by Ralph J. Ferrusi
Friday, September 9, 2016 was a Big Day for me. I’ve flown in a lot of commercial airliners: Boeing 747’s, 737’s, 727’s—probably even 707’s—Airbus A310’s, A320’s, even Douglas DC-10’s, and, Aeroflot Tupolev’s in the Soviet Union. I’ve flown in small light planes, and twin-engined “puddle jumpers” in the US, the Caribbean, and Central America.
But on September 9th, I flew in a World War II B-17G: the Collings Foundation NINE 0 NINE, and detailed this oncein-a-lifetime experience in the Boating on the Hudson & Beyond 2016 Holiday Issue, pages 17-22.
Installing bow thrusters, or for that matter stern thrusters in a boat, no matter what the size, can be a very tricky business. So says, Carl Senter and Jim Costello of Coeymans Landing Marine Service, Inc. With 24 years at the same address these two versatile mechanics are the best on the Hudson River.
Water sports enthusiasts of all levels looking to ride waterways off limits to gas-powered personal watercrafts will now have the freedom to ride where they could never go before, with the new electric-powered Gratis X1.
A Bucket List Destination like no other, Coxsackie, right on the Hudson River. Flanked by a beautiful Park equipped with tables, a large free boat ramp and adjacent docks with reasonably deep water and a village that is within 3 minutes of the River. This is what you’re looking for when approaching by boat or, for that matter, car.
(The fading art of handing down skills from grandparent to child!)
It used to be that many a child would go to their grandparents when they were old enough to walk to get a basic understanding of what life is all about! That included fishing, hunting, trapping, and how to operate a boat. These children were perfectly capable of handling the boat and going fishing by the time they were twelve years old.
Stem to Stern Restoration is now located at Coeymans Landing Marina, Coeymans NY. This beautiful marina with its huge indoor work area is ideal for any kind of fiberglass or wood restoration says Mel Perkins owner of stem to stern Restoration. The company perates as an independent contractor it has 20 years experience and has been been in business for 7 years.