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Long Island Boating World

Getting Juiced Up!

You know, electrified! On the boat! We have shore power on our boat, but no generator. This has limited our overnight stays on the hook to only a handful since owning this boat since 2003. A hot meal would be nice sometimes, coffee, cold milk…

On Living Aboard

With Mustard, our little twenty-foot runabout finally in the water and the Blonde, my wife, back at her office, things were relatively quiet around the boat yard. There’s a lot of talk on TV news and in the papers as to the number of hurricanes…

Boating Safety Tips

Meteorology and Oceanography … Understanding changes in the Weather … In the North Atlantic boaters will encounter winds between the latitudes of 5 degrees and 30 degrees. These winds are the Trade Winds … They were named during the age of sailing by the crews…

LI Fishing Report

Some of the most unique fishing opportunities happen in August. Warmer water temperatures welcome tropical and out of town visitors, some that are making their appearance more regular over the years and others that have some serious gps issues with gulfstream. Offshore fishing is in…

CT/RI Fishing Report

August means options in the Southern New England waters off the Connecticut and Rhode Island coasts. If you time things right and plan out your attack in an efficient way, you could realistically land black sea bass, fluke, striped bass, cod, porgies, blackfish, bluefish, false…

NJ Fishing Report

The heart of summertime fun is upon us as the calendar page flips to August. It’s the time of year when exotics add spice to the mix. Spanish macks, bonito, mahi, skipjacks, king mackerel and more patrol the waters inshore to offshore. Bluefish in the…

The Golden Age of Piracy

The Golden Age of Piracy is the generally recognized designation for the era spanning the 1650s to the 1730s, when maritime piracy was a momentous factor in the antiquities of the Caribbean, United Kingdom, Indian Ocean, North America, and West Africa.Historical accounts of piracy frequently…