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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

January 1, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Despite the bleak looking landscape outside our window, everything about January is optimistic. The year is new, we hatch resolutions anew, and that aching for summer we abandoned in November and December? We renew our hopes about this time, as spring’s arrival on March 20 lets the countdown to summer officially begin. While we await the appearance of spring and the return of warm weather, it’s OK to linger a bit longer in 2014. We help you do that by continuing our annual Everything old is new for one more edition tradition. We meet lots of new readers at boat shows who use this January... [Read the full story]

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Letter To The Editor

Letter To The Editor

November 20, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: In the summer, Newsday reported on the activities of a bipartisan Suffolk County Legislative Committee that is working to reduce the county “pipeline debt” (Newsday, 08-26-2014, Rick Brand). According to the article, the committee was launched “after the legislature approved a package of capital budget amendments that increase County Executive Steve Bellone’s proposed 2015 capital budget by $22.78 million and his three-year capital plan by $58 million. The aim was to offset those increases.” The article goes on to state, “the largest capital projects that the... [Read the full story]

Features

Boating Fun Calls for Plans A & B

Boating Fun Calls for Plans A & B

January 1, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

  Boating season is never long enough, and for many, time on the water is mostly limited to weekends, holidays, and days off from work. With time on the water so valuable, I get the most out of boating by having a Plan A and a Plan B so that I may adapt to changes in circumstances should a planned activity or destination not be in the cards on a particular day. Plan Ahead I treat a day on the water much like a day at work when it comes to planning — I make lists. I make them when I am standing in line in the supermarket, on the train, and just about anywhere else I have my iPhone handy... [Read the full story]

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Boating Times Discovery – Keeping Suffolk Boaters Safe

January 30, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

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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 DeGarmo’s Boatyard Address & Phone 30 Merrick Road, Amityville, 631-842-1280 229 Meetinghouse Creek, Aquebogue, 631-722-3400 21 Post Place, Babylon,631-669-0789 Website www.amityharbormarine.com www.lighthousemarina.com www.degarmosboatyard.com Monitors... [Read the full story]

NavTool

NAVTOOL Terms bab east rockaway

December 5, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

To View and Download Routes  click on the Navtool link at the bottom of this page. Please review the NAVTOOL MARINE ROUTE MAPPING SOFTWARE terms to continue: WARNING Do not enter or utilize the marine route-mapping data while craft is in motion. NAVTOOL MARINE ROUTE- MAPPING CHARTS AND DIRECTIONS are for use by experienced maritime operators only and are meant to supplement and not replace conventional navigational instruments, maps and charts. NAVTOOL MARINE ROUTE- MAPPING CHARTS AND DIRECTIONS do not contain all of the information necessary for safe marine navigation. Operators are solely... [Read the full story]

Features

Boating Fun Calls for Plans A & B

Boating Fun Calls for Plans A & B

  Boating season is never long enough, and for many, time on the water is mostly limited to weekends, holidays, and days off from work. With time on the water so valuable, I get the most out of boating by having a Plan A and a Plan B so that I may adapt to changes in circumstances should a planned activity or destination not be in the cards on... Read more of this article


Improve Your Docking Abilities

Improve Your Docking Abilities

. Whenever I was feeling complacent in my former career as a helicopter pilot, I’d think, “You are seconds from disaster.”  While boaters needn’t get that dramatic, newbies and old salts alike would all benefit from consciously ramping up the alert level when coming into a docking situation. Boaters looking to increase their docking skills... Read more of this article


Be Wary of Overconfidence

Be Wary of Overconfidence

Three well-publicized boating disasters have serious implications for every recreational power or sail skipper who ventures out to sea even on sunny, calm summer days. In October of 2012, HMS Bounty succumbed to raging seas tossed up by Hurricane Sandy and sank with the loss of two, including the captain.Five people on a charter fishing boat... Read more of this article


