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Letter From The Editor

Letter From The Editor

April 1, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

There’s absolutely no way that I can greet April with any more eloquence or eagerness than George Harrison did when he sang: Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear.* Though the winter may be behind us calendar-wise, Mother Nature seems reluctant to send Frosty the Snowman on his merry way.Try as she might, however, she can’t fight the harbingers of spring such as crocuses, baseball, and celebrations for Easter and Passover. In fact, let’s remind Mother Nature that Earth Day is her day — a day to crank... [Read the full story]

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Can’t Wait For Summer Photos

April 1, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

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The Scoop on Picking the Perfect Marina

The Scoop on Picking the Perfect Marina

April 1, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Are you new to boating or seeking a better home for your boat? Unless you’re a member of a yacht club, own your own dock, or are buddy-buddy with the town harbormaster, your boat will likely reside in a marina. With hundreds of marinas in our area, choosing the right place for both summer boating and winter storage makes all the difference between nautical bliss and nautical disaster. When searching for a happy home, always start with location. The nearer you are to your vessel, the quicker and more often you’ll be out on the water. Decide on your maximum driving time and then... [Read the full story]

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Boating Times Discovery – Sailing With Down Syndrome

April 1, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

If you enjoyed “Sailing With Down Syndrome” 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 Road, 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 AGREEMENT to Favorite Escapes

March 31, 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

The Scoop on Picking the Perfect Marina

The Scoop on Picking the Perfect Marina

Are you new to boating or seeking a better home for your boat? Unless you’re a member of a yacht club, own your own dock, or are buddy-buddy with the town harbormaster, your boat will likely reside in a marina. With hundreds of marinas in our area, choosing the right place for both summer boating and winter storage makes all the difference... Read more of this article


Choosing the Best Summer Home

Choosing the Best Summer Home

There’s a yacht club, marina, mooring field, or boatyard that’s right for you. However, figuring that out can be a lot of work. That’s why we’ve compiled the questions you should ask to ensure a fun season:   Location. Do you use your boat after work, or have a favorite spot where you like to spend entire weekends?    ... Read more of this article


Avoid a Spring Sinking

Avoid a Spring Sinking

Unless your vessel is a submarine, the goal is to keep it floating. To decrease the chances that an icy, snowy winter and a rain-soaked spring will sink your boat, visit it as early as you can. Start by eyeing it everywhere for water tightness, and then turn a hose on each vulnerable location.  After checking for water that enters after... Read more of this article


Be Prepared Out There!

Be Prepared Out There!

Click on the Web+ to the right to view cold water survival video and link for more information. According to the United States Coast Guard(USCG), nearly 95 percent of all boating incidents happen within three miles of shore.  This means that most recreational boaters are in that zone every time they venture out on the water. On land,... Read more of this article


Songs of the Sea

Songs of the Sea

Click on the Web+  on the right to hear John Corr perform,and hear and read more about sea chanties. Sea chanties are work songs sung by crews who manned large commercial sailing ships during the 19th century.  Although the arrival of steam ships may have ended the heyday of singing while sailing, John Corr endeavors to keep this intriguing... Read more of this article


Improve Your Docking Abilities

Improve Your Docking Abilities

                                   Click on the Web+ icon to the right to  view an easy-docking video and game.   Whenever I was feeling complacent in my former career as a helicopter pilot, I’d think, “You are seconds from disaster.”  While boaters needn’t get that dramatic, newbies and old... Read more of this article


Fully Stock Your First Aid Kit

Fully Stock Your First Aid Kit

  A first aid kit is necessary so that you can clean, treat, and protect injuries, ailments, and wounds aboard. Before setting out for the season, check your boat’s first aid kit. Properly dispose of anything that has expired. Open non-sealed bottles and boxes to make sure they are full and/or not dried out, as applicable.  A well-stocked... Read more of this article


The World is Their Oyster!

The World is Their Oyster!

At Harbor School on Governors Island, you’re either a rower or a sailor, and competition is fierce between the two. Rowers in their speedy craft scoff at sailors’ wind-powered vessels, while sailors threaten to tip their adversaries in the water with a spin of the wheel. Such good-natured trash talk is evidence of the passion students... Read more of this article


Nautical Rhymes Can Keep You Safe

Nautical Rhymes Can Keep You Safe

Every skipper knows those little memory tools that may help keep you safe at sea. Mnemonics like “red right returning” and “red sky at night, sailors’ delight — red sky in the morning, sailors take warning” allow boaters to recall when and where precautions are necessary. Along with the standards, I’ll share some additional... Read more of this article


Green is the Color of Spring

Green is the Color of Spring

                                                Click on the Web+  on the right to watch videos on avoiding oil and fuel spills.   No matter what color your boat is, make it green as you prep it while protecting our waterways. Mike Acebo, General Manager of Brewer Yacht Yard at Greenport and... Read more of this article


Sailing with Down Syndrome

Sailing with Down Syndrome

Click on the Web+ on the right  to see an interview with Paul Callahan during the 2012 London Paralympics and a Sail To Prevail video Boaters look forward to warmer weather so they are able to go out on the water with friends and family, and that includes children and adults with Down syndrome. According to the National Down Syndrome Society... Read more of this article


Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

Properly maintaining our boats gives us a head start towards a hassle-free summer. The last thing anyone wants is a boatload of people hanging out on a vessel that doesn’t work! To avoid that scenario, get to work! If you didn’t change the oil and filter before winterizing, do it now. Replace the fuel filter, check the transmission fluid... Read more of this article


Don’t Do What I Did

At my favorite summertime retreat, Tolland State Forest in Massachusetts, I can pitch a tent and enjoy nature at its finest. Relaxation abounds, especially at the Otis Reservoir, a pristine body of fresh water that is ideal for swimming, boating, and fishing. One year, our nature-loving group consisted of my husband, our two adult... Read more of this article


Can’t Wait For Summer!

Can’t Wait For Summer!

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