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Jul 15 2014

Did you notice the name change?

It might be subtle, but we feel it was an important step in the growth of the site.  The NY Boating Club web site was designed, built and still is a social network for the NYS Boater.  Within the site you as a member have the ability to create a profile page, post pictures, connect with other members, join in on forums and create and join groups.  The change to www.newyorkboater.com  was made only to create more awareness to the overall site.  Our mission has always been to create the most comprehensive online resource for the NYS Boater.  In addition to having all the social networking tools available within the site, we also aim to build the largest selection of used boats for sale within NYS as well as providing stories about boating destinations around the state and information that affects all of us as boaters within NY. 

New-York-Boater-Dot-Com-LogoWe are already the largest community of boaters within NYS, and as we continue to grow, our efforts are directed to offering the boating industry the ability to connect with you the NYS Boater.  You will begin to see more discounts on services and products that are offered by the industry. There will be a series of articles about local marine related businesses that serve you the NYS Boater.  Most importantly we want your feedback.  Whether you utilize the forum section or send us an e-mail, what makes this site great is you the member, so spread the word, like us on facebook, follow us on twitter and linkedin,  and if you have the opportunity, spend as much time on the water as possible!

Jul 12 2014

If you're going to be in the Skaneateles area on the weekend of July 25th-27th make time to visit the waterfront for the 36th annual antique and classic boat show put on by the Finger Lakes chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society.  The boat show has grown from a dozen boats in 1978 to more than ninety this year.  It is a judged show and for the last 20 years the boat show has been in Clift Park on the north shore of beautiful Skaneateles Lake.  The site is in the center of town and convenient to many of the shops and restaurants.  The show is hosted by the FLC/ACBS and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce.

The show affords visitors an exhibit of forty-four antique and classic boats in the water and forty five to fifty land displays with an opportunity to speak to the owners.  In addition to exhibitors from the central new york area, NJ, Ohio, Michigan, SC, and Canada are a few of the other areas represented.  The weekend promises to provide something for everyone.  There is a ship's store with nautical merchandise.  The Sryacuse Model Boat Club with a collection of boats, Saturday afternoon boat parade, childrens activities, Junior Judging, raffle baskets, historic tours of the village and continuous music throughout the weekend.  Sunday morning there is a photo shoot opportunity on the Mid-Lakes Navigation tour boat the "Judge Ben Wiles" with many of the exihibitor boats circling the "Judge" at speed.

Jul 08 2014

So are you looking for something that is truly unique!  How about something than can make traveling on the water anything but boring.  The Helicat  is a 22’ high speed catamaran that can travel between 20-30 mph in whitecap waves while getting 5 mpg which is not possible in other boats. 

When you look at the pictures, you can see the replica helicopter shaped body that could be wrapped with your company info or logo and photos for eye-catching and fun advertising both on and off the water. 

She has been tested in whitecap waves and found to be very stable and relatively smooth at 30 mph.  The boats top speed is about 35 knots with twin 60 hp. mercury four stroke EFI motors.  Twin Honda 90s

Yields a top speed of about 40 knots.  She can be ordered with motors up to 115 hp. or sold alone for you to fit as you choose.  She can be ordered with a custom aluminum trailer and can be towed easily because fully loaded she weighs in at less than 4000 lbs. 

Jul 04 2014

Sometimes we need to stop and take a minute to think about what the holiday is truly about.  I hope you all enjoy the day and take the time to appreciate what the american flag stands for!

Jul 01 2014

Notice to Mariners

Mariners are advised that during the Waterford Steamboat Meet, use of Waterford Harbor docking facilities will be restricted to participating vessels.  The event will take place from 8:00 am Thursday July 3rd to 1:00 pm on July 6th.  During this time, alternate docking for commercial and pleasure craft will be available between Locks E-2 and E-4 in the Waterford flight, as directed by the Lock Operator who can be reached at (518) 237-0810.  The area will remain open to through-traffic, but commercial traffic requiring clearance through the event must call (518) 461-0942, at least 24 hours in advance.

A 50 yard security zone around participating vessels will be in effect during the Waterford Steamboat parade from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, Friday July 4th.  The Steamboat parade will start at the Federal Lock in Troy and proceed to the Waterford Harbor.

Additionally a 50 yard security zone will be in effect around the fireworks staging barge located off  of the south lower approach wall of Lock E-2 on Saturday July 5th.  Anchoring will be permitted in the harbor on Saturday during the fireworks east of the Pebble’s Island Road Bridge.

For more information on Waterford and their visitor center http://www.nycanals.com/Waterford

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