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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 11:07

The High Line, Revisited

We visited Manhattan’s High Line—an abandoned elevated freight line in the Chelsea District on the Lower West Side between Hell’s Kitchen and the West Village, that had been transformed into a mile-long elevated linear public park—in early June 2013. At that time, the park ran from Gansevoort Street (near Greenwich Village) to West 30th Street and the two original sections had only been open two years, and were relatively “undiscovered”. We’d heard that it had been extended north a half-mile to 34th Street, and this new section swung pretty much due west towards the Hudson and the West Side Highway: Tuesday was to be sunny and in the low 80’s: a far far cry from overcast weeks and weeks in the 30’s-50’s: “Let’s go!!!”.

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Friday, 02 June 2017 15:54

Ask Dr. Gel - June 2017

What’s in Your Transom?

If you have mushrooms growing on your carpet you may have a problem!

A customer called from Downstate NY and wanted to get back into boating after twenty-five years. He previously owned a 23’ Sea Ray back then. Now he was looking to buy a 25’ and found a 1989 Sea Ray on Craigslist at a good price. It needed work which he proceeded to do.

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Thursday, 01 June 2017 15:52

BOAT TALK WITH with Alex - June 2017

Alex: I Have Excessive Vibration of the Outboard Engine

Engine vibration can be caused by a variety of factors. The most common cause is a damaged or loose propeller. The first step in troubleshooting this problem is to check if the propeller is attached securely. Examine the blades for any breaks, bends, or cracks. If the propeller seems loose,  ighten the components. However, if the propeller is damaged, replace it with a new one, and then run the engine to see if the vibration stops.

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