Today’s Links – November 18, 2014

  • Holiday Parade at New Smyrna Beach City Docks and Park, AICW Statute Mile 846.5
    Their annual lighted boat parade is just part of the Holiday Celebration in New Smyrna Beach, FL and the City Docks and Park, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, are the perfect spot to be in December. 25th Annual Boat Parade December 13th 2014 The annual New Smyrna Beach Christmas parade will kick off at […]
  • Holiday Boat Parade, Fort Pierce, FL, AICW Statute Mile 966.5
    This annual Lighted Boat Parade begins, as always, at Fort Pierce City Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR! Holiday Boat Parade December 13th. 2014 6:00pm The 24rd Annual St. Lucie County Holiday Boat Parade is scheduled for December 13 2014. The festivities begin at the South Causeway at 4:00 PM with music, food, drinks, […]
  • Holidays in Fernandina, FL, AICW Statute Mile 716
    Fernandina Beach, home to Fernandina Harbor Marina and Amelia Island Yacht Basin, both SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSORS, is a grand place to be anytime of year, but especially during the Christmas Holidays. 2014 Lighted Christmas Parade Saturday, December 13, 2014, 6 – 7pm Centre Street The Lighted Christmas Parade will be held December 13th […]
  • Holiday Parade of Boats, Charleston Harbor, AICW Statute Mile 465-469
    This classic Holiday Lighted Boat Parade is one that can be viewed from a number of vantage points, not the least of which is Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR! Holiday Parade of Boats The 33rd Annual Holiday Parade of Boats will be held in Charleston Harbor on Saturday, December […]
  • Christmas Happenings in Downtown Morehead City, AICW Statute Mile 203
    Lots of Holiday activities in Morehead City and the perfect place to stay is Morehead City Yacht Basin, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, located on the southern flank of the marked channel that runs west from Mile 203 of the Waterway. Wish them a Happy Holidays! from us.       Christmas Happenings in […]
  • Maintaining Gaskets and Weatherstripping
    A few minutes of maintenance can save a much bigger — and more expensive — repair.

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Today’s Links – November 17, 2014

  • Colonial Christmas Season in Historic Edenton, NC, Western Albemarle Sound
    Historic Edenton, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, always has an exciting calendar of community events and this Holiday Season is no exception! Friday & Saturday, December 12-13, 2014 33rd Annual Christmas Candlelight Tour Enjoy a Colonial Christmas with natural decorations in beautiful private homes. Many weekend activities accompany the tour making the weekend visit […]
  • Christmas Parade and Battle of Great Bridge, December 6, 2014, AICW Statute Mile 12
    This Revolutionary War Re-enactment coincides with the Annual Christmas Parade and the closing of Great Bridge Bridge from 4PM to 9PM, see A perfect time to tie up at Atlantic Yacht Basin, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR! located directly on the path of the Waterway immediately south of the Great Bridge Lock. Battle […]
  • Holiday Events, Pilot House Marina, Key Largo, FL
    What a perfect time to visit Pilot House Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, in beautiful Key Largo.         12/5/2014 10th Annual Holiday Festival 12/13/2014 Annual Key Largo Boat Parade 12/20/2014 Pops in the Park-Winter Wonders 12/31/2014 Annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks on Blackwater Sound   Click Here To View the […]
  • December in Charlotte Harbor, Punta Gorda, West Coast of Florida
      Holiday events abound 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, this is the way to boost your Holiday Spirit! 2014 Sponsors Lighted Boat Parade on […]
  • Stowing Provisions: Weight Distribution
    Figuring out where to stow provisions is tough, but some things become clear when you start thinking about the weight distribution too.

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  • ARC Caribbean Almost Completed
    For all our sailing friends: the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) is an annual Atlantic sailing event for cruiser yachts held since 1986. The ARC Caribbean 1500 fleet sails from Portsmouth, VA at the mouth the Chesapeake Bay to Nanny Cay on Tortola. Follow the fleet via the website links below…and dream a little! ARC […]

Today’s Links – November 16, 2014

  • Five-Year Study on Florida’s Red Tide
    Here is an interesting article on red tide which had a recent bloom in the Big Bend region of the Gulf, see FWC, partners unlock some mysteries behind red tide in 5-year study Last month, researchers at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) published new findings on Florida’s red tide organism, Karenia […]

Today’s Links – November 15, 2014

  • Fort Pierce City Marina Update, AICW Statute Mile 966.5, November 14, 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. Just a quick note this week to say that we WILL BE OPEN on Thanksgiving day for fuel and dockage from […]
  • Cruisers’ Thanksgivings along the Waterway
    Our good friend, Mike Ahart, Editor of Waterway Guide, has written an excellent article on the wonderful practice of a number of marinas along the Intracoastal who offer a Thanksgiving dinner for weary cruisers. Mike has graciously allowed us to share that story with you: A tradition since the first landing – Cruiser’s Thanksgiving Thanks […]
  • Reminder: Bridge Boards Indicate Least Vertical Clearance and Charts Indicate Maximum Clearance
    This reminder comes to us from Skipper Rohrkemper who relates a bridge incident in which the bridge tender incorrectly stated that the clearance boards were reading the vertical clearance at the center of the span. USCG Officer Rousseau’s response is quite clear: clearance boards give the least vertical clearance available, normally found at the outer […]
  • Mega AV: UMSI installs KVH IP MultiCast, Crestron & much more
    Written for Panbo by Ben Ellison


    Whoever buys Island Heiress will get an amazing audio video system. The 1996 Cheoy Lee has gone through a massive refit — notice how much the satellite domes have changed from the original configuration — including a $250,000 custom entertainment system put together by Unlimited Marine Services Inc. (UMSI). You can be at any one of eight large Samsung LED HD TV screens using an iPad to choose from DirectTV, Apple TV, boat cameras, navigation screens, and the world’s first install of a KVH IP MobileCast superyacht package. In Fort Lauderdale I got to see some of the phenomenal complexity behind the AV goodness and even picked up some equipment tips possibly relevant to more modest boats…

  • Information Requested on Ringling Bridge, Sarasota, GICW Statute Mile 73.5
    Ringling Bridge crosses the West Florida Waterway at Statute Mile 73.5, northwest of flashing daybeacon #10, connecting Lido Key and Sarasota. If you can offer advice to Skipper Verheijen, let us hear from you. I was searching, but could not find any local knowledge around the bridge height in Sarasota (Ringling). The charts indicate 65′, […]
  • STARTS TODAY! 8-Day Lockdown of FEC RR Bridge in Jacksonville, November 14-21, 2014, St. Johns River
    As stated in an earlier posting ( 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 […]