Great Harbour Trawler Association


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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Lowrance & Simrad StructureScan 3D, hello interferometry

Written for Panbo by Ben Ellison

Lowrance_Simrad_StructureScan_3D_kit_cPanbo.jpgWhen I wrote about the StructureScan 3D announcement last July, I recall feeling a dite skeptical. Sure, the screenshots suggested that new users could more easily understand the 3D presentation of the sidescan data, but I wondered if they wouldn’t go back to the apparently more detailed 2D presentation once they got a handle on it. But I was wrong. On-water demos have taught me that SS3D is much more than a visual gimmick. The 3D view can be really useful, especially for fishing, even though the new 3D transducer also produces the best 2D StructureScan imagery yet, plus there’s some interesting and potentially valuable science going on behind the screens…

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Fort Myers Beach 9th Annual Cruiser’s Appreciation Day, April 2, Western Terminus of the Okeechobee Waterway

Matanzas Harbor’s mooring field (Fort Myers Beach Mooring Field) has East and West fields – both are east of the Fort Myers Beach hi-rise bridge – with the West field being closest to the dinghy dock and Matanzas Inn where the Appreciation Day activities will be held. The municipal link given below provides detailed information for boaters.

Fort Myers Beach 9th Annual Cruiser’s Appreciation Day, April 2
Cruisers at the 2016 Cruisers Appreciation Day in Fort Myers Beach, FL.
Fort Myers Beach will once again show its appreciation for the cruising community with its 9th Annual Cruisers’ Appreciation Day on April 2, 2016. Held at the Matanzas Inn , there will be a barbeque, live entertainment, drinks, door prizes (even though it’s outside) and giveaways. Free to boaters renting a mooring ball at the Matanzas Harbor Mooring Field on the day of the event with a nominal fee to others. People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs since seating will be limited. Everyone is welcome. The event will be from noon to 3 pm.
The event is sponsored by the Fort Myers Beach Anchorage Advisory Committee. For information on Matanzas Harbor Mooring Field, go to, and click on “Visitors” and then “Recreation.”

Please let me know if you have any questions, thanks.
Jeff Richard
Public Works Maintenance Supervisor
Town of Fort Myers Beach
(239) 765-0202 ext. 1704


Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Anchorage Directory Listing For the Fort Myers Beach Mooring Field

Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of the Fort Myers Beach Mooring Field

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Royal Marsh Harbor Yacht Club Makes $3000 Donation to Bahamian Air Sea Rescue Association

 Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht ClubNow that many of you are in southern waters and maybe headed for the Bahamas, don’t miss this opportunity to link with the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS” NET SPONSOR!.

RMHYC makes $3,000 donation to BASRA

The Bahamian Air Sea Rescue Association (BASRA) is a non-profit voluntary organization committed to saving the lives of distressed seamen or airmen in the Bahamas. It is mostly funded through donations. The Royal Marsh Harbor Yacht Club recently made a $3,000 donation to BASRA to assist in the continuance of that important mission.

The Royal Marsh Harbor Yacht Club (RMHYC) is an organization of land based individuals and boaters in the Bahamas. RMHYC members are very concerned about safety on the water. For many years, the RMHYC has supported BASRA as the main provider of marine emergency services in the Abacos.

RMHYC is based at Boat Harbor marina in Marsh Harbor on Great Abaco Island. The Club ( welcomes cruisers and land based individuals to our many social activities. Members benefits include marina discounts and discounts at local businesses.

Woody Sutton

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Bahamas Chatter: Rachels Daughter

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Bahamas Chatter: Rachels Daughter
Rachels Daughter
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 04:15 AM PST
With regard to the Giving Back post, there is an incredible organization in Freeport called Rachels Daughters. They are a home that supports young girls who are lacking father figures in their life. They are doing amazing things and are always in need of help. i.e. school supplies etc etc. Beverly Mather runs the organization and i would be happy to provide contact info.

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