Today’s Links – March 26, 2015

  • Harbor Hillbillies
    Cruising through Boot Key Harbor? Be sure to stop at the newest breakfast place for a great dinghy-up/carry-out breakfast!

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  • BoatUS Media Alert: Anchoring Restrictions Under Review
    BoatUS remains the premiere advocate for boaters’ rights in all states and we are proud to have them as SPONSORS! NEWS From BoatUS Boat Owners Association of The United States 880 S. Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 22304 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: D. Scott Croft, 703-461-2864, SCroft@BoatUS.com March 25, 2015 / Updated March 25 2:00PM […]
  • Wireless autopilot controls: Madman for Raymarine, Si-Tex SRS-100 for any brand
    Written for Panbo by Ben Ellison

    Madman_ap_control_for_Raymarine_cPanbo.jpgSome people think it’s crazy to run an autopilot with a smartphone, so maybe it’s fitting that a company called Madman Marine is the first to make this possible with Raymarine pilots. But then again Madman’s AP-WRC3iF comes with two fobs that run on a separate wireless frequency and that can also make course changes, initiate autotacks and change pilot modes. And it only costs about $235 U.S. plus shipping from Australia (with the fob-only model at about $190)…

  • SB 1548 Florida Anchoring Rights Bill, Updates and Editorials
    This is another legislative attempt to restrict anchoring rights in Florida and this request for support comes from M. F. “Sully” Sullivan, Past Commodore of the Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club in Lighthouse Point, FL. You can read the Florida SB 1548 bill at https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2015/1548/BillText/Filed/PDF and, in addition to the faxes and emails suggested by Commodore […]
  • April in Elizabeth City, NC, Alternate Route Statute Mile 50
    April will be another exciting month in Elizabeth City and another reason to visit the friendliest-to-boaters community on the Waterway and A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR! These fine folks have a full calendar of events to help you welcome in Spring! Elizabeth City and Mariner’s Wharf are located at the southern end of the […]
  • Terminal Groin Construction, Baldhead Island, near AICW Statute Mile 309
    Baldhead Island is home to Baldhead Island Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, found hard by the seaward mouth of the Cape Fear River, within sight of the “Old Baldy” lighthouse! NC – BALD HEAD ISLAND – TERMINAL GROIN CONSTRUCTION Mariners are advised that the Orion Construction Inc. will be commencing construction of a […]

Today’s Links – March 25, 2015

  • Jetty Construction, Baldhead Island, near AICW Statute Mile 309
    Baldhead Island is home to Baldhead Island Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, found hard by the seaward mouth of the Cape Fear River, within sight of the “Old Baldy” lighthouse! NC – BALD HEAD ISLAND ENTRANCE CHANNEL – JETTY CONSTRUCTION Mariners are advised that the Orion Construction Inc. will be commencing construction of […]
  • Fishermen’s Village and Charlotte County Jazz Society, Punta Gorda, FL
    Fishermen’s Village celebrates Charlotte County Jazz Society’s 25th Anniversary and Jazz Appreciation Month with a performance by the Buz Terry Quintet, Sunday, April 19th at 2PM – what more could you ask?!? Fishermen’s Village, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is located on Western Florida’s Charlotte Harbor/Peace River. Kathy Burnam Marketing/Events Manager Fishermen’s Village READER’S […]
  • BoatUS Urges Immediate Action on E-15 Gasoline
    Once again, BoatUS is asking all boaters with gasoline fueled engines to take action to support S.577 to eliminate E-15 gasoline, through changes being proposed to the Renewable Fuel Standards. See http://cruisersnet.net/?p=146868. The use of ethanol added fuel in marine engines has been a point of contention for everyone in the boating industry from users […]
  • Where Is All This Dirt Coming From?
    Why does it seem that the boat is never really clean? As soon as I finish vacuuming, I see more dust and dirt!

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Today’s Links – March 24, 2015

  • Changes in Store for Ladys Island Swing Bridge? AICW Statute Mile 536
    Ladys Island Swing Bridge has had conflicts between road traffic and vessel openings for several years, see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=35995. Our thanks to good friend, John Kettlewell, for sending along this article from Sounding’s Trade Only section. With a closed vertical clearance of 30ft, Ladys Island Bridge crosses the waterway at Statute Mile 536. Coast Guard seeks […]
  • Report from Madeira Beach – Johns Pass Anchorage, near GICW Statute Mile 121
    Madeira Beach – Johns Pass Anchorage will be discovered on the large, charted offshoot striking west from flashing daybeacon #7 on the Johns Pass approach channel. Johns Pass intersects the Gulf Waterway at Mile 121. We anchored here last night March 22 2015 & had a quiet night. This morning a storm rolled in, squall […]
  • History Essay on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway
    Here is an interesting and readable essay on the history of the Gulf ICW from the Texas State Historical Association.     GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY. The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway is a coastal canal from Brownsville, Texas, to the Okeechobee waterway at Fort Myers, Florida. The Texas portion of the canal system extends 426 miles, from […]
  • Still More Praise for Brunswick Landing Marina, off AICW Statute Mile 680
    Skippers Golden and Walker join the list of satisfied customers at Brunswick Landing Marina, a very popular facility with long term resident cruisers and many positive comments from your fellow boaters. BLM sits well off the direct path of the AICW, flanking the eastern banks of Academy Creek off Brunswick River, near the heart of […]
  • SB 1548 Florida Anchoring Rights Bill, Update
    This is another legislative attempt to restrict anchoring rights in Florida and this request for support comes from M. F. “Sully” Sullivan, Past Commodore of the Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club in Lighthouse Point, FL. You can read the Florida SB 1548 bill at https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2015/1548/BillText/Filed/PDF and, in addition to the faxes and emails suggested by Commodore […]
  • Outland Hatch Covers
    Hatch covers that are easy to install and use, don’t shrink over time and can stay on even underway? YES!

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