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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 15:34

A Salute to Veterans To Remember

The Cortlandt Yacht Club, Montrose, NY and the Riverfront Marina, Newburgh, NY have honed their skills individually, and collectively, to put on a “Salute To Freedom’’ flotilla dedicated to our veterans and Gold Star Families that will be hard to beat in future years.

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In 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard promulgated an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to seek comprehensive public input and examine whether there is a need for a proposed rule on new anchorage grounds on the Hudson River to promote safe navigation. An ANPRM is an optional, pre-rulemaking tool for seeking information from the public

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Monday, 17 July 2017 15:22


The traditional fun restaurant that was always the mark of the Tarrytown Marina has returned with the opening of Barley on the Hudson, July 4th, 2017.

I took the opportunity to photograph many of the hundreds of visitors in just the first few days of its opening and can say, without a doubt, it is like the patio was never closed.

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Friday, 07 July 2017 15:18

Ask Dr. Gel - July 2017

“A successful repair is one you cannot see!”

Mr. Weakley, I just finished reading your article In Boating On The Hudson Magazine and noticed your offer to answer questions. I have found a lot of conflicting information about the use of Gel-Coat. Even product manufactures seem to
vary in what they recommend. I recently made a small repair to my bow with West System epoxy, Interlux 2000E paint, gel-coat with surfacing wax, thinned with Acetone and sprayed with a Preval sprayer.

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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

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

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!

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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