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Prevent Vessel Theft

Prevent Vessel Theft

November 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The appeal of trailered boats and personal watercraft (PWC) is their mobility, but only for your purposes. To prevent anyone else from taking off with it during the off-season, secure it inside a guarded storage facility. Can’t afford a 24/7 guard for your runabout or jet ski? Secure your vessel to make your trailer and […]

Nissequogue River

Nissequogue River

January 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

      The Nissequogue River is located on the western side of Smithtown Bay.  At over eight miles long, part of this freshwater river (derived from groundwater) flows through Nissequogue River State Park. The park, a designated State Bird Conservation area, serves as shelter for waterfowl, herons, and egrets, and is along the migration […]

Prep Your Guest List

Prep Your Guest List

January 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Your boat is cleaned and polished. Your fuel tanks are full and all systems are operational. But you’re not ready to get going until you’ve fully prepped your crew and guest lists. As many of the recreational vessels in local waters are under 25 feet and don’t offer amenities like a cabin or head, a […]

Repair or Replace?

Repair or Replace?

January 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Have you ever walked down the docks and caught a glimpse of that one boat in complete disrepair that looks held together mainly by duct tape? While there is a place and a time for utilizing duct tape and other quick fixes, there comes a time when you must fix a boat the right way. […]

Start Now for a Fit Summer

Start Now for a Fit Summer

January 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Did you cringe last year when boating season approached, thinking you couldn’t wear a swimsuit?  Then winter arrived, and it’s not a kind season — we lose our restraint at holiday parties and those leftover treats (not to mention Valentine’s Day candies) tempt us way too long into the new year. It’s time to stop […]

Swim lessons for All

Swim lessons for All

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Think swim lessons are only for infants being taught how to float on their backs or toddlers splashing into a pool with the guidance of a swim instructor?  If you’re an adult who cannot swim, it’s an important water safety and life-saving skill. Danny Kurinskas, aquatic supervisor at the Sid Jacobson Y JCC (sjjcc.org), cautions, […]

Preventing Melanoma

Preventing Melanoma

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Almost five million people are treated for skin cancer annually in the U.S. The American Cancer Society states that one person dies of melanoma, an ominous form of skin cancer, about every hour. The annual cost for treatment of melanoma is over $3 billion. The good news in these grim statistics is that many […]

Picking the Proper Sunglasses

Picking the Proper Sunglasses

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

As soon as the weather warms, boaters and beachgoers search for summer sunglasses. They will stop at the department store counter and try on several pairs, look for the best bargains at the flea market, model a few styles while looking at tee shirts in a shop by the shore, and perhaps end up buying […]

Daytime into Nighttime Looks

Daytime into Nighttime Looks

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Planning a fun day on the water should certainly include looking great and feeling stylish. Effortlessly transforming your day’s look into a fabulous one for evening makes a great day even better. The number one style rule for a day-into-evening transformation is to keep your fashion choice simple and effortless. “Your aim is easy, fresh […]

Heck, No! We Won’t Go!

Heck, No! We Won’t Go!

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Summers fly by fast; the official calendar only affords us 13 weekends during the season. Unless you work in a school, it’s likely you’ll cobble your summer boating days together by taking a vacation, tacking a Friday and a Monday onto the July 4th weekend, and knocking off of work for a few additional Fridays. […]

Boating with Lupus

Boating with Lupus

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Lupus, formally known as systemic lupus erythematosus is a disease of the immune system that attacks tissues in various parts of the body. If you have lupus, it’s likely you’ve been warned that sunlight aggravates the disease. However, with the proper precautions, boating can still be a part of your life. The immune system […]

Halt Boat Burglary

Halt Boat Burglary

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Ever had anything stolen from your boat? This article is for you. Never had anything stolen from your boat? This article is for you. In my book, the secret to good marine security is to think like a crook and then do the opposite. Here’s what I imagine a criminal might say in certain […]

Spring on Your Plate

Spring on Your Plate

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Springtime offers us the gift of tender sweet produce, freshly picked from local farms. I love cooking with thin asparagus spears, baby greens, and hearty artichokes this time of year. Asparagus is one of the first crops of spring. My grandmother grew asparagus in her back yard and often served it lightly steamed — everything’s […]

Putting Long Island on the Map

Putting Long Island on the Map

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Artist and carpenter Colin Salmaggi literally brings a unique set of skills to the table. With the heart of an old world cartographer and the intensity of a modern day DIY’er, Salmaggi utilizes both wood burning and carving for his map renderings of Long Island. After first adorning a salvaged wooden table with a carving […]

Boat Trailering Basics

Boat Trailering Basics

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re new to trailering a boat, it’s likely that you fall into one of two categories. There is the How Hard Can It Be? crowd and the So Many Steps! group. Those of the first mindset would do well to know that it’s a bit harder than it looks to do it correctly, and […]

Don’t Do What I Did!

