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John Vargo

John Vargo

Boating on the Hudson editor

Thursday, 16 March 2017 17:19

Picking Night Crawlers

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I have been picking night crawlers at night all my life. Nothing makes my backache as much as bending over and trying to grab a night crawler before it zips back into its hole! To many, going out in April, with snow still under the evergreens, the peepers peeping, and the air temperature 60 degrees and a damp night is a ritual not to be missed.

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Thursday, 16 March 2017 17:07

DESTINATON - Basin Harbor Club

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The trip from the Hudson River through the NYS Canal is one that I have written about before. It is fun, scenic and very different from what some of us are used to. The canal system is very boater friendly with marinas and the canal locks which act as a park for your enjoyment.

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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 18:23

Your Insurance with Cathy Karas - Feb-Mar 2017

Maintaining Your Boat Insurance in the Off Season and Proper Fueling In Season

At this time of year, our agency receives several phone calls from some of our watercraft insurance customers asking if they can temporarily cancel their policies, since they are not using their boats. For many reasons this is a bad idea. On January 1st of this year at a marina in New Rochelle, a boat caught on fire and damaged other boats and there was an injury.

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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, 07 February 2017 18:15

BOAT TALK WITH with Alex - Feb-March 2017

Q: Alex, my boat is on a trailer, it is my first boat and I am very excited to use it for Striper Season on the Hudson River shortly.

What should I do to prepare? (For much of our readership the answers are straight forward, however for a first time boat buyer and user below are some important and helpful hints.)

A: Check your battery.  Bring it up to full charge. Check your steering.  Turn the engine back and forth with the engine in the down position. (Have someone else do this as you stand behind turning the engine and watch that everything is working properly.)

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Friday, 11 November 2016 10:43

BOAT TALK WITH with Alex - November 2016

Question: When I winterize my boat can I leave my battery or batteries in the boat for the winter?

Alex: The answer really depends on the boat, personal watercraft or sailboat. Every boat, properly wired has a master switch with off/1/2. Some modern boats have a draw, or drain on the batteries even with the battery switch in the off position... READ FULL ARTICLE

Friday, 11 November 2016 10:38

The "Marine Northway"

Marine Northway

Bringing New York’s “Marine Northway” Back Into Commercial Action

As New York’s leading Chamber of Commerce for the marine industry and advocate for the Canal System, it makes sense that the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County should count among its members the leading tugboat transportation company serving our inland waterways.

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Thursday, 10 November 2016 16:56

Your Insurance with Cathy Karas - November 2016

Do You Have Insurance for Renting a Car, Moving Van or Utility Truck??

This time of year many are planning vacations to warm climates over the winter, or to see family or friends for the holidays. Or maybe you are doing some home improvements or plantings at your home and need to rent a truck from your local Home Depot or Lowe’s store to bring home your purchases.

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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.

Thursday, 10 November 2016 16:48

Tides

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Thursday, 10 November 2016 16:41

HRFA Access Survey

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Announcing The Hudson River Fishermen’s Association Hudson River Access Survey

It is clear to all fishermen that you can’t catch fish if you can’t get to the water. Over the years volumes have been written about the Public Trust Doctrine and endless fights with property owners, industries and communities to not only get to the water’s edge but also to park and to be able to spend some time fishing. Now there is something you can do about it.

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Thursday, 10 November 2016 16:37

Shattemuc Yacht Club

SCALE MARINE MODELING

SHATTEMUC YACHT CLUB BEGINS CUTTING EDGE EXPANSION ON OSSINING WATERFRONT

The club will create deep water slips for boaters visiting the Ossining area, replace its dilapidated barges with a high-tech wave attenuation system and provide deep water slips for its members. Shattemuc Yacht Club, founded in 1888, announces that it has finalized a Boating Infrastructure Grant awarded by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service and begun the first phase of construction for a series of deep water marina upgrades.

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