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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

November 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Things I Don’t Miss About Boating Season: Sunscreen streaks on all clothing not white. Endless repetition of It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. People who start every conversation with, Is it hot enough for you? Rain on weekends, sunshine on weekdays. Things I Do Miss About Boating Season: Everything else. I’m lucky enough to […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s a shame that April only has 30 days, as there’s so much to accomplish this month. Now’s the time for choosing where our boat will spend the summer and readying it in a cost-efficient and eco-friendly way. We start frantically declining social invitations that would otherwise strand us on land during quality weekends and […]

Village of Northport

Village of Northport

January 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Enter Northport Bay from Huntington Bay — you’ll see four looming power stacks, Northport’s most visible landmark.  The village dock offers transient space on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge until 5:00 pm.  From 5:00 – 10:00 pm there is a flat fee of $20.00, and boaters wishing to remain overnight pay $2.00/foot for […]

Navtool Agreement Farmers Markets

August 13, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Navtool Agreement To View and Download Routes  click on the Navtool link below. Please complete the NAVTOOL MARINE ROUTE MAPPING SOFTWARE agreement to continue: WARNING Do not enter or utilize the marine route-mapping data while craft is in motion. NAVTOOL MARINE ROUTE- MAPPING CHARTS AND DIRECTIONS are for use by experienced maritime operators only and are […]

Routes To Huntington Harbor

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Welcome to Boating Times Long Island’s NAVTOOL.  Click on the title above to access the routes. Then scroll down and click on the harbor below where you keep your boat to view a waypoint by waypoint route to this destination. You can zoom in for greater detail and download the route to your GPS by […]

Are Historic Ships Welcome in New York Harbor?

Are Historic Ships Welcome in New York Harbor?

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Last summer, visitors to the Intrepid Museum’s pier in Manhattan may have seen the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) sail training ship, USCG Eagle, wedged in an angle against a dock 145 feet shorter than the ship itself. Was the crew in a hurry to enjoy New York City’s sights after too much time at sea? […]

Short Beach

Short Beach

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Almost equally distant from Oceanside and Amityville, Short Beach is one of the nicest, cleanest, sandy beaches on the south shore. This small basin, tucked into the northwestern side of Jones Beach State Park, is adjacent to the Jones Beach Coast Guard Station and located just between Jones Inlet and Bascule Bridge on Sloop Channel. […]

Boating Fun Calls for Plans A & B

Boating Fun Calls for Plans A & B

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Boating season is never long enough, and for many, time on the water is mostly limited to weekends, holidays, and days off from work. With time on the water so valuable, I get the most out of boating by having a Plan A and a Plan B so that I may adapt to changes […]

Be Wary of Overconfidence

Be Wary of Overconfidence

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Three well-publicized boating disasters have serious implications for every recreational power or sail skipper who ventures out to sea even on sunny, calm summer days. In October of 2012, HMS Bounty succumbed to raging seas tossed up by Hurricane Sandy and sank with the loss of two, including the captain.Five people on a charter fishing […]

Pregnancy at Sea

Pregnancy at Sea

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Boating season is underway, and it seems like everyone wants to enjoy the waves, the sunshine, and the breezes.  However, there is one group that can’t just head out on a power or sail boat with abandon. Pregnant women must first pause to consider whether they should be boating this summer, and if they are […]

Don’t Do What I Did!

Don’t Do What I Did!

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Capt’n Mike and I dreamed during the frosty winter about a boating adventure aboard our trailered 17-foot Siren, Katie. We would have our first overnight trip with the boat, accompanied by our nine-year-old and seven-year-old kids. A handheld GPS had been Capt’n Mike’s Christmas gift (a real budget breaker), and I had read the manual, […]

Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

In the U.S. alone, painful knees and hips cause an excess of one million people to undergo hip and knee replacement surgery every year. For those suffering from excruciating pain, surgeons like Dr. Gus Katsigiorgis is offer hope of returning to an active life. The Chief of Orthopedics at Franklin Hospital, part of the North […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Does your boat have BO (boat odor)?It’s most likely coming from the bilge. The bilge collects everything dropped, dripped, and spilled on the boat.  If your boat’s bilge has been neglected, pouring bilge cleaner in and closing the hatch may not fully resolve the issue.  You’ll need to roll up your sleeves, remove all the […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite the bleak looking landscape outside our window, everything about January is optimistic. The year is new, we hatch resolutions anew, and that aching for summer we abandoned in November and December? We renew our hopes about this time, as spring’s arrival on March 20 lets the countdown to summer officially begin. While we await […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Cold weather and I are completely incompatible. I don’t like hats, I don’t like gloves, I don’t like fleece, and I sure don’t like anything frozen unless it’s a dessert. As we embark upon the coldest (and shortest) days of the year, I always seek ways to warm up without having to bundle up. The […]

