East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale November 26, 2012
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Posted: November 26, 2012
BoatUS Press Release: Hurricane Sandy Damage:
STATEN ISLAND, NY, November 14, 2012 — The nation’s largest group of boaters, Boat Owner’s Association of The United States (BoatUS), estimates that over 65,000 recreational boats were damaged or lost as a result of Hurricane Sandy. BoatUS also estimates that dollar damage to all recreational boats (only) is $650 million, making the late October storm the single-largest industry loss since the Association began keeping track in 1966. A video of the BoatUS Catastrophe response team on the ground in New York and New Jersey c...... Read More

What Makes a Perfect Anchorage?
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Posted: November 16, 2012
By Jim Favors
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and what makes for a perfect anchorage will get varied opinions. In all the cruising Lisa and I have done, and all we're looking forward to doing in the future, being out on the hook is one of the things we enjoy most when boating. Over the years, we've established some parameters for an ideal anchorage and what a site needs to qualify for our personal list.

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Cooling Down
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Posted: November 15, 2012
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East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale November 8, 2012
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Posted: November 08, 2012
Hurricane Sandy Update:
Mariners are advised that the aids to navigation in all Fifth District waters and coastal areas should be considered unreliable due to Hurricane Sandy and the associated rainfall, wind driven storm surge and extreme high tides. Aids to navigation may be missing, damaged, off station or displaying improper characteristics. In addition, mariners may encounter shoaling, obstructed waterways, floating and submerged debris and abnormal currents. Report any navigation outages or hazards to navigation to the nearest Coast Guard unit or to the U.S. Coast Guard Navigatio...... Read More

End of a Season!
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Posted: November 08, 2012
It’s that time of the year again! Time to close down for the season. I look back this year differently than in years past. Since purchasing and eventually learning how to use my iPhone, I have memorialized the season with photos of my clients. The buddies, married couples, fathers and sons, fathers and daughters, mothers and sons, mothers and daughters, and trips with ladies, made for an interesting season.
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Old Shoes and Old Boats
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Posted In Cruising Log
Posted: November 05, 2012
Someone once told me that an old boat is like an old shoe. Not quite. True, the more you wear it, the better it feels. And you can use duct tape on both to help hold them together and help keep the water out. But after a point, the analogy loses steam, as when you try to tie a parted halyard back together like an old shoe string. Another difference is that the old shoe has usually gained its years on your own foot, not somebody else’s–and certainly not on a long series of other feet. But perhaps the most important difference is that old shoes are seldom full of dreams of a brand n...... Read More

Toms Tips for Making Old Boats Better
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Posted: November 05, 2012
1. Safety items should be top priority. Often one of the first of these is to make a wiring diagram and replace bad wiring. These two often go hand in hand.
2. Look for a boat that’s in good enough condition that you can use and enjoy it as you fix it up. Don’t put yourself through years of self denial.
3. Don’t underestimate your skills, time available and physical abilities. You’ll learn and acquire skills, but if you haven’t done something before you won’t know how well you will be able to do it and you want to have fun and have a good boat.
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Are We There Yet?
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Posted: November 01, 2012
By Jim Favors
I remember the car ride I took with my family as a young boy, it seems like it was just yesterday. On a sunny, summer, Saturday morning, my family left the metropolis of Detroit, Michigan, heading out for a long weekend at a cottage located on Lake Chemung, it would include a new experience for me. A short distance out of the city, passing the newly developing suburbs, we found ourselves in the rolling hills of the countryside as we drove past Walled Lake and Kensington Metropark. It was just before Brighton, Michigan when I inquisitively asked, from my perch in the back seat, &l...... Read More

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