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Trailer Times

Trailer Times

July 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Click on the image to view all listings and then scroll down. Welcome to Boating Times Long Island’s database of Long Island ramps. Find details about each ramp including residency requirements, fees, size limitation plus a lot more. Name Captree State Park Floyd Bennet Field Cold Spring Harbor Location Robert Moses Causeway, Babylon Flatbush Avenue, […]

Don’t Transport Hitchhikers!

Don’t Transport Hitchhikers!

October 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Don’t Transport Hitchhikers! Though many boaters visit the same body of water every time, others take their trailered boats and PWCs from shore to shore and off-island. This makes it possible to spread harmful “aquatic hitchhikers,” which both pose environmental dangers and damage engines or jam steering. These unwelcome invaders may also potentially render waterways […]

Driving With A Trailer

Driving With A Trailer

September 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The most important things to have when you tow are basic common sense and the ability to adjust your driving to the situation at hand. Depending on the size of your boat, hitching the trailer to your car can dramatically increase the overall weight, as well as your car’s performance. You bought a boat and […]

Mattituck’s Revamped Ramp

Mattituck’s Revamped Ramp

July 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

What used to be a pock-marked sand lot is now a state-of-the-art boat launch ramp, thanks to recent efforts by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

Ramp Proceedures

Ramp Proceedures

July 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Once you arrive at the ramp, there are steps to take to ensure that you protect your safety while preventing damage to your boat or PWC. As a courtesy to others on a busy boating day, take as many steps as possible before positioning your trailer on the ramp. Check to ensure that no damage […]

Gas Saving Tips

Gas Saving Tips

June 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Check vehicle and trailer tires for wear and damage, and maintain tire pressure Read owner’s manuals for leaner fuel mixtures and recommended tire pressure Fuel-up in cooler morning or evening hours Tune tow vehicle’s engine, change spark plugs and wires Drain water from bilge Clear debris from bottom of boat and trailer Keep weight down– […]

Know Before You Go! Resources For Boaters

Know Before You Go! Resources For Boaters

April 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Nothing replaces safe boating courses and hands-on experience, supplemented by informational reading about rules, regulations, safety and sanitation. New York State’s Boater Guide www.nysparks.com/recreation/boating/documents/NYSBoatersGuide.pdf Pump Out Locations http://www.nysefc.org/docs/westernli_042009.html http://www.nysefc.org/docs/nassau_042009.html Vessel Noise Laws www.nysparks.com/recreation/boating/documents/VesselNoiseLaws.pdf Vessel Equipment Requirements www.nysparks.com/recreation/boating/documents/VesselEquipmentGuide.pd Boat Launch Sites www.nysparks.com/recreation/boating/launch-sites.aspx Safe Boating Checklist www.safeboatingcouncil.org/resources/pdf/checklist.pdf Homeland Security Information www.safeboatingcouncil.org/resources/pdf/waterwaysenglish.pdf

Mind Your Ps & Qs At The Ramp

Mind Your Ps & Qs At The Ramp

April 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Before launching: Make sure all gear is properly stowed, tie downs are removed, drain plug is inserted and trailer lights are unhooked before entering ramp area (leave winch line attached until ready to launch) Sailboats should have mast stepped up Never create your own launch area; use designated area only When it’s your turn, launch […]

Protecting Trailered Boats In Winter

Protecting Trailered Boats In Winter

November 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

1. Purchase & use a hitch lock 2. Store your boat & trailer in a locked storage unit or garage 3. If no such storage is available, place your boat & trailer in back yard 4. If no backyard, park another vehicle in front of trailer & boat 5. If no other vehicle, have trailer […]