Thursday, March 23, 2017

Marina Contracts

Marina Contracts

March 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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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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

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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 […]

Who Has to Obey the Rules?

Who Has to Obey the Rules?

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. If you’re strictly a non-motorized kind of boater, you might be unaware that the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) makes and enforces rules that affect watercraft of all types. The USCG considers kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, kiteboards, bodyboards, and motorized tubes operated outside of very limited areas to be vessels. Therefore, the rules of safety […]

Do Life Jackets Right

Do Life Jackets Right

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. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the authority on boating safety, drowning prevention begins with requiring all boat operators to have wearable life jackets for each person aboard. Choosing the proper life jacket takes a bit of knowledge and effort, but it really comes down to remembering three simple rights: the jacket must be […]

Row or Paddle?

Row or Paddle?

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. If I say, “Quick! Name a rowing song” you’ll probably say “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” immediately. But can you name a song about paddling? I couldn’t think of one. Rowing is what we sing about, but paddling is probably what many of us do. That’s because the two words describe different actions in […]

A Season in the Sun

A Season in the Sun

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Even though recreational boaters gripe about every missed chance to get out on the water, we did have a boating season with much more sun than rain. Mother Nature eased off her rollicking and roiling weather antics and we had fun exploring rivers, anchoring in coves, gazing at fireworks, flocking to festivals, rocking out to […]

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Free Yourself from Cabin Fever!

Free Yourself from Cabin Fever!

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  My mother didn’t push her kids to play outside all year because it was healthier for us, but it turns out that being outside did as much for us as it did for her. Along with endorphin-enhanced vitality and sun-kissed Vitamin D, time spent outside yields mental and social benefits. It also frees us […]

South Fork Natural History Museum

South Fork Natural History Museum

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The South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center (SOFO) in Bridgehampton is a year-round family-friendly destination. There are two floors filled with state-of-the-art, scientifically accurate exhibits including forests, ponds, and ocean habitats, a marine touch tank, terrariums, and aquariums featuring local wildlife, and an outdoors that boasts gardens, preserves, and a six-mile walking trail […]

Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

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We can plan summer boating trips far in advance and invite only the people we really like to join us. However, there’s always a party-crasher lurking about, ready to ruin a good day on the water. Predicting Mother Nature’s mood several days in advance (let alone while planning an outing weeks in advance) is difficult. […]

Thrills Aboard Sloop Anne B

Thrills Aboard Sloop Anne B

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When Maggie receives permission to board Hersh’s anchored sailboat, she’s partially undressed and he’s almost completely adrift. Shrouded in mystery, Maggie’s arrival soon invites danger and intrigue aboard — situations that excite skipper Hersh and reignite his days as an intelligence agent. In Anne Bonny’s Wake, Dick Elam creates a tale of trickery and deception […]

SOUPer Bowl in Port Washington

SOUPer Bowl in Port Washington

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Boaters need to stay warm in winter, and nothing says warmth like soup! On Saturday February 4, from noon until 3:00 pm, the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 100 Fairway Drive in Port Washington, is bubbling over with soupy goodness. Hosted by the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce, the SOUPer Bowl offers two-ounce portions of […]

Have Fun Freezing and Fundraising!

Have Fun Freezing and Fundraising!

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Gather up your courage and throw off your flannels — plunge into cold (or downright icy) waters while raising funds for good causes. From now through March 2017 there are events scheduled in our area. Choose a location, sign up, gather pledges, and jump in! Many of the chilly events benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation and […]

Make Summer Better in Winter

Make Summer Better in Winter

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  Boating season is in the future, so what can you possibly do to make it more fun now? Plenty! No matter how comfortable you feel on a boat, it is never smart to head out without knowing how to swim. We don’t mean practicing the doggie paddle in the hot tub — every kid […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

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Batteries are the bane of many boaters. It’s best not to ignore them all winter and then just keep your fingers crossed in the spring. If you didn’t remove the batteries during winter prep, attach a marine trickle charger now and keep it running while the rest of your boat hibernates. Note we said marine […]

Easy Steps to Clean our Waterways

Easy Steps to Clean our Waterways

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We can easily take water for granted. It flows from the faucets and it keeps our boats afloat, so what’s there to think about, really? Actually, there’s a lot to focus on, as our drinking supplies are vulnerable, waterways are sullied, and marine creatures are jeopardized. Though that sounds more like a job for a […]

What Are Other Words are in SAFETY?

What Are Other Words are in SAFETY?

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