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 Slips are now available!! On the brand new Dock 5. For information please call (727) 893-7329 or 800 782 8350239 461-0775 Legacy Harbour Marina entrance is located on the Okeechobee Waterway East of Marker #49 on the Caloosahatchee River. The Marina is situated two blocks from historic downtown Fort Myers and three blocks from the historic Edison-Ford Winter Estates. The Marina's 131-Slips range in size from 40 feet to 80 feet and can accommodate Transient Boats of 100 feet plus. The large Fairways make our slips easily accessible. Our slips are surrounded by one of the largest 'floating breakwaters' on the Gulf of Mexico. The floating docks are state-of-the-art. Legacy Harbour Marina is a full-featured facility with all the modern conveniences of home including pump-out station, heated pool, fitness center, full electric metered at the slip, cable TV, laundry, air-conditioned showers and wireless Internet connections available. The Boaters' Lounge is available for relaxing after a cruise or for private parties. The view from the lounge is spectacular! Our grounds are beautifully manicured and provide great strolling along the river with benches, Chickee Hut, and excellent access to all of historic Fort Myers. Please take a few moments to browse our website and see for yourself what our  beautiful boating facility can offer you the next time you are cruising in Southwest Florida.Gulf Harbour Marina    
ICW Marker 73, 4.5 miles from Gulf of Mexico  
14490 Vista River Dr.,
Fort Myers, FL 33908
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gulfharbourmarina@comcast.netPink Shell Beach Resort and MarinaTwin Dolphin Marina, 1000 1st Ave. West, Bradenton, Florida 34205-7852, 941.747.8300  -  fax 941.745.2831, e-mail: harbormaster@twindolphinmarina.comLocated at Mile Marker 135 on the Okeechobee Waterway, 15 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, Fort Myers Yacht Basin is a well designed and protected marina. It is owned and operated by the City ofBoca Grande Marina, Gasparilla Island, FloridaSouthwest Florida Yachts
Riviera Dunes Marina Just off Tampa Bay Owned and Operated by BoatersRegatta Pointe MarinaThe Port St. Joe Marina is at the heart of Florida's Forgotten Coast, on the eastern shore of pristine St. Joseph Bay on Florida's northern Gulf Coast. Located between Panama City and Apalachicola, FlPunta Gorda, Florida - a GREAT cruising destinationFisherman's Village Marina and Resort, Punta Gorda, FLSt. Andrew's MarinaThe Town of Fort Myers Beach proudly operates and maintains the Matanzas Harbor Municipal Mooring Field. The field boasts 70 mooring balls available for public rental year-round, and accommodates vessels up to 48 feet in length. The mooring field is located east of the Sky Bridge between San Carlos and Estero Islands in Matanzas Pass. For recreational cruisers, the Fort Myers Beach Mooring Field is a wonderful destination. Coming ashore at the Town’s dinghy dock puts boaters in walking distance to beaches, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and public transportation. Mooring ball rental fees are $13/day or $260/month. All renters MUST register with Matanzas Inn upon arrival. The dinghy dock is available for public use to tie up dinghies 10’ or less (no overnight tie-ups). The dock is located beneath the Sky Bridge between Matanzas Inn Restaurant and the public fishing pier.

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    Below, you will discover our COMPLETE listing of Western Florida cruising news/postings from fellow cruisers, arranged in chronological order, based on publication date. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO NARROW YOUR SELECTION of WF cruising news to those messages which pertain to a specific geographic sub-region, locate the RED, vertically stacked menu, on the right side of this, and all Cruisers’ Net pages. Click on “Western Florida.” A drop down menu will appear, with a blue background, Now, click on “WF Regional Cruising News.” A sub-drop-down menu will now appear, listing 13 Western Florida geographic sub-regions. Select your waters of interest, and after clicking on your choice, a list of messages will appear, confined to the sub-region you have picked!

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  • Brass Band Concert Hosted by Fishermen’s Village, November 1, Punta Gorda, FL

    Attention Music Lovers! Begin November by attending this brass band concert hosted by Fishermen’s Village, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, found on the western shore of the Peace River, southeast of marker #3 in Punta Gorda.

    November 1st at Fisherman’s Village Center Court
    Preliminary Music begins at 1:50 p.m.
    Concert begins at 2:00 p.m.
    The Salvation Army of Charlotte County presents A Joyful Noise with:
    The Salvation Army Miami Area Command
    School of the Performing Arts (S.P.A.)

