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Cold Water Boating Basics

Cold Water Boating Basics

April 12, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

.  After a winter spent indoors, warmer days entice us onto the water. Though we’re eager to jump aboard, we must never throw caution to the wind. Safe boating is a year-round practice, but there are more precautions to take when water temperatures are chilly. It’ll be awhile before local waters climb above 60 degrees, […]

Choosing the Best Berth

Choosing the Best Berth

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Just as boats range in style and variety, boating accommodations vary and what works best for one may be inadequate for another. Choosing a marina, yacht club, mooring field, or boatyard is personal, based on what you need and what you can afford. Let our considerations and questions help you narrow the field and ultimately […]

Cleaner and Greener Spring Prep

Cleaner and Greener Spring Prep

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. In winter, you try to keep the elements out of your boat. In spring, you want to keep toxins out of our waterways. If you’re a DIY boater, be mindful that spring prep may unleash harmful substances into waterways directly via leaching bottoms, parking lot overflow, and storm drains, and indirectly via landfills. There […]

Sand City

Sand City

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Just south of Eaton’s Neck is an area named West Beach, though locals refer to it as Sand City.   It’s a thin beach just off Sand City Island and south of Hobart Beach and Price Bend at the northwest entrance to Northport Bay. Boaters from Huntington and Northport enjoy visiting Sand City, as the water […]

Little Bay

Little Bay

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Little Bay fits the bill for western North Shore boaters seeking a cove to duck into and drop anchor. Located under the southern side of the Throgs Neck Bridge, just west of Willets Point, this cove is easily accessible from Manhattan and Flushing Bay, as well as western Nassau County harbors. This cove is not […]

Meet the Seagulls

Meet the Seagulls

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

.                   Ever notice the seagulls flying about us when we boat? They squawk and scream all day long, swoop down and steal our sandwiches if we look away, and poop all over boats when we’re not around. However, they are interesting, clever creatures that clean the […]

Kelleys Island, Ohio

Kelleys Island, Ohio

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Before Kelleys Island, Ohio, became the vacation spot that it is today, it was used by the U.S. military as a rendezvous post during The War of 1812.  The island, rich with limestone and lumber, wasn’t properly harvested until the Kelley brothers came along in the 1830s.  Thus the name was born and the rest […]

The Homestead

The Homestead

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  If the answer to the question, “Where do you want to eat today?” is “Someplace Teddy Roosevelt frequented,” then head to The Homestead. Located a short walk from the Oyster Bay Marine Center and Sagamore Yacht Club, the restaurant has been serving food and drink since 1896. Our 26th president was said to drop […]

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Kitty Hawk is famous for The Wright Brothers and the first flight (even if technically it was Kill Devils, North Carolina). Kitty Hawk, however, is part of the Outer Banks, which help make up part of North Carolina’s barrier islands.  You are in luck, too, because boating is one of the biggest activities on the […]

Texas Seaport Museum

Texas Seaport Museum

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Galveston, Texas is rich with things to do but if you are looking to satisfy your thirst for knowledge, a trip to the Texas Seaport Museum is the perfect way to spend a day.  Making it even better would be to take your boat there! There are a couple of places you can dock your […]

Harbor History Museum

Harbor History Museum

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Gig Harbor, Washington, is a boat-lover’s dream, with plenty of places to explore and plenty of places to make boating your preferred mode of transportation for that exploration. One of the best places to go is the Harbor History Museum. Harbor History Museum is located at 4121 Harborview Drive, which happens to be a short […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

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Depending on how and where you stored your boat, spring prep can be complicated or simple. No matter what else you need to do, don’t overlook any of these basics: Examine the positive (red) and negative (black) battery cables and connections between the batteries and engine to make sure they are secure.  If you find […]

Atlantique

Atlantique

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This part of Fire Island, formally known as Atlantique Beach to distinguish it from the residential neighborhood, has a decidedly relaxed atmosphere and a family focus. Actually, it’s relaxed once you get one of around 150 slips at the public marina, which are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis — slips are restricted to Islip […]

Unscrambler

Unscrambler

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RISD Museum

RISD Museum

March 8, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The Rhode Island School of Design is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country. It is located in Providence on the water.  The RISD Museum is a perfect place to visit after taking your boat for a day trip. Dock at the Fox Point Marina, which is just a 15-minute walk from […]

Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter

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Fort Sumter is considered where the Civil War began.  The Fort Sumter National Monument sits on the mouth of the Charleston Harbor, making it a perfect place to take your boat for a day trip and learn about the start of America’s deadliest war. According to the National Park Service, private boaters are encouraged to […]

Catalina Island

Catalina Island

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Catalina Island is one of the most spectacular places to take your boat to in all of the country.  It is beautiful and a perfect place to dock your boat and spend the day exploring some of the island. There are many places to moor your boat on Catalina Island, but maybe the easiest is […]

South Padre Island

South Padre Island

March 8, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  Looking for a destination to take a day trip (one you can make over and over again and never get bored)? May we suggest South Padre Island?  It is a perfect getaway for a day and you won’t ever get bored! There are five locations across the island to ramp your boat.  Pick your […]

St. Joseph, Michigan

St. Joseph, Michigan

March 8, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

If you bill yourself as the “Riviera of the Midwest” you must be something special. St. Joseph, Michigan, is a city on Lake Michigan, right at the mouth of the St. Joseph River. It is a city that provides entertainment on all fronts. St. Joseph is a perfect place to take your boat for a […]

Pirates Cove

Pirates Cove

March 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Called Pirates Cove by many, Mt. Misery by others, some Port Jefferson and nearby North Shore boaters just say, “We’re going to The Cove.” No matter what you name it going in, you’ll call it a great place once you’ve dropped anchor in this calm water haven on the east side of the entrance to […]

Unscrambler

Unscrambler

March 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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Arden Kitchen & Bar

Arden Kitchen & Bar

March 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  A few minutes’ walk from Port Jefferson Harbor, I saw a sign on the street directing me upstairs for good food. The sign wasn’t misleading. Arden is a spot for dining Wednesdays through Sundays, a place for brunching on Sundays, a venue for dancing to a hot DJ and a cool band (sometimes vice […]

Critter Questions

Critter Questions

March 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Have you thought about shaking hands with an octopus and why a penguin looks so clean? Author Wendy Rydell thinks about things like that! An octopus? I’d rather not meet him Because I don’t know how to greet him. You should shake hands to be polite But with an octopus that could take all night. […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

March 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Though spring boat prep is in the future, the present is the perfect time to shop boat shows and marine supply stores sales. Consult the list you made last fall for replacements and improvements and add those items to supplies needed to get your boat in shape for the season such as oil, filters, antifreeze, […]

AcQua

AcQua

March 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  The location along Merrick Bay is cool, the restaurant’s indoor and waterside décor is comfortable, and its service staff is agreeable but not intrusive. Yet there’s not a single indication that anyone working in the kitchen at AcQua is laid back — you know from your first bite that the focus is on the […]

Fort Pond Bay

Fort Pond Bay

March 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Fort Pond Bay in Montauk is a triple-threat destination. It offers a spectacular view of the bluffs, has deep water to accommodate many sizes of boats, and has an underwater attraction for snorkelers and divers. This is an easy-to-reach spot if you are boating from points east of Shelter Island, as it’s located just west […]

West Harbor

West Harbor

March 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

One of the most protected bodies of water by Oyster Bay, West Harbor is in the northwest part of Oyster Bay Harbor, to the west side of Centre Island. This is a wide open area where you can drop anchor, hang out, ooh and ahh at the large homes and mega yachts you see, and take a […]

Hemlock Cove

Hemlock Cove

March 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Ask South Shore boaters to name a low-key place to relax on the hook, and quite often they’ll share how much they love Hemlock Cove. Hemlock Cove is located along the State Boat Channel opposite Gilgo State Park. Most of the cove is deep, but check the depth as you get closer to land.  The […]

Summer Snapshots

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Step-By-Step Boat Show Shopping

Step-By-Step Boat Show Shopping

March 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re planning to buy a boat during a show, it’s important to be knowledgeable and prepared. A boat is a large investment and shouldn’t be an impulse buy, so we help you organize and not overlook any important steps. Before the Show Determine what you need. Everyone’s essentials for a new boat differ. If […]

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