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Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In winter months, marine supply stores usually run special sales, and boat show vendors offer great deals to attendees. That makes winter the time for you to replace things on your vessel that have worn out or broken, update outdated items (including electronics), and add upgrades and accessories that you know will make boating more […]

Ship-Shape Boaters

Ship-Shape Boaters

September 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Today’s Approaches to Weight Loss  Something that unites millions of Americans is the struggle against obesity. The American Heart Association reports that over 154 million Americans ages 20 and over are considered overweight or obese. In addition, almost 24 million children ages two to 19 are categorized as overweight or obese. With these staggering numbers, […]

Conquering Wind and Waves

Conquering Wind and Waves

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Boating season is well underway; you’re ready for the adventures awaiting you in new and exciting ports.  The skies are blue, your friends and family are aboard, and nothing can hold you back. That is, nothing except whatever is pushing you off-course. You’ve installed all of your electronics (GPS, chart plotter, radar, etc.) and taken […]

Boaters, Prepare for Hurricanes

Boaters, Prepare for Hurricanes

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Besides being boating season, it’s also hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center forecasts an extremely active season with an above-average amount of major hurricanes (winds exceeding 74mph) — perhaps as many as nine. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts a 70% chance that between three and six of up to 20 named storms […]

Avoid Sun Harm

There’s no upside to a lack of sun protection. Exposure increases your cancer risks and decreases your attractiveness. Although smoking, genetics, and the normal aging process all play a role in skin changes, they are not the most significant factors.  There is no dispute that chronic sun exposure is the most common cause of unwanted […]

Boating After Sandy

Boating After Sandy

May 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Boating on Long Island this summer is likely to be very interesting.  In addition to the damage done to homes, boats, and other personal possessions by Superstorm Sandy, there are plenty of things that boaters will have to watch out for, including: Channel depths in general and shoaling specifically; any storm is likely to change […]

Start the Season Prepared

Start the Season Prepared

May 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Boating season is here! You’ve paid your docking and insurance fees, had the engines commissioned and performed safety inspections on your boat’s fuel lines, exhaust hoses, intake valves, bilge pumps, and other working components. Now it’s time to check some on the things that might have expired, become obsolete, or been misplaced during last year’s […]

Summer [Vacation] Work

Summer [Vacation] Work

April 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

On Long Island, summer months are synonymous with vacations and weekends spent out on the water. While many of us are working on our tans, most involved in the marine industry are working to make a living.

Steer Clear of a Spring Sinking

Steer Clear of a Spring Sinking

April 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Winter storage of boats in the water is hard on vessels and the equipment aboard them. Warming weather and the rush to be back on the water can provide some surprises for the unprepared. A blocked scupper or failed thru-hull can leave an otherwise sound boat on the bottom of the marina.

Boat Mentoring

Boat Mentoring

July 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Jan Rose has been involved with the Sea Scouts since 1992. “I got involved with the scouts because I have a love of the water and enjoy working with young adults. The combination attracted me to the Sea Scout program,” she shares.

The Bay Constable

October 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The Bay Constable

Fight Storm Fright!

July 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

During boating season, some people are not able to have fun on the water. They have such deep rooted fears of storms that it prevents them from ever stepping on a boat. Terrors of storms (or super-storms such as hurricanes) often stem from childhood experiences or other anxiety related frights, which can have paralyzing effects. If such dread keeps you inside on summer days, there are ways to lessen apprehension and enjoy boating activities.

Toned Arms At Sea

June 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Strong arms are essential when it comes to operating a boat; strength is also needed to carry food and supplies on board (looking fit is an extra bonus). Building strong arms involves working many major muscle groups, including core strength training.