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      CNY Boat Show offers info on clean & safe boating

      Think warm weather sports! The Central New York Boat Show opens on Wednesday at the State Fairgrounds, and besides showing off new and improved models for sale, a whole series of exhibits and talks is planned for current boaters.Dave White, with NY Sea Grant, says emphases this year will be on keeping water clean. He showed us a bilge sock, aimed at soaking oily pollutants out of bilge water, and a ring that goes around a fuel nozzle, to keep splashes or spills from polluting. White says there will be lots if info on aquatic invasive species 'hitchhikers' as well--and how to keep them (including the jumping Asian Carp) from contaminating our waterways.The CNY Boat Show runs Feb. 16 - 20, Wed-Fri 1 - 9pm, Saturday 10 - 9 and Sunday 10 - 5, in 3 buildings at the State Fairgrounds. www.cnyboatshow.com has the schedule for talks and exhibits.
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