Today’s Links – April 13, 2014

Today’s Links – April 13, 2014

Today’s Links – April 12, 2014

  • Deal Killers
    When do you decide to just walk away from a potential purchase? Outside of just knowing it in our gut, here are our thoughts –

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  • Mobile Cuisine Events in Chesapeake, VA, Beginning April 16, AICW Statute Mile 12
    Located immediately south of the Great Bridge Locks, Atlantic Yacht Basin -A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS NET SPONSOR! – offers an excellent full-service boat yard, with a long fixed face dock and covered storage on the well protected small inlet behind the yard. Fuel, water, electric and a working pump out are available. There is a […]
  • More Discussion of Longer FEC RR Bridge Closures in Store for South Florida?
    Wow, here is a piece of sobering news from our “man on the scene” in Stuart, Florida, Captain Ted Guy. Ted is a maritime attorney and the past president of the Treasure Coast Marine Industries Association, and is unusually knowledgeable about all things nautical when it comes to Eastern Florida and the Okeechobee Waterway. Looks […]
  • Sunrise Northbound Through the Alligator Pungo Canal
    Sunrise as S/V Grace Was About to Head Northbound Through the Alligator Pungo Canal. by Kevin & Debbie Stone S/V Grace Orwell, Vermont

Today’s Links – April 11, 2014

  • Garmin GNX 20/21 instrument displays, monochrome mashups
    Written for Panbo by Ben Ellison

    Garmin GNX 20 and GNX 21 instrument displays aPanbo.jpgThe press release for the new Garmin instruments doesn’t mention it — and I didn’t notice it at first myself — but can you see what’s quite unusual about these monochrome displays? The GNX 20 at left and its inverted GNX 21 sibling have LCD screens that are partly segmented and partly dot matrix. I didn’t even know that was possible, but I think it makes sense in terms of maximum power efficiency without completely surrendering to the readability limitations of large segments…

  • Fort Pierce City Marina Happenings, AICW Statute Mile 966.5, April 10, 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. Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Marina Directory Listing For Fort Pierce City Marina Click Here To Open […]
  • Report from Moore Haven City Dock, Okeechobee Waterway Statute Mile 78
    Moore Haven City Dock, the first stop west of Lake Okeechobee, is located at Okeechobee Waterway Statute Mile 78, on the Moore Haven waterfront. This report comes to us from our good friends, Peg and Jim Healy. The muni docks at Moore Haven are in good shape, have power and water, and are $1.00/ft. There […]
  • Advice on Depths at Clewiston, FL, Okeechoee Waterway – Western Lake Okeechobee
    Roland Martin’s Marina is found on a small canal in Clewiston, Florida and has long been a good source for checking depths in Lake Okeechobee. See http://www.rolandmartinmarina.com/water_levels.php. The comments below come to us from our friends, Peg and Jim Healy. FOR CLEWISTON, the key question is draft. The basin at Clewiston (Roland Martin Marina) is […]
  • Good Advice on Okeechobee Lake Route Approach to Clewiston, FL – Statute Miles 60-65
    The portion of the Okeechobee Waterway “Lake Route,” described below by the Healys is found between Statute Miles 60 to 65 and is charted as Approach Channel. The one additional thing to highlight about the Lake crossing that I have not seen mentioned is that the area charted from Rocky Reef to Clewiston is a […]

Today’s Links – April 10, 2014

  • Shoaling in Longboat Pass, near Western Florida ICW Statute Mile 85.
    Longboat Pass separates Longbeach and Bradenton Beach south of Tampa Bay near Statute Mile 85. The shoaling described is in the Longboat Pass channel, not the intersection with the Waterway. SSECN posted a Navigation Alert for this area in 2013. FLORIDA- CHARLOTTE HARBOR TO TAMPA BAY – LONGBOAT PASS: Shoaling Shoal exists across the entire […]
  • Shoaling/Dredging in St. Lucie Inlet, near AICW Statute Mile 987
    Dredging is underway in the St. Lucie Inlet (http://cruisersnet.net/?p=129722) making navigation with shoaling even more challenging. St. Lucie Inlet intersects the Waterway and the eastern genesis of the Okeechobee Waterway near Stuart, FL at AICW Statute Mile 987. The shoaling described below refers to the Inlet channel, not the intersection with the Waterway. FLORIDA – […]
  • Race Week in Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC, AICW Statute Mile 465
    Cruisers transiting the Waterway through Charleston Harbor April 11-13 between the hours of 0900-1630 should be aware of numerous sailboat race courses active within the harbor. See coordinates below. This is a large event with almost 300 sailboats involved. Passage through an active, designated race course is prohibited. SOUTH CAROLINA – CHARLESTON: Special Local Regulation. […]
  • Good Words for Harbortown Marina, AICW Statute Mile 965
    Harbortown Marina sits on the northern banks of Taylor Creek, which cuts into the Waterway’s western flank, south of unlighted daybeacon #184, just north of the Ft. Pierce Inlet. We stayed there after a long day south. The marina is very large, and we were on the face dock. The people were friendly and helpful, […]
  • Request for Information on National Park Service Docks in Ocracoke, Pamilco Sound, NC
    The Ocracoke National Park Service Docks are on the northern shores of Silver Lake Harbor, just east of its entrance. Would love to hear if anyone has stayed at the NPS dock in the past few months. We sailed to Ocracoke about a year ago and the NPS docks were covered in bird droppings and […]
  • US 70, Morehead City – Newport River Bridge Repairs, AICW Statute Mile 203.8
    While few cruisers will be affected by these night-time repairs, it’s good to be aware of any unusual activities on the Waterway. High-Rise US 70 bridge crosses the Waterway just north of the Morehead City Railway and connects Morehead City and Beaufort, NC. NC – BEAUFORT INLET AND SOUTHERN CORE SOUND – NEWPORT RIVER – […]
  • Dredging Underway at AICW/Mason Inlet Intersection, Statute Mile 280
    As promised on Ferbuary 1st (see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=134874), dredging has begun at AICW/Mason Inlet intersection. The SSECN has had a Navigation Alert posted for this intersection since August 5, 2013 due to reports and LNMs about severe shoaling. Until the dredging is completed, the need for caution in any passage through the Waterway/Mason Inlet intersection is […]
  • A Good Surveyor: Priceless
    Our surveyor found structural problems that led us to call off the purchase. While some would call it wasted money since we didn’t buy the boat, we think it was money very well spent.

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