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Today’s Links – October 22, 2014

  • Welcome BoatUS as SSECN Sponsor!
    It is with great pleasure that Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net welcomes BoatUS as a sponsor! BoatUS has for many years been an advocate and supporter of all levels of boating and a major voice in the political arena where so many decisions are made affecting all recreational mariners. If you are not a member, we […]
  • Dredging to Begin at New Topsail Inlet/AICW Intersection, Statute Mile 270
    This AICW/New Topsail Inlet intersection, a perennial shoaling area, was last dredged in January 0f 2013. NC – OLD TOPSAIL CREEK AND HOWARDS CHANNEL – DREDGING The dredge SNELL will be conducting dredging operations in the vicinity of Old Topsail Creek and Howards Channel in the Intracoastal Waterway from 22 – 28 October and 05 […]
  • Pier Demolition near Great Bridge Lock, AICW Statute Mile 11.5
    The Chesapeake and Albemarle Canal is part of the North Carolina/Virginia Cut south of Norfolk and Great Bridge Lock is at Waterway statute mile 11.5. VA – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – CHESAPEAKE AND ALBEMARLE CANAL – PIER CONSTRUCTION Flint Construction Company has commenced demolition and reconstruction work at the City of Chesapeake Pier in the […]
  • Tentative Closures of I-75 Twin Bridges, Caloosahatchee River, Okeechobee Mile 129
    There are five fixed bridges with 55ft vertical clearances between Lake Okeechobee and the western end of the Okeechobee Waterway, beginning with the I-75 twin bridges at statute mile 129. FLORIDA – OKEECHOBEE WATERWAY – ST LUCIE INLET TO FORT MYERS – CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER – I-75 BRIDGE: Bridge Construction. The de Moya Group, Inc. has […]
  • USB charging on a 12v boat, fie on Apple?
    Written for Panbo by Ben Ellison

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    It was easy to gather a slew of devices currently on board Gizmo that hunger for a USB power supply at least occaisionally. Heck, when the Verizon Android Galaxy phone is providing an LTE WiFi hotspot and also streaming Bluetooth audio to the Fusion IP700 stereo as it is now — I’m online while listening to a Maine radio station — it needs to be charged almost constantly. The hard-working phone is also why I keep those two USB charged/charging batteries topped up for shore trips (and, yes, they do make great press event swag, thank you Simrad and FLIR). The Phonak hearing aid accessory needs nightly charging and while the DeLorme InReach Explorer in the background can go for days doing satellite tracking and a few messages, I prefer to keep it plugged in so my Share Map stays complete. In short, I need multiple 12v USB power sources to keep this crew happy and thus this entry will cover several types I’ve tested. There are a lot of cables involved too, but it’s nice that all the gadgets pictured use a standard USB mini or micro size power/data plug, with one very significant exception…

  • AIS Net work Testing Begins Today
    SSECN is unsure how many of you have AIS onboard and, if your units are so equiped, it is uncertain as to how you will be affected by these tests. But, as so often, we prefer to let you be aware of this Local Notice. USCG NATIONWIDE AUTOMATIC IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM (NAIS) NETWORK TESTING On October […]
  • Fuel Discounts Available at Dataw Island Marina, AICW Statute Mile 521.5
    Dataw Island Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, has reinstated quantity discounts on fuel purchases of 100 gallons or more. This wonderful, intimate marina is just a short distance south off the Waterway via Parrot Creek, then Morgan River, west of marker #6, along the southern banks of the Morgan River. A great stopover! […]
  • “The Ghost in the Attic” – Young’s Yarns by Claiborne S. Young
    In honor of Halloween, we thought that this ghost story from Young’s Yarns would be well worth featuring here at the end of October. If you have not found them already, there are more Young’s Yarns to be found on our Homepage. The Ghost in the Attic by Claiborne S. Young In my 26 years […]
  • Consider Royal Marsh Harbor Yacht Club, Abaco, Northern Bahamas
    Please give a big welcome to Royal Marsh Harbor Yacht Club, the newest SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR! RMHYC has already attracted a number of SSECN readers to its membership who report a wealth of activities through club membership. A wonderful way to get truly involved in the spirit of the Abacos! Be sure to […]

Today’s Links – October 21, 2014

  • Farmers’ Markets, Oriental, NC, AICW Statute Mile 181
    The Oriental area is home to three SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSORS: Oriental Marina and Condos, Oriental Nautical Wheelers, and River Dunes. Please say hello for us as you enjoy this wonderful Fall weather and the delicious buys at the Farmers’ Markets. From TownDock.net The Oriental Farmers’ Market happens every Saturday on Hodges Street from […]
  • Captains Campout / Bucksport Marina & RV Resort, AICW Statute Mile 377
    Bucksport Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS NET SPONSOR!, lies south of Waterway marker #36, along the western shores of the beautiful Waccamaw River. This three day Bonfire Weekend should be a wonderful Fall experience, especially at this unique and fine marina. Note the special dockage rates below. Hey Everyone, We are planning a nice Bon […]
  • Photo of the Week – Sunrise at Jekyll
    Sonny Reeves, Jekyll Harbor Marina
  • Moldy Bread
    What do you do when the only bread aboard has a bit of mold? Can you go ahead and eat it?

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Today’s Links – October 20, 2014

  • Special Winter Rates at Charleston City Marina, AICW Statute Mile 469
    Charleston City Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is located along the Ashley River’s northeastern banks, northeast of marker #5, and only a hop, skip and jump from the path of the AICW! Click Here To View the South Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Charleston City Marina Click Here To Open A […]
  • Easier Head Cleaning
    Hate cleaning around the toilet and cutting your hands on the hose clamps? A DIY sewing projects solves the problem!

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Today’s Links – October 18, 2014

  • News from St. Augustine, AICW Statute Mile 776
    This very welcome information on the navigation aids in the St. Augustine Inlet and on area events is sent to us by our good friend and supporter, Port Commissioner Jay Bliss. During his tenure, Capt. Bliss has provided valuable and timely information on the St. Augustine area. Thank you Jay! Greetings Port Observers, Selected proceedings […]
  • Fort Pierce City Marina Updates, AICW Statute Mile 966.5, October 17, 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 FPCM@city-ftpierce.com Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Marina Directory Listing For […]
  • Taming the Paper Aboard
    Being able to quickly find the owner’s manual you need: priceless! Except that my budget wasn’t unlimited.

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