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July 1, 2016

One good thing about July is the fact that fishing seasons are open for every species in Connecticut
waters, though species such as winter flounder and weakfish are pretty much non existent these days.

Mid summer, because all options are open is fun to target multiple s...

July is the glorious month we wait for all year long, as the scent of BBQ and sun tan lotion wafts through the air, while sounds of the ice cream man and the hustle and bustle of tourists on the streets. This is the time to kick it back, relax and enjoy the myriad opti...

Re-gelcoating has a few differences to painting. Both require the same amount prep and fairing, but the application and finishing is quite different.

The principle difference between the two systems is in the final shoot.

For paint, the primer is sanded and double checke...

July 1, 2016

A Painted Dash; A New Transducer

Despite the poor weather we have been having, I have been able to continue working on the new electronics installation. With other commitments it has taken me longer than I thought it would but I guess that is to be expected.

I needed som...

July 1, 2016

I was looking through my old columns and came across a few things that are pertinent to the middle of boating season. One has to do with keeping your bilge clean, one with replacing the prop after you slammed an unmarked shoal in the GSB (or in my case, the Peconics) a...

July 1, 2016

Here's a question: why are rockets launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida?

Set on the Atlantic Ocean and relatively nearer the equator compared to other U.S. locations,
Cape Canaveral is a prime spot because rockets traveling eastward get a boost from the earth's
natural...

July 1, 2016

Long Island was formed by during the ice age by the movements of the huge sheets of ice coming from the north leaving a rocky north shore and a smooth sandy south shore. In the north, Long Island was separated from Connecticut by a fresh water lake that eventually was...

June 1, 2016

In continuing my annual series of “exits” off the Long Island Sound, this year we cruise into exit four. Exit four off the Long Island Sound is the entrance to Oyster Bay. This is the fourth harbor or bay on Long Island when traveling east from New York City. The first...

June 1, 2016

From a background of growing up in Port Washington, fishing from the pier in Manhasset Bay and studying art at Stanford, Annie Sessler has found her way to the artistry of Gyotaku –coating a fresh fish and rubbing paper or fabric over the fish to make an impression of...

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