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August 1, 2016

We’ve reached the heart of the summertime, and saltwater fishing could not be better! Fluke, bluefish, ling, tuna, sharks – you name it, it’s been a fantastic summer so far with plenty of piscatorial activity. Some points to note for August includes that the sea bass s...

Occasionally, there may be the need to plug a through hole in your hull. Either to move the fitting to a more convenient place or to be rid of an unnecessary fitting.

For a single skin hull, (one that is not cored), grind a circular dish shaped area into both sides of t...

August 1, 2016

Connecticut’s Governor Dannel P.Malloy has designated a year-long celebration to commemorate Groton’s centennial anniversary of the Naval Submarine Base and Submarine School. The City of Groton, the town od Groton, the City of New London, the Town of Ledyard and numero...

August 1, 2016

A recent survey of boaters who use kayaks, paddleboards, rafts and canoes, noted the great interest, increased sales and use of kayaks and paddleboards. Over 21 million Americans paddled in 2014, an increase of over 3 million since 2010. Males 35 to 44 were just over 5...

August 1, 2016

Those of us who live on Long Island often do not realize the tremendous influence of the original native peoples had ,and still have on our lives. The names of many of our communities and roads attest to this heritage. Merrick, Massapequa, Shinnecock, Wyndanche, Rockaw...

August 1, 2016

Under hazy skies on a late May morning a pair of juvenile green sea turtles were released into the Atlantic at the Barrier Island Center in southern Melbourne Beach, Fla. "Chad" was found stunned and covered with barnacles at Indian Harbour Beach in January. "Mr. Presi...

August 1, 2016

Exposed to the open sea, portholes were never left open aboard Nantucket Lightship LV1. As described by Assistant Keeper Axel Bergstrand, the 103-foot schooner-rigged vessel “washed her own decks.” During a nor’easter, she rolled so far to starboard that her lifeboat,...

August 1, 2016

Each month, an interesting aspect of the world’s oldest continuous maritime service will be highlighted. The men and women of the United States Coast Guard follow in the fine tradition of the brave mariners who have served before them. As sentinels and saviors of the s...

August 1, 2016

Paul Esterle has been building or repairing watercraft, of all descriptions, for longer than he cares
to admit, from hovercraft to power and sailboats. Paul specializes in boat improvement and repair
projects utilizing wood, epoxy, and fiberglass.If you have any questi...

August 1, 2016

A tool box should be an essential part of any boat. What type of tool box and what you carry in it is usually depends on a number of things. The most important being the level of proficiency you have with repairing something when there is a breakdown. I have spoken to...

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