Saturday, September 20, 2014

From the Editor

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

September 1, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

I must have blinked once or twice in mid-summer, giving September an opportunity to sneak onto the calendar. If you’re anything like me, your Summer 2014 To-Do List is still quite long. Sure, I thoroughly enjoyed being on the boat, but I want additional sunny days and balmy nights aboard. Yes, I went to fun destinations and enjoyed delicious dockside meals, but I crave more experiences and hunger to taste further food by the shore. That’s why I’m dedicating myself to savoring September. Its days may only number 30, but this month offers more than enough nautical events and glorious destinations... [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

Back to School, On to Boating

Back to School, On to Boating

September 1, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Kids may generally not embrace the beginning of school, but you’ll spot more than a few parents dancing and singing the chorus of “Happy” while waving goodbye at the bus stop. Most of those parents promptly return to their normal routines, though some of them race to get to their boats. We asked readers a simple question, “Do you boat weekdays while the kids are in school?” and received some very affirmative answers! Apparently, the departure of school kids in September is the signal for parents to head to their boats during weekday hours. It’s not that parents don’t love their... [Read the full story]

Classified

Boating Times Discovery – After an Incident

September 4, 2014 · 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]

NavTool

NAVTOOL Terms watch hill riverhead (oceanroute)

September 16, 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

Back to School, On to Boating

Back to School, On to Boating

Kids may generally not embrace the beginning of school, but you’ll spot more than a few parents dancing and singing the chorus of “Happy” while waving goodbye at the bus stop. Most of those parents promptly return to their normal routines, though some of them race to get to their boats. We asked readers a simple question, “Do you boat... Read more of this article


Rowing Through Life

Rowing Through Life

Navigating life may feel like rowing against a rough current for many kids growing up in the poorer areas of New York.If they even think about it at all, inner city kids may view the actual feat of rowing as something pursued only by those with more means. Enter Row New York. Since 2002, this program has been helping under-privileged youth(and... Read more of this article


Don’t Venture Out Without a Float Plan

Don’t Venture Out Without a Float Plan

Know what float plans and water have in common? Both are vital components of every boating day. A float plan, which is just the name for sharing the details of your boating plans with someone on land, isn’t only necessary before a multi-day adventure out in open water. Let’s imagine some of the unlucky situations that might befall you... Read more of this article


Upsize, Downsize

Upsize, Downsize

                My husband and I were still dating when we were bitten by the boating bug. Our weekly paychecks combined were barely enough to buy food and necessities, and a savings account was the farthest thing from reality. But we had big dreams of owning a boat! We convinced my sister and her boyfriend... Read more of this article


Cleaning Our Beaches Together

Cleaning Our Beaches Together

    Boaters and beach goers value our shorelines and waterways, and want to see the removal of the garbage and debris littering our beaches and washing into the water. One group urging boaters to get involved in cleaning up our beaches and protecting the maritime environment is The Northeast Chapter of the American Littoral Society.... Read more of this article


One Summer Weekend

One Summer Weekend

Summer goes by way too fast — we have so much fun boating, yet we have so few weekends to enjoy it. This year, we were not going to let summer fly by without having our fill of fun! My family loves boating, yet with all my cousins, my brother, and me attending college and having responsibilities, it had been a few years since we’d found time... Read more of this article


After an Incident

After an Incident

In late spring, a news report told of a leisure yacht ramming a 70-foot ocean racing trimaran. Though the yacht’s skipper hit and tried to run, one witness to the accident was a sailing journalist who pursued the vessel down the Hudson River Bjorn Kils of NY Media Boat, writing about the accident, reported that, “We saw the 38-foot sailing... 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


Bottoming Out

Bottoming Out

            Unless you’re far offshore, shallow waters and narrow channels are a fact of life that may cause your vessel to go aground. Should it happen, do you know what to do when your bottom hits the bottom? Your first concern should always be for the safety of your crew. Hitting even sand or mud while cruising... Read more of this article


Standing Up for Fun

Standing Up for Fun

  If there is a water-related sport or activity, chances are good that I’ll love it! I usually go for fast and crazy water sports where it takes a while to become skillful, but I got an immediate blast while learning how to stand-up paddleboard. I jumped at the chance offered by Katie Aksak, owner of Huntington Stand Up Paddle (www.huntingtonsup.com),... Read more of this article


New York Harbor, An Artist’s Muse

New York Harbor, An Artist’s Muse

Christina Sun is a maritime artist whose passion for the New York Harbor inspires her artwork. Her connection with the harbor entices her to spend days with a paint brush or pen in hand drawing and painting the ships, tankers, and other vesselspassing though it. Her last name fits an artist whose creations are warm, jovial, comforting, and colorful,... Read more of this article


We’re on a Boat!

We’re on a Boat!

We’re on a Boat! . . . . . . . ..                             Boating dogs from Tina Wildoner Connor on BRYC tie up Lloyd Harbor 2010 by Alison Milligan Family on sailboat by Csaba Nemeth First boat in the river by Tom Maier         Robert Moses... Read more of this article


If Life’s a Beach, Who’s Guarding It?

If Life’s a Beach, Who’s Guarding It?

  In an area surrounded by water, many of us spend summers on the boat, at the beach, and in the pool. On those days that we’re spending a relaxing, carefree day at a beach, others are on alert to keep us safe. The majority of public beaches have lifeguards. The safety of waders and swimmers is the main priority of these workers, who go... Read more of this article


Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

Your boat is vibrating, running slower, and using more fuel to go to the typical places you’ve visited all summer.  These symptoms point to growth on your boat’s hull. Your pre-season prep with even the best bottom paint may not impede the growth that accumulates on a boat’s bottom by this point in the season. So what do you do if... Read more of this article


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