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  • Update: Stolen Yacht Recovered, East Coast of Florida, near Fort Lauderdale

    Our thanks to Mike Ahart, Editor of Waterway Guide for this news:

    Waterway News Updates
    Florida East Coast

    Has anyone seen this stolen yacht?

    Date Reported: Jul 15, 2015
    Reported by: Kevin Crago
    Changes-Of-Latitude.jpgHas anyone seen me? My name is Change of Latitude. I am a 2002 Ocean Alexander 60′ Pilothouse Motor Yacht. I was stolen Sunday at 1:30AM from Harbour Towne Marina in Dania Beach FL. I am most likely in the Bahamas.

    Please notify Kevin Crago, the Bahamas Defence Force, US Coast Guard, US Customs, US Marshals, or Broward County Sheriff if you see me.

    Ed. note: WG has verified that this yacht has indeed been stolen. Information has been posted elsewhere on the internet suggesting that the boat is missing due to a repossession. The boat had been repossessed a few months ago.

    View location on the Waterway Explorer
    Source: Cruising Boater

    CLICK HERE for the full story from Waterway Guide Latest News

  • One Killed, Two Injured in Fort Lauderdale Waterway Crash

    This boating tragedy was reported in the Sun Sentinel June 1 at 1:07 AM

    Man, 24, killed, 2 others injured in Intracoastal Waterway boat crash
    After the boat crash.

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fort Lauderdale police and Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue all were on scene after the crash. (Anne Geggis, Sun Sentinel)
    By Mike Clary and Anne Geggis

    Sun Sentinel

    One person dead, others seriously hurt in boat crash in Fort Lauderdale
    Hollywood man, 24, identified as boat crash victim

    A 24-year-old Hollywood man has been identified as the person killed along the Intracoastal Waterway when a boat he was on crashed into a concrete dock.

    Dalton Joseph Shirley was ejected from the open motorboat and thrown into the water when the vessel struck the dock about 8 p.m. Saturday behind a house in the 3200 block of Northeast 38th Street, according to Liz Barraco, a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

    Two others aboard the vessel, Justina Coronez and Austin Lail, 23, were injured in the collision and taken to Broward Health Medical Center, Barraco said.

    A fourth person aboard, a man, was not injured.

    The boat that hit the dock was traveling side by side with another vessel, with six people aboard, and heading south on the Intracoastal at the time of the crash, Barraco said.

    “The boat was going at a high rate of speed,” said Barraco.

    Shirley was pronounced dead at the scene, Barraco said.

    Barraco said authorities would conduct a criminal investigation to determine who was driving the boat, and whether speed or alcohol were factors in the crash. She said there was some indication “there might have been two people operating the vessel.”

    After the crash, those aboard the second vessel helped pull Shirley from the water and began efforts to resuscitate him, Barraco said. She said those aboard the two vessels were friends.

    “It was a very emotional scene,” she said as the friends realized what had happened.

    “Everyone was very cooperative,” Barraco said. “Everyone was scared and upset, and good about helping us out.”

    In addition to officials from the Wildlife Commission, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue and police also responded to the site of the crash, which is behind a private home at the end of a cul-de-sac.

    Leonardo Rivas said he was in his house at when he heard dogs barking. He went outside to see a young man “covered in blood” attempting CPR on a man who had been placed on the dock behind his house at 3201 NE 38th St.

    The injured man had a head wound caused by hitting the sea wall, Rivas said he was told, after the boat struck the concrete dock of the home next door. Rivas said he could see that a corner of his neighbor’s dock was broken off.

    Rivas said he called 911, and police and paramedics responded within minutes.

    When Rivas asked friends of the victim what had happened, one told him the occupants of the boats had been “splashing” each other, said Rivas, 21.

    Also at the scene were relatives of the boaters. One parent was overheard telling a police officer, “We’re here to pick up our daughter.” Parents stayed behind the police tape, waiting to be reunited with their children. One parent become visibly upset, crying and shaking.

    The wildlife commission will be leading the investigation, “sifting through all the information so we can find out what led to this,” Barraco said. “There are a lot of pieces, so this is going to be an open investigation for quite a while.”

