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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 11:45

Ask Dr. Gel - October 2016

Hull Delaminating …It’ll Ruin Your Day

Two boats manufactured by the same company were brought to my shop for repair within weeks of each other because sections of the hull were delaminating. Initially I wondered what could have caused the delimitation which is not only cosmetic; it’s structural as well. As you can see in the photos there is a large area of the bottom laminate that has peeled away. There were no signs of impact anywhere in the fiberglass.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 11:43

Your Insurance with Cathy Karas - October 2016

Secret Savings On Your Insurance

Hi Readers! Boats are coming out of the water for the season and with the extra time you may have, now is a good opportunity for you to review your insurance policies for coverage and cost. I have often stated in the past that coverage should be you number one consideration in the purchase of any insurance, but with so much competition, cost should be a concern as well

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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.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 11:33

Ivey’s In My Kitchen

Iveys In My Kitchen

This has been a revolution turned revelation and ended with a recipe revision. Whip less, cream more, kicking cheesecake back to classic old school. And it’s all thanks to Shunpike Dairy’s Tuition Cheese. Shunpike Dairy in Millbrook NY is a Baldwin family owned and operated farm since the 1930’s. Currently, Liz Baldwin and her clan are the gatekeepers to the most delicious raw milk in the world. Their blend comes from Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Ayshire, Linebacker, Jersey and even a few of the original family of Holstein cows. Happy cows. No antibiotics or hormones are ever given to the cows. I have been feeding my kids “Liz Milk” as they call it, since they were very, very small. And, they are not small anymore. They are big and healthy happy children. It must be the milk?

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 11:30

Your Finances

index founds

Anchor Your Portfolio with Index Funds

The anchors you carry on your boat are not complicated or high tech devices, but you wouldn’t leave the dock without them; they can hold your boat in place when you’re not driving, keep your bow headed in the right direction, and help prevent your boat from being swept away in a storm. This article explains how index mutual funds might be able to provide similar benefits for your investment portfolio.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 11:19

Which Prop Is Right For Your Boat?

Precision Propeller

Gabe Capobianchi and his brother Mike own Precision Propeller in Newburgh, New York.

When customers come to my shop, they see many different propellers three-bladed ones, four-bladed models, aluminum props, stainless-steel beauties, some with rounded blades, some with pointy blades — displayed on my wall. Most gravitate to the shiny high-performance propeller, and they say to me, “Will that make my boat go faster?” My answer is almost always “What kind of boat do you have?”

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 11:13

Half Moon Canal Trail

the ribbon is cut

People who visit the area north of Albany by land or sea will have even more opportunities to explore the canal trails signifying our nation’s past, thanks to continued work by the Town of Halfmoon and the New York State Canal Corporation.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 11:07

A Near Perfect Paddle

hudson river view

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

letter to the coast guard

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

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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