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From the Editor

Letter From the Editor

Letter From the Editor

July 1, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Let’s say you are writing up a crossword puzzle filled solely with words that convey fun. You’d certainly include the six-letter words EXCITE and THRILL, incorporate five-letter words like ENJOY, AMUSE, GREAT, MERRY, CHEER, and BLISS, and have three-letter word clues with answers such as JOY (and maybe YAY!). Inasmuch as you’re reading this boating lifestyle magazine, I’d guess that your exciting and entertaining crossword puzzle would include descriptive four-letter words for fun including BOAT, SAIL, and LAZE (that is, if your idea of fun is stretching out on the deck and taking... [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]

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Look Up and Enjoy!   View Fireworks from Your Boat

Look Up and Enjoy! View Fireworks from Your Boat

July 1, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Nothing lights up the summer sky like a spectacular fireworks display, and watching them from your boat increases the fun and excitement. Check your current charts and get there early to ensure a good spot to anchor. Keep clear of any Coast Guard designated security/safety zones. As you’ll be enjoying these displays after the sun goes down, be sure you are comfortable operating your vessel at night, and keep a keen eye out for other boaters. Be safe and enjoy the show!       Friday nights through August 29 Fireworks at Coney Island 9:30 pm Ocean viewing by boat off of the beach   ... [Read the full story]

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Boating Times Discovery – Anchoring Done Right

July 23, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

If you enjoyed “Anchoring Done Right” 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

Navtool Agreement Garbage Cove

July 22, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

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 solely responsible... [Read the full story]

Features

Look Up and Enjoy!   View Fireworks from Your Boat

Look Up and Enjoy! View Fireworks from Your Boat

Nothing lights up the summer sky like a spectacular fireworks display, and watching them from your boat increases the fun and excitement. Check your current charts and get there early to ensure a good spot to anchor. Keep clear of any Coast Guard designated security/safety zones. As you’ll be enjoying these displays after the sun goes down,... Read more of this article


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


Rafting Up!

Rafting Up!

  Everyone enjoys a day out on the water, but it’s even more fun if you have fellow boaters next to you — it becomes a party when you raft up with other boats!  A raft up is filled with friends, family, great food, kids playing around, and great story telling, which to me is a perfect day of boating. Rafting up is a ton of fun and saves... Read more of this article


Tips for a Safe and Smooth Raft Up

Tips for a Safe and Smooth Raft Up

Regardless of size, a safe and successful raft up requires knowledge and organization. Someone must be designated to coordinate where and when boats should approach the line. Skippers planning on joining the raft need to contact the coordinator by VHF radio (use a working channel other than channel 16) and listen for instructions. Organize the... Read more of this article


Get Ready To Weather The Next Storm

Get Ready To Weather The Next Storm

Things to do now: Place a copy of your boat registration or documentation with your boat insurance policy. Create an inventory of all property on your boat (take photos or video as proof), and keep receipts for all recently purchased equipment and accessories. Inquire about hurricane preparedness and procedures at your marina, yacht club, or boatyard.... Read more of this article


Smart Storm Planning

Smart Storm Planning

 Hurricane Bob,the only hurricane to make it to land in the contiguous United States during the 1991 season,made landfall twice in Rhode Island.As a Category 2 hurricane, Bob left behind extensive damage throughout New England. I kept my 28-foot offshore fishing boat in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1991.  My storm plan was to strip the boat of... Read more of this article


Books + Boats = Summer Bliss!

Books + Boats = Summer Bliss!

. The readers of our magazine have an unabashed love for books, and when you ask them what’s good to read on the deck this summer, they are not at a loss for words.   Josephine- The Fall of Shane MacKadeby Nora Roberts. This romance novel is a light, easy read with some minor plots embedded in the story line.       Bonnie... 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


Whose Boat Are You?

Whose Boat Are You?

Have you ever wondered about the story behind a boat you’ve seen up on the beach, or one that’s been found abandoned and adrift? It’s interesting to speculate on how the vessel came to be forsaken. Most boats and ships are registered in a number of ways. They can be federally documented by the U.S. Coast Guard or licensed by individual states,... Read more of this article


Ahead of the Game

Ahead of the Game

. Clad in a black windproof suit, gray rubber boots, and red life jacket, Geoff McKnight looked more like a deep-sea diver than an urban sailor. On a brisk and breezy morning at the Monmouth Boat Club in Red Bank, New Jersey, McKnight and his two crew mates prepared to sail in an annual regatta. Skipper McKnight (also the team’s captain) was... Read more of this article


Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

We bought our first sailboat, a used Pearson 33, and needed to relocate it from Hampton Bays to Northport. My husband, Ron,had sailed in San Francisco Bay before moving to New York, while I had no experience other than fishing from small power boats.  So we asked a friend who was familiar with Long Island waters to accompany us on our trip. As... Read more of this article


Shakespeare by the Sea

Shakespeare by the Sea

Shakespeare famously wrote, All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts… Though the Bard may not have known Amie Sponza or the theater troupe known as Northeast Stage, he may have enjoyed watching his works performed beside the water... Read more of this article


Staying Alert While Boating

Staying Alert While Boating

. Spending a day on your boat is a delightful, relaxing experience. Soaking in the sun as a light breeze brushes against your face,it’s easy to relax.  However, you cannot always surrender completely to relaxation, as being on a boat requires alertness and attention.  Sun, alcohol, skipping meals, and dehydration can lead to diminished focus,... Read more of this article


Navy Sea Cadets

Navy Sea Cadets

With its miles of bays and beaches, it’s no surprise that many Long Islanders raise nautically-minded youngsters. What is unusual is the surge in popularity of the Navy Sea Cadets, an organization whose regimen is more about work and rigor than recreation. The Navy Sea Cadets is a nonprofit, leadership-development organization for youth ages... Read more of this article


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