  • Unhappy Stay at Fort Lauderdale Municipal Docks at Las Olas Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 1064

    One of three municipal docks in Fort Lauderdale, the Las Olas docks lie off the Waterway’s eastern shoreline immediately north and south (mostly on the north side) of the Las Olas bascule bridge. Skipper Finley’s report is in contrast to other reviews posted on SSECN. However, with municipal budget cuts, it is possible that conditions at the marina have deteriorated in the last year or so.

    This facility is not being maintained in accordance to the prices being charged. The restrooms are NASTY and not being cleaned regularly. Feces on the toilet seats for 3 days now. toilet paper out. Security I have seen 2 times in 10 days.. People come in at night by walking in with paying customers. Boats come in after dark and leave before dawn. I had a guy urinating off the bridge behind my boat and called security, he was at the fisheries and I never saw him that night. Boaters communicate through the web. I like to be persistent to foster change for a better future for the mariners. I cannot agree I paid $1500 to park a 34ft. boat for this kind of treatment. We need to do better people!
    Scott Finley

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Marina Directory Listing For Las Olas Municipal Docks

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  • Dania Beach Marina Recommended, AICW Statute Mile 1069

    Access to Dania Beach Marina from the ICW is restricted by a fixed bridge with 18ft vertical clearance, but the marina is well protected and located on the beach. The entrance channel is on the east side of the Waterway just north of the Dania Beach Boulevard Bascule Bridge. Skipper Mahler’s comments are from the AGLCA Forum.

    Try dania beach municipal marina. It Is 2 miles south of port everglades inlet. Brand new marina, concrete floating docks. $750 per month annual I think $900 monthly. The price is by the slip not by the foot, slips can
    handle up to 50×17.
    Edward Mahler

    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Dania Beach Marina

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  • Broadway Tour in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    If you plan on spending the winter in Fort Lauderdale, be sure to check out the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave, (954) 462-0222, https://www.browardcenter.org/, located an easy walk from the New River/Downtown Municipal Docks and Cooley’s Landing Municipal Docks.

    Coming for the 2014-15 season will be national touring company, Broadway Tour Fort Lauderdale, with six all-time favorite musicals, including Annie and Phantom of the Opera. See http://broadwaytour.net/broadway-fort-lauderdale for dates and ticket information.

    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For New River/Downtown Municipal Docks

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    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Marina Directory Listing For Cooley’s Landing

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  • High Praise for Parker Yachts of Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Parker Yachts is located at 225 SW 32nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315, (954) 463-1515, www.parkeryacht.com

    For the second time on our cruise this year, we’ve had tremendous help from a marine business. This time, we were stranded in George Town, Exumas with two non-working engines. Our catamaran has two T9.9 Yamahas. We’d been down one engine for a couple of weeks, and lost the second engine on our arrival in George Town. After trouble-shooting the issues, we determined we needed a replacement CDI, Pulser Coil, and Charge Coil. These parts were not available in the Bahamas so we called several parts dealers in the States. All estimated at least a two-week delivery just to get the parts to their own shops. Susan at Parker Yachts understood our plight and was sympathetic. She managed to get us all that we needed in a matter of days, and personally delivered them to Reggie Express Air for flight directly to George Town. We can’t say enough about how terrific Susan was to work with. Her communication, sense of humor, professionalism, and ability to get what you need FAST is exemplary. Our thanks to Susan and Parker Yachts for helping us to get our engines up and running and our cruise under way again.
    George and Karen Schietinger s/v Tara

  • Report from Lake Sylvia, AICW Statute Mile 1064.5, Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Lake Sylvia - Click for Chartview

    Lake Sylvia lies to the south, southeast of marker #13, itself just south of huge Bahia Mar Marina.

