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  • Latest News from Port City Marina, Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC


    Port City Marina - Wilmington, NC

    Port City Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR and newly opened for business, is located along the eastern banks of the Cape Fear River, in the heart of downtown Wilmington, NC.

    “Slip into Somewhere More Comfortable”
    The Port City Marina is a protected, deep water, full-service marina in Wilmington, North Carolina with over 200 state-of-the-art floating concrete wet slips and a full complement of first-class amenities situated in the heart of downtown. You can walk to restaurants, check out the thriving downtown art scene, or explore the boutique shops. Convenience at its finest.

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    Click here for the Latest News from Port City Marina

    Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Port City Marina

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Port City Marina

  • More Good Words for Portside Marina, Morehead City, NC, AICW Statute Mile 205


    When entering the Morehead City waterfront from the “Turning Basin,” Portside Marina is the first facility that will come abeam to the north.

    These folks are very helpful, since we had a weather layover. Rate them highly and will return.
    Dusty

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Portside Marina

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Portside Marina

  • REMINDER: Oriental NC Boat Show This Weekend, AICW Statute Mile 181

    Our focus is to assist boaters with the purchase or sale of their powerboats. All our yacht owners are trained and educated on the handling and systems of their new vessel as part of our service. We want to make sure your experience with us is easy by being thorough with your needs. Through aggressive internet marketing, publication ads, and our long term networks we also have the resources to get your yacht sold! Our experience allows us the understanding of the market place.See http://cruisersnet.net/155023 for Show Announcement. Intracoastal Yacht Sales, a long-time SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, offers full service brokerage representation from three locations, Wrightsville Beach, NC, Little River, SC and Charleston, SC.

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    #1: You’ve probably already heard the cardinal rule of docking a boat: Never approach the pier any faster than you’re willing to hit it. In other words, you never know when a sudden “oopsie” will cause your precious fiberglass chariot to do the opposite of what you had intended. Just in case, always approach solid objects slowly enough that if your docking job turns into a ramming, the results won’t be tragic.

    #2: Use enough juice to get the job done. When it comes to causes of disastrous docking, applying insufficient power comes in a close second to applying too much. You need to counter and overcome momentum, wind, and current. If you don’t tell your boat what to do—with authority—one or more of these other factors is likely to take over.

    #3: Always look before you leap. Give your slip a hairy eyeball, even if you’ve backed into it 100 times before. The biggest issue here is mooring lines. If any lines of yours or a neighboring slip fell off a piling and into the water, current could stretch it out across your path. Tangle a mooring line in your propeller, and that docking job will go south in a hurry.

    #4: With twin inboards, don’t touch the wheel. Ever. You’ll be tempted, but you have more control if you leave the wheel centered and use only the engines. If you do turn the wheel, then when you try to use the engines and the prop-wash hits a cockeyed rudder, the boat may take an unexpected path.

    #5: In heavy winds, reduce your windage. Particularly in a small boat, this can have a dramatic effect on how easy or how hard it is to dock. A Bimini top or an Isinglass enclosure can act like a sail on a powerboat, and throw you out of kilter. On a sailboat, a sail lazily left unfurled can have the same effect.

    #6: Never kill the engines until all the lines are secure. Many people who don’t know how to dock a boat well make the mistake of shutting down as soon as the boat is in the slip, but you never know if a crewmember is going to drop his or her line(s), or when a piling will slip out of reach. Keep the powerplants on, so you can maneuver as necessary.

    #7: Don’t be afraid to abort. This is especially important for sailboats, single-screw inboards, and other boats with a limited ability to maneuver. If the approach doesn’t seem to be going well don’t try to force the issue; instead, circle back for another try.

    # 8: Learn how to dock a boat using fenders that are placed with precision. There’s more to this than merely hanging the fenders over the side; you need to judge where the boat will kiss a piling, and how to orient the fenders so they don’t get caught under the pier or swing freely above it. Position them properly and you’ll find that even the best boaters in the world can do a better job of damage-free docking, with the pressure-points protected.

