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Keeping Pain at Bay

Keeping Pain at Bay

December 31, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The advice “pace yourself” is often expressed when someone appears in danger of burning out by doing too much, too fast. It’s also excellent counsel to persons trying to cope with painful or fatiguing health conditions including arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, heart conditions, lupus, fibromyalgia, and depression. The concept known as activity pacing “involves […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

December 31, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Happy New Year! Are you ready to become new and improved, or are you just looking for some down time to catch your breath and feel refreshed? This month can offer you both if you’re open to it. Resolution “experts” all seem to agree that making lofty, pie-in-the-sky resolutions are likely to result in quick […]

Salud! Drink to Your Health

Salud! Drink to Your Health

November 30, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Ancient Mariner may have bemoaned his thirst (”Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink”) but we live in an age and area that allows us access to clean water. Yet the fact is that plenty of us take in too little water to keep our minds and bodies going full-tilt. I promise this […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

November 30, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s plenty of notice that the holiday season is approaching. Stores smell like cinnamon, carols fill radio playlists, invitations arrive, and, boom, we’re up to our ears in tinsel, cranberries, and nog! Yet despite the multiple warning signs, December still seems to arrive before I’m ready. I need a little more time to organize and […]

Cold Water Boating Safety

Cold Water Boating Safety

October 31, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

   At this time of year, temperatures plummet while water safety precautions rise. Though you practice safe boating in the summer, the other three seasons have two additional perils. The first is the inhospitable (life-threatening) coldness of the water and the other is the lack of other boaters to lend a hand or call for […]

Cold Weather Skin Care

Cold Weather Skin Care

October 31, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

      When the air turns frosty and the indoor heat turns on, skin reacts in a negative way. We may become quite itchy or develop flaky patches. However, it’s not just a matter of discomfort or unsightliness. Cold weather changes may be more than skin-deep — vulnerable skin can’t act as a barrier […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

October 31, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

I am at my happiest when the temperature is 80 degrees or higher, but as that ship has sailed for 2017, I’m thinking about a new approach to November. I guess I might as well join in the pumpkin buzz and embrace the frostiness as everyone else does. Do you have any advice to share […]

Racing and Chasing

Racing and Chasing

October 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Perhaps you followed the great America’s Cup races in 2013, in which Team USA overcame a massive deficit in points to snatch victory from Team New Zealand. I did as well, but if Team USA captain Jimmy Spithill sat next to me in a launch, I wouldn’t have recognized him, as speed racing on open […]

Take Responsibility for Our Waters

Take Responsibility for Our Waters

October 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

As inhabitants of a planet that’s more than 70 percent water, it’s easy to take water for granted. If you do treat our waters carelessly, that’s a choice. However, the shore and sea creatures, aquatic plants, and coastlines don’t have any say in how they are handled. Treat them with disrespect and they’ll die off […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

October 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

This is where I’ll wax nostalgic about our 10th anniversary as a boating lifestyle magazine. It’s been an amazing journey since our first issue came out at the 2007 Tobay Beach Boat Show. Know-it-alls told us that we’d never survive unless we forgot about boaters and focused exclusively on boats. We didn’t follow that advice, […]

Don’t Delay — Go to Sleep!

Don’t Delay — Go to Sleep!

September 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Did you just stifle a yawn? Have you been struggling to stay awake all week and complete your work? You may be suffering from social jet lag, a superficial-sounding occurrence that actually is a gateway for poor health. “Social jet lag is the phenomenon of staying up later and sleeping in later on the weekends, […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

September 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

I really didn’t want to write this letter. My fingers simply refused to embrace the month when autumn begins. Nope, I just couldn’t write about September. Having left my toddler days long ago, I soon realized that throwing a tantrum wouldn’t actually prevent the currents from floating the calendar forward. Maybe I’d just start by […]

Dip into Wellness

Dip into Wellness

August 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  We get wet to clean up or cool off, but taking a plunge can transform us both mentally and physically. I’m not talking about some elaborate or exotic hydropathy for our health — everyday swimming is a powerful and positive change agent. Kaitie Brown, aquatics director at the Suffolk Y JCC, praises swimming because […]

Past Meets Present

Past Meets Present

August 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

There are people to whom the past is just a memory, and others who dwell in the past to avoid the here and now. Then there are people like Fiona Malkin and her husband, Christopher, who saw a vessel firmly rooted in the past but refused to let her stay there. The loving (and frustrating) […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

August 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

I love everything about August except the way every experience seems measured by the hourglass. People say, “Let’s get together one more time this summer!” and “Is there still time to do that before summer ends?” This August, let’s stop calendar and clock watching. Is the water calm and is the breeze delightful right now? […]

Eyes in the Sky

Eyes in the Sky

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Now through Labor Day, the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) will be flying over the Long Island Sound. The 56,000 members nationwide of CAP are part of the all-volunteer U.S. Air Force Auxiliary. CAP is part of the Total Force that includes the Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard. With a fleet of […]

Summer Reading Sizzles!

