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Pontoon Diving Boards and Curing Boredom

When you were a child, being cooped up in the house in the winter meant you had to find something to keep you occupied. Many times that would mean playing games, reading or some other quiet activity that would keep you busy and not bother the adults.

Now that you are an adult, you are still cooped up in your home in the winter and need something to do to keep you busy. The one different thing is that as an adult, you can make all of the noise that you like.

It seems like ages ago since the last time you took your boat out. It kind of makes you wish you lived in a part of the country where cold and snow don’t exist. But you don’t. So you may as well make the best of it.

At some point in the winter, television gets boring and you start feeling sorry for yourself. If you aren’t careful, depression could set in. It’s bad enough that you spend hours staring at your boat wishing you could be out on the lake with it. What you need is a hobby or activity to keep you busy and your mind off the boat.

Lillipad Marine, your source for pontoon diving boards, offers fun activities to keep you busy this winter.

Plan a Boating Trip

Right now is the perfect time to grab a map, paper and pen and plan an epic boating trip. You might want to explore a new lake or perhaps even go boating in another state, the possibilities are endless really.

This will make you feel a little better about not being able to go boating in the winter. Be very detailed in your plans, even down to the meals you plan on serving on your boating adventure.

Occupy the Kitchen

Turn on some music, break out the Betty Crocker cookbook and cook some good food.

Better still, go online and find some recipes that you have been meaning to try for some time. Cooking is a great hobby and it can make you feel better about being cooped up inside the house.

You can create a hearty soup, followed up by an exciting main dish. Don’t forget to make dessert.


Go to the art store, buy some paint, brushes and stretched canvases and channel your inner Pollock.

Painting, or just drawing or artwork in general, is a great way to kill some time when you are cooped up in the house in the winter. If you are a talented painter, show off your creations. If you are not an artist, just splash some paint on the canvass and call it a work of art.


If you don’t have an artistic bone in your body, skip painting and go dancing instead. Dancing can provide an outlet when outdoor sports are out of the question. It is also a great opportunity to meet new people. It’s a lot better than moping around the house feeling sorry for yourself.


If you have a lot of fond memories that you would enjoy looking back on, scrapbooking is a great way to do just that.

Go through your photos and try to find some common themes. For example, gather all of the pictures you have taken on your boat outings and put them together to tell a story.


Thanks to its grounding capabilities, yoga is the optimal activity to help combat winter depressing and the stresses of winter. It has a positive impact on your immune system, helps regulate your circadian rhythm and will also boost your mood.

In addition, yoga is great exercise and will help you get fit and stay fit.


For all of you budding wordsmiths, writing can be a therapeutic hobby. It can be something as simple as keeping a journal of your thoughts and activities or you can go all out and write a mystery novel.

If inspiration eludes you, think about your boat adventures and write about them.

Binge Read

Turn off Netflix and pick up a good book instead. There are so many genres out there, you will have a difficult time narrowing your choices down to a few dozen.

If you are bored this winter, go to Lillipad Marine and shop for a boat diving board.