Video: Welcome Aboard Chez Nous.
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Posted: October 31, 2008

Tom and Mel Neale welcome you aboard as they launch a series of video blogs depicting their cruising experiences, special places, tips and trouble areas. These Vlogs are just the tip of the iceberg. You can also order a DVD of much more. The DVD includes includes the vlogs and much more exciting, informative and fun material, taken LIVE as they cruise. See anchorages, beautiful scenery, danger areas, hot spots, special marinas, fascinating boats. See it the way it is, filmed by this couple who have lived aboard and cruised since 1979.

Our Love Affair With The River
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Posted: October 31, 2008
The river system from Chicago to Mobile has gotten a bad rap. What we hear from some of the Loopers who travel through Charlevoix as they head towards Chicago and the start of this system is sometimes a lack of enthusiasm and an apprehension for this part of their trip. The concerns seem to range anywhere from boredom to fear. Sometimes partners and crew even forgo this portion of the Loop and re-join the captain and vessel when it reaches the Gulf of Mexico.




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A Bite of Reality
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Posted: October 30, 2008





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Toms Tips About Bites
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Posted: October 30, 2008
1. Any bite can introduce bacteria and other life into the wound that can be far deadlier than the bite.
2. A shark bite, even if small, is said to be particularly hazardous, not just from the damage to the flesh, but from the bacteria etc. introduced into your body.
3. Your bite, as into a hamburger or fish sandwich in a foreign country, can introduce into your system some horrific toxins if the food wasn’t fresh, clean and prepared properly.
4. Take any bites very seriously. See a doctor at once.<br>
5. If you’re going to cruise in an area where there won’t be cl...... Read More

East Coast Alerts - October 30, 2008
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Posted: October 30, 2008
Asheepoo-Coosaw Cutoff to be Dredged—Finally:
One of the shallowest and most tricky areas of the Atlantic ICW is finally going to be dredged. The 5th District LNM 44 announces that* Southwind Construction Corporation has advised that hydraulic dredging will commence on or about October 25, 2008, in the vicinity of Ashepoo-Coosaw Cutoff in the Intracoastal Waterway near Hutchinson Island beginning at Ashepoo-Coosaw Cutoff LT 184 and continue east to Ashepoo-Coosaw Cutoff Daybeacon 176. This project will be on a continuous basis twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days pe...... Read More

E-10 In Winter
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Posted: October 27, 2008
E-10 In Winter: Recommendations on Storing Ethanol-Enhanced Gasoline
By, Seaworthy Editor, Bob Adriance
For better or for worse, a shotgun wedding has been taking place between boat owner... Read More

Video: Fabulous Ft. Lauderdale
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Posted: October 25, 2008

The "Yachting Capital of the World," Ft. Lauderdale has more boats of more kinds and more waterways than any other place you'll see. A local TowboatUS captain gives Tom and you an up-close-on- the-water visit. See more on the soon to come DVD.

Tom Atop Mast of Chez Nous
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Posted: October 24, 2008

Tom goes to the top of his mizzen mast to fix an antenna. From here you get a bird's eye view of "Chez Nous," Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor in St. Augustine, Florida, many boats in the marina and the surrounding area. Also get tips about how to do this.

Treacherous Rocks in Part of Florida’s ICW
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Posted: October 24, 2008

Tom and local TowBoatUS captain explore one of the few places in Florida's ICW where treacherous rocks reach out to wreck boats. This area, straight and narrow, seems easy. But it's confusing as well as having rocky shores.

TowboatUS at St. Simons Sound
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Posted: October 24, 2008

Local Towboat US captain explains coverage and then launches into stories about rescues. See with next video which shows how treacherous the shoals in the area can be, even to the point of not just grounding a boat, but burying it..

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