Saturday, August 30, 2014

From the Editor

Letter From The Editor

Letter From The Editor

August 1, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

August seems to fly by twice as fast any other month. We’ve figured out that our endless summer is no longer limitless, and in fact, it’s picking up speed as it barrels towards September. I can spend the next couple of paragraphs moaning and groaning about how I wish it was May again, or I can look on the sunny side and list some of the many things I love about August. Put on your shades, ‘cause I’m going solar! August has the maximum number of days in any month. If Mother Nature cooperates, you can boat all 31 days in August. August 2014 has five weekends. The average August temperature... [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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Flyboarding is a Blast!

Flyboarding is a Blast!

August 1, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

. You’re on the boat, and someone exclaims, “Check it out! It’s a flying person!”You’re not seeing things —someone nearby is flyboarding. The sport of flyboarding, growing fast around the world, is catching on around Long Island. As I’m always happy to try out different watersports, I jumped at the chance to flyboard. When I say jumped, I mean that I was literally lifted up into the air by a powerful force of water! It’s fun to experience, and later, it’s also fun to relive as you tell your friends and family. Flyboarding is an extreme water sport invented by Frank Zapata... [Read the full story]

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Virginia Air & Space Museum

August 4, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Over one hundred years ago, history was made not far from here on a sandy beach in North Carolina by two unknown,but inventive brothers. December 17, 1903, was a cold and blustery day, but it offered the perfect conditions for the first heavier-than-air, manned, powered, controllable flight. Today visitors can explore 100 years of aviation history with the new state-of-the-art Adventures in Flight gallery at the Virginia Air and Space Museum. This exhibit expansion, the largest in the museum’s history, takes visitors from the origins of flight to the future of flight. The gallery highlights... [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]

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NAVTOOL Terms hh to lh

August 23, 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... [Read the full story]

Features

Flyboarding is a Blast!

Flyboarding is a Blast!

. You’re on the boat, and someone exclaims, “Check it out! It’s a flying person!”You’re not seeing things —someone nearby is flyboarding. The sport of flyboarding, growing fast around the world, is catching on around Long Island. As I’m always happy to try out different watersports, I jumped at the chance to flyboard. When I say... Read more of this article


Steer Clear of Injury

Steer Clear of Injury

. Should you spot Dr. Ronda Bachenheimer stretching on the beach, she may be preparing herself for boating. Stretching the neck, back, legs, and shoulders for seven to 10 minutes right before boating is her sensible way to avoid strains and sprains and to prevent injury. Dr. Bachenheimer, a licensed chiropractor (http://lichiropracticwellness.com),has... Read more of this article


Oh No, Not My Tooth!

Oh No, Not My Tooth!

You’re enjoying your day out on the water, basking in the sun and enjoying your lunch. Then you take another bite of your sandwich and — in a split second — know something’s wrong with one of your teeth.What do you do while you’re away from shore? Dental emergencies are always disconcerting, so I sought advice from two dentists... Read more of this article


Canine Mates Come Aboard

Canine Mates Come Aboard

When the whole family is ready to go out on the water for a fun-filled day, are the furry members also in tow? They certainly can be, as long as you take simple precautions to keep them safe. Starting cruising companions out early is helpful. Gabrielle Stroup, a photographer and office manager at the North Fork Animal Welfare League, has a family... Read more of this article


Dogs Welcome Here!

Dogs Welcome Here!

We’ve compiled a list of places that won’t frown on visits from Fido, at least some of the time. Owners should look for posted signs or call ahead before clambering off the boat with canine companions. Babylon Village: There are dog runs at Rotary Path and Whaler’s Cove. Poop bags are offered at Argyle Memorial Park. Dogs must be leashed. Bay... Read more of this article


To Tie or Not to Tie?

To Tie or Not to Tie?

Even though boating is all about freedom, sometimes you want (or need) to be tied down. However, you can’t just hitch your vessel to anything you choose, so knowing the general guidelines for proper fastening spots will help you enjoy your day on the water and keep you out of trouble. When arriving at a gas dock or restaurant, first seek out... Read more of this article


Surviving the Turbulence of Tantrums

Surviving the Turbulence of Tantrums

 You’re out on the boat with your family on a beautiful day. There’s not a cloud in the sky and everyone is having fun. Nothing can go wrong, right? Except that one of the family members on board is a toddler, about to embark on an epic tantrum. Parents know that it’s quite disconcerting to face a feverish preschooler’s outburst. Add in... Read more of this article


Rowing for Sport and More

Rowing for Sport and More

In 2010, Monika Dorman dreamed of starting a rowing club off the waters of Port Washington.  An avid rower, she wanted the students in the Port Washington area to enjoy being out on the bay as well. Turning her dream into a reality required help, so Dorman approached Mitch Tamkin and Steve Panzik, former high school, collegiate and U.S. Junior... Read more of this article


Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

With the navigation lights reflecting off the glassy dark water, three of us left East Rockaway Inlet at 4:30 am on my 25-foot Aquasport. My girlfriend Robin, my friend Ed, and I were headed to a favorite spot off the New Jersey coastline.We were soon greeted by a crimson sunrise, prompting Ed to recite the mariner’s adage, “Red sky at morning,... Read more of this article


Go Bodyboarding!

Go Bodyboarding!

. Recently, I went bodyboarding with my friend Chloe, who is from England. I hadn’t gone in years, since we’d take family trips to the south shore. I forgot how easy it is to bodyboard, and how much fun (and full of laughs) it is to spend the day on the waves. I explained to Chloe that some people want to try surfing, or skim-boarding, but... Read more of this article


Restoring a Boat and Building a Family

Restoring a Boat and Building a Family

Early on in our life together, my husband Mike and I began dreaming about owning a sailboat. Our neighbor Charlie, who owned a 26-foot Hughes, took us sailing the weekend before our wedding. While on our honeymoon in Barbados, we ventured out on a Sunfish dinghy. Though both events led to newbie mishaps, we were inspired and jointly dreamed of... Read more of this article


Docking & Dining Made Simple

Docking & Dining Made Simple

    Tips to make taking your boat to a waterside restaurant easy: v  Know the low water depths both along the route and at the dining spot. v  Download the Boating Times Long Island Hungry Boater App or consult navigational charts for the best route to access the restaurant. v  Confirm that the restaurant can accommodate your boat’s... Read more of this article


Tackling Migraines Head-On

Tackling Migraines Head-On

You’re out on the boat as the sun shines and the water sparkles. You want to stay in the moment and enjoy the day, but your head starts throbbing, you’re nauseated, sensitive to light, and intolerant to noise. Is your fun done? Everyone experiences occasional headaches that can be successfully alleviated with a glass of water andan over-the-counter... Read more of this article


Alley Pond

Alley Pond

. Nudged to the side of Northern Boulevard and the Cross Island Parkway, bordering Douglaston and Bayside, it’s hard to imagine the slice of nature within the Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC). This non-profit nature center owned by the City of New York is a tranquil haven set at the very end of Little Neck Bay. It offers educational programs,... Read more of this article


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