Monday, July 24, 2017

From the Editor

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

July 1, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

Call it luck, serendipity, fortune, or just calendar roulette — July has five full weekends. Yes, the gift to boaters that is July itself has a bonus weekend, and we intend to make the most of every one of them. Over the years, we average 13 weekends of “official” summer. However, the way the days fall in 2017 there are only 12 (don’t dwell on that, as this is an upbeat letter). With June’s ship having set sail, we are on to enjoying July’s boating weekends. With five to fill, there’s time for fireworks, friends, family, feasts aboard, and festivities at fun docking and dining... [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

Check Out These Boating Apps!

Check Out These Boating Apps!

July 1, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

Smartphones are the go-to technology choice for many boaters. They want forecasts, access, and safety right at their fingertips and that’s what a vast amount of applications (apps) promise to deliver. I’ve scoped out some of the most useful boating apps available to install on your smartphone or tablet. Some are free and some charge a nominal fee.   iNavX This is a full-featured app for charting and tracking your position, as it gives you access to navigation, GPS, and charting in the palm of your hand. iNavX communicates with marine navigation software including Navionics, Fugawi,... [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

Check Out These Boating Apps!

Check Out These Boating Apps!

Smartphones are the go-to technology choice for many boaters. They want forecasts, access, and safety right at their fingertips and that’s what a vast amount of applications (apps) promise to deliver. I’ve scoped out some of the most useful boating apps available to install on your smartphone or tablet. Some are free and some charge a nominal... Read more of this article


Fireworks Above!

Fireworks Above!

Look up from the deck of your boat and enjoy fireworks far beyond the 4th of July with our listings. As firework displays are weather dependent and times are subject to change, boaters should confirm all details with exhibitor before heading out. Safety tips: Check current charts and get an updated marine weather report Leave plenty of time to... Read more of this article


A Storm’s Coming — Protect Your Boat!

A Storm’s Coming — Protect Your Boat!

Whether the forecasters have given it a name or not, a weather situation involving high winds, lashing rains, rising tides, and flooding has consequences. Preventing loss of life is paramount, but with enough preparation, boaters can take action to prevent property damage. Preparation starts while the predicted storm is part of a long-range forecast.... Read more of this article


Eyes in the Sky

Eyes in the Sky

Now through Labor Day, the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) will be flying over the Long Island Sound. The 56,000 members nationwide of CAP are part of the all-volunteer U.S. Air Force Auxiliary. CAP is part of the Total Force that includes the Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard. With a fleet of 550 aircraft and over a thousand vehicles,... Read more of this article


No More Slip Sliding Away!

No More Slip Sliding Away!

Have you ever lost any of your belongings while afloat or seen your cabin floor strewn with snacks? That rock-and-roll of the tides can sometimes send belongings sailing. Whether we’re talking cell phones or food bowls, we prefer items to stay where we put them. Therefore, I offer some seaworthy solutions to avoid slips when it comes to chips... Read more of this article


Hurricane and Storm Links

Hurricane and Storm Links

  Hurricane Preparedness https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness National Hurricane Center www.nhc.noaa.gov/ Marine Safety and Awareness www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/marine_safety.shtml Weather Warning Flags http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/cwd.htm Storm Surge Info www.nhc.noaa.gov/ssurge/risk/ Emergency Apps www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/mobile-apps http://www.uscg.mil/mobile/ Tips... 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


Summer Reading Sizzles!

Summer Reading Sizzles!

    When we say summer reading, we don’t mean assigned books and reports in September. Instead, we envision a warm sun, cool shade, an even cooler drink, and a hot chance to relish reading the kinds of books that elude us while living our frenzied lives. The following are recommendations from readers of our magazine. Some are nautical,... Read more of this article


Soothe Summer Suffering

Soothe Summer Suffering

In our minds, summer seems like the most carefree of seasons. However, the reality is that there are lots more B’s in summer than just Boating and Beaches. For instance, there are these Buzzkills: Burns, Bruises, Buzzers, Bacteria, Blobs, Barfing, Barbs, Bellyaches, and Boo-Boos. Nothing wrecks a beautiful day like a tossing deck, a stinging... Read more of this article


Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

It was September 24, 1985. I knew Hurricane Gloria was approaching so I ran over to my marina to lash down the boat. Upon arrival, I noted a lot of activity — boats were being hauled as folks feverishly prepared for the storm. Fellow boaters urged me to have my boat hauled too, but as the yard manager was overwhelmed, it wasn’t going to happen. So... Read more of this article


Boating with ADHD

Boating with ADHD

For a boater with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), safety is the first consideration. According to the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, “ADHD is a highly genetic, brain-based syndrome that has to do with the regulation of a particular set of brain functions and related behaviors… important functions such as attention,... Read more of this article


Captain, Teacher, Water Protector

Captain, Teacher, Water Protector

Captain Suzanne “Suky” Cannon lives the life that many boaters dream of having. She lives aboard Shambala, a 41-foot sloop classic built by Morgan Catalina, and travels where she likes. “Shambala is my home, and I do travel with her to various locations. I call it the turtle lifestyle. She is new to me, and the culmination of a dream.” Cannon... Read more of this article


Don’t Bug Out!

Don’t Bug Out!

Face it: outdoor lovers can’t hide from biting bugs. There are ticks along the walk to the dock and amidst the shore foliage, and on most evenings there seem to be more mosquitoes than stars! Dr. Sunil Sood says that for the sake of our health, we need to be vigilant against insects, as many carry diseases. As chief of pediatrics and an infectious... Read more of this article


Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

What’s in your toolbox? We know there’s not a lot of space in the average vessel, but the last thing you want is to cut your day short because an essential tool isn’t aboard. For the best shot at a satisfactory fix, stow these tools, parts, and accessories in a waterproof box or compartment: Adjustable wrenches Cable ties Caulk Cutters Electrical... Read more of this article


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