    Anchored here tonite. Lots of boats. Have not found anywhere to land dingy. Enter close to East shore for good water. 16ft where we dropped the hook. There is no shore access in the basin. Some say you can go up the canals to stores and a park? Good protection all around.
    Sonny Reeves

    Las Olas (1 sm N) has a dinghy landing and allows the use of their fine facilities for a small fee. Laundry especially spacious. Grocery, drugs, ATM and restaurants within easy walking distance.
    Canals heading west off Lake Sylvia lead to ICW and more restaurants on its west side. Watch your dinghy speed when entering ICW from canals — this is a serious, enforced, and ticketed speed and no wake zone.
    Chris and Janet

    We are anchored in Lake Sylvia and checked Las Olas [Fort Lauderdale] City Marina about landing our dinghy there. They said it costs $20 per day and you do not have use of any of the facilities! They also said a city mooring ball was $45 a day and then you could use the facilities. $45 for a mooring ball is $1500 a month which is absurd!!
    You can go west down the canal just north of the 17 street causeway bridge and land the dinghy at Southport bar and grille for $10 which is applied to any purchase at the restaurant. Also Coconut’s restaurant next to the Hall of Fame marina has a dinghy dock that you can use if you eat there.
    Rick Steinberg

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    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Anchorage Directory Listing For Fort Lauderdale City Anchorage

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Fort Lauderdale Anchorage

    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Hall of Fame Marina

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  • More Good Words for Cooley’s Landing, New River, Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Cooley's Landing - Click for Chartview

    Cooley’s Landing is one of three City of Fort Lauderdale owned and managed dockage facilities. Cooley’s Landing is the most upstream (on New River) of these three facilities. A host of restaurants and shopping are within easy walking distance as Captain Fran attests!

    Spent a week at Cooley’s Landing part of the Fort Lauderdale City Dock system and found that the friendly service and careful advice provided by Matt just added to our overall enjoyment. Our slip was near the 7th Ave bridge, which provides a steady passage of beautiful yachts for those days when you just want to watch the water.
    The laundry is newer and works well and the showers are clean and neat. Can’t ask for more and we expected much less at their value added price.
    A short walk on the very pleasant SW Riverwalk brings you to the shopping district on Las Olas.
    Fran

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Marina Directory Listing For Cooley’s Landing

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  • Good Words for Cooley’s Landing, New River, Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Cooley's Landing - Click for Chartview

    Cooley’s Landing is one of three City of Fort Lauderdale owned and managed dockage facilities. Cooley’s Landing is the most upstream (on New River) of these three facilities. A host of restaurants are within easy walking distance!

    Check out “The City of Ft. Lauderdale at Cooley’s Landing”
    It is inexpensive – $1.25/ ft. $0.12/kw electric after a one time charge of $10 or $15)
    It is convenient to a lot of restaurants.
    There is current, but if you are going to be there for a while check with the dockmaster and they will tell you when the current will be slack for the easiest docking.
    There is a pleasant waterfront walk to lots of activity and you are far enough from the activity for it to be quiet at night. You also get a great tour of the New River on the trip up the river and you can take the dinghy another couple of miles upriver for more interesting sights. We have stayed there several times and will stay there again.
    Mitch & Carole Brodkin

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Marina Directory Listing For Cooley’s Landing

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  • A Good Visit to Fort Lauderdale Municipal Docks at Las Olas Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 1064

    Las Olas Municipal Docks - Click for Chartview

    One of three municipal docks in Fort Lauderdale, the Las Olas docks lie off the Waterway’s eastern shoreline immediately north and south (mostly on the north side) of the Las Olas bascule bridge. The report below is from the AGLCA Forum.

    We stayed at Las Olas [Municipal Docks] when we passed through Ft. Lauderdale. We really like the facilities, and the beach was a walk or easy bike ride away from the marina. I needed diesel oil and had a ride of about 15 miles round trip to find it. We rented a car for a couple days and enjoyed Ft Lauderdale. We tried to leave for the Bahamas from there on a good day, but came back to tie up because our radar stopped working as we left the harbour.
    Dave
    Sea Ya – Tolly 44 M/Y

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Marina Directory Listing For Las Olas Municipal Docks

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  • Information on Two Municipal Marinas in Fort Lauderdale, FL, New River and AICW StatuteMile 1064

    Cooleys Landing - Click for Chartview

    Cooleys Landing is one of three City of Fort Lauderdale owned and managed dockage facilities. Cooleys Landing is the most upstream (on New River) of these three facilities. A host of restaurants (including the memorable “Shirttail Charleys”) are within easy walking distance!

