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Today’s Links – August 1, 2014

  • Fort Pierce City Marina Happenings, AICW Statute Mile 966.5, July 31, 2014
    The entrance channel leading to Fort Pierce City Marina, a SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!, runs to the west, just south of the Fort Pierce high-rise bridge, and well north of unlighted daybeacon #188. Anne Maurer Fort Pierce City Marina 772-464-1245 Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Marina Directory Listing For […]
  • Five Stars! for Zimmerman Marine, Southport Marina, Southport, NC, AICW Statute Mile 309.5
    Zimmerman Marine is part of the excellent facilities of Southport Marina, a much valued SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR. These fine organizations lie just west of the Cape Fear River along the northern banks of the Waterway hard by flashing daybeacon #2A. For more information, visit and Zimmerman Marine Service/Southport Marina in Southport […]
  • Florida Manatee and Sea Turtle Rescue Fund
    All politics aside, supporting this rescue fund by urging you to purchase these handsome decals is a project SSECN is proud to advocate. Let the FWC know that boaters do care! Decals may be purchased at or
  • Edson Marine: old school, new school
    Written for Panbo by Ben Ellison


    I visited Edson Marine headquarters while Gizmo was in New Bedford, Massachusetts, during my cruise home in May 2013, and one vivid memory is this old catalog that co-owner Will Keene showed me. My old sloop Alice had one of those Mahogany Steering Wheels, and while I’m sure it cost more in 1946, it’s amazing to realize that you could once buy one for $15, Ebonized Rim included. I also enjoyed seeing how well Edson has kept on keeping on since Jacob Edson invented and started manufacturing the first diaphragm pump in 1859…

  • Back-to-School Sales
    Back to school sales can be great deals on boat gear — particulary organizing tools, bedding and basic “kitchen” items being marketed to college students.

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Today’s Links – July 31, 2014

  • Jetty Construction on West Side of Honeymoon Island, north of Clearwater, FL
    Hurricane Pass, separating Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island, leads to south St. Joseph Sound and Clearwater Harbor. These new jetties will be on the west side of Honeymoon Island in the vicinity of charted Pelican Point. Cruisers approaching Hurricane Pass from the north should avoid this construction site. FLORIDA – WEST COAST – TAMPA BAY […]
  • Quick “Home-Baked” Treats
    There’s nothing bettter than coming back from hiking or snorkeling to still-warm cookies. Three ways to do it while still enjoying the activities yourself!

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Today’s Links – July 30, 2014

  • Report from the FWC Meeting in Tallahassee, July 22-23, 2014
    These discussions and future meetings are extremely important to cruisers who prefer anchoring to docking. Please note that the mention of derelicts, a major cause of the new regulations and a real issue for coastal communities, is not found in this report. The newly established mooring field program and other anchoring restrictions, intended to solve […]
  • New Light in Cape Fear River, AICW Statute Mile 309
    This new warning light wil be on the east side of the Lower Swash Channel Range of the Cape Fear River, near Marker #20 east of Southport, NC. NC – CAPE FEAR RIVER – PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION ESTABLISHED On or about 03 August, 2014 Cape Fear River Warning Light (LLNR 30477/40017) will be established […]
  • Furuno 711C Navpilot head & MCU002 remote keypad, TZT style
    Written for Panbo by Ben Ellison

    Furuno_711c_autopilot_head_SETCSE_aPanbo.jpgThe press release (PDF here) for Furuno’s new color 711C autopilot control describe it as “completely redesigned to provide an excellent match with Furuno’s flagship line of NavNet TZtouch MFD’s… right down to the control knob!” There’s no denying the similar handsome styling, and doesn’t it make you wonder if Furuno will eventually offer a color NMEA 2000 instrument display with the same standard DIN size and 4.1-inch color screen? That’s 100% speculation on my part, but doesn’t it make sense as Furuno finds itself competing with Raymarine, Garmin, and Simrad over the glass style helm that the TZT Series arguably spearheaded? The MCU002 remote TZT keypad, also now official and shipping, seems like another step in keeping TZT competitive.

Today’s Links – July 29, 2014

  • August Events in Historic Edenton, NC, Western Albemarle Sound
    Beat the Heat with a visit to friendly historic Edenton, NC. They are 300 Years Young! For a complete list of events and historical sites, go to: Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Edenton Harbor (City Docks) Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To […]
  • 303 Fabric Guard
    303 Fabric Guard protects Sunbrella and other fabrics from UV damage — fading and disintegrating — and restores water repellancy.

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