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Safety is Priceless

Safety is Priceless

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Let’s talk about a great deal — a no-cost, no-risk way to have the equipment and personal protection gear on your watercraft checked to make sure it complies with all applicable standards. There’s no catch beyond taking a half-hour or so to interact with a knowledgeable inspector who’ll also freely share safety tips and […]

Green is the Color of Spring

Green is the Color of Spring

April 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. No matter what color your boat is, make it green as you prep it while protecting our waterways. Mike Acebo, General Manager of Brewer Yacht Yard at Greenport and Brewer Stirling Harbor Marina says, “Everything we drop on the ground or spill has the potential to end up in the harbor. We are all […]

So Many Choices!

So Many Choices!

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

I count myself as someone very fortunate to live on Long Island and have the opportunity to enjoy its beautiful waters.  Thanks to the generosity of friends, I’ve experienced the excitement of sailing, paddling, and power boating. Though I yearn to own a power boat, a sailboat, and a kayak of my own, that’s not […]

U-S-P-S Spells Fun!

U-S-P-S Spells Fun!

August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

I love to write about boating safety and enjoyment, and each time I do, I mention the U.S. Power Squadrons® (USPS®) and tell readers what it does within the context of the article. On the eve of its 100th anniversary in 2014, the present context is purely why I think USPS® is a super organization. […]

Know Your Limits

August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Boating for many means experiencing exhilarating freedom and adventure. Out on the water, there are no drawn lanes to be dutifully followed, and boaters can enjoy breaking the surly bonds of land-borne life. At the same time, boating requires a measure of self-sufficiency and accountability; boaters need to be knowledgeable and prepared when heading out […]

Boating for a Lifetime

Boating for a Lifetime

April 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Does boating itself keep you mentally and physically fit, or is it your passion for the pastime that propels you forward? Two octogenarians always anticipating new boating adventures while relishing their memories on the water would say yes to both questions. Dave Goldsmith, an 82-year-old avid sailor, has a lifelong love of recreational boating. […]

Don’t Dirty the Waters When You Clean Your Boat

Don’t Dirty the Waters When You Clean Your Boat

April 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

While you’re raring to prep your boat and get going, our waterways really need you to green up as you clean up. Gone are the days of choosing efficiency over the environment. This spring, you’ll sacrifice nothing but a little time spent selecting the most environmentally-friendly products available. As you search for reduced enviro-impact products, […]

When the Coast Guard Comes Calling

When the Coast Guard Comes Calling

. Our boat hit the water a couple of weeks later than we originally planned this year, so we were really excited when it came time for our first voyage. We invited our friends Julie and Charlie to join our family (these same friends came along on our final cruise of last season, when we […]