Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pedego Latch Electric Bike

Pedego Latch Electric Bike

April 4, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

Pirates Cove

Pirates Cove

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  Though many refer to the area as Pirates Cove, some still call it Mount Misery. No matter what its formal name, everyone seems to understand where you’re heading when you tell Port Jefferson and nearby north shore boaters, “We’re going to the Cove.” Once you’ve dropped anchor in this calm water haven on the […]

Wild Honey

Wild Honey

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    Wild Honey’s interior was bathed in sunlight the day I dined there, but I got the definite impression that the warmth is there no matter the time or weather. Located a short walk from the Oyster Bay Marine Center and Sagamore Yacht Club, the restaurant is decorated in brick, wood, and outdoorsy accents, […]

Wet & Witty

Wet & Witty

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Q: What kind of haircut does a cheap pirate captain get? A: A crew cut! Q:Where do fish sleep? A: In waterbeds. Q: What did the retired pirate become? A: An arrrrrrrrrrrrtist. Q: What grades are most popular in schools of fish? A: Anything below C. Q: Where do pirates anchor? A: In the harrrrrrbor. […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

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A wet winter plus spring rains may equal a sunken boat. To thwart that result, visit your boat with our checklist in tow. Look for drips, leaks, cracks, blisters, rips, and holes. Turn a hose on any spot that looks vulnerable. Repair or replace as necessary. Check and replace dried-out caulking around hatches and ports. […]

3 Brothers Vegan Cafe

3 Brothers Vegan Cafe

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  Wood-fired pizzas, plentiful plates of pasta, perfectly layered panini, decadent desserts. Did I peak your interest? If so, don’t be dismayed when I tell you all these flavorsome foods are vegan offerings at 3 Brothers Cafe.. The shopping center eatery is located a short walk from LaSala Boatyard (call 631- 842-3222 in advance for […]

What Are Other Words are in SANDCASTLE?

What Are Other Words are in SANDCASTLE?

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Kids Unscrambler: What Are Other Words are in SANDCASTLE?

Zachs Bay

Zachs Bay

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When boaters want to get away just far enough to relax, Zachs Bay is often their choice. It is an easy anchorage to reach from points east and west. Located just off the State Channel and east of Wantagh Parkway (where Sloop Channel meets the State Channel), the bay is well protected and usually very […]

Keep Back Care Front and Center

Keep Back Care Front and Center

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Back pain changes everything. It certainly pushes boating onto the back burner, and as the season is so short, that’s time you can’t make up. Being body conscious on and off the boat can help you prevent injuries and maximize your time on the water. Active boaters bend, lift, pull, toss, reach, climb, and leap. […]

Marina Contracts

Marina Contracts

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The order in which you take care of boating season to-do’s is important. Once you’ve chosen where your boat will spend the summer, you’re presented with a contract from the boatyard or marina. The contract will likely cover risk shifting, subrogation, limited liability, and exculpation — if your boat is damaged while repairing, launching, moving, […]

Where Will Your Boat Spend the Summer?

Where Will Your Boat Spend the Summer?

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  Boaters and their vessels vary, and so do boating accommodations. Choosing a marina, yacht club, mooring field, or boatyard is based on what you need and can afford; our list of considerations and questions will help you make the best selection. Location. Do you head to your boat after work or dinner? A spot […]

Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

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I can’t tell you a thing about the day that was remarkable, thought it was a perfect boating day — nice weather, good company, and a fun destination. On the way back, things plummeted quickly, and it was entirely my fault. The captain trusts me to make sure that the first aid kit is stocked, […]

Fire Island National Seashore

Fire Island National Seashore

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. Fire Island is one place with many destinations. Resort communities abound and natural wonders entice, but a major part of the island falls within the U.S. National Park Service’s protection as a national seashore. Boaters are a common sight in the Great South Bay on summer weekends. Many are flocking to Talisman, Sailors Haven, […]

Is It Summer Yet

Is It Summer Yet

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City Island

City Island

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City Island in the Bronx is a popular spot for boaters looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of other areas of New York City. Bordered by the Long Island Sound on the south, Eastchester Bay on the west, and City Island Harbor on the east, this boater’s haven is located diagonally opposite […]

Kimi Sushi & Grill

Kimi Sushi & Grill

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  As a restaurant reviewer, people often ask me, “Where’s a nice place to eat when we boat to [harbor]? I now have another answer for visitors to Port Jefferson — Kimi Sushi & Grill. This harborside village has a boatload of dining establishments within walking distance of the transient spaces at Danfords, the Port […]

Fishers Island

Fishers Island

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. Though closer to Connecticut, Fishers Island is part of the Town of Southold in New York. The island is home to residents with long-term roots and those seeking a secluded retreat. Despite much of it being private, visiting boaters can enjoy a portion of the seven-mile-long, one-mile-wide island’s beauty and serenity. The trip requires […]

A Water-Filled World

A Water-Filled World

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If the person who named our planet Earth was being accurate, it would have a name that reflects how over 70 percent of the planet is water. What would you call it — Ocean, Liquid, Aqua, Water, or maybe Moisture? I’d probably go with the first choice, as most of all water on our planet […]

What Other Words are in SEAWATER?

What Other Words are in SEAWATER?

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Kids Unscrambler

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

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Should we consider March a month to celebrate or overlook? It does usher in the seedlings of spring, but March seemingly specializes in something else — dreary days. Days may get lighter towards month’s end, but they certainly don’t get bright enough fast enough for me. The best way to speed up the brightening is […]

Page Restaurant

Page Restaurant

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  No matter what your day is like before you turn into Page, it’s going to get better. Located a short walk from nearby marinas in one of Long Island’s most charming harbor villages, Page is writing the book on what I seek while dining out. I enjoy restaurants with interesting features, and Page has […]

Shelter Island

Shelter Island

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. Shelter Island’s five harbors beckon boaters. Tucked in between the forks of the east end of Long Island, about one-third of the island is a nature preserve. Coming from the north, opposite Greenport, lies Dering Harbor, home to a fleet of classic wooden sailboats. It is protected from all winds except those from the […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

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Even if you’re not doing work on your boat yet, now is the time most marine supply stores start promoting early spring sales. That makes this a great time to stock up on what you’ll need to get your boat in shape before launching it. Consult your list and then start shopping. It’s really that […]

Dining by the Water

Dining by the Water

February 17, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

See, boaters get hungry when we’re out to sea. However, we don’t want to cut a great day on the water short when it’s time for a meal. We prefer to seek tasty spots near our favorite boating locations. That’s why boaters love our restaurant reviews! We scope out the places to dine, get the […]

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