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Eastern FL Cruising News – AICW, Lantana to Las Olas Boulevard Bridge (Statute Mile 1030 to 1064)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 09-22-2009

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Good Words for the Staff at Loggerhead Club & Marina – Lantana, FL, AICW Statute Mile 1030.5

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 02-20-2014

Loggerhead Club and Marina – Lantana – Click for Chartview

Loggerhead Club and Marina flanks the western banks of the Waterway, south of marker #38 and north of the Lantana Avenue Bridge.

Loggerhead Lantana – Not much going on there but the staff again was fantastic.
Mo s/v Mi Amante

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

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 11-19-2013

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

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

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 11-19-2013

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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Praise for Boca Raton Resort & Club Marina, AICW Statute Mile 1048

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 06-04-2013

Boca Raton Resort and Club Marina - Click for Chartview

Boca Raton Resort & Club Marina flanks the western banks of the combined Lake Boca Raton and ICW passage, north of marker #66.

Stayed a couple of nights and loved it. The Waldorf Boca Raton is beautiful and the facilities are just fabulous. The staff was helpful and we were given a great location close to the facilities. We are only 36ft, so were small by comparison to others in the slips, but were treated with great respect, as would any guest at the Waldorf.
The funniest thing is the Dock Masters Office. You enter these massive double wooden doors in this luxurious hallway to find a few cheap desks with the dock staff sitting around – as you would in a small start-up company.
The cloisters offered many an evenings solitude and the pool and towels were great.
You could call this marina expensive – it certainly was not cheap, but we were at the Waldorf Astoria and loved it. We would do it again in a flash.
William Lawrenson

Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Boca Raton Resort & Club Marina

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Report on Lake Boca Raton Anchorage, AICW Statute Mile 1048

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 05-21-2013

Lake Boca Raton - Click for Chartview

Boca Raton Anchorage on the northeastern section of Lake Boca Raton, east of flashing daybeacon #65, and, as reported earlier (see link below), the preferred entrance channel seems to be on the north side of marker #65.

Moving north, Lake Boca Raton is a great anchorage – beware the hordes on weekends but few remain overnight – nice public dock you can use for your dinghy at Silver Palm Park adjacent to the first bridge heading north on the ICW tucked
into the NW corner – not much nearby but a few stores and again the great beaches.
Peter TenHaagen, Transition

Click Here To View An Earlier Posting on Lake Boca Raton

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High Praise for AC Power Plus, Deerfield Beach, FL, near AICW Statute Mile 1050

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-04-2013

AC Power Plus Location

AC Power Plus is located on E. Hillsboro Blvd in Deerfield Beach, just west of the Waterway between Boca Raton and Hillsboro Beach.

Claiborne: I hope this finds you personally well. I had occasion to receive exceptional service from a contractor, and wanted to pass it on. Nightingale is equipped with a Mastervolt Whisper 3.5 genset. Two weeks ago, the “eel grass” in Biscayne Bay plugged the cooling system. We shut down the genset diesel, but have apparently “fried” the oil temp sensor — it will start, then shut down in 10 seconds showing an oil temp failure. In the last 6 months, Mastervolt and Whisper have parted company. A good company (AER/Seabrook) has formed Whisper US but it is early days and their parts supply is still a bit spotty. Whisper US recommended us to AC Power Plus in Deerfield Beach. Our service rep, Ron Betts 954 421-2500 x344 called back in 4 hours — his parts guys found the part we needed. They will have them to us within 2 days. I will install (aka screw in) the new sensor. If the genset still malfunctions, we will go to AC Power Plus for professional service. These people jumped though the hoop. They worried about customer service. I was hoping to pass on the compliment. Their full portfolio can be seen at http://www.acpowerplus.com. Please pass this on to the net. Thanks very much,
Stephen Deitch S/V Nightingale

Report from Loggerhead Club & Marina – Lantana, FL, AICW Statute Mile 1030.5

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 02-18-2013

Loggerhead Club and Marina - Lantana - Click for Chartview

Loggerhead Club and Marina flanks the western banks of the Waterway, south of marker #38 and north of the Lantana Avenue Bridge.

Stayed here in September 2012, the resort building and pool were nice. The finger piers were too short to reach our side entry way (bow or stern in) and at low tide this made it VERY difficult to get on and off the stern of the boat. there was no restaraunt on site and finding a cab that knew where we were to pick us up proved to be difficult. There were no dockhands to help us.
Capt. Dana

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Lantana Avenue Bridge in Open Position, AICW Statute Mile 1031, Lantana, FL

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 05-13-2012

The Lantana Avenue drawbridge with a closed vertical clearance of 12ft was closed to roadway traffic on March 18 and will be replaced with a new drawbridge with a vertical clearance of 21ft reducing the required openings by 40 percent. The new bridge is scheduled to be completed in November of 2013.