Beyond the Tide Chart

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

  With all the recent hoopla surrounding supermoons and their consequences, it’s wise for boaters to understand why tides are ever-changing.  Though the Romans didn’t even know there were tides until they invaded Britain, we now all know that the moon drives the tides. But so does the sun, the weather, and the sea bottom […]

Freezing for a Reason

Freezing for a Reason

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Would you jump into freezing water for a few seconds? Before you decide, what if you were fundraising for Special Olympics athletes, children with diabetes, or helping to grant sick children’s wishes? Many Long Islanders who would otherwise avoid the beach in the cold weather flock to the  water for a polar bear plunge fundraiser […]

Emma Takes the Helm

Emma Takes the Helm

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

My kids and I took a weekday boating trip to Fire Island while my wife was at work. Though we were having fun and the weather was beautiful, I’d promised my wife that we would all have dinner together, so it soon became time to pack things up and head home. As we loaded up […]

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Does dreaming up ideas for the people on your holiday list give you nightmares? That’s all in the past, as we have 16 presents that are sure to please.   The Olympia RG850 Flashlight This intensely bright flashlight’s settings include strobe and SOS, and it remembers the last used setting mode when it’s turned on […]

Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In December of 1998, I had accepted delivery of Shear Pleasure in Staten Island.  The dealer provided a captain to escort me home; I shrugged aside my ego and accepted. I planned for us to leave Staten Island and navigate Fire Island Inlet at slack water to avoid a rough inlet. We left Staten Island […]

Pointing Towards Port Starbird

Pointing Towards Port Starbird

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Tell me a book is a boat-filled adventure, a mystery, or a romantic tale, and I’ll start reading. Find me a good story that combines all three, plus a dog, and I’ll be recommending the book to others. Port Starbird by Garrett Dennis is the first of what the author promises will be the “Storm Ketchum […]

Lace Up a Fashion Statement

Lace Up a Fashion Statement

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

What if you knew of innovative techniques to tie boat shoes besides the classic around the tree through the loop or bunny ears methods? Do you crave ways that would stop that annoying habit laces have of becoming undone? Are you a fashionista who eschews wearing practical, comfortable boat shoes because you think they don’t […]

Preventing Future Disasters

Preventing Future Disasters

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Superstorm Sandy was the stuff of nightmares — swaths of our region plunged into prolonged darkness, subway stations and roads submerged, and shoreline structures pushed around like toys. Yet the scariest thing about Sandy may be that it could have been worse. Lots of people said that we needed to be better prepared and stronger […]

The Purple Elephant Market Café

The Purple Elephant Market Café

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Purple Elephant Market Café 81b Fort Salonga Road West Northport 631-651-5002 http://thepurpleelephant.net/   Dining at The Purple Elephant is a both pleasing and satisfying experience. Located at the Britannia Yachting Center, the eatery offers food bursting with the flavors of Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, and Mexico, as well as the influence of other […]

Detective-Turned-Coach Imparts Sailing Smarts

Detective-Turned-Coach Imparts Sailing Smarts

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

A long career in the military or a police force can be rewarding, but there comes a time when even the most dedicated public servants seek retirement nirvana. For Bellport native Bill Sloan, who retired in 1997 after a 30-year career as a Suffolk County detective, nirvana means sailing. These days, Sloan spends as much […]

Avoiding or Treating Environmental Illness

Avoiding or Treating Environmental Illness

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

A boater’s goal is to spend as much time outdoors and on the water as possible. However, there are known and hidden environmental concerns that may cause illness for some. Awareness and eliminating —or avoiding— certain triggers may enhance overall health and well being. Environmental illness can affect our daily lives and curtail activities. According […]

Sea Ya, Summer!

Sea Ya, Summer!

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Seeding Our Waters

Seeding Our Waters

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In the fall, many land-based agricultural growing operations prepare for harvest.  On the water, the timing is right for a special aquaculture-based planting operation.  Hundreds of thousands of baby clams and oysters will soon be sent off from their hatchery at Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center in Southold (SCMELC), to seed […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

You’re reading our seventh anniversary issue; I hope that you’re enjoying it as much as we love bringing it to you. Since we started this magazine in 2007, we’ve had fantastic support from readers and the advertisers who support us. Yet there have been a few know-it-alls eager to tell us that our business is […]

Why We Boat

Why We Boat

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Asking why we boat in this magazine may seem like a silly question. The usual answer — because it is fun — would make for a very short story. However, simple fun is not all there is to boating. Owning a vessel is not an inexpensive diversion, yet the people who love it find ways […]

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