Monday, April 27, 2015

From the Editor

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

April 1, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

April begins with an A — as does anticipation. It’s a month where we shed just dreaming about boating and actually work towards getting out on the water. Boat prep is a major April activity; so is fun prep. Lucky for you, we can help with both! We share tips and pointers for being greener and cleaner, and then we’re happy to start filling your summer agenda with places to go and things to do. Before you head anywhere, however, please avail yourself of a free Vessel Safety Check conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and U.S. Power Squadrons. We can’t think of anything that has... [Read the full story]

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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

March 1, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: It was not the work of a single person that led to the establishment of Fire Island National Seashore; it was the passion and dedication of many. In the early 1960s, residents and visitors came together to protect what they loved about Fire Island — its rolling dunes and pristine beaches and its charming “car-free” communities. In September of 1964, this grassroots effort paid off, as Fire Island was set aside by Congress as a unit of the National Park System. To mark the 50th anniversary of Fire Island National Seashore’s establishment, the National Park Service and park... [Read the full story]

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Prep Your Guest List

Prep Your Guest List

April 1, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Your boat is cleaned and polished. Your fuel tanks are full and all systems are operational. But you’re not ready to get going until you’ve fully prepped your crew and guest lists. As many of the recreational vessels in local waters are under 25 feet and don’t offer amenities like a cabin or head, a day that starts off promisingly can quickly turn disastrous if you discover offshore that Ted is prone to sea sickness, Alice can’t swim, or Sam has to pee every half hour. Even a large boat is a very restricting environment.  Unlike shore side activities, guests can’t bail out... [Read the full story]

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Boating Times Discovery – Prep Your Guest List

March 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]

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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

Prep Your Guest List

Prep Your Guest List

Your boat is cleaned and polished. Your fuel tanks are full and all systems are operational. But you’re not ready to get going until you’ve fully prepped your crew and guest lists. As many of the recreational vessels in local waters are under 25 feet and don’t offer amenities like a cabin or head, a day that starts off promisingly can... Read more of this article


Who’s Going Where This Summer?

Who’s Going Where This Summer?

We’ve all heard (and maybe used) the word “dreamboat.” Then there’s “dream destination,” the phrase on the lips of many boaters we encountered during the winter. They were happy to share the places they long to visit by boat once the weather warms. Will you nod your head in agreement with one or more of these spots, or use their... Read more of this article


What Every Boater Should Know

What Every Boater Should Know

How many times in your boating life have you said, “I wish someone had told me that…”? If you’re like me — and most everyone else you’ll encounter on the water — you learned something about your boat and the hobby of boating the hard way. Although nothing beats experience and practice, I’ll share with you the 10 things I wish I... Read more of this article


Safety is Priceless

Safety is Priceless

. Let’s talk about a great deal — a no-cost, no-risk way to have the equipment and personal protection gear on your watercraft checked to make sure it complies with all applicable standards. There’s no catch beyond taking a half-hour or so to interact with a knowledgeable inspector who’ll also freely share safety tips and suggestions. How... Read more of this article


Stop a Spring Sinking

Stop a Spring Sinking

We say it every year — and we mean it — this was a brutal winter. Add a rainy spring onto a frigid, snowy winter and perilous elements are present that could sink your boat. To prevent that from happening, visit it as soon as you can with our checklist in tow.  Don’t overlook even a teeny drip or leak, as a slight bit of wetness turns into... Read more of this article


Heck, No! We Won’t Go!

Heck, No! We Won’t Go!

Summers fly by fast; the official calendar only affords us 13 weekends during the season. Unless you work in a school, it’s likely you’ll cobble your summer boating days together by taking a vacation, tacking a Friday and a Monday onto the July 4th weekend, and knocking off of work for a few additional Fridays. That might add up to about 50... Read more of this article


Boating with Lupus

Boating with Lupus

. Lupus, formally known as systemic lupus erythematosus is a disease of the immune system that attacks tissues in various parts of the body. If you have lupus, it’s likely you’ve been warned that sunlight aggravates the disease. However, with the proper precautions, boating can still be a part of your life. The immune system ordinarily protects... Read more of this article


Be a Cleaner, Greener Boater

Be a Cleaner, Greener Boater

. Just as your goal was to keep the elements out of your boat during the winter, keep that mindset in spring. Whether you’re a DIY kind of boater or one who’d rather engage the services of pros, it’s important to note that every aspect of spring prep affects the environment. It’s up to every boater to prevent toxic substances from getting... Read more of this article


Halt Boat Burglary

Halt Boat Burglary

. Ever had anything stolen from your boat? This article is for you. Never had anything stolen from your boat? This article is for you. In my book, the secret to good marine security is to think like a crook and then do the opposite. Here’s what I imagine a criminal might say in certain circumstances:  “Boy, look at that! I can see fancy... Read more of this article


Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

      After a long and brutal winter, the arrival of spring could not have been more welcome. Though it was not quite as warm as we would have liked, this April morning seemed a good enough day to take my friend’s new speed boat out for its maiden voyage. Our day on the water was incredible! The cool breeze and brackish scent... Read more of this article


Hurry Up, Summer!  Readers Share their Photos

Hurry Up, Summer! Readers Share their Photos

                    Photo by Sabrina Johns Scrimegour Photo by Tony Valenti Photo by Suzy Pugh Photo by Steve Pliszak Photo by Kimberly Barbour Photo by Keri Shea Photo by Donna Jarosak Photo by Joanne Van Ewyk Photo by Joanne Van Ewyk Photo by Ken Leydon                      Read More →


Spring on Your Plate

Spring on Your Plate

Springtime offers us the gift of tender sweet produce, freshly picked from local farms. I love cooking with thin asparagus spears, baby greens, and hearty artichokes this time of year. Asparagus is one of the first crops of spring. My grandmother grew asparagus in her back yard and often served it lightly steamed — everything’s delicious right... Read more of this article


Putting Long Island on the Map

Putting Long Island on the Map

Artist and carpenter Colin Salmaggi literally brings a unique set of skills to the table. With the heart of an old world cartographer and the intensity of a modern day DIY’er, Salmaggi utilizes both wood burning and carving for his map renderings of Long Island. After first adorning a salvaged wooden table with a carving of the island, he expanded... Read more of this article


Style Your Trailer

Style Your Trailer

Those who own boats or jet skis and trailer them know how much maintenance there is to keep them in great condition. Road conditions are tough on trailers and salt water contributes to rust and corrosion. I have had my common silver metal trailer for five years. It’s functional, but it’s also boring and just blends in. It has over 200 hours... Read more of this article


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