    #9: When docking any type of single-engine boat, always turn the wheel before applying power—not during or after. That way, you won’t get a blast of forward or reverse before the blast of port or starboard kicks in.

    #10: Always apply short bursts of power, instead of steady power. This allows you to maneuver without building up a lot of momentum, which can quickly get out of control.

    www.IntracoastalYachtSales.com
    Call Capt. Ric Stanley in Wrightsville Beach at 910-297-4444
    Capt. Doug Ford in Little River SC at 843-340-0080
    Capt. Bobby Gregory in Charleston SC at 843-412-6587

  • Reminder: NC Boater Safety Programs Begin April 2 at Lake Norman USPS

    As P/C Stuart reminds his fellow North Carolinians, a Boater Safety class, if born on or after January 1, 1988, is mandatory to operate a vessel with 10 or more horsepower. The work done by this Power Squadron to promote boating and boating safety is outstanding.

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    FUTURE SCHEDULES

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    “Remember North Carolina law requires that “Vessel operators born after January 1st 1988 must have successfully completed a Boating Safety Education course to operate motorized water craft over 10 horsepower”.

    Click on link below to access our LNSPS Inland SeaFarer” newsletter
    http://www.usps.org/lakenorman/Seafarer_Directory.htm

    Sincerely,
    P/C Steven Stuart, AP
    Executive Officer LNSPS

  • Curtis Stokes & Associates presents “Journey”, Edenton, NC, Albemarle Sound



    SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET is proud to welcome our newest sponsor, Curtis Stokes and Associates of North Carolina.

    Edenton, NC - the prettiest town in the South!

    Historic Edenton, also A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is 300 Years Young! Come and let them prove it!

    Curtis Stokes & Associates presents “Journey”….

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    At Curtis Stokes & Associates, we specialize in marketing some of the finest vessels available in the Southeast. Located in Jacksonville, NC, “Journey” is a prime example. She is a classic 2006 36′ Monk Double Cabin trawler whose experienced owner has maintained her in turn-key condition and is willing to assist the buyer with delivery and – or training. Get a complete description and view a video of this beautiful boat here: http://www.curtisstokes.net/trawler-for-sale-monk36-journey.html.

    For more information or to schedule an appointment to view “Journey” please call Wayne Smith in Edenton, NC, at 516-445-1932 or you can email him at wayne@curtisstokes.net.

    Our customers know they can come to Curtis Stokes & Associates to find some of the most seaworthy yachts on the market today. If you have a boat to sell, find out how we can market your vessel not just here in the Southeast but throughout the country and in overseas markets as well. And if you’re in the market for a boat, find out about our buyer broker service here: http://www.curtisstokes.net/yacht-buyer-brokerage-service.html.
    To view our complete inventory of fine yachts visit us at www.curtisstokes.net

    Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Edenton Harbor (City Docks)

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Edenton Harbor (City Docks)

  • Maintenance on US64 Twin Bridge Across Croatan Sound, NC

    Croatan Sound connects Albemarle Sound to the north and Pamlico Sound to the south via a broad channel crossed by two sets of fixed bridges. The older, northernmost span has a vertical clearance of 45ft, and has LONG been the bane of sailors who must use the far more difficult Roanoke Sound – Old House channel to cruise south from the AICW/Albemarle Sound to Pamlico Sound, or the other way around. The southernmost twin Highway 64 bridges, where this maintenance will take place, feature 66ft of vertical clearance.

