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Strong Storms, Weak Coasts

Strong Storms, Weak Coasts

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Carol. Donna. Gloria. Bob. Irene. Sandy. The names are part of our history. Since the 1930s, Long Island’s storm vulnerability has been known, yet little was done until 2011 when Irene, a relatively small hurricane, hit the region. When Sandy struck the following year, a sense of immediacy for storm preparedness resonated with policymakers. […]

Accident Avoidance

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

A recent BoatUS study on collisions at sea noted that most accidents happen for three reasons: (1) inattention (the U.S. Coast Guard calls that “situational awareness”), (2) blind spots (“failure to keep a good look-out” in USCG-speak), and (3) speed (which everyone recognizes as dangerous). Inattention may be failing to heed the weather. You go […]

Thoughts on Selling

Thoughts on Selling

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

          Those thoughts are returning, the season at end I’ve lost the yearning upon which it depends Should we continue to keep her, with much cost I foretell Or should we accept that it’s time we should sell We’ve had our adventures, that much is true But marinas aren’t cheap and […]

Storm Preparedness

Storm Preparedness

July 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

If your boat is moored, docked, or stored in a harbor, the threat of severe storms is a real concern. These high-density areas can be disasters waiting to happen because of the close proximity of vessels, faulty mooring maintenance, and a general lack of storm preparedness.