The bridge is being replaced & is in the open position until they build a new bridge.
George Grafer

Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Marina Directory Listing For Lantana Avenue Bridge

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Now Readily Available in Palm Beach, Broward and Dade Counties, Florida

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 03-27-2012

Within ten minutes of receiving the important message below from Captain Hyde, the Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net was on the telephone with Wise Gas, Inc. to determine their area of service. That’s one of the advantages of being a “non-wicki,” professionally moderated web site. Anyway, what we discovered is a potential boon for cruisers in southeastern Florida. More on that in just a second.
So, why is a ready source of CNG such big news for the cruising community? Quite simply, CNG is a superior fuel for all on-board cooking and heating purposes, as compared to propane/LPG. As many of you already know, LPG/Propane is heavier than air and, should there be a leak, can accumulate in bilges or a low place in a boat, leading to a potentially explosive situation. Conversely, CNG is lighter than air, and tends to naturally disperse.
The problem is, as we so clearly learned while formulating the SSECN’s LPG Availability Directories, that CNG is hard to obtain. Quite simply, there are very few dealers to which cruisers have easy access where their CNG tanks can be refilled.
Back to Wise Gas, Inc. Our telephone call revealed that this company will pick up, refill and deliver back to your vessel, CNG tanks from the “tri-county area” of southeastern Florida, which is comprised of Palm Beach, Broward and Dade counties. Additionally, WITH ADVANCE ARRANGEMENTS, sometimes the same procedure can be undertaken along the west coast of Florida, particularly in the Tampa Bay region.
So, while it’s still not a perfect solution, nor one so broad ranging as we would like, at least now from North Palm Beach to Miami, cruisers can be sure of having a source to refill CNG tanks. It’s a start!

Claiborne –
On your recent visit to Punta Gorda, Florida I mentioned to you that if I was ever able to locate a source of CNG for those using the gas onboard their boats, I would let you know. I have finally found a source. Wise Gas, Inc., 1058 Bluewood Terrace, Weston, FL 33327 is source of CNG for vessels and vehicles in south Florida. Its website advises the following:

“At present time, Wise Gas, Inc. is offering CNG tank refills to marine boaters in the South Florida area only. We do anticipate expanding this service in terms of geography and service options in the future. Call Wise Gas, Inc. in advance at (954)-636-4291 to coordinate a CNG refill. A member of our team will meet you, pick up your current, approved cylinder in good condition and refill it for you and deliver it back to you.”
The cost of this service varies based on cylinder size and location. Call in advance to schedule your refilling needs.
E-mail: info@wisegasinc.com
Phone: (954)-636-4291

I recently met with a Wise Gas representative who was in Punta Gorda making deliveries on the west coast and exchanged my empty tank for a full one. It was a smooth and convenient process. The cost was $40.
I would advise your readers to visit the Wise Gas website at http://www.wisegasinc.com for all the information. I hope this helps and thanks for a great presentation to the boaters of Punta Gorda.
Noel Hyde
s/v Kismet

Report from Lantana Anchorage, AICW Statute Mile 1031

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 03-16-2012

The waters comprising the Lantana Anchorage lie just south of the Lantana Bridge (itself just south of West Palm Beach), and off the AICW’s western flank. Protection is only fair here, and you are subject to the wake of passing vessels.

ANCHORED HERE 2 NIGHTS, I DRAW 7 FEET, NO PROBLEM. JUST KNOW THE DEPTH AND TIDES U REQUIRE.
DINGHY TO OLD KEY LIME RESTAURANT OR BOAT RAMP.
BILL

Anchored there on way south and again on our trip back north last year. One of our enjoyable stops. We draw 5ft and had no problem but there are some high spots to avoid so I would advice circle around before dropping anchor and be mindful of tides. Enjoyed Old Key Lime restaurant and meet up with an old friend there I had not seen in more years then I want to say…LOL…a great stop if weather is right.
Susan Dawson aboard S/V Colleen Mae

Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Anchorage Directory Listing For The Lantana Anchorage

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Caution on Entrance to Lake Boca Raton Anchorage, AICW Statute Mile 1048

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 03-01-2012

Boca Raton Anchorage on the northeastern section of Lake Boca Raton, east of flashing daybeacon #65, but, as Capt. Smith discovered, the preferred entrance channel seems to be on the north side of marker #65.

Be careful entering this anchorage! We anchored here last night (2/28/12) and it is tricky to get into the anchorage. We entered just south of Marker 65 and almost went aground. The anchorage was crowded but everyone entered North of marker 65. We left the anchorage this morning North of the marker and had plenty of water. Nice anchorage It was crowded until dark with locals but we had a nice, quiet night.
Steve and Regina Smith

Good going on giving advice when entering Lake Boca. You can add that the depth is 6 plus all around the perimeter of the lake and the best depths is in the northeast end.
Advice from a resident of Boca for 22 years.
Harold Egor

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Marine Surveryor Recommended in the West Palm Beach Region

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-22-2011

Recommendations from fellow cruisers of this type are the best data anyone can possibly have in their hip pocket!