    NC – CROATAN SOUND –DARE COUNTY – BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION
    Mariners are advised to take caution and proceed slowly when approaching the construction site of the fender replacement on Bridge #9 across the Croatan Sound in Dare County on US64 Business, Old Mann’s Harbor Bridge. To help facilitate the repair of bridge fender system, on May 2, 2016 through August 15, 2016 during daylight hours. Two barges will be placed on Croatan Sound along with several small floats. The barges are approximately 30’x115’ and will be positioned to minimize, as much as possible, any disruption to the waterway. All construction equipment be
    removed from the waterway channel at the end of the workday and properly lighted for storage each night. The onsite work supervisor can be contacted on VHF-FM channels 13 and 16 for communication. Mariners are urged to transit the area with caution at slow no wake speeds. Chart 12204 LNM 11/16

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Croatan Sound

  • March and April Events in Elizabeth City, NC, AICW Dismal Swamp Route


    Elizabeth City, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR located at the southern end of the Dismal Swamp Canal Route and the friendliest-to-boaters community on the Waterway, continues its calendar of exciting events!

     

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    From the Director
    March – April 2016

    Springtime will soon arrive and that means an end to cabin fever! When wanderlust calls this season, I invite you to unnamed (9)plan a road trip to Elizabeth City and dig in to our outdoor activities. If you’re a sports enthusiast, we have a bevy of events to consider: The TarWheel Century Bike Ride, Paddle for the Border and our Earth Day Festival & 5K Run for the River. Or, if you prefer a more pedestrian form of exercise, check out history-themed Elizabeth City walking tours.

    Did you know North Carolina produces over 18,500 acres of potatoes? Every May, we celebrate this fact, along with our rich agricultural heritage, with the N.C. Potato Festival. Get a glimpse of what organizers are planning this time around in the article below. Also in the Wayfarer, we’re highlighting the efforts of Wanda McLean to preserve our region’s Underground Railroad legacy and stories. In an interview published on our “View from the Harbor” blog, she shares why this project is important to her.

    So make plans to visit Elizabeth City this spring. Whether you arrive by car, or boat, you’ll find our “Harbor of Hospitality®” has outdoor fun and a laid-back vibe where you can unwind!

    Happy travels,

    Christina Rehklau
    Director, Elizabeth City Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

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    Time to Get Out There!
    Rio de Janeiro will be the site of the 2016 Olympic Games, but there’s no need to travel that far to find your inner athlete! The Elizabeth City area offers plenty of recreational activities and spring sporting events to entertain local athletes and sight-seers, no matter your skill set. Whether you pedal or paddle, run or walk, we’ve got you covered.

    Tarwheel Century Ride | April 16
    Bicyclists can choose from 33-, 62- and 100-mile rides along rural roads when they register for the Tarwheel Century Ride, now in its 23rd year. Organized by the River City Cycling Club, this year’s ride will cover new scenic routes through Camden County, with some of the best “support and gear” stops ever (deviled eggs, smoothies!). Pre-register online, or sign up on site the day of the event.

    Earth Day Festival & 5K Run | April 23
    Not only is Elizabeth City’s Earth Day 5K a great opportunity to stretch your legs with a run through our river-front downtown area, but there’s fun to be had after the race. Hosted by Port Discover Hands-on Science Center, the accompanying festival features environmental booths, STEM-based challenges, crafts, raffles, food and bike rides. For more info about this N.C. Science Festival event, call 252-338-6117.

    Paddle for the Border | April 30
    One of North America’s great wetland forests is the backdrop for Paddle for the Border, a leisurely event that takes kayak and canoe enthusiasts 7.5 miles along the historic Dismal Swamp Canal. Participants launch from the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center in South Mills, N.C. to the Dismal Swamp Canal Boat Ramp in Chesapeake, Va. Registration is $40 until March 26; pay $10 more after that date. Call 1-877-771-8333 or check for info here.

    Elizabeth City Walking Tours | Anytime!
    Okay, this is decidedly not a sporting event, but Elizabeth City’s self-guided walking tours provide a great way to get some exercise while seeing historic homes, tree-lined streets and stately government structures. The Elizabeth City Historic Neighborhood Association publishes these free publications that cover practically every corner, from Main Street to Riverside. Stop by the Elizabeth City Visitor’s Center and pick up your copy!