Canine Mates Come Aboard

Canine Mates Come Aboard

When the whole family is ready to go out on the water for a fun-filled day, are the furry members also in tow? They certainly can be, as long as you take simple precautions to keep them safe. Starting cruising companions out early is helpful. Gabrielle Stroup, a photographer and office manager at the North Fork Animal Welfare League, has a family... Read more of this article


Introducing Friends to Safe Boating

Introducing Friends to Safe Boating

Those of us who have been around boats for a while regard safety precautions and smart maneuverability as second nature. However, our non-boating friends and family don’t always possess the same instincts that we do, which can lead to accidents at the dock and on the water. One of the top boat insurance claims (in dollar amounts) reported recently... Read more of this article


Pregnancy at Sea

Pregnancy at Sea

Boating season is underway, and it seems like everyone wants to enjoy the waves, the sunshine, and the breezes.  However, there is one group that can’t just head out on a power or sail boat with abandon. Pregnant women must first pause to consider whether they should be boating this summer, and if they are game, they need to head to the doctor... Read more of this article


Restoring a Boat and Building a Family

Restoring a Boat and Building a Family

Early on in our life together, my husband Mike and I began dreaming about owning a sailboat. Our neighbor Charlie, who owned a 26-foot Hughes, took us sailing the weekend before our wedding. While on our honeymoon in Barbados, we ventured out on a Sunfish dinghy. Though both events led to newbie mishaps, we were inspired and jointly dreamed of... Read more of this article


The World is Their Oyster!

The World is Their Oyster!

At Harbor School on Governors Island, you’re either a rower or a sailor, and competition is fierce between the two. Rowers in their speedy craft scoff at sailors’ wind-powered vessels, while sailors threaten to tip their adversaries in the water with a spin of the wheel. Such good-natured trash talk is evidence of the passion students feel... Read more of this article


Don’t Do What I Did!

Don’t Do What I Did!

Capt’n Mike and I dreamed during the frosty winter about a boating adventure aboard our trailered 17-foot Siren, Katie. We would have our first overnight trip with the boat, accompanied by our nine-year-old and seven-year-old kids. A handheld GPS had been Capt’n Mike’s Christmas gift (a real budget breaker), and I had read the manual, so... Read more of this article


Keep on Rocking in the Lighthouse

Keep on Rocking in the Lighthouse

. Every year, thousands show up at the Huntington Lighthouse Music Festival by boat, kayak, canoe, SUP, and dinghy on the Saturday before Labor Day. Everyone on the water surrounding the lighthouse is just looking to have fun, while behind the scenes, a dedicated group of volunteers makes sure that the only music festival held on top of a working... Read more of this article


Accident Avoidance

A recent BoatUS study on collisions at sea noted that most accidents happen for three reasons: (1) inattention (the U.S. Coast Guard calls that “situational awareness”), (2) blind spots (“failure to keep a good look-out” in USCG-speak), and (3) speed (which everyone recognizes as dangerous). Inattention may be failing to heed the weather.... Read more of this article


A Barge thrives in Brooklyn

A Barge thrives in Brooklyn

Dave Sharps has the best seat in the house to view the Statue of Liberty, because he and his family live aboard a former barge on Pier 44 in Red Hook, Brooklyn. After searching for nearly 10 years, Sharps bought the barge in 1985 for just $1.00 from a dock builder in Edgewater, New Jersey. He then spent nearly $1 million restoring it and converting... Read more of this article


Sailing With Down Syndrome

Sailing With Down Syndrome

. Boaters look forward to warmer weather so they are able to go out on the water with friends and family, and that includes children and adults with Down syndrome. According to the National Down Syndrome Society of New York (NDSS), Down syndrome (DS) occurs when an individual has additional genetic material that alters the course of his or her... Read more of this article


Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

In the U.S. alone, painful knees and hips cause an excess of one million people to undergo hip and knee replacement surgery every year. For those suffering from excruciating pain, surgeons like Dr. Gus Katsigiorgis is offer hope of returning to an active life. The Chief of Orthopedics at Franklin Hospital, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health... Read more of this article


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