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Thursday, 06 July 2017 15:15

Your Insurance with Cathy Karas - July 2017

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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

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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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Tuesday, 04 July 2017 14:42

Tech Valley Tour Boats

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Explore The Mohawk, or Step Back In Time on Saratoga

This year some great new tour boats are being commissioned on the waterways north of Albany, offering opportunities for Hudson Valley residents to get a taste of new cruising waters without the expense of taking the boat north.

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August 19, 2017 will see the first annual HRFA Catfish Chaos contest on the Hudson River.

Based at Billy Joe’s Rib Works beautiful huge deck in Newburgh, NY this one day contest will feature a $1000 dollar top prize with other catagories reaching out to ten places.

While the weigh station is busy accepting winning live catfish for weighin, other volunteers from the HRFA will be teaching children how to fish from the deck of Billy Joe’s Rib Works. The HRFA will provide rods and reels and bait for their education.

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Saturday, 01 July 2017 13:57

Steamboats, Fireworks & Farmers Markets!

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by Pete Bardunias, President/CEO, the Chamber of Southern Saratoga Count

Waterford’s annual Steamboat Meet is coming back to the harborfront on Saturday, July 1 with food, vendors, boat rides, and beautifully restored and maintained steamboats. Historic and interesting vessels will line the docks and mooring wall, with vendors stretching across the length of the canalside park from the “Battery” to Lock E-2 in the storied Waterford Flight, in front of the Waterford Harbor Visitors Center, at the entrance to the Erie Canal in upstate New York. The event runs from 10AM till dusk, followed by one of the best fireworks displays in upstate New York right overhead.

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