Monday, August 20, 2018

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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

August 1, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Remember when we were all sitting around shivering in the winter (and spring), pleading for summer to arrive? We certainly got our wish, but that leads me to wonder — are you taking full advantage of summer on the water? Life certainly gets in the way of fun; that pesky need to pay bills takes priority over water adventures. However, those times where you could head out, but you don’t? Those are lost forever as you can’t make up for skipped boating time like you can for missed sleep. It’s time to prioritize, people! Postpone land bound get-togethers until October or November, when... [Read the full story]

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Letters To The Editor

Letters To The Editor

August 1, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: Are you an avid boater? Do you care about preserving the accessibility and beauty of our local bodies of water? I am a junior at East Hampton High School who is concerned for the future of our local waters. There are unseen and lurking threats to our channels, inlets, bays, and harbors. Nutrient loading — especially nitrogen leaching from cesspools into groundwater and then into bays and harbors — is causing harmful algae blooms like rust and brown tides. The buildup of sand into shoals causes not only problems for boaters but for the environment. Shoals also prevent needed... [Read the full story]

Features

Eating Well Aboard

Eating Well Aboard

August 1, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

There’s nothing like bracing sea air to set the culinary juices flowing. Whether it’s docking and dining at a waterside restaurant, a pizza ordered dockside, or a multi-course meal prepared aboard, eating is one of the great joys of the boating lifestyle. My thoughts on successful chowing down, gleaned from 25 years of nautical dining, start with space. You either vacate yours for an eatery by the sea or work with what you have aboard. If your vessel is big enough to have a galley, you are ahead of the game, but even open runabouts can host a makeshift kitchen. All you need is a cooler... [Read the full story]

Marina 411

Marina 411

Marina 411

July 10, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

Click on the image to view all listings and then scroll down. Boating Times Long Island’s database of Long Island Marinas. Get details about each marina including transient rates, low water depth, electricity and water availability, additional amenities, plus a lot more. Name Amity Harbor Marine Lighthouse Marina Address & Phone 30 Merrick Road, Amityville, 631-842-1280 229 Meetinghouse Creek, Aquebogue, 631-722-3400 Website www.amityharbormarine.com www.lighthousemarina.com Monitors VHF Channel N/A 10 Total... [Read the full story]

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June 19, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

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Features

Eating Well Aboard

Eating Well Aboard

There’s nothing like bracing sea air to set the culinary juices flowing. Whether it’s docking and dining at a waterside restaurant, a pizza ordered dockside, or a multi-course meal prepared aboard, eating is one of the great joys of the boating lifestyle. My thoughts on successful chowing down, gleaned from 25 years of nautical dining, start... Read more of this article


Keep Boating Dogs Safe and Sound

Keep Boating Dogs Safe and Sound

If you’re traveling any distance from your home port, take along the numbers of emergency veterinary services both along the route and at your destination.   Dogs may suffer from seasickness, so take short trips at first. Feed lightly until you see how your canine reacts.   Reserve a cool shady spot on the boat for your dog.   Dogs... Read more of this article


How to Handle a Squall

How to Handle a Squall

Technically, the headline to this story is misleading. You can’t handle any kind of storm — it does what it wants, when it wants. But if you know what to do, you can keep your cool and minimize risk. Squalls seem to come out of nowhere. The weather is fine until that moment things shift suddenly; the wind gusts and rain pelts. Set aside your... Read more of this article


East End with Kids

East End with Kids

Boating is such a great family experience that you don’t want to ruin a day by stopping off at a spot unsuitable for kids. These fun kid-friendly destinations and anchorages make any boating day better: Greenport Greenport is a quaint, bustling town lined with shops, restaurants, art galleries, and other places of interest. The refurbished Mitchell... Read more of this article


Communicating in an Emergency

Communicating in an Emergency

Know which boaters are most relaxed and able to enjoy a great time on their boats? The ones with nautical knowledge who also do proper planning beforehand. They know they have reduced the amount of possible maritime mishaps that can arise, and if something occurs, it’s less apt to turn into an emergency. However prepared we may be, problems... Read more of this article


Severe Storm Resources and Safety Tips

Severe Storm Resources and Safety Tips

  National Hurricane Center nhc.noaa.gov/ Safety Tips https://www.weather.gov/safety/hurricane   Dial-A-Buoy 888-701-8992 http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/dial.shtml   Storm Surge Hazard Maps https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/nationalsurge/   Emergency Apps http://uscgboating.org/mobile/ redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/mobile-apps   Marine... Read more of this article


The Hull Perspective

The Hull Perspective

While boating, chances are you focus on the scenery, the rolling waves, and the way the blue sky seems to merge into the water.  While you’re appreciating what’s out and beyond your vessel, photographer Michele Dragonetti keeps her focus squarely on the hull. “Photographing boat hulls happened by chance in 2013,” says Dragonetti. “I... Read more of this article


Summer Joy

Summer Joy

From Csaba Nemeth Darrin and Elizabeth Fontana by Donna Rocco Chance by Heather Wine dog life jacket by John Wilson Gabriella Gianni Captain Jonathan Fazio Terry & Michele Blakeslee Mitch Lasky happiness Jennifer Miller  Read More →


Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

A shakedown cruise is an opportunity to renew seamanship skills, test new equipment, and learn the idiosyncratic personality of a new boat. I was on the steep side of that learning curve when I took delivery of a used 23-foot catboat in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Sailing it to my home port near Greenport, New York via the Cape Cod Canal was a sublime... Read more of this article


Letters To The Editor

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Are you an avid boater? Do you care about preserving the accessibility and beauty of our local bodies of water? I am a junior at East Hampton High School who is concerned for the future of our local waters. There are unseen and lurking threats to our channels, inlets, bays, and harbors. Nutrient loading — especially nitrogen leaching... Read more of this article


Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

Growth is likely collecting underneath your boat by now even if you used the best bottom paint in spring. Freeloaders looking for a ride on your underside include barnacles, mussels, algae, kelp, and protozoan. Along with seaweed, these trespassers are messing with your boat. Typical symptoms of bottom growth include a lower running speed, an increase... Read more of this article


Protect Your Boat from Storm Damage

Protect Your Boat from Storm Damage

  Weather conditions involving high winds, rising tides, and driving rains have consequences to people and property. Whether it’s a named storm or “just” a weather disturbance, prepared boaters may minimize damage to their vessels by heeding the forecast and following our tips. Aerial photography of Hurricane Harvey damage at Rockport,... Read more of this article


Read Your Way Through Summer!

Read Your Way Through Summer!

Spending summer on the water is wonderful all by itself.  Yet this season’s (sometimes) leisurely pace allows for time spent lounging on the deck with an icy beverage in one hand and an engrossing book in the other. Whenever I lose myself in a book on the boat I feel tension slip away. I sip and savor an unfolding story, and at some point I... Read more of this article


Have a Good Time When You Dock and Dine

Have a Good Time When You Dock and Dine

  There’s no need to stop boating when mealtime arrives. Include eating out as part of your journey — docking near a restaurant and strolling in for a meal is so enjoyable! Keeping in mind that stress-free waterside dining is a combination of boating know-how and common courtesy, we share the basic dos and don’ts of docking and dining: Do: Check... Read more of this article


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