Question: Help me Alex: My engine stalls in neutral, at idle, only.
For example your outboard starts right up, keeps running with throttle applied in neutral, but shuts down the moment you come back to idle speed in neutral, the issue is likely to be a sticky or broken AIS (automatic idle speed) valve. This valve controls idle speed by regulating air intake, and when it gets stuck in the wrong position, it can shut you down cold.
Boaters heading north to view fall foliage along the upper Hudson River and Lake Champlain will be happy to discover the wide range of dining and provisioning options available in or near downtown Schuylerville, easily accessible via the Schuyler Yacht Basin. These great eateries are nestled alongside the interesting shops, art galleries, music studio, wellness center, historic sites and other attractions. You may find yourself never wanting to leave!
On a beautiful day in August, the first annual Catfish Chaos Contest for the largest catfish by weight was held. The overall winner was Matt Reilly, of Verplanck, NY with a 10 lb 5 oz White Catfish, (which unofficially tied he NYS record), caught in Haverstraw Bay. (All fish weighed in were release alive after weigh in)
Long overdue by anyone who knows of the tremendous amount of work that he has done on behalf of the ENYMTA and the Great Upstate Boat Show, Roger Phinney devoted a tremendous amount of talent, enthusiasm and time over the past 15 years to bring the Eastern New York Marine Trades Association to the powerful Marine
Trades group that it is today.
At this year’s Roundup, we gathered money for the Salvation Army who had their bucket set up in front of the Visitor’s Center and we were proud to help, even in that small way for their efforts in disaster relief. The tugboat event itself was fantastic with some of the best weather we’ve ever seen. Boats along the wall hailed from a huge area - Boston to Detroit, Montreal to the Jersey shore.
The Schuyler Yacht Basin, long a popular stop for downstate boaters on the way to Lake Champlain as well as Saratoga’s Harbor for those interested in a side trip to the Track, is slated for some big changes next year. A locallyowned 5 star restaurant, enhanced facilities, and a stronger connection to area attractions via ridesharing are just some of the features planned for 2018.