East Coast Alerts Update By Mel Neale November 28, 2008
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Posted: November 28, 2008
Update on North Myrtle Beach Connector Bridge Construction, ICW Mile 348.3.
From MSIB 92-08, Sector Charleston:
The construction will require a Barge and Tender to obstruct the navigational channel. The construction project will start on December 2, 2008 near the location MM 367 and in approximate position, 33 42’ 28”N and 078 55’ 50”W. The construction will continue into January. On the following dates the waterways will be restricted due to the construction at time periods for up to 24 hours:
03 December 2008
10 December 2008
17 December 2008
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East Coast Alerts By Mel Neale November 27, 2008
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Posted: November 27, 2008
More Bridge Delays in the Atlantic ICW:
Beaufort, SC: The LadysIslandSwingBridge at Mile 536 has a broken gearbox and is under repair. There are only two openings per day, at 10:00 a.m. and at 2:00 p.m. Repairs are expected to take about a week. This information is from the bridge tender and various other sources.
North Myrtle Beach, SC: The following information is paraphrased from the USCG 7th District LNM 47, Bridge Enclosure: Construction continues at the North Myrtle Beach Connector Bridge at Mile 348.3, (that’s just south of the Little River Swing Bridge, and at ...... Read More

Neat Stuff
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Posted: November 27, 2008
We’re underway heading south as I write this, and here are a few neat new things I’m using and liking this trip.
Rescue Tape
Recently I spent several hours with my butt in the air and my head and shoulders down a hole underneath the bed in the master stateroom. In case you’re thinking something kinky, no such luck. I was offloading around 75 pounds of spare hoses from my boat, keeping only a few special pieces. That hole was where I’d stored them for years. I felt pretty safe in the assurance that no matter what hose failed, I’d have a spare, or at least a te...... Read More

The Battle of the Shores: Eastern vs. Western
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Posted: November 25, 2008
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Winter Projects
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Posted: November 25, 2008
Once hurricane season has safely passed, you're faced with having to cope with months of dreary cold and darkness until boating season resumes next spring. One solution is to sit in front of the television for five months. Another is to get off the couch and keep yourself busy with boat projects. Here are a couple to get you started...
Winter Project 1: Revitalize your dock and anchor lines!

Begin by bringing home all of your old, crusty nylon dock and anchor lines (except the ones being used to secure the boat). Leave the lines in the trunk of your car until you’re sure your spouse...... Read More

Old Boats and Winter
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Posted: November 17, 2008
A lot of older boats are bought by inexperienced owners who are lured into the purchase because they "get a lot of boat for the money." That may be true, but it's equally true that older boats, much like their human counterparts, typically need more care and attention to keep them healthy. This is especially true in winter, when a boat and its aging systems are tested by heavy winds, precipitation and freezing temperatures.
If you're in the market for a boat, be aware that older boats, despite their considerable charms, are liable to require more maintenance. do you have the time and...... Read More

What I Did In This Summer -- Dock Masters In paradise
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Posted: November 15, 2008
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Kismet in the Aftermath of Hurricane Ike
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Posted: November 15, 2008
One of the unwritten rules of safe-boat travel is: Never keep a hard-and-fast schedule. If you do, invariably you’ll come to be disappointed, or worse. You could put yourself, the ones you love, and your boat in harm’s way. Lisa and I are very conservative as it relates to boat travel. We don’t like high wind, big waves, or night travel, like most boaters. Therefore, when we make boat-travel plans we try to be as flexible as possible, just in case Mother Nature isn’t as gracious as we’d like her to be. Even with this said, after we’ve left port in favorable c...... Read More

East Coast Alerts - November 13, 2008
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Posted: November 13, 2008
Slow for Right Whales:
It’s that time of year again. Right Whales will be off the Georgia/North Florida coast as Snowbirds are making their way south. From the USCG 1st District LNM 45 (Bold type is by Editors): *
US - ATLANTIC SEACOAST - You are entering essential habitat for the critically endangered Right Whales. The critically endangered Right Whale, including females with very young calves, may be encountered in offshore and coastal waters. Right whales are slow moving and at risk of serious injury or death due to collisions with vessels. Vessel operators are reminded t...... Read More

Nantucket Destination "The Grey Lady"
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Posted: November 13, 2008




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