I just had an insurance survey done in that area (Lantana). A very knowledgeable friend referred me to the surveyor, and I was very satisfied with the outcome.
The surveyor’s name is Mark Rhodes, of Rhodes Marine and Consulting. His business address is in Port St. Lucie. His contact cell phone is (954) 646-3760.
Mark is certified, and I found him reasonable and easy to work with. Turnaround for the report was very timely. The focus of a pre-purchase survey
is different from an insurance survey, but I would definitely use him again.
Jim

Delray Harbor Club Marina (Statute Mile 1041)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-04-2011

Delray Harbor Club Marina guards the Waterway’s western shores, a short hop south of the Palm Beaches.

We stayed at the Delray Harbor Club Marina (mm 1040.7) last night. They are now very Dog Friendly (Treats and poop bag provided) Transient rate is $2.00/ft. Electric included. No Facility Fee was charged.
A large mall across the road has a Publix, Marshalls, Radio Shack, Books a Million, Staples, McDonald and lots more. Showers are on the dock as well as a swimming pool. Marina people are nice. Docks are floating but low and very narrow.
Mitch & Carole Brodkin (with Annie)
on Serendipity

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Lighthouse Point Marina (Statute Mile 1054)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 05-11-2010

Not only is Lighthouse Point Marina a very cruiser friendly facility, but they are one of the only true marinas on the Waterway between southern Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.

30 April 2010. A very nice marina, close to Hillsboro inlet, handy for an early morning departure out the inlet. Local knowledge – the dockmaster and personnel on the Boat US boat located there – assured us there was quite adequate depth in a recently dredged, well marked, short channel out to the leading sea buoy, only cautioning not to turn off before reaching it and that currents could be strong. We timed our departure for the trip north to Lake Worth Inlet for slack water, two hours after low water to avoid wind against current in the face of a 15-20 kt SEer blowing up the channel. We had to punch out against a seaway, at half throttle, with no problems except for bouncing the cat out of her forepeak bunk in the incoming chop! After turning north, we had a fast wing-on-wing run to Lake Worth.
Typical of marinas near inlet entrances, the clientele was mostly pleasure fishing boats and we were somewhat of an oddity but the banter between them,– the stink-potters and us, the “rag sailors” – was friendly. As expected, the fish at the on-site restaurant was fresh and cooked well.
The $10 charge for electricity was the highest encountered to date and I declined the service after first trying to strike a deal, pointing out our lack of refrigeration, corroborated by buying 30 lbs of ice from the marina. Pointing out our metered rate of usage averages $.30 per day made no difference. An attempt was made to justify the high price by saying it was a general charge for the facilities available – primarily the swimming pool (no wi-fi) – which as transients we did not have time to use.
We were allowed to decline a power hook-up without being charged, however, unlike at some marinas we have encountered.
Fair winds and following seas,
Austin Whitten
S/Y “Discovery II”, Vancouver 27

Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Marina Directory Listing For Lighthouse Point Marina

Bal Marra Anchorage (Statute Mile 1042)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 05-10-2010

I’m a bit perplexed by the posting below from Captain John and Susan. We have never had a problem setting the hook here, but granted, it’s been good four to more likely five years since we anchored on these waters. So, I check the “Comment” on this anchorage (follow link below), and discovered no-one else has had such a problem here either, or at least they have not reported it to us. If any of you out there have dropped the hook on Bal Marra, please share your experiences by clicking the “Comment on This Posting/Marina/Anchorage/Bridge” link below.

We tried to anchor there today (May 9, 2010) and had NO holding at all. 45 Lb CQR dragged through the black mud like there was no anchor on the chain! It did not jump, grab or anything, just ran along the bottom smooth as can be. We tried three times and gave up. At one point we had 90 feet of chain out. We continued north.
John and Susan

Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Anchorage Directory Listing For Bal Marra Anchorage

Lantana Anchorage (Statute Mile 1031)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-29-2010

The waters comprising the Lantana Anchorage lie just south of  the Lantana Bridge (itself just south of West Palm Beach), and off the AICW’s western flank. Protection is only fair here, and, as Captain Sterling notes below, you are subject to the wake of passing vessels.

Good holding, but you may get some wakes. However, the tiki bar on shore is worthwhile, with wifi, and good happy hours. Walk to town (one block) for library, drug store, restaurants.
Captain Sterling

Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Anchorage Directory Listing For The Lantana Anchorage

Bel Marra Anchorage (Statute Mile 1042)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-07-2010

This lake-like body of water makes for a great anchor down spot, in a region where there are few anchorages available. However, as far as I know, there is no dinghy/shoreside access available.

Used this anchorage for the first time and found it to be a great place. Had heard of low water at entrance but found no problem on less than 1/2 tide. Even though it was Easter weekend the wakes never bothered us in here.
Larry and Suzi

Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Anchorage Directory Listing For The Bal Marra Anchorage

Lake Santa Barbara Anchorage (Statute Mile 1057)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 02-01-2010

Lake Santa Barbara is found along the western flank of the AICW between southern Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.

Anchored here after a long day of bridges with 20 kts on the nose in the ICW. It was actually quite a pleasant anchorage. We anchored closer to the mouth of the “lake” with plenty of water for our 5 ft. draft. Would stop here again.
s/v MicMac

Click Here For The Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Anchorage Directory Listing For Lake Santa Barbara Anchorage

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