Forget Anything?
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Posted: December 31, 2008
Now that most boats have been winterized, Seaworthy looks at the BoatUS claim files to see which jobs are most likely to have been overlooked.
(For more great tips on how to avoid damage to your boat, visit the Seaworthy Archives.)

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow...
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Posted: December 30, 2008
A Few Things to Watch Out For When You Store Your Boat Ashore This Winter

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Carbon monoxide and Diesel Engines
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Posted: December 30, 2008
Starting in 1998, the American Boat and Yacht Council standards began requiring carbon monoxide (CO) detectors on boats with gasoline-powered propulsion engines and/or generators. The standard doesn't apply to boats with diesel engines, which produce only about 10% of the CO of their gasoline counterparts.
While diesels are certainly safer, there is at least one situation where a diesel-powered boat could easily become surrounded by a deadly cloud of carbon monoxide -- when it's rafted with other boats that are using gasoline generators. In that case, the CO from the exhaust of one boat could ...... Read More

The Gift of the Cruising ChristmasTree
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Posted: December 24, 2008




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Toms Tips on Looking for Things You Just Lost on a Boat
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Posted: December 24, 2008

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East Coast Alerts By Mel Neale December 23, 2008
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Posted: December 23, 2008
Bridge Construction Delays in the Atlantic ICW Update:
Fantasy Harbour Bridge, Myrtle Beach SC, Mile 367: The following (in plain text) is new text from the USCG 7th District LNM 51 regarding this construction. As we stated in our last alert, the SCDOT official in charge reported that there would be no closure of the waterway until after Christmas. The bridge in question is actually in Myrtle Beach rather than North Myrtle Beach, SC. Check for local information if this is relevant to your travels, as there is has been some confusion as to the ICW closure dates:* South Carolina Depa...... Read More

My Royal Clipper Experience Windward Islands- Day 8 December 20, 2008- Barbados
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Posted: December 20, 2008
We were up at 7:00 for breakfast and disembarked at 8:30. We had signed up for a tour of Barbados because our flight did not leave until 3:45. The tour was good and we arrived back at the airport around 1:00. Unfortunately, our flight to Miami was delayed several times. By the time I got to Miami I had missed my connecting flight and had to stay in Miami until I could get a flight out the next morning. However, my sister was able to make her connection and returned to Washington DC about 1:00 am.
My experience on this trip was absolutely wonderful. The ship, crew and the places we went...... Read More

My Royal Clipper Experience Windward Islands- Day 7 December 19, 2008- Martinique
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Posted: December 19, 2008
Unlike every other morning where we had woken up to beautiful scenery, today when I looked out the porthole all I saw was a container ship. This was a little disappointing. We were docked at the shipyard.
My sister and I decided to walk to town. The town was no different from any other big city. It was big, crowded and commercialized. This was my least favorite port. We walked around for a couple hours and went back to the ship.
When we got back to the ship, my sister decided she was going to climb the mast. After my zip lining experience, I decide I was not. She did it and was...... Read More

My Royal Clipper Experience Windward Islands- Day 6 December 18, 2008- Ile de Saintes
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Posted: December 18, 2008
Ile de Saintes was a pleasant surprise. It was a quaint little village with many shops. I had been told this was the best place to go shopping for souvenirs. The local people were very friendly and helpful. While in town, we ran into Tatiana, the ship receptionist, and she gave us advice on what shops to go to. She was absolutely right. We spent a good portion of the morning walking around the town. Then we went back to the ship for lunch and then to the beach. The beach was very small but the snorkeling was pretty good.
That night they had a passenger and crew talent show which was...... Read More

My Royal Clipper Experience Windward Islands- Day 5 December 17, 2008-St. Kitts
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Posted: December 17, 2008
Today we are in St. Kitts which is the most beautiful place we have been so far. We did not sign up for an excursion today. Instead we were going to hang out on the beach and go snorkeling. Also, we wanted to go on the Island Safari in the Zodiac. Unfortunately, we missed the Island Safari (we were running late). However, we were able to convince Tonja, a member of the sports team, to take a few of us out even through it was over. She agreed and what a ride it was. We went around part of the island and the scenery was simply amazing!!! Afterward we went snorkeling. Snorkeling here w...... Read More

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