    The Salvation Army’s music ministries teach people of all ages how to sing and play instruments to the glory of God and for the blessing of others. Whether it’s playing in a Salvation Army band, singing in a choir or praise band in Sunday worship, or playing instruments at a Christmas kettle, Salvation Army music ministries provide participants with a lifetime of fulfillment through musical excellence with spiritual purpose. A high caliber of musicianship and a strong motivation for an effective music and arts ministry of worship are hallmarks of these men and women. This group consists of all young people who will be in Charlotte County for the weekend and would like to have their talents used by blessing others through music.
    Any questions regarding this please contact: Emaniel Brifil, 863-595-7321!

    Kathy Burnam
    Marketing/Events Manager
    Fishermen’s Village
    kathyb@fishville.com

    1200 West Retta Esplanade #57A
    Punta Gorda, FL 33950
    P 941 575-3007
    M 941 258-1327
    F 941 637-1054
    e-mail
    www.fishville.com
    Follow us on Facebook!

    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Fishermen’s Village

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  • Severe Shoaling Reported South of Anclote Key, near West Florida ICW Statute Mile 150, May 9, 2014

    This shoaling at the southern tip of Anclote Key was enough to set a Navigation Alert in May of this year, see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=140538. Obviously, the shoaling has become much more severe since May. Take care!

    FLORIDA – TAMPA BAY TO PORT RICHEY – ANCLOTE SOUTH ENTRANCE: Severe Shoaling
    Shoal exists with a depth of 2ft at high tide in approximate position 28-09-12.60N/082-50-12.00W shoal runs NW to SE between DBN 5 (LLNR 26085) and LT 7 (LLNR 26100)and extending across the channel. The Lateral Daymarks have been removed from Daybeacon 5(LLNR 26085) and 6 (LLNR 26095) and replaced with Non-lateral White Daymarks “DANGER SHOAL”. TRUB, 5 has established in position 28-09-04.908N/082-50-20.881W and TRUB, 5A established in position 28-09-16.279N/082-50-10.078W. Chart 11411

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Anclote Key

  • Tentative Closures of I-75 Twin Bridges, Caloosahatchee River, Okeechobee Mile 129

    There are five fixed bridges with 55ft vertical clearances between Lake Okeechobee and the western end of the Okeechobee Waterway, beginning with the I-75 twin bridges at statute mile 129.

    FLORIDA – OKEECHOBEE WATERWAY – ST LUCIE INLET TO FORT MYERS – CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER – I-75 BRIDGE: Bridge
    Construction.

    The de Moya Group, Inc. has advised the Coast Guard that they will be setting the new bridge girders across the Caloosahatchee River. During main girder installation the waterway will need to be closed to navigation for the protection of the workers as well as the vessel operators passing under this location. The tentative schedule for waterway closures are Saturday, November 21, 2014, Wednesday, December 3, 2014, Wednesday, December 10, 2014, Wednesday, December 17, 2014, Wednesday, December 24, 2014 and Saturday, January 10, 2015.
    The exact dates and times will be published in future Notice to Mariners, due to possible weather delays.
    Chart 11428 LNM: 40/14

    Click Here To View the Okeechobee Waterway Cruisers’ Net Bridge Directory Listing For I-75 Bridges

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of I-75 Bridges

  • Sunken Vessel off Redington Beach, West Florida, 10/15/2014

    This sunken vessel is off-shore in the Gulf west of Redington Beach in approximately 10ft of water.

    FLORIDA – WEST COAST- TAMPA BAY TO PORT RICHEY – REDINGTON BEACH: Hazard to Navigation
    The Coast Guard received a report of a submerged pleasure craft with a white bimini top IVO of Redington Beach in approximate position 27-49.3N/082-50.0W. Mariners are advised to use extreme caution when navigating the area.
    Chart 11411 LNM: 41/14

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Redington Beach

  • Advice on Doing the Big Bend Crossing, West Florida Northern Gulf Region

    Here is very good advice about the Gulf crossing called Big Bend from our friends on the America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association’s Forum. For more on the Big Bend region from Claiborne himself,  see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=105951

