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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 18:23

Your Insurance with Cathy Karas - Feb-Mar 2017

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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 18:19

Ivey’s In My Kitchen - Feb-Mar 2017

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Beef Bone Broth; Biologically Better or Buzzword Bull$#!T ?

NATURAL AND NATURALLY. Two years ago, as it turned out, the way weird things do, someone I love, fell sick on a day that I had that big pot of
bone broth already on the stove. I got the phone call; gathered up what I would need and packed a granny-sized bag full of beef broth. He ended up
living on the stuff. I have been keeping a full stock on hand and try to refill his stash every chance I get.

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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 18:15

BOAT TALK WITH with Alex - Feb-March 2017

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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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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 18:12

A Different Kind Of Snowbird

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As I was about to leave Liberty Landing Marina by car on January 4th, something a little unusual peeked my interest. It was a beautiful Down East sedan coming past the fairway in a light snow. I stopped to check it out. As the boat got closer it executed a perfect landing. There was the captain, comfy at the wheel in a light sweater vest, and his lovely mate. She stepped onto the deck in winter garb, leaned over with the stern line, and snagged the dock cleat with a single wave of her arm. She then moved to the foredeck and did the same for the forward line… a winter boating ballet.

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Spring 2017 brings a new resort boating experience for mariners on Lake Champlain. Basin Harbor, now formally known as Basin Harbor Resort & Boat Club, will introduce the lake’s first-ever Boat Club in time for the historic Vermont resort’s 131st season, which begins in May 2017. The resort’s brand-new, 60-slip docking system will give travelers arriving by boat access to 400 acres of resort amenities, including golf, spa, boating, swimming, dining, and more.

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New York State Parks has rolled out new initiatives to encourage greater safety (and fun!) out on
the water. Free stickers and decals are being given out to paddlesport enthusiasts. The “If Found” Stickers are for identification of owners of non-powered watercraft such as kayaks, canoes, rowboats, standup paddleboards, and sailboats.

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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 18:00

Saratoga Lake Readies For A Great Year

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As boaters head north on their vessels towards Lake Champlain, or tow their trailers up I-87 to Lake George, Lake Placid and other destinations, a beautiful treasure is often overlooked. Saratoga Lake, the closest trailerable powerboatfriendly lake north of Albany and the Hudson Valley, provides great recreational fun, whether it be cruising its beautiful water, sailing on its smooth surface, kayaking/paddling up the Fish Creek, swimming, or even indulging in something called “waterflight”.

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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 17:56

First Riverport Women’s Sailing Conference

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by Deborah Medenbach

The first Riverport Women’s Sailing Conference will draw women from up and down the Hudson River on March 25 for a day of education, networking and skill building at the Riverport Wooden Boat School on the grounds of the Hudson River Maritime Museum.

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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 17:52

The Boy Scouts of America are alive and well!

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Warren Smith, age 53, has 43 scouts in his Troop 49, Ossining, NY. When you speak with Warren you feel the vibration and enthusiasm that he gives off! When describing his troop, they’re accomplishments and many trips that they have taken over the past few years one trip stands out. On a scout trip three years ago, Warren took the troop to Mount Vernon, Virginia, Washington’s home for many years.

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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 17:47

Constitution Marsh “By Land”

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Constitution Marsh is one of our favorite local canoeing destinations: a peaceful, scenic, unique experience (unless you misjudge the tides and end up pretty much stuck deep inside the marsh by a receding tide). Last Fall (Boating on the Hudson & Beyond, October 2015, Constitution Marsh “By Sea”, pp 26-31) we described one of our frequent Summertime Constitution Marsh explorations aboard our trusty 17’ Royalex WeNoNah Sundowner canoe.

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