's amazing to me how many Grand Lake Boaters do not winterize their boats, which enables them to utilize their watercraft all year long.  Keeping your boat in the water during the winter is possible it just means docking at a marina that provides protection from water freezing around your boat and will continue basic services for slip renters in the off season. Cedar Port Marina is open and staffed all year to provide the assistance to our customers and especially our slip renters to allow them the ability to enjoy the amazing lake life and year-round boating, as well as to enjoy the beauty of flowers!

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Have a Grand Day!

Parade Plans - November 27, 2018

Hello Friends!

Looking for a great Christmas parade?  There are several to choose from so just look around and you'll find something to please everyone.  If you're in the vicinity of Pensacola Dam then you'll be pleased to know the activities encompass more than just the parade.  Starting at 3:00pm on December 8th, there will be games, a petting zoo, bounce house, hot chocolate, coffee, food and cookies, and a visit from Santa!!!  Following the land parade, there will be fireworks and awards for parade entries.  It takes participation from many people to help make the events around South Grand Lake a memorable time.  I hope that everyone in the community and many others are able to get out and enjoy the beauty and love that surrounds life on the lake!

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Get Your Sun Shine On - November 26, 2018

Yesterday the skies were dark and the winds were blowing like madness.  When looking out across the lake the waves resembled that like the massive tides rolling in from the ocean.  We all stayed hunkered down in our warm homes and decorated for the most joyous holiday of all...Christmas, which means getting buckled in for winter! Today, we wake to the sun shining and hoping for another beautiful opportunity to get back out on the lake!  Yes, of course we will get back on the lake again before next summer.  Are you kidding?  We're lake rats and if you're livin' the lake life you're never gonna miss an opportunity to let your sun shine on the water!

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Give Thanks - November 22, 2018

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Cold Weather Remedy: Spice It Up - November 19, 2018

Hello from Disney Island!

Since the beginning of the Fall season it seems like everywhere you turn, there's a chili cook-off for charity fund raising, company and team camaraderie, or just good fun entertainment.  But, who doesn't enjoy an awesome bowl of belly pleasing chili when it's blustery cold outside?  Last weekend, Arrowhead Yacht Club sponsored a company-wide chili cook-off and the heat was on with Arrowhead Boat Sales trying to defend their award winning status from last year.  Despite the pressure to compete with our fellow Arrowhead co-workers, which included yacht club dining and VIP Pizza staff, you can imagine the excitement when Cedar Port Marina was victorious and named the new Champions with Knockout Chili!  

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If you didn't have a chance to make this event, there are still plenty of other events coming your way and I encourage you to get out find your own favorite cold weather remedy!

Have a Grand Day!

Beauty in the End - November 18, 2018

I love sunsets!  I love the way the sky lights up with brilliant red and orange hues across the horizon!  No matter how many sunsets I see, they are all amazing!  It is true, sunsets are proof that even when you have a bad day, it can still end beautifully!

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Grand Life at Grand Lake - November 16, 2018

Hello Friends!

It's been a crazy cold week, with a scramble to get all the boats winterized and ready to survive Old Man Winter.  Are you ready?  The week is ending with warmer temperatures, sunnier skies and fun-packed entertainment to make the days on Grand Lake exceptional and newsworthy!  The upcoming thanksgiving feasts, holiday land and lake parades, football playoffs, ugly sweater contests, Christmas gift exchanges with family and friends, New Year's celebrations and then the beloved boat show.  If you just want to relax and enjoy life then you've come to the right place.  If you just want to connect with positive people during events that promote amazing friendships and meaningful adventures, then simply look around!  Your grand life at Grand Lake is happening now.  Don't get caught being a Peeky Blinder - get out of the house and have a Grand day!

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Monday Morning Snow - November 12, 2018

Hello Friends!

We're getting our first snow of the Fall season.  The weather has changed up so fast and now it feels like winter.  I want to be sad and upset when I look out and see all the white coming down around me and when I feel the bitter wind blowing across my bare hands.  I'm not ready for this, I say to myself, reminiscing of my summertime lake fun!  Then..........I looked at another side of the picture.  Do you see it?  Every snowflake is different and unique.  They come in many shapes and sizes, but are perfect and silently peaceful in their own way!  I'm still not ready for winter.  I love summer and my time on the lake, but today just let me be a snowflake! 

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Saluting Those Who Fought For Our Freedom - November 11, 2018

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Discover Your Own Adventure - November 10, 2018

Hello Friends!

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It's Saturday morning!  I wake up, grab a delicious cup of coffee flavored with toasted pecan and french vanilla, stare out the window and contemplate the day's activities.  Some might think there is nothing to do during the colder weather, but they are mistaken.  The options are numerous and sometimes the decision-making is overwhelming.  Anything wrong with this picture?  Absolutely not!  Grand Lake living is incredible, especially when there are so many amazing friends and family to share in the fun.  This afternoon I'll be watching the Bedlam game (OSU v. OU) from a perfect little place that has an awesome lakefront views!  Where might that be, you ask?  That can be just about anywhere as you walk the 460 miles of shoreline and discover your own adventure!  