Don’t Do What I Did!

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Nuns in the sun drinking beer. That was why we had braved a cranky Rockaway Inlet, venturing farther west than ever before. Yes, JFK’s mighty jets loomed in the distance, but basically, it was just us and the dear sisters at this pub on the pier. It was not enough. We needed excitement. I asked […]

What Kind of Sailboat is Right for Me?

What Kind of Sailboat is Right for Me?

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Did you spend an enjoyable day on a friend’s sailboat this past summer, watching how much fun your kids had as well? Perhaps you spent time on sailboats growing up, or always see others enjoying themselves out on the water and want to be a part of the fun. Whatever the reason, the lure of […]

Loving Life on the Water

Loving Life on the Water

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When you grow up loving the water and spend your free time windsurfing, sailing, and wakeboarding, it’s likely an ad in the paper for paddleboard lessons will catch your eye. That’s exactly what happened to Katie Aksak. Once she answered that ad in a Vermont paper, she went on to become PaddleFit certified in Florida, […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

March doesn’t pretend to believe its own hype. It knows the proverb about coming in like a lion and departing like a lamb, but March can easily roar for 31 days with no consequences. It knows that the first day of spring arrives on its watch, but if the cold winds continue to blow and […]

Fresh Takes on Old Looks

Fresh Takes on Old Looks

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

What I love about fashion is that if you wait long enough, things will eventually come back into style. It is cyclical and linear at the same time — old trends become new again, but with modern perspective and fabrics. From fringe to floral, the 1970s are back in a big way, baby. The trends […]

Greater Resilience along the Great South Bay

Greater Resilience along the Great South Bay

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Long Island was devastated by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012 as storm surges surpassed record highs for the region. This monstrous storm caused $6.7 billion in property damage on Long Island’s waterfront and displaced many residents from their homes for prolonged periods of time. With sea levels rising and the potential for more frequent and […]

Long Island Surfing Spots

Long Island Surfing Spots

February 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  If your boat’s buttoned up for the winter, but you still want to have fun on Long Island waters, I suggest picking up a surfboard and heading south. No, not south as in Florida, but rather to Long Island’s South Shore beaches. The summer’s crowds are long gone and the beaches beckon to surfers. […]

Chase the Winter Blues

Chase the Winter Blues

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  My wife and I have two important things in common. One is that both Maureen and I hate winter, and two, we share a love for being on or around water. It started in 1981 when we honeymooned on an old houseboat in the 1000 Islands. Over the years, we spent many a vacation […]

Romantic Rendezvous

Romantic Rendezvous

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Boating is a popular activity, and popular activities draw crowds. While it’s often fun to be part of a happy group, we also desire alone time with one special someone. It’s easy enough for the two of you to sail or motor offshore, but what if you want to shake things up and approach romance […]

Love-ly Valanetine’s Day Gift Ideas

Love-ly Valanetine’s Day Gift Ideas

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Ja-vie shoes are the perfect combination of comfort and fashion. The shoes, priced at $68.00 and available in over 20 colors, are perfect for wearing anytime, and any place (on or off the boat). This gift is as fabulous for the fashionista as for the woman who loves going barefoot! www.ja-vie.com   Swell eco-conscious accessories are as stylish […]

Sweeney’s Wake

Sweeney’s Wake

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Don claimed he had never agreed to go on a Sunday morning boat ride. In fact, he claimed to have no recollection of any conversation that involved heading out at 10:00 am after playing until 2:00 am out in Westhampton. While he was not completely awake, he was fully dressed, albeit in the western wear […]

Studying the Earth and Oceans

Studying the Earth and Oceans

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Choosing a college and deciding what to study are among the biggest decisions in high school students’ lives. I know — I was in your shoes, picturing what my life would be like depending on whether I chose another major or attended a different school. My advice to you is to go with your gut […]

Keeping Suffolk Boaters Safe

Keeping Suffolk Boaters Safe

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Suffolk County, New York’s hundreds of miles of open water, coves, bays, and beaches attract numerous pleasure boaters. Keeping them safe is the mission of the 70-person Suffolk County Marine Bureau. The Marine Bureau is a permanent year-round unit of the Suffolk County Police Department, patrolling the waters of the Long Island Sound, the Great […]

Growing Up as the World Ends

Growing Up as the World Ends

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether you’re a voracious reader or someone who only has time to squeeze an occasional book into a busy schedule, I’d recommend that Flotilla by Dan Haight be on your reading list. It is an exciting young adventure story that kept me engaged right from the start. Actually, the book’s beginning left me no choice […]

Eat to Your Heart’s Content!

Eat to Your Heart’s Content!

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to host a theme dinner party for cherished friends. With colorful cuisine, satisfying flavors, and a chocolaty dessert, this menu fills the bill for a fun party that will warm hearts any time of the year as well. Stuffed Red Pepper Boats Makes 4 servings Vibrant red pepper […]

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