Summer Reading Sizzles!

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

    When we say summer reading, we don’t mean assigned books and reports in September. Instead, we envision a warm sun, cool shade, an even cooler drink, and a hot chance to relish reading the kinds of books that elude us while living our frenzied lives. The following are recommendations from readers of our […]

Don’t Bug Out!

Don’t Bug Out!

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Face it: outdoor lovers can’t hide from biting bugs. There are ticks along the walk to the dock and amidst the shore foliage, and on most evenings there seem to be more mosquitoes than stars! Dr. Sunil Sood says that for the sake of our health, we need to be vigilant against insects, as many […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Call it luck, serendipity, fortune, or just calendar roulette — July has five full weekends. Yes, the gift to boaters that is July itself has a bonus weekend, and we intend to make the most of every one of them. Over the years, we average 13 weekends of “official” summer. However, the way the days […]

Sober Boaters are Safer Boaters

Sober Boaters are Safer Boaters

June 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Nothing’s more invigorating than being out on the boat without a care in the world. However, the reality is that some boaters don’t have a care for your safety or their own, as they boat under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Intense sun, winds, sea spray, vibration, and the rolling motion of a vessel […]

Family to the Rescue

Family to the Rescue

June 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Who takes better care of you than your family? If your family doesn’t own a towing business, then the Frohnhoefer family is quite happy to consider you a relative. Now celebrating its 34th year in operation, Sea Tow is the Frohnhoefer family’s joint enterprise. Started by spouses Captain Joe Frohnhoefer and Georgia Frohnhoefer when Joe […]

Sunscreen Every Day

Sunscreen Every Day

June 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Skip brushing your teeth one day and you probably won’t cause yourself any harm. Forget to take your multivitamin on occasion? There’s likely not going to be any effect. However, there will always be consequences if you forget to slather on sunscreen before a day on the boat — the best case scenario is a […]

Make Like a Boat — Float

Make Like a Boat — Float

June 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Does floating in a relaxing environment sound appealing? Of course it does — you love boating! However, there are many precautions and responsibilities that accompany the joy of boating, and then there’s gravity. Those issues (and pull) are eliminated when you enjoy the benefits of a float pool or tank. Tom Wunk, the founder and […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

June 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s something about June that makes it unique. It’s a busy month filled with too many obligations for this boater’s taste, but those obligations are mostly celebratory — such as honoring fathers and other men we love, and Flag Day. Many June events are also about new adventures — graduations, weddings, and the launch of […]

Salt Spray Your Cares Away

Salt Spray Your Cares Away

May 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s something about the ocean that relaxes us. It may be the vastness, it can be the solitude, or it could be the salt. Actually, all of those are relaxing, and two out of three of these calming conditions are available in a salt cave… along with additional health-giving benefits. A visit to a salt […]

Strokes at Sea

Strokes at Sea

May 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Every responsible boater has a first aid kit, but it’s not possible to be prepared for all emergencies. Everything seems well as you head away from shore, but then someone aboard begins to look or act quite strangely. You suspect something serious is happening — what should you do? Let’s put our engine into neutral […]

Salty Poetry

Salty Poetry

May 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

You might send a text to inform a friend, I’m working on my boat today. Craig Parmelee Carter, also known as The Salty Bard, might instead write: It’s a ceaseless discussion at every marina, Should you finish the teak or just let it patina. You can let it turn silver, in an interim stage, But […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

May 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Hello, May! I’m an unabashed fan, and I’d really like to tell you why. Though you treat me a bit coldly some days, you’ve got a warmth about you I find appealing. You’re full of celebrations such as May Day, Cinco de Mayo, and Armed Forces Day. You devote one of your 31 precious days […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

April 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The month of April feels like a reward for making it through winter. Sure, it’s a quirky month, but the likelihood is that we won’t be plunged into an extended Arctic chill. In other words, it may be changeable, but April is all about progress. Unless you’re exclusively an ice boater, the factors that matter […]

Whooshing on the Water

Whooshing on the Water

March 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Talk to Jimmy Cazzani and you learn that he’s passionate about many things, including speedboats, teamwork, safety, and the support of sponsors and fans. Spend more time conversing and be amazed at the complexity of superboat racing while discovering what recreational boaters can learn from a daring but cautious pro. Serafino V. Cazzani, known as […]

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