    Las Olas Municipal Docks - Click for Chartview

    One of three municipal docks in Fort Lauderdale, the Las Olas docks lie off the Waterway’s eastern shoreline immediately north and south (mostly on the north side) of the Las Olas bascule bridge. The report below is from the AGLCA Forum.

    There are two centers for marinas in Fort Lauderdale. You have to decide if you prefer to stay near the beach or downtown which is two miles up New River. Cooley’s Landing is the municipal marina downtown on the New River. I believe Cooley’s Landing has a 50 foot limit and may be tight for your 49 foot boat. Las Olas is the municipal marina on the ICW near the beach. Las Olas can accommodate larger boats on the ends of their Tee-docks. Las Olas has gated security on each dock. The Water Taxi stops close to both marinas. We have stopped at both of these marinas. Of course, there are dozens of other marinas!
    Alan Lloyd
    Author, Great Loop Navigation Notes
    http://www.NavigationNotes.com

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Marina Directory Listing For Cooleys Landing

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    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Marina Directory Listing For Las Olas Municipal Docks

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  • Mo and Mike Continue to Lake Sylvia, AICW Statute Mile 1064.5, Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Sylvia Lake - Click for Chartview

    Captains Mike and Maura Mulcahy have had a wonderful, quiet southern migration until the last two stops, see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=127292 and the report below. Our tall masted readers are sure to enjoy this latest episode of the Mo and Mike saga. Lake Sylvia lies to the south, southeast of marker #13, itself just south of huge Bahia Mar Marina.

    Update – we BASHED out of the Palm Beach Inlet in heavy swells two days ago – headed south into what we read were to be 2/4 ‘ waves and 12-15 kt winds… WRONGO! We had 6-8 EASY and 17-22 kt winds. The winds were great but the occasional 9′ swell/wave on our port after quarter were nasty! Some friends said the gulf stream is real close / narrow here and we may have encountered it. It was a bumpy arse ride for 9 hours. Not pleasant. Our water pump crapped out just as we approached Port of Everglades inlet. We were sailing just fine – closer to sure and the waves subsided. However, we did call TowBoat US (Mike’s a TowBoat US Captain) and they were kind enough to tow us to Lake Sylvia – Sylvia Lake. You have to hug the seawall to the north to get in but once you are in here it’s wonderful. 7-10′ depths. Nice protection (especially for this week as we are holing up here til Sat/Sun). We are one of 6 sailboats here. Quiet so far aside from a party in one of the mansions ashore last night which ended early.
    Nice thing about this anchorage – we can dingy to the Southport Raw Bar in 15 minutes. Anchor our dingy and hit up a Winn Dixie, Walgreens and there is also a couple nail/hair salons and a dry cleaner. Not sure if it’s a laundromat also. Southport Raw Bar DOES NOT ALLOW DOGS ANYMORE. Girl there said a wait staffer had been bitten… stinks! :-((
    For $20 we can head North to the City Marina and do laundry, showers, wifi etc. or we can check out the Cabana Club nearby where Mike just walked the dogs today.
    Ok, that’s the report so far. Finally recovering from the 9 hour beating. Guess I’m a wimpy sailor – we were safe, just stressful and physically demanding.
    Peace, Mo

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  • Good Words for Bahia Mar Yachting Center, AICW Statute Mile 1064.5, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Bahia Mar Yachting Center - Click for Chartview

    Bahia Mar Yachting Center is located along the Waterway’s eastern banks, south of Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas Boulevard bridge.

    Stayed at Bahia Mar mid May for four nights and loved it. We spent many happy hours at the pool and liked the catwalk over the road directly to the beach. The fitness center looked newly refurbished. The hotel facilities wee used were just fine. Staff were helpful and prompt. If you are looking for a combo marina/resort, this is a good one.
    The prior cruiser mentioned security, so I feel obliged to comment on what we saw and heard. We went down to Key West overnight and left the boat with no issues. On our return our neighbors reported that a sailboat on the far end of our dock had been broken into. Security cameras supposedly showed no unauthorized access to the dock. Our neighbors had been questioned by the police as they appeared on the security video. They reported that the police thought it must have been thieves on a boat who came in from the ICW and hit the first yacht they came to – hard to defend against.
    William Lawrenson

