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John Vargo

John Vargo

Boating on the Hudson editor

WHAT INSURANCE DOES YOUR BOAT CLUB OR MARINA HAVE?

You may have purchased your own boat insurance policy to protect the value of your purchase either voluntarily, since you own the boat outright, or to comply with a loan requirement if you borrowed funds for your purchase.

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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, 27 July 2017 16:47

BOAT TALK WITH with Alex - August 2017

Question: The other day I went down to the marina ad low and behold my boat was not floating in the slip, only oil sheen on the water and the Bimini sticking out of the water. The rest of the boat was being held up by the ropes tied to the cleats on both sides of the boat..

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MARINE INSURANCE - DON’T LEAVE PORT WITHOUT IT!

Boat insurance, unlike car insurance, can vary immensely in what is covered, what is not, where and when you can use your boat and how what you will be paid if there is a loss to your craft. In New York, boat insurance is not required
by any governmental organization, like the Department of Motor Vehicles which monitors car insurance.

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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.

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 15:00

BOAT TALK WITH with Alex - July 2017

Question: My outdrive will not go up or down.

Answer: I am assuming it is a Mercury. There are more of them out there than any other brand!

First it could be a bad switch on the control panel, a bad fuse. There are sensors on the outdrive that could be bad, As boats get older, say ten years or more, the wires that activate the trim drive could be worn, or, if the boat is in salt water, the entire wiring harness may need to be replaced.

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It would not be Verplanck without “The Feast”, the Our lady of Mount Carmel Society annual Italian celebration on July 12-16. 2017.

The iconic four days of carnival like atmosphere of music, rides, games, food and everything Italian is as traditional as the sun coming up every morning.

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 12:06

FIREWORKS FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY

From Lake George and Lake Champlain to New York Harbor there are Fourth of July Fireworks…. Everywhere!

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Saturday, 24 June 2017 11:30

A COMMON SENSE APPROACH

At our annual Hudson River Marine Trades Association Christmas dinner on December 13, 2016 there was an eye
opening individual present, who by pure circumstance gave a realistic, down to earth perspective of what it is like to be on the Hudson River seven days a week working with the Hudson River Pilots. His name is Captain Joe Thomas, owner of Sea Tow Mid-Hudson and he patrols the Hudson River from Newburgh to Troy.

Captain Thomas works closely with the Hudson River Pilots’ Association as operator of the pilot boat located at
Norrie State Park. This pilot launch, the Sen. John E. Flynn, is responsible for changing out ship pilots coming upriver from Yonkers or down river from one of the marine terminals.

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Friday, 23 June 2017 11:24

I Remember Robert Boyle

Living in Verplanck since 1960 and being born in Buchanan, NY only a half mile away, my memory and experiences with Robert Boyle are many, some wonderful and a few not good at all….

Our lives were entwined throughout the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. (Bob lived on Finny Farm Road in Croton, NY only 4 miles away in the 70’s.)

I was a simple, hard working salesman with an absolute passion for duck hunting, fishing, flying, ice boating and all things Hudson River. Bob Boyle, being a senior writer at Sports Illustrated also had a passion for the Hudson River. He, however, was in a very strong position to do something about the tremendous pollution that was occurring in the Hudson River and along its shores.

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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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Homeowners Insurance Simplified - Getting The Best Coverage at The Best Rate

For most people, your home is your most valuable asset. Whether you own a traditional house, a condo, townhouse, coop or tiny home, there are very specific types of homeowners policies for each. Even if you are renting, there is an insurance policy form for tenants that insures your personal property and also provides liability insurance. When was the last time you really looked at the limits of coverage, deductibles, endorsements and coverage form on your policy to know what you are covered for and also what is excluded? Maybe never or just when you first made the purchase.

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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.

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