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    Keep an Eye Out for the N.C. Potato Festival!
    One of the things that we find most appealing (pardon the pun) about the N.C. Potato Festival is the organizing body’s sense of whimsy. Each year, the planning committee selects a festival theme with ties to timely news or events. This year, the festival will honor the N.C. State Parks’ 100th anniversary with a nod to exploring the great outdoors. At press time, festival organizer Cindy Williams said the committee is planning a number of park-related activities, but she’s not ready to spill the potatoes just yet. She did, however, provide this charming visual. Our best advice is to mark your calendar for May 20-22 and expect this tribute to the region’s potato farmers to feature Midway rides, the National Potato Peeling Contest, potato sack races and the crowning of the Little Miss Tater Tot Queen— and surprises to be announced. We’ll have all the details in the Wayfarer’s next issue!

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    We were so glad to learn that Elizabeth City resident, historian and retired educator Wanda McLean recently received a special Coast Host award for her efforts to obtain federal designations that mark six northeastern North Carolina sites as part of the National Park Service’s (NPS) Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program. The award is presented annually to an individual who has benefited tourism, but is not directly employed in the industry. If you have met, or know, Wanda, it’s easy to understand why the honor is so well deserved. Her drive, determination and hours of volunteer work were instrumental in our region obtaining six of North Carolina’s 15 designated Network to Freedom sites. Today, visitors who explore these landmarks—- including one here at Waterfront Park in Elizabeth City—- have a deeper understanding of the lives of these African-American freedom seekers. You can read an interview with Wanda McLean on Elizabeth City’s View from the Harbor blog. To find out more about the Elizabeth City area’s Network to Freedom sites, call the Visitor’s Center at 1-866-324-8948.

    Elizabeth City is the “Harbor of Hospitality®,” located in northeastern North Carolina on the Intracoastal Waterway, halfway between Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks. Situated on the Pasquotank River, the city has six National Register Historic Districts and is home to the Museum of the Albemarle, The Center at Arts of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City State University Planetarium, Port Discover Hands-on Science Center and one of the largest U.S. Coast Guard air stations in the Continental United States. Nature-based travelers are drawn to the area’s proximity to the Dismal Swamp and the abundance of outdoor recreational offerings. For additional information, call Elizabeth City Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-866-ECity-4U (1-866-324-8948) or visit DiscoverElizabethCity.com. For up-to-the-minute info on happenings and events visit View from the Harbor blog.

    Contact Information:
    Director @ Elizabeth City Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

    400 S. Water Street, Suite 101, Elizabeth City, N. C. 27909 * (252) 335-5330; www.discoverelizabethcity.com
    Discover the Good Life Daily in the Harbor of Hospitality!

    Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For the Mariner’s Wharf Elizabeth City Docks

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of the Mariner’s Wharf Elizabeth City Docks

  • Sunfish Championship Regatta at Albemarle Plantation Marina, May 21-22, Albemarle Sound, NC


    Albemarle Plantation Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR! is located off the AICW, on the northern shores of Albemarle Sound, on Yeopim River/Creek. Good reports from boaters like Skipper Evans and descriptions of this facility make a side trip up the Albemarle Sound very inviting! And if you have never watched these small craft race, you are in for an exciting treat!

    Albemarle Plantation Marina and Osprey Yacht Club to host the 2016 Southeast Regional Championship sail races

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    On May 21 – 22, 2016 Albemarle Plantation Marina and the Osprey Yacht Club will host the US Sunfish Class Association 2016 Southeast Regional Championship sail races.
    Seven races are planned during the 2-day event on the Albemarle Sound located 20 miles west of the ICW.

    There will be a welcome reception on Friday night and a dinner on Saturday at Marina Park for all participants.

    Albemarle Plantation is a residential community in Hertford, NC with a 166-slip marina, 18-hole championship golf course, pool and restaurant on site.