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Marina Directory Listing For Bahia Mar Yachting Center

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  • Fuel Delivery Ban in Manatee County, Bradenton, FL

    This posting was prompted by a recent recommendation for a fuel delivery service in the Fort Myers area:  http://cruisersnet.net/?p=113209. Manatee County is the Bradenton area south of Tampa. Cruisers’ Net would like to hear the opinions of our readers on the issue of truck-to-boat fuel delivery.
    Please use the “Comment” function below, or follow the “Click Here to Submit Cruising News” link found on the upper right of this, and all (except Chart View) SSECN pages.

    Cruising News:
    Our Homeowners Association in Manatee County has banned the delivery of fuel to vessels in our community. I am trying to find out if this ban is legal. I am aware of three locations where such bans were overturned or rescinded. Dania, North Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale. The delivery service we were using is fully insured and has been in business for many years.
    Les Martin

  • Dania Marine Flea Market, Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 14-17, 2013

    The Dania Marine Flea Market will be held at the Dania Jai Alai, south of the Fort Lauderdale Airport. See link below for more information.

    The Marine Flea Market is recognized as the largest event of its type in the world. Private individuals and corporate vendors sell marine equipment, coral encrusted antiques, used boats, fishing tackle, diving gear, marine artwork and other boating related items in a pleasant, almost party-like, atmosphere. The Dania Marine Flea Market provides the ideal environment for buyer and seller to engage in friendly and, sometimes, intense ‘bargaining.’ Thousands of boating related items are bought and sold through a system of dickering and dealing at a fraction of their retail value.

    http://www.daniamarinefleamarket.com/

  • “Sailorman” Highly Recommended, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    As many of you already know, this is a fascinating place to visit – a great way to spend a rainy afternoon!

    If you want a great [marine] Flea Market, look at Sailorman. You can spend a whole day ogling their good stuff. Google the word Sailorman and you will get their website.
    Their address is:
    350 SE 24th St. (aka State Road 84)
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
    Sailorman’s waypoints: 26.05.55 N, 80.08.36 W
    Cheers,
    Ken Bloomfield
    m/v Tellico Lady

    Right next to the biggest West Marine store in the corporation (I think).
    Jim Ward

    I am looking for a nice set of navigation lights for a 50′ boat. In the past I have purchased things from your consignment deals and hope you have something that would work for me. I will be in Florida for the next two weeks so let me know if you have something that I should look at.I am from Toronto Canada and have dealt with Chuck in the past.
    Thanks
    Rolf

  • Anchorage with Shoreside Access in Ft. Lauderdale: Middle River (St. M. 1063.4) – Captains Mark and Diana Report

    On the Water GuidebooksThe Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net is very pleased to publish the latest in the superb series of articles authored by our good friends, and strategic partners, Captains Mark and Diana Doyle, founders and owners of “On The Water Chartguides.” This story centers on a body of water, Middle River, which provides excellent anchorage. This stream lies off the AICW’s western shores a few miles north of Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas Bridge.
    I know this area well, as my parents used to rent a winter home which fronted onto Middle River. As a boy of ten our so, you could find me almost daily piloting either my sailfish or our 16-foot Boston Whaler around these waters. Those were truly golden, broad days.
    But, now, back to the present. Let’s hear what Diana and Mark have to tell us!

    Hi Claiborne,
    South Florida’s AICW is a bit like a “Tour of Homes” as you motor by impressive and varied waterfront lots.

    We love gawking at the mega-mansions with million-dollar poolside landscaping and the pink bungalows with flocks of plastic flamingos.

    But the downside of wall-to-wall canal-front real estate is that shoreside access is much harder to come by. Shore is all private property, often within private developments that prohibit any dinghy dockage. That’s why Middle River anchorage, with shore access at Fort Lauderdale’s George English Park, is so special.

    Middle River, at STM 1063.4, is a deep and relatively quiet (by South Florida standards!) anchorage, convenient to the AICW, in a no-wake-zone river lined with homes and park land.

