East Coast Alerts - February 25, 2005
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Posted: February 25, 2005
North Carolina Inlets
The trend reported below is not merely of concern to North Carolina. It is of concern to communities along both coasts.
As promised, the Coast Guard has reported that it has removed and temporarily discontinued all the aids to navigation marking the small coastal ocean inlets at New River Inlet and Lockwoods Folly Inlet in North Carolina. Keep in mind that these are NOT part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and will not affect ordinary traffic using that part of the ICW. However, local commercial and pleasure boaters will be affected in that they will either not be ...... Read More

23. A Few Hints for Easier Impeller Changing
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Posted: February 24, 2005
A Few Hints for Easier Impeller Changing
By Tom Neale
1. Don’t pry the old impeller out with screwdrivers. These damage the pump lip against which the cover plate is supposed to seal. This can not only result in leaks, but also deformities inside the pump which can wear out the impeller much more quickly than normal. I’ve found that pliers seldom work well and will also sometimes mar the inner pump surface. An impeller pulling tool is worth the cost.
2. Any time you go aground or run your engine in particularly silty water, pull the cover plate and check your impeller blades. Loo...... Read More

Coco Nuts - 2/24/05
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Posted: February 24, 2005
Coco Nuts
February 24, 2005
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Melt Your Ice
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Posted: February 24, 2005





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Tom’s Tips About Shore Power
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Posted: February 23, 2005
1. Forgetting to unplug the shore power cord can be so dangerous that it’s important to establish a reminder that works for you and your crew to be sure this job is properly done.
2. Always turn off the circuit breaker on the power pedestal before plugging or unplugging the power cord. Also turn the off the AC power selector switch which should be on or near your boat’s electric panel before doing either.
3. Unplug or plug in the end at the pedestal before you unplug or plug in the end at the boat.
4. If there’s any question as to how well the pedestal is maintained, don&rs...... Read More

Shore Power
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Posted: February 23, 2005
Shore Power
1. Forgetting to unplug the shore power cord can be so dangerous that it’s important to establish a reminder that works for you and your crew to be sure this job is properly done.
2. Always turn off the circuit breaker on the power pedestal before plugging or unplugging the power cord. Also turn the off the AC power selector switch which should be on or near your boat’s electric panel before doing either.
3. Unplug or plug in the end at the pedestal before you unplug or plug in the end at the boat.
4. If there’s any question as to how well the pedestal is maint...... Read More

Saying Goodbye Is Always the Hardest Part
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Posted: February 15, 2005
February 15, 2005
Key Biscayne Island, Florida
25° 40.581 North
080° 09.723 West








NOTE TO READERS: Whenever we set off on an ocean passage — even a brief one — there are several calls to make. Bernadette phones her family in Rhode Island. I call a close friend, and my mother, in Ohio. But this time, as we prepare to leave Florida for the Bahamas, ...... Read More

Beach Bites
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Posted: February 10, 2005
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East Coast Alerts - February 10, 2005
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Posted: February 10, 2005
Jupiter Inlet, Florida, Dredging Operation
Thank goodness that Beaches need Nourishment and Sand Traps need Maintenance! Otherwise, “maintenance” dredging of Jupiter Inlet might not have been possible. But this small inlet serving the sport fishing and pleasure fleets just north of the Palm Beaches in South Florida will be dredged from now (early Feb) through March 15, 2005, 24/7, for the above stated purposes. (LNM 05/05, 7th District USCG)
North Carolina Small Inlet Shoaling
Last Alert (Jan. 27, 2005) we reported on the shoaling in several of the smaller ocean inlets in coasta...... Read More

Island Mix - 2/10/05
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Posted: February 10, 2005
Island Mix
February 10, 2005
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