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Thank you for visiting our Great Harbour Trawler Association (GHTA) site. The GHTA was founded in May 2002. Since that time we continue to grow each year. Our primary goals, in addition to the friendship and camaraderie, include the exchange of ideas and information that enhances the cruising life that we all enjoy. This site is available for ideas and to provide information to Great Harbour trawler owners as well as others who are interested in cruising. We offer an Associate Membership also to non-Great Harbour trawler owners who may possibly be interested in a Great Harbour trawler for their future.

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Today’s Links – April 27, 2015

Today’s Links – April 26, 2015

  • Bridge Frustration of An Unusual Kind
    As Skipper Paul reports the old Steel Bridge is no more, replaced by a 95ft fixed bridge. While his report is definitely good news for other cruisers, we offer him condolences on a missed dining opportunity and we’re delighted that Paul could laugh at himself! See for the remaining construction details. On Friday, April 10, […]
  • Praise for Atlantic Yacht Basin, Great Bridge, VA, AICW Statute Mile 12
    As noted in the many positive reports and from my own personal experience with their repair work, Atlantic Yacht Basin is the best! AYB, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is located at Mile 12 just south of the Great Bridge lock and bridge. Skipper Gubler’s good words are from AGLCA’s Forum. Our boat was […]
  • Charlotte Harbor Events, Week of April 27, Punta Gorda, FL
    There is always plenty to do in Charlotte Harbor, as you will see from the list of events below. Punta Gorda, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is on Western Florida’s Charlotte Harbor/Peace River. Whether you are moored in Punta Gorda’s mooring field or berthed at Fishermen’s Village Marina, also A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET […]
  • May Events in Elizabeth City, NC, Alternate Route Statute Mile 50
    The month of May will be exciting in Elizabeth City and a great reason to visit the friendliest-to-boaters community on the Waterway and A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR! These fine folks always have a full calendar of events to entertain and enlighten! Elizabeth City and Mariner’s Wharf are located at the southern end of […]
  • Raymarine eS Series, long live the glass bridge
    Written for Panbo by Ben Ellison


    On Monday Flir unveiled Raymarine’s eS Series, and shortly thereafter, extensive detail on the new 7-, 9-, and 12-inch multifunction displays went online. A cynic might say that the eS Series is simply a refresh of the existing eSeries with its similar HybridTouch mix of keypad and touchscreen controls. But that would ignore multiple hardware improvements plus the amazing evolution of Ray’s Lighthouse II operating software since the lower-case “e” MFDs entered the market in 2011. For instance, click the photo above bigger to better see the full support for Navionics, C-Map, and LightHouse cartography (discussed here recently). Also, not to be ignored is the glass bridge style, which makes sense in all its ramifications and is very much here to stay, I think

  • Fort Pierce City Marina Update, April 22, 2015, AICW Statute Mile 966.5
    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 […]
  • Extreme Shoaling at Hell Gate, AICW Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 602
    We began hearing of extreme shallows at Hell Gate last year, see and Now Captain Healy gives us up-to-date confirmation that MID TO HIGH TIDE is a requirement for passage through Hell Gate. This is trusted advice…TAKE IT!! Larry: As of 4/22/2015 at 19h45: Egg Island, GA, tide data: L – 17h09 Range: […]
  • Tracking Down a Fuel Problem
    It only took us two months, but we finally tracked down our fuel problem. Here’s how we did it and what we learned.

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Today’s Links – April 24, 2015

  • Russell Pass Northern Anchorage, between Indian Key Pass and Everglades City, West Florida
    Russell Pass splits off to the north from Indian Key Pass at marker #7 and the northern anchorage lies upstream, 200 yards southwest of the charted split in the stream. I have used this anchorage a few times in wind from the north @ 35 mph as stated ( as good as it gets ). […]
  • Shoaling Reported at Calabash Creek Anchorage, AICW Statute Mile 342
    The anchorage at the mouth of Calabash Creek, just below the NC-SC state line, has been a popular stop for years, owing in no small part to the delicious seafood awaiting a dinghy ride up the creek. Sad to have it shoaled in. 21 April 2015, attempted to anchor in the creek but saw that […]
  • Good Words for Coquina Harbor Yacht Club, AICW Statute Mile 346
    Coquina Harbor Yacht Club guards the eastern banks of Coquina Harbor. Coquina Harbor itself cuts into the northern banks of the Waterway, opposite unlighted daybeacon #13. 21 April 2015, attempted to anchor in the creek [Calabash] but saw that the anchorage had shoaled badly. Rather than anchor within the channel, we went back to Coquina […]
  • More Good Words for Marco Island Marina, West Florida, south of Naples
    Marco Island Marina will be found along the Marco – Naples waterway’s southerly banks, immediately west of the high-rise fixed Marco Island bridge. Elmer the dockmaster is very helpful. Showers are air conditioned and clean. Floating docks are very nice, the entire set-up is first class. Upon registering you are handed a courtesy card to […]
  • Update on Florida’s Anchoring Restrictions Bill
    This Florida senate bill restricting anchoring has been much in the news for several weeks, see and This update is from Kim Russo on AGLCA’s Forum Below is an update provided this morning from the team working on defeating the proposed anchoring restrictions in Florida. Thanks to all the Loopers and our Sponsors […]

Today’s Links – April 23, 2015

  • Key Lime Festival at Fishermen’s Village, Punta Gorda, FL
    Doesn’t just the thought of all those Key Lime Specialties make your mouth water! Yum!! Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, on Western Florida’s Charlotte Harbor/Peace River always has an array of activities to please eyes, ears and palate. Whether you are moored in Punta Gorda’s mooring field or berthed […]
  • BoatUS News: Towing App
    BoatUS continues to be the nation’s leading advocate for boating safety and offering free mobile apps is a another way they contribute to boating safety. SSECN is proud to have BoatUS as a SPONSOR!         NEWS From BoatUS Boat Owners Association of The United States 880 S. Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 22304 […]
  • May Events and Entertainment at Fishermen’s Village, Punta Gorda, FL
    May will be another exciting month at Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, on Western Florida’s Charlotte Harbor/Peace River. Whether you are moored in Punta Gorda’s mooring field or berthed at Fishermen’s Village Marina, also A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, there is always something special to do, like the […]
  • The Albemarle Loop, Albemarle Sound, NC
    This wonderful tour of the Albemarle Sound includes two of Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net Sponsors, Elizabeth City and Edenton, as well Albemarle Plantation, Hertford, Columbia and Plymouth. Click here for a link to the chart below which has links to each of the six marinas in the loop.Our thanks to our friends at Dismal Swamp […]
  • REMINDER: “Paddle for the Border” on May 2 – Dismal Swamp Welcome Center, AICW Alternate Route
    As you can see from the photo below, the Canal is virtually impossible to navigate by motor or sail vessels during the event, so plan your passage carefully. The Welcome Center has done a lot to make your cruise through the Canal on May 2 as little of an inconvenience as possible. A SALTY SOUTHEAST […]
  • Nordic Tugs Now in the Carolinas, Intracoastal Yacht Sales
    Intracoastal Yacht Sales, a long-time SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, offers full service brokerage representation from three locations, Wrightsville Beach, NC, Little River, SC and Charleston, SC. Intracoastal Yacht Sales is pleased to announce that we are now the exclusive dealer for Nordic Tugs in the both North and South Carolina! For years boat cruising […]
  • Got Flies? Get Tabasco!
    Got flies? Try this way to get rid of them fast . . . another reason to keep a bottle of Tabasco on hand!

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