    We welcome all participants and spectators to come and experience the exciting sail races of these sport boats.

    For additional information contact Courtney Young at court26407@gmail.com or 252-562-4151

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net North Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Albemarle Plantation Marina

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Albemarle Plantation Marina

  • Vessel Safety Inspections by Lake Norman Sail and Power Squadron, Lake Norman, NC

    In addition to Boater Safety classes, see http://cruisersnet.net/155450, Lake Norman USPS also offers free Vessel Safety Inspections. See the schedule below and their website linked below for more information. The work done by this Power Squadron to promote boating and boating safety is outstanding.

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    Sincerely,
    P/C Steven Stuart, AP
    Executive Officer LNSPS

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  • Good Words from Bennett Brothers Yachts, Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC


    Bennett Brothers Yachts/Cape Fear Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is located on the eastern banks of the northeast Cape Fear River, just north of the Isabel Holmes – Highway 133 bascule bridge, and only a few steps from the downtown Wilmington waterfront. Our thanks to Peter Kurki of Bennett Brothers Yachts for these kind words.

    Thank you Cruisers Net for providing quality information at a most convenient time. Fun relevant and current information make for a safe journey. Keep up the great work, Captains often say they saw and read it first on your forum.

    Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Bennett Brothers Yachts/Cape Fear Marina

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Bennett Brothers Yachts/Cape Fear Marina

  • NC Public Boating Safety Classes, Lake Norman Power Squadron, Lake Norman, NC

    As P/C Stuart reminds his fellow North Carolinians, a Boater Safety class, if born on or after January 1, 1988, is mandatory to operate a vessel with 10 or more horsepower. See their website linked below for more information. The work done by this Power Squadron to promote boating and boating safety is outstanding.

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    Greetings Everyone,
    The Lake Norman Sail and Power Squadron would like your help getting the message out to our boating public and support our “2016 Boater Safety Educational and Vessel Safety Check programs”.
    Review schedule below, ask them to pick a ABC class or VSC examination at their convenience. Call or enroll on line to register.
    “Remember North Carolina law requires that “Vessel operators born after January 1st 1988 must have successfully completed a Boating Safety Education course to operate motorized water craft over 10 horsepower”.

    CLICK HERE FOR THE SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC BOATING COURSES

    Sincerely,
    P/C Steven Stuart, AP
    Executive Officer LNSPS

    ABC Students can contact Terry Middleton at 704-483-4408 or visit our website at www.usps.org/lakenorman to register and pay on-line. VSC can be arranged by calling Jim Carver at 704-609-4276

  • Dredging Underway at New River Inlet/AICW Problem Stretch Intersection, AICW Statute Mile 246


    The Waterway typically shoals either immediately north or south of the four-way intersection with New River and New River Inlet. Dredging at this intersection was last done in February of 2013. This new dredging project is certainly good news for the soon to begin spring migration.

    NC – DREDGING OPERATIONS IN THE VICINITY OF THE NEW RIVER/AICWW – SNEADS FERRY NC- DREDGING
    Mariners are advised that the contractor, Marion & Cottrell, will be conducting dredging operations in the vicinity of the New River and AICWW intersection to Cedar Bush Cut Channel. The vessels MARION, SAXON, and BLACKHAWK will be operating on a twenty-four hour a day, seven days a week schedule until approximately April 30th , 2016. A floating pipeline will be located from the dredging operation, following the South side of the channel to the disposal area along the northern 1 mile, oceanfront section of North Topsail Beach. The equipment staging area for the operation will be on the South side of the channel, between the AICWW and Cedar Bush Cut. Mariners are urged to use caution and are requested to pass at a safe distance away from the dredge, attending equipment, work boats, pipeline and buoys. The dredging vessels can be contacted VHF radio channels 13 & 16. CHART 11541 LNM 08/16

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For New River/New River Inlet

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To This AICW Problem Stretch

  • Welcome Curtis Stokes and Associates! Edenton, NC, Albemarle Sound


    SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET is proud to welcome our newest sponsor, Curtis Stokes and Associates of North Carolina.

