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Tuesday, 09 May 2017 16:53

Ask Dr. Gel - May 2017

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Have you ever...

  • Seen a fresh repair turn gray?
  • Noticed a shiny ring around the repair? I call that a “halo”
  • Not been able to polish a repaired area?
  • Observed deep scratches in the repair that you can’t feel? I describe those as “comet tails”
  • Had a repair spot that is dark with tiny little pin holes in it?
  • Have gelcoat plug up your sand paper?
  • Have the color not match? This happens a lot!
  • Seen gelcoat peeling off the boat and actually be able to scrape off with a putty knife?




On the morning of Wednesday, January 18th, at five am, members of the Hudson Sloop Club were notified that the Riverloft building in the North Bay area of Hudson, NY was burning. The building, which was recently donated to their sister organization, Kite’s Nest, housed all of the Sloop Club’s materials and supplies. Fortunately, the club’s larger boats that live on trailers were outside and subsequently spared. The fire destroyed the entire building and everything in it. The building was completely demolished by the end of the day. The Hudson Sloop Club suffered deep, material losses, but luckily no one was harmed, and no lives were lost in the fire.


Sunday, 07 May 2017 16:44


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A BOOK REVIEW by John H. Vargo, Publisher

If you live to be as old as I am you will realize that certain people in your lifetime and many before survive all the terrible things that could  possibly happen to a person to live to a ripe old age. Some call it luck, but I think it is far more than that, a combination of skill, will, and tenacity, whatever.

John Aldridge is one of these people. This book is now being made into a movie. What is interesting about that is how the partners in the lobster boat have become partners in the book and the movie.

Truly smart men with very smart advisors.




Saturday, 06 May 2017 16:40

The Rivers Casino Opens Along The Erie Canal

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by Pete Bardunias, President/CEO,the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County

There is another great reason to make a left turn at the big directional sign in Waterford, pass through the Flight and cruise to the venerable Electric City of Schenectady – the Rivers Casino is open as of February 8, 2017!


Of all the visionaries on the Hudson River there is none more proactive than Rick Scarano and Scarano Boat Works, of Albany, NY! This was proven once again when Rick created a trip from Chelsea Piers in Manhattan to Cold Spring, Poughkeepsie, Rhinecliff, Hudson and Albany on March 25, 2017!


Thursday, 04 May 2017 16:14


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The term comes from the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, suppor ted by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Lets keep boating free and enjoyable in 2017!

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