My best wishes to you all for a Grand Day!

Let's Light Up the Lake - November 9, 2018

Hello Friends!

It's amazing that twenty-nine years after the first boat parade made it's debut, we still look forward to the winter festival of water vessels and all the beautiful lights.  This year the activities take on an additional twist by adding a dock decorating contest in Duck Creek.  Winners of that contest will be judged and announced in conjunction with the completion of the boat parade.  My favorite holiday of the year and it includes boats!  Have a Grand Day!

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Polar Bear Plunge - November 8, 2018

Hello Friends!

PolarBearPlungeIn one month, it will be that time of the year when groups start forming to support a wonderful charity event to raise money for needy children and families throughout the Grand Lake area.  The 2018 Polar Bear Plunge is plugged as Freezin for a Reason!  I'm shivering just thinking about the idea of jumping into the lake in December.  So, would you believe that I'm also super excited for the opportunity to support this worthwhile cause to dress up with a group of ladies that I consider friends and lunge myself into the bitter cold waters that are usually too frigid for me until the month of July?  I've been told it's ok because the coffee and Bailey's will keep me warm.  Join us at Arrowhead Yacht Club and support Freezin for a Reason!  

Have a Grand Day!

What's New at Cedar Port Marina? - November 6, 2018

Hello Friends!

Today I'm here to announce the newest addition to the Regal fleet and it's coming soon!  With Regal being one of the top best luxury yachts in the industry, the new 38 Grand Coupe will be a beautiful option for superb style and upscale amenities on Grand Lake. We feel that Regal has truly raised the bar again with a new standard in more luxury, more storage, more comfort, and more technology. Let's Go Boating!!! 

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Thankful for Many Things - November 5, 2018

Hello Friends!

As the month of November kicks off a time when we associate Thanksgiving with the opportunity to be thankful, I'm reminded of so many people and things for which I'm blessed.  I think that if we're lucky enough to enjoy life, we definitely should be able to find a multitude of reasons to feel grateful and to celebrate.  Among the top things on my list are enjoying beautiful sunsets on the lake with family and friends. How about you?  If you haven't had a chance to stop long enough to think about your blessings, I challenge you to take a moment out of your day and just look at your own harvest!  

Let's all have an attitude of gratitude!!  Have a Grand Day!

Best Fishing Around - November 4, 2018

Hello Friends!

Even though the air is much cooler and the wind is brisk, the fishing is still the best around.  There were many fishing boats out this morning working the waters.  It's crazy to think about the necessary equipment those guys and gals need to stay warm as they rush up and down the lake to desired hot spots.  It's awesome that Oklahoma has some of the best fishing around and is viewed a favorite lake by some of the most notable professional fishermen, as well as host a multitude of fishing tournaments.  Make sure to mark your calendars for the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open Series that is scheduled for September 12-14, right here on beautiful Grand Lake!  There's another reason why the lake life is the life for me and so very many others!  

Have a Grand Day!

DAM - It's Progress - November 2, 2018

Hello Friends!

In making my way to work this morning I encountered a problem with our beloved Pensacola Dam being closed, which put a halt to my plans and agenda for the morning.  As I sat in my vehicle complaining to myself about the frustrating inconvenience it forced me to stop my rushing and remember the historical landmark that was painfully and diligently constructed so many years ago.  Grand Lake is the beautiful result of the need to provide power to it's surrounding communities.  As many of us enjoy a multitude of activities and lifestyles because of the dam we should consider ourselves blessed to be lake bums and appreciate the progress that's being made as the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA).

Have a Grand Day!

It's the Fall Ball - November 1, 2018

Hello Friends!

When I first heard the mention of "Fall Ball" on Grand Lake I wasn't really sure what that meant.  I envisioned a fancy party with lovely gowns and tuxedos.  I even searched for the date of the possible event thinking how awesome it would be to join the fun.  I'm laughing now as I have figured it out.  Each wonderful sunrise and sunset brings the majesty of beautiful fall colors, changing leaves and quiet waters.  It's the opportunity for boaters to enjoy the cooler temperatures and a lake cruise to their favorite restaurant or pub wearing sweaters and closed toe shoes!!!

Have a Grand Day!


Facts About Boat Winterization - October 21, 2018

Hello Friends!

We had an amazing weekend with opportunities on both Saturday and Sunday to get out on the water and soak up the sunshine and cooler weather!  It was nice to see so many of you stopping by to say hello, grab some fuel and add that fuel stabilizer.

During the winter, boats often sit unused for an extended length of time.  If a boat is not properly winterized, moisture will be trapped in the interior components of the engine, which will cause corrosion.  This makes winterization a crucial procedure in order to protect your boat motor during the off season.  Proper winterization includes professional anti-corrosion techniques and can be performed by our trained and certified maintenance technicians.  In order to schedule your winterization, give our Arrowhead Service Department a call at (918) 782-4477.  

