Boat Inspections- While BLIA will not be scheduling boat inspections on Ballston Lake this summer with the Mohawk Hudson Sail and Power Squadron, there is still an opportunity to have your boat inspected to see if it meets the NYS requirements – free of charge. The US Coast Guard Auxiliary maintains a “Vessel Safety Check” website http://cgaux.org/vsc/ . There is a link on this page to find an examiner that will visit you, at no charge and with no consequence if you don’t pass. (Remember, there IS a fine if you are stopped by the Saratoga County Sheriff on the water and don’t meet the inspection requirements). There are several examiners in our area and you will be contacted once the request has been submitted through their web site.
A reminder… if you are an early morning boater, fisherman or jet skier, please be courteous to the many kayakers and canoeists who are out then, AND be on the watch for the increasing number of long-distance swimmers that train on our lake at that hour.