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August 23, 2018

City Island is a quaint islet and seaside neighborhood that is approximately 1-1/2 miles long by 1/2 mile wide that once was incorporated within the boundaries of Pelham Westchester County, NY and is now part of the New York City borough of the Bronx. It is located at...

August 23, 2018

There is no doubt that GPS is one of the greatest navigational tools invented to date.  Sextant sales and nautical chart sales have plummeted. (“Dead reckoning?-What’s that, Mate!”) It’s so easy to get around the bay, coastal waters and beyond with the entry of longitu...

August 23, 2018

It could be a portal into the world F. Scott Fitzgerald described in his seminal novel “The Great Gatsby.” Or an American version of the British mega-hit television show Downton Abbey. It’s Castle Hill, a 59-room Stuart-style mansion overlooking the pristine sands of C...

August 23, 2018

Before daybreak on September 1, 1939, over 1 million German troops began their invasion of Poland. Two days later, Great Britain and France declared war on Germany. It marked the beginning of World War II. Though at the time our Nation was neutral, President Franklin D...

August 23, 2018

What motivates a man to build a 282-foot yacht that is considered by some to be the most beautiful yacht every built? Obviously, you have to have tons of money. Adnan Khashoggi was an arms dealer with connections to the Saudi Royal family. His business grew enormously...

August 23, 2018

Outer Reef Yachts (ORY), of Fort Lauderdale, Florida on July 26 used the dockside of the restaurant Prime, a well-known classic boathouse overlooking Huntington Harbor on the Long Island Sound to host a private yacht Step Aboard event on its award-winning 700 Motoryach...

August 23, 2018

Owning a boat for us is a real privilege. We use the Miracle a lot during the season for long distance cruising as well as days splashing around in the bay. We look at her each time we walk down the dock ramp, pinch ourselves and never take her for granted. Like many,...

August 23, 2018

It’s always nice to hear those stories where someone’s boat is saved because an alert passerby on shore observed that something about the boat didn’t look quite right as it sat at its mooring. That was more or less what happened when a jogger noticed a 100-foot Broward...

August 23, 2018

I recently received a question from a reader about fastening to aluminum spars and booms. This is a subject I’m often asked about and deserves a rather long answer.
First of all, I want to deal with the subject of lock washers. Most commonly, these are split washers wi...

August 23, 2018

How many outfits do any of us have in our closets that make us look cool while keeping us warm? The wetsuit was a wonderful invention! Using the neoprene fabric invented by DuPont scientists in the 1930s, physicist Hugh Bradner developed and tried out one of his first...

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