Today’s Links – October 27, 2014

  • Winter Dockage Special at Harbor Town Yacht Basin, AICW Statute Mile 565
    Harbor Town Yacht Basin, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, lies just off the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway on Calibogue Sound, below Statute Mile 565 at Marker 32, right in the heart of The Sea Pines Resort. WINTER DOCKAGE SPECIAL! Reserve a minimum of three months dockage from December through February 2015 and receive 25% off […]
  • Question about Frying Pan Shoals, Cape Fear, NC
    This reader is seeking advice about navigation Frying Pan Shoals from east to west at the large shoal off the tip of Cape Fear. If you have experience in those waters, let us hear from you! Hi! I have a quick question that I am hoping that you can answer. We currently dock a 20 […]

Today’s Links – October 26, 2014

  • Still Another Alternative to the Ashepoo-Coosaw Cutoff, AICW Statute Mile 517
    We have had lots of discussion (http://cruisersnet.net/?p=141157)  on bypassing Ashepoo-Coosaw Cutoff by heading southeast to Combahee Bank then northwest to return to the Waterway south of the Cutoff. Now Skipper Dammeyer offers another alternative by heading almost due west from Combahee Bank into Morgan River to SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Dataw Island Marina. Slipper […]
  • Opening Schedule Variances on Three Bridges, West Florida ICW Staute Miles 123-129
    Park Boulevard Bridge crosses the West Florida Waterway at Statute Mile 126, north of unlighted daybeacon #12 in the heart of “The Narrows.” Indian Rocks Beach Bridge crosses the Waterway at Statute Mile 129, northwest of flashing daybeacon #33. The Tom Stuart Bridge or Welch Causeway Bridge crosses the Waterway at Statute Mile 123 in […]
  • 8-Day Lockdown of FEC RR Bridge in Jacksonville, November 14-21, 2014, St. Johns River
    As stated in an earlier posting (http://cruisersnet.net/?p=144400) this Florida East Coast RR bridge has been the poster child for all that can go wrong with lift bridges. Local Jacksonville boaters and businesses are not happy!! With a closed vertical clearance of ONLY 5ft, the Florida East Coast Railway Bridge crosses the St. Johns immediately west […]
  • Shark Repellent Developed at Florida Keys Community College, Key West
    This article from The Associate Press is for our scuba diving friends and those of us who still insist on diving under to clean the props!   NOAA officials praise shark repellent developed at Florida Keys Community College THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First Posted: October 25, 2014 – 3:01 am KEY WEST, Florida — Federal officials […]
  • Bahamas Anchorage Fees?
    Our thanks to friends Chuck and Susan for sending this article by Natario McKensie in Tribune242. From the Bahamas Trust Chairman’s remarks, you can see that he doesn’t think much of transients from the US. Could we soon be paying to anchor in the Bahamas? It’s not as far fetched as you might think. Chuck […]
  • Fort Pierce City Marina Updates, AICW Statute Mile 966.5, October 23, 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 […]
  • We Found A Broken Bolt – Goody!
    There I was, scraping paint. And along with the paint comes the head of a large machine screw . . .

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Today’s Links – October 25, 2014

  • “All Aboard Florida” Public Meetings to Begin October 27, 2014
    All Aboard Florida has been on concerned boaters’ minds for several months this year and our postings have included this important USCG survey: http://cruisersnet.net/?p=144297. A big thank you to BoatUS, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, for providing us with a list of the public meetings scheduled for public forums on the issue. Boaters are […]
  • More Good Words for Ladys Island Marina, AICW Statute Mile 536.5, in Beaufort, SC
    Over the last three years, Ladys Island Marina has been undergoing big improvements in the marina portion of this property under the direction of owner, Kelly Ryan, and these improvements have been confirmed by the recent positive comments SSECN has received. Ladys Island Marina is located in Factory Creek just east of Ladys Island Bridge. […]
  • Young’s Yarns: “The House of the Beckoning Hands Legend”
    Here is another Claiborne’s Yarns so appropriate for this Halloween season! Somewhere along this coastline was once located the “House of the Beckoning Hands.” Many ghost stories are set along the North Carolina coast, but there is perhaps no more pitiful tale than “The Beckoning Hands,” as related by Charles Harry Whedbee in “Outer Banks […]
  • “Cruising Carolina” DVDs Available Online
    Claiborne S. Young’s classic dvd series, “Cruising Carolina”, is available for purchase at UNC-TV. Enter Cruising Carolina in their Search box, then select Cruising Carolina DVDs. At Click Here to Order,  an order form for the particular region will come up from Blue Water Media in Danbury, NC. Not all regions are available, but the […]
  • Brass Band Concert Hosted by Fishermen’s Village, November 1, Punta Gorda, FL
    Attention Music Lovers! Begin November by attending this brass band concert hosted by Fishermen’s Village, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, found on the western shore of the Peace River, southeast of marker #3 in Punta Gorda. November 1st at Fisherman’s Village Center Court Preliminary Music begins at 1:50 p.m. Concert begins at 2:00 p.m. […]
  • In-Sole Dust Pan
    A great way to not just catch your sweepings but also any little parts that might fall through the grate.

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Today’s Links – October 24, 2014

  • More from the Lunsford Log: NC Waterway, Statute Miles 210-330
    We are very grateful to the Lunsfords for sharing their observations of the North Carolina Waterway. Remember that on our Homepage you can enter each statute mile mentioned into the ST.M./LAT-LON WIDGET and bring up a chart of the exact area discussed below. Several of the spots mentioned have been designated Problem Stretches on Cruisers’Net […]