Hope you have a Grand day!

Beautiful Fall Weather - October 14, 2018

Hello Friends!

It's a beautiful fall morning on Grand Lake!  I love the cooler temperatures, autumn sunshine and boating, of course!!  Even though the summer months have slipped past, we are still busy and we are still working at Cedar Port Marina to meet all your boating needs! The ship store still has a few remaining pair of the OluKai footwear, which is an awesome Hawaiian brand that is created with quality materials and your comfort in mind.  I can help you find the perfect pair for any of your casual or dress-up activities!

Have a Grand Day!


End of Summer Blowout Party - September 30, 2018

Hello Friends!

Last night's party was simply the best way to end summer and say thank you to all the customers who help make Cedar Port Marina a success!  The weather was perfect. The food was delicious and the entertainment by Mike Barham was amazing as always! Everyone from the youngest child to the most mature adult had a smile on their face and a satisfied tummy!  There's just nothing like being on the water with a peaceful bonfire to help you forget the worries and stress of the world.  Most importantly, it's the perfect opportunity to relax and spend time with each other and do nothing but simply enjoy life!!

Have a Grand Day!


Time Wasted on the Lake is Time Well Spent! - September 15, 2018

Hello Friends!

This is Lori at Cedar Port Marina!  It's been a crazy-busy summer with boat sales, boat sales, and more boat sales!!  The bustle of summer really zoomed past me!  My recent experiences with living on the lake and working on the water taught me that it's always a good day and there's always a reason to smile!!  Lake life provides multiple opportunities to make memories with loved ones!  One of my favorite memories includes watching fireworks burst overhead with the reflection of hundreds of boats gathered together on the lake to celebrate our freedom.  I hope you had a chance to enjoy epic water sports, watch beautiful sunsets and sunrises, meet new friends, dine at your favorite lakeside stop and to simply relax!

Have a Grand Day!


Considering a Bowrider


When you’re considering investing in a boat, it doesn’t take long to realize just how many different options there are. You’ll want to think about what you plan to primarily use your boat for so you can narrow down your choices. If you’re interested in a boat that has room for you and all your friends to spend the day on the water, you might find bowrider boats to be a great option. Bowrider boats are compact, affordable, and ideal for group outings when you want to have some fun in the sun with your pals. 

Cedar Port Marina can help you find the perfect bowrider boat. Give us a call or visit us today! 


What is It?

Simply put, a bowrider is a style of runabout boat that offers extra seating at the bow near the front of the helm. This additional space allows you to take a large group of friends out on the water with you for a relaxing day in the sun. Bowriders are mostly leisure crafts so they’re not well-suited for fishing as they lack many of the amenities large boats tend to offer. They also don’t have a cabin or a roof as they consist of a single deck. They’re mainly intended for use on days where the weather is nice and you just want to do some pleasure cruising. Bowrider engines are either a stern drive or an outboard. Some bowrider engines are designed for use in casual cruising.

Boats that are less than 21’ have a more simple design and don’t have massive storage capacity like larger boats often do. You’ll have the best experience on a bowrider when boating in small, calm lakes. If you choose a larger sized bowrider then you’ll have more options, like a large U-shaped seating area and additional storage options. A larger bowrider also gives you the ability to tackle more vigorous waters. Some bowrider boats even feature loungers at the stern for the ultimate relaxation experience on the water.


Uses

As mentioned, bowriders are best suited for use in inland waterways like calm lakes and rivers instead of the open ocean. Due to their smaller size and the fact that they’re no longer than 35’, bowriders are not well-equipped for taking on rough sea conditions. They still can have powerful engines that let you reach top speeds for fun, spray-filled rides across the water. For this reason, bowriders are great for water skiing. The best use for a bowrider is as a pleasure craft for enjoying sunny, easy cruising and relaxation on the water. The ample seating options allow you to take as many as ten passengers aboard! There’s plenty of room for sunbathing and swimming preparation. Bowriders are an excellent choice for those seeking a recreational boat that provides pure enjoyment on the water.


Regal

The Regal Bowrider Series is a great option with a classic look full of many awesome features. For starters, there’s the Fastrac hull design with a full-beam step and an aerated bottom that provide reduced friction. The boat is also able to glide freely through the water at faster speeds and with improved fuel efficiency. The PowerTower can be either raised or lowered with a simple touch of a button. This feature is highly functional and makes navigating a breeze. The immense storage space is second to none and properly equips you and your passengers for a day of fun with room for all the essentials and more. The super convenient full-beam platform is position at the waterline for seamless boarding. With bow seating, social seating, and arena seating, none of your passengers will be scrambling for a place to sit. We can’t wait to help you find the bowrider boat of your dreams! Stop by Cedar Port Marina to start browsing today! 


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