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Since 1934, Staten Island Sail and Power Squadron has been teaching safety to the boaters of Staten Island, New York. Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City. A unit of the United States Power Squadrons, SISPS has a vibrant educational program including the public Safe Boating course and a variety of courses available to its members. All courses are taught by volunteer instructors. SISPS members also enjoy an active social calendar of parties, picnics, and on-water activities. In addition, SISPS supports charitable efforts in the community.


Check out this interesting Article from 1943 Staten Island Advance.


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Happy Boating

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Every month SISPS writes a column for the RCYC Newsletter.
Cdr Heap feels that it is all good information and should be occasionally posted on the website

                 Safety on Land and Sea
    The summer boating season is coming to an end.  Perhaps this is a good time to discuss some aspects of winter storage.   If you are storing it in the water remember to drain and winterize your freshwater system.  Make sure that your cockpit drains are free of debris and in good working order and make sure that your lines are in good shape.  If you do not winterize your engine, make sure that you provide some means to keep the engine from freezing. In the water or on the hard, you should make a point to visit the boat regularly during the winter and check it for any unexpected problems.

  On the hard, cover the boat with a tarp or vinyl cover for protection from the elements. Make sure the cover is vented enough for airflow, but secure enough to stay on your boat all winter.  Jack stands should be placed every 8 feet with a stand under the bow. The weight of the boat should be on the keel and the keel should be supported (blocked) in two places, forward and aft on the keel. Generally, jack stands should be placed under-supported areas, i.e., bulkheads if possible.  Marine engine manufacturers and technicians advise storing any boat with the fuel tank almost full, leaving just a little capacity to accommodate the expansion of the fuel if the temperature warms. Flush the engine with fresh water to remove salt, dirt, and corrosion. Flush the cooling system with fresh water to minimize corrosion and overheating issues when next you want to cruise your boat.  After you've flushed it, drain and refresh the coolant system with anti-freeze to prevent freezing and corrosion of the engine.

Change the Oil  First warm up the engine to loosen the impurities, and change the engine oil and the filters. By changing the boat oil before storing you can avoid any long-term damage during storage.  Not changing the oil will expose the engine to the risk of corrosion from any acids or water that might get into it. Make sure the filters are changed and flushed out, with no water left, before you add the new oil.

Don't be a casualty, safety first.  
Remember to always be courteous to other boaters. Stay Safe!
Past Commander Jim McGrath - U.S. Power & Sail

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Fishing License


 Good idea to renew your salt water fishing licenses.  (Free)  If  you registered last year all the info should already be there.  NY you need your user name and password.  NJ just your name, birthday and last 4 of ss#.


New York:  https://decals.dec.ny.gov/DECALSCitizenWeb/citizenhome.htm


New Jersey:  http://www.nj.gov/dep/saltwaterregistry/index.html


Just a reminder for all boaters in Great Kills Harbor.

The No Wake Buoy is back by GK Red Nun #6. The No Wake Zone is from the rocks at Crooks Point through the harbor.


Please be courteous to your fellow boaters.


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