Today’s Links – September 15, 2014

  • Photo of the Week: Rainbow and Lightning
    Not something you see everyday! Our thanks to Robert J. DePasqua for this unusual photo. August 2014 – Merrimack River – Newburyport, MA
  • REMINDER: NOAA Seeking Advisory Panel Members, i.e. Real Boaters!
    NOAA is seeking advice from “actual users of our products and this panel is a vital part of that information-gathering process.” This is your chance to make a difference and answer that question: what can I do? Applications must be received by October 10.
  • Private No-Wake Buoys – Legal or Illegal?
    Here is an issue that few of us have heard about or even considered. Most of us slow-boaters and liveaboards are very aware of the damage caused by excessive wake and it is easy to understand how a waterfront resident might be tempted to add a private no-wake buoy. Some of us would even like […]
  • Shoaling Reported at Marker #40, South of McClellanville, AICW Statute Mile 433
    We have been receiving AICW shallow water reports for time out of mind, centered on the Waterway channel southwest of McClellanville, SC. As before, we recommend passage at mid to high tide and Capt. Don confirms that recommendation with his report of shoaling in the area known as Matthews Cut. For a recent survey of […]

Today’s Links – September 14, 2014

  • Efforts by Virginia Beach to Promote the Intracoastal Waterway
    Our thanks to Stacy Parker for this article on the Waterway. For the full story from, go to: Cities unite to protect, promote Intracoastal Waterway By Stacy Parker The Virginian-Pilot © September 10, 2014 VIRGINIA BEACH The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway meanders through Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, paying no mind to city boundaries. So […]
  • Extension of Night-Time Restrictions, Gilmerton Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 5.8
    This required two-hour notification will apply only to vessels wishing to transit the Gilmerton Bridge after 8:00PM, which might be a possibility with Daylight Savings Time. Plan accordingly. Our thanks to Matt, the Bridge Tender, for sending us this update. SECTOR HAMPTON ROADS MARINE SAFETY INFORMATION BULLETIN _________________________________________________________________________________________________ BULLETIN NO: 14/017 TEL: (757) 638-6637, FAX […]
  • Cork Board Cover Up
    A great way to cover up an ugly wall — that doesn’t require a master carpenter!

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Today’s Links – September 13, 2014

  • Hall Marine Boat Expo, Charleston Harbor Marina, Charleston Harbor, near AICW Statute Mile 465
    SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Charleston Harbor Marina, sits on the Mount Pleasant side of Charleston Harbor, hard by Patriots Point  between Horse Reach’s flashing buoys #34 and #36. For more information, go to: Click Here To View the South Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Charleston Harbor Marina Click Here To Open […]
  • Feeling Welcome
    No one wants to feel like the new kid, or left out. A simple “hi” goes a long ways!

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Today’s Links – September 12, 2014

  • Praise for Bennett Brothers Yachts/Cape Fear Marina, off the AICW on Cape Fear River, in Wilmington, NC
    Here’s a nice recommendation from Skipper Nickle for SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Bennett Brothers Yachts and Cape Fear Marina, located on the eastern banks of the northeast Cape Fear River, just north of the Isabel Holmes – Highway 133 bascule bridge, and only a hop, skip and jump from the downtown Wilmington waterfront. I […]
  • Visit Scotch Hall Preserve, near Edenton, NC, Western Albemarle Sound
    Kickoff the Fall with a visit to friendly historic Edenton, NC. They are 300 Years Young! For more Fall events in Edenton, go to: Scotch Hall Preserve is a SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISER’ NET SPONSOR! Sail to Scotch Hall Preserve for Discovery Weekend Cruise over to the Albemarle Sound for Discovery Weekend at Scotch Hall […]
  • Antenna masts: Edson Vision & more
    Written for Panbo by Ben Ellison


    So far, so good. Finishing up Gizmo’s antenna mast was the last minute task before heading south, but nothing fell on our heads during the often lively passage to the Cape Cod Canal and around into Long Island Sound. Most of the new installs up there worked too, though we experienced a couple of very odd MFD issues that I’ll write up once I understand them better. For the time being I’ll just repeat a venerable adage: Do not rely on any one source of navigation information. Now let’s discuss the Edson Vision and custom mounting hardware I used for the antenna farm…

  • Fort Pierce City Marina Happenings, AICW Statute Mile 966.5, September 11, 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 Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Marina Directory Listing For […]