    I hope for you all at Joe Wheeler right now that you are encouraged to NOT do the Big Bend in one overnight as most do. Go to Crystal River, Steinhatchie, etc places, especially if you draw 4′ or less even though we know of 5′ drafts that do it all the time. You will be glad you did. Of course it is dicey getting in and out somewhat, but you’ve already been tougher places to navigate on the loop for most at this juncture. Swim with the manatees at Crystal River at least.
    John and Sue Winter

    And from our friends, Chuck Baier and Susan Landry:

    A good suggestion. We have been in and out of the rivers mentioned and enjoyed every one visited. Although the approach channels were indeed long, we never found getting into the rivers “dicey”. As a matter of fact, it was
    much easier than many other places we have visited. The only caution is to watch depths after strong north and east winds have been blowing for a few days. We plan to return to the St. Marks, Steinhatchee, Withlacoochee and
    Crystal River on our return trip south, which we plan to begin at the end of October.
    Chuck and Susan

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To Crystal River’s Entrance Channel

  • 2015 Discounts at Southwest Florida Yachts, Caloosahatchee River, Cape Coral, FL

    Southwest Florida YachtsCelebrating 30 years, SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Southwest Florida Yachts, is home to some of the very BEST charter opportunities in all of Florida. Located at Tarpon Point Marina, this fine facility sits near the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River and the southerly genesis of the Western Florida ICW. If you want to charter a trawler or sailcraft in southwest Florida, this is the place to go! And they are offering a 5% discounts on 2015 charters and classes. See link below for details.

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    For more information, visit http://www.swfyachts.com/?cruise-news, email: info@swfyachts.com or call: 800-262-7939.

    Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Tarpon Point Marina

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  • Missing Daybeacon, West Florida Waterway Statute Mile 121, 10/8/2014

    This missing daybeacon and temporary buoy lies between Chrystal Isle and Turtlecrawl Point at Gulf Waterway Statute Mile 121 at the intersection of the Waterway and Johns Pass channel.

    FLORIDA – GICW -TAMPA BAY TO PORT RICHEY – SAND KEY: Hazard to Navigation
    Sand Key DBN 3 (LLNR 61307) is destroyed. The remains of the pile is leaning with approximately 3ft of the wreckage above water. A TRLB with Fl Q G, 3M intensity is set 5 yards channelward in position 27-47-55.887N/082-46-30.437W. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11411 LNM: 40/14

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Sand Key

  • Dunedin Causeway Bridge, 5hr Closure, November 8, 2014, GICW Statute Mile 142

    With a 24ft closed vertical clearance, Dunedin/Honeymoon Island Bridge crosses the Gulf Waterway at mile 142.

    Dunedin Causeway, GICW, Dunedin, FL Nov 8, 2014 5 am – 10 am Closed to Navigation LNM: 27-14

    Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Bridge Directory Listing For Dunedin Bridge

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

  • Excellent Source of Okeechobee Information: Fort Myers Yacht Basin, Caloosahatchee River/Okeechobee Waterway Statute Mile 135

    Fort Myers Yacht Basin lies along the southeasterly banks of the Caloosahatchee River, between the 3rd and 4th bridges from west to east. We are proud that this fine SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR is offering their expertise and advice to Okeechobee and West Florida transients!p>

    Hello to all of those transiting the beautiful Okeechobee Waterway.
    For current conditions on the waterway, please allow the staff at the City of Fort Myers Yacht Basin to assist you. We will be happy to provide tidal, lock schedule, weather and any other impacting information in order to help you make it through. We can be reached at 239-321-7080, yachtbasin@cityftmyers.com, llustig@cityftmyers.com and channel 16 when closer. We are open 8 to 6 and are here to serve you.
    Thank you,
    Leif Lustig, Dock Master

    Notice of upcoming Okeechobee Waterway closures;
    Please review the tentative schedule for waterway closures to navigation which can be found on the City of Fort Myers web page at http://www.cityftmyers.com/yachtbasin, as construction continues on the I-75 bridge at mile marker 129.
    Thank you,
    Leif Lustig, Dockmaster

    Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Ft Myers Yacht Basin

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  • An Unusual Sailing Club, Okeechobee Waterway Statue Mile 144, Cape Coral, FL

    More Fun Stuff: With a name like theirs, these folks are bound to be fun to meet and share a brew or two with. They are primarily off-shore sailors, but they are sure to be able to offer wisdom about the Okeechobee and the West Florida Intracoastal. The Cape Coral Yacht Club is in the vicinity of the transient slips at Cape Coral Yacht Basin.