    Exit the ICW southeast of G3 and proceed northwesterly up charted Middle River, north of the large east-west canal home island. Anchor in the river’s wide spot, with the fixed bridge (vertical clearance 5 feet) to the north. Middle River is substantially deeper than charted: we surveyed depths of 15-26 feet (at 2.3’ above MLLW).

    Shore access is at the George English Park boat ramp to the north, upriver just past the low-clearance fixed bridge. The park is 20 acres, with a recreation center, tennis courts, and a walking/jogging trail. Many restaurants and Galleria Fort Lauderdale are nearby, including a supermarket across the bridge to the west.

    I’ve included a photo of the anchorage as well as a sample page from our new AnchorGuide series showing the anchorage location, the actual versus charted depths in the Middle River, and the location of the park boat ramp.

    Unfortunately, for all the park’s excellent amenities and access, the park does not allow dogs.

    Best and see you On the Water,

    Captains Mark & Diana Doyle
    http://www.OnTheWaterChartGuides.com

    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Anchorage Directory Listing For the Middle River Anchorage

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  • Report from Fort Lauderdale Official Anchorage/Mooring Field, AICW Staute Mile 1064

    The Fort Lauderdale Anchorage and Mooring Field is located in the charted cove indenting the westerly banks south of the Las Olas bascule bridge. If your vessel is under 40ft, this is an inexpensive way to stay in Fort Lauderdale.

    The anchorage was completely empty for us. Nice beefy tackle on the mooring ball handled our 15,000 lb 32 foot boat just fine in the modest current. We arrived at 4PM and left at 7AM and we not asked for a mooring fee. Nice spot.
    John Byrne

    Also, don’t forget about Lake Sylvia [see link below], just south of Bahia Mar. Plenty of cruisers still anchor there without a problem.
    Capt. Norman Quinn

    fyi – you’re expected to go into the Marina office and pay there…they don’t come out to the ball for you.
    Just so you know…
    Wally Moran

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Anchorage Directory Listing For Ft. Lauderdale Official Anchorage/Mooring Field

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    Click Here To View An Earlier Report on Lake Sylvia

  • Good Experience at RPM Diesel and Rolly Marine in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Rolly Marine Service, Inc. lists itself as “The Biggest Little Shipyard in South Florida” and is located on the New River, 2551 St. Rd. 84 (Marina Mile), Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 and RPM Diesel is next door at 2555 St. Rd 84. See Websites below.

    Please note that we have no connection with RPM Diesel or Rolly Marine Services other than being totally satisfied customers. We gladly take this opportunity to share our story on this forum as it may help other members of MTOA who find themselves in a similar situation as ourselves.
    Heading north this year, after a late start from Marathon, our normally reliable starboard engine, Detroit 4 53, started to overheat and the engine oil showed signs of contamination with diesel fuel.
    After research we were directed to RPM Diesel [ Contact: Mike Desderio. [305] 947 2607],who recommended Rollys Marine Services [ Contact: Greg. {954} 583 5300} a shipyard on the New River as it is adjacent to RPMs office and work shop. A brief word about Rollys, this is a full service shipyard for mega yachts, our 44 FT Thompson, LILY MARIA, became known affectionately as the “little boat” but the care and attention extended to us made us feel like we had the “largest boat” in the yard. Prices for dockage most reasonable considering the area, Marina Row.
    RPM Technicians diagnoised our problem, recommended solutions, had new parts ready and installed within 24 hours, price was very competitive with other mechanics who perhaps do not have the experience,training and facilities offered by RPM. Parts for 4 53 Detroits, no longer in production, are hard to find but RPM had the resources to supply replacement parts where needed. Work and parts are subject to guarantee. Prices competitive with industry standards.
    Subsequently we had a second, but unrelated problem, experienced in the Lake Worth area, on contacting RPM they had “our” Technician dockside at Old Port Cove Marina. within 2 hours of our initial contact. He arrived in a fully equipped mobile workshop,. No shade tree mechanics here.
    With our Detroits humming like tops we are looking forward to some good cruising this summer.
    Captain Colin Day, Jean Henderson

    www.rolly-marine.com
    www.rpmdiesel.com

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