Quest For Fire - 9/30/04
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Posted: September 30, 2004
Quest for Fire
September 30, 2004
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Why Does Everybody Catch Fish Except Me?
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Posted: September 23, 2004
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12. Bilge Busting Tips
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Posted: September 23, 2004
Bilge Busting Tips
By Tom Neale
A wet/dry vacuum cleaner, such as a Shop-Vac (tm) is a great tool for bilge maintenance. You can pour bilge cleaners down there all day long, but they won’t take care of everything, and sometimes end up smelling worse than the bilge water. An occasional cleaning with a Shop-Vac, using the extensions (such as the crevice wand) can dry your bilge almost completely, pick up grime and dirt, and even suck up most of the wildlife that’s lurking down there. It’ll also help to ward off bilge blister. Yep, in some fiberglass boats it’s possible ...... Read More

East Coast Tips by Mel Neale
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Posted: September 16, 2004
East Coast Tips by Mel Neale
North Carolina Dredging:
Maintenance dredging by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at New River Crossing, NC (Mile 246) in the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway has now been completed (September 16, 2004). Controlling depths are now surveyed at13.1 ft and 10.8 ft at MLW.
The USACE Wilmington, NC has posted an updated shoaling map of the AIWW in NC. It does not reflect the completion of the above dredging.
Lockwood’s Folly Inlet Crossing (Mile 321.5) will be dredged next, with a completion date in October, 2004.
Hurricane Notes:
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The Fates - 9/16/04
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Posted: September 16, 2004
The Fates
September 16, 2004
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Of Blueberries, And Fog, And Old Friends
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Posted: September 15, 2004
September 15, 2004
Tenants Harbor, Maine
43° 57.819 North
069° 12.121 West
Of Blueberries, And Fog, And Old Friends
By Bernadette Bernon
There have been a three constants on Ithaka over the past two weeks. One, the fog has thickly cloaked us, so that no matter where we sail, we see with the radar. Two, with the help of study tapes, Douglas has been struggling to memorize his Morse Code, so that he can sit for the FCC’s Code exam and hopefully earn the Ham General Class license. This m...... Read More

11. Waterspout Tips
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Posted: September 09, 2004
Waterspout Tips
Water spouts can occur over most waters where people regularly cruise. They can be extremely dangerous. Here are a few of the things that you can do to improve your chances of not getting hurt.
1. Understand that water spouts may occur even in “nice” weather.
2. If a cool high pressure system (usually behind a cold front) has recently moved over warm water, spouts may develop from a few innocent looking clouds even though the day is crisp and clear.
3. Unsettled weather or “bad” weather increases the chances of a water spout.
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The Talking Deposit
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Posted: September 09, 2004
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Pirates Or Paranoia? - 9/2/04
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Posted: September 02, 2004
A NOTE TO OUR READERS: We're off the boat for the moment, but we'll continue posting stories, like the one below, about our previous cruising experiences and what we're doing now. We'll be back on board and actively cruising in the fall. Please keep visiting our log in the meantime. -- D&E
Pirates and Paranoia
September 2, 2004
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Ivory, Irony, and Seals of Approval Septe
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Posted: September 01, 2004
September 1, 2004
Blue Hill Harbor, Maine
44º 24.392 North
068º 34.770 West
Ivory, Irony, and Seals of Approval
By Douglas Bernon




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