    Edenton, NC - the prettiest town in the South!

    Historic Edenton, also A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is 300 Years Young! Come and let them prove it!

    Curtis Stokes and Associates is a professional, successful, licensed and bonded yacht brokerage firm, with brokers based throughout the United States and Europe and local representation based in Edenton, NC. Our buyers know that we personally inspect every yacht and boat we list. Our sellers rely on us for a proactive approach to marketing their yachts that includes extensive promotion in both print and electronic media.

    For sellers, we regularly advertise in national, regional and local magazines. We strongly encourage other brokers to sell our listings through co-brokerage agreements and we participate and display in special events year-round.

    Our internet marketing is second to none. Our web site – curtisstokes.net – is specifically designed to secure the best search engine rankings possible. We also partner with such leading yachting websites as Yachtworld.com, Yatco.com, Boattrader.com, boats.com, marinesource.com, yachtsforsale.com, iboats.com, theyachtmarket.com, moreboats.com and others, ensuring that our listings get the broadest internet exposure possible.

    For boat buyers, we specialize in buyer brokerage, where we preview boats for you and provide you our feedback, thus reducing wasted time and money on your part chasing the wrong boats. Since we collect our commission from the listing broker or seller, there is no extra cost to you for this service.

    For a free evaluation detailing how we can help market your boat or if you’re now searching for that perfect yacht, call your North Carolina Curtis Stokes & Associates rep, Wayne Smith at 516-445-1932, or email him at wayne@curtisstokes.net.

    Please visit our website at:

    www.curtisstokes.net

  • Construction on Hwy 158 Bridge, Elizabeth City, NC, Dismal Swamp Canal Alternate Route Mile 51


    Highway 158 Bridge crosses the Dismal Swamp AICW Route at Statute Mile 51, in the heart of downtown Elizabeth City.

    NC – (AICW) – PASQUOTANK RIVER – US 158 BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION
    Mariners are advised that Archer Western Contractors, LLC will be extending bridge construction at US 158 Bridge in Elizabeth City, North Carolina to end approximately July 1st, 2016. Mariners are requested to stay clear of the barges, buoys and construction equipment. Mariners are reminded to comply with the rules of the road when approaching, passing, and leaving the area of operation. The contractor monitors VHF channels 13 and 16 and can be contacted at telephone number (910)-795-1485. Chart 12206 LNM 5/16

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Bridge Directory Listing For Highway 158 Bridge

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Highway 158 Bridge

  • Typical Shoaling Reported in Hatteras Inlet, Pamlico Sound, NC


    Hatteras Inlet lies well off the Waterway, on the eastern edge of Pamlico Sound. This narrow, unstable seaward passage cuts the southern reaches of Hatteras Island and the northern strands of Ocracoke Island. We have had Navigation Alerts posted in this inlet for some time (http://cruisersnet.net/?p=76962 and http://cruisersnet.net/?p=76962) and, despite recent dredging (http://cruisersnet.net/?p=123320), we still advise that no one attempt to make use of this inlet channel without very specific local knowledge!

    Mariners are advised that an area of shoaling has been reported in the Hatteras Inlet between buoys 4 (LLNR 28650) and 5 (LLNR 28653) with an approximate dept of 2 feet at mean low tide. The report indicated shoaling is encroaching approximately 80 percent of the channel. Mariners are urged to use caution when transiting this area.
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    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Hatteras Inlet

  • Carolina January to May Boat Shows!

