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July 26, 2018

1. Did you know that many creatures in the ocean have calcareous or silica shells and skeletons. When they die, their remains sink and accumulate on the ocean bottom.

2. Did you know that the limestone and chalk rocks are collections of millions of skeletons - a piece...

July 26, 2018

Last month I disassembled both after-coolers on the engines of my boat to remove the broken pieces of zinc when I spotted the broken bolts holding the exhaust elbow to the turbocharger. After thinking about it I devised a tool to allow me to drill out the one bolt that...

July 26, 2018

The inanely profane or tediously irritating chatter heard over your VHF radio sometimes makes you just want to switch the damn thing off, but maintaining a constant radio watch is one of the most basic safety tenets when underway. Not only will you remain advised of th...

July 26, 2018

Feature fish of the month…
This month’s feature fish is the mahi mahi, aka dolphinfish. I prefer to call them mahi mahi because when you tell most people that you caught dolphin you then have to explain that you aren’t referring to “Flipper.” Most New Yorkers have no i...

July 26, 2018

This season has been an odd one in which to predict the timing of the various

movements of both local and migratory species.  Even fresh water fishing has been off kilter due to the constant temperature swings, winds and storms.
As of this writing, striped bass, acres...

July 26, 2018

 It had been a nice, quiet weekend on the hook at the anchorage in Coecles harbor, off Shelter Island, NY. Enjoying the solitude, we ate well, kicked back and read most of a book each, but it was time to head back. The Blonde, my wife, has a real job and eight O’clock...

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