Friday, June 23, 2017

Fireworks

Fireworks

June 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Boaters in the know have plenty of opportunities this summer to look skyward and gasp in awe at fireworks! Displays of fireworks are weather dependent and times are subject to change. Always confirm the event, timing, and location before heading out. Get an updated marine weather report and check current charts, then leave early to […]

Letters To The Editor

Letters To The Editor

June 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: The Trump administration is proposing to eliminate Federal funding for the National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant). This is a bad idea. Sea Grant is vital! For fifty years, Sea Grant has been helping businesses and communities deal with the challenges inherent in using coastal resources while protecting their long-term sustainability. Sea […]

Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

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This isn’t a story I like to tell in person because it really makes me look foolish. However, I will tell you anonymously how I lost my boat. I travel a lot for business so I rely on my staff to help me out with personal matters from time to time. Yes, it was outside […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

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A leaky stuffing box needs attention so it doesn’t turn into a major issue. A stuffing box, affixed to the inside of the hull, allows the shafts to pass through while preventing water from penetrating. To locate the stuffing box, follow the prop shaft from the transmission to where it exits the hull. Check the […]

Take Me Out to the (Ball) Park!

Take Me Out to the (Ball) Park!

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  Whether the Mets win big or play small ball, a boat trip to Citi Field is a home run! You’ll avoid traffic snarls and won’t arrive late or have to leave early because of train schedules or delays. Flushing Bay is a deepwater harbor easily reachable from Long Island. Traveling from the south shore, […]

Pirate Festival

Pirate Festival

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Ahoy, mateys! Weigh anchor, hoist the mizzen, and head to West Sayville to discover a gleaming treasure! X will mark the spot where the Long Island Maritime Museum’s Pirate Festival parties hearty on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18. This family-friendly event will have everyone smiling like scallywags as energetic crews of roving plank […]

Port Jefferson

Port Jefferson

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Port Jefferson is an exciting village to visit by boat, as it offers plenty of entertainment, eateries, and interesting establishments a short walk from its beautiful harbor. Watch your approach to the harbor from the Long Island Sound — large ferries head between Port Jefferson and Bridgeport, Connecticut all day. Transients are welcome at Port […]

Swim Smarts

Swim Smarts

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You may feel very comfortable being on a boat, but you’ll be a lot safer if you know how to swim. We don’t want to scare you, but kids who take swimming lessons (and wear life jackets everywhere but the cabin) cut their risk of drowning. While it’s great to have a parent or an […]

Playland Amusement Park

Playland Amusement Park

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Whether you still call it “Rye Playland” or by its proper name, this destination along the Long Island Sound has been fun since 1927, especially when you visit by boat. Moorings are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Pier Restaurant and Tiki Bar at the water’s edge of the park. The launch service […]

Crazy Beans

Crazy Beans

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A boating trip to Stony Brook may include shopping, historical sights, fine dining, and walking the labyrinth at Avalon Park. All that activity works up the kind of appetite that may only be satisfied by a stack of pancakes and a frothy sweet drink, or a hearty sandwich and an aromatic cup of tea or […]

What Other Words are in SUNSCREEN?

What Other Words are in SUNSCREEN?

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          Answers: UERC is CURE ESCREU is RESCUE RSNUE is NURSE RSENEC is SCREEN REESCU is SECURE ENESR is SNEER

The Clubhouse

The Clubhouse

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You know those times on the boat when you’re having so much fun that you don’t want to stop, even when someone announces, “I’m hungry”? Dock at The Clubhouse — the atmosphere and food will keep the fun going! Sit outdoors by the sandy beach or grass hut or inside where the open wall, Jimmy […]

Docking & Dining Guide 2017 (Click on the title to the left to view the entire guide)

Docking & Dining Guide 2017 (Click on the title to the left to view the entire guide)

May 9, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Amityville Name Giacomo Jacks Address 248 S Ketcham St. Phone (631) 691-2722 Website giacomojacks.com READ OUR REVIEW Aquebogue Name Phil’s Waterfront Bar and Grill Address 177 Meeting House Creek Road Phone 631-886-1160 Website www.philswaterfront.com Babylon Name Pier 44 Tres Palms Address 444 Fire Island Ave. 16 East Court Phone 631-661-5999 631-482-1465 Website pier44restaurant.com trespalms.com READ […]

Change a Habit, Clean the Water

Change a Habit, Clean the Water

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So much of what we do and use affects our waters, yet I’d venture that there’s none among us who says, “I’m going to damage the ecosystem today.” Rather, we just go about our lives, doing what we always do — use, toss, flush, release, wrap, and other actions that are mindless and seem harmless. […]

Letter to the Editor

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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 […]