    The Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society
    Winner of US Sailing’s 2012 Outstanding Organizational Support Award

    The sailing club with the very unusual name formed around 1970 at Cape Coral, Florida, with sailors from all over Southwest Florida as charter members. The unique name came from an effort to make it forever obvious that this was not a “Knife and Fork yacht club,” but a group of offshore sailors who wanted to race, cruise and explore the coasts of Florida, the Keys, the Tortugas, and the Bahamas. The name also describes the offbeat informal humor of the offshore sailor. It consists of folks from all walks of life who unite in their love of the sea.

    Guests are always welcome to one of our casual monthly socials / meetings at 6:30 PM on the third Tuesday of every month (except January) at the Cape Coral Yacht Club, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy., Cape Coral, FL. (No dress codes here.) To learn more about CMCS, simply, scroll down on this page to view our online journal (BLOG). You may also go to About Us for additional links, or email us by going to Contact Us.

    For schedule of activities, go to:
    http://www.cmcs-sail.org/

    Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Cape Coral Yacht Basin

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Cape Coral Yacht Basin

  • New Navigation Aids and Markers at Longboat Pass, south of Tampa Bay, 9/25/2014

    Longboat Pass separates Longbeach and Bradenton Beach south of Tampa Bay near Statute Mile 85. This shoaling appears to be west of the Pass between the Approach Light Mo (A) W and entrance channel marker #1, as reported in an earlier Local Notice: http://cruisersnet.net/?p=144209. The additional buoys listed below will make navigating the Pass easier and safer.

    FLORIDA – WEST COAST – CHARLOTTE HARBOR TO TAMPA BAY – LONGBOAT PASS: Shoaling/Hazard to Navigation
    Temporarily Disestablished and Installed “DANGER SHOAL” Boards:
    -LONGBOAT PASS DBN 1 (LLNR 21757) removed SG1 dayboard and installed a“Danger Shoal” board
    -LONGBOAT PASS DBN 3 (LLNR 21760) removed SG3 dayboard and installed a “Danger Shoal” board
    Temporarily Established:
    -LONGBOAT PASS BUOY 1 in position 27-25-56.095N/082-41-45.036W
    -LONGBOAT PASS BUOY 2 in position 27-26-04.025N/082-41-44.206W
    -LONGBOAT PASS BUOY 2A in position 27-26-18.456N/082-41-37.788W
    -LONGBOAT PASS BUOY 3 in position 27-26-10.131N/082-41-46.746W
    -LONGBOAT PASS BUOY 3A in position 27-26-20.809N/082-41-43.716W
    Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area.
    Chart 11424 LNM: 38/14

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Longboat Pass

  • Good News from Regatta Pointe Marina, Manatee River, off Tampa Bay

    What more could you ask? A great marina and now those good West Marine savings all in one location. Way to go Regatta Pointe! Regatta Pointe Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, lies on the northern banks of the Manatee River, just east of the Highway 41 Business bridge (off the southeastern corner of Tampa Bay).

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    Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Regatta Pointe Marina

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  • Important USCG Survey Requested on “All Aboard Florida” Railway Bridges

    Our thanks to Dave Legrow for sending us this Public Notice concerning the proposed “All Aboard Florida” railway, an issue first reported on in April of this year, see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=143201.

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    Written comments can also be received via email at:  USCGD7DPBPublicComment@uscg.mil    Written comments will also be received at the locations and dates listed above.

    LINK TO SURVEY:
    www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/bridges/publicNotices/D07DPB-11-14_FEC%20RR%20Bridge_St%20Lucie%20River.pdf

  • Seventh District False Flare Cases are Costly Events

    As detailed in this article by Adam Linhardt in KeysNews.com, this is a real No-Brainer, and surely no SSECN reader would ever be guilty of abusing the use of emergency flares. However, it is a good topic of conversation to have in public places where some of the less-informed might overhear!

