Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Name Game

The Name Game

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

While my husband and I were motoring home in our sailboat from Shelter Island, we passed through Plum Gut and I wondered if there were many other guts around (that’s gut as in narrow passage of water — we know there are lots of the other kind). Since we had hours to go until the […]

Paddling Towards a Better World: Paddlers for Humanity

Paddling Towards a Better World: Paddlers for Humanity

January 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Fred Doss was skeptical when friend and fellow paddler Ed Cashin first suggested an 18-mile row from Montauk Point to Block Island to raise money for charity.  “I didn’t think anyone would do it,” confesses Doss.  The fundraiser was a success, however, and led to the creation of Paddlers for Humanity, an East Hampton-based non-profit […]

Downsizing Decisions: Our Boating Journey Through the Decades

Downsizing Decisions: Our Boating Journey Through the Decades

July 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As with homes and cars, more and more mariners are downsizing when it comes to their vessels. Although they are a factor, fuel prices are not the sole reason boaters are purchasing smaller crafts.

Cruising the Triple Play

Cruising the Triple Play

July 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Cruising is a fun way to explore places outside your home port while improving your nautical skills. Like much of life, I’ve found that the key to having fun is careful planning.

Don’t Do What I Did!

April 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

On October 30 & 31, 1991, the weather wreaked havoc on the east coast. The wind gusts were of hurricane force, and tremendous seas and high tides caused heavy surf and coastal flooding. This perfect storm—created by a collision between an intense low-pressure system and the remnants of a hurricane—affected an area from New England to North Carolina.

When Enough Is TOO MUCH

When Enough Is TOO MUCH

When Enough Is TOO MUCH – Tales of Trading Up, Then Down Again.