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The Name Game

The Name Game

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

While my husband and I were motoring home in our sailboat from Shelter Island, we passed through Plum Gut and I wondered if there were many other guts around (that’s gut as in narrow passage of water — we know there are lots of the other kind). Since we had hours to go until the […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

November 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

With apologies to Shakespeare, the real question — when it comes to boat maintenance— is, To do or not to do? The simplest answer is always to do the maintenance that is required.  However, since there are no slings and arrows involved, your decisions may be more complex than just doing or not doing maintenance. […]

A Summer Spent Boating

A Summer Spent Boating

October 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. For so much of the year, we wish for the days that are bright, sunny, and warm. Then we blink, and what we longed for has gone! How can another summer be over this soon? Though I know that many parents celebrate their kids returning to school, boaters face this time of year with […]

New Blueway Trails for Paddlers (And Others)

New Blueway Trails for Paddlers (And Others)

August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Paddlers on Long Island will soon have three new blueway trails to explore.  A blueway trail is a recreational water trail with a network of public access points, such as the New York City water trail, which begins in Little Neck Bay on the north shore, extends to the Bronx, goes up the Hudson […]

Cookie Goes Cruising: Tips for Boating with Dogs

Cookie Goes Cruising: Tips for Boating with Dogs

August 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

My wife Maureen’s dog, Cookie, was never really a big part of our boating experience. She would go on now and then, but for the most part stayed home (with someone to let her out and take care of her). This year, with both our kids on their own, Cookie has become the latest (and cutest) creature on A Dock.

Use Less Gas = Spend Less Money

Use Less Gas = Spend Less Money

When boat owners talk about mileage, it isn’t how many miles to the gallon. It is about how many gallons to the mile. Thinking about ways to save gas money is on everyone’s mind, but short of staying home and missing all the fun, what can be done?