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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 16:23

Eddie’s Suitcase

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Have you ever needed to write an essay on a person who most influenced your life? Back in Parochial high school I had to. I probably wrote about some priest or saint just because I wanted a good mark. Later in life I realize there was actually someone who did influence my character and who I am. I should have written about him then. That person was Eddie… Eddie Graffner.

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Monday, 20 November 2017 15:21


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If you are constantly on the go, have very little time for anything but work, and, like everyone else, have a cell phone growing out of your hand, you’re going to love this new set of wireless sensors. Finally a New Jersey-based company, ArmIt, has developed a set of sensors that can be installed by Alex Marine Plus of Newburgh, NY. ArmIt NOTIFI sensors installed on your boat provide a monitoring service 24/7 to protect what matters most.

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Tuesday, 03 October 2017 19:49

Ask Dr. Gel - October 2017

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Deal or No Deal? Buyer Be Smart!

Everyone is aware of the heart breaking and devastating damage done to the south as a result of Storms Harvey and Irma. In the coming months and years there will be many boats that were damaged during the storms that will be for sale.

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Monday, 02 October 2017 19:46

Your Insurance with Cathy Karas - October 2017

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Price wars are on at all the super markets, retail stores, outlets, auto dealerships and websites selling all kinds tangible items. Everyone is trying to beat each other’s price. The price match guarantee seems to becoming the norm from mattresses to electronics, appliances and more.

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Cathy J. Karas, President, Certified Insurance Counselor, KARAS INSURANCE AGENCIES INC, 321 SO. RIVERSIDE AVE, CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY 10520.

You can contact me for quotes or questions at 914-271-5188 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are a 3rd generation family owned agency, with only licensed brokers to help you.

Monday, 02 October 2017 19:43

BOAT TALK WITH with Alex - October 2017

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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.

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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!

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Saturday, 30 September 2017 19:30


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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)

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Friday, 29 September 2017 19:20

ENYMTA Honors Roger Phinney

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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.

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Thursday, 28 September 2017 18:50

A Really Good Tugboat Roundup Wraps!

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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.

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Wednesday, 27 September 2017 18:46

Big Happenings at SYB!

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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.

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Wednesday, 27 September 2017 09:20

When Is A Circle Not A Circle???

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Offhand I can think of two classic New York State “cruise” boat trips of the caliber that should be in Patricia Shultz’s 1,000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE: the Maid of the Mist trip up to Niagara Falls in the farthest western corner of the state, and, just about in the farthest southeastern corner of the state, the Circle Line cruise around Manhattan.

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Tuesday, 26 September 2017 18:43

The Two Stroke Outboard is Stronger Than Ever

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The tremendous changes that are taking place in the outboard engine market are dramatic indeed!

Most significant, is that the two stroke engine, long thought of as fading away from the modern development of outboards, is stronger than ever with the latest features of the Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboards.

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Monday, 25 September 2017 18:40

Have Your Cake and Eat It Too!

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Every once in a while a unique residence comes on the market that is perfect for someone, or a couple that is looking for: A home facing east, with access to the water, in a quiet neighborhood, as well as mass transit nearby to get you anywhere you wish to go.

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Sunday, 24 September 2017 18:31

Kayak Fishing with Dr. Richard T. Chavis

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Dr. Richard T. Chavis, fishing the 2017 Extreme Contest in the Bahamas.He took 4th place at the Sailfish Smack Down Feb 2017 Pompano beach florida. I He also competes in other Extreme Offshore Events in the Bahamas and Florida.

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