We are proud to announce the newest partner to the NY Boating Club web site. Antique Boat Center may very well be the nation’s premier Antique and Boat dealer. Antique Boat Center carries a large, ever changing selection of antique and classic boats including Chris Craft, Century, Gar Wood, Hacker Craft, Lyman's and Thompson.Their boat models range from 15 to 30 feet. These wooden boats include outboards, speedboats, runabouts, utilities, ski boats, launches, and canoes.Antique Boat Center was established in January 1990 as a boat sales/brokerage service and storage facility. Over the last 23 years, we have become the largest firm for buying, selling and restoring classic and antique boats. Antique Boat Center has already listed three boats which are located within the area. Over the months check out the antique and classic boat page on the site to see the latest boats for sale on the site as well as articles and helpful tips from Antique Boat Center on the use and care of your antique or classic boat. Visit their web site at www.antiqueboat.com
As the NY Boating Club web site continues to grow our antique and classic page is the second most visited section on the site. Watch as the page grows to not only include the latest antique and classic boats for sale, but we will also be including lists of all the antique and classic boat shows around the state, as well as articles on boat restoration the hobby in general.
Once again we come to you with one of the classified ads that we would like to highlight this month. If you get a chance take a look at this listing from our member Gary Dunn fhttp://www.nyboatingclub.com/classifieds/1-boats/48-1981-40-viking-sf-w-6-71n-detr.html
It’s a Viking is the tag line for this boat, Check out the specs and here’s a link to another 100 pictures http://www.popyachts.com/View/25926
Today the trip is to Brockport, with a stop in Albion to check out the town. This section of the state is very flat, which in Canal terms means no locks. Just a series of lift bridges. The Canal personnel might work as many as three bridges and they drive back and forth between them depending on the traffic. On this trip we have just not had great luck in the timing and more than once have tied the boat up on the wall and waited 15 minutes or more for a bridge operator to arrive.Read more: 15 Days On The Erie Canal (Days 11-15)
Have you ever wanted to sail offshore as part of a crew either moving a boat from one location to another, or better yet participate during a race? Well if that notion has ever crossed your mind you need to check out a company called Off Shore Passages www.sailopo.com OPO is a crew networking organization whose niche is offering offshore sailing opportunities to members. Over 2000 people have joined and sailed offshore through OPO since 1993Read more: Ever Wanted To Sail For Free!!
Today the NYSDEC posted online for public comment its proposed regulations to
help stop the transport of Aquatic Invasive Specis.
The new regulations would make it illegal to launch at a DEC site without having first removed all visible plant and/or animal material and having drained all water from the boat, as well as illegal to leave from a launch site without having done the same as well.
The proposed regulations will allow DEC law enforcement staff to ticket any user of DEC boat launch facilities that does not drain a watercraft and remove any visible plants and animals attached to it, the trailer or associated equipment prior to launching at or leaving the site. The penalty for violating the regulation is imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or a fine of not more than $250 or both fine and imprisonment.
The comment period is open from January 8th through Feb. 24th 2014. If all goes well, it is possible for the DEC to have this regulation in place for this boating season.