Saturday, February 25, 2017

Who Has to Obey the Rules?

Who Has to Obey the Rules?

February 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

. If you’re strictly a non-motorized kind of boater, you might be unaware that the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) makes and enforces rules that affect watercraft of all types. The USCG considers kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, kiteboards, bodyboards, and motorized tubes operated outside of very limited areas to be vessels. Therefore, the rules of safety […]

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 […]

Don’t Venture Out Without a Float Plan

Don’t Venture Out Without a Float Plan

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Know what float plans and water have in common? Both are vital components of every boating day. A float plan, which is just the name for sharing the details of your boating plans with someone on land, isn’t only necessary before a multi-day adventure out in open water. Let’s imagine some of the unlucky situations […]

Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

We bought our first sailboat, a used Pearson 33, and needed to relocate it from Hampton Bays to Northport. My husband, Ron,had sailed in San Francisco Bay before moving to New York, while I had no experience other than fishing from small power boats.  So we asked a friend who was familiar with Long Island […]

Can’t Wait for Summer!

Can’t Wait for Summer!

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Snapshots from our Readers

Snapshots from our Readers

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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 […]

Smaller Boat Envy

Smaller Boat Envy

March 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

I recently chatted with bigger boat owners and found out while they all loved owning their yachts, some people missed having a smaller boat.