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Friday, 09 September 2016 20:00

Ask Dr. Gel - September 2016

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Most boaters know what can cause a fire on their boat but we’d like to bring to light the reasons for those that may not.

Why do boats catch fire?

Anything that can cause a spark can start a fire or even worse - an explosion in the bilge.

  • Lack of adequate ventilation
  • Shoddy electrical wiring
  • Over heating engines/transmissions
  • Galley from cooking/ appliances
  • Using automotive parts for marine applications;
  • There are specific marine starters and alternators just to name a couple that are built to be flash proof (no sparks in bilge)

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Thursday, 08 September 2016 20:00

Your Insurance with Cathy Karas - September 2016

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AIRBNB and Your Homeowners Insurance

A couple of weeks ago in the Sunday edition of the New York Times, there were photos of a wealthy business man who owned an expensive home in South Hampton and a picture of another man, an  xecutive, who paid to rent out the home for a fundraising event for shelter animals. The picture of the man renting the house out showed him on a deck in a bathing suit with a “champagne gun” shooting it into the huge crowd of people.

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Cathy J. Karas, President, Certified Insurance Counselor, KARAS INSURANCE AGENCIES INC, 321 SO. RIVERSIDE AVE, CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY 10520.

You can contact me for quotes or questions at 914-271-5188 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are a 3rd generation family owned agency, with only licensed brokers to help you.

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 20:00

Boil Me Crabby!

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I had a blast working this month’s column. I was sitting at my desk when our Publisher, John Vargo called, informing me that he was en-route and bringing Blue Claw Crabs. While I’m a big-time seafood freak, I grew up on Long Island, Blue Crabs weren’t my specialty. If you want to talk to me about Steamers, I could drone on for days. Blue Crabs, I knew nothing, but I was going to find out.


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Tuesday, 06 September 2016 20:00

Your Finances - September 2016

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Article provided by Art Stahl

Retirement Confidence Leveled Off in 2016

As we think about retirement, we may be very confident that someday we’ll quit working and get out on our boat whenever we feel the urge, or we may be wondering if we’ll ever be able to leave our day job. This article summarizes the latest Retirement Confidence Survey that discloses how the rest of us are feeling about it. AFS.

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Art can be reached by phone at 201-836-2460 or 845-729-7638, or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday, 05 September 2016 20:00

BOAT TALK WITH with Alex - August 2016

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Question: Why do I have to worry about my fuel over the winter?

Alex: Nothing you can do for your boat when putting it away is as important as treating the fuel in your tank as the secret to enjoying a trouble free 2017. Buy fuel that is Ethanol free, fuel that is treated to combat the determinal affects of Ethanol in your fuel system like Valvtect, or by using a fuel additive.

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Sunday, 04 September 2016 20:00

Labor Day in America

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Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

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