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Letter to the US Coast Guard

Dear Mr. Lapiejko:

We are writing to express our concerns with the proposed rule which would establish ten new anchorage grounds along the Hudson River between Yonkers, NY and Kingston, NY. Chelsea Yacht Club’s Interest in the Proposed Rule Chelsea Yacht Club is located on the east bank of the Hudson River approximately two miles north of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. Our facilities include a mooring field, boat ramp and launching pit. A Submerged Land License from New York State authorizes up to 140 moorings in our mooring area. Members’ boats range in size up to 36 feet overall length.

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Monday, 26 September 2016 19:24

BOAT TALK WITH with Alex - October 2016

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Question: Hi Alex, I have a 2002 Yamaha 115hp 4-stroke outboard boat engine. Just when I need the engine the most, as I was approaching a dock or slip the engine stalls. It makes my hair stand on end! I have tried everything, new plugs, and fuel filter. Have run most of old gas out of the tank. I even tried sea-foam and stable 360. Some people said I needed new fuel injectors, however engine runs just fine at greater speeds. So it cannot be the injectors. Please Help!

Alex: Without actually testing this engine my guess is that it is out of time. It needs to be hooked up to Yamahas YDS scan tool in order to see if the throttle-positioning sensor was working correctly?... READ FULL ARTICLE

Monday, 26 September 2016 19:21

Fountains of Youth

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Croton Yacht Club’s “River Day”

The sheer joy of Luella Walsh, age 5, catching her first catfish, and the joy that Tony DiModugno shows in helping her, (he gently held the rod while Luella reeled it in), proves out the saying, “give a child a fishing rod, and they will fish forever!” Commodore Dennis Kooney of the Croton Yacht Club and his crew of volunteer yacht club members have built a wonderful concept into a reality that every yacht club should establish at least once a year on the Hudson River.

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Thousands of words and photos have been used to describe what occurred on the Hudson River on January 15th, 2009 as flight 1549 went into the drink. Here is one fellow’s account of his participation in the rescue. Scott Koen a member of Lincoln Harbor Yacht Club was on scene four minutes after the plane crashed.

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Friday, 09 September 2016 20:00

Ask Dr. Gel - September 2016

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Most boaters know what can cause a fire on their boat but we’d like to bring to light the reasons for those that may not.

Why do boats catch fire?

Anything that can cause a spark can start a fire or even worse - an explosion in the bilge.

  • Lack of adequate ventilation
  • Shoddy electrical wiring
  • Over heating engines/transmissions
  • Galley from cooking/ appliances
  • Using automotive parts for marine applications;
  • There are specific marine starters and alternators just to name a couple that are built to be flash proof (no sparks in bilge)

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Thursday, 08 September 2016 20:00

Your Insurance with Cathy Karas - September 2016

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AIRBNB and Your Homeowners Insurance

A couple of weeks ago in the Sunday edition of the New York Times, there were photos of a wealthy business man who owned an expensive home in South Hampton and a picture of another man, an  xecutive, who paid to rent out the home for a fundraising event for shelter animals. The picture of the man renting the house out showed him on a deck in a bathing suit with a “champagne gun” shooting it into the huge crowd of people.

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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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