What could be better, the last vestiges of February’s cold, brutal winds, and then the opposite, of a warm sunny day, and finally its March!
Striper season on the Hudson River has arrived. Some of us fisherman are getting smart as we age; we painted the bottom of the boat with a fresh coat of bottom paint, after we washed it down during haul out, and cleaned up the boat, already for spring. Now, if it is not buried in the back of the boat yard, or in your own back yard, you can get it out and down to the river for an early launch that will begin the wonderful ritual of spring striper season on the Hudson River.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region creates, seeks and supports programs and services that directly improve the health and well-being of children.
Albany Ronald McDonald House provides a haven of comfort, love, healing and hope – free of charge – for critically ill children and their families. The Family Room and Family Suite offer families respite and support within the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center, close to their ill child and his/her caregivers.
Cortlandt Yacht Club
& Affordable Carting,
April 28•29•30, 2017
A host of top sponsors, including Boating On The Hudson Magazine, Croton Bait and Tackle, Matts Sporting Goods,Casabella Contracting, Burke Energy, Yorktown Cycles, Hilltop Gardens, Hudson Valley Fire Inc, MG Landscaping, Officers & Members of Cortlandt Yacht Club, Down Cycles, Universal Handyman, Luposello’s Garage, many, many more.
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.
One of the largest in-water boat shows in the country and the premier show in New England, the Newport International Boat Show encompasses over 13 acres and will host hundreds of exhibitors from around the world with new powerboats and sailboats ranging from 16 to 100 feet, plus a variety of accessories, equipment, electronics, gear and services for boaters. To accommodate the growing number of exhibitors this year, Newport Exhibition Group is adding more docks to the North and South side of the marina.
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What is “Gelcoat Mil Thickness” on a boat?
Why is it important?
Gelcoat is a material used to provide a high-quality durable finish on the surface of a boat.The most common gelcoats are made with polyester resin. Gelcoats are modified resins which are applied to molds in its liquid state. The manufactured component, when sufficiently cured and removed from the mold, resulting in the gelcoated surface. This is pigmented to provide a colored, glossy surface which improves the aesthetic appearance of the boat.
Gelcoats are designed to protect the boat, make it attractive, be durable, and provide resistance to ultraviolet degradation and hydrolysis. A much better
choice than paint......READ FULL ARTICLE
Q: Hi Alex, I own a 2007 Yamaha waverunner and it is is hard to start. I charged up the battery and the battery will last a few turns and then the whole things dies. I bought a new battery, and everything. I think the waverunner has a dead short somewhere, yet it ran great when I put it away last year! I’ll drop it off at your shop today to see what I find.
Alex: After checking out his waverunner, here is what we found. First, all new batteries come dry, that is you need to fill the cells with electrolyte after you buy the battery and get it into the waverunner......READ FULL ARTICLE
by Ralph J. Ferrusi
The 150 miles or so of the Hudson from Manhattan to Albany isn’t exactly jam-packed with islands. As I figure - relying mostly on my trusty 2011 DeLorme New York Atlas & Gazetteer - there are about 20: some very well-known, others “Heh???” Let’s have some fun with this:
The Croton Yacht Club will be sponsoring its annual “Hudson River Day” celebration on Saturday, September 10th. 11 AM - 4 PM at the Croton Yacht Club located at 6 Elliot Way in Croton-on-Hudson. The mission of the event is to promote interest in the history and ecology of the river, to cultivate future local environmental leaders and to promote, enhance and protect river related recreational resources.