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Without the invention of rope (Lines) the “age of ships” would never have left port. Without a knife, the functionality of a vessels line is compromised. Without knives, fish would never be filleted or steaked and oysters and clams would be still being opened by the ro...

May 26, 2019

The Fourth of July falls on Thursday in 2019. Accuweather is predicting a mostly cloudy, and not-unduly-warm July, with the fourth mostly cloudy and bracketed by possible thunderstorms. Darksky.net - a favorite of this writer - is predicting a partly cloudy day with mi...

If you are wondering what kind of a yacht a person with all the money in the world might want to build, let me tell you about the Octopus. Remember the old quote from JP Morgan when someone asked the millionaire how much it would cost to have a yacht like his? He answe...

May 26, 2019

Over the course of the following year and a half, the work on t

he Peacemaker was largely unheralded by the press and little is known of what Professor Tuck was specifically engaged with as he worked toward his goal of the development of a functional submarine. Finally,...

Top sushi restaurants in the US may charge $200 for top quality, sushi grade fish, expertly prepared, tasty and beautiful to look at. Scarcity of high quality fish, the extra handling that elevates fish to sushi grade that takes more time and the training and capabilit...

May 26, 2019

For the last six years, I have featured a series of stories called “Exit … Off the Long Island Sound”.  The exits off the Long Island Sound coordinated with different bays one can visit.  I started with exit one being Manhasset Bay and then covered the most practical n...

May 26, 2019

If you own a boat, you no doubt think about the adventures a new season will bring. The arrival of spring and early summer is all it takes for me to start day dreaming of a cruise. What better way to spend an early season night than with friends or family talking throu...

May 26, 2019

 I have been working on the boat project since last fall, and I have spent a considerable amount of time online chasing down parts and various supplies to make my ideas come to life. Boxes have been delivered to my front door from vendors on both sides of the Atlantic...

May 26, 2019

Boating on coastal waters, under a star-filled sky, can reveal yet another natural light source, biological light (=bioluminescence). As kids in our backyard, we captured fireflies, put them into a jar and watched in amazement as they lit up a spot on our picnic table....

May 26, 2019

Summer. Its not a mirage, its really here. Fresh hot cups of coffee are sipp

ed while steaming out on the water, rods rigged and ready, heading out to greet the warm sunrise breaking over the Atlantic Horizon. Ah, this is the time of year we have been waiting for! To ge...

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