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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 11:07

A Near Perfect Paddle

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Ahhh, ya gotta love those quaint, historic, charming river towns: Lumberville, Frenchtown, Stockton, Lambertville. Wait a minute; hold the phone: Lumberville, Frenchtown??? Whoops, I’m so used to the Hudson being The River that it really didn’t dawn on me that another river—in this case the Delaware—could also have quaint, historic, charming river towns. Now, having Been There, Done That, I have been “enlightened”.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 11:02

Letter to the Coast Guard

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To Whom It May Concern:

The Hudson River Boat and Yacht Club Association (HRBYCA), representing thirty one (31) boat clubs and three thousand (3000) individual members on the Hudson River, is strongly opposed to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) proposal to put barge anchorage sites along the Hudson River. We request that the Coast Guard hold public hearings so that all factors are considered before any commitment is made regarding such anchorage sites. We also request that a complete environmental review be conducted to explore any potential negative impact on the ecosystem and native wildlife.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 10:47

Tug Boat Round-Up

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Tug Boat Round Up

This morning was beautiful. A bit of smoke on the water as mist rose through a great September sunrise. The air a bit cooler and drier than it has been. 

Really, though, the weather has been great and it was nearly perfect for the Roundup - which was pretty darned good!

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 10:37

The Vikings Have Landed in the Hudson!

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This trip, taking a historic copy of a large Viking ship across the North Atlantic from Norway to Labrador,Canada and then to the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes, was truly epic in every sense of the word! The many videos on Youtube provides the viewer with a real sense of what it was like for the original Vikings to have made this trip a thousand years ago. “Oh, you did not know that Vikings explored much of the Northern part of our continent long before anyone else”? Well they did, and there is plenty of proof given to us by archeologists that this is so. Actually on this trip some of the archeological findings were featured in support of the ships trip.

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Letter to the US Coast Guard

Dear Mr. Lapiejko:

We are writing to express our concerns with the proposed rule which would establish ten new anchorage grounds along the Hudson River between Yonkers, NY and Kingston, NY. Chelsea Yacht Club’s Interest in the Proposed Rule Chelsea Yacht Club is located on the east bank of the Hudson River approximately two miles north of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. Our facilities include a mooring field, boat ramp and launching pit. A Submerged Land License from New York State authorizes up to 140 moorings in our mooring area. Members’ boats range in size up to 36 feet overall length.

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Monday, 26 September 2016 19:24

BOAT TALK WITH with Alex - October 2016

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Question: Hi Alex, I have a 2002 Yamaha 115hp 4-stroke outboard boat engine. Just when I need the engine the most, as I was approaching a dock or slip the engine stalls. It makes my hair stand on end! I have tried everything, new plugs, and fuel filter. Have run most of old gas out of the tank. I even tried sea-foam and stable 360. Some people said I needed new fuel injectors, however engine runs just fine at greater speeds. So it cannot be the injectors. Please Help!

Alex: Without actually testing this engine my guess is that it is out of time. It needs to be hooked up to Yamahas YDS scan tool in order to see if the throttle-positioning sensor was working correctly?... READ FULL ARTICLE

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