Monday, January 22, 2018

Ahoy, Skipper, Prepare To Be Boarded

Ahoy, Skipper, Prepare To Be Boarded

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

.   Unlike any other law enforcement arm, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) may board your boat at their discretion — they need no search warrant, no provocation, and no reason other than ensuring your boat is in full compliance with all applicable federal laws and regulations. Do you know what to do and say […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor, May’s Safe Boating Week (May 17-23) received a big boost towards breaking the world record for the most people wearing life jackets when District-3, the Long Island Chapter of the United States Power Squadrons, suited up for safety. Nine squadrons joined the National Safe Boating Campaign for this annual life jacket record event. […]

What Makes a Competent Boater?

What Makes a Competent Boater?

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Besides acquiring sufficient marine supplies and equipment, and outside of planning destinations and adventures, what makes an outing outstanding? When family and friends gather, I bet you’d rather they talk about the relaxing days spent on your boat, where everyone had a good time and every snag was dealt with seamlessly, rather than laughing at […]

Riding With the Nassau Marine Bureau

Riding With the Nassau Marine Bureau

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Nassau Marine Bureau, the police agency charged with protecting the waters of Nassau County, has highly trained and dedicated veteran officers such Ben Macchia and Tony Simonetti.  They patrol their “beat” in a 33′ Bertram, and allowed us the privilege of riding along with them. An average day on the water for Officers Macchia […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

May 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While some boat owners have been working on their boats for over a month, others are just now emerging from hibernation.  Let us help you catch up, late bloomers! Before launching your boat: Inspect and install the drain plug in smaller boats. Check the hull thoroughly for any damage. For outboards and inboard/outboards: Remove all […]