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Long Island Boating World

Emergency Pumps

Last year I finished up a major project on my boat Keeper (Putting it all Together). Part of that project was removing the engines and among many other things removing the original seawater pumps and replacing them with a belt driven pump mounted in a…

CT Fishing Report

What the heck is there to do during January? If Santa was listening, maybe you have a new rod and reel to rig up for the 2021 season. If the old gear is still in operational order, it is a good time to check guides…

On Living Aboard

With our boat, Patty O’ safely ensconced on the beach and with my wife, the Blonde, happy with her ‘work from home’ (read boat) office intact, I began dealing with the dry-rot I’d found in Patty O’s transom. One of the biggest complaints I hear…

The Sailaway Gourmet

Another new year and let’s hope that at some point it gets better than 2020 was. So much of what used to call ‘normal’ has changed and in many ways the world is a different place. Let us pray it’s all for the better and…

LI Fishing Report

When the weather cooperates there has been plenty of action throughout Long island. The name of the game has been warmer than normal air and water temperatures coupled with an abundance of baitfish. Bunker and sand eels have been in the bays, inlets, and all…

Boating Safety Tips

Marlinspike Seamanship … The Line on Lines … Marlinespike seamanship is a seasoned mariner’s skill that entails being able to proficiently work with all types of lines, ropes, and knots. The applications of this skill range from the handling of large lines on large ships,…

Legal Perspective

The Three Wicked Sisters… that sounds like a good name for a nasty underwater rock formation. These three sisters actually involve a topic that students often see in the first year of law school. It refers to a trio of legal defenses commonly thrown at…

NJ Fishing Report

Man, if 2020 was any barometer, 2021 is going to be a strange year, at least its going to start off like that. COVID concerns will no doubt dictate many facets of life throughout the winter and into early spring, but we can only pray…