    False flare cases plague Coast Guard
    BY ADAM LINHARDT Citizen Staff
    alinhardt@keysnews.com

    Misuse of emergency marine flares is giving the Coast Guard headaches and costing taxpayers a ton of money, the agency said last week.
    Since June, the Coast Guard Seventh District headquartered in Miami, of which Sector Key West is included, reported more than 60 flare sightings. Watchstanders then launched air and boat crews in every instance at a total cost of more than $5 million, according to the Coast Guard.
    Each search typically costs between $60,000 and $90,000 when fuel and manpower needs are totaled, according to data released by the Coast Guard.
    “Shooting a flare in a nondistress situation is no different than dialing 911 and hanging up,” said Capt. Todd Coggeshall, chief of response management for the Coast Guard Seventh District.

    To read more, go to:

    http://keysnews.com/node/57961

  • Fort Myers Yacht Basin at Risk of Being Privatized, Caloosahatchee River/Okeechobee Waterway Statute Mile 135

    A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR! Fort Myers Yacht Basin lies along the southeasterly banks of the Caloosahatchee River, between the 3rd and 4th bridges from west to east.

    The City Of Fort Myers Yacht Basin is well known for being a beautiful, convenient, well-run marina with transient and live-aboard slips, access to downtown amenities, and a protected location on the Caloosahatchee River. Change may be in the winds for this municipal facility, however, according to the September issue of its “DockLines” monthly newsletter:
    http://www.cityftmyers.com/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/Download.aspx?EntryId=5267&Command=Core_Download&method=inline&PortalId=0&TabId=303

    ATTENTION YACHT BASIN CUSTOMERS
    The City of Fort Myers Mayor and City Council are discussing “potential public/private partnerships with the City of Fort Myers Yacht Basin”. More information will be provided once it is known. Public assistance in providing input to the elected officials will be very important in setting the direction that the marina is to proceed in. Please
    contact the Yacht Basin for elected officials contact information. The City built and has successfully run the marina since 1937 to provide safe dockage to the area boaters. Please help us keep this a great public marina.
    Thank you,
    Leif Lustig, Dockmaster
    239-707-5316

    Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Ft Myers Yacht Basin

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  • Report from Anchoring Regulations Forum in Vero Beach, FL

    This report is from the first of two public forums scheduled for September, see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=143945.
    Our thanks for Skipper Waln for this excellent report.

    Florida Anchoring Meeting, Vero Beach (And the Beat Goes On)
    Tonight I attended the FWC hosted Vero Beach meeting on regulatory Concepts for anchoring in Florida. The meeting was well run by Maj Moore of the FWC who was supported by Capt Klein and a staff of non-uniformed personnel. Seven regulatory Concepts were presented with repeated requests throughout the meeting for the attendees to put their thoughts in the comments sections of the questionnaires provided. A similar meeting is scheduled for Bradenton tomorrow evening. A regulated open mike session allowed time for cruisers, other boaters, home owners, members of the boating industry and locality representatives to speak.

    The core purpose of the meeting was to provide the FWC access to a broader thought base when developing regulatory alternatives to respond to legislative attempts to return to locally controlled anchoring. While the FWC Anchoring Pilot Program was extended for three years in the last session, there is no reason to believe it won’t come up again this next session.

    The elephant in the room issue is a regulatory concept allowing anchoring keep out zones in the vicinity of waterfront residences. The initial language proposes expansive keep out zones which would largely eliminate anchoring in Florida’s most populous and/or geographically constrained waterfront regions — a boon to marina owners and mooring field operators — and quite possibly unconstitutional if not simply illegal.

    As is usual in cases like this, the public comment was all over the map. About 75% of the comments were on topic, the rest were either meandering or sales pitches or diatribes of some sort. Some comments were more appropriate to a legislative comment environment. Of the on topic comments, about half were polite rants [actually this was a very polite crowd, considering the potential downside of both legislation and the FWC keep out concept] the other half contained a few useful ideas and raised issues that will likely require a court challenge to ever see settled. Several people spoke in favor of uniformity in application — but several worried one size may not fit all considering Florida’s geographic variety.

    About 100 people attended. Roughly a third spoke. A couple of people on both sides of the issue behaved badly, but they failed to ignite audience passion or participation.

    I agree with Major Moore. It is better to have this dialog now and concepts in hand when the legislative juggernaut starts up again than it is to respond to proposed legislation with “duh.”