    Our focus is to assist boaters with the purchase or sale of their powerboats. All our yacht owners are trained and educated on the handling and systems of their new vessel as part of our service. We want to make sure your experience with us is easy by being thorough with your needs. Through aggressive internet marketing, publication ads, and our long term networks we also have the resources to get your yacht sold! Our experience allows us the understanding of the market place.Intracoastal Yacht Sales, a long-time SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, offers full service brokerage representation from three locations, Wrightsville Beach, NC, Little River, SC and Charleston, SC and will be offer deals at nine Spring boat shows.

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    Carolina Spring Boat Shows!

    January and February are your absolute best months to buy a boat!

    “WHY” You ask?
    Dealer incentives are stronger than ever before!
    It’s like buying Snow Ski’s in July!
    Come See our Nordic Tugs and Marlow Mainships
    at one of these Boat Shows .

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    CLICK HERE FOR A LISTING OF CAROLINA BOAT SHOWS

  • Shoaling Reported in Carolina Beach Inlet, near AICW Statute Mile 294


    Note that this shoaling is in the Inlet proper, not in the Waterway.

    NC – CAROLINA BEACH INLET – SHOALING
    Mariners are advised that an area of shoaling has been reported in the vinicty of Carolina Beach Inlet between buoys 1 (LLNR 30265) through 6 (LLNR 30290). The report indicated shoaling of 2.0 feet at mean low water. Mariners are urged to use caution when transiting this area. Chart 11534 LNM 52/15

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Carolina Beach Inlet

  • New Navigation Aids for Severe Shoaling at New Topsail Inlet/AICW Statute 271


    This shoaling, at the intersection of Black Mud Channel (New Topsail Inlet), has had a Navigation Alert posted for shoaling since May 0f 2014. See http://cruisersnet.net/nav-alerts/new-reports-of-shoaling-at-new-topsail-inletaicw-intersection-statute-mile-270-may-12-2014/.

    NC – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY (AICW), TOPSAIL, NORTH CAROLINA SHOALING CONDITIONS AT AICW MILE MARKER 271
    Mariners are advised of shoaling on the AICW at Mile Marker 271 in Topsail, North Carolina. A significant shoal has been observed in the vicinity of the Howards Creek Channel intersection with the AICW to depths as low as 2 feet at mean-low water. The shoal extends approximately 300
    yards along the eastern side of the AICW from approximate position 34º21’18.00’’N, 77º40’53.00’’W to 34º21’13.00’’N, 077º41’02.00’’ with depths varying between 2 feet to 5 feet at mean low water. The Coast Guard has established an additional two aids to navigation in the navigation channel to mark best available depths of water which vary between 5 feet and 7 feet at mean low water.
    • NEW RIVER – CAPE FEAR RIVER BUOY 98C. In position 34-21-14.12N, 077-41-02.33W
    • NEW RIVER – CAPE FEAR RIVER BUOY 99C. In position 34-21-13.20N, 077-41-01.78W
    Mariners are highly encouraged to obtain the most recent U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington, North Carolina District hydrographic survey information, shoaling condition and controlling depth at:
    http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/HydrographicSurveys/InletsCrossings.aspx
    Mariners should use caution when navigating in this area. The aids to navigation in this area may not be charted and may not be marking best water due to continually shifting shoals. Consult Local Notice to Mariners, 5th Coast Guard District for the latest positions and status of aids to navigation at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmDistrict&region=5
    Chart 11541 LNM 51/15

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at AICW/New Topsail Inlet

  • Southern BBQ in Wrightsville Beach, NC, AICW Statute Mile 280


    Winston Fowler sends a recommendation for a BBQ restaurant that he feels you cannot pass up. The winter months along the Waterway are perfect for good BBQ! Wrightsville Beach Marina is on the southeast side of the Waterway below the HWY 17 bridge in the heart of Wrightsville Beach.

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    Larry,
    This is one GREAT place for cruisers to get a flavor of SOUTHERN BBQ, that is only 2.7 miles from Wrightsville Beach Marina. Awesome.
    Winston

    Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Wrightsville Beach Marina

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