So you’re out looking for that boat of your dreams. She’s a classic at least in your mind. You negotiate a price, take her out for a sea test and all that is left is the survey. You meet the surveyor and out comes the moisture meter, around the boat he goes, and all of a sudden the moisture meter begins to make that annoying beeping sound. There’s a problem and you and the seller just look at each other. In the past this was sure a deal breaker, but it no longer has to be.Read more: Dryboat Inc.
Sideshift pontoon bow thruster.
So it’s a windy day on the water and you’re returning to the dock with your pontoon boat and the boat begins to drift away from the dock. No problem because you have a Sideshift bow thruster installed on your pontoon boat.
Recently introduced into its line of thrusters the new Sideshift Pontoon boat thruster can easily be installed by the boat owner in a matter of hours and can even be installed while the boat is in the water.
The unit is suitable for pontoon boats up to 35’ and even comes with a wireless fob for your mate standing on the bow to make those last second adjustments to grab a line on the dock.Read more: Sideshift Pontoon Boat Thruster
Florida Bill Could Restrict Boat Inspections!
A while back we published an article about whether Boardings were unconstitutional, Trade only Today just reported on a Florida State Representative Rich Workman, R-Melbourne, who said he’s tired of having his boat boarded by state and federal authorities who are searching for violation.
If the proposed law, House Bill 703 passes it would take effect July 1 and apply to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officers, county deputies and municipal police officers.Read more: Florida Bill Could Restrict Boat Inspections!
If you find yourself at the southern tip of Seneca Lake pass under the Rt. 414 bridge and continue on down Catherine Creek for about 3 miles and on your port side you will find the family friendly Montour Falls Marina & Campground.
Operated by the Village of Montour Falls the marina contains approx... 115 slips all of which include a grassy area for the boater to use as a back yard, a boat ramp and pump out. Geiger's Marine Service operates their business out of the marina with a master marine mechanic, travel lift service and in addition they offer the cheapest non-ethanol fuel available on Seneca Lake.
The marina has modern bath and shower facilities, a playground, marina store which stocks convenience items as well as bait. There is a campground with full hookups also operated by the village at the location and the Montour Falls Yacht club is accessible from the marina as well which can be rented for events.
While the majority of the slips are reserved for seasonal boaters, they maintain a number of slips for transients, so if you’re planning a trip to Watkins Glen for a race weekend, (you can hear the cars on the track from your slip), a trip to see the falls at Watkins Glen State park, or better yet a fishing trip on Seneca Lake, Montour Falls Marina is an excellent home base
Montour Falls Marina’s location is also part of the Seneca / Cayuga Canal system on the Erie Canal.
Operation splash was established in 1990 with the mission to stop polluting, littering and to save the harbors through a low cost solution to waterfront pollution
The organization is a totally volunteer operation and now includes 7 chapters with six workboats in operation in Nassau & Suffolk County from March through November.
To date the volunteers at Operation Splash have removed over 1.5 million pounds of debris since 1990
In addition the organization has collaborated on funding for more than 3,000 street storm drain collectors in Nassau County and designed and maintained the award winning Mill Basin Debris trap
Operation Splash holds open membership meetings the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM at the Freeport Recreation Center
Clean Marina Program.
In addition to the operation of the work boats on the south shore of Long Island, Operation Splash also engages in NOAA’s Clean Marina Program.Read more: Operation Splash