Today’s Links – April 13, 2015

  • Good Depths Reported at Ashepoo-Coosaw Cutoff, AICW Problem Stretch Mile 517
    Skipper Hale’s passage is what we can all hope for through this Problem Stretch. However, as recent as this past October (http://cruisersnet.net/?p=145007), depths of less than 5ft were reported via ARGUS readings at the south end of the Cut. Tidal range is 5-7ft here and is certainly a factor in deciding to take the Cutoff […]
  • BoatUS News: A Case for Boating Safety Courses
    BoatUS continues to be the nation’s leading advocate for boating safety and offering Boating Safety Classes is a big part of their work. 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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE When Things Went […]
  • Spring Shootout Tournament, Fort Pierce City Marina, April 18, 2015, AICW Statute Mile 966.5
    A tournament supporting a worthy cause! 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. For all you fishing enthusiasts that are interested in fishing next weekend I have attached […]
  • Model Letter re SB 1548 by Jim Healy
    Here is a well-written, insightful letter to Florida legislators that should serve as a model for those of you who plan to write in opposition to SB 1548, see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=147754. Thank you Captain Healy. Chairman Hon. Alan Hays Vice Chairman Hon. Oscar Braynon Senator Hon. Thad Altman Senator Hon. Charles Dean Senator Hon. Tom Lee […]

Today’s Links – April 12, 2015

  • Luxury boat Stranded in West Palm Beach, AICW Statute Mile ?
    If you have witnessed this apparently grounded vessel, please send us a location. This story is from WPTV News 5 in West Palm Beach. Luxury boat stranded in Intracoastal Waterway in West Palm Beach by Jason Hackett WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – If you were anywhere near the Intracoastal Waterway Thursday in West Palm Beach […]
  • A Realization . . . and Conundrum
    Our thoughts on our first winter as part-year cruisers. Is it for us?

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Today’s Links – April 11, 2015

  • Charlotte Harbor Events, Week of April 13, 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 […]
  • Changes in Lock Schedules, Okeechobee Waterway
    This notice of schedule changes was copied from East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale, April 9, 2015. Changes in Okeechobee Waterway Lock Schedule, April 1, 2015: a. 33 CFR Navigation and Navigable Waters 1. Notice to Navigation Notice is given that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will change hours of operation at […]
  • Important Appeal and Update on SB 1548
    This Florida senate bill has been much in the news for several weeks, see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=147527 and http://cruisersnet.net/?p=147397. This update and appeal is from Kim Russo on AGLCA’s Forum IMPORTANT UPDATE: Tuesday [4/14/15] will be a big day for this issue at the State House in Tallahassee. The next Senate committee hearing for S1548, which includes […]
  • Updates on Fort Pierce Inlet
    Fort Pierce Inlet remains closed to navigation for vessels over 6ft draft. See http://cruisersnet.net/?p=147108 for the events related to this tragic incident. Our thanks to Captain Baier and Anne Maurer for these updates. This salvage operation has been going on since February 24th. The Fort Pierce inlet will be restricted or closed once again to […]

Today’s Links – April 10, 2015

  • Regatta Pointe Marina Spring Open House, April 11-12, Manatee River, off Tampa Bay
    Regatta Pointe Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, lies on the northern banks of the Manatee River, just east of the Highway 41 Business bridge (off the southeastern corner of Tampa Bay). – JOIN US THIS WEEKEND!! – Join us as we exhibit more than 50 new and used in-water yachts at the Spring […]
  • Fender Repairs at Causton Bluff Bascule Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 580
    With a closed vertical clearance of 21 feet, the Causton Bluff – Sam Varnedoe Bridge crosses the Waterway at Statute Mile 580. GEORGIA – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – SAVANNAH RIVER – ST SIMONS SOUND – WILMINGTON RIVER – CAUSTON BLUFF (ISLANDS EXPRESSWAY) BRIDGE: Fender Repairs. R.L. Morrison and Sons, Incorporated has advised the Coast Guard […]
  • Apple Watch boat applets, Pocket Mariner is raring to go
    Written for Panbo by Ben Ellison

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    I find the Apple Watch fascinating, even if I have no plans to own one myself, and I encourage anyone else with an interest to read David Pierce’s Iphone Killer: The secret history of the Apple Watch at Wired.com for a deep look at what the obsessed designers were up to. The first hands-on reviews are coming out now, pre-orders start late tonight, and at least one boating apps developer will be ready to go when the watches release to the public on April 24…

  • Culvert Repair Continues at Statute Mile 70, Okeechobee Waterway
    These repairs were originally set as a Navigation Alert, but we have not heard of any difficulties passing through the construction sites. See http://cruisersnet.net/?p=143557  and  http://cruisersnet.net/?p=81398 for reports on earlier and on-going culvert repairs. FLORIDA – OKEECHOBEE WATERWAY: Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation Project CULVERT C-3 Replacement Adjacent to the Okeechobee Waterway Mariners transiting the Okeechobee […]
  • Luci Lights
    Really bright solar lights that are perfect as dinghy lights, in the cockpit, emergency anchor lights and more!

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