As teenagers growing up in a small village on Long Island Sound, 30 miles east of the busy Port of New York, my friends and I spent most of our summers swimming, fishing and boating during the daylight hours. We completed all of the boating safety courses and had hands-on boat-handling training

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

Related Interests

More from Boating

Boating2 min read
SEA RAY SPX 230 Outboard
We were running the Sea Ray SPX 230 Outboard through its performance numbers when we spotted a deer swimming in the middle of the lake. We zipped over and positioned our boat to watch as it slowly swam toward shore. As we idled forward, the water got
Boating4 min read
Contender 44 St
Big center-console boats—models ranging from 35 to more than 40 feet in length—are taking over in warm places such as Florida where cabins seem superfluous. With a larger center-console comes lots of deck room, and many boatbuilders fill it with crui
Boating1 min read
Rain Jackets
THE DRY: This is made for commercial fishermen who head out no matter what the forecast. It’s ANSI-certified, meaning it’s fit for use by professionals. Its bright-yellow color helps you be seen in emergency situations, and its seams are sealed with