    All seven concepts can be found at. http://myfwc.com/media/2847550/anchoring-public-meeting.pdf

    Chris Waln

  • Shoaling outside Longboat Pass, south of Tampa Bay

    Longboat Pass separates Longbeach and Bradenton Beach south of Tampa Bay near Statute Mile 85. This shoaling appears to be west of the Pass between the Approach Light Mo (A) W and entrance channel marker #1.

    FLORIDA – GULF OF MEXICO – LEMON BAY TO PASSAGE KEY INLET – LONGBOAT PASS: Shoaling.
    The Coast Guard received a report of shoaling in the vicinity of Longboat Pass Approach Light (LLNR 1350/21755). Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution transiting the area. Chart 11424 LNM: 35/14

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Longboat Pass

  • Vessel Insurance in Florida

    One of our readers is looking for recommendations for an insurer for a 40ft trimaran while in Florida. While SSECN is happy to pass along this request for advice, we cannot serve as a broker or even a kiosk for various insurers. Please offer Skipper Laletin your suggestions via a personal phone call to the number listed below or by email at chrislaletin@mac.com. Thanks!

    I recently relocated my 40 foot trimaran from the Chesapeake to Florida for this winter. Enough freezing snow last year and I don’t want my baby freezing again. Progressive Insurance will not renew my policy in Florida since i’m over 35 feet. Boat US wants 10% of my policy value as a premium. Any suggestions on an insurance company that will insure a 40 foot trimaran. I have never made a claim and never used my Boat US towing. JAZ is presently stored on the hard in Saint Augustine. I can be contacted directly by text or voice call at 808 seven seven two 2133.
    Chris Laletin

  • A New Guide Release and a Commitment to a Worthy Cause

    We are greatly indebted to Captains Susan Landry and Chuck Baier, owners of Beach House Publications, publishers of “The Great Book of Anchorages,” for providing superb, in-depth articles for our readers! This west coast anchorages guide is a welcomed addition to their previous guides and includes a dedication to the late Claiborne Young, co-founder of SSECN.

    A New Guide Release and a Commitment to a Worthy Cause

    Media Information: For immediate release
    Sarasota, Florida – September 1, 2014 — Publishers and long time boaters Chuck Baier and Susan Landry of Beach House Publications announce the release of their fourth guide in The Great Book of Anchorages series, The Gulf Coast, Cape Sable, FL to Mobile, AL, Including the Okeechobee Waterway. This fourth guide has been the most requested to date by fellow boaters. The authors extensive on-the-water travels and research from their trawler Beach House provides the most comprehensive Gulf Coast anchorage guide currently in print. Previous guides in The Great Book of Anchorages series are The Chesapeake Bay, Including the Potomac River, Hampton Roads and Norfolk to The Florida Keys, Including the St. Johns River, and The Bahamas – The Route Most Traveled. Details are available on the website at https://www.tgboa.com/.

    In dedication of this current release, the authors have made a commitment to donate $2.00 from every order placed between August 25, 2014 and September 30, 2014 to one of their favorite charities, The Wounded Warrior Project, http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/. They also challenge other boating publications to offer similar donations. Owner Chuck Baier is himself a veteran from the Vietnam era and understands the need to provide support and additional services to the men and women that sacrifice so much for our country and freedom.
    Beach House Publications and The Great Book of Anchorages series was conceived in August of 2012 on a laptop in the cabin of their Marine Trader trawler, Beach House. All of the guides have been researched, compiled, edited and distributed from their trawler while living aboard and cruising full time. In addition to publishing, the husband and wife team have been freelance writers for over 20 years and have shared their knowledge and experiences in such major boating publications as Cruising World, Bluewater Sailing, Soundings Magazine, Sail Magazine, Southern Boating, Lats and Atts, Marinalife Magazine, Nor’ Easter, Good Old Boat, Living Aboard Magazine and a host of internet sites. The pair often gives presentations to boating organizations such as individual Yacht Clubs, the Marine Trader Owners Association, Americas Great Loop Cruising Association and most currently, TrawlerFest Baltimore 2014.

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    If you would like more information on The Great Book of Anchorages series, would like to order books, or interview Chuck or Susan, call us at 713-244-4686 or email info@tgboa.com.
    Website, https://www.tgboa.com/
    Susan Landry, Publisher/Author/Editor
    Chuck Baier, Publisher/Author
    Beach House Publications
    P.O. Box 1418
    Sarasota, Florida 34230
    713-244-4686
    info@tgboa.com

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