Sunday, October 26, 2014

From the Editor

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

October 1, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

You’re reading our seventh anniversary issue; I hope that you’re enjoying it as much as we love bringing it to you. Since we started this magazine in 2007, we’ve had fantastic support from readers and the advertisers who support us. Yet there have been a few know-it-alls eager to tell us that our business is out of step. We’ve heard, “No one reads magazines anymore,” and “Boating? That’s just for an elite few.” Really? When we interact at boat shows and on social media, you’re always telling us how much you enjoy reading our publication. On top of that, I receive scads... [Read the full story]

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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

July 1, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor, May’s Safe Boating Week (May 17-23) received a big boost towards breaking the world record for the most people wearing life jackets when District-3, the Long Island Chapter of the United States Power Squadrons, suited up for safety. Nine squadrons joined the National Safe Boating Campaign for this annual life jacket record event. Most squadrons followed their event with demonstrations on the use of inflatable life jackets, flares, and fire extinguishers. Vessel examiners provided free safety checks for boat owners — these checks may save lives for recreational boaters by making... [Read the full story]

Features

Brr! Cold Weather Boating

Brr! Cold Weather Boating

October 1, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

When the warm weather wanes, the throngs of boaters disappear. However, none of the basics of safe boating vanish. In fact, there are more laws and precautions that crop up as the temperature drops. Though there may be abundant sunshine when you venture out, never relax your vigil or remove your life jacket. While warm rays are always welcome in the fall, winter, and early spring, the chilliness of the water poses an increased risk to recreational boaters. New York State law requires that all boaters on recreational watercraft less than 21 feet (including motorboats, canoes, kayaks, rowboats,... [Read the full story]

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Boating Times Discovery – Small Vessel. Big City

October 4, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

If you enjoyed “Small Vessel. Big City” than you’ll also enjoy:                                                    Read More →

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

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October 25, 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

Brr! Cold Weather Boating

Brr! Cold Weather Boating

When the warm weather wanes, the throngs of boaters disappear. However, none of the basics of safe boating vanish. In fact, there are more laws and precautions that crop up as the temperature drops. Though there may be abundant sunshine when you venture out, never relax your vigil or remove your life jacket. While warm rays are always welcome... Read more of this article


Go Gently on the Waters

Go Gently on the Waters

                            On a peaceful, overcast morning in Hampton Bays, two rows of excited onlookers silently formed a path to the calm Long Island waters as the star of the hour peeked through a crate at her fans. I wondered, did she know that she was almost home again? Birdie,... Read more of this article


What Kind of Powerboat is Right for Me?

What Kind of Powerboat is Right for Me?

Maybe you were on a friend’s boat and had a great time, and saw how much fun your kids had as well. Maybe you spent time on boats growing up or see others enjoying themselves out on the water and want to be a part of the fun. Whatever the reasons, the lure of boating is tugging at you so often that you’ve decided to buy a boat. While you’re... Read more of this article


Fall Prep and Winter Storage

Fall Prep and Winter Storage

Some boaters bail before Columbus Day, while others celebrate Christmas aboard. The majority of vessel owners around here seem to bid goodbye to their summer homes before they carve the Halloween pumpkins. Whether you set a certain deadline, or declare boating season over when you’d need a scarf and gloves on the water, you need a winterizing... Read more of this article


Detective-Turned-Coach Imparts Sailing Smarts

Detective-Turned-Coach Imparts Sailing Smarts

A long career in the military or a police force can be rewarding, but there comes a time when even the most dedicated public servants seek retirement nirvana. For Bellport native Bill Sloan, who retired in 1997 after a 30-year career as a Suffolk County detective, nirvana means sailing. These days, Sloan spends as much time on the water as he... Read more of this article


Shining a Light on History – The National Lighthouse Museum Opens on Staten Island

Shining a Light on History – The National Lighthouse Museum Opens on Staten Island

On August 7, 1789, George Washington signed the National Lighthouse Act, placing all the new nation’s lighthouses, buoys, coastal beacons, and other navigational aids under the federal government’s control. Exactly 225 years later, a group of historians and mariners celebrated the unveiling of the National Lighthouse Museum, an institution... Read more of this article


Avoiding or Treating Environmental Illness

Avoiding or Treating Environmental Illness

A boater’s goal is to spend as much time outdoors and on the water as possible. However, there are known and hidden environmental concerns that may cause illness for some. Awareness and eliminating —or avoiding— certain triggers may enhance overall health and well being. Environmental illness can affect our daily lives and curtail activities.... Read more of this article


Small Vessel, Big City

Small Vessel, Big City

Seeing New York City from a kayak is a ritual for Bonnie Aldinger. Though the buildings look sky-high, and her kayak must look teeny from the top of the Statue of Liberty, Aldinger isn’t fazed. She’s an adventurous kayaker (and canoe paddler) who’s lived in NYC most of her adult life, blogging about her adventures and teaching others as... Read more of this article


Sea Ya, Summer!

Sea Ya, Summer!

 by Lisa Caporale by Robert Lyman  by Tom Maier  by Lisa Caporale  by Jamie Heit  by Csaba Nemeth by Alison Milligan  by Adam B. Feder  by Linda Adamczuk by Robert Lyman  by Robert Lyman  by Ken Leydon    by Lisa Caporale  Read More →


CO — Invisible but Lethal

CO — Invisible but Lethal

Fall boating can be enjoyable, though you might need to toss on a sweater or jacket. While an extra layer of clothing may be all you need to stay warm, there may be occasions when you’d welcome blocking the winds and chill by keeping the covers on your boat. Though covering up your boat while underway appears harmless, it creates an environment... Read more of this article


The Tastes of Autumn

The Tastes of Autumn

Autumn is the perfect time for purchasing gorgeous fresh picked produce at your local farmers market. I love the various varieties of seasonal squash, abundant leafy greens, and colorful, crisp apples that grace the stands. It’s this abundance that inspired me to devote an entire episode of the new season of Jazzy Vegetarian, my public television... Read more of this article


Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

During all of my years on the water, I focused on power boating. My parents owned a 21-foot cuddy cabin when I was growing up, and I’ve owned boats of my own from 16 to 37 feet.  Before buying my current boat with twin engines, the boats I owned were single engine outboards and inboards. My shoulders tense even now as I recall how difficult... Read more of this article


Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

When it’s time to prepare your boat for the cold, harsh winter, there are two ways to ensure that your fresh water system will not get damaged from freezing: filling the hoses with non-toxic antifreeze or blowing out the lines. Anyone can undertake this project, as it doesn’t require any mechanical skills. Drain all the water from your tank.... Read more of this article


Why We Boat

Why We Boat

Asking why we boat in this magazine may seem like a silly question. The usual answer — because it is fun — would make for a very short story. However, simple fun is not all there is to boating. Owning a vessel is not an inexpensive diversion, yet the people who love it find ways to fit boating into their budgets.  They may have a kayak, a... Read more of this article


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