We want to welcome a new partner to the NY Boating Club web site. America’s Great Loop Cruiser’s Association. www.GreatLoop.org If you’re not familiar with the Great Loop, the AGLCA as they are known is the go to group for info on probably the greatest boating trip imaginable on the eastern portion of the United States. Throughout the year we will be updating the site on information about the trip, you will get to know some of the members of that organization and if you see the AGLCA burgee on a boat, don’t forget to say hello, and welcome them to NYRead more: Americas Great Loop
Boatbound, Getting Your Boat To Pay For Itself!
With the boating season upon us, the marinas are starting to fill up, and we’re looking forward to taking advantage of the lakes, rivers and bays that make New York one of the great locations to get out on the water. Despite the enthusiasm, most boat owners only use their boats a dozen or so times a year, but the costs can be staggering. Now there’s a way to offset the expenses. Boatbound is the nation’s fastest growing peer-peer boat rental marketplace letting owners connect directly with pre-screened renters. What this means is that by connecting you to a community of other boaters, who either don’t own or on vacation, you can offset your costs with only a couple rentals per month.Read more: Boatbound Getting Your Boat To Pay For Itself
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the NYS Barge Canal on May 15th and 16th in Waterford. The changes made to the canal system back in 1915 reflect most closely with the version of the canal we travel on today. The locks currently on the Canal are the same as the ones built 100 years ago and in 2015 we celebrate the centennial of what we know today as the NYS Barge Canal.
Waterford will start the celebration on May 15th at 10:30 am along the harbor followed by a ceremony at the top of Lock E2.Read more: Waterford Canalfest
Looking for a special event the weekend of May 16th and 17th? The Mohawk Hudson Council of Yacht Clubs will be hosting the boating festival at Henry Hudson Park in Hudson NY on the banks of the Hudson River. This is a free event and is perfect for anyone interested in boating. They invite everyone to come to the park to celebrate our rich heritage, learn about safe boating and enjoy food and craft vendors, music and dance.
There will be a new and used boat show with commercial dealers, Boat N RV, Anderson Boat Shop, CR’s Marine Center, and Shady Harbor Marina. 15-20 council member clubs will be on display to discuss membership and activities in their respective clubs. There will be boating seminars on safe boating, and docking. Tips on buying a new or used boat, boat trailering, Antique Boat Motor Museum, Dr. Gel boat restoration. Children’s Activities, coloring contests, face painting, climbing wall, tug of war and balloon toss.Read more: New York Rivers Boating Festival
Arcadia is a 1972 38’ Egg Harbor Sport Fisherman. She has a fiberglass hull with a wood top deck, similar to many boats of that generation. Her owners are a military family who has been transferred to Florida and are offering a unique opportunity to the right individual(s). Her current owners purchased her in 2010 from a famous German artist from Manhattan that enjoyed her for years at the dock while she rest idle since he had no prior boating experience.
The previous owner invested a lot of money into having a large section of the bow deck cut out and replaced, as well as having the fly bridge rebuilt with divinycell to avoid any future issues with the wood. Since the current owners have had her they have continued to replace portions of the wood top deck. They have had custom fabricated mahogany top cap built to be installed on the gunwale which is waiting in the cabin for finish installationRead more: Arcadia