The Perfect Boat - 5/19/06
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Posted: May 19, 2006
The Perfect Boat
May 19, 2006
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Crowbar Seamanship
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Posted: May 18, 2006
Crowbar Seamanship
1. Invest heavily in a wide array of good tools. They can be better than money in the bank. I have TWO crowbars on “Chez Nous.”
2. If you need to take courses on “fixing things” about the boat, do it. You’ll have fun, you’ll be safer, and it’ll probably save you a fortune.
.3. When something isn’t working right, take the time to analyze the symptoms. Ask yourself what should be happening inside to cause the proper result, and what could not be happening that’s causing the improper result.
4. Try to visualize compone...... Read More

East Coast Alerts - May 18, 2006
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Posted: May 18, 2006
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Hell Gate , Georgia , Mile 602, Gets New Markers:
Amidst the rumors and speculation on the fate of the ICW if Hell Gate were “closed” by the removal of its Aids to Navigation, the USCG has added new markers.USCG Seventh District LNM 19 announces that the U.S. Coast Guard positioned two 5th Class Temporary Unlit Buoys (TRUB's) after Army Corp of Engineers completed sounding survey of the Hells Gate Channel in the following positions: Hells Gate Temp Buoy 89 was establis...... Read More

Crowbar Seamanship
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Posted: May 18, 2006

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Hugging The Coast Toward Kuna Yala May 15
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Posted: May 15, 2006
May 15, 2006
Perme , Panama
08º 44.224 North
077º 32.668 West
Hugging The Coast Toward Kuna Yala
By Douglas Bernon
After so many good meals and good evenings with our new Colombian friends in Fuerte, the excitement of the cockfight, and seriously considering buying a small piece of land on which to retire there, our checkbook stayed in our pocket, we shook ourselves loose, and moved on to our last stop in Colombia, the coastal town of Zapsurro, 80 miles to the southwest.




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Good Resource Books to have aboard?
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Posted: May 05, 2006
Good Resource Books
Reece F., from Southampton, England, wrote "My wife and I are at our eight-month countdown. The house is for sale, the boat is almost ready, and so are we. What practical books have proved to be the most valuable for you as ongoing resources?


From Douglas: The first two are by Nigel Calder. His encyclopedic Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual, which is found on most cruising-boat bookshelves, is, for those of us who didn't spend our previous lives working ful...... Read More

How Do You Handle Laundry?
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Posted: May 05, 2006
How Do You Handle Laundry?
Maria M., from Austin, Texas, emailed us that she and her husband are quitting their jobs and heading this way next year on their Hunter 42, Milano. Maria asks, "How do you handle the laundry chores in the Western Caribbean? Are there laundromats?"

From Bernadette: Laundry will never be more a part of the rhythm of your daily life than it is when you go cruising. No matter what your level of laundry activity was at home, cruising laundry ...... Read More

East Coast Alerts - May 5, 2006
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Posted: May 05, 2006
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New York State Canal System Summer Schedule:
The New York State Canal System is scheduled to open for navigation at 7 A.M. on Monday May 1st, weather permitting. The 2006 navigation season will run through November 15th. Recreational tolls for the 2006 Navigation Season have been waived. Recreational boaters will not need to purchase a pass this season. Hours of operation will be as follows:
May 1 to May 14 7 A.M. to 7 P.M.
May 15 to September 15 7 A.M. to 10 P.M.
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Squeeze Play
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Posted: May 04, 2006
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In the Eye of the Beholder - 5/4/06
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Posted: May 04, 2006
In the Eye of the Beholder
May 4, 2006
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