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Travelers headed to upstate New York this summer on Interstate 87 can find lots of useful information – and maybe a friendly, familiar face or two – at the Southern Saratoga Information
Center, located at the Clifton Park Rest Area on the I-87 Northway just north of Exit 9.

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Saturday, 22 July 2017 15:48

A Family Tradition

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The word was out: the Blue Claw Crabs were running in Haverstraw Bay! Usually the telltale sign that the crabs have arrived is when commercial fishermen start reporting that the crabs are starting to show up tangled in the gill nets while trying to get at the bunker.

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On Saturday June 10th, Whites Marina hosted the 2nd annual boat rides for Dutchess County veterans. The event was the brainchild of George Mann in 2016 who wanted to give back to the veterans in a unique and fun way.

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

One of the most awesome things about being a boater in upstate New York is the odd fact that, as the waters get more confined, your chances of running into people from all over the country and even the world get infinitely greater.

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 15:34

A Salute to Veterans To Remember

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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


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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

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“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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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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