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Long Island Boating World

New Horizons

New boat, new operator, and new horizons. Despite all the rain and wind we have experienced this summer, my family and I have been able to use the boats fairly often. After getting the trailer put back in useable condition we took our Boston Whaler…

LI Fishing Report

Weekend warriors had a tough go in August. It felt like every weekend had some questionable weather days. Wind and waves kept many anglers closer to home. However, there were plenty of mid week weather windows that allowed boaters to head out of Long Island’s…

Boating Safety Tips – Aids to Navigation

Aids to Navigation … Do Yellow Buoys Mark Yellow Submarines ??? Not really … but yellow buoys do exist. They are a part of the U.S. Aids to Navigation system which covers Near Coastal and Inland waters. It does not include the Western Rivers nor…

Nautical Lyrics

I’ve never been real big on poetry. I’ve tried reading it and even writing it, but I just don’t have the knack for it. Or, in some salty way, do I?I had a friend years ago that aspired to be a musician. Unlike many of…

The Sailaway Gourmet

As always, summer has sped by and for many, sadly, it’s time to store the boats away for the long winter. This is not the case for avid fishermen, be it on their boats or casting off the shoreline. And clammers are still clamming.After some…

On Living Aboard

When we modified Patty O’, our 42-foot Huckins sedan cruiser to be able to live aboard permanently, our plans were to travel up and down the east coast, following the nice weather. For reasons I won’t go into, that hasn’t happened yet. One of the…

NJ Fishing Report

What a completely wild summer we’ve had so far! Strange tropical critters were all over Jersey waters in late July and August, the likes of which included Spanish mackerel, cobia, barracuda and sit down for this one – tarpon! Some bizarre cyclical phase is upon…