Tuesday, April 25, 2017

USPS America’s Boating Course

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USPS America’s Boating Course Bridge Marine Sales and Tackle Bayville 9:00 am 516-987-9715 TJP98@optonline.net

Air Show at Jones Beach

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Air Show Jones Beach State Park Wantagh Noon – 5:00 pm 631-321-3510 http://bethpageairshow.com/

Plein Air Art Show

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Plein Air Art Show Fire Island Lighthouse 631-661-4876 www.fireislandlighthouse.com

Art Show on the Green

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Art Show on the Green Montauk Village Green 631-668-5336 http://www.montaukartistsassociation.org/

World Turtle Day

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World Turtle Day Quogue Wildlife Refuge 11:00 am – noon Reservations required 631-653-4771 www.quoguewildliferefuge.org

USCGA About Boating Safely

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USCGA About Boating Safely Cold Spring Harbor Library 9:30 am – 5:00 pm 516-223-3887 cgauxcsh@gmail.com

Huntington Safe Boating Week

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Huntington Safe Boating Week Schedule of events on website 631-424-2924 www.huntingtonsafeboatingweek.com/

Montauk Music Festival

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Montauk Music Festival Venues throughout Montauk 631-668-5077 http://www.montaukmusicfestival.com/

Turtle Party

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Turtle Party Whaling Museum & Education Center Cold Spring Harbor 2:30 – 3:30 pm Ages 3 – 12 631-367-3418 ext 12 www.cshwhalingmuseum.org

Early Morning Tower Tour

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Early Morning Tower Tour Fire Island Lighthouse 5:15 am Reservations required 631-661-4876 www.fireislandlighthouse.com 

USCGA About Boating Safely

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USCGA About Boating Safely Sgt. John J. Kreyer VFW Post Amityville 6:00 – 10:00 pm Two-day course 631-841-8000 fso-pe@flotilla1-2.org

USPS America’s Boating Course

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USPS America’s Boating Course Town of Babylon Pool Building North Babylon 7:30 pm 631-539-4006 ltracy@optonline.net

Making Memories by the Sea

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Making Memories by the Sea Whaling Museum & Education Center Cold Spring Harbor 2:30 – 3:30 pm For those with dementia and care partners RSVP 631-367-3418 ext 12 www.cshwhalingmuseum.org

Viking Invasion!

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Viking Invasion! Whaling Museum & Education Center Cold Spring Harbor 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Ages 3 – 12 631-367-3418 ext 12 www.cshwhalingmuseum.org

I Love My Park Day

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I Love My Park Day Participating state parks 518-434-1583 http://www.ptny.org/events/i-love-my-park-day

Songs, Stories, and Poems of East End Whalemen

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Songs, Stories, and Poems of East End Whalemen Rogers Mansion Southampton 11:00 am 631-283-2494 www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org

Operation Splash

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Operation Splash Monthly meeting 202 Woodcleft Avenue Freeport 7:30 pm 516 378-4770 www.operationsplash.net

Boater’s Best Deal: Free Vessel Safety Checks

Boater’s Best Deal: Free Vessel Safety Checks

April 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  When it comes to boating, there’s usually a cost. Yet amidst the bills and expenses, there’s a boating freebie available to every vessel owner. This no-cost perk may save lives, prevent injuries, reduce risks, and potentially prevent costly fines. This great-sounding deal is a Vessel Safety Check (VSC), a no-cost, no-risk way to have […]

Cold Water Boating

Cold Water Boating

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.   Warmer days entice us onto the water after spending months seemingly trapped indoors. Though eager to get aboard our boats and go, we must never leave caution behind. While practicing safe boating is a year-round necessity, there are more precautions to take when water temperatures are chilly. As it will be months before […]

The Case for Paper

The Case for Paper

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  My marina neighbor boasted to me that the only paper he had aboard was “a roll in the head.” Really? With all of those shiny electronic navigation gadgets lighting up the bridge like a Christmas tree, what would my boater buddy do if a key component, such as a chart plotter, went down? Unless […]

We Survived Five Days on the Hook

We Survived Five Days on the Hook

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  The first time my husband mentioned dropping the hook and rafting up with our friends and fellow boaters for a few days, I asked him to repeat himself. Then, stunned, I just stared at him incredulously. After a prolonged pause, I reminded my spouse that we had two young children (then ages five and […]

Setting and Retrieving an Anchor

Setting and Retrieving an Anchor

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  Once an acceptable anchor is selected and ground tackle assembled, effective anchoring depends on good site selection and use of proper placement procedures. Anchor from the bow of the boat — attaching an anchor to the stern can swamp and upset a boat in bad weather. Placing and recovering a boat anchor is a […]

Anchors Aweigh!

Anchors Aweigh!

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  Nothing sounds as satisfying to a sailor as the splash of an anchor. I consider it the ultimate nautical security blanket. However, without the right anchor for the job at hand, security quickly turns to anxiety. The first seaman to set sail thousands of years ago likely attached the heaviest stone he could lift […]

A First-Rate First Aid Kit

A First-Rate First Aid Kit

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As a long-time boater and medical professional, I have found first aid kits sold at marine supply stores to be lacking. Therefore, I stock my floating first aid kit to match the realities of a day spent offshore. The kit itself should be waterproof, able to float, and a solid color (never opt for clear, […]

Choose the Right Boat Insurance

Choose the Right Boat Insurance

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Many skippers look upon the experience of filing a boating-related claim with their insurance company as being on par with a root canal. While there’s always pain or hassle preceding a claim, having the right insurance company shortens the duration of aggravation. In my experience, the key to a pain-free encounter depends upon choosing a […]

Circle Long Island by Boat: A Different Adventure Every Day

Circle Long Island by Boat: A Different Adventure Every Day

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Did you know a boat trip around Long Island is about 250 nautical miles and can be completed in less than two weeks? If you’re a local boater who plans a big adventure to Block Island each summer, change things up and take an engaging and entertaining backyard boat vacation with the fun itinerary of […]

Clean Up Spring Prep

Clean Up Spring Prep

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  A boater’s winter goal is keeping the elements out of the vessel. In spring, it’s preventing toxins from entering our waterways. DIY boaters need to keep harmful substances from leaching into waterways directly from toxic bottom paint, parking lot overflow, and storm drains. Noxious elements also eventually enter our air and waterways from landfills. […]

We’re Ready For Summer!

We’re Ready For Summer!

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Connetquot River

Connetquot River

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Located just off of Nicolls Bay, the Connetquot River is lined with gorgeous foliage, homes, restaurants, and marinas. Its typical tranquility ranks it among the nicest south shore areas to drop anchor and spend the day. Traveling to this south shore river can be a bit tricky, especially if the tide is slack and your […]

Pirates Cove

Pirates Cove

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  Though many refer to the area as Pirates Cove, some still call it Mount Misery. No matter what its formal name, everyone seems to understand where you’re heading when you tell Port Jefferson and nearby north shore boaters, “We’re going to the Cove.” Once you’ve dropped anchor in this calm water haven on the […]

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