Tuesday, May 23, 2017

From the Editor

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

May 1, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

Hello, May! I’m an unabashed fan, and I’d really like to tell you why. Though you treat me a bit coldly some days, you’ve got a warmth about you I find appealing. You’re full of celebrations such as May Day, Cinco de Mayo, and Armed Forces Day. You devote one of your 31 precious days to moms and other women who nurture us, and then you top it all off by throwing a three-day weekend! Of course, we honor the memories of those who’ve sacrificed for the USA, but after proper reflection, we can’t help but raise our sails or start our engines. Sure, some of us have been out on the water... [Read the full story]

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Letter to the Editor

May 1, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: There are so many times I love to take my boat out alone. However, even if you know how to swim, you must follow some important rules when going solo. Wear a life jacket — don’t take anything for granted. File a float plan — inform someone about your trip. Also, carry some form of ID so that someone can be notified in case of an emergency. Never drink alcohol — it can severely impair your judgment and result in accidents. Dress according to the weather conditions and water temperature — wear a hat and apply sun block. Hydrate — carry lots of drinking water (and food)... [Read the full story]

Features

Boat Love is Universal

Boat Love is Universal

May 1, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

Have you heard the one about an Irish woman, a Dutch boat, and the English waterways? No, this isn’t a joke, but my unusual tale has raised quite a few eyebrows amongst the sailing fraternity with whom I now find myself rubbing shoulders. I moved from my native Ireland to Essex (UK) seven years ago, swapping rolling green hills and craggy coasts for an alien landscape of misty marshland and treacherous mudflats. Little did I know that life was to take a very unexpected turn for someone whose only boating experience had been on the car ferry to Scotland. As it turned out, the career that... [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 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 Agreement Farmers Markets

August 13, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Navtool Agreement To View and Download Routes  click on the Navtool link below. Please complete the NAVTOOL MARINE ROUTE MAPPING SOFTWARE agreement 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... [Read the full story]

Features

Boat Love is Universal

Boat Love is Universal

Have you heard the one about an Irish woman, a Dutch boat, and the English waterways? No, this isn’t a joke, but my unusual tale has raised quite a few eyebrows amongst the sailing fraternity with whom I now find myself rubbing shoulders. I moved from my native Ireland to Essex (UK) seven years ago, swapping rolling green hills and craggy coasts... Read more of this article


Buoying Hopes for Whales

Buoying Hopes for Whales

                                                                                                                                                                    ©Julie Larsen Maher Whales... Read more of this article


The Perils of Carbon Monoxide

The Perils of Carbon Monoxide

The subject of my story can’t be smelled, seen, touched, or tasted by boaters. However, these drawbacks don’t make my subject insignificant — I’m not overstating it to say that what you don’t sense can kill you. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a byproduct of the incomplete combustion of carbon-based fuels like diesel, gasoline, kerosene, propane,... Read more of this article


Fun In Bayville

Fun In Bayville

Well, at Bridge Marina and Bridge Marine Sales, it translates into a totally satisfying experience.  As Bayville’s premiere family-owned-and-operated marina for nearly 30 years, we’ve developed a style of doing business that is distinctly friendlier than your average boat dealership. We also have a unique philosophy that guarantees... Read more of this article


Salt Spray Your Cares Away

Salt Spray Your Cares Away

There’s something about the ocean that relaxes us. It may be the vastness, it can be the solitude, or it could be the salt. Actually, all of those are relaxing, and two out of three of these calming conditions are available in a salt cave… along with additional health-giving benefits. A visit to a salt cave involves an excursion into halotherapy... Read more of this article


Inspiring the Next Generation

Inspiring the Next Generation

Youth education is an important aspect of what Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County (CCE) does. Education is a core mission, with the goal of reaching as many individuals as possible each year. That makes the youth in our communities a target audience. Inspiring the next generation of scientists and environmental stewards is something... Read more of this article


A Pool on the Plus Side

A Pool on the Plus Side

Summer and public pools seem to go hand in hand. Yet there’s a worrisome thing about public pools — the high levels of chlorine used to kill as many germs as possible. So the creators of + POOL came up with an idea to avoid immersing people in chemicals: they can swim in a floating pool that’s in a river so the river does all the filtration... Read more of this article


Change a Habit, Clean the Water

Change a Habit, Clean the Water

So much of what we do and use affects our waters, yet I’d venture that there’s none among us who says, “I’m going to damage the ecosystem today.” Rather, we just go about our lives, doing what we always do — use, toss, flush, release, wrap, and other actions that are mindless and seem harmless. What if we could keep our waters cleaner... Read more of this article


Plotting a Course for Dinner

Plotting a Course for Dinner

Hey, skipper. Do you find your spouse or significant other is sometimes less passionate about boating than you are? In the early days of our marriage, after I had built a sailboat, Meg’s enthusiasm for cruising diminished like an outgoing tide. It wasn’t that she was inept — my first mate is a pretty savvy sailor. It’s just that she sails... Read more of this article


Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: There are so many times I love to take my boat out alone. However, even if you know how to swim, you must follow some important rules when going solo. Wear a life jacket — don’t take anything for granted. File a float plan — inform someone about your trip. Also, carry some form of ID so that someone can be notified in case of... Read more of this article


Strokes at Sea

Strokes at Sea

Every responsible boater has a first aid kit, but it’s not possible to be prepared for all emergencies. Everything seems well as you head away from shore, but then someone aboard begins to look or act quite strangely. You suspect something serious is happening — what should you do? Let’s put our engine into neutral for a moment and decide... Read more of this article


Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

Did you hear the one about three guys getting stuck and possibly struck after engine failure? Actually, it’s no joke — our cluelessness caused us to drift into a busy channel, exposing us to quick moving boats. We were in trouble. My friends Brandon and Steve were with me on the family boat. We were anchored in a calm harbor, and we grew a... Read more of this article


Salty Poetry

Salty Poetry

You might send a text to inform a friend, I’m working on my boat today. Craig Parmelee Carter, also known as The Salty Bard, might instead write: It’s a ceaseless discussion at every marina, Should you finish the teak or just let it patina. You can let it turn silver, in an interim stage, But the wood grain will raise — she won’t gracefully... Read more of this article


Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

Pros know ways to have an uninterrupted season. Sean Gilligan, service writer for Brewer Yacht Yards in Greenport, offers boaters these tips: Check your owner’s manuals for annual service recommendations and follow them. Regular quality maintenance is the surest way of preventing breakdowns. Hold off on filling your vessel’s water tanks. During... Read more of this article


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