Port Washington Harborfest Craft Fair

Port Washington Harborfest Craft Fair

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For decades, boaters have been flocking to Port Washington to enjoy the celebration of the harbor, the nautical heritage of the town, and the work of talented artists and artisans. This year’s combined harbor festival and craft fair takes place on Sunday, June 4 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm at the town dock and […]

Riverhead

Riverhead

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    Riverhead is a destination you can boat to more than once and have a different experience each time. Want to see African penguins? Visit the Long Island Aquarium. Yearn to play golf? Make arrangements at the Indian Island Country Club. Love history? Visit a historic farm, a railroad museum, and more. Shopping? Of […]

Lloyd Harbor

Lloyd Harbor

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If your usual boating spots are in the areas from Smithtown to Oyster Bay, you’re going to appreciate the peacefulness and scenic views in Lloyd Harbor. This cove is located on the western side of the entrance to Huntington Bay, just northwest of Huntington Harbor. This popular anchorage fills up quickly. If you can’t raft […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

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Pros know ways to have an uninterrupted season. Sean Gilligan, service writer for Brewer Yacht Yards in Greenport, offers boaters these tips: Check your owner’s manuals for annual service recommendations and follow them. Regular quality maintenance is the surest way of preventing breakdowns. Hold off on filling your vessel’s water tanks. During warm weather, water […]

Crazy Fish Bar & Gill

Crazy Fish Bar & Gill

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Restaurant reviews aren’t supposed to be suspenseful, so I’ll tell you at the beginning that I enjoyed dining at Crazy Fish Bar & Gill. The food was tasty, the service was attentive, and the surroundings quite comfortable. If the name of the eatery is to be believed, the fish may start out daft or zany. […]

Keep Your Ears Open!

Keep Your Ears Open!

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Boaters need to be alert at all times. That’s more than just keeping our eyes open and looking everywhere. When traveling over the water, boaters need to listen, understand, and react to the sound signals from other boats. Like turn indicators and the horn on a car, sounds are the ways boaters tell others on […]

What Other Words Are in UNDERWATER?

What Other Words Are in UNDERWATER?

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                            DTEARR is TRADER ERNAEDWUR is UNDERWEAR EDNWRA is WANDER RETRUN is RETURN ARWRED is DRAWER DAWERR is REWARD TNAEWD is WANTED TAENE is EATEN

Phil’s Waterfront Bar and Grill

Phil’s Waterfront Bar and Grill

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What a spot to have lunch or dinner! Phil’s, located at the Lighthouse Marina, has everything a hungry boater craves for lunch or dinner — easy access, a dockhand, great water views, outdoor and indoor seating, a large menu, a casual feel, a welcoming attitude towards kids, pleasant service, and live music Saturday evenings. There’s […]

Pedego Latch Electric Bike

Pedego Latch Electric Bike

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Pedego Latch Electric Bike Lets You Ride the Waves of Fun After Disembarking As wonderful as it is being on the water, when you get to your destination, it can be a hassle to call a taxi or Uber just to go to a restaurant or store. With the Pedego® Latch folding electric bike, going […]

Boater’s Best Deal: Free Vessel Safety Checks

Boater’s Best Deal: Free Vessel Safety Checks

April 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  When it comes to boating, there’s usually a cost. Yet amidst the bills and expenses, there’s a boating freebie available to every vessel owner. This no-cost perk may save lives, prevent injuries, reduce risks, and potentially prevent costly fines. This great-sounding deal is a Vessel Safety Check (VSC), a no-cost, no-risk way to have […]

Cold Water Boating

Cold Water Boating

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.   Warmer days entice us onto the water after spending months seemingly trapped indoors. Though eager to get aboard our boats and go, we must never leave caution behind. While practicing safe boating is a year-round necessity, there are more precautions to take when water temperatures are chilly. As it will be months before […]

Circle Long Island by Boat: A Different Adventure Every Day

Circle Long Island by Boat: A Different Adventure Every Day

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Did you know a boat trip around Long Island is about 250 nautical miles and can be completed in less than two weeks? If you’re a local boater who plans a big adventure to Block Island each summer, change things up and take an engaging and entertaining backyard boat vacation with the fun itinerary of […]

Clean Up Spring Prep

Clean Up Spring Prep

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  A boater’s winter goal is keeping the elements out of the vessel. In spring, it’s preventing toxins from entering our waterways. DIY boaters need to keep harmful substances from leaching into waterways directly from toxic bottom paint, parking lot overflow, and storm drains. Noxious elements also eventually enter our air and waterways from landfills. […]

We’re Ready For Summer!

We’re Ready For Summer!

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Connetquot River

Connetquot River

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Located just off of Nicolls Bay, the Connetquot River is lined with gorgeous foliage, homes, restaurants, and marinas. Its typical tranquility ranks it among the nicest south shore areas to drop anchor and spend the day. Traveling to this south shore river can be a bit tricky, especially if the tide is slack and your […]

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