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New York’s Pirate Past

From the late 17th century to the early 18th century, pirates sailed the seas off the Caribbean and the North American coasts. n 1720, historians estimate that  there were around 2,000 pirates sailing the seas, plundering ships, disrupting trade and amassing their treasures. One of the most infamous pirates, Captain Kidd, conducted his privateering business in the waters around New York City. In 1692, Colonial Benjamin Fletcher was the British governor of New York, and pirates offered an advantage for [...]


Expert Real Estate Tips That Can Help You Sell Your Boat

Successful real estate agents know that to sell a high-ticket item like a home, it takes strategy, marketing, and the ability to develop a network of potential buyers. And there’s a lot that has to happen before the big announcement that the home is for sale. Bottom line, you only get one chance to make a good impression to catch a buyer’s eye whether it’s to sell a home, or a boat. Here are some tips used by these professionals that [...]

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Keeping the Heart of Your Boat, Healthy

Every boat owner should know that the outboard motor, built for speed, power and endurance, still faces the harshest conditions as a piece of outdoor machinery driving boats of all weights and sizes through large bodies of water. So, it should make sense that to maintain the motor’s longevity and quality of performance, it should be regularly maintained. Knowing how the motor works is a great start when considering maintenance needs. Components of the Outboard Motor Ignition In order for a [...]

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Fish of the Month: Striped Bass (morone saxatilis)

Striped bass (aka Atlantic striped bass, aka striper, aka linesider, aka rock, aka rockfish) is a North America Atlantic Coast fish, streamlined to swim fast and furiously. It has a silvery coat with lengthwise dark stripes and can range from eight to forty pounds. It’s the state fish of Maryland, North Carolina and Florida, and the state saltwater fish of New Hampshire, Virginia, New Jersey and New York.  Fishing for striped bass dates back to written recordings from the colonial period when [...]

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Most Common Problems Boat Owners Experience, According to Expert Boat Mechanics

A day out on a boat, fishing or exploring Jamaica Bay, the Hudson or East Rivers and beyond, should not be ruined by a mechanical issue that could have been prevented or easily solved, if you just knew how. Knowledge is power over the unpredictable. Boating Magazine recently surveyed a group of expert mechanics to uncover the most common problems boat owners experiences that they’ve encountered. When the boat sputter to a halt or starts to lose its drive. This [...]