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Security checks disrupt idyllic boaters’ life

For Bill O’Brien, summer had meant the bliss of the Hudson River ever since he went out fishing for stripers as a boy. But last year after he was stopped once too often by law enforcement patrol boats with armed officers, he decided he had had it. He sold his 22-foot jet boat, convinced that a once-restful afternoon on the Hudson was just becoming too stressful to enjoy.

Boaters have been subject to more checks by multiple agencies since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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